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FASTEST IN THE WORLD:  THE SAGA OF CANADA'S REVOLUTIONARY HYDROFOILS., Boileau, John.
1 Boileau, John. FASTEST IN THE WORLD: THE SAGA OF CANADA'S REVOLUTIONARY HYDROFOILS.
Formac, Halifax, 2004. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 088780621X B&w and colour photographs. "In the search for the perfect flying machine, hydrofoils were born. In 1919, Alexander Graham Bell and his young collaborator, Casey Baldwin, broke a world spe ed record when their hydrofoil prototype, HD4, skimmed across Lake Bras d'Or at 61.5 knots. This book is a complete re-examination of the Canadian research into hydrofoil vessels in the twentieth century. It describes how Baldwin and his c o l l e a g u e s, generously supported by Mabel Bell and under the guidance of the great inventor, built and tested numerous prototypes until they finally succeeded in building a high-speed hydrofoil for the navy. By the end of the Second World Wa r, C an ad a ha d th e third largest navy in the world and was set to be at the forefront of anti-submarine warfare. The Bell-Baldwin research was the foundation of the development of a small, fast vessel that could patrol the oceans, protectin g t he Wes t f rom t he Co ld War menace. Author John Boileau introduces the team of naval architects and engineers who tested prototypes in Halifax Harbour during the 1950s and 1960s. Their efforts led to HMCS Bras d'Or, the ultra-modern hydrofoi l ve sse l th at e stab lis hed an oth er world record before it was mothballed. Like the Avro Arrow story, 'Fastest in the World' exposes how brilliant innovation is not a guarantee of success for Canadian designers." Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914., Cooper, Leonard.
2 Cooper, Leonard. BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914.
London Chapman & Hall 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Mr. Cooper takes up his story with the formation of Cromwell's New Model Army, which marked a significant change in cavalry tactics, and closes it with a chapter devoted to the South African War and the years up to the beginning of the 1914 War. In addition, he has written an epilogue to cover the period of cavalry's gradual surrender to mechanisation. Between these points lie nearly three hundred years of history and countless battles which depended for their outcome on the ability and efficiency of the cavalry arm. (He) does not attempt to describe each of these battles in detail; rather, he is concerned, by giving accounts of a series of battles typical of a campaign, or of aspects of the training and tactics of cavalry - Blenheim, Dettingen, Salamanca, Waterloo, Balaclava, etc. - to give a historical impression of the arm's growth and achievements." Short crease at top of pages 73 to 80 - causes some indentation on adjacent pages, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft creasing at top of rear panel, faint foxing and browning . 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Youens. Editor: Philip Warner. THE BLACK WATCH. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: The Early Years; Fontenoy and Ticonderoga; America; Alexandria; The Peninsular War; The Waterloo Campaign; The Crimea and India; Egypt and South Africa; 1914-18; 1939-1952. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of textblock, soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft bump to top corner, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES., Kennedy, C. Fairn.
4 Kennedy, C. Fairn. AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES.
Toronto Second Story Graphics 1979 Soft Cover Very Good Nancy Jackson. 
96 pp, 7 3/8" H. B&w drawings. A group of short stories on the themes of elves, stars, eagles, insects, princesses, etc. The author was born on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Contents: Against the Grain; Thane and the Sheepdogs; A Dream of the Insect; The Boy and the Eagle; The Old Man; The Little Star That Came to Earth. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light soiling on covers, small sticker mark (residue) on rear cover, tiny dent on front edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT., Linklater, Eric and Linklater, Andro.
5 Linklater, Eric and Linklater, Andro. THE BLACK WATCH: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1977, first edition. 
240 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0214200833 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....The Black Watch, since its formation in the 18th century, has been committed in so many engagements in so many par ts of the world that its history is indissolubly intertwined with the history of Britain. The War of American Independence, Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, Quatre Bras and Waterloo, the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, and World Wars I and II - i n a l l t h e s e, and more, The Black Watch has played a distinguished part. In (this) history of the Regiment from its formation to its recent duties in Northern Ireland, the spirit, resourcefulness, fierce courage and regimental pride of The B la c k Wa tc h c an b e seen throughout. Based on a multitude of contemporary records, diaries and memoirs and fully illustrated, this history was begun by Eric Linklater, himself a private in the Regiment in World War I, who had written several cha pt er s a nd do ne muc h r es earch by the time of his death. It has been ably completed by his younger son, Andro." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, faint tiny foxing marks on top of tex tblo ck, mi nor edg e we ar, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
6 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, light creasing at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of front panel - minor elsewhere, minor scuff on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
7 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
8 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WATERLOO.  THE HERO SERIES., Rusling, James F.
9 Rusling, James F. WATERLOO. THE HERO SERIES.
Jennings & Graham, Cincinnati, 1904. 
40 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold and white lettering and decorations on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. An essay on the Battle of Waterloo, during which the author makes a couple of comparisons to Getty sburg. A few tiny burn marks on rear edge of spine, light edge wear/rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to spine and edges of boards, half of the border decoration on front board has rubbed off. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS., Warner, Philip.
10 Warner, Philip. STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS.
Arthur Baker, London, (1975). 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "...drawing upon contemporary diaries and reports of campaigns ranging from the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, South Africa and India to the First and Second World Wars, (the author) has recreated some of the many acts of heroism performed by the British soldier. Futile though some of them may have eventually proved, such as the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and the tragic stand at Maiwand, there is no doubting the outstanding courage of their perpetrators. The words of men who were present at the scenes of conflict described here, successful or otherwise, speak more clearly and movingly than any second hand account." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WATERLOO 1815:  BIRTH OF MODERN EUROPE.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 15., Wootten, Geoffrey.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
11 Wootten, Geoffrey. General editor, David G. Chandler. WATERLOO 1815: BIRTH OF MODERN EUROPE. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 15.
(Osprey, London, 1996), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax and decisive conclusion of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre..." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign stragegy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More t han 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - very faint cigarettre odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling to bottom of textblock, light yellowing to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, wrinkles on bottom 2" of s pine . VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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