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1 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
2 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEAST., Benchley, Peter.
3 Benchley, Peter. BEAST.
New York Random House 1991 0679403558 / 9780679403555 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. Inscribed on half title page: "to Soo / from / Peter Benchley". By the author of "Jaws". "A sailboat founders in the waters off Bermunda, leaving a young couple stranded in a life raft. They reassure each other: There's nothing to worry about, the weather's fine, their emergency beacon is sending out a continuous distress signal. And yet, they are afraid. And they should be. For beneath their raft, something is moving. Something incredible. And savage. And huge. - In 'Beast', Peter Benchley combines masterful storytelling with his immense knowledge of the sea to create an electrifying novel." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, three very very small corner bumps, light toning to top/bottom edges of boards, rear board is bound slightly higher than front board relative to text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very faint impression of a previous 'signed by author' label on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Caidin, Martin S. NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL? A CASEBOOK OF TRUE, UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
5 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
6 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
7 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Minor fraying at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling, tiny light mark on rear flap, very faint sticker mark at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUE 'INTREPID': SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON AND THE UNKNOWN AGENTS., Macdonald, Bill.
8 Macdonald, Bill. THE TRUE 'INTREPID': SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON AND THE UNKNOWN AGENTS.
Timberholme, Surrey, British Columbia, 1998, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1894254015 B&w illustrations. "The true story of Winnipeg born William Stephenson (known as 'Intrepid'), his career, and the secret World War II espionage organization, British Securit y Coordination, which he established in the heart of New York City. Stephenson staffed BSC with hundreds of Canadians recruited from across the country. Bill Macdonald documents Stephenson's clouded early life and unravels layers of misinformati o n from previous books and secret papers to reveal the astonishing details of the man who said: 'Nothing deceives like a document'. - Included in this volume are many interviews with former members of BSC: secretaries, cipher clerks, covert operat iv es and with former BSC agent, British author, Roald Dahl. Of special historic significance are the revelations of the Allies' communications genius, the late Benjamin de Forest Bayly, who had previously never discussed his war work. His electr oni c w izardry helped guard the Allies' top secrets, and win the Battle of the Atlantic. (This book) weaves its way through deception, treachery, war, espionage and a search for the 'real' James Bond." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very lig ht w rinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature along with small blanked-out notation on title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 McCall, Fiona and Howard, Paul. ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: FAMILY CRUISING AROUND THE ATLANTIC & STILL IN THE SAME BOAT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771054378 / 9780771054372 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 339 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volumes, both first editions. Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. "Every sailor's dream cruise: how a Canadian family (including Peter, 4, and Penny, 6) built a boat in their backyard and sailed it to Africa, South America and Panama on their way around the world." "Still in the Same Boat" published 1990 (ISBN 0771054408) continues the adventure "From Panama across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and home to Canada." "All in the Same Boat" has three tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top of front hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. "Still in the Same Boat" has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and one tiny corner bump. Dust jackat has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light rubbing, light 2" scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE U-BOAT HUNTERS:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES., Milner, Marc.
11 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top rear edge, very minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA., Pomeroy, Colin A.
12 Pomeroy, Colin A. THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA.
Colin Pomeroy, Dorchester, 2000, first edition. 
254 pp, 9 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969833245 "The first seaplane came to Bermuda in 1919; the passenger flying boat service to and from the USA commenced in 1937; the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy operated flying b oats and seaplanes to, from and at the Colony throughout the years of World War II; the last commercial flying boat service departed for the USA in 1948; the US Navy continued to operate flying boats here, as part of NATO's Cold War effort, unti l 1 9 64; and light seaplane flying continued until the late 1980s. This unique history of Bermuda's flying boat heritage covers all these topics, and a whole host more, in great detail - including information on Transatlantic ferry flights and an ti - su bm arine patrols, the loss of the RMA Cavalier, Bermudian and destination airports, the aircraft involved, what can still be seen today and lists museums which have exhibits associated with this fascinating topic. Liberally illustrated with a ho st of photographs and diagrams, most never before published, and complemented by a series of detailed annexes, it is a book not to be missed by those who love these beaufiful islands, nor by those who seek definitive memories of this major and wi de- ran gin g chapter in Bermuda's remarkable history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WHO SANK SURCOUF?  THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY., Rusbridger, James.
13 Rusbridger, James. WHO SANK SURCOUF? THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY.
Century, London, 1991. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712639756 B&w illustrations. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, the French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bou nd for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anyth i n g r e m otely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by the Royal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny i n ju ri es . A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost im med iat el y r epo rts circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the ships in the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer warned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service, he was accused of cow ardi ce a nd repl aced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with the singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. Aft er ta kin g par t in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the A dmiral ty tha t (her ) cr ew wer e unr elia ble, and that they were openly talking about mutinying and defecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' b ecame o ne of t he most cont roversi al aff airs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or American navy." Light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a t bottom of spin e. Dust jacke t has mi nor edg e wri nkling at op/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
H.M.C.S. HAIDA...A BRIEF HISTORY., Russell, E.C.
14 Russell, E.C. H.M.C.S. HAIDA...A BRIEF HISTORY.
(c1963.) 
56 pp, 8 13/16" H, stapled in wraps. B&w photographs. A short history of the RCN Tribal Class Destroyer, H.M.C.S. Haida, through the Second World War, the Korean War and up her retirement in 1963. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers/spine, light edge wear on spine, soft crease on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Young, George. (Inscribed by author.) THE SHORT TRIANGLE. A STORY OF THE SEA AND MEN WHO GO DOWN TO IT IN SHIPS.
Queensland, Nova Scotia Self-published 1991 0920454011 / 9780920454015 8th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
79 pp, 8 15/16" H. In dust wrapper which repeats design on front cover. Inscribed on page 5: "For ____ and ________; With the Warmest Wishes of the Author, George Young of Queensland N.S. Christmas, 2001." B&w photographs, drawing. "The Short Triangle was an area bounded by drawing a line from Cape Race Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras then, to Bermuda and, back to Cape Race. Many a fierce engagement took place in these waters and this then, is the story of one. Sometimes, convoys moved on their errands unmolested for several weeks at a time but, when the submarines of the enemy pounced, they usually did so with a vengeance. This narrative is based upon events that actually took place. The ships names are of those who were there. The author was there also." A fictionalized version of events that took place in the summer of 1942 off the coasts of New England and Nova Scotia. Interior - minor rust on staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top of spine. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT.  BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM., Zarn, George.
16 Zarn, George. PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT. BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM.
Privately published, High River, Alberta, 1979. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Sepiatone photographs. "(Canadian) Prairie boys on the lower decks played a big part in the '39-'45 North Atlantic War. It was the greatest experience of their lives....being hollered at by big b urly instructors, having to learn which is their left and which is their right foot, how to sling a hammock and how to get in one without upsetting it. They saw for the first time those vast bodies of water, cruisers, corvettes, mine-sweepers, b a t t lships, etc., and learned how to get up on deck, to lean over the rail when they felt a meal coming up, also how to dress to stand the cold and wet of a four-hour watch at sea. 'Praire Boys Afloat' tells all and George Zarn captures us agai n as h e gives us a peek at the navy with their pants down." Minor rubbing on spine, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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