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WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
1 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18., Gray, Edwyn A.
4 Gray, Edwyn A. THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972, book club edition. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The explosion which followed Kapitanleutnant Schweiger's curt order to fire on the afternoon of 7 May 1915 far exceeded even his most fervid imaginings. For the torpedo which streake d away from U 20 in response to his command sent to the bottom of the sea the liner Lusitania and with her 1,195 innocent men, women and children, many of them citizens of neutral America and the howl of indignation which followed this cold-b l o o d e d atrocity resounded throughout the world...(The author) looks at the German side of the picture and in the process raises some very topical moral issues. When two countries are at war is it to be total or limited war and, if the latter, w ho i s to d e fine the limits? The problem was to bedevil the German Submarine Service throughout the First World War as the Kaiser and his Admirals weighed and reweighed the effects of the British blockade against the value of American neutra lit y a nd no in cid en t, except perhaps the invasion of Belgium, more clearly defined the problem than the sinking of the Lusitania. Edwyn Gray tells the exciting story of those extraordinarily brave submariners, some like Schweiger, utterly rut hles s, o the rs the very pa ragon of chivalry. Given the facts the reader is left ot make his own judgement as to the ethics of their behaviour..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has large light wate rstai n at bott om of r ear f lap- fold/rear panel, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold has been colored in with black dye or ink. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854093436 / 9781854093431 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, tables. "How close did the Luftwaffe come to winning the war for Germany? Did command errors contribute to the downfall? Could more, newer and better equipped aircraft have beaten the Allies, even after the failures of 1940? Could the Luftwaffe ever have survived the unreasonable dictates of the Fuhrer? By means of deeply researched analytical text and extensive appendices, the reader is guided through the complexities of the war from 1940 to D-Day and will gain an new understanding of how the Luftwaffe snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling and tiny chip at top/bottom of flap-folds also a tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
6 Maitz, Don, foreword. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. Afterword by Janny Wurts. DREAMQUESTS: THE ART OF DON MAITZ.
Novato, California Underwood-Miller 1993 0887331750 / 9780887331756 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Don Maitz. 
98 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "Since his professinal debut nearly 20 years ago, artist Don Maitz has been giving form to the fantastic in a way that has won him widespread recognition by both his professional peers and an enthusiastic public. Following up on the success of 'First Maitz', this volume is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz's most popular works, as well as some never-before-published paintings. Exhibiting a fanatical attention to detail, the paintings apply surrealist technique to surreal situations. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. (He) has designed more than 250 book covers for some of today's leading authors of cutting-edge science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. His visceral and adventurous visions have also attracted commercial clients for national advertising: Eastman Kodak, NBC, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. (He) has received the Silver Medallion from the American Society of Illustrators, the Hugo Award and the Howard Award for Best Artist at the Sixth World Fantasy Convention." Soft crease at top corner of first few pages, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
INTERNATIONAL POETRY REVIEW.  VOL. XXV NUMBER 2 FALL 1999.  HISPANIC ISSUE., Mather, Kathleen, editor.  (Eduardo Chirinos, Victor Ortiz Partida, Blanca Varela, Alvaro Mutis, Michele Najlis, Tim Keane, John Davis, Nydia Rojas, Larry Thomas, Millicent Borges, Carol Hamilton, Virgil Suarez, Patrick Williamson, David Petreman, e
7 Mather, Kathleen, editor. (Eduardo Chirinos, Victor Ortiz Partida, Blanca Varela, Alvaro Mutis, Michele Najlis, Tim Keane, John Davis, Nydia Rojas, Larry Thomas, Millicent Borges, Carol Hamilton, Virgil Suarez, Patrick Williamson, David Petreman, e INTERNATIONAL POETRY REVIEW. VOL. XXV NUMBER 2 FALL 1999. HISPANIC ISSUE.
International Poetry Review, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1999. 
111 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. The first section contains poems in Spanish with English translations on facing pages, the second section is in English only. Interior - on pages 56/57, the translator (this book is from his personal collection) has m ade two small corrections to the text in pen. The binding has cracked slightly at this point, but the pages are still holding firmly. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Longmans, Green 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
282 pp, 8 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. "Here is a dramatic re-creation of England during those eventful days when Britain fought alone and when defeat of Britain would have been the defeat of hope. How close the batle was, how much hung in the balance and how that battle went is presented by the distinguished correspondent Drew Middleton who was reporting the events for the Associated Press. The forces at the command of the RAF - charged to defend the British Isles - were pitifully small in comparison to those of the German Luftwaffe, out to break the back of the English. An impartial military observer would have scoffed at the idea that so few would be able to do so much to so many. If the Luftwaffe had destroyed the RAF, there is no doubt that ultimately Britian would have fallen, little doubt that the history of the war and that of the world would have taken a different turning. How and why the tide of battle changed, what motives lay behind the German switch in tactics, what might have happened and came so close to happening - the story is superbly and dramatically told in (this) brilliant portrayal of a nation and a people battling for life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few very small scuffs on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
No.312 (CZECHOSLOVAK) SQUADRON 1940-1945.  HURRICANE, SPITFIRE., Polak, Tomas.  With Jiri Rajlich.
9 Polak, Tomas. With Jiri Rajlich. No.312 (CZECHOSLOVAK) SQUADRON 1940-1945. HURRICANE, SPITFIRE.
raf-in-combat, (printed by Graphic Sud, Boe Cedex, France), 2008. 
98 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 2952638152 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, profiles, map. A history of the pilots, aircraft and operations of No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron during the Second World War. Interior - cle an and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover (migrates into first few pages), tiny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
London Longmans 1968 582153719 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Pauline Baynes. 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "The making of this Dictionary arose from the author's wish to give, in an accurate yet exciting work of reference, a picture of the Knight and the things that occupied his life and thought - his education and training; his armour, weapons and equipment; the stories he heard and read; the captains he followed and the men he led; the complex code he was sworn to; the enterprises in which he was engaged; and the cathedrals, abbeys and churches where memorials of chivalry survive. The book does not seek to hide the dirt, cruelty and intolerance behind the elaborate courtesies, the pageantry and the heroism. There are well over 1,000 entries (with plentiful cross-references), ranging from short definitions to several paragraphs, and there are many extracts from literature and early chronicles. There is also a brief classified index at the end. The illustrations in full colour and in b&w were drawn by Pauline Baynes page by page, to keep text and pictures side by side. This remarkable illustrator has captured all the changing moods of the entries, in splendid pictures ranging from gay interpretations of the fancies of mediaeval storytellers to accurate and detailed drawings of armour, weapons, etc., from contemporary sources." Very tiny stain on half-title page, tiny foxing marks and very light browning on top of text block, wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor faint color loss on spine and boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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