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THE RIDDLE OF THE TITANIC., Gardiner, Robin and Van der Vat, Dan.
41 Gardiner, Robin and Van der Vat, Dan. THE RIDDLE OF THE TITANIC.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1995, first edition. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297815288 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Why did Captain Smith accelerate in uniquely treacherous weather towards an exceptionally dangerous ice-field of which he had been warned many times? In t he disaster that followed more than 1,500 people died while barely 700 were saved. This book lays bare as no other the full scope of Smith's astonishing accident record and explores his motives - and the pressures on him - anew. W hat caused the hol e near the bow? The notorious iceberg cracked the plates for 300 feet along the ship's side, but the hole looks more like an explosion. Why is the position of the wreck - pinpointed by the latest technology - irreconcilabl e w i t h the Titanic's SOS calls? The authors conclude that the apparently ruthless American disaster hearings covered up the role of the ship's true owner, the arch-capitalist J.Pierpont Morgan; that the apparently dispassionate British enquiry , d om in at ed by an insider-deal ing Attorney-General, whitewashed a complacent government; and that White Star covered up its own gross negligence by bribing key witnesses. And what of the wreck itself? Here the mystery deepens. When Dr Rober t Ba lla rd - w ho first located the Ti tanic in 1895 - explored the wreck a year later he found the bulkhead not shown on any plans. The most diligent searches have since failed to trace the imposing stern nameplate with its embossed letters eight ee n i nche s h igh. T he authors have gone so far as to explore the breathtaking idea that the Titanic was replaced by her sister-ship, the seriously damaged Olympic, in a plot to recover the huge losses she ran up. The results are tantalising." T hree heav y bu mps a t to p of boards at spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light water mark at fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top of spine and hinges, light water mark on inside of rear flap-fold. Good+/ Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CARTESIAN SONATA AND OTHER NOVELLAS., Gass, William H.
42 Gass, William H. CARTESIAN SONATA AND OTHER NOVELLAS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, First edition. 
274 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...four interrelated novellas that explore Mind, Matter, and God. In the first novella, Gass redefines Descartes' philosophy. God is a writer in a constant state of fumble. Mind is represented by a housewife who is a modern-day Cassandra. And Matter is, what (and who) else but the helpless and confused husband of Mind. In the novella that follows, the concept of salvation is explored through material possessions - a collection of kitsch - as a traveling salesman is slowly lost in the sheer surfeit of matter in a small Illinois town. In another, Gas explores the mind's ability to escape. A young woman growing up in rural Iowa finds herself losing touch with the physical world as she loses herself in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. And in 'The Master of Secret Revenges', God appears in the form of Descartes' evil demon, Lucifer, as Gass chronicles the life of a young man named Luther and his development from his devilish youth to his demonic adulthood. A profound exploration of good and evil, philosophy and action, filled with the wit and style that have defined the work of William Gass." Tiny faint mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
43 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
44 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY., Greene, Graham.
45 Greene, Graham. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY.
London Bodley Head 1980 0370303164 / 9780370303161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Harvey, jacket design. 
140 pp, 8" H. The very wealthy Dr. Fischer gives dinner parties for his friends (referred to as the 'Toads' by his daughter), were the guests accept varying levels of humiliation for the sake of the extravagant gifts they receive at the end of the night. He claims to be doing research into the greed of the rich, but his new son-in-law is neither wealthy nor greedy and refuses to join the 'game'. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, small very light water mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mostly at top rear edge, small edge tear archivally taped at top rear edge, small area of creases at bottom rear edge, minor browning on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
46 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
47 Grossman, David. Translated from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman. LION'S HONEY: THE MYTH OF SAMSON.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2006 067697421X / 9780676974218 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
155 pp, 8" H. Volume V of the 'Myths Series'. "Samson the hero: a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? Or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfill his destiny? In 'Lion's Honey', award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson's famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all - including the only one he ever loved - Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson's final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines. In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today's suicide bombers." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
48 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Louis A. Marre, Ken Kraemer, Theodore Shrady, Fred Matthews, Bert Pennypacker, Hal Riegger, Allan W. Miller, Michael Zega, James D. Porterfield, Harold Titus, Robert Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 16. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures (Black Butte); Vintage-Era Highlights; FTs at Milepost 60; Penn Central Days on the Fallbrook; Subzero Canadian Steam; Photo Album; The Red Cars Recalled (Pacific Electric); Reading's Metamorphic Atlantics; Interview with Alfred Langley, NP Engineer; Toy Train Memories: Yesterday and Tomorow; Kuhler: Etcher and Illustrator; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall (running an Alco PA-1; riding the M&StL.); Classic Railroad Stories ("No Gift of Gab" by Harold Titus); Unforgettable Railroad Days (snowstorm of 1967); Railroad Collectibles (ticket punches); Vintage Marketplace (calendars & narrow gauge videos); Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, one small soft corner crease on both covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MARIANNE MOORE:  THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL., Hall, Donald.
49 Hall, Donald. MARIANNE MOORE: THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL.
Pegasus, New York, 1970. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(This) is a study of the life, character, and art of one of America's finest poets....(It) accounts for every phase of Miss Moore's life, the early sources of her unusual character, the quick reco gnition and encouragement of her work by Ezra Pound, her years as a young poet in Greenwich Village where her contemporaries included Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, H.D., and Wallace Stevens, her distinguished and controversial e d i t o r s h i p of the 'Dial', the most prestigious literary magazine of its day, her 'retirement' to Brooklyn where she continued for decades consistently to produce some of the best poems written in our time. The major part of the book, howev er , is d ev ot ed t o Miss Moore's poetry - from her first book, 'Poems', arranged for and published in 1921 by friends without her knowledge, to the 'Complete Poems' in 1967. Mr. Hall sees danger and protection as recurring preoccupations in Mi ss Mo ore 's wor k, and sh ow s how, in poem after poem, she has explored these themes, calling to her defense a wonderful array of self-sufficient animals and objects, and conjuring such bright shields as independence, courage, love, and imaginati on. T hrou gh minu te atte ntio n t o the language of the poems, he reveals Miss Moore as a poet of fantasy, distortion, and deep feeling....(This book) offers valuable new perspectives on one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century le tter s an d mak es acces sib le on e of the richest and most rewarding achievements of modern poetry." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
50 Hamilton, Bea. SALT SPRING ISLAND.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good Signed by Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by the author on the page preceding the title page. "There is an island in British Columbia's sheltered Gulf of Georgia that is uniquely blessed of Nature and the home of generations of people of widely varied origins. There they have lived with more than the usual degree of satisfactions. Some were English and American, some American negroes coming before the slaves were emancipated, some were sailors who jumped ship, not a few were Kanakas from Hawaii. Canadians and Americans of modern times are discovering the joys of island life - but the descendants of the first settlers remain the solid core of today's population. There are salt springs that give the island its unusual name - but chief amongst the natural assets of the place is its tradition of self-sufficiency and its continuing charm of country living and neighbourliness. Bea Hamilton, who was born there of a pioneering family and has never been long away from Salt Spring, is the island's journalist, author and historian. Others today may see modern Salt Spring through different eyes. this is 'her' island, the people 'her' people and she introduces them with lively interest and much respect for what they are - Salt Spring Islanders." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards very light edge wear, very light browning to endpapers, small stain on top of text block, two small areas of excess glue at edges of pastedowns, tiny light stain on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears and very small chips, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
51 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
52 Hart, W.E. HITLER'S GENERALS.
Books for Libraries Press, Plainview, New York, 1976, reprint. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0518101657 "The author served as an officer in the Reichswehr under the German Republic, and had the advantage of undergoing several Gener al Staff courses. That service having become impossible to him under Hitler, he lived in Germany for a time in active opposition to the government before finding his way as a volunteer, after the war began, into the ranks of the British A r m y , f r o m which he was invalided out. Here he reviews the careers of Hitler's generals in the light of their environment and their mental training, portraying most of them from personal contact either with the men themselves or with officer s of t he i r im me di a te circle. He presents their history under Hitler and in Hitler's war with intimate glimpses that should make clearer the governing influence upon the nation and the results, all unforeseen, of Hitler's rise upon them." C on ten ts: P re fa ce; Co lon el General Baron Werner von Fritsch; Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt; Field Marshal Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel; Field Marshal Erhard Milch; Field Marshal Walther Heinrich Alfred Herman von Brauchitsch; Fi eld Mars hal Wil hel m Ke itel ; Fi eld Marshal Fedor von Bock; Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz; Admiral Erich Raeder; Index. Small faint erased pencil marks at top of half-title and title pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light r ubbi ng o n boa rds, ver y fa int s oilin g on top/ bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
53 Heaton, P.M. BOOTH LINE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1987 0950771481 / 9780950771489 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
54 Hecht, Ben. MIRACLE IN THE RAIN.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1943. 
52 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (gold lettering/borders on spine) - no dust jacket. Copyright page states "First and Second Printings before Publication". A bittersweet love story about a shy young New York office worker who experiences a fleeting but intense romance with a soldier about to be posted overseas in WWII. Light to oderate browning to pages and endpapers, lght edge wear to boards, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light fading on hinges, browning to e dges of textblock, slight bump to top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE INHERITOR'S POWDER:  A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE., Hempel, Sandra.
55 Hempel, Sandra. THE INHERITOR'S POWDER: A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE.
New York W.W. Norton 2013 0393239713 / 9780393239713 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed 'the inheritor's powder'. But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case. (When, after three days of agony) wealthy George Bodle died, (he left) behind several heirs, including a son and grandson - both of whom were not on the best of terms with the family patriarch. The investigation brought together a colorful cast of characters: bickering relatives; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown but brilliant chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, attempted to create a test that could accurately pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, however, he would cause as many problems as he solved. Were innocent men and women now going to the gallows? And would George Bodle's killer be found? Incisive and wryly entertaining, science writer Sandra Hempel brings to life a gripping story of domestic infighting, wayward police behavior, a slice of Victorian history, stories of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FINAL RECKONING: A TALE OF BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
56 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) A FINAL RECKONING: A TALE OF BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - W.B. Wollen. 
352 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with beige and black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of mounted rider on front board and 'native' on spine in brown/beige/black/blue. Eight b&w plates (collated). No date, but 1908 written on front free endpaper. When a young lad, Reuben Whitney, finds he doesn't fit in to the expectations of early 19th century England, he boards the sailing ship 'Paramatta' for Australia. He joins the mounted police, helping to put down bush-rangers and native people and through a series of adventures, finds contentment. A product of its times, the story is not racially sensitive and might cause offence. Previous owner's name and date on verso of frontispiece, light browning to edges of text block, very small liquid mark on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one very small corner bump, small sticker ghost mark on rear board, slight darkening to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
57 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "This is the heroic story of Will Gilmore, who went to sea as a ship's boy and came back a captain in the Royal Navy - the story of a boy who won success and fame by his conduct and courage in the face of great danger. It is a tale of vigour and action, endurance and daring - a tale of sea-fights with the pirates of the West Indies and the Moors of Algiers, and of the great sea-battles against the French in the days when Nelson was a captain. In this fine historical novel - the last he wrote - G.A. Henty had brought a colourful age back to life and told a story packed with thrills, excitement, and superb heroism." Approx. first half of pages are lightly browned and last half of pages are moderately browned. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - one with old tape and three with archival tape repairs, one or two tiny chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES: A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
58 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES: A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "In the heart of the Rockies lay gold - and 'Straight' Harry Wade knew where to find it. His sixteen-year-old nephew, Tom, fresh from England, was one of the small party that set out with him to brave the dangers of the Colorado and seek their fortunes. They had to face avalanches, grizzly bears, and hostile Indians on the war-path, before they reached their goal - and the only way back was by canoe down the Colorado River, over rapids and through the Grand Canyon, with fresh perils at every turn --" Dust jacket has some light edge wear/creasing, a few very small edge tears, colours are very bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CORNET OF HORSE:  A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
59 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS.
London Latimer House 1958 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good Hookway Cowles, Dust jacket art. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. "This edition (slightly abridged) first published in 1953" - from the copyright page. In the early 18th century, Rupert Holliday leaves England to fight with Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramilies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light browning on spinr and flap-folds, a few small edge tears and chips - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, tiny dent/scuff on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
60 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "Young Terence O'Connor was under Wellington's command, but he did not serve in the regular army. In the war in Spain and Portugal he led a small force or partisans - almost a private army of his own, which made daring raids deep into enemy territory. The risk of capture was always great, and twice Terence was taken prisoner - and twice he escaped. Each time he returned to lead his men back into danger, and time and again the gallant partisans struck hard against Napoleon's troops." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny area of fading on front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with some tiny tears and chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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