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MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2., Church, John.
1 Church, John. MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2.
Crescent, New York, (1985). 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 125 b&w photos and 30 pages of color photos. Contents: Research and Development - Production; German Production; Waterproofing and Wadeproofing; Airportability; Cold Weather Operations. Special Purpose Vehicles - Recovery; Tank Transporters; Machinery or Mobile Workshops; Amphibians; Gun Tractors; Ambulances and Associated Medical Vehicles; Communication Vehicles; Bridging Vehicles; Miscellaneous Specialist Vehicles. Load Carrying Vehicles. Operations. Christmas insription and faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small, light line indentations on panels, minor rubbing. VG /V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED.  FIFTEENTH THOUSAND., Darwin, Charles.
2 Darwin, Charles. THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.
London John Murray 1882 Second Edition, reivsed and augmented. Half-Leather Very Good- T.W. Wood. 
xvi, 693 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. "(Here, Darwin) applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in mate choice, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society." Scattered tiny foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on adjacent pages, an area of light foxing in the top margin of pages 88 & 89, gilt lettering and decorarion on the spine has faded (not on spine label), darkening to top of text block, light rubbing on marble paper on boards, light edge wear, red leather on spine and at corners has faded to light brown. 
Price: 425.00 USD
 
 
3 Darwin, Charles. Introduction by Richard Dawkins. THE ESSENTIAL DARWIN. 4 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE / ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES / THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS / THE DESCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 1990 Hard Cover Very Good 
395 pp, 298 pp, 258 pp, 592 pp, 10" H. 4 volumes in dark green slipcase with gold lettering/profile of Darwin on side panels. Bound in dark green buckram with gold banding, brown leather labels with gold lettering on spine - gold borders, lettering and Darwin profile on front boards. Dark brown endpapers, top edges dark green. B&w illustrations. 'A Naturalist's Voyage' has a tiny faint dent/scuff on rear board. 'The Descent of Man' has small bump at top corner of front board and top of front hinge. 'The Expression of the Emotions' has wrinkle at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a small bump at one top front and rear corner, very light rubbing. The gold lettering on spine labels is all complete - scan does not show it well. 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
4 Horwood, Harold. Foreword by Farley Mowat. DANCING ON THE SHORE: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT ANNAPOLIS BASIN.
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Jeter, K.W. MACHINES INFERNALES.
Paris J'ai Lu 1988 2277225185 / 9782277225188 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - D.B. Mattingly cover art. 
348 pp,6 7/16" H. "C'etait a Londres, un matin - L'orage menacait. George Dower vit entrer dans sa boutique celui qu'il appellera l'Homme de Cuir Noir - Des lors, il devint le jouet d'evenements dont le sens lui echappait. Le plus etrange etait ces etres disgracieux qu'il rencontrait partout - Peuple difforme descendant d'une race amphibie, aussi pitoyable que ces 'filles vertes' aux voluptes poissonneuses qui excitaient la convoitise de jeunes aristrocrates debauches. Au comble de l'angoisse, Dower comprit peu a peu qu'on s'acharnait a vouloir le tuer. S'agissait-il du Regulateur Etherique? Une machine infernale apparemment? Mais le pire etait encore a venir. Et le pire, il etait loin de l'imaginer - ." Interior - very light browning in gutter and margins of pages. Exterior - light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny light scuffs and cup ring on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
7 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
Kew National Archives 2005 1903365872 / 9781903365878 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into official records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, from new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of forms in which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO., Theberge, John B., ed.  With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin.  Don Bonner, cartographer.
8 Theberge, John B., ed. With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin. Don Bonner, cartographer. LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989. 
397 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077108398X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, maps. "(Q)uite simply the most important, authoritative and comprehensive book ever produced in Canada on the natural environment...(It) provides a broad overview of all Ontario's natural features. It deals with bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more, with emphasis upon certain specific topics; specia l environments, for instance, such as the Erie Sand Spits, the Niagara Escarpment, and the four larger parks: Algonquin, Quetico, Pukaskwa, and Polar Bear. There are also forty-two 'Vignettes of Nature'. These short articles about outstandi n g n a t u ral features or highlights are arranged geographically. They cover such topics as: Pembroke swallows, bogs and beaver ponds, passenger pigeons, the migration of monarch butterflies, reptiles, the Loring Deer Yard, the owls of the Kings to n a re a, p er egrine falcons in the city, bat roosts, and Ontario's white pelicans....(T)here are twenty-five 'Science Excursions', enjoyable thumbnail descriptions of research written by the actual scientists involved. Knowledge-hungry nature lo ve rs wi ll lea rn the latest on what can be done about blackflies and mosquitoes, spruce budworm, the background and progress of rabies research, diseases in deer and moose, and why Ontario's weather seems to reach such extremes." This is a h eavy bo ok and wil l re qui re extra postage. Slight browning and waviness to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA., Wager, Vincent A.
9 Wager, Vincent A. THE FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA.
Purnell & Sons, Cape Town, 1965, first edition. 
242 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, drawings by the author. "The first section of the book deals in general terms with all aspects of frog life, legends, mating habits, homing instincts, calls, and their many and varied enemies. Their different food requirements are discussed, and especially the value to mankind of those species whose main diet consists of agricultural pests, and mosquitoes...The last section of the book is for those who wish to have more detailed information about the 101 species and sub-species that inhabit South Africa, and the scientist will find full descriptions that would make possible the ready identification of eggs and tadpoles, large numbers of which are described for the first time in this work. All the available information has been included on the South African Amphibia, both from the author's knowledge, and from literature on the subject." Light edge wear to boards, light tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, very light browning to endpapers, tiny split in front gutter. Dust jacket is basically complete, but has moderate edge wear/soiling, soiling on rear panel, light rubbing, delamination and laminate creases , 1" tear, tiny chips/tears, light browning. VG/Fair 
Price: 47.50 USD
 


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