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1 PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - HALIFAX III & VII. FOUR HERCULES VI OR XVI ENGINES. (PILOT'S & FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES HALIFAX III).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good- 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, October 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Halifax III), drawing (Locking of Flying Controls), 4 fold-outs (8 figures - Instrument panel / General view of cabin / Flight engineer's panel /Cockpit - port side / Fuel system diagram / Hydraulic system diagram / Mark VII Simplified Fuel System Diagram / Mark VII Flight Engineer's Panel). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls and Equipment; Handling Instructions; Operating Data; Emergencies; Additional Data for Flight Engineer; Location of Controls and Illustrations. Interior - small slight curl to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight browning to edges on covers and spine, light edge wrinkling and three tiny edge tears on covers, small piece missing at top corner of rear cover and a little less at top of rear hinge, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS, 1866-1980.  FIFTH EDITION, REVISED., Barnes, Duncan; Watrous, George R.; Rikhoff, James C.; Hall, Thomas H. and Kuhlhoff, Pete.
2 Barnes, Duncan; Watrous, George R.; Rikhoff, James C.; Hall, Thomas H. and Kuhlhoff, Pete. THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS, 1866-1980. FIFTH EDITION, REVISED.
Winchester Press, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1980, 5th edition, revised. 
237 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (simulated leather spine with gold lettering, gold stamp on front board) in slipcase. ISBN 0876913249 B&w photographs. Birthday gift inscription at top of front pastedown, minor wrinkling at bottom of spi ne. Slipcase has two thirds of one side panel with light color fading, a few scattered very tiny paints specks on top and one side panel . Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
3 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Near Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D) contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. contents of box are in fine condition. Box has a few tiny dents on the lid, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
4 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D), still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Drury, Ian. Series Editor, Lee Johnson. GERMAN STORMTROOPER 1914-1918. OSPREY WARRIOR SERIES 12.
London Osprey 1995 1855323729 / 9781855323728 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Gerry Embleton. 
64 pp, 9 3/4 " H. B&w photographs, 12 pages of colour illustrations, uniform studies. Contents: Historical Background; Creating an Elite; Uniforms; Weapons; Recruitment; Training; Organisation; Fighting Spirit; Logistics; Medical Services; Combat Tactics; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small ink name stamp on inside of front cover, faint rub line on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top corner of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CHOOSING., Iyengar, Sheena.
6 Iyengar, Sheena. THE ART OF CHOOSING.
New York Twelve 2010 0446504106 / 9780446504102 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
329 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Life is full of choices. How do we make them? Choice is a powerful tool to define ourselves and mold our lives - but what do we know about the wants, motivations, biases, and influences that aid or hinder our endeavors? Columbia University professor Sheena Iyengar, a leading expert on choice, sets herself the Herculean task of helping us become better choosers. She asks fascinating questions: Is the desire for choice innate or created by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Ultimately, she offers unexpected and profound answers, drawn from her award-winning discipline-spanning research. Here you'll learn about the complex relationship between choice and freedom, and why one doesn't always go with the other. You'll see that too much choice can overwhelm us, leading to unpleasant experiences, from 'TiVo guilt' over unwatched TV programs to confusion over health insurance plans. Perhaps most important, you'll discover how our choices - both mundane and momentous - are shaped by many different forces, visible and invisible. This remarkable book illuminates the joys and challenges of choosing, showing us how we build our lives, one choice at a time." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 15 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: US Infantry BAR Team: Modelling a WWI Browning Automatic Rifle team; Karabiners 1815: Dutch-Belgian heavy cavalry at Waterloo; The Devil's Breath: Modelling a WWII US Marine flame thrower; Cast It!: Concluding our feature on making moulds and casting at home; Kamikaze!: Building a large 1:12 scale Japanese Ohka suicide aircraft and pilot; Reconnoitre This One!: Building Accurate Armour's Morris Reconnaissance car kit; Victoria's Glory: Re-enacting Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; Sherman Calliope: Building and correcting the Italeri kit; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Keeble, K. Corey and Kucer, David. FROM THE KINGDOM OF LILLIPUT: THE MINIATURE FIREARMS OF DAVID KUCER and THE MAKING OF A MINIATURE.
Museum Restoration Service, (Alexandria Bay, N.Y., 1993). 
64 pp, oblong 16mo (6" H x 8 7/8" D), hard cover with pictorial cover - no dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). In the first section of this book, Corey Keeble looks at the exquisite minatures of Colts, Smith & Wessons, Remingtons, Mausers, Lugers, etc. crafted by David Kucer and in the second section David himself talks about how he came to produce these gems and how he crafts them. Clean and bright. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
9 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Marchington, James. HANDGUNS & SUB-MACHINE GUNS: SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS & REVOLVERS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1857531639 B&w photographs. "Modern warfare is becoming increasingly sophisticated and remote, but there is still a place for short-range personal weapons such as the semi-automatic pistol, revolver and sub-machine gun, whether as a last-ditch defensive weapon or, in special situations such as hostage rescue operations, for offence. (This book) provides an invaluable reference guide to the range of these weapons available to t he modern soldier, as well as some of the older designs that may still be encountered in far-flung trouble spots or in the hands of terrorist groups." Minor bump at top/bottom of spine two very small stains at bottom edge of front board, tin y b u m p at corners. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small stain at inside bottom edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Morgan, Howard K. AIRCRAFT RADIO AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
New York Pitman 1941 Second Edition Hard Cover Good 
374 pp, 9 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, blind stamped lettering/border on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, figures, schematics (many fold-out). Chapter headings: Hydraulic Analogies; Power Conversion; Condensers and Coils; Accessory Equipment; Tubes and Amplifiers; Transmitter Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Transmitters; Receiver Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Receivers; Radio Waves and Static; Direction Finding; Ultra High Frequency Equipment; Inspection and Maintenance; Use of Questions; Bibliography; Index. Slight bumping to three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to text block edges, tiny surface paper loss a top of page 330 and on adjacent schematic, a few pages with a tiny piece missing at top corner, some soft wrinkling to top margin of pages, small scuff on fore-edge of text block, light liquid staining on rear board, light rubbing at top part of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH.  PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS 24 AND 24-A., N/A
12 N/A WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH. PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS 24 AND 24-A.
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, North Tonawanda, 1938. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w drawings, diagrams. Parts catalog for two Wurlitzer models. Includes drawings of parts and diagrams of sound systems and microphone & speaker installation. Interior - moderate browning, pages 28 & 29 are reversed, some pages with water mark at top corner, two pages with small ink notation. Exterior - rubbing and soiling on rear cover, edges of text block are browned. Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH.  PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS 41 AND 71., N/A
13 N/A WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH. PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS 41 AND 71.
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, North Tonawanda, n.d. 
36 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w drawings, diagrams. Parts catalog for two table top Wurlitzers. Includes drawings of parts and diagrams of sound systems. Interior - very light browning to pages. Exterior - two small holes punch ed throught book for file holder, light rubbing and soiling on covers, faint water mark and two soiling marks on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH.  PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS P-500, G-500, P-500-A, G-500-A, 600 AND 600-A., N/A
14 N/A WURLITZER AUTOMATIC PHONOGRAPH. PARTS CATALOG FOR MODELS P-500, G-500, P-500-A, G-500-A, 600 AND 600-A.
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, North Tonawanda, 1938. 
104 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w drawings, diagrams. Parts catalog for six Wurlitzer models. Includes drawings of parts and diagrams of sound systems and microphone & speaker installation. Interior - clean and tight with no prev ious ownership marks. Exterior - small area of ink notation and two small foxing marks on front cover, small soiling marks and two tiny dints on rear cover, one small corner crease, two small holes punched through book for file holder, browni n g a n d soiling on edges of text block. Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
RESTORING MUSICAL BOXES., Orde-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.
15 Orde-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. RESTORING MUSICAL BOXES.
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
 
 
EJECT!:  THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF U.S. AIRCRAFT ESCAPE SYSTEMS., Tuttle, Jim.
16 Tuttle, Jim. EJECT!: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF U.S. AIRCRAFT ESCAPE SYSTEMS.
MBI, (St. Paul, MN, 2002), Ist edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photos and drawings. "...a fascinating account of the evolution of U.S. escape systems...(including) firsthand accounts of real-life ejections experienced by pilots..." Contents: Introduction; Parachutes; Basic Ejection Seats; Early U.S. Manual Ejection Seats; Unusual Escape Methods; Automatic Ejection Seats; Ingenuity and Valour - The Perfect Ejection; Downward Ejection Seats; Multi-Mode Escape Systems; Jettisonable Noses; Semi-Ejection Seats; Special Aircraft Ejection Seats; Supersonic Fighter Challenges; Encapsulated Ejection Seats; Crew Escape Modules; Ejection Seats by Manufacturer; The Future - Save the Entire Aircraft?; Glossary; Bibliography. Very light edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
17 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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