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WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS., Boyne, Walter J., foreword.  (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.)
1 Boyne, Walter J., foreword. (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.) WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS.
N.P. Cowles / Prospero 1998 088665372X / 9780886653729 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and art work. "(S)ome of the best and brightest of today's aviation writers are brought together to paint a vivid picture of aviation during World War II. These specially selected stories bring aerial combat to life, and give insight into the rapid development of air war technology spurred by that combat. Read in these pages how the Japanese 'Zero' - once thought invincible - was tamed, recall the heroism of Britain's famous legless ace Douglas Bader, enjoy the exploits of American P-38 pilots Dick Bong and Tom Lynch in the Pacific, and taste the glory of German Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann's more than 350 air victories. Edited and introduced by Arthur H. Sanfelici, editor of 'Aviation History' Magazine, and with a foreword by noted aviation historian (and frequent contributor) Walter J. Boyne, (this book) is full of riveting vignettes that put you in the cockpit for a flight to adventure." Minor edge wear, slight waviness and two tiny dints on fore-edge of text block, two tiny scuffs on front board. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, various irregular line in dentations on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1934. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1935.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
117 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Survey Township of Vermillion Additional, District of Kenora; Survey of Dam site and countour traverse of proposed storage basins on Grand River, near Waldemar, Township of East Garafraxa, County of Dufferin; Traverse of Lakes Tendinendah or Matinenda, Moon, Chiblow and other lakes in Townships 161 and 167, District of Algoma; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Light toning to page edges, light browning at inside rear hinge, very light soiling on boards - a few tiny stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
4 Cooper, Alan W. Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin. Cover painting by Maurice V. Gardner. THE MEN WHO BREACHED THE DAMS: 617 SQUADRON 'THE DAMBUSTERS'.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1993. 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853103969 B&w photographs. "Alan Cooper writes about an operation which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world - the attack on the German dams in May 1943. This forms a deeply-res earched history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World War carried out by the famous 617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson. This account includes the whole lead up to the final mission; the development of the bouncing bomb, the f o r m i ng of 617 Squadron and the intense course of training carried out to make the operation a success. The raid itself is viewed from both British and German camps; many of the aircrew who took part in 617 operations give their accounts, as d o se ve ra l Germans, including Albert Speer, the Armaments Minister. All in all, the book recreates the excitement and aura of danger and uncertainty which surrounded the dam busters' mission, giving the reader the full story of one of the great es t epi sod es of the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, tiny crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS., Duthie, Eric, ed.  (Anthony Buckeridge, Arthur C. Clarke, Lord Dunsany, C.S. Forester, W.E. Johns, Rudyard Kipling, Frank Knight, Jim Corbett, Algernon Blackwood, Philip McCutchan, John Keir Cross, Ross Salmon, Wilfrid Robertson, John Pudney, et al.
5 Duthie, Eric, ed. (Anthony Buckeridge, Arthur C. Clarke, Lord Dunsany, C.S. Forester, W.E. Johns, Rudyard Kipling, Frank Knight, Jim Corbett, Algernon Blackwood, Philip McCutchan, John Keir Cross, Ross Salmon, Wilfrid Robertson, John Pudney, et al. STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS.
Odhams, London, (1960). 
320 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Contents: A Boy in the Jungle by Jim Corbett; Dawn Patrol by Captain W.E. Johns; Nightmare in New York by Algernon Blackwood; The Examination for Lieutenant by C.S. Forester; Ad venture Underground by Sylvia Green; April Fools by John Pudney; Sentenced to Die by Arthur Catherall; Rescue Squadron by Philip McCutchan; The Dam by Halliday Sutherland; See Luna and Die by John Keir Cross; Two Tales of Africa by Wilfrid R o b e r t s o n ; A.N. Other by Anthony Buckeridge; Trapped by Wild Boar by Ross Salmon; Jorkens Practises Medicine and Magic by Lord Dunsany; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes by Rudyard Kipling; A Nose Like a Dog by Gordon Langley Hall; Most Qu ie t in t he G ar de n by Frank Knight; Red Fingle's Treasure by Geoffrey Williamson; Little Tales of Tomorrow by Arthur C. Clarke. A few pages with small stain in gutter, small stain at top of page 172, light brown mark (2" x 1/2") in text o f p age 2 57 - d oes no t a ffe ct legibility, browning to edges of textblock, small faint water mark and light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, three tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading t o to p/bo tto m e dges of boar ds/s pine , tiny corner bump to corners. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips/creases and wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, creases at top of frotn panel, soft wrinkles and light soiling o n pan els, smal l ar ea of bro wning on i nside rear panel. Good-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 FitzGibbon, Mary Agnes. A VETERAN OF 1812: THE LIFE OF JAMES FITZGIBBON.
Toronto Coles 1979 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
336 pp + Appendices and Notes, 8 3/8" H. Part of the Coles Canadian Collection - facsimile of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1894 edition. B&w illustrations. "Lieutenant James FitzGibbon was one of the greatest and most venturesome leaders in the War of 1812. The commander of a troop dubbed the Bloody Boys, he practiced a form of guerilla warfare, at the time considered highly unconventional. It was the lieutenant who, in 1813, received news from Laura Secord of an impending surpise attack at Beaver Dams. And it was FitzGibbon who, despite being vastly outnumbered, obtained an American surrender two days later. After the war, FitzGibbon was twice promoted and helped supress the Rebellion of 1837. (This) biography, written by his granddaughter, includes selections of his own writing, as well as others of his time, including Isaac Brock." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Ford, Brian J. Introduction by Barrie Pitt. ALLIED SECRET WEAPONS: THE WAR OF SCIENCE. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. WEAPONS BOOK NO. 19.
Ballantine, New York, 1971, first printing. 
160 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Mountbatten's Combined Operations Unit was described by critics as 'the only lunatic asylum run by the inmates'. The flow of ideas from backroom inventors was one of the Allies most valuable reserves, from Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs to the noise-making decoys used to combat torpedoes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small paper loss at bo ttom of spine, two very small corner creases, very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of text block, very faint creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS., Gander, Marsland.  (Leonard Marsland Gander.)
8 Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.) AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.
London MacDonald 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Signed by Author
367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LANCASTER AT WAR., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.  Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris.  With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al
9 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris. With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al LANCASTER AT WAR.
London Ian Allan 1983 0711002258 / 9780711002258 Ninth Impression Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Photo Credits; Foreword; Introduction; The early days; In production; The shining sword; (A)nd the woman's view; Entry into service; The tip-off; Panorama of power; Making ready; Bombing up; Twenty Lancasters; Fuelling; Ready at dispersal; The unsung heroes; Not all had wings; Briefing; Prelude to Hell; Out to the kites; Interiors; Start up; First flight on ops; Taxying and marshalling; Take-off; Pilotless bomber; En route; Late guests; On target; Lightning strike; The way back; The Cathedral and I survived; Seven more for the Goldfish Club; Safely home; We "died" three times; Caterpillars Extraordinaire; After the raid; A cool welcome; Battle damage; Prangs; Insignia; 100 not out; Wings for Victory; Mercy missions; Lancs from Canada; Graveyards; Airfields - then and now; By Ermine Street to yesterday; The Dam Busters - fact and film; In memoriam. Small bump at all corners and at top/bottom of spine.. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE BOMBAY MARINES.  2. THE WAR CHEST.  3. CHINA FLYER., Hill, Porter.  Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright.
10 Hill, Porter. Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright. THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE BOMBAY MARINES. 2. THE WAR CHEST. 3. CHINA FLYER.
Souvenir Press, London, 1985, 1986, 1987, first editions. 
220 pp, 220 pp, 203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), 3 volumes - hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0285626515, 0285627139 & 0285627805. B&w maps. From the dust jacket of 'The Bombay Marines': "Newly returned from a successful assignment to rid the Arabian Se a of pirates, Captain Adam Horne of the frigate 'Eclipse' is summoned to the presence of his commading officer, Commodore Watson, head of the East India Company's private fighting unit, the much derided Bombay Marines. It is 1761, and Pond i c h e r r y , last stronghold of the French in the Indian subcontinent, has just fallen to the British. Now Captain Horne is given a strange and secret mission: to capture the defeated French commander Thomas Lally, from his prison at Fort St. G eo rg e in M ad ra s - or the unit will be disbanded for failure. Due to the deployment of most of the Marines on the east coast of India, Horne's force is seriously undermanned. He is left with only one choice: to take his pick of the motley co lle cti on of th iev es, r ap ists and murderers held in the prisons of Bombay Castle and subject them to intensive training for the most closely guarded campaign of the Seven Years' War. Drawing on a wealth of historical characters and events, and on l itt le-s tudi ed d ocum ent s o f the East India Company's early history, the action moves from sea to land, from the colourful waterfront of Bombay to the sadistic penal colony of Bull Island and the final, cataclysmic denouement within th e wa lls o f Fo rt St . Geo rge. In C apta in A dam Horne Porter Hill has created a character as vivid as Hornblower and Ramage, a man who has rejected the prestige of service in the Royal Navy or the East India Company's Maritime Service for the d ashin g, dar e-dev il lif e of h istor y's fi rst c omman do-style unit, operating amid the exotic dangers of Britain's most coveted oriental territories...." Very slight cigarette odor, minor browning to pages and edges of textblocks of one volume , ligh t brown ing to pages and top of te xtblock s of t wo vol umes, very small bump to top corners of boards of one volume. Dust jackets have minor edge wrinkling - "Bombay Marines" has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and tiny dint on front hing e, mino r browni ng at t op edge s, Very Good/V ery Good + 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR., Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.)
11 Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.) ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR.
Betelgeuse, Toronto, 1995. 
165 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969078366 4 fold-out maps. "If the people of Quebec claim a right to sovereignty, Inuit of Quebec argue that their right of self-determination empowers them with the choice to remain part of Quebec, of Canada, or to secede on their own. The James Bay Cree consider Hydro Quebec's 'mad plans to engineer and dam the vast ecosystem' where they have lived for centuries an affront to their own right to control their land. The Labrador Innu are struggling with both the federal and provincial governments to protect their traditional hunting territories from threats imposed by military training flights and mineral exploration. All of these are challenges. As the Native peoples of Canada are meeting t h e m , asserting their right to make choices for themselves, they stand steadfastly 'on the land' from which flow their inherent rights to self-determination." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and b ri gh t. Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"LLYNDISHIRE" - LONDON TOWNSHIP., Lewis, Jennie Raycraft.
12 Lewis, Jennie Raycraft. "LLYNDISHIRE" - LONDON TOWNSHIP.
London, Ontario Self-published 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
114 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A local history of London Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. Contents: The Title; Dedication; Author's Sketch; Acknowledgements; Sources of Information; Reeve's Message; London Township as the Indians Saw It; An Early Picture of Canada West / Reeves of London Township Who Served as Wardens of of Middlesex; The Survey of Col. Mahlon Burwell; Early Settlers / Century Farms; Organization of London Township Council / Reeves and Clerks of London Township; Early Post Offices; The Proof Line Road / Elginfield, Birr, Silverwood, Arva, Masonville; The Sixteenth West / Denfield; The London-Huron-Bruce Railway; Other Villages - Bryanston, Hyde Park, Ilderton; Churches; Schools; Prominent Men and Women; Through the Years / Material from the Minutes, Municipal Offices, The Depression, The War Years, Annexation, The Tornado, Fanshawe Dam, 1967 Council. Light edge wear, minor soiling, very small bump to bottom corner of both boards, three tiny edge bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MILESTONES AND MEMORIES:  A CENTURY OF SIMCOE.  VOLUME 1 - THE NORFOLK HISTORICAL SOCIETY., Pond, George E.
13 Pond, George E. MILESTONES AND MEMORIES: A CENTURY OF SIMCOE. VOLUME 1 - THE NORFOLK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Norfolk Historical Society, .p., 1978. 
197 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920624006 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions - map endpapers. A look at the history of this Southern Ontario town, its development, industries, sch ools, churches, public buildings, etc. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling/creases, a few tiny/small closed tears, three very small stains on inside surface. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
DAMASCUS AND THE BODHI-TREE:  ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN THOUGHT., Price, Robert R. and Noble, J. Kenneth.
14 Price, Robert R. and Noble, J. Kenneth. DAMASCUS AND THE BODHI-TREE: ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN THOUGHT.
Self-published, Ontario, 1981. 
147 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents - Part One: Mysticism - The Symbol of Wisdom; The Two Truths; The Dimension of Depth; The New Copernican Revolution; The Inward Journey; The Mystical Experience; The Ultimate Reality. Part Two: Religious Ex istentialism - Religious Experience; The Search For Wholeness; The Search for Fulfilment; The Search for Meaningful Relationships; The Search for Meaning; Inauthentic Religion and the Pattern of the Search for Authenticity. Postscript: Dam a s c u s a n d the Bodhi-Tree. Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FORTRESS EUROPE., Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter.
15 Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter. FORTRESS EUROPE.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1988 1853100323 / 9781853100321 First English Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
166 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "The German capture of the supposedly impregnable Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael in May 1940 shocked the world, while the vaunted Maginot Line proved useless against an enemy who virtually ignored and bypassed it. As always, military planners had designed for the last rather than for the next war, ignoring the advances in tank and aircraft technology which had revolutionised warfare. Even the Germans fell into the same trap, building the Atlantic Wall and the Channel Island defences against invasion from the sea and the West Wall (the so-called 'Siegfried Line') against any possible invasion of Germany itself from the west. As a result, throughout the 1930s and '40s Western Europe was covered by deeply dug-in bunkers, artillery, machine-guns and anti-aircraft emplacements, observation and fire direction towers, underground magazines and other fortifications, a vast number of which survive to this day due either to their inherent strength or the work of preservation enthusiasts. This book explores the history of modern fortifications from the 1870s, showing how designs changed radically to meet new threats, particularly in the form of artillery. It shows how some of the major forts fared in battle in both World Wars, and with the aid of dozens of clear maps and photographs, provides a detailed travel-guide for everyone wishing to explore their frequently well-preserved remains. Most are open to the public and many house museums, so opening times are also included. These defensive lines and positions, fashioned from steel and concrete, have stood idle now for over forty years yet still exercise a tremen-dous pull on the imagination. This book will thus be invaluable not only to students of fortifications but also to anyone touring France, Holland, Belgium, Germany or the Channel Islands." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few minor creases on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FORTRESS EUROPE., Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter.
16 Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter. FORTRESS EUROPE.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1988 1853100323 / 9781853100321 First English Edition Soft Cover Good 
166 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "The German capture of the supposedly impregnable Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael in May 1940 shocked the world, while the vaunted Maginot Line proved useless against an enemy who virtually ignored and bypassed it. As always, military planners had designed for the last rather than for the next war, ignoring the advances in tank and aircraft technology which had revolutionised warfare. Even the Germans fell into the same trap, building the Atlantic Wall and the Channel Island defences against invasion from the sea and the West Wall (the so-called 'Siegfried Line') against any possible invasion of Germany itself from the west. As a result, throughout the 1930s and '40s Western Europe was covered by deeply dug-in bunkers, artillery, machine-guns and anti-aircraft emplacements, observation and fire direction towers, underground magazines and other fortifications, a vast number of which survive to this day due either to their inherent strength or the work of preservation enthusiasts. This book explores the history of modern fortifications from the 1870s, showing how designs changed radically to meet new threats, particularly in the form of artillery. It shows how some of the major forts fared in battle in both World Wars, and with the aid of dozens of clear maps and photographs, provides a detailed travel-guide for everyone wishing to explore their frequently well-preserved remains. Most are open to the public and many house museums, so opening times are also included. These defensive lines and positions, fashioned from steel and concrete, have stood idle now for over forty years yet still exercise a tremen-dous pull on the imagination. This book will thus be invaluable not only to students of fortifications but also to anyone touring France, Holland, Belgium, Germany or the Channel Islands." Interior - minor bump to top corner of first 60 pages, bottom corner of pages bumped. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover, bump/crease at bottom corner of covers, light waviness and light soiling on fore-edge of text block, faint crease on spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
McNAUGHTON.  3 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME 1. 1887-1939.  VOLUME 2. 1939-1943.  VOLUME 3. 1944-1966., Swettenham, John.
17 Swettenham, John. McNAUGHTON. 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME 1. 1887-1939. VOLUME 2. 1939-1943. VOLUME 3. 1944-1966.
Toronto Ryerson Press First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
370 pp, 381 pp, 396 pp, large 8vos (9 1/4" H) - 3 volume set. Volume 1 published 1968, volumes 2 & 3 1969. B&w photographs, maps. "General Andrew George Latta McNaughton, P.C., C.H., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., was a patriot who served his country diligently as scientist, inventor, soldier and stateman for more than half a century. His full-time military career began with his enlistment in the Canadian Field Artillery, where his skill and ingenuity as a gunner earned him, by the war's end, the rank of brigadier-general and command of the Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery. His interest in science resulted in the invention of the cathode ray direction finder - the direct forerunner of radar - in 1923. (Volume 2) describes McNaughton's career in the Second World War from his appointment as Inspector General of the troops mobilizing to form the 1st Canadian Division until the end of 1943, when he was removed from command of the First Canadian Army. McNaughton had antagonized (General Sir Alan) Brooke by his unceasing fight for Canadian autonomy. (Canadian Defence Minister) Ralston undermined his position by detaching a corps and sending it to Italy. With that policy established, McNaughton said, it would be better for Ralston to put someone in charge who believed in it; he himself did not. Nor could McNaughton have served under Montgomery after the latter, in highhanded fashion, had refused McNaughton access to his own troops in Sicily. (Volume 3) begins with McNaughton's return from the overseas command in 1944, (following his career as governor-general, Minister of Defence,) delegate to the United Nations and member of its Security Council and Atomic Energy Commission; he was president of the Canadian half of the Canadian-U.S. Joint Board of Defence; and he was chairman of the Canadian section of the International Joint Commission, a body established to deal with water problems between Canada and the United States." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; very light edge wear; minor browning to edges of text blocks; vol. 2 has missing free front endpaper, large corner crease on page leaf 123/124, six pages with light pen lines in margins or underlining of text, tiny foxing mark in margin of page 157. Dust jackets have varying light to heavy edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, all have small to medium tears, vol. 2 has 3" chip on rear panel, vol. 2 has some very light browning, all are in mylar sleeves, vols. 2 & 3 have been price-clipped. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGHT OF THE LINE:  THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945., Terraine, John.
18 Terraine, John. THE RIGHT OF THE LINE: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1985. 
841 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340266449 B&w photographs, maps. "....the story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish w ith over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men....(Terraine) takes in the humble beginnings, the struggle for survival at sea, the Desert Air Force and the evolution of Tactical Air Forces, the defeat of the U-boats and the m i g h t y c l i max of Operation Overlord. Using material not hitherto available and with access to sources previously restricted, John Terraine reassesses the role of the Royal Air Force in its second war; its famous personalities - Dowding and B ad er , Po rt a l, T ed der, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft which were at the centre of the action, their development, production and performance - and their enemies. But above all he offers a new view of the Royal Air Force its elf ag ain st th e h ug e c anv as of world war." Very small light soiling mark in margin of page 244, light stains on bottom of textblock, minor soiling to top and fore-edge of textblock, wrinkling and very small tear at bottom of spine. Dust j acke t ha s li ght to mode rat e ru bbin g - no color loss, light to moderate edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, three very small edge tears. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Weeks, Verna Mae. ERINDALE: THE PRETTY LITTLE VILLAGE.
Mississauga, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1999 096913018X / 9780969130185 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
245 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "Springfield (Erindale) was described in the 1877 Atlas of Peel as 'the pretty little village'. A century ago, the Toronto Mail and Empire stated that few people in Canada were aware of the lovely views, the pretty homes, and fruitful orchards on the banks of the Credit in the vicinity of Springfield; that there was no other more charming spot to be found in this country, or indeed in any country. It had a Town Hall with a bell on it which was rung at ten o'clock of an evening; and its people lived for many years in peace with the native people of the Indian Village downriver. For fifty years a beautiful lake, formed by the building of a great and powerful dam which transmitted electricity not only to the village but to West Toronto, formed a picturesque setting for Erindale's Village Green. Erindale had Miles Park where all sorts of jungle animals, gentle donkeys and iridescent peacocks roamed in their own enclosures, and a small black bear ran freely around the grounds accepting ice cream treats from children. Today, the most unchaged part of the City of Mississauga is the place where the road comes down Maple Hill to the corner of Dundas Street and Mississauga Road; here, the red schoolhouse, the church, Ross's Hill, the grey shale banks of the river, and the spring below Dundas - each of them can still be seen." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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