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SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
1 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.  Artwork by Ron Lowry.
2 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. Artwork by Ron Lowry. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Top corners of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has creasing at top of flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS., Brander, Michael.  Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor.
3 Brander, Michael. Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor. SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS.
Seely Service, London, 1975, first edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854221050 Music notation, maps. "....(selects) a number of the better-known (Scottish ballads) and place(s) them in their historical setting. Each ballad is introduced by an account of the events which led to its composition and accompanied by a map of the battle where appropriate. There then follows the words of the ballad and the tune or tunes to which it is sung, arranged by Jimmie Macgregor. To aid the unenlightened Sasse nach, those words which are only used north of the border have been translated. It is hoped that in this way the ballads themselves may become more meaningful to more people and that those who live or travel in Scotland will find the book o f u s e w h en visiting the battlefields which gave birth to so many of the ballads." Note: music notation is not provided for all ballads. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, one minor corner bump. light wrinkling at bottom of s p in e, mi no r s oi li ng on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS., Cosgrove, Edmund.  Introduction by Brick Billing.  Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell.
4 Cosgrove, Edmund. Introduction by Brick Billing. Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell. CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS.
Golden Dog Press, Ottawa, 2003, new edition. 
168 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0919614973 B&w photographs. "Recounts the lives of Canada's outstanding pilots and their exploits in the two world wars. From the brilliant individualists who flew in the First World War to the tough and dedicated bomber crews of the Second, this is the story of Canada's airmen and their remarkable contribution to the war effort. An essential book for any aviation and history enthusiast, the superbly readable original text that made this book a classic in it s day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos. Gathered together here are the stories of some of Canada's most celebrated pilots. William 'Billy' Bishop, whose daring, solo dawn raid on a German airfield won him the Victoria Cros s ; W i l liam Barker, who fought single-handedly an entire squadron of enemy aircraft; George 'Buzz' Beurling, the ace of Malta who achieved a remarkable score of victories fighting from an island under siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose attempts t o sa v e th e life of a trapped comrade, high over Germany, ultimately cost him his own. This is their unforgettable story." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one tiny corner c re ase . V ery G ood+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH AND OTHER STORIES.  (CONTAINS:  BO GEESTY; JOHNNIE COPE IN THE MORNING; GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PRIVATE INFORMATION; PARFIT GENTIL KNIGHT, BUT; FLY MEN; McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH; HIS MAJESTY SAYS GOOD-DAY.), Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Philip Van Aver.
5 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Philip Van Aver. McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH AND OTHER STORIES. (CONTAINS: BO GEESTY; JOHNNIE COPE IN THE MORNING; GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PRIVATE INFORMATION; PARFIT GENTIL KNIGHT, BUT; FLY MEN; McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH; HIS MAJESTY SAYS GOOD-DAY.)
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974, first US edition. 
209 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394493036 "Once again, George MacDonald Fraser turns from the gloriously scandalous Flashman sagas to chronicle the hilarious postwar adventures of a certain very Scottish Highland Regiment, which first swung into view in 'The General Danced at Dawn' and is the home of the shambling Tartan Caliban, Private McAuslan, the Dirtiest Soldier in the World, and his sorely tried commander, Lieutenant Dand MacNeil. Here are further ast o n i s h i n g episodes as McAuslan and MacNeill - Scottish Piltdown Man versus that flower of regimental dash and cunning - are pitted against each other in: The Desert Mystery of Port Yarhuna; The Great Regimental Quiz; McAuslan in Love; And His F in es t (a nd F un niest) Hour....as caddy to that rugged Caledonian Eminence, The Regimental Sergeant Major, in a golf game whose ferocity and intrigue make the Open Championship at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews pale into obliv ion . A H ig hla nd Fli ng of a book, bursting with joyous recollection; a toast to absent friends and to a world gone by." Fading to top/bottom edges of boards, very small bump at corners, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, two creases at bo ttom co rner of pag es 205/6, tiny tear at top of page 59/60, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fo lds . Go od+/ Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
6 Haining, Peter, compiler. (Sir Ralph Sorley, 'Johnnie' Johnson, Eric Marrs, John Allen, 'Gun Buster', Gavin Lyall, Ronald Adams, Charles Gardner, Sir Douglas Bader, Brian Kingcome, R.F. Hamlyn, Quentin Reynolds, Adolf Galland, H.E. Bates, et al.) THE SPITFIRE LOG: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTER PLANE.
Futura, London, 1990, reprint. 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0708844383 "On 6 March 1936 was born one of the most famous and best-loved aeroplanes the world has ever known, the Spitfire. Just four years later its courageous young RAF pilots became the heroes of the Battle of Britain as they repelled the Luftwaffe attack. When, at the heigh of the conflict, supplies of metal for new Spitfires ran short, thousands of people donated old pots and pans for the sake of the gallant fighter. Today the Spitfire is still remembered with affection by all who flew in her. This tribute brings together a fascianting collection of writings by men who flew or admired her, from the top Allied flying ace of the Second World War, Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson, to his German counterpart, General Major Adolf Galland, and from such illustrious names as H.E. Bates, Richard Hillary, Lord Beaverbrook and Richard Dimbleby. As well as thrilling accounts of aerial combat the book includes a Battl e o f B r itain chronology, a list of the twenty Spitfire squadrons and their bases, the plane's specifications, the story of its creation and a list of museums where Spitfires can now be seen." Interior - light cigarette odor, very light brownin g t o pa g es , otherwise clean and tight with no previous owner's marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, soft crease at top of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RAINE AND JOHNNIE:  THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP., Levin, Angela.
7 Levin, Angela. RAINE AND JOHNNIE: THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297813250 B&w photographs. "....both a love story and an account of what one art expert has called 'the worst scandal that's happened to a country house in the last hundred years'. T he eighth Earl Spencer - Johnnie to his friends - was the Princess of Wales's father; Raine, formerly Lady Lewisham and Lady Dartmouth, and daughter of the novelist Barbara Cartland, his second wife. When he suffered a massive stroke in 197 8 , s h e f ought for his life though few gave him much chance of surviving. They doted on each other and when he guided his daughter up the aisle of St Paul's on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles, she was rightly given the credit for him be in g t he re . But as chatelaine of the Spencers' magnificent stately home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, her record was far more controversial. A substantial quantity of the family's irreplaceable heirlooms was disposed of in circumstances tha t l ed to bi tte r c ri t icism from experts and members of the family. Angela Levin has written the first biography of Raine and Johnnie Spencer, in the course of which she has interviewed more than a hundred relatives, friends, colleagues, emplo yees an d a rt h isto rian s. T he result is revealing and enthralling study of an extraordinary relationship and the most detailed account yet of what happened to the Althorp inheritance." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge. Near Fine/ Near Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
8 Martin, Gerald. ...MORE REAL COOL PIANO. EIGHT SOLOS FOR TEEN-AGE PLAYERS.
Theodore Presser, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1964. 
16 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Boll Weevil Boogie; "Careless Love" Boogie; "Frankie and Johnnie" Twist; Holiday Special; Prelude to a Jump Session; Rock 'n' Roll Jamboree; Three-Quarter Moontime; Touch of Blue. Interior - f aint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor bump at top of spine, old price sticker and a few small finger marks on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WALKER, R.N.  THE STORY OF CAPTAIN FREDERIC JOHN WALKER, C.B., D.S.O. AND THREE BARS, R.N.  CADET EDITION., Robertson, Terence.
9 Robertson, Terence. WALKER, R.N. THE STORY OF CAPTAIN FREDERIC JOHN WALKER, C.B., D.S.O. AND THREE BARS, R.N. CADET EDITION.
Evans Brothers, London, 1960 reprint, Cadet edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "According to an Admiralty statement the Battle of the Atlantic, which raged for five and a half years, was 'the most protracted and bitterly fought campaign in which the British Empi re and her Allies have ever been engaged'. That this battle was triumphantly won was the direct result of the offensive tactics of the Navy's 'little ships', inspired by the brilliant exploits of one man who, the Admiralty stated, 'did more t o f r e e the Atlantic of the U-Boat menace than any other single officer'. Here is this man's story - the life and death of Captain Frederic John Walker, R.N., Companion of the Order of the Bath, and holder of the D.S.O. and three Bars. Worki ng w i th t he c omplete co-operation of Captain Walker's family and with full access to private papers and diaries, the author traces the career of this indomitable sailor from his early years as a midshipman in H.M.S. Ajax to his last voyage in th e s lo op Sta rli ng. This is a magnificent and inspiring record of devotion to duty and unfaltering courage. (The author) tells in vivid, authentic detail the unrelenting struggle waged by Captain Walker and the men under his command to beat the men ace of the Ger man U-Boat." Minor foxing on top of text block on endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling and creasing, several small tears and tiny chips - some with old tape rep airs, two fain t water stains, 3 tiny punctures, 1" piece missing at top of rear panel, light rubbing, slight browning - now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
10 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Very small faint soiling mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, tiny dent on front panel, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
11 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Large gift inscription on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Weston, Robert and Taylor, Robert. Foreword by Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson. THE AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS OF ROBERT TAYLOR.
Vanwell, (St. Catharine's, Ontario, 1987). 
128 pp, oblong 4to (11 3/8" H x 14 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illlustrated throughout in b&w and color. "This is the first time a book has been produced featuring a comprehensive selection of Taylor's work and it is thus a publication of great significance. Those already familiar with his work will be intrigued to discover for the first time the secrets of his techniques, and all combat aviation buffs will delight in the behind-the-scenes stories of life with the 'Aces'. In researching his paintings, Robert Taylor has worked with some of the greatest aviators in the world and the text draws upon his encyclopedic fund of facts and anecdotes concerning these famous figures and their service careers. In addition to this, a number of these great pilots have contributed their own first-hand accounts of the aircraft they flew in combat and other personal recollections...features in-depth visual and verbal studies of many of Taylor's most outstanding paintings, along with a wealth of colour details, pencil sketches and photographs. Much of this visual information has never been published before..." Small soft bump to bottom corner of textblock, very small pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, tiny bump to bottom front corners, slight bump at top/bottom of spine - with 1" closed tear at top of rear hinge, minor rubbing to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations. VG -/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH FOOTLESS HALLS OF AIR: THE STORIES OF A FEW OF THE MANY WHO FAILED TO RETURN., Williston, Floyd.  Foreword by AVM J.E. (Johnnie) Johnson.
13 Williston, Floyd. Foreword by AVM J.E. (Johnnie) Johnson. THROUGH FOOTLESS HALLS OF AIR: THE STORIES OF A FEW OF THE MANY WHO FAILED TO RETURN.
General Store Publishing, Burnstown, Ontario, 1996. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1896182445 B&w photographs. "Floyd Williston has meticulously researched the short lives of six Atlantic Canada airmen, two of them the author's brothers, who failed to return from aerial operations duri ng the Second World War. The result is an exciting and moving chronicle of life-and-death struggle." Includes: F/O David Albert Romans, DFC/N.S. (No.90 Squadron), F/SGT Albert Williston/N.S. (No.514 Squadron); F/O Earle K. Reid/N.S. (No.432 S q u a d r on); F/O Fred M. (Miff) Mifflin, DFC/Nfld. (No. 106 Squadron), S/L Norman R. Fowlow, DFC/Nfld. (No. 411 Squadron), P/O James C. (Jimmie) Tuplin/P.E.I. (No.426 Squadron). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext e ri or - v er y minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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