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William Kimber, London, 1976, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718302745 "The sea in all its moods is the compelling theme of Nigel Tangye's new book; with its beauty and its cruelty it is everlastingly fickle. By combining his own encounters with the sea with graphic reconstructions of bygone adventures and disasters the author makes yesterday's events living experiences. (His) 'Spray of Glendorgal' setting out from Falmouth is no more safe, and no less exhilarating than 'The Neptune Buss' in 1 756 or the smack 'Porth'; a difficult passage in his own boat recalls the finally triumphant saga of the 'Terra Nova' in 1688 so nearly a total wreck and kept afloat by the determination of her crew. And his own ancestor Richard Tangye was a p a s s e n ger on the liner 'Parramatta' going from London to Sydney in 1879 and beguiling the journey with the amusing incidents related to the ship's serio-comic newspaper 'The Parramatta Sun'. Finally the great 'Warspite' is wrecked in Moun t 's Ba y an d re vi sited by the author who had first trod her decks as a naval lieutenant twenty years before. Past and present episodes are all woven into a hauntingly beautiful pattern." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine , tin y bu mp at t op edg e of both boards, one page with dog-ear crease, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny/very sma ll edg e tear s, ligh t r ubb ing, light fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
GEORGE III's CHILDREN., Van der Kiste, John.
43 Van der Kiste, John. GEORGE III's CHILDREN.
Sutton, Stroud, 1999. 
204 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0750922338 B&w photographs, reproductions. "King George III and Queen Charlotte had fifteen children, all but two surviving to maturity. The eldest, who became Prince Regent and King George IV, is t oday less remembered for his patronage of the arts than for his extravagance, and for the harsh treatment of his wife Caroline. As Commander-in-Chief of the British army, the administrative qualities of Frederick, Duke of York, are largely f o r g o t t e n, while King William IV, usually dismissed as a figure of fun, brought a new affability to the monarchy which helped him through the storms engendered during the passage of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. The princesses, for many ye ar s vi ct im s of t heir parents' possessiveness, married only late in life, if at all, yet they have been disparaged as colourless nonentities. This book describes the relationships between the siblings and chronologically recounts the life of t he fa mil y; the i ntr igu ing characters who surrounded the royal court; and the princes' liaisons which resulted in the extraordinary situation that - when Princess Charlotte of Wales died unexpectedly in 1817 - George III, at the age of seventy- nin e, did not hav e a sin gle legitimate grandchild. Three of his children then hurried to the altar." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
Dublin O'Brien Press 1993 0862782996 / 9780862782993 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
219 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs. "From the lanes, the leafy suburbs and the tenements of the city centre, the people of Old Cork remember - Shawlies, stevedores, doctors and bankers are all given a voice here. From Maisie, a poor widow from the lanes of the Northside, to Viola, a merchant's daughter from the wealthy Passage West, the denizens of Old Cork stand out from the crowd and speak their minds. In the span of three years, Michael Verdon interviewed dozens of Cork's native sons and daughters. The result is a candid and colourful account of what life was like before World War II, as told by those who know. The voices are rich and wise, informal and kind. Laced with humour built on keen observation, this book celebrates the homespun wisdom of Ireland's leading southern city." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, tiny bump at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Robert Hale, London, 1965, first edition. 
190 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "Eric Whelpton, who has been living in, or wandering through, Italy for a large part of his life, believes that even Venice itself, outside the tourist area, still remains to be discovered. To the north-east and to the south of Venice there stretch long sandy beaches where the sea is clear and buoyant. Further along the plain, within a few miles of Trieste, are rocky bays and pineclad slopes. To the south, outside the bo undaries of Venetia, there are the popular resorts of Rimini and Cattolica; but on the way there is Ravenna with its works of art from a civilization that existed thirteen centuries ago. Inland again is Mantua, one of the loveliest of art c i t i e s a n d probably the least known. To the north is Verona, a town of Palladian palaces; and Asolo, built by a queen of Cyprus, and beloved of the Brownings. Lake Garda is described too, and the Dolomites, the rose-coloured mountains that g ua rd t he n o rt h- eastern frontiers of Italy. Eric Whelpton can be relied upon to give practical advice to would-be travellers to Venice and its delightful surroundings, and he may even tempt the armchair traveller to book a passage to this ci ty of can als ." S mal l c rease at top edge of preliminary pages, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, light fa ding on sp ine. Ve ry Goo d/Ve ry G ood- 
Price: 17.50 USD
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