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BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
1 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
2 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
3 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT., Cody, W.J.
4 Cody, W.J. FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT.
Canada Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, 1956. 
94 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, diagram. "The ferns of the Ottawa District have been under study for over 75 years. Several lists of species found in the District have been prepared but no flora with keys and descriptions has ever been published. An attempt is made here to bring together the known information on the ferns of this region and to provide a means by which interested persons maybe come familiar with them. For the purposes of this manual the Ottawa District is defined as the circular area surrounding the City of Ottawa, Ontario, and having a radius of 30 miles. Although the area under consideration is limited, the information is applicable to a much wider area of Ontario and Quebec..." Interior - minor foxing on endpapers, light staining in top margin of pages 49 to 54, and at top of free front endpaper. Exterior - browning and light staining to top of textblock, minor soiling to boards, light edge wear, tiny bump at corners. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
E.E. CUMMINGS:  A MISCELLANY., Cummings, E.E.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage.  Foreword by the Author.
5 Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author. E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.
New York Argophile Press 1958 First, Limited, Signed Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Marion Morehouse, frontispiece photograph. Jean Cocteau, et al. Signed by Author
xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and several selections from an unfinished play. Taken ensemble, the forty-nine astonish and cheer and enlighten their progenitor. He's astonished that, as nearly as anyone can make out, I wrote them. He's cheered because, while re-reading them, I've encountered a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead. Last but not least; he's enlightened via the realization that, whereas times can merely change, an individual may grow." From the author's Foreword. There is a previous owner's erased pencil signature mark at the top of the free front endpaper (some light thinning to the paper) and a very slight indentation of the signature on the adjacent half-title page; a very small light foxing mark at the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece; light toning to pages; a 5" x 2" very light area of browning (possibly from a newspaper clipping) on page 230 text page and on page 231 blank page; 1/8" tear at bottom of front hinge cloth; light browning to edges of text block, boards and spine; a small light scuff on the fore-edge of the text block; very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
 
 
SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993., Gething, Michael J.
6 Gething, Michael J. SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993.
Arms and Armour, London, 1993, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photographs. ISBN 0853689466 "(O)ffers snapshots of UK air defences at ten-yearly intervals, detailing how each (new) threat was perceived and what the response to it was, with a critique of that response and subsequent orders of battle to demonstrate how air defence evolved in real terms. In-depth reviews of the major examples over 75 years include the first German raids on Britain and the development of anti-aircraft arti llery; the appearance of German Heinkel and Dornier bombers in the 1930s and the design of the Hurricane and Spitfire to defeat this threat; and the defence against Soviet Cold War bombers in the form of the Hunter and Bloodhound. The result is a p rogressive history that concludes with the state of current defences and thoughts for the future: how will emerging challenges to the UK and NATO be met and countered? Illustrated with a wide range of photographs of the weapons systems deploy e d t hr ough three quarters of a century, this is an usual and perceptive new assessment, with particular value in this anniversary year for the RAF." Small thin scuff on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor wrinkli ng a t top of flap-folds and spine, very small closed perforation on front flap-fold - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS.  WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA, Norman, L.  Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove.
7 Norman, L. Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove. SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS. WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA
Hobart, Tasmania J. Walch & Sons 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
208 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown on front board. Fold-out frontispiece of Hobart Bridge, plus additional b&w plates. Contents: Preface; Index to Part I; Introduction; Chronological Statement of Curious and Interesting Facts; Privateering; Military Camps; The First Roads; Toll Bars, Turnpikes, and the Old Coaching Days; An Old Crown Colony; Duelling in V.D.L.; Representative (not Responsible) Government; Who Discovered Gold in Australia?; Respon-sible Government; First Tasmanian Parliament; The Heroic 80's; Railways; The Gay 90s; Bicycling; Federation; Premiers' Conference; Index to Part II; Sealers and Wreckers; "Dire" Straits; Smuggling and Piracy; Early Banditry; Brigands of the Twenties; Britton, Brown and Jeffkins; The Robin Hood of V.D.L.; Last Phase of Banditry in V.D.L.; A Post-War Killer; A Forty-Niner; Whaling from Earliest Times; First Hobart Town Whaler; Power. Date in ink on front free endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, a few tiny faint foxing marks on endpapers, small area of soiling at top corner of front pastedown, browning to edges of text block, very small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 1 to 75, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate edge wear with some fraying at two corners, very small bump to top corners, general light rubbing and scuffing on front board pastedown picture. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE KOREAN WAR:  HISTORY AND TACTICS., Rees, David, consultant editor.  (Major F.A. Godfrey, Brigadier-General Edwin H. Simmons, Bryan Perrett, Ian Beckett, P.J. Banyard, Anthony Robinson, David Robinson, David Rees.)
8 Rees, David, consultant editor. (Major F.A. Godfrey, Brigadier-General Edwin H. Simmons, Bryan Perrett, Ian Beckett, P.J. Banyard, Anthony Robinson, David Robinson, David Rees.) THE KOREAN WAR: HISTORY AND TACTICS.
Bedford, (London, 1984). 
128 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Over 200 illustrations, 75 in color. "...a full and detailed study of this war. It reveals how and why the confrontation in the Korean Peninsula was created and details the events of the war. The reader is taken behind the scenes, into the debates and personality clashes that led U.S. President Harry Truman to dismiss General Douglas MacArthur. Nor does it neglect 'the other side of the hill', for it shows why the Chinese decided to inter v e n e a n d a s sesses the methods that gave their relatively ill-equipped infantry such a devastating impact...coverage is based upon an analysis of the fighting, examining the way that the conflict developed from a fluid war of movement to a s ta ti c tr e nc h wa r fa re in which attrition and small-scale patrolling became the dominant features..." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, ghost sticker mark on front panel. NF/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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