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1 THE MANUAL OF DELTA UPSILON. SEVENTH EDITION.
(Delta Upsilon Fraternity), n.p., 1937, 7th edition. 
115 pp, large 8vo, Hard Cover (no dust jacket). Fold-out map. Amendments to By-Laws Passed Since Publication of 1937 Manual and Delta Upsilon Fratenity Amendments to Consitution and By-Law 1938 laid in. Pages browning very lightly, small stain in top margin of page 53, previous owner's name/address on free front endpaper, corner creases to fore edge of map, light browning to edges of text block. Light edge wear to boards, three small areas of color loss to back cover (largest one is approx. 3/4" in dia.), small areas of faint water marking to front cover. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WAR RECORD:  THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
2 WAR RECORD: THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill Chapter of Delta Upsilon 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
83 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/crest on front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Dedication; Killed in Action (short biographies with photographs of Carl Raymond Davis; Gerald Wentworth Roy Dillon; Hugh John Findlay; William Scarth Fry; William Austin Gardiner; Ross Eveleigh Johnson; Robert James McCormick; John Williamson Frederick Peacock; John Edmund Powell; Robert Noble Watt, Jr.); Other Service Records; The Honour Roll; Summary of War Service - 1939-1945; Summary of War Service - 1914-1918. Some light browning to endpapers - mainly in gutters and at edges, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color loss on front board title, light rubbing, small line indentation and tiny indentation on rear board. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
3 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
TESTING EARLY JETS: COMPRESSIBILITY AND THE SUPERSONIC ERA., Beaumont, Roland.  Foreword by Sir Peter Masefield.
4 Beaumont, Roland. Foreword by Sir Peter Masefield. TESTING EARLY JETS: COMPRESSIBILITY AND THE SUPERSONIC ERA.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101583 / 9781853101588 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
143 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Roland Beaumont is one of the most experienced and highly-rated test pilots of the post-war era. In this book he outlines the significance of developments in early jets. Beaumont is well placed to make such assessments. As chief test pilot, he made the first flights on fourteen new-type aircaft. He was test pilot on many of the first and second generation jet fighters and bombers, both British and American, as well as the first British supersonic aircraft. The core of the book is made up of the author's flight test reports on such aircraft as the Gloster Meteor, the North American B45, the English Electric Canberra, the English Electric Lightning and Britain's first supersonic bomber, the TSR2, a project which was cancelled before the aircraft went into production. In conclusion, the author looks to a future in which he sees supersonic flight playing an ever-increasing role, especially in the field of military aviation." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing with a few small line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
5 Brimson, Samuel. THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Dreamweaver, Sydney, 1985. 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094982500X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "This is the story of commercial aviation - of the individual airlines which grew out of humble beginnings into the corpora te giants they are today. It is also the story of people. People such as Paterson, Six, Boeing, Fysh, Trippe, Hanshue, Plesman, Rickenbacker, Hughes, Frye and many other who pioneered commercial aviation and went on to found some of the gr e a t e s t a irlines in the world. The names of Boeing, Douglas, Lockhhed, Fokker, etc., are synonymous with flying today; but what of other pioneers, of companies which have ceased to exist or have gone out of aircraft building? Here the storie s of d eH av il l an d, Handley Page, Convair, Vickers, Stinson, Junkers, Airspeed, Avro, Bristol, Hawker Siddeley, as well as many smaller companies, are told in the context of the airlines that flew their products. With airline operations so con fu sed an d d epr ess ed to day, this book looks back on their illustrious histories - at the efforts of people who made them grow, at the attempts to halt that growth, at the transition from air travel in splendid comfort only for the wealthy to tod ay's 747 s, D C10s and L1 011s which pack in the low-fare-paying passengers like sardines. All in all, (this) is a fascinating chronicle of the world of commercial aviation from its very beginnings until the present." This is a heavy volum e an d may requ ire e xtra posta ge, depen ding on destination. Light cigarette odor, small bump to top/bottom of spine and to top corners of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very light r ubbin g, thr ee ver y smal l tea rs ach ival ly tap ed, slight fading to spine color. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Carson, Don, Captain and Lou Drendel. F-106 DELTA DART IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. FIFTEEN.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1974 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, two pages of color illustrations. Interior - small ink smudge at bottom inside edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small ink smudge on bottom of text block, minor edge wear, rubbing/soiling on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Decock, Jean-Pierre. MIRAGE. WARBIRDS ILLUSTRATED NO. 32.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1985). 
72 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "The Mirage represents the French aerospace industry's greatest success story...The photographs in this book concentrate on Mirage delta-winged fighters, although brief coverage of the other variants are included." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - sticker removal mark on front cover - removed laminate, light edge wear, front hinge crease, soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover with light migration into pages. VG- 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
ASTERIX IN SPANIEN.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XIV., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
8 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. ASTERIX IN SPANIEN. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XIV.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1973. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Bump at bottom of spine, light browning on spine and rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ASTERIX TOUR DE FRANCE.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND VI., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
9 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. ASTERIX TOUR DE FRANCE. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND VI.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1970. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STREIT UM ASTERIX.  GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XV., Goscinny: text.  Zeichnungen: Uderzo.
10 Goscinny: text. Zeichnungen: Uderzo. STREIT UM ASTERIX. GROSSER ASTERIX - BAND XV.
Delta, Stuttgart, 1973. 
48 pp, 11 1/2" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated throughout with colour cartoon strips. Minor bump at top/bottom of spine, very light browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Horn, Bernd, Colonel et Balasevicius, Tony, Major, Editeurs. Avant-propos par Colonel David Barr. LUMIERES SUR LES FORCES DE L'OMBRE: UNE PERSPECTIVE CANADIENNE SUR LES FORCES D'OPERATIONS SPECIALES.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550026968 / 9781550026962 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
339 pp, 9" H. "Les Forces d'operations speciales (SOF) n'ont jamais fait partie integrante des capacities militaires du Canada. Des unites speciales ont certes existe a certaines periodes de notre histoire, mais elles ont toujours oeuvre dans l'ombre, a la limite de la reconnaissance. Elles ont presque toujours ete marginalisees. Cependant, la tragique attaque lancee par des terroristes sur les tours jumelles du World Trade Center a New York, le 11 septembre 2001, a considerablement modifie leur image. Les SOF sont devenues depuis des forces de premier plan. Les essais qui forment cet ouvrage concernant les SOF ont ete rediges par des experts en la matiere. Pris collectivement, ils constituent un recueil exhaustif d'informations et de connaissances sur les SOF canadiennes et sur des questions et sujets qui s'y rapportent. En somme, l'ouvrage permet au lecteur d'acquerir une solide base sur la theorie, le contexte historique et l'evolution des SOF, y compris les evenements qui favorisent leur expansion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine is slightly twisted, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Lloyd, Mark. SPECIAL FORCES: THE CHANGING FACE OF WARFARE.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...special purpose warfare is not a new phenomenon. Every historical era and each major armed force has had its elite units, its specialists - be they scouts, raiders or snipers. In this book the author explains the roots of special forces work by tracing the predecessors of today's SAS, Delta Force, Spetznaz and others back to the ages of the Greeks, Romans and even the Vikings, through the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War and British colonial actions to the more familiar ground of twentieth century action. It tells of the pioneers of this military art - including Hannibal, Saladin, Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate and Giap - before discussing the elite actions of World War Two and the days of the Cold War and Vietnam. It then details the current special purpose forces of the major nations before establishing the role of the modern specialist soldier and how he might adapt to the security and defence needs of the next century..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. With Larry Turner. HISTORIC MILLS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1987 0921341083 / 9780921341086 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "(C)oncentrates on Ontario's saw, grist, flour and woollen mills, beginning with some of the early mills built by government before the 1800s to supply the needs of Loyalist settlers who came to Upper Canada. Although these mills have long since disappeared, they have been depicted by contemporary artists and their portrayals have been reproduced. Enterprising pioneers and later immigrants and their descendants in the 19th century harnessed the magnificent water power of Ontario's rivers and creeks, and the mills they erected on their banks in various counties are featured (here) in text and pictures. Historian Larry Turner gives a general overview of milling in Ontario and the significance of the role the miller played in the life and growth of 19th century communities. He explains basic milling methods, the mill machinery and technological advances, changing economic conditions that influenced the operation of mills, and he discusses restoration of the remaining heritage structures as a practical approach to their preservation. (W)ritten for anyone interested in Ontario's past, for history buffs and genealogists, for it tells about the people who built and operated the mills and about their successes and failures." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
14 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER., Penrose, Harald.
15 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom of spine and at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge and rear hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
16 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Very small ink stain on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very slight fading to spine color, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some waviness on front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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