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SWEET MONEY GIRL.  GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642., Appel, Benjamin.
1 Appel, Benjamin. SWEET MONEY GIRL. GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642.
Fawcett, Greenwich, Conn., c1954. 
206 pp, mass market paperback. "....a novel of New York crammed with the sights and sounds and colors of the main stem, a lyric tribute to garish Manhattan. In 'Sweet Money Girl', Bejamin Appel, acknowledged peer of Hemingway, Steinbeck and Cain, tells - with the strident power of the city itself - the story of Miss Broadway, on the prowl for the big money, and willing to pay for it on any man's terms. Now, on her return by popular demand, meet Hortense, the kind of girl who came alive only in the night, when all the neons were shining and all the pretty moths were fluttering. Meet Hortense, the miner's daughter, the Cinderella in a lonely bedroom, who searched for the city of enchantment - and found only a wilderness of con c r e t e . " Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, aa few soft creases on front cover, minor soiling, tiny scuff and minor browning on rear cover, minor rubbing . G oo d 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
2 Barthorp, Michael; Scollins, Richard; Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Viau, Jean-Louis; Moran, Jim; Greenhill, Stephen J.; Cox, Michael; Bartlett, Jack; Fosten, Bryan. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED PAST & PRESENT. NO. 35. APRIL 1991.
Military Illustrated, London, 1991. 
51 pp, 11 11/16" H, magazine format (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color photographs, uniform studies. Contents: Kabul to Kandahar, 1880; A Hero on Half-Pay; French 18e Regiment de Ligne, 1 809; US Marine Camouflage Uniforms, 1942-45 (3); The Vietnam War on the Screen (2); British Forces in the Gulf (2); The Lancaster Pistols; Gallery: Luke O'Connor. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine - moderate at top of spine, slight bump to top of spine area, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover. VG- 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
3 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bradley, Rebecca. (Signed). THE LADY IN GIL SERIES. 1. LADY IN GIL. 2. SCION'S LADY. 3. LADY PAIN. 3 VOLUMES.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1996, 1997, 1998), Ist editions. 
288 pp, 320 pp, 336 pp, 8vo, hardcovers in dust jackets. BOOKS 1 AND 2 ARE SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. "For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady in Gil has lain hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank ..." Tigrallef, a memorian more at home with manuscripts than swords, finds he must become a hero to rescue his people. With the aid of the 'Lady in Gil' he succeeds, but there is a price to pay for the Lady's help...The Pain...it "protects Tig against sickness, danger and the ravages of time, (but) it wages a constant war of attrition against his mind and soul..." Tiny bumps to top corners and bottom of spine of Book 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/rubbing, two tiny imperfections in laminate of front cover of Book 2, some light impressions (no color loss) to Book 3. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
5 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II., Bryce, Glad.  Foreword by Roberta Bondar.  With messages by  Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
6 Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell. FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto University Women's Club of Toronto 2010 0986519502 / 9780986519505 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Signed and Inscribed by Author.
224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs Overseas; Headquarters, Flying Schools and Air Stations; Special Challenges; Last Out: The End of the War at Home and Abroad; Appendices (Personal Interviews / Personal Stories); Nursing Sisters; Endnotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Some light waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919., Cane, Bruce.  (Deward Barnes)
7 Cane, Bruce. (Deward Barnes) IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025120 / 9781550025125 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "This is (the story of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier of WWI), in his words, written as the events of the Great War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and contemporary photos, (it) takes us into the mind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price in order to survive. In 1917, Deward was assigned to the firing squad that was to take the life of Private Harold Lodge, who had been convicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers at arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever. Bruce Cane has provided valuable insights into Deward's words by juxtaposing (them) with the official accounts of these events, along with other first-hand accounts from the period, in order to capture the nuance of each of his entries. Deward Barnes' diary takes us into the trenches and firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account before. Deward's is the voice of the Canadian soldier, Everyman in khaki, the men who today lie in their graves in the fields of Flanders and Picardy." Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
8 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RED IRON NIGHTS.  GARRETT P.I. SERIES., Cook, Glen.
9 Cook, Glen. RED IRON NIGHTS. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1991 0451451082 / 9780451451088 1st Printing Very Good 
270 pages, 6 13/16" H. "Blood-soaked blades had been taking their toll among the luscious lovelies in Garrett's home city of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind. Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly- and magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, small corner crease on rear cover - migrates into pages, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET., Cook, Lyn.
10 Cook, Lyn. THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1962 Reprint Very Good Good- Stanley Wyatt. 
197 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. "Here is the delightful tale of a little Finnish girl living in Sudbury, Ontario, centre of Canada's nickel industry. Young Elin, whose father works in the mines, is denied what she wants most in the world - a pair of figure skates and skating lessons. Her father cannot afford them. And so to bring this greatest dream to life Elin works at the grocery store for kind old Mr. Kurtcheff. Her father has an accident - her savings must help pay the bills - and Elin can't buy her skates. What happens when Grandfather, champion figure skater, arrives from Finland will keep children sitting at the edge of their seats until the final page is turned. Sudbury and its early history; far-away Finland; nickel - its mining and processing - all provide a fascinating background to this heart-warming and exciting story." Tiny stain on page leaf 167/168, minor toning to edges of text block - tiny foxing mark on fore-edge, very light wrinkling and minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, spine had minor lean. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a few small edge tears (archivally taped) and very small chips, two small old tape marks on inside surface, slight fading to spine colour, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Curtis, Edward E.
11 Curtis, Edward E. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
AMS Press, New York, 1969, reprinted from the 1926 edition. 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Tables. Provides details on aspects of administration, recruitment, provisioning and transportation faced by the British Army during the American Revol ution. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, minor rubbing to boards, small line mark on rear board. VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
12 de Camp, L. Sprague. THE RELUCTANT KING TRILOGY. VOLUME ONE. THE GOBLIN TOWER. VOLUME TWO. THE CLOCKS OF IRAZ. VOLUME THREE. THE UNBEHEADED KING. 3 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1983), Ist printings. 
260 pp, 161 pp, 180 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. "King Jorian was rather attached to his head. Hence, he felt his promise to steal the Kist of Avlen, a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts on magic, was little enough a price to pay for a chance to escape his own beheading. But when the quest pitted him against one peril after another - a murderous wizard and his giant squirrel, a castle full of executioners, a marauding troop of ape men, and a voluptuous 500 year-old princess who was also a serpent - Jorian wondered if he'd made a good bargain..." Interiors - pages of volume 3 lightly browned, store stamps at bottom and small pen notation at top of first page of volumes 1 & 2, spines flat with light wrinkles on volume 3 but no reading creases. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Ellacott, S.E. SPEARMAN TO MINUTEMAN: THE STORY OF THE SOLDIER, 2000 B.C. - 1783 A.D.
Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "In words, and in the author's own profuse and graphic drawings, the soldier is depicted in a long parade from the disciplined spearmen of the Egyptian Pharaohs through the legions o f Rome, the medieval horseman and archer and the Spanish pikeman to the Continental Army that George Washington forged from his sharpshooting countrymen. We learn about the soldier's daily life - his kit, arms, pay, food, and living condi t i o n s i n a nd out of action over a period of mroe than 3,000 years. European and American armies, developed by a long process of evolution, are brought to the late 18th century; the high point of the age of the individual, professional, volu nt ee r so ld i er ." T iny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling on top of book, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, has light edge wrinkling, moderate to heavy rubbing - mainly o n s pin e and at c orn ers . V ery Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BACHELOR - OF ARTS., Erskine, John.
14 Erskine, John. BACHELOR - OF ARTS.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1934 First Edition Very Good- Fair Inscribed By Author
331 pp, 8 1/8" H. Bright green cloth with gilt lettering and banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind stamped borders on front board, top edge orange, light green endpapers. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Dear Tommy! / This would have to be / pretty good to match those / apples, but anyway it / brings you memories of / Morningstar and the affection / of John Erskine / June 22:1934 / The boys nowadays are not / nearly so intelligent as / we were." John Erskine (1879-1951) taught at Columbia University from 1909-1937 and used it as the background for this novel about "the 'new' younger generation", which was made into a film in the year it was published. "What happens when you're a freshman and you want to marry the loveliest girl in the world (also a freshman) but have only $4.21 to last out the month? What Alec does is to take Mimi to breakfast - and put off the wedding for the next check from home. But in time the checks from home stop coming. Alec discovers there is a personal depression. He must pay his way through. By unanimous protest of his fraternity, he is forced to give up the saxophone and he takes on dishwashing for a livelihood. While a substitute waiter he suffers a terrible blow to his pride. Gladys, the college widow, 1934 model, gets him in an awful jam. Tragedy touches him closely in disasters nobly borne by student and faculty friends. Gradually a courage shows through that is more than youthful rebellion, a fineness that is not cocksure. Alec begins to grow up." Light toning to page margins, small bump to board corners - migrates slightly into pages, very light browning to colour endpapers, lean to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1/2" dia, water mark on top of text block, light edge wear, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has small chips and heavy wear with creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, wear on spine edges, areas of light foxing and edge browning, spine lettering has faded color but is still very legible, scattered tiny scuffs on spine, corner creases on front flap, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE., Fell, Alfred.
15 Fell, Alfred. A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE.
Kitchin, Ulverston, 1937, one of a limited edition of 120 copies. 
282 pp + list of subscribers, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry, 1803-6 - Roll of Members. Contents: The Middle Ages; Scottish Raiders; The Reign of the Tudors; The Civil War; The Eighteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Ulverston Vol. Light Infantry; The Furness Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Volunteer Movement, I; ditto, II; ditto, I I I ; A p p e n dices: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry - Taken from the Annual Pay-List and Return from 25th December 1804 to 24th December 1805; The Duke of Lancaster's Own Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Ulverston Rifle Volunteers, 1860; 4th B at ta l io n Th e Ki ng's Own Royal Regt., formerly 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Regt., Late Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps; 1st Volunteer Battalion The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; The Furness Rifle Volunteers - Lines written in 186 0; Obs er vat io ns on So me Ancient Pieces of Ordnance and Other Relics, Discovered in the Island of Walney, in Lancashire by C.D. Archibald, Esq.; List of Articles in The King's Own Regimental Museum, Lancaster, Relating to Furness and Cartme l; T he Grea t W ar - Th e F urn ess and Cartmel Roll of Honour; Index. Previous owner's - bookplate on front pastedown, tiny very light foxing marks on preliminaries and on free rear endpaper, slightly cracked at two places, very light browning t o edg es of te xtbl ock, ligh t wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine, 2" very shallow indentation line on front board, light edge rubbing, areas of light color loss on rear board and rear hinge, slight fading to spine color, a few small areas of very light dis colora tion/ soili ng on fron t boa rd. Good+ 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
16 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Goodspeed, D.J. BAYONETS AT ST CLOUD: THE STORY OF THE 18TH BRUMAIRE.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Grant, Michael. THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS.
M. Evans, New York, 1992, reprint. 
366 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0871317052 B&w maps. "(S)hows how the rise and decline of imperial Rome was intimately connected with the balance of political and military power. The role of the army in the Roman em pire was a formidable one: the emperor depended on the soldiers for his continued existence, as did the empire itself. But an army powerful enought to defend the frontiers and keep the Roman peace also had the power to destroy the emperor. A g a i n s t this ever-present danger the emperors took unceasing precautions, one of their principal methods being to surround themselves with bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. But what began as a protective measure had wider repercussions, for th e Gu ar d ca me to play an even greater part in the internal politics of the empire...The story of 'The Army of the Caesars' provides a model of how civil strife, focused around the holders of military power inevitably occurs, endangering the pr eca ri ous eq ui lib riu m of large areas of the world." Faint erased pencil mark on free front end paper, three tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light line indentation/scratch on r ear pan el. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FRENCH ARMY IN AMERICA / L'ARMEE FRANCAISE EN AMERQUE.  & 'EXERCICE DE L'INFANTERIE FRANCOISE' / THE MUSKETRY DRILL OF 1755.  HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 7., Hamilton, Edward P.
19 Hamilton, Edward P. THE FRENCH ARMY IN AMERICA / L'ARMEE FRANCAISE EN AMERQUE. & 'EXERCICE DE L'INFANTERIE FRANCOISE' / THE MUSKETRY DRILL OF 1755. HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 7.
Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967. 
108 pp, 10" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Bilingual text (English/French). Interior - very small bump to bottom corner of last half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor dints on fore-edge of fro nt cover, small corner crease and minor browning on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SECRETARY OF WAR:  THE PAPERS OF WILLIAM, VISCOUNT BARRINGTON.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 4., Hayter, Tony, editor.  Viscount Barrington.
20 Hayter, Tony, editor. Viscount Barrington. AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SECRETARY OF WAR: THE PAPERS OF WILLIAM, VISCOUNT BARRINGTON. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 4.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1988, first edition. 
418 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370312279 Color portrait frontispiece. "Viscount Barrington served as Secretary at War under George II and George III from 1755 to 1778, with only a few years' interval during which he held other offices of state. The collection of documents presented in this volume is designed to show how the War Office worked during the incumbency of this unusually conscientious and effective minister, and throws a remarkable light on an i m p o r t a n t area of eighteenth-century history and on the way in which public policy and administration were connected. Why, for example, was the War Office organized and managed in the way it was? Why was its incumbent furnished with a bri ef i n re al it y so i m portant and yet technically so restricted in its public responsibility? Was he really (as he often claimed) without power? Or, if he did have power, of what sort was it? How successfully could any one man deal with a ro le whi ch re qui red h im at ti mes to perform as an official in a department, at others as a courtier and confidential secretary to a monarch, and at others as a spokesman in Parliament, as well as composing quarrels within the army, and between the arm y a nd t he p ubli c? Al tho ugh there can be no complete solution to these problems, either for an eighteenth-century Secretary of War or for a twentieth-century historian, this collection, divided up thematically to illustrate the varie d re spons ibil ites borne by t he War Offi ce, provides material for a better understanding of them." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, tiny dint on top edge of front board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrin kling - mai nly at to p/bo ttom of s pine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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