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THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
1 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Ellacott, S.E. SPEARMAN TO MINUTEMAN: THE STORY OF THE SOLDIER, 2000 B.C. - 1783 A.D.
Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "In words, and in the author's own profuse and graphic drawings, the soldier is depicted in a long parade from the disciplined spearmen of the Egyptian Pharaohs through the legions o f Rome, the medieval horseman and archer and the Spanish pikeman to the Continental Army that George Washington forged from his sharpshooting countrymen. We learn about the soldier's daily life - his kit, arms, pay, food, and living condi t i o n s i n a nd out of action over a period of mroe than 3,000 years. European and American armies, developed by a long process of evolution, are brought to the late 18th century; the high point of the age of the individual, professional, volu nt ee r so ld i er ." T iny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling on top of book, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, has light edge wrinkling, moderate to heavy rubbing - mainly o n s pin e and at c orn ers . V ery Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
3 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light wrinkling at top of spine, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, two tiny soiling specks on fore-edge of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, minor remainder mark at bottom edge of panels/flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
4 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light toning to edges of text block, faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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