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1 (Disraeli, Benjamin). Blake, Robert DISRAELI'S GRAND TOUR: Benjamin Disraeli and the Holy Land 1830-31
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. 0195203674 / 9780195203677 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Crimped lower spine, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting of Jerusalem in the 1830s by David Roberts. 
141 pages, b&w map of Eastern Mediterranean in 1830, twenty-three b&w plates, and an index. An account of Disraeli's trip to the Near East which served to formulate many of his ideas about the region, and would impact his time as Prime Minister. 
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2 (Montgomery, Bernard Law). Lewin, Ronald MONTGOMERY: As Military Commander
New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, (1971). 0812814266 / 9780812814262 Book club edition. Red binding with gilt lettering and rules. Octavo. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration of Montgomery by Sir Oswald Birley. 371 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Montgomery. 
Thirty b&w photographs, fourteen maps, bibliography, and an index. A biography of Field Marshal Montgomery, considered one of the great British military commanders, from his days as a young officer in World War I to the Normandy landing in World War II. 
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3 (Rhodes, Cecil). Lockhart, J.G. and Woodhouse, C.M. CECIL RHODES: The Colossus of Southern Africa
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1963). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine with illustrated endpapers, including a map of southern Africa, twelve photographs, and three drawings; in an illustrated dust jacket with rubbing to panels and small nicks and creases to edges. Rear panel illustration by Linley Sambourne. 
A biography of the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, and the man who created the educational foundation which still bears his name. It is also a portrait of a man who exemplified the British empire. 525 pages, note on sources, index. 
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4 Woodham-Smith, Cecil THE REASON WHY
Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books Inc., (1982). 080943718X / 9780809437184 Reprint. Time Reading Program Special Edition. Hardcover. Fine in red boards with gilt lettering and bands to the front cover and spine, uniform to series. 312 pages, six b&w illustrations, principal sources, and an index. 
Introduction by Gordon A. Craig. The story of George Bingham (later Lord Lucan) and his brother-in-law James Brudenell (later Lord Cardigan) who were incompetent commanders for the British in the Crimean War. 
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