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FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
1 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND VENDER., N/A
3 N/A THE VAGABOND VENDER.
Dominion Bureau of Circulation, Toronto, 1929. 
66 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (pale orange boards with red spine, black and red lettering/decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Exotic 'reptile skin' patterned endpapers in shades of brown, green, peach and gold. Profusely illustr ated with b&w comic illustrations. When travelling salesman Zep Hawker pulls into Mud Creek with his "cure-alls", we meet villagers like Kiss-Proof Kelly, Eppy Demmick, Bacteria Bates, Hippo Potts and Daley Tipple - and he gets run out of t o w n o n a rail! Title page has become detached from the staples but is still firmly hels to the binding (manufacturing flaw), light liquid mark at bottom of page 53 - tiny mark on pages 54 & adjacent picture page, light to moderate edge wea r , a fe w l ig ht sc uffs and small area of soiling on rear cover, minor general soiling, very light beowning to edges of textblock, very small light stain at front cover fore-edge, book now protected in stiff mylar sleeve. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 101: NORDHAUSEN / SINKING OF THE BLUCHER., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.
5 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 101: NORDHAUSEN / SINKING OF THE BLUCHER.
London Battle of Britain International 1998 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: Nordhausen; It Happened Here: The Sinking of the Blucher; United Kingdom: Royal Gunpowder Factory Sequel; From Your New Editor. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny tear at top edge of front cover - archivally taped, minor small bump at top corner of covers - migrates slightly into pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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