Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 116 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO., Morris, Alexander.
81 Morris, Alexander. THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO.
Toronto Prospero 2000 1552671410 / 9781552671412 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
375 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Reprint of the 1880 Belfords, Clarke & Co. edition. "In 1869, with the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada assumed responsibility for any claims made by native groups in the new territory. Conscious of the escalating violence and costs in the American Indian Wars to the south, the government of the new Dominion embarked on a series of negotiations. By 1877, the Crown had signed a total of seven treaties - the first of what have become known as the numbered treaties - covering the westernmost part of Ontario, and much of the present-day Prairie Provinces. Four of these treaties were negotiated by Macdonald loyalist Alexander Morris, lieutenant-governor of both Manitoba and the North-West Territories. In addition, Morris concluded a treaty with refugee Sioux who had fled across the border from the United States Cavalry. (This) is a history of the western treaties signed by Morris and his predecessors. It is a record of the positions, negotiations and strategies, and also captures the often paternalistic attitudes held by the government and individuals toward native peoples in the Victorian era. Morris concludes with his thoughts on the implementation of the treaties and his hopes for the native groups with which he dealt. An appendix provides the full texts of the treaties." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny/small bump to corners of boards, minor rubbing, minor shallow bump to bottom of rear board, minor soiling to edges of textblock, small corner crease on page 49/50, very faint liquid splash on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
82 Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, Chief of General Staff, Canada. THE CANADIANS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1944. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR.
Minister of National Defence, Ottawa, [1944]. 
172 pp + fold-out map at rear, 8vo, hard cover (red cloth, lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, 1 color plate by C.F. Comfort. Contents: Five Years in Britain; The Weapon on the Anvil; The Days of the Blitz; Sappers at Work; A Little Behind the Front; The Canadians and the British People. Interior - previous ownership stamp on free front endpaper, slight yellowing to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight shallow bump to front board edge. Good sound copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CANADIANS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1944.  THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR., Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, Chief of General Staff, Canada.
83 Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, Chief of General Staff, Canada. THE CANADIANS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1944. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR.
Minister of National Defence, Ottawa, (1946), 2nd edition. 
172 pp + fold-out map at rear, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photographs, reproductions, 1 color plate by C.F. Comfort. Contents: Five Years in Britain; The Weapon on the Anvil; The Days of the Blitz; Sappers at Work; A Little Behind the Front; The Canadi ans and the British People. Interior - minor browning to pages, pages 24/25 have area of light browning, small corner crease on frontispiece, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light w r i n k l i n g down fore-edge of front cover, slight fading to spine color, very light browning, tiny stain on front cover, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
FROM PACHINO TO ORTONA:  THE CANADIAN CAMPAIGN IN SICILY AND ITALY, 1943.  THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR SERIES., Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, foreword by.
84 Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, foreword by. FROM PACHINO TO ORTONA: THE CANADIAN CAMPAIGN IN SICILY AND ITALY, 1943. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR SERIES.
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, n.d. 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover red cloth - no dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Red Patch Goes to the Mediterranean; Operation "Husky" Goes In; Warfare in the Sicilian Hills; The Assault on Italy; Approach t o the Winter Line; The December Battles - The Moro and Ortona. Light browning to endpapers, light foxing marks on first few and last few pages, light soiling in margin of page 15, small surface paper pull in bottom margin of pages 20 & 21, s m a l l l i ght stain on fore-edge of textblock, damp stains and waviness in bottom margin of approx. pages 1 to 50 and last few pages, tiny stain on rear free endpaper, slight bump at corners with migration into pages, light to moderate wear at co rn er s an d t op /bottom of spine, faint foxing marks on front board. Good - reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
85 Nalty, Bernard. Introduction by Lieutenant Colonel Roger Cirillo. THE AIR WAR. WORLD WAR II CHRONICLES SERIES.
MetroBooks, (New York, 1999), Ist edition. 
128 pp, square, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos and maps. "...paints a vivid picture of how the bombers and fighters of the Allied and Axis powers influenced the outcome of the conflict (in World War II)." "With richly informative sidebars that highlight important elements of technology, intelligence and stragegy; maps of the major air force operations that clarify the effects of individual batles..." Slight bump at top of front hinge, a few very small dents to bottom edge of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
I SERVE:  REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 3RD CARABINIERS (PRINCE OF WALES'S DRAGOON GUARDS)., Oatts, L.B., Lieutenant-Colonel.
86 Oatts, L.B., Lieutenant-Colonel. I SERVE: REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 3RD CARABINIERS (PRINCE OF WALES'S DRAGOON GUARDS).
Self-published, 1966. 
333 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge represented on front board) - no dust jacket. Color plates, b&w photographs, fold-out maps. Contents: Sedgemoor to the Treaty of Utrecht, 1685-1714; Th e Jacobite Rebellions and the Seven Years' War, 1715-1789; The Napoleonic Wars and Their Aftermath, 1799-1830; Industrial Troubles, The Crimean War and the Consolidation of the British Empire, 1831-1899; The South African War to the Outbrea k o f t h e First World War, 1899-1914; The First World War, 1914-1918; Amalgamation, Mechanisation, The Second World War, and Postscript, 1919-1965; Appendices: The 25th Dragoons; The Natal Carbineers; The Windsor Regiment (Royal Canadian Armour ed Co rp s ); C ol o nels of the Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonels in Command; Uniforms and the Standard; Regimental Music; Casualties, Honours and Awards; Regimental Collect. Minor browning to edges of pages and edges of textblock, light shelf soil ing on bot to m o f t ext bl ock, slight cigarette odor, light edge wear, light wrinkling to bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MEN-OF-WAR.  LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY., Patrick O'Brian.
87 Patrick O'Brian. MEN-OF-WAR. LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY.
New York W.W. Norton 1995 0393038580 / 9780393038583 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
95 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the historical background to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like for everyone from the captain to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of the watches? What was the division of prize money to offices and crew? How did these men end up at sea in the first place? These questions and many more are answered in O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. Contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings renders the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail. Any Aubrey/Maturin reader determined to learn the locations of the orlop and the mizenmast, the etiquette of epaulettes, or the range of a 32-pounder will delight in this invaluable reference companion to O'Brian's majestic series." 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
88 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
Kew National Archives 2005 1903365872 / 9781903365878 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into official records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, from new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of forms in which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
89 Plaice, Ellis. With Major Norman McKay. RED BERETS '44. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AIRBORNE FORCES.
London Illustrated London News 1994 Soft Cover Very Good+ Cover art by Bryan Austin. 
114 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, maps, drawings). Contents: Introduction; Landings in Force; The Birth of a Regiment; Seizing the Bridges; Silent Guns; Nightingales have landed (Nurses); Behind Enemy Lines; Power of the Glider; The Lonely War; Paradogs of War; A Jump Too Soon; Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far; A Last Letter (Private Ivor Rowbery); How a VC was won (Lance-Sergeant John Baskeyfield); Cock-up theory; Padres at War; Symbols of Defiance; The Roll of Honour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I: IN THE AIR., Platt, Frank C., compiler.  (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.)
90 Platt, Frank C., compiler. (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.) GREAT BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I: IN THE AIR.
Weathervane, New York, 1967. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517226472 B&w maps. "The pioneering airmen of World War I were to become the greatest individual heroes in the history of modern war. Enemy or ally, they were accorded the same honor s by an admiring world. This unique anthology records the personal experiences of these first airborne fighters. Men like Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, the invincible flying fighter whose stunning record of bagged enemy planes made him 'Ameri c a ' s a c e of aces'; General Billy Mitchell, the famous, outspoken airman who was a member of General Pershing's staff during the decisive air battles of 1918 and a major influence in the newly formed American Air Force; and Lieutenant Colonel W il li am A . B is hop, the legendary 'Bishop of the Eagle Eye', describe the perilous missions that made them legends in their own time. Stories by and about these flying pioneers re-create the great air battles of World War I. Here are the deat h-d efy ing en co unt ers ; the one-man machines; the flaming, mortal combat in which each fighter singled out his esteemed adversary. Here is the story of war as it had never been fought before - and would never be fought again." Very light brow ning to page s, l igh t we ar a t top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear, one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAMAGE'S PRIZE., Pope, Dudley.  Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster.
91 Pope, Dudley. Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster. RAMAGE'S PRIZE.
London Alison Press / Secker & Warburg 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
344 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Double page b&w map. "At the peak of the war against Bonaparte's France a vital link in the Admiralty's communications with the West Indies is inexplicably cut. The elegant Post Office packets, specially designed for speed, are not arriving at Falmouth. Whitehall and the merchant community are starved for information, as crucial a commodity in this bitter conflict as powder and shot. Meanwhile Lieutenant Nicholas Ramage, fuming with impatience, is ashore in Jamaica waiting for his next posting. Tracing the reasons for the mysterious disappearance of the Post vessels in a million square miles of ocean will be difficult, hazardous, and possibly suicidal, but Ramage's superiors regard him as expendable: the mission is his. Ramage sets out to track down the cause of these sinister losses - is it treachery, privateers or a new French secret weapon? Whatever the cause, the problem must be solved and the vital links restored. The story of Ramage's dangerous expedition and the unexpected involvement of the woman he loves is told with Dudely Pope's usual brio, with his expert knowledge of the period and with the true sailor's feeling for the sea and all its perils." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge tear with crease, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
92 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1976 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Volkswagen Story; Personality: Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott; Preservation: America's Preserved Warships; Wreck Recovery: Wreckology in Holland; United Kingdom: The Secret Underground Railway Executive H.Q.; War Film: It Happened Here; It Happened Here: The Battle of Takrouna. Interior - very small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling on covers, one tiny edge tear (archivally taped) with crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 63:  COLDITZ., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
93 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 63: COLDITZ.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1989 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: Colditz; John Gillespie Magee (High Flight). Interior - bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny edge tears with creases (archivally taped) on front cover, very small corner creases on covers, small old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KNIFE EDGE.  (THE BLACKWOOD SERIES.), Reeman, Douglas.
94 Reeman, Douglas. KNIFE EDGE. (THE BLACKWOOD SERIES.)
William Heinemann, London, 2004, first edition. 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 043401009X "January 1970, and the final chapter in the Blackwood history appears to have closed with the murder in Cyprus of Lieutenant-Colonel Mike Blackwood, and the subsequent sale of the ancestral home. Disillusioned and grieving for his distinguished father, Lieutenant Ross Blackwood believes there is no future for him in the Corps. The Royal Marines have been reduced in strength, and their role in a modern world, after so splendid a tradition, diminished to policing and paperwork. But Ross remains a Blackwood and a Royal Marine, and the loyalty and dedication of a Blackwood to the Corps sustain him from vicious guerrilla warfare in Malaysia through the mor a l a n d p o litical minefields of Northern Ireland, where one man's terrorist is another's patriot, to the South Atlantic, and a conflict as bloody as it is unpredictable. And he learns, as every Blackwood has before him, that jungle or moor, i ns ur r ec ti on or i nvasion, mere courage is not enough. Survival and victory balance on the knife edge of destiny." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge w rin kli ng . Ver y G o od+ /Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WHO SANK SURCOUF?  THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY., Rusbridger, James.
95 Rusbridger, James. WHO SANK SURCOUF? THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY.
Century, London, 1991. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712639756 B&w illustrations. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, the French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bou nd for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anyth i n g r e m otely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by the Royal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny i n ju ri es . A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost im med iat el y r epo rts circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the ships in the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer warned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service, he was accused of cow ardi ce a nd repl aced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with the singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. Aft er ta kin g par t in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the A dmiral ty tha t (her ) cr ew wer e unr elia ble, and that they were openly talking about mutinying and defecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' b ecame o ne of t he most cont roversi al aff airs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or American navy." Light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a t bottom of spin e. Dust jacke t has mi nor edg e wri nkling at op/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HOW I WON THE WAR., Ryan, Patrick.
96 Ryan, Patrick. HOW I WON THE WAR.
William Morrow, New York, 1964, 2nd printing. 
274 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 3 b&w maps/battle plans. "Ike, Winnie and Monty have all had their say. We've heard from Bradley, Alexander, de Gaulle and a battalion of other brass hats. But here is a war memoir from the gro und level. Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody recounts each horrifying step of his military career to 'Punch' writer Patrick Ryan....horrifying because if Adolf Hitler had only left Goodbody unimpeded, the outcome of history's greatest struggle m i g h t h a v e been far, far different. Luckily even Goodbody couldn't stop the Allies. From the moment you meet him taking over command of Twelve Platoon (when Private Clapper came to tell about 'his hoggins') to the last glorious days when Go od bo dy 's re fu ge e c hildren turn out to be full-blown German frauleins masquerading in toddler's clothes, your eyes will be opened to war the way it really was fought by heavily armed civilians...." Christmas gift in scription on free front e ndp ape r, min o r b row nin g to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has a few very small tears with tape on inside, light browning, light thin rub mark across fron t pa nel , mi no r so ilin g. Ve ry Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS.  6 VOLUME SET.  1. OFFICER CADET.  2. LIEUTENANT.  3. CAPTAIN.  4. MAJOR.  5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL.  6. COLONEL., Shelley, Rick.  Cover art by Duane O. Myers.
97 Shelley, Rick. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS. 6 VOLUME SET. 1. OFFICER CADET. 2. LIEUTENANT. 3. CAPTAIN. 4. MAJOR. 5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL. 6. COLONEL.
Ace, New York, (1998, 5th/1998, 5th/1999, 2nd/1999, Ist/2000, Ist/2000, 2nd printing). 
279 pp, 268 pp, 281 pp, 260 pp, 279 pp, 266 pp, paperbacks - 6 volumes. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. "Expelled from Earth's prestigious North American Military Academy on trumped-up charges, Lon Nolan's honor seemed shattered. But the young student of warfare vowed to regain his good name - with the Dirigent Mercenary Corps, the DMC, where the bloody craft of battle has been refined to an art. Now the green recruit has to prove his worthiness - not in an academy classroom, but in the bloodrite of first combat. No amount of schooling could have prepared Nolan's battalion for what awaited them - an assault more brutal than any the DMC had faced in over a century..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . Exteriors - minor edge wear/rubbing, a few tiny soft corner creases, spines are flat with faint creasing to books 5 & 6. VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.*   *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER., Shrive, Frank J.  Edited by Norman Shrive.  Historical note by Robert H. Johnston.
98 Shrive, Frank J. Edited by Norman Shrive. Historical note by Robert H. Johnston. THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.* *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER.
Boston Mills Press, (Erin, Ontario, 1981). 
88 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. ISBN 0919822347 "At eighteen, along with several of his Boy Scout pals, Shrive joined the 129th Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery....Chistmas 1916 found Shri ve in England, encamped in the seemingly endless rain on Salisbury Plain. The next May he was on the Western Front and on June 17, 1917, still only nineteen, he was struck by shrapnel at Vimy Ridge. By one of the ironies that war provides he c a n b e considered lucky, for his wounds sent him to England to convalesce. There we pick up his story on (a) September afternoon. His narrative begins at this point, where chance intervened to change the direction of his life. While lying on a Ke nt i sh hillside, he saw two airplanes, then new-fangled marvels, cavorting in the sky above. Why didn't he join the infant Royal Flying Corps, a friend present asked? The thought was not a new one, but the moment to act was. Young Shrive j oi ned th e RFC and made, as he recognised at the time, 'one of the most important decisions of my life.' One significant result of this decision came a year later when the newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Frank Shrive of the Royal Flying Corp s fou nd h im s el f on board the SS Stephen, out of Dundee, bound for Russia. With him was a Canadian artillery brigade and infantry regiments from the United States, Britain and France. They were on their way to Archangel on the northern Russi an coa st an d, th oug h the y did not perhaps realize it, were about to participate in the Russian Civil War..." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears archivally taped, light rubbing with color los s. V ery Go od+/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EARLY DAYS IN RICHMOND HILL:  A HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY TO 1930., Stamp, Robert M.
99 Stamp, Robert M. EARLY DAYS IN RICHMOND HILL: A HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY TO 1930.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Hill Public Library Board 1991 0969537603 / 9780969537601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
400 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. A local history of Richmond Hill, Ontario. "(D)escribes how the Iroquoian peoples first set up villages in the area - and how the semi-nomadic Mississaugas lost their lands to the British under the 'Gunshot Treaties'. Then came the settlers to claim lots on either side of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe's newly built Yonge Street - among them, two eccentric aristrocrats, the German William Berczy and the French Comte de Puisaye; the Munshaws; the Stooks; and Thomas Kinnear, the town's most illustrious murder victim. By 1800, York merchant and tavernkeeper Abner Miles had arrived and set up a tavern at the southeast corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie - the beginnings of the community we know today. Stamp (describes) the effects of the 1837 Rebellion, the development of church and social life, early local politics, and the growth of business, from the Trench Carriage Works and Crosby's Fire Proof store to the greenhouse operations of entrepreneurs William J. Lawrence, John Dunlop, H.J. Mills, and the Endean brothers. He also gives us a glimpse of the picture post card village of the late nineteenth century, with its winter sleigh rides and its summer picnics and dances at Bond Lake Park. As the portrait draws to a close, Richmond Hill has recovered from the losses of World War I; the glory days of the radial railway have come and gone; and Yonge Street has just been paved to make way for the cars and buses that will bring the town into the twentieth century." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
H.M.S. WIDEAWAKE, DESTROYER AND PRESERVER., Stitt, George, Lieutenant-Commander.  Foreword by Commander Anthony Kimmins, R.N.
100 Stitt, George, Lieutenant-Commander. Foreword by Commander Anthony Kimmins, R.N. H.M.S. WIDEAWAKE, DESTROYER AND PRESERVER.
George Allen & Unwin, London, (1943), 2nd impression. 
164 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "The story of H.M.S. Wideawake is that of a 'Vee' class destroyer - one of those veterans of the last war - from the commencement of hostilities to the end of August 1940. Facts are, therefore, substantially accurate, though I have disguised the name of this particular destroyer and of all those officers and men connected with her. In the account, I have first endeavoured to recapture that outlook held by the majority of us in the early days of war, when we suffered from the Maginot mentality and believed that economic pressure at sea, and the impregnable line of fortresses on the Continent, would soon cause Germany to collapse. I have tried to describe the monotony of, and the difficulties associated with, convoy work, and then to show how the Royal Navy reacted to the smashing of those comfortable beliefs held throughout the country, and wrote imperishable epics in the in the annals of Naval history..." Prevoius owners bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, light to moderate edge wear, very small shallow dents to top of rear board. Dust jacket is basically complete, but is worn with very small chips, rubbing, small tears, creases, old tape, darkening to spine and flap-folds. G/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
< PREV  1 2 3 4   5  6  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie
db error Data too long for column 'request' at row 1