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81 Eayrs, James. NORTHERN APPROACHES: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
195 pp, 8 3/4" H. "A brilliant intelligence is brought to bear on the vital issues of Canadian defence and foreign policy, on Canada's relations with the U.S. and the British Commonwealth and the Communist bloc. Canadians do not always look at these problems in the same way as their North American neighbours. This book considers the Canadian 'style' in approaching such questions. (Discusses) difficult and frightening issues such as the location of the Great Deterrent, the acquisition of nuclear weaons, the fate of the Avro Arrow, civil defence. (Eayrs) examines the 'Nostrum of Neutralism' and while he concedes its appeal, concludes that the arguments in its favour are not valid at present. Commonwealth concerns, the monarchy, America's ill-fated intervention in Cuba, the role of the United Nations, the non-recognition of Communist China - all these questions and others of the kind are fearlessly and realistically discussed." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has beem price-clipped, has very light soiling/rubbing, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
82 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 106.  MAY 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Tyson, Dave Allport, Nick Veronico, Ken Wixey.)
83 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ken Tyson, Dave Allport, Nick Veronico, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 106. MAY 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1990. 
78 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Lost Over Dunkirk (Spitfire pilot fighting in skies over evacuation beaches); Bomb the USA! (Japan's bombing missi ons over continental USA); UK Aviation Museums; Business as Usual! (former Charles Church Spitfire workshop, where Dick Melton and team are hard at work); Classics to Order! (workshop dedicated to building 'late production' classic types); C a i r o M i G s; News (St Athan rolls out its Battle....Tempest and airfield revival....); Register Review (civil register); FotoPost (Corsair); Type Report (Corsair, 'new' Spitfires); Airfield (Lincolnshire Airfield Trail, West Malling); Under t he H am me r ( Si r Do uglas Bader's miniature medals, Gnats); Flyng Boats of the RAF (1920s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very li ght ru bbi ng an d dat e sta mp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
84 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c.  TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY., Falle, Philip, Rev.  With Rev. Edward Durrell.
85 Falle, Philip, Rev. With Rev. Edward Durrell. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c. TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY.
Jersey Richard Giffard 1837 Hard Cover Good 
476 pp + [3 pp] An Alphabetical Table + [1 pp] errata + introductory leaves as follow: [i]-ii - Dedication to King William IV; [iii]-xi - Preface to the Editor; [xiii]-xx - Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Philip Falle; [2 pp) Contents. After this there is a binding error that sees the Dedication to King William III [iii], The Preface to the First Edition [v]-xiii, and the first pages of An Introduction to the Second Edition [xiv]-xvi, bound between pages 17-18 of the text, along with a title page for "Caesarea; or, An Account of Jersey", dated 1835. Pages xvii-xxix of An Introduction to the Second Edition and Sailing Directions, xxx-xxi, follow the Contents pages. Page number 353 has been used twice, but the text follows correctly. Although a little confusing up to page 18, all pages are present. *Please note: The title page states "Notes and Illustrations" by the Rev. Edward Durrell - however, there are no illustrations and no indication that any were ever included. Later rebinding with medium brown cloth-covered boards, leather spine with gilt lettering/decoration and blind banding. Chapter headings: History of the Island; Description of the Island; Military Government; Civil Jurisdiction; Convention of the States; Privileges; Religion; An Appendix of Records and Other Pieces Referred to in the Preceding Chapters; An Alphabetical Table of Reference to the principal subjects treated in the Notes. Many pages have very light to light browning and scattered foxing marks - mainly in margins; title page, dedication page, preface and introduction pages have areas of browning and foxing; one page with a small edge tear archivally taped; one page with an approx. 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece missing from top of hinge margin; page xix has a small area where the printer's ink has adhered poorly; some pages with a varying size soft crease at the top corner; heavy browing to edges of text block, light waviness to edges of text block; light rubbing to leather and edges of boards; a few very small white soiling marks on boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR., Falls, Cyril.  Maps by B.G. Lewis.
86 Falls, Cyril. Maps by B.G. Lewis. A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1953). 
419 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 20 b&w battle maps. "...provides a sketch of the past century (1850-1950) of warfare by land, sea and air, with a commentary in interpretation of it. The emphasis is always on the military aspects of war - strategy, tactics, weapons, administration, transport and new scientific developments - rather than on political and moral issues...Five chapters each are devoted to World War I and II; single chapters to the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer and the Russo-Japanese Wars taken together, the Far Eastern campaigns from 1910 onwards, and the present-day Communist offensive in Asia; subsidiary chapters deal with the many minor campaigns of the last century, with the emergence of modern air power, with administration in the field, and with the special problems of guerilla and partisan warfare." Area of light browning to pages 84 & 85 at gutter due to previously laid in newspaper clipping, small area of delamination to cloth on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, several small closed tears and chips, fading to spine color, slight fading on rear panel, several small watermarks on spine, minor soiling. VG-/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
87 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
88 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
89 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
90 Featherstone, Donald. FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988. 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071539262X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The whole wonderful world of wargaming is vividly brought to life in this ultim ate of books by the doyen of the subject's authors. Full of passion, inspiration, practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are enterta i n i n g a n d practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes....Details, new methods, and general stimulation come across in a variety of enterprising ways. All the obvious ingredients are here (and) ea ch p er io d a nd b attle is described as a significant example of the art of warfare and development of tactics through the ages..." Subjects covered include: Eben Emael 10 May 1940; Tanks in the Western Desert 1940-42; Wargaming the Thirty Yea rs War ; C omm an do Rai ds; The Chariots of the Ancients; Wellington in the Peninsular 1808-1814; The Macedonian Phalanx; The Incomparable English Archer; The War of the American Revolution 1775-83; etc. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very min or edge wri nkli ng, mi nor rubb ing, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLEFIELD WALKER'S HANDBOOK., Featherstone, Donald.
91 Featherstone, Donald. THE BATTLEFIELD WALKER'S HANDBOOK.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1998). 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps/battle plans/walking tours. "The author has selected eleven wars that took place in six different countries as examples. These include the battles of Crecy and Waterloo, The Peninsular War, Rorke's Drift and the Zulu War, Saratoga and the American War of Independence and Gettysburg in the American Civil War. He has chosen to concentrate on specific battles notable for their colour, interest and histor ic value. He gives extensive details on the background of each battle and adds his own memories and anecdotes, illustrating them with maps and photographs. The author explains the sequences of each battle, utilising maps of the areas as t h e y w e r e at the time of the war and as they are today..." Covers: Crecy 26 August 1346; Waterloo 18 June 1815; Salamanca 22 July 1812; Rorke's Drift 22/23 January 1879; Majuba Hill 27 February 1881; Spion Kop 23/24 January 1900; Saratoga 19 September and 7 October 1777; Queenston Heights 13 October 1812; Gettysburg 1-3 July 1863. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE., Fell, Alfred.
92 Fell, Alfred. A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE.
Kitchin, Ulverston, 1937, one of a limited edition of 120 copies. 
282 pp + list of subscribers, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry, 1803-6 - Roll of Members. Contents: The Middle Ages; Scottish Raiders; The Reign of the Tudors; The Civil War; The Eighteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Ulverston Vol. Light Infantry; The Furness Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Volunteer Movement, I; ditto, II; ditto, I I I ; A p p e n dices: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry - Taken from the Annual Pay-List and Return from 25th December 1804 to 24th December 1805; The Duke of Lancaster's Own Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Ulverston Rifle Volunteers, 1860; 4th B at ta l io n Th e Ki ng's Own Royal Regt., formerly 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Regt., Late Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps; 1st Volunteer Battalion The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; The Furness Rifle Volunteers - Lines written in 186 0; Obs er vat io ns on So me Ancient Pieces of Ordnance and Other Relics, Discovered in the Island of Walney, in Lancashire by C.D. Archibald, Esq.; List of Articles in The King's Own Regimental Museum, Lancaster, Relating to Furness and Cartme l; T he Grea t W ar - Th e F urn ess and Cartmel Roll of Honour; Index. Previous owner's - bookplate on front pastedown, tiny very light foxing marks on preliminaries and on free rear endpaper, slightly cracked at two places, very light browning t o edg es of te xtbl ock, ligh t wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine, 2" very shallow indentation line on front board, light edge rubbing, areas of light color loss on rear board and rear hinge, slight fading to spine color, a few small areas of very light dis colora tion/ soili ng on fron t boa rd. Good+ 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
93 Ferguson, Eugene S. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Society for the History of Technology / M.I.T. Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A personal, readable, and thorough book, (it) presents annotated entries giving both the strong points and short-comings of the works listed. Mr. Ferguson's extensive work can well be expected to emerge as the major source book on its subject for many years to come." Section headings: General Works; General Bibliographies and Library Lists; Directories of Technical, Academic, and Business Organizations; Early Source Books and Manuscripts; Encyclopaedias, Compendia, and Dictionaries of Technology; Biography; Government Publications and Records; Manuscripts; Illustrations; Travel and Description; Periodical and Serial Publications; Technical Societies, Education, and Exhibitions; Technology and Culture; Subject Fields (Monographs, Articles, and Bibliographies); Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small tear at top of front hinge archivally taped, a few very tiny scuffs, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAR AT EVERY DOOR:  PARTISAN POLITICS AND GUERILLA VIOLENCE IN EAST TENNESSEE, 1860-1869., Fisher, Noel C.
94 Fisher, Noel C. WAR AT EVERY DOOR: PARTISAN POLITICS AND GUERILLA VIOLENCE IN EAST TENNESSEE, 1860-1869.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, (1997), book club edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823678 B&w photos, maps. "...examines the military and political struggle for control of East Tennessee from the secession crisis through the early years of Reconstruction, focusing particularly on the military and political significance of the region's irregular activity." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small tears (archivally taped) and wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 14.90 USD
 
 
95 Folio Society. (C.V. Wedgwood, Christopher Robinson.) FOLIO: THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1968.
Folio Society, London, 1968. 
15 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Accidental Literature: The Letters of Dorothy Osborne; Food for Thought (food in literature). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.), Forsyth, Kate.
96 Forsyth, Kate. THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.)
New York ROC First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Daniel Horn (1) and Judy York (2-5). 
The first five volumes of "The Witches of Eileanan" series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Witches of Eileanan - 411 pp, 1998, ISBN 0451456890 - "On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed - and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear. Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries - where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny - and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged." 2. The Pool of Two Moons - 557 pp, 1999, ISBN 0451456904 - "It has been sixteen years since the Day of Reckoning, when magic and witchcraft were outlawed throughout all of Eileanan. And though rumors say that she is dead, the Arch-Sorceress Meghan o' the Beasts still lives. Traveling with her are the true heir to the throne, and the red-haired warrior Iseult. Their fates are woven together in a quest to bring magic back to the land." 3. The Cursed Towers - 544 pp, 2000, ISBN 0451456912 - "(T)he Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his dead brother's decrees against witchcraft. But sixteen years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And though he has won the power of the Lodestar, Lachlan's rule is challenged by a mere babe - and a civil war erupts. The flame-haired twins - Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch - must go their separate ways. Iseult to fight side by side with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to master her powers - and find the family she has never known." 4. The Forbidden Land - 403 pp, 2001, ISBN 0451458281 - "After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into 'Lady Fionnghal' by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn's talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness." 5. The Skull of the World - 385 pp, 2002, ISBN 0451458699 - "Isabeau the witch longs to rejoin her sister and her home in these uncertain times, but she must first complete one last task for her teachers. To find her true purpose in life, she must reach the Skull of the World and listen to the silent words of the White Gods. Few survive. But those who do are changed forever. Now, when she does return home, she does so with an extraordinary gift. But when Margrit of Arran decides to take advantage of Lachlan's absence by kidnapping his son and heir to the throne, Isabeau must learn to use her gifts in the face of evil - and overcome her enemy once and for all." Interiors - vol. 1 has a small piece missing at top edge of first page and one dog-ear crease, very light browning to inside of covers of vols. 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, two faint creases on spine of vol. 5. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
COLD MOUNTAIN.  UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT., Frazier, Charles.
97 Frazier, Charles. COLD MOUNTAIN. UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT.
Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, (1997). Trade Paperback Good+ 
367 pp, "Uncorrected Manuscript", Ver. 97.1.14. The author's first novel. "A magnificent love story in the tradition of Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms', 'Cold Mountain' is a breathtaking account of one man's voyage home from the front at the end of the Civil War. Based on true stories passed down by the author's great-great grandfather, 'Cold Mountain' is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweethea rt, Ada..." Soft crease/bump to top corner of back cover affecting approx. last 30 pages of text, light bump at bottom of text block causing light creasing to bottom corner of pages 255-288, minor edge wear to covers/corners, lamination at bottom corner of front cover just starting to lift, small soft creases at fore edge of front/rear covers, light rubbing/scuffing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
DON'T FALL OFF THE ROCKING HORSE:  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Freiman, Lawrence.
98 Freiman, Lawrence. DON'T FALL OFF THE ROCKING HORSE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771031815 / 9780771031816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Signed by Author
199 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Lawrence Freiman's reminiscences encompass the world of his grandfather - a Canadian adventurer who fought in the American Civil War - and focus on the span of his own life, including his childhood in Ottawa, his formative years, his involvement in education, the arts and social legislation, in Zionism, and in Freiman's, the family retailing business, which he expanded into a large and successful company. Here is a person who has made it as few have, and, in the course of making it, he has not only led a rich, varied and exciting life, but has also contributed much to Canadian society. His story is one of ups and downs, of risks, losses and victories, of the growth of a family and the progress of Zionism, of Canada and her capital, of the gradual shifts of time, of the rocking horse motion of life and the excitement of not falling off." A tiny light stain at bottom of title page and opposite page - also a very tiny stain at top edge of contents page; tiny tear and creases (archivally taped) at top edge of first illustration page; light to moderate edge wear on boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; three small corner bumps on boards; light lean to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderte edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears, 1/2" chip at top of rear hinge, light rubbing, very light at flap edges and on inside of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
99 Fryer, Mary Beacock. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1993 1550021893 / 9781550021899 Soft Cover Near Fine 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he individual chapters begin by setting the context of the battle in terms of the larger struggle of which it was a part. The reader is then taken onto the battlefield with an hour by hour account. A brief conclusion to each chapter assesses the consequences for the victor and the loser, assigning each battle its place in Canadian history. Not all the battles re-created in this volume were fought in Canada. Some of the conflicts took place in the United States, and there is also an account of the Canadian experience in Hong Kong in 1941." Includes, among others: Louisbourg, 1758; Quebec, 1775-1776; Fort Astoria, 1813-1846; Battle of Crysler's Farm, 1813; Battle of Moraviantown, 1813; Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814; Red River Expedition, 1870; Cut Knife Creek, 1885; Paardeberg, South Africa, 1900. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
100 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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