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181 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE., Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady.  Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford.  Preface by John Hunter.
182 Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter. ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.
London Leslie Frewin 1968 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It) became, and remained, a best seller. It has been reprinted many times, but without the elegant and colourful plates that made it 'the' coffe-table book of London society during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout that of Edward VII. The book delighted me so much that I decided to republish it, if it could be exactly reproduced. The generosity of Mrs Meredith and the skill of the printers have now made that possible." from the Preface. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Explanation of the Tableaux; Explanation of Term; (Games) Belle Lucie; Le Cadran; La Quinzaine; La Loi Salique; Les Quatre Coins; Le Moulin; Le Shah; Le Blocus; L'Horloge; La Forteresse; Les Quatorze; Le Sultan; Le Calcul; La Nivernaise; The Empress of India; The Besieged City; Le Parterre; Les Hemispheres; Les Petits Paquets; Le Carre Napoleon; La Duchesse de Luynes; The British Constitution; The Zodiac; Sympathie. Light toning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - larger soft creases at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped, faint water stain at bottom of front panel and a smaller stain at bottom of rear panel, light soiling/rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WILLIAM COMPANION., Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David.  With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller.  (Richmal Crompton.)
183 Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David. With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller. (Richmal Crompton.) THE WILLIAM COMPANION.
London PAPERMAC / Macmillan 1990 033356524X / 9780333565247 Soft Cover Very Good 
239 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Richmal Crompton created William Brown just over seventy years ago as a pot-boiler, but his instant and enduring success kept her writing about him for five decades. His name is now part of the language, synonymous with robust and riotous boyhood. Profusely illustrated with the drawings of Thomas Henry, who portrayed William so vividly in all his vicissitudes, this companion provides an A-Z of exactly who's who and what's what in the splendidly witty saga." Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Sources of Illustrations; A Note on References; Introduction: The World of William; The William Companion; Appendix 1: The William Books; Appendix 2: The William Stories in Date Order of Magazine Appearance; Appendix 3: Characters Not Listed Individually in the A-Z Section; Appendix 4: Articles 'By William' (by Richmal Crompton). Interior - light browning to edges of first and last pages, soft crease at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small dents to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES:  PURPOSE AND PROSPECTS., Caine, Sidney, Sir.
184 Caine, Sidney, Sir. BRITISH UNIVERSITIES: PURPOSE AND PROSPECTS.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., (1969). 
272 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Recent Basic Developments; Nature and Objects of Universities; The Part of the University in the Pattern of Education; Universities and Research; Degrees and Teaching; Student Malaise; The Governme nt of Universities; The Response of Universities to the Changing Situation; The Universities and the Government; The Criteria of Decision on University Growth; Other Ways of Financing Universities; Reflections on Policy. Previous owners m a m e s t a m p e d at top of front endpapers, small book store stamp on front pastedown, light edgewear to boards, small bump to rear bottom corner. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light/moderate edgewear, three closed tears to top edge archi va ll y ta p ed , sm al l cr eases at top of spine, rubbing to rear panel, spine lightly browned. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
185 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.  VOL. LXII, No. 4.  JANUARY, 1936., Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al.
186 Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al. THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. VOL. LXII, No. 4. JANUARY, 1936.
Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, 1936. 
i-xvi, 403-521 pp, + ads, large 8vo 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, map. Among the articles in this issue: The Indian Regiment of Artillery; Marching Through Sinai; A Week with the Royal Indian Navy; "Tanks without Tears"; The Future of the Territorial Army; Our Neglect of Wellington; Campaigning in Java - 1812; Meandering in Morocco; Leaves from an African Diary - An Elephant Hunt, etc. Interior - folding map laid in opposite page 482. Exterior - faint stamp on front cover, slight curling to corners, light soiling to edges of text block, tape repair at top of front hinge, small tear and light wear at bottom of spine, top of spine bumped throughout book, crease to top corner of rear cover and approx. last 20 pages, book lightly cocked, minor edge wear - one tiny closed tear. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT.  (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Carew, Tim.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
187 Carew, Tim. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT. (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, music (Rule Britannia). "In this short history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment Tim Carew describes the interesting story of one of the most famous regiments of the li ne. From 1685 to the sad day in 1959 when the Royal Norfolks were amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment to found the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk), theirs has been a record of uninterrupted service in nearly every cam p a i g n f ought by the British Army since its early days. Indeed in the Second World War they won five V.C.s, more than any other Regiment. It is a magnificent story and this book justly presents the deeds of this great regiment in a form which w il l ap pe a l not only to those who served in the Royal Norfolks, but to anyone interested in military history." Book slightly cocked, light cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Du st jac ke t h as be en price clipped, has moderate browning, light water stain at top inside edge, light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
188 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES., Carman, W.Y.
189 Carman, W.Y. BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES.
Leonard Hill, London, (1957), 1st. edition. 
167 pp, sm 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. This book traces the development of the British Army uniform by contemporary illustration from the fighting soldier of the reighn of Henry VII when the Yeoman of the Guard was formed, up to the bat tle dress and No. 1 dress of to-day. Based on contemporary evidence, official War Office papers and records, and many years of research, the text covers exhaustively the trends of military fashion in a simple and detailed manner, and at the s a m e t i me, the extensive illustrative material shows how the style of pictorial records has changed with the centuries from oil paintings through drawings and prints to the modern photograph. Three corners bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom o f sp i ne , very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several chips and tears - some with old archival tape repairs, area of browning and some light soiling on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing. Good+/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
190 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 SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY., Carver, Field Marshall Lord.
191 Carver, Field Marshall Lord. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1984), Ist ed. 
332 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297783734 B & w photos, illustrations and maps. The story of the British Army from the 17th C, when Britian first had a standing army, up to the time of writing. The seven stages are those of C romwell; Marlborough; Wellington; Wolseley and Roberts; Haig; Montgomery; and Templer. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, and minor wrinkling, slight waviness to fore-edge of text bl o c k . V ery Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL., Caskie, Donald C.
192 Caskie, Donald C. THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Oldbourne, London, 1959, reprint. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 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 chur ch 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 machi n e - g u n n ed 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 conscri pt ed t o se rv ic e. 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 Sp ain . He co lle cte d m ilitary 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 h e pa ss ed thr ough sev en p risons 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 whic h h e r ecor ded t he na mes o f 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 studie s of his comr ades a nd ene mies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and color fading at top/bottom of spine, some light color fading on top edge of rear board, light browni ng on b ottom edge of bo ards, b rowning and fa int 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 crease s, very light edge w ear, ne wspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. Good+/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LONG LEASE!  THE STORY OF SLOUGH ESTATES 1920-1991., Cassell, Michael.
193 Cassell, Michael. LONG LEASE! THE STORY OF SLOUGH ESTATES 1920-1991.
Pencorp, (London), [1991]. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color illustrations. "The story of Slough Estates is the unlikely tale of a group of businessmen who bought up the entire surplus stock of British army vehicles used in World War One and ended up as a powerful force in the nation's property development industry...(It) is also the story of a company that made a town. With a community of just 15,000 in 1918, the town of Slough today boasts a prosperous population of almost 100,000 with a density inextricably linked to a host which takes an extraordinary interest in its community welfare...The company could not have grown without the patronage of a good number of businesses down the years, many of which started their own corporate stories on the estate. Some, like No-Pe-Lo Potatoes and the O'Cedar Mop Co., have long since vanished but other have survived the roll call of business life, among them Mars, Flexello, Berlei, Aspro, Horlicks and Black and Decker. This is their story, too." Small light bump to top corners, small bump with closed tear/wrinkles/scuff at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at bottom edge of front panel. VG-/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903.  1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA., Cassidy, Martin.  Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles.
194 Cassidy, Martin. Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles. THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903. 1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001, first edition. 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528240 B&w plates, maps. "One hundred years ago, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with many other British regiments, were fighting a desperate campaign many thousands of mi les from their native land. The Second Boer War tested the resolve and resources of what was then the mightiest Empire in the world. A succession of reverses raised the real spectre of defeat at the hands of the Boers; an unthinkable humi l i a t i o n . The depth of public interest and concern felt at the time is reflected in continual fascination in this conflict. Thus Martin Cassidy's careful editing of the graphic diaries of three members of the Regiment's 1st Battalion (two o ff ic er s an d on e p rivate soldier) is to be greatly welcomed. Through the differing angles of these fine accounts we witness not just the drama of battle but the harsh conditions that the British troops had to endure. To read first-hand record s o f t he ex tra or din ar y deeds such as those performed at Inniskilling Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith is a privilege that will mean much to those closely associated with the Regiment and to all with an interest in military history." Tiny bum p at top of sp ine. V ery min or wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE., Castronovo, David.
195 Castronovo, David. BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.
New York Continuum 2009 0826428320 / 9780826428325 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DELVILLE WOOD.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
196 Cave, Nigel. DELVILLE WOOD. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1999), Ist edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. Contents: Outline of Events - 14 July - 31 August 1916; 14 - 18 July 1916 - The Attack and the Start Line; The South Africans in Longueval and Delville Wood; The Unsung Heroes - The Pioneers; The Defenders of Longueval and Delville Wood; The Long Haul - Incidents in the Capture of Delville Wood, the British View; A Car Tour and two Walking Tours; Cemeteries and Memorials. Interior - book slightly cracked at title-page and at pages 158/9. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
GOMMECOURT.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
197 Cave, Nigel. GOMMECOURT. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1998), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. "The village of Gommecourt was under German occupation in the summer of 1916 and an attack against its defences was planned as a diversary action to draw off men and equipment from the British and French 'Big Push'. The Germans had fortified the village and surrounding high ground extensively. On the Ist July the position was unsuccessfully assaulted by two Territorial divisons." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
POLYGON WOOD.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - YPRES., Cave. Nigel.
198 Cave. Nigel. POLYGON WOOD. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - YPRES.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, (1999), Ist edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations - photos, maps, reproductions. Contents: The Capture of Polygon Wood, 26 September 1917; The Tigers Hold the Line; The Flank Guards for the Battle of Broodseinde 4th October 1917; The Tours; C emeteries and Memorials. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to top of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
199 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II:  THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945., Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris.
200 Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris. BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945.
Arco, New York, 1975, second U.S. edition. 
222 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668018674 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "(T)he first comprehensive reference book devoted to the history and development of the tanks used by the Allied nations, w ith the exception of Russia, during the years 1939-1945. It not only gives a detailed history of each type, but also provides full pictorial coverage of the many variants, sometimes running into dozens, which were produced on each chassis. W i t h a very few minor and insignificant exceptions every tank type produced in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is fully written up - more than 2,000 vehicles in all. There are over 500 photographs, many of them v e ry r ar e a nd never previously published. In addition to the text and the photographs that describe each vehicle, concise specifications are given. In the appendices will be found pictures, brief histories and specifications of the principal t a nk gun s, en gi nes and suspension systems used on the tanks of the United Kingdom and the United States of the period 1939-1945. There is also an appendix containing scale drawings of the principal tank types; this gives a ready comparison o f t he si zes of the di ffer e nt models." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning and slight waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and edge wear, a fe w t iny tear s, one 1/2" clos ed tear, minor rubbing, light to moderate browning to some edges. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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