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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
2 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW FORCE:  THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE., Lapp, Ralph E.  Foreword by Stewart Alsop.
3 Lapp, Ralph E. Foreword by Stewart Alsop. THE NEW FORCE: THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE.
New York Harper & Brothers 1953 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
238 pp, 8 3/8" H. Contents: Foreword; About People and Atomic Energy; The New Force; From Manhattan to Nagasaki; Postwar Development; Destruction Unlimited; The Atomic Impasse; Battlefield A-Weapons; Peacetime Power; Atomic Engines; The Atom - Man's Servant; Secrecy and the Atom; Power for the Future; Index. "The story beings with early atomic experiments in distant laboratories in Italy and Germany and leads swiftly up to Professor Einstein's fateful letter to President Roosevelt, and the overnight mobilization of American science. We see the mammoth plants at Oak Ridge and Hanford thrown up in haste to solve the riddle of separating the U-235 isotope from the U-238, the first controlled chain reaction in the squash courts of a Middlewest university; the crucial work in the laboratories at Los Alamos. (It) brings the military and diplomatic story up to date, detailing the atomic scientists' 'march on Washington', the establishment of the AEC, the Bikini tests, the multiplying of the A-bomb's destructive power; and, within seven short years, the coming of the H-bomb. And there is the story of atomic energy's present and future potential in peace as well as in war - as an instrument for industrial power as well as military; for science, medicine, agriculture as well as (perhaps instead of) strategic and tactical weapons." Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, very light toning to margins of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has heavy wear and small chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate general edge wear, light to moderate rubbing with some small areas of surface paper loss/staining at bottom of front panel, light browning on inside, tiny stain on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Nalty, Bernard. Introduction by Lieutenant Colonel Roger Cirillo. THE AIR WAR. WORLD WAR II CHRONICLES SERIES.
MetroBooks, (New York, 1999), Ist edition. 
128 pp, square, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos and maps. "...paints a vivid picture of how the bombers and fighters of the Allied and Axis powers influenced the outcome of the conflict (in World War II)." "With richly informative sidebars that highlight important elements of technology, intelligence and stragegy; maps of the major air force operations that clarify the effects of individual batles..." Slight bump at top of front hinge, a few very small dents to bottom edge of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS., Pimlott, John.
5 Pimlott, John. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS.
Bison, London, 1988, reprint. 
64 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861241377 "The B-29 was a larger and more devastating weapon than even its predecessor and namesake, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Developed during World War II by Boeing, this American superbo mber could carry a much heavier load and fly over greater distances than any aircraft then in existence. This feature became particularly important during the Pacific War, when American aircraft had to fly well over a thousand miles and ba c k t o d e v astate the Home Islands of Japan. The apotheosis of the Superfortress came when it was chosen to carry the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In later versions it was used by the Americans during the K or ea n W ar wi th g reat effect. The technical changes and use of this massive bomber is told brilliantly by John Pimlott of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sidevi ews an d a f ull col or cut away drawn by Mike Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the libary of aviation enthusiasts." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS., Pimlott, John.
6 Pimlott, John. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS.
Bison, Greenwich, CT, 1983, reprint. 
64 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0861241371 "The B-29 was a larger and more devastating weapon than even its predecessor and namesake, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Developed during World War II by Boeing, this American superbomber could carry a much heavier load and fly over greater distances than any aircraft then in existence. This feature became particularly important during the Pacific War, when American aircraft had to fly well over a thousand miles and back to devastate the Home Isl ands of Japan. The apotheosis of the Superfortress came when it was chosen to carry the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In later versions it was used by the Americans during the Korean War with great effec t . T h e t echnical changes and use of this massive bomber is told brilliantly by John Pimlott of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sideviews and a full color cutaway dr aw n b y Mi k e Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the libary of aviation enthusiasts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.  SPRING  2009.  VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2., Sarty, Roger, editor.  Patrick Brennan; Michael W. Manulak; Jason S. Ridler; Eric Brown; Tim Cook; Bruce Ellis; Ivor Evans.
7 Sarty, Roger, editor. Patrick Brennan; Michael W. Manulak; Jason S. Ridler; Eric Brown; Tim Cook; Bruce Ellis; Ivor Evans. CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY. SPRING 2009. VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2.
Waterloo, Ontario Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 2009 11958472 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
80 pp, 11" H (magazine format). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: "Completely Worm Out by Service in France": Combat Stress and Breakdown among Senior Officers in the Canadian Corps; Equal Partners, Though Not Of Equal Strength: The Military Diplomacy of General Charles Foulkes and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; From Nagasaki to Toronto: Omond Solandt and the Defence Research Board's Early Vision of Atomic Wafare, 1945-1947; The Hendershot Brothers in the Great War; Connaught Battery and the Defence of the Atlantic Coast, 1906-1941; Comparison of British and American Areas in Normandy in terms of Fire Support and its Effects (AORG Report No. 292). Interior - very soft bump a top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, very light crease on front cover at spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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