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WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
1 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkle. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
2 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MACCHI MC 205 VELTRO., Di Terlizzi, Maurizio.  Illustrated by Mauro Ferri.
3 Di Terlizzi, Maurizio. Illustrated by Mauro Ferri. MACCHI MC 205 VELTRO.
Rome IBN 1997 8886815557 / 9788886815550 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 9 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, profiles, scale and other drawings. ***Bilingual text - Italian/English*** Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Gentilli, Roberto & Gorena, Luigi. Illustrated by Don Greer. MACCHI C.202 IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. 41.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1980). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Contents: Introduction; Maachi Development; C.202 in Production; C.202 in Combat; In Africa; Over Malta; Russian Adventure; Fro m C.202 to C.205; The Defense of Italy; With the Allies; In the North; Final Developments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom corner of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902., Hackett, R.G., compiler.
5 Hackett, R.G., compiler. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902.
Privately published, London, 1994, one of 1200 copies. 
205 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0952003902 "(A) comprehensive guide to Boer War literature published up to 1920. The author, drawing on his extensive collection, and other sources, has produced an important reference embr acing general histories, regimental records, official publications, personal accounts and numerous other items, many privately printed. Over 200 reproductions of covers and title pages are present, many printed in colour. The volume will be o f c o n siderable value to collectors and dealers and to those generally interest in Victorian military history." A few areas of light to moderate wrinkling/creasing at top/bottom edges of panels, very light rubbing, several faint line indentation s o n re ar panel. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
BATTLESHIP: THE SINKING OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE REPULSE., Middlebrook, Martin and Mahoney, Patrick.
6 Middlebrook, Martin and Mahoney, Patrick. BATTLESHIP: THE SINKING OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE REPULSE.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1979, first American edition. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068416330 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(T)ells for the first time the full story of the 'Prince of Wales' and 'Repulse' disaster (December 10, 1941). Disposing convincingly of several accepted myths, the authors take full advantage of recently released secret World War II documents from British government archives and of the Japanese 'Official History', which gives a fascinating view of the Japanese side of this devastating battl e. Light browning to fore-edge of text block, pages 205 to 226 have either a tiny dint/tear/hole at top edge - page 223/4 has an open small tear, pages 209 to 254 have a tiny dint at bottom edge - some also have a tiny hole, very light wrink l i n g a t top/bottom edge of spine. dust jacket has light browning, crease on front flap, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of tiny holes on both flap-folds. Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MONIUSZKO., Prosnak, Jan.
7 Prosnak, Jan. MONIUSZKO.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Cracow, 1980. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 8322400012 Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions. Biography of the Polish composer, Stanislaw Moniuszko. Contents: Childhood and School Years (The Moniuszko Family - Ubiel - Schooling in Warsaw - The Minsk Gymnasium - Study in Berlin); Wilno (Home - Friends - The Wilno Opera - "Athenaeum" - The Home Song Books - The First Cantatas - St. Petersburg - The First Operas and Operettas - "Halka" - A Trip to the West ); Warsaw (A New Home - Among Warsaw Friends - Warsaw Musical Life - The Opera Director - "The Raftsman" - "The Countess" - "Verbum nobile" - "The Haunted Manor" - "Paria" - "Beata" - Music for Theatre - "The Ghosts" - Choral Works - "The C r i m e a n S o nnets" - Church Music - Paris Again - "Halka" in Bohemia and Russia - The Music Institute); Footnotes; Lists of More Important Compositions; List of Recordings; Sources of Illustrations; Index of Names. Bottom edges of page 205 to en d of b oo k h av e been roughly opened, 2" split at bottom of gitter between pages 214/215, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, small light soiling mark on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling - tin y are as of co lo red l aminate loss at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, hand writing indentations on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
8 Snider, C.H.J. IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AMAZONS AND MILITARY MAIDS:  WOMEN WHO DRESSED AS MEN IN THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS., Wheelwright, Julie.
9 Wheelwright, Julie. AMAZONS AND MILITARY MAIDS: WOMEN WHO DRESSED AS MEN IN THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS.
Pandora, London, 1990. 
205 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0044404948 B&w plates. "Drawing on memoirs, letters and diaries, this original and compelling work exposes the hidden history of women who chose to live, work and love as men. It reveals for the f irst time a long, popular tradition in Western culture, tracing these fascinating heroines from the height of their popularity in the 1700s to their re-emergence as a nations's pride and joy during the First World War...." Interior - faint c i g a r e t t e odor, light browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light sticker removal marks on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock, faint creases on spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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