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AFV MODELLER.  ISSUE 5.  JULY/AUGUST 2002., Barker, Paul; Thompson, Darren; Gustavsson, Erik; Astier, Frederick; Anderson, Thomas; Assad, Moustafa; Lustig, Bernhard; Telio, Antonio Martin.
1 Barker, Paul; Thompson, Darren; Gustavsson, Erik; Astier, Frederick; Anderson, Thomas; Assad, Moustafa; Lustig, Bernhard; Telio, Antonio Martin. AFV MODELLER. ISSUE 5. JULY/AUGUST 2002.
AFV Modeller, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2002. 
65 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Magnificent Seven: Paul Barker describes his Churchill Mk7; Duck Out of Water: Panzerjager 1 'Ente' 605, Pz.J.Abtlg., North Africa; Swedish Armour on exercise; M5A1 Kit; Xtreme Detail: Sdkfz 11; Lebanese Civil War Armour; Italeri M13/40: A small Italian desert-warrior; Keeping track - new releases; AMS Therapy: Antonio Martin Tello offers some help for the afflicted with his 1:72 Cromwell Mk.IV. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
2 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
Osprey Aerospace, London, 1997, revised edition. 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855326817 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, color plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a ha nd at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnais s a n c e S y s tems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba....Also revealed are details o f fl ig ht s c on du ct ed from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices p ro vid ing te ch ni cal sp eci fications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spin e. Dust ja cke t ha s ve ry m inor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
4 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
National Army Museum, London, 1992. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0901721263 Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the p i c t u r e s . This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his w o rk w as ' .. .. th e observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft co rne r c rea se on fro nt co ver. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EASTWARD TO TARTARY:  TRAVELS IN THE BALKANS, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE CAUCASUS., Kaplan, Robert D.
5 Kaplan, Robert D. EASTWARD TO TARTARY: TRAVELS IN THE BALKANS, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE CAUCASUS.
Random, New York, (2000). 
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps. "...takes us through Turkey, across the Fertile Crescent, and into the volatile, oil-rich lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia, a region (Kaplan) describes as the Balkans of the future - explosive, strategically important, the new fault line between East and West. Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters past and present, Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of the lands in which he travels. He ventures from the famed archaeological ruins of Syria to the markets of Lebanon to the military outposts of Turkey and Israel; from Baku, capital of new business and new oil, across the Caspian Sea to the deserts of Turkmenistan and back to the killing fields of Armenia..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling and one tiny closed tear with crease along top edge. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BLUE HELMETS UNDER FIRE: FIFTY YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS.  4018., Katz, Samuel M. and Debay, Yves.
6 Katz, Samuel M. and Debay, Yves. THE BLUE HELMETS UNDER FIRE: FIFTY YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS. 4018.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1996. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623617267 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Interior - soft bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, soft bump at top corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Operator 1384 THE DEVIL'S DIPLOMATS.
London Hutchinson Hard Cover Very Good - 
286 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No date (c1935). 10 b&w plates, including frontispiece (collated). "This book is not fiction. It is not even fiction with a basis in fact. It recounts only actual incidents in which I took part as an agent of L'Espionage Centrale, the Secret Service of the French Foreign Legion, in Tunis and Syria. With the exception of a few pseudonyms, there is no departure from strict accuracy." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, minor browning on some preliminary pages and on some rear pages, book is slightly cocked, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, slight fading to spine color, very light browning to edges of text block with one small foxing mark on fore-edge 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST., Shiloh, Ailon, ed.  Foreword by Carleton S. Coon.  (Hamed Ammar, Gabriel Baer, Fredrik Barth, Morroe Berger, H.R.P. Dickson, Anne H. Fuller, John Gulick, Anne K.S. Lambton, Daniel Lerner, Bernard Lewis, George A. Lipsky, Mahmut Makal, et al.)
8 Shiloh, Ailon, ed. Foreword by Carleton S. Coon. (Hamed Ammar, Gabriel Baer, Fredrik Barth, Morroe Berger, H.R.P. Dickson, Anne H. Fuller, John Gulick, Anne K.S. Lambton, Daniel Lerner, Bernard Lewis, George A. Lipsky, Mahmut Makal, et al.) PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
New York Random House 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
453 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map. "(E)mploys a comprehensive approach to the behavioral processes of the peoples of this important area of the world. At a time when much of the literature on the Middle East is either historical in nature or limited to specific target studies, Ailon Shiloh has compiled a volume of articles that integrate political, historical, economic, demographic, and health data into the study of culture and behavior. (His) introduction encapsulates a history of the area from the birth of civilization to the Six-Day-War of 1967. The articles that follow are written by a variety of perceptive scholars, many of whom are native to the Middle East or have lived and worked there for a number of years. The book is divided into five sections - The Distribution of Peoples, Cultures and Subcultures, Population Dynamics, Culture Change and Conservatism, and The Schoolteacher as Anthropologist - covering either the cultural history of the area or the effects of pressures toward fundamental culture change." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints and light soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block, previous owner's name and erased pencil name on free front end paper, soft creases across contents page. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and tears - some with creases, area of discoloration on spine, light rubbing and some tiny scuff marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, OR THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS; BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE STEAMSHIP QUAKER CITY'S PLEASURE EXCURSION TO EUROPE AND THE HOLY LAND; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF COUNTRIES, NATIONS, INCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES, AS THEY APPEARED TO THE AUTHOR., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
9 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, OR THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS; BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE STEAMSHIP QUAKER CITY'S PLEASURE EXCURSION TO EUROPE AND THE HOLY LAND; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF COUNTRIES, NATIONS, INCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES, AS THEY APPEARED TO THE AUTHOR.
Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company 1896 Subscription Edition. Hard Cover Good Fay & Cox. 
651 pp, 9" H. Black cloth with gilt decoration on front board, blind stamped emblem on rear board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. This edition was available by subscription only. 234 b&w illustrations, from full page plates to smaller drawings throughout the text. Mark Twain describes his journey through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 with a group of American tourists, describing the sights, people and customs of the areas he visits. Light browning in margins of pages and on endpapers, full page illustration pages have a little more browning and the odd foxing mark, foxing on frontispiece tissue, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 272/273, a few small light liquid marks on top of text block, light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, spine color is sun faded, book has slight spine lean, boards have very light edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE.  VOLUME 3  NUMBER 1., Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob.
10 Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob. VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE. VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1.
Lier, Belgium Verlinden Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
30 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: "Down the Lazy River": A brief view on the latest TAMIYA release, the US Navy PBR "PIBBER" Patrol Boat; A Sturmtiger Morser Conversion; "I Spy": Gulf War linkage systems; 82nd Airborne Paratrooper: Photographic coverage of gear and equipment; The "HOG" A-10 Thunderbolt II: Digging for Tanks; Road to Beirut: Lebanon '82; Modelers in Focus; Tools & Techniques: Constructing, Painting and Displaying 1/4 Scale small arms; American Graffiti. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small old price label on front cover, minor edge wear, light rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE AIR CAMPAIGN: PLANNING FOR COMBAT.  VOLUME III - FUTURE WARFARE SERIES., Warden, John A. III, Colonel USAF.  Introduction by Gen. Charles L. Donnelly, Jr., USAF.
11 Warden, John A. III, Colonel USAF. Introduction by Gen. Charles L. Donnelly, Jr., USAF. THE AIR CAMPAIGN: PLANNING FOR COMBAT. VOLUME III - FUTURE WARFARE SERIES.
Pergamon-Brassey's, Washington, 1989. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0080367356 B&w photographs. "One of the first analyses of the pure art of planning the aerial dimension of war. (It) explores the complicated connection between air superiority and vi ctory by focusing on the use of air forces at the operational level in a theater of war. The most compelling task for the theater commander, the author argues, is translating national war objectives into tactical plans at operational levels. H e p r esents his case by drawing on fascinating historical examples, stressing that mastery of operational-level strategy can be the key to winning future wars. This book offers today's planners greater understanding of how to use air power aga i ns t n um er ous enemy capabilities in a wide variety of air operations." Remainder mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER:  THREE LEBANESE FOLK TALES., Zkurzynski, Gloria.
12 Zkurzynski, Gloria. TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER: THREE LEBANESE FOLK TALES.
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1977 0688518060 / 9780688518066 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good William Papas. 
40 pp, oblong (7 3/8" H x 10" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "A foolish shepherd makes himself miserable over troubles with his imaginary children; a farmer believes a thief who tells him he used to be the farmer's donkey; a rogue who cannot read or write passes himself off as a schoolmaster. With hilarious illustrations by William Papas, these three authentic folk tales retold by Gloria Skurzynski are sparkling samples of the humor that has sustained the Lebanese people through good times and bad." A gold label on the dust jacket (see scan) states "Library Edition", but there are no library markings (no stamps, pockets, etc.). Slight bump at top of spine, some tiny edge bumps, small wrinkle on front board. Dust jacket has library edition label on front panel/spine (this is not an ex-library book), is price-clipped, has small ghost label mark on front panel, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, taped tears at top/bottom of spine - with creases, minor edge browning. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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