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THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK., Collier, Richard.
1 Collier, Richard. THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK.
London Collins 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
319 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "In May 1940, the German army and Luftwaffe drove a beaten army back across northern France to the Channel coast, cut off all lines of retreat and smashed the only port within reach; even Churchill feared 'the greatest military disaster of our long history'. Everybody knows that a third of a million British troops did escape to fight again another day. Many know at what a cost in ships and lives the rescue operation was carried out. But the whole astonishing story of Dunkirk as a human experience, of what it really meant to be there, has never yet been told. Now Richard Collier has written a vivid and authentic account based on exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews in England, France and Germany. For the first time we have, not the verdict of a military historian nor the creation of a novelist, but a narrative based on the experiences of those who were there as the enemy drew closer and the bombardment intensified - the bewildered skipper of a Thames barge, the helpless civilian, the soldier on the beach, the exhausted Stuka pilot, the stoical and the terrified." Previous owner's name stamp and date on free front endpaper, book is very slightly cocked, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Grahame, Kenneth. Illustrated by Eric Kincaid. MY LITTLE WIND IN THE WILLOWS TREASURY.
Brimax, Chichester, 2004. 
160 pp, 6 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858549450 Charmingly illustrated in colour by Eric Kincaid. "With the aim of reaching a wider range of readers, Kenneth Grahame's text has been abridged. Some of the most difficult words have b een simplified an d the longer sentences split for ease of reading and understanding. Some chapters from the original edition have been omitted." Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH., Harman, Nicholas.
3 Harman, Nicholas. DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 034024299X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the ful l truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable e x t e n t b ased on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory ord er s at t he po litical and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrop he lo ome d e ver nea rer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little shi ps' ; a nd h e ha s re s earc hed a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on free fro nt en d pap er, r em ainde r mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
PEE WEE SPEAKS:  A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL.  STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13., Hilbert, Robert.  In collaboration with David Niven.  Preface by Dan Morgenstern.
4 Hilbert, Robert. In collaboration with David Niven. Preface by Dan Morgenstern. PEE WEE SPEAKS: A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL. STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1992 0810826348 / 9780810826342 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
377 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "This discography includes all known recorded performances by Russell, including films, radio and television broadcasts, concerts and private recordings, although no claim of completeness can be made for these types of non-commercial recordings." Includes 8 pages of b&w photos/record labels. Indexed by personnel and titles. Very light rubbing/soiling to boards - mainly on rear board, minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEE WEE SPEAKS:  A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL.  STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13., Hilbert, Robert.  In collaboration with David Niven.  Preface by Dan Morgenstern.
5 Hilbert, Robert. In collaboration with David Niven. Preface by Dan Morgenstern. PEE WEE SPEAKS: A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL. STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1992 0810826348 / 9780810826342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
377 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "This discography includes all known recorded performances by Russell, including films, radio and television broadcasts, concerts and private recordings, although no claim of completeness can be made for these types of non-commercial recordings." Includes 8 pages of b&w photos/record labels. Indexed by personnel and titles. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DUNCTON FOUND.  PART THREE OF THE DUNCTON CHRONICLES., Horwood, William.
6 Horwood, William. DUNCTON FOUND. PART THREE OF THE DUNCTON CHRONICLES.
London Century 1989 0712629793 / 9780712629799 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
781 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map. "Under the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern, the grikes have taken over moledom and soon, under Lucerne, her son by Tryfan, their ascendancy is to be consol-idated and the last followers of the Stone rooted out and killed. Duncton Wood has been sealed off and made a colony for aging and diseased mole outcasts whose sterile feuding and self-hatred the grikes believe will destroy forever the legendary system's spiritual power. Yet it is here, in the shadow of hopelessness and death, that the Stone Mole has been born. His name is Beechen, and the aging Tryfan is entrusted with preparing him for his great task of showing all moles how the Stone's Silence may finally be known. As young Beechen sets forth from Duncton Wood, he finds that all the dark forces of the evil Word have been unleashed against him - and that he will need the courage and faith of other moles, young and old - the much-loved Mayweed, intelligent Sleekit, strong Alder, nervous Bailey and grubby Holm - if hope is to survive." Slight cracking at free front endpaper and half-title page - pages holding firmly, very small minor bump at top/bottom of front hinge, a few very tiny foxing marks on top of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, some tiny light foxing marks at top/bottom edge of rear flap, jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WILLOWS AT CHRISTMAS., Horwood, William.
7 Horwood, William. THE WILLOWS AT CHRISTMAS.
London HarperCollins 1999 0002256045 / 9780002256049 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Patrick Benson 
245 pp, 8vo (8" H). Colour and b&w illustrations. "The Willows at Christmas is the crowning achievement of William Horwood's masterly cycle of sequels to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
RED EAGLE.  JACKBOOT SERIES 003., Lucas, James.
8 Lucas, James. RED EAGLE. JACKBOOT SERIES 003.
Halifax, West Yorkshire Shelf Books 2000 189976500X / 9781899765003 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
164 pp, 8 1/8" H. "How would the history of the world have differed had Stalin perished at the hands of an assassin? Not at the hands of a German but of a patriotic Russian who, like General Andrei Vlasov and hundreds of thousands of others, loathed the Bolshevik regime and the Georgian dictator enough to welcome the Wehrmacht as liberators. Not only love of Russia, but a passionate need to avenge the atrocities inflicted on his family drove Lt Feodor Makhailovich Savrin to volunteer for the mission, calmly accepting the certain fate of torture and death. Although the operation was doomed from the outset - betrayed by a highly-placed 'mole' in the SS - Savrin penetrated the Kremlin's security and lay in wait for Stalin to pass by. As his target came into view, he took aim and fired - ." Military fiction by a well-known military historian. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease on rear cover, small very faint sticker mark. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
9 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
Folio Society, London, 1997. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green) in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations by Joan Hassall. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' w ere first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings i n c lude: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Ha ym ak er s, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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