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MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 25.  MARCH 1996.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.)
1 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 25. MARCH 1996. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: U.S. Army Patches of the Pacific Campaign, 1941-1944: Part 2; Stars and Stripes: The U.S. Army's authorized, unofficial newspaper, 1942-1945; The Canadian Expeditionary Corps in France and its badges, 1914-1918: Part 3; Close-Up: Bersaglieri in the 'Italia' Division, Jan. 1945; The French Officer, 1920-1940: Cotton Uniforms for Home Forces and Troops in Africa; T he Bren Carrier and the Universal Carrier; The TENO Officer's Dagger and NCO's Hewer. Interior - several pages after page 32 with a small crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Lundborg, Einar. Translated by Alma Luise Olson. THE ARCTIC RESCUE: HOW NOBILE WAS SAVED.
New York Viking 1929 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
221 pp, 9 5/8" H. Medium blue cloth with yellow lettering/aircraft design on spine, yellow emblem on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "This is the tale of the gallant Swedish expedition to rescue the officers and crew of the 'Italia', the Italian dirigible that came to grief on the northern ice in May, 1928. The climax of that effort was Lieutenant (now Captain) Lundborg's daring airplane flight to the isolated survivors, and his return to safety with General Nobile." from the Publisher's Note. Light browning to edges of text block, some toning to page margins, moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at bottom corner of both boards - slight bump at top corners, minor soiling on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
3 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3.  3 VOLUMES., Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano.
4 Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano. LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3. 3 VOLUMES.
Galleria del Costume, Palazzo Pitti / Centro Di, Firenze, 1988, 1989, 1990. 
36 pp, 36 pp, 36 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft covers - 3 volumes. ITALIAN TEXT. B&w photographs, reproductions. Fashions of the Victorian, Edwardian eras, up to the 1960s - includes court dresses, uniforms, hats, jewellery, etc. V.1 La donazione Tornabu oni-Lineapiu Moda italiana degli anni '50 e '60. V.2 Spose in Galleria Abiti nuziali del Novencento. V.3 Cerimonia a Palazzo Abiti de corte tra Ottocento e Novecento. Previous owner's embossed stamp on first page of vol. 1, light edge wea r t o v o l . 1, bump at top edge of pages and rear cover of vol. 3 - tiny tear at top of rear hinge, minor rubbing to covers. Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ATLAS OF ANCIENT & CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 451., Rhys, Ernest, editor.
5 Rhys, Ernest, editor. ATLAS OF ANCIENT & CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 451.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1933 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
268 pp, 6 7/8" H. Decorated endpapers and title page. Colour and b&w maps. Includes Historical Gazetteer and Index. "We begin with the voyages of the Argonauts, and the world of Homer, representing a Europe on whose outer western rim these islands lay in Cimmerian darkness, with no western hemisphere of the future Americas beyond them. The eastern survey of Herodotus, and the Eratosthenes' map which ranges from Ultima Thule in the far north to Arabia Deserta and the Indian limits, carry the record to the point where the live contact between geography and ancient history occurs. It is seen in the voyage of Nearchus who sailed as far southeast as the mouth of the Indus in 325 B.C.; and Strabo and Ptolemy bring us to the partition of the old world at the beginning of the Christian era. It was in the library of Alexandria that Eratosthenes wrote the work which began the real mapping out of the globe eith the lines of latitude and longitude. Turning to the more special maps we realize in that of Greece, as Professor Bury has shown us, how vitally its physical features affected its history and its place among the nations. We see how its ridged headland, broken by a great sea rift, and how the heights of Olympus, Ossa, and Pelion, and those of Euboea and the island chain beyond, and how again Epirus and the Pelopennesus, gave the land its mountain barriers. But finally it was the sea decided the fate of the people; they were fairly driven to seek their outlet and their defence on its waters; and the decisive factor was the Aegean, which became in a sense the fluid axis of Greek conquest, commerce, and colonial life. In the same way, it is the map that makes us aware of the effect of position in the case of an old rival to Rome like Carthage. The line-maps of the cities include Syracuse, Thebes, Babylon, Jerusalem, Tyre, Pompeii; and among the battlefields are Marathon and Salamis, Issus and Thermopylae." From the Introduction. Slight fading to spine color, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block, small light scratch on front cover, two tiny corner bumps, book lightly cracked in several places - book very sound, line indentation with a series of tiny dints down free front endpaper - migrates into adjacent preliminary pages. Dust jacket has light fading to spine and flap-fold color, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny tears at top of spine, tiny light white mark on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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