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BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 5 1974.  (VOLUME V - 1974.), Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al.
1 Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 5 1974. (VOLUME V - 1974.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974. 
519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WESSEX., Allen, Patrick.
2 Allen, Patrick. WESSEX.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1988, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (7 7/8" H x 8" D) soft cover. ISBN 1853100501 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "The helicopter by early 1988 will have retired from the Fleet Air Arm in the Fleet Requirement and SAR role and will be repl aced by the Sea King. The Royal Air Force will continue to operate the Wessex HU Mk 5 and HC Mk 2 in the Training role, SAR and Support Helicopter role for sometime in the future. This book is intended as a short pictorial history of the typ e b o t h in its military and civil variant with Bristow Helicopters Ltd." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, three soft edge creases on front cover, light rubbing, minor co rn e r we ar . Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOMORROW'S CHAMPION., Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by.  Signed.
3 Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by. Signed. TOMORROW'S CHAMPION.
Macmillan, New York, 1946, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H 11 7/16" D), hard cover in slipcase (medium brown with paste-on of foal) with additional plate laid-in. SIGNED AND NUMBERED (No. 1230) BY AUTHOR ON FIRST BLANK PAGE AFTER TEXT. Beautifully illustrated in b&w throu ghout. The story of a thoroughbred from birth through training on to the beginning of his racing career, with information on famous bloodlines woven in. Contents: A Star is Born - Perhaps; Tied to the Apron Strings; The Milk Bar Closes; S i x T h o u s and Birthdays; Give a Boy a Good Name; As the Twig is Bent; Second Spring; Tomorrow's Champion. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, two small splits in paper of inside front hinge, small foxing marks in gutter of hal-titl e p ag e, so ft c or ne r crease on first text page, two small creases at top corner of pages 3/4, two wrinkles at top of last text page, small browning marks in gutter of blank pages at rear, fore-edge of laid-in plate is lightly browned and has l igh t w ear , ti ny bro wn mar k on fore-edge of textblock, edges of textblock lightly browned, minor edge wear, small light soiling mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has light to moderate soiling, 1/2" s pli t at top /bot to m fr ont cor ner joi nts, small light stain on front panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
4 Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna. THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
London Cassell 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
565 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blue, gold, white and red crest on front cover. Protractor/bookmark missing. Photographs, maps, charts, plans. Contents: Preface; Bibliography; Boyhood and School-time, 1859 to 1872; 1872 to 1874; 1874 to 1878; Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant; 1889 to 1896; China up to the Boxer Expedition; Boxer Campaign - Part I; Boxer Campaign - Part II; End of Service in China, 1900 to 1907; Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet, 1907 to 1908; Controller and Third Sea Lord, 1908 to 1910; 1910 to 1912; 1912 to 1914; The Grand Fleet - Part I: Preliminary Remarks; The Grand Fleet - Part II, 1914 to 1915; The Grand Fleet - Part III, January, 1915 to May, 1916; Jutland - Preliminary Remarks; Jutland - Part I; Jutland - Part II; Remarks on Jutland; Grand Fleet - Jutland to November, 1916; 1916 to 1918. Admiralty; 1918. Leaving Admiralty; February, 1919 to August, 1919. The World Cruise - Part I; 1919 to 1920. The World Cruise - Part II; 1919 to 1926. The Harper Record and Admiralty Narrative; 1919 to 1924. Governor-General of New Zealand - Part I; Governor-General of New Zealand - Part II; 1924 to 1935. Later Years; The Man; Appendices: Genealogical; Naval Service of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe; Chart of the Battle of Jutland; Glossay; Index. Previous owner's signature and date in pencil on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, 1" x 2" light foxing mark on free front endpaper, double crease and very small edge tear at bottom corner of page v - archivally taped, progressive bump to top corner of approx. pages 65 to 155, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, small bump at both corners of front board, minor rubbing and minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BEHIND THE GLORY., Barris, Ted.
5 Barris, Ted. BEHIND THE GLORY.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, (1992), reprint. 
358 pp, 8vo, Hardcover in dust jacket (9 1/4" H). ISBN 0887622127 B&w photos, map endpapers. "When war broke out in September 1939, the Allied air forces had few combat aircraft and even fewer military pilots ready to fight. It was clear that ai r superiority would determine the outcome of the war, so in December 1939, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada created the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Most of the aircrew training took place in Canada..." Minor bump at b o t t o m o f front hinge, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR.  POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7., Birtles, Philip.
6 Birtles, Philip. SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR. POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1992, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020345 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The name Supermarine is universally associated with the Spitfire, an aircraft which helped to defeat the Luft waffe during the Battle of Britain; the company's fundamental role in the development of Britain's military jet aircraft is less well known. Although now overshadowed by the success of the Hawker Hunter and of the BAC Lightning, the Supermari n e A t t acker, Swift and Scimitar were among the most influential of Britain's post-war military aircraft. The Attacker, first flown in 1946, was the first jet fighter to be standardised on for squadron service with the Fleet Air Arm. The Attac ke r w as f ol lowed by the Swift. The first of this type of jet interceptor flew in 1951 and was introduced to squadron service in February 1954; it thus gained the distinction of being the first swept-wing jet fighter to enter service with the R oya l Ai r F orc e, beating the Hawker Hunter by several months. The teething problems apparent with the Swift, however, ensured that it was the Hunter that was to go on to great success. Further success was to come to the Supermarine company with the S cim itar . A gai n destined for the Fleet Air Arm, the Scimitar holds the distinction of being the first swept-wing single-seat jet fighter in service with the FAA as well as being the first FAA aircraft to be equipped to carry atomic weapo ns. (Th e au thor) narr ates the often dramatic history of these influential, but now unfairly ignored, aircraft. Forty years after the event the book will enable the aviation historian to appreciate better the importance of Supermarine's role in the dev elopm ent of Brita in's military jet aircraft." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
7 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
9 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Self-published, Kelowna, British Columbia, 2009. 
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781436335065 Promotional postcard laid in. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR DORRANCE BOWERS JUNE 2009 RECOLL (?), UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL SCHOOL TRINITY COLLEGE FLEET AIR ARM ENGLAND & THE U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the U n i t e d States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and S h am e' i s a sa d but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archiva ll y t ape d, li gh t r ubbing and scratches on rear panel,. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
10 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
GRAF ZEPPELIN.  THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER.  WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION"., Breyer, Siegfried.
11 Breyer, Siegfried. GRAF ZEPPELIN. THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER. WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION".
Schiffer, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1989. 
48 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0887402429 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Construction History; The Aircraft Carriers of Foreign Navies on the Eve of World War II; The Ship's Hull; The Power System; Armament; F ire Control and Navigational and Other Systems; The Carrier-Based Aircraft; The Flight Systems; Completion After All?; The End; Statistics; New Life for Aircraft Carrier Construction; The Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier Projects 1942-43; Naval Info Up - t o -date: The Newest Rocket Destroyers of the French Navy; Details of the Cassard-Class; Rumania's Ambitious Fleet Expansion; The Multipurpose Boatbuilding Program of the Federal German Navy; From Naval History: The Origins of the Washington Flee t Co nf erence. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner creases on covers, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TRIBALS:  BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS., Brice, Martin H.  Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin.
12 Brice, Martin H. Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin. THE TRIBALS: BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS.
H.M.C.S. Iroquois Veterans Association, Victoria, B.C., 1993, reprint. 
256 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover with cerlox binding. This is the reprint edition which was produced by photocopy with permission of the author. Unfortunately the photographs did not reproduce well. "Practically everyone knows of HMS Cossack's mag nificent exploit in a Norwegian fiord in February 1940 when her crew rescued 299 captive British merchant seamen from the Altmark. Cossack was just one of 27 Tribal Class destroyers which served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian an d C a n a d i an Navies from 1938 to 1969. They were considered by many to be the finest of their type. The Tribals probably saw more acion over a longer period of time, and over a greater area of the globe, than any other class of destroyer. Th ey to ok p ar t in almost every Home Fleet and Mediterranean action, the D-Day operations, the East Indies, the South-West Pacific amphibious landings, the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the surrender of Japan and the Korean War. Technical details are p rov i ded , t oge the r wit h lists of commanding officers and pennant numbers, and the ship's crests." Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, minor soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
13 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
14 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
15 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Burgoyne, John M., Lieut.-Col. Sir. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EGYPT FROM 1798 TO 1802.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard, Mississauga 1996 0968087507 / 9780968087503 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
181 pp, 7" H. B&w maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
17 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
VALLEY FORGE., Chidsey, Donald Barr.
18 Chidsey, Donald Barr. VALLEY FORGE.
Crown, New York, 1959. 
190 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "A vividly exciting, on-the-scene account of the most crucial winter of the American Revolution. You accompany the ragged, hungry American troops as they leave Philadelphia to spend the winter at Valley Forge. You struggle up the hill, help clear the underbrush, and fell the trees to build huts and fortifications. You endure the cold and the hunger, the sickness and the boredom, the lack of the most rudimentary convenie nces, and you marvel at the spirit that keeps your fellow Americans from deserting. In contrast, you see the relative luxury of the circumstances enjoyed by the British troops in Philadelphia. Then you see the start of the moves that wil l u l t i m a t e ly result in victory: the near disruption of the British fleet at Philadelphia by the world's first submarine and floating mines; experienced foreign officers joining the American cause; the drilling of troops for effective comba t, an d th e de cl ar at ion of war by France. Finally, you share in the long awaited triumph when camp is disbanded and the American army chases the British across New Jersey...." Paperclip mark at top of first few pages - minor rust marks on ha lf- t itl e pag e, ve ry lig ht wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor scuff on bottom of textblock, very tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling and creasing, one closed tear and sever al v er y sm al l ch ips , li ght fad ing to spine color. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST.  DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS., Cobb, David.  Inscribed.  Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
19 Cobb, David. Inscribed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST. DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS.
London Conway Maritime Press 1986 0851773249 / 9780851773247 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
95 pp, 9 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions. **INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "FOR S______ L____, WHO KNEW ABOUT SEA-WARFARE LONG BEFORE I WROTE THIS BOOK FROM DAVID COBB 10 OCTOBER 1989. "** "David Cobb's desire to follow in the footsteps of the great war artists of the past was a lifelong ambition. In this autobiographical book he explains how everything in his varied and successful career as a marine painter seemed to be preparing him for such an undertaking. His chance came in 1982 when he was invited to visit the Falkland Islands immediately after the Argentine surrender and, with the full co-operation of the military, he began a remarkable series of paintings to record the principal events of the war. The resulting collection, which ranges from rapid oil 'sketches' executed on the spot to prestigious large-scale commissions, forms the central interest of this book." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of faint handwriting impression on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING DESTROYER:  THE STORY OF HMS PETARD., Connell, G.G.
20 Connell, G.G. FIGHTING DESTROYER: THE STORY OF HMS PETARD.
Crecy, n.p., (1994), revised and updated edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947554408 B&w photos, maps. "In 'Petard's' first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a f ierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ship's company were awarded between them t w o G C ' s , one GM, two DSO's, four DSC's, six DCM's and several Mentions in Dispatches...besides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in 'Petard') describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and th e me n w ho s er ved aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history." Minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bo tt om of rea r h inge, two faint line indentations on rear panel, light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
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