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1 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
 
 
THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE., Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor.  Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman.  Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz.
2 Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor. Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman. Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Flying Machines Press, Mountain View, California, 1995, first edition. 
546 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0963711024 Map endpapers. "(This) is the first comprehensive story of the men, women, and machines that pioneered aviation in Czarist Russia. Historians, aviation enthusiasts, and modelers alike will find this lavishly-illustrated book vital. Detailed biographies of every Russian ace and every foreign ace who flew in Russia during World War One are included, together with victory information on each pilot. The WWI career of I g o r S i korsky and Dimitry Grigorovich, the most important early Russian designers, are covered in separate sections together with their aircraft. Key manufacturers Anatra, Dux, and Lebedev and their aircraft are detailed. The stories of other no ta bl e R us sian aviation pioneers, including the first women pilots to fly in combat, are told. Medals and awards are discussed in their own section and illustrated with colour photos. Pilots and aircraft are illustrated in more than 600 rar e p hot ogr ap hs, ma ny published here for the first time. The 48-page color section includes paintings, photos of awards, and colour illustrations of 85 aircraft. In addition, 40 aircraft are detailed in 3-view drawings to standard 1/48 or 1/72 sca les. " L igh t wr inkl ing at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small soft crease at top of spine, minor rubbing, corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 165.00 USD
 


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