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1 THE CROW'S NEST FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY, 1942-1982.
Crow's Nest Board of Directors, n.p., (1982). 
107 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illus with b&w photos of the club and its members/visitors, etc. The forty year history of the Newfoundland Officers Club, St. John's Newfoundland. Gives list of Executive Members for each year. Includes a brochure outlining history and membership requirements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
2 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
London Michael Joseph 1954 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - killed, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thousand pages. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of the late Gabriel Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE TINFISH RUN., Bassett, Ronald.
3 Bassett, Ronald. THE TINFISH RUN.
London Macmillan 1977 0333216148 / 9780333216149 First Edition Very Good- Very Good- 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Includes "a glossary of Naval lower-deck terminology and technical terms" and "a brief account of the fortunes of convoy PQ17". "The year is 1942. A small group of merchant ships escorted by two old destroyers, a corvette and two trawlers are ploughing through Arctic seas to northern Russia in the wake of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. For Ordinary Signalman Ludd - inevitably dubbed 'Lobby' - it is his first trip and likely to be a tough one. The convoy must run the gauntlet of U-boats, aircraft - there is even the threat that enemy battleships will put to sea; finally there is the other enemy - the bitterest weather, the cruelest seas in the world. Seen from the perspectives of both wardroom and lower deck, (although a work of fiction, this book) gives an entirely authentic account of the experience of sailors on Arctic convoys during World War II. From the final shore leave in Liverpool to the arrival at an inhospitable Russian port, through tragedy and much suffering, the men in the cramped messdecks maintain their unflagging humour to the end. Old sailors will relive every minute of these days, and in the characters recognise themselves 35 years ago; others will be gripped by a compelling story." Cigarette odour, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Belasco, David. Inscribed by Belasco. (William Shakespeare.) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A COMEDY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS ARRANGED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE BY DAVID BELASCO.
Privately Printed, New York, 1922, Ist edition. 
174 pp, small 4to (approx. 10 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with paper title labels on spine and front board and dark blue 'bee' device at bottom of front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER - "TO __________ WITH COR DIAL REGARDS DAVID BELASCO, JANUARY 27, 1930." Title page continues, "and Acted Under His Direction at the Lyceum Theatre, New York with David Warfield in the Character of Shylock, December 21, 1922". Includes preface, chapters titled, 'Concerning Shylock', and 'The Elizabethan Stage', the playbill for the present production, along with 'The David Belasco Stage Arrangement of The Merchant of Venice'. Interior - pages browning lightly a little more on endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 13-33, very light foxing to title page, dedication page, pages 29/30 and the two plates, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, two tiny marks on front board title label, light rubbing - a few small scratches on rear board, area of faint color fading on rear board and on spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LAKONIA., Bond, Geoffrey.
5 Bond, Geoffrey. LAKONIA.
London Oldbourne 1966 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, frontispiece. "During the evening of 19 December 1963 the twin-screw Motor Ship 'Lakonia' slid through the grey waters of the Solent, bound for sunshine and warmer seas. Her hull and superstructure gleamed like 'a newly iced Christmas cake, for she had been recently overhauled and completely redecorated'. (651) passengers were aboard the liner for her Christmas cruise --- The 'Lakonia' began to burn on Sunday, 22 December. Four days later she was a pitiful, smoke-grimed wreck, wallowing at the mercy of the waves. On Sunday, 29 December - just a week after the initial diaster - she slid beneath the waters of the North Atlantic to her last resting-place. (This) is the story of unfortunate, originally minor circumstances, slowly building up until they finally overwhelmed the ship, her crew and passengers. But the pattern of crew and passenger heroism is at least as great as that of any perhaps more dramatic disaster. Reluctant to leave the ship, the crew - and many passengers - tried desperately to overcome events and save her. There was no panic - from first to last. Air-sea-rescue, radio, telephone, and computers went into action to save those in peril on the sea - and it was the first time that the system of A.M.V.E.R. (Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Report), had been used in any major shipping disaster. Ships of all nationalities sped towards the stricken liner. The British freighter 'Montcalm', the Argentine 'Salta', the Pakistani 'Mehi' - and then there was the ship that passed 'Lakonia' by in her hour of need ---. (This) is a graphic account of the strength and bravery of ordinary persons under threat of death. It is an open, objective and factual reconstruction of what happened." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE TRIBALS:  BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS., Brice, Martin H.  Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin.
6 Brice, Martin H. Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin. THE TRIBALS: BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS.
H.M.C.S. Iroquois Veterans Association, Victoria, B.C., 1993, reprint. 
256 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover with cerlox binding. This is the reprint edition which was produced by photocopy with permission of the author. Unfortunately the photographs did not reproduce well. "Practically everyone knows of HMS Cossack's mag nificent exploit in a Norwegian fiord in February 1940 when her crew rescued 299 captive British merchant seamen from the Altmark. Cossack was just one of 27 Tribal Class destroyers which served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian an d C a n a d i an Navies from 1938 to 1969. They were considered by many to be the finest of their type. The Tribals probably saw more acion over a longer period of time, and over a greater area of the globe, than any other class of destroyer. Th ey to ok p ar t in almost every Home Fleet and Mediterranean action, the D-Day operations, the East Indies, the South-West Pacific amphibious landings, the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the surrender of Japan and the Korean War. Technical details are p rov i ded , t oge the r wit h lists of commanding officers and pennant numbers, and the ship's crests." Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, minor soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
7 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 De Grummond, Jane Lucas. RENATO BELUCHE: SMUGGLER, PRIVATEER AND PATRIOT, 1780-1860.
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1983 080711054X / 9780807110546 Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, large 8vo. B&w photos, maps. "Renato Beluche played many roles in the turbulent world of the nineteenth-century Caribbean. He was a merchant sea captain as well as a successful privateer. He was Simon Bolivar's favorite admiral as well as an active partner in the affairs of the Laffite brothers. He fought both as a revolutionary and as a defender against revolt. He was a patriot in the eyes of eight American nations and a brigand in the eyes of England and France. In tracing the course of Beluche's chameleonlike career, this biography...gives us a panoramic view of the complex affairs of the Caribbean during one of the most volatile periods in its history..." Very minor edge wear to boards, small faint mark to top of textblock, tiny stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
9 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OUT OF THE SHADOWS:  CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton.
10 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Very Good - Very Good - 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny very light foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, areas of light foxing on inside surface; light toning to edges of flaps, flap-folds and on spine; very small dent on hinges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Very Good Good 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943.  VOLUME II, PART 1., Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P.
12 Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P. NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2002 1551250616 / 9781551250618 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Based on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that confronted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-illustrated history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
13 Duff, Douglas V. THE STORY OF THE MERCHANT NAVY: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF SEAFARING.
Cassell, London, (1954), Ist ed. 
136 pp, small 8vo, HC. Written for the boys of the time, to give them an idea of the background, modern developments and future possibilities of the Merchant Navy of Britain. Covers the history, life of the seaman, working conditions, ships of the future and how to start in the navy as a career. Illus with 8 pages of half-tone and 8 line-drawings in text. Some light browning to eps. Edge of text block has minor browning and foxing. Great dust jacket illus of freighter and tug boat. Dust jacket has edge and corner wear and one closed tear at top of front panel with associated crease. Back panel is moderately soiled. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN GREAT WATERS:  THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC., Dunmore, Spencer.
15 Dunmore, Spencer. IN GREAT WATERS: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
342 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029292 B&w photographs. "It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britian would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, throught the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bay of Biscay. Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface...tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German..." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of texblock (and at bottom of rear flap on DJ). Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
16 Dunn, Laurence. MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD 1910-1929 IN COLOR.
New York Macmillan 1975 First American Edition Very Good Very Good- Laurence Dunn. 
215 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). "The period covered by (this) volume was one of spectacular development and dramatic contrast. The First World War brought to an end a period of intense competition - competition reflected in a rapid increase in the size of individual liners. Later, during the twenties, a more restrained style emerged, less lavishly appointed and more suited to a less-affluent world. The styles of these two eras, separated by the anonymous, camouflage-conscious years of the war, were quite distinct, the post-war years bringing in a range of new shapes and profiles in funnels and sterns." "A special feature is the 80 pages of color plates by the author, which supply a unique coverage of details such as liveries, funnel marks, and houseflags." Light waviness to edges of text block, light browning to edges of text pages. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on panels, two tiny perforations on front flap-fold, several small light liquid marks on bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Edwards, C.A.M. Illustrated by Vernon Mould. BROOK WATSON OF BEAUSEJOUR.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1957), Ist edition. 
183 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map frontispiece. The story of the early life of Brook Watson, told in a fictionalized format for yourg adults. "Left a pennipless orphan at the age of ten in England, (Brook) was sent to a distant relative in Boston, Mass., and from there to the West Indies. While swimming in the harbour in Havana, a shark bit off his right leg. After many experiences he found work with a trader in Chignecto and through his exploits and ability attracted the attention of officials. He entered business with a Halifax merchant and became more and more prominent, being elected to Parliament, acting as Commissary-General to the Army, Director of the Bank of England and finally Lord Mayor of London and a baronet. This exciting story deals mainly with his early days and his exploits around Fort Beausejour during the stirring struggle with the French on the Isthmus of Chignecto." Faint tape marks at top/bottom of free endpapers, minor edge wear, faint soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has several tiny/small chips, several small closed tears, creasing at bottom of front panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color - lettering legible, ghost sticker mark on front panel, light rubbing/soiling. VG-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR., Essex, James W.
18 Essex, James W. VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822568 / 9780919822566 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942 at the tiny Anglican Church just down the road. It was the burial of a seaman from the HMCS 'Charlottetown', one of several who had been rescued, only to die of wounds later. He was killed in Canada by the Nazis. This book in a real sense, then, is his story and the story of hundreds of others who perished because of the German U-boats in the St. Lawrence. As Cmdr. George Bernard, Naval Officer in Command, Gaspe from 1943 to the war's end said in later years: 'In 1942, marauding U-Boats entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and did a great deal of damage. They roamed the Gulf and River St. Lawrence at will and were seldom opposed. They sank Canadian warships and valuable merchant vessels almost with impunity.' According to Bernard, it was for this reason that Canadian authorities played down the episode. They were prepared to accept the consequences because warships which might have attacked the U-boats invading our inland waters were wanted more urgently elsewhere. This was 'Victory in the St. Lawrence' - initially for the German U-boat: Canada's turn would come next. But what happened to both remained locked in the memories of the participants only now being revealed long years after the war ended. This was 'Canada's Unknown War'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES.  7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES.  THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION.  7 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Foster, Alan Dean.
19 Foster, Alan Dean. ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES. 7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES. THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION. 7 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Very Good Darrell K. Sweet (1-4), cover art. 
Seven of the first eight books of the 'Pip and Flinx' series - 6 7/8" H. ***Please note: "For Love of Mother-Not" is not included in this grouping - it would be book 1 or book 5, depending on whether you are reading in publication or chronological order.*** 1. Tar-Aiym Krang - 251 pp, 1983 8th printing, ISBN 034530280X. "The planet (Moth) attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers - a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying-snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest - most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead!" 2. Orphan Star - 234 pp, 1977 20th printing, ISBN 0345324498. "His birth had been shrouded in mystery, and all Flinx knew of himself was that he'd been abandoned by those who had spawned him. Raised by Mother Mastiff in the marketplace of Drallar, Flinx eventually discovered that his unknown parents had bequeathed to him a curious legacy - a legacy of extraordinary mental powers that were both an incalculable asset and a most dangerous liability. (It) would lead him - and his potent protector, the minidrag Pip - into the clutches of one of the most depraved and powerful men in the galaxy - on to a harrowing search for the truth about his birth - and out of one world into another on his most dangerous adventure ever." 3. End of the Matter - 246 pp, 1987 7th printing, ISBN 0345334655. "Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeplanet of his flying snake. There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx's mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn't know what real trouble was until he realized that the Qwarm - a deadly assassin squad - were three steps behind him with a contract to kill." 4. Bloodhype - 249 pp, 1977 2nd printing, ISBN 0345258452150. "Bloodhype was the most dangerous drug in the galaxy. It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciatingly slow death, and there was no known - or unknown - antidote. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy. Someone, somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!". 5. Flinx in Flux - 324 pp, 1988 12th printing, ISBN 0345343638. "(When Flinx and Pip) found an unconscious young woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, Flinx wasn't surprised. Nor was he shocked to learn that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist, abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins. Flinx could see no harm in returning Clarity to her base before continuing on his way, but he was tired of solving other people's problems. He had his own life to get back to. So he was unprepared for the emotional effect the beautiful Clarity had on him. But while Flinx fought to deal with his unexpected dilemma, the assassins were still at work. They would do anything to stop the research on Longtunnel and would kill anyone or anything that got in their way." 6. Mid-Flinx - 346 pp, 1996 2nd printing, ISBN 0345406443. "(An) evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again - this time into uncharted space, on a random course they hoped would foil their pursuers. They found more than they bargained for when they landed on Midworld, a verdant planet covered by an immense jungle, hosting an incredible variety of plant and animal life - all of it unknown and all of it deadly. And now they were in real trouble. Their hiding place was in danger of discovery, and their only hope lay with this bizarre and untamed planet - if it didn't kill them first!" 7. Reunion - 342 pp, 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0345418689. "Usiing his enhanced empathic abilities, Flinx finesses his way into a top-secret security installation on Earth. Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out." Interiors - most books have light to moderate browning to inside of covers, most books have minor to very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - two books with some tiny corner creases, one book with one 1" corner crease, four books with some light spines creases, one book with light sun fading to spine colour, three books with light spine lean and one with very light spine lean, all books have very light edge wear, very light browning to some edges of text blocks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BLACK MAY., Gannon, Michael.
20 Gannon, Michael. BLACK MAY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1998, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060178191 B&w photographs. "In May 1943, Allied sea and air forces won a stunning, dramatic, and vital victory over the largest and most powerful submarine force ever sent to sea, sin king forty-one German U-boats and damaging thirty-seven others. It was the forty-fifth month of World War II, and by the end of May the Germans were forced to acknowledge defeat and recall almost all of their remaining U-boats from the major t r a f f i c lanes of the North Atlantic. At U-Boat Headquarters in Berlin, despondent naval officers spoke of 'Black May'. It was a defeat from which the German U-boat fleet never recovered. 'Black May' is a triumph of scholarship and narrativ e , an i mp or ta nt work of history, and a great sea story. (The author) has done enormous research and produced the most thoroughly documented study ever done of these battles. In his compelling historical saga, the people are as significant as t he te chn ica l i nfo rmation. Given the strategic importance of the events of May 1943, it is natural to ask, How did Black may happen and why? Who or what was responsible? Were new Allied tactics adopted or new weapons employed? This book ans wer s th ose ques tion s an d many others. Drawing on original documents in German, British, U.S., and Canadian archives, as well as interviews with surviving participants, Gannon describes the exciting sea and air battles, frequently taking th e re ader insi de t he U- boats them selves, aboard British warshps, onto the decks of torpedoed merchant ships, and into the cockpits of British and U.S. aircraft. Throughout, Gannon tells the Black May story from both the German and Allied pers pecti ves, often using the a ctual words of captains and crew. Finally he allows the reader to 'listen in' on secretly recorded conversations of captured U-boat men in POW quarters during the same incredible month, giving intimate and moving acces s to t he th oughts and e motions of se amen t hat is unparalleled in naval literature." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at top edge of front board and at top of rear hinge, minor browning at some edges, short remainder mark on botto m of te xt bloc k. Dust jacket has mi nor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three small marks (color pencil) on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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