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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY., Darling, Kev.
3 Darling, Kev. LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1995). 
165 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, drawings. 'Part Two of the book shows that many of the species survive. Part One, on the other hand, is an attempt to look at the aircraft from a different angle, not so much the fighter pilot's glamorous view but the day-to-day operations, trials and tribulations and the joys and delights of a ground crew struggling to come to terms with an aircraft that was, in many ways, a quantum leap in technology. A delight to fly, a joy to watch and a menace to work on - these sentiments seem to sum up the Lightning." Contents: Introduction; The Thunder Begins; Cutting Metal; Inside the Lightning; From Hand to Jig: The Tall Tails; The Thunderous T-Birds; The Square Fins; Lightnings in the Sand; After the Thunder; Selected RSAF Lightning Histories; Royal Saudi Air Force Lightnings; Kuwait Air Force Lightnings; Lightnings Clinging on to Life - Just!; Appendices - Lightning Production and Contracts; P.1 and Lightning Production Airframe Totals; RAF Lightning Operators; Lightning Crashes and their Causes; Lightning Colour Schemes; Lightning Comparative Strengths. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has small areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
4 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, approx. 4" x 1/2" uneven piece missing from margin of page 39/40 - manufacturing flaw - not affecting text. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
5 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CREATION MYTHS.  REVISED EDITION., Franz, Marie-Louise von.
6 Franz, Marie-Louise von. CREATION MYTHS. REVISED EDITION.
Boston Shambhala 1995 1570626065 / 9781570626067 Soft Cover Near Fine 
374 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal of human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche. Among the topics discussed are: why the creative process is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, loneliness, and fear of the unknown; the meaning of creation motifs such as the egg, the seed, the primordial being, the creative fire, the separation of heaven and earth, and the four stages of creation; creation symbolism in the alchemical opus of medieval tradition; how creation-myth motifs appear in the dreams of people who are on the verge of a leap forward in consciousness." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RESISTANCE: A WOMAN'S JOURNAL OF STRUGGLE AND DEFIANCE IN OCCUPIED FRANCE., Humbert, Agnes.  Translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor.  Afterword by Julien Blanc.  Preface by William Boyd.
7 Humbert, Agnes. Translated from the French and with notes by Barbara Mellor. Afterword by Julien Blanc. Preface by William Boyd. RESISTANCE: A WOMAN'S JOURNAL OF STRUGGLE AND DEFIANCE IN OCCUPIED FRANCE.
Bloomsbury, New York, 2008, first American edition. 
370 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1596915595 B&w photographs. "As the grip of the German occupation tightened on Paris in the summer of 1940, Agnes Humbert, a respected art historian, took a leap of blind faith and reckless courage. With the help of a few colleagues, she formed the highly effective Musee de l'Homme network, a keystone group within the French Resistance, and very likely the first of its kind. Indeed, the French Resistance was named after the group's n ewsletter, 'Resistance'. In 1941 many of its members, including its charismatic leader, Boris Vilde, and Agnes herself, were betrayed to the Gestapo and imprisoned. Seven of the men were condemned to death and executed by firing squad. The w o m e n were deported to Germany as slave workers. These are the events described with electrifying immediacy by Agnes Humbert in her secret journal, first published in France in 1946 and never before translated into English. With self-deprecat in g hu mo r a nd acerbic intelligence, she offers a uniquely personal and recklessly candid perspective on this dark and dramatic period, conveying striking details with graphic, cinematic intensity. Refusing even in the grimmest days to surrender he r com pas si on , humanity, or talent for spotting the absurd, she writes with a deft touch and sardonic wit that belie the palpable depth of her conviction and outrage. (This) is a testament to one woman's indomitable spirit, an eloquent tribu te t o the sacr ifi ce and courage of her comrades who did not survive." Tiny tear with creases at top of front hinge, very small remainder mark dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON BUSES 1929-1939., Martin, Gavin.
8 Martin, Gavin. LONDON BUSES 1929-1939.
Ian Allan, London, 1990. 
144 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711018804 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "....1929 was marked by a great leap forward in London bus design which followed the appointment of George John Rackham as Chief Engin eer at AEC. The following year saw the introduction of the Green Line coach services working across London from what were then sleepy country towns 30 or more miles distant from the fringes of the London General Omnibus Co's empire. The y e a r 1 9 3 0 also saw the first hesitant appearance of the diesel engine, quickly to be followed by the fluid flywheel, Wilson gearbox and hydraulic brakes. By the summer of 1932, a year before the formation of London Transport, some of the Ge ne ra l' s f am ou s Bl u ebird buses had these features in combination. London Transport quickly got to work replacing obsolete and non-standard buses and coaches. By the end of 1937 the General's NS type had all gone and by the summer of 1939 on ly a h and fu l of the v ehi cl es inherited from independent operators remained. The famous 10T10 type had replaced the first-generation Green Line coaches. New bus and coach designs of unorthodox layout - the TF type with the engine under the flo or, the CR ty pe with th e en gin e at the rear - were already in service. The side-engined AEC Q-type had come and gone as a production model, even though most of London Transport's 200 examples were to last until the 1950s. The incomparable RT type dou ble -de cke r whi ch w as to dom inate the London bus scene for nearly 40 years also appeared in 1939....takes the reader through these developments as they occurred, explaining their significance in language he or she will understand ." Faint ciga rett e od or, slight wavi ness t o edg es of texblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF TALES FROM THE KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA., Petiska, Eduard.
9 Petiska, Eduard. A TREASURY OF TALES FROM THE KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA.
Prague Martin 1995 8090012965 / 9788090012967 Hard Cover Good 
254 pp, 8 1/2" H. Glazed pictorial covers - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations, map on front endpapers, coats of arms on rear endpapers. "(I)nvites you on a journey into the world of Czech legends. Here a great story-teller brings you exciting stories of bygone centuries, describes events in the ancient mighty kingdom of Bohemia. The captivating stories contained in this book have originated over long centuries, since mythical times. Rare drawings, not published for centuries, add to the charm of this remarkable book. The stories may also be used as an excellent tourist guide for visitors to Bohemia." Contents: Between the Rivers Ohre, Elbe and Vltava; Judgment and Choice; The Castle over the Vltava; Battle and Betrayal; The Great Leap; The Peaceable Prince; Zbislav; A Son and a Daughter; A Great Slav Empire; The Retreat of the Old Gods; The Two Stars; The Distant Homeland; Prince Oldrich's Hunt; The Czech Achilles; Blanik; Chropyne; A Knightly Legend of the Czech Coat of Arms; On the Famous Deeds of Castle Lords and on Coats of Arms; From the Times of the Crusades; Hruba Skala; From the Times of the Tartar Invasion; The Last of the Premyslides; The King and the Queen; The King from the Golden Cradle; The Castle of Legends. Minor edge wear to boards, slight bump at top corner of rear board, moderate bump at top of both hinges - small tear at top of rear hinge, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DAY I OWNED THE SKY., Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired).
10 Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired). THE DAY I OWNED THE SKY.
Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber....But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 Taylor, Michael J.H. FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II IN COLOR.
London Bison Books 1985 0861242246 / 9780861242245 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Traces the development of the warplane through WWII which saw a giant leap in aircraft technology. Chapter headings: Introduction; Overture to Blitzkrieg; The Luftwaffe Spreads Its Wings; Hunter or Hunted?; African Air War; Operation Barbarossa; One Day in December; Index. Wrinkling to top edge of dust jacket on front panel. VG+/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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