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AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
121 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS).  ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS.  JULY 1978., Iley, D.C., Major, Editor-in-Chief.
122 Iley, D.C., Major, Editor-in-Chief. THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS). ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS. JULY 1978.
The Regiment, Calgary, Alberta, 1978 
84 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, ads. Contents: Former Commanding Officers and RSMs; Commanding Officer's Message; Message from the Colonel of the Regiment; Message from the Director of Armour; RSM's Note; Recipients o f the QSJM; Appointment of the Colonel-in-Chief; Change of Command; A Squadron; Middle East Article; B Squadron; C Squadron; HQ Squadron; Maintenance Troop; Signals Troop; Exchange Officer's Letters; Regimental Museum; Historical Section; Office r s ' Mess; Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess; Junior Ranks' Club; The Ceremonial Riding Troop; Regimental Notes; Regimental Sports; Regimental Association, Calgary Branch; 1292 LdSH(RC) Cadet Corps; LdSH(RC) Ladies' Auxiliary. Interior - fain t wa te r stain at bottom inside edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other previous ownership marks. Exterior - front cover has small corner crease, very light rubbing, tiny scuff, soft creasing at spine area; rear cover has a fe w sma ll so ft creases; minor edge wear; light waviness at bottom edge of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
123 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.
London Gollancz 1986 0575039167 / 9780575039162 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling crime. In the matter of the bats he is unhelpful, but soon he faces the challenge of a murder: the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an oriental dagger, and in the library too. The conventions are properly observed. There's an omniscient butler, Bagot. The moat gleams darkly, guarding its secrets. Inspector Ringwood sets up his 'incident room' in the ballroom, which dazzles with mirrors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil. The house guests include another title, a QC, and two or three experts on numismatics. And that last point takes us to the heart of the mystery: where, in this vast architectural pile, did Lord Osprey conceal his collection of antique coins? There are clues: the key in the library, the skiff on the moat, the intruder glimpsed through the French doors; even, possibly, the local publican's claim that an Osprey has raped his daughter. Appleby solves the problem with all his usual wit, ingenuity and aplomb. And the bats have the last word: very startling so." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
124 Innes, Michael. LORD MULLION'S SECRET.
London Gollancz 1981 057502903X / 9780575029033 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Mullion Castle is a very Stately Home. When the paying customers aren't cluttering up the place, it's the home of the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Also his wife, whose portrait he has now commissioned his old schoolfellow, Charles Honeybath R.A., to paint. Honeybath (is) an astute and inquisitive observer of events; and now he has another intriguing complex of puzzles to ponder over. For instance, who has removed a valuable Hilliard miniature, an ancestral portrait, and substituted an obvious print; and why? Who has removed two of Great-aunt Camilla's water-colours of Italian scenes, and substituted sketches made by her in France; and again, why? And how does it come about that a young undergardener, with the name of Swithin, should posses the family features so strikingly, and be such an attraction to Lady Patience - i.e., Patty? Honeybath addresses himself to these and other teasing problems, while Michael Innes goes his own witty, engaging, tongue-in-cheek way, following what may seem to be a predictable course but surprising us all, Honeybath included, at the finish." Tiny dint on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.  VOLUME I., Irwin, Arthur Bruce.  Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze.  Introduction by Colonel  N.A. Buckingham.
125 Irwin, Arthur Bruce. Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze. Introduction by Colonel N.A. Buckingham. THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. VOLUME I.
Scarborough, Ontario Military Badge Collections Inc. 1973 Heavy Card Good 
Three folding boards (12 1/2" H x 11" W), housing 60 facsimile cap badges of Canadian Army Regiments and Corps. The centre section contains stapled booklet (glued to the board by rear cover) with a foreword and introduction, followed by short histories of the Regiments/Corps - unpaginated (24 pp including both covers) - with b&w and colour illustrations, including centrefold showing badges included in Volume II). "This present volume, which is concerned exclusively with Armoured and Infantry Regiments contains replica badges of 60 units which were involved as a whole in active combat during the Second World War. (They) have been arranged in rows of five in order of precedence starting at the top row and reading from left to right. Although many of the Regiments and Corps whose badges appear here have either been amalgamated with other units or disbanded entirely, their badges have been accorded the precedence to which they would be entitled were they in existence." The badges included are: The Royal Canadian Dragoons; Lord Strathcona's Horse; 8th Canadian Hussars; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards; The Ontario Regiment; Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment; Le Regiment de Trois-Rivieres; 1st Hussars; 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars; The British Columbia Regiment; 12th Manitoba Dragoons; South Alberta Regiment; 8th. (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th. Canadian Hussars); Calgary Regiment; The British Columbia Dragoons; The Fort Garry Horse; The Royal Canadian Regiment; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; Royal 22e Regiment; Governor General's Foot Guards; The Canadian Grenadier Guards; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada; The Black Watch of Canada; The Royal Rifles of Canada; The Royal Regiment of Canada; The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry; The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; The Lincoln and Welland Regiment; Perth Regiment; The Highland Light Infantry of Canada; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; Le Regiment de la Chaudiere; Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal; The Princess Louise Fusiliers; Carleton and York Regiment; South Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment; The West Nova Scotia Regiment; North Nova Scotia Highlanders; Cape Breton Highlanders; Le Regiment de Maisonneuve; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa; The Royal Winnipeg Rifles; The Essex and Kent Scottish; 48th Highlanders of Canada; The Algonquin Regiment; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada; Lake Superior Regiment; Saskatoon Light Infantry; The Regina Rifle Regiment; The South Saskatchewan Regiment; The Loyal Edmonton Regiment; The Winnipeg Grenadiers; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada; The Westminster Regiment; The Calgary Highlanders; The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada; The Canadian Scottish Regiment; The Irish Regiment of Canada; The Toronto Scottish Regiment. **Volume I Only.** Very light browning in margins of pages, small corner crease on front cover, text block is loose in covers as staple have become detached. fron covers. Folding boards have browning to edges and surfaces, moderate external edge wear, an area of scuffing at top inside of front board, several very small scuffs and two small dents on inside folded board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578.  TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.  THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR., Izon, John.  (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
126 Izon, John. (Sir Thomas Stucley.) SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY. THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR.
Andrew Melrose, London, (1956), Ist edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Sir Thomas Stucley was a rogue of the first order. Alleged to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he persuaded Elizabeth to allow him to join an expedition to Florida. He n ever arrived. Instead, he stole the supplies and befriended the rebel Shane O'Neill in Ireland. This was only the first of many incidents in an adventurous career, in which he figured in almost every kind of treachery and desperate exploit. Stucley lived - and died - furiously. The story of his life is packed with adventure, intrigue - and humour. He was killed on a Morcoccan battlefield, having joined the Portuguese King's Crusade in North Africa." Small crease at bottom corner of pages up to page 22, slight 3" split to inside rear hinge paper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor dis-coloration to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several chips and tears - some taped on inside, small area of surface paper loss on front panel and on spine, light to moderate rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel and spine edges. VG/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION, Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors
127 Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION
London National Trust / Apollo Magazine 1995 0952208156 / 9780952208150 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
80 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. J. Carter Brown, Nicholas Baring, Mark Girouard, Simon Jervis, Lucinda Lambton, James Lees-Milne, Jonathan Miller, Richard Baker, Lord Menuhin, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Hugh Casson, Lord Rothschild, Lady Emma Tennant, John Julius Norwich, David Gentleman, Bamber Gascoigne, Lady Mary Keen, Auberon Waugh, Sir Roy Strong, et al. describe their favourite furniture, rooms, portraits, landscapes, sculpture, follies, etc. from the National Trust's collection. Interior - several very small printing ink smudges on page 44, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling, small sticker residue mark on front cover, minor curling at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LORD BROCKTREE:  A TALE OF REDWALL., Jacques, Brian.  Illustrated by Fangorn.
128 Jacques, Brian. Illustrated by Fangorn. LORD BROCKTREE: A TALE OF REDWALL.
Hutchinson, London, 2000, 2nd printing. 
370 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091768772 B&w map, drawings. "Salamandastron, ancestral home of the Badger Lords, is under threat from an enemy whose power would seem to be absolute and whose evil knows no bounds. Ungatt Trunn can make the stars fall from the sky, the very earth shake underfoot, and with a horde of vermin as numerous as the leaves in autumn, the wildcat appears unstoppable. The mountain's defences are weak. Who can save it now?....Brian J a c q u e s ' masterful storytelling spins a web of high adventure that will entral the readers from the first page to the last." One page with tiny corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dus t ja ck et h as v er y light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV.  6 VOLUME SET., James, William.
129 James, William. THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.
London Richard Bentley 1859 New Edition with Additions and Notes. Half-Leather Good 
6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle of Navarin (1827). Under most yearly sections there is a discussion of the British and French Fleets, Light Squadrons and Single Ships, and Colonial Expeditions. Other fleets are introduced when applicable: Spanish, Dutch, Franco-Spanish, Swedish, Russian, etc. as are sections on the West & East Indies, Africa and North & South America. Interiors - All frontispieces and title pages have areas of light toning and foxing - vol. 3 has a small light waterstain in margin of frontispiece; some preliminary pages also have scattered light foxing; most volumes have a few pages with pen and/or pencil notations of varying size in margins and some with underlining of text; some volumes have a few pages with a few scattered light foxing marks and/or small light stains; vol. II has a 1 1/2" tear/creasing at top of frontispiece gutter; vol. IV has a very small chip at the top edge of two page leaves; there are a few small corner creases on pages throughout the six volumes; most fold-out tables have additional fold creases and some have browning/creaes or very small tears at the fore-edges. Exteriors - all volumes have some rubbing on marbled boards and leather; light to moderate edge wear - more at coners; some corners have small bumps; vol. I has two small dents on fore-edge of front board; vol. VI has a 1' x 3/8' piece of marbled paper missing at bottom of front board. 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I., Jeffery, Keith, editor.  Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.
130 Jeffery, Keith, editor. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1985, first edition. 
438 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 037030683X Two b&w maps. "Among the papers of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson in the Imperial War Museum are some 300 letters dating from his time as professional head of the British Army. W ilson was Chief of the Imperial General Staff, February 1918 to February 1922, and the correspondence selected for this Army Records Society volume reflects all the principal military concerns of the period. During the last nine months of th e F i r s t World War the great German spring offensive, the Allied successes in the late summer and autumn, and final victory in November dominate the letters. Post-war problems of demobilisation and army re-building were followed by the difficu lt i es o f me et ing wide-range military commitments throughout the world. At home domestic revolution necessitated that the army prepare for operations in aid of the civil power. Abroad military action had to be co-ordinated with the French in ord er to en fo rce th e peace treaty with Germany and support Allied policy in Eastern Europe. Further demands were made on the army by calls to repress nationalist unrest in Ireland, Egypt, Indian and Mesopotamia (Iraq), together with communal vio len ce i n Pa les tine . A ll these topics are covered in the correspondence, which in particular demonstrates Wilson's growing disillusionment with the government's Irish policy. Wilson was himself an Irishman with strong Unionist sympathies whic h ma teria lly c ontr ibute d to his assassination by Irish nationalists just a few months after retiring from the War Office." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, two very tiny corner bumps, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, mi nor wr inkli ng at top of spin e, sm all b ump at bottom edge of rear board, tiny dint at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small closed tear at bottom of rear flap with soft crease. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
ARMY DIARY 1975., Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
131 Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor. ARMY DIARY 1975.
Method, Golspie, Scotland, 1974. 
Unpaginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (imitation red leather with gold lettering on spine and front board), integral ribbon bookmark, dust jacket. Photographs, reproductions. As well as blank diary areas, the book includes: Regiments, Corps and Batteries of the British Army and the Days They Celebrate; Illustrated Directory of Army Museums; Forecast of Main Ceremonial Events; Army Charities; Army Sports Fixtures and Records; Battle Anniversaries of the British Army; Military Mileage Chart; Month-Planners and Year-Planners; An Historical Footnote for Every Weekday. Illustrated Features for this year: Cyrpus - The Divided Isle; The Battle of Dettingen (16th June 1743); 14 Air Despatch Regiment RCT; The Legion of Frontiersmen; E x e m p l o Ducemus: 2,000 Years of Military Police Service; The Relief of Kumasi 1900; The 1st Punjab Regiment; Signals of the Great War (Army Signalling); The King's Own Scottish Borderers; Who's For the Guns?: Nery, 1st Sept. 1914; "Lord Wargrav es ": A B ri ef Account of the Work of Sir Fabian Ware; Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, heavy bro wni ng at top ed g e, delamination at bottom edge of front panel and spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR., Judd, Denis.
132 Judd, Denis. THE BOER WAR.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246108681 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The Boer War of 1899-1902 symbolized Britain's towering Imperial status and at the same tim e exposed potentially crippling weaknesses in her military machine. It marked both the apotheosis of her late-nineteenth-century Imperial expansion, and also its collapse. Like all wars, it promoted legends and convenient national myths a n d p a i d s cant respect to the truth....In his sensitive and scholarly account, Denis Judd is not concerned with partisanship. He recognizes the extraordinary courage and resourcefullness of the stoic Afrikaner farming community who, against al l od d s, c ar ri e d on an eighteen-month guerrilla campaign after the war seemed to be over. Dr. Judd above all deals clearly and vividly with the complex issues, stirring events and varied personalities that go to make up the Boer War." Cigare tt e o do r, ver y l igh t br owning in margins of pages, boards slightly bowed, browning to edges of textblock light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, browning at edges, minor rubbing, small closed tear and cre ases at bo ttom of fron t hin ge - archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
133 Kavanagh, Gordon. FAMINE IN IRELAND AND WEST KERRY.
Self-published 2003 Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
152 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w map, photograph. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "West Kerry was to experience equal, if not worse devastation (than Connacht and West Cork) during the Famine. Due to the remoteness of Dingle and the townlands west of the town it received much less publicity. The reports that are available of what the people had to endure are horrific, indicating a district, which was to be completely neglected during a period of extreme suffering." From the Introduction. Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of approx first 25 pages, small soft crease/curl to bottom corner of approx. first 36 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of front cover, very small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, small black mark at bottom of spine - from manufacturing process. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II., Kershaw, Ian.
134 Kershaw, Ian. MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II.
New York Penguin 2004 1594200300 / 9781594200304 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
488 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w map, plates. "Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic families, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 30 percent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to 'Charley', as the king called him, because, in his own words, he 'backed the wrong horse', and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. Londonderry was hardly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz. Ian Keshaw is not out to rehabilitate Lord Londonderry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY.  VOLUME II.  THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 1969-1992., Kneen, J.M., Brigadier and Sutton, D.J., Brigadier, compilers.  Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Vincent.
135 Kneen, J.M., Brigadier and Sutton, D.J., Brigadier, compilers. Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Vincent. CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY. VOLUME II. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 1969-1992.
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Arborfield / Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 1996, first edition. 
723 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525497 Map endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "This is the second volume of the history of REME. In telling the story of nearly a quarter of a century thro ugh to the completion of the 50th anniversary of the Corps' foundation, the authors have drawn not only on archive material but also on personal accounts of the men and women involved to produce a fascinating and highly readable book. Thes e w e r e y e ars during which the Army underwent extensive re-organization and REME had to adapt and innovate to provide the engineering support needed. These changes are described in detail, together with how the role of the Corps has developed t o t he s ta g e wh ere it now has responsibility for all aspects of supporting the Army's technical equipment. During this time, too, we were at war in the Falklands and in the Gulf and constantly on operations in Northern Ireland. The Corps' es se nti al par t i n th ese campaigns is fully described, largely through the words of those who took part...." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light soiling mark on rear board. dust jacket has light rubbing to glossy surface , on e s mall ed ge t ear - arc hiva lly taped, light edge wrinkling very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE., Laffin, John.
136 Laffin, John. BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Godalming Bramley 1998 1841000124 / 9781841000121 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) forceful and probing analysis of the British generals' leadership. For too long, Dr John Laffin maintains, the military reputation of the generals has not been critically enough examined, and he asks how those responsible for such catastrophic defeats were able to retain their commands. Haig, whose army suffered 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, was still in command after five months more fighting and another 400,000 casualties. By the war's end the number of dead ran into millions - doggedly brave British Empire soldiers who, Dr Laffin believes, were killed, wounded or broken by commanders who were vain, egocentric or incompetent. But the generals, who blamed the dead and junior in rank, cannot be excused on the grounds that there was 'nothing else that they could do'. Een now, seventy years after that 'Great War for Civilization', this book raises questions that are uncomfortable. Dr Laffin draws on the memories and writings of those who took part and quotes the judgements of other military historians to provide a lucid analysis of just what went wrong in the generals' leadership and how it resulted in such appalling and tragic losses - and concludes that they were not merely incompetent but uncaring. Controversial and uncompromising, this intelligent and important book is an invaluable addition to the history of World War I and will be read by all interested in this period of history and its influence on succeeding military campaigns." Small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
137 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Tiny scuff on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
138 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Minor wear and minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND OTHER STORIES.  BASED ON TALES IN THE 'BLUE FAIRY BOOK'., Lang, Andrew, editor.
139 Lang, Andrew, editor. THE HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND OTHER STORIES. BASED ON TALES IN THE 'BLUE FAIRY BOOK'.
London Longmans, Green 1892 Hard Cover Good H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood. 
160 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering and decorations on front board, all edges silver. B&w illustrations. Contents: The History of (Dick) Whittington; The Goose-Girl; Trusty John; The Forty Thieves; The Master-Maid; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Light separation between page gatherings at pages 32 & 33 - pages still firmly held in binding, light toning to pages, Christmas gift inscription from 1893 on front free endpaper, remnants of a small label and small ink number on front pastedown, front inside hinge paper is split - hinge is holding firmly, small splits in paper of rear inside hinge, corners have very small bumps, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light edge wear to boards, small liquid stain on front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LAMBTON'S HUNDRED YEARS, 1849-1949., Lauriston, Victor.
140 Lauriston, Victor. LAMBTON'S HUNDRED YEARS, 1849-1949.
Sarnia, Ontario Haines Frontier Printing 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
335 pp, 9 3/16" H. Burgundy simulated leather covers with gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Lambton County, Ontario. Contents: Foreword; Indian Days; Emergence of Lambton County; The Earliest Pioneers; Pioneers on the St. Clair; Along the River Lambton Lost; The Story of the Huron Shore; Sarnia, City of Destiny; The Development of the East; The Heart of Lambton; The Romance of Oil; Oil Seekers in Far Fields; Romance of the St. Clair; Pre-Confederation Politics; Stone Mason and Statesman; Parliamentarians of a Latter Day; The Romance of Road and Rail; The Transformation of the Farm; Industrial Lambton; Pages From the Past. Faint erased pencil mark at top of free front endpaper, very light browning at edges of endpapers, light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light edge wear and soiling, some loss of color on exterior lettering 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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