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1 Carfrae, Charles. CHINDIT COLUMN.
William Kimber, London, (1985), Ist edition. 
194 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "In these thoughtful and exciting memoirs Colonel Carfrae describes the joys and pitfalls of working with the Nigerians (Nigerian Regiment), first in their own country and then in operations agains t the Japanese (as part of General Wingate's Chindits), the fortitude they showed in combat and the stresses and strains that black and white alike shared in their guerilla warfare against a ruthless and determined enemy." Very minor edg e w e a r t o b o ards. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing. NF/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL., Caskie, Donald C.
2 Caskie, Donald C. THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Oldbourne, London, 1959, reprint. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the chur ch and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit. He was on the Gestapo 'Black List'. After a perilous journey - he was mobbed by French villagers who thought him a German paratrooper and machi n e - g u n n ed from the air - he arrived in Marseilles and commandeered the British Seamen's Mission near the Old Harbour. There the adventures of 'The Tartan Pimpernel' began. Immediately contacted by Allied Intelligence Officers he was conscri pt ed t o se rv ic e. The Seamen's Mission became a vital link on the escape route for prisoners-of-war and soldiers escaping from Dunkirk. He fed, clothed and gave the men shelter before sending them through the Pyrenees with forged papers to Sp ain . He co lle cte d m ilitary information for the Allies. Denounced by a British traitor, Dr. Caskie was banished to Grenoble where he continued his work as an 'underground padre'. Arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death in a Nazi Court h e pa ss ed thr ough sev en p risons and was saved from death by a German padre. Throughout all his perils (he) was sustained by the Christian Faith and inspired by native patriotism. Still the Scottish Minister to Paris, he has saved the books in whic h h e r ecor ded t he na mes o f his guests of war. Among the legion of men he helped were Whitney Straight, the millionaire sportsman and R.A.F. ace, and Redvers Prior, M.P. His story is enlivened by Scottish humour and brilliant character studie s of his comr ades a nd ene mies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and color fading at top/bottom of spine, some light color fading on top edge of rear board, light browni ng on b ottom edge of bo ards, b rowning and fa int tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small chips and tears (some with old tape on inside), light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, edge crease s, very light edge w ear, ne wspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. Good+/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM., Dorr, Robert F.
3 Dorr, Robert F. VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1988, first edition. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879382864 "The enemies were numerous. The jungle heat and the broad sea, the North Vietnamese Air Force and their arch ace Colonel Tomb, the MiG-17s and MiG-21s. Points on the Ameri can side were our elite pilots, aircraft and weapons: the Thunderchiefs, Crusaders and, of course, Phantoms. The air battles of the Vietnam War were fierce; the victors earned their wings and the kill markings emblazoned on their planes. (Th i s b o o k) spotlights the duels between America's pilots and the MiGs in the skies over Southeast Asia. Most of all, this is a book about airplanes. Here are the Phantoms Colonel Robin Olds piloted to score four kills. The intrepid Skyhawk whi ch d o wn ed a MiG-17 with an unguided air-to-ground missile. And F-4 number 155880 which finally blew Hanoi's Colonel Tomb out of the sky, earning its pilot ace status. Here are the men and machines that flew Rolling Thunder and Linebacker I a nd II. Mil ita ry expert Robert F. Dorr has collected a superb gallery of glowing color photos - many of the contemporary - and written a detailed history, chock full of anecdotes." A few tiny dints on front board, small light stain on top edge of bo th b o ards . D ust jacket has a few tiny dints on front panel, very small closed puncture on front hinge, very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
4 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH IN INDIA:  A PROBLEM OF POLITICS., Marriott, John A.R., Sir.
5 Marriott, John A.R., Sir. THE ENGLISH IN INDIA: A PROBLEM OF POLITICS.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1932. 
322 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Ex - mission school library. 4 maps in text, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Prologue; The Genesis of the Problem; West and East; The Anglo-French D uel; The East India Company (1600 to 1784); The English Company and the Indian States; Territorial Expansion (1785 to 1805); Territorial Expansion and Social Reform (1805 to 1835); The Problem of the Frontier; 'Making a People'; The Mutiny ; T h e I n d i a of the Queen; The Problem of Education; Constitutional Evolution (1858 to 1909); The Problem of Defence; The War and After; The Round Table Conference and After; Epilogue; Chronological Table; Select Bibliography; Index. Ex - mi ss i on s ch o ol l ib ra ry copy. Previous owner's bookplate and small presentation card on front pastedown - both have black ink check mark on them, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning and minor soiling to end pap er s, app rox . 3" x 5 " a rea of very light glue residue/soiling on rear pastedown, light wrinkling to edges of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of textblock - top of textblock darkened, light wear/wrinkling/fraying at top/bottom of spi ne, a f ew ligh t so il ing mar ks o n bo ards, boards are slightly bowed, light to moderate edge wear, two small white letters on spine. Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES:  WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY., Robinson, John Martin.
6 Robinson, John Martin. ROYAL PALACES: WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY.
Michael Joseph / Royal Collection, London, 1996. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071814158X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Continuously used by British monarchs since the Middle Ages, Windsor Castle is an architectural epitome of the nation's history. Its sk yline of battlements, turrets and the great Round Tower is instantly recognizable throughout the world. In this book, which includes over 150 colour illustrations, architectural historian John Martin Robinson describes the history of this mo s t s p l e n did and significant of European royal palaces. From its beginnings as a Norman defensive fortification, medieval expansion converted the Castle into a vast Gothic palace, of which St George's Chapel is the principal surviving archite ct ur a l gl or y. Charles II reconstructed the Upper Ward, employing architect Hugh May and craftsmen such as Verrio and Grinling Gibbons to create new baroque state apartments. With subsequent remodelling by George IV and his architect Jeffry Wy atv ill e, t his wa s t r ansformed again into a truly magnificent palace that became the principal seat of the monarchy. In Queen Victoria's reign the social life of the Castle settled into a pattern which is familiar today. Windsor is the sett ing for roy al fami ly l ife, s tate visits of foreign monarchs and the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest orders of Christian chivalry, and one with which the Castle is specially associated. This fascinating story of the Cas tle inc ludes the acqui sit ion by successive monarchs of its artistic treasures, such as the Old Master drawings and French decorative art, that now form an incomparable part of the Royal Collection." Small bump to top corner of both bo ards, bott om o f sp ine bu mped. Dust jac ket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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