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A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
201 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
202 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1979 0888622811 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The Arrow (supersonic fighter) appeared on Avro's drawing boards in 1952 and was in the air by 1958. Test flights were a great success, and five aircraft had flown by 1959. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time, and which even now seems obscure. The Arrow was cancelled, and everything to do with it, including the planes that had already flown, was broken into scrap. Nothing was to remain. To tell the story of the Arrow, James Dow explores the impressive experience of Canada's aircraft industry, created from virtually nothing during the Second World War by C.D. Howe and recruits from the business world. Avro was put together when the government aircraft companies were sold off at the war's end. Avro's first postwar project was the Jetliner, conceived in 1945 for Air Canada (then TCA). It was very nearly the world's first passenger jet, and was first in the air in August 1949 only days behind Britain's Comet. Avro's military experience came with the CF-100 Canuck fighter, which flew first in 1951. There was even an experimental flying saucer, built for the U.S. armed forces. The Arrow was to be the culmination of this experience and this success." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; some light toning to endpapers and to edges of text block, very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, several small tears with creases at top edge, light edge wear, one small edge chip, protectedin a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
203 Drendel, Lou. Color illustrations by Lou Drendel. 1/72 scale illustrations by Tom Tullis. VIPER F-16. SQUADRON/SIGNAL MODERN MILITARY AIRCRAFT SERIES.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1992. 
64 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897472810 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 8 pages of color profiles, photos, nose art, etc., 2 fold-out specification sheets. Contents: Foreword, Introduction; F-16 Almanac; Capt Phil Ruhlman; Maj Bobby Armour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS:  MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969., Drew, Anne Marie, ed.
204 Drew, Anne Marie, ed. LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS: MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, (1998), 2nd printing. 
216 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This collection of letters from thirteen midshipmen begins shortly after the founding of the Naval Academy in 1845 and continues into the Vietnam era. It is especially valuable for the light it throws on life and learning at the nation's premier institution of naval training for more than a century...(the author) introduces the letter-writing mids with brief biographies and photographs and places their letters in the larger context of history. A glossary of unfamiliar terms is included at the end." Tiny scuff to edge of spine, tiny shallow bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865.  OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6., Drury, Ian.
205 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
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY., Dunas, Barbara.
206 Dunas, Barbara. A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY.
Art Global, (Montreal, 2000). 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "Canadian women first served in the military well over a hundred years ago. This account traces the rich history which has emerged, from the original dispatch of nurses sent westward to care for the wounded during the North West Rebellion, through to the present day when women play a full and equal role in the defence of Canada. Progress has not been steady nor without setback. Through words and images, the author recounts the history of the nursing sisters, the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Women's Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division and the military women of today who serve in the three environments..." Dust jacket has very minor soiling, and very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
207 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GUARDS:  BRITAIN'S HOUSEHOLD DIVISION.  EUROPA MILITARIA No. 20., Dunstan, Simon.
208 Dunstan, Simon. THE GUARDS: BRITAIN'S HOUSEHOLD DIVISION. EUROPA MILITARIA No. 20.
Windrow & Greene, (London, 1996). 
64 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Unlike the household troops of many heads of state, The Guards have combined their role as the personal bodyguard of the Sovereign with an unsurpassed fighting tradition. This tradition is the cement that binds them together within The Household Division, whose motto is Septem Juncta in Uno - Seven Joined in One. Although The Household Division is an adminstrative rather than a fighting formation and although The Guards are most visible today for their central part in London's spectacular occasions of military and State pageantry, the Regiments are first and foremost professional soldiers, ready to exchange their ceremonial uniforms for comb at fatigues at short notice - as they proved most recently in the Falklands and Gulf Wars. Both aspects of their unique character are fully covered in the more than 120 superb colour photos specially taken for this book by a respected military photographer and author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELUSIVE VICTORY.  THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS:  1947-1974., Dupuy, Trevor N.
209 Dupuy, Trevor N. ELUSIVE VICTORY. THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS: 1947-1974.
Military Book Club, Garden City, New York, 2002. 
669 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0965442802 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the author draws on both Israeli and Arab accounts and his own formidable experience as a military historian to produce a richly doc umented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. Beginning with the First Arab-Israeli War (1947-1949), Dupuy also covers the Sinai-Suez War in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, the War of Attrition from 1967 to 1970 , a n d c o n cludes with the Yom Kippur War. Throughout, Dupuy provides information on long-term and immediate causes, information on military strength and sizes, details of strategy and tactics, geographical information, as well as the broader, i n te rn at i on al i nfluences and consequences. Included are many illustrations, tables, maps, a bibliography, and an index." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE DEFENCE OF CANADA:  IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939., Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina.
210 Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina. THE DEFENCE OF CANADA: IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1990). 
375 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029756 B&w plates, maps. "...goes back to the roots of our present defence policies in 1760, when Britain first gained a tenuous hold in Canada. From this point on, our policies have been moulded by tactical alliances - between the English-speaking and French-speaking peoples of Canada, and between the great powers which dominated world politics no less in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries than they do today...stri p ( s ) b a ck the mythologies that now surround the key events in our half-remembered past, showing how fragile was Britain's initial rule of Canada, what really was a stake in the War of 1812, why we became embroiled in the Boer War, and just who e xa ct ly re fu sed to rush to Britain's defence during the First World War. These events and many others...rarely mentioned in other history books, are related..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dint on top edge of rear bo ard , t iny ink ma rk on bottom of text block and bottom of front board - NOT a remainder mark. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear with crease. Ve ry G ood+ /Ver y Go o d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
211 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
212 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRILL IN THREES AND ELEMENTARY DRILL.  REPRODUCED FROM MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET, NO. 18, 1939 - MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS), 1935., Edwards, T.J., Major.
213 Edwards, T.J., Major. DRILL IN THREES AND ELEMENTARY DRILL. REPRODUCED FROM MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET, NO. 18, 1939 - MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS), 1935.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1941. 
48 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations (1 fold-out). Contents: General Instructions for Drilling Recruits; Words of Command; Inspection; Squad Drill Without Arms; Squad Drill With Arms; Platoon Drill; Company Drill. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owners name written in ink on front cover, minor browning on spine and at cover edges. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
214 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
 
 
THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45:  A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY AND UNIFORMS OF DAS HEER., Ellis, Chris.
215 Ellis, Chris. THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY AND UNIFORMS OF DAS HEER.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1993). 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0711021937 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, diagrams. "The German Army, which fought in World War 2 from Finland in the north to the Sahara in the south, from France in the West to Russia in the east, was one of the most potent military forces the world has ever seen. During the war many millions of men served with 'Das Heer', men who had to be provided with uniforms and equipment. As a result, there is a great variety of such militaria for the enthusiast to collect - a variety which can often confuse the unwary and the ill-informed. (This book) provides a detailed handbook to the German Army of the period, its history, its organisation, its uniforms and its equipment." Interior - soft bump to top corner of all pages - one page with crease at top corner, slight cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft bump to top corner of covers, minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I., Ellis, John.
216 Ellis, John. EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I.
Pantheon, New York, 1976, first American edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394496647 B&w photographs, map, diagrams. "(A) masterfully detailed reconstruction of what life was like for millions of men who lived and died in the trenches of World War I. Contin uing his trail-blazing approach to the study of war and militarism, Ellis reveals the physical and spiritual environment of this unique world, the rituals of battle, the habits of daily lfie, and the constant struggle of men to find meaning i n a w o r ld of excruciating boredom and impending death. (He) beings with a description of the physical construction of the trenches, their size and shape, their peculiarities and characteristics. The soldiers' daily life is succinctly portraye d: ho w t he y ate, drank, slept, joked, fought off rats and lice, how their sexual needs were met, and how they endured the marches and patrols. But it is in the ways men sought meaning in their daily lives that Ellis reveals the true nature of war f are . In an al yzing how the habits and regulations so dear to the military mind became entrenched in the organization of the battlefield, (this book) brilliantly depicts the instinctive desire of men in battle to create order out of chaos. Thr ou gh a n expl orat ion of the personal reflections of soldiers and the letters they wrote home, Ellis discovers a literature of compassion, courage, and a capacity to endure which arose from an environment of filth, decay, and death. It capt ures a w orld in whic h men fou ght, for reasons they hardly understood, for a future most had ceased to believe in by the end of the war." Small faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight fading to boards edges, small area of colo r fad ing on re ar board. Dust jack et has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color on spine, faint small water mark on inside surface of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ON THE FRONT LINES:  THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II., Ellis, John.
217 Ellis, John. ON THE FRONT LINES: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991. 
380 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0471551481 "....paints a compelling portrait of life at the front in World War II. Balancing oral accounts of the Allied soldiers who served in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific with penentrating historica l analysis, the book describes the emotional and physical toil of military life in wartime. Historian John Ellis reveals the adrenaline rush of facing death in combat, the psychological effect of casualties and battle fatigue, the tedium a n d m o n o t o ny of months in the trenches. From training and combat to discipline and morale, 'On the Front Lines' illuminates the experience of war as no book has before." Interior - previous owner's embossed stamp on first and last page, one v er y s ma ll c or ne r crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, light wear at top og rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 96.  JULY 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Andy Saunders, Bryn Elliott, Dave Allport, Arthur Pearcy, Jeremy Collins, Steve Bond, Ken Wixey.)
218 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Andy Saunders, Bryn Elliott, Dave Allport, Arthur Pearcy, Jeremy Collins, Steve Bond, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 96. JULY 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Out in the Wash (simple salvage operation goes dangerously wrong); I'll Fly Behind You (Beaufighter and 'Lofty' Ham er); First Born (Australian prototype de Havilland Heron); Too Close for Comfort (navigation exercise in an Anson); Airpower Unlimited (warbird restoration facility in USA); Interceptor! (BE 2 flying from North Weald); Dakota Close-Out (Ca n a d i a n s b i d farewell to military Dakota); News (Britain's warbird P-38 Lightning....Aces High MiG 21); Type Report (Dakotas with floats and without engines); Preservation News (gate guardians); Collectair (charts, silverware, tin-plate mode ls ); F ot oP os t ( tr ib ute to Beaufighter); RAF in the 1950s; Museums of the World (4 in the UK); Between the Wars Bombers; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/b ott om of spi ne, ve ry l igh t r ubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 63.  OCTOBER 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Ken Rimell, Roger Soupart, Peter R Arnold, Ron Crafer, Howard Kany.)
219 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Rimell, Roger Soupart, Peter R Arnold, Ron Crafer, Howard Kany.) FLYPAST. NO. 63. OCTOBER 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
72 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Ejection Underwater!; Lossiemouth Shackletons Part Two (8 Squadron and their venerable 'four-engined fighters'); KLM Air Force: Dutch national airline KLM uses former military airframes for apprentice training; Year of the Spitfire (world's surviving Spitfires); ABC at 101 (early electronic countermeasures with 101 Squadron); Vintage Gliding; The Last Starline rs (Lockheed L-1649 Starliner); My Chinese MiG-tale!; Collectair (including Schneider Trophy memorabilia); Aviation Archaeology: Digging up the Battle of Britain; Airfield, Annan; Preservation Project (Swedish restorations); Engines (BMW T u r b o j e t s ) ; Type Report (Dakotas and Chipmunks), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, tiny tear with crease o n re ar c ov er , mi no r browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
220 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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