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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (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
 
 
AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE., Cowley, W.L.
2 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
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY., Dunas, Barbara.
3 Dunas, Barbara. A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY.
Art Global, (Montreal, 2000). 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "Canadian women first served in the military well over a hundred years ago. This account traces the rich history which has emerged, from the original dispatch of nurses sent westward to care for the wounded during the North West Rebellion, through to the present day when women play a full and equal role in the defence of Canada. Progress has not been steady nor without setback. Through words and images, the author recounts the history of the nursing sisters, the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Women's Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division and the military women of today who serve in the three environments..." Dust jacket has very minor soiling, and very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
4 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
5 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Hills, R.J.T.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
6 Hills, R.J.T. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520274 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Formed as heavy cavalry for Cromwell's spartan army (The Blues) have soldiered with the same steady qualities for over three centuries. For the c harge of a squadron of the Royal Horse Guards is no light thing: at Dettingen and Warburg, Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir, many an enemy fell to the heavy cavalry swords. Sir Garnet Wolsely once asked a badly wounded trooper of The Blues what h a d h a p p e n ed to his assailant. 'I cut him in two, Sir,' was the immediate reply. The Blues fought on foot at Abu Klea, where their action in closing the square saved the column but cost them their colonel; used machine guns to deadly effect i n t he G re at W ar ; were the first troops into Brussels in 1944 (something of a race, one leading armoured car was commanded by a steeplechaser, another by a Master of Foxhounds); and even resorted to donkeys in Cyprus. Amalgamated with The Roy al D rag oon s i n M arc h 1 969 The Blues and Royals, as the new Regiment is now known, may still be seen on ceremonial duties outside Whitehall; it would be wise, however, not to forget their fighting record." Includes music for the Regiment al M arc h. Min or b rown ing to p ages , light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, small bump at bottom of spine - minor bump at top. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. creasing and tiny tears at bo ttom of spin e - a rchiv ally tape d, li ght browning o spine and flap-folds/top edge, one small closed tear, light water stains on inside of spine and at top/bottom inside of front flap-fold/flap top edge, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/ Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
7 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. AUTUMN SPECIAL 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Tiger, Tiger, Not So Bright: Building Italeri's Tiger I Ausf E - straight out of the box!; Roman Cavalry of the First Century: A colourful re-enactment unit in action; A Fine FCM 36: Building H&K 35's 1:35 scale kit of the French FCM 36 tank; Tiny Tracks: The Soviet Army's Komsomolyets Artillery Tractor; John Norwood VC: Story of the first Victoria Cross holder to die in The First World War; Sherman Cast Hulls: The detail differences found on M4A1 production models; Company Colours of Her Majesty's Foot Guards: Details of items of equipment not normally seen by the public; Steady as the Mountain: Making a Samurai diorama; The Gardner Machine Gun: Overshadowed by the Gatling the Gardner was a manually operated, quickfire gun that equipped British forces of the Victorian period; What It's Really Like to Draw Soldiers: Ron Volstad - the story of a military illustrator; An Amalgamation Album: How Victorian 'options for change' influenced The Princess Victoria's; The Brooklyn Boys: Re-enactors of the 14th Broolyn Regiment New York State Militia. Interior - small soft crease at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MAN RAY., Penrose, Roland.
9 Penrose, Roland. MAN RAY.
New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1975. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316544892 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "Roland Penrose has been a close friend of the artist for almost fifty years. This is the first m ajor monograph ever published on Man Ray, and for it Penrose has created an absorbing narrative about the life of his friend, about his work and about his steady presence at the flash point of twentieth-century contemporary art...." Very m i n o r b r o w ning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has some areas of moderate edge wrinkling, moderate browning at edges, light browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Peters, G.W.H.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
10 Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
120 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520347 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised at Reading in 1688 the 16th were to see action one year later at Walcourt. Throughout Marlborough's campaigns they distinguished themselve s as steady, reliable fighting troops, and by the end had earned themselves five battle-honours. The long list of foreign stations includes Canada, America, India, Chitral, South Africa, where the Regiment's mounted infantry company played a l a r g e part in the final surrender of the Boers; and so up to the Great War. Twenty-two battalions were raised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, battalions who saw action from Flanders to Gallipoli, from Egypt to Jerusalem. T h e S ec on d Wa r b rought the Regiment glory at Dunkirk, in Singapore they lost a whole battalion, their skill as part of General Orde Wingate's Chindits was a source of bewilderment to the enemy; from North Africa to Italy they were an omnipresen t me na ce to wh oev er t ried to stop them. These, then, are the men of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, brave, thorough and skilled, and this book is worthy of them." Includes music of the Regimental March. Slight cigarette odor, m in or bro wni ng to page s, bro wning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, browning and water stains on spi ne and fla p-fo lds , l ight wat er s tains at top edge. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STRIKER'S MEN., Rush, Charles W.
11 Rush, Charles W. STRIKER'S MEN.
Coronado, CA O'Meara 1994 0963566113 / 9780963566119 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Signed by Author
294 pp, 9 1/4" H. Red simulated leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Boldly signed by author on front free endpaper. Double-page map. "Late April, 1942. Without introduction to the task, Lt. (j.g.) Tom Rhett volunteers for submarine duty aboard USS STRIKER as she steers for the Japanese infested waters of the Java Sea. The endless tedium aboard a submarine is quickly shattered by deafening depth-charges that pound the boat and rattle the frazzled nerves of her crew. Helpless, the men sweat silently in the sweltering depths. The seconds tick into agonizing minutes. Without warning, a thunder-ous explosion shudders the boat. Tongues of flame dart through hull fissures quickly resealed by the outer pressure. Submerged, STRIKER silently stalks the enemy. Surfaced, she is a breathing, diesel-belching serpent; often wounded, always deadly. 'Striker's Men' dramatically and compassionately portrays the heroism and fear of men in a submarine war - from STRIKER's daring victories under the steady command of Mike Hanahan to her cowardice in the face of the enemy under the thumb of an incompetent braggart with no heart to endure the terrors of undersea warfare. Through it all, young Tom Rhett ponders his life - the past and present - as he struggles to mold his future." Bump to top of spine/hinges, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is 1/4" shorter in height than the book (manufactured this way - no sign of it being trimmed). It also has a tiny dent on the front panel and minor rubbing on the rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Zagst, Michael. THE GREENING OF THURMOND LEANER: A NOVEL.
Donald I. Fine, New York, (1986), Ist edition. 
269 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "During one long weekend in the Catskills at a minor-league professional gold tournament - his first as a pro - Thurmond Leaner finds himself and his vision of what he stands for tested by a nubile golf groupie who s imply won't let him go, a shady event-organizer who blakens his reputation to boost the gate receipts, and a near incapacitating back injury that forces him to play through the pain to a heart-stopping finish. Aided by the steady suppor t o f a n A m i s h boy who has agreed to serve as his caddy and the long distance cheerleading of his loving if raffish wife, Learner finally emerges a winner, having learned to come to terms with his own deepest fear - of losing.." Small books to r e la b el a t b ot to m of rear pastedown, tiny dints to bottom of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, light edgewear, small, shallow rub to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, with minor edgewear/wrinkling/soiling . VG /V G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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