Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 111 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT).  UPDATED REPRINT.
1 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT). UPDATED REPRINT.
Regimental Committee, 1986, updated reprint. 
91 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Badges, Distinctions and Battle Honours; Victoria Cross Roll; List of Colonels; Notable Sporting Achievements; Table of Chief Events; The Origins of the Regiment; Battle Honours of the Regiment; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The American War of Independence, 1775-1782; The Napoleonic Wars - Service at Sea, 1797; Egypt, 1801; The Cape of Good Hope, 1806; The Peninsular War, 1808 - 1814; Service in the East, 1805-1825; The American War, 1812-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 - The First Burma War, 1825-1826; The First Afghan War, 1838-1842; The Second Sikh War, 1848-1849; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; The Andaman Islands, 1867; The Zulu War, 1879; The Second Burma War, 1885-1887; The South African War, 1899-1902; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; Operations after the Second World War; The Reserve Battalion; Amalgamation 1969. Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, one small corner crease, small watermark and small soiling mark on front cover, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
2 THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
New York Copper & Brass Research Association Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
Unpaginated (20 pp including covers), 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Reprinted from 'Oil Power" by courtesy of the Industrial Lubricating Department of the Standard Oil Company of New York." Contents: Stone-hammer Days of Copper: A Tale of the First Useful Metal Known to Man (The American Indian / Egyptian Period / The Coppersmith); How Copper Ore is Mined, And What Happens to It After That (The Rolling Mill Sheets / Wire / Tubes); Just a Few of Copper's Uses; Advertisement (What constitutes a Rust-Proof Home?). Interior - soft vrease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on covers, small crease at top corner of rear cover, very light wear on spine, 1/4" wide strip of light fading at fore-edge of front cover. Postage fro this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937., Atkinson, C.T.
3 Atkinson, C.T. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p., 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). 
601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 365.00 USD
 
 
4 Bangs, John Kendrick. Illustrated by H.W. McVickar. MR BONAPARTE OF CORSICA.
Poniard, Mississauga, Ontario, 1996, reprint. 
265 pp, 7" H, soft cover. ISBN 0968087515 Profusely illustrated with b&w humorous drawings by H.W. McVickar. A comic biography of Napoleon from infancy in Corsica to his new emperorship in Hades. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover, slight soiling to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
5 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
6 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Barthorp, Michael. WAR ON THE NILE: BRITAIN, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, 1882-1898.
Blandford, Poole, 1984. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0713718587 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Britain's continual military involvement in Egypt and the Sudan to protect British 'interest' and the Suez Canal is a compelling story o f gruelling desert campaigns led by such famous Victorian generals as Wolseley, Gordon and Kitchener against the charismatic Mahdi and the Khalifa." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease a t t o p o f rear cover, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR., Bonaparte, Napoleon.  Edited by Somerset de Chair.
8 Bonaparte, Napoleon. Edited by Somerset de Chair. NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR.
Brockhampton, London, 1998, reprint. 
288 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860198767 B&w and colour illustrations. "During the six years of exile on St Helena, between Waterloo and his death, Napoleon dictated momoirs, notes, letters and battle commentaries to the generals who shared his captivity. He then corrected the material himself. Napoleon used his time in captivity to explain the motives, beliefs and doubts that drove him; to analyse strategies which turned France's Revolution into the French Em pire and examine the tactics that made the Grand Army masters of Europe. He recorded his birth at Ajaccio in 1769, and his genteel but impoverished Corsican childhood. He notes his entry at the age of 10 to the military school in Briennes, a n d h i s own early enthusiasm for the Revolution, which lessened in the face of the Terror...In this book, (the editor) has incorporated much new material from three further volumes of notes and miscellanies dictated by Napoleon at St Helena, i n ad di t io n to the four volumes of Memoirs published in 1823. As before, he has let Napoleon speak in the first person throughout, rather than in the more formal third person of the original text. The result is a fascinating account of Napoleo n' s l ife i n h is ow n words, from his childhood in Corsica to his defeat in Waterloo in 1815. Private concerns, such as feuds with his brothers and divorce from Josephine, are mixed with such matters of state as the rebellion of Toussaint-Louv ert ure and the ret rea t fr om Moscow. Over 90 carefully selected illustrations make this a superbly illustrated, detailed autobiography of one of history's great characters." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT.  THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY., Booth, Charlotte.
9 Booth, Charlotte. THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT. THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY.
New Burlington, London, 2008, first edition. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781845662448 Monotone drawings, maps, plans. "Imagine what it would be like to travel back in time and explore the ancient world; to see the ancient wonders when they were new; to see and speak to the people who built and used them. Written in the style of a contemporary travel guide, (this book) focuses on the historic city of Thebes and the Nile Valley in the year 1200 BCE. It offers advice on everything from where to stay a nd what to see, to sampling the local cuisine and shopping for souvenirs. This carefully researched book paints a vivid picture of life in ancient Egypt, and is packed with all the maps, illustrations, and fascinating insights that a tourist or tra veler would expect to find in any modern guidebook." Dust jacket has tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold and very minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOMMY ATKINS' LETTERS: THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY POSTAL SERVICE FROM 1795., Boyden, Peter B.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
10 Boyden, Peter B. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. TOMMY ATKINS' LETTERS: THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY POSTAL SERVICE FROM 1795.
National Army Museum, London, 1990, first edition. 
48 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0901721182 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Foreword; Beginning to 1840; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; India, 1838-1914; Africa, 1878-1898; The Boer War, 1899-1902; The First W orld War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; From 1945 to 1990; Sources and Bibliography. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT., Brooks, Richard.
11 Brooks, Richard. THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), Ist U.S. edition. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A unique corps, recruited as soldiers but trained to serve at sea, the Royal Marines are the recognized experts in amphibious warfare, possessors of an invaluable combination of military and naval skills...This absorbing book, the only one-volume history of 350 years of the Marines, is published in the bicentennial year of the service receiving the distinction 'Royal'. It tells their story from its origins in the era of King Charles II, drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records held in the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SPECIAL LITTLE DONKEY., Brooks-Hill, Helen.
12 Brooks-Hill, Helen. THE SPECIAL LITTLE DONKEY.
Canada Privately Printed 1969 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- June Bramall. 
Unpaginated (approx. 24 pages), 9 3/4" H. Black & white and blue & black illustrations. The little donkey who was present at the nativity, bore Mary & Jesus on their flight to Egypt and Jesus on his entry in Jerusalem, tells his story. Interior - small 1969 Christmas greeting in ink on first page. Exterior - some minor soft wrinkling on covers, some very light brown speckles on front cover illustration/title area, a few small areas of light browning marks on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGUSTUS., Buchan, John.
13 Buchan, John. AUGUSTUS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The Disputed Inheritance); Caesar Octavianus (The Triumvirate: Philippi / East and West / The Breach with Antony: Actium); First Citizen (Foundations / Respublica Conservata / Creative Evolution); Pater Patriae (The Complete Principate / Caesar's Household / Anima Romae / The Augustan Peace / The Shadow in the North / The Close); Index. Samll light red pencil line on front free endpaper, several areas of browning at top of fore-edge of text block, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text block rear fold-out map has several extra fold creases, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Burgoyne, John M., Lieut.-Col. Sir. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EGYPT FROM 1798 TO 1802.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard, Mississauga 1996 0968087507 / 9780968087503 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
181 pp, 7" H. B&w maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
15 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.  VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.  (ONE & TWO), Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir.
16 Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir. A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2. (ONE & TWO)
Chruchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1974, first edition. 
519 pp + fold-out maps at rear, 448 pp + maps at rear (1 fold-out), large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Volume One - ISBN 0443010668, Volume Two - ISBN 0443011222 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), tables. Errata slips tipped in at page 5 (Volume 1) and pages 209 & 220 (Volume 2). "An account of the Army Medical Department, from the time of the institution of the Standing Army in 1660 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898. " Contents: Volume 1 - The New Model Army; The Standing Army; The War of Spanish Succession; The War of Austrian Succession; The Seven Years' War; The American War of Independence; The Army Medical Board; French Revolutionary Wars I (1793 - 1 7 9 8 ) ; F r ench Revolutionary Wars II (1812-1814); Peninsular War I (1808-1811); Peninsular War II (1812-1814); Waterloo; Both East and West; Director General Sir James McGrigor; Asia and Africa (1824-1853); Appendices. Volume 2 - Crimean W ar I ( 18 54 -1 85 6 ); C rimean War II (1854-1855); Crimean War III (1855-1856); The Era of Reform; Asia and Africa (1857-1868); Reorganisation; Asia and Africa (1873-1896); Egypt and Sudan (1882-1898); Adminstration in India; Royal Army Medical Co rps ; A rmy He alt h; Mi lit ary Medical Writers; Notable Medical Officers; Appendices. Volume One - a few faint finger and minor soiling marks on boards, previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light rub bing , mi nor edge wri nkli ng. V olum e Tw o - previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown, small light ink smudge in text of pages 240 & 241 - doesn't affect legibility. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and light edge wrinkling - mainl y at top of sp ine a rea. VG+ /VG+ & VG +/VG 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
17 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Chambers, W. CHAMBERS'S HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS, EMBRACING HISTORY, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, &C. (CHAMBER'S).
William and Robert Chambers, London, 1866. 
In two sections: Historical - 204 pp; Miscellaneous - 209 pp., small 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. Small b&w illus within text. "The present work is designed to fulfil an important purpose in EDUCATION - that of bringing clearly into view the leading facts which are supposed to be gained through a long course of instruction. Without proposing to supersede the elementary books usually employed, it offers a certain test of what is presumed to have been previously learned. With such a work in their hands, Schoolmasters, Tutors, Governesses, or Parents, may at once satisfy themselves as to the degree of knowledge on a variety of subjects attained by the young persons under their charge, and for whose intellectual culture they feel a special interest. At the same time - in this age of Competitive Examination - the work offers to candidates for Official Appointments the means of readily and perspicuously calling to remembrance answers to such questions in History, Science, Art, Literature, and General Knowledge, as are likely to be asked of them; thereby, perhaps, saving the reperusal of a multiplicity of books which they would otherwise have to consult and patiently study. As regards the Answers to the Questions, every effort has been made to render them brief and of easy acquisition, in regular consecutive order according to subjects; while the facts they present, based on the most recent authorities, are just those which, from their interest and importance, are expected to be less or more borne on the mind of every 'well-informed person' of either sex." Interior - browning to pages/endpapers, some light 'thumbing' to margins, light brown stain at bottom corner of preliminaries - overall sound with no writing/names, etc. Exterior - light/moderate edge wear/rubbing, light corner wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust staining to text block edges, light scuffing to spine. Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
19 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
20 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
  1  2 3 4 5 6  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie