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THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
1 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE ITALIAN SPRING., Avery, Gillian.  Illustrated by John Verney.
2 Avery, Gillian. Illustrated by John Verney. THE ITALIAN SPRING.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1972), first American edition. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Holt Library edition with gold wraparound sticker on dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "When her uncle died, Maria had no idea what would become of her. She dreaded being sent away to school , but it seemed that there was nowhere else to go. When a distant, elderly relative arrived from Italy to settle her uncle's estate, Maria suddenly found herself with a new guardian and a new home in a foreign land. At first she hated Italy, where it always seemed to rain, but when she arrived at her relative's villa outside of Florence and met the energetic Cordelia, the situation began to change at once. If it had not been for Cordelia, Maria would never have ventured beyond the garden of the villa and then she would never have visited the little town at the foot of the hill, nor would she have ever seen the wonderful painting that was to mean so much..." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped, small chip and tears at top of spine area - a few other tiny tears (one with crease) and chips, light browning and soiling, small light stain on rear panel, light to moderate edge wear, light edge wrinklin g. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Berry, W.H. Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND COMMERCE.
New York George H. Doran 1918 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
292 pp, 8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/biplane silhouette on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions (collated). Contents: Historical; The Aeroplane and its Development in England up to 1914; Development on the Continent before 1914; The Influence of War on the Aeroplane; Bombing, Reconnaissance, Spotting and Photography; The Seaplane and Airship and their Uses; The Construction of the Modern Aeroplane; Engines; Accessories; Raids; Future Commercial Development; Great Britain Mistress of the Air and Sea. 1919 gift inscription on free front endpaper, two staple holes at top of free front endpaper (staple indents on adjacent pages), one picture plate has light wrinkling at top edge, dust soiling to edges of text block - heavier on top of text block, light soiling to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
4 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 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.
5 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 Very Good+ 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." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a tiny corner crease on each flap, very minor wrinkling at top of spine 
Price: 40.00 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.
6 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
 
 
SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN.  WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION., Detwiler, B., Justice.
7 Detwiler, B., Justice. SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN. WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION.
Detwiler Press, New York, 1918. 
285 pp, 6 1/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering/banding and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. A pocket reference prepared for American soldiers overseas in the First World War. Contents: French Section; Italian Section; G erman Section; English Money, Measures, Weights and Mileage; French ditto; Italian ditto; German ditto; Map of United States; Map of Western Battle Front; Map of Russia. The French section is by far the largest and includes: At Cigar Store; Avi a t i o n; Barber Shop; Billeting; Camping, Convoy; Giving Orders; Hospital; In Trenches; Laundry, Marching; Railway Station; Shopping; Society; Western Front; Wounded Soldier - among other subjects. Previous owner's name/address stamp mark on fron t fr ee e ndpaper, tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, a few small light brown stains thoughout pages, one page with small corner crease, "to - from" gift page filled out, heavy browning to edges of text block - scattered tiny liquid stain marks on to p e dge , light to moderate edge wear, a few light small stains on boards. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
8 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
9 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Laffin, John. RAIDERS: ELITE FORCES ATTACKS.
Chancellor, London, 2000, reprint. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0753703629 B&w photographs, reproductions. "During the Second World War a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. These raids were as individual in character as the men who carried them out and equally unique in their objectives. (The author) relates more than twenty such operations mounted b y B r i t ish, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces. Raiding appealed to British military men's psyche - and on the whole, they were good at it. Therefore, 'Raiders' emphasizes attacks mounted by the British because they we re i n vo lv ed i n more theatres of war than any other combatant. (Laffin) examines the qualities of successful raiders, as well as their selection and training, before looking in detail at individual missions. The exploits recorded here range fro m a B rit ish co mma ndo strike against Rommel's supposed HQ in the North African desert in 1941, to the daring surveys of the Normandy beaches in preparation for Operation 'Overlord'; from the German glider-borne assault on the great Belgian fort ress of Ebe n Em ael in 1 940, to SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny's dramatic mission to snatch Mussolini from imprisonment on an Italian mountaintop in 1943. Here are the Gironde river exploit of the Special Boat Service in 1942 when frogmen comman dos c aused ser ious damag e to four large enemy ships, and Operation 'Jericho' in 1944 when a low-level attack by RAF Mosquito bombers blasted a huge hole in the wall of a Gestapo prison in France." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end p aper, book c racke d at pages 80/81 - pag es holding firmly. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good/Near Fine 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945.  A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO., Malone, Richard S.
11 Malone, Richard S. A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945. A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO.
Toronto Collins 1984 0002172798 / 9780002172790 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "In 1944, when this book begins, Richard Malone had been transferred from the Italian front back to England to take part in the Normandy landings. Trained before the war both as a soldier and a journalist, Malone had been seconded in 1940 from his regiment Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as Staff Secretary to Col. J.L. Ralston, Canada's Minister of Defence. (Now) poised for D-Day, he held staff appointments at both Canadian Army and British 21st Army Group Headquarters and he was given charge of all Canadian Army Press and Psychological Warfare service in the field. The Canadians accounted for nearly a third of the forces landed on D-Day and Malone's description of the invasion, the battles of Normandy, the liberation of Paris and Brussels make fascinating reading. Also from his unique perspective Malone has much of interest to say about the great controversial issues of the times: Montgomery's leadership, Patton's gap, the rivalry between the British and American high commands, the Battle of the Bulge, Arnheim and the reason for its failure and others. In 1944 when the battle for Europe was clearly won, Malone was chosen to go out to the Pacific and establish relations with General MacArthur. He witnessed the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri and was the first Canadian in Japan. He was in charge of the liberation of Canadian prisoners in Japan, China and Manchuria. His talks with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, MacArthur, Beaverbrook, Ralston and other after the war add to our understanding of the part that Canada played in the Second World War." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Mosier, John. THE MYTH OF THE GREAT WAR: A NEW MILITARY HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
New York HarperCollins 2001 0060196769 / 9780060196769 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Based on a decade of research into previously unused French and German sources, (this book) shows what actually happened at the front as the participants perceived it at the time, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier, who visited all the major battlefields, describes and analyzes campaigns that are routinely neglected or ignored and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He explains how German tactics, weapons, training and leadership were consistently superior, and why the endless, ineffective attacks of the French and British with inferior weapons and battle tactics of the previous century resulted in mindless slaughter and defeat. Mosier also discusses the major military leaders on both sides - including Joffre, Petain, Foch, Gallieni, French, Haig, Wilson, Moltke, Ludendorff, Falkenhayn, Mudra, and Pershing. The French and British military controlled, suppressed, and manipulated all battlefield reports. German losses were magnified; failures became successes, defeats victories. Allied intelligence was grossly inaccurate and inadequate, and the result was a distorted picture of what was really happening. Absorbing and persuasive, 'The Myth of the Great War' is a striking new assessment of the military realities of World War I." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, faint finger print at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Munson, Kenneth. FIGHTERS 1939-45: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT. THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOR SERIES.
New York Macmillan 1975 Second American Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good John W. Wood / Norman Dinnage / Frank Friend / Brian Hiley / William Hobson / Tony Mitchell / Jack Pelling. 
163 pp, 7 7/16" H. "From the P-38, the Me-109, the Spitfire and the Zero to the Corsair, the Hellcat and the Russian Yak, the principal fighter aircraft developed and flown from 1939 to 1945 are illustrated in full color and described in detail. Eighty of the fighter, attack, and training aircraft of World War II are shown in their major aspects - side elevation, plan view from above and plan view from below - in drawings that combine maximum visual appeal with essential details of construction. The accompanying captions specify important details such as the date of each plane's first appeareance, the pilots and campaigns with which it is most strongly identified, and its engine construction, wing span, length, height, take-off weight, maximum speed, operational ceiling, and endurance. The text, fully describing each fighter's development and service career, rounds out this unique pocket introduction to one of the most exciting periods in military aviation history." Two tiny glue residue marks on front pastedown, tiny faint mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling aling top edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS., Nijboer, Donald.  Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.).
14 Nijboer, Donald. Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.). GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 2001 1550463322 / 9781550463323 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dan Patterson, photography. 
160 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings/diagrams. "Through Dan Patterson's remarkable photography, we get to see, close up, the cramped, cold, exposed turrets that so many young men fought and died in. (The author) examines the role each aircraft played in the war, and veterans describe in spirited detail what it was like to fly and fight in the war's most renowned aircraft. For the first time in print, 'Gunner' reveals not just the turrets of such famous aircraft as the Lancaster and the B-17, but also the rarely seen gun positions of aircraft such as the German Me 410, the Italian S.M. 79 and the Russian Il-2 Shturmovik. Many of the featured aircraft saw battle and have been preserved or meticulously restored. This book allows us to imagine what it must have been like to be an air gunner in the Second World War." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight curl at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS., Nijboer, Donald.  Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.).
15 Nijboer, Donald. Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.). GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 2001 1550463322 / 9781550463323 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dan Patterson, photography. 
160 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings/diagrams. "Through Dan Patterson's remarkable photography, we get to see, close up, the cramped, cold, exposed turrets that so many young men fought and died in. (The author) examines the role each aircraft played in the war, and veterans describe in spirited detail what it was like to fly and fight in the war's most renowned aircraft. For the first time in print, 'Gunner' reveals not just the turrets of such famous aircraft as the Lancaster and the B-17, but also the rarely seen gun positions of aircraft such as the German Me 410, the Italian S.M. 79 and the Russian Il-2 Shturmovik. Many of the featured aircraft saw battle and have been preserved or meticulously restored. This book allows us to imagine what it must have been like to be an air gunner in the Second World War." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Nowarra, Heinz J.  With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley.
16 Nowarra, Heinz J. With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley. MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.
Letchworth Harleyford 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Line Tracings by W.F. Hepworth, based on original drawings by H. Lobner and Peter G. Cooksley. 
210 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale, 3-view drawings (many fold out) and colour frontispiece with tipped in corrected caption. Main section headings: Nation-by-Nation Review of Marine Aviation, 1914-1918; Landplanes at Sea; Austro-Hungarian Section; German Section; British Section; French Section; Russian Section; American Section; Italian Section; Marine Aircraft Markings, 1914-1918; Engines; Lighter-than-air Marine Aicraft; Ships that carried Aircraft, 1913-1919; Tables - Dimension and Performance of Marine Aircraft, 1914-1918; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, light toning to edges of pages, cigarette odor, light edge wear and rubbing to boards, bump at bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of both boards, small faint stain on top of text block, wear at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919.  A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS., Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
17 Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors. JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.
New York Arco 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors having to deal with much information withheld from publication during hostilities as well as with the demobilization of the war fleets, 'the indeterminate state of the late enemy navies, and the chaotic conditons of the Russian fleet'. The contents include sections on ships lost in the war, a revised glossary and the usual close-ups on the existing fleets and advertisements of naval power to come. Pictures, dimensions, tonnages, armament details, are here for scholar or enthusiast." Section headings: Alphabetical List of Advertisers; Classified List of Advertisers; Preface; General Index (named ships only); Technical Terms in Foreign Languages; British Navy; U.S. Navy; Japanese Navy; French Navy; Italian Navy; Minor European Navies; South & Central American Navies; Lesser Asiatic & African Navies; Late Enemy & Russian Navies (Austrian Navy / Bulgarian Navy / German Navy / Russian Navy (Baltic Section) / Russian Navy (Black Sea Section) / Turkish Navy); Explanatory Notes to British Navy Section; Ships Lost in the War; Addenda Pages. Sharp crease down free rear endpaper - indents on adjacent page, four soft creases down free front endpaper and title page, light wear at corners ans at top/bottom hinge edges a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear at op/bottom of flap-folds and top/bottom of hinges, three soft creases on front panel, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light browning at top inside edge. Please note: this is a heavy volume and may require extra postage charges for expedited or overseas shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Reid, Ed. MAFIA.
New York Random House 1952 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Popularly know as The Black Hand, the Mafia, which began in medieval Sicily as a patriotic group, has been and still is in control of organized crime in the United States. It has achieved this dubious distinction by the systematic liquidation of rival, non-Sicilian gangs. The mere itemization of this long and bloody reign of underworld terror will give every responsible citizen pause for thought - after he has stopped shivering! This book contains much new material derived from secret sources. Perhaps the most sensational of its revelations links key Mafia figures with the Allied Military Government in Italy. How one of the most powerful Mafia heads, under indictment for murder in this country, turned up as an aide to AMG, received letters of recommendation from United States Army officers, and at the same time conducted huge blackmarket operations in American supplies, is one of the monstrous disclosures. Why this same notorious criminal, following his arrest, was not returned to the U.S. until after the strange death of the key witness against him, is another part of the riddle that hints at the enormous secret strength of Mafia terrorism. (The author) courageously digs deep into the muck of vice and crime to throw light upon a ruthless gang of killers and racketeers whose influence is as evil as it is widespread." Small initials in pen on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear, creases at top edge with color loss - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FALL OF FORTRESS EUROPE 1943-1945., Seaton, Albert.
19 Seaton, Albert. THE FALL OF FORTRESS EUROPE 1943-1945.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1981, first edition. 
218 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713419687 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "By the midsummer of 1943 the Wehrmacht had fallen back behind the Straits of Sicily in the Mediterranean and had begun to build, with fe verish haste, the Atlantic Wall in the west and the East Wall in Russia - in fact to construct their Fortress Europe, with the intention of defending it to the last. Here the author sets out simply and concisely the political, economic an d m i l i t a r y organization of the Third Reich, its strength and its weaknesses. He traces the almost unbelievable chain of events within Germany during the last two years of the Second World War that saw the Fortress liberated or overrun, and t h e wh ol e of t he R eich engulfed, and then inundated, by the invading armies of the allies. This authoritative account is based mainly on German materials, although other language sources, particularly Russian, Italian and Anglo-American, h ave a ls o b een u sed in co mpi ling this intriguing narrative." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine,a few tiny foxing marks and very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkli ng - li ght wea r at to p of rea r fl ap-f old, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME:  THE TRUE STORY AND SECRETS OF GLOBAL GANGLAND., Southwell, David.
20 Southwell, David. THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME: THE TRUE STORY AND SECRETS OF GLOBAL GANGLAND.
Sevenoaks, London, 2006. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 1862003424 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From London's back streets to neon-soaked Las Vegas, fromTokyo's corporate boardrooms to the shantytowns of Brazil and India, organized crime is the world's oldest and largest business. Finally, the historical and modern secrets of the most powerful outlaw organizations - their key crimes, personalities and methods - have been told. With the latest intelligence from police agencies across the globe, as well as interviews with gangsters themselves, the underworld's code of silence has been broken. In this shocking and compelling book, crime writer David Southwell traces the history and evolution of organized crime in every major territory in the world....From the distant past to the most recent events, the hidden history of global gangland has never been told in such chilling, entertaining and fascinating detail." Minor rubbi ng on boards, very light edge wear, very small dint at top and bottom edge. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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