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THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
1 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
AGINCOURT 1415:  TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES., Bennett, Matthew.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn.
2 Bennett, Matthew. Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn. AGINCOURT 1415: TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329506 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, costume/weapon studies. "Immortalized by Shakespeare, Agincourt is an epic of courage and hard fighting. Brou ght to bay after the long siege of Harfleur, Henry V's army was soaked, starving and riddled with disease, and facing a French army at odds of more than three to one. How the English beat off their attackers and slaughtered the flower of F r e n c h n o b ility is vividly described in this volume." Includes sections on 'The Battlefield Today' and 'Wargaming Agincourt'. Interior - very small ink circle at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt e ri or - creases at bottom corner of front cover, tiny corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Brock, George; Lustig, Robert; Marks, Laurence; Parker, Robert; Seale, Patrick. With Maureen McConville. Introduced by John Le Carre. Researched by Paul Lashmar. Edited by Donald Trelford. SIEGE: SIX DAYS AT THE IRANIAN EMBASSY.
London Macmillan 1980 0333309510 / 9780333309513 Good+ 
144 pp. B&w photographs. "A Bank Holiday, so everyone was home for the first live political siege to be televized on British soil - a sensitive, deeply patriotic nation deprived of the fun of war and the status of a Great Power - A hit team of black-uniformed frogmen roping down the side of an embassy, Action Man personified, stepping off the back of our cereal packets and performing the impossible." From the introduction. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny light stain on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
4 Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young. ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1968, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans, 2 portraits. "The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) holds a special place in the annals of several European armies. The protracted struggle produced a number of great cap tains - John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and the French Marshal Villars - and their respective martial achievements still exert a strong fascination. Two of their contemporaries who throw a considerable amoun t o f l i ght on the day-to-day conduct of Marlborough's most important campaigns, with their roll-call of famous successes - Blenheim, Raimillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the lines of Ne Plus Ultra - are Capt. Robert Parker of the Royal Regiment o f F oo t o f Ir eland (whose 'Memoirs', though often briefly quoted, have not been republished since they first appeared some time after his death); and the Comte de Merode-Westerloo whose 'Memoires' are hardly known outside Belgium. In almost ever y re spe ct t he y p resent striking contrasts, in birth, rank and character, and their differences are reflected in their writing. Parker, an Irishman of obscure origins, reached the relatively humble rank of Captain of Grenadiers. His whole mil it ary lif e w as int imat ely bound up with his regimental family. His feelings for Marlborough at times amount to uncritical hero-worship. From first to last he reveals himself as a highly competent professional soldier of modest and unpretenti ous cha racte r. The Com te de Merode-Westerloo, a great magnate in Flanders with a redoubtable ancestry behind him, eventually became a Field-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire - not that he had begun the war in the Emperor's service, but in that of h is en emies. B rave to t he poi nt of folly, irascible, touchy, overbearingly arrogant, he was continually in trouble. He bore lasting grudges against the men who, he thought, had conspired to ruin his career - Marlborough and Prince Eugene . As a com mander it i s dou btful whether he possessed sufficient cool judgment to merit his appointment to posts of the highest responsiblity. Expertly edited and annotated, the relevant passages from these two memoirs provide a narrative of t his gr eat war of ext raord inary immedi acy and fascination. It will also be invaluable to students of the period." Small soiling mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling and tiny tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and archiva lly tape d tear a t bott om of spine, light ed ge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, slight browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BELMONT/GRASPAN/MODER RIVER/MAGERSFONTEIN.  BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - KIMBERLEY., Childs, Lewis.
5 Childs, Lewis. BELMONT/GRASPAN/MODER RIVER/MAGERSFONTEIN. BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - KIMBERLEY.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 2001), Ist edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, battle plans, maps. Contents: Background; Belmont; Graspan; Modder River; Magersfontein; Kimberley under Siege; ...And Afterwards. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
THE SIEGE.  BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - LADYSMITH., Childs, Lewis.
6 Childs, Lewis. THE SIEGE. BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - LADYSMITH.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1999), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, battle plans, maps. Contents: Background; Talana Hill 20 October 1899; Elandslaagte 21 October 1899; Ladysmith Under Siege; Platrand 5/6 Jan 1900; After Platrand, and afterwards still. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
LET US REMEMBER:  LIVELY LETTERS FROM WORLD WAR ONE.  (INCLUDING A REPRINT OF 'WITH THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT.), Climo, Percy L.
7 Climo, Percy L. LET US REMEMBER: LIVELY LETTERS FROM WORLD WAR ONE. (INCLUDING A REPRINT OF 'WITH THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT.)
Percy L. Climo, Cobourg, Ontario, 1990, Ist edition. 
332 pp + 42 pp of indices, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. Consists of a reprint of "With the First Canadian Contingent" first published c1915, followed by "A Collection of World War One Letters as published in The Cobourg World in the years 1914-1919", then a section on Captain Charles Rutherford, V.C. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small creases (with color loss) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs and scratches, small closed puncture on rear panel near hinge. NF/G+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
8 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE.  AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING., Comaroff, John L., editor.  (Sol T. Plaatje.)
9 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
 
 
10 Connaughton, Richard. A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN WAFARE. THE TRUE STORY OF CONFLICT FROM THE FALKLANDS TO AFGHANISTAN.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2008. 
452 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781845298500 B&w photographs, maps. "The greatness of a battle is determined not by its size or by the numbers of soldiers involved but rather by its effect and influence upon future events. In a series of thr illing recreations of eight of the most signicant military encounters of the last three decades, (the author) presents a fascinating insight into the nature of modern warfare and the influence it has on contemporary events. The conflicts incl u d e G o ose Green in the Falklands, the invasion of Grenada, Operation Desert Storm - the first modern Iraq War, operations in Mogadishu as immortalized in the book and film 'Blackhawk Down', the Siege of Gorazde and Operation Barras in Sierra Le on e, a s w el l as more recent events at Fallujah, Iraq and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK SEASONS.  BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE.  THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY., Cook, Glen.
11 Cook, Glen. BLEAK SEASONS. BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE. THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY.
New York Tor / Tom Doherty 1996 0312861052 / 9780312861056 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket art by Nicholas Jainschigg. 
316 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "(T)he harrowing tale of the defense of Dejagore, as told by Murgen, a seasoned veteran of many brutal campaigns. The Black Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the far reaches of the earth. Now the waiting begins. Exhausted from the long siege, vastly outnumbered, and beset by powerful sorcery, the Company have risked their souls, as well as their lives to hold their hard-fought-for prize. But this is the end of an age, and great forces are at work. The ancient race known as the Nyeung Bao swear that ancient gods are stirring. The Company's commander has gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. Only Murgen, touched by a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, begins at last to comprehend the dark design that has made pawns fo men and gods alike." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763.  CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8., Cushner, Nicholas P., editor.
12 Cushner, Nicholas P., editor. DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763. CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8.
Royal Historical Society / University College, London, 1971. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (beige/olive cloth with black title blocks and gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Documents are in the original English or Spanish, without translations. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduc tion; Preparations; The Siege and Capture; Aftermath of Conquest; Epilogue; List of Documents; Index. Previous owner's notation (7 lines) in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear boa r d , tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
13 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO DIANAS., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone.  Illustrated by R.W. Matthews.
14 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone. Illustrated by R.W. Matthews. THE TWO DIANAS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
363 pp, 16mo (6 3/16" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 326 on spine). Burgundy e ndpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. An historical romance set in Reformation France. Very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very s m a l l closed tears - one with creases, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 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 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
 
 
VICTORIAN COLONIAL WARFARE:  INDIA, FROM THE CONQUEST OF SIND TO THE INDIAN MUTINY., Featherstone, Donald.
16 Featherstone, Donald. VICTORIAN COLONIAL WARFARE: INDIA, FROM THE CONQUEST OF SIND TO THE INDIAN MUTINY.
Cassell, 1st. edition, (1992). 
158 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 030434172X B&w maps, reproductions of 100 contemporary engravings. "From the conquest of Sind in 1843, when Sir Charles Napier defeated the Baluchi army and annexed the kingdom, to the Indian M utiny of 1857-58 that out raged world opinion, Donald Featherstone has constructed a revealing account of the British Empire's most complex and fascinating period." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge w e a r , l i g ht wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN COLONIAL WARFARE:  INDIA, FROM THE CONQUEST OF SIND TO THE INDIAN MUTINY., Featherstone, Donald.
17 Featherstone, Donald. VICTORIAN COLONIAL WARFARE: INDIA, FROM THE CONQUEST OF SIND TO THE INDIAN MUTINY.
Blandford, (London, 1993). 
158 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 071372255X B&w maps, reproductions of 100 contemporary engravings. "From the conquest of Sind in 1843, when Sir Charles Napier defeated the Baluchi army and annexed the kingdom, to the Indian Mutiny of 1857-5 8 that outraged world opinion, Donald Featherstone has constructed a revealing account of the British Empire's most complex and fascinating period." Interior - very light cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of approx. first sixty - f i v e p a g es, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very small bump to top of rear hinge, light soiling to bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812., Fletcher, Ian.
18 Fletcher, Ian. IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812.
Baton Press, Tunbridge Wells, 1984, first edition. 
135 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361551 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, plans. "....deals with the storming of Badajoz, an epic action of the Peninsular War, which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular period. At appalling cost, in a nightmare battle which lasted throughout the night of the 6th April 1812, they hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and through the forbiddin g medieval walls, which were held with great courage and skill by a brave French and German garrison. Having successfully stormed the breaches, the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as t h e s u b l i m e courage of the attackers, have passed into legend. This account, drawn wholly from the vivid descriptions of the officers and common soldiers who fought at Badajoz, is the first to be written exclusively about the siege, the st or mi ng , a nd t he s ho cking events which followed." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil check marks on the two bibliography pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has ver y l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng, mi nor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE EAST:  A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE., France, John.
19 France, John. VICTORY IN THE EAST: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, reprint. 
425 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521589878 Maps, battle plans. "The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the Fi rst Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the Crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade but its fate was ultimately decide d o n t h e f ield of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, tak in g i nt o a cc ou n t all other factors but emphasising the military." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT CLIVE., Garrett, Richard.  (Robert Clive.)
20 Garrett, Richard. (Robert Clive.) ROBERT CLIVE.
Arthur Baker, London, (1976). 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "There were many different Clives. The gentle lover his wife knew; the fearless and often unorthodox army leader; the astute polititician who tangled with the directors of the East India Company; and the generous, dutiful son who so frequently came to the aid of his economically inept father. In his excellent biography, Richard Garrett considers all of them. He traces Clive's spectacular career from its early days on the battlefields to the years of power, when he could enthrone or depose an Indian prince according to the needs of the moment. The author describes such battles as Plassey and the siege of Arcot, and he deals with the tragic climax at the end of Cl ive's ca reer when Parliament very nearly brought about his ruin..." 3" sq. area of very light browning on free front endpaper - probably caused by previous owners bookplate. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small closed tears. VG/ VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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