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GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
1 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
2 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
3 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
4 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER:  SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Arthur, Max.  Introduction by Lyn Macdonald.
5 Arthur, Max. Introduction by Lyn Macdonald. WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER: SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Piatkus, (London, 2001), reprint. 
130 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations (contemporary cartoons, drawings, reproductions). "The poignant songs of the First World War still posses a haunting power; and here are the authentic lyrics of the songs - by turns funny, cynical, bawdy, angry, wistful - that the soldiers sang on the march, in the trenches, and in their rare moments of rest. The romantic yearnings of the early stages of the war - epitomised by such songs as 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary', and 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' - later give way to the bitter humour of 'Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire' and 'If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum, Never Mind!'. The soldier who sang these songs with such gusto were asserting ordinary humanity in the face of extraordinary inhumanity. Max Arthur has collected together the lyrics of nearly 100 of the best First World War songs, from Britain and her Australian, Canadian and American allies..." Small slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkles. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Bagnold, Enid. "NATIONAL VELVET".
New York William Morrow Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Laurian Jones. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(Velvet Brown's) passion in life was horses. And so, when she won a notorious and unwanted piebald in a village lottery, (she) began to dream. And, since the breathless imagination of youth sees no obstacles as insuperable, Velvet's thoughts turned to the greatest race in the world - the Grand National. The Piebald (was) part carthorse, part Arab. Because he preferred sociable village life to lonely fields, he learned to jump fences. When Velvet took him on, he looked like a newly painted rocking horse. When he appeared at Aintree, the crowd looked at him and hooted. Enid Bagnold's clear, pungent style gives this joyous and captivating tale a rare flavor. It is rich with the comedy of life and character and poignant in its realization of the eager, indomitable trust of youth." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears, two soft creases at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Bruce, J.M. THE BRISTOL FIGHTER. VINTAGE WARBIRDS NO. 4.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1985). 
64 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Part of the Vintage Warbirds series. "Each volume offers a personal selection of rare or unusual photographs highlighting fascinating technical details, operational and 'in-action' views, the equipment, the personnel, the drama and even the lighter side of operational activity. Never before has such a wealth of photographic material been presented in a handy reference format." Interior - clean and tight with no previous o wnership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small sticker removal scuff on rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
8 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STERLING SILVER: RANTS, RAVES & REVELATIONS., Cameron, Silver Donald.  Selected and edited by Ronald Caplan.
9 Cameron, Silver Donald. Selected and edited by Ronald Caplan. STERLING SILVER: RANTS, RAVES & REVELATIONS.
Breton Books, Wreck Cove, Cape Breton, NS, 1994. 
217 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1895415381 "(A) marvellous selection from over 25 years of Silver Donald Cameron's writing. Like visits with an entertaining and deeply committed friend, 'Sterling Silver' takes on suicide and love, fear and communi ty and craftsmanship - and a Canada in which a good life should still be possible. (He) has opened his archives of published and unpublished works, and trusted his editor to make the selections - turning (this) into a rare opportunity for hi s f a n s and an extraordinary introduction for new readers." Contents include: In the Spiral; Fear of Fearing; How I Faced the Fuel Crisis; At the Hour of Our Death; Cape Breton Soul; The Immortal Volvo; Farley Mowat, Prophet; The Legacy of Stan R o ge rs ; Co n fessions of a Cape Breton Moonshiner; Snapshot: The Third Drunk; and more. Still wrapped in original shrink-wrap. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Chantraine, Pol. Translated by David Lobdell. THE LIVING ICE: THE STORY OF THE SEALS AND MEN WHO HUNT THEM IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...the real story of the seal herds, the Acadian and Newfoundland fishermen who have hunted them for generations, and the forces that threaten to destroy both the seals and their hunters. With a passion rare in contemporary writing, author and occasional sealer Pol Chantraine defends the hunting of seals as it is conducted by the people of the tiny Magdalen Islands...Interwoven with the controversy of the seal hunt is the fascinating account of life in the Gulf area - from the migrations of marine life to the tragic history of the original Acadians..." Tiny bumps to bottom edge of rear board, very small bump to bottom of textblock between approx. pages 90-14 0, tiny bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very tiny chips at top of spine and rear flap-fold, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE.  AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING., Comaroff, John L., editor.  (Sol T. Plaatje.)
11 Comaroff, John L., editor. (Sol T. Plaatje.) THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE. AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING.
Cardinal, London, 1976. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0351155481 "For decades Sol Plaatje's diary lay buried under a heap of old papers and documents in a Barolong village near Mafeking. It was only when anthropologist John Comaroff told the villagers t hat he was interested in written records that Plaatje's grandson produced an old scrapbook containing this Boer War diary. Dr Comaroff realised that this was a historical document of rare value. The siege of Mafeking was presented in an e n t i r e l y n ew way: through the eyes of one of the many Africans who lived through grim months in the Boer-besieged town." Interior - one page with small corner crease, light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt er i or - light edge wear, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, small soft wrinkle and ghost sticker mark on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Connor, D. Russell. THE RECORD OF A LEGEND.
(Let's Dance, New York, 1984), Ist printing, limited edition. 
382 pp, 4to, HC. Book #473 of the first printing of 1500 (from sealed limitation sticker on ffep). "The only authorized factual book about Benny and his association with the greats. Facts, events, stories that have been unavailable for years now uncovered and discovered...Complete data on every record: dates, personnel, arrangers, singers, alternate takes, unissued sides, etc. Index of every record session Benny has recorded from 1926 to 1982. Chronological listings of every record on wh ich Benny appears as a leader or sideman - including bootleg tapes and recordings that circulate privately..." Includes the War Years, Carnegie Hall, Radio, Television, Motion Pictures, Concerts, Rare photos, etc., etc. Spine of book h a s s o m e w r i n kles from the manufacturing process. Dj has slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edgewear and one small area of discoloration at bottom of rear panel near spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM., Cooke, Brian, photographer.
13 Cooke, Brian, photographer. THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM.
Jane's, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (8 9/16" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. ISBN 0710602006 "....one man's personal, photographic record of the steam locomotive's elimination from Britain's nationalised rail way network and its subsequent reappearance as a source of recreation and pleasure. Brian Cooke brings to his subject a rare combination of the technique and skills of a professional creative photographer coupled with first-hand knowledge o f t h e s t eam locomotive both on and off the footplate. His pictures remind us of steam's melancholy rundown, with emphasis on scenes in his native north-east England; they bring fresh glimpses of the unique Barry scrapyard which has proved s uc h a v al ua b le s ource of motive power for the increasingly ambitious preservation movement; and they conclude with a striking series of images of the steam locomotive in recent times at work and rest on and of BR tracks. Manifest in this re mar ka bl e c oll ect io n o f o ver 150 finely reproduced pictures are Brian Cooke's fresh approach to recording the drama of steam and his painstaking darkroom technique. Supported by a lively and often humourous commentary on steam locomotives a nd t hos e w ho p ursu e th em. ...N otes on equipment, materials and techniques used to make the photographs form the subject of a concise appendix." Soft corner crease on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f spi ne an d fla p-fo lds, light creases at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE VERY HOUSE., De la Roche, Mazo.
14 De la Roche, Mazo. THE VERY HOUSE.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1937 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor A.H. Watson, dust jacket illustration. (Alice Helena Watson.) 
258 pp, 7 1/2" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. "(O)ne of those rare books which capture the elusive qualities of childhood with integrity and naturalness. From the moment of their arrival in Plymouth, with a great mound of luggage, throughout their journeyings in search of a home and their final coming to anchor in 'The Very House', the doings of this unconventional family are described with detached gaiety. The characters are lovable and very much alive, not least among them Dan and Robbie, the Scottie and the Cairn. In the sombre house, with its massive trees and views to the mountains of Wales, Gillian and Diggory lead their eager and sensitive lives that now mingle with the life of the grown-ups and now voyage to the remote realms of childhood. They still retain their individuality that so soon disappears when children are regimented into school life. Readers who remember the poignant delights and swift sorrows of their own childhood will find deep pleasrue in this penetrating record." Small company stamp at bottom of rear free endpaper, dust soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has heavy creasing/wrinkling and old tape/paper patch repairs to large tears, small edge chips, light to moderate browning on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
15 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028030 / 9781550028034 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
239 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NIGHT-THREADS SERIES - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES.  1. THE CALLING OF THE THREE.  2. THE TWO IN HIDING.  3. ONE LAND, ONE DUKE.  4. THE CRAFT OF LIGHT., Emerson, Ru.
16 Emerson, Ru. NIGHT-THREADS SERIES - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES. 1. THE CALLING OF THE THREE. 2. THE TWO IN HIDING. 3. ONE LAND, ONE DUKE. 4. THE CRAFT OF LIGHT.
New York Ace 1st Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Larry Elmore (1-3) and Angus McBride (4). 
The first 4 books in the Night-Threads series - 6 7/8" H - all are first printings. 1. The Calling of the Three - 248 pp, 1990, ISBN 0441580858. "Magic bright and dark swept through the land of Zelharri, claiming the Duke's life in a pool of Hell-Light. Now his son Aletto and daughter Lialla fear for the future of their people. Their murderous uncle has married their mother to steal the throne from Aletto. His only hope to reclaim it is by gathering powerful allies through the magic of the Night-Threads. A magic his sister barely controls. Three ordinary people have been summoned from a place called Earth, in a land known as California: Jennifer, a hard-working junior lawyer who doesn't believe in magic - Robyn, her hard-drinking, hard-living sister - and Robyn's son, Chris, a high school senior with a level head and a smart mouth. These three have been chosen to fight in a dangerous battle of unbelievable magic. A magic they must believe in - or die." 2. The Two in Hiding - 294 pp, 1991, ISBN 0441580866. "Strange and wondrous rumors spread through the kingdom of Rhadaz concerning the young duke Aletto and his sister Lialla, fled from the household of their uncle Jadek, who had ruled the land of Zelharri since the suspicious death of his brother years before. They traveled, it was said, with three outlanders who claimed to be from a place called Earth: a beautiful woman named Jennifer, who had become apprentice to Lialla in the use of the magic of the Night-Threads; the young man known as Chris, who was teaching the weakling Aletto odd but effective ways of fighting. And, it was whispered, the third was an older woman who had the gift of shapeshifting. A talent rare - and dangerous." 3. One Land, One Duke - 324 pp, 1992, ISBN 0441580874. "Whispers of magic and intrigue reached Podhru, grand capital of Rhadaz. It was said that Aletto, rightful duke of Zelharri, sought to reclaim the throne stolen from him. And that the warrior Dahven had escaped the doom prepared for him by his treacherous brothers. For too long has the Emperor stood apart from the conflict, but now the people cry out for 'One Land, One Duke'. The time for hiding is over. At last, the healing power of the Night-Threads stands against demonic Hell-Light while the destiny of all who live hangs in the balance. And three ordinary visitors from Earth must use their newfound talents - as sorceress, shapeshifter, and soldier - to rescue a world that is now even their own. 4. The Craft of Light - 280 pp, 1993, ISBN 0441580882. "Four years have passed, and the three (visitors from Earth) have settled into a comfortable routine. But for Lialla, the outcast duchess of Zelharri, life is a maze of unseen dangers and deadly perils. Her secret powers of Hell-Light are fierce and fearsome; yet they are the very powers that will determine her fate." Interiors - one book with heavy browning to inside of covers, books have either very light or light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - three books with very light creases on spines, one book with three very small corner creases, slight lean to spines, light browning to some edges of text blocks, light edge wear to most covers, one book with a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Richard West, Bill Goldsmith, Otto Hornung, Dave Garfield.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JULY 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 07.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI - South Africa Pt. 3 (Unearthing plate flaws in the commemoratives); Reviews - Boo kshelf (A selection of top new philatelic books reviewed); Thematics - Wimbledon tennis (Postal slogans, postmarks and stamps); Classic GB postmarks (The top marks from around Britain since 1661); The top 10 US rarities (Rare bits from Post m a s t e r s t o inverted centres); Election special - use your vote! (The role of philately in persuading voters); 2d Blue cover mystery (A puzzle over an 1840 parliamentary cover); Inside GB Island Issues (The story of Channel Isles and Isle of Ma n is su es ); S t at es of independence (Postal turmoil for an independent Belgian Congo) + monthy departments (including article on Royal Cyphers from 1701 onwards). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi no r e dge we ar, mi no r s oft crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small faint sticker mark on fron cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Gage, S.R. FORGOTTEN PLACES IN THE NORTH.
Mosaic, (Oakville, Ontario, 2001). 
166 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. "Across the broad expanse of Canada's North there are few physical reminders of the rich history of the land and its people. (This book) examines three rare cases where heritage structures have withstood the ravages of time and an unforgiving climate. York Factory was the key staging area of the Hudson's Bay Company for over two hundred years. From its construction in 1830, the 'Depot' warehouse held a wealth of trade goods that lured the trappers of the Northwest. Herschel Island, off the north coast of the Yukon, became the unlikely winter home to hundreds of Yankee whalers in the 1890s. The buildings of this abandoned settlement still remain. The Mid-Canada Line was an electronic Cold War bastion that stretched the length of Canada's 55th parallel. This national project stood against American ambition to the south and the Soviet threat from the north." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing to covers, tiny stain to fore-edge of textblock with slight migration into margin of a few pages, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776., Gallagher, John J.  Foreword by James Dingeman.
19 Gallagher, John J. Foreword by James Dingeman. THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776.
Sarpedon, New York, 1995. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 188511902X B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "It is not often realized that in Brooklyn, New York, for a few tense hours in 1776, the fate of the entire United States hung by a thread. An American defeat, the Battle of Brooklyn has been all but neglected in our collective memory for what it earned with the blood of its participants - honored status as one of history's great battles. Besides being the largest cl ash of the Revolution, in terms of both troops and casualties, the action at Brooklyn (sometimes called 'The Battle of Long Island') brought the fledgling American republic to the brink of disaster. At the height of the fighting, only the va l i a n t s acrifice of one regiment - the Marylanders - staved off a catastrophe. The British army, meanwhile, executed a three-pronged surprise assault with admirable professionalism. The wilds of Brooklyn became a killing ground for the Britis h an d He ss i an troops who were able to begin the war convinced the colonials would not be able to stand against their onslaught of bullets and steel. While a drama of rare instensity on its surface, the Battle of Brooklyn also holds a larger si gn ifi ca nce : t he Ki ng's men did not invade Brooklyn to face other kings' men; they were sent to fight a population. Rules of engagement were uncertain and passions for and against the rebellion ran high. When the smoke cleared at Brooklyn, i n 1 776, th e mo dern ag e of 'democratic warfare' had begun....The Battle of Brooklyn was a victory for the British Empire. But contained within the triumph was a demonstration of the type of American resolve and courage that would eventually r esul t in inde pende nce f or t he Un ited States." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear at top of spine, crease at top edge of rear flap, barcode label on inside of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
20 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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