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ENGLISH ELECTRIC/BAC LIGHTNING., Philpott, Bryan.
21 Philpott, Bryan. ENGLISH ELECTRIC/BAC LIGHTNING.
Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough, 1984, first edition. 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850596874 B&w photographs, profiles. "First flown in 1957 and still in active service, the Lightning was the first supersonic aircraft designed and built in Britain. Setting new stan dards with its rate of climb and interception speed, and still in many ways unsurpassed, its excellent handling qualities earned it the affection of a generation of pilots. This book details the aircraft's development and success - and shows ho w , b ut for Government vacillation, the Lightning, with its great overseas sales' potential, could have revitalised the British military aircraft industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of surface paper loss at fore-edge of re ar en dpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, is price-clipped, minor edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, small tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
22 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BALLYKISSANGEL: BEHIND THE SCENES., Tibballs, Geoff.
23 Tibballs, Geoff. BALLYKISSANGEL: BEHIND THE SCENES.
Headline, London, 1997, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0747221065 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Rarely has a new drama series engendered such genuine affection, particularly for its characters. Especially tantalising is the relationship between young English Catholic priest Peter Clifford and feisty bar owner Assumpta Fitzgerald, but 'BallyK' is home to a wide variety of colourful individuals including roguish businessman Brian Quigley, his headstrong daughter Niam h a nd her pensive husband Ambrose Egan, the local Garda. The show's other star is of course its setting - the stunning Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow - and Geoff Tibballs goes behind the scenes to discover the origins of the series, how the prod uc e rs came to choose Avoca and what the real villagers think of the show. As well as containing exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this book is gloriously illustrated with on- and off-screen photographs capturing perfectly the magic of 'Ba lly ki ssa ngel'." Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COLONEL OF DRAGOONS., Woodruff, Philip.
24 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
 
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