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1 HISTORICAL TIMES. KINGSTON COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. (KCVI)
Kingston, Ontario Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1973 Hard Cover Good+ 
128 pp, 11" H. Peacock blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The History of a School; Epilogue; The Glass of Time: Reminiscences of Dr. E.L. Earl; The Students Association 1925-1973; The Past 80 Years; The K.C.V.I. Times; School Newspapers; Drama; Music; Literary: The Flavour of the Times; Literary: Parody and Humour; The Cadet Corps; Clubs; Sports; 27 June 1973 (Royal Visit); Acknowledgements; In the Cellars of Old K.C.I. Remains of a partially removed label at top of front pastedown, book is cracked at pages 14/15 - pages are holding firmly, slight toning to margins of pages, slight bump to rear board corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, slight darkening to edges of boards, light soiling, small line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
2 HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
Northern Electric & Mfg. Co., Limited, Montreal, (copyright 1910) - this appears to be a facsimile reprint or at least printed at a later date. 
93 pp, 8vo, card covers with b&w decorations/lettering on front/rear covers. B&w photos, technical drawings, illustrations. Contents: Story of the Telephone; Company Organization; Constructing the Line; Installing the Instruments; Materials Requi red; The 1317 Type Telephone Set; Rules for Wires Crossing Railways. Interior - tiny closed tear and corner crease on one page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny mark on fore-edge of textbl o c k . V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 SO MANY: A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.
Macmillan, [Toronto], (1995). 
276 pp, folio, HC. "The central theme is the courage of thousands of men - most of them from ordinary backgrounds in Britain and the Empire, but including important groups from countries overrun by Germany - who survived one of the most severe and prolonged periods of physical danger and mental strain any group of people has ever been asked to bear. Over 55,500 of them were killed. The principal content allocates ten pages to each of 25 aircrew, who, often straight from school, served as pi lots, navigators, bomb-aimers, signallers, flight engineers and air gunners in Bomber Command in World War 2. Each has a biography, a photograph of his memorabilia, a handwritten reminiscence and a painted silhouette showing him as he i s i n 1 9 9 4 . Thus he will make his mark in history, and you, the reader, will be able to judge what manner of man he was. You will also be able to decide how much you owe to men like him for the fact that today Europe is entirely free, and no t e ns la v ed u nd er a single master-race." Ribbon marker. Very minor edgewear. NF/NF 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 THE ROYAL MILITARY CALENDAR, OR ARMY SERVICE AND COMMISSION BOOK. 5 VOLUME SET. FACSIMILE OF THE 1820 THIRD EDITION.
Privately Printed in an edition of 100 sets of which this is No.3. 
400 pp, 424 pp, 416 pp, 496 pp, 508 pp, 8vo, hard covers with simulated leather spines (gilt lettering and bands) and biege cloth boards. "CONTAINING THE SERVICES AND PROGRESS OF PROMOTION OF THE GENERALS, LIEUTENANT-GENERALS, MAJOR-GENERALS, COLONELS, LIEU TENANT-COLONELS, AND MAJORS OF THE ARMY, ACCORDING TO SENIORITY: WITH DETAILS OF THE PRINCIPAL MILITARY EVENTS OF THE LAST CENTURY." (The Duke of Wellington accounts for almost half of the first volume.) "This Edition embraces the actual services of above two thousand Officers, and the progress of promotion of 2,872." Index to the set given in Volume V. Minor bumping/soiling to boards, bump to fore edge of textblock of Volume III, causing light creasing to the bottom corner of approx. pages 50-130, pen line and correction on page 459 of index, some very slight darkening to top edges of textblocks. A few pages throughout have tiny/small ink smudges (appear to be result of the manufacturing process). VG+ 
Price: 600.00 USD
 
 
WAR RECORD:  THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
5 WAR RECORD: THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill Chapter of Delta Upsilon 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
83 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/crest on front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Dedication; Killed in Action (short biographies with photographs of Carl Raymond Davis; Gerald Wentworth Roy Dillon; Hugh John Findlay; William Scarth Fry; William Austin Gardiner; Ross Eveleigh Johnson; Robert James McCormick; John Williamson Frederick Peacock; John Edmund Powell; Robert Noble Watt, Jr.); Other Service Records; The Honour Roll; Summary of War Service - 1939-1945; Summary of War Service - 1914-1918. Some light browning to endpapers - mainly in gutters and at edges, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color loss on front board title, light rubbing, small line indentation and tiny indentation on rear board. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
6 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
7 'McScotch'. (Lt. William MacLanachan.) FIGHTER PILOT.
London George Routledge 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
248 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs (some aerial), fold-out map at rear (collated). "This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving with one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honour of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, 'Mick' Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C." Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. book is very slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, a few faint soiling marks on top of text block ad at top of fore-edge of text block, small light bump to bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling and very light wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fading/browning to spine color, 5" thin light rub/soiling mark down spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
8 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
FIFTY MASTERPIECES OF POTTERY, PORCELAIN, GLASS VESSELS, STAINED GLASS, PAINTED ENAMEL., (Victoria & Albert Museum).
9 (Victoria & Albert Museum). FIFTY MASTERPIECES OF POTTERY, PORCELAIN, GLASS VESSELS, STAINED GLASS, PAINTED ENAMEL.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, (1968), 2nd edition, 2nd impression. 
103 pp, 16 mo, soft cover. Contains 50 b&w plates and full descriptions of pottery and glass from exhibits in the V&A Museum. Spine and page edges browning lightly. Slight bump to top of spine. Light edgewear to covers and spine. Interior - cle an and tight. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970., Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M.  With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski.  Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.
10 Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor. A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1974 0802020925 / 9780802020925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a multi-disciplinary range of aspects of current society and culture. Some aspects such as physical anthropology, biomedicine, archaeology, and linguistics had to be excluded, however. Both English- and French-language sources were covered. The entries are arranged by topic or tribe, and there is an index to assist in cross-reference or finer selection. Of special note is the Case Law Digest, which describes briefly the facts and decisions of all significant legal cases involving Indians since 1867. The systematic exposition of these decisions should help increase understanding of the legal situation in which Indians now live." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST., Adkin, Mark.
11 Adkin, Mark. THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST.
Leo Cooper, London, 1996, first edition. 
285 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850524695 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This book shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why (the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade) happened, and w ho was to to blame. For the first time in many years a former professional soldier has combined military expertise, detailed research of participants' accounts with a careful study of the actual ground. The result is a gripping and definiti v e b o o k for the general reader and the military buff alike." Light cigarette odor, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor browning and minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 5 1974.  (VOLUME V - 1974.), Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al.
12 Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 5 1974. (VOLUME V - 1974.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974. 
519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
13 Albion, Robert Greenhalgh. NAVAL & MARITIME HISTORY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIRD EDITION, SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1966-68.
Frank C. Munson Memorial Institute of American Maritime History / Marine Historical Asociation, Mystic, Connecticut, 1968. 
60 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Chapter headings: Reference Works; Merchantmen and Warships; Captains and Crews; Maritime Science, Exploration and Expansion; Commerce and Shipping (including: Fishing and Whaling; Yachting and Small Boa t Cruising); Navies; Naval History by Chronological Periods; Special Topics (including: Ports and Port Functions; Passengers and Immigration; Maritime and International Law; Privateering, Piracy and Buccaneering; Marine Distasters; Safety M e a s u r e s a nd Salvage); Author Index; Subject Index. Interior - tiny very light stain at top inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning at edges of the c ov er s, v er y li g ht soiling, corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
14 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Allan, W.J.D. AIR NAVIGATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL NAVIGATION.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
80 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 1/2" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front cover. Drawings/diagrams, projections, tables. Contents: Preface; Maps and Charts; Instruments; Compasses; Dead-Reckoning Navigation; Dead-Reckoning Navigation (Contd.). Tiny foxing mark on page v, a bookstores small label on front pastedown, light fading to color on spine and slightly at two edges, minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 14 - 2000., Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et
16 Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 14 - 2000.
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2000. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour illustrations. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Las VI Jornadas de la Asociacion de Amigos de los museos militares, "La Historia de Navarra (El Camino de Santiago)" Programa. Palabras de inauguracion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente del Gobierno de Navarra; Presentacion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion sobre "La Historia Militar de Navarra. Conferencias: Hechura medieval de Navarra; Integracion y renovacion de un reino. Navarra en la M o n a r q u i a espanola; Los albores de la Edad Contemporeanea en Navarra; El Camino de Santiago en Navarra. Asociacion: La historia del Museo del Ejercito en sus hombres; Decimo aniversario de la Seccion de Musica de la Asociacion. Colaboracion es : la l ib re ri a d el abogado riojano Don Diego de Castroviejo, Relator del Consejo de Guerra durante el reinado de Felipe V; Las dos bombardas de la Condesa de Montijo; La Tizona en Palacio; Sobre la estrategia flexible y elastica de Wellingto n. In flu enc ia en ell a de l Marques de la Romana; Los enfrentamientos belicos con Inglatera y sus gentes (1250-1515); Las festividades asturianas y las celebraciones del Ejercito espanol en Cuba durante el periodo de las guerra independentistas ( 186 8-1 898) . I nte rio r - sm all bump to top corner of approx. first 85 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1943-1944. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0517665794 Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-84; Yokosuka D4Y; Mitsubishi J2M; Mitsubishi Ki-67; Nakajima B6N; Grumman F6F; Douglas A-26; Vought F4U-1D; Curtiss SB2C; North American B-25; Bell P-63; Lavochkin La-5; Northrop P-61; Ilyushin Il-2M3; Focke Wulf Fw.190 D-9; Junkers Ju.88 G-7a; Messerschmitt Me.163; S u p e r m a r i n e Spitfire Mk.XIV ; Avro Lancaster Mk.II; Hawker Tempest; Fairey Barracuda; Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X. Interior - small bump at top corner of pages up to page 22, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - v er y mi no r ed ge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEN AT ARNHEM., Angus, Tom.
18 Angus, Tom. MEN AT ARNHEM.
Leo Cooper, London, (1977), reprint. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850522153 B&w maps, organization chart. "Tom Angus sets out to apportion no blame, nor does he seek to analyse the reasons for the failure of the operation. His aim is simply to describe w hat it was like to be a 30-year old company commander during those eight days in hell. For obvious reasons, the characters are not all drawn straight from life. The names are changed and he does not specify the units concerned. But the e v e n t s h e describes did happen just where and when and how he describes them; so if this is not a conventional work of military history nor is it by any means fiction. It is a remarkable and intensely moving account of one of those great mi li ta ry t ra ge d ie s w hich only the British seem able to turn into triumphs, and as a book it certainly triumphs over all conventional accounts of that blood-drenched sacrifice that was the Battle of Arnhem. It is also the finest evocation of an inf ant rym an' s w ar to b e published for many years and will become a classic in its field." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very tiny bump to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, small gh ost stic ker mark on fro nt f lap . VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
19 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
 
 
THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000., Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V.
20 Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V. THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000.
University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2007. 
160 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552382073 B&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "With its dramatic landscapes and rugged beauty, Alberta's Bow River valley has inspired generations of artists. (This book) brings together a col lection of works by local and visiting artists from 1845 to 2000 that captures the many moods of the river from its source high in the Rocky Mountains down to the city of Calgary and eastward across the open prairie. (The authors) have select e d f r o m a number of Alberta museums and national collections which depict the Bow River and its valley, representing a broad array of historical periods, artistic styles, and points of view. From European topographers and military artists to p ai nt e rs c om missioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, from the Group of Seven to modernists and abstractionists, these pictures of the Bow valley tell us much about changing attitudes towards nature and the environment as well as the evolution of an a rti sti c c ommunity in western Canada."Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block, otherwise clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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