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1 Abbott, Peter and Thomas, Nigel. Color plates by Mike Chappell. GERMANY'S EASTERN FRONT ALLIES 1941-45. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES NO. 131.
Osprey, London, (1982). 
40 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions and 8 color plates of uniform studies. Contents: Introduction; Finland; Hungary; Rumania; Slovakia; Other Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight yellowing to covers, tiny bump to top/bottom corners of book, tiny light stain on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
2 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Armitage, Michael, editor-in-chief. (Peter Kilduff, Peter Cooksley, Michael Burns, John Ray, Ray Sturtivant, John Maynard, Tony Mason, Michael Gething, Ron Dick, Ken Delve, Mike Spick, et al.) CLASSIC RAF BATTLES FROM WORLD WAR ONE TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
171 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, 40 color reproductions of paintings. "Forty superb full-colour paintings, accompanied by detailed background narratives, show the RAF in action, from the dogfights of the First World W ar to missions in the Gulf War...represent work of some of the very finest aviation artists working today...Sir Michael Armitage has assembled a first-class team of RAF veterans, historians and aviation experts with the brief to write the b a c k g r o u n d history of the action depicted in each painting...arranged chronologically within the decades of RAF service..." Dust jacket has a tiny closed tear and wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, light wrinkling at bottom of front f la p- fo ld . F in e/ VG + 
Price: 25.00 USD
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2000. 
128 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0890243719 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Manufacturers and Suppliers; Foreword; The Basics - Modeling Tips and Techniques; Tires, Road Wheels, Sprockets, and Tracks; Building a nd Detailing Tanks; Building and Detailing Self-Propelled and Towed Artillery; Tanks and Artillery Gallery; Building and Detailing Military Vehicles. "(S)hows you how to: Remove seams; Fix fit problems; Trim resin models; Fix resin casting flaw s ; M ake flexible tracks look realistic; Assemble individual track links; Work with brass and white-metal castings; Add detail with brass photoetching; Drill out gun barrels; Detail road wheels; Scratchbuild parts; Build up interiors; Mask, paint, a nd ad d decals; Weather and drybrush." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
5 Baron, Mike, Reinhold, Bill and Lessmann, Linda. THE PUNISHER: INTRUDER. (STAN LEE PRESENTS.)
(Marvel, n.p. 1989.) 
Unpaginated, 4to, hard cover (simulated black leather with silver lettering/decoration), in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color. "The Punisher - an obsessed killing machine - the personification of revenge. The soul of Frank Castle died w hen he and his family stumbled onto a mob rubout and fell under a rain of lead. Castle's body alone survived, possessed by a desire to visit retribution on all those who flout the law and threaten the innocent. In 'Intruder', a secret society with government connections uses murder to further their political ends. The well-equipped assassins begin a chain of events that bring them into hard-hitting conflict with The Punisher when they target the wrong house and slaughter an innocent family. The action ranges from brutal hand-to-hand combat to soaring high-tech dogfights as both sides fight to the death." F/F 
Price: 15.00 USD
6 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1997 0075600102 / 9780075600107 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w reproductions, photographs. "(T)ells inspiring stories of a selection of Canada's finest, from 1812 to the present day, and examines what made them great. (C)overs 12 leaders in detail from their personal history to their accomplishments on and off the battlefield." Covers: Isaac Brock; Tecumseh; Charles de Salaberry; Arthur Currie; Walter Hose, Rollo Mainguy; Mike McEwen; Guy Simonds; Keith Hodson; John Rockingham; Wilf Curtis; and Jacques Dextraze. Light waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very minor edgwe wear, slight fading to spine colour, minor rubbing, a few tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Formac, Halifax, 2004. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 088780621X B&w and colour photographs. "In the search for the perfect flying machine, hydrofoils were born. In 1919, Alexander Graham Bell and his young collaborator, Casey Baldwin, broke a world spe ed record when their hydrofoil prototype, HD4, skimmed across Lake Bras d'Or at 61.5 knots. This book is a complete re-examination of the Canadian research into hydrofoil vessels in the twentieth century. It describes how Baldwin and his c o l l e a g u e s, generously supported by Mabel Bell and under the guidance of the great inventor, built and tested numerous prototypes until they finally succeeded in building a high-speed hydrofoil for the navy. By the end of the Second World Wa r, C an ad a ha d th e third largest navy in the world and was set to be at the forefront of anti-submarine warfare. The Bell-Baldwin research was the foundation of the development of a small, fast vessel that could patrol the oceans, protectin g t he Wes t f rom t he Co ld War menace. Author John Boileau introduces the team of naval architects and engineers who tested prototypes in Halifax Harbour during the 1950s and 1960s. Their efforts led to HMCS Bras d'Or, the ultra-modern hydrofoi l ve sse l th at e stab lis hed an oth er world record before it was mothballed. Like the Avro Arrow story, 'Fastest in the World' exposes how brilliant innovation is not a guarantee of success for Canadian designers." Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
10 Brayley, Martin. Series editor, Martin Windrow. THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45 (1) NORTH-WEST EUROPE. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 354. (I)
Oxford Osprey 2001 1841760528 / 9781841760520 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Mike Chappell. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, map. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. "The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power; it was a citizen's war, in which most British men and women were mobilised. For a year it saw Britain standing alone aginst the fascist dictatorships; and winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first title of three describes and explains the uniforms developed for European service. It traces the appearance of the 'Tommy' from pre-war mobilisation, through the years of defeat and endurance, to the final return to Europe on D-Day and the long fighting advance to northern Germany by the spring of 1945. Uniform information is supported by a campaign summary, infantry organisation tables, lists of arms and services, and basic specifications of a number of heavy weapons." Interior - small ghost sticker mark at top inside corner of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease down front cover near spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
11 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
ARMY COMMANDOS 1940-1945.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 64., Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
12 Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by. Series editor, Lee Johnson. ARMY COMMANDOS 1940-1945. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 64.
(Osprey, London, 1996), Ist edition. 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, orders of battle, 12 plates of uniform studies/insignia in full color. Contents: Introduction; Raiding - 1941; 1942 - Year of the Great Raids; 1943-1945; Appendix. Interior - slight cigarette odor, very light yellowing to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61., Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
13 Chappell, Mike, text and colour plates by. Series editor, Lee Johnson. THE GUARDS DIVISIONS 1914-45. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 61.
(Osprey, London, 1995), Ist edition. 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 plates of uniform studies/insignia in full color. Contents: Introduction; The Guards Regiments 1914-15; Battles and Engagements of the Guards Division 1915-18; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Uniform. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE 20TH CENTURY.  VOLUME 6. TROPICAL UNIFORMS., Chappell, Mike, written and illustrated by.
14 Chappell, Mike, written and illustrated by. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE 20TH CENTURY. VOLUME 6. TROPICAL UNIFORMS.
Hatherleigh, Devon Wessex Military 1988 1870498054 / 9781870498050 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Mike Chappell. 
24 pp, 11 5/8" H. Volume 6 of "A series of lavishly-illustrated handbooks portraying the men of the British Army in the wars and campaigns of the present, troubled century (20th). Each title sets out to tell the complete story of its subject with the emphasis on illustration - full-colour paintings, photographs, drawings and technical illustrations. All researched, written and illustrated by Mike Chappell with an Regimental Sergeant Major's eye for detail! " Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on rear cover, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
15 Chappell, Mike. Editor: Martin Windrow. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 164.
Osprey, London, (1988), reprint. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: Introduction; Canada and her Army; 1900-14: The Growing Commitment; 1914-18: Attrition; 1939-45: The Global War; 1950-53: United Nations Involvement. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - light browning to covers and to edges of textblock, slight soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
16 Chappell, Mike. Series editor, Martin Windrow. BRITISH BATTLE INSIGNIA (I), 1914-18. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 182.
London Osprey 1986 0850457270 / 9780850457278 Soft Cover Very Good Mike Chappell. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photos, reproductions, 8 plates of insignias/uniform studies in full color. Contents: Introduction; Identification in Battle; British Army Divisions, 1914-18; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
17 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
THE WASHINGTON STING., Conconi, Charles and House, Toni.
18 Conconi, Charles and House, Toni. THE WASHINGTON STING.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1979, second impression. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic and only inside account of the undercover police-FBI fencing operation - featuring cops in the guise of syndicate soldiers - whose stunning success put the 'Washington Sting' in headlines across the nation. Word was out on the street in Washington, D.C., that one of the best fences in years was working out of a warehouse on 25th Place, NE. PFF Inc., run by 'mob-connected' Italians, was buying up stolen guns, office equipment, anything with resale value. Thieves all over the Washington area were soon submitting to the hard dealing of the gun-wielding Mafiosi, looking for quick cash and an association with the mighty aristocracy of crime. As the fence's main man, Pasquale Larocca, critically examined the typewriter or rifle offered across his bulletproof counter, and in one corner Mike Franzino cradled his shotgun in casual warning, there was no suspicion of a weapon deadly in a different way: a videotape machine which recorded every transaction from behind an unnoticed one-way mirror. 'Pasquale Larocca' and 'Mike Franzino' were the aliases of two of the undercover team of police and FBI men organized to fight Washington's high larceny statistics down at the underworld source. And five months after the opening of 'Police-FBI Fencing, Incognito' - five months of tense bargaining with suspicious professionals and comic encounters with fawning flunkies and prostitutes - the fence closed around more than 200 criminals invited to meet a New York 'Don' at a party hosted by Larocca. They met, instead, with police. The single account of the caper written with the cooperation of the police and FBI and with full access to the incriminating videotapes, here is a true story of police politics and mayhem, streetwise ingenuity and volatile temperaments, told to authentic narrative effect with complete, uncensored detail." Very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light browning on flap-folds and edges of rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
19 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 94.  MAY 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Jim Breeze, Kenroy Smith, Bob Livingstone, Steve Bond, Ken Delve, Dave Allport, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.)
20 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Jim Breeze, Kenroy Smith, Bob Livingstone, Steve Bond, Ken Delve, Dave Allport, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.) FLYPAST. NO. 94. MAY 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Vic Norman: Biplane Magic; Stirling at 50 (Short Stirling, SOE operations, 'Baby Bomber'); Found (C-47); Shackleton at 40; The Squadron Opens Up (North Weald); Canberra at 40; Duxford in the Dark; News (Glasnost and a MiG-21 in Britain); Type Report (Moths - on land and afloat); American Classics (Bird Biplanes), etc. Interior - clean and tight with n o p r e v i o u s ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, several light liuid marks on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
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