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FORTRESS OF OWLS., Cherryh, C.J.
201 Cherryh, C.J. FORTRESS OF OWLS.
HarperPrism, (New York, 1999), Ist edition. 
406 pp, lg 8vo, (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Cover art by Matthew Stawicki. "Cefwyn's dream of a united Ylesuin and a love match with Ninevrise is threatened by ambitious lords and narrow religionists to whom all magic is evil. The 'spa rrows' of Elwynor are gathering on the border, pitiful refugees from the gathering storm. And Tristen must take up the sword and the Sihhe magic he has forsworn. For he is destiny's own, created a combatant in a far older and more fearso m e c o n f l i c t than any ever imagined by mere mortal man." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine - minor at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. This is a new, unread book. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
202 Christensen, Carl C.; Bobe, Louis; Weilbach, Fr. FREDERICKSBERG: VEJEN GAAR, MIN TRO, OVER VESTERBRO.
Kobenhavn H. Hagerups 1937 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
304 pp, 10 1/2" H. Dark green leather spine and corners - spine has four raised bands, gilt titling and four blind stamped foral emblems in diamonds - marbled paper on boards. Front cover from original paperbound book has been bound in and is lovely and bright. **Danish text.** Four colour plates (including frontispiece) tipped on dark brown stock with black borders and captions. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Indhold: Carl C. Christense: Vejen gaar, min Tro, over Vesterbo; Frederiksberg Alle; Solbjerg - Ny Hollaender By - Frederiksberg. Adjunkt Fr. Weibach: Frederiksberg Slot. Dr. Louis Bobe: Frederiksberg Slot; Frederiksberg Have og Sondermarken; Bakkenhuset. Carl C. Christensen: Frederiksberg By of dens Beboere. Billedfortegnelse. Register. Minor edge wear, minor rubbing on spine raised bands. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART.  19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003.  CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE., Christie's
203 Christie's THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART. 19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003. CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE.
Christie's International Media Division, London, (2002). 
32 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. Introduction, auction listing, colour photographs. Amendments sheet laid in. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
204 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1986, first American edition. 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 874743109 B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public a rchives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 j e t fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas cov er ed a r e the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RA F, fl ying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more tha n 40 0 b lac k and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at b ottom of fron t hinge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS 1919-1961., Clabby, J., Brigadier.  Foreword by General Sir Cecil S. Sugden.
205 Clabby, J., Brigadier. Foreword by General Sir Cecil S. Sugden. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS 1919-1961.
J.A. Allen, London, 1963, first edition. 
244 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (grey cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, gold insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Years Between 1919-1939; The United Kingdom Base and the Campaigns in France and North-West Europe; The Middle East Base (including Persia and Iraq). The Campaigns in Eritrea, Greece, Syria and North Africa; The Campaigns in Sicily and Italy; The India Base; The Burma Campaign; Civ i l A f f a i r s and Control Commissions; The Post-War Years, 1945-1961; War Dogs; Contributions to Research; Appendices - Directors of Army Veterinary Services, 1796-1961; Directors of Veterinary Services, India, 1886-1947; Commandants of the Ar my V e te ri na ry S ch oo l, 1880-1961; Nominal Roll of Officers serving in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during World War II; Organization of the Army Veterinary Services in India and Burma, 1944; Organization of the Indian Army Veterinary Cor ps Cen tr e, Amb ala , 1 944 ; O rga nization of the Army Veterinary and Remount Service, early 1945 (excluding India and Burma); R.A.V.C. with C.M.F., 1944; Organizatin of the Army Veterinary and Remount Services in C.M.F., May, 1945; Animal Statis tic s, C .M. F., 194 4; C asua lty and Remo unt State in Advanced R.A.V.C. Units, C.M.F., 1945; Indices. Boards and textblock slightly bowed, light creases down middle of front pastedown, small shallow bump to fore-edge of boards. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
206 Clark, Andrew. (Harold Pringle.) A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Alfred A. Knopf, (Toronto, 2002), first edition. 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067697354X "Harold Pringle was underage when the Second World War broke out, eager to leave quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by his father's side. But few who volunteered to fight 'the good fight' realized what horror lay ahead; soon both young Harold and his father were cracking under the strain. His father was sent home; Harold Pringle found himself in Italy, fighting on the bloody 'Hitler Line'. Shellshocked, this broken soldier embarked on a tragic, final course: desertion, debauchery in the streets of Rome and a suspect accusation of murder. His appeal was reviewed by the highest levels of government, right up to Prime Minister King. But two months after the official end of the war, Private Pringle was put to death - the only soldier the Canadians had executed since the First World War. His own countrymen carried out the orders, forbidden to go home before completing this last grotesque assignment. The Pringle file was closed and stayed that way for fifty years - until Andrew Clark uncovered it and began a two-year investigative search. (This) is a true-life military detective story that shows another side of what many consider our proudest military campaign. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a crisis that disfigured our national conscience and continues to raise questions about the ethics of war..." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME., Clark, John, editor.
207 Clark, John, editor. ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME.
Chancellor, London, 1994. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851527273 "Vivid documentation will introduce you to pioneers in the world of science and technology such as Hippocrates, Galileo and Albert Einstein. Legendary sports personalities like Je sse Owens, Mickey Mantle and Jack Nicklaus are chronicled as are the magnificent artists Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Varied, yet timeless writers and poets are included, from Sappho and Aesop to Dante, Shakespeare, and Willi a m C a r los Williams. The collection of politicians and statesmen run the gamut from Alexander the Great to John F. Kennedy. Great philosophers from Confucius to Boethius to Nietzsche are included, as are a multitude of other personalities. Un de r t he c on trol of Chief Editors from both the United States and Great Britain, (this book) has been compiled by 23 editors, each an expert in his or her field. Together their experience and expertise has created a biographical reference work of ex ce pti ona l q uality." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
208 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
209 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
210 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
211 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS., Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S.
212 Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S. AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS.
Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1990. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0939631253 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs - including many vintage portraits showing the arms and their owners. Contents: Introduction; Springfield Armory; Parts of a Rifle Musket; Mu skets; Rifle Muskets; Rifles; Breechloading Rifles; Carbines; Revolvers; Accoutrements; Ammunition; Appendages; Bayonets; Ignition; Loading and Firing; Glossary; Appendices - Federal and Northern State Arsenals; Confederate Arsenals, Depots a n d L a b o ratories; Small Arms Usage by Regiments; Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny piece missing f r om b ot t om o f sp ine, tiny tear (glued) at top of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948.  EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH., Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler.  Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir.  H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al.
213 Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler. Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir. H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al. STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948. EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH.
Ascot Women's Institute, n.p., 1949. 
85 pp (printed on one side of leaf only), small 4to (10 13/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; History of the Ascot Women's Institute; Institute Pictures; Place Names; Indians; Hyatt Saga - with Historical Document Notes; Early Roads - map; Growth and Development of the County; The Neighbourhoods - including geographical features and industries; Old Map - in sections; Railways; Education; Churches - pictures; Temperance Work; Pearlash and Prices 100 Years Ago; The Home Front World War I; Peace Celebrations 1918; Memorial Roll 1914-1918; Ascot War Work and Other Activities; Ascot Honour Roll 1939-1945; Armed Forces - World War II; Poem - "For the Fallen" - by L. Binyon; Our Boys - Illustrated; Pe a c e C e l e b rations 1945. Interior - covers have pulled away from adjacent page at front and rear inside hinges causing some tears which have now been archiavlly taped, light rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with with no other own er sh ip ma rk s. Ex terior - previous owner's name on frontcover, light browning on spine and hinge areas, small light stain on covers, old tape residue at top/bottom of spine and covers at hinges, small closed tears at top/bottom of hinges, very li ght ru b bin g, a f e w s oft creases. Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY., Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
214 Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell. THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY.
National Air and Space Museum / University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1989. 
208 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0295969164 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans. Published to accompany the exhibition. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; The Russian Period, 1889-1919; The Golden Age of F light, 1919-39; Vertical Flight, 1939-57; Igor Sikorsky, Engineer and Public Man; Appendices: Design Drawings; Technical Specifications; Historical and Technical Notes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor corner wear, slight bump at top of spine, three tiny corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS., Cockett, Richard.
215 Cockett, Richard. TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297795481 B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto ne glected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enli s t t h e n e wspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite t o an y a gr ee m en t between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal c on tac ts to cu rb th e p re ss, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (Thi s b ook) th rows new li ght on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Depar tmen t. A t Ch amber lain' s be hest , Ba ll r an a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press propr ietor s, is also f ully revea led f or th e first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between gover nment a nd pre ss bec ame ins titut ionali zed in the 1 930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamber lain an d appeas ement." Light brownin g to p ages an d edges of tex tblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
216 Cockman, F.G. BRITISH RAILWAYS' STEAM LOCOMOTIVES. HISTORY IN CAMERA.
Shire, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, 1980. 
80 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0852635311 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "When Britain's railways were nationalised in 1948 more than nineteen thousand steam locomotives were taken over from the private companies, and the manufact ure of steam locomotives continued until 1960. Thereafter they were rapidly replaced by diesels and electrics, and in 1968 steam haulage on British Railways ended. This book describes the principal classes of steam locomotives working ac t i v e l y i n Britain between 1948 and 1968, with emphasis on those types of which examples have been preserved. The author discusses the engines under the headings express, mixed traffic, tank and freight locomotives, comparing designs inherit ed f ro m th e G WR , L MSR, LNER and SR with the subsequent BR Standard classes. There is a useful list of locomotives that have been preserved telling where each can be seen, and there are many photographs of the engines at work." Interior - pr evi ous ow ne r's s ma ll st am p on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear. light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
217 Coffey, Thomas M. DECISION OVER SCHWEINFURT: THE U.S. 8th AIR FORCE BATTLE FOR DAYLIGHT BOMBING.
David McKay, New York, 1977, book club edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "(D)escribes moment by moment (the) August 17, 1943 raid as well as the second Schweinfurt mission, October 14, 1943 - the two most savage battles in the history of air warf are. It also describes day by day the lives and deaths of the men on both sides who faced each other not only in these but in other epic battles. Yet (this) is more than the story of the two famous Schweinfurt missions: it is also the story o f t h e development of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England, and the most crucial combat tests of the American daylight precision bombing strategy. Citing hundreds of previously unpublished documents, the book reveals for the first time the full s tr ug g le t o establish this daring American strategy against the conviction of many authoritative people that it would not work. These people included British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, all his air experts, and many generals and admiral s in the U .S. Ar my and Navy....American and British strategists were arguing this issue when, in February, 1942, Brig, Gen. Ira C. Eaker and his staff arrived in England to create the 8th Bomber Command. When Eaker launched the first great Sch we inf urt mis sion eig hte en months later, the matter was still undecided. Could the B-17s battle their way through the waves of Luftwaffe fighters and destroy the Schweinfurt factories? Or would the bombers be turned back, exposing the America n A ir F orce s st rateg y as a di smal failure? This was the issue that produced the crucial decision over Schweinfurt." Slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of rear board and very small bump at t op ed ge of fron t boar d. D ust j acket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
218 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918., Cohen, Joseph.
219 Cohen, Joseph. JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918.
Robson, London, 1992. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0860517969 B&w illustrations. "When Isaac Rosenberg was killed in action on the Western Front in April 1918, the world lost one of the most striking talents of that ill-fated generation. He differe d from Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - the two poets with whom he is most often compared - in that his was a double-faceted gift: he was both poet and painter. Also, unlike the other celebrated war poets, he was a private in the ranks, g i v i n g his poetry its particular, harrowing perspective. This moving and definitive biography is a fitting tribute to Rosenberg's tragically short life. Born to impoverished Russian Jewish immigrants, he grew up in London's East End, and onl y en li st ed t o escape the grinding poverty of home. After a short period in camp, he was sent straight to the Somme battlefields. Dr Cohen's study is based on an exhaustive examination of Rosenberg's drawings, paintings, prose pieces, poetry, l ett ers an d p riv at e family papers, and a close collaboration with the poet's late sister who was for many years his literary executrix. It is a story fraught with anxious striving, unremitting deprivation and unmerited neglect - neglect whi ch unti l re cent ly d ogge d h is reputation despite acclaim from a number of eminent critics, among them F R Leavis, who wrote 'genius is the word for Rosenberg'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fad ing to s pine color , min or ed ge w ear, soft crease at top of front cover, minor to light soiling on edges of text block, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
220 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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