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JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
1 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
2 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
3 McKelvie, B.A. TALES OF CONFLICT.
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF INDIAN GODS & HEROES., Monro, W.D.
4 Monro, W.D. STORIES OF INDIAN GODS & HEROES.
London George G. Harrap 1911 Hard Cover Good Evelyn Paul. 
253 pp, 8 1/2" H. Buff coloured cloth with gold lettering and gold, blue and orange decoration on front board and spine. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Preface; The Tale of Viswamitra; The Tale of Rama & Sita; The Tale of Prahlada, the Good Danava; The Tale of Kuvalayaswa; The Tale of Savitri & Satyavan; The Tale of Nala & Damayanti; The Tale of the Pandava Brethren; Appendix (List of Hindu Gods Mentioned in These Tales / List of Various Superhuman Beings / The Four Castes / Some Famous Hindu Scriptures / Pronunciation of Names); Index. Bump to corner of boards, light edge wear, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, - tiny tear at top of spine, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light browning to edges of endpapers, previous owner's signature and faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper, darkening and tiny foxing marks on spine, tiny light foxing marks on title page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 4.  FALL 1989., Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr.
5 Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr. ASIAN ART. VOLUME II, NUMBER 4. FALL 1989.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1989 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
79 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Photography and the Geographical Culture of India; An Interview with Raghubir Singh; A Certain Sweep: The India of Raghubir Singh; Portfolio (Raghubir Singh); Picturing an Early Mughal Garden. Interior - corner crease on page leaves 61/62 & 63/64 otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on bottom half of rear cover - migrates into last few pages, small bump/scuff on bottom of book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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