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1 MANUAL OF MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED). 1937.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1940 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - 
612 pp + advertisements, 7 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, diagrams (some fold-out). Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver's Tools and Vehicle Equipment; The Petrol-Engine; The Fuel-Supply System; The Compression-Ignition System; Electrical Ignition Systems; Engine-Cooling Systems; Low-Tension Electrical Components; The Transmission; The Steering; The Brakes; Wheels, Tyres and Tubes; Spring-Suspension and Mounting of Chassis-Assemblies and Body; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block, tiny stain at bottom of rear endpapers, a few tiny scuffs on spine, previous owner's name on front pastedown. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA:  FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA., Cruywagen, Dennis.  (Nelson Mandela.)
2 Cruywagen, Dennis. (Nelson Mandela.) THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA: FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA.
Watertown, MA Imagine 2018 1623545307 / 9781623545307 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. He purposely avoided discussing them in his autobiography for political reasons, but those who were closest to him knew he held Christian views. At Mandela's request, the final components of his funeral followed the Methodist service. 'The Spiritual Mandela' explores the ways in which Nelson Mandela balanced Christianity with traditional African beliefs and with his political views, and how he reconciled his faith with the fact that religion had often been used as a tool to oppress his people. (The author) traces the spiritual aspects of Mandela's life from his youth in a Thembu village, to his education at Wesleyan and Methodist mission schools, to his time as an activist, his incarceration on Robben Island, and the years thereafter." A few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT., Donald, David, general editor.
3 Donald, David, general editor. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT.
Prospero, Etobicoke, Ontario, 1999, revised and updated edition. 
816 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1552678512 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, cutaways, profiles. "(A) highly illustrated volume which examines in detail all the significant civil aircraft that have been manufactured since the early part of the twentieth century. Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, the entries provide a history of the company followed by detailed accounts of more than 100 key aircraft types and their varian t s . A ll of the best-known manufacturers are represented, including current industry leaders such as McDonnell Douglas, Airbus and Boeing, as well as companies that have fallen by the wayside, such as De Havilland. Each entry is accompanied by c ol ou r a nd black-and-white photographs and artworks showing the craft in different liveries. Many of the aircraft featured (here) are also represented by a detailed cutaway drawing, which is fully annotated and shows the internal components and fi tti ng s. " S light bump at top of spine, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine, heavy wrinkling at top of spine and hinges with small tear archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Ver y Go od 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
NATTER BACHEM Ba 349 AND OTHER GERMAN ROCKET FIGHTER PROJECTS., Dressel, Joachim.  Translated from the German by Curtis Bond.
4 Dressel, Joachim. Translated from the German by Curtis Bond. NATTER BACHEM Ba 349 AND OTHER GERMAN ROCKET FIGHTER PROJECTS.
Atglen, PA Schiffer 1994 0887406823 / 9780887406829 Soft Cover Very Good + 
48 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D), stapled in wraps. B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings. "(The Luftwaffe looked) into the possibility of producing inexpensive aircraft which, however, would have enough power to quickly engage the enemy formations. Consequently, the machines which were created were predominantly made of wood, a raw material not important to the war effort. Assembly and construction were kept as simple as possible. In this way these machines could be completed without affecting the already overloaded industry. The rocket motor was a natural choice for a power plant due to its high performance. The take-off and landing procedures were kept simple to avoid long training periods for pilots. Take-off was accomplished via a tow or the vertical take-off. Landing was made on skids or the fighter abandoned and the pilot and important components (e.g. motor, weapons systems) recovered by parachute. What follows is the history of t he development of these technically highly-interesting aircraft." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
5 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2003. 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1862271887 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, color drawings. "....details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also t h e vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action f or e ach machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine t ype s a nd power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general mil itar y en thu siasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust ja cket has m inor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS:  FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS., Industrial Relations Department, Canadair Limited.
6 Industrial Relations Department, Canadair Limited. CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS: FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS.
Montreal Canadair 1962 Duotang Folder Very Good 
133 pp (printed on one side of page only), 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with technical drawings/diagrams (some fold out). This was an in-house document "for training purposes only" and while most of the illustrations are quite legible, a few are very poor quality and virtually unreadable - all text pages are clear. The paging of the text sections is typed and include pages 30A and 49A. Sequentially, there is no page 111, but the text flow from page 110 to 112 reads as if complete. The illustration pages inserted between the text pages have handwritten numbers or no numbers at all, indicating that they were probably assembled separately. Sequentially, there is no No. 37, the run of pages 67-69 contains only two illustrations, there is no No. 80 and no No. 132 - however, there is no indication that anything has been removed. Contents: Section No. 1 - Introduction; System General; Hydraulic System; Hydraulic Fluid; Systems Bleeding; Mechanical System; Trim System; Augmentation System. Section No. 2 - Aileron System; Components; Rigging; Settings; Functional Tests. Section No. 3 - Stabilizer System; Components; Rigging; Setting; Functional Tests. Section No. 4 - Rudder System; Components; Rigging; Setting; Functional Tests. Interior - minor wrinkling at bottom edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - edges and corners of covers have wrinkling, creases and few very small tears; very light rubbing and soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
7 Keevil, Ambrose. THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970.
Phillimore, (Chichester, 1972), first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Company histories are often as dull and stale as a collection of old annual reports, having been dutifully compiled by a professional author from official records. Rarely is a major company fortunate enough to have an ex-Chairman who, after a lifetime in the business, is both willing and able to put pen to paper and record the events, recount the anecdotes and recall the excitement of its beginnings, its growth and its success. Sir Ambrose Keevil has done just this for the Fitch Lovell Group - company by company, from their beginnings as small family businesses in the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the period of vigorous growth and eventua l merger within his own lifetime. He has provided a highly readable and entertaining account of an important piece of London's commercial history, and of the history of the provisions trade. It is also a vivid and moving human story of the ordinary (and extraordinary) men who built up the several components, now united in the highly successful group of companies that plays such a powerful part in the contemporary food industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, minor edge wear/wrinkling, soiling around edge of laminate. NF/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 McBride, Ian. THE SIEGE OF DERRY IN ULSTER PROTESTANT MYTHOLOGY.
Dublin Four Courts Press 1997 1851822992 / 9781851822997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "The Siege of Derry (1688-9) is the key political myth in Loyalist culture. This study looks at the Siege, reconstructing the ways in which the defence of Derry has been commemorated and interpreted over the last 300 years. Celebrated by historians, artists, poets and preachers, re-enacted in anniversary demonstrations and parades, the Siege provides a unique insight into the mixture of triumphalism and insecurity that lies behind the slogan 'No Surrender!'. The story of the Siege embodies in dramatic form the series of timeless lessons regarding the relationship between Ulster Protestants and their ancestral enemies, and the book shows how each generation has emphasised or suppressed different components according to its ideological needs. At various times the emblematic events of 1688-9 have been represented as a providential deliverance from popery, the restoration of the ancient constitution, a blow struck for the rights of man, and the original act of loyalist rebellion. The memory of the Siege has been a source of discord as well as an agent of union, exposing tensions between Liberals and Conservatives, Anglicans and Presbyterians, the social elite and the common people. A fuller understanding of its role in the Loyalist imagination affirms the complexity and diversity of the Protestant tradition." Previous owner's small stamp on front paste down, small bump to bottom corner of a pprox. page 60 to end of book, tiny bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEAD ON A WIRE:  MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY., Miller, Sharilyn.
9 Miller, Sharilyn. BEAD ON A WIRE: MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY.
North Light, Cincinnati, 2005. 
128 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 1581806507 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Packed with techniques, projects and insider tips, (this book) is all you need to make stunning beaded wire jewelry....(It) features a comprehensive introdu ctory section and more than 20 step-by-step projects. With in-depth, clearly-illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: Construct jewelry without soldering tools or other intimidating equipment; Fashion beautiful earrings, bracelets, nec k l a c e s a nd fibulas not readily found in stores; Stock your 'jewelry toolkit' with only the necessary tools; make jump rings, links, clasps and other basic jewelry components to keep on hand for future projects; Create project variations and n ew d es ig ns w i th your own one-of-a-kind look." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft crease line across top half of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ITALIAN ANTI-FASCIST PRESS (1919-1945):  FROM THE LEGAL OPPOSITION PRESS TO THE UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR II., Rosengarten, Frank.
10 Rosengarten, Frank. THE ITALIAN ANTI-FASCIST PRESS (1919-1945): FROM THE LEGAL OPPOSITION PRESS TO THE UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Press of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1968, Ist edition. 
263 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...opens by analyzing the fascist assault on the freedom of the press, which began even before Mussolini assumed power in 1922 and culminated in a series of decrees that by 1926 had made the legal supp ression of opposition journalism absolute. Succeeding chapters trace the growth of the illegal opposition press and the activities of leading anti-fascist journalists who worked either in Italy or in exile...The Resistance press became a m a j o r l i n k between the anti-fascist partisans and the Italian masses, as well as an outlet for political expression...examines the types and aims of the newspapers and their methods of distribution and production. But his primary purpose i s to a na ly z e th e Re sistance press in terms of its ideas and programs: how these reflected the various ideological components of anti-fascist thought, how they were linked to resistance movements in other countries, and how they influenced th e pol iti cs in po st war I tal y." Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light fading to spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FOCUS ON THE STOCKPILE.  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM., Shea, Nadine, editor.
11 Shea, Nadine, editor. FOCUS ON THE STOCKPILE. LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.
Los Alamos, NM ALDNW Publications, Los Alamos National Laboratory 1998 2nd Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
71 pp, oblong (8" H x 10" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Reducing the Global Nuclear Danger; US Defense Strategy in a Changing World; Nuclear Weapons in US National Security Strategy; Stockpile Stewardship: A National Commitment; Our Continuing Nuclear Responsibility; Thermonuclear Weapons 101; Assessing and Certifying an Aging Stockpile; Supporting Stockpiled Weapon Systems; Core Surveillance; Enhanced Surveillance; Experimenal Programs; Stewardship and LANSCE; The Role of Numerical Computing; Accessing Data from Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Refurbishing Nuclear Weapon Components; Stockpile Surety - Assessment and Remediation; High Explosives Program; 21st Century Production of Tritium; Los Alamos Facilities & Capabilities; Confidence in the Stockpile; Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; Responding to Nuclear Emergencies; Conventional Weapons Technologies; Russian-American Collaborations; Addressing Environmental Issues; Glossary; Acronyms. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE KOLLER WAR DIARY., Smith, J. Richard, editor.  (Karl Koller)
12 Smith, J. Richard, editor. (Karl Koller) THE KOLLER WAR DIARY.
Monogram Aviation Publications, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1990, special edition. 
104 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0914144456 "When the story starts, in the middle of April 1945, the Russians were advancing rapidly on Berlin. At this time the OKL (Luftwaffe High Command) staff, code named Kurfurst 1, was still based at Wildpart- Werder near Berlin, but steps had already been taken to establish an alternative command post in the so-called 'Alpine Redoubt' in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Known as Kurfurst 3, the new headquarters had been set up in a former lunatic a s y l u m at Wasserburg near Munich by the end of February 1945. Over the next two months, staff were gradually transferred from the Berlin area to Wasserburg but, by April 28, American troops were advancing on Munich and General Koller decided to m ov e pa rt of his staff to the Berchtesgaden complex. By May 3, the first components had moved to Thumersbach, a beautiful Alpine village on the shores of the Zell and See lake, Koller himself arrived there on May 6. Two days later he was join ed by th e n ew L uftwaffe commander in chief, Robert Ritter von Greim. Koller's diary relates the maneuverings that surrounded these events, the growing interference in the day-to-day running of the Luftwaffe by the SS and Nazi Party Gauleiters (d ist ric t c ommi ssi on ers) which, combined with overwhelming Allied air superiority reduced the Luftwaffe, an air force which only six years ago had been the most powerful in the world, to complete chaos. He describes in graphic detail how Hitler , de sert ed b y all but Go ebbels and Bormann of the Nazi hierarchy, had an almost complete breakdown, and how Goring was removed from power and placed under arrest." Interior - page 93/94 has two corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with n o oth er ow nersh ip mar ks. Exte rior - moderate rubbing with tiny scuffs on rear cover, light fading to spine color, minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE).  AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS., Speller, W.J.C.
13 Speller, W.J.C. THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE). AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1941 Second Edition Heavy Card Very Good- 
143 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Assembly and Rigging, and the Correction of Faults (Assembly of Aircraft Structures; Rigging Adjustment and Check / Controls: Adjustment and Check / Correction of Faults Experienced in Flight); Defects and Deterioration in Materials, and Methods of Effecting Minor Repairs and Replacements (Timber: Defects and Deterioration / Metals (ditto) / Other Materials / Control Mechanism: Defects and Deterioration / Inspection After a Bad Landing / Wheel Brakes / Miscellaneous Gear / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs / Aircraft Fire Fighting Equipment); Hydraulic Equipment Affecting the Safety of Aircraft (Hydraulic Installations / Safety Devices / Undercarriage Locks / Methods of Testing Units / Installation Notes); Seaplanes and Flying Boats (Order of Erection (Flying Boats) / Rigging / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs of Hulls and/or Floats / Marine Equipment: Description and Maintenance); Instruments: Methods of Inspecting and Testing the Installation (Air Speed Indicators / Altimeter / Turn Indicator / Compass Installation in Aircraft, and Adjustment); General Service Electrical Installation Including Continuity and Insulation Tests (The Generator / Accumulators / Low Tension Insulated Cables / General Electrical Parts, Components, and Accessories); Appendices (Specimen Certificate of Safety for Flight / Specimen Release Note / Glossary of Aeronautical Terms); Inset: De Havilland Compression Strut. Interior - soft bump to top corner of pages, soft waviness at top edge of pages due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and light wrinkling on spine, light water stains at top edge of boards and on top of text block, very light soiling on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES., Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed.  Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin.  Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon.
14 Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed. Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin. Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon. THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.
Canadian Defence Academy / Dundurn Press, Kingston / Toronto, 2009, first printing. 
277 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554884414 "(D)eals with theoretical concepts related to insurgency as well as to the practice of irregular warfare. Since special operations forces are such an integral element to counterinsurgency, this volume also contains a large SOF component. Importantly, this book assists the practitioner of the profession of arms to understand insurgency or, perhaps, more accurately, counterinsurgency and those components that are germane to its employm ent. Moreover, (it) provides insight and knowledge about these complex forms of warfare that are useful and accessible to both the lay reader and the military expert. (I)ncludes chapters on intelligence, terrorism, the privatization of securit y i n conflicts abroad, unconventional warfare as practised in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, as well as operations conducted in Afghanistan today by coalition forces." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exte ri o r - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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