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MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
1 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC.  HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E.  Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon.
2 Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E. Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon. LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802017339 / 9780802017338 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
408 pp, 10" H. Table des Matieres: Avant-propos; Introduction; Table des matieres; Table des illustrations; Sources bibliographiques et ouvrages de reference consultes; Abreviations; Sigles des bibliotheques mentionnees; Bibliographie d'histoires locales et regionale: Le Quebec: histoires generales et regionales incluant la Nouvelle-France et la Bas-Canada / Les regions / Les comtes / Municipalites, cites et villes incluant les localites, les hameaux, les cantons et les villages / Les seigneuries / Les dioceses / Paroisses et missions; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight colour fading on spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Campbell, Duncan.
3 Campbell, Duncan. HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1972 0919302556 / 9780919302556 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
224 pp, + contemporary advertisements, 9 1/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Mika's Canadiana Reprint Series No. 44. A facsimile reproduction of the 1875 Bremner Brothers edition. **Note: pages 3 to 18 have been printed twice.** Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper, minor bump at top of spine, minor edge wear, light toning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.  2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING., Cellini, Benvenuto.  Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds.  Introduction by Royal Cortissoz.
4 Cellini, Benvenuto. Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. 2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
New York Brentano's 1906 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket Benvenuto Cellini. Title page design by T.M. Cleland. 
360 pp + 387 pp - 2 volume set - 9 7/16" H. Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindings (stamped "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England" on verso of free front endpaper of both volumes) - dark red leather spines/corners, spines with five raised bands & gilt lettering/decoration, patterned paper on boards, with pattern repeated on endpapers, top edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks. Title page continues:"Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to This Edition Upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and Writer, by Royal Cortissoz with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life". Title page designed by T.M. Cleland. The autobiography of the 16th century Italian goldsmith, sculptor and author, Benvenuto Cellini. Light toning in margins of pages, light browning on illustration pages, darkening to edges of patterned paper on boards and endpapers, small/tiny areas of surface leather loss on hinges, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, some areas of darkening to leather colour - mainly on hinges and edges. Volume I has a small area of surface paper loss on front board; a 1" split in the leather at the bottom of the front hinge and at the top of the rear hinge; some light waviness to fore-edge of endpapers. Volume II has a 1 1/2" split in the leather at the top of the rear hinge; a few tiny dents on the fore-edge of the text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
5 Connolly, Francis X. WISDOM OF THE SAINTS.
Pocket Books, New York, 1963. 
334 pp, mass market paperback. "Pope Urban VIII erected the formal process for the canonization of saints in 1634. Since that time about twenty thousand individuals belonging to every race and every generation have been canonized; they have become saints with a captial S. In this book you will find brief biographies and selections from the writings of twenty-eight Saints who have become widely known or who represent the characteristic mentalities of various bands of Christian brot h e r s . T h e se famous saints are all strikingly individual. They differ in temperament, race and education. But among the things they have in common is that they are teachers par excellence. So we may turn to them for wisdom, for illuminatio n of t he p r ob le ms we face today, and for mental and spiritual resources infinitely more significant than bigger and better bombs and bank accounts." Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownershi p mar ks. E xte ri o r - ve ry light edge wear, two very light scratches on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
6 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR., Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip.
7 Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip. THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR.
Halcyon House, Garden City, New York, 1950, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "....the history and glories of the Vatican and the highlights of the pilgrim's visit to Rome are dramatically presented. Since the proc lamation of the first Jubilee in 1300, Holy Years have called thousands of faithful to the Eternal City; the pilgrims of 1950 follow an ancient religious tradition. Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is fully descr i b e d - i t s wealth of art treasures, its colorful guards' corps, and its architectural masterpieces. The ancient and modern glories of the Basilica of St. Peter are inspiring examples of faith and religious veneration. In the historical acc ou nt o f t he Po pe s, nearly two thousand years of Papal sovereignty unfolds, with strands intimately affecting the nations and peoples of the world. This volume contains photographs of the 1950 Holy Year ceremonies and the opening of the Holy Do or of St . Pet e r's by Po pe Pius XII on Christmas Eve, 1949. It is a book for all those who are interested in Holy Year - for those who participate in the ceremonies at home as well as for those who are making the pilgrimage to Rome." A fe w ti ny fox ing m arks o n ed ges of b oards, book is cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning to edges, fading to spine and light fading on parts of front panel, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very G ood/G ood + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
8 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES., Garnett, Richard.  Introduction by T.E. Lawrence.
9 Garnett, Richard. Introduction by T.E. Lawrence. THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES.
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1924 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Henry Keen. 
279 pp, 9 1/2" H. Black cloth, gilt and orange lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 28 b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present), plus additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces) throughout the text. Many pages as yet unopened. A collection of fantasy short stories, including: The Potion of Lao-Tsze; The City of Philosophers; The Demon Pope; The Dumb Oracle; The Claw; Alexander the Ratcatcher; Madam Lucifer; The Talisman; The Elixir of Life; The Poet of Panopolis; Pan's Wand; A Page from the Book of Folly; The Bell of Saint Euschemon; The Philosopher and the Butterflies; Truth and her Companions; The Poison Maid; etc. Very light browning and some splitting in paper on inside hinges - holding firmly, light toning to pages, half-title page has moderate browning with outline of illustration on front pastedown, free endpapers have very light browning from boards, four very tiny stains at bottom corner margin of illustration page opposite page 216, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; wrinkling, wear and very small tears at bottom of spine; some wear at top of spine (with some light wrinkling) and also some wear at corner of boards, minor scuff mark on top of text block, very light edge wear to boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
10 Gregorovius, Ferdinand. LUCREZIA BORGIA: A CHAPTER FROM THE MORALS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
Phaidon Press, London, 1948. 
362 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 112 b&w illustrations. "Against the background of the rich and creative period of the Renaissance, (Gregorovius) portrays one of its most notorious and elusive characters - Lucrezia Borgia. Surrounding her are shown the Borgia Pope himself, his son Cesare, his mistresses Vanozza and Giulia Farnese, the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara and many of the artists and writers of the time; all are etched in vividly against the colourful background... .(the) illustrations not only provide pictorial comment to the text, but also (give) a varied view of Renaissance civilization, especially of life in Rome and Ferrara." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges og textblock. Dus t j a c k e t has light edge wear, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soiling - tiny stain on spine, one small and two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'., Michie, James, chosen and introduced by.  (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.)
11 Michie, James, chosen and introduced by. (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.) THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'.
London Folio Society 1997 Quarter-Leather Near Fine Simon Brett, Reynolds Stone, Norman Janes, Joan Hassall, John Lawrence, David Gentleman, Hilary Paynter, Douglas Percy Bliss, Richard Shirley Smith, Peter Reddick, William Blake, Frank Martin, Gwen Raverat, Joan Farleigh, Diana Bloomfield, et al. 
733 pp, 11" H. Black leather spine with gilt lettering, yellow/orange cloth sides printed in black with a design by Simon Brett, top edge yellow/orange, brown endpapers. Black slipcase with gilt decoration on sides. B&w illustrations throughout. "In this anthology the poets appear chronologically in order of year of birth; the poems of any one poet are not arranged in any particular order. All poems are printed in their entirety." Includes an Index of First Lines. One bottom corner with very minor wear. Slipcase has a few areas of very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
12 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
13 Moore, Lucy. AMPHIBIOUS THING: THE LIFE OF LORD HERVEY.
London Viking 2000 067087986X / 9780670879861 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI., Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard.  Translated by Steven Rendall.  Introduction by Garry Wills.
14 Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard. Translated by Steven Rendall. Introduction by Garry Wills. THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI.
Harcourt Brace, New York, 1997, first American edition. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 01510024444 "In June 1938, after his attempts at diplomacy with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had failed, Pope Pius XI ordered an American Jesuit, Father John LaFarge, to compose an en cyclical denouncing racism and anti-Semitism. The result was a draft called 'Humani Generis Unitas' (The Unity of the Human Race), which LaFarge produced with the help of two other priests. But after Pope Pius XI died early in 1939, his succ e s s o r , Pius XII, stood by in silence as Nazi Germany began to carry out its Final Solution. The unpublished encyclical was buried in a secret archive, its three authors bound by a vow of silence. For decades Vatican scholars either minimized t he i mp or ta nce of 'Humani Generis Unitas' or questioned the document's very existence - until Thomas Breslin, a Jesuit seminarian, uncovered the manuscript in the late sixties. In a disturbing tale of archival intrigue and historical investi gat ion , ( the au tho rs) describe their quest to recover the draft of the encyclical. Undaunted by interminable delays - evasions that only deepened suspicions of Church complicity thirty years after Vatican II - (they) steadfastly pursued their inq uiri es. Her e, p ubli shed for the first time in English, is the document the Vatican kept hidden for half a century. By examining the circumstances of its creation and the consequences of its suppression, (this book) casts new light on the relat ions betw een t he Va tican , state-sponsored anti-Semitism, and the Jews during World War II." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY, Pope, Clive Mason
15 Pope, Clive Mason A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY
Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1999 1851492585 / 9781851492589 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Colour photographs. "In the 18th century, artists and potters were not slow to reflect in models the interest of the time in identifying and selectively breeding individual types of dog, and continental and home-based factories started to produce realistic examples of both sporting and pampered dogs. Following Landseer's painting of 1836 of Queen Victoria's favourite dog, the King Charles Spaniel Dash, the potters of Staffordshire were not slow to seize the opportunity to turn Dash into a national icon. Pairs of spaniels were portrayed in clay in enormous quantities, followed soon after by many other breeds. The modellers are usually anonymous, but the simple hand-painted decoration, often done by children, gives each piece an individuality and vitality, and as (this) charming book shows, these dogs have an enduring quality that makes them as endearing today as they were when first made." Very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear panel, two tiny dints on front hinge. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL HIMSELF:  THE MUTINY OF 1800., Pope, Dudley.
16 Pope, Dudley. THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.
London Alison Press/Secker & Warburg 1987 0436377519 / 9780436377518 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there was consternation in London when The Times reported the French recapture of the 'Danae' following a mutiny among her crew. Dudley Pope has pieced together the story of the mutiny from British documents and the French naval archives at Brest, where the file is labelled 'Le Diable Lui-meme' - The Devil Himself. How did the French regain possession of their captured corvette? Why did some of Lord Proby's crew risk hanging by staging a mutiny? What happened to the captain after the French took him prisoner? What became of the guilty men? What was the role of the Americans on board the ship? The whole curious story is told by an expert on the naval history of those brutal years." Previous owner's info. stamped on front endpapers, small red ink notation written at top corner of free front endpaper, very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing . 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL HIMSELF:  THE MUTINY OF 1800., Pope, Dudley.
17 Pope, Dudley. THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.
London Alison Press/Secker & Warburg 1987 0436377519 / 9780436377518 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there was consternation in London when The Times reported the French recapture of the 'Danae' following a mutiny among her crew. Dudley Pope has pieced together the story of the mutiny from British documents and the French naval archives at Brest, where the file is labelled 'Le Diable Lui-meme' - The Devil Himself. How did the French regain possession of their captured corvette? Why did some of Lord Proby's crew risk hanging by staging a mutiny? What happened to the captain after the French took him prisoner? What became of the guilty men? What was the role of the Americans on board the ship? The whole curious story is told by an expert on the naval history of those brutal years." Previous owner's info. stamped on front endpapers, small red ink notation written at top corner of free front endpaper, very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAMAGE'S PRIZE., Pope, Dudley.  Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster.
18 Pope, Dudley. Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster. RAMAGE'S PRIZE.
London Alison Press / Secker & Warburg 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
344 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Double page b&w map. "At the peak of the war against Bonaparte's France a vital link in the Admiralty's communications with the West Indies is inexplicably cut. The elegant Post Office packets, specially designed for speed, are not arriving at Falmouth. Whitehall and the merchant community are starved for information, as crucial a commodity in this bitter conflict as powder and shot. Meanwhile Lieutenant Nicholas Ramage, fuming with impatience, is ashore in Jamaica waiting for his next posting. Tracing the reasons for the mysterious disappearance of the Post vessels in a million square miles of ocean will be difficult, hazardous, and possibly suicidal, but Ramage's superiors regard him as expendable: the mission is his. Ramage sets out to track down the cause of these sinister losses - is it treachery, privateers or a new French secret weapon? Whatever the cause, the problem must be solved and the vital links restored. The story of Ramage's dangerous expedition and the unexpected involvement of the woman he loves is told with Dudely Pope's usual brio, with his expert knowledge of the period and with the true sailor's feeling for the sea and all its perils." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge tear with crease, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RAMAGE'S TRIAL., Pope, Dudley.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Paul Wright.
19 Pope, Dudley. Wraparound dust jacket art by Paul Wright. RAMAGE'S TRIAL.
London Alison Press / Secker & Warburg 1984 0436377454 / 9780436377457 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
284 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Why was one of the Royal Navy's most daring frigate captains on trial for his life? How had a random meeting with another frigate in the broad Atlantic while commanding the escort of a West Indies convoy led directly to the trial? Southwick and Aitken and all of Ramage's stalwart officers thought their captain was doomed and his oldest friend, the young shipowner Sidney Yorke, had given up hope. The only thing left in doubt, apparently, was whether Ramage would face a firing squad on the quarterdeck (like Admiral Byng) or be hanged. Once again a Ramage was being made a victim: like his father before him, Admiral the Earl of Blazey, Ramage was on trial but the origins came not from the broadside that rippled across the Atlantic swell but on political tides of years earlier. Twelve post captains had heard the evidence on all the charges brought against Ramage by another captain under the stern Articles of Wa r. Would their verdict be the one the court's president expected?" Very light browning to pages, very small remainder ink spot on bottom of text block, minor rubbing, tiny scuff on rear board, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS., Pope, Richard.  Foreword by Kirk Wipper.
20 Pope, Richard. Foreword by Kirk Wipper. SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1998 1896219470 / 9781896219479 Soft Cover Very Good- Neil Broadfoot. 
125 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D). B&w and colour illustrations. "An epic portrayal of life as experienced on the Voyageur Route from Lachine to the great summer meeting-place at Grand Portage. Drawing on his extensive research, (the author) presents a typical young Scot, employed as a clerk by the North West Company. A recent arrival from Scotland, the responsible yet inexperienced Dugald Macleod embarks on his first trip 'up country'. Neil Broadfoot's original artwork realistically captures both the beauty and the perils of those turbulent times." A fictionalized account presented in verse, accompanied by contemporary quotations. Inside - small bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease/bump at bottom edge of rear cover, small crease/bump at top corner of covers, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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