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London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1940 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - 
612 pp + advertisements, 7 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, diagrams (some fold-out). Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver's Tools and Vehicle Equipment; The Petrol-Engine; The Fuel-Supply System; The Compression-Ignition System; Electrical Ignition Systems; Engine-Cooling Systems; Low-Tension Electrical Components; The Transmission; The Steering; The Brakes; Wheels, Tyres and Tubes; Spring-Suspension and Mounting of Chassis-Assemblies and Body; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block, tiny stain at bottom of rear endpapers, a few tiny scuffs on spine, previous owner's name on front pastedown. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Chart Music, Chicago, 1939. 
14 pp, + 14 pp insert (piano accompaniment), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contains: Ave Maria (Schubert); Chant Sans Paroles (Tschaikowsky); Cradle Song (Brahms); Drinking Song (Verdi); I Dream of Jeanie (Foster); La Donnae Mobile (Verdi); Serenade (Titl); Two Guitars (Russian Gypsy Song), plus 8 other pieces. Both parts have very light browning, light soiling to covers - a little more on clarinet section. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
80 pp + 91 pp (two sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Elementary Aerodynamics Contents: Aerodynamic Laws and Theories; Physical Principles; Effects of Air Flow; Air Flow Against Flat Plate; Wind Tunnel; Action of Air-Stream and Airfoils; Airfoil Characteristics; Influence of Airfoil Dimensions; Arrangement of Airfoils; Variable Lift Devices; Parasite Drag. Theory of Flight Contents: Equilibrium and Balance; Fundamentals of Equilibrium; Stability and Control; Types of Stability; Lateral Stability Standards; Directional Stability Standards; Control Standards; Propeller; Introduction; Propeller Theory; Propeller Effects; Airplane Performance at Sea Level; Airplane Performance at Altitutdes. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
4 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE AIR MARINER: A FLYING BOAT GUIDE., Bennett, D.C.T.  (Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, Later Air Vice Marshal Bennett.)
5 Bennett, D.C.T. (Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, Later Air Vice Marshal Bennett.) THE AIR MARINER: A FLYING BOAT GUIDE.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1943 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 7 1/2" H. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 30 b&w illustrations plus 4 tables (Table IV. International Code of Signals is in colour) - collated. Contents: Flying Boats - Types and Definitions; Marine Equipment and Moorings; Water Handling and Towing; Flying and Characteristics of flying Boats; Anchors and Anchoring; Miscellaneous. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, sone slight bumping at bottom edge of boards, small bump at top corner of boards, minor edge wear, minor soiling and a tiny raised area on rear board. 
Price: 95.00 USD
SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS., Brander, Michael.  Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor.
6 Brander, Michael. Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor. SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS.
Seely Service, London, 1975, first edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854221050 Music notation, maps. "....(selects) a number of the better-known (Scottish ballads) and place(s) them in their historical setting. Each ballad is introduced by an account of the events which led to its composition and accompanied by a map of the battle where appropriate. There then follows the words of the ballad and the tune or tunes to which it is sung, arranged by Jimmie Macgregor. To aid the unenlightened Sasse nach, those words which are only used north of the border have been translated. It is hoped that in this way the ballads themselves may become more meaningful to more people and that those who live or travel in Scotland will find the book o f u s e w h en visiting the battlefields which gave birth to so many of the ballads." Note: music notation is not provided for all ballads. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, one minor corner bump. light wrinkling at bottom of s p in e, mi no r s oi li ng on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
7 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
London Hilger & Watts 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
82 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, diagrams. "(Provides) an insight into the use of data-handling equipment. Development in the field of data handling is rapid and I have as far as possible chosen instruments and systems that are either in production or have been made in prototype form, but even they are likely to change in detail as techniques and improvements suggest themselves with use and experience. I have therefore given only enough detail to provide a basic understanding of the construction and use of the units and systems. Furthermore, I have limited the scope of this book to shaft-driven digital devices with which I have had most experience. There are of course many other basically similar developments, particularly in the U.S.A., and there are a variety of purely electronic analogue-to-digital converters. To describe these would be an enormous task and would probably be confusing to anyone attempting to grasp the principals of digital instrumentation for the first time." From the Preface. Contents: Incremental Scales; Digital Counting Devices; Direct Reading from Coded Scales; Ancillary Equipment; System Arrangements and Applications; Bibliography; Index. Slight yellowing of pastedowns near hinge, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips and one very small tear archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, rubbing/scuffing on spine - the word "Data" is partially erased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Bloomsbury, London, 1993. 
139 pp, 7 1/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854713078 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "An attractive, colour illustrated pocket guide to around one hundred of the most well-known British locomotives. The book details the R ailway of origin, date of introduction, designer, purpose, engine specification, wheel arrangements, number built and gives a potted history of each one. Also included is a helpful glossary of railway terminology." Previous owner's small s t a m p o n front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edgwe wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
10 Mascaro, Jerry, arranged by. POPULAR GOLD LINE TRUMPET.
Columbia Picture Publications, Hialeah, Florida, 1978. 
36 pp, 4to (approx. 12" H), stapled in wraps. "One or more trumpets." Contains: You Light Up My Life; Main Title (Star Wars); Baby What a Big Surprise; Cantina Band; The Greatest Love of All; Serpentine Fire; It Was Almost Like a Song; She's Not There; Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours); Easy. Interior - tiny crease to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, light browning/scuffing, light wrinkling to spine are a, old price label on rear cover. A sound, tight copy. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE AVRO LANCASTER., Mason, Francis K.
11 Mason, Francis K. THE AVRO LANCASTER.
Aston, (Bourne End, Bucks, 1989). 
437 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos (some aerial), maps, reproductions, fold-out color cutaway. "...the most extensive chronicle of a British bomber ever undertaken - of more than half a million words - describes how the Lancaster came into being and how it fulfilled the faith placed in it by those who planned it. From the consuming belief, espoused by Trenchard between the Wars, that the heavy bomber was the raison d'etre of the R oyal Air Force, to the realisation that Britain, faced in 1936 with the likelihood of war with Germany, was still without an aircraft that could hit the enemy capital with worthwhile bombs. Thus was developed the famous trio of true heavy bombers, the Stirling, Halifax and Lancaster. And by the end of that war, the Lancaster equipped 60 out of Bomber Command's 80 heavy bomber squadrons; more than 1,3000 out of 1,850 British heavy bombers were Lancasters...the Author has made reference to all the outstanding raids undertaken in an extraordinary compendium of individual 'histories' of every Lancaster built (over 7,000 of them), and mention is made of several thousand individual crew members - separately indexed for ease of reference. Th e book contains hundreds of photographs (many from previously untapped sources) as well as maps and diagrams, and a separate Chapter - including cutaway and general arrangements drawings, executed by the Author in colour-describesthe Lancaster in considerable detail." Contents: Towards a Strategic Bombing Force; The Reluctant Transition: Farewell to Biplanes; Heavyweights - With Two Engines; Odds Too Great; The Lancaster is Born; The First Lancaster Squadrons; The Coming of the Pathfinders; No Corner of the Reich; Special People for a Special Job; The Battle of the Ruhr; The Battle of Hamburg; The Battle of Berlin; Nuremburg and Overlord; More Special Operations; In Support of the Armies; The Last Six Months; The Transition from War ; Lancasters in the Laboratory; In Other Air Forces; They Also Served; The Lancaster Described; Appendices - Deployment of Manchester and Lancaster Units; Awards of the Victoria Cross and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Lancaster and Manchester Production, Allocation and Service; Lancasters with High Raid Tallies; Glossary; Bibliography. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light browning to top/bottom edges of flaps. NF/VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1957.  VOL. XXXV.  NO. 143., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.)
12 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1957. VOL. XXXV. NO. 143.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1957. 
Paging runs 95 - 142, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Officers of the 38th South Staffordshire Regiment, 1853; The Indian Mutiny Journal of Private Charles Wickins of the 9 0th Light Infantry; Early British Regulation Revolvers; Some More Artillery Badges; Two Miniatures of Eighteenth-Century Indian Officers; Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Yeomanry Cavalry. / Notes: Colours of the Royal African Colonial R e g i m e n t ; The Last Indian Mutiny Survivors at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; etc. Question; Replies (Regimental Belts; Postal Arrangements for the Army in Napoleonic Days; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 32 September, 1957 laid in. Interior - mi no r br ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light to moderate edge wrinkling, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
London George Allen & Unwin 1980 0047890061 / 9780047890062 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
186 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "(A) complete handbook on the techniques of musical box conservation. It is written by a world authority on automatic musical instruments who has had more than a quarter of a century's practical workshop experience and will serve as a clear and comprehensive introduction for the novice and an invaluable reference book for the experienced or expert restorer. Step by step the author (goes) through all the stages of repair and restoration from simple processes such as cleaning and adjustment to involved, complex and delicate tasks such as replacing broken teeth in musical combs and repinning cylinders. (He) also advises, where relevant, on the use of modern materials and preparations which may on occasion be necessary in this type of work. A section of repairing musical box cases offers advice on all aspects of restoration, from curing woodworm to the right way to remove the veneer from a veneered panel. The book concludes with a useful glossary of musical box components, including their English, French and German equivalents." Very minor toning to edges of text block, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
THE ROYAL MEWS., Stewart-Wilson, Mary.  Photographs by David Cripps.  Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
14 Stewart-Wilson, Mary. Photographs by David Cripps. Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. THE ROYAL MEWS.
Bodley Head, London, 1991. 
192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 11/16" H x 10 5/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370313453 Profusely illustrated in colour. "The Royal Mews behind Buckingham Palace is the department of the Royal Household responsible for the horse-drawn and motor travel arrangements of Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. Its buildings form a hidden village of stables, workshops, homes, offices and garages, and the Mews community, despite modernisation, flourishes on customs and traditions that have been handed down over nine reigns. The Queen's regular use of horses and carriages has provided essential patronage for the skills of the craftsmen who also work there and are involved in their upkeep. The international media co v e r a g e t hat is given to many domestic and ceremonial occasions throughout the Royal year means that Her Majesty's carriages and cars are very much in the public eye. But whether seen on the streets, the television screen or the printed page, t he re i s li t tl e time for the spectator to absorb the wealth of historic detail that is on view in any royal procession. In their new book, Mary Stewart-Wilson and David Cripps present an unrivalled account of the carriages, horses, harness, li ver y a nd ca rs of th e Royal Mews. What they have done is to stop the procession to allow a closer look at two and a half centuries of regal splendour and service to the Crown." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 25.00 USD
15 Yolen, Jane. Musical arrangements by Adam Semple. JANE YOLEN'S MOTHER GOOSE SONGBOOK. (SONG BOOK)
Honesdale, Pennsylvania Caroline House / Boyds Mills Press 1992 1878093525 / 9781878093523 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Rosekrans Hoffman. 
96 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Colour illustrations and musical notation. Contains: This Little Pig; Bobby Shafto; Polly, Put the Kettle On; Aiken Drum; Froggie Went A-Courting; The Farmer's in the Dell; Fiddle-De-De; Goosey, Goosey, Gander; Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush; Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Humpty Dumpty; I Love Little Pussy; Lady Bird, Lady Bird; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Georgy Porgy; Little Bo-Peep; Jack and Jill; Lavender's Blue; Lazy Mary; Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!; Little Boy Blue; Little Jack Horner; The Muffin Man; Little Tommy Tucker; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Ring Around a Rosy; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There Was a Crooked Man; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Michael Finnigan; The North Wind Doth Blow; Oats, Peas, Beans; Old King Cole; Seesaw, Marjorie Daw; My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane; Oranges and Lemons; Pease Porridge Hot; Three Blind Mice; There Was a Man and He Was Mad; There Was an Old Woman; Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son; This Old Man; Who Killed Cock Robin?; Three Little Kittens; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A few small and tiny edge bumps to boards and corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrtinkling, small bump at top of front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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