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YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
1 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ALTERATION., Amis, Kingsley.
2 Amis, Kingsley. THE ALTERATION.
London Jonathan Cape 1976 022401305X / 9780224013055 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Tom Adams, dust jacket art. 
208 pp, 8" H. "It is 1976, but things are not the same. Due to a slight alteration in history involving Catherine of Aragon, Martin Luther, Thomas More and others, a Holy Victory was won in an event called the War of the English Succession, and today England, like most of the world, is virtually ruled by a Machiavellian Pope who hails from Yorkshire. Piety is rampant, science is a forbidden word and New England is a wild abode of exile for Schismatics and common criminals. Hubert Anvil is simply the best boy singer in living memory, and the Abbot is soon to propose that he undergo a simple operation to preserve his heavenly voice at the cost of his earthly pleasure. Hubert's pious father agrees to the 'alteration', reassuring the boy that his voice is a special gift from God and that, as he will never experience manhood, he won't miss it. Hubert's more wayward mother is forced to admit that the love of men and women, though less exalted than the love of God, is a very powerful force indeed, and the family confessor, who is also her lover and an overbold foe of authority, has to agree. With his suspicions aroused that the glory of God may not be much compensation for what he will be missing - Hubert plans his escape - into a world where to be a runaway is a dangerous crime and a deadly sin." Front pastedown is trimmed to edge of front board instead of being inset from edge, slight fading to color on top of text blcok near spine, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER., Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard.
3 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224035258 / 9780224035255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George. What was it that motivated this extraordinary aristocratic soldier, with the looks of a Hollywood idol, who was said to be only man to stare the Fuhrer down until he averted his eyes? For Stauffenberg the bomb plot was not a political move but a moral and spiritual necessity. After forty-two serious attempts on Hitler's life in the previous twenty years, why did he too fail? Had he succeeded, some say he would have become the de Gaulle of Germany, saviour of the national soul. Even in failure, there can be no doubt of Stauffenberg's heroism. He stands as an atonement for the Third Reich and a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In this remarkable investigation his whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have done in recent history." Tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 100. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light rubbing . 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
5 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES., Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors.
6 Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors. LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES.
Governor Simcoe Branch, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1984. 
183 pp + Index, 4to (11" H), hard cover (simulated red leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover, decorative emblem in gold on front cover) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "This book is the principal bicentennial project of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Its purpose is to gather and preserve a collection of anecdotes, biographies and achievements of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants." Contains over 80 pieces on various United Empire Loyalists, families, incidents, etc. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE PUDDLEMAN., Briggs, Raymond.
7 Briggs, Raymond. THE PUDDLEMAN.
Jonathan Cape, London, 2004, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 151/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224070096 Profusely illustrated in colour. " 'The Puddleman' is the story of the touching relationship between Tom and his grandfather (called 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead). One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar for a walk to see the puddles that are named after members of the family. Tom's grandfather tries to tell him that they won't be there because it hasn't rained for ages, and when they arrri ve, there are indeed no puddles. Tom insists that it is just because they haven't been put in yet. When Mrs Whitbobblehat turns up with her dog, Robson, Tom takes the opportunity to escape the silly, grown-up convesation about gardens cry i n g o u t f or rain and wanders off down the path. Before too long, he comes across just the person he needs....Magical, beguiling and utterly in tune with the richness of a child's imagination, 'The Puddleman' is classic Briggs." Dust jacket ha s sm a ll a re a s of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
8 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 19.  SEPTEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.)
10 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 19. SEPTEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 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: The Canadian War Museum; Close-Up: British Infantryman, Normandy 1944; The Helmets of the French Cuirassiers and Dra gons, 1914-1915; Close-Up: DP-28 Assistant Gunner, Byelorussia 1944; Luftwaffe Combined Pilot's and Observer's Badges; Mine Detectors of the U.S. Army, 1941-1945; Uniforms of the Provisional Reichswehr, 1919-1921; The Italian Semovente; The Black Wa tch of Canada during the Great War: Uniforms and insignia of the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - Part 2. 1916-1918. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label and one tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
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.)
11 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
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 18.  AUGUST 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.)
12 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 18. AUGUST 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 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: Panzerjager Abteilung Stabskompanie 1944; London-Brighton Run 1995 - Photo Report; United States Army British Made E quipment, 1943-1945: Part 2. The ETO Field Jacket; German Army Identity Disks, Western Front 1914-1918: Part 4; The Australian Soldier in World War Two: 1 - The Wool Serge Uniform; A French Photographer's Studio under the German Occupation, 1943-194 4; The Sherman 76mm; Close-Up: The 2nd 'Littorio' Grenadiers Division, French Alps, December 1944; The Uniforms and Insignia of the Imperial Japanese Army: Part 1. 1930-1940; The 1939-1945 British Campaign Stars and Their Bars. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing/soiling on rear cover, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Cranmer-Byng, J.L., editor. Introduced by Jonathan Spence. (Lord Macartney.) AN EMBASSY TO CHINA. BEING THE JOURNAL KEPT BY LORD MACARTNEY DURING HIS EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR CH'IEN-LUNG 1793-1794.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine William Alexander. 
314 pp, 10 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated paper-covered boards (dragon and lion motif), map endpapers. "Illustrated with watercolour sketches made during the embassy by William Alexander." Slipcase decorated with reproduction of "a view of the city wall of Poan-gin with vessels of various kinds lying under it, 4 November 1792". "The text of Lord Macartney's journal is reprinted from 'An Embassy to China', edited by J.L. Cranmer-Byng, first published by Longmans in 1962. For the present edition, (his) extensive annotation and appendices accompanying the journal have been abridged, and a few other minor emendations made." Contents: Introduction; Editorial Note; Members of the Embassy; A Journal of the Embassy to China; Lord Macartney's Observations Upon China; Appendices: An Edict from the Emperor Ch'ien-lung to King George III; Biographical Notes on Lord Macartney and William Alexander; Notes; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor edge rubbing, a tiny scuff on the rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AIRSHIPWRECK., Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold.
14 Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold. AIRSHIPWRECK.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1978), first edition. 
73 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photos. "...Len Deighton calls the airship one of the greatest triumphs of structural engineering the world has seen. Through this remarkable collection of photographs, many of them never published before, he bears witness to the magic of those gentle, awesome giants of the sky - 'cathedral arches twisted into a tracery of aluminium'..." Book lightly cracked at pages 28/29 - pages holding firmly, small crease at b ottom of pages 27 to 30. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO DIE.  INCLUDING "IN TRANSIT DOCKET"., Deighton, Len.
15 Deighton, Len. AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO DIE. INCLUDING "IN TRANSIT DOCKET".
London Jonathan Cape 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
254 pp, 7 9/16" H. B&w art nouveau floral endpapers. "First Published 1967" on copyright page, price of "21s. net / in U.K. only" on dust jacket flap. "In Transit Docket" with all ten documents, laid in at front. " 'Sex, I decided,' said the French psycho-analyst, 'was the key to men's drives and post-sex was their most vulnerable state. That's how my methods evolved.' In his expensive 'clinic' on Avenue Foch, designed to cater lavishly for multiple perversions, a staff of girl graduates practices his methods on influential clients from East and West. His research data, recorded on film and tape, fills 800 dossiers coveted by both French and Chinese governments. A middle-aged English spy is sent to deliver a file of information on nuclear fall-out to the doctor, and finds himself involved in the most macabre operation of his career among the boulevards and back streets of Paris. In the twilight of blackmail and hidden motive, friend and enemy become indistinguishable: Maria, the divorcee with the E-type; Loiseau, a chief inspector in the Surete; Jean-Paul, the tanned Adonis destined for disaster; and Byrd, the British naval officer turned painter. In (this book), Deighton never relaxes his stranglehold of suspense, and loyalties remain undisclosed until the final pages. Yet he has moved far beyond the limits of the pure spy-thriller to explore the frontiers of human confrontation, where ideological warfare is germinated and sustained by the failure of one man to communicate with another." Two very small areas of color loss (one at edge) on free front endpaper. "In Transit Docket" has light edge wrinkling. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, corner crease on rear flap. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
16 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UK MILITARY AIRFIELDS., Falconer, Jonathan and Gandy, Wal.
17 Falconer, Jonathan and Gandy, Wal. UK MILITARY AIRFIELDS.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1992). 
96 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs and airfield layouts. Contents: Introduction; How to Use This Book; Airfield Infrastructure; The RAF's Role in NATO; Why USAF Units are Based in the UK; Power in the Balance; (Alphabetical Listing of UK Military Airfields); Airfields Guide. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STIRLING AT WAR., Falconer, Jonathan.  Foreword by Murray Peden.
18 Falconer, Jonathan. Foreword by Murray Peden. STIRLING AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Weaving his narrative around the detailed eyewitness accounts of aircrews, groundcrews and those who built the Stirling, (t he author) reveals the troubled life story of the Shorts' big bomber. Through the eyes of a factory worker at Queen's Island, Belfast, we witness the birth of one of the RAF's first four-engined 'heavies'. We climb the crew ladder, follow th e s k i p per up the long dark fuselage to the cockpit and fly with him and his crew on one of the first Stirling raids over Germany. Lie on your belly in the bomb aimer's position as the skipper dodges flak and fighters at low level: 'We crossed th e e ne my c oast at Wilhelmshaven and were soon flying at low level between two of the Friesian Islands - the guns on each island appeared to be firing horizontally or down at us.' Sit in on a top secret briefing for an SD Stirling crew at Tem psf or d, and fl y w ith them to a DZ 'somewhere in Occupied Europe' to deliver their 'Joe'. Freeze in the biting East Anglian wind with the groundcrews on dispersals as they try to change an exhaust manifold: 'The Bristol Hercules engines were su perb - the re w as v irtu ally nothing to leak from them. But it was a long way down to the ground if you slipped on the wings.' Fly in the greatest aerial armadas ever seen as you carry crack paratroops to Normandy on the eve of D-Day, or tow a lumbe rin g Ho rsa g lider thro ugh flak-peppered skies to Arnhem." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, has very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of s pine a nd f lap-f olds. Very Good/V ery Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
19 Fleming, Ian. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.
London Jonathan Cape 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Richard Chopping dust jacket design. 
221 pp, 7 5/8" H. "First published 1965" on copyright page. **Second state bindings, without the golden gun embossed on front board.** Black boards with gold lettering on spine, green & white patterned endpapers. Previous owner's small name stamp (approx. 1" x 1/4") on front free endpaper, top of title page, rear free endpaper and rear pastedown. Evidence of pencilled name/date on front pastedown (erased). Small red mark at top of front free endpaper. Minor browning and a few tiny light foxing marks on text block edges, book slightly cocked. Small bump at top of spine and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped (clipped at bottom corner of both flaps), partial old label at bottom of rear flap, light edge wear and wrinkling, very small tear at top of hinges; light browning on spine, flap-folds, edges (mainly shows on inside). Protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
20 Fleming, Ian. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.
London Jonathan Cape 1964 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Richard Chopping dust jacket design. 
256 pp, 7 5/8" H. Second impression April 1964, one month after the first. Black covers with silver lettering on spine, gold Japanese characters on front board. "Woodgrain" endpapers. "When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond. Incredibly, from being a top agent of the Secret Service, he had gone to pieces, was even on the verge of becoming a security risk. M is persuaded to give him one last chance - an impossible mission far removed from his usual duties - and Bond leaves for Japan. There, coming under the orders of the formidable 'Tiger' Tanaka, head of the Japanese Secret Service, the Koan-Chosa-Kyoku, he is indeed subjected to the shock treatment his condition demanded. Shock treatment? The reader will also be subjected to it in full measure in this, perhaps the most bizarre and doom-fraught of all James Bond's adventures." Previous owner's small name stamp (approx. 1" x 1/4") on front free endpaper, page 13, rear free endpaper and rear pastedown, two page leaves with tiny foxing mark at top corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning to spine, small light brown stain on inside of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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