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1 ABBOTT, John S.C. History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of Touching Scenes in the Field
Gurdon Bill & Company / H.C. Johnson / Charles Bill, Springfield, Mass./ Cincinnati / Chicago, 1867, 
ABBOTT, John S.C. The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin. Illustrated with Maps, Diagrams, and numerous Steel Engravings of Battle Scenes, from Original Designs by Darley, and Other Eminent Artists, and Portraits of Distinguished Men. Sold Only by Distributing Agents. Springfield, Mass.: Gurdon Bill & Company / Cincinnati : H.C. Johnson / Chicago : Charles Bill, 1867. Pp [i]-x,(2),[15]-507,(1), frontis portrait + 8 plates; (2),[15]-629,(5),+ 10 plates. With 47 Diagrams and Maps in text. Indexes. 8vo, rebound in modern maroon leather, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. Some naval content : Chap. XIV : The Merrimac and the Monitor (pp 336-352, includes a steel engraving of the “Naval Combat Between the Monitor &Merrimac”). Some foxing throughout, else a very good, newly rebound copy. The set for 150.00

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2 ABRAHAMS, Israel ALEXANDER the Great) COOK, Stanley, preface] Campaigns in Palestine from Alexander the Great : The Schweich Lectures, 1922
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1927, 
ABRAHAMS, Israel. Campaigns in Palestine from Alexander the Great : The Schweich Lectures, 1922. [Preface by Stanley Cook]. London: published for the British Academy, but Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927. Pp. (4),[v]-x,(2),[1]-55,(1), map frontispiece, + 1 plate leaf. 8vo, navy blue cloth with pressed borders to front board, gilt lettering to spine. "That the campaigns in Palestine deserve a much higher position among the decisive battles of the world is a view which is intelligible and excusable, the more so as military events which shaped or reshaped the history of the 'least of all lands' naturally make a special appeal to biblical students. Nor canone deny that the triumph of Judaism through the victories of the Maccabee s was part of the great Oriental reaction against Hellenism, and that it preserved the Old Testament and thus formed the prelude to Christianity." - from the preface. Light smudging to front board, else very good. 25.00

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3 ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. ADKINS, Lesley NELSON, Horatio War for All the Oceans : From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. in dj.
Viking, New York, 2007, ISBN:9780670038660 
ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. The War for All the Oceans : From Nelson atthe Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. (New York) : Viking, (2007). First Print ing. Pp [i]-xxvi,[1]-534,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "From its very first page, The War for All the Oceans is an adventure story—a superb account of the naval war thatlasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1811 with th e United States. Most naval histories stop at Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.. Yet the Royal Navy took on almost every other nationthat had a rival fleet: the French, Spanish, Dutch, Danes, Russians, Turks and Ameri­cans. Shipping routes all over the world were guarded to ensure that trade with Britain was not interrupted, and, as Napoleon lost his empire, Britain formed solid, imperial foundations—all because the British navygained control of the oceans. Roy and Lesley Adkins bring this naval war t o life, writing about its heroes, ship maneuvers and shipboard life with equal relish. They paint a brilliant picture of the large fleet actions of the war, such as the battles of the Nile and Copenhagen; duels between pairs of ships, such as the HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake; and combined naval and army operations like the disas­trous Walcheren expedition. They provide aringside seat to the earliest attacks with torpedoes and rock­ets and a fr esh look at our own country in a brilliant rendering of the War of 1811, fought in our nation's infancy. As in Nelson's Trafalgar, the Adkinses delight in the details, drawing vivid portraits of the sailors as well as the press-gangs, prostitutes and spies who populated this epic war." - from the dj. Underlining in pen on page 126, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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4 ALBERTS, Robert C. STOBO, Robert Most Extraordinary Adventures of Major Robert Stobo.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston , 1965, 
ALBERTS, Robert C. The Most Extraordinary Adventures of Major Robert Stobo.Illustrated with photographs and with maps drawn by Samuel Hanks Bryant. B oston : Houghton Mifflin Company, (1965). Second Printing. Pp [i]-x,(4),[1]-421m(13)m+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to black panel to spine. "Robert Stobo enters the pages of history on horseback, at the head of a company of provincial Virginia troops marching as reinforcements into Colonel George Washington.s encampment on the western frontier. He was involved in three famous battles of the French and Indian War. He served as an espionage agent for Washington behind French lines. Taken hostage, he was sentenced to death after a show trial that caused international controversy. He twice escaped from a Quebec prison, and twice was recaptured. He escaped a third time to lead a small band through 350 miles of enemy territory. He was hailed as a hero in Williamsburg and London. He was twice captured by pirates. He consorted on intimate terms with the great figures of his time. " - from the dj. Contents: 1. Return of a Hero. 2. The Journey Begins. 3. An Army Marches. 4. Alexandria to Wills Creek. 5. To the Great Meadows. 6. Advance and Retreat. 7. The Battle. 8. Fort Duquesne. 9. Aftermath. 10. Quebec. 11. Defeat and Discovery. 12. The Trial. 13. In Prison. 14. Preparations for Escape. 15. Flight Down the River. 16. The Battle of Chaleur Bay. 17. With the Mighty General. 18. Quebec to Crown Pint to Williamsburg. 19. The Fall of New France. 20. The English Captain. 21. The Last Chapter. Very good in lightly edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00

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5 ALLEN, George H., and others. Great War. Fourth Volume : The Wavering Balance of Forces
George Barrie's Sons, Philadelphia , 1919, 
ALLEN, George H., and others. The Great War. Fourth Volume : The Wavering Balance of Forces. Philadelphia : George Barrie's Sons, 1919. Pp (2),[i]-xxii,1-508,(4), frontis + 92 leaves of plates and maps (some folding). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Of nautical interest : Chapter IV – Naval Operations at the Dardanelles (pp 75-104) Chapter XVII – The British Blockade and the German Submarine Offensive (pp 367-398); Chapter XVIII – The Battle of Jutland (May 31 – June 1, 1916) (pp 399-430). MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Some wear to spine ends and corners, frontis printed tissue guard detached (but present), else a very good, solid copy. 20.00

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6 ALLEN, Joseph Battles of the British Navy. Revised Edition. In two volumes.
George Bell & Sons, York Street, London, 1889, 
ALLEN, Joseph. Battles of the British Navy. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1889-1890. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. I: Pp. (4),[v]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1),(22) of ads, frontispiece, illustrated title page, + 17 leaves of plates. II: Pp. (4),[v]-[xii],[1]-604,(24) of ads, frontispiece, illustrated title page, + 16 leaves of plates. Illustrated with more plans and diagrams to text. 8vo, pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Two volumes in Bohn's Illustrated Library. A chronological survey of British naval engagements from the battles of the crusades in the later part of the twelfth century, through operations off the Syrian coast in 1840. Slightly cocked, some shelfwear, bookplates to front pastedowns, occasional pencilled marginalia, else very good. For the set.75.00

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7 AMBROSE, Hugh Pacific : The Official Companion Book to the HBO Miniseries. in dj.
NAL Caliber, New York, 2010, ISBN:9780451230232 
AMBROSE, Hugh. The Pacific [Dj adds: "The Official Companion Book to the HBO Miniseries"] . (New York): NAL Caliber, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xviii,[1]-489,(5), + 32 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth s[pine with black paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Between America's retreat from China in late 1941 and the moment that MacArthur's planelanded in Japan in 1945, [American enlisted men] fought many key battles o f the war in the Pacific. Here, Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life experiences of [...] servicemen, enhancing and expanding upon the story told in the HBO miniseries." - from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 18.00

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Hitler and the Middle Sea.  in dj. , ANSEL, Walter
8 ANSEL, Walter Hitler and the Middle Sea. in dj.
Duke University Press, 1972, 
ANSEL, Walter. Hitler and the Middle Sea. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972. Pp 514. Illustrated. 8vo, pale green cloth. Law 0304. "A companion volume to the well-received Hitler Confronts England, this new book by Admiral Ansel explores German sources unfamiliar to English and American readers in its discussion of Hitler's activities in the Mediterranean, particularly Germany's invasion of Crete. Admiral Ansel had access to German wartime records not generally available to scholars, and he interviewed many of the officers and men who participated in the battles he discusses." -from the dj. Large owner's signature to to top edge, else vg in slightly rubbed dj. 75.00

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9 AREND, Guy-Franz. PATTON, George S. Ardenne Offensive : Watch at the Rhine
Imp. Bourdeaux-Capelle, Dinant, 0, 
AREND, Guy-Franz. The Ardenne Offensive : “Watch at the Rhine.” Published by Bastogne Nuts Museum – Belgium. (Dinant : Imp. Bourdeaux-Capelle), n.d. []. Pp [1]-131,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. “This booklet has been compiled at the express wish of visitors to the Bastogne Nuts Museum.” Contents : Introduction; The Ardennc Offensive : The American point of view, by General George S. Patton; Von Rundstedt's Offensive : The German point of view, by Brigaden General Carl Wagner. 1. Preparation of the Operation. 2. Progress of the Operation. 3. The principal factors of the failure of the Ardcnne Offensive. 4. Lessons and experiences. Origin and history of the “Bastogne Nuts Museum”; History of the Museum of “The Ardenne Offensive” at Spa; Order of battle of the 5th Panzer Army on 16th December 1944; The Battle of the Bulge; An account of the Battle of the Bulge, by Colonel Armstrong; A. German Army; B. Allied Armies; Bastogne : 1. The siege of Bastogne. 2. American Forces in Bastogne. 3. Encirclement of Bastogne. Spotting to back cover, slightly musty, else good to very good. 35.00

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10 Armada) Royal Armada : 400 Years. ill. card cover, magazine format.
Manorial Research (Armada) Ltd. in association with Yale, 1988, ISBN:095132804 
(Armada). Royal Armada : 400 Years. L.: Manorial Research (Armada) Ltd. in association with Yale and Valor PLC for the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, (1988). Pp 208. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos, drawings, maps and facsimiles to text. 4to, illustrated card covers, magazine format, triple column. This publication was produced with the co-operation of the United Kingdom and Spain to celebrate the quartercentenary of one of the greatest naval battles of history. The Royal Armada features this, the National Maritime Museum's, largest exhibition ever. With the participation of Spain the Museum was able to present "[...] an exhibition set in an international context which examines the background and effects of the conflict on two great naval countries of that time." -from the text. Beautifully illustrated, primarily in colour. Covers rubbed, ow vg. 20.00

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11 ART, Robert J., Vincent DAVIS, and Samuel P. HUNTINGTON (eds.) DAVIS, Vincent HUNTINGTON, Samuel P. Reorganizing America's Defence : Leadership in War and Peace. First Editionin dustjacket
Pergamon - Brassey's International Defence Publishers, Washington [et al], 1985, ISBN:0080319734 
ART, Robert J., Vincent DAVIS, and Samuel P. HUNTINGTON (eds.). Reorganizing America's Defence : Leadership in War and Peace. Published with the cooperation of the Ford Foundation. Washington [et al] : Pergamon - Brassey's International Defence Publishers, (1985). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xxiv,(4),3-436,2). Index. 8vo, black cloth, white lettering to spine. "Is the United States defense establishment today well run? To ask that question is to provoke a set of additional Queries. For example, are resources allocated efficiently enough, in peacetime, to produce well trained and well equipped combat units? In wartime, will the command arrangements currently in force be sufficient to provide for the combined arms approach that modern battles require? Are the military properly organized so as to give timely and integrated advice to their civilian superiors? Have the civilians in the defense establishment usurped the traditional prerogatives of the military? Is there a process in place that produces a ciear-cut, rational strategy to govern the use of force? Are decisions on programs and force structures clearly related to strategy? In its structure and operation, how does the American defense establishment compare to those of other nations? Is it better or more poorly managed? Are there lessons for improvement that can be derived from a study of how other nations manage their defense establishments? Finally, if some changes in structure and procedure are necessary, what are the alternatives, and the costs and benefits of each? These are the range of subjects to which the authors in this volume address themselves." (from the Introduction by Robert J. Art). Contents : Introduction : Pentagon reform in comparative and historical perspective (by Robert J. Art). Part I : Defense organization at home and abroad. 1. Defense policymaking in the Soviet Union (by Edward L. Warner III). 2. Civilian and military influence in managing the arms race in the U.S.S.R. (by Stephen M. Meyer). 3. Central defense organization in the United Kingdom (by Michael Hobkirk). 4. Defense organization in Germany : a twice told tale (by Catherine McArdle Kelleher). 5. Military organizations and policymaking in Israel (by Aharon Yariv). 6. The dynamics of Israeli national security decisionmaking (by Amos Perlmutter). 7. Changes in Canada's organization for defense, 1963-1983 (by W. Harriet Critchley). 8. The evolution of central U.S. defense management (by Vincent Davis). 9. The wars within : the Joint Military Structure and its critics (by William J. Lynn). Part II : Defense reform in the United States. 10. Strategymaking in the Pentagon (by Robert W. Komer). 11. Organization and strategy (by Samuel P. Huntington). 12. The Office of the Secretray of Defense (by James Schlesinger). 13. The JCS -- Views of participants (by Chairman's special study group). 14. The U.S. military chain of command present and future(by William Y. Smith). 15. Comments on Smith's proposal (by David C. Jones , Edward C. Meyer III, and Thor Hanson). 16. Rewriting the Key West accord (by Morton H. Halperin and David Halperin). 17. Resource allocation in the Pentagon (by Vincent Puritano). 18. A critique of the PPB system (by PhilipOdeen). 19. How to improve the acquisition of weapons (by Jacques S. Gansl er). 20. Congress and the defense budget : enhancing policy oversight (by Robert J. Art). Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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12 ARTHUR, Max True Glory : The Royal Navy 1914-1939. 1st in dj.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1996, ISBN:0340623012 
ARTHUR, Max. The True Glory : The Royal Navy 1914-1939. [dj adds: A Narrative History]. (L.): Hodder & Stoughton, (1996). First Printing. Pp 292 + 16 p of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. "Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who served during this period, he has created a unique narrative historyof the senior service."- dj. Topics include Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q ships, K boats, the RNAS, the North Russian campaign, China, the sinking of the Royal Oak, and the Battle of the River Plate. Name, else vg in dj. 28.00

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13 BAIRD, Irene Climate of Power. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1971, 
BAIRD, Irene. The Climate of Power. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1971). First Canadian Edition. Pp (6),7-255,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, silver letteringto spine. Irene (Todd) Baird (1901-1981) was born in England and came to C anada in 1919. "George McKenna's long career as a senior civil servant in the Canadian corridors of power is drawing to a close and he is fighting desperately to stay in power. McKenna is not the man to let himself be just pushed aside. He fights his battles with whatever weapons come to hand, but the odds are against him and in favour of Roy Wragge, a much younger man whofor some time has been confidently breathing down his neck. Besides, an ab le young minister, out to make his reputaion, has just taken over the department and is making a clean sweep with the past. The Minister runs into trouble in Parliament over a fake rumour of trouble in a remote Arctic village, and one way or another this also puts McKenna on the spot. The story moves to the far north where the smouldering conflict betwen McKenna and Wraggereaches crisis point. Only his young wife, with whom McKenna is very much in love but who makes no secret of her infidelity, guesses what happened upthere.... The Climate of Power is an exciting story that moves between the tensions of power in Ottawa and that mysterious one-third of Canada within the Arctic Circle that only a fraction of the world has ever seen." - from the dj. Penned name, else very good in nicked dustjacket, with a few short tears. 20.00

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14 BALLARD, Robert D. and Rick ARCHBOLD ARCHBOLD, Rick DOUBILET, David THIESSEN, Mark Return to Midway in dj
National Geographic, 1999, 
BALLARD, Robert D. and Rick ARCHBOLD. Return to Midway : [...from dust jacket The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships From the PivotalBattle of the Pacific War]. Principal photography by David Doubilet, addit ional photography by Mark Thiessen, Keith Moorehead and Glen Marullo; underwater paintings by Ken Marschall; technical and historical consultation by Robert J. Cressman, Charles Haberlein, Jr., and John Lundstrom. Washington,D. C.: National Geographic, (1999). Pp 191, richly illustrated with numero us b/w and color photographs, many full page. 4to, grey cloth gilt lettering to spine and cover. "In spring 1998 Robert Ballard and his team sailed into the waters off Midway Island. Their mission - to locate and photograph the ships sunk in the epic 1942 battle that changed the course of the Pacific War. But Dr. Ballard soon found himself facing the greatest challenge of his career. The lost ships of Midway lay over three miles down and within avast potential search area. Return to Midway is both an exciting modern-da y adventure story - and the final chapter in one of this century's epic naval battles." -from the dust jacket. Very good in dj. 30.00

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More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950.  First Edition., BALLEM, Charlie
15 BALLEM, Charlie More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950. First Edition.
Acorn Press, Charlottetown, PEI, 2004, ISBN:1894838084 2004 1894838084 / 9781894838085 
BALLEM, Charlie. More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950. Charlottetown : The Acorn Press, 2004. First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-290,(2). With 144 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated red card covers.

Henry Charles "Charlie" Ballem (b. June 2, 1929, Mount Albion, Prince Edward Island - d. June 15, 2010 Halifax, Nova Scotia).

"More Than Just a Game chronicles of one hundred years of organized sport in Prince Edward Island, from the Island and Maritime playing fields to the ultimate athletic achievement in amateur sport: the Olympic Games. It tells the story of how sporting teams came together to create community, and at the same time, brought communities together.

Included are the stories of athletes such as Bill Halpenny, PEI's first athlete to compete in the Olympics in 1904 and 1912; Michael Thomas, an Island Mi'kmaq, the best and most highly publiciized distance runner in Eastern Canada in 1912; and world-famous Joe O'Brien, a harness-racing driver from Alberton who could communicate with horses by the way he held the reins.

The script is punctuated with accounts of athletic excellence, expressions of community pride, and the visionary leadership of men and women who recognized the value of sport as an integral component of community life. What transpired is a story of atnietic excellence by men and women who forged a sport legacy for Prince Edward Island that extends well over a century." - from the rear cover.

Foreword by Ron H. Atkinson;
Part I.
1. The Early Years : A Sense of Community;
2. "Sport for all (most)";
3. Post-time, Gentlemen;
4. Towards an Organized Sport System;
5. Hockey : Winter's Favourite Pastime;
6. Leadership and Athletic Excellence;

Part II.
7. War and Rejuvenation;
8. Only Gold : Maritime Champions in Hockey / Track and Field;
9. The Resilience of Sport;
10. Turbulent times for Senior Hockey.

Part III.
11. Sport Battles;
12. Reclaiming Excellence.
Epilogue.
With notes and index.

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16 BARCUS, Frank Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. 3rd Printing in dustjacket
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1966, 
BARCUS, Frank. Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. With maps and illustrations by the author. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, (April 1966). Third Printing. Pp (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-166,(4), + frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. An anecdotal history of Black Sunday, November 9, 1913, when a fierce storm afflicted North America's Great Lakes, sinking dozens of ships and drowning hundreds of seamen. Chapters : 1. The Gathering Storm; 2. The Storm's First Casualties; 3. The Sheadle Dares the Deadly Trough; 4. Smashing Through with the Durston; 5. The Saga of the Waldo; 6. Abandoned; 7. Taking the Ground; 8.Adrift; 9. Battles for Safety; 10. No Time for Fear; 11. The Mystery Ship; 12. From beyond; 13. Letters Home; 14. Aftermath; 15. Accusations; 16. Pre paring for the Worst; 17. Return Boat. Apendices: A. Statistics on Vessels Destroyed and Stranded; B. Cross Sections of a Great Lakes Freighter; C. Extracts from Weather Bureau Reports, November 1913; D. A Glossary of Nautical Terms. With index. Very good in lightly rubbed and nicked dustjacket. 45.00

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17 BARNES, Deward CANE, Bruce It Made You Think of Home: The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force : 1916-1919. First Edition in dustjacket.
Dundurn Group, Toronto, 1919, ISBN:1550025120 
CANE, Bruce. It Made You Think of Home: The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force : 1916-1919. Toronto : The Dundurn Group, (2004). First Printing. Pp (8),[9]-318,(2). With several b&w photos and sketches in the text. 8vo, blue paper-covered boards, silver lettering to spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide to Memoirs 189. Deward Barnes ( b. September 2, 1888, Toronto, Ontario - d. 1967), Corporal D. Barnes No.862690. "This is the voice of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier who fought in the major battles of WWI. This is his story, written as the events of the Freat War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and comtemporary photos, It Made You Think of Home takes us into themind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price to survive. [...] In 1917 Deward was assigned to t he firing squad that was to take the life of Harold Lodge, who had been covicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers in arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever." - from the dj. Contents: Introduction; 1. The Leiderkranz Club to Camp Borden, February 26 to July 1, 1916; 2. Overseas, July2, 1916 to April 6, 1917; 3. To the Front Lines, April 7 to May 6, 1917; 4 . Baptism of Fire, May 7 to August 14. 1917; 5. Hill 70 to Passchendaele, August 15 to November 5, 1917; 6. Execution, November 6, 1917 to March 30, 1918; 7. Operation Michael and the Spring Offensive, March 31 to June 13, 1918; 8. Preparing for Open Warfare, June 14 to August 7, 1918; 9. Amiens andArras, August 8 to August 23, 1918; 10. On Leave, August 24 to October 8, 1918;; 11. The Armistice, October 9, 1918 to February 10, 1919. With appendix, endnotes and bibliography. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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18 BARNWELL, R. Grant. Russo-Turkish War: comprising an Account of the Servian Insurrection, the Dreadful Massacre of Christians in Bulgaria, and other Turkish Atrocities,
John E. Potter and Company, Philadelphia , 1878, 
BARNWELL, R. Grant. The Russo-Turkish War: comprising an Account of the Servian Insurrection, the Dreadful Massacre of Christians in Bulgaria, and other Turkish Atrocities, with the transactions and negotiations of the contending powers preliminary to the present struggle, the military resources anddefences of the combattants, and the Stirring Battles and Thrilling Incide nts of the War together with a history and description of Russia and the Russians, the rise, progress and decline of the Ottoman Empire, and sketches of the people, manners and customs and domestic life of both nations. Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings. Philadelphia : John E. Potter andCompany, (1878). Pp (2),[i]-xv,(1),17-640,(2), double portrait frontis + 3 other protrait plates. Many in text illustrations and maps. 8 vo, green cl oth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, decorated in black to front board and spine and blindstamped on rear board, all edges gilt. Lacking the initial map (Map of the Ottoman Empire, Kingdom of Greece, and the Russian Provinces on the Black Sea), foxing to endpapers, cracked, handwritten “Coll. School, Windsor, N.S.” presentation inscription dated 1879, overall a worn and shaky copy. As is. 80.00

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19 BATES, H.E. Moment in Time. First Edition in dustjacket
Michael Joseph, London, 1964, 
BATES, H.E. A Moment in Time. London : Michael Joseph, (1964). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-[248]. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Eads A100a. "The setting of A Moment in Time is Southern England in the summer of 1940, the year of the Battle of Britain. The story is recounted by a young girl of good family and rather secluded upbringing, Elizabeth Cartwright, who suddenly finds her life revolutionised and eventually almost shattered by her friendship with a group of young fighter-pilots engaged in desperate conflict above her beloved pastoral countryside. As she passes successively througn hero-worship, gaiety, adoration, love, dread, disillusionment, anguish, bitterness and tragedy to final happiness, the novel becomes an account of two battles: the one of mortal conflict for victory in the sky, the other, equally desperate, the very soul of the girl herself. Flying Officer X, whch H. E. Bates wrote from his experiences with the RA.F during the war, willnot need to be reminded that his knowledge and interpretation of the lives of flying men is vigorous, compelling and authentic. These qualities are a ll eminently displayed in A Moment in Time, together with his unparallelledfeeling for the English countryside and its people during that most memora ble summer nearly a quarter of a century ag." (from the dj). Very good in slighly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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20 BAXTER, Anne Intermission : A True Story. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1976, 
BAXTER, Anne. Intermission : A True Story. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1976). First Edition. Pp (16),17-384. 8vo, white cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Anne Baxter, and with a small photo of her laid in. . 70.00 "Academy Award-winning actress Anne Baxter writes with intensity and compassion about four years in the Australian outback. Adding another creative dimension to her career with this stunning first book, Miss Baxter continues in her lifelong tradition of collecting challenges the way some women collect diamonds. She fully recounts the greatest challenge of her life: moving, at the height of her career, to the harsh outback of Australia to be with the man she loved. The move to Australia, 8,670 miles from Hollywood, was in its way a wild “I dare you.” Here is the whole story of Miss Baxter’s attempt to fame and civilize a remote, harsh spot in the Australian wilderness and provide a home for her husband and two children. Interspersed throughout the book are flashbacks to Anne Baxter’s professional career: her stepping onto the Broadway stage for the first time at thirteen years of age and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the casting and filming of such film classics as All About Eve, The Razor’s Edge, and I Confess. But always in the forefront of this remarkable book is Giro, the 37,000-acre cattle ranch 180 miles north of Sydney that was home for four years. The book throbs with high intelligence and a shining ambivalence. Miss Baxter is awed by Australia, yet is frequently the victim of the toughness of pioneer life, a toughness which ultimately took its toll and brought her back to America, but not before she hada chance to live out this unique adventure, brilliantly retold here." (fro m the dj). Contents : 1. Curtain Down, Houselights Up: Late January, 1959. 2. Meeting. 3. Unmoored Balloon. 4. Giro and the Muster. 5. Curbstone Funeral: A Picnic and a Lamb. 6. Mind Furnishing. 7. The Wedding. 8. Arrival #2:Climate Terrible. 9. Not Fairs. 10. Projects X, Y and Z. 11. Three Blind M ice. 12. Elephants and "Groceries". 13. A Day in the Life. 14. Katrina. 15.Jane and the Trip to Town. 16. R and R. 17. Fatherhood. 18. Miss Frostquil t. 19. Wife? Wife. 20. Fire and Oranges. 21. Sprits Monya. 22. Roast Pig. 23. "What Ho, Cimarron!" 24. Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety. 25. Pour le Sport. 26. Jam. 27. My Adjustment. 28. How to Trip over a Small Plane. 29. Lost Battles. 30. Torumbarry Revisited. 31. The Land That Belongs to Nobody. 32. Crown of Gold. 33. Nocturne in A Minor. 34. "Walk on the Wild Side". 35. Discombobulation '6.1 36. Sister Isabella-Mac. 37. Little Jack Horner Satin a Corner, Eating His Christmas Crow. 38. Lunch. 39. Blue Jeans and Sund ay School. 40. Maintenance. 41. Disaster '62. 42. The Edge of the Razor. 43. Melissa. 44. The Tap Dancer on an Island of Sweetapples. 45. Onions and Shoofly Pie. 46. The Pageant. 47. Maginel. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Anne Baxter, and with a small photo ofher laid in. . 70.00

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