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PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
1 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
2 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE:  AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION.  (ENCYCLOPEDIA), O hOgain, Daithi, Dr.
3 O hOgain, Daithi, Dr. MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION. (ENCYCLOPEDIA)
New York Prentice Hall 1991 0132759594 / 9780132759595 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE:  THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM., Spavens, William.  Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger.
4 Spavens, William. Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger. MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE: THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM.
London Folio Society 2000 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
254 pp, large 8vo (9" H) in blue slipcase decorated with a reproduction of an engraving by Robert Dodd, 1796, 'His Majesty's Ship Glatton attacking a French Squadron." Three-quarter bound in dark blue buckram with a printed front on cambric-grained material showing a sailor leaning on a gun. Illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. The title page continues, "CONTAINING An Account of a great Variety of such Incidents as the Author met with in the Sea Service ALSO A descriptive Account of the Discipline, Allowance, and Customs of His Majesty's Navy, the East India Company, and other Merchants' Service TO WHICH IS ADDED A short and plain Introduction to Astronomy and Geography; with a brief Description of several Countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and Tables of Latitude and Longitude, &c. &c. AND An Explanation of NAUTICAL TERMS. THE WHOLE MADE EASY AND ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH." "The Narrative of William Spavens was first published by R. Sheardown and Son in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1796." Minor rubbing to slipcase. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE:  THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM., Spavens, William.  Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger.
5 Spavens, William. Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger. MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE: THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM.
London Folio Society 2001 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine 
254 pp, large 8vo (9" H) in blue slipcase decorated with a reproduction of an engraving by Robert Dodd, 1796, 'His Majesty's Ship Glatton attacking a French Squadron." Three-quarter bound in dark blue buckram with a printed front on cambric-grained material showing a sailor leaning on a gun. Illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. The title page continues, "CONTAINING An Account of a great Variety of such Incidents as the Author met with in the Sea Service ALSO A descriptive Account of the Discipline, Allowance, and Customs of His Majesty's Navy, the East India Company, and other Merchants' Service TO WHICH IS ADDED A short and plain Introduction to Astronomy and Geography; with a brief Description of several Countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and Tables of Latitude and Longitude, &c. &c. AND An Explanation of NAUTICAL TERMS. THE WHOLE MADE EASY AND ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH." "The Narrative of William Spavens was first published by R. Sheardown and Son in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1796." One corner with tiny wear. Slipcase has very minor wear at front corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS, Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors
6 Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS
Dublin John Hinde 1995 1858334039 / 9781858334035 Hard Cover Fine Very Good O'Shea, Roisin 
44 pp, 6 3/4" H. One of 'An Artists Portfolio' series. Colour reproductions of Roisin O'Shea's illustrations with descriptive captions. Includes: Black Castle, Wicklow; Blackrock Castle, Cork; Blarney Castle, Cork; Bunratty Castle Limerick; Carlow Castle; Castle Balfour, Fermanagh; Dalkey Castle, Dublin; Derry Castle, Londonderry; Dromoland Castle, Clare; Dublin Castle; Dunguaire Castle, Galway; Dunluce Castle, Antrim; Enniskillen Castle, Fermanagh; Ferrycarrig Castle, Wexford; Glenveah Castle, Donegal; Gosford Castle, Armagh; Johnstown Castle, Murntown, Wexford; Kilkenny Castle; King John's Castle, Carlingford, Louth; ditto, Limerick; Kylemore, Galway; Leixlip Castle, Kildare; Narrow Water Castle, Down; Rock of Cashel, Tipperary; Ross Castle, Kerry; Shane's Castle, Armagh; Slane Castle, Meath. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor wear, tiny dint on spine and on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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