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cover of MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

by J.R. Colville

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1972
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First
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9780002112901
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This is a first edition of Man of Valour: The Life of Field-Marshal The Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, DSO, MVO, MC by Sir John Colville. It is a solid assessment of an underappreciated figure in the Allied war effort of World War II. Known in Britain as 'our man in France', Gort was decorated with the Victoria Cross for… Read more
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cover of THE HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

THE HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

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Published
1979
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Fine
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Second reprint
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9780004111612
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This is the second reprint (1979) of The Highlands & Islands of Scotland, written by Allan Campbell McLean and first published in 1976. It is 14 chapters, each one on a different island, set of islands or region (see contents photo). McLean discusses the history, lore, environment--he was very familiar with these areas and… Read more
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cover of THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

by Charles C. Trench

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1989
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9780881844757
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This is a trade paperback copy of The Road to Khartoum, A Life of General Charles Gordon, by the British Indian Army officer and historian Charles Chenevix Trench. It was originally published in 1978. The New York Times Review of Books called in "a rich and judicious biography, an incredible tale." Major-General Gordon (1833-1885) aka Chinese Gordon,… Read more
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OLD MORTALITY

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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1916
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This is a copy of Sir Walter's Scott's Old Mortality, one of the Waverley novels first published in 1816. This one deals with the period of the Covenanters, featuring their victory at Loudoun Hill and their defeat at Bothwell Bridge, both in June 1679. A final section is set in 1689 at the time of the royalist… Read more
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cover of Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

by Jean Labayle Couhat, A.D. Baker III

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
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Fifth
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9780870211362
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This is Combat Fleets of the World, Their Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament, published by the United States Naval Institute Press. It is current for 1984 and 1985. It is the naval inventory of every country in the world. It includes planes, missiles, and every type of combat ship, including fishing boats that serve as protection ships (Ireland), water lighters and… Read more
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cover of EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

by WILLIAM KOENIG

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1975
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First
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9780706404456
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of Epic Sea Battles, published in 1975. It was written by the British naval historian William J. Koenig and contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps. In discusses 12 battles, beginning with the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and finishing with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (see… Read more
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cover of WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

by Peter H. Spectre, David Larkin

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Published
1991
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Fine
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First
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9780395566923
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This is an unread copy of Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, written by the American maritime expert Peter Spectre and the designer/editor David Larkin. It covers simple craft to schooners to motor boats (see contents photo) and is packed with gorgeous photographs and illustrations. It is a big heavy book--9 1/2" x… Read more
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cover of FANNY BURNEY: SELECTED LETTERS & JOURNALS

FANNY BURNEY: SELECTED LETTERS & JOURNALS

by Joyce Hemlow

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Published
1986
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First
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9780198185284
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Frances Burney, known as Fanny Burney, was an English satirical novelist and playwright who is equally famous for her diaries. She was writing at a time when society felt it was inappropriate for women to be writers. Her first novel, Evelina, was published anonymously; it is still a well-read book. It was Burney (and Aphra… Read more
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cover of THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

by Kenneth O. Morgan

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1984
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Fine
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First
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9780198226840
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This is an unread first edition of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, written by the Welsh historian Kenneth O Morgan, with contributions from 10 other historians. It begins with Roman Britain (55 BC) and goes up to 1983. It was published in 1984 and remains a best-seller. It is a big, heavy book. 7 3/4" x 10" x 1… Read more
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cover of WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

by John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft

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1975
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First
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9780688029562
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This is a first edition of Who's Who in Military History: 1453 to the Present Day, written by the military historians John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft and published in 1975. It is an alphabetical listing of hundreds of prominent military figures--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyone has a biography, some short, some quite long. Every… Read more
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cover of SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND

by MILES LINKLATER

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Published
1984
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Fine
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First
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9780395566923
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This is a first edition of Scotland, a photographic study by the Scots photographer Douglas Corrance, and text by the Scottish journalist Magnus Linklater. It is 160 pages of gorgeous photographs, each one accompanied by a fascinating and/or informative piece of writing. Excellent book. This copy has not been read, or even opened. It is pristine. PLEASE… Read more
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cover of REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

by Peter Simkins, W. A. Thorburn, Brian Keeling, John Maclellan, W. D. Arbuthnott

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Published
1973
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780333149478
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$18.28

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This is a first edition of Regiments of the Scottish Division: Histories, Tartans and Music. It was produced by the British Army as a pictorial history and published in 1973. It is a 34-page, softcover book, packed with photographs (most in color) and covers all of the regiments in the Scottish Division (contents is in photo #2). It's … Read more
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cover of ENGLISH COTTAGES & FARMHOUSES

ENGLISH COTTAGES & FARMHOUSES

by Olive Cook

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Published
1982
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Fine
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First US
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9780500241141
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This is a first US edition of English Cottages and Farmhouses, written by the famed British country/topography writer Olive Cook. It was photographed by her husband, the British landscape and architecture photographer Edwin Smith. It examines the architectural styles of English country homes and farmhouses, describes their methods of construction, and discusses the place of the farmhouse in English… Read more
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cover of THE VILLAGE IN ENGLAND

THE VILLAGE IN ENGLAND

by Graham Nicholson, Jane Fawcett

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Published
1988
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First American
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9780847809561
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This is a first US edition of The Village in England, which was originally published (in the UK) as The Village in History. It is a serious social history which includes the effects of political changes and wars. There is a section on geographic areas and sections on barns, farms, churches and furniture. There's at least one photograph… Read more
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cover of THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

by Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

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Published
2007
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First American
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9780670038640
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This is a stated First American edition of The War for All the Oceans, From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo, written by the British historians and archaeologists Roy and Lesley Adkins and published in 2007. It is an account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with… Read more
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cover of MAN-OF-WAR

MAN-OF-WAR

by Donald MacIntyre, Basil W Bathe

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Published
1968
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First
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This is a first edition of Man-of-War, a History of the Combat Vessel, published in 1968. It is richly illustrated, and discusses how these ships made, and formed, history. It is the first to chronicle the epic of the fighting ship--"a thing of beauty and grace"--from ancient Egypt, when Rameses III was repulsing The Sea People, to the naval operations… Read more
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cover of MARMION

MARMION

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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Published
1841
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First
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Beginning in 1835, the Fleet Street (London) publisher Tilt and Bogue (Charles Tilt) began publishing Tilt's Miniature Classic Library. Altogether, 50 titles were published, all classics of English Literature. All of the books are the same: 2 3/4" wide and 4 1/4" high. The covers are embossed with gold, the spines are embossed with gold,… Read more
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cover of THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE & HIS REGENCY (GEORVE IV)

THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE & HIS REGENCY (GEORVE IV)

by J.B. Priestley

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Published
1969
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780434603572
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This is a first edition of The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency 1811-20, a biography of Britain's Prince of Wales/Prince Regent/King George IV (1762-1830). It was written by the English novelist and playwright J.B. Priestly and published in 1969. Priestly does a terrific job of capturing the atmosphere of the Regency, one of the most romantic… Read more
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cover of THE SCOTTISH WORLD

THE SCOTTISH WORLD

by Various

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Published
1981
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First
ISBN
9780810916302
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This is a first edition copy of The Scottish World: History & Culture of Scotland, published in 1981. It is a big beautiful heavy book containing nearly 300 photographs. It is no ordinary coffee table book though--it is a serious discussion of Scotland's history and culture. See Table of Contents photo. It's 328 pages and 4 1/2… Read more
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WARS & SHADOWS

by General Sir David Fraser

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Published
2002
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First
ISBN
9780713996272
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General Sir David Fraser had two careers: as a distinguished British soldier and as a leading military biographer. His childhood was passed in grand houses in London and Scotland, but he was the son of anything but conventional parents, who Fraser sketches out in this book in all their bizarre and entertaining individuality. He then… Read more
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