Old Authors Bookshop
Roger Hart and Carol Doyle
Established in 1936, Old Authors bookshop now offers quality antiquarian, used and collectible books via the Internet and selected book fairs. Our stock features a concentration in military/naval topics. We also buy high-quality books, particularly those on military/naval topics, and will be pleased to quote on your collection.
1. History of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Item Price: $80
Item Description: (Capt. Ernest J. Chambers) “A history of a splendid regiment’s origin, development and services… including a story of patriotic duties… well performed in three campains.”156pp + lix pp advertisements; numerous b/w photographs, col. frontis. Name of a previous owner, dated 1903, on the ffep, light wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise a nice copy.
2. THE NEW METHOD OF FORTIFICATION. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL DUTCH…
Item Price: $975
Item Description: (Barron Minno of Koehoon) Title continues: “…Of the late famous Engineer, Minno Baron of Kehoorn, General of the Artillery and Lieutenant General of the Infantry of the States of Holland; Governour of Flanders and of the Fortress of the Scheld, &c.” Printed for Daniel Midwinter at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s-Church-Yard… Title page, 2pp Dedication, 14pp Author’s Preface, 1pp Translator’s Preface; 181pp. 1pp Publisher’s advertisement. 16 large folding plates. New pebbled full black leather binding, date in gilt on the spine, title in gilt on red leather panel, 7 raised bands, 5 gilt symbols in panels. The edges of most pages are discoloured, and there is some chipping of the edges of the first few pages, but this is overall a very nice copy of a scarce edition.
3. Seventy Years of New Brunswick Life. Autobiographical Sketches
Item Price: $70
Item Description: (Lt.-Col. Willie Baird) The author was ” Paymaster of Military District No. 8,Dominion of Canada, from the Confederation of the British Provinces to the year 1887, Superintendent of Stores at St. John, New Brunswick, from the year 1879 to the year 1887.” xii, 358pp + Errata page; b/w Frontis., 5 b/w plates, Publication slip tipped-in. Inscribed on the ffep: Revd. Edwin Evans with kind regards of the Author. St. John N.B. June 22nd 1896″ but unsigned. Names of 2 previous owners on the first ffep. In blue cloth/boards with gilt titles. Moderate wear to the extremities of the covers, otherwise a nice copy.
4. The Royal Engineers in Egypt
5. The German Invasion of Norway April 1940
6. Napoleon’s Apogee. Pascal Bressonnet’s Tactical Studies 1806
Item Price: $330
Item Description: (Pascal Bressonnet) Originally published in France in 1806 under the title “Etudes Tactiques sur La Campagne de 1806 (Saalfeld – Iena – Auerstadt)”, this magnificent work is an unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1100. 406pp, hundreds of full colour illustrations. Bound in full red Morocco, with gilt decoration to the front cover and spine. The page block is gilt 3 edges. In its original box. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge may apply.)
7. Napoleon’s Finest Marshal Louis Davout and His 3rd Corps Combat Journal of Operations, 1805-1807
Item Price: $600
Item Description: (Gen’l. Davout, Duke of Auerstadt) A magnificent unnumbered, unsigned copy of the first N. American edition, translated from the original “Operations du 3e Corps” published in 1896. A key primary source for the study of the first campaigns of the Grand Armee. 327pp, numerous maps and illustrations in full colour. New, in its original box.
8. The Black Prince and the Grande Chevaucheé of 1355
8. Bayonets in the Wilderness. Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the Old Northwest
Item Price: $110
Item Description: (Alan D. Gaff) “Gaff has written the most complete history of Wayne’s war, one that will last as the standard work. Full of exhaustive analysis and impressive research, it is satisfying both as scholarship and as a rousing good story.” (Paul David Nelson). xix, 419pp, 3 maps, 10 b/w illustrations. An excellent copy.
10. Strathcona’s Horse. South Africa 1900-1901
11. Acadia [Acadie] and the Acadians
12. Conquest and Resistance. War in Seventeenth-Century Ireland
Item Price: $90
Item Description: (Padraig Lenihan, Ed.) “These ten thematic essays examine the three Irish wars of the seventeenth century in relation to each together, thereby yielding important comparative insights. The military potential of England and, later, an emergent Britain, was immeasurably greater than that of Irish Catholics. John McGurk, James Scott Wheeler and Paul Kerrigan evaluate the logistical and naval strategies exploiting this advantage.” 380pp. As new.
13. Canada’s Flying Gunners. A History of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
14. The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys. A Naval Staff History
Item Price: $95
Item Description: (Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones (Pref.) The first published edition of “NAVAL STAFF HISTORY SECOND WORLD WAR Battle Summary No 22 ARCTIC CONVOYS 1941-1945”. xxviii, 194pp + numerous plans and charts, some in colour. An excellent copy. prepared by the Historical Section, Admiralty.
15. The Capture of Louisbourg 1758
16. Castorologia or The History and Traditions of the Canadian Beaver.
17. Historical Record of the 76th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
18. Sketches of Army Life in Russia
19. Amphibious Warfare 1000 – 1700 Commerce, State Formation, European Expansion (D.J.B. Trim, Ed.)
Item Price: $120
Item Description: (D. Trimm & M. Fissel) This volume reconceptualizes amphibious warfare and also fills an important gap in its historiography, examining how it was conceived, practiced and employed, from the Crusades, through the first wave of European exploration and colonization, the Price Revolution and the European wars of religion, up to the early Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of a new wave of imperialism. 498pp. An excellent, new copy.