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1 Britton, Helen E. THE WINDS OF FORTUNE.
Hamilton Primavera Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
2 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
3 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS.  WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA, Norman, L.  Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove.
4 Norman, L. Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove. SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS. WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA
Hobart, Tasmania J. Walch & Sons 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
208 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown on front board. Fold-out frontispiece of Hobart Bridge, plus additional b&w plates. Contents: Preface; Index to Part I; Introduction; Chronological Statement of Curious and Interesting Facts; Privateering; Military Camps; The First Roads; Toll Bars, Turnpikes, and the Old Coaching Days; An Old Crown Colony; Duelling in V.D.L.; Representative (not Responsible) Government; Who Discovered Gold in Australia?; Respon-sible Government; First Tasmanian Parliament; The Heroic 80's; Railways; The Gay 90s; Bicycling; Federation; Premiers' Conference; Index to Part II; Sealers and Wreckers; "Dire" Straits; Smuggling and Piracy; Early Banditry; Brigands of the Twenties; Britton, Brown and Jeffkins; The Robin Hood of V.D.L.; Last Phase of Banditry in V.D.L.; A Post-War Killer; A Forty-Niner; Whaling from Earliest Times; First Hobart Town Whaler; Power. Date in ink on front free endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, a few tiny faint foxing marks on endpapers, small area of soiling at top corner of front pastedown, browning to edges of text block, very small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 1 to 75, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate edge wear with some fraying at two corners, very small bump to top corners, general light rubbing and scuffing on front board pastedown picture. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RANGERS OF THE NORTH.  THE KINGDOM OF ARTHEDAIN.  ME 3000., Ruemmler, John David.
5 Ruemmler, John David. RANGERS OF THE NORTH. THE KINGDOM OF ARTHEDAIN. ME 3000.
Charlottesville, Virginia Iron Crown Enterprises 1985 0915795221 / 9780915795222 Soft Cover Good+ Stephan Peregrine, Richard H. Britton, Jessica Ney. Color maps by Pete Fenlon. 
56 pp + (8 pp) color maps at center, 11" H. B&w drawings, maps/plans. "Rangers of the North is a campaign module based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Section headings: Guidelines; Introduction to Arthedain (T.A. 1640); The Land; Flora and Fauna; The Inhabitants (T.A. 1640); Politics and Power in Arthedain (T.A. 1640); Places of Note; The North at Other Times; Prominent Personalities; Adventures in Arthedain; Layouts and Floor Plans; Charts. Interior - centre map pages have minor edge wrinkling and soft creases at top corner, soft creases and a few tiny creses at bottom corner of page 1 to 28, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, creases at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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