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THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
1 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
2 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
3 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHORT STORIES ABOUT SASKATCHEWAN., Dybvig, Leslie A.
4 Dybvig, Leslie A. SHORT STORIES ABOUT SASKATCHEWAN.
Regina, Sask. Privately Printed 1980 2nd Edition Soft Cover Very Good - Ralph Busch, cover design. Inscribed By Author
153 pp, 7" H. Inscribed at the bottom of the dedication page: "Best wishes, Les Dybvig". A collection of 23 short stories about life in the province of Saskatchewan. Includes: The Hell Raising Church Raiser; Viscount Joshua Takes a Bride; Patrick O'Malley Sheds his Coat; The Quiet Conscience; Pride to the Last Prune; Ole and the Irishman; Sean O'Leary and the Swede; The Kitchen Curtains, etc., etc. Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny minor corner creases, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge, faint soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 105.  APRIL 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.) FLYPAST. NO. 105. APRIL 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Samford, Lincs., 1990. 
78 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Latin American Meteors (Gloster Meteors in Argentina and Brazil); Red Luftwaffe (Axis aircraft in Soviet hands); G raceful de Havillands (Chilbolton workshop); Electra-flying (Lockheed L.188); Lend-Lease Training (Empire Air Training Scheme in USA); Norseman (Noorduyn bushplane); Channel Avengers (Navy on Battle of Britain station); News (Brooklands ga i n s V i s c o u nt....); RAF in the 1950s (V-Force); FotoPost (Stearman at Falcon Field); Airfield (Lincolnshire Heritage Trail); Type Report (Chipmunks, Dakotas, Pilatus P.2s); Go Racing! (Paris-Malaysia thrash); Preservation Project (Spitfire s pe ci al i st s Tr en t Ae ro); Originators (early airliners), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rea r c ove r, mi nor b row nin g to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1968.  VOL. XLVI.  NO. 188., Flint-Shipman, G.J., Major, ed.  (Major N.P. Dawnay, Robert L. Yaple, W.Y. Carman, Mrs. Hiley Addington, Major A. McK. Annand, Richard L. Blanco, J.P. Entract, A.J. Farrington, Major G. Tylden, Viscount Sidmouth, A.W. Haarmann, et al.)
6 Flint-Shipman, G.J., Major, ed. (Major N.P. Dawnay, Robert L. Yaple, W.Y. Carman, Mrs. Hiley Addington, Major A. McK. Annand, Richard L. Blanco, J.P. Entract, A.J. Farrington, Major G. Tylden, Viscount Sidmouth, A.W. Haarmann, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1968. VOL. XLVI. NO. 188.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1968. 
Paging runs 191 - 254, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 10 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: The Expedition to the Helder, 1799; Braddock's Defeat: The Theories and a Reconsideration; The Dress of Erle's Regiment in 1704 and 170 9; The Crimean and Indian Mutiny Letters of the Hon. Charles John Addington, 38th Regiment (continued); Charles, 5th Duke of Richmond, and his Charger "Busaco"; Army Recruiting Reforms, 1861-1867; The Tramore and Kinsale Tragedies, 30th Jan u a r y , 1 8 1 6; 'Colonel' Paul Gasherie: An Adventurer on St. Helena; Mounted Infantry and the Burma Pony / Notes: Sir Barry Close, Baronet, 1756-1813; Captain William Stewart's Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons, 1779-1782; An Officer of a Rifl e Co mp an y i n a Re giment of Bengal Native Infantry; etc. / Questions; Replies; Index. Interior - bump/crease to top corner of textblock, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to m od era te edg e we ar /w rin kling, small corner crease on front cover, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SEA ROVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S CLASSIC NO. 36., Guillot, Rene.  Translated by norman Dale.
7 Guillot, Rene. Translated by norman Dale. THE SEA ROVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S CLASSIC NO. 36.
London Oxford University Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Neville Dear. 
154 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Neville Dear, dust jacket design by Gareth Floyd. Translation of "Shrimp le Corsaire", first published in 1954. "This is an epic tale of buccaneer adventure on the high seas; it is the story of Viscount Saint-Elme, known as the 'Malamok', who had once owned a fine fleet of privateers and used them in the service of his king, Louis XIV of France. But one of his officers proved treacherous, causing the Malamok's eldest son to be unjustly dishonoured and imprisoned. Thenceforward, misfortune dogged the Malamok who had withdrawn from the king's service and become a pirate. All of his ships but one were destroyed, and the old buccaneer knew only one aim: that of vengeance so that the family name might be cleared. Accompanied by the boy Shrimp, his young protege, the Malamok set sail on his last remaining ship, the 'Remailleuse', on a voyage of piracy and battle, seeking to destroy his enemy." Light browning to edges of text block, slight darkening to boards edges, two tiny light liquid marks on top of text block, tiny bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spaine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SECRETARY OF WAR:  THE PAPERS OF WILLIAM, VISCOUNT BARRINGTON.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 4., Hayter, Tony, editor.  Viscount Barrington.
9 Hayter, Tony, editor. Viscount Barrington. AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SECRETARY OF WAR: THE PAPERS OF WILLIAM, VISCOUNT BARRINGTON. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 4.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1988, first edition. 
418 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370312279 Color portrait frontispiece. "Viscount Barrington served as Secretary at War under George II and George III from 1755 to 1778, with only a few years' interval during which he held other offices of state. The collection of documents presented in this volume is designed to show how the War Office worked during the incumbency of this unusually conscientious and effective minister, and throws a remarkable light on an i m p o r t a n t area of eighteenth-century history and on the way in which public policy and administration were connected. Why, for example, was the War Office organized and managed in the way it was? Why was its incumbent furnished with a bri ef i n re al it y so i m portant and yet technically so restricted in its public responsibility? Was he really (as he often claimed) without power? Or, if he did have power, of what sort was it? How successfully could any one man deal with a ro le whi ch re qui red h im at ti mes to perform as an official in a department, at others as a courtier and confidential secretary to a monarch, and at others as a spokesman in Parliament, as well as composing quarrels within the army, and between the arm y a nd t he p ubli c? Al tho ugh there can be no complete solution to these problems, either for an eighteenth-century Secretary of War or for a twentieth-century historian, this collection, divided up thematically to illustrate the varie d re spons ibil ites borne by t he War Offi ce, provides material for a better understanding of them." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, tiny dint on top edge of front board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrin kling - mai nly at to p/bo ttom of s pine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN:  A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55., Hibbert, Christopher.
10 Hibbert, Christopher. THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN: A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55.
Harmondsworth Viking 1984 0670800007 / 9780670800001 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
337 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "In March 1954 an army of 30,000 men sailed from Portsmouth to the Crimea to defend the crumbling Turkish empire against invasion by Russia. Led by Lord Raglan, a veteran of Waterloo but, after forty years, out of touch with the realities of warfare, they embarked for an unknown country to defend a cause few understood or even cared about. Nevertheless enthusiasm and confidence were high among the men of what 'The Times' described as 'the finest army that has ever left these shores'. The euphoria was short-lived and the campaign quickly degenerated into a series of humiliating military disasters caused largely by incompetence at the highest level, bitter personal rivalries among the divisional commanders, and criminal inadequacies of transport, clothing and medical supplies. A scapegoat had to be found if the British Government was to survive, and it was Lord Raglan who bore the brunt of the virulent anti-war campaign mounted by the newspapers. Misunderstood and maligned by his contemporaries, his reputation blackened for posterity, Lord Raglan died a broken man only weeks before the French finally defeated the Russians at Malakoff, with little help from their demoralized British allies. In this fair, scholarly and vividly written account of the confused tragedy of the Crimea, Christopher Hibbert has done much to redeem the reputation of a sensitive and courageous man who simply lacked the necessary qualities of leadership and intellect to extricate his army with honour from an ill-conceived and bloody campaign. Drawing on contemporary letters, papers, reports and diaries, the author strongly suggests that the chaos of the Crimea was the result, not of one man's neglect, but of a whole nation's folly." 2" split at top of gutter between index pages 336/337, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, two wrinkles in laminate down front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARGARET - A WOMAN OF CONFLICT., James, Paul.
11 James, Paul. MARGARET - A WOMAN OF CONFLICT.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1990, first edition. 
202 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283999047 B&w photographs. "Upon becoming the first memeber of the royal family to appear on 'Desert Island Discs', Princess Margaret told broadcaster Roy Plomley that she had be 'mi sreported and misrepresented since the age of seventeen'. Despite the fact that both her public and private life is frequently reported with relish and often distorted by the tabloid press, we know surprisingly little about the Queen's only s i s t e r , who has so often been regarded as the black sheep of the royal circle. To coincide with Princess Margaret's sixtieth birthday, expert royal commentator Paul James has written a thoroughgoing and impartial biographical study of the c o nt ro ve rs ia l Pr incess. He illustrates her struggles between personal desire and public duty, the opposition she faced in her relationship with Peter Townsend, the pressures of marriage to a non-royal which led to divorce, and the love-hate re lat ion shi p w hic h she has formed with the media, together with her fight for her individuality within the confines of the royal family. (This book) will provide the reader with a compelling insight into the public and private worlds of one o f t he s tron gest and mos t colo urful characters in the royal family, looking back over a life which has contained more than its fair share of conflict and turmoil." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at to p/bo ttom of sp ine a nd fl ap-fo ld s, fa ding to color on spine and rear hinge/rear top edge areas - lettering still very legible on spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Lee, Betty. Foreword by Robertson Davies. LOVE AND WHISKY: THE STORY OF THE DOMINION DRAMA FESTIVAL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0771052219 / 9780771052217 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 5/8" H. "For almost forty years - from 1932 to 1970 - theatre enthusiasts from across the nation congregated annually to participate in the msot spectacular cultural event in Canada - the yearly Dominion Drama Festival. Months of painstaking ajudication culminated in the staging of the best amateur theatre in the country, with further judging to choose the prize-winning performances. The drama was as intense offstage as on. (The author) recreates it within these page; the fledgling organization's struggle against overwhelming financial odds; the vying for presigious positions; the public furors and ther personalities involved in them; the ultimate transformation into Theatre Canada." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, some areas of light browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAINE AND JOHNNIE:  THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP., Levin, Angela.
13 Levin, Angela. RAINE AND JOHNNIE: THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297813250 B&w photographs. "....both a love story and an account of what one art expert has called 'the worst scandal that's happened to a country house in the last hundred years'. T he eighth Earl Spencer - Johnnie to his friends - was the Princess of Wales's father; Raine, formerly Lady Lewisham and Lady Dartmouth, and daughter of the novelist Barbara Cartland, his second wife. When he suffered a massive stroke in 197 8 , s h e f ought for his life though few gave him much chance of surviving. They doted on each other and when he guided his daughter up the aisle of St Paul's on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles, she was rightly given the credit for him be in g t he re . But as chatelaine of the Spencers' magnificent stately home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, her record was far more controversial. A substantial quantity of the family's irreplaceable heirlooms was disposed of in circumstances tha t l ed to bi tte r c ri t icism from experts and members of the family. Angela Levin has written the first biography of Raine and Johnnie Spencer, in the course of which she has interviewed more than a hundred relatives, friends, colleagues, emplo yees an d a rt h isto rian s. T he result is revealing and enthralling study of an extraordinary relationship and the most detailed account yet of what happened to the Althorp inheritance." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge. Near Fine/ Near Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
14 Macleod, Roderick and Kelly, Denis, editors. (General Sir Edmund Ironside) THE IRONSIDE DIARIES, 1937-1940.
London Constable 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 
434 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Time Unguarded: 1937-1939 (The Man and the Diaries / Eastern Command and the Meeting with Hitler / Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Hore-Belisha / Annus Horribilis: 1939 / Chief of the Imperial General Staff); The Second World War (Organization and Plans / France / The Naked Army / The Royal Air Force / Plan D: The Advance into Belgium / Friction with the Secretary of State / The End of 1939); Scandinavia (Russia attacks Finland / The Western Front / Cabinet Indecisions: The Collapse of Finland / The Lull / Norway: The Landings / Norway: Defeat and Withdrawal); The Battle of France (The German Break-Through / Prelude to Dunkirk); Home Defence (Calais and Dunkirk / Invasion of England? / Retirement); Epilogue: An Extract from Ironside's Diary, August 18, 1940; Appendices (A Paper addressed by Ironside to the C.I.G.S. / Ironside's Letter to Gort / Notes of C.I.G.S.'s Visit to B.E.F. / Copy of C.I.G.S.'s Telegram to S. of S. / List of Personalities Referred to in the text); Index. Previous owner's name/place on front pastedown, book is slightly cracked at picture locations, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs at bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945.  TWO VOLUMES., Malone, Richard S.
15 Malone, Richard S. A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945. TWO VOLUMES.
Toronto Collins, 1983 vol. 1/1984 vol. 2 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
Vol. 1 - 272 pp / Vol. 2 - 318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - 2 volume set. Brigadier Malone provides lively and informed recollections drawn from his wartime experiences and from his post-war conversations with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, Beaverbrook, Ralston and others, which contribute greatly to our understanding of Canada's role in the Second World War. A small selection of b&w photographs. Minor edgewear to boards and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; Vol. 1 has minor mark on bottom of textblock; Vol.2 has several faint liquid splash marks on bottom of textblock and slight fading to edges of boards. Dust jackets have minor to light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1954.  VOL. XXXII.  NO. 130., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.)
16 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1954. VOL. XXXII. NO. 130.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1954. 
Paging runs 47 to 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, 1821; An "Infamous Army"; The Northern Horse at Naseby, 14th June, 1645; A Portrait of Edward, 2nd Vis count Ligonier; Welsh Militia Regiments, 1757-1881: Their Badges and Buttons; The Army Origin of the Royal Canadian Navy; Two Brothers in the Netherlands, 1794-1795 (with maps) / Notes: Notes from "Reminiscences of a Scottish Gentleman", by " P h i l o S cotus" (Philip Ainslie); Military Service as Punishment; Patterson Rifle-Carrying Equipment in the Cavalry; etc. / Questions; Replies (Shoulder Titles, Brass; Anglo-German Battle Honours; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 20 Summer, 1954 l ai d in . I nt e ri or - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spinevery soft crease down front cover . Ve ry Go od - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981.  (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.), Miller, Beatrix, ed.  (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.)
17 Miller, Beatrix, ed. (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.) ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981. (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.)
London Conde Nast 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 11 13/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Taken from the pages of Vogue magazine. Contents: 1922 - HRH The Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; 1923 - HRH The Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The Wedding Breakfast by Aldous Huxley. Bridal Journeys by Osbert Sitwell; 1934 - Princess Marina; 1935 - Lady Alice Montagu Douglas-Scott. Poets and Weddings. 1947 - HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten; 1960 - HRH The Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. Flowers and Brides by Constance Spry; 1973 - HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips; 1981 - Royal Engagement: HRH The Prince Of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles picture profile. Random File by Andrew Barrow. Wedding Dresses of the Day, and the history of the wedding dress by Drusilla Beyfus. Engagement Day, February 24, 1981. Provides a wonderful overview of wedding fashions through the century. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, small sticker mark on front cover, a few small very minor wrinkles and light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INSIDE KENSINGTON PALACE., Morton, Andrew.
18 Morton, Andrew. INSIDE KENSINGTON PALACE.
Michael O'Mara, London, 1987. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397969 B&w photographs. "Kensington Palace, for years a forgotten semi-derelict royal residence described by Edward VII as an 'aunt heap', is today the decorous London home of some of the most famous members of the royal family. Among its inmates are the charismatic royal headline makers, the Prince and Princess of Wales; the stylish and ambitious Princess Michael of Kent; the more sombre and sober Duke and Duchess o f G l o u c e ster; and Princess Margaret, once, like her younger female relatives, considered fair game by the world's press but now largely ignored by the media and enjoying a quiet and very comfortable life. (This book) takes the general public - no rm al ly o nl y allowed access to the State Apartments - on a tour of discovery into the private residences of four royal households, revealing the intimate and formerly secret details of their day-to-day lives. We learn of an old teddy bea r t h at eve ry nig ht is tucked up into the bed of England's next monarch; of the Princess who likes to ride in her chauffeur-driven car with the interior lights on so she can be clearly seen by the 'peasants' in the street; and of the teetotal Duk e wh o ins ured hi s we ddi ng anniversary celebrations against a cancellation by Britain's possible defeat in the Falklands War. (It) is about royalty behind closed doors. (The author) lets us see how the royals behave when they think the world isn't l ooki ng. He p ortra ys t hes e royal super-stars as human beings who have the same sort of loves and hates, jealousies and fears as the rest of us." Minor edge rubbing on boards, small scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price cl ipped , ha s min or edg e wri nkli ng. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MONTY:  A TRIBUTE TO THE HERO OF EL ALAMEIN.  FIELD MARSHAL RT. HON. VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO.  IN MEMORIAM 1887-1976., N/A
19 N/A MONTY: A TRIBUTE TO THE HERO OF EL ALAMEIN. FIELD MARSHAL RT. HON. VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO. IN MEMORIAM 1887-1976.
Harpdown, Barking, Essex, [1976]. 
46 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Interior - soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exte rior - soft creases/wrinkles at corners of pages - slight migration in a few pages, two small faint liquid marks and faint partial cup-ring on front cover, light rubbing, crease down rear cover and also at fore-edge, several small light sta i n s o n r e ar cover. Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MODERN AIRCRAFT DESIGN., Nayler, J.L.
20 Nayler, J.L. MODERN AIRCRAFT DESIGN.
London Temple Press 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
122 pp, 7 1/2" H. Technical Trends Series. 22 b&w plates (collated), plus 3 additional figures in text. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Birth of an Aeroplane; Aerodynamics; Structures; The Imedimenta of Aircraft; Aircraft Types; The Quest for Very High and Very Low Speed Flight; Bibliography; Index. Very small tear at top of title page - archivally taped, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, slight fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to yellow color on spine/hinge areas, flap-folds and top edge of flaps on spine, flap-folds and at top edge of flaps; minor edge wear/wrinkling; tiny scuff at top of front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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