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FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
1 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Carle, Eric. (Leonard S. Marcus; Ann Beneduce; Dr. Viktor Christen; Takeshi Matsumoto.) THE ART OF ERIC CARLE.
New York Philomel 1996 039922937X / 9780399229374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Carle. 
125 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. (His) life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes: more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books; artwork from his student days; a moving autobiographical account of his life, with photographs; anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator of the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo; (the text of) an insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress; a photographic essay on how he creates his collages; a full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books." Tiny dent on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, yellowing on flaps and at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER.  (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.)  INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'., Esso.
4 Esso. ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER. (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.) INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'.
Munchen Gunter Thiemig Verlag 1956 Flexible Vinyl Covers Very Good - 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Wraparound band stating: "A Comprehensiv (sic) and handy Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria including detailed description of each map in English". GERMAN TEXT. 68 page "English Language Insert to the Esso Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria containing an English translation of the descriptions of the individual maps" laid in at front and two Esso maps in pocket at rear: "West-Europa und Nord-Afrika" and "Deutschland Bundesrepublik mit Nachbargebieten". Profusely illustrated with maps, city plans, drawings. Integral red ribbon bookmark with small tag in shape of oil can with "Esso Extra Motor Oil" on one side and "Esso Zwei-Takt Oel" on the other. Very light browning to index pages, slight darkening to pastedown map endpapers, small closed tear on page 157 and on tiny tear on free rear endpaper - archivally taped, a few small surface paper pulls on last index page and on rear endpapers, minor edge wrinkling and edge fading to English insert, two very small light soiling marks on front cover. Both Esso maps have a small corner crease on front panel. Wrap around band has light browning on spine, light soiling, two closed tears with creases - archivally taped, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ASTERIX IN SPANIEN.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XIV., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
5 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. ASTERIX IN SPANIEN. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XIV.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1973. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Bump at bottom of spine, light browning on spine and rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ASTERIX TOUR DE FRANCE.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND VI., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
6 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. ASTERIX TOUR DE FRANCE. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND VI.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1970. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STREIT UM ASTERIX.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XV., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
7 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. STREIT UM ASTERIX. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XV.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1973. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Minor bump at top/bottom of spine, very light browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
8 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Bump at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards and at top of spine, very tiny tear/wrinkle at top of page 111/112. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
9 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Slight twist to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, small amount of colored pen underlining to text and small pen notation in bottom margin of page 143. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also on flap-folds and on hinges; light fading to spine color; light rubbing; three small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
50 YEARS BAUHAUS:  GERMAN EXHIBITION.  Plus SUPPLEMENT., Herzogenrath, Wulf.  (Ludwig Grote, et al.)
10 Herzogenrath, Wulf. (Ludwig Grote, et al.) 50 YEARS BAUHAUS: GERMAN EXHIBITION. Plus SUPPLEMENT.
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario 1969 Soft Cover Good Good 
365 pp + 27 pp supplement - 8 3/4" H. The catalogue of the exhibition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: forewords; ludwig grote, walter gropius and the bauhaus; walter gropius, my conception of the bauhaus ideal; ludwig grote, basic form and functional-ism; heinz winfried sabais, the spirit of the weimar republic; chronology; catalogue: dieter honisch, about the exhibition; preliminary course and teaching: otto stelzer, the preliminary course in weimar and dessau; workshops: hans eckstein, purpose and goal of workshops-education at the bauhaus; architecture and design: nikolaus pevsner, architecture and the bauhaus / jurgen joedicke, on the stuttgart "weissenhof-siedlung"; painting, sculpture, graphics: will grohmann, the painters at the bauhaus; life at the bauhaus: reginald isaacs, the bauhausier / alfred arndt, life at the bauhaus and its festivals / sigfried giedion, the bauhaus and the bauhaus week in weimar / hans h. stuckenschmidt, red circle and blue square / ilja ehrenburg, about the dessau bauhaus; continuation of the teaching: hans m. wingler, repercussion and further development of the bauhaus in america / jay doblin, institute of design-today; biographies, bibliographies; index. Interior - two creases at top corner and soft crease down preliminary map page, previous owner's name in ink on title page, very small crease/wrinkles at top corner of pages 35 to 50. Exterior - slight twist to spine, tiny bump at top/bottom of rear hinge, small partial tear at bottom of front hinge, very light browning to cover edges and on spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and light to moderate rubbing to covers, two small edge tears, protected in a mylar sleeve. Supplement: Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and light rubbing on covers, one small corner crease. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Jalovec, Karel. GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN VIOLIN MAKERS. (VIOLIN-MAKERS.)
Paul Hamlyn, (London, 1967). 
439 pp. + 16 pp of measured drawings at rear, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs of instruments, details, bows and labels, measured drawings, color frontispiece. "The main body of the text is devoted to a complete and authoritative alphabetical list of all the craftsmen known to have made violins or other stringed instruments as works of art in the German-speaking lands of Central Europe. It incorporates all the researches of earlier authorities, corrects some previous misconceptions, and sheds new light not only on established figures but also on the rising generation of 20th century makers. Each of over 4,000 makers is described in a brief biography, and there are comments on the style, tone and value of their instruments. There are over 800 photographs showing clearly the important points to look for in the work of the chief masters, and illustrating labels known to be authentic as an aid to identification, and there is an introduction outlining the growth of the major German schools...a complete historical survey of the subject, and traces the development of the craft in such famous centres as Markneukirchen, Mittenwald, the Tyrol, Vienna and Stuttgart. It draws a vivid picture of the nature of life and the changing structure of society in Central Europe during the centuries from the time when the violin developed from more primitive instruments right up to the present day." A few pages with either tiny corner creases, tiny corner chips or tiny corner tears - archivally taped; light edge wear to boards; sun fading to bottom edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket is complete, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips/tears, small piece archivally taped at bottom of rear panel, light fading to spine area, small areas of de-lamination at edges, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/G 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
MOSHE SAFDIE., Kohn, Wendy, editor.  (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.)
12 Kohn, Wendy, editor. (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.) MOSHE SAFDIE.
London Academy Editions 1996 1854904531 / 9781854904539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
344 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Signed on half title page: "Moshe Safdie / March 1997". "Influenced by the diverse cultures of Canada, Israel and the USA, Moshe Safdie's architecture displays a richly evolving tectonic and spatial sensibility. During 30 years of practice, he has designed public institutions, housing and mixed-use complexes, and developed designs for both existing urban districts and entirely new citities. In this monograph more than 40 of his projects are illustrated with spectacular photography, original design sketches and text. These works include his seminal Habitat project for the Canadian Expo '67, the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Vancouver's Library Square in Caada; the Yad Vashem Children's Holocaust Memorial, the Restoration of the Jewish Quarter, Mamilla Center and Hebrew Union College in the city of Jerusalem; the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and the urban designs for Montreal, Senegal, Singapore and the new city of Modi'in in Israel. Together, they demonstrate the depth of Safdie's work, and an architectural vocabulary full of light and colour. In his essay 'The Language and Medium of Architecture' and in an interview with Wendy Kohn, Moshe Safdie discusses his architecture and influences. Each of the essays, by Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Witold Rybczynski and Peter G. Rowe, covers a different facet of Safdie's architectural oeuvre." Two tiny dents at top edge of rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
AUSTRIA WITH APPROACH ROUTES THROUGH BAVARIA.  BAEDEKER'S AUSTRIA AUTOGUIDE.  1958., Steinheil, Oskar and Propstl, Ellen.  Adapted/translated by Otto Baedeker and H. A. Piehler.  Drawings by Gerhard Gronwald.
13 Steinheil, Oskar and Propstl, Ellen. Adapted/translated by Otto Baedeker and H. A. Piehler. Drawings by Gerhard Gronwald. AUSTRIA WITH APPROACH ROUTES THROUGH BAVARIA. BAEDEKER'S AUSTRIA AUTOGUIDE. 1958.
Baedeker's Autobuides, Stuttgart, 1958 
296 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), flexible plastic covers in dust jacket. Two integral ribbon bookmarks. Profusely illustrated with maps, city plans, drawings, fold-out map at rear. "....combines the traditional reliability and editorial experience of the century-old firm of Baedeker with the requirements of modern means of travel and motorists to Austria will find it an indispensable companion on the road. The Book is divided into three parts. Part A contains a general survey of the country and th e people, including articles on the Geography, History, and Art of Austria, and all the essential practical notes for the journey and one's stay there. Part B contains detailed descriptions, compiled from personal experience, of all roads i n A u s t r i a that are of importance to tourists, with everything they shoudl know about road conditions, the character of the scenery, and the places of interest on or near the road. Part C is a Gazetteer with descriptions of the larger towns a nd to ur is t re so rts arranged in alphabetical order." Dust jacket has light to moderste edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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