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1 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
2 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "My best wishes Ted Barris. June '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Bump with wrinkling at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds, bump with wrinkling at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
3 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
4 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS:  A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND., Johnson, Marill.  (Will and Marilyn Rayment.)
6 Johnson, Marill. (Will and Marilyn Rayment.) THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS: A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 2001. 
178 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897452585 "In 36 moths of sea duty as Radio Operator on five Merchant Marine ships, co-author Will Rayment encountered air bombings, typhoons and a tsunami while transporting volatile petroleum, munitions, lan ding craft, and troops. His tours on the Tanker 'Santa Cruz', the Liberty ships 'Gilbert M. Hitchcock' and 'Albert A. Robinson', the Refrigeration ship 'Grommet Reefer', and the Victory ship 'Fenn Victory' - along with his fellow seamen - wer e p a r t of the contribution to America's war effort by much-overlooked and unsung heroes. The men of the Merchant Marine, and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard that accompanied them, endured extreme danger and hardship in their efforts to protect Ameri ca ' s fr ee do m s. Some 733 Merchant ships were sunk in the attempts to deliver America's war supplies for Allied troops. (This book) is a historically based tale of an unheralded part of World War II that needs to be remembered." Interior - cl ean a nd ti ght wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  MARCH, 1948.  VOLUME XXIX, NO. 6., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Joseph B. Hartranft, Bob Arrentz, Don Downey, William Winter, C.B. Colby Richard Comey, Gilbert Close, Frank Tinsley, Charles H. Grant, Louis Garami, Sal Taibi, Abe Adler, J.L. Sadler, Michael La Torre, H.A. Thomas, et al.)
7 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Joseph B. Hartranft, Bob Arrentz, Don Downey, William Winter, C.B. Colby Richard Comey, Gilbert Close, Frank Tinsley, Charles H. Grant, Louis Garami, Sal Taibi, Abe Adler, J.L. Sadler, Michael La Torre, H.A. Thomas, et al.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. MARCH, 1948. VOLUME XXIX, NO. 6.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2-color fold-out of Boeing Stratojet. Contents: Wings of Liberty; Billy the Flying Kid (Bill Lear); Weary Wings (Davi s-Montham Field, Tucson, Arizona); We Fly the Bellanca Cruisair; You're a Sissy in a Spin; America's Super Sailplane; Airborne Laboratory; Flying Arrow; Color Cutaway: XB-47; Color Photo: XB-47; Jetcat; Sky Shark; Where is the C.L.A.?; Gara m i B i p e ; The Comet; Flyette; Drop-off Gear for Speed Control Models; Save That Ship; Book Notes: Zaic's Encyclopedia; OK Super 29; Piper Cub Special; Better Model Pictures; Ski Flight; Jets Steal Science Show; Operation Headache. Departments : De v el op me nt H i ghlights; Showcase; Readers Write; Air Notes; Air Progress: Flying Boats; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision Competition; Out West; Sketchbook; Model Matters; Report from Washington; Operation Headache; Contest Calendar; F.Y.I.; The L ast W ord . Int eri or - very light browning to pages, 6"x2" piece missing from bottom corner of last page - affects advertisements only, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a f ew smal l w rink le s on spi ne. l ight browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PATTERN FOR HISTORY., Lower, Arthur R.M.
8 Lower, Arthur R.M. A PATTERN FOR HISTORY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771053746 / 9780771053740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)estores history to its status as a living art, encompassing the major epochs from the time of Judaism to the present, not as a chronicle of dates and events, but as major cycles in the tides of human destiny. (Lower's) aim is to fix western man's present position in the course of time and the flux of history, and further, to discern the probable future of humankind in the gradual unfolding of large-scale trends and movements. Ranging over the beginnings, developments and ends of cultures through the centuries, (he) comes to a view of the present as a revolutionary age, prelude to imminent chaos." Chapter headings: Introduction; "The Spirit of the Age"; Judaism - I; Judaism - II; The Classical World; Early Christianity; The World Turned Upside Down - Part I; The World Turned Upside Down - Part II; The Great Age of Faith; Cross Seas and Sudden Storms: From Faith to Doubt; The Great Divide; Pandora's Box; Calm After Storm; Calm After Storm: The Englightenment; Years of Ferment; Years of Ferment: Bubbles Everywhere; Century of Hope; Secular Religion; Century of Hope: Mid-Century Battle; The Earthly Paradise in Sight; Making God in Man's Image; From Past to Present; A World Adrift; Prelude to Chaos?; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light to minor elsewhere, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
9 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE.  COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES., Newcomb, Rexford.
10 Newcomb, Rexford. OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE. COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES.
Bonanza, New York, reprint (copyright 1940). 
Unpaginated foreword, introductory essay and list of plates plus 130 b&w plates (photographs, plans, drawings) and frontispiece, 4to (12 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "Forming originally a part of the state of Virginia, Kentucky was peopled la rgely from Virginia and nearby colonies; thus the economic system, the social fabric and the cultural outlook of Kentucky resembles these features of life in the Old Dominion. Bringing with them a love of classic architecture engendered by as s o c i a t ion with the great houses in the valleys of the James and the Potomac, it is no surprise to discover that a definite classic spirit premeates the more formal types of architecture in Kentucky. In the early pioneer period, of necessity, r ec ou rs e wa s had to primitive forms. Beginning with the log cabin with its 'wattle-and-daub' chimney, architectural expression in Kentucky passed through successive improvements, culminating eventually in the great classic-porticoed brick mansio ns whi ch to th is day lend so much charm to the countryside. Architecture in Kentucky parallels the career of architecture upon our Atlantic seaboard. There is this difference, however, that while architecture in Kentucky reflects most of the v ogu es a nd fas hion s o f the seaboard forms, it records these changes somewhat belatedly. That is to say a style or a fashion well known in the maritime states will often not make its appearance in Kentucky for from ten to thirty years. Once acc lima ted, how ever , suc h vo gues are as likely to persist here as in other areas of America." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, heavy fading to color at top edge of boards, light fading to color on spine. Dust jacket has light wear and w rnkli ng a t top /botto m edg e of spine and flap-folds, creasing on top 3" of spine, slight browning on spine, light rubbing, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOME OF IT WAS FUN., Reyburn, Wallace.
11 Reyburn, Wallace. SOME OF IT WAS FUN.
Toronto Thomas Nelson & Sons (Canada) 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Peter Whalley. 
199 pp, large 8vo (9 9/16" H). B&w cartoons. " 'After four years of peace', Wallace Reyburn, well-known Canadian War Correspondent and now editor of New Liberty Magazine, has written a very vivid and humorous account of his experiences during the war. (It) contains a lot of personal reminiscences and personal references. Most of the book is hilariously funny and brings out the lighter side of the war but occasionally, (he) inserts a very serious chapter in which he points out that 'some of it was not fun'." Previous owner's name on free front end paper, light browning to pages and end papers, faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, moderate browning to edges of text block - small soiling mark on fore-edge and on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint foxing marks on rear board, repaired tear at bottom of rear hinge, very light edge wear, small area of colour fading at top of spine. Dust jacket has small and large chips/tears, browning on inside with foxing on inside of rear panel, light fading to spine colour, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LADY OF SHERWOOD, Roberson, Jennifer.
12 Roberson, Jennifer. LADY OF SHERWOOD
Kensington, (New York, 1999), Ist Kensington printing. 
372 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575664755 Great wraparound cover art by Yvonne Gilbert. "Lady Marian of Ravenskeep, her honor proving stronger than her desire, has forsaken a wedding to Robert of Locksley, since she fears she can never bear his child. It is with this knowledge that she makes an irrevocable choice - to flee into the depths of Sherwood Forest, where, amid wild tangled woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior, as Robin Hood's partner in steali ng (King) John's gold, and as the woman who has captured his heart. Yet all who breathe know that the penalty of such a theft is hanging. Pursued by the Sheriff's army, the hour soon approaches when Robin Hood, Marian, and their band of followers will wage a desperate fight for liberty and country..." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, small shallow bump at op of front hinge area, tiny bump to bottom corners of boards, thin faint rub line across fore edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, small wrinkle at top of rear flap fold. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Rome, David, editor. CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II. PART II: CASUALTIES.
Montreal Canadian Jewish Congress 1948 Soft Cover Good- 
150 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "This volume deals with the men and women who appeared in the official casualty lists of the Canadian armed forces, those reported killed, dead, missing, presumed dead, wounded, injured, ill and prisoners of war. The editors have taken the liberty of including the name of Dr. Louis Slotin, the civilian who died under unusually heroic circumstances during his reseach on the atom. We have also included several who gave their lives in the service while they were still technically civilians." Interior - light water stain at top edge of first page and approx. pages 108 to end of book, tiny crease or curl to top/bottom corner of approx. first 20 pages. Exterior - moderate edge wear, corner creases and edge tear (archivally taped) on front cover, piece missing at top corner of front cover, light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small pieces missing from top/bottom of spine, faint creases on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EVASION AND REPATRIATION: SLOVENE PARTISANS AND RESCUED AMERICAN AIRMEN IN WORLD WAR II., Selhaus, Edi.
14 Selhaus, Edi. EVASION AND REPATRIATION: SLOVENE PARTISANS AND RESCUED AMERICAN AIRMEN IN WORLD WAR II.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1993. 
233 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451619 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Partisan Sketchbook; Ive Subic and the American Airmen; Airmen in the Snow-Covered Alps; The Story of Carl Lannier; The Third Strike (by Joseph Maloney); An Airman's Diary of His Rescue; Tragedy on Velika Planina; A Grateful Patient; The Longest Mission (by John C. Rucigay); A Twist of Fate; A Mother's Remembrance; Good-bye, 'Liberty Belle'; The Piskera Field Hospital; Ribnica: Three Stories; Downed in Planica; I Have Kissed the Soil on the Isle of Vis; Bail Out at Dolenjska; Mr. Ashley's Christmas Feast; A Lucky Day at Kobarid; American Airmen and a "Mute Farmhand"; Epilogue; Notes; Index. Interi or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUSA'S GREAT MARCHES IN PIANO TRANSCRIPTION.  ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC OF 23 WORKS BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA., Sousa, John Philip.  Selected, with an introduction, by Lester S. Levy.
15 Sousa, John Philip. Selected, with an introduction, by Lester S. Levy. SOUSA'S GREAT MARCHES IN PIANO TRANSCRIPTION. ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC OF 23 WORKS BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA.
Dover, New York, 1975. 
111 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0486231321 "In this playing edition of Sousa's great marches, Lester S. Levy has included 23 favorites that have continued to enjoy universal appeal to this day. Here are the great standards that are ever yone's favorites: 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' (both piano transcription and song publication), 'The Gladiator', 'Semper Fidelis', 'The Thunderer', 'The Washington Post', 'The High School Cadets', 'El Capitan', 'King Cotton', 'The Manhat t a n B e a c h March', and 'Liberty Bell'. Here are the favorites that brass band musicians will remember: 'The March Past of the Corcoran Cadets', 'The Free Lance', The Invincible Eagle', 'The March Past of the National Fencibles', 'The March P as t of th e Ri fl e Regiment', and 'Jack Tar'. Sousa fans will find some of their own favorites - 'The Diplomat', 'Hail to the Spirit of Liberty', 'Hands Across the Sea', 'Imperial Edward' - and the editor has included three of his personal favor ite s - ' T he Pi cad or Ma rch', 'The Beau Ideal March', and 'The Bride-Elect'. All these favorites are presented in reproductions of the original sheet music, along with reproductions of the original sheet music covers." Interior - clean and tig ht w it h no p rev iou s ow ner shi p marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small bump at top of spine. Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA., Todd, Judith.
16 Todd, Judith. RHODESIA.
London MacGibbon & Kee 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
170 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Judith Todd sets out some facts on the origins of the dispute over Rhodesia (the current Zimbabwe). As the daughter of a former Prime Minister she is in a good position to know part of the story from the inside. Her father is now 'restricted' by an order made by an illegal government. Miss Todd was brought up on a mission station in Rhodesia and while she understands perfectly well the European achievement in this part of Africa, she has seen also that it is not enough. Not at least while the great majority of the population is thwarted politically and socially underprivileged to an extreme degree. Their leaders are cajoled, penalised; their sympathisers are made victims of the most crude political enmity - amounting almost to hysteria. Miss Todd is devoted to the best and long-lasting aspirations of this beautiful country. She can, therefore, bear the revilement that the friends of the misguided and ultimately doomed Rhodesian government have to offer. Patriotism may well not be enough; but justicce and freedom are necessary foundations to any patriotism deserving of the name." Chapter headings: 'The Police and the Army are Ready'; In the Beginning; The Essence of Discrimination; Right Turn Ahead; Sowing the Seeds; Where the Banished Ones Sleep; White Myths and Black Realities; Civilised Standards; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; 'The Respect for the Opinions of Mankind'; Happy New Year!; Not the End of the World; The Consent of the Governed. Previous owner's signature, place and date in ink on front free endpaper, scattered tiny light foxing marks on rear endpapers and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny edge chips and tears, light browning at edges, several scuff marks on front panel and on spine , light rubbing, two tiny dents on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AGE OF CHANGE, 1770-1870: DOCUMENTS IN SOCIAL HISTORY., Ward, J.T.
17 Ward, J.T. THE AGE OF CHANGE, 1770-1870: DOCUMENTS IN SOCIAL HISTORY.
London Adam and Charles Black 1975 0713615761 / 9780713615760 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good - 
199 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Between 1770 and 1870 Britain underwent a series of revolutions: agricultural, industrial, political and social. The whole country and the whole population, whether urban or rural, were affected to some extent by the far-reaching changes of this period and their legacy still has its influence in Britain today. This book is an enlightened selection of extracts from contemporary writings (including Anthony Trollope's novels and Royal Commission Reports as well as letters and diaries) charting the changing attitudes, policies and achievements of this important century in the growth of our modern industrial society. There are sections devoted to rural life, urban and industrial life, changes in transport, social policies and religious questions. John Ward, who is Professor of Modern History at the University of Strathclyde, has compiled a scholarly, and entertaining, picture of social life in Britain during a time of social change which will be of value to anyone with a personal or professional interest in the period." Subjects covered include: Free trade; Class conflicts; High society; The Army; Rural Poor; Landownership, Turnpikes; Canals; Sunday trains; Manchester; Leeds; Birmingham; Bardford; Trade unionism; Poor Law; Factory reform; Public health; Education; Life in the Mines; Religion; etc. Some random text highlited in yellow - up to page 41, slight wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMAZONS AND MILITARY MAIDS:  WOMEN WHO DRESSED AS MEN IN THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS., Wheelwright, Julie.
18 Wheelwright, Julie. AMAZONS AND MILITARY MAIDS: WOMEN WHO DRESSED AS MEN IN THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS.
London Pandora 1990 0044404948 / 9780044404941 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). B&w plates. "Drawing on memoirs, letters and diaries, this original and compelling work exposes the hidden history of women who chose to live, work and love as men. It reveals for the first time a long, popular tradition in Western culture, tracing these fascinating heroines from the height of their popularity in the 1700s to their re-emergence as a nations's pride and joy during the First World War." Interior - faint cigarette odour, light browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light sticker removal marks on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock, faint creases on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
19 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAINE AND COBBETT:  THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION., Wilson, David A.
20 Wilson, David A. PAINE AND COBBETT: THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION.
McGill-Queen's University, Kingston, 1988, first edition. 
218 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773510133 "Tom Paine and William Cobbett were at the heart of the revolutionary changes which swept the North Atlantic world during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Both men came from the ranks of the 'common people' in England, both found their identity as political writers in North America, and both eventually became central figures in the English popular radical movement. David Wilson places the parallel c areers of Paine and Cobbett in their Anglo-American context, not only discussing the relationship between their ideas but examining how their early experiences affected their success in America and the way in which their perceptions of Amer i c a w e r e woven into their political writings in England. Wilson traces four major themes in the thought of Paine and Cobbett: the relation between British radical ideas and American revolutionary ideology; the eighteenth-century revolution i n rh et o ri ca l th e ory; the effect of the American and French revolutions on British popular radicalism; and the American attempt to turn the United States into a new 'empire for liberty'. He challenges the idea that Paine created a new literar y sty le fo r a ne w aud ie nce of artisans and labourers, arguing instead that this style was part of a broader revolution in rhetoric, and discusses the interconnections between Paine's English and American careers. Wilson shows that the tension b etwe en the ide al a nd the re al is central to understanding Cobbett. He analyzes Cobbett's American experiences and the role of Paine's writings in Cobbett's subsequent career as a radical in England. The epilogue returns to the difference s a nd si mil arit ies i n Pai ne' s and Cob bett's careers, examines their strategies for change, and discusses their ambiguous legacies to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light l ight wrink ling at t op/bot tom of spi ne and flap -folds, fading to spine color, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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