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CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
4 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER:  ILLUSTRATED AFTER DRAWINGS BY W. RUSSELL FLINT., Chaucer, Geoffrey.
6 Chaucer, Geoffrey. THE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER: ILLUSTRATED AFTER DRAWINGS BY W. RUSSELL FLINT.
London Jonathan Cape / The Medici Society 1928 First Popular Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket W. Russell Flint. 
637 pp, 9 3/8" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 24 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present). Chaucer's collection of stories 'told' by a group of pilgrims on their way to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. This version retains the Middle English spellings/vocabulary. Frontispiece plate has a soft crease and some very soft wrinkling, very light browing to pages and endpapers, previous owner's book plate and 1929 Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, small area of loss of top edge gilt, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - mainly at corners and top of hinges, tiny bump to fore-edge of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, a few very small liquid marks on spine and one on rear board, light soiling. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
7 Cole, Herbert. HERALDRY AND FLORAL FORMS AS USED IN DECORATION.
Detroit Tower Books 1971 Reprint of the Dent/Dutton 1922 Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), black cloth with gold lettering & decoration on spine - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. Three pages with printing ink offset in bottom margin of page, very light edge wear, slight rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards, small light white stain and small scuff mark on spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
8 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 2.  MEDIEVAL BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN:  THE MIDDLE AGES.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale.
10 Ford, Boris, ed. Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 2. MEDIEVAL BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
290 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Middle Ages; Architecture; Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk; Literature and Drama; Festive Culture in Country and Town; The Visual Arts and Crafts; The City of York; Music; The Working Landscape; Further reading and artists' biographies; Index. Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
11 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HENRY YEVELE, c 1320 to 1400:  THE LIFE OF AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT., Harvey, John H.
12 Harvey, John H. HENRY YEVELE, c 1320 to 1400: THE LIFE OF AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT.
London B.T. Batsford 1946 Second Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 
86 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, floor plans, colour frontispiece. "Henry Yevele's life ranged roughly from 1320 to 1400, a period during which the architectural experiments of the previous century gradually became crystallised in the enduring national style which, for want of a better term, the textbooks call 'Perpendicular'. At the time of his apprenticeship, the new fashion had been devised, but not mastered, and many patrons of art must have been reluctant to find money for costly experiements, so long as the final effect was in doubt. Only the appearance of Perpendicular masterpieces would be convincing; and for the making of masterpieces the first requisite is a master. The master, a truly great one, was at hand, and his name was Henry Yevele. This book, which brilliantly surveys one of the greatest periods of architectural achievement in the history of our race, is the first full-length biography of an English architect of the Middle Ages. With a wealth of detail and a balanced critical insight, John Harvey convinces us that, throughout the period, Yevele was giving to English architecture a unity and strength comparable to the qualities with which his friend, Chaucer, was endowing our language. It includes a great deal of recent research never before brought together, and is richly illustrated with plans and details, and by views of the work of Yevele and his contemporaries." A few very small foxing marks on pastedowns, two sharp creases down the front free endpaper - very soft impression of creases up to page x, tiny dent at bottom edge of boards, slight fading to spine and hinge color and also at top edge of boards, ver light edge wear/soiling. Dust jacket has pieces missing at topand bottom of spine, edge creases, several small edge tears and very small chips, some light browning, some soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GOTHIC ENGLAND:  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550., Harvey, John.
13 Harvey, John. GOTHIC ENGLAND: A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550.
London B.T. Batsford 1948 Second Edition, Revised. Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
242 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "Here is an author ready to summarise the development of English architecture in its peculiar atmosphere of court life, court painting and sculpture, and court music, an author moreover enthusiastic on his subject, and one who has patiently accumulated a vast store of biographical material concerning all major and minor architects of about 1350-1550." Contents: Introduction; The National Style of England; The Golden Age of Gothic Genius; The Great Slump; Indian Summer; Pregnant Winter; Frozen Spring; Survival and Retrospect; Some Literary References to Building; Disturbed State of the Country under Edward II; A Noble Household in the Fifteenth Century; Meals Common and Uncommon; Wills of certain persons mentioned; A Select Classified Bibliography; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes to the Text; Index. Very soft crease down front free endpaper and next two pages, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light browning to half of the fore-edge and half of the bottom of the text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has browning at top edge, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light soiling on rear panel, one small edge tear and a few tiny edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204., Jerrold, Douglas.
14 Jerrold, Douglas. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204.
Collins, London, 1949, first edition. 
614 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 5 fold-out maps + 10 maps in the text (collated). "....full-length presentation of the history of England from prehistoric times to the loss of Normandy in 1204." Contents: Introduction; Origins and Foundations; From Neolithic Times to the Late Iron Age; The Roman Conquest of Britain; Britain and Rome: A.D. 61 - A.D. 297; The Origins and Character of Christianity; The End of Roman Rule and the Coming of the Anglo-Saxons; From the C o n v e r s i o n to the Viking Invasions; From the Viking Invasions to 978; From 978 to the Norman Conquest; The Beginnings of the Anglo-Norman State; The Anglo-Norman Feudal System; The Church Under William I; England Under William II; England U nd er H en ry I a nd S tephen; Henry II and the Angevin Empire; From 1154 to the Loss of Normandy; Appendices: Diagrams Illustrating the Sequence and Relative Duration of the Geological Eras; The Main British Prehistoric Cultures; Genealogical T abl es; Ch art ers of En feo ffm ent; The Barony of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dec. 1093 - Oct. 1096); Chronological Table; Index. Light "old book" odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock, small bu mp t o to p co rner of rear boa rd, mino r rubbing, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, several tiny to small tears, one or two tiny chips, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, browning to spin e an d fla p-fol ds, l ight edge wear . Ve ry G ood/G ood+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
15 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
16 Keith, Janet. THE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE BOARD OF OTTAWA. A SHORT HISTORY: 1843-1969.
Ottawa Collegiate Institute Board of Ottawa Hard Cover Very Good+ 
115 pp, 10" H. c1969. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. Compliments slip laid in. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Trustees and Administrators; Secondary Schools; Cirriculum; Teachers; Students; Members of the Collegiate Institute Board; Secretary-Treasurers ditto; Members of the Industrial Advisory Committee; Members of the Commercial ditto; Members of the Advisory Vocational Committee; Members of the Advisory Committee on French Language Instruction; Members of the Advisory Committee on Schools for Trainable Retarded Children; Principals of Secondary Schools; Ottawa Secondary Schools; Reference Notes; Note on Author. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN ARTISTS: A SURVEY OF 150 YEARS., Kirker, Anne.
17 Kirker, Anne. NEW ZEALAND WOMEN ARTISTS: A SURVEY OF 150 YEARS.
Craftsman House, (Tortola, BVI, 1993). 
255 pp, 4to (12 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions. ISBN 9768097302 "The identities of serious women artists have too often been omitted from historical accounts and their achievements have been misunderstood or undervalued. By comparison, their male counterparts have invariably been accorded most attention and given the status of innovators. (This book) is the first comprehensive study of the subject, and makes a significant contribution towards redressing the balance. In tracing the lives and careers of over eighty of these women, it shows that New Zealand women painters, sculptors and other art makers have achieved vital and significant imagery. In doing so, it brings fresh insights to the development of the visual arts in Aotearoa." Corner crease at bottom of page 143/144, light edge wear, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
18 Levy, Roger. ENGLISH ELECTRIC (BAC) LIGHTNING IN ROYAL AIR FORCE & FOREIGN SERVICE.
Osprey, Canterbury, 1972, Aircam Aviation Series No. 37. 
Unpaginated (48 pp), large 8vo, sof cover. "Each publication in the original Aircam series illustrates one type or major sub-type of a famous aircraft in the color schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the world. Each issue contains eight page s of color side-view illustrations with supporting black and white plan view drawings showing where necessary both upper and under surfaces, one hundred-plus half-tone photographs, more than half of which have never previously been published, a n d b e tween three and seven thousand words of text." Interior - previous owner's label on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small light stains on top of text block. Ver y Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A SWARM IN MAY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25., Mayne, William.
19 Mayne, William. A SWARM IN MAY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25.
London Oxford University Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ C. Walter Hodges. 
199 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by C. Walter Hodges, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Every years the youngest Singing Boy had brought a swarm of the Cathedral bees to be blessed, so that their beeswax would furnish good candles throughout the coming year. When John Owen became Beekeeper, all this was long ago in the past; but the tradition had been kept up, and the Beekeeper still sang an introit before the Bishop once a year - though few people remembered why. John Owen wriggled out of being Beekeeper because he hated the idea of the solo in the Cathedral; but he soon found that he was thought to have shirked his duty. And about the same time, helping Dr Sutherland and the organist with 'his' bees, he found that he was quite good as a real beekeeper, if not a singing one; and then he and Trevithic discovered a forgotten passage high up in one of the Cathedral towers - ." Gift inscription in ink on front preliminary page, minor browning to edges of text block, three tiny to very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top corner of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF., Orange, Vincent.  (Mick Ensor.)
20 Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.) ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.
London Grub Street 1994 0898697043 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine John Crisp, dust jacket art. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation in January, 1942, attacking three German ships at mast height. During 1942, he hunted U-boats over the Atlantic from Stornoway and then took part in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Mick destroyed U-259 on 15 November in one of the war's most dramatic attacks. After six months at Coastal Command HQ, sharing his front-line experience with experts conducting the vital Battle of the Atlantic, Mick returned to operations with 224 Squadron in July 1943. After the war, Mick flew 200 mission in the Berlin Airlift and served for a couple of years with the US Navy, flying patrols off the Russian and Japanese coasts during the Korean War. He flew jets and gliders with equal aplomb before returning home to New Zealand in 1967." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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