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QUEEN VICTORIA'S COMMANDERS.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 71., Barthorp, Michael.  Colour plates by Douglas N. Anderson.  Series editor, Martin Windrow.
1 Barthorp, Michael. Colour plates by Douglas N. Anderson. Series editor, Martin Windrow. QUEEN VICTORIA'S COMMANDERS. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 71.
(Osprey, Oxford, 2000), Ist edition. 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841760544 B&w photos, reproductions, 12 plates of uniform studies in full color. Contents: Introduction; India 1836-56; Commanders; The Crimean War 1854-56; Commanders; India 1857-98: The Mutiny; Mut iny Commanders; P ost Mutiny Commanders; Africa 1837-98; Commanders; Conclusion; Bibliograpy. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS.  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937., Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia
2 Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937.
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 1937 Soft Cover Good- 
328 pp + 72 pp classifieds section, 11" H, stapled, with hole in top left corner for hanging. Gives monthly telephone rates, how to dial, how to make out-of-town calls, station to station rates. Covers: Beachlake, Benton, Bohemia, Brooklyn, Bushkill, Camptown, Carbondale, Chapman Lake, Clarks Summit, Clifford, Conyngham, Cresco, Dallas, Dalton, Delaware Water Gap, Drums, Dushore, Fairdale, Forest City, Freeland, Galilee, Hawley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntington Mills, Jackson, Jermyn, Laceyville, Lackawaxen, Lake Ariel, Lake Como, Lake Winola, McAdoo, Mehoopany, Montrose, Moosic, Mt. Pocono, Mountain Top, Muhlenburg, Nanticoke, Narrowsburg, New Albany, Newfoundland, Nicholson, Nuangola, Nuremberg, Olyphant, Pittston, Pleasant Mount, Plymouth, Pocono Lake, Ringtown, Scranton, Shickshinny, Shunk, South Gibson, Springville, Stanton, Stroudsburgs, Susquehanna, Taylor, Thompson, Tunkhannock, Uniondale, Wapwallopen, Waymart, Weatherly, White Haven, Wikes-Barre-Kingston, Wyalusing, Wyoming. Interior - browning to pages - a little more at edges, very small pieces missing from bottom corner of last three page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creases and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, 1" piece missing from bottom corner of rear cover, very small chip at top spine corner of front cover, slight perforation on front cover from binding staple. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
3 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Carman, W.Y. MODEL SOLDIERS.
New York World 1972 0529046849 / 9780529046840 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"). Profusely illustrated in color. "(I)ncludes a prepoderance of the older antique and potentially antique figures. The author does, however, have a strong awareness and appreciation of the modern connoisseur figures; pieces painstakingly produced today to a very high standard of artistry. The historical development is, therefore, traced up until the present day, both in the introduction and in the comprehensive range of figures - taken almost entirely from the author's own collection - used in the colour plates." Minor edge wear, previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
[TWO BICYCLE RELATED CATALOGUES.]  1. THE WORLD'S BEST VARIABLE GEAR: CYCLO OF COURSE and 2. BLUEMEL'S: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY., Cyclo / Bluemen's
5 Cyclo / Bluemen's [TWO BICYCLE RELATED CATALOGUES.] 1. THE WORLD'S BEST VARIABLE GEAR: CYCLO OF COURSE and 2. BLUEMEL'S: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY.
Birmingham / Wolston, Coventry Cyclo / Bluemel's Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
1. 'The World's Best Variable Gear - Cyclo of course'. 56 pp, 8 1/2" H, 1937. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings (gears, wheels, chains, clips, etc.). Includes testimonials, race results, "The 'Cyclo' - How It Works and How to Use It"; gears, parts and tools with prices, gear table. 2. 'Bluemel's: Famous for Quality'. 36 pp, 5 3/4" H, 1938. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and some use of red) drawings. Contents include: Celluloid and brass inflators for bicycle and motorcycle tires and footballs, inflator connections, celluloid mudguards, horn, safeguards, "Prismatic" reflectors, "Dualite" combined rear lamps and reflectors, dynamo sets, lamps, celluloid handles and chain covers, etc. Interiors - 1. very small soft crease at page corners. 2. rusty staples, otherwise both books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - 1. very small soft corner creases, some area of light rubbing, rust on staples. 2. rusty staples, rust marks on front cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
6 Edmond, Lauris. HOT OCTOBER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY.
Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, (Wellington, 1989). 
239 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. The first volume of New Zealand poet Lauris Scott's autobiography. "The story begins in a Hawkes Bay childhood. Social Credit was the family creed; dramatic productions the order of the day. Leaving this close family group, the student Lauris wrote intimate letters home: friends, books, betrayals, ideals, all life's vicissitudes appear on the page with a sparkle that confirms a writer's hand. Detailed, direct and charming, this is the story of a young girl's passage into womanhood..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and rubbing, book slightly cocked, very faint creases on spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY., Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson.
8 Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson. THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY.
Self-published, Toronto, 1980. 
47 pp, 8 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A brief history of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway (once a village, but now absorbed into Toronto, Ontario). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very small soft corner crease on front cover, minor soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INDIAN MUTINY.  THE BRITISH AT WAR SERIES., Harris, John.
9 Harris, John. THE INDIAN MUTINY. THE BRITISH AT WAR SERIES.
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist edition. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024610600X Map endpapers, illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, maps, portraits, reproductions. "...vividly recaptures the whole atmosphere of the time - the smell of battle , the cruel heat, the forced marches, the sieges, the appalling massacres. It was a war filled with treachery and incompetence, fought without mercy on either side - but also a war of incredible acts of heroism. It threw up remarkable pe r s o n a l i t i es: Nicholson, who recaptured Delhi; Henry Lawrence, the defender of Lucknow; 'Holy' Havelock, the bible-thumping general who fought his way through to the relief of Lucknow only to find himself trapped there; and the dour uncompro mi si ng C ol in C am pb e ll who was sent to India after forty-years service to bring it back to sanity. (This book) with its exciting text and numerous illustrations...vividly evokes the huge and bloody struggle that stretched through the jung les an d h ill s a nd acr oss th e parched plains of India." Cigarette odor, very light browning in margins of pages, boards slightly warped, browning to edges of textblock, slight bump at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on rear board. Dust jack et h as l ight edg e w ear/ wrin klin g - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning at edges, minor rubbing, tiny dint on front hinge, two small shallow bumps on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOTCHA!  THE MEDIA, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FALKLANDS CRISIS., Harris, Robert.
10 Harris, Robert. GOTCHA! THE MEDIA, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FALKLANDS CRISIS.
London Faber and Faber 1983 0571130526 / 9780571130528 2nd Printing Soft Cover Very Good - 
158 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(T)he inside story of how Whitehall, Fleet Street, and the broadcasters went to war. Not with Argentina - but with each other." Interior - faint erased pencil marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - edge wear, two small corner creases, small soft crease on front cover, book slightly cocked, light crease on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
11 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MODEL RAILROAD PLANNING 2001.  (MODEL RAILROADER.), Koester, Tony, ed.  (Bernard Kempinski, Iain Rice, Mike Hamer, Rene Gourley, Brian Fayle, Don Mitchell, Eric Hansmann, Keith Jordan, Henry Freeman, Robert Nicholson, Dick Roberts, Paul Dolkos, Jeff Wilson.)
12 Koester, Tony, ed. (Bernard Kempinski, Iain Rice, Mike Hamer, Rene Gourley, Brian Fayle, Don Mitchell, Eric Hansmann, Keith Jordan, Henry Freeman, Robert Nicholson, Dick Roberts, Paul Dolkos, Jeff Wilson.) MODEL RAILROAD PLANNING 2001. (MODEL RAILROADER.)
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2001. 
98 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Color and b&w photographs, color layouts. Contents: Open spaces, narrow shelf; A case for a good dose of sky (prairie railroad track plans); Surround staging; Keeping it simple (Pembroke, Ontario - pocket terminal); Knott's Wharf; 10 design tips from an expert; Serving West Virginia's glass industry; Where belt and trunk lines meet; From Surf Line to San Diego; Research in the information age; Beaver Creek Mining & Transportation Co. (Appalachian railroad); Going up! (a helix killer); Sharing questions and ideas; Balancing act; Full-size mock up; "Flat" falls flat; Layout lighting tips; Changes along the Q (Way of the Zephyrs). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
14 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Nicholson, G.W.L., Colonel. THE GUNNERS OF CANADA: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY. VOLUME I. 1534-1919.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
478 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, fold-out colour maps. "Volume I of Colonel Nicholson's definitive work traces the story of Canadian gunners from the days when the French used transformed naval guns against hostile natives to the intricately planned artillery barrages of the First World War. Having provided some fascinating back-ground information on the development of guns and gunners, the story moves through four vividly depicted centuries of military history - the period of the Ancien Regime, the American War of Inde-pendence, the War of 1812, the Fenian Raids, and the Boer War to the climatic, tragic years of the Great War. (T)he text is greatly enhanced by many lively first-hand quotations from letters, documents and diaries. The author also provides a comprehensive list of the valiant individuals who created the distinguished record of the Royal Canadian Artillery up until 1918." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine and on rear hinge, light browning to edges of text block, light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear - mainly on spine and flap-folds, several small tears (archivally taped) and chips, light rubbing, wrinkling and slight fading on spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE GUNNERS OF CANADA:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY.  VOLUME I. 1534-1919., Nicholson, G.W.L., Colonel.
16 Nicholson, G.W.L., Colonel. THE GUNNERS OF CANADA: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY. VOLUME I. 1534-1919.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
478 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, fold-out colour maps. "Volume I of Colonel Nicholson's definitive work traces the story of Canadian gunners from the days when the French used transformed naval guns against hostile natives to the intricately planned artillery barrages of the First World War. Having provided some fascinating back-ground information on the development of guns and gunners, the story moves through four vividly depicted centuries of military history - the period of the Ancien Regime, the American War of Inde-pendence, the War of 1812, the Fenian Raids, and the Boer War to the climatic, tragic years of the Great War. (T)he text is greatly enhanced by many lively first-hand quotations from letters, documents and diaries. The author also provides a comprehensive list of the valiant individuals who created the distinguished record of the Royal Canadian Artillery up until 1918." Book spine has light lean, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at top corner of rear board - migrates into all pages - more at the rear than the front, minor bump to other corners of boards with slight migration into pages, a few light rub marks on rear board. Dust jacket has creasing/wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate edge wear elsewhere, light rubbing and few tiny scuffs, several edge tears with old tape repairs at the top/bottom inside edges. 
Price: 67.50 USD
 
 
CLEVER BILL., Nicholson, William.
17 Nicholson, William. CLEVER BILL.
London Heinemann Young Books 1999 0434804398 / 9780434804399 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good William Nicholson. 
23 pp, oblong (6 9/16" H x 9 1/4" D). The first printing of the 1999 Heinemann Young Books edition. Pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout in colour. "One of the greatest children's books of all time, 'Clever Bill' was first published in 1926. A perfect balance of text and illustration, it set the standard for the modern picture book and continues to be loved and admired throughout the world. Reproduced to the highest quality in this new edition, (it) remains as fresh and original as when it first appeared, and children and adults can delight once more in the classic and enchanting story of Mary and Clever Bill Davis." One or two tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SUPERPHYSICAL:  A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE FOR CONTINUED EXISTENCE, REINCARNATION, AND MYSTICAL STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS., Osborn, Arthur W.  Foreword by Professor W.H. Maxwell Telling.
18 Osborn, Arthur W. Foreword by Professor W.H. Maxwell Telling. THE SUPERPHYSICAL: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE FOR CONTINUED EXISTENCE, REINCARNATION, AND MYSTICAL STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, 1937, first edition. 
350 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Materialism as a Philosophy; The Case for Materialism; The Relation of Mind to Brain; The Influence of Thought on Bo dily Functions; The Teleological or Purpositive Nature of Thought; The Absence of Parallelism; The Problem of Memory; The Origin, Growth and Maintenance of the Body; Telepathy; Cognition of the Future; The Physical Stimulus and Supernormal P s y c h i s m ; Phantasms; The Phenomena of Materialization and Telekinesis; The Evidence for Survival; Reincarnation and Some Philosphic Reflections; Is Reincarnation the Ultimate Truth?; The Attainment of Enlightenment; List of Books; Index. V er y li gh t br ow ni ng to pages and edges of textblock, moderate wear to edges of boards and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling and very small splits at top/bottom of spine, very small dint and area of cloth missing on spine, light rubbing, slight sm all c orn er bu mps , s mal l l ight liquid stain on spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
19 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
20 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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