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1 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE 10th ROYAL HUSSARS (PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Brander, Michael.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Brander, Michael. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE 10th ROYAL HUSSARS (PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
137 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Brigadier Humphrey Gore, who raised the 10th Dragoons in 1715, and General Sir David Dawney, Colonel in 1969, each had a son in the regiment, as also did many of t he Colonels between them, including King Edward VII, for such close family relationships at all levels were a feature in the Tenth, with the same names appearing generation after generation. Hence in a very intimate way the regiment has al w a y s b e e n 'Proud of Their Man'. The Tenth has also always been notable for the Cavalry Spirit, that elusive quality, which has nothing to do with horses, implying light-hearted dash and daring, pride in discipline combined with independence o f mi nd an d ju dg ement, the ability to assess odds quickly and take instant and correct decisions, enduring courage and leadership. It was noticeable before Warburg in 1760 in Major Davenport's letters. It was there before they became the Pr inc e of Wal e s's O wn Hus sars and the smartest regiment in the British Army. It was there at Waterloo, when they led the decisive charge of the day, and right down through the years and the campaigns it has always been evident. Whether in intr oduc in g p olo to Eng lan d, or d eveloping new tactics in battle, the Tenth was always in the lead. In the Boer War, when they exchanged gay uniforms for khaki, in the 14-18 War, when they fought amost entirely dismounted, in the 39-45 War, when they ha d co nver ted to t anks , a nd th rough every change of role since, these qualities remained unaltered, epitomised in the regimental saying 'Once a Tenth Hussar, always a Tenth Hussar', and in their pride as 'The Shiners', outshining all others ." Inclu des t he m usic f or th e Re giment al March Past. Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, book is slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, two tiny corner creases, light wrinkling ast top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipp ed, h as wrin kling at to p/botto m of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, a few tiny tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
UNLUCKY LADY:  THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44., Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile.
3 Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile. UNLUCKY LADY: THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771018126 / 9780771018121 Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
198 pp, oblong 8vo, (8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and colour reproductions - wonderful pictorial end papers of Athabaskan at speed. "The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship to the Haida. The story of Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion. 'Unlucky Lady' is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." Book is slightly cocked, has small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears at top of flap-folds - archivally taped; 4" repaired tear with creases, wrinkles and some delamination at bottom of front panel, 1" tear archivally taped at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing and a few tiny dints on front panel. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
4 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Large Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, small printing ink stain on page 159 - does not effect text, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small chips and tears, scuffing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LONG ROAD HOME:  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II., Cederberg, Fred.
5 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, several creases down spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 184., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.)
6 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 184.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 191 - 254, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Major Timothy Raper - 19th Regiment, c. 1829; Nicholas Brown - 10th Hussars, c. 1809; "Ronald": The Balaclava Charger of Lord Cardiga n; Military Historiography: 1850-1860; "Cumming of the 9th"; Lieutenant-General Norman MacLeod: 1754-1801; An Officer of the East York Militia: 1850; The Attempted Control of Venereal Disease in the Army of Mid-Victorian England; The Princi p a l S m a l l Arms Carried by British Regular Infantry / Notes: 12th Lancers at Leeds, 1860; etc. Interior - very tiny bump at bottom corner of textblock, minor crease in fore-edge margin of pages, tiny stain in top margin of pages 207/208, oth er wi se cl ea n an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, minor bump to fore-edge of rear cover, light soiling a few very small stain s o n t op o f t ext bl ock - migrate slightly into top margin of pages. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
7 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2001 1551250586 / 9781551250588 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Grant Macdonald. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions of artwork by Grant Macdonald and others, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
8 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS BORN / THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS DRAFTED / SINGS THE BLUES / STAINLESS STEEL RAT / STAINLESS STEEL RAT'S REVENGE / SAVES THE WORLD / WANTS YOU! / FOR PRESIDENT / GOES TO HELL.  FIRST 9 VOLUMES (CHRONOLOGICALLY) OF THE SERIES., Harrison, Harry.
9 Harrison, Harry. A STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS BORN / THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS DRAFTED / SINGS THE BLUES / STAINLESS STEEL RAT / STAINLESS STEEL RAT'S REVENGE / SAVES THE WORLD / WANTS YOU! / FOR PRESIDENT / GOES TO HELL. FIRST 9 VOLUMES (CHRONOLOGICALLY) OF THE SERIES.
Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Jim Burns (1,2,5,7,8), Jean Pierre Targete (3), Eddie Jones (4) & Walter Velez (9), cover art. 
The first 9 volumes of the Stainless Steel Rat series (following the in-series chronology). 6 7/8" H. 1. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born - 219 pp, Bantam 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0553247085 - "(Explores the) humble beginnings (of the Stainless Steel Rat) as a petty criminal on the backward planet of Bit O'Heaven, and his rapid rise to the most wanted man on a dozen worlds. (C)ontains the never-before-told story of the fabled archcriminal known as The Bishop, who tutored young Jim in the higher arts of crime and gave him his legendary nickname." 2. The Stainless Steel Rat gets Drafted - 262 pp, Bantam 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0553273078 - "The Stainless Steel Rat is seeking revenge for the murder of his mentor-in-crime, The Bishop. His trail leads to Nevenkebla and the iron-fisted dictator General Zennor - the kind of man who'd sell his own mother into slavery just to see the expression on her face. Now in the uniform of a Nevenkeblan soldier, Jim discovers Zennor's vile plan to enslave a defenseless planet. Only a man with a special code of honor - only a Stainless Steel Rat - can save the world from the invading horde." 3. The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues - 244 pp, Bantam 1995 1st printing, ISBN 0553569392 - "In exchange for his life (for robbing the Mint on Paskonjak), Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact from the planet Liokukae - a dumping ground for the Galactic League's misfits, murderers, maniacs, and the incurably obnoxious. Under cover as the leader of the rock band The Stainless Steel Rats, (he) violates every law of the land - including musical ones. He has thirty days to bring back the artifact - or the slow-acting poison the League has fed him will kick in, and (he) will be history." 4. The Stainless Steel Rat - 158 pp, Sphere 1976 reprint, ISBN 0722144091 - "(He's a) cosmic criminal, the smoothest, sneakiest con-man in the known Universe. He can take any bank in the Galaxy, con a captain out of his ship, start a war or stop one - whichever pays the most. So when the law finally catches up with the Stainless Steel Rat, there is only one thing to do - make him a cop. And turn him loose on a villainous lady who is building herself a battleship." 5. The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge - 196 pp, Bantam 1988 reprint, ISBN 0553173952 - "It was totally impossible for Cliaand to wage interstellar war - but the crazy little planet was winning, whatever the odds. And there wasn't much the peaceful galaxy could do - except send Slippery Jim diGriz - the Stainless Steel Rat - to wage his own kind of guerrilla campaign against the gray men of Cliaand and their leader, the indomitable Kraj. But then the Rat was aided by a band of liberated Amazons and his own beloved, murderous Angelina - and they had to swing the odds in his favour." 6. The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World - 160 pp, Berkley 1973, ISBN 42502475X - "Someone is meddling with time. People are fading from existence first, members of The Special Corps which (reluctantly) employs him, then Jim's wife and sons. The source of the meddling is located in the distant past - the year 1984 - in an ancient, forgotten nation called 'the United States of America'. If he is to save his family and himself, (the Stainless Steel Rat) must go there, through time, and save the world!" 7. The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! - 155 pp, Bantam 1988 10th printing, ISBN 0553276115 - "Loathsome, mindsucking creatures from an unknown star are closing in on Earth. Once again it's up to the Stainless Steel Rat to save humanity. In a daring caper packed with action and laughs, the Rat goes undercover to stop the invasion - disguised as a hideous, bugeyed extraterrestrial!" 8. The Stainless Steel Rat for President - 185 pp, Bantam 1988 8th printing, ISBN 0553276123 - "The Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment - liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator. With his lovely but lethal wife Angelina and his two stalwart sons James and Bolivar, diGriz pits ballots against bullets in the fight for freedom. He's vowed to restore truth, justice and democracy to the world of Paraiso-Aqui, if he has to lie, cheat and steal to do it!" 9. The Stainless Steel Rat goes to Hell - 253 pp, Tor 1997 2nd printing, ISBN 0812551079 - "DiGriz is strenously fighting boredom on a ritzy pleasure planet when his beloved wife disappears while visiting the Temple of Eternal Truth, an enigmatic institution that promises its patrons a sneak peek at Heaven - for a price. Determined to get his wife back, he takes on the Temple. He thinks he's ready for anything, but he never expects to find himself banished to Hell, complete with pointy-tailed devils. Has divine judgment caught up with the Rat at last? Of course not." Interiors - most volumes have very light or light browning to pages, three volumes have a small gift inscription in ink on first page, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two volumes have a light spine lean - one with spine creases, very light to light edge wear, one volume with very small bump at top of front hinge, a few small soft corner creases/curls. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
DWARVES: A KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE.  ROLE AIDS.  (A COMPLETE KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.), Karczag, Paul.
10 Karczag, Paul. DWARVES: A KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE. ROLE AIDS. (A COMPLETE KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.)
Chicago Mayfair Games 1982 Soft Cover Very Good Gerald O'Malley, Ellie Mooney & James Clouse. 
96 pp, 11" H. B&w drawings, maps, plans. "Dwarves. The Stoutest Warriors in the Age of Legend. Herin is recorded their History, Gods, Culture, Artifacts, Wars, Magics, Mines, Traps and Enemies. Including Guides to the Ancient Cities of Ostohar and Anor, the village of Fin, and the residents therein. Featuring: DWARVEN RITE, a heroic sized adventure for 4 - 8 Dwarven characters of 5th to 10th level of experience." Interior - small soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top corner of front cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
11 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish border. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars. This book, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the second amalgamation in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flourish. Both regiments have had numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . All of the four original regiments now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certainly, this is a most worthy tribute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
VOLODYMYR THE GREAT.  A HISTORICAL DRAMA IN THREE ACTS., Lassovsky-Kruk, Miroslawa.  Translated by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan.
12 Lassovsky-Kruk, Miroslawa. Translated by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan. VOLODYMYR THE GREAT. A HISTORICAL DRAMA IN THREE ACTS.
Toronto 1988 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- Bohdan Holowacki. Inscribed by translator.
95 pp, 11 1/4" H. No. 604 of the Millennium Edition, limited to 1000 Numbered Copies. Inscribed by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan and with her card laid in. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. Bilingual text (Ukrainian/English). "An ancient kingdom - Kiev! - one thousand years ago - its Volodymyr the Great made a crucial choice between an animistic religion, whose belief could not conceive of a permanent resurrection, and a new faith which is still transforming our world..." From the English Preface. Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
13 Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell. MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
London The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Stapled in Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography of Rambahadur Limbu's life before and during his time with the Gurkha Rifles, including the text of the Official Citation detailing how he came to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Also included: a pamphlet, 9" H, stapled in wraps, with colour and b&w photographs, "The Brigade of Gurkhas", with Foreword by Major General D G T Horsford, CBE DSO, Major General, The Brigade of Gurhkas, containing: Gurkha Origin and History; The Gurkha's Background; Gurkha recruitment and training; The Brigade of Gurhkas; The Brigade of Gurkhas Band Contingent 1971; The Gurkhas, Bravest of the Brave, by Sir Arthur Bryant; Gurkha VC's (up to 1945); Legendary - But true stories; The Pensioner's Song; Return to Civilian Life: The Gurkha Welfare Appeal. Plus: A colour card (6 1/16" H x 5 1/16" W) "6th Gurkha Rifles" after a water colour by Major A.C. Lovett, 1910 - signed on back: "Rambahadur Limbu V.C. / Capt Kaman Sing Gurung / Kesar Limbu". An interesting grouping of three items in total. Interiors - 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has a faint dampness mark at bottom edge of last two pages and rear cover. Exteriors - 'My Life Story' has light soiling/rubbing on rear cover and very light edge wear, 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has very light rubbing, very light tiny foxing marks and a few very small stains on front cover, very light edge wear, a few light wrinkles at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS.  WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE., Lister, Charles.  With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey.
14 Lister, Charles. With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey. CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS. WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1917, 5th impression. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with gold lettering & banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece plus 4 additional illustrations. Contents: Prefatory Note; Memoir; Letters, July 1909 to May 1911, From Germany and Elsewhere; Roman Letters; Indian Letters; Pre-War Letters from Constantinople; Letters from Constantinople; With the Middlesex Yeomanry; Letters from S.S. Franconia, with Headquarters Staff; With the Hood Battalion at Port Said; Letters from the Aegean; Landing of the Hood Battalion on the Gallipoli Peninsula; Constantinople During July and August 1914; With the Dardanelles Expedition; Recollections: Eton, 1900-5, by Mrs Warre Cornish; Eton and Balliol, 1905-6, by Rev. Ronald Knox; Bal l i o l (Oxford), 1906-10, by Cyril Bailey; In Memoriam: Captain the Hon. Thomas Lister, D.S.O., 10th Hussars; To C.A.L.; Index. Charles Lister died at Gallipoli. Previous owner's name in pencil and corner crease on front free endpaper, book ligh tl y cr ac ked in a few places - pages holding firmly, minor browning to pages and endpapers, browning to edges of text block, color faded to brown on spine, small corner bumps, light edge wear some areas of light waviness in cloth on boards. Very Goo d- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
15 Marrion, R.J. and Fosten, D.S.V. THE TRADITION BOOK OF THE GURKHAS.
Belmont-Maitland, London, n.d. 
40 pp + 6 color plates, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, color plates (uniform studies). Contents: Introduction; The Ist King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment); The 2nd King Edward VII's Own Goorkhas (The Sirmoor Rifles); The 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force); The 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 8th Gurkha Rifles; The 9th Gurkha Rifles; The 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles; The Kukri. Very light edge wear, slight bump to top of front hinge area, a few soft wrinkles on pages 13 to 20, slight curvature to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chip on front panel, several small tears - some with creases, moderate rubbing/soiling to rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1963.  VOL. XLI.  NO. 166., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
16 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1963. VOL. XLI. NO. 166.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1963. 
Paging runs 55 - 110, 9 7/8" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map/battle plan. Contents include: Three Military Portraits by an Unknown Artist; Jeremy Lister, 10th Regiment, 1770-1783 (concluded); Cornet Cha rles Forbes, 17th Lancers, c. 1825; A Carving of James the Second's Reign; From the Other Side of the Hill, Blenheim, 1704; A.B. Richards (1820-76): Journalist in Defence of Britain; The West African Regiment, 1898 to 1928; The Diary of Cap t a i n N e i l Douglas, 79th Foot, 1809 to 1810 / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; The Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry in the 1870's; etc. Interior - small soft wrinkle on first few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise cl ea n an d t ig ht w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three tiny edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Oakeshott, R. Ewart. A KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR.
Lutterworth Press, London, (1970), reprint. 
95 pp, 8vo, (8 1/8" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. School library copy. A lively account of European armour from the time of the Vikings until the 16th C., including simple and clear descriptions of its development from the mail of the 10th C wa rrior to the complete plate of the time of Henry VIII, and how it was made and worn. Fully illustrated with drawings by the author. Publisher's label on front pastedown. This is a school libray copy with a library stamp on the bottom of th e t e x t b lock and ghost label mark on spine only, color faded on spine and hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Pearson, George F. OLDE BOSTON TOWNE. (OLD BOSTON TOWN.)
George F. Pearson, Boston, 1946, 10th edition. 
32 pp, 7 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A guide for a walking tour of Old Boston, describing the buildings and streets, interspersed with snippets of history and poetry. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh ip marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
19 Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin). WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
London Frontline 2009 1848325452 / 9781848325456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Smith, E.D.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
20 Smith, E.D. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. ISBN 085521130 B&w plates. "To find the origin of the Gurkha soldier we must go back to the year 1814 - a year in which the British Army fought a war agaisnt one of the toughest enem ies it had ever encountered, before or since: the Gurkhas. Since that year, when they were finally forced to unwilling subjection, the Gurkhas have been 'on our side' in every war fought by Great Britain. One regiment of Gurkhas became te n , a n d i n the latter part of the nineteenth century they fought shoulder to shoulder with British soldiers at Bhurtpore, in the Sikh War, in the Indian Mutiny and the Afghan War. In the First World War, Gurkha battalions were to be found wh er ev e r th e f ig ht ing was most deadly: in France, at Gallipoli, in Palestine and Mesopotamia. For Gurkha regiments there was no 'peacetime' in its literal sense between the two world wars, for they constantly stood watch on India's North-West Fro nti er . An d in th e S econd World War Nepal sent nearly a quarter of a million men to fight against Germany and Japan. The end of the war against Japan brought no peace to the Far East; it also produced the partition of India and the inevit able run dow n of t he In dian Arm y Gurkha regiments. Great Britain retained the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles, while the remaining six regiments remained in the newly consituted Indian Army. Brigadier 'Birdie' Smith - himself a distin guish ed an d mu ch deco rat ed G urkha offi cer - tells the story of these four regiments, now known as Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas. It is a story of gallantry in battle, of unswerving loyalty and fortitude." Ex-college library copy with old t ape ma rks on boar ds and li ght old t ape ma rks on free endpapers/adjacent pages, presentation label tipped in on free front endpaper, three college stamps inside, light edge wear, two small corner bumps, bump at top of rear hinge/rear board, sl ight bu mp on t op edg e o f front boa rd, li ght bro wning a nd light water marks on top of textblock, slight fading to spine and top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, small piece of old tape and small tape mark on in side, pl ain whit e label on spine (c overs old la bel mark ). Good reading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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