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Chart Music, Chicago, 1939. 
14 pp, + 14 pp insert (piano accompaniment), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contains: Ave Maria (Schubert); Chant Sans Paroles (Tschaikowsky); Cradle Song (Brahms); Drinking Song (Verdi); I Dream of Jeanie (Foster); La Donnae Mobile (Verdi); Serenade (Titl); Two Guitars (Russian Gypsy Song), plus 8 other pieces. Both parts have very light browning, light soiling to covers - a little more on clarinet section. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Novosti Press Agency, n.p., 1975. 
124 pp, folio, hard cover (pictorial boards - no dust jacket). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photos and maps/battle plans, fold-outs at front and rear. A photographic record of Russia during The Great Patriotic War (World War II). Trilingual text - Russian/English/French. Contents: Introduction; Thwarting "Operation Typhoon"; The Sword of Stalingrad; 900 Heroic Days; Exploits on the Home Front Matching the Front-Line Heroism; The Collapse of "Operation Citad e l " ; A n E delweiss that Never Flowered; The Whole Nation Took to Arms; Liberation; The Final Assault; A Decisive Contribution; The Cost of the War. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, ligh t ru bb in g o n g lo ssy boards, areas of light browning on rear board, all corners and top of spine bumped. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
3 (Tolstoi, Leo) (Tolstoy). TOLSTOI'S MOSCOW HOME. (TOLSTOY.)
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1957. 
84 pp, + 16 b&w plates, 16 mo, (6 1/2" H), soft cover. A room-by-room description of Tolstoi's Moscow home and garden, with a chronology of his life and work during the 1880s and 1890s, followed by a section of b&w photographs. Interior - book cra cked at beginning of illustration section but pages are holding firmly, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, top front corner of book has soft creases through covers and text, bottom front cover ha s s m a l l c r e ase with migration into first few pages, tiny pieces missing at bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Abbott, Peter and Thomas, Nigel. Color plates by Mike Chappell. GERMANY'S EASTERN FRONT ALLIES 1941-45. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES NO. 131.
Osprey, London, (1982). 
40 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions and 8 color plates of uniform studies. Contents: Introduction; Finland; Hungary; Rumania; Slovakia; Other Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight yellowing to covers, tiny bump to top/bottom corners of book, tiny light stain on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
5 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1993. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879388315 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of Soviet-built propeller and jet aircraft, helicopters, and even the TU-144 'Concordskii' - aircraft used around the world: North Korea, Cuba, Mongo lia, Czechoslovakia, etc. are covered. Tiny dint on bottom of text block, very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Seeley, Burnside and Seeley 1844 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
356 pp, 7" H. Reddish brown cloth with blindstamped decoration on boards and spine, gilt lettering on spine. Contents: Preface; Narrative of David Goldberg, the Son of a Russian Rabbin; Narrative of Samson Meyershon; Memoir of Joshua Ben Abraham Esehel; Solomon Duitsch, The Hungarian Rabbi; Memoir of Elinser Samuel Isaac; Conversion of M. Capadose; The Women of Israel; Conclusion. Many pages as yet unopened. Previous owner's name label on front pastedown, creases at bottom corner of pages 137 to 144, tiny edge tear on front free endpaper (archivally taped)some scattered light foxing marks on endpapers and on some adjacent pages, dust soiling to top and bottom of text block, wear and fraying at top/bottom of spine, fading to spine color and light fading to edge of boards, light rubbing, small corner bumps and bump to bottom edge of rear board, remains of old label at bottom of spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
8 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE TINFISH RUN., Bassett, Ronald.
9 Bassett, Ronald. THE TINFISH RUN.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333216148 Includes "a glossary of Naval lower-deck terminology and technical terms" and "a brief account of the fortunes of convoy PQ17". "The year is 1942. A small group of merchant ships escorted by two old destroyers, a corvette and two trawlers are ploughing through Arctic seas to northern Russia in the wake of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. For Ordinary Signalman Ludd - inevitably dubbed 'Lobby' - it is his first trip and li k e l y t o be a tough one. The convoy must run the gauntlet of U-boats, aircraft - there is even the threat that enemy battleships will put to sea; finally there is the other enemy - the bitterest weather, the cruelest seas in the world...Seen f ro m th e p er sp ectives of both wardroom and lower deck, (although a work of fiction, this book) gives an entirely authentic account of the experience of sailors on Arctic convoys during World War II. From the final shore leave in Liverpool to th e a rr iva l at an in hospitable Russian port, through tragedy and much suffering, the men in the cramped messdecks maintain their unflagging humour to the end. Old sailors will relive every minute of these days, and in the characters recognise t hems elv es 3 5 yea rs a go; others will be gripped by a compelling story." Cigarette smaoke odor, minor qwrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear, very light browning on spine and at top edge. Ver y Goo d-/V ery G oo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Ian Allan, London, 1988, reprint. 
80 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0711014337 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Preface; The Aircraft is Conceived; Design and Development; Testing Concorde; Concorde Power - the Olympus Engine; Concorde Equipment; C oncorde in Service; Concorde Operation; Sales Options and Production; Appendices: Specifications; United States and Russian Competition. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Grove, New York, 1990, 6th printing. 
288 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 080213775X B&w photographs, map. "Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. With (this book) he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet m ilitary machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath t h e S oviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today." F i ne 
Price: 10.00 USD
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
St. Martin's, New York, 1966. 
312 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(The author) has recreated the Russian campaign and the retreat from Moscow through the eyes of those who took part on both sides - some of them leading acto rs in the tragedy, others writers and diarists whose contemporary accounts reflect the impact of the campaign on the European scene, and still others who suffered the privations and brutality of war without understanding the reasons or meanin g b e h i n d it all. The result is a narrative of compelling interest." One page with small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at to p/ b ot to m of s pine and flap-folds, light browning on inside and on edges of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819517 B&w illustrations. "....compelling accounts of Allied and Axis intelligence throughout World War II. Here are riveting tales of patriotism and treachery, saboteurs, sleeper s, and moles, giving fresh perspectives on the best-known interceptions and deceptions of the war - the breaking of the German code Enigma and the Japanese code Purple, Operation Overlord's successful disguise of the D-Day invasion - as well a s l i t t le-known feats of civilian bravado in the face of danger. Meet Sidney Cotton, a British businessman and aviator who took the Luftwaffe's General Albrecht Kesselring aloft for a test flight at a German air show and then cooly snapped v a lu ab l e re co nn aissance photographs after handing the controls over to the Nazi officer. Shadow the covert armada that shipped the foundation of Great Britain's financial security - including $2.5 billion in gold - from London to the Bank of Ca nad a i n Ot taw a, wit hout suffering a single loss from U-boats at the height of the Battle for the Atlantic. Discover how U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for a successful Nazi propaganda effort that was documented in the 'Congressional Record' , p ubli shed b y t he G ove rnme nt Printing Office, and mailed on a congressman's postal privileges...." Small bump at bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of spin e. V ery Good/ Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
15 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, etc.). Chapter headings: Vers un Nouveau Tannenberg a l'Est?; Koursk, 5 Juillet 1943: Le Premier Jour de l'Offensive Allemande sur le Front Sud; L'Echec de l'Offensive Allemande au Nord du Saillant; Front Sud: Des Illusions de Victoire a la Defaite Finale. Interior - clean and tght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small indentation at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
MERRY-GO-ROUND.  THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117., Campbell, Marjorie Freeman.  Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald.
17 Campbell, Marjorie Freeman. Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald. MERRY-GO-ROUND. THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117.
Toronto Ryerson, limited edition of 250 copies. 1946 Limited Soft Cover Good 
16 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Contains: Merry-go-round; Only the Heart; These Things --- My Son; Humpty Dumpty; Reach Up; Blow, Bugles for the Brave (To Franklin Delano Roosevelt); Russian Resurrection; The Fairy Ring; Such Loveliness as This. Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine and hinges, browning at top edge of covers, very light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN., Carrick, Valery.  Translated by Nevill Forbes.
18 Carrick, Valery. Translated by Nevill Forbes. PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Valery Carrick. 
119 pp, oblong (5 3/8" H x 7 1/4" D). Charming b&w drawings by the author. No date, but circa 1920. Contents: The Gold Egg; The Little House; The Cock, the Cat, and the Fox; The Fox and the Pot; The Crane and the Heron; Snowflake; The Bun; The Lame Duck; Mr. Samson Cat; The Dog and the Wolf; The Crow and the Lobster. Tiny piece of old tape on front free endpaper, two small areas of light browning on front pastedown, a few very small areas of discoloration on rear board, light rubbing and a small area of foxing on front board, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
19 Chakovsky, A. (Alexander). THE LIGHT OF A DISTANT STAR.
Progress, Moscow, (1965), Ist English language printing. 
281 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket, integral ribbon bookmark. "This is the story of Vladimir Zavyalov, a young airman, and Olga, the girl he loves, who was reported missing in the war. Twelve years after the end of the war he comes across a picture of her in an illustrated magazine. In his efforts to find her, he encounters different people and becomes involved in various situations, and this search changes his entire life..." Light browning to endpapers, old price in pen on free rear endpaper, gift inscription on free front endpaper, foxing along top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, corners slightly bumped. Dust jacket is 1/8" shorter in height than book, has light edge wear/wrinkling, light foxing, light soiling. Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
MACHINE GUNS.  WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES., Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry.
20 Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. MACHINE GUNS. WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES.
Arco, New York, 1974. 
64 pp, 10 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0668036087 Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Some military writers have described the machine gun as 'the supreme infantry weapon' and during World War 2 it certainly maintained its tactical role inherited from the battlefields of World War 1. Its importance to all the combatant armies cannot be over-estimated as it played the part of prime fire-power source of all the infantry units of every combatant. This Fact File sets out to describe the mach i n e g u n s u sed by all the warring nations involved in World War 2. Each machine gun is described and illustrated along with its data. All the machine guns used are mentioned including World War 1 veterans such as the German MG08 and the Bri ti sh . 3 03 " Vi ck e rs , and going right up to the famous German MG42. The coverage includes such items as the Indian Army's Vickers-Berthier, the Japanese Nambu series, the Russian M1910, and the Czech ZB26. Also included are the numerous lig ht mac hin e gun s suc h a s the Bren and American Johnson. The largest calibre covered is 15 mm with heavier guns being covered in other Fact Files." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight wi th no o ther o wner sh ip m arks . Ext erior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one small corner crease, some light delamination on front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
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