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1 Donachie, David. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
London Orion 2002 0752846817 / 9780752846811 Soft Cover Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
400 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society. From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MIGHTY EIGHTH.  (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE)., Freeman, Roger A.  With color drawings by John B. Rabbets.
2 Freeman, Roger A. With color drawings by John B. Rabbets. THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE).
Orion, New York, 1989, first American edition. 
311 pp, 4to (11 1/6" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517576910 B&w photographs, maps, color profiles. "Charting the remarkable record of the 8th Air Force from its creation in 1942, through its fundamental role in taking the battle to Hitler 's Germany when it became the largest air unit ever committed to battle, to its departure from the United Kingdom after victory had been achieved, this comprehensive history explains the formation strategies and aircraft deployed and does so with e x tensive use of the reminiscences of veterans of 'The Eighth'. Historians are united in acknowledging the vital part played by the 8th Air Force in securing the Allied success and, as the heroic events of the conflict are commemorated half a ce n tu ry later, this book which first coined the admirable, and now universally accepted, prefix 'MIGHTY', returns to print to remain the finest tribute to the airmen who knew their task, undertook it with determination, and successfully completed i t. " Tin y dint on bottom edge of front board, very small bump at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
3 Glines, Carroll V. ATTACK ON YAMAMOTO.
Orion, New York, 1990, book club edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic story of the American mission to shoot Japan's greatest admiral out of the sky....America's code breakers intercepted a secret Japanese message: Adm. Isoro ku Yamamoto - Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, the man who had masterminded the attack on Pearl Harbor - would by flying to a Japanese base on Bougainville. In response, Maj. John W. Mitchell led a squadron of P-38 Lightnin g f i g h t ers on the longest fighter intercept mission in history, one that became a classic in the annals of the U.S. Air Force. On April 18, 1943, against overwhelming odds, Yamamoto's plane was shot down. A daring, powerful enemy leader, rev er e d by h is p eople, had been eliminated. It was a terrible blow to Japanese morale and an extraordinary boost for Americans fighting in the Pacific. After the mission, a controversy arose: Which pilot actually shot down Yamamoto's plane? It is a c ont rov ers y t hat has never been fully resolved, and in (this book, the author) turns his formidable research skills on it, providing readers with an extraordinary, true tale of adventure and detection." Two tiny corner bumps, light wea r/wr ink lin g at bot tom of s pine, light soiling at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has small chips or tears along with wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few edges tears with creases, minor rubbing and soiling, color offs et o n in side of sp ine. Ver y Good-/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE.  COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN.  INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES., Godwin, Robert, compiler.
4 Godwin, Robert, compiler. APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE. COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN. INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES.
Apogee, Burlington, Ontario, 2002. 
312 pp, + CD ROM in pouch at rear, 10" H, soft cover. ISBN 1896522580 B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams. "The landing site selected for the crew of Apollo 16 was in the lunar highland area of Descartes. NASA chose to send J ohn Young to command the fifth lunar landing mission. Young had as much or more flight experience than any other member of the astronaut corps. He had circumnavigated the moon on Apollo 10 and he had flown two Gemini missions. Young would late r g o on to be the first commander of the Space Shuttle. The Descartes landing site was chosen because it appeared to be of volcanic origin. If it was, it might reveal secrets about the origins of the Earth. For three days, Young and Duke embark ed on their rover, away from the Lunar Module 'Orion', through rugged landscapes, in search of the origins of our world. Meanwhile Ken Mattingly shot hundreds of photographs and probed the moon's magnetic field from the Command Module 'Casper'. Bac k on earth the political climate was beginning to turn against NASA and the remarkable risks and exploits undertaken by the crew of Apollo 16 went almost unnoticed by the American people. The three intrepid explorers and their spacecraft harv este d a we alth of new data about the Earth-Moon system in an almost flawless performance of skill and bravado. Compiled here are many important documents about the mission including the complete debriefing in the crew's own words." Interior - cl ean a nd tigh t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one soft corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WHALERS NO MORE:  A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST., Hagelund, W.A.
5 Hagelund, W.A. WHALERS NO MORE: A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST.
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 1987 0920080022 / 9780920080023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Over 30,000 whales were killed in the Pacific Northwest between 1905 and 1972, and the business of capturing and processing them created its own mythology. Here are tales of the monsters that almost got away, of whales that rammed the ships trying to capture them, and of the whalers themselves, who lived always on the edge of danger, risking life and limb in pursuit of the biggest animals in the world. Many of the old whalers were avid collectors of maritime lore, and their stories of whales and of the life in the sea - the sperm whale's ambergris, freaks of enormous size or those with legs, and giant octopus and sea monsters - create a vivid background to William Hagelund's very personal history of whaling on the west coast." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ink mark at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959.  TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME., Larkins, William T.
6 Larkins, William T. U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959. TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
391 pp + 203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517569205 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "More than twenty-five years after their first publication, (Larkins's) illustrated surveys of Navy and Marine Corps air craft remain two of the most valuable books about these airplanes ever written. With over 1,000 photographs combined, they remain the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation. (His) emphasis throughout is o n s q u a dron use, experiemental and one-of-a-kind types, insignia, colors and marking schemes, technical innovations, and the service duty and tactical deployment of the various aircraft. During these years, the Navy and Marine Corps developed s ev e ra l di ff erent programs for colors and markings, and these are covered in exhaustive detail. Larkins was fully aware as he was assembling these books that, because of the Navy's practice of continually renumbering and reshuffling its squadro ns, h e w as pr ese rving valuable historical information that would soon become impossible to reconsruct. The books are arranged chronologically, and feature an aircraft assignment table for each year indicating which aircraft and which squadron s we re assi gne d to spe cific locations." Small area of glue residue on top of text block near spine, slight bump and small tear at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, sma ll te ar and c reas ing a t bot tom of front hinge - archivally taped, very light browning at top/bottom edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE., McKay, Stuart.
7 McKay, Stuart. TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517568640 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "A pictorial history of one of the world's greatest airplanes. Great not only in terms of numbers built and surviv ing, but in the affection generated by this amalgam of wood, wire and tube which has been responsible for training unknown thousands of airmen during more than half a century of uninterrupted operations. The Tiger Moth was born from the neces s i t y t o continue development of de Havilland's ubiquitous Moth family. Legends surrounding the development of the first DH82 have been embellished with the passage of time. In a Stag Lane shed, stagger and sweep were said to have ben determin ed b y pe n ci l calculations on the proverbial envelope while DH60G rear spars were shorteded with a handsaw. Following taxi trials, lower mainplane dihedral was added, adjusted to the length of the grass. The Tiger Moth has been privy to fifty yea rs of av ia tio n development. During her operational life she has seen wooden biplane airliners evolve into stainless steel projectiles carrying passengers faster than a rifle bullet. The Tiger Moth was conceived as a training aircraft, a ro le t o w hic h sh e w as a nd continues to be admirably suited, but as the photographs in this book illustrate, she has been adapted to almost every aviation situation possible to imagine. The aim (of this book) has been to present a balanced revie w of the life and time s of the Tiger Moth, from the early thirties to the present day, with a hint of the future added for good measure." Heavy creasing at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t ru bbing , sli ght b rowni ng a top edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF SICILY., Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., and von Stauffenberg, Friedrich.
8 Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., and von Stauffenberg, Friedrich. THE BATTLE OF SICILY.
New York Orion 1991 0517575256 / 9780517575253 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
367 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the story of Germany's 'Dunkirk' - a successful evacuation that allowed forty thousand troops to escape to Italy, where they later fought the Allies to a bloody stalemate....the Allies lost a significant opportunity in Sicily when a one-armed German general, Hans Valentin Hube, the commander of the XIV Panzer Corps, stepped in to mount a brilliant strategic defense. With only four divisions, he successfully tied down two Allied armies, holding off the invaders for thirty-eight crucial days and then escaping with nearly his entire command. Meanwhile, the Nazis were able to occupy Italy - whose government had only recently capitulated - thereby dooming the Allies to a prolonged and fierce battle of attrition up the Italian peninsula. The authors recount the campaign from the point of view of the Axis strategy - something no English-language book has ever done - and argue persuasively that the Allies wasted a chance for a total victory that might well have shortened the war." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Pack, S.W.C. THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
183 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "In March 1941 Britain faced the Axis powers alone. Her army was still in disarray after Dunkerque, her fleet was stretched to the uttermost. It was in this context that, 100 miles off Cape Matapan in Greece, there was fought an action in which the Italian fleet was so signally defeated that it never voluntarily offered battle again so long as the war lasted. The engagement, the first major fleet action since Jutland a quarter of a century earlier, was of historical significance for two reasons; it was the first time carrier-borne aircraft had played a vital role, and the first time that the use of radar was of preponderant importance in a large-scale fleet action. Here is an account of Matapan which, illustrated by unfamiliar action photographs, will satisfy the expert no less than it will engross the general reader." The author, Captain Pack, was present throughout the Battle in the carrier 'Formidable'. Light to moderate edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, two previous owner's names/info./date on front pastedown, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning on spine and edges, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES., Pack, S.W.C.
10 Pack, S.W.C. THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good- 
183 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "In March 1941 Britain faced the Axis powers alone. Her army was still in disarray after Dunkerque, her fleet was stretched to the uttermost. It was in this context that, 100 miles off Cape Matapan in Greece, there was fought an action in which the Italian fleet was so signally defeated that it never voluntarily offered battle again so long as the war lasted. The engagement, the first major fleet action since Jutland a quarter of a century earlier, was of historical significance for two reasons; it was the first time carrier-borne aircraft had played a vital role, and the first time that the use of radar was of preponderant importance in a large-scale fleet action. Here is an account of Matapan which, illustrated by unfamiliar action photographs, will satisfy the expert no less than it will engross the general reader." The author, Captain Pack, was present throughout the Battle in the carrier 'Formidable'. Very light browning to endpapers, light toning in margins of pages, moderate edge wear (colour loss), several very tiny stains and light browning to fore-edge of texy block. Dust jacket has light browning on the inside; browning on spine, flap-folds and top/bottom edges of flaps; moderate edge wear - more at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with very small chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON.  REVISED EDITION., Rice, Eva.  (Enid Blyton.)
12 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
13 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA., Scott, A.C.
14 Scott, A.C. THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA.
Orion Press, (1960), first edition. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Here, written by an expert for non-experts, is a fascinating account of the history and role of the geisha in Japan: a role that has frequently been misunderstood by Westerners. The author describes the historical development of the geisha, the social background which surrounds her, her training and accomplishments, her costume and hair style. He discusses the famous geisha of the past and the organization of the geisha system today, with special reference to postwar developments. Thus the reader is led to a proper understanding of this unique and highly accomplished social class which has no counterpart in the West." Onr leaf with small corner creases; small light stains on pages 198-200, on verso of page 201, and on page 203; light edge wear to boards; small stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, tiny chip/tears/creasing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, one small closed tear. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
15 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole - a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Small bookstore label and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, is price clipped, has slight fading to spine lettering and slight browning to spine, a few tiny tears and nicks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
16 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "(Oliver Warner's) approach to The Nile is the same as it was in (his) earlier work (on Tragalgar). The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole. The vividness of Mr. Warner's narrative is heightened by the number and variety of his illustrations. Here, from their faces, we can see what manner of men were Nelson, Napoleon, Troubridge, Brueys, de Saumarez or Ball; we can follow the English line as it unhesitatingly sailed into action against the anchored French; and we are present when 'L'Orient' blew up. (This book) is, in short, a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, small bookstore label on front papstedown, light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of color loss on rear board, two small corner bumps, light wrinkling at bottom of spine soft crease down spine, light fading to color on top of text block. Dust jacket has been clipped on both flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine, browning on spine and some edges. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 


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