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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Hard Cover Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
2 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
3 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
5 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BLACK MOSES:  THE REAL UNCLE TOM., Beattie, Jessie L.
6 Beattie, Jessie L. BLACK MOSES: THE REAL UNCLE TOM.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. "This is the story of the life of Josiah Henson, an ex-slave who escaped to Canada and founded the Negro refugee colony in Dawn, Ontario. Using his own memoirs and other contemporary sources, Miss Beattie has given us an authentic and exciting picture of this arresting figure in Canadian life, whose early years provided Harriet Beecher Stowe with material for her character of Uncle Tom. In its mixture of tragedy and happiness, of hope and despair, of grim struggle and triumphant achievement, this is the saga of an oppressed race in its slow and painful advance to freedom, in which Canada played so notable a part." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling - mainly on rear panel, a few small edge tears and tiny chips, scuffing at bottom part of spine, small light stain on front flap-fold - shows mainly on inside surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Bell, Neil. THE ENDLESS CHAIN.
London / Folkestone Alvin Redman / Bailey Bros. & Swinfen 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A novel of tension and suspense. In the first chapter John Ferrers is found guilty of murder, but who has been murdered is not disclosed until the end of the story. The book is the slow unravelling of all the threads which make up the fabric of the crime. Why does a man commit murder or any other crime? What are the causes leading up to that culminating moment when control gives way, when the breaking point is reached?" Previous owners name in ink on free front endpaper, tiny bump to corners of boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine, the publisher information for Bailey Bros. & Swinfen is pasted on the title page below the Alvin Redman logo. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING AS TO WAR:  CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953., Berton, Pierre.
8 Berton, Pierre. MARCHING AS TO WAR: CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Bidwell, Shelford.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
9 Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521386 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as e d i t o r o f the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to exc e l. Th ey a re in deed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence . He has pa id wor t hy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of b oa rds - mai nly on rear b oar d. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
10 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHIP OF FORCE., Evans, Alan.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim.
11 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH., Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia.  Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford.
12 Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia. Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford. MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027846 B&w illustrations. 'The secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah are among the oldest enigmas in the world. Their roots go back to prehistoric Africa - perhaps even beyond that. From the sixteent h century onwards, the slave trade brough these ancient mysteries to the West, where they blended strangely with traditional Christianity: the ancient African gods became identified with legendary saints. This integration of the two faiths slow l y e volved to form the many varieties of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah that are widely practised throughout the world today. Contemporary Voodoo priests, priestesses, magicians, and enchanters use rare herbs and spices as well as charms, dolls, an d ta l is mans to control the natural world in many ways science cannot always explain. Accounts of their inexplicable successes are examined in depth. Sinister accounts of zombiism - reports of the living dead - are also inseparably interwoven th ro ugh ou t V oodoo history. What powers do these old religions still possess?" Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  VOLUME TWO., Frame, Janet.
13 Frame, Janet. AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VOLUME TWO.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1984, first edition. 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091569109 "Volume Two of Janet Frame's autobiography begins with her train journey from Oamaru to Dunedin to begin life as a student at Teachers' Training College and Otago University. Her shyness and insecurity made her 'different' and this, coupled with a clumsy suicide attempt, led to the first of her incarcerations in a mental hospital....Her initial meeting with Charles Brasch, the declaration of her sanity and mos t i m p o r t a ntly, the support of Frank Sargeson, bring a change of mood from one of 'a doomed eternity, all hope abandoned', to a pervading though tentative optimism. Through Frank Sargeson's acceptance of her as a person, his interest in her wr i ti ng a nd t he s upport of Karl and Kay Stead, begins her emergence into a normal lifestyle and her growing sense of the freedom to be herself. When with Frank Sargeson's help she receives a grant from the Literary Fund, she is able to 'tr ave l ove rse as and br oad en my experience'. It is this slow release from the past, this taking of a deep breath, figuratively speaking, along with Janet Frame's intense interest in the physical nature of her surroundings, that the reader will r ecal l rath er t han her des crip tio ns of 'forced submissions to custodial capture'." Top of spine is bumped, slight bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of spine, heavy cres in g at top o f sp ine, one s mall clos ed edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; A Moo-ving Experience in Lionelville (Operating Milk Car); Narrow Tracks and "Slow Time"; Trainmastering the Narrow Gauge; Kentucky Racehorses; Artist Bern Hill; What on Earth Is a Perishable Diversion Clerk?; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (Colorado-New Mexico narrow gauge); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1957 (Boston & Maine's logo); Executive Suite (UP's Kenefick on the "Yellow Peril"); Unforgettable Railroad Days (hand and lantern signals); Railroad Collectibles (playing cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER., Hazell, W.  Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea.
15 Hazell, W. Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea. UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER.
London English Universities Press 1941 Reprint Flexible cloth Covers Good 
159 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Internal-Combustion Engine Theory: Magneto and Valve-Timing; Magneto Construction and Theory; Simple Carburettor / Aero Carburettors; Engine-Running Faults, Detonation, Etc.; Supercharching; Hobson Boost Control / Fixed Datum / Variable and Three-Stage Controls; Index. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of approx. first 45 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, small soft corner crease on front cover, minor corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear, browning to edges of text block, sone soiling to bottom of text block, small shallow dent on rear cover - migrates into last page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Hutchison, Don, editor. Michael Rowe, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Charles Grant, David Nickle, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Robert Charles Wilson, Dale L. Sproule, Nalo Hopkinson, Robert Boyczuk, David Annadale, Edo Van Belkom, Hugh B. Cave, Sally McBride, et al. WILD THINGS LIVE THERE: THE BEST OF NORTHERN FRIGHTS.
Oakville, Ontario Mosaic 2001 0889627657 / 9780889627659 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
263 pp, 9" H. A collection of 16 dark fantasy/horror stories by some of Canada's best writers in the genre. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The Eddies; Sometimes, In the Rain; The Sloan Men; Farm Wife; The Perseids; Fourth Person Singular; Slow Cold Chick; Horror Story; Via Influenza; Ice Bridge; A Voice in the Wild; Hello, Jane, Good-bye; Imposter; Wild Things Live There; The Pines; The Emperor's Old Bones; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, flat uncreased spine. 
Price: 15.00 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.
17 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
 
 
18 Molloy, E., General Editor. AERO-ENGINE PRACTICE: DEALING WITH INSTALLATION, LOCATION OF FAULTS, TOP OVERHAUL RATING AND PERFORMANCE TESTING.
London George Newnes 1943 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ Poor 
132 pp, 9 1/8" H. Aeroplane Maintenance and Operation Series, Volume 21. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Chapter headings: Aircraft Engineers' Licences; Survey of Aero-engine Types; Engine Installations and Services; Tracing Aero-engine Trouble; Top Overhauls; The Rating and Performance Testing of Aero-engines; Aero-engine Testing; Aero-engine Starting and Starters; Starting Troubles and Remedies; Engine Instruments and Their Indications; Index. Book is cocked, has general slight fading to spine color with more fading at top/bottom, tiny bump to bottom corners of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several large chips, multiple tears archivally taped, creases, light browning - more on spine, water mark on spine and a few small holes. Now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR FOR THE UNION.  VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865., Nevins, Allan.
19 Nevins, Allan. THE WAR FOR THE UNION. VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1971, book club reprint. 
448 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here we have the story of th slow and sometimes agaonizing progress of the Union armies to victory. Grant and Sherman and Lincoln dominate. On the political front, Linc oln is reelected and the Union becomes even more solidly organized; on the military front, Grant sets his bulldog teeth in the neck of his great adversary Lee, and Sherman cuts a swath of desolation through the richest parts of the South. Vi c t o r y w hen it comes at Appomattox, is a quiet victory, but almost at once the murder of President Lincoln and the succession of President Andrew Johnson present the nation with new problems as terrible if not as immediate as the battles. The wo rk c lo se s w ith an account of the demobilization of the armies and the nation's return to the pursuits of peace which, despite the war, are seen to have widened in scope and to be filled with new opportunities." Dust jacket has some areas o f m ino r e dge we ar /wr inkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Owen-Jones, Stuart, Dr. RAILWAYS OF WALES.
Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru / National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1981. 
48 pp, oblong soft cover (stapled in wraps), 8" H x 8 1/4" D. ISBN 0720002486 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, map. Contents: Introduction; Making Tracks; The Routes to Ireland; The Coal and Iron Trade; Into 'Wild Wales' ; Courtship and Competition; Zenith and Slow Decline. Interior - faint cigarette odoer, faint erased pencil marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of covers a n d t e x t b l o ck, wear at top of spine, minor wear at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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