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1 THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT 20th ANNIVERSARY AIRBORNE SPECTACULAR / LE REGIMENT AEROPORTE DU CANADA 20ieme ANNIVERSAIRE SPECTACLE "PARA".
Petawawa The Regiment 1988 Fine 
8 pp (including covers), 10 15/16" H. 2 colour photographs. Bilingual (English/French). The programme for the 20th anniversary celebrations of The Canadian Airborne Regiment, held at CFB Petawawa on the 27th of August, 1988. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
2 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC., (T.S. Gleadhill).
3 (T.S. Gleadhill). THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC.
Lang Syne Publishers, Newtongrange, 1983. 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0946264181 38 traditional Scottish songs for voice and piano. "....present(s) dozens of marvellous works ranging from the romantic Bonnie Mary of Argyle; to the reminiscent When you and I were young, Maggi e; to the lighter songs like Wee Willie Winkie and The Deil's Awa' wi' the Exciseman. The songs are reprinted from a book by T.S. Gleadhill published in 1880." Interior - cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of p a g e s , o therwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges, slight bump to top/bottom of spine with closed tears and also at top corner. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
4 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
5 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
6 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
7 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
8 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Blacklock, Michael.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
9 Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520886 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to t h e R o y a l Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a sc yt he . T h e grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on R omm el' s He adq uar te rs in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has e ver sold iere d a nd man y civilians besides." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minoe edge wrink ling, very li ght brown ing a t ed ges . V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE FOOT GUARDS REGIMENTS 1880 TO 1914.  A PICTORIAL ALBUM PORTRAYING THE MEN, THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEIR EQUIPMENT., Bowling, A.H.
10 Bowling, A.H. THE FOOT GUARDS REGIMENTS 1880 TO 1914. A PICTORIAL ALBUM PORTRAYING THE MEN, THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEIR EQUIPMENT.
London Almark 1972 0855240539 / 9780855240530 Very Good - 
64 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. Contents: The Regiments of Foot Guards, 1880-1914; The Grenadier Guards; The Coldstream Guards; The Scots Guards; The Irish Guards. Interior - slightly cracked in several places, light cigarette odor. Exterior - browning to spine, edges of covers and to edges of textblock, small bump to top/bottom of front hinge area, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Briant, Keith. FIGHTING WITH THE GUARDS.
Evans, London, (1958), Ist edition. 
224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the most famous fighting men in the world, the Brigade of Guards, and of their magnificent tradition of discipline and courage (from 1656) ...It includes stories of the V.C.'s won by the Guards during the last war and of the battles they fought; it tells of how recruits from all walks of life are infused with the spirit of a great past and how, after Dunkirk, Guardsmen were for the first time put into tanks and achieved some of their greatest triumphs...In a fascinating chapter the author describes the ceremonial duties of the Household Cavalry and reveals many little-known traditions which help bring colour and pageantry toour national life..." Very small bump to two corners, previous owner's bookplate on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few very small chips, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, two small closed tears - taped, light to moderate browning/rubbing to rear panel, small sticker mark on front panel. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CRISIS OF THE RAJ:  THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES., Broehl, Wayne G., Jr.
12 Broehl, Wayne G., Jr. CRISIS OF THE RAJ: THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES.
Dartmouth College / University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1986. 
347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (orange/red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 087451374X "Here the story (of the Indian Mutiny) is seen through the eyes of a small group of young British lieutenants gong through t hat stirring set of battles. It is a study of the psychosociological tensions that affected these young people - a group of intelligent and able men who were only partially in control of their destinies, yet had the ambitions, the achieve m e n t m o t i v ation, possibly the group skills and personal innovation, to strive and struggle through the dramatic events they experienced. We will come to learn a good deal about these four men (and the mother of one of them) - to see their fr us tr at i on s, t he ir loneliness, their anomie, their failures. At the same time their enthusiasms, their successes, their hopes and dreams, come through constantly, giving a poignancy to their story that transcends the 'facts' themselves. Th e s tuf f o f thi s s tud y i s a n extensive series of letters from the lieutnants back to their families during the height of the hostilities....this book also draws on an intriguing new method of study whose name is content anlaysis. A parti cula r br anch of th is c onte nt a nlay sis field is explored here - the use of the computer to analyze the content of particular texts. All the letters....have been entered into a computer and treated to a sophisticated content anaysis program t hat c onsid ers t hem alo ng ni nety- seven sepa rate psychosociological paramters. The resulting glimpses further help to explain some of the critical differences hinted at in the texts themselves....This fresh view of historical method is elabo rated in dat a in t he A ppen dixes. " Min or rub bing, minor soiling, small bump to top corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
14 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
15 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Near Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 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
 
 
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL., Caskie, Donald C.
17 Caskie, Donald C. THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
London Oldbourne 1959 Reprint. Good+ Good 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the church and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit. He was on the Gestapo 'Black List'. After a perilous journey - he was mobbed by French villagers who thought him a German paratrooper and machine-gunned from the air - he arrived in Marseilles and commandeered the British Seamen's Mission near the Old Harbour. There the adventures of 'The Tartan Pimpernel' began. Immediately contacted by Allied Intelligence Officers he was conscripted to service. The Seamen's Mission became a vital link on the escape route for prisoners-of-war and soldiers escaping from Dunkirk. He fed, clothed and gave the men shelter before sending them through the Pyrenees with forged papers to Spain. He collected military information for the Allies. Denounced by a British traitor, Dr. Caskie was banished to Grenoble where he continued his work as an 'underground padre'. Arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death in a Nazi Court he passed through seven prisons and was saved from death by a German padre. Throughout all his perils (he) was sustained by the Christian Faith and inspired by native patriotism. Still the Scottish Minister to Paris, he has saved the books in which he recorded the names of his guests of war. Among the legion of men he helped were Whitney Straight, the millionaire sportsman and R.A.F. ace, and Redvers Prior, M.P. His story is enlivened by Scottish humour and brilliant character studies of his comrades and enemies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and colour fading at top/bottom of spine, some light colour fading on top edge of rear board, light browning on bottom edge of boards, browning and faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small chips and tears (some with old tape on inside), light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, edge creases, very light edge wear, newspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61., Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
18 Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by. Series editor, Lee Johnson. THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61.
(Osprey, London, 1995), Ist edition. 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 plates of uniform studies/insignia in full color. Contents: Introduction; The Guards Regiments 1914-15; Battles and Engagements of the Guards Division 1915-18; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Uniform. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GUARDS:  BRITAIN'S HOUSEHOLD DIVISION.  EUROPA MILITARIA No. 20., Dunstan, Simon.
19 Dunstan, Simon. THE GUARDS: BRITAIN'S HOUSEHOLD DIVISION. EUROPA MILITARIA No. 20.
Windrow & Greene, (London, 1996). 
64 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Unlike the household troops of many heads of state, The Guards have combined their role as the personal bodyguard of the Sovereign with an unsurpassed fighting tradition. This tradition is the cement that binds them together within The Household Division, whose motto is Septem Juncta in Uno - Seven Joined in One. Although The Household Division is an adminstrative rather than a fighting formation and although The Guards are most visible today for their central part in London's spectacular occasions of military and State pageantry, the Regiments are first and foremost professional soldiers, ready to exchange their ceremonial uniforms for comb at fatigues at short notice - as they proved most recently in the Falklands and Gulf Wars. Both aspects of their unique character are fully covered in the more than 120 superb colour photos specially taken for this book by a respected military photographer and author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II., Dutton, Ralph.
20 Dutton, Ralph. ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.
London B.T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
232 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The atmosphere of a Court is enclosed and artificial. The monarch has in the past enjoyed a wide degree of power without a corresponding sense of obligation or responsibility; and for the courtiers, whose position depended on their agreeableness, flattery has always been at a premium just as frankness has been inhibited. How do men and women react in circumstances where normal standards of behaviour are inapplicable? This is the question which, by implication, Ralph Dutton answers in this book. Since his survey covers the three centuries from Henry VII to George VII it is natural that, in so many different courts and under the reign of so various a series of kings and queens, Court Life should appear in most of its possible forms. But in the moral forcing house of the Court a constant element, from 1485 to 1760, has been the tendency for personal virtues and defects of character to become exaggerated to an extent seldom met with in the prosaic outside world. As to the Courts themselves: the Coronations, Drawing-rooms, Progresses, Births and Funerals; the favourites, mistresses and politicians, and the palaces in which they met, intrigued and lived: as to all these, they provide Mr. Dutton with a rich topic on which to exercise his accustomed gifts for description, quotation and deprecatory comment." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge and corner wear, bump at top corner of front board - migrates as a small bump at top corner of pages up to approx. page 40, small store label at bottom of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge of flaps, small crease at bottom corner of rear flap. 
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