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THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
1 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
 
 
MODELING REALISTIC TANKS AND ARTILLERY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE., Ashey, Mike.
2 Ashey, Mike. MODELING REALISTIC TANKS AND ARTILLERY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2000. 
128 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0890243719 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Manufacturers and Suppliers; Foreword; The Basics - Modeling Tips and Techniques; Tires, Road Wheels, Sprockets, and Tracks; Building a nd Detailing Tanks; Building and Detailing Self-Propelled and Towed Artillery; Tanks and Artillery Gallery; Building and Detailing Military Vehicles. "(S)hows you how to: Remove seams; Fix fit problems; Trim resin models; Fix resin casting flaw s ; M ake flexible tracks look realistic; Assemble individual track links; Work with brass and white-metal castings; Add detail with brass photoetching; Drill out gun barrels; Detail road wheels; Scratchbuild parts; Build up interiors; Mask, paint, a nd ad d decals; Weather and drybrush." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BOARDWALK ALBUM:  MEMORIES OF THE BEACH., Boyer, Barbaranne.
3 Boyer, Barbaranne. THE BOARDWALK ALBUM: MEMORIES OF THE BEACH.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1985 0919783112 / 9780919783119 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 8" H x 8 5/8" D. Septiatone photographs. Late 19th/early 20th century views and descriptions of the Beach area of Toronto. Chapter headings: The Boardwalk Album, 1878-1925; The Beach - A World Apart; Amusement Parks Remembered; Victoria Park, 1878-1912; Kew (Pleasure) Gardens, 1879-1907; Balmy Beach Park; Munro Park Amusement Park, 1898-1901; Scarboro Beach Amusement Park, 1907-1925; Fallingbrook Pavilion and St. John's Industrial School; The Old Woodbine, 1874-1956; The Firehall; Another Era. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Clifford D. Simak, Paul Ash, Randall Garrett, Rog Phillips, Jay Williams, Murray F. Yaco, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1958. VOL. LXII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1958. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Schoenherr, van Dongen and Vegh. Contents: The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak; Big Sword by Paul Ash; ...And Check the Oil by Randall Garrett; The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips; False Image by Jay Williams; Divining Rod: Standard Equipment (article) by Murray F. Yaco; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; Journal of the IES; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing, small date stamp and small number on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Francis Donovan, James E. Gunn, Ernest M. Kenyon, Eric Frank Russell, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Emsh. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1955. VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and Rogers. Contents: The Short Life by Francis Donovan; New Blood by James E. Gunn; Security by Ernest M. Kenyon; Design Flaw (article on hallucinations/hypnosis) ; Call Him Dead by Eric Frank Russell (Conclusion); The Editor's Page; In Times To Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear; light rubbing, crease and small date stamp on rear cover; archival tape repair at bottom of front hinge. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (H. Beam Piper, M.C. Pease, Stanley Mullen, Algis Budrys, James Blish, John W. Campbell, Jr., P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. FEBRUARY 1957. VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 6.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper; Unlucky Chance by M.C. Pease; The Man With the Corkscrew Mind by Stanley Mullen; The War Is Over by Algis B udrys; Get Out of My Sky by James Blish (Conclusion); Unprovable Speculation (article) by John W. Campbell, Jr.; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny tear to top corner of pages 133-142, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Isaac Asimov, Lester del Rey, Robert Silverberg, Algis Budrys, David Gordon, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. JULY 1957. VOLUME LIX, NUMBER 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas. Contents: Profession by Isaac Asimov; Divine Right by Lester del Rey; Run of the Mill by Robert Silverberg; Hot Potato by Algis Budrys; The Best Policy by David Gordon; The Sea Urchin and We (article) by Isaac Asimov; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory, The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, last two pages have corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small corner creases, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Poul Anderson, R.R. Merliss, Everett B. Cole, Lee Correy, Donald Kingsbury; P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. APRIL 1955. VOLUME LV, NUMBER 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Riley, Solo and van Dongen. Contents: The Long Way Home by Poul Anderson (Part One of Four Parts); The Stutterer by R.R. Merliss; The Players by Everett B. Cole; The Plains of San Augustine by Lee Correy; The Right to Breed (article on population control) by Donald Kingsbury; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller; Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Raymond F. Jones, Randall Garrett, Lou Tabakow, Mack Reynolds, Fredric Brown, Robert Sheckley, David Fox, Isaac Asimov, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Welker. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. DECEMBER 1952. VOL. L, NO. 4.
Street & Smith, New York, 1952. 
170 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Orban, Pawelka and van Dongen. Contents: Noise Level by Raymond F. Jones; Pest by Randall Garrett and Lou Tabakow; Me and Flapjack and the Martians by Mack Reynolds and Fredric Brown; The Impacted Man by Robert Sheckley; The Tiniest Time Traveler (article) by David Fox; The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov (Conclusion); The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller; Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small soft creases on front cover, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Robert Heinlein, David Gordon, Eric Frank Russell, Dean C. Ing, Walter L. Kleine, Milton A. Rothman, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by van Dongen. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. SEPTEMBER 1957. VOLUME LX, NUMBER 1.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein (Part One of Four Parts); Look Out! Duck! by David Gordon; Into Your Tent I'll Creep by Eric Frank Russell; Red Rover by Dean C. Ing; The Devil, You Say? by Walter L. Kleine; Fusion for Power (article) by Milton A. Rothman; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory, The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease at bottom of front cover, archival tape repairs to bottom of hinges, light rubbing on rear cover. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BRASS BANDS OF YORKSHIRE., Cooper, T.L.
11 Cooper, T.L. BRASS BANDS OF YORKSHIRE.
Dalesman, Clapham, 1974, first edition. 
166 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, 2 short scores. ISBN 0852061951 "A pastime - if not a way of life - which has an enormous following in Yorkshire is that of sounding brass. Yet the world of the brass band has been remarkably little documented, especially in the northern counties. This deficiency was realised by T.L. Cooper, who accordingly commenced to compile this history. The 168 pages of this book not only record much valuable social history which was in danger of be i n g lost, but also contains many anecdotes epitomising the outlook of the dedicated Yorkshire bandsmen. An appendix lists all bands know to have existed in the county." Interior - light cigarette odor, tiny crease at bottom of first few pages, ot he rw i se clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning - mainly on spine, faint crease on spine, very light edge wear, front hinge crease, tiny soft corner creases on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE:  AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930.  SECOND EDITION., Franklin, Linda Campbell.
12 Franklin, Linda Campbell. FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE: AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930. SECOND EDITION.
Orlando, Florida House of Collectibles 1978 0876373392 / 9780876373392 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Paul Persoff, photographer. 
271 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "This first really complete and all-inclusive domestic history of America in the kitchen describes hundreds of implements, gadgets and utensils used by Americans from 1700 to 1930. Miss Franklin, after four years of research, has written the history of everything used in American kitchens, and has included essays on the subjects of tin, iron, and brass - t hree of the most important materials ever used in the kitchen. Hundreds of photographs of real objects, each of which she sees as an art object in its own right; and hundreds of reproduced catalog cuts will make it easy for the collector, the restoration curator, even the 20th century cook, to understand the use of each piece. She has included nearly a hundred recipes dating from the middle of the 18th century to the end of the 20th." Includes information on use and care, equivalent measures for cooking, patents, etc. Small soft crease at top corner of pages 85 to 118, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. three tiny edge tears, onr tiny edge perforation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION., Gerard, Philip.
13 Gerard, Philip. SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION.
Dutton, New York, 2002, first edition. 
400 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 052596640 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he incredible story of an extraordinary group of American artists, designers, and engineering wizards who became America's unsung heroes o f the Second World War....The men of the 23d Headquarters Special Troops were recruited to become phantom warriors in a ghost army to help win the Battle of Europe. They fought in more campaigns, from D-Day to the Rhine River, with more All i e d a r m i es, than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations - yet not even their fellow American soldiers were aware of their presence. After Douglas Fairbanks Jr., USNR, completed a tour of England and its special forces installat io ns , t he H ol ly wood star convinced the Navy brass to train an elite unit that eventually evolved into the only Army force of its kind - a top-secret band of unknown heroes. These elite soldiers counted among their number designer Bill Blass and pa in te r E lls wor th Kelly, and were inspired by Hilton Howell Railey, the 'P.T. Barnum of Deception'. The Special Troops' mission was twofold: to deceive the German army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops and materiel tha n th ey a ctu all y di d an d, e ven more heroically, to draw enemy fire on their position to allow other units to advance free of lethal resistance. Through the art of camouflage, sonic deception, and illusion this extraordinary troops of brave, ingen ious men save d cou ntles s Ame rica n lives - while sometimes losing their own. From the use of inflatable rubber tanks and howitzers to elaborate sound effects, fake radio transmissions, special effects artillery fire, and other elements of stage craft , th ese s hadow soldie rs put thei r lives on the line for their brother soldiers and for their country - only to disappear from history and memory." Remainder mark across bottom of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, s mall re mainde r mar k at b ottom edge of both p anels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY.  HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7.  (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.), Grivno, Cody, ed.  (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.)
14 Grivno, Cody, ed. (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.) HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY. HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7. (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.)
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 2010 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, (magazine format). Front cover states: "Display Until July 27, 2010". Color photographs. Contents: Welcome; Take scenery to the next dimension; Get started building landforms; Install a culvert in an existing scene; Improve commercial trees; Build a grade crossing; Add a cornfield to your layout; Make realistic summer trees; Cast plaster rocks in place; Model a swamp; Paint effective backdrops; Use forced perspective; Model realistic rapids; Structures that tell a story; Weather your wood structures; Kitbash a modular structure; Build a low-relief structure; Weather a plastic structure; Build a brass structure kit; Scratchbuild structures; Mix the ingredients; Remake a shoreline scene; Build a commuter station; Model a forest on a bluff; Add an alley; Model a harbor scene; Add lights to a scene. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
15 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
HO TRACKSIDE STRUCTURES YOU CAN BUILD.  MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 40.  (MODEL RAILROADER.), Hayden, Bob & Drury, George, selected by. (Peter Barney, J. Harold Geissel, John Swatsley, Paul Lubliner, Harold Russell, L. Lammes, Gordon Odegard, Don Reschenberg, Ben King, Richard Ivins, Andy Sperandeo, Jim Hediger, Jim Findley, John Olson, et a
16 Hayden, Bob & Drury, George, selected by. (Peter Barney, J. Harold Geissel, John Swatsley, Paul Lubliner, Harold Russell, L. Lammes, Gordon Odegard, Don Reschenberg, Ben King, Richard Ivins, Andy Sperandeo, Jim Hediger, Jim Findley, John Olson, et a HO TRACKSIDE STRUCTURES YOU CAN BUILD. MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 40. (MODEL RAILROADER.)
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 1994 0890242194 / 9780890242193 Soft Cover Fine 
120 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color and b&w photographs, diagrams, scale drawings. Contents: Introduction; Stations and interlocking towers (Build a small-town station / The North Conway station (drawings) / Modeling the North Conway station / PRR's Devon baggage room (drawings) / Modeling an O&W station / New York, Ontario & Western station and interlocking tower (drawings) / GO tower on MR&T / Lattice-post watchman's tower (drawings) / Building an HO interlocking tower / Railroad yard structures (drawings) / Build an HO brick freight station); Engine servicing facilities (Steam locomotive servicing / Diesel locomotive servicing / Build a single-stall enginehouse / Tank car water tank / Modeling a 650-ton coaling station / An inexpensive, easy-to-build turntable / An easy-to-build, low-cost HO turntable / An HO scale brass sanding tower / Modeling a sanding facility / CP enclosed water tank (drawings) / Designing and scratchbuilding a roundhouse / A Pennsylvania RR scale house (drawings); Miscellaneous structures (Build a straddle loader / Modeling track scales / Building a Whiting gantry crane / Whiting 20-ton gantry crane (drawings) / Making a loading ramp from a flatcar); Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME V, NUMBER 3.  SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL., Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita.
17 Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita. ASIAN ART. VOLUME V, NUMBER 3. SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 019507534X / 9780195075342 Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Respecting Material Spirit; Dressing the Body of God: South Indian Bronze Sculpture in Its Temple Setting; Map of India; Bastar Brasses; A Dialogue with Serpents: A Snake Ritual of Kerala. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
18 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Christmas (1984) gift inscription in ink on one preliminary page, one light separation between two page gatherings but pages are held firmly in binding, light browning to spine and most edges of boards, several light to dark small stains on rear board, a few scattered very light stains on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny foxing marks on top and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
19 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, boards are slightly curved, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS:  A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945., Jenson, Latham B.  Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas.
20 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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