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FLYPAST.  NO. 22.  MAY 1983.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Ken Ellis, Michael Fopp, Eric hayward, Hans Schmoller-Haldy, John Smith, Paul Coggan, Bob Ogden, Donald Hannah, Peter Moran.)
121 Twite, Mike, ed. (Ken Ellis, Michael Fopp, Eric hayward, Hans Schmoller-Haldy, John Smith, Paul Coggan, Bob Ogden, Donald Hannah, Peter Moran.) FLYPAST. NO. 22. MAY 1983. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1983. 
60 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: Preservation Project (Lincolnshire Aviation Museum Fairchild Argus - replacing fabric with glass fibre); Bombe r Museum opens (Bomber Command Museum); G-HUNT reborn (Hawker Hunter); Preservation News; Air Show '83; I Remember (Luftwaffe pilot Hans Schmoller-Haldy); Preserved Vulcans (Avro Vulcan B2s); Southend Auction (Historic Aircraft Museum); Wo r l d ' s f a s t est piston aircraft (F-51 Mustang 'Red Baron'); Museums of South Africa; Warplanes in Civvies (Avro Lancaster); Aviation Archaeology. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex te ri or - mi no r edge wear to covers; light wear on spine; very light rubbing on rear cover, light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at hinges, old price inked out on front cover, soft corner creases/curling. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.
122 Waugh, Alec. THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.
Cassell, London, 1958, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FAMOUS SEA BATTLES., Welch, John.  Illustrated by Derek Williams.
123 Welch, John. Illustrated by Derek Williams. FAMOUS SEA BATTLES.
Arthur Barker, London, 1964. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, maps/battle plans. "In the year 897 nine ships of Alfred the Great defeated a small fleet of Danish raiders off the south coast of England in the first English naval battle....In t he year 1943 the surviving German submarine wolf-packs conceded victory to the Allies and were withdrawn from the Atlantic after many months of bitter struggle....Between these very different naval actions, the names of certain sea battles bl a z e o u t : les Espagnols sur Mer; the Armada; the Little Revenge; the Battle of the Gabbard; Quiberon Bay; the Glorious First of June; Trafalgar; the Falklands; Jutland; the River Plate; the Hunting of the Bismarck. This book, fully documented fr om c o nt em po rary sources, provides an exciting and authentic picture of 1200 years of naval warfare." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears - some wi th cre as es, li ght rubbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FAIRY RING:  A NEW EDITION OF A CLASSIC COLLECTION, INCLUDING TALES FROM FIFTEEN LANDS., Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora Archibald, editors.  Revised by Ethna Sheehan.
124 Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora Archibald, editors. Revised by Ethna Sheehan. THE FAIRY RING: A NEW EDITION OF A CLASSIC COLLECTION, INCLUDING TALES FROM FIFTEEN LANDS.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1967 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Warren Chappell. 
414 pp, 9 7/16" H. 8 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus b&w drawings. "Here is a beautiful new edition of a well-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from many countries, reselected for children today by Ethna Sheehan, a specialist in folklore and storytelling. Stories from Scandinavia, England, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Russia, and India have been retained from the original collection; now, in addition, Italy, Portugal, Arabia, Japan, China, and the American Indian are represented in tales chosen from Miss Wiggin's other popular books in the 'Library of Fairy Literature'. The result is the best of Kate Douglas Wiggin in one handsome volume, redesigned and illustrated in full color and black-and-white by Warren Chappell." Contents: Introduction; East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon; The Golden Lantern, Golden Goat, and Golden Cloak; Mother Roundabout's Daughter; The Golden Bird; The Doll in the Grass; The Clever Prince; Dapplegrim; The Princess on the Glass Hill; The Wild Swans; Master Tobacco; The History of Tom Thumb; Tattercoats; The Buried Moon; Cap o' Rushes; Hookedy-Crookedy; The Bee, the Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum-Clock; The Long Leather Bag; The Table, the Ass, and the Stick; The Little Brother and Sister; Longnose the Dwarf; The Three Feathers; The Water of Life; The Nose-Tree; Snow-white and Rose-red; The Goose Girl; Brier Rose; Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle; The Iron Wolf; The Young Head of the Family; Yvon and Finette; The Little Good Mouse; Drakesbill and His Friends; The White Cat; Prince Cherry; The Story of Coquerico; The Bird-Cage Maker; The Lucky Coin; The Storks and the Night Owl; The Months; Schippeitaro; The Matsuyama Mirror; The Ants that Pushed on the Sky; The Brahman, the Tiger, and the Six Judges; Tit for Tat; Muchie Lal; The Valiant Chatteemaker. Small name notation blacked-out on free front endpaper, remainder spray on bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight rubbing and a tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor edge browning, tiny edge tear with crease. Short gold colored band label printed on spine and front panel with "A Doubleday Reinforced Library Edition" - this book is NOT an ex-library book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
125 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELOW THE BELT: NOVELTY, SUBTERFUGE AND SURPRISE IN NAVAL WARFARE., Winton, John.
126 Winton, John. BELOW THE BELT: NOVELTY, SUBTERFUGE AND SURPRISE IN NAVAL WARFARE.
Conway Maritime, London, 1981, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851772366 B&w illustrations. "The 'dirty tricks' department is not a recent invention. Unconventional warfare was developed into an art by the Greeks, who employed fire-ships some seventee n centuries before their use against the Spanish Armada. The Romans shattered Cathaginian seapower with a simple invention and novel tactics, while the Byzantine navy's supremacy depended on the first secret weapon in history, Greek Fire. E v e n t h e use of poisonous gas was proposed as early as the Napoleonic Wars. (This) is the first book to bring together all the strands of this tradition, from primitive explosion-vessels to the human torpedoes of the Second World War. Every a ge h as pr od uc ed some scheme or device designed to upset the naval balance of power - and consequently dubbed 'unfair' by the opposition - but very few of these inventions are at all well known. However, such devices have had a dramatic effect on na val aff air s, and (this) is a fitting tribute to their influence." Scattered tint foxing marks on edges of text block, a few tiny soiling specks on top of text block, tiny wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge w rink ling . V e ry G ood/ Ver y Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COLONEL OF DRAGOONS., Woodruff, Philip.
127 Woodruff, Philip. COLONEL OF DRAGOONS.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1951, first edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, 2 b&w battle plans. A fictionalized account with extensive notes at rear. "In the year between Blenheim and Ramillies, an English general landed in Spain, took Barcelona with a force n o greater than the garrison, turned himself into a guerrilla chief and by a combination of luck, impertinence and deception drove before him for two hundred miles a French and Spanish army sometimes twenty times the strength of his own. He c l e a r e d two provinces of the enemy and in the end sent the grandson of Louis XIV and his whole army back across the Pyrenees to France. The campaign is seen in this book through the eyes of Colonel James Awbyn, lieutenant-colonel of the Que e n' s Dr ag oo ns . He is a regimental officer, exact in his duty, careful of his men, but at heart, like all good soldiers, he is a romantic. He is fascinated by the erratic brilliance of his general, the Great Earl of Peterborough. His feelings d eve lo p s low ly fro m an almost mystical admiration to a kind of disappointed affection. The character of Peterborough and Awbyn's idea of him are the main themes of a book which is not a novel, still less what is known as fictional biography, bu t a chr onic le i n w hich t he historical characters say and do only what is recorded in their own letters and diaries. As readable as fiction, it is still an exact account of military 'shop' in Marlborough's army and of historical happening s th at h ave the e xcite ment of a bo y 's adventure story and something of the shape of tragedy." light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate b rowni ng, v ery light soilin g, li ght ed ge w ea r. moderate edge wrinkling/creasing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV.  CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII.  (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE, Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds.
128 Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds. CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV. CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII. (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE
[Royal Historical Society], Offices of the Society, London, 1926. 
Each article individually paginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering/border on spine, blind embossed borders to front and rear board and gold 'CS' on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: 1, Spanish Narratives of the English Attack on Santo Domingo 1655. Transcribed and translated from the original documents in the General Archives of the Indies and edited for the Royal Historical Society. 2. Embajada Espanola: An Anonymous Contemporary Spanish Guide to Diplomatic Procedure in the Last Quarter of the Seventeenth Century. 3. The Will of Peter de Aqua Blanca Bishop of Hereford (1268). 4. The Ransom of John II, King of France, 1360-70. 5. Historia Siue Narracio de Modoet Forma Mirabil is Parliamenti Apud Westmonasterium Anno Domini Millesimo CCCLXXXVJ, Regni Vero Regis Ricardi Secundi Post Conquestum Anno Decimo, Per Thomam Fauent Clericum Indictata. Edited from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library. Interior - light browning and some tiny foxing marks on endpapers, tiny tear on inside front hinge, very light browning to pages, some pages unopened at top edge, one archivally taped small tear on fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear with a few small edge scuffs, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, browning to top/fore-edge of textblock, fading to spine color. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE GALLANT CAUSE:  CANADIANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-1939., Zuehlke, Mark.
129 Zuehlke, Mark. THE GALLANT CAUSE: CANADIANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-1939.
Whitecap, Vancouver, (1996). 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN1551104881 B&w photos, map. "Crossing the ocean and braving hostile frontiers, they reached Spain as crusaders for freedom. The never-before told tales of Canadians who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War are revealed in this compelling book...Discover Canadian heroes such as Dr. Norman Bethune, who performed the world's first blood transfusion on the battlefield, Jean Watts, one of the few women to volunteer in t he legendary International Brigades, and twenty-year-old Thomas Beckett, the first Canadian to die in the trenches. In ragged uniforms, with obsolete equipment, hundreds of Canadians fought to the death against a massive army equipped by Hil t e r a n d Mussolini..." Minor edge wear. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
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