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AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS., Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S.
21 Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S. AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS.
Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1990. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0939631253 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs - including many vintage portraits showing the arms and their owners. Contents: Introduction; Springfield Armory; Parts of a Rifle Musket; Mu skets; Rifle Muskets; Rifles; Breechloading Rifles; Carbines; Revolvers; Accoutrements; Ammunition; Appendages; Bayonets; Ignition; Loading and Firing; Glossary; Appendices - Federal and Northern State Arsenals; Confederate Arsenals, Depots a n d L a b o ratories; Small Arms Usage by Regiments; Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny piece missing f r om b ot t om o f sp ine, tiny tear (glued) at top of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NO PRICE TOO HIGH:  CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Copp, Terry.
22 Copp, Terry. NO PRICE TOO HIGH: CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist edition. 1996 0075527138 / 9780075527138 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Illustrated witrh b&w photographs and maps. "(D)raws on original sources - personal letters and diary entries, and powerful photographs - to evoke the mood of those momentous years. The thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and heartbreaks of the generations of Canadians who faced the war are captured." Minor edge wear, small bump at bottom of front hinge and spine, crease in paper down front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease at top of rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
23 Cottesloe, Colonel Lord, C.B. THE ENGLISHMAN AND THE RIFLE.
Herbert Jenkins, London, n.d., - states 'first printing' and preface is dated 1945. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, sepia tone photographs, reproductions. "The rifle is a weapon full of romance and interest. The present work treats on it on broad lines in a way never before attempted. The history of its development in succession to the bow and the musket is described, its close connection with home defence by civilians is shown and its uses in various forms of war, for sport, and a t the target are explained. Its value as a link with the King's Dominions overseas is indicated. An account is given of its power and accuracy and of the mysterious flight of the bullet through the air, and this without technicalities unfamiliar to the ordinary reader..." Interior - previous owners name and small gift notation on front free endpaper, clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WELCOME TO FLANDERS FIELDS.  THE FIRST CANADIAN BATTLE OF THE GREAT WAR:  YPRES, 1915., Dancocks, Daniel G.
24 Dancocks, Daniel G. WELCOME TO FLANDERS FIELDS. THE FIRST CANADIAN BATTLE OF THE GREAT WAR: YPRES, 1915.
Toronto Douglas Gibson/McClelland and Stewart 1988 0771025459 / 9780771025457 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "The second battle of Ypres provided the First Canadian Division with its baptism of fire, and it could not have been worse. They were holding a salient, jutting out so that they were targets from three sides. The Germans, for the first time ever, used chlorine gas, which turned the Canadians' bayonets green and destroyed their lungs. Then they discovered that in combat conditions their Ross rifles jammed, as the waves of Germans hit their trenches. At the end John McCrae looked across the battleground where so many hundreds of his countrymen had fallen, and wrote 'In Flanders Fields'. Back in Canada, the war began in earnest the day the casualty lists were posted. " Small notation, place, date and initials in ink on half-title page; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; small bump at bottom corner of boards; slight waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
25 Debay, Yves. THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IN ACTION. EUROPA MILITARIA NO. 11.
London Windrow & Greene 1992 Soft Cover Very Good 
66 pp, 10 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In this second instalment of his photo-essay on the 'while kepis', author Yves Debay gives an exhaustive coverage of all Legion units, based in France and overseas, and describes their missions and equipment in detail. As always, the capability of the modern day Legion rests on strong infantry regiments such as 2e REI, who provided the backbone of the Legion component during the intervention in Iraq; 3e REI, guarding the gates to outer space on the Ariane launching sites in Guyana; 5e REI, safeguarding French sovereignty in the Pacific, and 13e DBLE, upholding in the horn of Africa the time-honoured desert traditions of the famous corps. Legionnaires from other elite services are not neglected, and this second volume also delves into the activities of 2e REP paratroopers, specialists in swift intervention in Africa; 1er REC cavalrymen, the 'mailed fist' of the Rapid Action Force; and 6e REG sappers, the unsung heroes who, even in peacetime, tirelessly carry out their obscure but vital missions." Interior - previous owner's small stamp marl on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some light yellowing on rear hinge, slight delamination at top edge of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
26 DeFelice, Jim. THE RANGERS AT DIEPPE: THE FIRST COMBAT ACTION OF U.S. RANGERS IN WORLD WAR II.
New York Berkley Caliber 2008 0425219216 / 9780425219218 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
300 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On August 19, 1942, a combined Allied force, including fifty elite American soldiers, hit the beaches of northern France. What followed was one of the greatest debacles of World War II, with thousands of Allied personnel killed or captured. Here is the story of that little-known raid, of the courageous men who fought and died on that hopeless mission - and the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers." Previous owner's name, place and date in large ink print on front free endpaper; front board slightly curled, several tiny dents to edges of boards, remainder mark on top of text block, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jackat has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865.  OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6., Drury, Ian.
27 Drury, Ian. CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865. OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6.
London Osprey 1993 1855324016 / 9781855324015 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Colour plates by Gerry Embleton. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, 12 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Appearance; Equipment; Weapons; Training; Tactics; Typical Engagements; Fighting Spirit; Pat Cleburne's Career; Logistics; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
28 Drury, Ian. Series Editor, Lee Johnson. GERMAN STORMTROOPER 1914-1918. OSPREY WARRIOR SERIES 12.
London Osprey 1995 1855323729 / 9781855323728 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Gerry Embleton. 
64 pp, 9 3/4 " H. B&w photographs, 12 pages of colour illustrations, uniform studies. Contents: Historical Background; Creating an Elite; Uniforms; Weapons; Recruitment; Training; Organisation; Fighting Spirit; Logistics; Medical Services; Combat Tactics; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small ink name stamp on inside of front cover, faint rub line on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top corner of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MATCHLOCK TO MACHINE GUN:  THE FIREARMS COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM., Elliot, Robert S.  Signed.  Photography by Rod Stears.
29 Elliot, Robert S. Signed. Photography by Rod Stears. MATCHLOCK TO MACHINE GUN: THE FIREARMS COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM.
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 1981. 
64 pp, oblong soft cover (8 7/16" H x 10 15/16" D). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0919326056 B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Muzzleflash; The Matchlock; The Wheellock; The Flintlock; Percussion Ignition; Self-contained Ammunition; G lossary; Timescale; Selected Bibliography. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of first 8 pages, very tiny dint at bottom corner of first 6 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear . l i g h t r u bbing, small corner creases on front cover, a few soft edge creases, moderate wear on spine, two very tiny dints on front panel. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
30 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
31 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Dust jacket has light to moderate top edge wrinkling, very minor dint to rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY., Evans, David.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC.
32 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, slight toning to bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor toning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
33 Farwell, Byron. THE GURKHAS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1990. 
317 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 039330714X B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The Gurkha regiments in the British Army are, quite simply, the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in the kingdom of Nepal since the early ninetee nth century, these short, wiry hillmen have served the kings and queens of Britain with such loyalty, tenacity, and incredible bravery that often the sound of their battle cry 'Ayo Gurkhali!' (roughly translated as 'Here come the Gurkhas!') h a s c a u s ed enemy soldiers to flee. The Gurkhas fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, in France and Mesopotamia during World War I, and in every theater during World War II. They have fought as well in countless small wars - 'the sav ag e w ar s of p eace' - including the Northwestern Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo, and most recently the Falkland Islands. Their courage is legendary. Since 1911, when they first became eligible, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victori a C ro ss , a n unm atc hed record. This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkab le v alo r." In te rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.
34 Ferguson, Ted. DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
35 Forman, James D.; Belton, John A. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARMS COLLECTING. VOL. 13, NO. 1.
Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, February, 1975. 
Paged 3 -34, 10 " H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illus. Contents: The Scottish Dirk; The .280 Booth, Fact or Fiction. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small faint stains and one corner crease on front cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
36 Foster, J.A. MUSKETS TO MISSILES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S GROUND FORCES.
Methuen, Toronto, (1987), Ist printing. 
251 pp, small 4to, Hardcover in dust jacket. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, drawings, pictorial endpapers. Covers from the 1600's to United Nations peacekeeping duties. Contents: Contest for a Continent; Rivalry and Revolution; Rebels and Ra iders; Confederation; On Foreign Service; World War I; World War II; The Korean War and Other Actions; Sidearms and Rifles; Appendix: Canadian Regiments in Order of Precedence. Light edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkl i n g , l i g h t rubbing to rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
37 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
38 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
39 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900., Gooding, S. James.
40 Gooding, S. James. THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900.
Museum Restoration Service, West Hill, Ontario, 1962, first edition. 
308 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, reproductions. Contents: Immigration, Emigration and Settlement. (An outline of where the gunsmiths received their training, where they settled and how this a ffected the gumaking trade in Canada.) The Arms of Champlain and his Followers. (The chronological evolution of the firearms found in Canada based on documents and other related material.) Made in Canada. (A Survey of the types of firearms m a d e i n Canada, how they were made, and how to identify and date them.) The Gunsmiths. (Biographical information about 750 gunsmiths, and gun makers who were working in Canada between 1608 and 1900.) Appendices: The Gunsmiths by Location; Se l ec te d Po r ti ons from Documents Relating to the Arms of New France, 1619-1630; The Montreal Armourers Company; Patented and Unpatented. Surface of rear board is tacky causing some light sticking to fully mylar covered dust jacket, slight brown in g a nd wa vin es s t o edges of text block, book slightrly curved. Dust jacket has color offset on inside of spine and rear panel from rear board, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing causing some minor col or l oss - main ly on r ear panel, a few tiny edge tears. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
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