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1 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Brand, Ian. PENAL PENINSULA: PORT ARTHUR AND ITS OUTSTATIONS, 1827-1898.
(Regal Publications, Launceston, Tasmania, n.d. 
234 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. "...the history of Port Arthur and its outstations on Forestier's and Tasman's Peninsulas. It draws its material entirely from documents and reports of the period 1827-1898, although the introduction utilises earlier papers. The story has been told chronologically in order that the reader might, more readily, appreciate the inter-relation of events. Extensive use has been made of extracts from documents and reports to ensure accuracy and the sources of these are listed in the references..." Interior - one dog-ear, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, soft creasing to bottom corner of front cover and at hinge area, small light stain to fore-edge of t extblock, spine lightly creased (still very legible). VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
3 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
4 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Doggett, Frank. CIGARETTE CARDS AND NOVELTIES.
Michael Joseph, (London, 1981). 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
6 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Drummond, Walter. (pseud. of Robert Silverberg.) (Marquis de Sade.) PHILOSOPHER OF EVIL: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE.
Evanston, Illinois Regency 1962 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
158 pp, 7" H. "Man or monster? What drove this Eighteenth Century nobleman to pen the works that made the name De Sade forever infamous? His life was a sorry record of imprisonment for the terrible deeds he perpetrated. But what of his books? Revolutionist, gaolbird, sentenced to die - reprieved, imprisoned again - and yet, also a Chief Justice finally deposed by the French Revolution because he was 'too humane' - what was he trying to say to the world? Was he, in embracing all Evil, hopefully testing the power and validity of Good? In this brand new biographical analysis of the Marquis De Sade and his works, here is the answer!" Interior - pages browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, small sticker pull on white area of front cover, a few light foxing marks to spine, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UNKNOWN NAVY:  CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY., Halford, Robert G.
8 Halford, Robert G. THE UNKNOWN NAVY: CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1551250160 / 9781551250168 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
272 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs. "Compared to the well-published achievements of the Navy, Army and Air Force, an ocean of silence surrounds the long-gone Canadian Merchant Navy. And yet, Canada operated the wartime world's fourth largest Merchant Navy, almost all of it built in Canadian shipyards. Robert Halford provides an in-depth look at the Merchant Navy from its glorious beginnings to its unceremonious dissolution. During wartime, the merchant seamen were the heroes of the 1939-1945 war, the fourth arm of the Services. By 1948 they had undergone a quick image change, transformed from heroes to anonymous troublemakers hindering the shipping industry. 'The Unknown Navy' endeavours to throw light on the Merchant Navy's important contribution to the Allied cause during World War II." Dust jacket has a tiny scuff/dent on the front panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
FRED PERRY BORN 1909., Hewitt, Paolo.  Foreword by Dylan Jones.
9 Hewitt, Paolo. Foreword by Dylan Jones. FRED PERRY BORN 1909.
N.P. De Facto / Fred Perry UK Ltd. 2009 Soft Cover Very Good + 
115 pp, small 4to (10" H), stiff dark blue card covers with gold laurel emblem on front cover, "FRED PERRY" in gold on spine, dark blue endpapers. Slipcase with two gold bands and large b&w photograph of Fred Perry mid-swing. B&w and colour photog raphs. Contents: Foreword; Origins: The Laurel; Player & Playboy: The Boy Done Good; The Brand: Sportwear to Streetwear; Birth of the Teenager: The 1950s; This is the Modern World: The 1960s; Going Underground: The 1970s; Stand Down Margaret: The 1980s; Cool Britannia: The 1990s; Twenty First Century Boy: The 2000s; Attachment: Iconic and British; Picture References: Who's Who - When and Where; Acknowledgements: We Thank You. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has very light rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
10 Judd, Alfred. IN QUEST OF PERIL. BEING THE TRILLING ADVENTURES OF MAJOR BRAND, HIS SON DICK, AND TRUSTY TIM O'FLANNEL IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. 
329 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. Contents: The Golden Ira (Brazil); The Keg of Pearls (China Seas); The Prisoner of Kaar Zharta (Morocco); Kwali's Treasure (New Guinea); The Repal Ivories (England); The River of Tibet (Burmese Border); The Prey of the Weed (Sargasso Sea); Old Gaspard's Gold (Klondike); Hang Loo the Pirate (Gulf of Siam); The Crystal Gods (Scotland); The Jewelled Quetzal (Costa Rica); The Captive of Swamp Island (Fiji). Interior - light browning to free rear endpaper, light foxing marks on preliminary pages, free front endpaper missing, small light dye stain and minor soiling on front pastedown. Exterior - moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light rubbing/fingerprint marks, tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TURNING LEAVES:  A HISTORY OF LA RIVIERE AND DISTRICT., La Riviere Historical Book Society.  (Lois Creith, Douglas Kemp, Leslie Taylor, Elizabeth Horn, Frank J. Buchanan, Isabella S. Fargey, W.R. Wallcraft, Chuck Grieve, Lola Shields, Elta H. Larson, Betty Nelson, Joyce Mason, Shirley Hyslop, et al.)
11 La Riviere Historical Book Society. (Lois Creith, Douglas Kemp, Leslie Taylor, Elizabeth Horn, Frank J. Buchanan, Isabella S. Fargey, W.R. Wallcraft, Chuck Grieve, Lola Shields, Elta H. Larson, Betty Nelson, Joyce Mason, Shirley Hyslop, et al.) TURNING LEAVES: A HISTORY OF LA RIVIERE AND DISTRICT.
La Riviere, Manitoba La Riviere Historical Book Society 1979 0889250626 / 9780889250628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
312 pp, 11 1/4" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, maps. Local history of La Riviere and district, Manitoba. Contents: In the Beginning - Early History, Survey Maps, etc.; Schools, Churches, and Organization; Roll of Honour; Family Stories; Conclusion; Do You Remember?; Index of Names. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SALTY DIPS.  VOL. 3.  "DID WE SAY ALL?", Lych, Mack, ed.  (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.)
12 Lych, Mack, ed. (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.) SALTY DIPS. VOL. 3. "DID WE SAY ALL?"
Ottawa Branch, Naval Officers' Associations of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 1988, first printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969134231 Contents: From the Beginning to the first Disaster; Everyone was "Tea-ing" and then the War came; There, but for the Flip of a Coin; Big Robbie's War; To the Engineroom by Motorcycle; Not all the Work was done at Sea; Saga of a Four-Stacker; Hurricanes at Singapore - Liberator over Burma; What the Captain's Writer saw; Those daring young Men in their fast MTBs; Of Brigs and Barracudas; Prisoners of War: 1. Milag - Four Long Years - 2 . Stalag - Tail Gunner - 3. Marlag - Athabaskan Survivor; There I Was, upside-down, two Fathoms on the Clock; "You'll get used to it"; Now it can all be told. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine sl i g h t l y twisted, minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover, spine slightly faded. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN MY SHOES:  A MEMOIR., Mellon, Tamara.  With William Patrick.
13 Mellon, Tamara. With William Patrick. IN MY SHOES: A MEMOIR.
New York Portfolio / Penguin 2013 1591846161 / 9781591846161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "(Tamara) Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion-dollar brand. She became the British prime minister's trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire - yet it's her personal glamour that keeps her an object of global media fascination. 'Vogue' photographed her weddig. 'Vanity Fair' covered her divorce and the criminal trial that followed. 'Harper's Bazaar' toured her London town house and her New York mansion, right down to the closets. In creating the shoes that became a fixture on 'Sex and the City' and red carpets around the world, Mellon relied on her own impeccable sense of what the customer wanted - because she 'was' that customer. What she didn't know at the time was that success would come at a high price - after struggles with an obstinate business partner, a conniving first CEO, a turbulent marriage, and a mother who tried to steal her hard-earned cash. Now Mellon shares the whole larger-than-life story, with shocking details that have never been presented before." Minor lean to spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON / TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH / CALLAHAN'S SECRET / LADY SLINGS THE BOOZE / THE CALLAHAN TOUCH / CALLAHAN'S LEGACY.  6 BOOKS FROM THE CALLAHAN SERIES., Robinson, Spider.
14 Robinson, Spider. CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON / TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH / CALLAHAN'S SECRET / LADY SLINGS THE BOOZE / THE CALLAHAN TOUCH / CALLAHAN'S LEGACY. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CALLAHAN SERIES.
Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good James Warhola, et al, cover art. 
Six books from Spider Robinson's Callahan series - 6 7/8" H. 1. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon - 170 pp, Berkley, 1987, ISBN 042509586X - "You got troubles? Toe up to the line, and make a toast (the toast is mandatory). Then smash your glass in the big fireplace. If you have a mind to talk about it, don't be shy. The regulars at Callahan's have heard it all. Time-travelers, aliens, telepaths, and a host of others have found their way here, and learn that there is only one house rule: Anything can happen at Callahan's Crosstime Saloon." 2. Time Travelers Strictly Cash - 200 pp, Berkley, 1987, ISBN 0425097226 - "After waiting long enough for the crowds to thin out, Mike Callahan, proprietor of the famous Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, is opeing the doors again to new customers. So, if you're looking for a good night out someplace where the beer is always cold, the times are always hot and disco was dead to begin with, then belly up to bar at Callahan's. Human or otherwise, hale and hearty or down and out, regardless of race, creed or dimension of origin, you're all welcome." 3. Callahan's Secret - 172 pp, Berkley, third printing, 1986, ISBN 0425100596 - "Callahan's Place - the saloon on the edge of time and space - is open for business. So pull up a stool, have a drink on the house, and meet the regulars - who are anything but regular. Two telepaths, an alcoholic vampire, a talking dog, and, strangest of all, a seven-foot alien called Mickey Finn." 4. Lady Slings the Booze - 257 pp, Ace, 1993, 7th printing, ISBN 0441469299 - "Welcome back to Lady Sally's - your pleasure is our business! It's the best little you-know-what in the universe. Where adults of all species and persuasions indulge in wild life, liberty, and the pursuit of a really good time. So join in the fun - and don't worry. You'll respect yourself in the morning." 5. The Callahan Touch - 228 pp, Ace, 1995, first printing, ISBN 0441001335 - "Opening night at Mary's Place is the hottest ticket in the galaxy - a brand-new bar with some old familiar faces. Jake's back, along with Doc, Fast Eddie, and the rest of the Callahan's gang. And just when things couldn't get crazier, guess who shows up in the Mick of Time to make sure they do - ." 6. Callahan's Legacy - 214 pp, Tor, 1997, first printing, ISBN 0812550358 - "Jake Stonebender and his wife have opened a new Callahan's, Mary's Place, and all the regulars are there: Doc Webster, Fast Eddie the piano player, Long-Drink McGonnigle, and of course the usual talking dogs, alcoholic vampires, aliens, and time travelers. Songs will be sung, drinks will be drunk (and drunks will have drinks), puns will be swapped - and as a three-eyed, three-legged, three-armed, three-everythinged alien flashes through space toward the bar, it just might be time to save the world again - ." Interiors - "Lady Slings..." has light browning on inside of covers, "The Callahan Touch" has a small stamp from store on first page, "Callahan's Legacy" has one dog-ear crease. Exteriors - minor edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines; "Lady Slings..." has light edge wear and a light spine crease, one or two tiny/small corner creases on some covers, one book has a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
BASIC MILITARY VEHICLE MODELLING.  COMPENDIUM MODELLING MANUALS VOLUME 3. (AFV), Scutts, Jerry, series editor.
15 Scutts, Jerry, series editor. BASIC MILITARY VEHICLE MODELLING. COMPENDIUM MODELLING MANUALS VOLUME 3. (AFV)
Compendium, London, n.d. 
64 pp, 10 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1902579070 Profusely illustrated in colour. "A large part of the appeal of AFVs in general is the enormous scope for presenting a highly individual interpretation of a military vehicle subject. The way the mod eller chooses to pile the necessary guns, ammunition, ropes, chains, tools, radio aerials and so on onto a tank will remain a singular, highly personal contribution to the modelling hobby. In this series of books we attempt to show you how to g e t t he best out of plastic models of AFVs and offer some tips on construction, customising and finishing. We have not specified any particular brand of paint, adhesive or materials simply because models and accessory ranges change their trade na me s, ar e constantly added to - or, occasionally, are withdrawn from the market altogether. And of course general availability in certain countries varies to a considerable degree so we are leaving it to the modeller, wherever he or she may be lo cat ed t o s earch out the tools of the trade according to local supply." from the Introduction. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small dent/scuff and soft creases at bottom corner of front cover. Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SEVENTH MILLION: THE ISRAELIS AND THE HOLOCAUST., Segev, Tom.  Translated by Haim Watzman.
16 Segev, Tom. Translated by Haim Watzman. THE SEVENTH MILLION: THE ISRAELIS AND THE HOLOCAUST.
Hill and Wang, New York, 1993, book club edition. 
593 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A controversial and powerful work, this monumental history is the first to show the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, and politics of Israel. Dra wing on thousands of pages of newly declassified documents, as well as on diaries and interviews, (the author) tells the dramatic story of how the yishuv - the Jewish community of pre-Israel Palestine - confronted the rise of Nazi Germany and t h e H o locaust, and how Israeli society has dealt with the consequences since." Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor wear at bottom of front hinge, one tiny edge tear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS., Smith, Delia.  Photography by Petrina Tinslay.
17 Smith, Delia. Photography by Petrina Tinslay. DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
London Ebury 2009 9780091933 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
311 pp, 11 1/8" H. "Still daunted by the prospect of cooking for Christmas? Is this your first Christmas catering for family and friends? Looking for brand-new ideas to celebrate over the festive season, or do you fancy getting to grips with a totally traditional Christmas? Above all, do you want to be able to join in the fun? The solutions to all these questions are right here. Here is the definitive guide to cooking for Christmas, one that takes the stress out of having to organise everything. You'll find detailed advice on shopping and suppliers, planning, cooking ahead and for the freezer, menus to cover the whole holiday, and an hour-by-hour countdown to the last crucial 36 hours. And, if all else fails, there is always Delia's last-minute Christmas! With 150 gloriously photographed recipes there is something here to suit everyone: 50 much-loved classics including Delia's Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and Roast Turkey which have faithfully served generations of Christmas cooks, along with 100 inspiring new recipes from Pot-roasted Guinea Fowl with Calvados and Salmon in Champagne Sauce to Drambuie Trifle and Chocolate and Sour Cherry Crumble. (It) includes party drinks and buffet suggestions, meals for vegetarians, a celebration of Hogmanay, ideas on what to do with leftovers - in short everything to make it a Happy Christmas for the cook too." Waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,17.
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; 3-inches of three inch fun: The KMC U.S. M6 3-inch Anti-tank Gun Conversion; Lorraine Schlepper and her all girl band: RPM goes plastic with the little French artillery tractor; Wonder Werfer: Hey look! It's the sWS in plastic from Italeri; Half track jimmy jack: The brand "Neu" and long awaited kit from DMI (Sd.Kfz 250/1 Armored Personnel Carrier); Woof-Woof! Here comes Rusty! We visit the pound to check out the new styrene canine from the big T (M8 Greyhound); The missing Lynx: The most obvious armor gap finally gets plugged (ICM PzKpfw.II Luchs); And call me Dusty: It's a leisurely walk down memory lane with an aftermarket frenzy (M-42 Duster); I Wanna Hold Your Hanomag: Tamiya's Sd.Kfz. 251/1 meets Royal Model, Eduard, and a few other new friends; Come on baby, light my fire: The M-132A1 self-propelled flame-thrower; Dragon's Tale: A sordid story of resin and super glue (Pacific M26 Tractor / Semi-trailer M15A1); Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,22
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 2000 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; The Idea Bank; MasterCon '99'; Have Gun Will Travel: The Resicast Vickers MG Carrier; Ben Gurion Centurion? Or Shotka? That is the question; Gettin' Fuelish: The Tarmac Zis-5 V Fuel Truck; Marder Madness: Alan takes a stab at a German SPG; Nasty Mauserwagen: Converting the DML roadster into an SPW with a punch; Get Outta Dodge: It's another little beauty from our buddies at Skybow (U.S. 3/4 ton WC57 Command & Reconnaissance); Topless Tank: The new M12 GMC from Academy, violates more than a few decency laws; Bridging the Gap: ICM's Massive T-28 Bridgelayer; Dragon's 250, Take Five: How far can you go on a brand new kit? (Dragon Sdkfz. 250/11); Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; The Mighty Maresal: A Huge Hunk of Romanian Resin from Azimut; The Model Citizen. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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