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61 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
62 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
 
 
PULLARS OF PERTH., Harding, Albert W.
63 Harding, Albert W. PULLARS OF PERTH.
Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991. 
192 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. "This story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of Perth...by the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-wo rd for fast and efficient service, especially in dry-cleaning, not only in London, but in Paris and Berlin! This was no economic miracle. The Pullars' success was due entirely to hard work, successful planning and clever advertising. A l w a y s r e a d y to introduce the latest types of machinery they had a reputation as good employers. Their success was reflected in their life-style and influence in Perth. Then, suddenly, things started to go sour. Challenged by a powerfu l Tr ad e Un io n a nd a n in creasingly militant female work-force, the Pullars, despite their long experience and compassion, could not cope. Strikes and riots led to a violent ending between the family and Perth." Dust jacket has minor wrinkl in g a t t op /bo tto m of fla p f ol ds. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
THE PARTY DRESS., Hergesheimer, Joseph.
64 Hergesheimer, Joseph. THE PARTY DRESS.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, 1930. 
343 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "After forty years, Nina Henry looked in her mirror and found there a stranger in place of herself. Her first Paris dress had transformed her from a respectable young matron into an almost i ndecently beautiful woman. If that's what a dress does to you, she told herself, it is all wrong. It's immoral....Her husband thought so, too. He said it had changed her - made her look like a French cocotte. And when that night she met C h a l k e E wing, vacationing from his Cuban sugar ranch, Nina knew that she actually had changed - become a stranger to herself. She realized, with complete surprise, that she had never really been in love before. But despite the change, Nina co ul d no t fa c e the situation. Possessed by the necessities of the present, she was bound by the romantic conventions of the past. Demanding all, she would sacrifice nothing. How far she is successful, and where she fails, is a dramatic record o f t he ne ed fo r co mpromise, which more than any other quality, has formed the thoughts and acts of most women." Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne, one sma ll slig ht co rner bump, light fading to color on spine and at top/bottom edges. Dust jacket has several creases down front flap, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and chips (two with old tape), small strip cut fro m bot tom of f ron t pa nel and from top of spine, light to moderate soiling on rear panel and at some edges, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD.  THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT., Holt, W. Stull.  Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly.
65 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Near Fine 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Very minor edge wear on covers. 
Price: 24.50 USD
 
 
66 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Very Good 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small area of color loss at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE., Holzer, Hans.
67 Holzer, Hans. GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE.
New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871., Howard, Michael.
68 Howard, Michael. THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871.
Dorset, New York, 1990. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880294329 B&w maps. "The Franco-Prussian War was one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent, but t he whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914." Cha p t e r h eadings: The Antagonists; The Outbreak; The First Disasters; The Army of the Rhine; The Army of Chalons; The Government of National Defence; Metz and Strasbourg; The Battles for Orleans; The Siege of Paris; Guerre a Outrance; The Peace; N ot es o n S ou rces; Select Bibliography; Index. Very minor soiling on fore-edge of text block, a few small faint liquid splash marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, slight fading t o s pin e c ol or . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
69 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
70 Humbert, Jean-Marcel. THE HOTEL DES INVALIDES (TOME II). THE ARMY MUSEUM.
(S.I.D.E.S./Editions de la Tourelle, Paris, 1986). 
52 pp, 8 1/4" H, card covers. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs and reproductions. English text. A guide to the Army Museum, Paris, showing the various displays including: Napoleon, Armor, First and Second World Wars, Artillery, etc. Interior - two check marks on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
71 Johnson, Douglas. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. THE WAYLAND PICTORIAL SOURCES SERIES.
Wayland, London, (1970). 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "The French Revolution has left later generations a wealth of graphic material, which recreates those momentous years in a dramatic and authentic way: paintings, engravings, broadsheets, newspaper cartoons, prints, drawings, and other visual sources. In this volume, hundreds of these have been carefully selected and edited, to present a detailed view of the mainsprints, events, and results of the Revolution for France and the contemporary world." Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
72 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 10. OCTOBER 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Contents: Miniature Military Drums: New sources of reference for former Irish regiments in the British Army; Samurai: Converting Amati's 75mm miniature figure kit; Scimitar in Close Up: Take a walk around the British army's CVR(T); d'Hautpoul: Building the Historex kit of Napoleon's General; Le Mondial de la Figurine: Photo report on the recent major model competition held in Paris; Grey Wolf: Building Andrea's U-Boat conning tower kit; The Tank Modelling Course: Bade engineering - Revell and AFV Club's British CVR(T) Scorpion and Scimitar kits; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - a few small soft creases on the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine, a few small edge wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
73 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 11 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Contents: The Making of Lionheart: Scratch building Richard I as a 120mm miniature figure; Academy's Hellcat: Improving the new 1:35 scale kit of the M18 tank destroyer; Camel Riders on the Border: Major Verlinden Productions 120mm kit conversion; BMSS Annuals 1997: The British Model Soldier Society's Annual Competitions; Down at the Docks: A 1:76 scale WWII period drama; Mondial de la Miniature '97: Military miniatures at the Paris exhibition; New Jersey: Photo report on a top American show; Counting Coup: North American Indian Diorama; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
74 Kay, Ormonde de, Jr. IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WAR I. THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD VOLUME XIII.
Golden Press, New York, (1966). 
Pages numbered 1041 to 1132, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover with pictorial front board - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, reproductions, cartoons, maps. A pictorial look at the era from 1869 to 1920, giving the background to and an overview of the First World War and the political aftermath. Interior - 3/4" split and excess glue at bottom of inside front hinge, four small surface paper pulls on each of pages 1110 & 1111 - all at top part of page, a few light tiny ink marks on pages 1108 & 1117, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, tiny bump to corners and bottom of spine, remainder stripe on bottom of textblock. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
75 Kimber, Stephen. LOYALISTS AND LAYABOUTS. THE RAPID RISE AND FASTER FALL OF SHELBURNE, NOVA SCOTIA: 1783-1792.
Doubleday Canada 2008 038566172X / 9780385661720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The few hundred Loyalists who gathered at Roubalet's Tavern in New York one night in 1782 shared a nightmare of the past and a dream for the future. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, they found themselves abandoned by the king to whom they had promised their loyalty, and unwelcome in the land that had so recently been theirs. On the rocky shores of Roseway Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, beside one of the best harbours in the world, they would found a new and improved New York City. It would be cosmopolitan, but more refined, more royal, more loyal and certainly more exclusive than the place they were leaving forever. At first, all seemed to go according to plan. Shelburne, as it was called, quickly became the fourth-largest city in North America. At the time, Nova Scotia Governor John Parr grandly decribed it as 'the most considerable, most flourishing and most expeditious (city) ever -- built in so short a time --'. Within the decade, however, the Loyalists' dream city was well on its way to becoming a ghost town. What went wrong? This extraordinary and yet little-told episode from our nation's past is brought to exciting life. Combining painstaking research and a novelstic flair for narrative, (Kimber) charts Shelburne's 'rapid rise and faster fall' through the intertwined experiences of an eclectic collection of its early settlers, from aristocrats to freed slaves, colonial officers to local entrepreneurs." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny edge bumps to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON., King, Greg.
76 King, Greg. THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON.
New York Citadel / Kensington 2003 0806524642 / 9780806524641 Soft Cover Very Good 
556 pp, 9" H. "It was the love story of the century - the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry ' the woman I love,' Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. Using previously untapped sources, (the author) presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of (b&w) photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three light creases down a concave spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHOICE CUTS:  A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY., Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.
77 Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al. CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
New York Ballantine 2002 0345457102 / 9780345457103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Mark Kurlansky. 
473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud Levi-Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' - James Beard on scrambled eggs - Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
78 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
79 Lamizet, Bojana et Lamizet, Bernard. DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE: SUIVI D'UNE LISTE DES VERBES IRREGULIERS ET DE REMARQUES SUR CERTAINES DIFFICULTES ORTHOGRAPHIQUES ET GRAMMATICALES.
Editions Garnier Freres, Paris, 1979. 
412 pp, 24mo (5 5/16" H), flexible simulated leather cover with gold lettering on spine and front board. Contents: Preface; Abreviations; Dictionnaire orthographique; Liste des verbes irreguliers francais; Remarques sur certaines difficultes ortho graphiques et grammaticales; Indications de ponctuation. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF LORD SEATON'S REGIMENT (THE 52nd LIGHT INFANTRY), AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.  VOLUME II., Leeke, William, Rev.
80 Leeke, William, Rev. THE HISTORY OF LORD SEATON'S REGIMENT (THE 52nd LIGHT INFANTRY), AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. VOLUME II.
Hatchard, London, 1866. 
475 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth - spine rebacked, retaining portion of old spine showing insignia of 52nd Light Infantry and the word 'Waterloo' - retains original boards with banding in black and gold) - no dust jacket. VOLUME II ONL Y. Ex-library. Title continues "...Together With Various Incidents connected with that Regiment, not only at Waterloo, but also at Paris, in the North of France and for Several Years Afterwards: To which are added many of The Author's Re m i n i s c e n c e s of His Military and Clerical Careers, during a period of more than fifty years." Note: the portrait and plans referred to on the title page are contained in the first volume. Ex-library copy with stamp marks on preliminary pa ge s, t it le p ag e an d page 1; previous owner's small stamp and small pen notation on front pastedown, faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper; six pages with ink check mark, three pages with small ink marginalia; one page with tear at fo re- edg e a rch iva lly t ape d, one page with very small ink mark; light to moderate foxing to last five pages - scattered small light foxing marks on some pages; browning and dust staining to edges of textblock - mainly on top of textblock; mode rate edg e we ar - hea vier at cor ner s; moderate soiling to boards; small bump to bottom corners of boards. Sound reading copy only. 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
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