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1 Barringer, Lewin B. With N.H. Randers-Pehrson, Paul Schweizer, Milton Stoughton, Ernest Schweizer, Karl O. Lange & Charles H. Colvin. FLIGHT WITHOUT POWER: THE ART OF GLIDING AND SOARING.
New York Pitman 1940 Hard Cover Very Good 
251 pp, 9 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue lettering and silhouette on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Foreword; History of Motorless Flight; Aerodynamics; Types of Gliders; Design, Construction and Maintenance; Launching Methods; Soaring Meteorology; Instruments; Flight Training; Soaring Technique; Soaring Sites; Clubs; Future of Gliding and Soaring; Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, slight bump to corners on rear board, slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!, Bateman, H.M.
2 Bateman, H.M. THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!
London Moss Bros. Card Good H.M. Bateman. 
Unpaginated (8 pages of colour illustrations and text, 2 page price list of Moss Bros. of Covent Gardens - printed on one side of leaves only with versos blank), buff coloured illustrated card covers attached with cord, 9 1/2" H x 14 1/8" D. Undated. A Master of Fox Hounds is outraged by the appearance of his field, but all is well after a visit to Moss Bros. the following day. A promotional brochure featuring artwork by H.M. Bateman. Interior - minor wrinkling on pages due to handling, small bump/crease at top edge of first three page leaves. Exterior - light edge wear, slight bump at bottom of spine, corner creases - larger one on front cover, a few small scuffs and small soiling marks, small water mark and a group of tiny water marks on front cover, rubbing to textured paper of rear cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
NOT DEAD YET:  THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN.  COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES., Buckman, Robert, Dr.
3 Buckman, Robert, Dr. NOT DEAD YET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN. COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1999, first printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385526647 B&w photographs. "Dr. Robert Buckman is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a television presenter of medical topics, a best-selling author, a cancer physician and ( occasionally) an entertainer. In this unusual autobiography, he tells the story of his life so far: as an exceptionally small child, a young physican, a performer (appearing on stage with the Monty Python crew), columnist and author. What m a k e s t h is book even more intriguing is that he has also been a patient - suffering a near-fatal auto-immune disease in 1979 and an inflammation of the spinal cord ten years later which has left him partially paralyzed. In these pages, Dr. B uc km an d ea l s un flinchingly with medicine, health, theatre, sex, love, television, alcohol, money, telephones, flatulence, filing systems and a few other minor details of modern life. 'Not Dead Yet' is often funny, sometimes hilarious, occasio nal ly ser iou s a nd a lwa ys engaging." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
4 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE AT TOPMAST TICKLE., Duncan, Norman.
5 Duncan, Norman. CHRISTMAS EVE AT TOPMAST TICKLE.
Fleming H. Revell, (New York, 1910). 
32 pp, 7 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps with self-flaps, with additional twisted silk cord to spine). B&w frontispiece, decorative border to pages. "A selection from 'Doctor Luke of Labrador' with additions." The story of how Dr. Luke helps Santa Claus bring Christmas to a remote Labrador home. Interior - very light browning to pages, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wrinkling, light wear on spine, minor soiling, tiny chip at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to cover edges. VG- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
6 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
Folio Society, London, 1997. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green) in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations by Joan Hassall. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' w ere first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings i n c lude: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Ha ym ak er s, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
7 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1959, first edition. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War bro ke out and Mr. Roberts records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and pai n f u l b i r t h of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue an d me rc y m is si on s in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic....When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadia ns wh o.. .. wi th the ir co lleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress....(Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Tr ain ing Plan ; o f t he RCAF 's par ticipation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence....an excellent re cord of fligh t in Can ada , and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Light to moderate creases at fore-edge of approx. pages 16 to38 - mostly on pages 17 to 20 with small tear archivally taped, very li ght s oili ng in margi n of page 16, v ery light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to top of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge creasing and wear, several tears archivally t aped, light rubbi ng, 1" chip and several sma ll chi ps, light fading to spine color. Good-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII.  SECTION IV.  TWINED BASKETS., Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck).
8 Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck). ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII. SECTION IV. TWINED BASKETS.
Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii, 1964, Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 45. 
Approx. 34 pp (a section reprinted from "Arts and Crafts of Hawaii, but retaining the original pagination), 10 1/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Introduction (Material / Terminology); Techniques (Commencement of twi ne / Increasing warps / Changing weft plies / Decorative changes in twine / Cord loops / Rim finish); Basket types (Type I / Type II - Gourd baskets - Bowl baskets - Baskets without containers) / Type III / Type IV; Color decoration / Evolution o f t wined baskets; Literature Cited. Interior - small soft wrinkle on last few pages, small soft crease at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at bottom co rn e r of covers, 4 staple holes at top of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON OLD & NEW., Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels.
9 Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels. LONDON OLD & NEW.
Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels, London, 1931. 
32 pp, 5 1/2" H, soft covers bound with cord. B&w photographs, double-page map at centre. A small guidebook put out by two Temperance hotels, giving details of their rates and amenities, with information on walking tours of London, the museums, ga lleries, public buildings, etc., and concluding with the 'Motor-Bus Services running near the Hotels'. Interior - small light stain on center map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few small very light s t a i n s o n front cover, very light browning, very small scuff on rear cover, a few soft small creases on covers. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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