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FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
1 FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
Rome Fascist Confederation of Industrialists 1939 Three-Quarter Leather Fair 
212 pp, 7 1/8" H. Light blue leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, marbled boards. Blue slip tipped in on blank preliminary "Compliments of / ITALIAN LIBRARY / OF INFORMATION / New York City 595 Madison Avenue". Contents: Foreword; Basic Facts; The Structure of the Totalitarian State; Guild Economy - Purpose; Guidl Economy - Machinery; Financial and Monetary Policies; Credit Policies; Credit Policies; Agricultural policies and achievements; Industrial policies and achievements; Commercial policies and achievements; Price Policies; Economic Self-sufficiency; Labor Legislation and Social Insurances; Social Services and Popular Culture; Empire Development; Appendix. Ex-library book with some stamps. labels and a card pocket on endpapers; moderate browning in margins of pages and some preliminary and rear pages, piece missing at top corner of page leaf 97/98 - does not effect text, two small tears on fore-edge of a preliminary page - archivally taped, a few tiny tears and creases at fore-edge of pages 1 to 8, a slight separation between some page gatherings but still firm in binding, light edge wear to leather, large sticker removal mark at bottom of spine/boards, small light areas of surface loss to leather at top of front board at hinge, some light dis-colouration to leather, light rubbing to marbled paper on boards, small ink scribble/doodle on bottom of text block, moderate browning to edges of text block, library stamp on top of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1943-1944. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0517665794 Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-84; Yokosuka D4Y; Mitsubishi J2M; Mitsubishi Ki-67; Nakajima B6N; Grumman F6F; Douglas A-26; Vought F4U-1D; Curtiss SB2C; North American B-25; Bell P-63; Lavochkin La-5; Northrop P-61; Ilyushin Il-2M3; Focke Wulf Fw.190 D-9; Junkers Ju.88 G-7a; Messerschmitt Me.163; S u p e r m a r i n e Spitfire Mk.XIV ; Avro Lancaster Mk.II; Hawker Tempest; Fairey Barracuda; Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X. Interior - small bump at top corner of pages up to page 22, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - v er y mi no r ed ge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
3 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHANSONS DE L'AGE D'OR., Baudoin, Simonne, illustrations.
4 Baudoin, Simonne, illustrations. CHANSONS DE L'AGE D'OR.
Casterman, Paris, 1957. 
32 pp, 11 15/16" H, hard cover with paper-covered spine and glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. FRENCH TEXT. Lyrics and music notation. Table des Matieres: Sur le pont d'Avignon; Nous n'irons plus au bois; Frere Jacques; I l court, il court, le furet; Gentil coquelicot; J'ai du bon tabac; Au clair de la lune; Il pleut, il pleut bergere; Le chevalier du guet; A la volette; Joli tambour; Monsieur de La Palisse; En passant par la Lorraine; Cadet Rousselle; Un, de u x , t r o i s, nous irons au bois; Ah! mon beau chateau; Il etait une bergere; La bonne aventure; Fais dodo, Colas. One very small corner bump, small bump at top & bottom of spine, light rubbing, three tiny scuffs & light soiling on rear board. V er y G oo d 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI.  PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE.  (CONSTANTINOPLE.), Borgese, G.A.  (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.)
5 Borgese, G.A. (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.) AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI. PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE. (CONSTANTINOPLE.)
Milano Fratelli Treves 1929 Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather Good 
XXVIII, 141 pp + Indice Delle Illustrazioni + Indice, 7 3/4" H. Green leather spine and corners (faded to brown on spine and edges), spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled paper sides, speckled decoration to text block edges - over original paper wraps. Green patterned endpapers, green ribbon bookmark.16 b&w plates (collated). Number 646 in an edition of 1500 copies. *Italian text.* Indice (Contents): L'Oriente! l'Orient!; Atlante; Profilo di Stambul; Tramonto del colore; Kemal; Palazzi sultaniali; I frati di Silivri; Aya Sofia; Congedo dal Bosforo; Westwards, ho! Indice Delle Illustrazioni (List of Illustrations): Costantinopoli veduta da Scutari; Cimitero di Scutari; L'Ippodromo; Il Mihrab della Suleimanie; Il terzo cortile del Serraglio; Davanti alla moschea di Eyub; Il cimitero di Eyub sul Corno d'oro; Antico caffe; Davanti a Santa Sofia; Interno di Santa Sofia; La cisterna delle mille e una colonne; Yere-Batan-Serai; Il cortile della Ahmedie; Mura e torri; L'antico porto; La Punta del Serraglio. Faint blind stamp mark on title page, very light browning in margins of pages, light browning to endpapers - moderate on verso of free endpapers, light edge wear - mainly tiny and small areas of surface loss on leather, some browning to edges of marbled paper on boards, leather has been treated with museum quality leather dressing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE VIETNAM WAR:  DAY BY DAY., Bowman, John S., general editor.  Introduction by Fox Butterfield.
6 Bowman, John S., general editor. Introduction by Fox Butterfield. THE VIETNAM WAR: DAY BY DAY.
Mallard, New York, 1989. 
224 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0792450876 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, maps. "....a detailed chronological account of this 'Thirty Years War' of the twentieth century. It traces the history of t he war from its earliest nineteenth-century origins to its gloomy aftermath in the 1980s. In so doing, it not only illuminates the interplay of policies, personalities, motives and strategies that shaped the war, but also the web of diplo m a t i c , p o l itical, social and ethical conflicts to which it gave rise and which, in the end, had such an important bearing on its outcome. It reveals, too, the many apparent paradoxes that political and military historians will ponder for y ea rs t o co me : h ow , for example, high-technology warfare foundered in conditions of primitive guerrilla, or how the United States lost the war psychologically at the very moment of the U.S. forces' greatest military success. Carefully resear che d, min ut ely de ta ile d, il lustrated with hundreds of historical photographs, many in color, and with maps by the celebrated miltitary cartographer Richard Natkiel, (this) is both a fascinating recapitulation of the war, exactly as the world exp eri ence d i t, a nd a n i mpor tan t w ork of reference for laymen and scholars alike." Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAND ON GUARD:  THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY., Brewin, Andrew.
7 Brewin, Andrew. STAND ON GUARD: THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
8 Brimson, Samuel. THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Dreamweaver, Sydney, 1985. 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094982500X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "This is the story of commercial aviation - of the individual airlines which grew out of humble beginnings into the corpora te giants they are today. It is also the story of people. People such as Paterson, Six, Boeing, Fysh, Trippe, Hanshue, Plesman, Rickenbacker, Hughes, Frye and many other who pioneered commercial aviation and went on to found some of the gr e a t e s t a irlines in the world. The names of Boeing, Douglas, Lockhhed, Fokker, etc., are synonymous with flying today; but what of other pioneers, of companies which have ceased to exist or have gone out of aircraft building? Here the storie s of d eH av il l an d, Handley Page, Convair, Vickers, Stinson, Junkers, Airspeed, Avro, Bristol, Hawker Siddeley, as well as many smaller companies, are told in the context of the airlines that flew their products. With airline operations so con fu sed an d d epr ess ed to day, this book looks back on their illustrious histories - at the efforts of people who made them grow, at the attempts to halt that growth, at the transition from air travel in splendid comfort only for the wealthy to tod ay's 747 s, D C10s and L1 011s which pack in the low-fare-paying passengers like sardines. All in all, (this) is a fascinating chronicle of the world of commercial aviation from its very beginnings until the present." This is a heavy volum e an d may requ ire e xtra posta ge, depen ding on destination. Light cigarette odor, small bump to top/bottom of spine and to top corners of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very light r ubbin g, thr ee ver y smal l tea rs ach ival ly tap ed, slight fading to spine color. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Bromhead, P.A. THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS 1911-1957.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1958, first edition. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The House of Lords and Constitutional Development; The Composition of the House of Lords; Active and Inactive Peers; Special Class es of Peers; Procedure and Organization of Business; The Representation of the Government in the House of Lords; Party Organization and Discipline in the House of Lords; Legislative Procedure in the Lords; The Parliament Act of 1911 and Its Ef f e c t s ; Conservative and National Government Bills, 1922-39; Labour Government Bills in 1924 and 1929-31; Labour Government Bills of 1945-51; Conservative Government Bills of 1951-6; Bills First Introduced in the Lords; The Lords and Private Me mb er s' B il ls ; The Death Penalty Question; The House of Lords and General Debates; The Question of Reform of Powers; Proposals for Minor Modifications of Composition; Proposals for Wholesale Reconstruction of the House; Conclusion; Appendix: Th e E lec tio n o f t he Scottish Representative Peers; Bibliographical Note; Index. Progressively heavy creases at fore-edge of approx pages 221 to end of book, tiny edge tear at fore-edge of pages 257-260 (archivally taped), darkening to top of tex t bl ock, sma ll i nk d ot on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, minor browning to pages, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT.  (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Carew, Tim.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
10 Carew, Tim. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT. (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, music (Rule Britannia). "In this short history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment Tim Carew describes the interesting story of one of the most famous regiments of the li ne. From 1685 to the sad day in 1959 when the Royal Norfolks were amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment to found the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk), theirs has been a record of uninterrupted service in nearly every cam p a i g n f ought by the British Army since its early days. Indeed in the Second World War they won five V.C.s, more than any other Regiment. It is a magnificent story and this book justly presents the deeds of this great regiment in a form which w il l ap pe a l not only to those who served in the Royal Norfolks, but to anyone interested in military history." Book slightly cocked, light cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Du st jac ke t h as be en price clipped, has moderate browning, light water stain at top inside edge, light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Carter, Elizabeth F. A HIKING GUIDE TO THE TRAILS OF FLORIDA. THIRD EDITION.
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 1997, 3rd edition. 
107 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 08973219600 B&w drawings, maps. "(A) comprehensive guide to natural Florida, a book that will help the novice and experienced hiker alike enjoy all the state has to offer. This book concentrates on trails tha t are at least three miles long, including public sections of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Florida is still over twelve percent wilderness, with over eight million acres of state and federal lands. Many endangered and ecologically s i g n i f i c a n t areas in the state are maintained, protected, and offer public access. (This book) contains information on where trails are located, how to go about hiking them, and what the hiker may expect to see along the way. Revised maps in di ca te t ra il a cc ess points, while the text describes the flora, fauna, and geology, as well as hiking difficulty and distances." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
12 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY., Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
13 Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell. THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY.
National Air and Space Museum / University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1989. 
208 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0295969164 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans. Published to accompany the exhibition. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; The Russian Period, 1889-1919; The Golden Age of F light, 1919-39; Vertical Flight, 1939-57; Igor Sikorsky, Engineer and Public Man; Appendices: Design Drawings; Technical Specifications; Historical and Technical Notes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor corner wear, slight bump at top of spine, three tiny corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LUCILLE TEASDALE:  DOCTOR OF COURAGE., Cowley, Deborah.  Inscribed by author.
14 Cowley, Deborah. Inscribed by author. LUCILLE TEASDALE: DOCTOR OF COURAGE.
XYZ Publishing, Montreal, 2005. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1894852168 B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FIRST PAGE. "Lucille Teasdale was determined to become a doctor and help children in need. She entered medical school in 1950 and was one of the f irst women in Quebec to receive a diploma as a surgeon. In 1961, she married an Italian doctor, Piero Conti, and went to northern Uganda with him. There, they established St. Mary's-Lacor Hospital. For over 35 years, they treated people w i t h c o n t agious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. They continually expanded the services of the hospital and trained Ugandans to staff it. Dr. Lucille performed thousands of operations under extremely difficult conditions. W he n ci v il w ar b roke out in Uganda in the early 1970s, she was forced to become a war surgeon. Even though repeated rebel attacks on the hospital put their lives in constant peril, the couple stayed on to help the people who depended on th em for m edi ca l c are . Bef ore the world knew about HIV, Dr. Lucille contracted the virus when sharp bone fragments penetrated her rubber gloves in the course of performing an operation on a wounded soldier. She took precautions but contined to wo rk f or anot her ten yea rs to save lives and raise funds for the hospital. She spoke out boldly on HIV/AIDS and became an inspiring example to people living with the disease. She died of AIDS in 1996 and is buried in Uganda, on the grounds of Lacor Ho spita l." Inte rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
15 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE., Cremonini, illustrator.
16 Cremonini, illustrator. RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE.
O.D.E.J., Paris, 1961, 1963 printing. 
30 pp, 11 3/4" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - no dust jacket. Color and monotone illustrations, music notation. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Contents: Meunier tu dors; La tour prends garde; Au clair de la lune; Savez-vous planter des choux; Sur le pont d'Avignon; J'ai du bon tabac; La mere Michel; Nous n'irons plus au bois; Il pleut bergere; Frere Jacques; Joli tambour; Cadet Rousselle; Le roi Dagobert; Fais dodo colin. Light browning to edges of pages and edges of textblock, very light rubbing t o glossy boards, bokk lightly cocked, tiny closed tear at bottom fore-edge of front board, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrated by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH 1933-1945.
Blandford, Poole, Dorset, (1980). 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color plates depicting 240 figures. "In the twelve years during which the German Third Reich existed, its clothing industry, together with ancillary organizations and a handful of artists an d designers were able to produce an astonishing array of uniforms. Practically every person in Germany who was a member of a military, para-military or civil organization of national importance, no matter what the status, wore a uniform...T h e 2 4 0 f igures shown in this book represent only a modest selection of uniforms from amongst this total. The figures are based on contemporary photographs and the drawings have been executed to a very high degree of accuracy, both in colour a nd d e ta il .. . " Minor edge wear to boards, very tiny faint foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Edwards, Lionel. SKETCHES IN STABLE AND KENNEL.
Putnam, London, 1949, 6th printing. 
59 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 12 color plates, 12 full-page b&w pencil sketches, plus additional pencil sketches throughout. "In offering these sketches to the public I am seeking to fill a somewhat inexplicable gap which seem s to have been left open by sporting artists past and present. Pictorial representations of sport usually in the past ran on well worn lines....to most people their animals are more than the acquaintances of the hunting field, and individ u a l s w i t h characters of their own, of interest at all times and seasons. To these true lovers I offer these little sketches in stable and kennel...." Tiny light brown mark on page 27, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny slight bu mp a t bo t to m co rn e rs of boards, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has large chip and tears on rear panel - some archivally taped, several other chips and tears - some with creases, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light ru bbi ng /so il ing e lse whe re , moderate edge wear/wrinkling, two light watermarks on spine, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Poor 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
19 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SHIP OF FORCE., Evans, Alan.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim.
20 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
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