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FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
1 FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
Rome Fascist Confederation of Industrialists 1939 Three-Quarter Leather Fair 
212 pp, 7 1/8" H. Light blue leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, marbled boards. Blue slip tipped in on blank preliminary "Compliments of / ITALIAN LIBRARY / OF INFORMATION / New York City 595 Madison Avenue". Contents: Foreword; Basic Facts; The Structure of the Totalitarian State; Guild Economy - Purpose; Guidl Economy - Machinery; Financial and Monetary Policies; Credit Policies; Credit Policies; Agricultural policies and achievements; Industrial policies and achievements; Commercial policies and achievements; Price Policies; Economic Self-sufficiency; Labor Legislation and Social Insurances; Social Services and Popular Culture; Empire Development; Appendix. Ex-library book with some stamps. labels and a card pocket on endpapers; moderate browning in margins of pages and some preliminary and rear pages, piece missing at top corner of page leaf 97/98 - does not effect text, two small tears on fore-edge of a preliminary page - archivally taped, a few tiny tears and creases at fore-edge of pages 1 to 8, a slight separation between some page gatherings but still firm in binding, light edge wear to leather, large sticker removal mark at bottom of spine/boards, small light areas of surface loss to leather at top of front board at hinge, some light dis-colouration to leather, light rubbing to marbled paper on boards, small ink scribble/doodle on bottom of text block, moderate browning to edges of text block, library stamp on top of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS., Boyle, David.
2 Boyle, David. WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS.
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL., Fraser, David.
5 Fraser, David. KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL.
HarperCollins, New York, 1993, book club edition. 
601 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060182229 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)hows how inspiringly spontaneous and superficially haphazard Rommel's style of leadership could be: 'Rommel believed that war is a re ckless, untidy business, and that the habits of mind of a methodical manager are alien to what is required'. Instead, his hallmarks were boldness of manoeuvre, ferocity of attack, and tenacity in pursuit. These were the qualities he display e d i n h is great battles in the North African desert; they were, David Fraser demonstrates, evident from his earliest battles in the First World War to his last, defending Fortress Europe from the Allied invasion of 1944....Rommel reached a posi ti on in w h ic h he almost inevitably became embroiled in politics. When he realized that the Allied invasion was going to succeed, he realized also that the only way to save Germany was somehow to negotiate a peace settlement. He tried to pres ent Hi t ler - to wh om he had always been devoted, and who had always shown him a particular respect and affection - with the military realities: he was branded a defeatist and ignored. But his opinions, and his apparent links (meticulously dis cuss ed b y Fras er) wi th t he Stauffenberg plotters of July 1944 - one of them, under interrogation, mentioned Rommel as a possible head of post-Hilterian Gemany - condemned him is the eyes of the Fuhrer he had served so loyally. He was offered the c hoice o f tri al b y a Peopl e's Court - a sham of course - or suicide, a state funeral and protection for his family. He chose the latter. Rommel is not, to David Fraser, a flawless hero: his failings as well as his genius are recorded here . But he ha d t hat in stinc t fo r batt le and leadership which set him apart from his contemporaries and places him among the great commanders." Light browning at bottom edge of rear board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht rubb ing on rear panel , lig ht wrin kling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny tear with wrinkles at bottom edge of rear flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Gilbert, Dan, LL.D. THE A-B-C OF THE ISMS.
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, n.d., 2nd edition. 
78 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The A B C of the Isms; A Drive for Birth Control; Modern 'Satan Worship'; Modernistic Atheism; The Menace of 'Educational Totalitarianism'; Beyond the Campaign for Sex Education. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and part of covers, two small very light stains and small soft corner crease on front cover, tiny tear at top of spine - repaired. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
7 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
8 Laffin, John. RAIDERS: ELITE FORCES ATTACKS.
Chancellor, London, 2000, reprint. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0753703629 B&w photographs, reproductions. "During the Second World War a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. These raids were as individual in character as the men who carried them out and equally unique in their objectives. (The author) relates more than twenty such operations mounted b y B r i t ish, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces. Raiding appealed to British military men's psyche - and on the whole, they were good at it. Therefore, 'Raiders' emphasizes attacks mounted by the British because they we re i n vo lv ed i n more theatres of war than any other combatant. (Laffin) examines the qualities of successful raiders, as well as their selection and training, before looking in detail at individual missions. The exploits recorded here range fro m a B rit ish co mma ndo strike against Rommel's supposed HQ in the North African desert in 1941, to the daring surveys of the Normandy beaches in preparation for Operation 'Overlord'; from the German glider-borne assault on the great Belgian fort ress of Ebe n Em ael in 1 940, to SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny's dramatic mission to snatch Mussolini from imprisonment on an Italian mountaintop in 1943. Here are the Gironde river exploit of the Special Boat Service in 1942 when frogmen comman dos c aused ser ious damag e to four large enemy ships, and Operation 'Jericho' in 1944 when a low-level attack by RAF Mosquito bombers blasted a huge hole in the wall of a Gestapo prison in France." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end p aper, book c racke d at pages 80/81 - pag es holding firmly. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good/Near Fine 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
9 Leckie, Robert. DELIVERED FROM EVIL: THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II.
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES., Martel, Gordon, editor.
10 Martel, Gordon, editor. THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES.
Peterborough, Ontario Broadview Press 1991 0921149859 / 9780921149859 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "The stories in this collection, coming from the diplomats themselves, focus on all facets of twentieth century diplomatic life, but highlight the whimsical, the laughable, the dramatic and sometimes the tragic aspects of life as a diplomat. There are anecdotes concerning some of the great figures of the century - Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Pearson, Nixon, Kissinger - and some of the not-so-great: unknown vice-consuls in South America, obscure third secretaries in the middle east. The book is organzied thematically; Martel focuses on such subjects as 'Dining with the Diplomats', 'Amateur Adventures', 'Sex and Other Diversions', 'Dressed to Deal', 'Diplomats at War' and 'Spies, Skulduggery and Other Sensations'. (Its) final section comprises a variety of first-hand accounts of one of the century's most dramatic diplomatic events: the Munich crisis of 1939. This is a book to amuse and to enlighten; it is must reading not only for diplomats, but for anyone with an interest in how relationships between nations so often depend upon relationships between people." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bump at bottom of spine, moderate bump at top of spine, tiny dint on fore-edge of rear board, tiny soiling speck at bottom corner of textblock and top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy wrinkling at top of spine - light elsewhere, light fading to spine colour/lettering and also on flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
11 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
Toronto James Lorimer 1998 1550286250 / 9781550286250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Tuttle, jacket art. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Canadian flyers. (This book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean. In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of the war. McCaffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally McLeod, Moose Fumerton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting campaigns of World War II." Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear, slight lean to the spine, small crease at the bottom corner of page leaf 203/204. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
12 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL / "ROMMEL?" "GUNNER WHO?":  A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT / MONTY:  HIS PART IN MY VICTORY / MUSSOLINI:  HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL / WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE?  5 VOLUMES., Milligan, Spike.  Volumes 2-4 edited By Jack Hobbs.
13 Milligan, Spike. Volumes 2-4 edited By Jack Hobbs. ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL / "ROMMEL?" "GUNNER WHO?": A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT / MONTY: HIS PART IN MY VICTORY / MUSSOLINI: HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL / WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE? 5 VOLUMES.
London Michael Joseph. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
The first five volumes of what was originally projected to be a trilogy covering Spike Milligan's war experiences. It eventually comprised seven volumes that followed him into post war life. The books contain b&w photographs and drawings. 1. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall - 146 pp, 8 3/4" H, 3rd impression, 1971 - ISBN 718108863. Small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, tiny dent on free front endpaper, very small foxing mark at fore-edge of five page leaves, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 2. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert - 192 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1974 - ISBN 0718107330. Book is slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top edge. 3. Monty: His Part in My Victory - 128 pp, 8 3/4" H, Second Impression, 1976 - ISBN 0718115317. Surface paper loss at top/bottom of inside front hinge (caused by excess glue), bump and soft crease at fore-edge of all pages, book is lightly cocked, light glue residue on bottom of text block at spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 4. Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall - 288 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1978 - ISBN 0718117387. Book is slightly cocked, minor soiling on bottom of text block, light bump at bottom of spine, hinges lightly stretched at title page and at pages 286/287. Dust jacket is price clipped, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 5. Where Have All the Bullets Gone? - 261 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1985 - ISBN 0718124308. Bottom edge of pages on last four page signatures are poorly trimmed (uneven - happened during manufacturing process), tiny scuff at top of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE GREAT WAR., Muir, Ramsay.
14 Muir, Ramsay. POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE GREAT WAR.
Thornton Butterworth, London, 1932, second impression. 
252 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. One of 'The Home University Library of Modern Knowledge' series. Contents: The Forces at Work; The Settlement After the War; The Progress of Democracy; Europe and the Non-European World; The Pro gress of Internationalism; The Changed Position of Britain and the British Empire; Bibliography; Index. Light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, a few pages with tiny corner crease, light ed g e w e a r t o boards, light browning on spine and at edges of boards. Dust jacket has browning to spine and light browning at edges and flap-folds, several tears - some with brown tape on inside, several chips - larger one at bottom of rear pan el , l ig ht e dg e w ear/wrinkling. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ITALIAN ANTI-FASCIST PRESS (1919-1945):  FROM THE LEGAL OPPOSITION PRESS TO THE UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR II., Rosengarten, Frank.
15 Rosengarten, Frank. THE ITALIAN ANTI-FASCIST PRESS (1919-1945): FROM THE LEGAL OPPOSITION PRESS TO THE UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Press of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1968, Ist edition. 
263 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...opens by analyzing the fascist assault on the freedom of the press, which began even before Mussolini assumed power in 1922 and culminated in a series of decrees that by 1926 had made the legal supp ression of opposition journalism absolute. Succeeding chapters trace the growth of the illegal opposition press and the activities of leading anti-fascist journalists who worked either in Italy or in exile...The Resistance press became a m a j o r l i n k between the anti-fascist partisans and the Italian masses, as well as an outlet for political expression...examines the types and aims of the newspapers and their methods of distribution and production. But his primary purpose i s to a na ly z e th e Re sistance press in terms of its ideas and programs: how these reflected the various ideological components of anti-fascist thought, how they were linked to resistance movements in other countries, and how they influenced th e pol iti cs in po st war I tal y." Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light fading to spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF SICILY:  MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713., Smith, Denis Mack.
16 Smith, Denis Mack. A HISTORY OF SICILY: MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713.
Dorset Press, New York, 1988. 
Paging runs 241 - 583 (continues from the companion volume "Medieval Sicily 800-1713"), 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880292385 B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Three Experiments in Foreign Government 1713-1765 (Rule from Turin - Rule from Vienna - Trade and Industry under the Austrians - Naples and the Sicilian Parliament); Society and the Englightenment: The Eighteenth Century (Cereals and the Economy - Land Tenure and the Road System - The Nobility - Bandits a n d t h e L a w - Intellectuals and Reform); Revolution and Reform 1770-1800 (The Palermo Revolt of 1773 - The Viceroyalty of Caracciolo 1781-1786 - The Partial Success of Reform); Later Bourbon Sicily 1800-1837 (British Intervention - The Const it ut io n o f 18 1 2 - Restoration and Revolution 1816-1821 - Reform and Reaction); The Economy 1750-1850 (Commerce - Industry - Agriculture - Restraints on Economic Development); The Risorgimento 1837-1860 (Dislike of Naples - The Revolution of 1 848 -18 49 - The E nd of t he Bourbons - Garibaldi); Italian Sicily 1860-1890 (Union with Italy - Repression and Revolt - The "Southern Problem" - Society and the Economy); The Failure of Parliamentarism 1880-1922 (Crispi and the Fasci Rebellion - Th e Ma fia a nd P oli tic al Cor rup tion - Giolitti and the Economy - Liberalism in Crisis); Sicily Since 1922 (Mussolini - World War and Its Aftermath - Sicilian Autonomy). Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has ver y lig ht wr inkl ing at t op o f re ar hing e, v ery minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
17 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence 1966 Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set, all 1966 (corrected) printings, volumes I & II being fourth printings, volume III being the second printing. B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spines, light browning to most edges of text blocks - more on volume I, slight browning in margin edges of pages, previous owner's initials in ink at top corner of front pastedown of volumes II & III. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling with some delamination and tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom edges and bottom of spine, light browning on spines and some edges - also on flap-folds of volume I, some small bands of light fading to color on panels of volumes II & III, large tear across bottom half of front panel of volume II - archivally taped, slight fading to red lettering on spines of volumrs II & III. All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleevea. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
18 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set - Volume I is the 1956 second printing (corrected), Volumes II is the 1966 fourth printing (corrected) and Volume III is the 1966 second printing (corrected). B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleeves. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. Volumes have light edge wear - mainly on bottom edges; wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - more at the bottom; volume I has wrinkling on spine and light browning to edges of text block; volume III has one very small corner repair, a corner crease on page vii and a fold down the rear pastedown map - mis-aligned during manufacture. The condition of the dust jackets vary - volume I is poor with chips, tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, light soiling/rubbing. Volumes II & III are Good- and have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling and several edge tears with creases - volume three has small chip at top of front flap-fold. All volumes have light browning - mainly on spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
A LEAF UPON THE SEA:  A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943., Stead, Gordon W.
19 Stead, Gordon W. A LEAF UPON THE SEA: A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1988 0774802995 / 9780774802994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Mediterranean Sea in World War II was the scene of prolonged and violent naval warfare between the British and the Axis powers, Italy and Germany. The stories of the major squadrons and their admirals have been told, as their actions led directly to the outcomes. Here is the tale of the smallest surface ships, their officers and men who, at the very tip of British sea power in that disputed sea, played vital roles in making posible the successes of the more famous forces. It is told by one of them - a Canadian on loan to the Royal Navy - who took a leading part from the lowest ebb in British fortunes through the struggle against almost overwhelming odds to the climax of the first landings on the continent of Europe. The select 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - known as MLs in the United Kingdom and in Canada as 'Fairmiles' - was the first to go abroad from the British Isles and the only one sent into the eye of the storm as the larger ships were driven out. Stead recalls passages in disguise through hostile waters, successful fights with aircraft, the siege and blitz of Malta, major convoy battles, minesweeping in the forefront of the action, and the landings that drove Mussolini's Italy out of the war. He not only records specific contributions to the Allied cause unique for vessels of this type, but also gives a front-row view of the battle for the central Medi terranean." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, previous owner's small label on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to colour on spine and at t op of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LEAF UPON THE SEA:  A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943., Stead, Gordon W.
20 Stead, Gordon W. A LEAF UPON THE SEA: A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1988 0774802995 / 9780774802994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Mediterranean Sea in World War II was the scene of prolonged and violent naval warfare between the British and the Axis powers, Italy and Germany. The stories of the major squadrons and their admirals have been told, as their actions led directly to the outcomes. Here is the tale of the smallest surface ships, their officers and men who, at the very tip of British sea power in that disputed sea, played vital roles in making posible the successes of the more famous forces. It is told by one of them - a Canadian on loan to the Royal Navy - who took a leading part from the lowest ebb in British fortunes through the struggle against almost overwhelming odds to the climax of the first landings on the continent of Europe. The select 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - known as MLs in the United Kingdom and in Canada as 'Fairmiles' - was the first to go abroad from the British Isles and the only one sent into the eye of the storm as the larger ships were driven out. Stead recalls passages in disguise through hostile waters, successful fights with aircraft, the siege and blitz of Malta, major convoy battles, minesweeping in the forefront of the action, and the landings that drove Mussolini's Italy out of the war. He not only records specific contributions to the Allied cause unique for vessels of this type, but also gives a front-row view of the battle for the central Medi terranean." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small corner bump, minor bump at bottom of rear board, 1" light pen mark on front free endpaper, three tiny light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, light wrinkling at top of front flap - minor elsewhere, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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