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A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970., Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M.  With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski.  Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.
1 Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor. A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1974 0802020925 / 9780802020925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a multi-disciplinary range of aspects of current society and culture. Some aspects such as physical anthropology, biomedicine, archaeology, and linguistics had to be excluded, however. Both English- and French-language sources were covered. The entries are arranged by topic or tribe, and there is an index to assist in cross-reference or finer selection. Of special note is the Case Law Digest, which describes briefly the facts and decisions of all significant legal cases involving Indians since 1867. The systematic exposition of these decisions should help increase understanding of the legal situation in which Indians now live." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
2 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
London Arms and Armour 1988 0853689113 / 9780853689119 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the most illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that battleship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Sea, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carrier attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turned into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an accurate and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several places but page signatures are holding firmly. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight colour loss on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
3 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE.
London Brown 1999 1897884532 / 9781897884539 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 12" H. "The destructive power of warships has increased dramatically since the end of World War II. The big gun has been superseded by the carrier-launched aircraft armed with bombs and torpedoes. (This book) offers a comprehensive overview of the dominant naval groups; organised by ship type, it features fast attack craft, naval fighters, ballistic missile submarines, supercarriers, amphibious assault craft, light carriers and battleships. For each group is given a weapons and ship inventory as well as full details of deployment, combat techniques and tactics used. The descriptions are brought to life with first-hand accounts from officers who have served on each type of craft. (It) is packed with information presented in the most accessible way: there are specifications tables on specific craft, diagrams showing weapon deployment, full-colour artworks displaying the features of particular vessels and gatefold pages providing special large-format illustrations of seven ships." Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear with wrinkle at top of spine, four tiny dints on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
4 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
GRAF ZEPPELIN.  THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER.  WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION"., Breyer, Siegfried.
5 Breyer, Siegfried. GRAF ZEPPELIN. THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER. WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION".
West Chester, Pennsylvania Schiffer 1989 0887402429 / 9780887402425 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
48 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Construction History; The Aircraft Carriers of Foreign Navies on the Eve of World War II; The Ship's Hull; The Power System; Armament; Fire Control and Navigational and Other Systems; The Carrier-Based Aircraft; The Flight Systems; Completion After All?; The End; Statistics; New Life for Aircraft Carrier Construction; The Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier Projects 1942-43; Naval Info Up-to-date: The Newest Rocket Destroyers of the French Navy; Details of the Cassard-Class; Rumania's Ambitious Fleet Expansion; The Multipurpose Boatbuilding Program of the Federal German Navy; From Naval History: The Origins of the Washington Fleet Conference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner creases on covers, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 38.  KOURSK:  L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE., Buffetaut, Yves.
6 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 38. KOURSK: L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, etc.). Chapter headings: Vers un Nouveau Tannenberg a l'Est?; Koursk, 5 Juillet 1943: Le Premier Jour de l'Offensive Allemande sur le Front Sud; L'Echec de l'Offensive Allemande au Nord du Saillant; Front Sud: Des Illusions de Victoire a la Defaite Finale. Interior - clean and tght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small indentation at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 25.  MARCH 1996.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.)
7 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 25. MARCH 1996. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: U.S. Army Patches of the Pacific Campaign, 1941-1944: Part 2; Stars and Stripes: The U.S. Army's authorized, unofficial newspaper, 1942-1945; The Canadian Expeditionary Corps in France and its badges, 1914-1918: Part 3; Close-Up: Bersaglieri in the 'Italia' Division, Jan. 1945; The French Officer, 1920-1940: Cotton Uniforms for Home Forces and Troops in Africa; T he Bren Carrier and the Universal Carrier; The TENO Officer's Dagger and NCO's Hewer. Interior - several pages after page 32 with a small crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WEEKEND WARRIORS., Cooper, Paul L.
8 Cooper, Paul L. WEEKEND WARRIORS.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1996. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089745202X B&w photographs. "(Paul Cooper) was called to active naval service in 1950 and served as an enlisted man aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'Princeton' (CV-37) during the Korean War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small sticker pull on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
9 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright, six page black/white/blue advertisement for Allen Aircraft Radio, Inc. (AAR), including fold-out. 3-fold pamphlet "Corrected Pages for Index of Companies and Organizations" laid in. Contents include: U.S. Air Carriers; U.S. Interstate & Other Scheduled Carriers; Air Freight Forwarders; Air Taxi Operators; Foreign Manufacturers' Offices in North America; Foreign Offices of U.S. Manufacturers; Primary Aircraft Manufacturers; Simulator & Trainer Manufacturers; Manufacturers & Distributors of Equipment; Buyers Guide; Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; Aviation Insurance, Credit & Financing; U.S. Army Contract Flight Schools; Airline Training Schools; Aviation Organizations, Associations & Nonprofit Groups; Aviation Labor Organizations; U.S. Government Agencies; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Index of Personnel; Index of Advertisers, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
10 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1966-67. VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1967 Soft Cover Very Good 
1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schools; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing and a few soft creases on rear cover, light wrinkling at top of spine, spine is concave. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
11 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1967-68. VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 
1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising: 1. Curtiss Wright and 2. Trodyne Corporation. Advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schols; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, very minor edge wear, large corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CARRIER AIR WING 6.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006., Debay, Yves & Hill, James.
12 Debay, Yves & Hill, James. CARRIER AIR WING 6. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617062 / 9789623617062 Soft Cover Very Good + 
94 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: The Ship (USS Forrestal); The Flight Deck Crew; "Safety First"; Preparing and Starting the Mission; The Launch; The Recovery; Maintenance; Carrier Air Wing 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small sticker removal damage on rear cover (laminate missing). 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT.  VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352., Drendel, Lou.
13 Drendel, Lou. USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT. VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1988 0897472136 / 9780897472135 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 11" H, (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, artwork. Contents: Introduction; The Players; Captain Gene Tucker; Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War; Observations on the W ar; Guy Freeborn; Tucker's First MiG Engagement; Admiral John Disher; Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III; Bill "Burner" Beardsley; Tucker's MiG Kill - 10 August 1972; Losses; Epilog. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erior - very light edge wear, light rubbing - moderate on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Ehrman, Vlastimil. GRUMMAN WILDCAT.
Praha, Czech Republic MODELPRES 8090132871 / 9788090132870 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
32 pp, 11 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, diagrams, profiles. MAIN TEXT IS IN CZECH, WITH ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATION CAPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 66.  JANUARY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.)
15 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.) FLYPAST. NO. 66. JANUARY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Disposal (Davis-Monthan Ghost Force - world's largest aircraft storage facility); Halton Brats; 'Uncle' on the Arc (flying Stringbags from 'Ark Royal' - and the day the mighty carrier went to the bottom); Trans-Atlantic Auctions; Geordie MiGs (Polish emigres in north east of England); Flight of the Owl (G-APWU); Eire at War; Preservation Project (Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby is making progress in Delaware); Gate Guardian Shuffle; Airshow '86 (Confederate Air Force); Between the Wars Bombers (Vildebeest & Vincent); Type Report (Moths and Sea Furies); Register Review (Whitney Straight status); Engines (the Gypsies); Aviation Archaeology (Browning in a back garden), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, small corner crease on front cover - migrates into first few pa ges, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover with loss of some print, minor browning to edges of textblock and at bottom of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE GOOD FIGHT: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR II., Granatstein, J.L. and Neary, Peter, eds.  (William Lyon Mackenzie King, Howard Graham, Timothy Findley, Hugh Garner, Marc Milner, Raymond Souster, Farley Mowat, Bill McAndrew, Murray Peden, Rene Levesque, Roch Carrier, William Caplan, F.R. Scott, et
16 Granatstein, J.L. and Neary, Peter, eds. (William Lyon Mackenzie King, Howard Graham, Timothy Findley, Hugh Garner, Marc Milner, Raymond Souster, Farley Mowat, Bill McAndrew, Murray Peden, Rene Levesque, Roch Carrier, William Caplan, F.R. Scott, et THE GOOD FIGHT: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR II.
Copp Clark, Toronto, 1995. 
466 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0773054588 B&w and colour plates. "World War II has been called the last just war. For most of the Canadian men and women who served their country on land or at sea, in the factories, mills, or hosp itals, in the air or on the farm, this was the defining moment of their lives. Now, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the War, (this book) brings together the experiences of Canadians, at home and abroad, in a unique col l e c t i o n of memoir, non fiction, poetry, fiction, photography, and art that will touch and intrigue all those interested in this remarkable period in Canadian history." Interior - minor soiling at fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and ti gh t wi th n o other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing, slight curl at fore-edges of covers. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET.  AT THE CONTROLS SERIES., Isby, David C.
17 Isby, David C. JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET. AT THE CONTROLS SERIES.
New York / London HarperCollins 1997 0004720091 / 9780004720098 First Printing Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good- 
96 pp, small 4to, 10 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, drawings, fold-outs. "(Provides) a 'hands-on' briefing of what it is like to fly and fight in modern combat aircraft. By following a hypothetical mission set sometime in the near future, the full capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 will be revealed. With its APG-65 multimode radar and infra-red search and tracking sensor, the Hornet can operate by day or by night over the harshest environment of all: the ocean." Interior - small bump to bottom corner of all pages. Exterior - very small bump to bottom corner of covers, very light rubbing, black remainder mark on bottom of text block - ink migrates into bottom margin of pages 1 to 23 (up to 1/8", minor edge wear. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET.  AT THE CONTROLS SERIES., Isby, David C.
18 Isby, David C. JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET. AT THE CONTROLS SERIES.
New York / London HarperCollins 1997 0004720091 / 9780004720098 First Printing Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
96 pp, small 4to, 10 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, drawings, fold-outs. "(Provides) a 'hands-on' briefing of what it is like to fly and fight in modern combat aircraft. By following a hypothetical mission set sometime in the near future, the full capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 will be revealed. With its APG-65 multimode radar and infra-red search and tracking sensor, the Hornet can operate by day or by night over the harshest environment of all: the ocean." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
101 GREAT WARSHIPS: LEGENDARY WARSHIPS FROM WWI TO THE PRESENT., Jackson, Robert.
19 Jackson, Robert. 101 GREAT WARSHIPS: LEGENDARY WARSHIPS FROM WWI TO THE PRESENT.
London Amber 2008 1905704720 / 9781905704729 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
112 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs, profiles. "In World War I, the battleship still ruled the seas, but the launch of HMS Furious, the first aircraft carrier, and the activities of the German U-boat fleet showed how sea warfare would change. From early vessels such as the Dreadnought and Invincible, through World War II legends like the Bismarck and Formidable to modern-day leviathans including the Nimitz and Ohio classes, (this book) covers the key naval vessels of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Containing developmental history, full specifications giving details of the vessel's dimensions, weight, range, speed, armament, crew and country of origin and a photograph and profile artwork, (it) showcases the great naval vessels of the last 100 years." Previous owner's place, date and signature along with liquid paper over small notation on half-title page; book very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has one tiny chip, some minor edge wrinkling, faint two-word hand writing impression on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69., Jackson, Robert.
20 Jackson, Robert. STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69.
London Arthur Barker 1970 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Royal Navy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered every major operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bombed the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text block with some small areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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