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1 PILOT'S AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - LANCASTER I, III & X. MARK I - FOUR MERLIN XX, 22 OR 24 ENGINES. MARK III & X - FOUR MERLIN 28 OR 38 ENGINES.
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, May 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Lancaster), 3 fold-outs (6 figures - Instrument panel / Port side of cockpit / Flight engineer's panel, Lancasters I & III / Flight egineer's panel, Lancaster X / Simplified fuel system diagram - Pulsometer pumps / Simplified fuel system diagram - Immersed pumps). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Other Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Supplementary Notes for Flight Engineers; Illustrations and Location of Controls. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers on top of text block and on spine; minor edge wear; tiny soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 PILOT'S NOTES FOR MOSQUITO MARKS F II AND NF XII - MERLIN 21 OR 23 ENGINES. (MOSQUITO MARKS F II AND NF XII PILOT'S NOTES).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good 
36 pp, 7 3/8" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, January 1944, publication - including the pen annotations made in 1944 to the original "Notes". Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Mosquito), 3 fold-outs (6 figures - Instrument panel / Cockpit - port side / Cockpit - starboard side / Simplified fuel system diagram - Marks II, XII and XVII only / Emergency exits and equipment / Simplified fuel system diagram - Marks XIII and XIX only). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls; Cockpit Equipment; Location of Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Illustrations. Interior - very small soft crease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, top of text block and on spine; minor edge wear; very small soft creases at top corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 PILOT'S NOTES FOR SPITFIRE F XII - GRIFFON III OR IV ENGINE. A.P. 1565K-P.N.
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good 
24 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, November 1943, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Spitfire F XII), 2 fold-outs (4 figures - Instrument panel / Port side of cockpit / Starboard side of cockpit / Simplified fuel system diagram). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel, Oil and Coolant Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Other Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of covers and light browning on spine, minor edge wear, very small creases at corners of covers, minor edge wrinkling and two tiny edge tears at bottom of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - HALIFAX III & VII. FOUR HERCULES VI OR XVI ENGINES. (PILOT'S & FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES HALIFAX III).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good- 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, October 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Halifax III), drawing (Locking of Flying Controls), 4 fold-outs (8 figures - Instrument panel / General view of cabin / Flight engineer's panel /Cockpit - port side / Fuel system diagram / Hydraulic system diagram / Mark VII Simplified Fuel System Diagram / Mark VII Flight Engineer's Panel). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls and Equipment; Handling Instructions; Operating Data; Emergencies; Additional Data for Flight Engineer; Location of Controls and Illustrations. Interior - small slight curl to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight browning to edges on covers and spine, light edge wrinkling and three tiny edge tears on covers, small piece missing at top corner of rear cover and a little less at top of rear hinge, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
5 THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
New York Copper & Brass Research Association Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
Unpaginated (20 pp including covers), 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Reprinted from 'Oil Power" by courtesy of the Industrial Lubricating Department of the Standard Oil Company of New York." Contents: Stone-hammer Days of Copper: A Tale of the First Useful Metal Known to Man (The American Indian / Egyptian Period / The Coppersmith); How Copper Ore is Mined, And What Happens to It After That (The Rolling Mill Sheets / Wire / Tubes); Just a Few of Copper's Uses; Advertisement (What constitutes a Rust-Proof Home?). Interior - soft vrease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on covers, small crease at top corner of rear cover, very light wear on spine, 1/4" wide strip of light fading at fore-edge of front cover. Postage fro this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHIPWRECK AT ST. PIERRE:  TRAGEDY AND HEROISM IN SAIL AND STEAM., Andrieux, J.P.  Inscribed by author.
6 Andrieux, J.P. Inscribed by author. SHIPWRECK AT ST. PIERRE: TRAGEDY AND HEROISM IN SAIL AND STEAM.
W.F. Rannie, Lincoln, Ontario, 1982. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "TO _____ _______ WITH ALL MY BEST WISHES, J. ANDRIEUX, JULY 31st 1983". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Stories of shipwrecks and disasters off the islands of St. Pierre & Michelon. Contents: The islands; Murder and gold; The great storm; A crew scuttles their ship; Fear of the natives; Death on the mast; The war years; A race that didn't take place; Prohibition; Generals aground; A New Year's party is assured; An heroic rescue; A master saves his vessel; Rumrunner aground; Arrival of the Free French naval forces; The sea takes two; Wreck of a movie queen; A trawler that wasn't wanted; Wrong position; The fear of oil. Interior - clean and tigh t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and hinge areas, light fading to spine lettering, one tiny corner crease - migrates into a few pages. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
7 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
8 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STORM COMMAND:  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE GULF WAR., Billiere, General Sir Peter de la.
9 Billiere, General Sir Peter de la. STORM COMMAND: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE GULF WAR.
Motivate, (Dubai, UAE, 1992). 
348 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1873544464 B&w photos, maps. "Desert Storm was a war like no other. Fought with weapons of a sophistication beyond anything previously displayed in battle, against a ruthless dictator who se invastion of Kuwait had been universally condemned, it was a conflict waged with an unparalleled sense of international common purpose. Under the fierce glare of world media attention, commanders had to be appointed to manage a highly v o l a t i l e s ituation - with hostages shielding Saddam Hussein's military installations, Iraq's breached trade sanctions needing enforcement, the constant threat of chemical warfare and the Coalition's objectives gradually shifting from defence to o ff en ce .. .( T hi s book) is the fascinating, revelatory chronicle of war from the Allied nerve centre, analysing the American's brilliant execution of the air and the land campaigns. It shows in riveting details how the British commander i nsi ste d o n t ran sfe rri ng hi s ground forces to a more crucial sector of the battlefield and how he persuaded Schwarzkopf to deploy the SAS in the western desert of Iraq. It is also the portrait of an exceptional commander in action..." Smal l fa int stic ker mark on fron t p aste down, wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel with slight color loss, creasing at top of spine, small and tiny tear with crease at bottom of rear pan el - arch ivall y ta ped. Ver y Goo d+/V ery Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
10 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE HEART:  FOLK ART IN CANADA., Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al.
11 Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al. FROM THE HEART: FOLK ART IN CANADA.
McClelland and Stewart/National Museum of Man, (Toronto, 1983). 
256 pp, oblong 4to (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771090226 "...makes available the full scope of folk art from across Canada and, for the first time, introduces some of the artists who create it. The panorama of cultures and regional traditions t hat gives meaning to this vast nation is represented in the diverse objects brought together by the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, a branch of the National Museum of Man." Profusely illus. in b&w and colour with everything from w e a t h e r v a nes and decoys to kitchenware, quilts and oil paintings. Very light edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NEW YORK MADNESS., Bodenheim, Maxwell.
12 Bodenheim, Maxwell. NEW YORK MADNESS.
Macaulay, New York, 1933, first edition. 
250 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with yellow lettering and emblem on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "It's the story of two bright, vivacious New York girls, game and scrappy kids full of youth's zest for life, and wil ling to go anywhere, try anything to satisfy their fierce craving for excitiment. Their quest leads them to New York's toughest spots, the East Side, the Far West of gangland and the waterfront dives, the Spanish Section, Union Square with i t s f e a r less and desperate radicals, and the racketeer hells on the Broadway side streets. Their adventures and their men make a story of enthralling power; and their discovery of the only way to get clear of New York Madness brings it to a cl im ax of t er ri fic punch. Bodenheim has never written a more glamorous, sweeping story, reflecting sophisticate New York's own racy lingo." Tiny closed tear (archivally taped) with soft crease at top edge of first nine pages, a few pages w i th sma ll l igh t s oil ing marks or small soft corner crease, light erased pencil notation marks on free rear endpaper, minor browning to pages, minor soiling to endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, moderate edge wear to bo ard s, w rin kl ing at t op/b otto m of spine, book slightly cocked, light rubbing, slight fading to boards and spine, tiny discolation mark on rear board. Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
13 Brumfield, Kirby. THE WHEAT ALBUM: A PICTURE AND STORY SCRAPBOOK OF WHEAT HARVESTS IN YEARS GONE BY.
Seattle, Washington Superior Publishing 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, advertisements, articles, reproductions. "This 'scrapbook' is as absorbing as an old family album that carries one back through the decades. Pictures and yarns of the early 1800s wheat-farming era, when harvesting was a matter of hand labor - cutting with scythes - bundling into sheaves - and the women following the crews to cook up husky meals for hungry men. Then came Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper. Although many were dubious about the machine, it proved itself highly competent, and the whole picture changed. Harvest-ing would never be the same again. Following the success of the reaper came many other inventions that revolutionized wheat farming and all of agriculture. But wheat farming still required plenty of people-power." Contents: Introduction; Heroic Homesteaders; Prairie Life; Getting the Crop In; Heading and Binding (Heading / Binding / Stacking); Threshing (Sweep Power / Woimen Worked Too); Combined-Harvester. Small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with some color loss on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Caidin, Martin S. NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL? A CASEBOOK OF TRUE, UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Clifford D. Simak, Paul Ash, Randall Garrett, Rog Phillips, Jay Williams, Murray F. Yaco, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1958. VOL. LXII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1958. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Schoenherr, van Dongen and Vegh. Contents: The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak; Big Sword by Paul Ash; ...And Check the Oil by Randall Garrett; The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips; False Image by Jay Williams; Divining Rod: Standard Equipment (article) by Murray F. Yaco; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; Journal of the IES; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing, small date stamp and small number on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADAIR CL-215 (SPECIFICATIONS BROCHURE) + CANADAIR NEWS, VOL. 15, NO. 2, JULY 30, 1968., Canadair Limited.
16 Canadair Limited. CANADAIR CL-215 (SPECIFICATIONS BROCHURE) + CANADAIR NEWS, VOL. 15, NO. 2, JULY 30, 1968.
Montreal Canadair 1968 Folded Paper Very Good 
Canadair CL-215 brochure, 11" H, 4 pp in total, dated Nov. 1968. Photographs, graphs, drawings of cabin layout, plus specifications - Performance; Structure; Power Plant; Propellers; Fuel System; Oil System; Landing Gear; Flight Controls; Hydraulic System; Electrical System; Ground Power Unit; Cock-pit Heating; Ice Protection; Fire Protection; Aerial Firefighting System; Dimensions; Design Criteria. With: "Canadair News Vol. 15, No. 2. July 30, 1968", 6 pp, 15 1/2" H (newspaper format with one horizontal fold) - containing three photographs of the CL-215's first water drop, plus article on the C-5A Galaxy, etc. Canadair News has light wrinkling at the top and bottom corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES., Carman, W.Y.
17 Carman, W.Y. BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS; FROM CONTEMPORARY PICTURES.
Leonard Hill, London, (1957), 1st. edition. 
167 pp, sm 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. This book traces the development of the British Army uniform by contemporary illustration from the fighting soldier of the reighn of Henry VII when the Yeoman of the Guard was formed, up to the bat tle dress and No. 1 dress of to-day. Based on contemporary evidence, official War Office papers and records, and many years of research, the text covers exhaustively the trends of military fashion in a simple and detailed manner, and at the s a m e t i me, the extensive illustrative material shows how the style of pictorial records has changed with the centuries from oil paintings through drawings and prints to the modern photograph. Three corners bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom o f sp i ne , very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several chips and tears - some with old archival tape repairs, area of browning and some light soiling on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing. Good+/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
18 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST.  DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS., Cobb, David.  Inscribed.  Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
19 Cobb, David. Inscribed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST. DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS.
London Conway Maritime Press 1986 0851773249 / 9780851773247 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
95 pp, 9 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions. **INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "FOR S______ L____, WHO KNEW ABOUT SEA-WARFARE LONG BEFORE I WROTE THIS BOOK FROM DAVID COBB 10 OCTOBER 1989. "** "David Cobb's desire to follow in the footsteps of the great war artists of the past was a lifelong ambition. In this autobiographical book he explains how everything in his varied and successful career as a marine painter seemed to be preparing him for such an undertaking. His chance came in 1982 when he was invited to visit the Falkland Islands immediately after the Argentine surrender and, with the full co-operation of the military, he began a remarkable series of paintings to record the principal events of the war. The resulting collection, which ranges from rapid oil 'sketches' executed on the spot to prestigious large-scale commissions, forms the central interest of this book." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of faint handwriting impression on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS., Cordesman, Anthony H.
20 Cordesman, Anthony H. THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS.
Jane's, (London, 1987). 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...provides: sophisticated analysis of military strengths and weaknesses of both sides; the latest information on the equipment each side possesses and what use they make of it; detailed examinati on of major battles and offensives; a thorough, professional study of the economic realities facing both countries given their reduced oil-exporting abilities; lucid insights into both the social and political factors which affect, and may e v e n t u a l l y determine, what happens to Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party's rule and Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary government. The Iran-Iraq War can be viewed at many different levels; as a human tragedy, as a threat to the security of sout hw es t As ia , as a t hreat to the world's main supply of imported oil, and as the source of new lessons regarding the nature of modern war. All of these issues are addressed in a crisp, informed and professional manner in this timely and import ant bo ok , b y a m an who un derstands military exigencies, strategic realities, the politcs of oil and the growing threat this continuing war presents to the West..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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