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WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY.  BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES., Bull, Stephen.
1 Bull, Stephen. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Bull, Stephen. Color plates by Christ Hook. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Book is very slightly cocked, bottom edge of several pages are not flush with other pages (1/8th inch) - does not affect text or pictures, minor wear at bottom edge of rear endpapers, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
3 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVE!  MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS., DeLeo, Peter.
4 DeLeo, Peter. SURVIVE! MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743270061 B&w photographs. "When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea th at he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustain e d m u l t i p le injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It w as al re ad y wi nt er; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the day tim e , d ran k f ro m s mal l pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and ins ects to ea t. Inju ries , d ehyd rati on, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but De Leo's courage saw him through....Peter DeL eo te lls his re marka ble s tory in g rippi ng detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic." Bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of flap-folds, minor wrinkl ing at top of spin e. Ve ry Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
5 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
WHEN YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH., Goodwin, Arnot K.
6 Goodwin, Arnot K. WHEN YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH.
Self-published 1968 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Near Fine 
32 pp, 8 1/2" H. A collection of poems written between 1932 and 1967. The author was a teacher at James S. Bell and Parkview public schools in Etobicoke. Contents: Author's introduction; When You Are Old Enough; Desert Justice; Within Your Hands; Habits; Failure; The River's Bride; Our Heritage; Autumn's Message; The Disobedient Fawn; Bon Voyage; Soft Shoulder; It Can Be Done; What The Future Holds; Wasted Hours; What Matters; November Blossoms; November Winds; Susan's Moon; 'Tis Spring; The Indians' Lament; Peeling Posts; Far Off Shore; Autumn Leaves. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny amount of rust on staples. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
7 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MANUAL OF THE WAFFEN-SS BADGES, UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT., Holzmann, Walther-Karl.  Illustrated by D.S.V. Fosten and R.J. Marrion.
8 Holzmann, Walther-Karl. Illustrated by D.S.V. Fosten and R.J. Marrion. MANUAL OF THE WAFFEN-SS BADGES, UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT.
Bellona, Watford, 1976. 
96 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0852424876 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 4 pages colour illustrations. Contents: Waffen-SS Units; Comparative Ranks; Badges of Rank; Shoulder Strap Devices; Arm of Service Colours; Unit C ollar Patches; Foreign Units; The SS Emblem; The Rune Breast Badge; Aigullettes; Gorgets; Head Dress; The Steel Helmet; Tunics and Field Blouses; Black Leather Clothing; Shirt Sleeve Order; The Overcoat; Anoraks and Snow Clothing; Camouflaged Cl o t h i ng; Motorcyclist Clothing; Feldgendarmerie; Mountain Troops; Boots; Personal Equipment; SS-VT Black Service Dress; Bands; Waffen-SS School of Music; SS-Fallschimjager; SS-Specialist Troops; Cuff Titles; Flags and Standards; Divisional Badges ; Pi ct or ial Section. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft creases at top corner of both covers, slight wear at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
9 Jewell, Brian. Series editor, Martin Windrow. BRITISH BATTLEDRESS 1937-61. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 112.
London Osprey 1981 0850453879 / 9780850453874 Soft Cover Very Good - Colour Plates By Mike Chappell. 
40 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, diagrams. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. Contents: Introduction; The Arrival of Battledress; Evolution in Design; Materials and Sizes; Departures from Basic; Applied Insignia; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump/crease at top corner of covers and text block, small scuff/indent line at top of fore-edge of text block, tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover - migrates into some adjacent pages, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AVIATION (SPEED AND ACCELERATION)., Jokl, Ernst, Captain.
10 Jokl, Ernst, Captain. MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AVIATION (SPEED AND ACCELERATION).
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good E. Ullman. 
104 pp, 8 11/16" H. Brick-coloured boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering on front board. 122 b&w illustrations (collated). "The medical problems raised by speed and acceleration in the air and high velocity ascents and descents are of great practical importance in the present struggle for air supremacy. They are presented in this book in such a way as to appeal to the layman who takes an intelligent interest in current affairs no less than to medical practitioners, flying instructors, engineers, and the pilots themselves." Contents include: Diving at 600 m.p.h.; Opening the Parachute; Centrifugal Forces; "Blacking Out"; "Redding Out"; "Cobber" Kain's Death; The Aero-Medical Post-Mortem; Franctured Ankles; Pneumatic Belts and Water Suits; Psychology of Jumping into Space; "Blitz" Ascents; Exhaustion of Adrenals; Aero-Embolism; etc. Half-title page is missing, small puckered tear at top of title page - archivally taped, tiny dent on fore-edge of boards, light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, tiny hole on front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL:  HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS., Just, Gunther.  Translated from the German by David Johnston.  Foreword by Pierre Clostermann.
11 Just, Gunther. Translated from the German by David Johnston. Foreword by Pierre Clostermann. STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL: HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
West Chester, PA Schiffer 1990 0887402526 / 9780887402524 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Hans-Ulrich Rudel was called 'the Eagle of the Eastern Front'. This pastor's son from Silesia, born in 1916, Colonel and last Commodore of the successful Stuka squadron 'Immelmann', was the only soldier in World War II to receive the highest German decoration for bravery. The Golden Oak Leaves with Swords and Jewels to the Knight's Cross recognized his unique number of superlative achievements. With 2530 combat missions and his total of successes, unbeaten in all times and nations, he stands far in the front of the world's renowned aerial aces. In low-level attacks, often in the heaviest defensive fire, in his slow 'Cannon-bird' he destroyed 519 Soviet tanks - 17 of them on a single day! On the list of scores achieved by this Stuka combat pilot, who became a living legend to the soldiers of the Eastern Front, there stood at war's end, among others, 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 70 landing craft and nine attested aircraft, plus hundreds of motor vehicles, numerous artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft postions, as well as armored convoys and bridges. Twelve comrades - six Stuka crews - were saved by him from capture or death. When he tried to rescue another crash-landed crew from Russian territory in 1944, he was taken prisoner, fled with a bullet in his shoulder, covered some 50 kilometers through the Soviet hinterlands, and reached the German lines again. Shortly after this audacious, exhausting flight, the wounded man was flying in combat again. Shot more than thirty times by ground fire - but never once by a fighter plane - wounded five times, the fervent sportsman took a direct anti-aircraft hit on the Odor front and lost his right leg. Just six weeks later the 'Bravest of the Brave', as the soldiers also called him, was flying again despite being forbidden to ---" This is a heavy book and may require extra postage, depending on destination. Small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
12 Katcher, Philip. Colour plates by Michael Youens. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 38.
Osprey, London, 1992, reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0850452082 B&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Men and their Regiment; The Infantry Regiment; Personal Equipment; Weapons and Insignia; The Artill ery; The Cavalry; The Technical Corps; The Medical Service; Corps Insignia; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor cor n er wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SPRING, 1954.  VOL. XXXII.  NO. 129., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major Eric Robson, C.T. Atkinson, Lt-Col. Dr. J.W. Wijn, C. Ritchie, W.Y Carman, Godfrey Davies, Col. R.M. Grazebrook, C.J. Napier, A.R. Cattley, J.R. Western, et al.)
13 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major Eric Robson, C.T. Atkinson, Lt-Col. Dr. J.W. Wijn, C. Ritchie, W.Y Carman, Godfrey Davies, Col. R.M. Grazebrook, C.J. Napier, A.R. Cattley, J.R. Western, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SPRING, 1954. VOL. XXXII. NO. 129.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1954. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map/battle plan, 1 page b&w drawings (shoulder-belt plates). Contents include: The West Somerset Yeomanry, 1846; Peninsular Private; The Ramillies Battlefield; A Se poy Muster Book of 1768; An Officer in a Sepoy Regiment, c. 1784; 11th Light Dragoons, c. 1787; The Army and the Restoration of 1660; Letters from Sevastopol, 1855 / Notes: Recruiting Poster, 92nd Highlanders, c. 1811; Northamptonshire Mili t i a a n d O ther Military Records; Three Napier Letters; Garrison Battalion and Royal Veteran Battalion Shoulder-Belt Plates; Recruitment of Prisoners of War (1794-6); etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 19 Spring, 1954 laid in. I nt er io r - m in o r browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor soft crease on rear cover - migrate s i nto la st fe w p age s. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1955.  VOL. XXXIII.  NO. 136., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major H.P.E. Pereira; R. Scurfield, Major G. Tylden, Major D.A. Campbell, C.T. Atkinson, et al.)
14 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major H.P.E. Pereira; R. Scurfield, Major G. Tylden, Major D.A. Campbell, C.T. Atkinson, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1955. VOL. XXXIII. NO. 136.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1955. 
Paging runs 143 - 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Colonel Eyre Crabbe of the 74th, with Some Observations on D. Cunliffe as a Military Painter; British Military Smoothbore Firearms ( concluded); Badges, Buttons and Shoulder Titles of South African Regiments: From the Parkyn Collection; The Dress of the Officers of the Royal Artillery from 1898 to 1947; The Cost of Queen Anne's War / Notes / Questions; Replies (Scouts' B a d g e s ; e t c.); Index to Volume XXXIII, 1955. Museum Supplement No. 25 (Winter, 1955) laid in. Interior - corner crease on first page, book cracked at two places, minor browning to pages, small tear at bottom of gutter of last page, otherwis e cl ea n an d t ig ht with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one very small edge tear, light edge wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, several light stains on front cover. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1954.  VOL. XXXII.  NO. 130., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.)
15 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1954. VOL. XXXII. NO. 130.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1954. 
Paging runs 47 to 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, 1821; An "Infamous Army"; The Northern Horse at Naseby, 14th June, 1645; A Portrait of Edward, 2nd Vis count Ligonier; Welsh Militia Regiments, 1757-1881: Their Badges and Buttons; The Army Origin of the Royal Canadian Navy; Two Brothers in the Netherlands, 1794-1795 (with maps) / Notes: Notes from "Reminiscences of a Scottish Gentleman", by " P h i l o S cotus" (Philip Ainslie); Military Service as Punishment; Patterson Rifle-Carrying Equipment in the Cavalry; etc. / Questions; Replies (Shoulder Titles, Brass; Anglo-German Battle Honours; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 20 Summer, 1954 l ai d in . I nt e ri or - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spinevery soft crease down front cover . Ve ry Go od - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A SELECTION OF SHIPS' BADGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVIES., N/A
16 N/A A SELECTION OF SHIPS' BADGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVIES.
Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited, Toronto, 1942. 
16 pp, 8 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Colour badges, sleeve markings and shoulder straps of naval officer, b&w silhouettes of British warships. A patriotic promotional piece from the Gutta Percha & Rubber Company, touting their contribut ion to the war effort and exhorting the public to save rubber. The back cover shows the badge of the Canadian Merchant Navy. Interior - water stains at fore-edge of pages and inside of covers, small soft crease at top corner of pages, . Exter i o r - water stain on covers - mainly on front, light edge wear - moderate on spine, a few soft wrinkles, one tiny edge tear. Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GAELIC LEGENDS.  (THE CHILDREN OF THE WATER.  THE LOVE OF BAILE AND AILLINN.  THE LOVE OF THE NIGHT WIND FOR LOST DEIRDRE.), Nicoll, Maud Churchill.  Inscribed by author.
17 Nicoll, Maud Churchill. Inscribed by author. GAELIC LEGENDS. (THE CHILDREN OF THE WATER. THE LOVE OF BAILE AND AILLINN. THE LOVE OF THE NIGHT WIND FOR LOST DEIRDRE.)
Self-published, New York, 1915, printed at the De Vinne Press. 
36 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and borders on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO LEWIS WOOD - AFFECTIONATE REGARDS - FROM THE AUTHOR. "A KISS HAS MISPAID MANY THI NGS - " BALZAC - " Contents: Introductory; The Children of the Water; The Love of Baile and Aillinn; The Love of the Night Wind for Lost Deirdre. Small edge tear (archivally taped) and slight wrinkling on one preliminary page - also at b o t t o m o f page 3/4, minor faint foxing marks on endpapers, light waviness to edge of textblock, scattered tiny areas of color loss on boards, light edge rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Smith, E.D.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
18 Smith, E.D. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. ISBN 085521130 B&w plates. "To find the origin of the Gurkha soldier we must go back to the year 1814 - a year in which the British Army fought a war agaisnt one of the toughest enem ies it had ever encountered, before or since: the Gurkhas. Since that year, when they were finally forced to unwilling subjection, the Gurkhas have been 'on our side' in every war fought by Great Britain. One regiment of Gurkhas became te n , a n d i n the latter part of the nineteenth century they fought shoulder to shoulder with British soldiers at Bhurtpore, in the Sikh War, in the Indian Mutiny and the Afghan War. In the First World War, Gurkha battalions were to be found wh er ev e r th e f ig ht ing was most deadly: in France, at Gallipoli, in Palestine and Mesopotamia. For Gurkha regiments there was no 'peacetime' in its literal sense between the two world wars, for they constantly stood watch on India's North-West Fro nti er . An d in th e S econd World War Nepal sent nearly a quarter of a million men to fight against Germany and Japan. The end of the war against Japan brought no peace to the Far East; it also produced the partition of India and the inevit able run dow n of t he In dian Arm y Gurkha regiments. Great Britain retained the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles, while the remaining six regiments remained in the newly consituted Indian Army. Brigadier 'Birdie' Smith - himself a distin guish ed an d mu ch deco rat ed G urkha offi cer - tells the story of these four regiments, now known as Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas. It is a story of gallantry in battle, of unswerving loyalty and fortitude." Ex-college library copy with old t ape ma rks on boar ds and li ght old t ape ma rks on free endpapers/adjacent pages, presentation label tipped in on free front endpaper, three college stamps inside, light edge wear, two small corner bumps, bump at top of rear hinge/rear board, sl ight bu mp on t op edg e o f front boa rd, li ght bro wning a nd light water marks on top of textblock, slight fading to spine and top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, small piece of old tape and small tape mark on in side, pl ain whit e label on spine (c overs old la bel mark ). Good reading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR., Tap, Bruce.
19 Tap, Bruce. OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1998. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0700608710 "Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War, Congress established the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War to investigate such matters as military contracts, trade wit h the enemy, treatment of the wounded, and the causes of Union defeat. But its greatest efforts were directed toward a more vigorous war effort - endorsing emancipation, the use of black soldiers, and the appointment of fighting generals - l e a d i n g President Lincoln to fear that this watchdog committee would become little more than an 'engine of agitation'. (It) generated controversy throughout the war, and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hamper ed t he U ni on war effort. In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals, Bruce Tap now offers the first history of the committee's activities, focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conc lus ive ly wha t t he u ltimate impact really was. Tap presents solid evidence, including examples of contact between Congress and the military, to show that the committee produced little good and no small amount of harm. The committee's principal mem bers en tert aine d s im plistic notions about warfare that led to rash judgments about its conduct and because its goals were congruent with Republican ideology, its principal criterion in evaluating military leadership was adherence to antis laver y bel iefs . As a re sult , ( it) polarized Congress and the army, limited strategic options, demoralized the Union's top generals, and inflated the reputations of incompetent soldiers. As Tap demonstrates, it was in many ways a serious imp edimen t to t he wa r effo rt, du e not to its fanatacism or vindictiveness, as some historians have suggested, but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matters. (This book) is a revisionist account that corrects prevailing images of the re lations hip be tween R epublic an pol itic ans and the army during the Civil War. By examining the conflict between Congress's constitutional right to investigate and the impropiety of its actions, the book raises questions that are applica ble toda y about the abi lity of legislat ive bod ies t o function in areas where specialized knowledge is required." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few areas of very light edge wrinkling, 1 1/2" tear at top of front hinge - archival ly repai red, lig ht rubbi ng. Very Good+/V ery Go od 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SHOULDER THE SKY:  THE BIOGRAPHY OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Thomas, Gil.  (Wing Commander Michael Leo ffrench Beytagh, D.F.C.)
20 Thomas, Gil. (Wing Commander Michael Leo ffrench Beytagh, D.F.C.) SHOULDER THE SKY: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London Arthur Barker 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
192 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "Although this is the story of a fighter pilot it is not a book about war. It deals with events which shaped the character of a boy who was born to be one of Housman's golden lads - born to trouble and an early death and to shoulder the sky and drink his ale. Mike Beytagh was a most unusual character. Fair haired and blue eyed, he was a fighting Irishman, full of blarney and courage, selfish, self-centred, yet capable of extreme generosity; loved and hated. He overcame tremendous early hazards to become a wartime hero and the C.O. of a famous fighter squadron. After the war he joined the Colonial service and was a popular administrator in a lonely outpost, dying suddenly at an early age and receiving almost the equivalent of a State Funeral." Tiny light stain/dent in margin of pages 174/5, light wrinkling and minor color fading at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling/wear, three small edge tears taped on inside, creases at top of spine, rubbing and some soiling on rear panel, two faint water stains at top inside edge, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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