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1 THE VICTORY, 1941-1945. LA VICTORIE.
Novosti Press Agency, n.p., 1975. 
124 pp, folio, hard cover (pictorial boards - no dust jacket). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photos and maps/battle plans, fold-outs at front and rear. A photographic record of Russia during The Great Patriotic War (World War II). Trilingual text - Russian/English/French. Contents: Introduction; Thwarting "Operation Typhoon"; The Sword of Stalingrad; 900 Heroic Days; Exploits on the Home Front Matching the Front-Line Heroism; The Collapse of "Operation Citad e l " ; A n E delweiss that Never Flowered; The Whole Nation Took to Arms; Liberation; The Final Assault; A Decisive Contribution; The Cost of the War. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, ligh t ru bb in g o n g lo ssy boards, areas of light browning on rear board, all corners and top of spine bumped. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
2 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT., Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel.
3 Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1952, Ist edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Results of 1952 Royal Tournament laid-in. B&w photos, reproductions. "Fifty-three Tournaments have passed since the first 'Grand Assault-at-Arms' at Islington for the benefit of the volunteers of London and any Regular troops stationed 'within convenient range'. In 1883 the declared object was simply the promotion of skill-at-arms, but gradually the charitable side asserted itself until both aspects were recognized as being of equal importance. Both objects have been successfully achieved. This story tells of those early days when the sword, lance and bayonet were the main weapons of the Queen's soldiers, and describes the means by which the Tournament encouraged their skilful use. It traces the gradual decline of these weapons from the appearance of the early Maxim and Gatling guns which were diplayed in mimic warfare in the presence of enthusiastic audiences at Islington. In addition to showing development in arms and warfare, the Tournament has year by year demonstrated the progress made in the art of training the Service man in his profession..." Small surface scuff on half-title page near gutter, light wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very small dent to top edge of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small chips and tears with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel. VG -/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
4 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY., Green, William.  Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett.
5 Green, William. Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett. THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY.
Frederick Warne, London, (1968), reprint. 
272 pp, 5 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and silhouettes. "The most compact reference source to the entire spectrum of today's military aircraft...illustrates the vast majority of the aeroplanes serving with the world's air forces and naval air arms, from attack bombers to assault transports; from strike fighters to support helicopters...comparison silhouette drawings are provided to enable differing versions of one basic aircraft design to be readily compared, and in addition to no fewer than 406 individual drawings and 140 photographs, the reader will find an enormous wealth of information, much of which has remained previously unpublished, concerning the production status of each aircraft type, quantities built of each version, the air arms by which it is used, its characteristics and its history." Interior - book slightly cracked at pages 208/9, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light water stain on half of spine, several very small chips and tears . VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Lloyd, Mark. SPECIAL FORCES: THE CHANGING FACE OF WARFARE.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...special purpose warfare is not a new phenomenon. Every historical era and each major armed force has had its elite units, its specialists - be they scouts, raiders or snipers. In this book the author explains the roots of special forces work by tracing the predecessors of today's SAS, Delta Force, Spetznaz and others back to the ages of the Greeks, Romans and even the Vikings, through the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War and British colonial actions to the more familiar ground of twentieth century action. It tells of the pioneers of this military art - including Hannibal, Saladin, Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate and Giap - before discussing the elite actions of World War Two and the days of the Cold War and Vietnam. It then details the current special purpose forces of the major nations before establishing the role of the modern specialist soldier and how he might adapt to the security and defence needs of the next century..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WARSHIPS 1860-1970.  A COLLECTION OF NAVAL LORE., Thornton, J.M.
7 Thornton, J.M. WARSHIPS 1860-1970. A COLLECTION OF NAVAL LORE.
Vancouver Douglas, David & Charles 1973 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- J.M. Thornton. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. "In this compendium, the development of the warship over nearly a century is highlighted in a fascinating series of informal line illustrations. From the end of the age of sail through to the present day, familiar and unfamiliar ships appear on these pages - dreadnoughts, monitors, submarines and carriers. Many curiosities are featured as subjects such as ships that might have been, deception at sea, merchantmen at arms, warships in 'retirement' and vessels that switched colors. For every historian and enthusiast, here is a delightful treasury of naval lore for reference and sheer enjoyment." Light cigarette odor, slight browning to free endpapers, light browning to top of text block, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light browning on inside, crease down front panel at flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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