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BIGELOW, Jocab], 1787-1879.
The War of the Gulls; an HistoricalRomance. In three chapters. Chap. 1. Shewing how, and why, and with whomthe Gulls went to war. Chap II. Shewing how the Gulls make the deep to boillike a pot. Chap. III. Shewing how a certain doughty General of the Gullsgoes forth to play the game of Hull-Gull, in Upper Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York.Published at the Dramatic Repository, Shakespeare Gallery. 1812.,  12mo,19.5cm, 36p., title repeated in publishers frame border on the upper wrap,in the original light brown wraps, string tied, uncut, corners turned down,a very good copy of the very rare first edition, perhaps the rarestpamphlet on the War of 1812. (cgc) T.P.L. 888. Smith 31. Casey 973 (undertitle). Sabin 101507. Wright I-312. Not in Lande, Gagnon, Streeter, Howes,etc. . No other standard references located. Not in Amicus, ABPC, 1975-2009 once MBA, 1978, Not in A&E. None of Mega-Search. WorldCat, (only2 citied), "Pamphlet. Thinly veiled satire of American (Gulls) entry intothe War of 1812, naval activity off the Atlantic coast of North America,and William Hull's (Hull-Gull) surrender at Detroit". Smith. Bigelow wasan American physician and botanist, who was the author of "FlorulaBostoniensis", 1814, which was the standard manual of New England botanyuntil Gray's "Manual" of 1848. He also published "American MedicialBotany", 3 volumes, 1817-1820.
$2499.94    Book Number: 32303         Order / Enquire




BILDER-ATLAS.
Bilder-Atlas der Wissenscaften der Wissenscaften, Kunste und Gewerke. Volksansgabe in 3 Banden. 444 Bilderaffeln in Stahlstich, Holzlichnitt und Lithographie. [ Illustrated Folio of Science, Culture and Industry. Popular Edition in 3 Volumes. Illustrations in Steel Engravings, Woodcuts and Lithographs.]
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Leipzig. J. A. Brockhaus. N.d. c.[1868-1874].,  thick 4to, 26.5cm, in 3 volumes, being 444 double-page (foliated) plates (inc. some in colour) containing over 5,000 engraved illustrations, in dark green library binding, bookplates & spine library markings removed, library discard stamp, very good set, the plates are excellent (snds). - Titles in German. A very impressive collection of thousands illustrations in all subjects . Volume I: mathematics, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, botany, mineralogy, physics, and chemistry. Volume 2: technology, architecture, mining, and agriculture. Volume 3: military, nautical, culture, and ethnology.
$749.98                          Book Number: 21469                         Order / Enquire



BIRD, Harrison
Navies in the Mountains. The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George, 1609-1814.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Oxford University Press. 1962.,  21cm, 361p., 4 maps, 12 plates and illustrations, mapped endpaper, white linen, a fine copy in very good jacket. (cmt)
$25.00                          Book Number: 37561                         Order / Enquire



BIRDWOOD, Lieut.-Colonel Lord
The Worcestershire Regiment 1922-1950.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Aldershot. Gale & Polden Ltd. 1952.,  21.5cm, xv,302p., 12 plates and illustrations, 8 maps, appendices, index, green cloth, a fine copy in very good jacket (s7)
$65.00                          Book Number: 30200                         Order / Enquire



BIRDWOOD, Lieut.-Colonel Lord
The Worcestershire Regiment 1922-1950.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Aldershot. Gale & Polden Ltd. 1952.,  21.5cm, xv,302p., 12 plates and illustrations, 8 maps, appendices, index, green cloth, a fine copy in very good jacket (s7)
$65.00                          Book Number: 30668                         Order / Enquire



BIRNEY, Earle
Turvey. A Picaresque Novel.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Abelard Schuman. 1958.,  20cm, first London edition, 288p., grey cloth, spine illustration & titles stamped in dark blue, a fine bright copy in fine illustrated complete jacket (s1) - Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1949.
$125.00    Book Number: 28309         Order / Enquire




BLACKER, General Sir Cecil & Major-General H.G. Woods
Changeand Challenge. The Story of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards1928-1978. Together with a short account of their parent regiments, The5th Princess Charlotte of Wale's Dragoon Guards and The 6th InniskillingDragoons.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. William Clowes and Sons Limited. 1978.,  8vo, 22cm,xxix,210p., colour frontis, 18 illustrations, maps, appendices, greencloth, silver spine titles & Regimental crest on front, fine in very goodjacket. (Ids) The history of a British Army armoured regiment. Servicein the Fall of France, North-West Europe, Korea, and Cyprus.
$45.00    Book Number: 34805         Order / Enquire




BLAKE, George
Mountain And Flood. The History of the 52nd (Lowland) Division 1939-1946.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Glasgow. Jackson, Son & Company. 1950.,  22cm, xx,265p., 54 plates (some folding), 19 maps, mapped endpapers, blue cloth, a very good to fine copy (s7)
$100.00                          Book Number: 30201                         Order / Enquire



BOISSONNAULT Charles-Marie
Histoire du Royal 22e Regiment. Preparee par un comit d'officiers du Regimnet d'apres les recherches de. Avec la collaborationdu Lieutenant-Colonel L. Lamountagne, C.D.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Quebec. Editions du Pelican. The Regiment, The Cidadelle. 1964.,  8vo. 22.5cm, 444p., colour frontis, with 12 large colour folding maps, many plates and illustrations, red cloth, gilt titles, a fine copy. (cmt)
$75.00    Book Number: 39304         Order / Enquire




BOROWSKI, Harry R. (Ed.)
Military Planning in the Twentieth Century Proceedings of the Eleventh Military History Symposium 10-12 October 1984.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Washington, D.C. Office of Air Force History. 1986.,  23cm, xv,464p., index, printed wraps, a fine copy (s7)
$12.50                          Book Number: 24961                         Order / Enquire



BOULT, Reynald
A Bibliography of Canadian Law.
Ottawa. Canadian Law Information Council. 1977.,  26 cm, xxii,661 p., index, addenda, original blue cloth with gilt spine titles, a fine copy (B9)
$22.75                          Book Number: 15881                         Order / Enquire



BOUTILIER, James A. (Edited by)
The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Vancouver and London. The University of British Columbia Press. 1982.,  8vo, 23cm, xxx,373p., with 12 maps, 105 plates and illustrations, 2 charts, blue cloth, fine in fine jacket (s8). - Surveys the history of the Royal Canadian Navy.
$12.50                          Book Number: 23417                         Order / Enquire



BOWERING, Clifford H.
Service. The Story of the Canadian Legion 1925- 1960.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Ottawa. Published by Dominion Command, Canadian Legion.1960.,  21.5cm, first edition, 240p., frontis portrait (Field-MarshalHaig.), blue cloth, gilt spine titles & Legion crest on front, 44signatures on preliminaries, heavy foxing to endpapers, dust worn, verygood. (cmt) The 44 signatures, Legion members and executives, relate tothe 35th Anniversary of the Canadian Legion held at Winnipeg, November,1960.
$75.00    Book Number: 33402         Order / Enquire




BRERETON, T. R.
Educating the U.S. Army Arthur L. Wagner and Reform, 1875-1905.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Lincoln and London. University of Nebraska Press. 2000.,  23.5cm, xviii,173p., 6 plates and illustrations, bibliography, index, black cloth with silver spine titles, a fine copy in fine jacket (s7)
$17.50                          Book Number: 22342                         Order / Enquire



BRETT, Captain Brett
Hints on Bivouac & Camp Life! Issued by the authority of His Excellency Major General Sir Gaspard Le Marchant, for the guidance of young officers in the Halifax Garrison, while under canvas for the summer months, at the North West Arm, Point Pleasant.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Halifax, N.S. Printed by Richard Hugent. [1855].,  8vo. 22.5x 16.5cm, [v],101p., folding frontis lithographed plate, 1 folding colour plate, plus 25 lithographed plates (2 folding, 2 tinted) and 7 diagrams in the text (2 full-page), in the original half dark brown morocco, gilt titles and panel borders, marbled boards, original coated yellow endpapers, contemporary "Antiquarian Book Store" on the front paste down endpaper, binding and endpapers are a bit dust worn, very good to fine condition, rare. (cgc) T.P.L. 3505. Abbey Travel, II- 627. Not in Gagnon, Lande or Sabin. DCB X pp.438-29 (Le Marchant). A Rare Canadian military manual, prepared by Captain Brett who was Aide-de-Camp of the 76th Regiment, under the direction of Major General Sir Gaspard Le Marchant, for the instruction of young infantry officers of the garrison of Halifax while stationed at the Point Pleasant training camp. Le Marchant, recently appointed to the command of the forces in the Lower Provinces, was anxious that the men should be taught complete self reliance in the preparation of those supplies daily required, including the building of camp ovens and the preparation of food in the field. The course of instruction for camp life encompasses military drill, evolutions, outpost duties, preparations for siege, the making of fascines and gabions, digging trenches, and building of temporary bridges, striking and pitching tents, &c. The various manouevres and apparatus are well illustrated by a series of detailed lithographed plates. The tinted frontispiece is entitled, "Camps of the 76th and Artillery at Mt. Pleasant, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 11th, 1855", drawn on stone by J. Schultz and lithographed by T.W. Strong, New York; (see DeVolpi, "Nova Scotia" 110, who attributes the drawing to J.F. Bland, topographical artist and lieutenant in the 76th Regiment, who was stationed in Halifax at the time), while the folding hand-coloured plate shows the "Battery Thrown Up By The 76th Regiment, whilst in Camp at Point Pleasant Halifax. Under the Superintenances of Capt. Walker, R.E.". Another edition, revised, was published by T.& W. Boone, London, 1856. Brett's Hints on Bivouac is a rather lavish production for a military manual, but is in keeping with the general character of Major General Le Marchant. As Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland (1847-52) and Nova Scotia (1852-58), he entertained frequently and on a grand scale. Apparently "Over and above his 3,000 [pounds] income he spent some 4,000 to 5,000 [pounds] outfitting himself for his North American missions and another 5,000 [pounds] from his private purse for dinners and parties in the colonies." (P.B. Waite, DCB) For those who like coincidences this was Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day, as I started the day with this book. ~ Bivouac, verb BIV-uh-wak. Definition: 1 : to make a usually temporary encampment under little or no shelter : camp 2 : to take shelter often temporarily. 3 : to provide temporary quarters for.
$3500.00                          Book Number: 39287                         Order / Enquire


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