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1 Brookes, Ivan S. Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WOLFE AT QUEBEC., Hibbert, Christopher.
2 Hibbert, Christopher. WOLFE AT QUEBEC.
Longmans, Green, London, 1959, first edition. 
194 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the early hours of the morning on 13th September 1759, a British flotilla drifted silently on the ebb tide down the St Lawrence River towards Quebec. A last and desperate at tempt was being made to capture the town before the ice closed over the river and made further operations that season impossible. By dawn over 4,000 men had disembarked from the landing craft and clambered up the steep and slippery slopes on t o t h e Plains of Abraham. The French were taken completely by surprise and the battle that followed was short and dramatic. By noon the fate of Canada had been decided. In describing the events of this day and the bitter and seemingly hopel e ss s i eg e th at preceded it, (the author) has relied entirely upon contemporary sources, some of which were not available when previous accounts were written. For this reason the story which has emerged is in some respects an unfamiliar one an d the in ci den ta l p ortrait of Wolfe, stripped of the sentimental veneer which two centuries of adulation have built around him, is one which will surprise many readers. (This book) provides not only a vivid account of what has been described a s the most im port ant eve nt in the history of the 18th century, but a fascinating portrait of one of its most famous soldiers." Book slightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a nd bro wning at botto m of spin e, a few very tiny soiling specks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, corner crease on front flap, light soiling, light brow nin g on spine and flap-f olds, a few small brown stains at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES., Perrett, Bryan.
3 Perrett, Bryan. IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES.
Arms and Armour, London, 1996. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854093142 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(O)n the battlefield unlikely success will occasionally come from a daring counter-attack, a small force charge against large forces, unexpec ted storming of apparently secure positions. In the ten examples in this volume (the author) takes the reader from the Peninsular War of 1811 to Vietnam in 1967, via colonial action and events from the World Wars." Includes: Albuera Counter - A t t a c k ; Battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane; Reliefs of Lucknow; Taking of theTaku Forts; Dargai; Storming of San Juan Ridge; Charges at Beersheba and Huj, Palestine; US Rangers at the Pointe du Hoe and Omaha Beach, D-Day; Struggle for Hill 1 12 ; Ng ok K om Leat and Hill 875 - South Vietnam. "The accounts portray the natural drama of warfare whilst incorporating all the detail required for a study of the strategies and tactics deployed." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. D ust ja ck et has mi nor edge wrinkling, small tear (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, creasing at top of spine. Near Fine/Very good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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