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PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
1 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
2 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION., Gerard, Philip.
3 Gerard, Philip. SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION.
Dutton, New York, 2002, first edition. 
400 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 052596640 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he incredible story of an extraordinary group of American artists, designers, and engineering wizards who became America's unsung heroes o f the Second World War....The men of the 23d Headquarters Special Troops were recruited to become phantom warriors in a ghost army to help win the Battle of Europe. They fought in more campaigns, from D-Day to the Rhine River, with more All i e d a r m i es, than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations - yet not even their fellow American soldiers were aware of their presence. After Douglas Fairbanks Jr., USNR, completed a tour of England and its special forces installat io ns , t he H ol ly wood star convinced the Navy brass to train an elite unit that eventually evolved into the only Army force of its kind - a top-secret band of unknown heroes. These elite soldiers counted among their number designer Bill Blass and pa in te r E lls wor th Kelly, and were inspired by Hilton Howell Railey, the 'P.T. Barnum of Deception'. The Special Troops' mission was twofold: to deceive the German army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops and materiel tha n th ey a ctu all y di d an d, e ven more heroically, to draw enemy fire on their position to allow other units to advance free of lethal resistance. Through the art of camouflage, sonic deception, and illusion this extraordinary troops of brave, ingen ious men save d cou ntles s Ame rica n lives - while sometimes losing their own. From the use of inflatable rubber tanks and howitzers to elaborate sound effects, fake radio transmissions, special effects artillery fire, and other elements of stage craft , th ese s hadow soldie rs put thei r lives on the line for their brother soldiers and for their country - only to disappear from history and memory." Remainder mark across bottom of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, s mall re mainde r mar k at b ottom edge of both p anels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Goodspeed, D.J. BAYONETS AT ST CLOUD: THE STORY OF THE 18TH BRUMAIRE.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ACES AGAINST GERMANY: THE AMERICAN ACES SPEAK.  VOLUME II., Hammel, Eric.
5 Hammel, Eric. ACES AGAINST GERMANY: THE AMERICAN ACES SPEAK. VOLUME II.
Pacifica Military History, Pacifica, California, 1993. 
323 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0935553452 B&w photographs, maps. "(The author) brings fresh first-person accounts from thirty-nine U.S. Army Air Corps fighter aces who blasted their way across the skies of North Afr ica, the Mediterranean, and northern and southern Europe in the great crusade against Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe and the other Axis air forces. Coupled with a clear, concise historical overview of America's brilliant air war against the Axis i n E u r ope and North Africa, Hammel's detailed interviews bring out the most thrilling in-the-cockpit experiences of some of our country's best pilots. Climb aboard a P-38 Lightning as Maj. Bill Leverette fights America's highest-scoring single p er s on al a ir battle against the Luftwaffe. And get into the cockpit of a P-47 Thunderbolt as 15-victory ace Capt. Don Bryan scores his dream kill by outwitting the pilot of a far speedier German jet in the closing days of the war in Europe.. ." Du st ja cke t h as very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIESLING.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Pigott, Stuart.  Series editor, Harry Eyres.
6 Pigott, Stuart. Series editor, Harry Eyres. RIESLING. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
London Viking 1991 0670824887 / 9780670824885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
219 pp, 8vo, (8 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w maps. "Ranging in taste from the light and dry to the rich, sweet-sour dessert wines, Rieslings are, at their best, wines of great finesse and subtlety, with considerable aging potential. this volume is an ideal introduction and compantion to a grape variety that produces some of the most delicious wines in the world. (It is part of a) unique series (that) looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses wines made all over the world from that variety. The focus is primarily on flavour and quality. Each volume includes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. A special feature is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages." Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing , one tiny edge tear, very small stain at bottom inside edge of spine, small laminate crease on front panel, small laminate defect on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUXEMBOURG:  LAND OF LEGENDS., Taylor-Whitehead, W.J.
7 Taylor-Whitehead, W.J. LUXEMBOURG: LAND OF LEGENDS.
London Constable 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
130 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction to Luxembourg (The History / The Land and Its People); The Legends (Luxembourg Ville - The Birth of a City / Koerich - The Damnation of Siegfroid / Luxembourg Ville - Our Lady of Luxembourg / Beggen - The Magic Flan / Vianden - Marie of Vianden / Bildchen - The Madonna of Bildchen / Falkenstein - The Sin of Euphrosine / Brandenbourg - Otho the Huntsman / Bourscheid - The Grim Crusader / Hollenfels - Stonehard / Ansembourg - The Spinning Wheel / Septfontaines - The Robbers' Castle / Echternach - The Fiddler of Echternach / Petite Suisse - Griselinde / Esch on the Sure - The Terrible Bells / Mont St Jean - The Fair Elizabeth / Mont St Jean - Lucine / Kahlenberg - The Calvary Chapel / Schuttbourg - The Peaceful Schloss); The Heroes (The Wandering King / The Great Jean Beck / The Peasants' War - Kloppelkriech); Epilogue; Appendix: Things to know about Luxembourg; Bibliography; Index. Heavy foxing on top of text block, some light foxing at top of gutter of first few pages, small bump at top corner of both boards, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears and chips, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, foxing along top edge - mainly on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGUST 1914., Tuchman, Barbara W.
8 Tuchman, Barbara W. AUGUST 1914.
Constable, London, 1962, first edition. 
499 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps. "It is not too much to say that the first thirty days of battle determined the future course of the First World War, the terms of the peace and the shape of the nations of our time. The bloody catalogue of the battles of August 1914 contains the almost legendary names of Liege, Mons, the Battle of the Frontiers, Charleroi, and Tannenberg, where generals' reputations were made or broken, and opportunities grasped or missed. Here is the indomitable Joffre rebuilding his shattered armies, Samsonov committing suicide after the annihilation of his army at Tannenberg (a staggering defeat that, perhaps, gave victory to Russia's allies), von Kluck stubbornly committed to his fatal mistake with Paris within his grasp, and Admiral Souchon in the 'Goeben' setting his desperate and fateful course for Constantinople. Here is Sir John French steadfastly refusing to work with his French ally, the brilliant Lanrezac 'limoge', perhaps, for being right too often, the sick Gallieni resolutely preparing the defence of Paris; and Winston Churchill, 'the only British minister to have a perfectly clear conviction of what Britain should do', acting upon his conviction without hesitation. The story begins with a brilliant and majestic set piece describing the funeral of Edward VII, which was attended by all the royalty, nobility and aristocracy of Europe, and marked the end of a splendid era. The reader is then swept into the magnificent narrative: firstly of the plans of the German, French, British and Russian General Staffs, all prepared some ten years before the war, none allowing for the contingencies of others; then of the tense and dramatic hours and minutes in Berlin, Paris, London and St. Petersburg that led to the outbreak of war; and finally of the invasion of Belgium, the advance through France according to plan, and the huge clash on the Eastern front. The narrative ends on the eve of the Battle of the Marne which just saved the war from being won by Germany. By that time the original plans of all the belligerents were in ruins." Book is slightly curved, minor edge wear, slight fading to colour on top of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, several small and tiny edge tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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