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ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
61 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INSUBORDINATE AND THE NONCOMPLIANT: CASE STUDIES OF CANADIAN MUTINY AND DISOBEDIENCE, 1920 TO PRESENT., Coombs, Howard G., ed.  Foreword by Major-General P.R. Hussey.  Preface by Colonel Bernd Horn.  (Richard J. Walker, Allan English, Daniel Bercuson, Dean C. Black, Rachel Lea Heide, Michael Whitby, Richard O. Mayne, Robert H. Caldwell, et al.)
62 Coombs, Howard G., ed. Foreword by Major-General P.R. Hussey. Preface by Colonel Bernd Horn. (Richard J. Walker, Allan English, Daniel Bercuson, Dean C. Black, Rachel Lea Heide, Michael Whitby, Richard O. Mayne, Robert H. Caldwell, et al.) THE INSUBORDINATE AND THE NONCOMPLIANT: CASE STUDIES OF CANADIAN MUTINY AND DISOBEDIENCE, 1920 TO PRESENT.
Kingston Canadian Defence Academy Press 2007 1550027646 / 9781550027648 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
448 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "Military leadership has both formal and informal dimensions. The formal leadership of any organization must always ensure that it minimizes the divergence between institutional aims and the actions of informal leaders. When this separation occurs, the result is sometimes mutiny. These incidents of insubordination and noncompliance represent a form of dialogue between military personnel and their leadership. (This book) offers a perspective on the Canadian experience with military mutiny in the twentieth century in an effort to provide relevant lessons for today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
63 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
64 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
65 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE., Cremonini, illustrator.
66 Cremonini, illustrator. RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE.
O.D.E.J., Paris, 1961, 1963 printing. 
30 pp, 11 3/4" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - no dust jacket. Color and monotone illustrations, music notation. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Contents: Meunier tu dors; La tour prends garde; Au clair de la lune; Savez-vous planter des choux; Sur le pont d'Avignon; J'ai du bon tabac; La mere Michel; Nous n'irons plus au bois; Il pleut bergere; Frere Jacques; Joli tambour; Cadet Rousselle; Le roi Dagobert; Fais dodo colin. Light browning to edges of pages and edges of textblock, very light rubbing t o glossy boards, bokk lightly cocked, tiny closed tear at bottom fore-edge of front board, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN GURKHA COMPANY:  THE BRITISH ARMY GURKHAS, 1948 TO THE PRESENT., Cross, J.P., Lieutenant Colonel.
67 Cross, J.P., Lieutenant Colonel. IN GURKHA COMPANY: THE BRITISH ARMY GURKHAS, 1948 TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, London, 1986, first edition. 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853688656 B&w photographs. "Many books have extolled the exploits of the Gurkhas; 'In Gurkha Company' brings to the subject a depth of experience and understanding that few authors ca n match. Colonel J.P. Cross served for more than thirty years with these tough soldiers, hunting out communist terrorists in the rubber plantations of Malaya and fighting at their side in the jungles of Borneo. His perceptive account pain t s a p o r t rait of the Gurkha battalions from the inside, enabling the reader to appreciate and understand the unique blend of martial qualities that has made these highland warriors so formidable on the battlefields of the world." Appendices: O rd e r o f Ba tt le of the Brigade of Gurkhas; Honours and Awards to Gurkhas of the Brigade of Gurkhas; Ranks in the Brigade of Gurkhas; Gurkha Festivals and Celebrations. Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has li gh t br ow nin g a t e dges, light wrinkling at top edge, one tiny closed edge tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
68 D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir. Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau. THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817.
Greenhill, London, 1988, reprint. 
355 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947898875 Maps. "Whether among the first three to charge the French guns at Medellin, leading his troopers into the enemy ranks at Salamanca, or evolving order out of the chaos that bedevill ed the Portuguese Army in 1809, Sir Benjamin D'Urban was not only a brave and resolute soldier but also a painstaking and highly efficient Chief of Staff to Marshal Beresford. Finding, on arrival at Corunna in October 1808, that he had been a p p o i n t ed to that part of the Army left behind in Portugal, D'Urban set out to meet Sir John Moore in the hope of receiving fresh orders. This was the beginning of six years of unbroken service which included taking part in ten battles and s ie ge s. Af te r a short period as Staff Officer to Sir Robert Wilson, he was appointed Colonel and QMG to the Portuguese Army by Marshal Beresford in April 1809. The 'Journals' give a day to day summary of the Peninsular Campaign, which was found in val uab l e b y S ir Charles Oman, and provides a counter to what D'Urban considered unfair criticism of Beresford by Sir Charles Napier. Long out of print, this unique record of events fills a need for everyone interested in the campaigns of 1809 -181 5, p ar ticu larl y i n regard to the operations of the Right Wing of the Allied Army and of the part played by the Portuguese Army, which has not always received the credit due for some of its major exploits." Small bump and wrinkling at bott om of spin e. Dust jack et h as light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine, a few tiny dints - mainly on hinges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY., Dastrup, Boyd L.
69 Dastrup, Boyd L. THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY.
J.H. Johnston III / Sunflower University Press, Leavenworth / Manhattan, Kansas, 1982. 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0897450337 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Commander in Chief's Congratulations (President Ronald Reagan); Foreword (Lieutenant General William R. Richardson ); Introduction; The Beginnings; Reviving Leavenworth's Sagging Image; An Era of Reform; Growing Up in the Twenties and Thirties; War and Change; Leavenworth and the Cold War: 1945-1960; Vietnam and After; Epilogue; Bibliography; Appendixe s ; I n d e x . Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has one tiny tear (archivally taped), very light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling/waviness to spine and on panels, faint partial cup ring and a small area of very li gh t s oi li ng o n fr o nt panel, minor soiling on rear flap-fold. VG+/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
70 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
 
 
71 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 182. SEPTEMBER 1996. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1996. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Editorial (Airshow tragedies); News (P-38 and Mosquito lost...Aussie Mossie...Bristol 170 crash....Navy Sea Hawk.... ); Chipmunks Galore; Flycatcher Finale (Fairey Flycatcher S1287 retires); Spanish Schnellbomber (Ju 88s with Spanish Air Force); Transair Pair (Transair Jet Provost Duo); Racing; Airshow; Strike on Koriyama ; We Hunt by Day and Night (Mete o r s a n d J a velins with 85 Sqn.); The SARO Story (Saunders-Roe); The Eagle of Wittering (Hawker Hurricane); Power House (Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wea r/ wr in k li ng , v er y light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
72 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
73 Dick-Lauder, Mrs.; Carr, Mrs.; Kernighan, R.K.; Wodell, J.E.; Stead, J. McMonies and Others. PEN AND PENCIL SKETCHES OF WENTWORTH LANDMARKS: A SERIES OF ARTICLES DESCRIPTIVE OF QUAINT PLACES AND INTERESTING LOCALITIES IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Seavey, J.R. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Spectator Printing Company, Hamilton edition of 1897 - reprinted on the order of Wentworth County Council as a Centennial project. B&w drawings. Contents: An Historic Village; Old Residences at Ancaster; The Leeming Parsonage; St. John's Church, Ancaster; Ancaster in the Victorian Era; The Old Red Mill; The Terryberry Inn; A Forgotten House of Peace; Historic Homes on the Mountain; On the Outskirts of the City; North of Hamilton Bay; By Medad's Marshy Shores; At-ti-wan-dar-o-ni-a; Indian Relics and Remains; Rock Chapel and Vicinity; The Fools' College; Early History of Dundas; Its Prehistoric Buildings; A City that was not Built; Legends of Romulus; An Ancient Trojan; A Battlefield of 1812; Albion Mills Ravine; Early Days in Saltfleet; The Caledonia Stage Road. Moderate browning to pages, slight twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears and one tiny chip, shallow indentation on rear panel, minor soiling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920., Disbrowe, E.J.W.
74 Disbrowe, E.J.W. HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920.
Swain, Stockport, 1920. 
108 pp + fold-out map at rear, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in. B&w photographs, map (Cheshire Volunteer Regiment, 1914-1920, Map of County of C heshire, Showing Battalion Areas). Chapter Headings: Outbreak of War, August 4th, 1914, to Recognition of Volunteer Force, February 29th, 1916; Commencement of Volunteer Movement to February 29th, 1916. The Fight for Recognition; Under W a r O f f i c e Administration, February 1916 - March 24th, 1920; Appendices: List of Volunteer Corps, with name of Hon. Secretary and Date of Formation; Summary of Receipts and Payments on Regimental and Battalion Accounts from the formation of t he R e gi me nt t o th e 31st March, 1916; Nominal Roll of Officers - Appointments previous to acceptance of Services by Crown, May 25th, 1916; Badges; Allocation of Company Areas (1915); Volunteer Units raised in 1804; Strength of Battalions fro m A pri l, 19 16, to Ar mi sti ce , November 11th, 1918; Attendance at Authorized Western Command Courses of Instruction; Roll of Officers and other Ranks who served with Special Service Companies - East Coast, 1918; List of Officers receiving Co mmis sion s s ubse quen t to Acc ept ance of Service by Crown. Light soiling and discloration from cloth on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, front inside hinge a little weak but holding well; fold-out map has a cr ease/ tiny tear at f ore-e dge, a sma ll t ear a t hi nge (archivally taped) and a 1 1/2" closed tear at top edge (archivally taped); corners of boards slightly bumped; light soiling to edges of textblock; light rubbing; fading to color on spine; a few s mall air b ubbles under clot h on f ront board; ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
75 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1997 1550285548 / 9781550285543 Soft Cover Fine 
166 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from official documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive books on the subject has been updated with a new introduction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
76 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
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
77 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
78 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
79 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE SIGN OF THE BOOK.  A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL., Dunning, John.
80 Dunning, John. THE SIGN OF THE BOOK. A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL.
Scribner, New York, 2005, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743255054 A bibliomystery. "Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy Eas t Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin D'Angelo has joined him as a partner in both business and love. Erin is a special lady, so it's hard for Janeway to refuse her when she asks a favor. Will he travel to the little m o u n t a i n t own of Paradise, Colorado, to check on one of Erin's girlhood friends who's in deep trouble? Laura Marshall sits in the county jail, accused of murdering her husband Bobby. The situation is delicate because Bobby and Erin were a c ou pl e be fo re h e m arried Laura. In fact, it was Laura's affair with Bobby that ended Erin's relationship with each of them, and the women have been estranged ever since. Now Laura has called on Erin for help, but Erin's not sure she even wa nts to s ee her on eti me be st friend, let alone get involved in the case. Could Janeway visit Laura on Erin's behalf and try to find out what happened the night Bobby died? The clincher for Janeway: Bobby Marshall was a book collector, and J anew ay c an' t r esis t a hous e f ull of books any more than he can resist Erin's uncharacteristic request...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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