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1 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
London Leo Cooper 1976 085052229 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and traditions, made a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, it was a means of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Army, of training as airportable and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties of those years have welded together a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in action, patient and cheerful in adversity, a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odour, small soft bump to top corner of pages, light wear at top of front hinge/spine, light rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and slight fading on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Osprey, Oxford, 1999. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329018 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and scale drawings, colour profiles. "The B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US warplane, yet its combat crews live, even today, in th e shadow of the less plentiful, but better-known, B-17. Accounts of the 'Mighty Eighth' in Europe, and indeed many of the books and films that emerged from the greatest air campaign in history, often overlook the B-24, even though it was in a c t i o n for as long as the Flying Fortress, and participated in just as many perilous daylight bombing missions. Twenty-one bomb groups saw action with the Eighth from 9 October 1942 through to VE-Day, operating both from airfields in the 'bombe r tr ia ng le ' in East Anglia, and North Africa. Providing an overview of Eighth AF B-24 operations, this volume is the second of four within this series chronicling the role of the Liberator in World War 2." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vio us own ers hi p marks. Exterior - A few faint line indentation as a two faint rub marks on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 93.  APRIL 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.)
4 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.) FLYPAST. NO. 93. APRIL 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Observer's Tale (operational career of 'Peter' Wilson); 'Oboe' Mosquitoes (Pin-point bombing by 'Oboe' equipped Mos quitoes); Sir Philip's Cobra (Sir Philip Sassoon and his fleet); Sir Thomas (Sopwith); A Survivor - Just (One of Boscombe Down's Harvards); Insubstantial Evidence (Whitley sortie); Jet Heritage (Jet Heritage Collection, Bournemouth); Skybo s s ( C o r s a i r); News (death of Roland Fraissinet, demise of a Rapide); Preservation Project (CWH Lancaster); Aviation Archaeology (East Anglia); Airfield (North Coates, Donna Nook); Notebook (New Zealand), Museums of the World (National Air a nd S p ac e Mu se um , Wa shington, D.C.), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear with crease on rear cover, very light rubbing on rear cover , m ino r bro wn ing to ed ge s o f textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE SWAN, LAVENHAM., Innes, Hammond.  Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati.
5 Innes, Hammond. Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati. THE SWAN, LAVENHAM.
Trust House Hotels, n.p., 1972, 3rd printing. 
Unpaginated (12 pp + covers), 6 1/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Blue, black & white illustrations, including double-page floor plan at centre. A brief history of the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
6 McGreal, Stephen. THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918.
Barnsley Pen & Sword 2008 1844158586 / 9781844158584 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Wounded Allied personnel were invariably repatriated by hospital ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled on the humanity of the U-Boat commanders. For, contrary to the terms of the Geneva Convention, on occasions Germany had sunk the unarmed hospital ships under the pretence they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. The press seized on these examples of 'Hun Barbarity', especially the drowning on non-combatant female nurses. The crises heighened following the German Government's 1 February 1917 introduction of unrestricted naval warfare. The white-painted Allied hospital ships became, in German eyes, legitimate targets for the U-Boats. As the war on the almost 100 strong fleet of hospital ships intensified the British threatened reprisals against Germany, in particular an Anglo-French bombing raid upon a German town. Undeterred the Germans stepped up their campaign sinking two hospital ships in swift succession. Seven hospital ships struck mines and a further eight were torpedoed. Faced with such a massacre of the innocents Britain decided her hospital ships, painted and brightly lit in accordance with the Geneva Convention, could no longer rely on this immunity. The vessels were repainted in drab colours, defensively armed and sailed as ambulance transports among protected convoys. Germany had successfully banished hospital ships from the high seas." Appendices: Roll of Honour; War Memorials and Cemeteries. Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON:  AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR., Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M.  Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt.
7 Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M. Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt. TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON: AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1982. 
131 pp, small 4to, (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0946009007 Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The History of the Armouries; The History of Arms and Armour; Catalogue; Select Reading List ; Glossary. Minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small closed edge tear on rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
LIVING THE FISHING.  HISTORY WORKSHOP SERIES., Thompson, Paul, with Tony Wailey and Trevor Lummis.
8 Thompson, Paul, with Tony Wailey and Trevor Lummis. LIVING THE FISHING. HISTORY WORKSHOP SERIES.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1983), Ist edition. 
398 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, maps, drawing. "Why have some fishing communities survived to thrive today, while so many others have died? This is a book about both the past and the future of all who live from the sea. Drawing on more than 150 life-story interviews with men and women from Scottish and English fishing communities, the book also bases itself on hitherto unused private and public records. It examines the impact of economic and technical change through the last hundred years on the way of life of the people of the fishing industry in all its rich variety: in work and industrial relations, in faith and in superstition, and in home and family life..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on front cover, minor edge wear, two light creases on spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
EAST ANGLIA AND THE FENS.  COUNTRY SERIES NO.37., Whiteman, Robin.  Photography by Rob Talbot.
9 Whiteman, Robin. Photography by Rob Talbot. EAST ANGLIA AND THE FENS. COUNTRY SERIES NO.37.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1996), Ist edition. 
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 3/4" H x 10 3/16" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Nowhere in England is there such an expanse of rivers and marshland, broads and fens. The spectacular and breathtaking scenery of East Anglia is steeped in mysticism and traditions of a people whose way of life is dominated by the unique land they live on...With over 100 beautiful colour photographs and a thoughtful narrative that explores the history, people and legends, (this book) captures the essence of an area renowned for its light, uninterrupted skies and haunting enchantments." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one very small tear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD

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