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PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
1 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
2 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL /
3 Milligan, Spike. Volumes 2-4 edited By Jack Hobbs. ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL / "ROMMEL?" "GUNNER WHO?": A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT / MONTY: HIS PART IN MY VICTORY / MUSSOLINI: HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL / WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE? 5 VOLUMES.
London Michael Joseph. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
The first five volumes of what was originally projected to be a trilogy covering Spike Milligan's war experiences. It eventually comprised seven volumes that followed him into post war life. The books contain b&w photographs and drawings. 1. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall - 146 pp, 8 3/4" H, 3rd impression, 1971 - ISBN 718108863. Small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, tiny dent on free front endpaper, very small foxing mark at fore-edge of five page leaves, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 2. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert - 192 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1974 - ISBN 0718107330. Book is slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top edge. 3. Monty: His Part in My Victory - 128 pp, 8 3/4" H, Second Impression, 1976 - ISBN 0718115317. Surface paper loss at top/bottom of inside front hinge (caused by excess glue), bump and soft crease at fore-edge of all pages, book is lightly cocked, light glue residue on bottom of text block at spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 4. Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall - 288 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1978 - ISBN 0718117387. Book is slightly cocked, minor soiling on bottom of text block, light bump at bottom of spine, hinges lightly stretched at title page and at pages 286/287. Dust jacket is price clipped, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 5. Where Have All the Bullets Gone? - 261 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1985 - ISBN 0718124308. Bottom edge of pages on last four page signatures are poorly trimmed (uneven - happened during manufacturing process), tiny scuff at top of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
4 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OIL LAMPS: THE KEROSENE ERA IN NORTH AMERICA., Thuro, Catherine M.V.  Photography by Ken Bell.
5 Thuro, Catherine M.V. Photography by Ken Bell. OIL LAMPS: THE KEROSENE ERA IN NORTH AMERICA.
Radnor, Pennsylvania Wallace-Homestead 1976 087069121X / 9780870691218 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings and reproductions. "...by far the most comprehensive and definitive book to cover the kerosene era. More than 1,000 kerosene lamps and accessories are shown in over 900 studio photographs, and clearly reproduced illustrations from catalogues and trade journals. For the historian, student and the collector, there awaits a carefully researched and organized visual record . . . " Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom edge of rear board near spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bootom of spine/rear hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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