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HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES.  FIRST 4 VOLUMES.  1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.  2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.  3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING.  4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH.  (HITCH HIKER'S), Adams, Douglas.
1 Adams, Douglas. HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES. FIRST 4 VOLUMES. 1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. 2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. 3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING. 4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH. (HITCH HIKER'S)
London Pan Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
First 4 books in the series - 7" H. 1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 180 pp, 1979 80th printing, ISBN 0330258648 - "On Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place." 2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - 187 pp, 1980 26th printing, ISBN 0330262130 - " 'Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, I am your host for tonight, Max Quordlepleen, and I have just come straight from the other end of time where I have been hosting a show at the Big Bang Burger Bar and I will be your host for this historic occasion - the End of History itself'. " 3. Life, the Universe and Everything - 1982 22nd printing, ISBN 0330267388 - "For two books, humankind has been unaware of a not inconsequential snippet of information. The most careful consultation of (those volumes) have left millions unaware of why Earth has always been shunned by the rest of the Galaxy. Now all - and more - can be revealed - ." 4. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish - 1985 3rd printing, ISBN 0330287001 - " '(O)ne Thursday, nearly 2,000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own somewhere in Rickmansworth suddenly realised what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no-one would have to get nailed to anything. Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace by-pass, and so the idea was lost forever. This is not her story - . (Well at) least partly - . Arthur Dent finds her in the last place in the universe he would expect to find anything but which 3,976,000,000 people will find oddly familiar - ." Interiors -volumes 2, 3 and 4 have light browning to pages, page 8 in volume 4 has some previous owner's black ink editing to text, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with light browning to edges of text block, two volumes with slight spine lean, light edge wear, one or two small corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
2 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
3 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES., Belloc, Hilaire.
4 Belloc, Hilaire. CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good Posy Simmonds. 
160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen; The Modern Traveller. Light wear at top of spine, very light wear at corners, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has minor rubbing/soiling on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
5 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
6 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
7 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
8 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Burgess, Gelett. NEW GOOPS AND HOW TO KNOW THEM. HINTS AND EXAMPLES FOR CHILDREN WHO WOULD BE LITTLE LADIES OR LITTLE GENTLEMEN.
Random House, New York, (1951). 
70 pp, 4to, HC with decorated boards - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings by author. "This manual of manners stresses the do's and don'ts of everyday behavior. The time-honored virtues of cleanliness, friendliness, kindlin ess and politeness will be quickly and easily learned by any youngster who is given a chance to pore over the pages of this amusing book." Interior - one column of 'score card' on last page of book is filled in, small tear to upper marg i n o f p a g e 6 7 (archivally taped), soft crease to first two pages - otherwise book is clean and tight. Exterior - moderate edgewear/rubbing, spine color is faded, but lettering is still legible, slight fading to rear cover, corners very sli gh tl y b um p ed . S ca n a vailable on request. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MILTON: WELCOME TO OUR TOWN., Cook, William E.
10 Cook, William E. MILTON: WELCOME TO OUR TOWN.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1977 0919822177 / 9780919822177 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Unpaginated (approx. 80 pp), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Milton - From a Grist Mill to a Village - The Beginning; A Community Develops; The Development of Milton While Under the United Counties of Halton-Wentworth; Division of the Halton-Wentworth County; County Court Building Location Triggers Development; From Business Houses to Small Scale Industries; Poor Roads But Good Hotels; Milton - The Capital of Halton County; Milton Receives Town Status; Town Status Sparks Economic Development; Agriculture Growth; The Changing Social, Cultural & Educational Character of Milton; Railways - The First of Several Developments; Railways Attract Large Industries; Manufacturing Firms Locate in Milton; Milton's Business Houses Flourish; Travel and Communication; Milton's Changing Environment; Milton - "Better Things To Come"; The Milton Photo Album (Ladies & Gentlemen / Main Street / Downtown / Schools / Churches / Industry / Agriculture / Railways / World War I / Milton Band Concerts / Everyone Loves a Parade / Fire Brigade / Sports); Footnotes; Bibliography; Resource Approaches; Pictures; Historic Landmarks of Milton. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PICKWICK PAPERS.  (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.), Dickens, Charles.  (Boz.)
11 Dickens, Charles. (Boz.) THE PICKWICK PAPERS. (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
816 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' first novel, following "Sketches by Boz". A group of sporting gentlemen range around England by coach, meeting unique characters and getting into unusual situations. The book introduces the popular figure Sam Weller, the fixer/servant to Mr. Pickwick, a wealthy, retiree and president of the Club. Minor colour loss on front pastedown, minor wear at corners of covers, very minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has moderate edge/corner wear, loss of paper at top/bottom rear edges, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Galloway, Strome, Colonel. A REGIMENT AT WAR: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1939-1945.
Privately Printed 1979 Soft Cover Very Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8" H). (First published in 1946 under the title, "55 AXIS"). B&w photographs. Contents: "Gentlemen, The Regiment!"; Mobilization to the Fall of France; The Defence of Britain; The Conquest of Sicily; The Fighting Pursuit From Reggio; The Moro River and Ortona Road; The Adriatic Barricade; The Liri Valley Campaign; The Battles of the Gothic Line; The Po Valley Denial; Victory in the Netherlands; The Return of the Warriors; The Kiska Connection; Appendices - The Commanding Officers, 1939-1945; Itinerary of The Royal Canadian Regiment; Roll of Honour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dent, faint sticker mark and very soft small corner creases on rear cover, very light rubbing, soft crease across bottom of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET., Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O.  Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey.  Remarks by  Mr. F.W. Terry.  (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.)
13 Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O. Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey. Remarks by Mr. F.W. Terry. (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.) SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET.
Toronto Bryant Printing and Publishing 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
572 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. Errata slip tipped in at rear. 56 b&w plates, including frontispiece, showing individual players and teams. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Remarks; Early Canadian Cricket: 1834-1860; Parr's English Eleven in Canada; Canadian Cricket: 1860 to 1870; Canadian Cricket: 1870 to 1880; Reminiscences of Canadian Cricket, by Colonel Wallace; Cricket in Ottawa, by V.H. Steele; Canadian Cricket: 1880 to 1890; Canadian Cricket: 1890 to 1894; Reminiscences, by T.C. Patteson; International Matches from 1844 to 1894: United States v. Canada; Upper Canada College v. The Province of Ontario; Fitzgerald's Eleven in Canada, 1872; Halifax Tournament, 1874; The Australians in Canada, 1878; Hamilton in the United States, 1879; Daft's English Eleven in Canada, 1879; Gentlemen of Ireland in Canada, 1879; Early Cricket at Upper Canada College, by the Rev. T.D. Phillipps; Intercollegiate Matches: Trinity College School v. Upper Canada College; Canadian Cricket, with some sound advice to Canadian Cricketers, by Frederick Gale; Canadians in England, 1880; Tours of American Clubs in Canada, 1880; Chicago Club in Canada, 1881 and 1882; Winnipeg's Tour of 1882; Pittsburg in Canada; English Gentlemen in Canada in 1885; Tour of the West Indian Cricketers in Canada, 1886; Mr. E. J. Sanders' English Eleven in Canada, 1886; Tour of the Belmont Club, 1887; Canadian Gentlemen in England, 1887; Seabright, N.J., in Canada, 1888; Tour of the St. Paul's School Club in Canada, 1889; Tour of Manitoba and the Northwest, 1890; Rosedale (Toronto) in the United States, 1891; Tour of the Germantown Club in Canada, 1891; University Matches; Lord Hawke's English Eleven in Canada, 1891; Tour of the Phoenix Club of Chicago in Canada, 1892; Brooklyn Cricket Club in Canada, 1892; Halifax Tournament of 1892; Australia in Canada, 1892; Philadelphia's Tour in Canada, 1892; Interprovincials, East and West, I Zingari, etc. Ex-library copy with minimal library markings (number and label residue at bottom of spine, old label covered with newer white card on front pastedown, number and small date stamp on copyright page, label removal residue on free rear endpaper); one illustration page has damaged edges - small pieces missing and creases; book is cracked at several places but pages are holding; some light creasing on title page; light foxing at top of endpapers; book is slightly cocked; light to moderate edge wear; tiny ears at top/bottom of spine; slight corner bumps; edges of text block are darkened; light soiling on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
14 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
15 Katz, Michael B. THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, CANADA WEST: FAMILY AND CLASS IN A MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY CITY.
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1975 0674661257 / 9780674661257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/2" H. Tables, graphs. "(R)econstructs the social structure, life cycle, and domestic relations within a mid-nineteenth century Canadian city. (Katz's) analysis draws on the records of the entire population found on the manuscript census, assessment rolls, city directories, newspapers, and other sources. (He) has explored the relationships between inequality, ethnicity, sex, mobility, transiency, household structure, and coming-of-age during a period of profound social change. At one level, the book describes in great detail the nature of family and society in a commercial city. Simul-taneously, it uses the patterns uncovered in Hamilton, which the author compares to those other historians have found elsewhere, to speculate about broad questions in social history and social theory. Finally, the book is an exploratory exercise in the application of quantitative techniques to social history; as such its interest lies in its method as well as its substance. The author contents that two themes - structural rigidity and individual transiencey - characterized life in the commercial city. Despite the massive flow of people into and out of the city, its basic structures remained virtually unaltered, thought the identity of its occupants changed dramatically. In part, the history of the family reflected these two themes; but the family had an independent existence as well. For, despite some structural parallells, the family served somewhat different purposes than its modern counterpart, especially the sheltering of young people during a period Katz calls 'semi-autonomy', a phase of the life cycle that virtually has disappeared." Bump and tiny tear at bottom of spine - light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has heavy creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
16 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY:  ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897., Leary, Frederick.  Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C.
17 Leary, Frederick. Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C. THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY: ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897.
Privately printed, Edinburgh, 1898, first edition, 
312 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth spine with gold lettering, dark blue boards with silver insignia) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 12 tissue-covered b&w plates (including frontispiece) - collated. "The compilation of the reco rds of the Cheshire Yeomanry, which completed its centenary in January 1897, was suggested some years ago, and they are now privately printed for the officers, non-commissioned officers, and yeomen, past and present, of the Regiment and ot h e r s u b s c r ibers...." Appendices: Roll of Officers of the Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry with Date of Commissions; Inspections and Reviews; Out in Aid of the Civil Power; Roll of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Ear l of C h es te r' s Re gi ment of Cheshire Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry. Commanded by Colonel Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart., &c, $c., &c., Tabley House, 19th September 1804; Muster Roll, October 1810; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er , 1 812 ; Mus ter Ro ll : M acc lesfield and Stockport Troops, 1814; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1817; Muster Roll, 1818; Adlington Lancers, February 18, 1820; Muster Roll, June 7, 1823; Muster Roll of Troops Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er, Augu st 183 9; D itto , A ugus t an d September 1842; Tatton and Congleton Troops: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1848; Muster Roll of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry, April 1897; A List of the Names of All the Gent' That Stand Charged t o Fi nd H orsem en and A rmies unde r th e Com mand of the Right Wor'p'll Lieuten't Coll: S'r Philip Egerton, K't: with the Names of the Souldiers (sic) and Number of Horse every gent' stands charged to find; Bucklowe Hundred in the County of Chest er, 1 660; Regime nta l Orde r; Oat h of A llegi ance; Regim ental Orders. Index. Previous owner's small stamp on front endpapers; light browning, minor foxing and minor soiling on endpapers - mainly on free endpapers; one plate with light tiny fo xing m arks in top marg in; lig ht brow ning to fore- edge a nd bot tom of textblock; slight bump to top corner of boards and bottom edge of front board; very light rubbing; light edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; two small scuffs on top of te xtblock ; boo k slight ly cocke d. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND.  ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG., Melliss, C.J., Captain.
18 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 CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
19 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GENTLEMEN IN BLUE.  THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995., Onderwater, Hans.
20 Onderwater, Hans. GENTLEMEN IN BLUE. THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995.
Leo Cooper, London, 1997, first edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525756 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Formed on 14 October, 1925, (this Squadron) was made up of men who worked in the City, who had an interest in aviation and who were f urther moved by a drive to serve their country. Under their first and probably best known commanding officer, the Rt Hon. Freddie Guest, MP, these Auxiliaries, who trained only at weekends, achieved a standard of efficiency which was the e n v y o f o t her 'regular' RAF Squdrons. Formed as a bomber squadron, No.600 became a night-fighter squadron in 1940, equipped with obsolete Blenheims, of which an entire flight was lost over Holland on the night of 10 May, 1940. Later in the S ec on d W or ld Wa r the Squadron served in North Africa, Malta and Italy, becoming the highest-scoring Allied night-fighter squadron of the war, by then flying in Beaufighters and Mosquitos and referred to by the enemy as 'The Fright of the Nig ht' . Dis ba nd ed in 1 945 , it was reformed a year later under Squadron Leader Hayes to become a day-fighter Squadron once again, flying in Spitfires and Gloster Meteors until it was finally disbanded in 1957...." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrin kl ing at top of re ar fla p and minor rubbing. F/NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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