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MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
41 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tape repair at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
42 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
43 Neillands, Robin. THE GREAT WAR GENERALS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-18.
London Robinson 1999 1854879006 / 9781854879004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
549 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(C)hallenges the popular myth about the incompetence and callousness of the Great War generals and examines the events that took place on the Western Front through the eyes of these same officers to explain the circumstances that led them to plan and fight as they did. (Asks) the questions: Why was Britain so unprepared for a European war in 1914?; What role did the British politicians play?; What was the truth behind Anglo-French relations?; Can the Australians and Canadians really take credit for the great victories of the War?; Was the arrival of the American army really decisive?; Was any general really equipped with the knowledge and information to deal with the horrors of trench warfare?; How much of what we now believe about the Great War is true? This thoroughly researched and controversial book shatters many assumptions about the leadership of the Great War and the myth of the Great War generals. It must be read by anyone seeking the real story of the First World War." Tiny bump at corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has kight to moderate edge wrinkling, soft crease down spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
44 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY.  VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3.  (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984).  PLUS INDEX., Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet.
45 Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet. SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984). PLUS INDEX.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Office 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXIV (1984) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: Lewis Herbert Thomas, 1917-1983; "I Can See a Car in That Crop: Motorization in Saskatchewan, 1906-1934; Kelsey's Journal of 1691 Reconsidered; Documents of Western History - Stockholm's First Teacher: Excerpts from the Diary of Violet Goldsmith; Early Medical Care in Saskatchewan; The Saskatoon Relief Camp Workers' Riot of May 8, 1933: An Expression of Class Conflict; Thorbergur Thorvaldson: A Canadian Scientist-Statesman; The Prairie Pastor - E.H. Oliver; Brandy and Beaver Pelts: Assiniboine-European Trading Patterns, 1695-1805; Early Mining Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan: The H.V. Dardier Expedition of 1914-1917. Plus book reviews. Interiors - No 2 has soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - No 2 has soft creases at top/bottom corner of covers, all books have very minor edge wear and minor toning to edges/spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
46 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.  (PALGRAVE'S GOLDEN TREASURY OF SONGS & LYRICS.), Palgrave, Francis Turner, selected and arranged with notes by.  Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Robert Herrick, Charles Lamb, John Milton, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, et al.
47 Palgrave, Francis Turner, selected and arranged with notes by. Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Robert Herrick, Charles Lamb, John Milton, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, et al. THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (PALGRAVE'S GOLDEN TREASURY OF SONGS & LYRICS.)
London Hodder & Stoughton Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale. 
459 pp, 9 1/2" H. No date. Orange cloth with black lettering and black and blue decoration on spine and front board, top edge orange. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) tipped on heavy gray stock with tissue guards bearing captions - collated. Includes Index of Writers and Index of First Lines. Very small edge tear on half-title and contents pages - achivally taped; small stain at top edge of frontispiece page (does not effect tipped-in plate); minor toning to endpapers; two tissue guards have one ot two light wrinkles, a third has a tiny hole; light edge wear to boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board; narrow scuff across bottom of text block at spine; come darkening to spine colour and on a 1/2" band at bottom of rear board. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
48 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Page edges browning lightly. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BANNER OF BATTLE:  THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR., Palmer, Alan.
49 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Previous owner's name in ink at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MEN WHO MARCH AWAY:  POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by.
50 Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by. MEN WHO MARCH AWAY: POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1968, 4th impression. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. "The first world war produced a far greater body of good poetry than any other war in which Britain has been engaged. Now, from a distance of fifty years, we can get both the war an d the poetry in perspective, accepting not only the ordeals and disillusionments suffered by soldier poets, but also the 'visions of glory' which fired some of them in 1914. Mr. Parsons has made a broad but rigorous selection of the poetry w h i c h r e sulted. His anthology contains work by the famous front-line poets - Owen Rosenberg, Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Blunden, Graves - and by others, less known today, who wrote truthfully and well out of their experience. There are poems, to o, b y ol d er p oets who were deeply affected by the war though they could not take an active part in it - Hardy, Yeats, Kipling, Lawrence, and Walter de la Mare. Mr. Parsons has divided his anthology into seven sections which reflect not only t he cho no log ic al pr ogress of the war, but also the changing emotional attitudes of poets towards it, and prefaced it with a critical introduction." Ex-library copy with areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of pastedown endpapers, several pa ges wit h a cor ner crea se, sixteen poems with tiny pen 'x' mark against title, one poem title has minor pen correction, library stamp/numbers on copyright page, library stamp and very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, minor wrinkling at top /bot tom of s pine . Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, ghost label mark on spine, spine is faded, panels slightly faded. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND WILSON:  A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME., Paul, Sherman.
51 Paul, Sherman. EDMUND WILSON: A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966, second printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This first book-length intellectual biography and assessment of the career of Edmund Wilson not only is revealing about one of our most eminent men of letters but also a contribution to our literary and cultural history....Literary critic, social reporter, travel writer, poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, chronicler and historican - (Wilson) perhaps is the last of the great professionals, the genuine 'litterateurs'. Sherm an Paul traces Wilson's life, work, and role in the three cultural phases of recent American history: 1912-29, the 1930's, and the 1940's to the present time....Paul reveals what and who influenced Wilson and vice versa....He also extracts t h e e n d u ring themes from Wilson's works, such as his feeling for human motivation and the common good, his moral touchstone of decency, his psychological approach to history, his notion of creativity and the individual, and his long, but rec e nt ly b i tt er l ov e affair with the United States....Edmund Wilson is an important and interesting figure in our literary history. Since his work in many ways reflects the consciousness of his and our generation, it can be read, as it is her e, bo th bio gr aph ica lly an d historically." Light to moderate browning to endpapers - heavy at inside hinges, minor browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy brow nin g, v ery sma ll clos ed t ear, min or edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS.  (CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY E.W. FOR THE BENEFIT OF S.P.), Paul, Sherman.  (Edmund Wilson.)
52 Paul, Sherman. (Edmund Wilson.) CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS. (CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY E.W. FOR THE BENEFIT OF S.P.)
Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1976, one of a limited edition of 175 copies. 
Unpaginated (approx. 14 pp.), sewn in stiff covers with basketweave design, 6 1/8" H x 9 3/8" D. Printed by hand on Inveresk Cream Laid paper from Romanee types. "These corrections and comments by Edmund Wilson accompany the text of 'Edmund Wilson : A Study of Literary Vocation in Our Time' (The University of Illinois Press, 1965). When the book appeared, Wilson wrote me from Wellfleet asking for a copy. I had already sent one in care of 'The New Yorker', and several weeks later he r e t u r n e d one, marked in ink with his careful, precise hand. This was his way of noticing my work and his way of seeing that the errors of a first book would not be perpetuated." This small work consists of extracts from the original work w it h Wi ls on 's n ot ations printed beside. Browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear slight bump to top corner of front board. Very Good- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD., Perosa, Sergio.  Translated by Charles Matz and the author.
53 Perosa, Sergio. Translated by Charles Matz and the author. THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1969, second printing. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the first critical study of F. Scott Fitzgerald based on his complete works from the Princeton juvenilia to 'The Last Tycoon'. In a work-by-work analysis, Sergio Perosa reveals the literary craftsman who through the conscious use of a Europeanized technique gave artistic form to the American experience. Fitzgerald's personal life - his early success at 23 and his failure by the age of 30 - has obscured his literary r e p u t a t i o n, making him more a legend than anything else. This book restores Fitzgerald to his rightful place in American literature. Perosa gives the date and circumstances of each composition, discusses the various texts, compares the pr ot ag on is ts , an al yz es the themes, and reveals the creative apparatus that made Fitzgerald great. (This book) presents a well-balanced appraisal of the writer who was the laureate of the Jazz Age. It discusses Fitzgerald's roots in both Amer ica n a nd Bri tis h lit era tur e and points out his contributions to the craft of fiction." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrin klin g, l igh t to mod er ate rubb ing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
54 Perrault, Charles. THE FAIRY TALES OF CHARLES PERRAULT.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Edmund Dulac. 
185 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with a binding design in gold, pink, green and pale blue redrawn by David Eccles from Edmund Dulac's design for 'My Days with the Fairies' by Mrs. R. Stawell, gray endpapers. 30 colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Dulac plus b&w vignettes. Dark red slipcase. Contents: The Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding-Hood; Blue Beard; Puss in Boots; The Fairy; Cinderella; Riquet-with-the-Tuft; Hop-o'-my-Thumb; Beauty and the Beast. Very minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
55 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY., Reynolds, Paul R.
56 Reynolds, Paul R. GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY.
Gage, Toronto, 1980, first edition. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771593007 "Sir Guy Carleton is one of the most influential figures in Canadian history. As a soldier, he fought bravely in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and in 1775, with no pro fessional troops, he defeated the Americans under Burgoyne. Had Carleton failed, Quebec would have become an American colony. As Quebec's first governor, he was almost singlehandedly responsible for securing the Quebec Act, which guaranteed t h a t p rovince's language, culture and religion, and laid the groundwork for Canada's official policy of biculturalism. Autocratic and aloof, Carleton was in many ways typical of the British officer class in the eighteenth century. Neverthele s s, h e fe l t a deep sympathy and respect for the French 'habitant' and recognized that the conquered but proud Quebecois could never bow to British customs. To protect the French-Canadian way of life, Carleton brazenly defied the authority of h is Ki ng an d t he B ritish Parliament. High-handed in the pursuit of his goals, he made many enemies, but even these judged Carleton 'incorruptible' at a time when corruption among public officials was the rule rather than the exception. Ethan All en, Ben edi ct A rno ld, John Burgoyne, Edmund Burke, Aaron Burr, William Pitt, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington move through the pages of this book. Most of these men praised Carelton; a few feared him; all of them respected him." So me a reas of ligh t fad ing to t op/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, light rubbing causing scattered tiny scuffs. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EVERYMAN REMEMBERS., Rhys, Ernest.
57 Rhys, Ernest. EVERYMAN REMEMBERS.
Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York, 1931, first edition. 
331 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w portraits. "As distinguished critic, author and scholar, and particularly as editor of 'Everyman's Library', (Rhys's) name is known by the reading public throughout the English-speaking world. This book is the memories of his memorable career - the reflections and reminiscences of a lifetime in the world of letters. Mr. Rhys is old enought ot have known Robert Browning - young enough to be in the thick of literary activity tod a y . H e t ells of the living great - Shaw, Wells; and of those who have gone - Hardy, Walt Whitman, Swinburne, Whistler, Wilde and Joseph Conrad. He sits with W.B. Yeats in the Abbey Theater at Dublin; he listens to Rodin on life and art in the m as te r 's P a ri s studio. Throughout the comment on books, personalities, culture and art runs a rich background of intimate and amusing anecdote, and stirring experiences. It is the past conjured back to life, giving a better understanding an d a gr ea t er rea li ty to the present; a work of wisdom, charm, lucidity and thorough excellence." Very light browing to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small surface paper pull on front board. Dust jack et h as l ight ed ge wr inkl ing , o ne small closed tear, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY:  TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT., Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David.
58 Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David. THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT.
London Boxtree 2004 0752215337 / 9780752215334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Tony Robinson has set out to investigate life in the underbelly of history. Whether it's swilling out the crotch of a knight's soiled armour after the Battle of Agincourt, risking his neck on a bleak cliff collecting guillemot eggs or, as 'Groom to the Stool', going to places where none of Henry VIII's six wives would venture - Tony endures it all to get to the bottom (quite literally) of the story. Covering the Roman invasion to the reign of Queen Victoria, Tony uncovers how - behind all the great men and women who have made the headlines - there has been an unseen army undertaking hard, dangerous and unpleasant work. The very names 'Powder Monkey', 'Seeker of the Dead' and 'Spit Boy' underline the fact that the past is a different and fairly disgusting country. The Gunpowder Plot draws Tony to the role of the 'Saltpetre Man' who collected human waste for its nitrate content to turn into gunpowder. In the same vein, he looks at some of the worst jobs behind the building of the great medieval cathedrals and at the dire conditions on Nelson's 'Victory' where the most common form of retirement was being sewn into your hammock with a couple of cannon balls and dropped over the side. Then there's the impact of the Industrial Revolution, a source of wealth and power for the few, but a cornucopia of lousy jobs for the many." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
59 Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham. THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.
London Hamish Hamilton 1970 241019001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title, under the inspiring leadership of Sir Colin Campell who really saved the day. This new narrative of the battle, based exclusively on eye-witness reports from British, French and Russian sources, presents the conflict as a coherent whole. Here are Raglan, Cardigan, Lucan, Campbell and Scarlett; Bosquet and Canrobert; the staff officers, the surgeons, the lady spectators, the war corres-pondents, the ordinary soldiers on both sides. The political manoeuvring, the armies arriving in the Crimea, the Allied success at Alma, the ravages of cholera, Inkerman 'the soldier's battle', Tchernaya, the storming of the Redan, the siege of Sebastopol, the influence of Florence Nightingale and Maitre-chef Soyer - this is the Crimean War, a struggle which need not have taken place, which produced no decisive solution, and which demonstrated with appalling clarity the inefficiencies of the British High Command." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, a few tiny shallow bumps to bottom edge of boards, small bump at bottom corner of rear boards - migrates into corner of approx. last 12 page leaves, minor browning to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one or two tiny edge tears, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
60 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Peter Coveney, John Henley, Phil Wikelund, Roslyn Lindquist, Clair Schulz, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9. (MALCOLM COWLEY, EDMUND WILSON, LEWIS AND CLARK, ALDOUS HUXLEY.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Shapers of American Culture (Malcolm Cowley and Edmund Wilson - with selected checklists); Lewis and Clark, Fact and Fiction; Collecting Aldous Huxley (with selected checklist); Are Best-Sellers Collectable? - Part 2; New York Times Fiction Best-Sellers, August 1952-August 1962; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Bobbs-Merrill); Books into Film (MASH). Interior - very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, slight bump to top of spine and top corner. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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