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1 ONTARIO RESOURCES ATLAS.
Toronto Department of Lands and Forests 1954 Card covers in Comb binding Good- 
Unpaginated (Title Page / Table of Maps / 34 Maps, printed on one side of paper only - collated). 11" H x 8 3/4" D. "This atlas portrays forest, watershed, wildlife and other natural resources conditions in Ontario as of May 31st, 1954. Forest protection and other Government and Department organiz-ational and adminstrational systems are also illustrated, and the full extent of the Forest Resources Inventory by aerial photographic and ground survey co-ordination, along with the present status of Mosaic Coverage, is brought up to date." Maps: Geological Formations; Forest Economic Divisions; Ecological Sections (A Forest Classification); Principal Watersheds; Watersheds and Drainage Areas (Southern Ontario); Altitudes; Soil Materials; Indian Treaties and Purchases; Regions and Districts (Administrative); Tower Detection System; Radio Network; Air Bases, Hatcheries, Etc.; Reforestation Offices and Municipal Forests; Land Areas open for Settlement; Forest Resources Inventory; Mosaic Coverage; Provincial Forests and Parks; Crown Game Preserves; Pulpwood Concessions; Pulp and Paper and Saw Mills; Hydro and Mining Developments; Lithographed Maps; Geographic Range of Native Tree Species - Coniferous; ditto - Deciduous 1; ditto - Deciduous 2; Distribution of Deer; Distri-bution of Deer Hunting Pressure; Distribution of Moose; Distribution of Marten; Distribution of Fisher; Woodland Caribou; Distribution of Pheasants; Annual Snowfall; Land Use. **Please note - there is an empty paper pocket attached to the inside of both front and rear covers - all maps called for in the List of Maps are present, but any loose maps which may have accompanied this volume are missing.** Interior - previous owner's name in ink on inside of front cover, very small soft crease at corners of pages, very small light stain at bottom of front cover and also bottom of title page. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of surface paper loss on front cover, large soft crease at bottom corner of front cover, two rings of comb binfindar broken, small creases at corners of covers, light eubbing - mainly on rear cover, very small edge tear with crease on rear cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
2 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY.  LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY., Boasten, Michelle.
3 Boasten, Michelle. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY. LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY.
FBE Service Network, Akron, Ohio, 2002, 3rd edition. 
172 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1931033013 Contents: Introduction; Did You Choose Obesity or Did Obesity Choose You; God Works in Mysterious Ways....My Own Medical Theory; Drastic - Is This The Easy "Weigh" Out?; Knowledge Overcomes Fear - Your Sur gical Options; Am I A Candidate For Surgery?; Selecting Your Surgeon; Dealing With Your Insurer; Financing Your Surgery; After The Consultation - Dealing With The Old You And Preparing For the New You; The Big Day!; Post-Op Living; Life Aft e r S u r g e r y; Appendix. Interior - light thin liquid splash on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
5 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Coates, Ken and McGuinness, Fred. With Roger Newman. THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE; AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANITOBA ENTERPRISE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1988 0897812573 / 9780897812573 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(The authors) describe Manitoba's beginnings as a fur trade empire under the Hudson's Bay Company. They depict the development of the province's resources and potential as a national priority when, in 1870, a very small Province of Manitoba was created to spearhead the development of a western agrarian empire. Working within a changing social and economic climate, entrepreneurs struggled to establish Winnipeg as the West's premier city, and situated that city as the hub of a transportation and distribution network that supported the province's heartland. Ranging forward, the authors' accounting of the province's role in agriculture, industry, hydro, mining, and tourism is given within the context of national and international forces. Roger Newman has prepared histories of selected Manitoba businesses and organizations whose contributions to the development of the Keystone Province should not go unrecorded." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM., Cooke, Brian, photographer.
7 Cooke, Brian, photographer. THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM.
Jane's, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (8 9/16" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. ISBN 0710602006 "....one man's personal, photographic record of the steam locomotive's elimination from Britain's nationalised rail way network and its subsequent reappearance as a source of recreation and pleasure. Brian Cooke brings to his subject a rare combination of the technique and skills of a professional creative photographer coupled with first-hand knowledge o f t h e s t eam locomotive both on and off the footplate. His pictures remind us of steam's melancholy rundown, with emphasis on scenes in his native north-east England; they bring fresh glimpses of the unique Barry scrapyard which has proved s uc h a v al ua b le s ource of motive power for the increasingly ambitious preservation movement; and they conclude with a striking series of images of the steam locomotive in recent times at work and rest on and of BR tracks. Manifest in this re mar ka bl e c oll ect io n o f o ver 150 finely reproduced pictures are Brian Cooke's fresh approach to recording the drama of steam and his painstaking darkroom technique. Supported by a lively and often humourous commentary on steam locomotives a nd t hos e w ho p ursu e th em. ...N otes on equipment, materials and techniques used to make the photographs form the subject of a concise appendix." Soft corner crease on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f spi ne an d fla p-fo lds, light creases at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Crisp, Jack H. PRESSURE POINT: A SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE NOVEL.
Simon & Pierre, (Toronto, 1980), Ist printing. 
215 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...Janos Illyes, out for a romantic evening at Toronto's elegant CN Tower restaurant...encounters his wartime commander, Colonel Mark Sherwood, and suddenly finds himself involved in a life and death m ission. Sherwood request his help to uncover the mysterious spy network affecting the upper echelons of NATO, and the situation must be corrected before the NATO meetings the following week...from Brussels to Oslo and finally to Gdansk, ( J a n o s r a c e s) against time to rescue NATO..." The former owner of this book, himself a member of SOE during WWII, has written a note on the front flyleaf declaring his belief that the author must have been a member of SOE - he calls the b oo k a 'n on -f i ct io n no vel'. Previous owners personal card on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small mark to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing, slight fading to spine, red ink 'touch-up ' t o wo rn cor ner s, sm all t ear s/chips/creases at top of spine, very small closed tear on rear hinge, one 1/2" closed tear, crease down rear flap - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Due, John F. THE INTERCITY ELECTRIC RAILWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
118 pp, 10 1/8" H. Canadian Studies in Economics No.18. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs. "The intercity electric railway industry in Canada, which began in 1887, ended in 1959. Peak interest in the industry was between 1910 and 1920, the era of Sir Adam Beck's projected radial network that would have covered much of the southern portion of Ontario. But the plans came too late and the radial system was never built. The Canadian electric lines developed later than their United States counterparts, but lasted somewhat longer, and for a time in the 1950's there were more electric passenger-carrying trains in Canada than in the United States. This study describes the rise and decline of the electric railway industry in Canada. It includes a general history of the industry, the development of the lines, their financing and control, and a brief but fascinating account of the 25 individual companies which operated the roads." Tiny wrinkle at bottom of front hinge, tiny ink mark on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (Bill Goldsmith, Richard West, Deborah Lee, Manfred Bergman, Phil Attlee, Dickon Pollard.) STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2004. VOLUME 70, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2004. 
130 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Big issues (Deborah Lee's report on the best new issues); Cinderella Corner (Another look at dealer publicity labels); Bahrain, E. Arabia & Kuwait (Dickon Pollard examines KGVI varieties); GB Stamp Art Exclusive! (Richard West conducts an extensive interview with the Royal Mail's design team); Auction Facts Auction Special! (The A to Z o f f a b u l o u s auction facts); Best Sellers Auction Special! (Bill Goldsmith examines the top 10 highest prices ever achieved at philatelic auctions); British Library Gems (The fabulous Zurich 4 rappen strip of five); Focus on Estonia (The posta l h is to ry a nd s ta mps of Estonia); GB landmark issues (The 1939-48 George VI high-value definitives); Olympic Collection Exclusive! (The IOC's Director of Philately, Manfred Bergman writes exclusively about Olympic philately); The Pocket Chan ce ll or (Au str ia' s C han cel lor Dolfuss commemoratives) + monthy departments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Francis Kiddle, Charles Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Anatoly Karpov.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JUNE 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 06.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI varieties (South African 'named' flaws - Part 2 of 5); Stamp Exchange (Swap with n ew contacts from around the world); 100 Greatest Stamps Ever! (Revealed! - the 100 best stamps ever produced); Exclusive! - Anatoly Karpov (The former chess champ and his superb collection); Death of a Navy (The German navy suffers in World W a r I ) + monthy departments (including articles on cycle poster stamps and millinery postmarks). Interior - small bump/creases at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, sm al l c re as e s at topcorner of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Richard West, Bill Goldsmith, Otto Hornung, Dave Garfield.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JULY 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 07.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI - South Africa Pt. 3 (Unearthing plate flaws in the commemoratives); Reviews - Boo kshelf (A selection of top new philatelic books reviewed); Thematics - Wimbledon tennis (Postal slogans, postmarks and stamps); Classic GB postmarks (The top marks from around Britain since 1661); The top 10 US rarities (Rare bits from Post m a s t e r s t o inverted centres); Election special - use your vote! (The role of philately in persuading voters); 2d Blue cover mystery (A puzzle over an 1840 parliamentary cover); Inside GB Island Issues (The story of Channel Isles and Isle of Ma n is su es ); S t at es of independence (Postal turmoil for an independent Belgian Congo) + monthy departments (including article on Royal Cyphers from 1701 onwards). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi no r e dge we ar, mi no r s oft crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small faint sticker mark on fron cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Uty Rohrs, Don Staddon, Charles Kiddle, Francis Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, Jeff Dugdale, James Van der Linden, Richard West, Rich Warren, Tom Wilson>0 STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Belgica 2001 - show review; King George VI varieties (South Africa's KGVI postage dues and offici als); Walking on the Moon (Issues for the 12 men to set foot on the Moon); The Thurn & Taxis legend (The family behind Europe's 500-year-old postal system); Self-adhesives - Part One (Richard West on the rocky history of sticky stamps); Dia r y o f a n auction (The inside track on organising philatelic auctions); Exclusive! - A printing feat (How Enschede printed the new GB Nobel issues); The Nobel Prize winners (Tom Wilson highlights Nobel prize commemoratives); The Boxer rebellion ( Th e p os t al i t ems from a fierce Chinese conflict) + monthy departments (including article on the 1896 Russian state visit to France). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small sof t b ump t o b ott om of fr on t cover - migrates into pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Feldt, Eric A. Foreword by General Douglas A. MacArthur. THE COAST WATCHERS.
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday 1979 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Greg Beecham drawings. Maps by Alan McKnight. 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "They watched and waited in nervewracking silence attack-ing only when stung. From treetops, from hostile beaches, from jungle camps, they saw it all and radioed what they saw - their network covering more than a half million square miles of island and ocean in the Japanese-held South Pacific. Hunted by enemy patrols, hounded by disease, starvation and sweltering heat, they risked torture and death from the heart of a Japanese-occupied tropical hell. Here are stories of incredible daring and brilliant leadership - of a hand-picked and highly unorthodox band of heroes who preferred the teeming jungle to the crowded regimentation of camp and office - told with gripping immediacy by the officer who led them. Follow the exploits of men like C.L. Page, the Australian planter whose reporting of the Japanese landing of Rabaul saved Allied lives, yet sealed his own fate - Lieutanant D.C. Horton, who hid 2,000 feet up on the mountainside overlooking the Japanese airfield at Munda and reported every aircraft that landed or took off - Blue Harris, a leader whose cool resourcefulness and legendary escapes were known throughout the islands." A few very faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light wrinkling and wear at bottom edge of spine, remainder spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one tiny tear with old tape - two others archivally taped, very light browning to spine, light soiling and rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel, light remainder spray at bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES.  HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1.  2d (REV.) ED., Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine.
15 Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine. THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES. HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1. 2d (REV.) ED.
Toronto Historical Planning and Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1979 0774332387 / 9780774332385 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
175 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps, photographs. Contents: The Problem; Objectives of this Report; Summary of Recommendations; Chronology; Historical Themes (Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Shipping Route / Evolution of the Welland Canals / The Canal and the Transportation Network / The Welland and Development of Industry / The Welland and Surrounding Communities); Historical Resources Today; Resource Analysis (Port Dalhousie / Welland Vale - St. Catharines / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Thorold / Third Canal at the Escarpment / Summit Level / Deep Cut / Welland / Port Colborne / The Feeder); Recommendations; Three Priority Areas (Port Dalhousie / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Third Canal at the Escaprment); Remaining Areas; Programmes; Agencies/ Appendix: Inventory. Interior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of first few pages,small ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
16 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, irregular light line indentation on front panel, two tiny pin holes on front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
17 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
IN STALIN'S SECRET SERVICE.  MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST SOVIET MASTER SPY TO DEFECT., Krivitsky, W.G.  Introduction by Sam Tanenhaus.
18 Krivitsky, W.G. Introduction by Sam Tanenhaus. IN STALIN'S SECRET SERVICE. MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST SOVIET MASTER SPY TO DEFECT.
Enigma, New York, 2000, second printing. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1929631030 B&w photographs. "Krivitsky was the first high-ranking Soviet intelligence official ot defect and reveal his secrets in 1939. In England in 1940, he came very close to unma sking the circle of Soviet spies inside Britain's intelligence service led by Kim Philby, the 'Cambridge 5' spy ring. Europe was too dangerous for him to hide in. He was convinced he would be safe in America. But he was trapped by all the secr e t s he carried with him. Stalin had to act quickly to protect his vast espionage network. From that moment on there would be no escape from the Soviet assassination squad." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, one very small corner crease, bir th da y greeting in ink with a young boy's photograph sealed inside a plastic CD envelope at rear of the book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST DITCH.  THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944., Lampe, David.
19 Lampe, David. THE LAST DITCH. THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944.
Cassell, London, 1968, first edition. 
219 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "(T)he first detailed study of what is known to have been the intentions on both sides (if the Germans had occupied Britian in 1940). Based largely on newly resea rched material and years of persistent detective work, it investigates the German plans for Occupied Britain and, much more startling, the British answer. It would have been a harsh occupation, harsher perhaps than the Nazi rule in Eastern Europ e , as the stark content of the German draft orders and decrees show only too plainly. Mass deportation of the able-bodied male population, wholesale appropriations of the country's agriculture, mineral and industrial produce, these and more would h av e reduced Britain to a starved and barren land. Few could have escaped oppression, and the notorious Gestapo Arrest List for Great Britain, here published in full for the first time since its distribution to senior Gestapo officers in 1940, sho ws ho w wide the Nazi net was to be spread. What would Britain have done? Mr. Lampe has been made privy to the secrets of Europe's first and best-trained Resistance movement. All over Britain its members went quietly about their daily jobs, b ut, by nig ht, they moved in stealth about a darkened Britain, training, practising, testing their ability to sabotage, to spy and to kill. They took 'holidays' at a country house in Berkshire to acquire murderous skills they then taught on their o wn h ome gro und. Caches of arms and explosives, skilfully constructed hide-outs were established in ever-growing numbers. A Resistance wireless network - never detected by the powerful German monitoring service - was set up and manned. (This) i s a s tory with out a climax, for although the vaguely named 'Auxiliary Units' reached an unparalleled peak of efficiency, they never went into action. The important thing is that the Resistance was ready and waiting. It was the last ditch of Bri tain's defe nce in 1940, and before it was crossed it meant the Germans to pay dearly." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - very tiny tear at top of spine; minor dust so iling o n edge s of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor browning, small corner crease on front flap, small soft crease on rear panel, light edge wear with a few very tiny chips, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
20 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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