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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT).  UPDATED REPRINT.
1 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT). UPDATED REPRINT.
Regimental Committee, 1986, updated reprint. 
91 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Badges, Distinctions and Battle Honours; Victoria Cross Roll; List of Colonels; Notable Sporting Achievements; Table of Chief Events; The Origins of the Regiment; Battle Honours of the Regiment; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The American War of Independence, 1775-1782; The Napoleonic Wars - Service at Sea, 1797; Egypt, 1801; The Cape of Good Hope, 1806; The Peninsular War, 1808 - 1814; Service in the East, 1805-1825; The American War, 1812-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 - The First Burma War, 1825-1826; The First Afghan War, 1838-1842; The Second Sikh War, 1848-1849; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; The Andaman Islands, 1867; The Zulu War, 1879; The Second Burma War, 1885-1887; The South African War, 1899-1902; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; Operations after the Second World War; The Reserve Battalion; Amalgamation 1969. Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, one small corner crease, small watermark and small soiling mark on front cover, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
2 CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge, International Association of MacHinists 1949 Very Good 
117 pp, 5 3/4" H. Title page continues: "Revised by the Committee on Law as recommended by the Twenty-Second Convention of the Grand Lodge of The International Association of Machinists, held in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 13 to 24, 1948, and thereafter adopted by referendum vote in the month of December, 1948, effective April 1, 1949." Information on apprenticeships, benefits, Grand, District & Local lodges, dues, fines, elections, initiation, membership, pensions, salaries, strikes, etc. Interior - tiny staple dent at top of first oage, small soft crease at bottom corner of first three pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - staple holes at top of front cover, soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 PILOT'S AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - LANCASTER I, III & X. MARK I - FOUR MERLIN XX, 22 OR 24 ENGINES. MARK III & X - FOUR MERLIN 28 OR 38 ENGINES.
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Good+ 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, May 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Lancaster), 3 fold-outs (6 figures - Instrument panel / Port side of cockpit / Flight engineer's panel, Lancasters I & III / Flight egineer's panel, Lancaster X / Simplified fuel system diagram - Pulsometer pumps / Simplified fuel system diagram - Immersed pumps). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Other Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Supplementary Notes for Flight Engineers; Illustrations and Location of Controls. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers on top of text block and on spine; minor edge wear; tiny soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 PILOT'S NOTES FOR MOSQUITO MARKS F II AND NF XII - MERLIN 21 OR 23 ENGINES. (MOSQUITO MARKS F II AND NF XII PILOT'S NOTES).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Good 
36 pp, 7 3/8" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, January 1944, publication - including the pen annotations made in 1944 to the original "Notes". Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Mosquito), 3 fold-outs (6 figures - Instrument panel / Cockpit - port side / Cockpit - starboard side / Simplified fuel system diagram - Marks II, XII and XVII only / Emergency exits and equipment / Simplified fuel system diagram - Marks XIII and XIX only). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls; Cockpit Equipment; Location of Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Illustrations. Interior - very small soft crease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, top of text block and on spine; minor edge wear; very small soft creases at top corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - HALIFAX III & VII. FOUR HERCULES VI OR XVI ENGINES. (PILOT'S & FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES HALIFAX III).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Good- 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, October 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Halifax III), drawing (Locking of Flying Controls), 4 fold-outs (8 figures - Instrument panel / General view of cabin / Flight engineer's panel /Cockpit - port side / Fuel system diagram / Hydraulic system diagram / Mark VII Simplified Fuel System Diagram / Mark VII Flight Engineer's Panel). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls and Equipment; Handling Instructions; Operating Data; Emergencies; Additional Data for Flight Engineer; Location of Controls and Illustrations. Interior - small slight curl to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight browning to edges on covers and spine, light edge wrinkling and three tiny edge tears on covers, small piece missing at top corner of rear cover and a little less at top of rear hinge, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
6 THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
London Methuen 1941 Sixth Editiion Good- Fair 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w maps. "This diary is reproduced exactly as written at the time of the events it records in France, with the exception of some omissions and a few minor alterations necessary in the interests of security. Its sole interest rests in the simple sequence of entries that accumulate and combine finally to illustrate the immeasurable complications and infinite reactions of the short campaign in France as jotted down by an independent witness. The diary may, perhaps, help readers grasp even more clearly than they do already from following events in the Press, the accumulation of weight, both political and military, that piled up during the first phase of this universal warfare to handicap the commanders of the British Expeditionary Force and the British Air Forces in France." Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper; very light browning to pages; browning to endpapers, edges of text block and boards; one page with a dog-ear crease; a few pages with either pen underlining and/or marginalia; one small corner bump; book cocked; light edge wear; slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small area of colour fading due to dampness at bottom of front hinge - a few tiny faded areas elswhere; small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has chips, corner creases, browning, soiling and staining, watermarks/staining on inside of rear panel/hinge, soft wrinkles. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 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
 
 
THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  1937 EDITION.  THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
8 THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. 1937 EDITION. THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
L.S. McKenna 1937 Very Good 
64 pp, 6" H. B&w centerfold advertisement for Gluek's Beer of Minneapolis. Records for the American Association from 1902 to 1936, including: Yearly Team Leaders in Batting - Scoring - Holding Opponents to Fewest Runs - Hits - Total Bases - Two Base Hits - Three Base Hits - Home Runs - Sacrifice Hits - Stolen Bases - Bases on Balls - Fewest Strikeouts - Most Strikeouts - Double Plays - Fewest Errors - Batting - Runs Scored; Fielding Leaders in Percentage - Chances Accepted; Leaders in Assists, etc., etc. Interior - very small soft bump at top corner of pages, light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark at top of fore-edge of text block, corner crease on rear cover, two other very small soft corner creases on covers, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WAR RECORD:  THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
9 WAR RECORD: THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill Chapter of Delta Upsilon 1946 First Edition Good+ 
83 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/crest on front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Dedication; Killed in Action (short biographies with photographs of Carl Raymond Davis; Gerald Wentworth Roy Dillon; Hugh John Findlay; William Scarth Fry; William Austin Gardiner; Ross Eveleigh Johnson; Robert James McCormick; John Williamson Frederick Peacock; John Edmund Powell; Robert Noble Watt, Jr.); Other Service Records; The Honour Roll; Summary of War Service - 1939-1945; Summary of War Service - 1914-1918. Some light browning to endpapers - mainly in gutters and at edges, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color loss on front board title, light rubbing, small line indentation and tiny indentation on rear board. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
ROBIN HOOD:  A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE., (Ritson, Joseph)
10 (Ritson, Joseph) ROBIN HOOD: A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.
(London) Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys 1820 Good+ 
x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette on title page, genealogical chart, small b&w tail pieces. Oval purple stamp on verso of title page "Alexander Gardyne 1883". Mr. Rtison's work, originally published in a small two volume edition in 1795, is here reprinted for the first time in one volume, retaining "only a portion of Mr. Ritson's notes. The rest have been omitted as either irrelevant of inadmissible in a work designed for (young persons)." Contents: Preface; Mr. Ritson's Preface; The Life of Robin Hood; Notes and Illustrations (illustrations in the case meaning examples rather than pictures); Part the First (A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode / Robin Hood and the Potter / R H and the Beggar / R H and Guy of Gisborne / A true tale of Robin Hood); Part the Second (Robin Hoods birth, breeding, &c. / Robin Hoods Progress to Nottingham / The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield, with Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John / Robin Hood and the Bishop / R H and the Butcher / R H and the Tanner / R H and the Tinker / R H and Allen a Dale / R H and the Shepherd / R H and the Curtall Fryer / R H and the Stranger / R H and Queen Katherine / Robin Hoods Chase / Robin Hoods Golden Prize / Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutly / The noble Fisherman; or, Robin Hoods preferment / Robin Hoods Delight / Robin Hood and the Beggar (2) / Little John and the four Beggars / Robin Hood and the Ranger / R H and Little John / R H and the Bishop of Hereford / R H rescuing the Widows three Sons / R H and maid Marian / The King's disguise and friendship with Robin Hood / Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow / R H and the valiant Knight / Robin Hoods death and burial); Glossary. Light to moderate edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, very small piece missing from bottom of spine label, light rubbing to surfaces of boards and spine, a very small hole (1/8" dia) in margin of page leaf 3/4, a similar hole (3/16" dia) in text of page leaf 203/204, 2 page leaves (pages 25 to 28) are slightly inset and untrimmed, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding very firmly. 
Price: 375.00 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH.  3 VOLUME SET., A Country Clergyman.  (C.G. Perceval.)
11 A Country Clergyman. (C.G. Perceval.) PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH. 3 VOLUME SET.
London / Stony Stratford Joseph Capes / Gossling and Egley / John Sleath 1837 Very Good 
3 volume set, 7 1/4" H - medium brown leather with two black leather title labels/gilt lettering on each spine. Gilt banding on spines, gilt decoration to edges of boards, gilt border to front and rear boards. All textblock edges have a dark red speckled finish. Vol. I is the third edition, printed 1837, 336 pp. Vol. II is the second edition, printed 1838, 323 pp + (1) pp advertising for other works by author. Vol. III is the first edition, printed in 1839, 348 pp. Vol. I has a 1895 gift inscription on the front free endpaper and a 1846 gift inscription on a preliminary page. Vol. II has a very small bump/crease at bottom corner of page 77 to 100. All volumres have a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughout pages and on edges of text blocks, a small slight bump at board corners, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, some light wear to leather, some scattered tiny foxing marks on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
12 Adamson, Anthony, text. Photographs by John Willard - Inscribed. THE GAIETY OF GABLES: ONTARIO'S ARCHITECTURAL FOK ART.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLARD ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. "The story of Ontario's Barge Boards, also called Verge Boards and by the unversed, Gingerbread." A wond erful look at a whimsical architectural decorative form - a type of folk art popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. Page edges browning lightly, a few tiny dints to bottoms of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny t e a r s / c h i p s a t top of spine, moderate edgewear/rubbing, light soiling/wrinkling elsewhere. VG/G- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK.  B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933.  B.R. 157 (2), Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept.
13 Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept. NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK. B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933. B.R. 157 (2)
King's Printer, Ottawa, 1943. 
92 pp + 399 pp, 6 1/2" H, stiff navy blue card covers with cloth spine. Many b&w drawings/diagrams - some fold-out. From title page: "Reproduced as amended in Canada (Jan. 1943) by the King's Printer, Ottawa, with permission of the Controller, H.M . Stationery Office, London, for the exclusive use of His Majesty's Canadian Naval Forces. 1941. Note. - In this Addendum is included Addendum No.1, so that the latter may now be destroyed. Addendum No. 3 amending Addendum No. 2 has been i n c o r p o r ated in this reprint." The section headings include: Measuring and Testing Instruments and their Use; Dynamos, Motors and Controllers, etc.; Supply of Light and Power; Incandescent Lighting; Bells, Rattlers, Buzzers and Hummers; Tel ep ho ne s, F ir e Co ntrol; Gun Firing and Night Sight Circuits; etc., etc. Colored crayon notation and ink stamp on front endpapers, one fold-out page is mis-aligned and creased, erased color pencil notation on one fold-out page, ink notation on am end men ts pag e, li ght edge wear and scuffing, light browning to pages, minor soiling, darkening and soiling to edges of text block. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Aeronautical Staff of AERO PUBLISHERS INC. MESSERSCHMITT Me109.
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1965 0816805008 / 9780816805006 Very Good 
Unpaginated [36 pp], 10 3/4" H. Aero series 1. A useful guide for the hobbyist, model builder, collector and historian, giving accurate information about the ME109 with color pictures, close-up photos, color chart and detailed drawings. Price sticker ghost mark on front cover, minor soiling and edgewear to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE WITCH WAR CYCLE.  5 VOLUME SET.  WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
15 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE WITCH WAR CYCLE. 5 VOLUME SET. WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37).
New York Daw Very Good - 
5 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 33 - Werewolves of Kregen, 220 pp - ISBN 0879979917 - 1985, second printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 34 - Witches of Kregen, 223 pp - ISBN 0886770327 - 1985, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 35 - Storm Over Vallia, 254 pp - ISBN 086770696 - 1985, second printing. 4. Dray Prescot: 36 - Omens of Kregen, 222 pp - ISBN 0886770904 - 1985, second printing. 5. Dray Prescot: 37 - Warlord of Antares, 255 pp (includes Updated Glossary of the Saga of Dray Prescot by Wm. Douglas Withers, Dept. of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy) - ISBN 0886772699 -1988, second printing. "Dray Prescot is an Earthman, seaman and soldier, brought across four hundred light years to a planet of Antares. The Star Lords, a race advanced beyond our ken, needed him on that world called Kregen. Now, having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and friends, Dray was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault - with nine occult curses - against Vallia and all that Dray held dear." Interiors - a bookstore stamp either on inside of front cover or on first page, three books with old price in ink on first page, very light browning to inside edges of covers and to some pages. Exteriors - light edge wear, very light rubbing, one or two tiny corner creases, one book with old price sticker on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
16 Albion, Robert Greenhalgh. NAVAL & MARITIME HISTORY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIRD EDITION, SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1966-68.
Frank C. Munson Memorial Institute of American Maritime History / Marine Historical Asociation, Mystic, Connecticut, 1968. 
60 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Chapter headings: Reference Works; Merchantmen and Warships; Captains and Crews; Maritime Science, Exploration and Expansion; Commerce and Shipping (including: Fishing and Whaling; Yachting and Small Boa t Cruising); Navies; Naval History by Chronological Periods; Special Topics (including: Ports and Port Functions; Passengers and Immigration; Maritime and International Law; Privateering, Piracy and Buccaneering; Marine Distasters; Safety M e a s u r e s a nd Salvage); Author Index; Subject Index. Interior - tiny very light stain at top inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning at edges of the c ov er s, v er y li g ht soiling, corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
17 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
18 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE ANGELIC AVENGERS., Andrezel, Pierre.  (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen).
19 Andrezel, Pierre. (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen). THE ANGELIC AVENGERS.
London Putnam 1946 First British Edition Very Good Good+ Michael Wickham, dust jacket art. 
303 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Pierre Andrezel, whose name appears on this novel, is described as a young Frenchman, born in Rouen 1915, and educated at Oxford where he wrote stories for English magazines. His original publication of 'The Angelic Avengers' in Copenhagen in 1944 may be explained by the state of France at that time, and the less oppressive conditions of the Danes, whom the British Prime Minister dubbed 'the Gangster's Canary Birds'. The use of this phrase in the book can hardly fail to be an allusion, and may have a certain significance, although it would be an error to regard the book as in any serious way allegorical. Pierre Andrezel has not been heard of since the appearance of his novel in Denmark. The setting of (this book) is England and France 1840-41, when a romantic school of fiction still carried on something of the flamboyance and mystery of the Gothic Revival." - from the dust jacket flap. Pierre Andrezel was in fact Karen Blixen (Isaak Dinesen) of 'Out of Africa' fame. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, areas of light to moderate edge wrinkling, light edge wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
20 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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