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1 Evans, Alan. DAUNTLESS.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980, 1st. edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340253053 "If you were Commander David Smith of the British Navy, what would you do? Off the coast of Palestine in Octovber, 1917, he is put in charge of the light cruiser 'Dauntless', the seaplane tender 'Blackbird', and two monitors with 6-inch guns. The small force is expected to elude U-boats while somehow stopping a German troop train on its way to shore up the Turks' defenses against the British Army. Lurking somewhere over th e horizon is the sinister German cruiser 'Walkure', a heavily armed ship commanded by an officer as wily as Smith himself..." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrin k l i n g , v e ry light browning - mainly on spine and at edges, very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
2 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
3 Macfarlane, Alan. Preface by E.E. Evans-Pritchard. WITCHCRAFT IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND: A REGIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDY.
Harper & Row, New York, 1970. 
334 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Section headings: Sources and Statistics; Countering Witchcraft; Witchcraft and the Social Background; A Comparative Framework: Anthropological Studies; Appendices. Interior - soft crease at top corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning, light soiling, two corner creases, faint crease on spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 

 


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