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PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
1 PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
London Salamander 2000 1840652551 / 9781840652550 Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly Redu Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, Folio (13 5/8" H). Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly reduced in size. Remainder of title: "(Upon Which Are Load Down All Railways Completed And In Progress), With Large Sheet Map of England And Wales (endpapers), And A Circular One Of The Country Round London: The Whole Engraved On Steel Plates. Accompanied By Topographical And Statistical Accounts Of Each County; Railway Information; Tables Of Distances Of The Principal Towns In Great Britain; And An Itinerary Of The Most Useful And Generally Travelled Routes Throughout The United Kingdom." Map endpapers, 39 full page colour county maps plus circular map around London. "An excellent summary essay is also given for each individual county, providing information on the origin of its name, its ancient history, soil and climate, produce and manufactures, rivers and canals, railways, civil and ecclesiastical divisions, and the size of population. This date provides an important insight into the era of the burgeoning Industrial Revolution, especially regarding demographic trends and developments of transport infrastructure. Political information, such as the number of Members of Parliament returned is also given." Book slightly cocked, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small wrinkle on front hinge, tiny dwnt on rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
3 Anderson, Bern. BY SEA AND BY RIVER: THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Da Capo, (New York, 1989), reprint. 
303 pp + index, 8vo, soft cover. B&w illus. "...the naval battles - and especially the naval blockade of the South - were crucial factors in the outcome of the (Civil) war. The spectacular battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack marked the d ebut of ironclads, a revolution in naval warfare...(the author), a retired admiral, provides an overarching look at the strategic concerns of both sides and sketches many of the leading characters in the action..." Interior - clean and t i g h t w i t h n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
4 Bahrampour, Firouz. TURKEY: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.
Theo. Gaus' Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1967. 
100 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Historical Background; Period of the First Turkish Republic 1923-60; The Revolution of May 27, 1960; The Provisional Government of Turkey and the Committee of National Unity 1960-61; Birth of the Second Turkish Republic; Turkish Establishment and the Emergin Structure of Modern Turkish Society; Problems of Social and Economic Development; Turkish Foreign Policy. Previous owner's name at top of front pastedown, pages browning lightly, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn, with chips, tears, old tape repair, browning, but all text is complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES., Baker, Anthony.
5 Baker, Anthony. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1986), Ist edition. 
398 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...brings together in one comprehensive volume the story of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or - equally important - whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved...sets out to ensure that...the Honours granted in the past, from 'Tangier' in 1662 to 'Falkland Islands' in 1982, and the regiments that won them are not forgotten. In providing such information it will prove invaluable to military historians or anybody who has ever wondered about the lineage and honours of British and Commonwealth units." Tiny bump to bottom corners, very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small stain at top of two adjacent rear pages, slight cigarette odor, minor rubbing, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock - t humbing, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small chip, light rubbing/faint line indentations. VG-/VG- 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
6 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
7 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
8 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA., Bradley, John.
9 Bradley, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
10 Brown, Brian A. Foreword by H.R.H. Princess Anne. FORESTERS: THE CANADIAN QUEST FOR PEACE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1991 155046017X / 9781550460179 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword - On Guard For Thee; Dedication - To the Grey and Simcoe Foresters; Prologue - The Canadian Quest for Peace; Introduction; Revolution Aborted; The Peaceable Kingdom; The Fenian Threat; Invasion Thwarted; Causes of Rebellion; Civil War Averted; The War to End All Wars; The Cost of Peace in Europe; Blessed are the Peacekeepers; Best Suited for Defence; Power Shift; Epilogue On Implementation; A Final Word - Hitting the Mark; List of Illustrations; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE., Bruce, Michael, Sir.  11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth.
11 Bruce, Michael, Sir. 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth. NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE.
New York Hastings House 1955 Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
263 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "A financial disaster prevented (Sir Michael Bruce) from following the family tradition of becoming an officer in the crack Royal Regiment known as 'The Gunners', so he enlisted in the British South African Police. At seventeen, he shot his first man; at eighteen he hunted a double-murderer across the velds of Rhodesia. By the time he was twenty-four he had fought (and was twice wounded) at ill-fated Gallipoli and on the western front through the Great War of 1914-19. Excitement dogged his footsteps as he sailed round the Horn in a windjammer; fought in a Brazilian revolution; crossed the Andes on foot; was nearly killed in a stampede of wild cattle; and was the sole survivor of a gold-seeking hunt in the Amazon. Back in England, jobless, he did a stint as a reporter on a gossip 'sheet'; became a stunt actor, then press agent, in the movies; and in 1938, on the continent, established an underground for Jews fleeing from Hitler's persecution, subsequently himself falling into the hands of the Gestapo. At Dunkirk in World War II, Sir Michael ferried British soldiers across the Channel, then got into the RAF - and into more hair-raising incidents." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, slight browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning on spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has several small edge tears and creases, small chip at top of spine, creases at bottom of front panel, minor foxing at top inside edge, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
12 Bumsted, J.M., editor. (Paul Stevens, G.N. Emery, Charles W. Humphries, Douglas L. Cole, Donald Arthur Kubesh, C.M. Wallace, J.L. Granatstein, Richard Allen, Patricia Roy, G.E. Panting, Laurier La Pierre, Bruce W. Hodgins.) DOCUMENTARY PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. VOLUME II: POST CONFEDERATION.
Georgetown, Ontario Irwin-Dorsey 1969 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. "The collection includes twelve articles by some of the leading specialists in a number of areas of Canadian history since Confederation. Each specialist concentrates on a certain problem and incorporates some of the documentary evidence he himself would employ in considering the problem." Contents: Laurier and National Unity; The Lord's Day Act of 1906 and the Sabbath Observance Question; Federal-Provincial Tensions within the Ontario Conservative Party, 1878-1900; Imperialism and Nationalism in English-Speaking Canada; Ontario Press Reaction to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885; The Nationalization of the Maritimes, 1867-1914; Meighen vs. the CCF: The York South By-Election, 1942; The Triumph and Decline of Prohibition; The Evacuation of the Japanese, 1942; Newfoundland's Loss of Responsible Government; La Revolution Tranquille: The Liberal Government of Jean Lesage in Quebec, 1960-66; The English-Canadian Mind in Conflict. Interior - partially erased previous owner's name in red ink on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top/bottom corners of front cover, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
13 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.  VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.  (ONE & TWO), Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir.
14 Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir. A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2. (ONE & TWO)
Chruchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1974, first edition. 
519 pp + fold-out maps at rear, 448 pp + maps at rear (1 fold-out), large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Volume One - ISBN 0443010668, Volume Two - ISBN 0443011222 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), tables. Errata slips tipped in at page 5 (Volume 1) and pages 209 & 220 (Volume 2). "An account of the Army Medical Department, from the time of the institution of the Standing Army in 1660 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898. " Contents: Volume 1 - The New Model Army; The Standing Army; The War of Spanish Succession; The War of Austrian Succession; The Seven Years' War; The American War of Independence; The Army Medical Board; French Revolutionary Wars I (1793 - 1 7 9 8 ) ; F r ench Revolutionary Wars II (1812-1814); Peninsular War I (1808-1811); Peninsular War II (1812-1814); Waterloo; Both East and West; Director General Sir James McGrigor; Asia and Africa (1824-1853); Appendices. Volume 2 - Crimean W ar I ( 18 54 -1 85 6 ); C rimean War II (1854-1855); Crimean War III (1855-1856); The Era of Reform; Asia and Africa (1857-1868); Reorganisation; Asia and Africa (1873-1896); Egypt and Sudan (1882-1898); Adminstration in India; Royal Army Medical Co rps ; A rmy He alt h; Mi lit ary Medical Writers; Notable Medical Officers; Appendices. Volume One - a few faint finger and minor soiling marks on boards, previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light rub bing , mi nor edge wri nkli ng. V olum e Tw o - previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown, small light ink smudge in text of pages 240 & 241 - doesn't affect legibility. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and light edge wrinkling - mainl y at top of sp ine a rea. VG+ /VG+ & VG +/VG 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.  VOLUME I., Carlyle, Thomas.
15 Carlyle, Thomas. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. VOLUME I.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ 
528 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). **Volume I only.** Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Section headings: Death of Louis XV; The Paper Age; The Parlement of Paris; States-General; The Third Estate; Consolidation; The Insurrection of Women; The Feast of Pikes; Nanci; The Tuileries; Varennes. Light toning to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
16 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
17 Carman, William Y. Illustrations from original paintings by Bryan Fosten. Originated, designed and with additional text by George and Christopher Newark. UNIFORMS OF THE FOOT GUARDS FROM 1661 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Pompador Gallery, (Romford, Essex, 1995). 
127 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated with 30 full page color plates. "The thirty paintings by Bryan Fosten reproduced in this book illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the Foot Guards on the battlefield and the parade ground from 1661 to the present day. The text by W.Y. Carman describes how the uniforms of the Foot Guards evolved; the many campaigns in which they have fought, and the ceremonial duties they perform as the personal guard of the sovereign." Very faint water mark at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Dust jacket has very tiny tear and light wrinkling along bottom edge of rear panel, faint water mark at bottom of rear flap-fold. VG+/VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
18 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Chandler, David, general editor. Ian Beckett, associate editor. THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994. 
493 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, color plates. "From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf campaign, the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, (this book) recounts the history of the British Army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this survey shows how British fighting forces have evolved over the last five centuries. The continuities revealed are sometimes surprising: narrow recruitment patterns, friction between soldiers and civilians, financial constraints and recurrent political pressure for economies are constant themes. Commanders, campaigns, battles, organization, and weaponry are covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
20 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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