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OMEGA DE VILLE CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT.
1 OMEGA DE VILLE CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT.
Switzerland Omega SA 2001 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
43 pp, 8 1/2" H. Red paper-covered boards with silver lettering/omega symbol and blindstamped co-axial escapement on front board, silver endpapers. Dust jacket has embossed co-axial escapement on front panel. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, diagrams. A short history of the Omega watch company, introducing their new co-axial escapement. Very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine, minor rubbing, three tiny shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
2 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
 
 
CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
3 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
4 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
5 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Self-published, Kelowna, British Columbia, 2009. 
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781436335065 Promotional postcard laid in. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR DORRANCE BOWERS JUNE 2009 RECOLL (?), UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL SCHOOL TRINITY COLLEGE FLEET AIR ARM ENGLAND & THE U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the U n i t e d States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and S h am e' i s a sa d but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archiva ll y t ape d, li gh t r ubbing and scratches on rear panel,. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
6 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
7 Busch, Wilhelm. Edited and annotated by H. Arthur Klein. Translated by H. Arthur Klein and others. MAX AND MORITZ, WITH MANY MORE MISCHIEF-MAKERS MORE OR LESS HUMAN AND APPROXIMATELY ANIMAL.
Dover, New York, 1962. 
216 pp + publisher's catalog, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with Busch's b&w cartoons. Bilingual text (English/German). "Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), endowed with an equipotent facility with sketch-pad and rhyming dictionary, c reated during his career some of the most arresting sketches and drollest verses the world has ever seen. Few men since his time have shown the same ability to match simple yet penetrating pictures with rollicking, quotable verse. In his n a t i v e G e rmany he is still by all odds the best-loved creator of illustrated light verse....(Many of his pithy aphorisms have long since become folk sayings among the Germans.) The variety of tone and subject matter is wide: Busch is in tur n ma le vo le nt , j ov ial, sardonic, diabolical and even bloodthirsty as he castigates hypocrisy, stodginess, stupidity, egotism, drunkenness, and other human foibles....The English translations are both ingenious and faithful; in most cases they a re the fi rst En gl ish tr anslations ever made. Those who do not read German may be certain that the original has been translated into English with its spiciness and sense intact. Both the German and the English appear side by side, so that re ade rs o f Ge rman may sa vor Busc h's own delightful rhymes, while those who are learning German will find it an enjoyable way to gain familiarity with the langauge...." Interior - very light browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, otherwis e cl ean and t ight with no pr evio us o wners hip marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, browning to covers, very small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very small surface paper loss at bottom of spine and bottom corner of front cover . Go od+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE INSUBORDINATE AND THE NONCOMPLIANT: CASE STUDIES OF CANADIAN MUTINY AND DISOBEDIENCE, 1920 TO PRESENT., Coombs, Howard G., ed.  Foreword by Major-General P.R. Hussey.  Preface by Colonel Bernd Horn.  (Richard J. Walker, Allan English, Daniel Bercuson, Dean C. Black, Rachel Lea Heide, Michael Whitby, Richard O. Mayne, Robert H. Caldwell, et al.)
8 Coombs, Howard G., ed. Foreword by Major-General P.R. Hussey. Preface by Colonel Bernd Horn. (Richard J. Walker, Allan English, Daniel Bercuson, Dean C. Black, Rachel Lea Heide, Michael Whitby, Richard O. Mayne, Robert H. Caldwell, et al.) THE INSUBORDINATE AND THE NONCOMPLIANT: CASE STUDIES OF CANADIAN MUTINY AND DISOBEDIENCE, 1920 TO PRESENT.
Canadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston, 2007, first edition. 
448 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027648 B&w photographs. "Military leadership has both formal and informal dimensions. The formal leadership of any organization must always ensure that it minimizes the divergence between institu tional aims and the actions of informal leaders. When this separation occurs, the result is sometimes mutiny. These incidents of insubordination and noncompliance represent a form of dialogue between military personnel and their leadership. ( T h i s book) offers a perspective on the Canadian experience with military mutiny in the twentieth century in an effort to provide relevant lessons for today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and b ri gh t. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS., Cosgrove, Edmund.  Introduction by Brick Billing.  Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell.
9 Cosgrove, Edmund. Introduction by Brick Billing. Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell. CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS.
Golden Dog Press, Ottawa, 2003, new edition. 
168 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0919614973 B&w photographs. "Recounts the lives of Canada's outstanding pilots and their exploits in the two world wars. From the brilliant individualists who flew in the First World War to the tough and dedicated bomber crews of the Second, this is the story of Canada's airmen and their remarkable contribution to the war effort. An essential book for any aviation and history enthusiast, the superbly readable original text that made this book a classic in it s day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos. Gathered together here are the stories of some of Canada's most celebrated pilots. William 'Billy' Bishop, whose daring, solo dawn raid on a German airfield won him the Victoria Cros s ; W i l liam Barker, who fought single-handedly an entire squadron of enemy aircraft; George 'Buzz' Beurling, the ace of Malta who achieved a remarkable score of victories fighting from an island under siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose attempts t o sa v e th e life of a trapped comrade, high over Germany, ultimately cost him his own. This is their unforgettable story." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one tiny corner c re ase . V ery G ood+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE IVORY AND THE HORN:  A NEWFORD COLLECTION., de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint).  Dust jacket art by Terri Windling
10 de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint). Dust jacket art by Terri Windling THE IVORY AND THE HORN: A NEWFORD COLLECTION.
TOR, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
318 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312855737. Contents: Waifs and Strays; Mr. Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery; The Forest is Crying; The Wishing Well; Dead Man's Shoes; Bird Bones and Wood Ash; A Tempest in Her Eyes; Sa xophone Joe and the Woman in Black; The Bone Woman; Pal O' Mine; Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night; Dream Harder, Dream True; The Pochade Box; Coyote Stories; The Forever Trees. "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something o t h e r than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth - In the fictional city of Newford, replete with brutal realities of modern urban life, de Lint's characters encounter magic in strange and unexpected places. Magic is found und er c on cr ete streets, amid the faces of the destitute, and in the dark alleys that lead to surprising destinations." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 112.  NOVEMBER 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Don Middleton, Jim Grant, Tom Bennett, Vic Norman, Ray Rimell, Ken Wixey.)
11 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Don Middleton, Jim Grant, Tom Bennett, Vic Norman, Ray Rimell, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 112. NOVEMBER 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1990. 
79 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Night the Battleship Died (Swordfish put paid to Italian Navy); Pioneer Jet Pilot (Michael Gaunt); Unarmed, Unescort ed and Unwanted (Malayan Volunteer Air Force); Guy Fawkes Special; Night to Remember (617 Squadron); Ranger Mosquitos; Balkan Mosquito (Mosquito in Yugoslavia); Seduced by Staggerwing! (Beech D.17S); Sea-Booted Camels; Marauder (B-26); Fre n c h C o n n e c tion (French B-26); News (Hughes H-4 under threat, MiG touchdown); Type Report (Mosquito, Canberra, Venom); Under the Hammer (Battle of Britain auctions); Go Racing! (Nevada); Flying-Boats of the RAF (Southampton); FlyPost (gas sp ra yi ng Ly sa nd er s, i nterned Spitfire), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny corner crease, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stam p o n r ear cov er, mi nor br own ing to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
12 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
F-111 AARDVARK.  WINGS NO 4., Halberstadt, Hans.
13 Halberstadt, Hans. F-111 AARDVARK. WINGS NO 4.
Windrow & Greene, London, 1992, 1st edition. 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1872004423 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Attack of the Aardvark; Walkaround; How to Fly the F-111. "(The Aardvark) can carry a massive payload (up to 45,000 lbs), to an enormous dist ance (3,000 miles on internal fuel alone), and deliver it effectively from high or low altitude. It is ruggedly strong: 'you can lose half your hydraulics and still fly the airplane home; you can fly it around with total electrical failure', sa y s o ne of the pilots interviewed for this book. The F-111 has a unique 'escape pod' cockpit section; the late models can handle the most modern laser-designed munitions; and the ECM 'Raven' version reduces the enemy's radar defence displays to m us h. T he F-111 has seen combat since Vietnam; it was the implement chosen to chastise Gadaffi in April 1986, flying from its British bases; and it was one of the unsung heroes of the Gulf War, delivering every kind of attack - strategic bombing, ta cti c al ground-attack, and battlefield interdiction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, blacked-out price label on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD., Hurlimann, Martin.
14 Hurlimann, Martin. MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD.
Thames and Hudson, London, 1958, first British edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: The Setting; The Reality; The Third Rome; The Early Days o f Moscow; Ivan the Terrible and the West; 'The Time of Troubles' and the First Romanov; The Founding of St Petersburg; St Petersburg's Imperial Court in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Napoleon in the Kremlin; The Old and the New C a p i t a l ; T he Golden Age of Russian Civilization; Enduring Traditions; The Revolution; Petrograd becomes Leningrad; Moscow as the Soviet Capital; Experiencing Present-Day Moscow; Trips in the Environs of Moscow; Leningrad; The Summer Residence s of t he T sa rs ; A potheosis Below the Ground. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small corner bump, shallow bump at top edge of front board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Jeter, K.W. MACHINES INFERNALES.
Paris J'ai Lu 1988 2277225185 / 9782277225188 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - D.B. Mattingly cover art. 
348 pp,6 7/16" H. "C'etait a Londres, un matin - L'orage menacait. George Dower vit entrer dans sa boutique celui qu'il appellera l'Homme de Cuir Noir - Des lors, il devint le jouet d'evenements dont le sens lui echappait. Le plus etrange etait ces etres disgracieux qu'il rencontrait partout - Peuple difforme descendant d'une race amphibie, aussi pitoyable que ces 'filles vertes' aux voluptes poissonneuses qui excitaient la convoitise de jeunes aristrocrates debauches. Au comble de l'angoisse, Dower comprit peu a peu qu'on s'acharnait a vouloir le tuer. S'agissait-il du Regulateur Etherique? Une machine infernale apparemment? Mais le pire etait encore a venir. Et le pire, il etait loin de l'imaginer - ." Interior - very light browning in gutter and margins of pages. Exterior - light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny light scuffs and cup ring on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE GREEN LIBRARY., Keefer, Janice Kulyk.
16 Keefer, Janice Kulyk. THE GREEN LIBRARY.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002243709 "All Eva ever wanted was to make herself invisible. And she succeeded: she was as stable, as unremarkable as her brown-brick Toronto house. Until the day Eva feels a strange man' s eyes follow her every move and she knows she has been exposed. Until the day an unmarked envelope slips through her mail box. It contains only the fragment of a 1930s photograph, but it hints of secrets untold - and it explodes Eva's car e f u l l y c onstructed world. The woman in the photograph means nothing to Eva. It's the boy who takes her breath away: he is identical to her own eleven-year-old son, Ben. Driven by a need she scarcely understands herself, Evan turns her back o n he r sa fe li fe and begins a compelling journey that reaches deep into memory and the unknown history of her family. Stripping away her adult defences, she confronts the painful enigmas of her childhood: her beautiful mother, haunted by the lov e she h as los t ; h er distant and helpless father; a Ukrainian immigrant family whose powerful connection with her life can no longer be ignored. Eve's quest to reclaim the past leads her away from Toronto to the foreign ground of Kiev, to a man s he h as nev er f or gott en and to the discovery of passion's risks and intense joys. Sharpened by the beautiful precision that has made (the author) on of Canada's most acclaimed writers, (this) is a rich, complex tale of love, betrayal an d the pr ofoun d n eed to be lon g to a place and a people." Soft crease on top half of pages 189 to 204. Dust jacket has several creases down fore-edge of front flap, small area of sticker removal damage to laminate on front panel. Very Good/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Kipling, Rudyard. Illustratee par John A. Rowe. Traduction de Michelle Nikly. L'ORIGINE DES TATOUS. UNE HISTOIRE DE RUDYARD KIPLING ILLUSTREE PAR JOHN A. ROWE.
Editions Nord-Sud, Zurich, 1995. 
Unpaginated (approx. 25 pp.), 8 3/4" H x 9 1/2" D, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 3314209290 B&w pictorial endpapers, colour illustrations throughout. "En des Temps Tres Anciens - ceux ou se deroulent toutes les 'Hist oires comme ca" de Rudyard Kipling - sur les bords du turbide Amazone, vivaient un Herisson, Pointu-Piquant, et une Tortue, Lente-Pesante. Et tout aurait continue d'aller tres bien ainsi si Jaguar Peint n'etait arrive, souhaitant savoir le q u e l d e s deux etait le Herrison et lequel la Tortue, afin de les manger suivant les instructions de sa Maman. Les reponses de ces derniers ne seront pas de nature a l'eclairer, bien au contraire. Et il va se trouver tout a fait embrouille l e le nd em a in e n d ecouvrant deux creatures d'une espece inconnue, mi-tortue, mi-herisson. Et c'est ainsi que sur les bords de l'Amazone naquirent les Tatous..." Tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
18 Lanctot, Gustave. Translated by Margaret M. Cameron. CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783.
George G. Harrap, London, 1967. 
321 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The propagandists in the American Revolution were many, and the pattern of their interaction was complex. There were pressure groups in Canada, in the American colonies, and in Great Britain, each motivated by self-interest and self-faith. The British, the Americans, the French-Canadian priests and seigneurs, the French under Lafayette, and the French-Canadian habitant all tried to manipulate the others. The c h a r a c t e r s and factions of the Revolutionary drama appear and disappear intermittently on the scene as the author gives a detailed chronological relation of the events that took place in Canada. The agitation preceding and following the pas sa ge o f th e Qu eb ec Act, and the invasions of Arnold, Allen, and Montgomery are seen against the backdrop of action taking place in the American colonies. Not only has the author conveyed the complexity of the period, but he has done so with sym pat het ic ho ne sty , a nd p resents both the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved. Carleton may be tolerant to the interests of his subjects, but he is also too hesitant to punish, too inclined to procrastinate. The habitant has ten acio us l oya lty to his own lan d and family, but preserves these by shifting allegiances or by maintaining a neutralist position....This finely-drawn picture of Canada during the Revolutionary period will give the reader a deeper understandin g of the c harac teri stic s o f bo th F renc h- and English-speaking Canadians." Light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has creasing and wear at top/b ottom of spi ne an d fla p fo lds, a few smal l c losed tears - archivally taped, light browning, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
THE STAR SEEKERS.  A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL., Lesser, Milton.  Jacket design by Paul Calle.  Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg.
19 Lesser, Milton. Jacket design by Paul Calle. Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg. THE STAR SEEKERS. A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, 1953, first edition (stated). 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When man tackles the first really long journey - across twenty-six trillion miles of uncharted space - to the nearest star, it will take him two hundred years to complete the flight. Not until th e sixth generation nears maturity will the starship reach its destination. Around this fascinating theme, Milton Lesser has woven a tale of the first starship's final days of flight. He pictures the ship as a hollowed-out meteorite composed of f o u r concentric circles - a world in which civilization has deteriorated and superstition risen to a high pitch, making those within unaware of the fact that they are traveling through space or that their journey is destined to end. All Mikal kn ew w he n he embarked on the 'Journey of the Four Circles' was that every eighteen-year-old from Astrosphere, the outermost circle, must visit each of the other circles if he hoped to become an Engineer. But before he completed his trip, he uneart hed st art ling truths that threw the four circles into a state of chaos. Gradually Mikal discovered that unless the people of the four circles took immediate action the ship was doomed to crash. Mikal's desperate efforts to unite the four circle s in ord er t o save their world is a story of rising tension and clashing interests. Not only is this a tale of man's triumph over the barriers of space, but a fabulously exciting epic of civilization's victory over superstition and complacency. With subt le sa tire the author has written one of the most realistic and unforgettable stories ever to appear in the science fiction field." Light edge wear, a few very small light stains on fore-edge of text block, a few small and tiny light st ains o n page s 64 & 65, slight mark on copyright page, scattered color los on both outside hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has rubbing and a few tiny scuffs - mainly on front panel and spine, a few edg e tears archva lly taped, a few edge creases/wrinkling, light edge wear, scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to color on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
20 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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