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The period of National Prohibition in America in the 1920s and 1930s. As one of the law enforcement agencies charged with the suppression of the illegal liquor traffice, the United States Coast Guard was deeply involved in what has become known as 'The Rum War'. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w photos and chapter headers. A few small knocks to board edges. Boards a little grubby, marked to rear board. Text block browned. Name in ink to top of front endpaper. Else contents clean.
Definitive history of the most famous military action of the American Civil War. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos and maps. ISBN: 9780807871294. Covers lightly rubbed at corners. Text block just a little grubby. Else contents clean.
Separating fact from fiction of the Wild West and its outlaws. Dark navy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781526782373. A nice copy.
TENNESSEE'S WAR 1861-1865 DESCRIBED BY PARTICIPANTS
Written by Stanley F. Horn.
Stock no. 1826163
Published by Tennessee University Press. 1990. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Compiled and edited by Stanley F. Horn, longtime student of the Civil War in Tennessee. Firsthand impressions made by the war on observant individuals - civilian, military, and political; men and women; Northerners and Southerners. Green cloth boards, black title block with gilt title to spine, gilt vignette to front. Maps to endpapers. ISBN: 0874020190. Fifth printing. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.
THE SHIPWRECK OF THEIR HOPES (THE BATTLES FOR CHATTANOOGA)
Written by Peter Cozzens. Illustrated by Keith Rocco.
Stock no. 1826132
Published by University of Illinois Press. 1st 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The Battles for Chattanooga, 1863, american Civil War. The concluding volume of the author's trilogy on the Civil War in the West. Blue cloth spine with gilt title, blue paper boards. 3 b/w illustrations, b/w maps. ISBN: 0252019229. Foxing to top edge of text block. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapperhas a 2" score to rear panel with a tiny amount of loss that has been repaired with clear tape to verso... there is a corresponding scuff to cloth spine rear board.
CARBINE & LANCE: THE STORY OF OLD FORT SILL
Written by Wilbur Sturtevant Nye.
Stock no. 1826131
Published by University of Oklahoma Press. 3rd 1969. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Centennial Edition (third edition), revised and enlarged. The history of Fort Sill, in the heart of the old Kiowa-Comanche Indian country in southwestern Oklahoma. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w maps & photos. Boards clean and bright. Top corner crease to page 257/258. Smaller creases to page tips prior to page 257. Also looks as if the book has been dropped on the top corner of contents as they are very slightly bowed (minor!). Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and edge-rubbed.
LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
Written by George Catlin; Peter Matthiessen; C.J. Shepherd.
Stock no. 1826089
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2009. Slightly better than very good condition.
"Written during Eight Years' Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America". Introduced by Matthiessen, edited and abridged by Shepherd. Pale peach cloth. Colour photos throughout. 470 pages. Scuff mark to half-title page else contents clean. Contained in publisher's slipcase with a few minor scuffs.
Large format. An illustrated guide to the memorials, memorabilia and main airfields of the US 8th Air Force in England in WW2. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour photos throughout. ISBN: 0946784027. SIGNED with gift dedication to free front endpaper. Contents are low down in the boards and 0.5cm forward from spine (binding error not affecting book itself). Contents clean. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased, old price-label to front flap.
Based on the author's two years' research centred on a community of Gypsies (Rom) living on the west coast of America. Brown cloth boards, gilt titles. ISBN: 042274610X. Text block ligthly browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is worn at corners and faded to spine.
The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom. The enormous part Walt Disney's love of railroading played in the development of the Disney empire. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 1563420066. 2nd printing. Dustwrapper is unevenly faded to spine and lightly edge-creased.
A NATURAL HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN TREES
Written by Donald Culross Peattie. Illustrated by Paul Landacre.
Stock no. 1825287
Published by Trinity University Press. 1st thus 2013. Slightly better than very good condition.
A fascinating look at the history of trees in North America, including how species were discovered and the roles each played in America's history. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781595341662. Corners of covers lightly rubbed. Text block slightly grubby. Contents clean.
THE GUNS OF INDEPENDENCE: THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, 1781
Written by Jerome A. Greene.
Stock no. 1824432
Published by Spellmount Ltd.. 1st UK 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The siege of Yorktown in the fall of 1781 was the single most decisive engagement of the American Revolution. This book offers a complete and balanced examination of the siege and the participants involved. The outcome marked the conclusion of the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nation's independence. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 186227312X. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.