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FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING.  PRECOMPUTED TABLES., Arpin, P.E., foreword.
1 Arpin, P.E., foreword. FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING. PRECOMPUTED TABLES.
Ottawa Civil Aviation Branch, Department of Transport Very Good 
112 pp + blank pages for notes, oblong (7 15/16" H x 10 1/2" D). No date. Erratum sheet laid in. "From aviation's earliest days, pilots of aircraft have been conscious of the need for accurate directional information. The development of the magnetic and gyro compass has, for general purposes, kept pace with aviation needs in most areas of the world. Flight operations in Northern Canada, however, present problems which are unique by virtue of the position of the North Magnetic Pole. - - In response to a need for the provision of directional information simply and to within one degree the Flight Standards and Regulations Division of the Civil Aviation Branch has arranged the development of these tables from which the Sun's True Bearing can be extracted directly knowing date, correct Local Civil time (within reasonable limits) and approximate Latitude and Longitude. - - It is also significant to note that these Tables are not limited to Canada only, but include any areas of the earth north of 40 degrees North Latitude, and for all practical purposes will maintain usable accuracy for an indefinite period." From the Foreword. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownwership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark on top of textblock, some very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
2 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRIVATE WORDS:  LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Blythe, Ronald, ed.
3 Blythe, Ronald, ed. PRIVATE WORDS: LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Viking, London, 1991, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670832049 "The Second World War was, among other things, a great 'reading and writing' war. There was a passion for books of all kinds, and also a remarkable outpouring of personal w riting in the form of letters and diaries. The latter were actually forbidden in the services because they might fall into enemy hands, but this did not prevent them from being kept in startling quantities. The young especially, whether on t h e H o m e Front or fighting abroad, became extraordinary self-examiners and communicators, finding all kinds of outlets for what was happening to them in the shape of private records and correspondence. It was a time when people lived for let t er s, a n d wh en , since much of the war was spent in boredom by the average participant, reading became the perfect escape. The existence of a vast archive of Second World War personal literary expression has been well-known to historians, but i t h as not o ft en bee n used to reveal the significance of the 'reading and writing' culture of this period. Ronald Blythe has a deep understanding of those days and in this collection of letters and journals has revealed much of their heart a nd soul . Half of th e b ook is made up of the wartime writing of his friends; the other half has been drawn from the Department of Documents at the Imperial War Museum. This book is a personal statement that makes eloquent shifts from pain, desp air and de ath t o ab surd ity, lau ghter and bravery. It is a traveller's tale and a stay-at-home's tale. It is politically hopeful and romantic, and also down to earth. Read together, these confessions and descriptions from and to a Britain of nea rly h alf a cen tury ago c reate an a stonishing impact. We see a world holding itself together by language, by words, and with skill and determination. The 'tone' of those days is often quite unbearably caught, with force and eloquence. (T hey c reate) a m ultiple auto biogra phy of a uni que kind." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LNER COUNTRY STATIONS., Brodribb, John.
4 Brodribb, John. LNER COUNTRY STATIONS.
London Ian Allan 1988 071101714X / 9780711017146 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, elevations. "It is almost impossible to describe a typical LNER country station - the nearest it is possible to come is to say that somewhere like Otterington was one, although it was certainly not typical. The problem of finding a common strain of styles arises from the diversity of the LNER's consituents, and its adoption of a policy of decentralised management. In addition to this, the relative poverty of the company mitigated against renewal and rebuilding. (This book) is structured along the lines of these constituent companies and, with the aid of over 170 photographs and 20 line drawings, (the author) relates the histories and unifying features of the many varied stations and branches in the LNER's area of operations." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, soft crease across bottom edge of rear panel, very small dint on rear hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
5 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
6 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW., Coker, Alec.  Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein.
7 Coker, Alec. Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein. THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW.
Northgates, Leicester Dryad. 1971 852190786 First Edition Good+ Good- 
86 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "All the methods described are the result of a prolonged study of traditional movements, and therefore provide a clear and ordered introduction to the craft. These methods have been tried out under most conditions; the elementry course with primary school classes and the more advanced work with young teachers. Those more experienced in the craft of straw decoration will find alternative methods suggested, with detailed diagrams and photographs covering a wide variety of work. The problems of finding and choosing straw are fully explored and likely sources of suitable materials given." Subjects covered include: Straw Marquetry; Tied Straw Work; Plaits; Corn Dollies; Rick Finials; Straw Models; Harvest Crosses. Small light foxing marks on fore-edge of text block - some larger marks migrate into some page margins, very small to small corner bumps, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, light edge wear on bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, light edge creases, light foxing/browning, rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817., D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir.  Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau.
8 D'Urban, Benjamin, Major-General Sir. Edited, with introduction, by I.J. Rousseau. THE PENINSULAR JOURNAL, 1808-1817.
London Greenhill 1988 0947898875 / 9780947898878 Reprint Very Good Very Good 
355 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Maps. "Whether among the first three to charge the French guns at Medellin, leading his troopers into the enemy ranks at Salamanca, or evolving order out of the chaos that bedevilled the Portuguese Army in 1809, Sir Benjamin D'Urban was not only a brave and resolute soldier but also a painstaking and highly efficient Chief of Staff to Marshal Beresford. Finding, on arrival at Corunna in October 1808, that he had been appointed to that part of the Army left behind in Portugal, D'Urban set out to meet Sir John Moore in the hope of receiving fresh orders. This was the beginning of six years of unbroken service which included taking part in ten battles and sieges. After a short period as Staff Officer to Sir Robert Wilson, he was appointed Colonel and QMG to the Portuguese Army by Marshal Beresford in April 1809. The 'Journals' give a day to day summary of the Peninsular Campaign, which was found invaluable by Sir Charles Oman, and provides a counter to what D'Urban considered unfair criticism of Beresford by Sir Charles Napier. Long out of print, this unique record of events fills a need for everyone interested in the campaigns of 1809-1815, particularly in regard to the operations of the Right Wing of the Allied Army and of the part played by the Portuguese Army, which has not always received the credit due for some of its major exploits." Small bump and wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine, a few tiny dints - mainly on hinges. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., De la Roche, Mazo.
9 De la Roche, Mazo. RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good- 
304 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Jalna, the tremendous tribe of Whiteoaks, the distant Canadian background, with its maple trees, its great lake, its fascinating mixture of primitive outdoors and civilised comfort: was it from such a background that Mazo de la Roche sprang? In this long family chronicle stretching from generation to generation, has she been telling us something of herself? (This book) answers these questions. Here is a vivid re-creation of (her) life, in some ways so like the life of a Whiteoak, but always individual and characteristic. The background is the same, the beautiful section of Ontario that borders on one of the great Canadian lakes, but the experience is different. She gives us a spontaneously written account of the rather strange childhood of one who was born with the writer's eye, who grew to use her gifts, and for whom discerning Fortune gave the opportunity of finding a world-wide audience, approached in so many languages, retained through so many years. But (it) is not only about a writer's work. It is a story of friendships and travel, of animal friends as well as human ones; and of a perfect companionship that has endured nearly a lifetime, and is honoured in the dedicatory inscription to the book." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped; has light edge wear and tiny chip/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; moderate browning on rear panel, spine and flap-folds, slight waviness along top/bottom edges of both panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Dicks, Terrance (Dr. Who author). Illustrated by Blanche Sims. SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL SHOW. (BRITISH TITLE: SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL PLAY.)
Simon & Schuster, New York, (1992), Ist American edition. 
60 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Lovely b&w illus throughout by Blanche Sims. "Sally Ann knows the rules. They say toys must never speak to people. But Sally Ann doesn't want to lose her home. Mrs. Foster's day care center is in trouble again, an d she needs money to fix the wiring. Not only is Sally Ann a doll of decision, she's also a whiz at fundraising. In no time at all, she talks Mrs. Foster into a rummage sale and a talent show where the children will perform. It all go e s s m o o t h l y until the three best acts drop out, and the show is doomed to flop. Once again Sally Ann takes center stage and comes up with a daring plan, one that really breaks the rules. The trick is to keep the audience from finding out .. ." G if t in sc ri pt io n on free front endpaper, remainder mark on bottom of textblock with slight migration to bottom edge of a few pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing, lig ht wri n kli ng at to p o f s pin e. V G/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SISTERS; OR, THE HISTORY OF LUCY & CAROLINE SANSON, ENTRUSTED TO A FALSE FRIEND.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.  COOKE'S EDITION., Dodd, Rev. Dr.
11 Dodd, Rev. Dr. THE SISTERS; OR, THE HISTORY OF LUCY & CAROLINE SANSON, ENTRUSTED TO A FALSE FRIEND. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE. COOKE'S EDITION.
London C. Cooke Cooke's Edition. Good R. Corbould. Engraved by C. Warren. 
vi, xii, 316 pp, (4) pp publisher's catalogue, 16 mo (6 1/4" H). No date - c1800. Leather spine with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Four b&w plates (including frontispiece) by R. Corbould, engraved by C. Warren - noted as "Printed for C. Cooke. April 28 1798". Small b&w decoration on title page and 3 small b&w decorative tailpieces. Charles Cooke was located at 17 Paternoster Row from 1789-1817, and began publishing a series of small format classics "embellished with engravings c1793." "The Sisters" is the story of Lucy and Caroline Sanson who, heading to London to find their fortunes, instead find a world of vice and sorrow. Contains a four page "Preface by the Editor" and 12 page "The Life of The Reverend William Dodd, LL.D." The author, the Rev. Dr. William Dodd (1729-1777) was hung at Tyburn for forgery when, finding his income unable to keep up with his lavish lifestyle, he forged a bond in the name of his former pupil, the Earl of Chesterfield. Light foxing/browning on frontispiece/plates and adjacent pages, a few tiny scattered foxing marks throughout pages, very small blue ink stain on front free endpaper, some moderate browning/staining at edges of rear endpapers, age darkening/browning to edges of text block and to edges of some pages. light curling-in of board corners, light to moderate edge wear to boards including several tiny dents at top edges, heavy browning to paper on boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES., Eichenberger, Jerry A.
12 Eichenberger, Jerry A. HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES.
New York TAB / McGraw-Hill 1995 0070150931 / 9780070150935 Near Fine 
201 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, (the author), a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as: Thunderstorms; Icing; Engine, communications, and electrical system failure; Straying off course or becoming lost; Flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES., Eichenberger, Jerry A.
13 Eichenberger, Jerry A. HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES.
New York TAB / McGraw-Hill 1995 0070150931 / 9780070150935 Fine 
201 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, (the author), a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as: Thunderstorms; Icing; Engine, communications, and electrical system failure; Straying off course or becoming lost; Flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAF BUCCANEER.  AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL., Foster, Peter R.
14 Foster, Peter R. RAF BUCCANEER. AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL.
London Ian Allan 1987 0711017298 / 9780711017290 Very Good 
48 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Finding Acceptance; Into Service; Exercises and Deployments; Sands of Time; 'Pulsator'; Development Aircraft; Every One Different; Hunter Interlude; Individual Aircraft Histories; Maintenance Airframes. Interior - tiny soft crease at top corner of first and last pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE AIRFIELDS, 1ST JANUARY 1945., Franks, Norman.  Signed.
15 Franks, Norman. Signed. THE BATTLE OF THE AIRFIELDS, 1ST JANUARY 1945.
Grub Street, London, (1994), revised, updated Anniversary edition including new German material. 
224 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR. B&w photos. "At first light on the morning of Ist January 1945, over 800 Luftwaffe fighters took off from their bases in Germany to attack Allied airfields in Holland, Belgium and France. Some of these surprise attacks proved successful, some were hardly noticed, while others were disastrous for the attackers. Basing his account on information from both Wing and Squadron diaries, and with many first-hand account s from the men who were there, Norman Franks paints a definitive picture of that winter morning and the rest of the day. In these attacks, and in the air battles which were fought at low level across the open countrysides and over towns in t h e L o w Countries, the Luftwaffe lost up to 300 of their fighter aircraft and over 200 pilots were killed or taken prisoner. The Allied air forces lost some 200 aircraft with little loss of life and were able to replace their losses within d ay s, w h er ea s t he Luftwaffe had greater difficulty in finding new pilots. Operation Bodenplatte was planned as a lightening blow to smash the British and American forces in north-west Europe. In fact it turned out to be the Luftwaffe's fin al ac t o f s el f-d est ru ct ion." Tiny scuff to bottom of front board. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. This is a new unread book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Gilliland, Alexis A. (Cover art by Romas.) THE WIZENBEAK SEQUENCE. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. WIZENBEAK. 2. THE SHADOW OF SHAIA. 3. LORD OF THE TROLL-BATS.
Del Rey, New York, (1989, 1990, 1992), Ist printings. 
297 pp, 213 pp, 233 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Romas. "The king had died and Queen Shaia lay lifeless while the ravening mobs went wild, led by the Witchfinders of the Church. Prince Kahun and Prince Gatsack were busily fighting each other for the right to ascend the throne. And far away in the deserted land of Semeryan, the wizard Wizenbeak was busy. His water-finding dance was finished, and the dry land would soon be fertile again. Now he was building housing and a fort for the colonists he had brought. Nothing could have seemed more peaceful. But there was no peace. Wizenbeak stood accused of being a dangerous wizard, and the Witchfinders had him marked as their target. One army was sent against him and a larger one was on the way. Against that might, Wizenbeak had only a tiny force. Wizenbeak's men prepared - as, in his own way, did Wizenbeak..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, bookstore stamp on first page of book 1 - othewise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear, tiny area of surface paper loss at bottom of spine of book 1, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
17 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
London Severn Huse 1982 0727820168 / 9780727820167 Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortifications; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: traditional style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walks with a view; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view; Commercial ports at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line indentation across rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Hart, W.E. HITLER'S GENERALS.
Books for Libraries Press, Plainview, New York, 1976, reprint. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0518101657 "The author served as an officer in the Reichswehr under the German Republic, and had the advantage of undergoing several Gener al Staff courses. That service having become impossible to him under Hitler, he lived in Germany for a time in active opposition to the government before finding his way as a volunteer, after the war began, into the ranks of the British A r m y , f r o m which he was invalided out. Here he reviews the careers of Hitler's generals in the light of their environment and their mental training, portraying most of them from personal contact either with the men themselves or with officer s of t he i r im me di a te circle. He presents their history under Hitler and in Hitler's war with intimate glimpses that should make clearer the governing influence upon the nation and the results, all unforeseen, of Hitler's rise upon them." C on ten ts: P re fa ce; Co lon el General Baron Werner von Fritsch; Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt; Field Marshal Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel; Field Marshal Erhard Milch; Field Marshal Walther Heinrich Alfred Herman von Brauchitsch; Fi eld Mars hal Wil hel m Ke itel ; Fi eld Marshal Fedor von Bock; Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz; Admiral Erich Raeder; Index. Small faint erased pencil marks at top of half-title and title pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light r ubbi ng o n boa rds, ver y fa int s oilin g on top/ bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHAT CULTURE?  WHAT HERITAGE?  A STUDY OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN CANADA., Hodgetts, A.B.  Foreword by R.W.B. Jackson.
19 Hodgetts, A.B. Foreword by R.W.B. Jackson. WHAT CULTURE? WHAT HERITAGE? A STUDY OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN CANADA.
Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 1969 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
122 pp, 9" H. Contents: Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; The National Interest; The Course of Study; The Classroom and What Goes on in It; The Students and What They get out of It; Questions of Responsibility; Summary and Reccomendations. "(This Report) is the result of a two-year fact-finding investigation into the teaching of Canadian history, social studies and civics in the elementary and secondary schools of all ten provinces. The main emphasis of this Study has been on civic education - that is, the influence of formal instruction in developing the feelings and attitudes of young Canadians toward their country and its problems, and the knowledge on which these attitudes are based." Interior - previous owner's name in ink at top of title page, small curl at top corner of pages 80 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small crease at top corner of rear cover, minor bump at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PLANE TRIGONOMETRY.  (PLANE TRIGONOMETRY PARTS 1-2 / TRIGONOMETRIC TABLES)  319C., I.C.S. Staff with Paul H. Frohwein.
20 I.C.S. Staff with Paul H. Frohwein. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY. (PLANE TRIGONOMETRY PARTS 1-2 / TRIGONOMETRIC TABLES) 319C.
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1941 Very Good No Jacket 
72 pp + 81 pp + 85 pp (three sections, individually paged), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board, all edges blue. Marbled endpapers, b&w drawings, formulae, tables. Contents: Plane Trigonometry (Part 1) - Trigonometric Functions; Definitions; Values of Functions Without Use of Tables; Relations Among Trigonometric Functions; Tables of Trigonometric Functions; Natural and Logarithmic Functions; Finding Natural Functions of Angles; Finding Angle Corresponding to Natural Function; Finding Logarithmic Functions of Angles; Finding Angle Corresponding to Logarithmic Function; Solution of Right Triangles; Basic Relationships Among Parts of Right Triangle; General Methods for Solving Right Triangles; Practical Problems Involving Solution of Right Triangles. Plane Trigonometry (Part 2) - Function of Miscellaneous Angles; Functions of Angles Near 0 degrees and 90 degrees; Functions of Angles Greater than 90 degrees; Functions of Negative Angles; Functions of Other Special Angles; Solution of Oblique Triangles; Fundamental Principles; General Methods of Solving Oblique Triangles; Practical Problems Involving Solution of Oblique Triangles; Areas of Plane Figures; Areas of Polygons; Areas of Figures Bounded Partly by Circular Arcs; Areas of Figures With Irregular Outlines; Appendix (Derivation of formulas; Table of trigonometric formulas). Trigonometric Tables: Natural Trigonometric Functions; Logarithmic Trigonometric Functions; Common Logarithms of Numbers. Previous owner's name in ink at top of free front endpaper, light toning to pages, minor wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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