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1 ALBUM DE LA ARTILLERIA ESPANOLA 1862. (REEDICION DE ALFONSO DE CARLOS PENA.)
Alfonso de Carlos Pena, (Madrid, 1972), limited edition of 3,000 copies. 
32 pp. of text + 16 plates on heavy stock (printed on one side only) - 2 images per plate. Oblong 4to (12 1/4" H x 17" D), hard cover (blue boards with gold lettering on spine/front board and blindstamped designs on front and rear boards) - no dust jacket. Limited edition reprint of 1862 edition. SPANISH TEXT. Color uniform studies, 4 including horses/mules. Interior - tiny foxing mark on first plate in white space, otherwise all pages are clean and tight with no previous owners h i p m a r k s . Exterior - small surface paper pull and light fading to front board, light scratches/rubbing to both boards, very light edge wear. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS.  1913.
2 THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.
New York Barse & Hopkins 1913 Velvet Calf Edition. Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp, printed on one side only with versos blank), 11" H x 7 1/8" W. "Velvet Calf" (soft leather) front cover with letter/decoration in gilt, card rear cover, stud fasteners. 12 tipped in colour plates of North American wild flowers. All pages have gold decorative borders. Each month is preceded by an illustration, describing the flower's preferred habitat, flowering season and distribution throughout the United States and Canada, and a poetic quotation, except for January where the illustration is on the title page. Then, depending on the amount of flora blooming that month, there is either further related poetry or "Wild flowers that are to be found in the Month of ____ And the locality in which you will find them." A charming Arts & Crafts style production. Interior - sharp crease/almost a tear across the top (tipped-in) edge of first colour plate, simulated silk paper covering is missing from the inside of the front cover - small pieces are left and still glued to the edges, creases at top corner of front free endpaper and the title page, light browning to title page, five page leaves have a rease at the top corner, small tear at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Exterior - moderate wear to edges of rear board - also some small stains and one corner bump, front leather cover has some small areas of rubbing and areas of colour fading - also light edge wear with a tiny edge tear and tiny chip, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
AERODYNAMICS AND FLIGHT.  (ELEMENTARY AERODYNAMICS / THEORY OF FLIGHT.)  594 B, Allen, James Ross.
4 Allen, James Ross. AERODYNAMICS AND FLIGHT. (ELEMENTARY AERODYNAMICS / THEORY OF FLIGHT.) 594 B
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1935 Very Good 
80 pp + 91 pp (two sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Elementary Aerodynamics Contents: Aerodynamic Laws and Theories; Physical Principles; Effects of Air Flow; Air Flow Against Flat Plate; Wind Tunnel; Action of Air-Stream and Airfoils; Airfoil Characteristics; Influence of Airfoil Dimensions; Arrangement of Airfoils; Variable Lift Devices; Parasite Drag. Theory of Flight Contents: Equilibrium and Balance; Fundamentals of Equilibrium; Stability and Control; Types of Stability; Lateral Stability Standards; Directional Stability Standards; Control Standards; Propeller; Introduction; Propeller Theory; Propeller Effects; Airplane Performance at Sea Level; Airplane Performance at Altitutdes. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
5 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
7 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
8 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER OF LONDON., Belloc, Hilaire.
9 Belloc, Hilaire. THE RIVER OF LONDON.
London T.N. Foulis 1912 First Edition Good+ No Jacket John Muirhead, R.B.A., R.S.W. 
145 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 7/8" H. Green cloth faded to brownish hue, gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge faded gilt. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece, all mouned on gray stock, with tissue guards except for "Greenwich" which is a double spread - all present. Several pages as yet unopened. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Approach Up River; London, The First Crossing on the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London and the Lower Thames in Warfare. A bookstore's small label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages in margins, one tissue guard is torn at gutter, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, heavier brown hue to edges of boards and to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Berry, W.H. Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND COMMERCE.
New York George H. Doran 1918 First American Edition Good 
292 pp, 8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/biplane silhouette on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions (collated). Contents: Historical; The Aeroplane and its Development in England up to 1914; Development on the Continent before 1914; The Influence of War on the Aeroplane; Bombing, Reconnaissance, Spotting and Photography; The Seaplane and Airship and their Uses; The Construction of the Modern Aeroplane; Engines; Accessories; Raids; Future Commercial Development; Great Britain Mistress of the Air and Sea. 1919 gift inscription on free front endpaper, two staple holes at top of free front endpaper (staple indents on adjacent pages), one picture plate has light wrinkling at top edge, dust soiling to edges of text block - heavier on top of text block, light soiling to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
12 Brands, Henry F. COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK TO HALLMARKS ON GOLD AND SILVER PLATE.
Key Books, n.p., 1971. 
135 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: How to read "Hall Marks"; The Process of Assaying; Articles exempt from Assay; Chronological Table; Table of Marks; London; Provincial Assay Offices; Barnstaple, Birmingham; Bristol; Ches ter; Exeter; Hull; Lincoln; Newcastle; Norwich; Sheffield; York; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Scottish Provincial Marks; Dublin; Irish Provincial Marks; Jubilee and Coronation Marks; Summary of Town Marks; Dates of Accession of the Sovereigns; Table s o f D a t e Letters; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, hinge creases, minor glue residue and tiny scratches on rear cover, very small s ti c ke r r es id ue m ark and tiny scratches on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  PANAMA., Browne, Edith A.
13 Browne, Edith A. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: PANAMA.
London Adam & Charles Black 1913 First Edition Good+ Good- H.A. Richards, et al. 
88 pp + 8 pp publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped decoration to spine and front board, gilt lettering on spine, black lettering and pasted on colour illustration on front board. Pictorial front endpapers, 8 colour plates (including tissue-covered frontispiece), 8 b&w photographs, map, drawing showing "Bird's-eye View of the Panama Canal, Showing Nearness of British Possessions" (all present). Contents: The Popular Idea of Panama; Our Programme; The Way to Panama; ditto (continued); The Discovery of America; ditto (continued); Panama and the Negro; ditto (continued); The Spanish Main; ditto (continued); First Impressions of the Canal Zone in 1912; In the Days of the Buccaneers; The French Fiasco; The Coming of the Americans; The Panama Canal - Autumn, 1912; Panamanian Country. Slight separation between some page gatherings but pages are still firm in binding; page leaf 73/74 has several very small chips/tears (archivally taped), wrinkling and corner crease at bottom edge - adjacent pages have some imprint of the wrinkling/crease; light toning to free rear endpaper; light browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - some darkening to top of text block; tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, three very tiny scuffs and a very small piece of paper glued to edge of pastedown colour picture on front board, tiny light stain on front edge of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears - some with creases, very small hole on spine, slight darkening to edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
14 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
MY BOOK OF STORIES FROM THE POETS.  TOLD IN PROSE., Chaundler, Christine.  (Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Proctor, Chaucer, Southey, Longfellow, Tennyson, Spenser, Cowper, Byron, Browning, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, Keats, Thomas Moore, MacAulay, Shelley, et al.)
15 Chaundler, Christine. (Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Proctor, Chaucer, Southey, Longfellow, Tennyson, Spenser, Cowper, Byron, Browning, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, Keats, Thomas Moore, MacAulay, Shelley, et al.) MY BOOK OF STORIES FROM THE POETS. TOLD IN PROSE.
London Cassell Good No Jacket A.C. Michael, colour plates. 
320 pp, 9 3/8" H. No date. Pictorial spine and front board. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. The author presents 34 poems in prose form. Includes: Goblin Market (Christina Rossetti); The Bailiff's Daugher of Islington (Percy Reliques); The Knight's Tale (Chaucer); Evangeline (Longfellow); The Jackdaw of Rheims ("Ingoldsby Legends"); The History of John Gilpin (Cowper); The Prisoner of Chillon (Byron); The Raven (Coleridge); Young Lochinvar (Sir Walter Scott); Enoch Arden (Tennyson); The Forsaken Merman (Matthew Arnold); La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Keats); The Ancient Mariner (Coleridge); Paradise and the Peri (Thomas Moore); The Courtship of Miles Standish (Longfellow); Henry the Leper (Dante Gabriel Rossetti); The Sensitive Plant (Shelley); The Pet Lamb (Wordsworth), etc. Very light to light browning to pages and alittle more on endpapers, previous owner's completed bookplate on front free endpaper, one or two tiny foxing marks thoughout pages, some light to moderate browning/shelf soiling and a few small foxing marks on edges of text block, wrinkling and some wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners light fading/browning to spine colour, some varying size areas or colour loss on rear board, light rubbing to boards and on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
16 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
17 Coleman, Jim. A HOOFPRINT ON MY HEART.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1971 0771019947 / 9780771019944 Reprint Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of remarkably individualistic friends, some of whom were 'no better than God intended them to be'. Jim Coleman writes of his off-beat playmates, equine and human, with lively affection." Small Christmas gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edgewear/wrinkling/creasing, several edge tears archivally taped and very small chips, 1" chip at top of rear panel, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
18 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
19 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Day, K.M. and Smythies, E.A. CANADIAN FANCY CANCELLATIONS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
British North America Philatelic Society, n.p., 1973, 2nd edition. 
158 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w showing cancellations with descriptions on facing page. Page 86 showing the descriptions for Plate XXXIX was laid in loosely after printing/binding. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine and edges darkening slightly, spine flat with one very light crease. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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