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161 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Very Good+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BOMBER COMMAND., Ethell, Jeffrey L.
162 Ethell, Jeffrey L. BOMBER COMMAND.
Osceola, WI Motorbooks 1994 0879389206 / 9780879389208 First Edition. Very Good+ Very Good 
180 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The Bomber Command was the heart of the US Army Air Force's operations against Nazi Germany in World War II. At its peak, the USAAF boasted 2,411,294 men and women in uniform with 230,000 aircraft flown by 193,440 pilots. And statistically, there was no more dangerous place to be in World War II than in a bomber over Germany. (This book) tells the story of the USAAF in the European and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. But instead of another gray history of armies and campaigns, (it) relives the color of the operations both in terms of first-person accounts and anecdotes as well as with original World War II color photography of the events." Minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small dint on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, small tear (archivally taped) with crease at bottom of rear flap-fold, small line indentation and tiny dint on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944., Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred.
163 Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred. TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944.
London Arms and Armour 1989 0853689156 / 9780853689157 Reprint Very Good Very Good 
212 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On 6 March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale raid on Berlin, the heart of Hitler's Reich. The price they paid was high: 69 heavy bombers and 11 escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. This is a compellingly readable, skilfully researched, minute-by-minute account of that raid." Light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning at some edges and on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c.  TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY., Falle, Philip, Rev.  With Rev. Edward Durrell.
164 Falle, Philip, Rev. With Rev. Edward Durrell. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c. TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY.
Jersey Richard Giffard 1837 Good 
476 pp + [3 pp] An Alphabetical Table + [1 pp] errata + introductory leaves as follow: [i]-ii - Dedication to King William IV; [iii]-xi - Preface to the Editor; [xiii]-xx - Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Philip Falle; [2 pp) Contents. After this there is a binding error that sees the Dedication to King William III [iii], The Preface to the First Edition [v]-xiii, and the first pages of An Introduction to the Second Edition [xiv]-xvi, bound between pages 17-18 of the text, along with a title page for "Caesarea; or, An Account of Jersey", dated 1835. Pages xvii-xxix of An Introduction to the Second Edition and Sailing Directions, xxx-xxi, follow the Contents pages. Page number 353 has been used twice, but the text follows correctly. Although a little confusing up to page 18, all pages are present. *Please note: The title page states "Notes and Illustrations" by the Rev. Edward Durrell - however, there are no illustrations and no indication that any were ever included. Later rebinding with medium brown cloth-covered boards, leather spine with gilt lettering/decoration and blind banding. Chapter headings: History of the Island; Description of the Island; Military Government; Civil Jurisdiction; Convention of the States; Privileges; Religion; An Appendix of Records and Other Pieces Referred to in the Preceding Chapters; An Alphabetical Table of Reference to the principal subjects treated in the Notes. Many pages have very light to light browning and scattered foxing marks - mainly in margins; title page, dedication page, preface and introduction pages have areas of browning and foxing; one page with a small edge tear archivally taped; one page with an approx. 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece missing from top of hinge margin; page xix has a small area where the printer's ink has adhered poorly; some pages with a varying size soft crease at the top corner; heavy browing to edges of text block, light waviness to edges of text block; light rubbing to leather and edges of boards; a few very small white soiling marks on boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
165 Fennelly, Catherine. SOMETHING BLUE: SOME AMERICAN VIEWS ON STAFFORDSHIRE.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1967, second edition. 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). A pictorial work, showing examples of the blue & white Staffordshire wares with American views/themes that were extremely popular in the young United States. Interior - gift inscription on inside of front cover, pages and covers browning lightly, small light liquid mark at bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate browning to covers, scattered light liquid marks and small foxing mark on front cover, samll soft crease at top edge of covers. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
166 Fergusson, Charles Bruce, editor. THE DIARY OF SIMEON PERKINS, 1804-1812. PUBLICATIONS OF THE CHAMPLAIN SOCIETY L.
Champlain Society, Toronto, (1978), limited edition of 1400 copies, this one unnumbered. 
liii, 520 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering, emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. "This is the fifth volume of the diary of Simeon Perkins. It begins on January 1, 1804, and ends on April 13, 1812. Unfortunately, however, the diary for March 5, 1806 to November 30, 1809, has been lost..." "Simeon Perkins the diarist, was the patriarch of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, during this period of his life. Although he reduced his responsibilities i n some measure with advancing years, he was still active in business and prominent in public affairs until a short time before his death. Throughout the whole period he was Justice of the Peace, Proprietors' Clerk, and Town Clerk of Liver p o o l . F o r part of it he was also County Treasurer, Custos Rotulorum, First Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Queens County, Judge of Probate, and Colonel Commandant of the Militia of Queens County. In those offices, as an app oi nt ee o f t he t ow nship or the county or the provincial government at Halifax, Perkins rendered meritorious service, often to the detriment of his own private interests...." Majority of pages are unopened at fore-edge, light wrinkling at to p/b ott om of sp in e , l ine sc uff across bottom of textblock, light soiling line across fore-edge of textblock. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
STAYING CONNECTED:  HOW MacDOUGALL FAMILY TRADITIONS BUILT A BUSINESS OVER 160 YEARS., Ferrabee, James & Harrison, Michael St B.  Foreword by Bartlett H. MacDougall.
167 Ferrabee, James & Harrison, Michael St B. Foreword by Bartlett H. MacDougall. STAYING CONNECTED: HOW MacDOUGALL FAMILY TRADITIONS BUILT A BUSINESS OVER 160 YEARS.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press for MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. 2009 0773536612 / 9780773536616 First Edition Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No dust jacket. B&w illustrations. The history of the evolution of the Montreal brokerage business that became MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier (3 Macs) and the people behind it. Contents: Foreword: A History to Celebrate; Acknowledgements; MacDougall Family Genealogical Chart; Illustrations; Setting down Roots; The Making of a Gentleman; Making War and Making Money; Growth and Depression; Passing the Torch; Enter Hartland B.; A New Century; Boom and Bust; War and Peace; The Genesis of 3 Macs; Turbulence and Opportunity; Inflation and Volatility; Irrational Exuberance and the Bubble Economy; The New Millennium; Notes; Bibliography; About the Authors; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
168 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. Epilogue by F. Cyril James. McGILL UNIVERSITY AT WAR. 1914-1918, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill University 1947 First Edition Very Good- Good- 
437 pp, 9 3/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents (1914-1918): The Shadow of War; Canada's Military Effort; Army Recruiting; Valour and Sacrifice; No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill); Service on Many Fronts; Wartime Research; University Leadership and Civilian Achievement; The Aftermath of War. (1939-1945): The Second Great War; McGill's Service Record, 1939-'45; The Challenge of 1940; Marshalling the McGill Effort, 1941; Development of the War Effort, 1942; The Peak of Training, 1943; Research in the War Years; The Year of Crisis, 1944; Honours and Awards, 1944; The Year of Victory, 1945; Casualties and Honours, 1945; Service in the United States Forces; Service of the University Staff; Honours and Awards, 1945-'46; Agricultural and Medical Research; Scientific Research; Epilogue. Appendices: Honour Roll; Honours and Awards. Index of Persons; General Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, one slight small corner bump. Dust jacket has has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears archivally taped and small edge pieces missing, light browning to the spine, several light scuffs and rub marks on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
169 Finley, Gerald. GEORGE HERIOT: POSTMASTER-PAINTER OF THE CANADAS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1983 0802055842 / 9780802055842 First Edition Very Good George Heriot. 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "George Heriot (1759-1839), a Scot, is best known as a skilled landscape watercolourist and as the contentious deputy postmaster general of British North America from 1800 to 1816. He was also a travel writer and a poet. In this volume, a combination of biography and art history, Gerald Finaly presents, for the first time, a rounded picture of Heriot, revealing his motives and ideals while also illuminating the texture of life in Canada during the early years of settlement. In describing Heriot's several roles as artist, administrator, patriot, spy, Fnley presents a portrait of an eighteenth-century gentleman whose superficial desires were for an active public life but whose deeper yearnings were for a life of contemplation. This volume serves to recognize Heriot's artistic achievement and to accord him the place he deserves in the history of Canadian art and the country itself." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, three small faint stains on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Fleming, Patricia Lockhart.  Foreword by Marianne Scott.
170 Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Foreword by Marianne Scott. UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802025854 / 9780802025852 First Edition Very Good 
556 pp, 11" H. Tan cloth with black and red lettering/banding on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). "(T)he first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian imprints, providing a full range of descriptive bibliographical information taken from originals located in more than fifty collections in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The bibiliography identifies all types of material - books, pamphlets, government documents, serials, broadsides, and printed ephemera - and contains extensive notes, valuable to the support of many types of Canadian reseach." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Symbols; Other Sources; Upper Canadian Imprints; Appendix A: Newspapers; Appendix B: Journals; Appendix C: Imprints Not Located; Name Index; Title Index; Genre and Subject Index; Trades Index; Place of Publication Index; Language Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top rear corner, bump to bottom corner of both boards, very small light stain on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
171 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Staplehurst Spellmount 2003 1862271887 / 9781862271883 Very Good+ Very Good 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, colour drawings. "(D)etails over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also the vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action for each machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine types and power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general military enthusiasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on front free endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815., Fowler, William M., Jr.
172 Fowler, William M., Jr. JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1984 0395353149 / 9780395353141 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the survival of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert meticulous research into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He deals too with the often neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
B-52: AGEING BUFFS, YOUTHFUL CREWS.  OSPREY COLOUR SERIES., Francillon, Rene J. and Lewis, Peter B.
173 Francillon, Rene J. and Lewis, Peter B. B-52: AGEING BUFFS, YOUTHFUL CREWS. OSPREY COLOUR SERIES.
Osprey, London, 1988. 
128 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0850458633 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge crease at top of rear cover, faint crease down front cover , very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812., Fredricksen, John C., compiler.
174 Fredricksen, John C., compiler. RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812.
Self-published 1979 Good 
156 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Bibliography of 1,674 books, pamphlets, and articles; indexed into 13 categories for ease of use." Contents: Preface; General Texts; West and Northwest Frontiers; Lake Erie; Niagara Frontier and Lake Ontario; The St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain; The Atlantic Seaboard; Chesapeake Bay; The South; The War at Sea; Politics and Peace; Military and Biographical; Indians; Prisoners of War; Manuscripts in the United States; Manuscripts in Canada; Service of United States Regiments; Service of British and Canadian Regiments; Chronology of War on Land and Sea. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, one small corner crease, hinge creases, light to moderate rubbing with some colour loss - mainly on rear cover, a few wrinkles on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
175 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
Ottawa National Museum of Man 1980 0660103478 / 9780660103471 Very Good+ Very Good- 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two profoundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 1821. Silver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade were produced by both European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the exhibition includes many examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the exhibition from museums in Canada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period show the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Minor rubbing, fading to colour on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MIGHTY EIGHTH.  (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE)., Freeman, Roger A.
176 Freeman, Roger A. THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE).
New York Orion 1989 0517576910 / 9780517576915 First American Edition Very Good Very Good John B. Rabbets, color profiles. 
311 pp, 4to (11 1/6" H). B&w photographs, maps, color profiles. "Charting the remarkable record of the 8th Air Force from its creation in 1942, through its fundamental role in taking the battle to Hitler's Germany when it became the largest air unit ever committed to battle, to its departure from the United Kingdom after victory had been achieved, this comprehensive history explains the formation strategies and aircraft deployed and does so with extensive use of the reminiscences of veterans of 'The Eighth'. Historians are united in acknowledging the vital part played by the 8th Air Force in securing the Allied success and, as the heroic events of the conflict are commemorated half a century later, this book which first coined the admirable, and now universally accepted, prefix 'MIGHTY', returns to print to remain the finest tribute to the airmen who knew their task, undertook it with determination, and successfully completed it." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, very small bump at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
177 Fryer, Mary Beacock. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1993 1550021893 / 9781550021899 Near Fine 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he individual chapters begin by setting the context of the battle in terms of the larger struggle of which it was a part. The reader is then taken onto the battlefield with an hour by hour account. A brief conclusion to each chapter assesses the consequences for the victor and the loser, assigning each battle its place in Canadian history. Not all the battles re-created in this volume were fought in Canada. Some of the conflicts took place in the United States, and there is also an account of the Canadian experience in Hong Kong in 1941." Includes, among others: Louisbourg, 1758; Quebec, 1775-1776; Fort Astoria, 1813-1846; Battle of Crysler's Farm, 1813; Battle of Moraviantown, 1813; Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814; Red River Expedition, 1870; Cut Knife Creek, 1885; Paardeberg, South Africa, 1900. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fussell, Paul.
178 Fussell, Paul. WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195037979 B&w photographs. "(H)ere Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won with 'precision bombing', that is, by long distance); he describes the ab n o r m a l l y intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit. Of cou rs e, n o Fu ss el l book would be complete without some serious discussion of the literature of the time. He examines, for instance, how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco pros e s tyl es th at dwe lt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White." Light wrinkl ing at b ott om of spin e. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, minor dint on rear hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776., Gallagher, John J.  Foreword by James Dingeman.
179 Gallagher, John J. Foreword by James Dingeman. THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776.
New York Sarpedon 1995 188511902X / 9781885119025 Very Good+ Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "It is not often realized that in Brooklyn, New York, for a few tense hours in 1776, the fate of the entire United States hung by a thread. An American defeat, the Battle of Brooklyn has been all but neglected in our collective memory for what it earned with the blood of its participants - honored status as one of history's great battles. Besides being the largest clash of the Revolution, in terms of both troops and casualties, the action at Brooklyn (sometimes called 'The Battle of Long Island') brought the fledgling American republic to the brink of disaster. At the height of the fighting, only the valiant sacrifice of one regiment - the Marylanders - staved off a catastrophe. The British army, meanwhile, executed a three-pronged surprise assault with admirable professionalism. The wilds of Brooklyn became a killing ground for the British and Hessian troops who were able to begin the war convinced the colonials would not be able to stand against their onslaught of bullets and steel. While a drama of rare instensity on its surface, the Battle of Brooklyn also holds a larger significance: the King's men did not invade Brooklyn to face other kings' men; they were sent to fight a population. Rules of engagement were uncertain and passions for and against the rebellion ran high. When the smoke cleared at Brooklyn, in 1776, the modern age of 'democratic warfare' had begun. The Battle of Brooklyn was a victory for the British Empire. But contained within the triumph was a demonstration of the type of American resolve and courage that would eventually result in independence for the United States." Faint cigarette odour. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear at top of spine, crease at top edge of rear flap, barcode label on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY., Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors.
180 Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors. INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY.
New York Military Press 1986 0517614944 / 9780517614945 Very Good - Good+ 
351 pp, 4to (11 1/14" H). "This book traces the distinguished history of America's Infantry Regiments as well as listing the honors and decorations that were earned during each regiments' campaigns. Each regiment is covered in comprehensive detail, including a complete historical lineage of each regiment and the individual battalions that were assigned to each of the parent regiments over the years, a complete list of campaigns - including Vietnam - in which each unit participated, and a list of all the decorations and honors given to each regiment. In addition, each regimental coat of arms is beautifully presented in full color with an accompanying description of the shield, crest and motto. Finally, Medal of Honor winners are listed by regiment at the end of the text." Very small remainder dot on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight cigarette odor, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, light browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight yelowing at edges, 1" shallow scuff/bump on front flap-fold, 2" scratch with some perforation on rear panel, two small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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