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50 FOODS:  THE ESSENTIALS OF GOOD TASTE WITH NOTES ON WINE., Behr, Edward.
1 Behr, Edward. 50 FOODS: THE ESSENTIALS OF GOOD TASTE WITH NOTES ON WINE.
New York Penguin 2013 1594204519 / 9781594204517 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Mikel Jaso. 
416 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(P)resents simple, practical information about buying, using, preparing, and enjoying (50 foods). Behr focuses on aroma, appearance, flavor, and texture to determine what 'the best' means for each of the fifty foods, including a guide to selecting top quality - signs of freshness and ripeness, best season, top varieties, proper aging. Each entry includes tips on how best to prepare, serve, or eat each food (how to open an oyster, why the best way to cook green beans is boiling, how to clean a whole salted anchovy, when to eat and when to discard the rind of a cheese). Behr also names the most complementary foods and wines for each of these marvelous foods. Most of the fifty foods are raw materials, but some have been fermented or otherwise transformed - into bread, ham, cheese. Six of the fifty are cheeses. As Behr explains, cheese is probably the best food, as wine is the best drink. He argues that food tastes more delicious when it is closer to nature. Skilled low technology - more traditional methods - is almost always superior to high technology. But with scientific insight, the old methods can be refined to achieve more consistent high quality. We can't always have the best, but with the information in this book we can eat better every day. Knowing good food is part of a complete understanding of the world - part of a full enjoyment of nature, a full experience of the senses, and a full life." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, plain white label over barcode. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
2 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EAST OF ALGIERS., Castle, Douglas.  Illustrated by Ellis Silas.
3 Castle, Douglas. Illustrated by Ellis Silas. EAST OF ALGIERS.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 b&w plates. "When H.M. destroyer 'Screel' off Algiers is diverted to go to the aid of an aircraft in trouble, none of the crew has the least inkling that this incident is the starting-poin t of a long-drawn-out chase and a bewildering chain of strange adventures. In particular, Peter Watson, the 'Screel's' young sub-lieutenant, tumbles into more than one tight corner both at sea and ashore on the trail of the mysterious fre i g h t e r i n which two eminent scientists, captured by an unknown Power, are held prisoners. The chase, directed by Mr. Venners, unconventional secret-service agent, leads from Algiers to Cairo and Port Said and on into the Indian Ocean, where a t er ri bl e c yc lo n e complicates the plans of pursuer and pursued alike. The enemy is ruthless and determined, the most formidable among them being a grossly fat Armenian, the spider at the centre of countless webs of intrigue throughout th e E ast . But wh er e doe s D ri scoll, Peter's American rescuer, fit into the picture? It needs some time before this and other baffling questions are answered and Mr. Venners finally accomplishes his mission. The result is a rousing story, told by an a ut hor who obv io usly has a thorough knowledge of the sea and the ports which form his background." Minor foxing to endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading to top/bottom edges of spine and boar ds, v ery lig ht f oxin g t o edg es of te xtblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small chips and tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, old price sticker on front flap. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE., Coult, Douglas.
4 Coult, Douglas. A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE.
Phillimore, London, 1980. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850333601 Colour and b&w plates. "Founded as the College of Bonhommes, an order of Augustinian canons, in 1283, Ashridge is again a College today, housing the world-renowned Management Co llege, so that after 700 years the wheel has turned full circle. After the monastic period, Henry VIII used Ashridge as an occasional residence for his children, when it provided a backcloth to the uncertainties of their upbringing. The p r o p e r t y p assed to the Princess Elizabeth at her father's death and during Mary's reign must have been the scene of both drama and danger. After its period as a royal residence the Egerton family (Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater) lived at Ash ri dg e fo r se ve r al generations, among them Sir Thomas, Lord Chancellor to James I, the 3rd Duke, known as 'the Canal Duke', and the 7th Earl, who replaced the crumbling monastic buildings with the present fabric. The latter's controversial wil l l ed to th e est ate p ass ing to the earls Brownlow. Later, under the 3rd Earl and his beautiful Countess, Adelaide, Ashridge achieved an elegance of great distinction. After more than three centuries as a home, the estate was sold in the 192 0s a nd bec ame an edu cati ona l fo undation, first as Bonar Law College and then as the present Management College. This vivid and readable account is the first full-length study of the estate for over 150 years; and through his extensive use of cont emp orar y re cor ds an d som e ne w arc hival material the author's prospect of Ashridge has become more than purely local history. Personalities are brought to life against the background of the building in a way that will appeal to a wide circle of reade rs. A pi ece of Chilt ern h istory that often touches on national affairs, this work will be welcomed by many who know and use the Ashridge of today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of textblock, faint w ater mark a t bo ttom corner of fron t boar d. Dus t jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHEN I WAS A BOY IN ENGLAND.  THE 'CHILDREN OF OTHER LANDS BOOKS' SERIES., Grimshaw, Ivan G.
5 Grimshaw, Ivan G. WHEN I WAS A BOY IN ENGLAND. THE 'CHILDREN OF OTHER LANDS BOOKS' SERIES.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1931, first edition. 
160 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (fawn color cloth with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, Union Jack on spine and illustration of boys playing cricket on front board), in dust jacket which reproduces the illustrations on the book. 12 b&w pl ates including frontispiece. "As Mr. Grimshaw says, England commonly means London and Stratford-on-Avon to Americans, but it is much more than that. Hence this author, who was born and bred in Yorkshire, tells of the real life of the Eng l i s h p e o p l e, and what it means to boys and girls who are so much like us in speech and habits, and yet so different in many ways. Home life and training, schooldays, sports, and pastimes are each presented so accurately and vividly as to b ro ad en t h e vi ew o f any one, old or young. He tells entertainingly of Guy Fawkes Day, which is to English boys what Fourth of July is to ours, and explains the many traditional features connected with Christmas, with many amusing anecdotes. Mu ch val uab le i nfo rma tio n is given about industries, and, with pleasing variety, the game of cricket is fully covered. The beautiful Lake region of famous poets is told of with a charm of style that fits the subject. Excellent illustratio ns f rom pho togr aph s e nric h a book t hat will help to make the world better by increasing intelligent human interest in others." Light browning to endpapers, previous owner's name/place on free front endpaper, bubbling to cloth on front boar d and on rear board nea r hi nge, wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing/soiling, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to color on top of textblock, slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of t extblo ck, minor small scuf f on fore- edge of tex tblo ck. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling; light rubbing; a few tiny edge tears; slight darkening to spine, flap-folds and edges; approx 2" x 1" irregular shaped light stain on spine; small l ight st ain at top edge o f rear flap . Very Good /Very G ood- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE., Hind, Henry Youle.  Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs.
6 Hind, Henry Youle. Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs. NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, new edition. 
494 pp + 472 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title block and gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket. ISBN 0804810095 Color plates, b&w engravings, maps (some fold-out) - collated. "As late as 1857, the vast territory of the Canadian northwest was unknown to all but a handful of fur traders. Yet the determination of the Hudson's Bay Company to maintain its enormous fur preserve was being challenged by the persistant advance of settlement. Anticipatin g t h e t e r m ination of the Company's license in 1859 and curious about the suitability of the territory for general settlement, both the Imperial and the Canadian governments commissioned expeditions in 1857 to explore and report on the area. A n I ri sh - bo rn a rm y officer, Captain John Palliser, headed the British expedition; the moving spirit of the Canadian party was Henry Youle Hind. Hind's energy and zeal for the project lead his expedition on a thorough exploration of the R ed Ri ver an d l at er, of th e A ssiniboine and Saskatchewan Rivers as well. First hand observation of the success of even limited farming in these areas convinced Hind that the prairies were capable of absorbing many thousands of settlers and of pro vidi ng t hem wit h a good liv ing. He wrote enthusiastically of the potentialities of western agriculture, envisaging a transportation system, either wagon road or railroad, from Lake of the Woods to the Rockies that would enjoy the advan tag e of bein g fed by an a gric ultur al po pulat ion from one extremity to the other. Substantail parts of this work made their first appearance as parliamentary papers in 1857. Hind's optimistic reports outweighed the less enthusiastic findin gs o f Pal liser and ul tima tely influ enced the Im perial government to refuse the renewal of the Hudson's Bay Company's license two years later. Hind's 'Narrative', factual and objective, yet enlivened by incidents of personal experience, is fo remos t a do cument of ext raord inary visio n and foresig ht and remains today a minor classic." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very light soiling and a few scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight darkening to edges of boar ds. Dus t jacket is pr ice cl ipped, has ve ry light edge w ear, light edge wrinkling, moderate rubbing on rear panel, 1/2" scuff mark at bottom of spine causing color loss. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND., Irving, Washington.
7 Irving, Washington. OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND.
Mount Vernon, New York Peter Pauper Press Very Good Very Good Paul McPharlin. 
60 pp + colophon, 12mo (7 3/8" H). Green and white illustrations. A lovely depiction of the old customs and traditions of Christmas as celebrated at Bracebridge Hall. Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, light browning to endpapers, corner crease on page 7/8, light edge wear, book slightly cocked, tiny mark on fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has one tiny chip, slight fading to spine color, minor soiling, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND.  ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG., Melliss, C.J., Captain.
8 Melliss, C.J., Captain. LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND. ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG.
St. Martin's Press, New York, (1991), Ist edition thus - reprint of the original edition with editor's note. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312054637 From the Peter Capstick Library - reprints of hunting and adventure classics. B&w frontis by Cecil Aldin, b&w photos. "A captain in the 9th Bombay Infantry, C.J. Melliss was a pi oneer of those professional soldiers of the Thin Red Line of Empire on Indian duty who found new areas of sport (in Somaliland). Ranging well inland (M)elliss was able to hunt lions and 'pigstick' warhogs, replacing the Indian sport of tiger and w ild boar hunting. He tells in this book of a day long gone when gentlemen holding the King's commission could pit their rifles against lions in the most primitive conditions, as well as their hand at warthogs with a bamboo and steel lance." Tiny b ump on top edge of rear board and at bottom of spine, light fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very good+/Near fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES:  A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION., Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet.
9 Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet. THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES: A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION.
Musson, Toronto, n.d., (preface dated 1896, gift inscription dated 1916). 
126 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, red and dark brown lettering on front board, red and dark brown decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, chapter decorations. "The object of this little story is to tell the tale of the revolt of the Indians and half-breeds in 1885, under Louis Riel, with the aim of getting what the half-breeds held to be their rights in the distribution of Reserve lands by Gov e r n m e n t . The events are drawn from contemporary papers; and the facts of the struggle, so far as given here, are strictly true (though all the skirmishes are not mentioned), - with this exception, that the name of the worthy agent, Maclean, at F or t Pi tt , is changed, and his family - a numerous one - are not all spoken of. But the valour and pious courage shown by him, his wife, and daughters, are matters of history. The son of Charles Dickens was, as here stated, the Inspector of Pol ice a t F ort P itt at the time. The letters and diaries here given are all genuine....The story of the Red House and its inmates is fictitious, though founded on fact." A few small light foxing marks on a few pages, school award inscrip tio n on fre e f ront end pap er, s mall piece missing fron top edge of rear pastedown, light browning and very small foxing marks on edges of textblock, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on front boar d, s catte red v ery faint mark s on boa rd s . Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Palardy, Jean. Translated by Eric McLean. THE EARLY FURNITURE OF FRENCH CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1971, reduced size reprint. 
412 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "....provides a valuable source-book of basic information on the design and workmanship of French Canadian furniture from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Armoires, buffets, chairs, commodes, beds and other common items are described and illustrated in detail, and the scope of the book extends to spinning-wheels, chandeliers, mantelpieces, stoves, fab r i c s , d oors, locks and latches. Objects are not treated in isolation: the settings are brilliantly recreated, with outlines of the daily lives of the 'habitants' and of the craftsmen, the use and identification of Canadian woods, a functional d es cr ip ti o n of the furniture, a comparison between French and French Canadian traditional furniture, fascinating inventories of the contents of buffets and armoires, letters and correspondence, lists of woodworkers' tools and descriptions of th eir wo rki ng me th ods. Included also are suggestions for restoring the original colour to traditional furniture, and for identifying genuine French Canadian period pieces. There are approximately 600 black-and-white photographs." Previous owne r's name on fre e f ron t endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, light soiling on fore-edge of text block, two small light stains on rear board, faint foxing mark s on boar ds - main ly f ront . V ery Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.
11 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1994 0810936488 / 9780810936485 Very Good Very Good Rien Poortvliet. With calligraphy by Diane Lynch. 
224 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12" D). Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by the Dutch artist well known for his books on gnomes and Holland. "Starting in present-day Holland, Poortvliet observes and illustrates, the many animals who inhabit this earth, in great detail. He may catch a rabbit, lynx, or partridge sauntering by, or admire a doe with her young right beneath him. He takes notice of foxes, deer, and wolves, and portrays them realistically and convincingly. (He) continues on his journey to the sixteenth century, a time when humans coexisted with such predators as bears, lynx, and wolves, and other wild animals. His journey ends with the people and animals of the Ice Age, and he imagines the now-extinct mammoth and other creatures in their natural habitat - the giant deer, the wooly rhinoceros, the wild horse, the auroch, and the cave lion. Exploring the boundaries of time travel and studying the wild animals at close range, (he) documents their daily habits and rituals. His colorful account unfolds before us to reveal the many interesting facts about the mammals: How much bigger is an elk than a deer or a doe? How do you subdue a rhinoceros? How many pounds is a mammoth's daily food intake?" Previous owner's signed bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny dint on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ANCIENT ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS, 1400-1700., Rickert, Edith.  Collected and arranged by.
12 Rickert, Edith. Collected and arranged by. ANCIENT ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS, 1400-1700.
Toronto Musson Good 
317 pp, 6 5/8" H. B&w frontispiece. Maroon leather boards (front board with blind stamped decorative border and title/author in gold lettering). Spine is a recent replacement (red leather with gold lettering) - see attached scan. New marbled endpapers. Half title page removed. *Includes lyrics of carols only - no musical notation.* Contents: Introduction; Carols of the Nativity (Virgo Rosa Virginum / Ecce Ancilla Domini / In Die Nativitatis / O Jesu Parvule / Gloria in Excelsis Deo / Reges de Saba Venient / Nunc Gaudet Ecclesia / Appendix I / Appendix II / Notes); Carols of the Divine Mystery (Mirabile Misterium / In Dulci Iubilo); Carols of Yuletide Festivity (Proface / Wassail / Caput Apri Defero / Veni Coronaberis / Appendix I / Appendix II / Notes); Glossary; Index to First Lines. Small light soiling marks on verso of last page, small surface paper pull on verso of free front endpaper, small crease/bump at fore-edge of pages 1 to approx. 100, top edge gilt is mostly rubbed off, light edge wear to leather boards, some areas of variation in board color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RUNNING THE GAUNTLET:  HOW THREE GIANT LINERS CARRIED A MILLION MEN TO WAR, 1942-1945., Satchell, Alister.
13 Satchell, Alister. RUNNING THE GAUNTLET: HOW THREE GIANT LINERS CARRIED A MILLION MEN TO WAR, 1942-1945.
Chatham, London, 2001. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861761643 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The use of the great Cunard liners 'Queen Elizabeth', 'Queen Mary' and 'Aquitania' as fast transatlantic troop tra nsports was one of the great high-risk operations of the Second World War, yet it was vital to the build-up of U.S. troops in the British Isles in preparation for D-Day. Sailing unescorted, and carrying up to 15,000 men at a time, a single t o r p e d o from a U-boat could have resulted in one of the greatest military disasters in history. This book, written by the former cipher officer of the 'Aquitania', gives a unique insight into this unprecedented wartime 'shuttle service', with g ra ph ic a cc ou n ts of the dangers faced not only from U-boats and enemy aircraft but also from the elements, as the liners crossed the stormy North Atlantic overloaded to an extent never anticipated by their designers. Most importantly, the aut hor re vea ls for th e first time how decoded 'Enigma' signals were central to the success of this opration, enabling the troops for the invasion of Europe to cross the Atlantic in time for the 1944 deadline. Based on the author's diaries, th is i nsid er's vie w o f on e of t he most fascinating, and dangerous, naval operations in history is an important contribution to our understanding of the Battle of the Atlantic, and of the Second World War as a whole." Small bump at top edge of both boar ds. Dust jack et ha s ver y s mall bump att op edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 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.
14 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
 
 
15 Swettenham, John, editor. VALIANT MEN: CANADA'S VICTORIA CROSS AND GEORGE CROSS WINNERS. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS NO. 7.
Toronto Hakkert 1973 888665253 First Edition Good Fair 
234 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H) Erratum slip tipped in at Preface. B&w photographs, reproductions - four colour plates. "This book presents between the covers of one volume all Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. Extensive research makes it possible to give the most accurate possible biographical data for each Cross winner, and carefully selected accounts portray these stirring actions. The best available pictures - either of the circumstances under which the decoration was won or of the holder - illustrate these accounts." Compliments label on front pastedown, faint erased pencil notation on front free endpaper, one line of pen notation on half-title page, small liquid stain at bottom edge of a few preliminary pages, three tiny liquid stains on bottom of text block - they migrate slightly into several pages, very light browning and soiling on edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight color fading to boar edges ans on parts of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs on inside edges, moderate browning to spine and flap-folds - light browning elsewhere, several edge tears and chips, scattered tiny light stains - mainly on spine ans hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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