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GATEWAYS OF HOPE:  BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
1 GATEWAYS OF HOPE: BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
London The Mission to the Lepers 1937 Revised Edition Very Good 
80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine/hinge colour and at top edge of rear cover, light rubbing and soiling on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 THE CANADIAN MERCANTILE ALMANACK FOR 1847. INCLUDING "TEN REASONS FOR EMIGRATING TO CANADA" & ADDITIONAL 19TH CENTURY ADVERTISEMENTS.
Copp Clark Professional, (Toronto, 1996), facsimile reprint. 
8vo, soft cover. Reproductions of early advertising material. Contents: Advertisements; Introduction; The Canadian Mercantile Almanack for 1847; Almanac; Legislation; Appendix; Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada; Concluding Advertisements. "This fascinating glimpse of Upper Canada showcases the new colony: its officials, clergy, lodge members and business people. Here you find the new Acts establishing towns and school systems, militia and tariffs. You get 'Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada' and many pages of advertisements from 19th century 'Canadian Almanac' editions. Here is Canada 20 years before confederation. Here is the perfect gift that traces early families, business relationships and developing institutions. Here is the advertising that sold home remedies, organs and typewriters. Page after page of visual history." Interior - small gift inscription at top of half-title page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very minor edgewear,small, soft crease to rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Banwell, Selwyn. (Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie.) A FRONTIER JUDGE: BRITISH JUSTICE IN THE EARLIEST DAYS OF FARTHEST WEST.
Rous & Mann, Toronto, 1938, Ist edition. 
30 pp, 8vo, HC in pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w frontispiece portrait. Matthew Baillie Begbie was appointed the first judge of the new Colony of British Columbia during the Gold Rush. He was proved to be a tough, but even-handed adminstrator of the law, surprising many by his views that the Indian 'had the same right to life and property as the white man' - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, light uneven fading, five tiny perforations to surface paper of hinges, tiny areas of surface paper loss at bottom of front board and corners, rear top corner lightly bumped, minor soiling. A sound copy. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
4 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Near Fine Tom McNeely, endpapers. 
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION., Boissery, Beverley.
5 Boissery, Beverley. A DEEP SENSE OF WRONG: THE TREASON, TRIALS, AND TRANSPORTATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES OF LOWER CANADIAN REBELS AFTER THE 1838 REBELLION.
Toronto Dundurn 1995 1550022423 / 9781550022421 Very Good+ Very Good 
367 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w maps, illustrations. "In 1839 fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were unimportant men outside their own parishes, ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civilians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney's citizens. (This) is an intimate, grass-roots history, based largely on surviving legal records and on the writings of some of the individuals who lived the story. We follow the men from the confusion of battle, to the court martial, and then to lonely exile in a land half a world away. Their anguish and dignity will resonate today." Light waviness to top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small areas of light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA:  ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Bradley, Michael.
6 Bradley, Michael. GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA: ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Hounslow Press 1998 0888822030 / 9780888822031 First Edition Very Good+ 
414 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of A.D. 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the 'Grail Knights of North America'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
7 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
8 Bull, Theodore, editor. RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE.
London Michael Joseph 1967 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, fold-out map showing land apportionment in 1965. "The first and major portion of this book consists of a factual account of some of the more important political, social and economic developments in Britain's colony of Southern Rhodesia from the time of the first European occupation to the present day. It draws on historical records, official reports and government statements to explain what the Land Apportionment Act is, why it was introduced, and what its practical effects are; to examine local government, the educational systems, and economic development in urban and rural areas; to analyse the effect which some of the past and present legislation has on the living and working conditions of black and white Rhodesians; and, in the process, to illustrate the political attitudes of Europeans and Africans, and the separate development of the racial communities. (It) collates much of the kind of factual material which used to appear regularly in the Salisbury journal, the 'Central African Examiner', before it ceased publication. UDI and the censorship imposed under the Emergency regulations in November, 1965, resulted in the 'Examiner's' December issue being heavily cut - about half the material submitted for censorship was banned. The journal's publishing company launched a court case to challenge the legality of censorship and so, by implication, of the Rhodesian regime, but this was unsuccessful and the December 1965 issue was therefore (its) last. The factual material in this book was prepared by former contributors to the 'Examiner' and edited by Theodore Bull, the sponsor and former editor of the journal. His own personal assessment of British policy on Rhodesia, before and since UDI, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock, forms the second part of the book. His conclusions are controversial, and readers of widely differing political views could be equally shocked by them, but they may stimulate a healthy reassessment of attitude towards the whole unhappy Rhodesian situation." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903.  1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA., Cassidy, Martin.  Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles.
9 Cassidy, Martin. Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles. THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903. 1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001, first edition. 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528240 B&w plates, maps. "One hundred years ago, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with many other British regiments, were fighting a desperate campaign many thousands of mi les from their native land. The Second Boer War tested the resolve and resources of what was then the mightiest Empire in the world. A succession of reverses raised the real spectre of defeat at the hands of the Boers; an unthinkable humi l i a t i o n . The depth of public interest and concern felt at the time is reflected in continual fascination in this conflict. Thus Martin Cassidy's careful editing of the graphic diaries of three members of the Regiment's 1st Battalion (two o ff ic er s an d on e p rivate soldier) is to be greatly welcomed. Through the differing angles of these fine accounts we witness not just the drama of battle but the harsh conditions that the British troops had to endure. To read first-hand record s o f t he ex tra or din ar y deeds such as those performed at Inniskilling Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith is a privilege that will mean much to those closely associated with the Regiment and to all with an interest in military history." Tiny bum p at top of sp ine. V ery min or wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Clubb, Sally Potter & Sarjeant, William Antony. Foreword By Peter Sargool. SASKATOON'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & SITES: A SURVEY & PROPOSALS.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Enironmental Society 1980 3rd Revised Edition. Very Good - Fink, Bob, Cover Drawing and Title Page. 
58 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Historical Introduction; Historical Walks Around Saskatoon: Temperance Colony Townsite / Southwest Nutana / Southeast Nutana / Sutherland / University Area / City Centre / Riversdale / Southwest Area / Northwest Area / North (including Idylwyld Drive) / City Park and North Park; Saskatoon's Historic Buildings - Can They Be Preserved?; Appendix: Recommendations of the City of Saskatoon Special Committee for the Identification and Listing of Historic Buildings: Historic Structures Recommended for Preservation / List of Contemporary Structures of Architectural Importance in Saskatoon. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, very small chip at top of spine, light colour fading on spine and parts of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAP OF HONOUR:  THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950., Daniell, David Scott.  Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester.
11 Daniell, David Scott. Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. CAP OF HONOUR: THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950.
George G. Harrap, London, 1951, first edition. 
344 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. Light browning to pages, small stain in gutter of pages 254 to 271, brownin g and light staining to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear on boards, light fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump at corners. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ISRAEL RETURNS HOME ACCORDING TO PROPHECY., Davis, George T.B.
12 Davis, George T.B. ISRAEL RETURNS HOME ACCORDING TO PROPHECY.
Philadelphia Million Testaments Campaign 1950 First Printing Very Good 
116 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. Contents: "Bound for The Promised Land"; Israel Regains Her Ancient Heritage; Going Up to Jerusalem; Experiences in Jerusalem; Herzl's Vision Becomes Reality; Home Again After 2000 Years; A Visit to Tel Aviv; Treasures Hid in a Cave; Beersheba and the Negev; Glimpses of Israel's Future; Epilogue. The story of a journey to Israel c1950. Interior - small soft crease at bottom corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SASKATOON:  A CENTURY IN PICTURES., Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S.
13 Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S. SASKATOON: A CENTURY IN PICTURES.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1982 0888330901 / 9780888330901 Very Good Very Good- 
177 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Saskatoon began as a vision of the Temperance Colonization Society. Its members formulated a scheme for a colony in the West where a way of life free from the evils of alcohol might be fostered. Early in the spring of 1882, an advance party travelled by rail and wagon to examine their grant of land and to choose the administrative site for the settlement. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the temperance ideals had become secondary to boosterism. By 1905 discussions were underway to amalgamate the original Nutana settlement with 'Saskatoon' and Riversdale on the west side of the river. Their combined population of 4,500 allowed Saskatoon a charter under city status in 1906. By 1908 the city was served by three railway companies and the 'Hub City' station was one of the busiest in the West. (This book) brings the story of the city to life through nearly 300 photographs. It registers changes through two world wars, during the periods of prosperity and recession, into the optimism of the fifties and sixties and the more speculative expansion of the seventies." Christmas gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, book is lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at top edge of rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, light rubbing including faint scratches, 2" edge tear with old tape on inside, two tiny edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY., Galbraith, John S.
14 Galbraith, John S. THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1976 0770513891 / 9780770513894 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the eye of Andrew Colvile of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simpson was first sent to North America in 1820, that last year of uneasy rivalry before the North West and Hudson's Bay companies united. (He) rose rapidly in the Company's service; in an era of primitive communication he was given a great deal of latitude by his employers, and he quickly demonstrated that they could rely on his judgement. Ruthless and domineering in both public and private life, he made many enemies, but his undoubted business talents won wide admiration in Canada and in England. In his later years Simpson was increasingly involved in the business life of Canada, and by the time of his death in 1860, he was one of the leading financial figures in the colony." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
15 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
16 Haber, Karen. Cover art by Romas Kukalis. WAR MINSTRELS TRILOGY. 1. WOMAN WITHOUT A SHADOW. 2. THE WAR MINSTRELS. 3. SISTER BLOOD. 3 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1995, 1995, 1996), Ist printings. 
300 pp, 304 pp, 298 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Mindstones were the only reason anyone lived on - or more accurately, in - the planet Styx. An uninhabitable ice world, Styx only survived as an underground mining colony because of the discovery of the beautiful jewel called Cyrilite, a crystalline stone with unique, mind-altering properties. But to Kayla John Reed, Styx was the only home she'd ever known until her parents were killed in a tragic mining accident. Claiming her father's Guild seat, the extraordinarily gifted young empath was forced to flee the planet when she tangled with the Kellers, the wealthiest and most important psi family in the colony..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, tiny tear at top edge of a few pages in vol. 1, flat spines with very faint crease on vol. 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARKAWAY'S SIXTH COLUMN.  A NOVEL OF THE SOMALILAND CAMPAIGNS., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket illustration by David Pether.
17 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket illustration by David Pether. HARKAWAY'S SIXTH COLUMN. A NOVEL OF THE SOMALILAND CAMPAIGNS.
Hutchinson, London, 1983, first edition. 
285 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091509602 Map. "After Italy's entry into the Second World War in the summer of 1940, it is all too easy for her forces to invade and occupy the East African colony of British Somaliland. W hile this invasion is in progress, a small party of British soldiers are on their way by lorry to destroy a supply dump in a cave by an old fort called Shimber Addi in the Bur Yi range of hills. Strafed by Italian planes, the young Lieuten a n t W a t s o n in command is killed - leaving behind a group of four non-commissioned soldiers and one civilian driver. Cut off behind the lines, radio dead, the men decide to utilize the arms dump and fight a rearguard guerilla action. Led by t he m y st er io us a nd courageous Harkaway, they achieve a reconciliation between two warring native tribes, to create an extraordinary unit that will come to be known as the Sixth Column. Their mobility, planning and ferocity will play havoc wi th the e nem y.. .." V ery slight cigarette odor, small bump at top corner of rear board, very small remainder mark (dot) on top of textblock - migrates slightly into top of pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, m inor ed ge b row ning . V ery Good /Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL'S GRIN:  WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR., Harting, Toni.
18 Harting, Toni. THE DEVIL'S GRIN: WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR.
Toronto Self-published 2013 First Edition Very Good Signed by Author
186 pp, 9" H. Signed on title page: "Toni Harting / 31 May (?) 13". B&w photographs, map. "(A)ims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of civilian concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies colony in Southeast Asia. The book also portrays the story of a young Dutch teenage boy developing into an eighteen-year-old man under brutal circumstances as a civilian prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies. The story is formatted not as a conventional detailed memoir but as an information-presenting, journalistic report inspired by, and to a large extent based on, my own experiences, observations, and thoughts as a civilian prisoner of war." Interior - light soft crease to fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two very small faint soiling marks on top of text block, one small light stain on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE BOMBAY MARINES.  2. THE WAR CHEST.  3. CHINA FLYER., Hill, Porter.  Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright.
19 Hill, Porter. Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright. THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE BOMBAY MARINES. 2. THE WAR CHEST. 3. CHINA FLYER.
Souvenir Press, London, 1985, 1986, 1987, first editions. 
220 pp, 220 pp, 203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), 3 volumes - hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0285626515, 0285627139 & 0285627805. B&w maps. From the dust jacket of 'The Bombay Marines': "Newly returned from a successful assignment to rid the Arabian Se a of pirates, Captain Adam Horne of the frigate 'Eclipse' is summoned to the presence of his commading officer, Commodore Watson, head of the East India Company's private fighting unit, the much derided Bombay Marines. It is 1761, and Pond i c h e r r y , last stronghold of the French in the Indian subcontinent, has just fallen to the British. Now Captain Horne is given a strange and secret mission: to capture the defeated French commander Thomas Lally, from his prison at Fort St. G eo rg e in M ad ra s - or the unit will be disbanded for failure. Due to the deployment of most of the Marines on the east coast of India, Horne's force is seriously undermanned. He is left with only one choice: to take his pick of the motley co lle cti on of th iev es, r ap ists and murderers held in the prisons of Bombay Castle and subject them to intensive training for the most closely guarded campaign of the Seven Years' War. Drawing on a wealth of historical characters and events, and on l itt le-s tudi ed d ocum ent s o f the East India Company's early history, the action moves from sea to land, from the colourful waterfront of Bombay to the sadistic penal colony of Bull Island and the final, cataclysmic denouement within th e wa lls o f Fo rt St . Geo rge. In C apta in A dam Horne Porter Hill has created a character as vivid as Hornblower and Ramage, a man who has rejected the prestige of service in the Royal Navy or the East India Company's Maritime Service for the d ashin g, dar e-dev il lif e of h istor y's fi rst c omman do-style unit, operating amid the exotic dangers of Britain's most coveted oriental territories...." Very slight cigarette odor, minor browning to pages and edges of textblocks of one volume , ligh t brown ing to pages and top of te xtblock s of t wo vol umes, very small bump to top corners of boards of one volume. Dust jackets have minor edge wrinkling - "Bombay Marines" has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and tiny dint on front hing e, mino r browni ng at t op edge s, Very Good/V ery Good + 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
DUNCTON FOUND.  PART THREE OF THE DUNCTON CHRONICLES., Horwood, William.
20 Horwood, William. DUNCTON FOUND. PART THREE OF THE DUNCTON CHRONICLES.
London Century 1989 0712629793 / 9780712629799 First British Edition Very Good Very Good 
781 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map. "Under the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern, the grikes have taken over moledom and soon, under Lucerne, her son by Tryfan, their ascendancy is to be consol-idated and the last followers of the Stone rooted out and killed. Duncton Wood has been sealed off and made a colony for aging and diseased mole outcasts whose sterile feuding and self-hatred the grikes believe will destroy forever the legendary system's spiritual power. Yet it is here, in the shadow of hopelessness and death, that the Stone Mole has been born. His name is Beechen, and the aging Tryfan is entrusted with preparing him for his great task of showing all moles how the Stone's Silence may finally be known. As young Beechen sets forth from Duncton Wood, he finds that all the dark forces of the evil Word have been unleashed against him - and that he will need the courage and faith of other moles, young and old - the much-loved Mayweed, intelligent Sleekit, strong Alder, nervous Bailey and grubby Holm - if hope is to survive." Slight cracking at free front endpaper and half-title page - pages holding firmly, very small minor bump at top/bottom of front hinge, a few very tiny foxing marks on top of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, some tiny light foxing marks at top/bottom edge of rear flap, jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
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