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CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 9: BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER.
1 CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 9: BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER.
London Ducimus Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Pagination runs 194 to 216 (24 pages in total including front cover), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings plus centre spread of colour drawings. Interior - slight browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of rear cover, minor edge wear and rubbing, very soft bump to bottom corner, two very small pices of coloured paper stuck to rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
2 HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
Northern Electric & Mfg. Co., Limited, Montreal, (copyright 1910) - this appears to be a facsimile reprint or at least printed at a later date. 
93 pp, 8vo, card covers with b&w decorations/lettering on front/rear covers. B&w photos, technical drawings, illustrations. Contents: Story of the Telephone; Company Organization; Constructing the Line; Installing the Instruments; Materials Requi red; The 1317 Type Telephone Set; Rules for Wires Crossing Railways. Interior - tiny closed tear and corner crease on one page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny mark on fore-edge of textbl o c k . V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 "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
 
 
4 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
 
 
DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN., Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian.
5 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 K h y b e r P a ss. 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. Th is i s th e f ul l, 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 j ack et has m ino r ru bbi ng, light edge creasing along top edge, tiny tear and light wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 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
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
7 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Osprey, Oxford, 1998, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855328348 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major- General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desper a t e d e l aying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the firs t at ta c ks s we pt forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new a ng le on th e m ajo r b attlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operat ion ar e a nal ysed and thi s 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mark s. Exte rior - ve ry li ght r ubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING.  PRECOMPUTED TABLES., Arpin, P.E., foreword.
8 Arpin, P.E., foreword. FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING. PRECOMPUTED TABLES.
Ottawa Civil Aviation Branch, Department of Transport Soft Cover Very Good 
112 pp + blank pages for notes, oblong (7 15/16" H x 10 1/2" D). No date. Erratum sheet laid in. "From aviation's earliest days, pilots of aircraft have been conscious of the need for accurate directional information. The development of the magnetic and gyro compass has, for general purposes, kept pace with aviation needs in most areas of the world. Flight operations in Northern Canada, however, present problems which are unique by virtue of the position of the North Magnetic Pole. - - In response to a need for the provision of directional information simply and to within one degree the Flight Standards and Regulations Division of the Civil Aviation Branch has arranged the development of these tables from which the Sun's True Bearing can be extracted directly knowing date, correct Local Civil time (within reasonable limits) and approximate Latitude and Longitude. - - It is also significant to note that these Tables are not limited to Canada only, but include any areas of the earth north of 40 degrees North Latitude, and for all practical purposes will maintain usable accuracy for an indefinite period." From the Foreword. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownwership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark on top of textblock, some very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TRANSACTIONS AND YEAR BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENGINEERING SOCIETY.  1939., Arthur D. Smith, Alex Ironside, G.W. Williamson, G. Thomas Perry, William Bruce, Robert Boyd, et al.
9 Arthur D. Smith, Alex Ironside, G.W. Williamson, G. Thomas Perry, William Bruce, Robert Boyd, et al. TRANSACTIONS AND YEAR BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENGINEERING SOCIETY. 1939.
University of Toronto, Toronto, 1939. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover with coil binding. B&w photographs (including several of sports teams), ads. Contents: Editorial; A Greeting from the President; The Dean's Message for 1939; President's Message, 1939; Transactions: Cavita tion; A New Profession; Electronic Tones as Developed by Hammond; Future of Pulpwood in Northern Ontario; Science in the Foundry; Mr Hoover C-22; Diesel - Electric Buses; The 1923 Engineering Alumni Bursary; Professor H.E. Haultain; Our New P r o f e s s o rs; Professor Coleman; Bob Dyer / Year Book: Engineering Society Elections, 1939; Impressions of School; "What'll I Do Now"; Clubs; School Nite; School At-Home; School Dinner; Graduation Ball; Toike Oike; Survey Camp, 1938; Years; A l th et ic s; C .O .T .C .; Rifle Association. Interior - light musty odor, color offset from coil to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling and rubbing, s li ght co rne r b ump s, lig ht to moderate browning, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PIKE'S PORTAGE: STORIES OF A DISTINGUISHED PLACE., Asfeldt, Morten and Henderson, Bob, eds. Foreword by James Raffan. Prologue by Rene Fumoleau. (Peter Carruthers, Brenda Parlee, John McInnes, John Wadland, David Pelly, Randy Freeman, Gwyneth Hoyle, Guy Blanchet, Ingrid Urberg, Dave Olesen, Larry In
10 Asfeldt, Morten and Henderson, Bob, eds. Foreword by James Raffan. Prologue by Rene Fumoleau. (Peter Carruthers, Brenda Parlee, John McInnes, John Wadland, David Pelly, Randy Freeman, Gwyneth Hoyle, Guy Blanchet, Ingrid Urberg, Dave Olesen, Larry In PIKE'S PORTAGE: STORIES OF A DISTINGUISHED PLACE.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
325 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554884605 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. Contents: Pike's Portage: A Story in Deep Time; The Denesoline: Where Are All Their Stories?; Warburton Pike: No Ordinary Shooting Expedit ion; George Back: An Unsung Arctic Explorer; Anderson and Stewart: The Byways to the Barrens; Ernest Thompson Seton: On the Porrtage; Buffalo Jones: God's Work, But Whose God?; J.W. Tyrrell: The Man Who Named Pike's Portage: The Beaulieu Clan: " Unlettered People"; Guy Blanchet: A Northern Surveyor on Pike's Portage; John Hornby: An Uncommon Man; The Letter; Helge Ingstad: Inspiration for a Life of Adventure in the Land of Feast and Famine; Gus D'Aoust: Living a Dream on the Barrens; Roger Catling: The Last Wolf Hunter in Reliance; North of Reliance; Thaidene Nene: The Land of the Ancestors; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors; About the Editors. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Askew, Gilbert, compiled by. A CATALOGUE OF GREEK COINS.
B.A. Seaby, London, 1951. 
124 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w drawings, maps. Contents: Abbreviations; The Origins of Greek Coinage; Greek Coin Types; Weight Standards and Denominations; Greek Coinage - Dating; Hispania; Gallia, with map; Italy, with map; Sicily; Macedon; Thrace ; Northern Greece, with map; Central Greece; Peloponnesus, with map; Crete and the Agean Islands; Asia Minor, with map; Syria; Phoenicia; Palestine; Further Asia; Africa; Appendixes and Indexes - 1. Towns, Districts, etc.; 2. Kings and Tyrants. Interior - old price sticker on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling and browning to covers, small soft crease on rear cover with slight migration into last few pages. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 Barbeau, Marius. Intrepreted into English by Sir Harold Boulton and Sir Ernest MacMillan. JONGLEUR SONGS OF OLD QUEBEC.
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Arthur Price. 
202 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. Bilingual lyrics (French/English), remainder of text English only. "Marius Barbeau has collected here forty-two jongleur and voyageur songs which he recorded between 1916 and 1925 from folksingers along the St. Lawrence River. These are still sung, mostly in the Province of Quebec, but are also well known to emigrant French-Canadians throughout New England, northern Michigan and Louisiana. In addition to the melodies and complete French texts of the songs, Dr. Barbeau has included singable interpretations (not literal translations) in English. Of interest to laymen and folklorists alike are his commentaries on each song - where it was recorded, its history, uses, and versions known in France - as well as a list of references and sources for each." Tiny area of wear at top corner of rear board, tiny pen mark/dint at fore-edge of pages 86-90, small soft wrinkle at fore-edge of allpages up to page 10, diagonal line impression from rear pastedown on last few pages. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, three tiny closed tears with creases, light fading to spine color, tiny scuff on spine, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JONGLEUR SONGS OF OLD QUEBEC., Barbeau, Marius.  Intrepreted into English by Sir Harold Boulton and Sir Ernest MacMillan.
13 Barbeau, Marius. Intrepreted into English by Sir Harold Boulton and Sir Ernest MacMillan. JONGLEUR SONGS OF OLD QUEBEC.
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Arthur Price. 
202 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. Bilingual lyrics (French/English), remainder of text English only. "Marius Barbeau has collected here forty-two jongleur and voyageur songs which he recorded between 1916 and 1925 from folksingers along the St. Lawrence River. These are still sung, mostly in the Province of Quebec, but are also well known to emigrant French-Canadians throughout New England, northern Michigan and Louisiana. In addition to the melodies and complete French texts of the songs, Dr. Barbeau has included singable interpretations (not literal translations) in English. Of interest to laymen and folklorists alike are his commentaries on each song - where it was recorded, its history, uses, and versions known in France - as well as a list of references and sources for each." Very light browning to edges of text block, slight toning to edges of boards and spine. Dust jacket has an irregular shaped price-clip, light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling/creasing, a few tiny and small edge tears, light fading to spine and hinge color, some soiling and rubbing - mainly on rear panel, small scuff on front panel, very light browning in spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION., Barber, James.
14 Barber, James. RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION.
Oxford University Press / Institute of Race Relations, London, 1967, first edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "As a result of the dramatic Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Ian Smith and his Cabinet in November 1965, Rhodesia is now the centre of an international crisis, a focal point in a rapidly changing scene. But the act should not be seen as an isolated incident; it is part of a political and constitutional pattern which has developed gradually, and of which the outstanding feature is the division between Europeans and Africans. In thi s careful and thorough study Mr. Barber traces the various strands which make up this pattern, analysing the origins of this tragically divided society and its relations with the rest of Southern Africa, and giving a detailed account of the politi c a l developments since 1960 which culminated in the U.D.I." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small/tiny tea rs , a few tiny chips, light browning - mainly on inside of spine, some light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT.  A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY., Barclay, George.  (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.)
15 Barclay, George. (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.) FIGHTER PILOT. A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY.
London Kimber 1976 071830294X / 9780718302948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
224 pp, lg. 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071830294X B&w photos. "This is the outstanding story of a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reservist who flew in the Battle of Britian and kept an exciting day-to-day diary of his experiences. Later, shot down over Northern France, he evaded capture and made his way home through Spain and Gibraltar with the help of the French Resistance Workers and the Allied escape organization. Again he wrote a vivid account of his exploits, but was unable to complete it because after a few months in the UK on fighter operations he was sent off to the Middle East in command of a squadron. There, after only a few weeks he was shot down and killed over El Alamein when leading his pilots on an operation on the evening of 17th July 1942. He was 22." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - moderate at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, a few line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
16 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
17 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
Leo Cooper, London, 1976, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 085052229 Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and tradition s , m a d e a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, i t wa s a m ea ns of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Arm y, of t rai nin g a s a i rpo r table and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties o f t hose ye ars have wel ded to geth er a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in ac tion , pat ient and chee rful in a dve rsity , a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of p ages, light wear at t op of front hing e/sp ine, l ight rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and s light fading on spi ne. V ery Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TINFISH RUN., Bassett, Ronald.
18 Bassett, Ronald. THE TINFISH RUN.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333216148 Includes "a glossary of Naval lower-deck terminology and technical terms" and "a brief account of the fortunes of convoy PQ17". "The year is 1942. A small group of merchant ships escorted by two old destroyers, a corvette and two trawlers are ploughing through Arctic seas to northern Russia in the wake of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. For Ordinary Signalman Ludd - inevitably dubbed 'Lobby' - it is his first trip and li k e l y t o be a tough one. The convoy must run the gauntlet of U-boats, aircraft - there is even the threat that enemy battleships will put to sea; finally there is the other enemy - the bitterest weather, the cruelest seas in the world...Seen f ro m th e p er sp ectives of both wardroom and lower deck, (although a work of fiction, this book) gives an entirely authentic account of the experience of sailors on Arctic convoys during World War II. From the final shore leave in Liverpool to th e a rr iva l at an in hospitable Russian port, through tragedy and much suffering, the men in the cramped messdecks maintain their unflagging humour to the end. Old sailors will relive every minute of these days, and in the characters recognise t hems elv es 3 5 yea rs a go; others will be gripped by a compelling story." Cigarette smaoke odor, minor qwrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear, very light browning on spine and at top edge. Ver y Goo d-/V ery G oo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PROVISIONAL IRA., Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn.
19 Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn. THE PROVISIONAL IRA.
Heinemann, London, 1987, reprint. 
374 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434074101 "Nearly twenty years after the present wave of conflict began in Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA is still an active destabilising force within the United Kingdom. Yet despite the huge loss of life and the consequent political distortions and upheavals it has created, remarkably little is known about it. This authoritiative new book, the first full-length study to be undertaken since the Troubles began i n 1 9 6 9 , examines the IRA in depth, analysing its leaders, its objectives and structure. Aided by numerous, unusually frank interviews with the men who run the organisation and key figures in the Security Forces, the authors trace the IRA's pr og r es si on f ro m disarray in the early 1960s to powerful political force in the late 1980s. They explore the movement's inner workings, explaining the commitment and life of its participants and shedding new light on some of the recent lan dma rks i n t he oft en blo od y history of Republicanism; internment, the hunger strikes, the mainland bombing campaign, the development of the IRA's dual strategy of 'armalite and ballotbox'....a uniquely informative and thought-provoking book, o ne w hich wi ll i tse lf p rov e a lan dmark in the study of Irish history." Faint cigarette odor, light waviness to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear, very light ed ge wr inkli ng a t top /bot tom o f sp ine, lig ht rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
20 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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