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HISTORICAL ATLAS AND GUIDE.  RAND McNALLY., Gramfors, Bo, preface by.
41 Gramfors, Bo, preface by. HISTORICAL ATLAS AND GUIDE. RAND McNALLY.
Rand McNally, (1993). 
200 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. "Charts the march of time from prehistory into the 1990s. Spotlights people, places, and events in over 200 color illustrations. Portrays the changing face of the world with over 150 full-color detailed maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
42 Grant, Michael. THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS.
M. Evans, New York, 1992, reprint. 
366 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0871317052 B&w maps. "(S)hows how the rise and decline of imperial Rome was intimately connected with the balance of political and military power. The role of the army in the Roman em pire was a formidable one: the emperor depended on the soldiers for his continued existence, as did the empire itself. But an army powerful enought to defend the frontiers and keep the Roman peace also had the power to destroy the emperor. A g a i n s t this ever-present danger the emperors took unceasing precautions, one of their principal methods being to surround themselves with bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. But what began as a protective measure had wider repercussions, for th e Gu ar d ca me to play an even greater part in the internal politics of the empire...The story of 'The Army of the Caesars' provides a model of how civil strife, focused around the holders of military power inevitably occurs, endangering the pr eca ri ous eq ui lib riu m of large areas of the world." Faint erased pencil mark on free front end paper, three tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light line indentation/scratch on r ear pan el. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 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.)
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
 
 
THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY., Green, Peter.
45 Green, Peter. THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY.
New York Modern Library 2007 9780679642 / 9789780679644 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. (This book) chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, from the days of Philip and Alexander of Macedon to the death of Cleopatra and the final triumph of Caesar's heir, the young Augustus. Peter Green's far-ranging study covers the prevelent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization of an immense swath of the known world - from Egypt to India - by Alexander's conquests; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian marshals after Alexander's death; the decline of the polis (city-state) as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. - To consider the three centuries prior to the dawn of the common era in a single short volume demands a scholar with a great command of both subject and narrative line. (This) is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey." One introduction pages leaf with soft edge crease. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
46 Gregorovius, Ferdinand. LUCREZIA BORGIA: A CHAPTER FROM THE MORALS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
Phaidon Press, London, 1948. 
362 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 112 b&w illustrations. "Against the background of the rich and creative period of the Renaissance, (Gregorovius) portrays one of its most notorious and elusive characters - Lucrezia Borgia. Surrounding her are shown the Borgia Pope himself, his son Cesare, his mistresses Vanozza and Giulia Farnese, the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara and many of the artists and writers of the time; all are etched in vividly against the colourful background... .(the) illustrations not only provide pictorial comment to the text, but also (give) a varied view of Renaissance civilization, especially of life in Rome and Ferrara." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges og textblock. Dus t j a c k e t has light edge wear, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soiling - tiny stain on spine, one small and two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
47 Haight, Elizabeth Hazelton, PhD. APULEIUS AND HIS INFLUENCE.
New York Longmans, Green 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
190 pp, 12mo (7 5/16" H), blue cloth with lettering and Greek key pattern in gold on spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Presenting Apuleius; The Age of the Antonines; The Life of Apuleius; The Writings of Apuleius; Apuleius in the Middle Ages; Apuleius the Writer of Romance from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Century; The Most Pleasaunt and Delectable Tale of the Marriage of Cupide and Psyches (Done in English); The Story of Cupid and Psyche in Art; Ave Atque Vale; Notes; Bibliography. One of the "Our Debt to Greece and Rome" series. Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, small light waterstain at bottom edge of pages - up to approx. page 35, tiny light stain at bottom of page 34, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, faint small water stain on bottom of text block, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two small liquid stains on rear board, small faint liquid mark on top edge gilt of textblock, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
48 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
 
 
THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  General editor, John Keegan.
49 Hanson, Victor Davis. General editor, John Keegan. THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE.
Cassell, London, 1999, first edition. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155278102X Profusely illustration in colour and b&w with photograph, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Gre ece, covers a millenium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia u n d e r Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the western world. Throughout, (the author) places the reader in the thick of the battle - transforming the distant figures of survey and atlas to real people who killed a nd d ie d. With wonderfully descriptive illustrations of battle scenes and explanatory maps, this study brings a much needed reality to military scholarship. (He) brings vividly to life the reality of hoplite fighting and the gruelling challe nge of a cul tur e in which battle was an expected and regular part of life. A man's contribution on the battlefield was tremendously important: for his own epitaph Aeschylus wrote of having fought at Marathon, but made no mention at all of havi ng w ritt en the monu me ntal triology, th 'Oresteia'. The list of notable Greeks at war contains name after famous name - philosophers, playwrights, poets, historians - all of whom, at one time or other, had killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Sopho cles, Socr ate s, D emost hen es - each fought in battle armed only with spear and shield. War formed the backdrop of centuries of Greek civilization. The unique practice of Ancient Greek warfare explains how the rise of western civilization and many o f its inst ituti ons we re o riginally an integral part of the conduct of war." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ART AND THE ROMANS.  CLASSICAL WORLD SERIES., Haward, Anne.
50 Haward, Anne. ART AND THE ROMANS. CLASSICAL WORLD SERIES.
Bristol Classical Press, London, 1999. 
99 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853995584 B&w photographs, drawings. "This survey for the general student looks at the art created for and by the Romans and what they wanted from it. In place of the usual historical outline approach, (it) look s at the subject by genre; the Romans' appreciation of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts, in a society where the majority of work was commissioned, was different from that of the present day. Art for a world without printing or p h o t o g r a p h y to spread visual images meant much more direct contact with the artist and influence by the patron. Drawing on literary sources as well as illustrations from many parts of the Roman world, this survey up to the time of Constan ti ne c on si de rs w ha t Romans hoped to achieve and how far they were successful. Included are suggestions for further study, a bibliography and recommended sites to view the art discussed." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside o f f ron t c ove r, fai nt era sed p encil marks on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on spine, two soft creases at top corner of front cover - tiny crease at bottom corner. Very Go od 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY ROME AND LATIUM., Holloway, R. Ross.
51 Holloway, R. Ross. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY ROME AND LATIUM.
Routledge, London, 1996. 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0415143608 B&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings/diagrams. "(P)resents the most recent discoveries connected with the foundation of Rome and its environs: princely tombs, inscriptions and patricia n houses are included in a complete guide to the subject and the controversies surrounding it. The result is a jargon-free and compact volume with pertinent illustrations, which will stimulate and interest the student of ancient Rome, and appeal to the wider public fascinated by the Rome of Romulus and the Tarquins." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good + 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD., Hurlimann, Martin.
52 Hurlimann, Martin. MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD.
Thames and Hudson, London, 1958, first British edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: The Setting; The Reality; The Third Rome; The Early Days o f Moscow; Ivan the Terrible and the West; 'The Time of Troubles' and the First Romanov; The Founding of St Petersburg; St Petersburg's Imperial Court in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Napoleon in the Kremlin; The Old and the New C a p i t a l ; T he Golden Age of Russian Civilization; Enduring Traditions; The Revolution; Petrograd becomes Leningrad; Moscow as the Soviet Capital; Experiencing Present-Day Moscow; Trips in the Environs of Moscow; Leningrad; The Summer Residence s of t he T sa rs ; A potheosis Below the Ground. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small corner bump, shallow bump at top edge of front board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578.  TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.  THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR., Izon, John.  (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
53 Izon, John. (Sir Thomas Stucley.) SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY. THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR.
Andrew Melrose, London, (1956), Ist edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Sir Thomas Stucley was a rogue of the first order. Alleged to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he persuaded Elizabeth to allow him to join an expedition to Florida. He n ever arrived. Instead, he stole the supplies and befriended the rebel Shane O'Neill in Ireland. This was only the first of many incidents in an adventurous career, in which he figured in almost every kind of treachery and desperate exploit. Stucley lived - and died - furiously. The story of his life is packed with adventure, intrigue - and humour. He was killed on a Morcoccan battlefield, having joined the Portuguese King's Crusade in North Africa." Small crease at bottom corner of pages up to page 22, slight 3" split to inside rear hinge paper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor dis-coloration to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several chips and tears - some taped on inside, small area of surface paper loss on front panel and on spine, light to moderate rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel and spine edges. VG/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
54 James, Will. Illustrated by the author. COW COUNTRY. (CONTAINS: THE WILD HORSE; WHEN IN ROME; MONTY OF THE "Y" BENCH; SILVER-MOUNTED; THE LAST CATCH; TWO OLD TIMERS; COMPLETE; THE BREED OF 'EM.)
Mountain Press, Missoula, Montana, 1995 - Tumbleweed Series. 
242 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations by Will James. "Welcome to 'Cow Country' and the world of Will James - a place where 'there's not a fence as far as you can see, nothin' but blue grass ripplin' in the sun.' First published in 1927, these stories and drawings showcase Will James's great talent for capturing the essence of cowboy life on the open range." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, slight fading to upper part of spine, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204., Jerrold, Douglas.
55 Jerrold, Douglas. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204.
Collins, London, 1949, first edition. 
614 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 5 fold-out maps + 10 maps in the text (collated). "....full-length presentation of the history of England from prehistoric times to the loss of Normandy in 1204." Contents: Introduction; Origins and Foundations; From Neolithic Times to the Late Iron Age; The Roman Conquest of Britain; Britain and Rome: A.D. 61 - A.D. 297; The Origins and Character of Christianity; The End of Roman Rule and the Coming of the Anglo-Saxons; From the C o n v e r s i o n to the Viking Invasions; From the Viking Invasions to 978; From 978 to the Norman Conquest; The Beginnings of the Anglo-Norman State; The Anglo-Norman Feudal System; The Church Under William I; England Under William II; England U nd er H en ry I a nd S tephen; Henry II and the Angevin Empire; From 1154 to the Loss of Normandy; Appendices: Diagrams Illustrating the Sequence and Relative Duration of the Geological Eras; The Main British Prehistoric Cultures; Genealogical T abl es; Ch art ers of En feo ffm ent; The Barony of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dec. 1093 - Oct. 1096); Chronological Table; Index. Light "old book" odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock, small bu mp t o to p co rner of rear boa rd, mino r rubbing, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, several tiny to small tears, one or two tiny chips, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, browning to spin e an d fla p-fol ds, l ight edge wear . Ve ry G ood/G ood+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
56 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 3. MARCH 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Painting Le Cimier's Murat: Flamboyant uniform for a 90mm miniature figure; Accurate Armour's Challenger 2: Building the 1:35 scale kit; Military History in Flat Figures: The glory that was ancient Rome: 'Boonie Rat': Converting a Kirin 1:16 scale miniature figure; Military Models at the International Model Show: Photo report on the recent Nexus show at Olympia: Build a Beute Panzer: Converting Emhar's 1:35 scale WWI tank; Chicago: The United States' premier military miniatures exhibition; Painting in the Field: The work of a military artist on location in Bosnia; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; On Parade: Books reviewed; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine: Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed. Interior - soft wrinkling at bottom fore-edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom fore-edge of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY., Kurenberg, Joachim von.  Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen.
57 Kurenberg, Joachim von. Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen. THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY.
Cassell, London, 1954, first British edition. 
370 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(The author) first met Kaiser Wilhelm when serving as a Guards officer in Potsdam. His associations at this time and his subsequent life in the German Embassies at Constantinople, Rome and Vienna, provided him with experience of Court circles which enables him to reproduce, in all essentials, the atmosphere of the pre-1914 period of the Kaiser's life. Appointed as biographer by the Kaiser at Doorn, he was able to consult his subject frequently, and the results of these numerous interviews are incorporated in the text of the work, so that the Kaiser's point of view is given in juxtaposition to the judgement of others. To assist the reader further in passing judg e m e n t o n the man, the opinions of the Kaiser's colleagues, his friends, relatives and enemies, are also interwoven. This life is primarily a personal biography, the intention being to provide a full portrait of the man rather than a study of hi s ti me s. T he author had full access to the State Archives in Berlin and Potsdam, and his work is fully documented." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge t ear s - o ne wit h cr ease, light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, one or two foxing marks on flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE.  TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY., Lake, Harold L, M.M.
58 Lake, Harold L, M.M. PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE. TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Harry Cuff 1995 0921191960 / 9780921191964 Second Printing. Soft Cover Very Good - 
205 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. The late Harold Lake's personal reminiscences of his experiences with the 166th (Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, during World War II. Contents: Introduction (Why I wrote this book / Some of the people in the Regiment / The view from above); Joining Up (My upbringing / Why I 'joined up' / First impressions of Army life / On our way); England (Woolwich / Deepcut / Wykhurst Park / Fleggburgh, Norfolk / The Pangbourne Stew / A social blunder / 'Cartoons' / Regimental Sergeant Major / Up and down in rank); North Africa (Bartlett's Little Pears / On Guard / On the front lines / Robert 'Browned Off' Bugden / Three Murphys / First O.P. in the hills of Tunisia / Longstop Hill / We get orders to go to Banana Ridge / Daylight frontal attack / North Africa is taken); Italy (The Sangro and the German winter line / Lanciano and north to the Moro River / Living conditions / Infiltration / Moro River and Mules / Lateral Road / Christmas, 1943 / Frisa Ridge: New Year's Eve / The Second Paratroop Brigade / An Interesting episode / Captain Eaton is awarded the Military Cross / Cassino & the Monastery - Italy 1944 / Supporting the Coldstreams Guards Assault / Chic Kelland / The 'Battle of Rome'); After the War (Campbell Eaton and Other Comrades / Perhaps they left us up there); Appendices (Quotations Concerning Newfoundland Servicemen / Excerpts from Letters to Harold's Parents from Overseas / An Unusual Legacy / War Poems). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, light hinge creases, light edge wear, faint line indentations and very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
59 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MISSION TO CHINA:  MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST., Laven, Mary.
60 Laven, Mary. MISSION TO CHINA: MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST.
London Faber and Faber 2011 0571225179 / 9780571225170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
279 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, colour plates. "In the sixteenth century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China lay almost entirely unknown to Western travellers. As global trade expanded, this land of reputedly boundless wealth, pale-faced women, and indecipherable tongues begn to feed the fantasies of European merchants and adventurers. The Catholic Church, meanwhile, saw in this great people millions of souls who would be damned unless the Christian message could be brought to them. Mary Laven tells the extraordinary story of the first Jesuit mission to China. Confronting enormous challenges, the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and a handful of learned companions embarked on a journey into the heart of the Empire, the fabled Forbidden City. As they became intimate with a culture that was utterly alien and strangely familiar, they clung to a belief that reason, books and science would be their chief tools in the battle to win Chinese converts. Yet the story told (here) is much more than a war of ideas. The Jesuits waged their campaigns through the senses: the smell of incense, the taste of warm rice-wine, the sound of an out-of-tune harpsichord, the gleam of a Venetian prism. The history of religion has never been so sensuous." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, light toning to top of text block, light waviness to for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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