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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Hard Cover Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  1937 EDITION.  THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
2 THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. 1937 EDITION. THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
L.S. McKenna 1937 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 6" H. B&w centerfold advertisement for Gluek's Beer of Minneapolis. Records for the American Association from 1902 to 1936, including: Yearly Team Leaders in Batting - Scoring - Holding Opponents to Fewest Runs - Hits - Total Bases - Two Base Hits - Three Base Hits - Home Runs - Sacrifice Hits - Stolen Bases - Bases on Balls - Fewest Strikeouts - Most Strikeouts - Double Plays - Fewest Errors - Batting - Runs Scored; Fielding Leaders in Percentage - Chances Accepted; Leaders in Assists, etc., etc. Interior - very small soft bump at top corner of pages, light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark at top of fore-edge of text block, corner crease on rear cover, two other very small soft corner creases on covers, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
3 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Lieutenant Colonels P.J. Mercer & M.W. Fielding. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE FOURTEEN: THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENT 1694-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H - magazine format. June/July 1996 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment 1970-1996; 29th Foot 1694-1881; 36th Foot 1701-1881; 45th Foot 1741-1881; 95th (The Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot 1823-1881; The Worcestershire Regiment 1881-1970; The Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) 1881-1902 - The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) 1902-1920 - The Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) 1920-1970; The Volunteers and Territorial Army 1859-1996 - 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment; The Regimental Museums. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, minor edge wear on covers, light browning to edges of pages, faint rub mark at top corner of front cover . 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
4 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Fermor, Patrick Leigh. A TIME OF GIFTS. ON FOOT TO CONSTANTINOPLE: FROM THE HOOK OF HOLLAND TO THE MIDDLE DANUBE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Near Fine Daniel Whistler. 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), full blue cloth printed and blocked with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young in green, gold and silver; map endpapers by Denys Baker - in dark green slipcase. 10 b&w drawing by Daniel Whistler. Contents: Introductory Letter to Xan Fielding; The Low Countries; Up the Rhine; Into High Germany; Winterreise; The Danube: Seasons and Castles; The Danube: Approach to a Kaiserstadt; Vienna; The Edge of the Slav World; Prague under Snow; Slovakia: A Step Forward at Last; The Marches of Hungary. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY., Fielding, William J.
6 Fielding, William J. THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY.
New York Blue Ribbon 1931 5th Printing Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The Caveman and the Modern - Our Dual Nature; The Caveman's Background - Our Primitive Personality; The Caveman's Veneer - Our Cultural Personality; The Caveman Unmasked - Reveling in Dreams; The Caveman's Diversions; The Caveman's Tricks; The Caveman's Passion; The Caveman Fretting; The Caveman Sick; The Caveman's Religious Heritage; The Caveman Rebels; The Caveman's Halted Development; The Caveman Breaks Loose; The Caveman Disowned; The Caveman and the Genius; The Caveman Split Off; The Caveman Partly Dissociated; The Caveman Conciliated. Light browning to pages and endpapers, darkening to top edge of text block, very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dampness marks on half of the rear board and also a small light stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
7 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 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 Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Green, Alice. Alberton Historical Group. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME: A HISTORY OF ALBERTON.
Alberton, P.E.I. Alberton Historical Group 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. A history of Alberton, Prince Edward Island. Chapter Headings: Early Settlement; The Town of Alberton; Alberton - A Business Community; Modes of Travel; Communication; Education; Churches; Twenty Biographical Sketches; The Alberton Museum; Law Enforcement; Alberton Court Houses; Entertainment; Industries and Crafts; Medical Care; Exhibitions; Library Services in Alberton; Town Councils; Childhood Memories by Blanche England; Fires and Fire Protection; Alberton's Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers; Uncle Joe's Stories; The Lighter Side; Accidental Deaths; An Island Poet; Youthful Alberton Poets; Sports; The Alberton Women's Institute; Senior Citizens Facilities; Other Organizations; Maps; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color, minor soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Humber, William. FREEWHEELING: THE STORY OF BICYCLING IN CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1986 0919783376 / 9780919783379 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; A Portrait of Canada in the Country of Bicycling; Bicycling: A Nineteenth-Century Passion; From Heart's Content to Dawson: Bicycle Fever Spreads Throughout the Dominion; The Business of Cycling; Off to War: The Story of the Canadian Corps Cyclists' Battalion; Touring: A Canadian Journey in Three Parts (Part One: Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg's Voyage of Discovery in 1880s Canada / Part Two: Bicycling Across Canada in the Twentieth Century / Part Three: Three Tours - Tour One: Prairie Cycling - Tour Two: Through Cape Breton - Tour Three: Newfoundland Journey); High-Wheels and Safeties: The Early Days of Bicycle Racing; Six Days Shall They Labour; Canada Against the World: The Ascent of Steve Bauer. Interior - crease at bottom corner of last pages 151 to 160, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - medium crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has a few very small marks and scuffs on boards, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, some tiny foxing marks on rear endpapers, one very small corner bump, 3 inches of splits in front inside hinge paper - hinge is firm; spine label has browning, light edge wear, light crease and small scuffs. Volume II has a tiny dent on front board, minor foxing marks on rear pastedown, light offset from bookplate on free front endpaper; spine label is browned, has small light stain, light crease and tiny scuffs. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. Both volumes have protective mylar sleeves with rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
11 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Modern bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. 334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has various areas of faint discoloration, faint water marks, small stain on boards; spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, very light browning on endpapers, some spliting to paper of inside hinges - hinges are firm; spine label is browned, has edge wear, creases and small pieces missing; brown liquid stain at bottom corner of page leaf 173/174 - migrates int adjacent pages 172 to180, a few scattered small stains on pages; tiny tear/chip at fore-edge of pages 69 to 125. Volume II spine label is browned, has small pieces missing and tiny scuffs; scattered light stains on pages, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, light rubbing a d some faint discoloration on boards, light soiling on rear endpapers, line indentation across bottom of text block. Both volumes have light to moderate edge wear, corner bumps - migrate through page corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
12 Linnane, Fergus. LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME.
Robson, London, 2008. 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781861057426 B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) e xamines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murder o u s, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the night ma ri sh last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London wi th its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating bo ok, con taining 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's pla ce, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. Ver y Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Moore, Lucy. AMPHIBIOUS THING: THE LIFE OF LORD HERVEY.
London Viking 2000 067087986X / 9780670879861 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER., Penrose, Harald.
15 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom of spine and at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge and rear hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
16 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Very small ink stain on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very slight fading to spine color, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some waviness on front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE., Philpott, Bryan.
17 Philpott, Bryan. HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE.
Bison, London, 1986. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour cutaways. ISBN 0861242750 "German military aviation got off to a somewhat slow start in the years before World War I but innovative aircraft designs and brilliant pilots soon established a deadly reputation in the skies over the Western Front. The Germans were pioneers too in long-distance bombing by the naval air service's Zeppelins and the later Gotha aircraft. Despite t h e restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I innovation continued, to be accelerated when Hitler came to power and the new Luftwaffe had its baptism of fire in Spain. The Luftwaffe went on to play a vital part in th e B litzkrieg campaigns of the early war years and came close to defeating Britain in 1940. The later war years were dominated in turn by the efforts to hold back the American bombers by day and the British by night. In the process the best Ger man p il ots became the most effective in the world, the leading German ace, Hartmann, scoring some 352 victories, while in the technical field Germany pioneered the use of jet aircraft. The present day East German air force is by far the best equ ippe d i n t he Warsaw Pact outside the Soviet Union, fielding such types as the MiG-23 and MiG-27. The new West German Luftwaffe has undergone some problems with its aircraft but with the introduction of the Tornado it now has the equipment to mat ch it s un doub ted operational efficiency. (This book) features Bryan Philpott's carefully researched text as well as photographs and artworks depicting the great and famous aircraft, the men who fought in them and their role in the great conflict s of ( the 2 0th) century. This unique contribution to the history of military aviation is sure to appeal to any aricraft enthusiast." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small t ear wi th we ar (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, tiny scuff on front flap fold, soft wrinkling at top of front panel, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
18 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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