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CL-41 JET TRAINER.  MILITARY AIRCRAFT SALES DIVISION, PUBLICATION NO. 116, OCTOBER 1959.
1 CL-41 JET TRAINER. MILITARY AIRCRAFT SALES DIVISION, PUBLICATION NO. 116, OCTOBER 1959.
Montreal Canadair 1959 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 20 pp.), oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs). "The Canadair CL-41 is the first Jet Trainer to employ the new generation of small, high performance jet engines (Pratt and Whitney JT12), and fully meets the requirements of a modern pilot training aircraft. The side by side seating arrangement and the full duplicate flight instrumentation permit an ideal combination of visual and vocal instruction, the most effective procedure in all fields of training.With a performance that combines excellent low speed handling qualities, safe flying characteristics, long endurance and rugged construction as well as high maximum speed and altitude, the CL-41 is unsurpassed for primary through basic flying training instruction." From the Introduction. Section headings: Introduction; Capabilities; Performance; Description; Power Plant; Stores; Maintenance. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover, small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AERODYNAMICS AND FLIGHT.  (ELEMENTARY AERODYNAMICS / THEORY OF FLIGHT.)  594 B, Allen, James Ross.
2 Allen, James Ross. AERODYNAMICS AND FLIGHT. (ELEMENTARY AERODYNAMICS / THEORY OF FLIGHT.) 594 B
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
80 pp + 91 pp (two sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Elementary Aerodynamics Contents: Aerodynamic Laws and Theories; Physical Principles; Effects of Air Flow; Air Flow Against Flat Plate; Wind Tunnel; Action of Air-Stream and Airfoils; Airfoil Characteristics; Influence of Airfoil Dimensions; Arrangement of Airfoils; Variable Lift Devices; Parasite Drag. Theory of Flight Contents: Equilibrium and Balance; Fundamentals of Equilibrium; Stability and Control; Types of Stability; Lateral Stability Standards; Directional Stability Standards; Control Standards; Propeller; Introduction; Propeller Theory; Propeller Effects; Airplane Performance at Sea Level; Airplane Performance at Altitutdes. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946., Blundell, W.D.G.
4 Blundell, W.D.G. ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946.
Almark, London, 1973. 
96 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0853240938 "A detailed reference book covering the final 50 years of battleship development in the Royal Navy, and both World War periods; with 30 line drawings, over 80 fine pictures, four colour pages and compr ehensive text." Contents: Introduction; Historical Development; Index to Ships, and Class List; Ships, Class by Class; Appendices: Funnel Markings, 1909-1914; Typical Camouflage Schemes; Typical Armament. Interior - minor browning in page marg i n s , tiny soft crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block and on spine, very light rubbing, one crease down spine, two very small soft corne r cr ea se s. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FASTEST IN THE WORLD:  THE SAGA OF CANADA'S REVOLUTIONARY HYDROFOILS., Boileau, John.
5 Boileau, John. FASTEST IN THE WORLD: THE SAGA OF CANADA'S REVOLUTIONARY HYDROFOILS.
Formac, Halifax, 2004. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 088780621X B&w and colour photographs. "In the search for the perfect flying machine, hydrofoils were born. In 1919, Alexander Graham Bell and his young collaborator, Casey Baldwin, broke a world spe ed record when their hydrofoil prototype, HD4, skimmed across Lake Bras d'Or at 61.5 knots. This book is a complete re-examination of the Canadian research into hydrofoil vessels in the twentieth century. It describes how Baldwin and his c o l l e a g u e s, generously supported by Mabel Bell and under the guidance of the great inventor, built and tested numerous prototypes until they finally succeeded in building a high-speed hydrofoil for the navy. By the end of the Second World Wa r, C an ad a ha d th e third largest navy in the world and was set to be at the forefront of anti-submarine warfare. The Bell-Baldwin research was the foundation of the development of a small, fast vessel that could patrol the oceans, protectin g t he Wes t f rom t he Co ld War menace. Author John Boileau introduces the team of naval architects and engineers who tested prototypes in Halifax Harbour during the 1950s and 1960s. Their efforts led to HMCS Bras d'Or, the ultra-modern hydrofoi l ve sse l th at e stab lis hed an oth er world record before it was mothballed. Like the Avro Arrow story, 'Fastest in the World' exposes how brilliant innovation is not a guarantee of success for Canadian designers." Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MOSQUITO AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Max Aitken.
6 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Max Aitken. MOSQUITO AT WAR.
Ian Allan, London, 1989, reprint. 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711004749 "From the outset the Mosquito was a daring concept. That an unarmed bomber, constructed almost wholly of wood and relying on pure speed, could evade the immensely powerful air defences of Nazi Germany by night, let alone by day, was completely against contemporary Air Force thinking and war experience. The result was an aircraft which became the most successful fighter and bomber of World War II. Extreme versatility led to i t s use in a wide range of operational roles - day and night bomber, night fighter, intruder, Pathfinder, shipbuster, bomber support, reconnaissance and a dozen others. Mosquitos served too in practically every theatre of war from Britain to Bur ma . I n this book the author has recaptured the unique appeal of the Mosquito to the fighting airmen of World War II and the high spirits and elan that distinguished Mosquito Squadrons everywhere. First-hand accounts of operations by the men who fl ew th e aircraft are illuminated by a remarkable collection of over 200 photographs. They depict the Mosquito in all its various guises and roles. They show, too, the patient, painstaking and frequently hazardous work of the ground crews who, for th eir pa rt, also shared in the Mosquito spirit." Book is cocked, very small tear (archivally taped) with crease at top of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wear/light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fol ds, ligh t r ubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Bradbury, Ray. RAY BRADBURY'S THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES ADVENTURE GAME. (For Macintosh)
Byron Preiss Mutimedia, N.P., 1995. 
CD-Rom in Pictorial box. "Journey to Mars, the mysterious red planet, to embark on an urgent mission that could influence the future of the Earth or cost you your life. Explore the Martian city to uncover the secrets of the mysterious extinction of the Martians and the settlers from Earth. Rumors abound of sightings of Martians and of a potent Martian object that could have a major effect on Earth. But do the Martians still exist? Or are they just illusions? Find the key in the lost Martian archives and unlock the secrets of a lost world! * High resolution 3-D graphic adventure game with fully-animated characters and original music score! * Includes free Martian Chronicle hints and tips for all levels of players ! * Includes direct link to Martian Chronicles World Wide Web Hints and Tips site!" System requirements: Any Macintosh or Power Macintosh with a 68030/25 Mhz or better processor; 13" or larger color monitor (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolution); 8 MB RAM; Macintosh-compatible double speed CD-ROM drive or faster; System 7.0 or later; Quicktime 2.1 or later (included on this disc); Indeo video (include on this disc). Box and CD-ROM have been opened but disc has not been used . Box has light edge wear/rubbing, and some light creasing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS., Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim.  Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.
8 Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens. THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS.
Museum of Art, Dallas, 1993. 
230 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket and publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. ISBN 0300053509 Profusely illustrated with color reproductions. "In the final decade of his life Camille Pissarro abandoned his experimentation with Neo -Impressionist technique and developed new forms of pictorial expression that drew more on the Impressionism of his earlier career. During this period - from 1893 to 1903 - Pissarro, besides continuing to explore the landscape genre that had b e e n h is main subject-matter, also began to grapple with urban scenes, and his paintings of Paris, Rouen and the busy ports of Dieppe and Le Havre became an important component of his artistic output. At this time, Pissarro, like Monet, starte d to w or k o n canvas in series, often painting six or seven canvases simultaneously and discarding one temporarily when the light, the traffic, the weather or his mood altered. He started all of them at the scene, in the manner perfected by the I mpr ess ion is ts, and worked with extraordinary speed and deftness. By 1899, he was living part-time in Paris and, from his combined studio and living space, painted a series that included over forty views of the same motif. (The authors) beg in this bea utif ul book on Pissarro's cityscapes by setting the paintings in their broad art-historical context, tracing the tradition of the image of the city both within and prior to Impressionism and looking also at contemporary treatments of the urba n sce ne. (Th ey) e xamine the history of the representation of the city in the literature, poetry and philosophical writings of the nineteenth century and discuss Pissarro's knowledge of these alternative theories of the city. Using Piss arro 's ext ensive cor resp ondenc e from this period of his life, they describe the artist's attitudes towards his final works. The book also includes a catalogue of Pissarro's eleven urban series, each one introduced by an overview covering the histo ry of t he city scape pict ured an d the production, exhibition history, and early critical reception of the series. Full data of each painting follows." The catalogue of the 1993 exhibition. Slight waviness to fore-edge of text-block, min or rub bing on boards. Dust jacket has ver y minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has slight browning at edges. Near Fine/Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Bridgeman, William and Hazard, Jacqueline. THE LONELY SKY.
New York Henry Holt 1957 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
316 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he powerful and often thrilling story of a man who daily enters that lonely region beyond the speed of sound. A narrative of needle-nosed ships flying at blistering speeds, it is also the moving testament of a man risking his life to push back the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Like St.-Exupery, Bridgeman is capable of describing the vastness and beauty of the skies. But as America's foremost experimental test pilot, he is constantly aware of the multitude of technical information which he is called upon to use at any given moment. After the war, Bill Bridgeman left the Navy a restless man. Seeking action, he joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot. Soon he was asked to take over the final stages of the Skyrocket testing program. The Skyrocket, a javelin-shaped experimental ship, was a challenge to Bridgeman. The story of his day-by-day life with the plane is the substance of (this book)." Double crease and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top corner of page leaf 89/90, soft crease at top corner of pages 91 to 94, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very ,inor soiling on top of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with two very small tears archivally taped, small chip at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing on panels with some very light scratches on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Browning, Kurt with Neil Stevens. KURT: FORCING THE EDGE.
HarperCollins, (Toronto, 1991), Ist edition. 
195 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Color and b&w photos. "He's the three-time World Champion in figure skating. He's the first skater ever to perform the 'quad' - a jump that combines the strength and speed of long jump with the skill and grace of b allet. Canada's own Kurt Browning...traces the events and the people that have led to his phenomenal worldwide success..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock near spine, otherwise book is clean and tight with no previous owner s h i p m a r k s . Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" closed tear on spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNLUCKY LADY:  THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44., Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile.
11 Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile. UNLUCKY LADY: THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1989), reprint. 
198 pp, oblong 8vo, (8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771018126 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, maps and colour reproductions - wonderful pictorial end papers of Athabaskan at speed. "The Athabaskan was the second o f the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship to the Haida. The story of Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs , g unfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion. 'Unlucky Lady' is a memorial - to a ship, to t he me n who served her, and to Canadians who served atsea more than forty years ago." Book is slightly cocked, has small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears at top of flap-folds - archivally taped; 4" rep aired tear with creases, wrinkles and some delamination at bottom of front panel, 1" tear archivally taped at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing and a few tiny dints on front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE., Cowley, W.L.
12 Cowley, W.L. AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
201 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 42 b&w figures (collated). Contents: Sustentation of Aeroplanes; The Aerofoil; The Complete Aeroplane; The Propeller; The Aeroplane in Steady Flight; Aerodynamic Measurements - I Model Tests; Aerodynamic Measurements - II Full-scale Tests; Fluid Motion - Aerofoil Theory; Fluid Motion; Vibrations in Aircraft; Answers; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, tiny bump to fore-edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top of spine, small crease at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, small indentation on flap-folds and on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
13 Davies, W.W. Foreword by William Littlewood. CARGO AIRCRAFT.
New York Pitman 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
216 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, figures, tables. Chapter headings: Early Development; Cargo Aircraft for the Immediate Future; The Air-Cargo Market; Characteristics of Air Cargo; Fundamental Considerations of Cargo-Plane Design; Detail Considerations in Airframe Design; Detail Considerations in Equipment Design; Loading Methods and Equipment; Handling and Stowage Methods and Equipment; The Air Tramp and Charter Plane; Appendices: Requirements for a Combination Cargo-Passenger Plane; Cargo Flow; Development of Cost Formulae; Aircraft and Component Original Cost Values; General Characteristics of Cargo Airplanes; Ground-Loading Equip-ment Costs; Outline Drawings of Representative Air Cargoliners; Index. Light edge rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - more on spine, flap-foldsand edges; very small chips/tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two sticker marks on rear panel and two on front panel, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
14 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
T.E. Bowman, Toronto, 1939. 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Contents: Interpretation; Registration and Permits; Requirement as to Equipment; Chauffeur's Licences; Garage and Storage Licences; Rate of Speed; Weight and Load; Rules of the Road; Prohibitions and Responsibili ty for Accidents; Arrests, Impounding of Motor Vehicles and Rewards; Procedure, Penalties and Conviction; Traction Engines on Highways; Operator's Licence; Financial Responsibility of Owners and Drivers; Accident Reporting, Statistics and R a t i n g ; S c hedule A: Certificate of Justice; Miscellaneous: Criminal Code (Extracts from); Index. Interior - staples slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. V er y Go od 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TEST PILOT., Duke, Neville.  In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell.
15 Duke, Neville. In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell. TEST PILOT.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817631 / 9780948817632 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). First published in 1953, "(T)his new edition has an additional chapter covering Neville Duke's flying life from that date, and also has appendices and index, not included in the earlier book, together with a completely new selection of photographs." "The name of Neville Duke is well-known in aviation circles, not only as a successful wartime fighter pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. Joining the RAF at the beginning of the war, he found himself as a young fighter pilot with the crack 93 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, in 1941. Towards the end of the war he became an RAF test pilot and later a member of the RAF's High Speed Flight. This was the start of a successful career as a test pilot after leaving the Service in 1948, having been awarded the AFC. Working for Hawkers, he became Chief Test Pilot and did all the major flight development on one of the most famous of all RAF peacetime aircraft - the Hawker Hunter, and with it took the world speed record in 1953. Injured in a Hunter crash two years later, he was forced to leave Hawkers but continued to fly and later set up his own test flying business, as well as becoming the personal pilot of Sir George Dowty. He is now a freelance and still a highly respected test pilot, working on the Optica, Fieldmaster and Firemaster aeroplanes." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TEST PILOT., Duke, Neville.  In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell.
16 Duke, Neville. In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell. TEST PILOT.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817631 / 9780948817632 New Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). First published in 1953, "(T)his new edition has an additional chapter covering Neville Duke's flying life from that date, and also has appendices and index, not included in the earlier book, together with a completely new selection of photographs." "The name of Neville Duke is well-known in aviation circles, not only as a successful wartime fighter pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. Joining the RAF at the beginning of the war, he found himself as a young fighter pilot with the crack 93 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, in 1941. Towards the end of the war he became an RAF test pilot and later a member of the RAF's High Speed Flight. This was the start of a successful career as a test pilot after leaving the Service in 1948, having been awarded the AFC. Working for Hawkers, he became Chief Test Pilot and did all the major flight development on one of the most famous of all RAF peacetime aircraft - the Hawker Hunter, and with it took the world speed record in 1953. Injured in a Hunter crash two years later, he was forced to leave Hawkers but continued to fly and later set up his own test flying business, as well as becoming the personal pilot of Sir George Dowty. He is now a freelance and still a highly respected test pilot, working on the Optica, Fieldmaster and Firemaster aeroplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Evans, Ray, Jr. & Klein, Alfred M. Edited by William J. De Grouchy. (Donald W. Douglas, Colonel Clarence M. Young, William T. Brotherton, William B. Stout, J.C. Reichelderfer, Dr. C.B. Jolliffe, David C. Lilienthal.) SCIENCE IS IN THE AIR: AN INSPIRATIONAL TEXTBOOK TOLD ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN PICTURES.
New York Street and Smith 1947 Soft Cover Very Good - Ray Evans Jr. & Robert Powell. 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; The Airplane Motor; Future of the Airplane; Why an Airplane Flies; How Fast Can an Airplane Fly; How to Land an Airplane; Making Flying Safe; Flying's Latest Safety Devices; Jet Propulsion; Helicopters; Why the Flying Wing; The Flying Wing: The Story of Jack Northrup; Let's Get Back to Fundamentals; Watch the Clouds; What Do You Know About Clouds; Meteorology; The Story of the Compass; Air Maps and Their Uses; The Future of Radio; Radar; Beyond Radar; Peacetime Uses of Atomic Energy; Atomic Peace; Index. Incorporates articles by experts such as Donald W. Douglas (Douglas Aircraft), William T. Brotherton (Ryan Aeronautical) and Dr. C.B. Jolliffe (R.C.A Laboratories) with b&w cartoon-style illustrations to explain some of the science behind mid-20th century aviation. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor tiny scuff mark on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
18 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
19 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2003. 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1862271887 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, color drawings. "....details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also t h e vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action f or e ach machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine t ype s a nd power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general mil itar y en thu siasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust ja cket has m inor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.
20 Grahame, Kenneth. DREAM DAYS.
Berkeley Ten Speed Press 1993 0898155460 / 9780898155464 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maxfield Parrish. 
228 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "Written as a companion volume to 'The Golden Age', this collection of enchanting (and, some would say, enchanted) stories, stands on its own as a unique contribution to the world of children's literature. From well-known favorites like 'The Reluctant Dragon' to the less well-known but no less marvelous, 'The Walls Were As Of Jasper', these tales will enthrall and delight with a freshness that belies the century since their original publication. Kenneth Grahame, beloved English author of 'The Wind in the Willows', and Maxfield Parrish, the pre-eminent American illustrator, were brought together by visionary publisher John Lane of The Bodley Head for a second collaboration following their success with 'The Golden Age'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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