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121 BREMNER, Benjamin Memories of Long Ago : Being a Series of Sketches Pertaining to Charlottetown in the Past. First Edition, Signed
Irwin Printing Co. Ltd., Charlottetown, 1930, 
BREMNER, Benjamin. Memories of Long Ago : Being a Series of Sketches Pertaining to Charlottetown in the Past. Charlottetown : Irwin Printing Company, Limited, 1930. First Edition. Pp (4),[5]-96,(2), + portrait frontispiece + 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, side-stapled in brown card covers, with green ribbon tied through. Morley p.122, Watters p.656, Laugher p.55. Benjamin Armitage Bremner. (b. March 20, 1851, Charlottetown - d. December 29, 1938, Charlottetown) Island businessman (in the book business) and historian. See Ryan O'Connor's entry in the DCB. "Responding to a desire on the part of many who have expressed their appreciation of my efforts to revive interest in the scenes and happenings in Charloltetown of times long past, to have the "Reminiscences" lately appearing in the "Guardian" newspaper republished in book form, I am issuing this booklet which is named—"Memories of long ago."I have endeavoured to make these sketches reliable as to historical facts and have also added considerable new matter gathered from tradition and personal observation, also from files of old newspapers. I have tried also to avoid too great detail in description, so that their recital may not prove tedious. To repeat in substance what was stated in the "Guardian, these articles have been written as a pastime—mostly from memory, without drawing onthe imagination for adornment of a subject, nor ascribing top them literar y merit. I therefore desire to mconvey, in a conversational way, the matters contained herein, for your favourable consideration." (Preface, dated July 30, 1930]; Contents : Fort la Joie - Warren Farm - The Old Barrack Square- The First Gathering of the Clans - The Old Wooden Jail - The Bog - The O ld Round Market House - Queen Square on Fair Day - Verses by John Lepage onthe visit of the Prince of Wales - North Side of Queen Square - South Side of Queen Square - The island Poet Laureate - The Southport Ferry - The Old Methodist Meeting House - The Infant School - Old St. Paul's - St. Dunstan 's Cathedral (of old) - An Old Folks Concert - The Great Fire of 1866 - TheTown Crier - An Old Cemetery - A Sad Memory - The Tenant League - The Muse of the Sixties - Amateur Dramatics, etc. - The Russian Wars as Felt in Cha rlottetown - The "Broad-Axe" - Editorial Amenities - Some Local Institutions -- Civic and Otherwise - The Y.M.C.A. - Terpsichorean - Honour to a P.E. Islander - Here and There - Song of the Pen (Lepage) - The Duke of Connaught - The Hero of Kars (General Williams) - Noah's Ark - Camping Out - Chestnuts - Appendix [on the bronze plaque commemorating Confederation in the Legislature] Minor wear to covers, an old circular stain to rear cover, nicks to cover edges, minor stains to a few pages, else very good. SIgned by Bremner on the portrait frontispiece photograph of himself, with "Compliments of B.B." on first page, [i.e. the verso of that frontispiece]. Uncommon. 125.00

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122 BREYER, Siegfried POLMAR, Norman Guide to the Soviet Navy. Second Edition
Naval Institute, 1977, 
BREYER, Siegfried and Norman POLMAR. Guide to the Soviet Navy. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1977). Second Edition. Pp (6),vii-x,(2),[3]-610,(4). Illustrated throughout with drawings and b&w photos. Oblong 8vo, maroon cloth, grey lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The Soviet Navy, 1941-1978 : A Guide to Sources in English 267; Papadakis and Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliography : Supplement to the 1980 edition 8504. Ex library, binding shaky. 10.00

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123 BREZHNEV, Leonid Under the Banner of Leninism : Speech by Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretaryof the CPSU Central Committee, to the 19 th Moscow City Party Conference o n March 29, 1968
Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, Moscow, 1968, 
BREZHNEV, Leonid. Under the Banner of Leninism : Speech by Leonid Brezhnev,General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, to the 19 th Moscow City Party Conference on March 29, 1968. Moscow : Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, n.d. [1968]. Pp (2),3-[29],(3). Small 8vo, pink stapled card covers, lettered in white. Nicked, creased, else very good. 12.00

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124 BRIDGMAN, Leonard (ed.) Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1945/6. A Reprint of the 1945/6 Edition of All the World's Aircraft. Founded by Fred T. Jane.
Arco Publishing Company, New York , 1970, 
BRIDGMAN, Leonard (ed.). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1945/6. A Reprint of the 1945/6 Edition of All the World's Aircraft. Founded by Fred T. Jane.New York : Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1970). Pp (6),1-146,(4),i-vi,1- 24,[1]-74,[1]-53,(1),[1]-315,(1),[1]-94. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : A. A Review of the World's Air Power during the Years 1944-45 (pp 74). B. A Review of the World's Civil Aviation 1944-45 (pp 53). C. All the World's Aeroplanes (pp 315). D. All the World's Aero-Engines (pp 94). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in tape-repaired dustjacket. 60.00

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125 BRINKLEY, George A. Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Studyin the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War. First Edition in d ustjacket
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1966, 
BRINKLEY, George A. The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian CivilWar. (Notre Dame, Indiana) : University of Notre Dame Press, 1966. First E dition. Pp (8_,ix-xvii,(3),3-446. Map. Index,. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. "The Russian Civil War andthe accompanying allied intervention from 1917- 1921 have long been recogn ized as major events in the great upheaval unleashed by World War I. Yet today, almost halt a centurv after these events, they remain less than fully analyzed or even chronicled. Dr. Brinkley's book, the first extensive studvin its field in over 30 years, fills this gap in historical literature by focusing attention on the activities of strong anti- Bolshevik forces in South Russia and their relations with non-Russian border countries and the Allies. The Volunteer Army demonstrates why the anti-Bolshevik revolt in South Russia and the resultant Allied intervention were both doomed to failure.It dissects the movements, policies, and reasons behind Allied interventio n, which was initially a continuation of the Allied war against Germany. Too exhausted to commit themselves to all-out military cooperation and unready to attempt top-level peace negotiations, the Allies folowed a vacillatingpolicy of intervention. The revolumary ideal, its perspective narrowed by private interests, political naivete, and Allied misunderstandings, missed universality by lack of appeal. The great adventure became a tragedy of errors." (from the dj). Contents : Part I - Russia and the World War. 1. The Disintegration of Russia. 2. The Impact of German Occupation. Part II - Allied Intervention in South Russia. 3. The Post-War Intervention. 4. The French and the Volunteers in Odessa. 5. Britain as a Buffer. Part III - The Riseand Fall of the Volunteer Army. 6. Denikin's Military and Political Strate gies. 7. Retreat and tho End of Allied Aid. 8. T he Crimean Epilogue. 9. Post Mortem. Very good in rubbed and nicked, spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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126 BRITTAIN, Frederick Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1930, 
BRITTAIN, Frederick, (comp.). Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing. With a preface by Steve Fairbairn. London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1930. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,[1]-112. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Howard-Hill, Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies, 2nd ed. 2276f. "The first part, whicn is limited to descriptions of books and pamphlets published independently, contains about240 items. Nearly all of these are devoted entirely to rowing, or to rowin g and closely allied sports. Excluding the few which are concerned only in a minor degree with rowing, 140 of the books and pamphlets are in English (including 5 published in British colonies and 17 in the United States), 48 in German, 15 in French (including 1 published in Belgium), 7 in Norwegian,7 in Dutch (including 1 published in Belgium), 5 in Italian, 2 in Swedish, 2 in Danish, and 1 each in Russian, Polish, and Spanish. The second part, which is limited to articles on rowing published in periodicals and encyclopaedias, contains about 700 items. Those included under each year are further arranged in alphabetical order of the periodicals in which they appear. I have frequently given a summary of the contents of an article instead of an exact reproduction of a vague title. The compilation of this part was particularly difficult in the later years, owing to the fact that some important periodicals have long since abandoned the publication of an annual index, so that 1 have often had to examine every number in order to pick out articles on rowing." - p.[ix]. Part I. Independent Works: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873 to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. Part II. Articles in Periodicals: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the invention of sliding seats to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. With an index. "The story has not been without its controversies, in whicn I have taken my full share; but this book is impartial and attempts to give references to all the literature of the subject. I think therefore that many old oarsmen will want to possess this book, to refer themselves to a literature whichwill tell them how, in these hundred years, the art has been built up, and perhaps to remind them of their own contests and triumphs." - from the pre face. Brittain provides many useful annotations, particularly in Part I. Light wear to cloth and spine ends, else very good. Scarce. 175.00

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127 BROMKE, Adam ANDROPOV, Yuri) Behind the Headlines: The Andropov Succession: East-West Relations in the 1980s
Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1983, 
BROMKE, Adam. Behind the Headlines: The Andropov Succession: East-West Relations in the 1980s. (Canadian Institute of International Affairs), (1983). Pp. 1-28. Blue card covers, stapled. Introduced as: "With the ascension of Yuri V. Andropov to power in the Kremlin a new chapter began in East-West relations. Whether it will be marked by a decrease or an increase in international tensions is as yet unknown. But each succession in the Kremlin has brought about important cahnges in the USSR. Each leader from Lenin to Brezhnev has put his personal stamp on Soviet foreign policy and it is to be expected that that Andropov will do the same." Front cover slightly bent, otherwise vg. 15.00

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128 BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn. PAES, Wolf-Christian. Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business . First Edition
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2003, ISBN:0333999282 
BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn and Wolf-Christian PAES, (eds..). The Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business. (Basingstoke and New York) : PalgraveMacmillan, (2003). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xii,(1),1-223,(5). With many t ables and figures in the text. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.In the International Political Economy Series. Light wear to cloth, esle v ery good. 60.00 "Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis ofthis phenomenon, comparing experiences with 'military business' from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of 'military business' for civil-military relations, good governance and international development policies". 1. Soldiers in Business: An Introduction by Jörn Brömmelhörster &Wolf-Christian Paes 2. Military Business in Argentina by Thomas Scheetz 3. Soldiers as Businessmen : The Economic Activities of Central America's Mil itaries by Arnoldo Brenes Castro & Kevin Casas Zamora 4. The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Military Business Complex by Tai Ming Cheung 5. The Economicand Commercial Roles of the Vietnam People's Army; C.A.Thayer 6. Trifungsi : The Role of the Indonesian Military in Business by Leslie .McCulloch; 7. Power, Perks, Prestige and Privileges: The Military's Economic Activities in Pakistan by Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha; 8. Praetorians or Profiteers? : The Role of Entrepreneurial Armed forces in Congo - Kinshasa by Wolf-Christian Paes & Timothy M. Shaw ; 9. The Largest European Army in Business: The Case ofRussia; Ksenia Gonchar; 10. Conclusions by Jörn Brömmelhörster & Wolf-Chri stian.Paes With Notes, Bibliography, Index. Light wear to cloth, esle very good. 60.00

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129 BRONTMAN, L. SCHMIDT, O. J. (ed., & foreword) On the Top of the World
Victor Gollancz,, 1938, 
BRONTMAN, L. On the Top of the World : The Soviet Expedition to the North Pole 1937. Edited and with a foreword by Academician O. J. Schmidt, Hero of the Soviet Union. L.: Victor Gollancz, 1938. First English Edition. Pp 287,including [24] pp of plates, and [1] folding map to rear. 8vo, black cloth , gilt to spine. Arctic Bibliography 2241. This purpose of this Russian expedition was to establish a scientific station on an ice-floe near the Pole.This was an opportunity for the Soviets to test their aircraft, men and eq uipment as they established themselves in the world's most northerly point.The book itself is an account of the trip, the preparation and support for the creation of the camp, and the day to day lives of the team members as they went about their duties. Cocked, edgeworn, extremities bumped, upper board splayed, previous name, ow vg. 25.00

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130 BROOME, Jack, Captain Make a Signal.
Douglas-Boyd Books, Wadhurst, East Sussex, 1996, ISBN:0951448013 
BROOME, Jack, Captain. Make a Signal. Illustrated by the author. (Wadhurst,East Sussex) : Douglas-Boyd Books, (September 1996). Second Printing. Pp [ 1]-224. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : I. From Age to Age. II. Special Flags and Customs (The Royal Standard - The Banner of the Cinque Ports - Hie Jolly Roger - Signal Flags - Special Customs). III. Naval History by Signal (An Outside Opinion 1779 - The .Battle orthe Glorious First of June - The Battle of Copenhagen - Nelson's Signal at Trafalgar - Mediterranean Manoeuvres 1893 - Short Week-end - A Signal Whic h Exploded 1907 - A Possible Solution 1917 - Very Important Sciatica - Scharnhorst and Gneisenau - Posthumous V.C. - "One Enemy Battleship" 1941 - Russian Convoy 1942 – Force K 1941 - Signal I.K. 1941 - Nocturne in V Minor 1945 - Ships that Passed 1953-54). IV. Scrap Log (Declaring Wars, Concluding Them, and Tidying up Afterwards - Scrap Log—General). Name, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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131 BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1994, ISBN:0691032785 
BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(4),[1]-455,(3). 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Very faint wear tocloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00 "Countering the p owerful myth that the civil war in Russia was largely between the "Whites" and the "Reds," Vladimir Brovkin views the struggle as a multifaceted social and political process. Brovkin focuses not so much on armies and governments as on the interaction of state institutions, political parties, and social movements on both Red and White territories. In the process, he exposesthe weaknesses of the various warring factions in a Russia plagued by stri kes, mutinies, desertion, and rebellions. The Whites benefited from popularresistance to the Reds, and the Reds, from resistance to the Whites. In Br ovkin's view, neither regime enjoyed popular support. Pacification campaigns, mass shooting, deportations, artillery shelling of villages, and terror were the essence of the conflict, and when the Whites were defeated, the war against the Greens, the peasant rebels, went on. Drawing on a remarkable array of previously untapped sources, Brovkin convicts the early Bolsheviksof crimes similar to those later committed by Stalin. What emerges "behind the front lines" is a picture of how diverse forces -- Cossacks, Ukrainian s, Greens, Mensheviks, and SRs, as well as Whites and Bolsheviks -- createdthe tragic victory of a party that had no majority support. This book has important contemporary implications as the world again asks an old question: Can Russian statehood prevail over local, regional, and national identities?" - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part One: 1918-1919: 1. The "New Course" That Failed (December 1918-April 1919): Causes of Legalization -- Legalization of the Opposition Parties -- Lenin and Martov -- Menshevik Policy Proposals -- Legalization of the PSR -- Debate on the Cheka -- The End of the "New Course". 2. On the Internal Front: Enemies among the Workers: Strikes in Moscow -- Strikes in Petrograd -- Trouble in the Provinces -- Strikes in Sormovo and Tver -- Rebellions and Mutinies in Orel Province -- The Astrakhan Tragedy. 3. The White Tide: The White Tide in the East -- Red Terror in the Urals -- Peasant Rebellions on the Volga -- The Whites' Breakthroughin the South -- Decossackization -- Makhno, Grigoriev, Zelenyi, and Others -- Peasant Attitudes in Ukraine -- Red Army Soldiers' Attitudes -- The Thr ee Blows to the Reds -- Red Terror in Ukraine. 4. On the Internal Front: the Greens: The Historical Setting -- Policies of the Bolshevik Government --Requisition Detachments -- Local Government in the Countryside -- Peasant Attitudes (Distribution of Land, The Communist Party and Soviet Power, and The Civil War) -- The Greens -- The Greens' Organization and Tactics -- Bolshevik Antidesertion Measures -- Peasant Uprisings. 5. What Is to Be Done? Soviet Parties Face the Challenge of the Whites: The Menshevik Assessment of the Situation -- The Right Mensheviks -- The SRs and the White Threat -- Fighting on All Fronts. 6. The Red Tide: Collapse of the Whites in the East(The Worldview of the Whites, Atamanschchina Warlords, The Army and Desert ion, Peasant Resistance, The Workers, White Terror, Political Parties) -- Collapse of the Whites in the South (State Order, Workers, The Countryside, Terror, Agony) -- The Fragmentation of Society. Part Two: 1920-1921: 7. TheEnd of Legal Opposition: The Mensheviks' New Platform -- Successes and Per ils -- The Left SR Factions -- The Balancing Act Breaks Down: The Affair with the British Delegation -- Other Foreign Delegations - The Cheka Assault on the Opposition Parties. 8. Workers under Militarized Labor: Theater of the Absurd -- The Militarization of Labor -- The Workers' Economic Situation-- Workers' Responses -- Elections -- Strikes. 9. The Green Tide: Bolshevi k Intentions -- Razverstka and Other Obligations -- The Collection of Tribute -- Informal, Invisible Peasant Government -- Peasant Perceptions -- Peasant Resistance: Central Russia (Deserters, Avengers, Spontaneous Rebellions, Large-scale Uprisings). 10. The Peasant War in Ukraine and Cossack Lands:Bolshevik Agrarian Policy in Ukraine -- Occupation Policies in the Don Hos t and Kuban -- Peasant Rebels: Ukraine -- Don and Kuban Resistance -- Subjugation -- A Reign of Red Terror in Kuban. 11. Sovietization of the Countryside: Tambov, Saratov, Tobol'sk: Tambov (The Causes, Popular Insurrection, The Role of the SRs, The War Effort) -- Lower Volga -- The Urals and Siberia-- Suppression. With epilogue, conclusion, bibliography and index. Very fa int wear to cloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00

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132 BROVKIN, Vladimir N. The Mensheviks After October : Socialist Opposition and the Rise of the Bolshevik Dictatorship. First Edition in dustjacket
Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 1987, ISBN:0801418585 1987 
BROVKIN, Vladimir N. The Mensheviks After October : Socialist Opposition and the Rise of the Bolshevik Dictatorship. Ithaca and London : Cornell University Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xviii,(4),[1]-329,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "In this major contribution to our understanding of the Russiari Revolution, Vladimir Brovkin provides the fullest account to date of the Menshevik party during the first year of Soviet rule. Focusing on the period from October 1917 through October 1918—months when the Soviet political system still permitted a degree of electoral competition among political parties—he explores the moderate socialists' opposition to the Bolsheviks. Why, he ask, did the competition between the Bolsheviks and their socialist opponents lead to a violentconfrontation? And how did their struggle shape the increasingly repressiv e political system that emerged during this period? Brovkin examines several major aspects of Menshevik party history in an effort to discover the organization's place in the revolutionary upheavals that rocked Russian society. He analyzes the debates within the party over the best policy for opposing the Bolsheviks and describes the Mensheviks' attempts to undermine theirrivals by winning the support of the working class. He depicts, too. the s truggle for party leadership and the changing composition of the membership. Finally, Brovkin explores the iviensheviks' interactions with their sometime ally the Socialist Revolutionary (SR) party and other opposition groupsand traces the increasingly confrontational competition between the modera te socialists and the Bolsheviks, concluding his account with the onslaughtof the Red Terror and the first stage of the civil war. Drawing on an impr essive array of primary sourees, Brovkin convincingly shows that as the political struggle progressed, the Mensheviks, together with the SRs, were seen as a serious challenge to the Bolsheviks. He argues further that the Bolsheviks' determiation to counter this perceived threat led them to undertakethe repressive actions that both crushed their opposition and transformed the Soviet government into a didictatitorship. Offering a fascinaiating look at early Soviet political life and its radical evolution, The Mensheviks after October will be essential reading for historians of Russia and the Soviet Union, political scientists, and historical sociologists." (from the dj). Contents : Prologue: The Road to October. Part I - Cataclysm and Readjustment, October 1917 - March 1918. 1. The Mensheviks in October: From Government Party to Opposition. 2. The Mensheviks Confront the Bolshevik Challenge. Part II - Electoral Politics, March - May 1918. 3. The Politics of the "New Course." 4. The Beleaguered Press. 5. The Elections to the City Soviets. 6. Shifting Political Allegiances. Part III - The Showdown, May - October 1918. 7. Discord among the Socialists. 8. The Mensheviks under Attack. 9.The Civil War and the Party Split. Conclusion. Appendix: Members of the Ce ntral Committee of the Russian Social Demcratic Workers' Party. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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133 BROWN, David Tirpitz : The Floating Fortress. First Edition in dustjacket
Arms and Armour Press, London, 1977, ISBN:0853683417 
BROWN, David. Tirpitz : The Floating Fortress. (London) : Arms and Armour Press, ((1977). First Edition. Pp (5),6-160,+ folding plate (Profiles and plan). Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is the story, in words and pictures, of 'the lone wolf of the north' - the largest battleship ever built for the German Navy. Launched in 1937 and commissioned in 1940, she was not completed until February 1941, and was running sea trials in March of that year - two months before the spectacular sortie of Bismarck, her sister ship. Bismarck's foray into the North Atlantic provided ample evidence of Tirpitz's potential. Althoughit ended in her destruction, it created a serious crisis for the Roval Nav y while she was at large: not only did she sink a British capital ship, Hood, but she forced her opponents to mobilize a total of 7 battleships, 2 aircraft carriers, 12 cruisers and 5 destroyers to hunt her down and sink her.In marked contrast to this, Tirpitz's career was to be a negative one, ess entially strategic, but nevertheless of considerable consequence. Lurking in a Norwegian fiord, Tirpitz posed a constant threat to the heavily- defended Allied convoys that plied between Britain and the North Russian ports, and seriously limited the operational scope of the British Home Fleet. For nearly three years, she constrained the Royal Navy to retain two modern battleships in northern waters, plus an aircraft carrier that would have been much better employed in other theatres of the war. Attempts to winkle Tirpitz out of her lair were as unsuccessful, however, as the attacks made on herup to September 1943. Thereafter, she came under regular air attacK and be tween January 1942 and November 1944, was subjected to 13 attacks by a total of 600 British aircraft. And, in the end, the aircraft triumphed: on 12 November 1944, 29 Lancasters trom Lossiemouth inflicted such damage on 'the floating battery' that she capsized. The latent threat was finally eradicated. Tirpitz the floating fortress is the full story of her design, construction and career. It includes five maps, a large fold-out set of line drawings (by Alan Raven, co-author of British Battleships of World War Two), and over 200 photographs, most of which have never been published before." - from the dj. Contents : Introduction. 1. Building a Battleship. 2. 'To Morroway, to Norroway.' 3. Operation 'Sportpalast.' 4. Operation 'Rosselsprung.' 5. The Latent Threat. 6. Operation 'Source.' 7. Operation 'Tungsten.' 8. Operations 'Mascot' and 'Goodwood." 9. The Ship Busters. Map section (pp 45-48). Photographic section (pp 49-160). Covers flared, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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134 BROWNE, J. Ross. Land of Thor.
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York , 1867, 
BROWNE, J. Ross. The Land of Thor. Illustrated by the Author. New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1867. Pp (4),[i]-vii,(1),[9]-542,(10,ads),(4).Illustrated. 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine. John Ross Browne (1821-1875). Description of travel in Northern Europe, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Includes chapters on Russia's political system, the Moscow railway, women in Norway and Germany, Iceland's geysers, &c, &c. Ex-library (spine label, bookplate of the Saint John Mechanics Institute Library), spine ends and corners worn, spine sunned, rubbed, hinges shaky, piece of second blank missing, penned names, a good only copy.As is. 50.00

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135 BRUCE, Peter Henry. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of
Da Capo Press, New York, 1970, 
BRUCE, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of The Czar, Peter I, of Russia. New York : Da Capo Press, 1970. New Impression. Pp (6),[iiii]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering and black panel to spine. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. First published 1782, second edition 1783 (Dublin), this reprint being a facsimile of the second edition. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00 Contents : Book 1 The author's descent. - His grandfather's going into the Prussian service. - John Bruce's marriage and descendants, and the author's birth, etc. - His entering into the Prussian service. - Lines on the battle of Ramillies. - A remarkable story of the author's landlady. - His first campaign.- His second campaign. - Defeat of the French. - Siege of Lisle. - A remar kable accident to prince Eugene. - Captain Dubois. - A sad accident to the enemy's cavalry. - Bon mot of the duke of Marlborough. - Siege of Ghent. - Third campaign. - Siege of Tournay. - Battle of Malplaquet. - Story of a Swiss recruit. - Siege of Mons. - Fourth campaign. - Siege of Doway. - Siege of Bethune. - A sad misfortune to six Scotch officers. - Sieges of Aire andSt. Venant. - Terrible story of the Jesuits at Tournay. Book 2 He goes int o the Russian service, a captain. - Overtakes general Bruce at Pruss-Holland. - A curious story of a man at Elbing. - They arrive at Jaweross, where the Czar is privately married. - General Bruce's rank and honours. - Accountof the Russian army. - Their numbers and cloathing. - Expedition against t he Turks. - Council of war at the Neister. Prince Constanure joins them without any troops. - A swarm of locusts. - The Turks appear. - The Russians form on the river Pruth. - Engage the Turks three days. - The czarina saves the whole army and prince Canamire. - The king of Sweden upbraids the grandvizier. - The Russians return. - Colonel Pitt's lady and daughter carried off by the Tartars. - The grand seignior approves the treaty. - Captain Bruce sent express to Constantinople. - Description of that city. - Its mosques. - Accommodations for strangers. - Strength. - The seraglio. - Scutari, afine view. - The port and harbour. - Suburbs. - Arsenal. - Air and climate . - The Turks contrasted. - Domestic Accommodations. - Internal government of the country. - Religion. - Worship. - The plague. - Their games. - Diet.- Rest. - Exercise of their youth. - Dress of their ladies. - Ointment of Pilo. - Their predominint interest. - Matrimonial privilege. - Concubine marriage. - Policy of their religion. - Severities on the amorous stranger. -Their laws of debt. - In criminal cases. - Their punishments. - The channe l of the captain's information. - New difficulties to the Treaty at the Pruth. - Change of ministry. - A fresh treaty. - Fresh interruption to the peace. - Against which the czar remonstrates. - Ministry again changed. - The Russian ambassador, etc. sent to the Seven Towers. - Mighty preparations for war, which end against the king of Sweden at Bender. - Reflexions. Book 3Marriage of the czarowitz. - The czar's celebration of his old wedding. - General Baur's discovery of himself to his friends and brother officers. - The empress Catherine's descent and rise. - Prince Menzikof's rise, and theczar's narrow escape from poison. - Expedition against the Swedes. - Descr iption of the city of Moscow. - An ambassador from Persia; a great fire in Moscow. - A young physician burnt by the clergy, who are therefore deprivedof the power of life and death, and holidays and convents abridged. - Mann ers of the gentry. - Description of the women. - Entertainments of the common people. - Marriage. - The princess Natalia's humorous fancy in the marriage of the dwarfs. - Three women punished for drowning their husbands. - The punishment of the knout. - The czar's birth and marriage. - A virtuous young lady. - Muscovite robberies and murders. - The czar's danger by them. -Remarkable murder of Swedish officers by Jews. - Suppression of the Robber s. - Seat of empire changed from Moscow to Petersburgh. - A description of the czarowitz's person and manners. - Ridiculous custom in burying. - Theirimages. - Their baths. - Manner of travelling. - Religious fasis. Book 4 C ity of Novogorod. - The Sterlit fib. - Marshal Zeremetof's military mistakes. - The readiest method to get out of the Russian service. - The city of Petersburgh. - The czar's usual table. - His entertainments. - His present of boats to different ranks, and its good design. - An ambassador from Usbeck Tartary. - A naval excursion for his entertainment. - Cronstadt and Cronelet. - Oramanbaum, Petersboff, and Catharinhoff. - The grand dutchess born,and the prince's behaviour on the occasion. - His disrespect to the czar. - Naval expedition, in which the czar was rear admiral. - His gallant action with Ehrenshield. - He takes Aland. - His triumphal entry at Petersburgh.- Promoted to vice-admiral. - He complimnts Ehrenshield's bravery. - His s peech to the senate. - His resentment of the czarowitz's disrespect. - He institutes frequent social assemblies and a royal academy. - Court-martial on Admiral Kruys. - The order of St. Catherine. - Confusions in the revenue,and the consequent distress. - Many delinquents punished. - Fiscals appoin ted. - The czar's public entertainments. - Mr Slitter's perpetuum mobile. -The old Findlander. - Hard frost at Petersburgh. - Experiements on bears. - Method of killing them. Book 5 Descent upon Sweden. - Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess, his mother. - The birth of Peter Petrowitz, son to the emperor. - A carnaval. - The czar's double eagle. - The czar's attention to improve his capital and country. - His militaryrewards and punisbents. - Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prussia. - A horrid murder at Riga. - Contributions on Dantzig. - His scheme in taking Weismar. - Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen. - The combined fleets. - The Danes alarmed. - Resufe subsistence to the troops. - A conference with the king of Denmark in his capital, with its consequences. - The story of leutenant general Bohn. - Oppressive scheme of the Duke of Mecklenburg. - The distress of his people. - The czarowitz dissapears. - The captain refused leave to quit the Russian service. - The czar'sreturn from Paris. - The return of his army to Petersburgh. - Desorders in his absence redressed. - Attempt to discover a north passage to India. - T he fatal expedition of prince Beckwitz. - A new regulation at Petersburgh, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book 6 Return of the czarowitz from Moscow, and his esclusion from the succession. - His accomplices. - The prince, Mary concerned in it. - The trials of the czarowitz at Petersburgh. - His death and character. - The Swedish field-marshall Rheinshield's return home.- Negotiation at Aland, for peace with Sweden, renewed. - King of Sweden's death. - The death of baron Gortz. - The fiscal's information against the grandees for misdemeanours, and their trial. - Prince Gagaren's unaccountable behaviour. - More of the czarowitz's confererates. - Death of prince Peter Oetrowitz. - Prince Peter Alexowitz made a seargeant, taught his exercise, and made ensign. - Negotiations for peace renewed, but fruitless. - The czar resolves to command it. - Memorable descent on Sweden. - The British fleet come too late. - The czar disgusted with Britain. - The Jesuits banished. - The czar seized with a fit at Revil. - General Weyde's illness, and the czar's concern for him. - Affairs of Sweden. - Marshal Weyde's death. - Ill treatment of his family. - His funeral. - The czar reproves Menzikoff. - Captain Bruce's inffectual attempt to quit the Russian service. - The newking of Sweden notifies his accession. - A second invasion. - The Swedes a ttack our fleet with loss. - The czar receives the duke of Holstein into his protection. - Court martial on lieutenant colonel Graves. A curious lawsuit between two brothers at Reval. - Fresh preparations against Sweden. - Proposals on their part, for a cessation of hostilities, rejected. - A third descent on Sweden, which obliged them to sign the preliminaries, and a child remarkdly preserves. - The fleet arrive at Petersburgh. - The czar honoured by his senate with the title of Peter the Great, &c. - A wise reformation in the benefits of the law. - The captain again refused leave to quit. - Triumphal entry into Moscow. - A proclamation and oath regarding the succession. Book 7 The reason for the Persian expedition. - Embark on the river Moscow. - Nismi Novogorod. - Embark on the gallies. - The Ceremiss Tartars. - Casan Tartars. - Manner of fishing in the Wolga. - Kinds of Fish. - Alabaster quarry. - Bulgarian Tartars, and the Maiden-Hill. - Kalmuch Tartars. -Astrachan. - Nagayan Tartars. - Short account of the Tartars in general. - The Nagayan Tartars manner of life. - Desarts near Astrachan rich with sal t. - Fruits at Astrachan. - The Banyan woman's burning herself at her husband's death. - The inhabitants of India. The Banyans. Book 8 Army embark at Astrachan, 18th of July. - Variety of wild fowl on the little islands. - Terki, the capital city of Circassia. - Herring in the Caspian. - Voyage to Bustrow. - General Waterang's account from the province of Andreof. - Circassia, and its inhabitants, their manners, religion, &c. - Continuation of the voyage, and view of mount Caucasus, &c. - The army land at Agrechan. - March into Asia. - Kindness of the Dagastan Tartars. - The army pass the river Sulack. - General Wateraang joins the army. - Embarrassed on their march,a severe punishment of the officers of the guards. - Arrive at Tarku, with a description of the Dagestan Tartars. - Interview with the ladies. - The Dagastan ladies wait on the empress. - Erect a monument at Tarku, and marchfor Derbent through a fine country. - Sultan Udenack's cruelty, and its co nsequences. - Twenty desperate Tartars. - A beautiful Tartar youth slain. -Undaunted resolution of the priest. - Arrive at Derbent. - Description of the city. - Remarkable Tombs. - Alexander and Malkehatura. - Jackalls and sand hares. - Suchary bread. - Two express and one ambassador arrive at the army. - A Turkish ambassador obliges the emperor to return. - Occasion of the troubles in Persia. - The army return. - Cold nights. - Dangerous and harrassing march. - The new town of Swetago-Kerst. - Fort at the river Nitzi destroyed, and revenged. - The army re-imbark at Agrecham. - The provisionsfor the captain's galley lost; a starving voyage. - Arrive at Astrachan th e 15th of October. Book 9 Progress up the Wolga to Czaritza. - The Gost there. - A short history of the Cossacks. - Stephen Ratzin's Rebellion. - Ordered to survey the Caspian Sea, on which he proceeds to Taik and Yembo. - Island of Kula, and Turkistan Tartars. - Gulf of Iskander. - River Oxus and the Usbeck Tartars. - The Gulf of Carabuga. - River Darta. - River Ossa. - Gulf of Astrabat. - Provinces of Terebat and Massenderan. - Gulf of Sinfili and City of Resbt. - Difficult path of the Pyles. - The Rivers Ardeschin and Linkeran, and the famous naphtha oil-pits. - The River Cyrus, or Kur. - The city of Baky. - City of Shamachie. - City of Derbent. - The river Sulack. - Gulf of Agrechan, Island of Trentzeni and city of Terki. - General description of the Caspian Sea. - Watch tower on John's Island. - General Matuskin's marriage to the window in tears. - Contest among the Kalmucks, and expedition against them. - Description of their kibbets. - A battle with the Kalmucks. - Some odd Customs among them. - The Baranetz, or Lambskin. - Returns for Moscow up the Wolga. - A narrow escape from the ice. - Proceed by land. - A cruel robbery in the woods. - A remarkable discovery of a town, with an account of it. - A wild girl taken in the wood. - Arrival at Moscow.Book 10 The Duke of Holstein. - The fall of baron Shasirof. - The captain endeavours to get his discharge. - A dignified troop of chevaliers. - A description of the cathedral. - Procession to the coronation of the empress. -Corenation ceremony. - Procession to the church of St. Michael. - Processi on to the church of the Resurrection. - Dinner in the hall of solemnities. - New mode of promotion. - The captain obtains his furlough. - The captain leaves Moscow. - A Swedish colonel at Riga suspected of having shot Charlesthe XIIth of Sweden. - The captain embarks for Scotland. - Puts into Erdho lm, a Danish harbour and fort. - Description of the harbour. - Departs for Elsingohr. - Driven into Marstr and dismasted. - Quarrel between Carnegie and his mate. - He arrives in Scotland. Book 11 The captain sent engineer tofortify Providence, and goes out in the Rose man of war. - Arrives at the island of Madeira. - Waits on the Portuguese governor. - Description of theisland. - A hard passage to Carolina. - Misses a fine prize. - A violent s torm. - The fortifications at Charlestown. - Arrives at Providence. The ruinous condition of fort Nassau. - Short history of the Bahama islands. - Theoppresive practices of governor Fitzwilliam. - Governor Tinker succeeds hi m. - Short account of that gentleman. - The captain prevails on the inhabitants to carry materials for building fort Montague. - Nature of the stone. - and mastich wood. - Description of fort Montaque. - The governor's letterabout it. - A quarrel with lieutenant Stewart. - The captain confined. - a nd set at liberty. Book 12 The treatment of two privateers and their owners. - Letter from Lieutenant Moone. - Letter from a friend. - Letter from lieutenant Dromgole. - Division of the quick silver. - The captain applies again to the assembly to bring the materials. - The Assembly withdraw the governors salary. - Letter from lieutenant Moone. - Another from Charlestown. -Letter from governor Glen. - Produce of the Bahama Islands, and the adjace nt sea. - Observations on St. Salvador and the Bimini islands. - The inhabitants of Providence. - Description of Fort Nassau. - Cost of both forts. - The captain leave Providence. - Arrives at Charlestown. - A visit from a Cherokee kings. Captain Frankland's rich prize. - A short description of Carolina. - The captain sails for England. - Arrives at London. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00

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136 BRUMBERG, Joseph BRUMBERG, Abraham. Sovyetish Heymland : An Analysis. Part I - 1961-1964 by Jospeh Brumber. Part II- 1965 by Abraham Brumberg.
Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith, New York, 1966, 
BRUMBERG, Joseph. Sovyetish Heymland : An Analysis. Part I - 1961-1964 by Jospeh Brumber. Part II- 1965 by Abraham Brumberg. New York : Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith, n.d. [1966]. Pp v, 55. 8vo, stapled pale yellow covers. Joseph Brumberg (d. January 1965), father of Abraham. Light cover wear, else very good. 25.00

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137 BRUSSILOV, A. A., General West Point Military Library series Soldier's Note-Book 1914-1918. First Greenwood Reprinting
Greenwood Press, Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, 1971, 
BRUSSILOV, A. A., General. Soldier's Note-Book 1914-1918. Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, Publishers, (1971). First Greenwood Reprinting. Pp (4),v-xi,(1),1-340, frontispiece + 3 plates + 9 plans. Index. 8vo, pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to black panel on spine, gilt West Pont crest to front board. In the West Point Military Library series. "Aleksei Alekseevich Brusilov (1853 – 1926) was a Russian general most noted for the developmentof new offensive tactics used in the 1916 Brusilov Offensive. The innovati ve and relatively successful tactics used were later copied by the Germans.Born into the aristocracy (his father was a general) Brusilov trained as a cavalry officer, but by 1914 he realized that cavalry was obsolescent in t he new style of warfare because of its vulnerability to the machine gun andartillery. Historians portray him as the only Russian leader capable of wi nning major battles. However, his heavy casualties seriously weakened the Russian army, which was unable to replace its losses. His greatest achievement was the Brusilov offensive. He had a small numerical advantage (600,000 to 500,000), but in 72 hours advanced 50 miles, took 200,000 prisoners, andseized 700 heavy guns. His war memoirs were translated into English and pu blished in 1930 as A Soldier's Notebook, 1914–1918. After the war he servedwith the Bolsheviks, and czarist historians avoided praising or even menti oning his historical roles." (Wikipedia). Contents : 1. Before the War. 2.From Proskurov to Lemberg. 3. From Lemberg to Krosno. 4. In the Carpathian s. 5. The Retreat of 1915. 6. The Position on the Bug. 7. Winter 1915-16. 8. I Take Over the South-West Front. 9. The South-West Offensive, 1916. 10. Before the February Revolution. 11. After the February Revolution. 12. I Leave the Army. Appendix: Note by Mme. Brussilova. Very good. 60.00

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138 BUDBERG, Nikolai Baron v. Ritter des kaiserlich-russischen St.-Georg-Ordens und des Georg-Sabels : Balten-Deutsche, Russland-Deutsche, und Finnland-Schweden Offiziere der kaiserlich-russischen Garden im Weltkrief 1914-1917.
C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, 1969, 
BUDBERG, Nikolai Baron v. Ritter des kaiserlich-russischen St.-Georg-Ordensund des Georg-Säbels : Balten-Deutsche, Rußland-Deutsche, und Finnland-Sch weden Offiziere der kaiserlich-russischen Garden im Weltkrief 1914-1917. Limburg am der Lahn : C.A. Starke Verlag, 1969. Pp. (10),xi-xx,1-135,(1), including portrait frontispiece, plus 1 plate. With many other illustrations and portraits to text. 8vo, white paper covered boards, black cloth spine, blank spine, black lettering and decoration to front board. Text in German. A history of the actions of the Knights of the Imperial Russian Order of Saint George in the First World War. Contents: I. Verzeichnis der Dekorierten; II. Angaben zur Person der Ordensträger mit kriegsgeschichtlichen Beiträgen. Very good. Uncommon. 100.00

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139 BULLOCK, Alan MORTON, H.V. SYKES, Christopher HINDE, Thomas Great Rivers of Europe.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1966, 
BULLOCK, Alan. Great Rivers of Europe. Introduction by Alan Bullock. L.: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1966). Pp 290. Illustrated. Oblong 4to, grey cloth in "Time-Life International Book Society" slipcase. Contents : The Danube by Basil Davidson; The Elbe by Joseph Wechsberg; The Loire by Freda White; The Po by H.V. Morton; The Rhine by Christopher Sykes; The Seine by James Campbell; The Tagus by Thomas Hinde; The Thames by Nigel Nicolson; The Tiber by Georgina Mason; The Volga by Lionel and Miriam Kochan. Very good in dustjacket and slipcase. 60.00

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140 BUNJE, Emil PENN, H. SCHMITZ, Frederick Josef. Russian California 1805-1841
R and E Research Associates, San Francisco, CA, 1970, 
BUNJE, Emil Theodore Hieronymus, H. PENN, and Frederick Josef SCHMITZ. Russian California 1805-1841. San Francisco, California : R and E Research Associates, 4843 Mission Street, 1970. Reprint. Pp (6),[1]-76,(2). Tables in the text. Large 8vo, (8½ x 11), side-stapled ivory cardcovers, with khaki cloth tape on spine. In the Cultural Contributions of California. Bay Cities series. "California Cultural Research sponsored by The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 1937, written under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration, District 8, Official Project #65-3-4225, Symbbol #1874." Preface Historical Background The Russian Fur and Whale Oil Trade Ship Ship Building Agriculture Trade and Political Relations Cattle Raising Miscellaneous Activities The Departure of the Russians fromCalifornia Bibliography Some toning to covers, old faint stain to rear cover, else very good. Scarce. 140.00

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