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GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES., Bauer, Dan.
1 Bauer, Dan. GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES.
Motorbooks. Osceola, WI, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 10 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879385855 "(A) unique collection of biographies of twelve of the greatest and most interesting American fighter pilots of World War II. With the exception of Tom McGuire and Butch O'Hare - who were killed in a ction - these biographies (of John Alison, Charles MacDonald, Joe Foss, Tex Hill, Marion Carl, Jim Howard, Tom Blackburn, Jim Goodson, Perry Dahl, and Jerry Collinsworth) are based on extensive interviews with the aces and told largely in their w o r d s. Their recollections are vivid and their stories are fresh because these are the first detailed biographies of most of the aces. The interviews are illustrated with more than 140 photographs, many from the aces' personal collections, sho wi ng t he mselves during the war, their squadron mates, their aircraft, and the nose art and markings that made them stand out." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHERE THE HELL ARE THE GUNS?  A SOLDIER'S EYE VIEW OF THE ANXIOUS YEARS, 1939-44., Blackburn, George G.
2 Blackburn, George G. WHERE THE HELL ARE THE GUNS? A SOLDIER'S EYE VIEW OF THE ANXIOUS YEARS, 1939-44.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771015046 / 9780771015045 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
439 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map end papers, B&w photographs. "(T)races the evolution of Canada's 4th Field Regiment from a motley assortment of ill-equipped recruits to the cream of the Allied artillery, more than ready to distinguish itself in the maelstrom of the battle for Normandy." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
3 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AEROPLANES 1914-18., Bruce, J.M.
4 Bruce, J.M. BRITISH AEROPLANES 1914-18.
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, (1969), 2nd impression. 
742 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover (teal blue boards with gold lettering and decoration of spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings and specification tables. "This book attempts to record the British aeroplanes that flew or were designed during the war years. It therefore includes notes on several types which were designed before the war and others which did not fly until after the Armistice...Aircraft types are listed in chronological sequence (as far as that can be determined) under each manufacturer's name. The only exceptions to this arrangement are the designs of the Royal Aircraft Factory: the main classes are arranged alphabetically, and the sub-types are arranged numerically in each class..." Indexed by: Aeroplanes; Engines; Manufacturers (Part I - Aircraft Manufacturers, Part II - Engine Manufacturers). Gift inscription and previous owners info. on front free endpaper, minor soiling on rear endpapers. Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at top of spine, boards are rubbed/faintly scratched and have a few small areas of discoloration/soiling. VG- 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
5 Garrison, Webb. FRIENDLY FIRE IN THE CIVIL WAR; MORE THAN 100 TRUE STORIES OF COMRADE KILLING COMRADE.
Rutledge Hill, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999. 
229 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1558537368 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "On May 2, 1863, Stonewall Jackson was on the verge of the greatest victory of his career. Shortly before 10 p.m. he rode through the woods near Chancel lorsville, Virginia, to find where the Federals had established their line. As he returned, his own men, in the noise and confusion, opened fire, wounding Jackson several times. One of the Civil War's first heroes died eight days later. St o n e w a l l Jackson's death is but one example of Confederate killing Confederte or Yankee killing Yankee. No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. (The author) has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of f ri en dl y fi re in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LONDON MIDLAND STEAM ON THE EX-L & Y., Greenwood, R.S.  Photographs by W.H. Ashcroft, J.G. Blears, A.J. Cocker, J.A. Cox, D. Greenwood, R.S. Greenwood, Barry Hilton, Brian Hilton, I.G. Holt, P. Hutchinson, G.W. Morrison, K. Roberts, Eric Treacy.
6 Greenwood, R.S. Photographs by W.H. Ashcroft, J.G. Blears, A.J. Cocker, J.A. Cox, D. Greenwood, R.S. Greenwood, Barry Hilton, Brian Hilton, I.G. Holt, P. Hutchinson, G.W. Morrison, K. Roberts, Eric Treacy. LONDON MIDLAND STEAM ON THE EX-L & Y.
D. Bradford Barton, Truro, Cornwall, 1975. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 08511532314 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway spread itself for some 600 miles across the two counties of the Red and White Rose. Much of this w ay it ran through industrial areas where the typical backdrop was angular cotton mills, stone quarries and colliery spoilheaps, although in the Pennines hill scenery alternates with industrial towns....The book is broadly divided into the f o l l o w i n g subjects: Main line services; Yorkshire locals; Manchester and the Residentials; Liverpool; Horwich; Freight power; L & Y locomotives; Pugs; Todmorden; Summit Tunnel; the Oldham branch; Rochdale; Bury; Bolton; Southport; Blackburn; Ac cr in gt on ; th e S cotswood - Red Bank ECS; and excursions." Previous owner's small stamp small business label on front pastedown, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped , h as min or edg e wea r, l ight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and two small bumps at top edge of rear panel, minor browning at edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Hankinson, Alan. FIRST BULL RUN 1861: THE SOUTH'S FIRST VICTORY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 10.
(Osprey, London, 1991), 1st. edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1855321335 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "A Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening en gagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief gui d e to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bo tt o m of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FLYING SAILOR., Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral.  Translated from the French by James Cleugh.
8 Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral. Translated from the French by James Cleugh. THE FLYING SAILOR.
London Hurst and Blackett 1954 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
276 pp, 8 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs. The author's reminiscences of the Second World War and "those young men of the Royal Air Force who served with me in the skies of France and England and went smiling into battle." Book is slightly cocked, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corners of boards, scattered tiny areas odf faint scuffing on boards, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:  THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959., Miller, Orlo.
9 Miller, Orlo. A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO: THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
289 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates. "(T)he story of Southwestern Ontario as reflected in the columns of 'The London Free Press' for the last hundred years. By its very nature a newspaper is a diary of the times, a mirror held to the contemporary scene in its various aspects - local, national and international. Orlo Miller, a former staff member of (the paper), having spent several years in research, here presents a lively and readable account of what has taken place in the last ten decades. Here is no collection of dry statistical data but rather real, living, flesh-and-blood people taking part in historic incidents as reavealed in the yellowed columns. The growth of London from a struggling backwoods village to the metropolis of the smiling countryside of Western Ontario and the parallel expansion of 'The London Free Press' from a tiny weekly, struggling for survival, to one of Canada's leading daily newspapers form the twin themes from which Orlo Miller has skilfully spun a single story." Light wrinkling and light fading (1/4") at bottom of spine, very light fading to spine color. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing at top of spine, a few tiny and small edge chips, light rubbing/soiling, old tape at inside top/bottom edges, faint water stain at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES.  ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION.  48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE.  (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.), St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd.
10 St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd. BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES. ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION. 48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE. (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.)
Port Credit, Ontario St. Lawrence Starch Company Unbound Very Good 
48 cards (circa 1942) from the St. Lawrence Starch Company's WWII "Bee Hive Aeroplane Pictures" sales promotion, plus a flyer for "List No. 2" showing 42 planes and describing the rules for obtaining the cards, plus 1 shipping envelope, 7 cardboard dividers and 1 contemporary newspaper clipping. In the early 1940s, the St. Lawrence Starch Company temporarily suspended its enormously popular Hockey Photo promotion, introducing this series in its place. As with the hockey cards, the keen collector had to send in one Bee Hive Syrup label or two starch product labels for each picture - this collection represents a lot of syrup tins! The cards are made up of a matte card backing (47 orange and 1 red, approx. 7 11/16" wide by 5 3/8" high) with a b&w photograph (approx. 6 11/16" wide by 4 1/2" high) glued by its top edge. The orange cards have the plane's name beneath the photograph and further description underneath, while the red card has the name/description on the verso of the photograph. The full 42 cards on the enclosed List are present, although some are possibly from later printings as there were corrections as the series developed. The full list of cards (as per the captions) is: 1. Vickers-Armstrong Supermarine "Spitfire"; 2. Hawker "Hurricane"; 3. Boulton Paul "Defiant"; 4. Bell "Airacobra"; 5. Fairey; 6. Lockheed "Hudson"; 7. Bristol "Blenheim"; 8. Vickers-Armstrong "Wellington"; 9. Blackburn "Skua"; 10. Fairey "Swordfish" (with Wheels or Floats); 11. Boeing 4 Engine "Flying Fortress" B.17C.; 12. Short "Sunderland"; 13. Curtiss SBC-4 "Helldiver"; 14. Armstrong Whitworth "Whitley"; 15. Boeing Super "Flying Fortress"; 16. Lockheed P-38 "Lightning"; 17. Martin "Maryland"; 18. Consolidated B-24 "Liberator"; 19. Consolidated Model 29 - 4 Engine Patrol Bomber; 20. Consolidated Model 28 PBY "Catalina"; 21. Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk"; 22. Grumman "Sky-Rocket"; 23. Martin B-26 "Flying Torpedo"; 24. "Harvard" Advanced Trainer No. 2.; 25. "Hurricane" Testing Its Guns; 26. Handley Page "Hampden"; 27. "Lysander"; 28. Bristol "Bombay"; 29. Bristol "Beaufort"; 30. Bristol "Beaufighter"; 31. Republic 2 P.A. "Guardsman"; 32. Vought-Sikorsky XOS2U-1; 33. Republic P-47 "Thunderbolt"; 34. North American N.A. 73 "Mustang"; 35. Martin 187 "Baltimore"; 36. Fairey "Albacore"; 37. Vultee "Vanguard"; 38. Douglas "Havoc"; 39. Douglas A20A "Boston" 3; 40. Douglas D.B.-18 "Digby"; 41. Grumman "Martlet"; 42. Vought-Sikorsky XF4U1. Additional cards: Fairey - 2 Place Bomber and Fighter (red backing); Short "Stirling (2 copies / orange backing); Handley Page "Hallifax" (orange backing); and duplicates of the Bell "Airacobra" and Bristol "Beaufort" (orange backing). The cards are generally in very good condition with the occasional faint crease and some wrinkling from the affixing glue. The glue wrinkling is more pronounced on a few cards, notably numbers 18, 26 & 27. Cards 8, 26, 27 & 32 each have a crease to the bottom right corner of the backing and card 30 has a crease across the bottom right of the photograph. The flyer has been folded in half, has some black scuffing, a very small corner crease, and one tiny perforation. The mailing envelope (approx. 8 1/2" x 9 1/2") is in poor condition with tears, creases, and pieces missing including the metal fastener. It is dated Mar. 26 '42 and has the following typed across the top, indicating the pictures included in the order: "Lock.Blen.Well.Whitley.Light.Short.Stirl." The dividers are plain buff stock and the newspaper clipping about the Airacobra has been folded multiple times with small tears and browning. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
PALS: THE 11th (SERVICE) BATTALION (ACCRINGTON) EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT.  A HISTORY OF THE BATTALION RAISED FROM ACCRINGTON, BLACKBURN, BURNLEY & CHORLEY IN WORLD WAR ONE., Turner, William.  Additional research by Fergus Read.  Foreword by Martin Middlebrook.
11 Turner, William. Additional research by Fergus Read. Foreword by Martin Middlebrook. PALS: THE 11th (SERVICE) BATTALION (ACCRINGTON) EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT. A HISTORY OF THE BATTALION RAISED FROM ACCRINGTON, BLACKBURN, BURNLEY & CHORLEY IN WORLD WAR ONE.
Wharnecliffe, Barnsley, n.d. (c1988). 
256 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 095078920 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some with colour). Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Come back this afternoon; And we be brethren; Croeso i Gymru! Welcome to Wal es!; Some Battalion! Some Colonel; An eastern interlude; We captured Serre three times a day; God help the sinner; The Aftermath; Epilogue; Appendices (Personae; Correspondent's Reports; Report on Operations; Battle Report 12th Y. & L. July 1st; Pe l tzer Letter; Appreciation messages; Casualty lists; Hometowns of July 1st casualties; Total Battalion casualties 1916-1918); Nominal Roll; Decorations; Officers Monthly Army List; Name index; Photo postscript; Selected Bibliography; Acknowledgemen ts . Interior - previous owner's small notation, date and signature in ink on first page; heavy bump to top corner of text block; small bump to bottom corner of text block; small soft bump at fore-edge of pages. Exterior - top and bottom corner of co vers and fore-edge creased due to bumping, small scuff stain on fore-edge of text block, light rubbing, small soft wrinkles on covers, small bump at top of spine, very light edge wear. Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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