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THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
1 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAND ON GUARD:  THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY., Brewin, Andrew.
2 Brewin, Andrew. STAND ON GUARD: THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
V FOR VENGEANCE:  THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON., Johnson, David.
3 Johnson, David. V FOR VENGEANCE: THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON.
London William Kimber 1981 0718301889 / 9780718301880 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Only five minutes from launch to impact: not even enough time to give an air raid alert. They could not be tracked: they travelled too high and too fast to be shot down. These were the rocket 'Vengeance Weapons', launched in addition to the flying bombs in retaliation for British and American bombing raids on German cities. Damage inflicted upon London was considerable: 198 were killed by a flying bomb in the Aldwych, hundreds died at New Cross, and over one hundred civilians lost their lives in Smithfield Market. (The author) examines the effects of the V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets on a capital still showing the scars of the 1940-41 blitz. On 6th June 1944, only a few hours after the D-Day landings, orders were passed down from German High Command to prepare the 'Vengeance Weapons' for an immediate assault on Britain." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page, a few light soiling marks on pages 34, 35 & 90, book is slightly cracked at a few places, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, area of soft wrinkles on rear panel, light rubbing, light fading to spine colors, minor indentations, small area of delamination on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
4 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
James Lorimer, Toronto, 1998. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Paul Tuttle. B&w photographs. ISBN 1550286250 "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Cana dian flyers...(this book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean...In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of th e w a r . M c Caffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally M cL e od , Mo os e F um erton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting camp aig ns of W orl d W ar II. " Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. VG/VG+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY., Munro, James.
5 Munro, James. THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Larry Ratzkin. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The killing of a Chinese spy by three Russians in Northern England compels retaliation by Loomis, chief of Department K. John Craig abducts a Russian agents in Spain, narrowly escaping the Spanish police in a wild sea chase to Gibraltar, and picks up a batch of counterfeit money in the bargain. Meanwhile, Loomis has uncovered a fanatic anti-Communist organization in Britain which is trying to make trouble between Russia, Britain, and the United States. The suspected leader is a publishing tycoon. Before Craig is able to make sense of the situation, he undergoes some strange experiences in a simulated Wild West town and is almost broken by extreme torture. Once again, James Munro has written a superb and bizarre suspense novel." A few very small creases at top edge of pages 79 to 90. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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