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1 THE CANADIAN MERCANTILE ALMANACK FOR 1847. INCLUDING "TEN REASONS FOR EMIGRATING TO CANADA" & ADDITIONAL 19TH CENTURY ADVERTISEMENTS.
Copp Clark Professional, (Toronto, 1996), facsimile reprint. 
8vo, soft cover. Reproductions of early advertising material. Contents: Advertisements; Introduction; The Canadian Mercantile Almanack for 1847; Almanac; Legislation; Appendix; Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada; Concluding Advertisements. "This fascinating glimpse of Upper Canada showcases the new colony: its officials, clergy, lodge members and business people. Here you find the new Acts establishing towns and school systems, militia and tariffs. You get 'Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada' and many pages of advertisements from 19th century 'Canadian Almanac' editions. Here is Canada 20 years before confederation. Here is the perfect gift that traces early families, business relationships and developing institutions. Here is the advertising that sold home remedies, organs and typewriters. Page after page of visual history." Interior - small gift inscription at top of half-title page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very minor edgewear,small, soft crease to rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Barber, Malcolm. THE TRIAL OF THE TEMPLARS.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998, reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521457270 "On 18 March 1314, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake. For almost two centuries the knights of the Order of the Temple had flourished during the Crusades in Palestine and Syria, and in the West, notably in France. But in 1307, the Templars in France were arrested by King Philip IV's officials in the name of the Inquisition, their property seized and the men charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality, and idol worship. Confessions, extracted under torture, were brought before royal and papal tribunals, but in 1310 a number of Templar brothers mounted a defence of their Order, refuelling the controveries which cont inued for a further four years before the final executions. Malcolm Barber's fascinating account, assessing the charges brought against the Order, once again puts the Templars on trial." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh i p m a r k s . Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
3 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
4 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
5 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
6 Chapman, Eddie. Foreword by Frank Owen. THE REAL EDDIE CHAPMAN STORY.
London Tandem Mass Market Paperback Good 
253 pp, 7 1/8" H. c1966. In 1940, safecracker Eddie Chapman offered his services to the German High Command as a spy. His first mission was to blow up the de Havilland works in Hatfield. "What is now revealed for the first time is that Chapman had immediately upon landing made contact with senior officials of the Air Ministry who listened with stunned silence to his story. Shortly after, a German reconnaissance plane which was allowed over to photograph the results of his mssion, reported that the buildings were in ruins and smoke was still rising. At Hatfield, the camouflage experts quietly congratulated themselves on having made it look as though an explosives expert had been at work! Chapman was working for his own country at the risk of his life. Soon after he was shipped back to Germany through Lisbon, where Hitler, grateful for the blow struck against England, awarded him the Iron Cross. For two years, Chapman, behaving like a hero of the Third Reich, spied on the Germans and constantly fed information back to British Intelligence, before being parachuted in for a second time to report on the range of the V-bombs. His true story makes incredible reading." Rear cover advertises the movie "Triple Cross", starring Christopher Plummer as Eddie Chapman and Yul Brynner as Colonel von Grunen. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of pages 1 to 75, tiny crease at top vorner of page leaf 167/168, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is lightly cocked, is concave and has two light creases; covers have small soft creases at corners and soft wrinkling; rear cover has very small edge tear with soft crease - archivally taped, small scuff and small faint stain; small tear at bottom of front hinge; very light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO.11.  DECEMBER 1994.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.)
7 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO.11. DECEMBER 1994. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1994 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Free French Commandos: Part 3. The Dutch campaign and demobilisation; German Identity Disks, Western Front, 1914 -1918: Part 4 - Reserve units, the Landwehr, Brigade-Ersatz-Bataillonen and new units created during the war; United States Army Officers, 1938-1941: Part 8; The Lithuanian Army 1918-1944; Kriegsmarine Armed Forces Officials Sleeve Insiginia, 1936-1 945; Japanese Medium Tanks; Close-Up: Spanish Republican, 1938; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very minor rubbing, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS., Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors.  Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.
8 Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al. THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.
Croydon / London Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall Stapled in Wraps Good 
3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945., Davis, Brian Leigh.  Illustrations by Pierre Turner.
9 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrations by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945.
Arms and Armour, London, 1997, reprint. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1854094203 "Within the 240 colour figures included in this illustrated guide are uniforms of the fighting and security forces, members of the National Socialist Party and other political groups, and other governing and supervisory officials; the range extends from Adolf Hitler himself to medical personnel, bus conductors and factory guards. The finely detailed colour drawings are complemented by full descriptive captions which, along w i t h t h e author's commentary on the hierarchy and structure of the Party, combine to create an introductory guide to the German administration in the years of the Third Reich. In its new larger format this book, already a proven international be st se l le r, w ill continue to provide excellent reference to historians, modellers, collectors and students of World War Two." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rmainder mark on top of text block. Very Goo d+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
10 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright, six page black/white/blue advertisement for Allen Aircraft Radio, Inc. (AAR), including fold-out. 3-fold pamphlet "Corrected Pages for Index of Companies and Organizations" laid in. Contents include: U.S. Air Carriers; U.S. Interstate & Other Scheduled Carriers; Air Freight Forwarders; Air Taxi Operators; Foreign Manufacturers' Offices in North America; Foreign Offices of U.S. Manufacturers; Primary Aircraft Manufacturers; Simulator & Trainer Manufacturers; Manufacturers & Distributors of Equipment; Buyers Guide; Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; Aviation Insurance, Credit & Financing; U.S. Army Contract Flight Schools; Airline Training Schools; Aviation Organizations, Associations & Nonprofit Groups; Aviation Labor Organizations; U.S. Government Agencies; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Index of Personnel; Index of Advertisers, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
11 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1966-67. VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1967 Soft Cover Very Good 
1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schools; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing and a few soft creases on rear cover, light wrinkling at top of spine, spine is concave. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
12 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1967-68. VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 
1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising: 1. Curtiss Wright and 2. Trodyne Corporation. Advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schols; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, very minor edge wear, large corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 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
 
 
TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE., Edwards, Ruth Dudley.  Photographs by David Secombe.
14 Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Photographs by David Secombe. TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE.
BBC Books, London, 1994, first edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0563369558 B&w photographs. "The British Foreign Office is famous, venerable and misunderstood. While its public face is one of grandeur and formality, its inner workings are shroud ed in mystery. Now, for the first time, the Foreign Office has opened its doors to the BBC; in this book, and the television series which it accompanies, we can find out what life is really like for those who represent the UK abroad or serve m i n i s t ers at home. Among the many issues (the author) considers are what diplomats do and how they do it, why it is a difficult job for a woman, how the Foreign Office compares with the other foreign services, and why Britain seems out on a l im b in E ur op e. She looks at diplomats doing work which ranges from negotiating complicated deals in Brussels to visiting drug traffickers in Bangkok and dealing with death in Delhi. Throughout the book (she) captures the heady excitement that ca n go wit h b ein g a diplomat, but shows too how gruelling can be the demands the life makes on diplomats and their families." Two tiny scuffs on front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of discolorization at top edge of rear boa rd . Dust jac ket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling on rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TRUCKING: COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE ONTARIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, 1926-1976., Goodman, J.O., introduction.  Part I by Ron Kenyon.
15 Goodman, J.O., introduction. Part I by Ron Kenyon. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TRUCKING: COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE ONTARIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, 1926-1976.
Rexdale, Ontario Ontario Trucking Association 1977 0969074816 / 9780969074816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Inscribed by Contributor
190 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Inscribed at top of half title page: "To George Mills who made a great contribution to the industry's development J.O. Goodman Dec. 1977" - Mr. Goodman appears to have amended his signature, as there is some white-out over "man" and it has been rewritten. Contents: The Vital Link; The Rolling Twenties; An Association is Formed; Trucks in The Depression; The ATA Affected All Canada; The Wheels of War ; Rebuilding With The Peace; One Crisis After Another; Enter The Teamsters; Trucks Remake Ontario; Challenge of the Seventies; Addendum: A Select Committee of The Legistlature examines trucking; OTA Officers and Directors, 1926-1977; Past Presidents; OTA Pioneers Club; Truck Roadeos; "Service to Industry" Award; The "National Truck Hero" Award; Axles, Pistons, Tires and Tears: A tale of truck technology; OTA Officials, 1977. Scattered small and tiny stains on edges of text block, light wrinkling and fading at top/bottom edge of spine, very small dent at bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge browning, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and at top of rear flap-fold - light edge wrinkling elsewhere 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Gray, Jas., F.I.C. PAYABLE GOLD: AN INTIMATE RECORD OF THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE PAYABLE WITWATERSRAND GOLDFIELDS AND OF JOHANNESBURG IN 1886-1887.
South Africa Central News Agency Ltd., South Africa, 1937 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
286 pp., 8vo (8 5/8" H). Illustrated with photographs and facsimilies of documents. Title page continues: "Based on Researches made in the State Archives, Pretoria by Ethel L. Gray and containing the Oosthuizen Papers Which reveal the story of the discovery. Translations of photographic reproductions of documents by B. de Coligny Marchand, B.A., D.Sc." Contents: Preface; The Early Mining History of the Witwatersrand (1850-1860); General Progress (1861-1873); The Pegging of Blaauwbank in 1874; Gold Mining at Blaaubank (Annexation Period); Gates' Concession (1881); Armfield's Report in 1878; Reported Gold Activities on the Witwatersrand (1876-1885); Gold Mining on Kromdraai (1881-1885); Reports on and Proclamation of Kromdraai (1885); Gold Discoveries on Farms in the Vicinity of Kromdraai (1882-1885); The Witwatersrand and Its Population; The Discovery in 1886 of the Auriferous Conglomerates of the Witwatersrand Main Reef Series; Langlaagte; Departmental Activities Regarding the Gold Discovery (1886); The Proclamation and Its Sequel; How the News of the Discovery was Announced (1886); Geology; Mining Camps of the Witwatersrand Goldfields; Early Mining Officials of the Witwatersrand Goldfields (1886-1887); Johannesburg; Government Buildings; Witwatersrand Goldfields Under Mining Commissioner Von Brandis (1886); Johannesburg, The Seat of Special Landdrost Von Brandis; The Hospital, Churches and Cemetery; The Beginning of Local Government in Johannesburg; Posts and Telegraphs; Mining Activity in 1887; Water Supplies; Education and Newspapers; Townships; Visits of State President Kruger; Translations of Photographic Reproductions of Documents; Glossary; Index of Persons; General and Place Index; Mijnpachtbrieven Registered Up to and Including 25th October, 1886. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Fingerprints on ffep & half title pages. Dust jacket is soiled, has small chips and closed tears, a 1/2" x 3/4" piece missing from top of s pine, a darkened spine with some small water marks. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WITHIN., Greene, Graham.
17 Greene, Graham. THE MAN WITHIN.
London William Heinemann 1962 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 1 in the Uniform Edition (with "1" on dust jacket spine). The author's first published novel, this is a tale of smuggling, betrayal and revenge set in Sussex. Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, very tiny dent on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963., Hammer, Ellen J.
18 Hammer, Ellen J. A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963.
New York E.P. Dutton 1987 0525242104 / 9780525242109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "The time, January-November 1963. The place: Saigon. The circumstances: a fledgling nation being subverted from inside and out, and a set of treacherous Vietnamese generals and arrogant, blundering high officials of the Kennedy administration. The result: the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in a military coup that turned the Vietnam War in to an American war and set in motion an ever-widening tragedy. This riveting inside chronicle of a single year is not only an awesome task of research but a cautionary tale for all Americans. Dr. Hammer, who visited the embattled nation many time s during the period and interviewed key characters in the drama, cuts away layer after layer of double-talk to expose the cancer of incomprehension and mistrust that killed all hopes of preserving the independence of South Vietnam. Without ever calling names or placing blame the author is everywhere, probing, digging, uncovering - letting history render its own verdict. When November 1963 was over, both the Vietnamese and American presidents had died at the hands of assassins. No one but ( the author) could have summoned up the ghost of Ngo Dinh Diem with such power or demonstrated so poignantly its significance for our larger involvement in Vietnam." Minor edge wear, minor rubbing, date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
19 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
20 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creases at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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