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1 Dunmore, Spencer. COLLISION.
Peter Davis, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously; a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander; a Douglas DC-8 coming in from L.A.; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel. Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come or does the blame rest with..." A few very faint water splashes to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, book has slight lean. One small dog ear at bottom corner of page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear - dramatic wraparound cover art. VG/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHIPS IN TROUBLE:  THE GREAT LAKES 1850-1930., Gillham, Skip.
2 Gillham, Skip. SHIPS IN TROUBLE: THE GREAT LAKES 1850-1930.
Looking Back Press / Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2003. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550689266 A collection of b&w photographs & reproductions with informative captions. "....looks back at some of the mishaps and disasters involving ships that sailed the Great Lakes long ago. Many of these incidents happened during the fierce storms of autumn, others were the result of horrific fires, groundings, collisions or sinkings. Sudden storms proved deadly for some ships, driving them onto shore where helpless onlookers watched or ca tching them in the open lake where they sank without a trace, taking the entire crew to their deaths. Each of the Great Lakes has its own history and particular reputation for danger to shipping. Each of them has shoal areas littered with w r e c k s a nd also holds undiscovered 'graveyards' in deeper waters where ships have gone down. Sport divers and history buffs have located some of these long-lost wrecks, while many remain elusive. A few of the Great Lakes ships noted in this b oo k le ft t h e inland seas to work in saltwater. During the war years many were pressed into service and successfully aided the war effort - some returned, while others became the victims of enemy action or casualties of the elements. Sometim es, to o, th e i nci de nt s described were minor mishaps with no loss of life, but all these stories record the accidents and the challenges that faced the brave men and women who sailed the Great Lakes." Interior - clean and tight with no previ ous owne rsh ip m arks . E xte rio r - clean. Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
3 Grocott, Terence. SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.
London Caxton 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  VOL. 2.  NO. 1.  APRIL, 1942.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
4 N/A. TEE EMM. VOL. 2. NO. 1. APRIL, 1942. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: A Year of Tee Emm; Training with Clay Targets; Tee Emm's Fragment Minute; A.S.R.S. Speaking; Good Shooting - But Wha t Prunery!; Look Out!; The Making of Instructional Films; Albert and the Wind; A Desert Tale; Tee Emm's Ruthless Rhyme; How are Your Vibrations?; A Word in the Adjutant's Ear; The Month's Prunery; The Paper Snowball; Lost?; Corners and Edge s ; M a r k s m anship; Index (to Articles in Volume 1). Interior - cigarette odor, very small bump to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine a nd o n r ea r co ve r, very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, a few tiny scuffs and "T3" written in dark blue pencil on front cover, soft corner crease and small area of waviness on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS: THE LAST 25 YEARS., Oliver, David.
5 Oliver, David. BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS: THE LAST 25 YEARS.
Ian Allan, London, 1990, first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0711017867 B&w photographs. "(L)ooks at the expert work carried out by the AIB (Accident Investigation Branch) with special reference to its military investigations, and (Oliver) examines case histories of a variety of different accidents involving aircraft of all three British armed services. Transcripts of official AIB reports are also included for 15 recent accidents which reveal the painstak ing process involved. A comprehensive log of all British military aircraft accidents since 1966 (to the time of printing) is a major feature of the book, supported by a selection of photographs which have not seen widespread publication befor e . D e spite major advances in technology, (this book) illustrates the fact that aircraft are still crashing due to technical and human error, and the task of the AIB is probably more complicated than it ever was before." Very light rubbing on bo ar ds , o ne small and one very small indentation on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917., Robinson, Ernest Fraser/
6 Robinson, Ernest Fraser/ THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250071 / 9781551250076 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire and wind whole city blocks are levelled, reduced to rubble. Deadly showers of glass, bricks and red-hot metal spray everywhere, doing enormous damage and causing many deaths. Hundreds of people are buried alive in buildings which have collapsed. The 'Mont Blanc', a small freighter carrying high explosives, collided with another ship in the Narrows. She caught fire, the explosives ignited and she was blown from the face of the earth!" Soft crease and small areas of color loss due to sticker removal on front cover, very minor edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Robinson, Ernest Fraser/ THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250071 / 9781551250076 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire and wind whole city blocks are levelled, reduced to rubble. Deadly showers of glass, bricks and red-hot metal spray everywhere, doing enormous damage and causing many deaths. Hundreds of people are buried alive in buildings which have collapsed. The 'Mont Blanc', a small freighter carrying high explosives, collided with another ship in the Narrows. She caught fire, the explosives ignited and she was blown from the face of the earth!" Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of sticker removal marks on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST., Turner, Robert D.
8 Turner, Robert D. THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Victoria, British Columbia Sono Nis Press 1977 0919462049 / 9780919462045 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Harlan Hiney, dust jacket art. 
252 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, scale drawings. "In 1901 the Canadian Pacific Railway Company acquired control of the pioneering Canadian Pacific Navigation Company which for 20 years had provided the principal steamship services for the British Columbia coast and a major link between Puget Sound and Alaska. Within a few years, the CPR transformed the CPN's assortment of outdated coastal freighters, passenger steamers, and ancient paddlewheelers into a modern fleet of luxurious coastal liners - the Princess ships - offering unprecedented services to Washington State, British Columbia, and southern Alaska. The CPR's palatial intercity liners of the famed Triangle Route between Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver captured the public eye but there were other less renowned aspects of the Princess fleet's history that could not go unrecorded: the coastal freighters; the tugs; the riverboats of the lower Fraser River; the war services of the 'Princess Kathleen' and 'Princess Marguerite'; the CPR's Atlantic Princesses; the pioneering automobile ferry 'Motor Princess', and the competition of Puget Sound Navigation, Grand Trunk Pacific, Union Steam, Canadian National, Black Ball, and finally, British Columbia Ferries." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has general light edge wear, moderate wear on flap-folds, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs, wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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