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ANNUAL '94.  ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS / ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.  BOLOGNA.
1 ANNUAL '94. ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS / ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI. BOLOGNA.
North-South Books 1994 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
175 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with wonderful color and b&w artwork. "(T)he official catalog of (the 1994 Bologna International Children's Book Fair) Exhibition, once again presenting to a widening audience many of the finest children's book artists from around the world. Along with beautifully reproduced examples of the artist's recent work, essential biographical information about each person is listed, making the Annual an ideal reference for illustrators, graphic designers, editors, art directors, children's librarians, and all who appreciate ageless creativity." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ANNUAL '95: FICTION.  ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.  ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
2 ANNUAL '95: FICTION. ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
North South Books 1995 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
190 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "This is the official catalog of the 1995 Fiction Exhibition (of the Bologna International Children's Book Fair), showcasing recent work by some of the finest illustrators of children's fiction from around the world. The pictures were chosen for their originality, their artistic and technical merit, and their child appeal. Along with the beautifully reproduced artwork, essential biographical information about each artist is listed, making this catalog an ideal reference for all who delight in contemporary children's book illustration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MAP METRO TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
3 MAP METRO TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Ottawa Pathfinder Air Surveys 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
76pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 9 1/4" D). 28 maps in total - 27 black, white & green maps, plus colour cover map, all double page except one. Metro Toronto Street Index & Mississauga Street Index (for the sections covered in this book), one full page ad for Pathfinder products plus a few scattered smaller ads. The maps show highways, principal streets, occasional house numbers, one way streets, schools, churches, hospitals, subway staions, Go train stations, parks, playgrounds, cemetaries, treed areas, golf courses, power lines, pipe lines, etc. Covers City of Toronto, Etobicoke, Long Branch, Mimico, New Toronto, East York, Leaside, North York, Scarborough, Forest Hill, Swansea, York, Weston - parts of Mississauga, and small sections of Pickering, Markham and Vaughan. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
4 THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
Methuen, London, (1941), 6th edition. 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w maps. "This diary is reproduced exactly as written at the time of the events it records in France, with the exception of some omissions and a f ew minor alterations necessary in the interests of security...Its sole interest rests in the simple sequence of entries that accumulate and combine finally to illustrate the immeasurable complications and infinite reactions of the short campa i g n i n France as jotted down by an independent witness. The diary may, perhaps, help readers grasp even more clearly than they do already from following events in the Press, the accumulation of weight, both political and military, that piled u p du ri n g th e first phase of this universal warfare to handicap the commanders of the British Expeditionary Force and the British Air Forces in France." Previous owner's name in ink on free front end paper; very light browning to pages; brownin g to end p ap ers , edges of text block and boards; one page with a dog-ear crease; a few pages with either pen underlining and/or marginalia; one small corner bump; book cocked; light edge wear; slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small area of co lor fad ing due t o dampness at bottom of front hinge - a few tiny faded areas elswhere; small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has chips, corner creases, browning soiling and staining, watermarks/staining on inside of rear panel/ hin ge, soft wri nkle s. G ood -/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS CATALOG NO. 17 - 2000.
O'Fallon, MO Verlinden 2000 1930607466 / 9781930607460 Soft Cover Fine 
112 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. Sections; Verlinden Publications; Figures - 1:35 Scale; Printed & Photo-Etched Accessories; VP Super Value; Accessories for Tanks, Figures & Dioramas 1:35 Scale; Armor Update & Detail Sets 1:35 Scale; Submarines 1:35 Scale; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 1:35 Scale; Resin Diorama Bases & Accessories; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 120MM; Fantasy Series - 150MM; Figures & Busts - 200MM; Busts & Weapons - 1:4 Scale; Decals & Dry Transfers - All Scales; 1:24 - 1:25 Scale Figures; Super Scale 120MM Figures; Historical Figures - 120MM; Historical Busts - 1:3 & 1:5 Scale; North and South; The Pirates; Napoleonic Era - 120MM; Vehicles and Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Gear & Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Aircraft Accessories. Clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 "Gilcraft". SEA PIE.
London George Philip & Son Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 7 7/16" H. Green paper covers with lettering and wave pattern in red and Scout crest in yellow on front cover, red lettering/illustration on rear cover. Colour and b&w illustrations. No date, but post card advising of a meeting for Patrol Leaders and Seconds, postmarked 1937, is laid in at front. Contents: Flags of the Empire; Flags of Foreign Countries; Types of Bridges; Types of Fires; Leaves of Wood that Burns Well; Knots, Bends and Hitches; Stars of the Northern Heavens; How to Find the North Star; The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet; The Braille System; Morse Signalling; Semaphore Signalling; Signal Code Flags; Numeral Pennants; Signals for Pilots; Examples of Hoists; A Glossary of Nautical Terms, etc.; How to Distinguish Ships at Sea (silhouettes); Admiralty Charts; The Plimsoll Line; Finding the Depth of the Sea; To Take Soundings; What Lights on Ships Mean; Tides, and Time at Sea; Storm Signals, etc.; Signals of Distress; Buoys and their Meanings; Shipping Companies' Flags & Funnels; Greyhounds of the Sea 1492-1934; Who's Who Among Seabirds; A Typical Light-house; Sea Pie (recipe). Interior - staples are rusty, some center pages have some light creases, previous owner's name/place stamps and small pen notation on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very light edge wear, three corners with small soft creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 (Richard H. Berg, John Cannan, Richard L. DiNardo, David G. Martin, Albert A. Nofi, Wayne Michael Sarf, Kathleen B. Williams.) THE CIVIL WAR BOOK OF LISTS. OVER 300 LISTS, FROM THE SUBLIME...TO THE RIDICULOUS.
Combined Books, (Conshohocken, PA, 1993), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "This fascinating new handbook on the War Between the States is an invaluable source of facts, statistics, data and trivia. The wide variety of lists includes detailed topics of every description. Commanders on both sides are ranked according to the best and worst ever to lead troops during the war. A selection of casualty figures demonstrates the enormous number of lives taken on the fields of the war's bloodiest battles. The composition of the armies is given in terms of state origin, ethnic background and even average height of the troops. Lists also probe social issues such as the distribution of the African American and White populations, the elections of 1860 and 1864 and the songs and poems sung in the North and South..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color - lettering very legible, slight waviness to book, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, a few small edge tears - some with creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
9 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
10 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
11 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS., Air Ministry / Admiralty.
12 Air Ministry / Admiralty. BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Five World War II publications issued for the Air Ministry and the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information between 1941 and 1945, 9" H. 1. Bomber Command: The Air Ministry Account of Bomber Command's Offensive Against the Axis September, 1939 - July, 1941 - 128 pp, 1941, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: War Telegram; Captains and Crews; First Blood: Attacks on the German Fleet; White Bombs: The Leaflet Raids; Campaign Against Odds: Norway; Western Front: The Battle of Flanders; Long Distance Attack: Italy; Mining the Enemy's Coast; Why the Invasion Armada Never Sailed; Day Offensive in the North Sea; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mind that Plans: Operations Control; The Crew that Strikes: Night Raid; The Attack on Nazi Industry; The Damage in Germany; One Thing is Certain. 2. Coastal Command: The Air Ministry's Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942 - 143 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: "It's the 'Bismarck'!"; Plot of Operations; The Men and the Aircraft; Flying Start: September 1939; The Fight for Norway; Heinkel-haunted Skies: the Attack on the West; Seeking the Raider in his Lair; Ten Million Miles of Sea; Ocean Rendezvous; The Attack on the U-Boats; The Big Bad Wulf; Rescue Missions and Secret Missions; Blockade by Mine and Bomb; Torpedoes Running Strongly; Their Spirit is Serene. 3. Fleet Air Arm - 127 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: The Swordfish Strike in Bomba Bay; Afirfields Afloat: The Carriers; The Aircraft of the Fleet; When a Sailor Learns to Fly; "Those in Whose Work They Trust"; Frigates of the Air; Spotting for the Fleet; The Triumph at Taranto; Find, Fix and Strike; "We Will Go Up and Fight"; Roof Over the Convoy; Long Odds: From Dunkirk to Crete; Desert Squadrons; In Support of the Army: Norway to Madagascar; The Shape of Things to Come: North Africa; In the Great Company of the Navy. 4. Ark Royal - 63 pp, 1942, b&w photographs, map - Contents: "Where is the Ark Royal?"; The Building of the Ark; The Ark Goes to War; Ocean Search: The Hunt for the Graf Spee; Norway: At Grips with the Luftwaffe; "This Melancholy Action"; The Long Arm of Force H; "The Convoy Must Go Through"; The Hazard That Beat the Bismark; The Spirit of the Ark. 5. Atlantic Bridge - 75 pp, 1945, b&w photographs, map endpapers - Contents: Overture and Beginners; First to Go: The Hudsons; The Crossing of the Catalinas; The Ferry Service Grows; Over the Top of the World; A Search Party Went Out; The Spans of the Flying Bridge; "Round the Parish": a North Atlantic Tour; A Great Black Rock in the Arctic; Records of the Northern Route; Cargoes and Supercargoes; A Dispatch for Mr. Churchill; Three Thousand Miles to Africa; "Up the Line": Middle East Supply Routes. Interiors - clean and tight, ArkRoyal has small soft creasesa top/bottom corners of first twenty pages. Exteriors - Bomber Command: light lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light curl to front corners which migrates into pages, wrinkling on spine. Coastal Command: ight lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light small curl to front corners which migrates into adjacent pages, moderate wrinkling on spine and hinges, several small foxing marks on spine. Fleet Air Arm: very small cut at top of rear hinge - migrates into adjacent pages. Ark Royal: very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Atlantic Bridge: very light wear on spine, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PIONEERS AND PROGRESS., Alix Clive Historical Club.  (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.)
14 Alix Clive Historical Club. (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.) PIONEERS AND PROGRESS.
Alberta, Canada Alix Clive Historical Club 1974 0919212433 / 9780919212435 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
880 pp, 10 5/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps - section on cattle brands. A local history of the Alberta district surrounding Alix and Clive. Contents: Foreword; A "Times' Passing"; A Bird's Eye View of History; I'll Be Remembering; Half-Breed Scrip; Lamerton; Mining Along the Red Deer; Content Memories; Medicine in Pioneer Days; Breaking Horses With Mont; Railways Through Alix - C.P.R. Station Agents - C.N.R. Agents; School Districts - General Articles & Family Histories (Alix / Alix (North) / Carroll / Clive / Hickling / Hopedale - Haynes / North Star / Open Valley and Carradale / Ripley / Sargent / Stanton / Stone / St. Patrick's / Westling); Pioneers Not Bound By School Districts; Brands; Index of Family Histories / General Index. Christmas gift inscription and faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some very minor color fading on rear board, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, small area of light soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
15 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
16 Allen, William Lusk. ANZIO: EDGE OF DISASTER.
Elsevier-Dutton, New York, 1978, first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0525930035 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "What really went on at Anzio? What was the Allied plan when, on 22 January 1944, the invading force waded ashore virtually unopposed by the Germans? In clear and compelling detail, this book gives the answers. It recounts the two battles at Anzio - the high-level plans, debates and doubts of the politicians and the generals, and the muddy, bloody struggle of the GIs on the b e a c h ." Slight bumpwith wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, slight corner bumps, small bump at bottom edge of front board, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, ha s w ea r an d creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small crease at bottom of front panel, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN., Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian.
17 Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian. DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN.
Midland Counties, (Leicester, 1988). 
200 pp, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Few nations in history came into the world so empty-handed as Pakistan. Born at the stroke of midnight on 14 August 1947, it's bounded in the east by India, in the north by China and the Soviet Union and in the west by Afghanistan and in the south-west by Iran. More recently a simmering war - perhaps the most astonishing one of all - goes on at heights of more than 20,000 feet, in the great H imalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges of northern Pakistan. On its North-West Frontier, the Afghans of the Soviet puppet-regime in Kabul raid and harass Pakistan border posts and villages in the Hindu Kush and the mountains of the famous Khyber Pass. They meet indomitable defence. Yet all it had at the start was courage - and the formidable legacy of the martial Muslims of Asia: pride, discipline, efficiency and unquenchable faith. Out of this came inspired performance. This is the full, remarkable story of the bravest of the brave...the story of how a frail young nation, born amid tumult and bloodshed, threatened on all sides, transformed itself into a major fighting machine." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has mino rrubbing, light edge creasing along top edge, tiny tear and light wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Anderson, J.R.L. DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.
London Victor Gollancz 1978 0575025263 / 9780575025264 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8"H. "Old Mr Quenenden has retired to a cottage in Berkshire, where he devotes himself to the selective breeding of tropical plants. Why, when he has lived there quietly for years, should someone shoot him dead in his greenhouse? Why should he leave his little fortune - a quarter of a million pounds - to a North of England schoolmistress whom he seem to have known only slightly? And how do these events link up with an extraordinary blackmail demand received by the new Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Meredith Boscombe: a demand for one million pounds in used notes. The involvement of an important Minister brings Colonel Blair into the enquiry: Mr Anderson's fans will already know Blair well, as the agent who acts as liaison officer between the police and the Government. Now Blair's investigations lead him into the curious problem of the little white plants of the genus 'adamantifera', and the elusive clue of the plain van, and the startling revelations about the death of Boscombe's Indian wife. All of which leads to an immensely exciting climax in the heart of Africa, with Blair in pursuit of a triple murderer, and narrowly escaping death in the mighty Otaro Falls." Previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper, tiny light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, minor edge browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Andrews, John Williams. Signed. Introduction by William A. Ong. FIRST FLIGHT: THE STORY OF ORVILLE AND WILBUR WRIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA. SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
Pavilion Press, Westport, Connecticut, (1963), No. 396 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. 
31 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION/COPYRIGHT PAGE. A narrative poem illustrated with b&w photographs. Very small shallow bump to top edge of boards, light edge wear, spine is cocked for half of its length. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two tiny tears with creases at top of front panel, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of front hinge, slight darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds. VG-/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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