military -pre 1900 / ww 1 /North America / napoleonic / other periods
world war 1
1383 the Times history of the war - 1914 vol. 1 -4 50.00 set (or 15.00 each) various editors. 1st. ed. 1914-1915. average 500 pp. per volume. the first four volumes of ultimately 23 volumes published by the times of london covering the entire first world war. these early volumes go into detail of the combatants, the leaders, generals, and other notables as well as geography, armament production and commerce that will contribute to the war effort. the enthusiasm for the war comes through barely contained and it is all "allies good' and "central powers bad". There are many photos, maps and description of the early battles. Compared to the later carnage, these seem very innocent. A facinating insight into the early days of the deadliest war in history. Hardbound. Burgandy Leather bound spines and corners. Gold lettereing. All four volumes have been well used with scuffs and minor losses on edges. volume 2 is missing 1/4 of the lower spine. overall in resonable condition.
356 Fort Henry Guard – photo 1 10.00 An 8”x 10” b/w photo circa 1960 from the Ontario Department of Tourism. These are no longer available. This one depicts a bearded pioneer standing beside a gun overlooking Fort Frederick below (now the Royal Military College). Excellent condition.
357 Fort Henry Guard – photo 2 10.00 An 8”x 10” b/w photo circa 1960 from the Ontario Department of Tourism. This photo is a close up of a volley from the infantry with the Colours while on the parapet with a gun in the background. Excellent condition.
358 FORT HENRY GUARD – PHOTO 3 10.00 An 8”x 10” b/w photo circa 1960 from the Ontario Department of Tourism. This photo depicts 2 Guardsmen on the parapet beside a gun overlooking Lake Ontario. Two modern frigates are in the distance. Excellent condition.
354 Old Fort Henry 15.00 Way, Ronald. Ontario-St. Lawrence Development Commission, c.1960, 25 pp. A monograph produced by the Government of Ontario to feature Fort Henry. Covers the early development of fortifications during the War of 1812 and various uses until its restoration in 1938. Many maps and drawings including a scale drawing of the fortifications. Photos throughout. Card covers. Excellent condition.
355 Soldering at Fort Henry 15.00 Way, Ronald. Ontario-St. Lawrence Development Commission, c. 1960, 29 pp. A companion publication to the above. Covers all the regiments stationed at Fort Henry during its existence and the Fort Henry Guard. Many b/w drawings of uniforms, colour drawings and photos. Card covers. Excellent condition.
926 1812 - the march to Moscow 20.00 austin, paul britten. 1st.ed. 1993. greenhill books, 416 pp. isbn 1-85367-154-1 the first of three volumes describing the most costly and ill fated of napoleon's campaigns. invading russia with over half a million men, he expected to defeat the russians and the russians to stop trade with britain.. things started to go wrong from the beginning and losses mounted while the russians kept retreating and refused battle. told mostly through eye witness accounts it brings the battles and struggles to life. photos and illustrations. hardbound, no d/j. corners bumped and some evidence of water damage to lower rear cover board but contents unaffected. signature in ink on flyleaf. good copy.
927 1812 - napoleon in moscow 20.00 austin, paul britten. 1st ed. 1995. greenhill books, 264 pp. isbn 1-85367-195-9 the second installment of napoleon's ill fated campaign in russia. having fought the russians at borodino, it wasn't an outright victory. However, napoleon occupied moscow and expected peace talks to start. czar alexander refused to talk while the russians set fire to the city. after a few months napoleon decided to leave. eye witnesses fill in the story in this account. photos. hardbound with d/j. excellent condition.
928 1812 - the great retreat 25.00 austin, paul britten. 1st. ed. 1996. greenhill books. 462 pp. isbn 1-85367-246-7 the third volume of napoleon's campaign in russia. having failed to force the russians to surrender or even negotiate, his 'grand armee' began the long and fateful retreat back to poland. much of the book tells the story from survivors and is a vivid and terrifying account of the suffering on the men and camp followers. of the 500,000 plus army that entered russia, less than 100,000 returned. many of those were wounded, sick or disabled by the experience and most would never fight again. photos. hardbound with d/j. lower part of end board are scuffed. spine is bumped with a small loss. otherwise in good condition.
234 THE GREAT DUKE 35.00 BRYANT, ARTHUR. WM. MORROW & CO. 1972. 492 PP. A FULL HISTORY OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WELLINGTON BY A RENOWNED AUTHOR. COVERS THE CAREER OF WELLESLEY FROM HIS EARLY BATTLES IN INDIA THROUGH his outstanding generalship in THE PENINSULA CAMPAIGNS defeating one French Marshal after another. The story ends with his victory over napoleon at WATERLOO. MANY ILLUSTRATIONS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
231 LEGACY OF GLORY – THE BONAPARTE KINGDOM OF SPAIN 30.00 GLOVER, MICHAEL. SCRIBNER AND SONS. 1ST. ED. 1971. 353 PP. A DETAILED HISTORY OF NAPOLEON’S FIVE YEAR CAMPAIGN TO CONQUER SPAIN. THE SPANIARDS RESISTED NAPOLEON WITH A ‘GUERRILLA’ WAR (THE FIRST OF ITS KIND AND ORIGIN OF THE TERM) napoleon APPOINTED HIS BROTHER JOSEPH AS KING to continue the struggle and returned to france. WELLINGTON meanwhile FOUGHT HIS MARSHALS IN PORTUGAL AND SPAIN. A DISASTER FOR THE FRENCH. ILLUSTRATED. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. SOME SMALL CHIPS AND TEARS IN D/J, BUT OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
233 NELSON AND THE HAMILTON’S 25.00 RUSSEL, JACK. COPP CLARK. 1969, 371 PP. AN INTERESTING VIEW OF NELSON AND HIS AFFAIR WITH LADY HAMILTON THAT WAS QUITE OPEN AND WELL KNOWN. NELSON’S CAREER IS THE BACKDROP TO THEIR MEETINGS AND ONGOING COMMUNICATION UP TO HIS DEATH. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. A FEW MARKS ON D/J OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
1132 armies of the raj 20.00 farwell, byron. 1st. ed. 1989. viking press, 399 pp. isbn 0-670-80991-8 a very comprehensive book covering all the military forces raised and controlled by the british in india from the mutiny to independence. he outlines and explains the 'british' army in india as opposed to 'indian' units commanded by the british and independent levee's of princely states that are so often confused. he describes how the often odd social and sporting arrangements that help maintain the loyalty between the british officers and the men they commanded. this was key to maintaining discipline right up to independence. full of photos. hardbound with d/j. excellent condition.
057 the fierce pawns 25.00 MACRORY, PATRICK. LIPPINCOTT CO. 1966, 352 PP. THE STORY OF THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR IN 1839 CULMINATING WITH THE BRITISH CAPTURING KABUL. DUE TO ALL SORTS OF PLOTS AND INTRIGUEs amongst THE AFGHANS to gain power, they finally REVOLTED and forced the British to abandon kabul. despites assurances they wouldn't be harmed if they left, that agreement quickly evaporated AND IT ENDED WITH A HORRIFIC RETREAT in winter conditions WITH A SOLE SURVIVOR MAKING IT BACK TO INDIA. Many of the same tribal infighting is still in evidence today. not much has changed in 170 years! photos and illustrations. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. D/J HAS SOME SCUFFS AND CHIPS ON THE EDGES BUT COMPLETE. BOOK IN VERY GOOD CONDITION OTHERWISE.
084 UNIFORMS OF THE WORLD 1700-1937 10.00 KNOTEL, RICHARD, 1980. HERBERT & HERBERT SIEG. SCRIBNERS PUBLISHING. 198 pp. THIS IS AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE REPRINT OF THE FAMOUS GERMAN REFERENCE BOOK “HANDBUCH DER UNIFORMKUNDE”. COVERS UNIFORMS OF MOST COUNTRIES UP TO 1937. MANY B/W ILLUSTRATIONS OF UNIFORMS AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF COLOURS, PIPING, COCKADES, ETC. A GREAT REFERENCE FOR understanding uniforms and for FIGURE MODELERS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. A ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY” WRITTEN IN PEN TO ORIGINAL OWNER ON FLYLEAF. EXCELLENT CONDITION.