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HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
1 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
 
 
THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
2 THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
New York Copper & Brass Research Association Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
Unpaginated (20 pp including covers), 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Reprinted from 'Oil Power" by courtesy of the Industrial Lubricating Department of the Standard Oil Company of New York." Contents: Stone-hammer Days of Copper: A Tale of the First Useful Metal Known to Man (The American Indian / Egyptian Period / The Coppersmith); How Copper Ore is Mined, And What Happens to It After That (The Rolling Mill Sheets / Wire / Tubes); Just a Few of Copper's Uses; Advertisement (What constitutes a Rust-Proof Home?). Interior - soft vrease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on covers, small crease at top corner of rear cover, very light wear on spine, 1/4" wide strip of light fading at fore-edge of front cover. Postage fro this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER:  SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Arthur, Max.  Introduction by Lyn Macdonald.
3 Arthur, Max. Introduction by Lyn Macdonald. WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER: SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Piatkus, (London, 2001), reprint. 
130 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations (contemporary cartoons, drawings, reproductions). "The poignant songs of the First World War still posses a haunting power; and here are the authentic lyrics of the songs - by turns funny, cynical, bawdy, angry, wistful - that the soldiers sang on the march, in the trenches, and in their rare moments of rest. The romantic yearnings of the early stages of the war - epitomised by such songs as 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary', and 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' - later give way to the bitter humour of 'Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire' and 'If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum, Never Mind!'. The soldier who sang these songs with such gusto were asserting ordinary humanity in the face of extraordinary inhumanity. Max Arthur has collected together the lyrics of nearly 100 of the best First World War songs, from Britain and her Australian, Canadian and American allies..." Small slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkles. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OTHER LOSSES:  AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II., Bacque, James.
4 Bacque, James. OTHER LOSSES: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722696 / 9780773722699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
248 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and drawings. "In the U.S. Army prison camps of western Germany at the end of World War II, almost four million German soldiers were held prisoner outdoors, in barbed-wire enclosures, with little or no food and water, for many months. The French Army, which took some 630,000 prisoners from the Americans to use as reparations labor, starved and mistreated them so badly that likely 250,000 died. In the American camps, at least 750,000 died. Most were soldiers of the Wehrmacht who surrendered on May 8, 1945, but many scores of thousands were women, children and old men. The deaths were simply listed as 'OTHER LOSSES". In painstaking, wide-ranging research, the author has interviewed hundreds of prisoners, guards and army officers and has amassed many thousands of pages of evidence from Army archives in Paris, Koblenz, London, Washington and Ottawa. He was ably assisted by senior U.S. Army historian Col. Ernest F. Fisher. How the public was fooled, the U.S. State Department co-opted, the International Committee of the Red Cross deceived, the press negated, the U.S. Senate neutered, books censored, archives destroyed and senior officials inveigled into the coverup - all this is outlined in a work that destroys the genial myths about Allied war aims and exposes the sources of cynical Cold War propaganda that blamed the Russians for all the deaths among these prisoners." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, very light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Beeshy's , The China Shop. A LITTLE PORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN FINE ENGLISH EARTHENWARE AND ENGLISH BONE CHINA NOW BEING SHOWN BY BEESHY'S, THE CHINA SHOP, RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO.
Ridgeway, Ontario Beeshy's, The China Shop Card covers in wire Binding Very Good - 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. No date, but the text references two patterns introduced in 1937 and there is a printed note on the back cover stating that the Wire-o-binding was patented 1936. B&w photographs of the shop (exterior & interior) and the proprietors, plus b&w (and a few colour) photographs of china (Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Johnson Bros., Adams, etc.). Short historiesy of the store, the family, the decoration of English china. Pages 12-48 show examples of some of the different patterns carried with descriptions. "The Romance of a Village Shop" is printed on the inside of both covers. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, a few soft wrinkles at some page fore-edges, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of covers, very light edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR., Brown, Kingsley.  Foreword by Dave McIntosh.
6 Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh. BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.
Collins, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002159724 B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years t here. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where hardship and trial were more than matched by the bizarre, the absurd and the comical. A seasoned raconteur, Brown brin g s t o l ife a whole array of unusual characters: Wally Floody, the indefatigable digger of tunnels and the engineer of the Great Escape; Hermann Glemnitz, the tough, good-humoured chief guard; and Christel Achtelik, the teenaged girl who spirite d th e c am p 's bean soup to beleaguered German troops in the last days of the Battle of Berlin. These remarkable adventures of a Canadian prisoner-of-war portray hope in the midst of dreary winters, wonderful cameraderie, and the imperishable b on ds th at lin ke d f riend and foe alike." Remainder mark on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wear. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Cornetet, Wendell H. METHODS OF MEASUREMENT.
Grosset & Dunap, New York, 1943, reprint. 
135 pp, 4to, hard cover (no dust jacket) with ruler and protractor in pocket at rear. Profusely in b&w with drawings and photos. Covers: Linear Measure; Outside and Inside Calipers; Micrometer Calipers, Vernier Calipers; Geometrical Measurements; Commonly Used Gages; Wood and Metal Fastening Screws; Manufacture and Measurement of Nails; Weights and Volumes; Density; Measuring Density of Liquids and Solids; Specific Gravity; Determining Specific Gravity of Solids; ...Determining Special Properties of Materials; Measuring Elasticity; Measuring Tensile Strength of Wire; Heat and Termperature, etc., etc. with reports and tests. Interior - pages browning lightly, minor soiling, otherwise sound. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, darkening to text block edges, three small liquid marks on rear board. A Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE., Cowley, W.L.
8 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
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
9 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
10 Drury, Ian. Series Editor, Lee Johnson. GERMAN STORMTROOPER 1914-1918. OSPREY WARRIOR SERIES 12.
London Osprey 1995 1855323729 / 9781855323728 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Gerry Embleton. 
64 pp, 9 3/4 " H. B&w photographs, 12 pages of colour illustrations, uniform studies. Contents: Historical Background; Creating an Elite; Uniforms; Weapons; Recruitment; Training; Organisation; Fighting Spirit; Logistics; Medical Services; Combat Tactics; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small ink name stamp on inside of front cover, faint rub line on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top corner of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.  GENERAL SERIES VOL. I - FROM THE OUTBREAK OF WAR TO THE FORMATION OF THE CANADIAN CORPS AUGUST 1914 - SEPTEMBER 1915  + VOL. 1 PART TWO: CHRONOLOGY, APPENDICES AND MAPS., Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel.
11 Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. GENERAL SERIES VOL. I - FROM THE OUTBREAK OF WAR TO THE FORMATION OF THE CANADIAN CORPS AUGUST 1914 - SEPTEMBER 1915 + VOL. 1 PART TWO: CHRONOLOGY, APPENDICES AND MAPS.
Ottawa Minister of National Defence 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Maps and sketches by Captain J.I.P. Neal. 
596 pp, 464 pp (plus pocket of maps), 10" H. The first (and only) volume of the proposed series, produced in 2 parts. Red cloth binding with gold lettering/banding on spines, gold crest on front boards. Part One (the main text) has a double-page map at front, 8 fold-out maps and 1 fold-out chart. Part Two (Chronology, Appendices and Maps) has a three-fold, linen-lined envelope at rear containing 14 numbered, folded maps in the original plain paper sleeve. All maps are present. Both books have the ownership inscription: "Capt. J.C. Newlands P.P.C.L.I., Ottawa, 16 March 1950" on front free endpaper. Both Parts have light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine (very tiny tear at top), light toning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling/burring on bottom of text block, slight fading to spine color, a few tiny scuffs/dents to edges of text block,. Part One has very light rubbing on boards - includes faint scratch on front board. Part Two has very light rubbing on boards, two very small light soiling marks on rear board, small corner tears on paper sleeve around maps - archivally taped, two small corner creases on map 1. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
12 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
13 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
14 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light wrinkling at top of spine, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, two tiny soiling specks on fore-edge of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, minor remainder mark at bottom edge of panels/flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
15 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light toning to edges of text block, faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MILITARY ENGINEERING.  (PART IIIA.)  MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS.  1913., General Staff, War Office.
16 General Staff, War Office. MILITARY ENGINEERING. (PART IIIA.) MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS. 1913.
War Office, London, 1913, (1915 reprint). 
112 pp, + plates+ ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with tables, formulae, drawings - 38 plates (some fold-out) (collated) - diagrams, graphs, drawings. Contents : Reconnaissance - Fording; Crossing on ice; Boats, rafts or flying bridges; Bridging. Nature and Measurement of Gaps to be Bridged - Classification of bridges; Parts common to all bridges; Camber; Ruling dimensions. Loads on Military Bridges and Stresses Produced Thereby: General case of loads on a supported beam. Materials: Timber; Iron and steel; Cordage, wire rope and chain; Knots and splicing; Iron and steel wire rope; Chain; Joints and fastenings; Graphical determination of section modulus; Regulations for testing spars, ropes and cordage; Central test loads for spars; Ropes and cordage; Test loads for steel wire rope; Test loads for hemp cordage. Accessories required for bridging operations: Use of spars. Organization of working parties. Interior - previous owners name on title page and contents page, one or two plates with tiny light foxing marks, slight "perfumey" odor, pages 53-57 and pages 76/77 have small colored pencil check marks in margins, pages 53 /54 are wr inkled and creased at top corner, plate IX has light browning and creases at top corner, book slightly cracked at plate XI, pages very light browned in margins, otherwise clean. Exterior - previous owners name and date on fore-edge of textblock, book is cocked, large soft crease at rear bottom corner, moderate rubbing/edge wear, small bump on spine edge, discoloration and soiling on covers and spine, browning to edges of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HARPSICHORD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION., Kern, Evan J.
17 Kern, Evan J. HARPSICHORD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, (1980), Ist edition. 
143 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings, diagrams. "Here is all the information the novice harpsichord maker needs to build an instrument that meets his or her specifications as to compass, scale, and size. Step-by-step, this definitive work clearly spells out the myriad of details essential to creating a harpsichord that encompasses the appropriate range, produces desired sound quality and necessary volume, and is both an object of beauty and easy to play. The thorough description of the structure of the harpsichord and its basic elements gives full attention to the physical properties of strings, the string scale, the number of choirs, calculating string length, and developing a string plan. The keyboard, jacks, soundboard, wrest plank, and harpsichord case are also covered in meticulous detail. The reader will find down-to-earth guidance on every phase of the design process, from a discussion of the drafting instruments and spacing gauges needed to precise explanations for drawing plans for each part of the harpsichord - in the exact order required. You will also discover how to break down the complex construction process into a series of smaller, simpler steps...how to select the optiumum building material for each component of the instrument...how to laminate the bent side...how to achieve proper key touch...how to test mechanisms before installation...Here, too, are the specialized construction tools you need, exact instructions for fitting all the parts together, and numerous illustrations and tables covering such essential details as the properties of music wire, Mersenne's multipliers, fraction and decimal equivalents, and drill and lead hole sizes." Very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped; has a small light waterstain, tiny scuff and very small closed tear at bottom of spine; light rubbing; slight curling to edges. VG/VG 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
18 Linderer, Gary A. BLACK BERETS AND PAINTED FACES: THE STORY OF A LRP IN VIETNAM. (THE EYES OF THE EAGLE / EYES BEHIND THE LINES.)
Garden City, New York Guild America 1991 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
486 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "They were the men of F Co., 58th Infantry, LRPs Company (the Howlers) of the 101st Airborne. Now, in this exclusive 2-in-1 volume, comprising 'Eyes of the Eagle' and 'Eyes Behind the Lines', Gary Linderer takes you into the bush with the LRPs. There, you'll see everything he saw and experience everything he did. It began for Linderer when he volunteered to 'serve with the best of the best' in Nam. Within two weeks of landing at Bien Hoa Air Base, he raised his hand again to join the LRPs. He'd put himself in line for some of the hairiest assignments in Nam - performed with some unusual individuals. Linderer at times alternated walking point with a soldier who loved danger so much that he would roam out of touch with his team, or sneak beneath the perimeter wire at night with only a Ka-Bar knife. It didn't end until Linderer had been wounded several times, found himself a team leader surrounded by 'new meat', and won a battlefield commission! Along the way his missions ranged from booby-trapping a VC ams cache followed by a quick extraction back to base, to an operation that was supposed to last a few hours - and turned into a seven-day nightmare in a fog-shrouded valley 'Mr. Charles' called home. Join the men of F Company and see what it was like to be the 'eyes of the Eagle'!" Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE., McKay, Stuart.
19 McKay, Stuart. TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517568640 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "A pictorial history of one of the world's greatest airplanes. Great not only in terms of numbers built and surviv ing, but in the affection generated by this amalgam of wood, wire and tube which has been responsible for training unknown thousands of airmen during more than half a century of uninterrupted operations. The Tiger Moth was born from the neces s i t y t o continue development of de Havilland's ubiquitous Moth family. Legends surrounding the development of the first DH82 have been embellished with the passage of time. In a Stag Lane shed, stagger and sweep were said to have ben determin ed b y pe n ci l calculations on the proverbial envelope while DH60G rear spars were shorteded with a handsaw. Following taxi trials, lower mainplane dihedral was added, adjusted to the length of the grass. The Tiger Moth has been privy to fifty yea rs of av ia tio n development. During her operational life she has seen wooden biplane airliners evolve into stainless steel projectiles carrying passengers faster than a rifle bullet. The Tiger Moth was conceived as a training aircraft, a ro le t o w hic h sh e w as a nd continues to be admirably suited, but as the photographs in this book illustrate, she has been adapted to almost every aviation situation possible to imagine. The aim (of this book) has been to present a balanced revie w of the life and time s of the Tiger Moth, from the early thirties to the present day, with a hint of the future added for good measure." Heavy creasing at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t ru bbing , sli ght b rowni ng a top edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIGNING ON:  THE BIRTH OF RADIO IN CANADA., McNeil, Bill and Wolfe, Morris.
20 McNeil, Bill and Wolfe, Morris. SIGNING ON: THE BIRTH OF RADIO IN CANADA.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1982. 
303 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "(T)he dynamic oral history of the days when a radio wasn't bought, but made - usually out of a breadboard and old wire. To some, the mysterious 'wireless' signals seemed to be the voice of the angels. To others, they represented the opportunity to forge a new industry that would revolutionize the future, and sometimes give rise to fame and personal fortunes. (This is) the story of the birth of radio in Canada as told by the men and women who made it happen. Included as well are recollections by the people responsible for radio's huge success - the listeners. Illustrated with more than four hundred advertisements, drawings and photographs, these are the stories you never heard on the air; the stories you won't forget." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, pink spine color faded to green, spine flat with one light crease. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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