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.

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Ottawa, Ontario K2H5V9
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1. 414 SQUADRON (1941 – 1975) A SHORT HISTORY

Item Price: $115

Item Description:  First Edition. 128pp, numerous b/w photographs and illustrations. A very nice copy of a scarce history of the RCAF 414 EW Squadron.

2. NAPOLEON AND THE OPERATIONAL ART OF WAR. Essays in Honor of Donald D. Howard

Item Price: $185

Item Description:   “In [this book], the leading scholars of Napoleonic military history provide the most authoritative analysis of Napoleon’s battlefield success and ultimate failure…” xiii, 553pp, 24 maps. New.

3. ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL ALBUM OF THE 2ND BATTALION THE QUEEN’S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA 1856-1894

Item Price: $125

Item Description:   80pp, numerous b/w portrait photographs. The front cover shows moderate scuffing, but this is otherwise a nice copy.

4. BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE AND THE DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON 1793 – 1815

Item Price: $100

Item Description: “The book concludes that the Transport Board grew in competence; that the failure of expeditions was invariably due to circumstances well beyond its control; and that its pivotal role in the preparation of all the major military expeditions in which hundreds of thousands of British troops served overseas was very significant and very effective.” 272pp, 4 plates, 7 maps, numerous charts and tables. A mint copy.

5. RIFLE GREEN AT WATERLOO

Item Price: $120

Item Description:  Title continues (all capitals): “…An Account of the 95th Foot in the Netherlands Campaign of 1813-14, at Quatre Bras and Waterloo 16th-18th June 1815, and the occupation of Paris. With a full Medal and Casualty Roll for the fourteen Companies at Waterloo and details of weapons, clothes and equipment used in the campaign.” 207pp, 42 b/w plates, 8 illustrations in the text, and 9 maps. An excellent copy.

6. STAND TO YOUR HORSES, THROUGH THE FIRST GREAT WAR WITH THE LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (R.C.) [SIGNED COPY]

Item Price: $100

Item Description: xi, 308pp, numerous b/w illustrations. Lacking the dust jacket , but clean and tight. Inscribed in ink on the free front endpaper: “With all good wishes [signed] S.H. Williams”.

7. BY FIRE AND BAYONET. Grey’s West Indies Campaign of 1794

Item Price: $125

Item Description:  244pp, 5 maps, 13 b/w plates. An excellent copy.

8. THE BATTLE OF CRETE MAY 1941

Item Price: $125

Item Description:  xix, 219pp, 19 sketch maps, 20 b/w photographs. Stamped as “Complimentary Copy” on the ffep, with a handwritten gift inscription. The plastic coating over the dust jacket has creased on the outside back cover, but this is otherwise a nice copy of a scarce WWII history.

9.  430 SQUADRON ESCADRON 1943 – 2000

Item Price: $210

Item Description:  Copy number 168 of a limited edition of 1000. Text in English and French. xvi, 442pp + 6p advertisements, hundreds of b/w and col. photos. As new. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge may apply.)

10. JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN PAUSCH CHIEF OF THE HANAU ARTILLERY DURING THE BURGOYNE CAMPAIGN

Item Price: $100

Item Description:   No. 14 in the “Munsell’s Historical Series”. 185pp + Errata list, 1 b/w frontis. Small library label on the fep, library slip and wallet on the inside rear endpapers, but a very nice tight clean copy.

11. LE 22E BATAILLON (CANADIAN-FRANCAIS) 1914-1919 ETUDE SOCIO-MILITAIRE

Item Price: $95

Item Description: 460pp, map endpapers, numerous b/w & col. illustrations, tables, etc. In French. A nice copy.

12.   THE MILITARY INTELLECTUAL AND BATTLE. Raimondo Montecuccoli and the Thirty Years War

Item Price: $435

Item Description:xvii, 271pp, b/w frontis of Montecuccoli, 23 other illustrations, 16 diagrams, 5 maps. An excellent, as new copy.

13.   THE CANADIAN MILITARY REGISTER OF FOREIGN AWARDS

Item Price: $110

Item Description:  236pp. A very nice copy of a scarce reference work.

14.   SOLDIERS, SUGAR AND SEA POWER. The British Expeditions to the West Indies and the War against Revolutionary France

Item Price: $240

Item Description:  ” The first close and scholarly study of an episode which looms so large in British history. It is a work of scholarly depth and sound judgement…will be indispensable.” (Times Literary Supplement). 420pp, 8 maps, 1 illustrations. An excellent copy.

15.  WITH WELLINGTON IN THE PYRENEES…

Item Price: $125

Item Description: “…being an account of the operations between the allied army and the French from July 25 to August 2, 1813”. xii, 319pp, numerous b/w illustrations, 3 folding maps in wallet at the rear, 8 Plans in the text. Ex library, with the usual treatments, but overall a good example of the scarce first edition.

16.    THE LATER THIRTY YEARS WAR From The Battle of Wittstock to the Treaty of Westphalia

Item Price: $135

Item Description:   x, 307pp, including Glossary and Bibliography. As new.

17. WAIT FOR THE WAGGON

Item Price: $230

Item Description:  “The vital problem of supply and transport has inevitably determined the fate of men in battle and has often changed the course of history. Here in a gripping account of behind-scenes activity, Arnold Warren tells the story of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and of many colourful personalities who have composed its ranks.” Map endpapers, xl, 413pp, 32p b/w photographs. Light wear to the edges of the dust jacket, otherwise a very nice copy.

18. OTTOMAN WARS 1700-1870 An Empire Beseiged

Item Price: $170

Item Description:  The first hard-cover edition. xx, 599pp, 23 b/w plates, Bibliography. An excellent example.

19.   VANGUARD. The Fort Garry Horse in the Second World War

Item Price: $100

Item Description:  “The first W.W. II Canadian Regimental History written and published in 1945 after the cessation of hostilities. This reprint marks the 50th anniversary of the end of W.W.II in Europe.” 196pp, numerous b/w illustrations, large folding map at the rear. A very nice copy.

20.   WAR WITHOUT VICTORY. The Downfall of Pitt, 1799-1802

Item Price: $120

Item Description:   “In this revisionist study of warfare in the reign of George III, Mackesy reconstructs the dying struggles of Pitt’s ministry as it sought a strategy that would answer its political as well as military needs. Cutting a section through this crucial period, the book reveals the central problems of policy and administration which haunted the whole of the twenty-year struggle with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.” 248pp, 5 maps. Two small marginal marks in the Preface, very small ink stain to the bottom edge of the page block, otherwise a very nice copy.

21. THE CHINESE WAR: An Account of The Operations of the British Forces from the Commencement to the Treaty of Nanking

Item Price: $65

Item Description:   A facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1844. 522pp + Prelims; 53 b/w illustrations and maps. Stamp of a bookstore and bookplate of a previous owner on the fep, otherwise a nice clean copy.

22.   THE CAMPAIGN OF 1815 Chiefly in Flanders

Item Price: $85

Item Description:   300pp, large col. folding map at the rear, 7 other maps and sketches. There is foxing to the folding map, which is brittle but complete; otherwise a nice copy of the scarce first edition.