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1 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR., Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John.  Foreword by Richard Holmes.
2 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Near Fine 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Duncan, Joy, ed. Illustrated by Sgt. Dale Davies, R.C.M.P. RED SERGE WIVES.
Centennial Book Committee, n.p., (1974), Ist edition. 
249 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A story of the wives of R.C.M.P. members is as old as the story of the Force itself for, with the formation of the North-West Mounted Police and the appointment of its first married officers, women became inextricably involved in the welfare of the neophyte police body." Stories about, and reminiscences of, R.C.M.P. wives from the earliest days to around the middle of the twenieth century. Previous owners info on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, tiny dints to edges of boards, light wrinkling to hinges. Dust jacket has small chips and closed tears, small sticker residue on rear panel, old tape repairs at top edge, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FLYING SAILOR., Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral.  Translated from the French by James Cleugh.
5 Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral. Translated from the French by James Cleugh. THE FLYING SAILOR.
London Hurst and Blackett 1954 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
276 pp, 8 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs. The author's reminiscences of the Second World War and "those young men of the Royal Air Force who served with me in the skies of France and England and went smiling into battle." Book is slightly cocked, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corners of boards, scattered tiny areas odf faint scuffing on boards, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYD GANG., Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry.
6 Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry. THE BOYD GANG.
Toronto Peter Martin 1976 0887781454 / 9780887781452 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "On Friday, September 9, 1949, Edwin Boyd (a little drunk at the time) withdrew $2,300 from a Toronto suburban branch of the Bank of Montreal - at the point of a gun. Bullets whistled past Boyd's head as he left the bank. The manager emptied his revolver at the fleeing bandit, but missed every time. Perhaps if Boyd had been shot or captured in the keystone cops chase that followed, his career would have ended the day it began. But he wasn't and it didn't. Two years later, Boyd was the nation's most notorious bandit and the leader of a phenomenon known as 'The Boyd Gang'. The Canadian public was terrorized and screaming for blood - and still more titillating newspaper stories. When Toronto's Sgt. of Detectives Edmund 'The Chinaman' Tong (a Welshman) was gunned down by gang members, the public waited for the final act in the saga: retribution. But the real story - the intrigues, motives, love affairs, betrayals, and the modus operandi of both criminals and police - was more fascinating than the most lurid fabrications dreamed up by the press. This story is told here for the first time." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered very small scuff/rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
7 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH FOOTLESS HALLS OF AIR: THE STORIES OF A FEW OF THE MANY WHO FAILED TO RETURN., Williston, Floyd.  Foreword by AVM J.E. (Johnnie) Johnson.
8 Williston, Floyd. Foreword by AVM J.E. (Johnnie) Johnson. THROUGH FOOTLESS HALLS OF AIR: THE STORIES OF A FEW OF THE MANY WHO FAILED TO RETURN.
General Store Publishing, Burnstown, Ontario, 1996. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1896182445 B&w photographs. "Floyd Williston has meticulously researched the short lives of six Atlantic Canada airmen, two of them the author's brothers, who failed to return from aerial operations duri ng the Second World War. The result is an exciting and moving chronicle of life-and-death struggle." Includes: F/O David Albert Romans, DFC/N.S. (No.90 Squadron), F/SGT Albert Williston/N.S. (No.514 Squadron); F/O Earle K. Reid/N.S. (No.432 S q u a d r on); F/O Fred M. (Miff) Mifflin, DFC/Nfld. (No. 106 Squadron), S/L Norman R. Fowlow, DFC/Nfld. (No. 411 Squadron), P/O James C. (Jimmie) Tuplin/P.E.I. (No.426 Squadron). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext e ri or - v er y minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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