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DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN., Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian.
1 Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian. DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN.
Midland Counties, (Leicester, 1988). 
200 pp, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Few nations in history came into the world so empty-handed as Pakistan. Born at the stroke of midnight on 14 August 1947, it's bounded in the east by India, in the north by China and the Soviet Union and in the west by Afghanistan and in the south-west by Iran. More recently a simmering war - perhaps the most astonishing one of all - goes on at heights of more than 20,000 feet, in the great H imalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges of northern Pakistan. On its North-West Frontier, the Afghans of the Soviet puppet-regime in Kabul raid and harass Pakistan border posts and villages in the Hindu Kush and the mountains of the famous Khyber Pass. They meet indomitable defence. Yet all it had at the start was courage - and the formidable legacy of the martial Muslims of Asia: pride, discipline, efficiency and unquenchable faith. Out of this came inspired performance. This is the full, remarkable story of the bravest of the brave...the story of how a frail young nation, born amid tumult and bloodshed, threatened on all sides, transformed itself into a major fighting machine." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has mino rrubbing, light edge creasing along top edge, tiny tear and light wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
2 Appleton, John and Cave, Ian G. BRITISH CIVIL AIRCRAFT REGISTERS, 1919-1978.
(Midland Counties Publications, Leicester, 1978). 
200 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edgewear/rubbing, spine flat. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE., Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill.
5 Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill. WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE.
Midland, Leicester, 1994. 
60 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 13/16" H x 8 1/4" D), soft cover. ISBN 1857800249 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The rural county of Lincolnshire can lay claim to being England's premier aviation county. It is the home of the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, and was host to many thousands of Allied aircrew during the Second World War....This pictorial chronicles Lincolnshire's strong ties with the worlds of both civil and military aviation from before the First World War. The five sections begin with ballooning in the nineteenth century and continue through the First World War, the inter-war period, the Second World War and post-war to the Tornado, Tucano and Sentry of today. In addition to the aircraft, the p e r s o n a l i t ies such as B C Hucks, Sir Alan Cobham and Alex Henshaw are included. The photographs, 140 in all, have been selected from local archives and private collections." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er io r - ve ry m in or edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 16.00 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.
6 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
VERCORS CAVES.  CLASSIC FRENCH CAVING - VOL. 1., Marshall, Des.  Photographs by P.R. Deakin.
7 Marshall, Des. Photographs by P.R. Deakin. VERCORS CAVES. CLASSIC FRENCH CAVING - VOL. 1.
Cordee, Leicester, 1993. 
100 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1871890713 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and maps. "The Vercors is a spectacular limestone area just to the south west of Grenoble with a large diversity of scenery. Beneath its rugged mountains huge areas of bare lapiaz (limestone pavements) are host to some of the most dramatic caving in France. The Antre de Damnes, for example, descends to 720m including a fine 205m pitch whereas Scialet de Pot 2 is one of the deepest shafts i n France at 319m. The mountain sides are covered in fine conifers that give way to deciduous woods in which there are wonderful displays of wild flowers the further one descends. Here a huge variety of caves are found. Large undergound r i v e r s , l i ke the one in the Grotte de Gournier, can be explored for a great distance. Massive resurgence caves are found in the valleys of which Grotte de Bournillon and the Grotte de la Luire are perhaps the most well known. The Gouffre Be rg er i s pr ob a bl y the world's most famous cave which was the first to go below the magical 1000m depth during 1956. The guide has something for everyone, whether you like big shafts, underground rivers, multi-day trips or perhaps just a pleas ant af ter no on' s j au nt as an introduction to foreign caving. The guide does not pretend to be definitive, purely a personal selection of some of the best caves in the region with details of how to find them as well as ideas about accommodati on, equi pmen t, weat her, et c. A section on how to work out the map references will be very useful to many." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
HANDSPUN TREASURES FROM RARE WOOLS.  COLLECTED WORKS FROM THE SAVE THE SHEEP PROJECT., Robson, Deborah, editor.  (Deborah Robson, D.P. Sponenberg, D.E. Bixby, Susan Strawn Bailey, Amy C. Clarke.)
8 Robson, Deborah, editor. (Deborah Robson, D.P. Sponenberg, D.E. Bixby, Susan Strawn Bailey, Amy C. Clarke.) HANDSPUN TREASURES FROM RARE WOOLS. COLLECTED WORKS FROM THE SAVE THE SHEEP PROJECT.
Loveland, Colorado Interweave 2000 1883010845 / 9781883010843 Soft Cover Very Good 
95 pp, 9" H. Color and b&w photographs. "Bringing together the art of spinning and wools from rare breeds of sheep, (this book) catalogs the 29 touring pieces from the Save the Sheep Exhibit. It also includes photos and information on endangered breeds, plus photos of several dozen other pieces that illustrate points about the rare-breed fibers and what makes them indispensable for contemporary handspinning. Complete with basic spinning terms and concepts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light fading to spine color, large crease at top corner of rear cover, slight waviness to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE:  THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92., Sinclair, Keith, edited by.  (James Bodell.)
9 Sinclair, Keith, edited by. (James Bodell.) A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE: THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92.
Bodley Head, London, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370302249 B&w plates. "James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen, he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering fro m the great potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventuall y b e c a m e d isgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1 8 63 h e vo lu nt e er ed to serve in New Zealand in the Maori wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government at the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money and be com in g M ayo r. H e l ate r mad e two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881, he began to write his reminiscences, an ambitious undertaking for a man with so little formal education, and in 1978, on the death of one of his Eng lis h de scen dant s, the original manuscript was offered to the Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by Keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the Briti sh ar my o f the time was like in t he ra nks . Th is is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket is pri ce cl ipped, has l ight crease s at t op of spin e. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Budding, Stroud, 1997, reprint. 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840150149 "At first a spontaneous and temporary response to threats of invasion and internal rebellion, the British Volunteer became a permanent feature of military organization in the mid-Victorian era, eventually evolving into the territorial soldier of the twentieth century. Presented here is a general history of the Volunteer forces together with a detailed account of the experience of two Midland counties - Leicester s h i r e a nd Rutland. Thus both the intensely local dimension of what were initially ad hoc town and village corps, and the national significance of the British volunteer tradition are explored. Spanning three centuries, from the early eighteen th t o th e m id -twentieth century, this book charts the evolution, and the persistence, of a recurring phenomenon. It explains the exact origin and nature of the Napoleonic Volunteer Force and its mounted arm, the Yeomanry; the Victorian Rifle V olu nte er s a nd t he Territorials of the twentieth century, as well as the Home Guard of 1940 and its little-known predecessor, the Volunteer Training Corps of the First World War. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of contemporary black-and-whi te i llus tra tion s a nd set firmly in its social and political context, with careful attention paid to the organization, development and military role of the Volunteer forces, this is the story of a distinctly British institution." Light cigaret te od or. Dust jack et h as very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Jonathan Cape 2007 0224078755 / 9780224078757 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
496 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "The first full-scale biography of one of Britain's most important twentieth-century painters. Edward Burra never followed fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixites, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body. At the same time he was a man with a rich and full life. He was a letter-writer of genius, writing every afternoon to a wide circle of friends. His letters are camp, witty, full of the energy and delight in life which he could not express physically. Inventive, entertaining, and extraordinarily original, his writing expresses a man who combined profound personal loyalty with distaste for any kind of emotional grandstanding." Very small bump to top corner of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small shallow bump on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, small shallow bump on rear panel. 
Price: 37.50 USD
THE MEMOIRS OF PRIVATE WATERFIELD, SOLDIER IN HER MAJESTY'S 32nd REGIMENT OF FOOT (DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY) 1842-57., Swinson, Arthur and Scott, Donald, editors.  Foreword by Arthur Swinson.  (Robert Waterfield.)
12 Swinson, Arthur and Scott, Donald, editors. Foreword by Arthur Swinson. (Robert Waterfield.) THE MEMOIRS OF PRIVATE WATERFIELD, SOLDIER IN HER MAJESTY'S 32nd REGIMENT OF FOOT (DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY) 1842-57.
Cassell, London, 1968, first edition. 
188 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w maps/battle plans. "Waterfield, a Leicester man, enlisted in the 32nd at Portsmouth and in 1846 was trooped to India, where he spent eleven years. He saw action at the Sie ge of Multan and at the Battle of Gujerat (which allowed Lord Dalhousie to annexe the Punjab), and took part in dozens of minor actions and skirmishes. He received his discharge just before the Indian Mutiny, and his dairy thus forms a co n t i n u o u s n arrative with the record of the Mutiny diarist of the 32nd, Private Metcalfe. Waterfield's diary was frank and outspoken, even by the standards of modern soldiers. He writes of the harsh discipline of the Army, the drab soldier' s mi nu ti ae o f bi l le ts, guard duty, of executions ('military murders'), church parades and hospitals. He carefully notes the states of roads, bridges and river journeys, the effects of artillery and controlled fire-power, and the deteriorati ng ef fic ien cy of un its o f a n ill-equipped, largely ill-cared for Army in extreme conditions of climate. His diary is a sidelight on the growth of Empire, but an important contribution to our knowledge of the 'British in India' in the years bef ore the wate rsh ed of the Mut iny brought sweeping changes in the British administration and in the Army which maintained peace in the great sub-continent. And it is interesting to read that Waterfield could observe, a generation before Kiplin g, t hat 'The Pte. Sol die r i s no t ha lf c ared for. In time of War they are thought much of, in time of peace....a pariah Dog'. Previous owners small stamp on each of the front endpapers, areas of very light browning on half-title page and o n las t pa ge, v ery li ght b rown ing to ed ges o f tex tblock. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2008 0771088574 / 9780771088575 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)ecounts one of the greatest and most extraordinary love stories of mediaeval England. It is the tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster - one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century. Although Katherine's story provides unique insights into the life of a mediaeval woman, she was far from typical. She was renowned for her beauty; she was enigmatic and intriguing. (She) was an important person in her own right, a woman who had remarkable opportunities, made her own choices, flouted convention, took control of her own destiny and her own public image - not without consequence. She knew most of the great figures of the times - among them her brother-in-law, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. She lived through the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, she knew loss, adersity and heartbreak, and she survived them all triumphantly. Perhaps the most dynastically important woman within the English monarchy, she was the mother of the Beauforts and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since." Minor wrinking at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
POEMS OF SPENSER., Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by.  Edmund Spenser.
14 Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by. Edmund Spenser. POEMS OF SPENSER.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
290 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Happy and Unhappy Love; Courtiers and Great Men; Emblems and Qualities; Gardens of Delight; Fauns and Satyres and Shepherds; Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - causing minor toning to frontispiece and title page, small crease to tiny crease at top corner of pages 197 to 222, creases and wrinkles to fore-edge and top corner of pages 223 to 230, small soft wrinkle to top corner of pages 231 to 238, minor rubbing to top edge gilt, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD

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