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VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM., Dorr, Robert F.
1 Dorr, Robert F. VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1988, first edition. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879382864 "The enemies were numerous. The jungle heat and the broad sea, the North Vietnamese Air Force and their arch ace Colonel Tomb, the MiG-17s and MiG-21s. Points on the Ameri can side were our elite pilots, aircraft and weapons: the Thunderchiefs, Crusaders and, of course, Phantoms. The air battles of the Vietnam War were fierce; the victors earned their wings and the kill markings emblazoned on their planes. (Th i s b o o k) spotlights the duels between America's pilots and the MiGs in the skies over Southeast Asia. Most of all, this is a book about airplanes. Here are the Phantoms Colonel Robin Olds piloted to score four kills. The intrepid Skyhawk whi ch d o wn ed a MiG-17 with an unguided air-to-ground missile. And F-4 number 155880 which finally blew Hanoi's Colonel Tomb out of the sky, earning its pilot ace status. Here are the men and machines that flew Rolling Thunder and Linebacker I a nd II. Mil ita ry expert Robert F. Dorr has collected a superb gallery of glowing color photos - many of the contemporary - and written a detailed history, chock full of anecdotes." A few tiny dints on front board, small light stain on top edge of bo th b o ards . D ust jacket has a few tiny dints on front panel, very small closed puncture on front hinge, very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT.  VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352., Drendel, Lou.
2 Drendel, Lou. USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT. VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1988 0897472136 / 9780897472135 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 11" H, (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, artwork. Contents: Introduction; The Players; Captain Gene Tucker; Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War; Observations on the W ar; Guy Freeborn; Tucker's First MiG Engagement; Admiral John Disher; Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III; Bill "Burner" Beardsley; Tucker's MiG Kill - 10 August 1972; Losses; Epilog. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erior - very light edge wear, light rubbing - moderate on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
3 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION., Gerard, Philip.
4 Gerard, Philip. SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION.
Dutton, New York, 2002, first edition. 
400 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 052596640 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he incredible story of an extraordinary group of American artists, designers, and engineering wizards who became America's unsung heroes o f the Second World War....The men of the 23d Headquarters Special Troops were recruited to become phantom warriors in a ghost army to help win the Battle of Europe. They fought in more campaigns, from D-Day to the Rhine River, with more All i e d a r m i es, than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations - yet not even their fellow American soldiers were aware of their presence. After Douglas Fairbanks Jr., USNR, completed a tour of England and its special forces installat io ns , t he H ol ly wood star convinced the Navy brass to train an elite unit that eventually evolved into the only Army force of its kind - a top-secret band of unknown heroes. These elite soldiers counted among their number designer Bill Blass and pa in te r E lls wor th Kelly, and were inspired by Hilton Howell Railey, the 'P.T. Barnum of Deception'. The Special Troops' mission was twofold: to deceive the German army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops and materiel tha n th ey a ctu all y di d an d, e ven more heroically, to draw enemy fire on their position to allow other units to advance free of lethal resistance. Through the art of camouflage, sonic deception, and illusion this extraordinary troops of brave, ingen ious men save d cou ntles s Ame rica n lives - while sometimes losing their own. From the use of inflatable rubber tanks and howitzers to elaborate sound effects, fake radio transmissions, special effects artillery fire, and other elements of stage craft , th ese s hadow soldie rs put thei r lives on the line for their brother soldiers and for their country - only to disappear from history and memory." Remainder mark across bottom of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, s mall re mainde r mar k at b ottom edge of both p anels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993., Gething, Michael J.
5 Gething, Michael J. SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993.
Arms and Armour, London, 1993, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photographs. ISBN 0853689466 "(O)ffers snapshots of UK air defences at ten-yearly intervals, detailing how each (new) threat was perceived and what the response to it was, with a critique of that response and subsequent orders of battle to demonstrate how air defence evolved in real terms. In-depth reviews of the major examples over 75 years include the first German raids on Britain and the development of anti-aircraft arti llery; the appearance of German Heinkel and Dornier bombers in the 1930s and the design of the Hurricane and Spitfire to defeat this threat; and the defence against Soviet Cold War bombers in the form of the Hunter and Bloodhound. The result is a p rogressive history that concludes with the state of current defences and thoughts for the future: how will emerging challenges to the UK and NATO be met and countered? Illustrated with a wide range of photographs of the weapons systems deploy e d t hr ough three quarters of a century, this is an usual and perceptive new assessment, with particular value in this anniversary year for the RAF." Small thin scuff on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor wrinkli ng a t top of flap-folds and spine, very small closed perforation on front flap-fold - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Goulart, Ron. AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PULP MAGAZINE.
New York Ace 1973 Mass Market Paperback Good Reference Copy 
192 pp, 7" H. B&w illustrations. "Spanning the years between the dime novels of the 19th century and today's paperbacks, pulp magazines provided millions with their first and only taste of 'literature'. The noble, resourceful heroes of those gripping tales of fiction, along with their monstrous, evil antagonists, were depicted on cheap paper, and housed in lurid covers that shocked all but the near-blind. There was 'The Shadow', scourge of the underworld, 'Doc Savage', superhuman adventurer, and 'The Phantom Detective', sleuth extraordinaire, a well as the breathtaking exploits of World War I sky fighters, mad scientists, 'Tarzan' and a host of now-immortal writers. The printed word has indeed become alive in that most vigorous and thrilling of literary eras." "Special! Original illustrations." Interior - previous owner's name on pencil in first page, approx. 1/4 of the pages have light to heavy creasing at the top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, small soft crease on front cover, spine flat and uncreased. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
7 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
8 Hivert-Carthew, Annick. GHOSTLY LIGHTS: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES OF TERROR.
Manchester, MI Wilderness Adventure Books 1999 0923568441 / 9780923568443 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Martha Diebboll. 
162 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario - drowning sailors at Point Iroquois - mysterious disappearances on Hope Island - madness and horror at South Haven. The isolated lighthouses of the Great Lakes provide the perfect setting for twenty-one spine-tingling tales. In these lonely outposts, a solitary keeper struggles with the elements, unknown forces, and internal demons - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small faint wrinklrs at bottom corner of rear cover, tiny speck of soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SKELETON LEAVES AND PHANTOM FLOWERS.  (A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PRODUCING PHANTOM FLOWERS, SKELETON LEAVES.), J.E. Tilton and Company.
9 J.E. Tilton and Company. SKELETON LEAVES AND PHANTOM FLOWERS. (A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PRODUCING PHANTOM FLOWERS, SKELETON LEAVES.)
Almonte, Ontario Algrove 2003 1894572912 / 9781894572910 Facsimile Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
100 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the J.E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1864 edition, with the addition of "some modern recipes to the original text to update procedures. These are clearly separated from the original text, which has been faithfully reproduced, warts and all." B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Anatomy of a Leaf. Green and Dried Leaves; Preparing the Leaves and Flowers; Bleaching the Leaves and Seed-Vessels; Arranging the Bouquets; Illustrated List of Plants for Skeletonizing; Seed-Vessels; The Wonders and Uses of a Leaf; Leaf Printing; Commercial Value of the Art; Preservation of Flowers; Appendix. Details the methods of "skeletonizing leaves and bleaching them for display arrangements", which "became popular in North America for several decades in the 1880's". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AIR FORCE GERMANY.  BRITAIN'S ARMED FORCES TODAY: 4., Jackson, Paul.
10 Jackson, Paul. ROYAL AIR FORCE GERMANY. BRITAIN'S ARMED FORCES TODAY: 4.
Ian Allan, London, 1986. 
48 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0711015791 B&w and colour photographs, drawings/diagrams, maps, profiles. Contents: Introduction; Background and History; Function; Organisation; Weaponry; Operations. Interior - clean and ti ght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
11 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
USN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AIR UNITS.  VOLUME 2.  1957-1963., Kasulka, Duane.  Illustrated by Don Creer.
12 Kasulka, Duane. Illustrated by Don Creer. USN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AIR UNITS. VOLUME 2. 1957-1963.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1985. 
64 pp, 11" H, soft cover (staples in wraps). ISBN 0897471725 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, color profiles. Contents: USN Aircraft Carrier Air Units 1957-1963; Carriers, Carrier Air Groups; Aircraft Colors; Berlin Crisis; Carrier Air group Commander (CAG); Marine Corps Squadrons; Attack Carrier Squadrons; Fighter and Attack Aircraft; Heavy Attack; Special Purpose Carrier Squadron; Carrier All-Weather Fighter; Carrier All-Weather Attack; Carrier Airborne Early Warning; Figh t e r P h otographic; Heavy Photographic; Helicopter Utility; Replacement Attack Carrier Squadrons; ASW Carrier Squadrons; Carrier Anti-Submarine; Helicopter Anti-Submarine; Replacement Anti-Submarine Carrier Squadrons; Electronic Countermeasure / Fl ee t A ir R econnaisance; Guided Missile Units; Air Development; Military Aircraft Redesignation; Glossary of Abbreviations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning on spine, very li ght r ub bin g, faint ghost sticker mark on front cover, brken scratch line down rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others.
13 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others. A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES.
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1896 First American Edition Hard Cover Good A. Burnham Shute. 
256 pp, 6 3/4" H. Yellow cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Four b&w tissue-covered plates (including frontispiece). A collection of supernatural tales by British and American authors, including "Dickon the Devil" by Sheridan le Fanu. Each story has its own half title page, but no indication of authorship. Contents: Dickon the Devil; A Debt of Honor; Devereux's Dream; Catherine's Quest; Haunted; Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse; The Phantom Fourth; The Spirit's Whisper; Dr. Feversham's Story; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts; What Was It? Previous owner's signature, date (1896) and a very small number in ink on free front endpaper; the odd faint foxing mark on pages or tissues - mostly on preliminary pages; slight toning to page margins; moderate browning to spine; light edge wear; light soiling to boards; two very light corner bumps; minor lean to spine; browning to edges of text block. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
14 Leeson, F.L., editor. (John J Leeson, Christopher Hilton, Bill Pressdee, David T Hawkings, J N Thompson, Colin C Bendall.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. DECEMBER 1998. VOL. 26 NO. 4. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1998. 
Paging runs 125 - 164 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: With 'The Frolics' at the Front 1917-18; Phantom entries in the IGI; Citadel on the Euston Road - The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine; A long way to Utah (Mary Phillips); Little used sources and new discoveries - 1. Military Service Tribunals 1916-18; A rage for remembrance - convict love tokens; Genealogy counts!; Readers' queries; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Childhood mortality in p a s t c e n t uries; Correspondence; News and notes insert; Book reviews; Deaths; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection; Federation News. Interior - slight bump at bottom of gutter of pages 146 to end of book, other w is e cl ea n a nd t ig ht with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small soft edge creases - migrates into last few pages, creases at bottom of rear hinge due to small bump. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Linderer, Gary A. BLACK BERETS AND PAINTED FACES: THE STORY OF A LRP IN VIETNAM. (THE EYES OF THE EAGLE / EYES BEHIND THE LINES.)
Garden City, New York Guild America 1991 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
486 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "They were the men of F Co., 58th Infantry, LRPs Company (the Howlers) of the 101st Airborne. Now, in this exclusive 2-in-1 volume, comprising 'Eyes of the Eagle' and 'Eyes Behind the Lines', Gary Linderer takes you into the bush with the LRPs. There, you'll see everything he saw and experience everything he did. It began for Linderer when he volunteered to 'serve with the best of the best' in Nam. Within two weeks of landing at Bien Hoa Air Base, he raised his hand again to join the LRPs. He'd put himself in line for some of the hairiest assignments in Nam - performed with some unusual individuals. Linderer at times alternated walking point with a soldier who loved danger so much that he would roam out of touch with his team, or sneak beneath the perimeter wire at night with only a Ka-Bar knife. It didn't end until Linderer had been wounded several times, found himself a team leader surrounded by 'new meat', and won a battlefield commission! Along the way his missions ranged from booby-trapping a VC ams cache followed by a quick extraction back to base, to an operation that was supposed to last a few hours - and turned into a seven-day nightmare in a fog-shrouded valley 'Mr. Charles' called home. Join the men of F Company and see what it was like to be the 'eyes of the Eagle'!" Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONLANCE.  5 VOLUMES OF THE LOST HISTORIES - 1-4 & 6.  VOLUME 1. THE KAGONESTI.  VOLUME 2. THE IRDA.  VOLUME 3. THE DARGONESTI.  VOLUME 4. LAND OF THE MINOTAURS.  VOLUME 6. THE DRAGONS.  5 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Niles, Douglas; Baker, Linda P.; Thompson, Paul B.; Cook, Tonya; Knaak, Richard A.
16 Niles, Douglas; Baker, Linda P.; Thompson, Paul B.; Cook, Tonya; Knaak, Richard A. DRAGONLANCE. 5 VOLUMES OF THE LOST HISTORIES - 1-4 & 6. VOLUME 1. THE KAGONESTI. VOLUME 2. THE IRDA. VOLUME 3. THE DARGONESTI. VOLUME 4. LAND OF THE MINOTAURS. VOLUME 6. THE DRAGONS. 5 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Larry Elmore, cover art. Jeff Butler (v.1-3), Valerie Valusek (v.4) and Carolyn Guldan (v.6), b&w interior art. 
Five volumes of the 'Lost Histories' series (volumes 1 - 4 & volume 6) - 7" H. **Volume 5 is not included in this grouping.** Volume 1. The Kagonesti - 316 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786900911. "Forests cover Ansalon. Under the legendary Silvanos, the elves of Krynn begin to tame the wilds and raise their crystal cities. But as the Elderwild Kaganos journeys toward a mystical encounter high in the mountains, he knows that, for his tribe, the woodlands must remain their eternal home. As centuries pass and Dragonwars rage, the tribe of Kaganos battles encroaching humans and the minions of the Dark Queen, aided by a potent legacy guided by revered Pathfinders. Until the wild elves stand upon the brink of the deadliest challenge of all - a challenge that marks a choice between annihilation and survival." Volume 2. The Irda - 312 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786901381. "Given life by the gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautiful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom. Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis. Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mistakes and transformed into one of Krynn's most ugly, despised and villainous species. All except a small group, the Irda, who learned to accept goodness, fight for their freedom, and escape to build a utopian civilization of their own on a paradise island in the Dragon Isles." Volume 3. The Dargonesti - 314 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786901829. "In a time of war, a princess of Qualinost and an elite band of warriors sail forth to rescue their countrymen from the collapsing Ergoth Empire. Their journey goes awry when a strange mist engulfs Princess Vixa's ship and transports them to a phantom island. Who are the mysterious masters who imprison them in their undersea city? No soul has encourntered the fabled Dargonesti or visited the city of pearl marble that rises from the sea floor - and lived to tell the tale. Princess Vixa and her companions meet the race of sea elves, experience a fantastical underwater world, face a foe counted among the legends of Krynn, and accept an impossible mission that will bring them back to the land they call home. Volume 4. Land of the Minotaurs - 314 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786904720. "Throughout the time of Krynn, one race has remained strong in its pride and beliefs. The minotaurs envision themselves as the children of destiny, the future masters of the world. Despite adversity, defeat, and enslavement, that belief has never wavered. If there is a foe capable of destroying the minotarus, it is their own arrogance. Here is told the tale of clan against clan, and of how the exiled champion Kaz must discover the terrible secret of the empire before he and his entire race suffer the disastrous consequences." Volume 6. The Dragons - 316 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786905131. "Aurican and Darlantan, mighty serpents of gold and silver, have been nurtured in a world of wisdom, meditation, and sublime faith. On the other side of Ansalon, Crematia, a dragon of red, inherits the Dark Queen's legacy of betrayal, violence, conquest, and plunder. The advent of worldwide war sweeps these powerful beings and many more into desperate strife. Battles rage over Krynn with a fury that threatens to annihilate nations and whole races - even dragonkind. As campaigns ebb and flow, generations of lesser mortals come and go, and the great serpents are left to determine the fate of the world. Their triumphs may create a destiny of all-encompassing light or cast the world beneath the shadow of ultimate darkness." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light browning to margins of pages, two vols. have moderate browning to inside of covers, very light browning to tops of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS: THE LAST 25 YEARS., Oliver, David.
17 Oliver, David. BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS: THE LAST 25 YEARS.
Ian Allan, London, 1990, first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0711017867 B&w photographs. "(L)ooks at the expert work carried out by the AIB (Accident Investigation Branch) with special reference to its military investigations, and (Oliver) examines case histories of a variety of different accidents involving aircraft of all three British armed services. Transcripts of official AIB reports are also included for 15 recent accidents which reveal the painstak ing process involved. A comprehensive log of all British military aircraft accidents since 1966 (to the time of printing) is a major feature of the book, supported by a selection of photographs which have not seen widespread publication befor e . D e spite major advances in technology, (this book) illustrates the fact that aircraft are still crashing due to technical and human error, and the task of the AIB is probably more complicated than it ever was before." Very light rubbing on bo ar ds , o ne small and one very small indentation on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Oliver, George A. THE ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I. PROFILE PUBLICATIONS NUMBER 2.
Profile Publications, Leatherhead, 1966. 
10 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, drawings, color illustrations on inside covers. Interior - very light browning to pages, a few soft wrinkles at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1" tear at bottom of spine, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear cover, light edge wear and rubbing, a few soft wrinkles/creases on covers, very light browning to edges of covers. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Silvey, Diane. SPIRIT QUEST and TIME OF THE THUNDERBIRD. (KAYA AND TALA ADVENTURES.)
Toronto Dundurn Soft Cover Near Fine Joe Silvey and John Mantha. 
58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, on their mission to retrieve a sacred box which symbolizes the spirit of their people. They encounter wolverines, snakes and sharp-toothed fish of the deep as well as ferocious hawkmen and the evil spirits of the underworld as they and their mystical friend Y push ahead on the back on an eagle." Time of the Thunderbird (ISBN 9781550027921 - first printing, 2008 - b&w illustrations by John Mantha) - "Kaya and Tala are on a new mission to discover why the children from a village in British Columbia have disappeared. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they're not at fault. Something very sinister has happened, so the sister and brother set out with Yaket, their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they undergo a series of tests and meet a mysterious owl, a talking rock, a cedar ogre, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!" Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - clean and bright. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
RAF GATE GUARDS., Simpson, Jim and Darling, Kev, compilers.
20 Simpson, Jim and Darling, Kev, compilers. RAF GATE GUARDS.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1992, first edition. 
203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853101664 B&w photographs. "There are few airbases that do not possess a gate guard - an old aircraft, usually positioned near the gate of the base and 'up a pole' in an attempt to portray the normal flying attitude of the aircraft. Enthusiasts in the United Kingdom are particularly lucky that the RAF has such a positive attitude towards the preservation and maintenance of the often historic aircraft in its care. Ranging from WWII f ighters and bombers - Spitfires, Hurricanes, Shackletons and Lancasters - to more recent sophisticated jet aircraft such as the English Electric Lighning, Jaguar and Phantom; these aircraft represent a living piece of RAF history." Arranged a l p h a b e tically by airbase for 1991, with a section on former RAF Gate Guards and Selected Individual Histories. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fl ap f ol ds , li gh t rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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