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THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837:  AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987.  WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837, Adamson, Anthony Cawthra.
1 Adamson, Anthony Cawthra. THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837: AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987. WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837
Toronto Town of York Historical Society 1987 No. 80 of a limited edt'n of 250 Copies Very Good 
20 pp, 11" H. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small sticker ghost mark on front cover, very minor soiling on rear cover, minor corner wear, two very small corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Adamson, Anthony, text. Photographs by John Willard - Inscribed. THE GAIETY OF GABLES: ONTARIO'S ARCHITECTURAL FOK ART.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLARD ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. "The story of Ontario's Barge Boards, also called Verge Boards and by the unversed, Gingerbread." A wond erful look at a whimsical architectural decorative form - a type of folk art popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. Page edges browning lightly, a few tiny dints to bottoms of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny t e a r s / c h i p s a t top of spine, moderate edgewear/rubbing, light soiling/wrinkling elsewhere. VG/G- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS.  A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
3 Anthony, Piers. FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS. A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Very Good Michael Whelan (1 & 4), Doug Beekman (2) & Darrell K. Sweet (3, 5-9). 
The first 9 novels in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 1. A Spell for Chameleon - 344 pp, 1984 18th printing, ISBN 0345317718. 2. The Source of Magic - 326 pp, 1985 22nd printing, ISBN 0345335554. 3. Castle Roonga - 329 pp, 1985 19th printing, ISBN 0345337484. 4. Centaur Aisle - 294 pp, 1982 1st printing, ISBN 0345297709. 5. Ogre, Ogre - 307 pp, 1985 13th printing, ISBN 0345335090. 6. Night Mare - 307 pp, 1983 1st printing, ISBN 034530456X. 7. Dragon on a Pedestal - 306 pp, 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0345335538. 8. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - 309 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 0345313097. 9. Golem in the Gears - 327 pp, 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0345318862. Interiors - pages and inside of covers have very light browning in margins and edges respectively; book 2 has light browning on inside of covers and on inside hinges; small bumps to fore-edge of pages 179 to 300, three small indentations in fore-edge margin and a small soft crease at top corner of first 20 pages; book 5 has a very tiny to tiny tear at top edge of pages 267 to 282 - last two pages are archivally taped; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has three small indentations at fore-edge of front cover, very small shallow indentation on fore-edge of text block, two small corner creases and a larger corner crease on front cover; two books have a slight spine lean; books have very light to light edge wear; one or two other very small corner creases; book 7 has wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES., Baker, Anthony.
4 Baker, Anthony. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1986), Ist edition. 
398 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...brings together in one comprehensive volume the story of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or - equally important - whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved...sets out to ensure that...the Honours granted in the past, from 'Tangier' in 1662 to 'Falkland Islands' in 1982, and the regiments that won them are not forgotten. In providing such information it will prove invaluable to military historians or anybody who has ever wondered about the lineage and honours of British and Commonwealth units." Tiny bump to bottom corners, very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small stain at top of two adjacent rear pages, slight cigarette odor, minor rubbing, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock - t humbing, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small chip, light rubbing/faint line indentations. VG-/VG- 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
5 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1976 0297771256 / 9780297771258 First Edition Very Good - Good 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminent naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coastline, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Africa made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an outstanding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; light edge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
6 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A POUND OF PAPER:  CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT., Baxter, John.
7 Baxter, John. A POUND OF PAPER: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT.
London Doubleday 2002 0385603681 / 9780385603683 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
417 pp, 7 1/4" H. Integral red ribbon bookmark, pictorial endpapers. In the 1950s, at the age of eleven, John Baxter "collected his first book - 'The Poems of Rupert Brooke'. He'd read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become a major collection and a lifelong obsession. His book-hunting would take him all over the world, but his first real find was in London in 1978, when he spotted a rare copy of a Graham Green's children's book while browsing on a stall in Swiss Cottage. It was going for 5 p. This would also, fortuitously, be the day when he first encountered one of the legends of the book-selling world: Martin Stone. At various times pothead, international fugitive from justice and professional rock musician, he would become John's mentor and friend. In this brilliantly readable and funny book, John Baxter brings us into contact with such literary greats as Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury. But he also shows us how he penetrated the secret fraternity of 'runners' or book scouts - sleuths who use bluff and guile to hunt down their quarry - and joined them in scouring junk shops, markets, auction rooms and private homes for rarities. (This book) describes how a boy from the bush came to be living in a Paris penthouse with a library worth millions." Minor wrinkle at bottom of hinges, small area of very light fading on front board cloth. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Bolitho, Hector. COMBAT REPORT: THE STORY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London B.T. Batsford 1943 First Edition Good+ 
138 pp, 8 5/8" H. Blue cloth with white lettering on spine. Colour frontispiece (from a portrait by Eric Kennington), b&w photographs. A biography of John Leith, 43 Squadron, R.A.F., combining personal reminiscences of the author and diary/letter excerpts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear hinge area, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, very small bump at top corner of pages 93 to 106, a few pages with a small soft crease at top corner 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Boucher, Anthony/McComas, J. Francis, eds. (Robert Abernathy, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Shaara, Leslie Charteris, Andre Norton, Levi Crow, Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert A. Heinlein, T.S. Watt.) Cover art by Kirberger. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 6, NO. 6. JUNE 1954.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1954. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy; Miss Prinks by Gordon R. Dickson; Time Payment by Michael Shaara; Fish Story by Leslie Charteris; Mousetrap by Andre Norton; Warrior in Darkness by Levi Crow; Recommended Reading by the editors; Mint, in d/j by Ruth Laura Wainwright; Star Lummox (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Visitors from Venus by T.S. Watt; Index to Volume 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
TEN DANCERS:  ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD.  (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.), Brubach, Holly.  Photographs by Pierre Petitjean.
12 Brubach, Holly. Photographs by Pierre Petitjean. TEN DANCERS: ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD. (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.)
Seaver / William Morrow, New York, 1982, first edition. 
(213) pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688012167 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Here are Patricia McBride and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet; Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova, Alexander Godunov, Cynth ia Gregory, Fernando Bujones, and Martine Van Hamel of the American Ballet Theatre; and Patrick Dupond and Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opera Ballet. You will see them behind the scenes and in pictures that record the fleeting moments of g r e a t p e rformance which dancers must perpetually re-create. Their biographies, based on personal interviews....display the individuality of each of them, which is as striking as the passion they share for their difficult art. By juxtaposin g t he p ub li c a nd private sides of these stars of contemporary ballet, 'Ten Dancers' doubly illuminates the art. After seeing Pierre Petitjean's photographs, no one can watch these or even other dancers without a sharply heightened sense of w hat th ey bri ng to ea ch dazzling appearance on the stage." Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and bottom of rear panel, minor edge wear, one tiny tear with crease, minor rubbing, mi nor bro wnin g a t to p o f f laps . Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
13 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Buzzelli, Anthony M. (Inscribed by author.) EVIL EYE AND OTHER SHORT STORIES.
Writer's Ink, Burlington, 1995. 
116 pp, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE - "BEST WISHES! A.M. BUZZELLI". "...a wide range of writing in its presentation of vignettes on the human condition - the psychological effects of superstition, the relationships of family members touched by traumatic events, and the humorous perceptions of individuals coping in a world insensitive to their needs..." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear, very soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, small wrinkle at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
15 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS., Cockett, Richard.
16 Cockett, Richard. TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989 0297795481 / 9780297795483 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). 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 neglected 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 enlist the newspapers 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 to any agreement 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 contacts to curb the press, 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. (This book) throws new light 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 Department. At Chamberlain's behest, Ball ran 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 proprietors, is also fully revealed for the 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 government and press became institutionalized in the 1930s 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 Chamberlain and appeasement." Light browning to pages and edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT., Cooksley, Peter G.
17 Cooksley, Peter G. AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854092235 / 9781854092236 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will be able to mark the impact of each avionic advance, trace how and why it came to be and the nature of its deployment; they will note the devotion of the leading nations to air power, as a means of securing the peace as well as winnng wars; they will be able to chart the epoch-making crews of von Richthofen's 'flying circus', of Britain's famous 'Few' in the Battle of Britain, of America's great aircraft manufacturing strength which enabled the Allies to carry the air war back to Germany, of hi-tech airborne weaponry which changed the face of war forever." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two remainder marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS., Cordesman, Anthony H.
18 Cordesman, Anthony H. THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS.
Jane's, (London, 1987). 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...provides: sophisticated analysis of military strengths and weaknesses of both sides; the latest information on the equipment each side possesses and what use they make of it; detailed examination of major battles and offensives; a thorough, professional study of the economic realities facing both countries given their reduced oil-exporting abilities; lucid insights into both the social and political factors which affect, and may eventually determine, what happens to Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party's rule and Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary government. The Iran-Iraq War can be viewed at many different levels; as a human tragedy, as a threat to the security of southwest Asia, as a threat to the world's main supply of imported oil, and as the source of new lessons regarding the nature of modern war. All of these issues are addressed in a crisp, informed and professional manner in this timely and important book, by a man who understands military exigencies, strategic realities, the politcs of oil and the growing threat this continuing war presents to the West..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Davidson, Avram/Asimov, Isaac, eds. (Vance Aandahl, James White, Avram Davidson, Robert Wallsten, John Anthony West, Robert Silverberg, Richard Matheson, Isaac Asimov, Grendel Briarton, Otis Kidwell Burger, Israel Zangwill, Don White.) THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. INCLUDING VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 24, NO. 2, WHOLE NO. 141. FEBRUARY 1963.
Mercury Press, Concord, N.H., 1963. 
130 pp, soft cover (digest size). Cover art by John Pederson, Jr. Contents: The Riddle Song by Vance Aandahl; Counter Security by James White; Books (department) by Avram Davidson; Punk's Progress by Robert Wallsten; Gladys's Gregory by John Anthony West; The Nature of the Place by Robert Silverberg; The Jazz Machine by Richard Matheson; Science: The Lost Generation by Isaac Asimov; Ferdinand Feghoot: LIX by Grendel Briarton; The Pleiades by Otis Kidwell Burger; Satan Mekatrig by Israel Zangwill; Peggy and Peter Go to the Moon by Don White; Editorial; F&SF Marketplace. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and cover edges, very light edge wear - a little more on spine, tiny light foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light rubbing, spine flat and a few small wrinkles. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
20 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London National Army Museum 1992 0901721263 / 9780901721266 Soft Cover Very Good+ Eric Dawson. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H. Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the pictures. This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his work was '(T)he observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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