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101 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
New York William Morrow 1968 First American Edition Very Good - Good- 
195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
102 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FROZEN BILLY., Fine, Anne.
103 Fine, Anne. FROZEN BILLY.
London Doubleday 2004 0385607695 / 9780385607698 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine Georgina McBain. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Clarrie and Will live with their Uncle Len - a brilliant ventriloquist in the nearby music hall. But though Len loves his act almost as much as he loves his beer, Top Billing is out of his grasp until Will thinks up a way to double the drama with a new act and some extraordinary new patter that he and Frozen Billy (Uncle Len's dummy) can share on stage. It's a grand idea, hatched in hope and excitement. But, to Clarrie's horror, soon it begins to turn terribly sour. A chilling tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Me 262 SCHWALBE.  PT. 1.  AIRCRAFT MONOGRAPH 8., Fleischer, Seweryn and Rys, Marek.
104 Fleischer, Seweryn and Rys, Marek. Me 262 SCHWALBE. PT. 1. AIRCRAFT MONOGRAPH 8.
A.J. Press, Gdynia, Poland, 1998. 
88 pp, 11 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 8386208686 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, scale drawings, tables, colour profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TANKS AND TRENCHES:  FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF TANK WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Fletcher, David, editor.
105 Fletcher, David, editor. TANKS AND TRENCHES: FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF TANK WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Grange, London, 1996, reprint. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1856279065 B&w photographs. "These echoes from the early days of tank warfare give an idea of the crucial role that tanks played in breaking the murderous stalemate on the Western Fron t. This influence was acknowledged by friend and foe alike and, while not decisive, it certainly hastened the end of that dreadful conflict, saving thousands of Allied lives and ushering in a new era of mechanised warfare. (The editor) d r a w s h i s m aterial exclusively from the archives of the world famous Tank Museum at Bovington Camp, Dorset. His linking narrative guides us through the war, battle by battle, from 15 September 1916 to the Armistice, using firsthand accounts of t he t a nk a ct i on s, extracts from unit war diaries and other primary sources. Many of these accounts are previously unpublished or have had limited circulation, providing us with a fresh and vivid insight into the early days of tank warf are . A w eal th of or igi na l p hotographs showing the tanks and their crews both in action and at rest support these vivid accounts. Their relevance is further enhanced by a selection of contemporary aerial reconnaissance photographs revealing the t opog raph y o f th e la ndsc ape ove r which many of the battles were fought." Book lightly cracked at pages 116/117 and slightly at pages 52/53. Very Good/Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
106 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1999 1551250136 / 9781551250137 First Edition Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge, very small light scuff on front hinge, two tiny imperfections in laminate on front panel, one tiny dent on front panel 
Price: 28.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
107 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
108 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie.
109 Ford, Boris, ed. David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
330 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Romantics to Early Victorians; Edinburgh: City of Reason and Nature; Literature; The Fine Arts; Graphic Satire and Illustration; Architecture; Music; The Athenaeum; Enclosure and the English Hedgerow; The Applied Arts: Design, Craft and Trade; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
110 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead.
111 Ford, Boris, ed. Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
348 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Edwardian Age and the Inter-War Years; Literature and Drama; The Garden City; Music; The Visual Arts; The 'Civilization' of Bloomsbury; Architecture; Grierson and the Documentary Film; Design and Industry; John Laing's Sunnyfields Estate, Mill Hill; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ST NAZAIRE 1942:  THE GREAT COMMANDO RAID.  OSPREY CAMPAIGN SERIES 92., Ford, Ken.  Illustrated by Howard Gerrard.  General editor David G. Chandler.
112 Ford, Ken. Illustrated by Howard Gerrard. General editor David G. Chandler. ST NAZAIRE 1942: THE GREAT COMMANDO RAID. OSPREY CAMPAIGN SERIES 92.
(Osprey, Oxford, 2001), Ist edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, battle plans, drawings. "The raid on the port of St Naziare in March 1942 by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations, remains one of the most daring actions of the Second World War. The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and in 1942, as well as a U-boat base, contained the massive 'Normandie' dock, the only facility on the Atlantic coast large enough to accommodate the German battleship 'Tirpitz'. This book tells the story of the raid on St Nazaire that denied the use of the dock to the 'Tirpitz', the sister ship of the 'Bismarck', and constituted a crucial victory in the Battle of the Atlantic." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
113 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Fine Fine 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
114 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Fine Very Good- 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has large crease and some associated wrinkles at bottom of rear panel, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
115 Foss, Charles H. Photography by Richard Vroom. CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.
M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977). 
156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants..." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
116 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT:  A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED., Franks, Norman and Bennett, Alan.
117 Franks, Norman and Bennett, Alan. THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT: A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1550680463 / 9781550680461 First Canadian Edition Fine Very Good+ Barry Weekley, wraparound cover art. 
143 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, color plates. "(A) detailed analysis of von Richthofen's last flight in which he pursued a Sopwith Camel across the Allied front line, and which ended in a mortal wound from a single bullet. The study is complemented by 3-D maps, photos and diagrams, from which the reader can easily follow the events and understand more readily what occurred, when, and how. There are also numerous images of the Morlancourt Ridge and Somme Valley areas, then and now, over which the events of that momentous day were played out." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has a tiny dent on the spine, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE AIRFIELDS, 1ST JANUARY 1945., Franks, Norman.  Signed.
118 Franks, Norman. Signed. THE BATTLE OF THE AIRFIELDS, 1ST JANUARY 1945.
Grub Street, London, (1994), revised, updated Anniversary edition including new German material. 
224 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR. B&w photos. "At first light on the morning of Ist January 1945, over 800 Luftwaffe fighters took off from their bases in Germany to attack Allied airfields in Holland, Belgium and France. Some of these surprise attacks proved successful, some were hardly noticed, while others were disastrous for the attackers. Basing his account on information from both Wing and Squadron diaries, and with many first-hand account s from the men who were there, Norman Franks paints a definitive picture of that winter morning and the rest of the day. In these attacks, and in the air battles which were fought at low level across the open countrysides and over towns in t h e L o w Countries, the Luftwaffe lost up to 300 of their fighter aircraft and over 200 pilots were killed or taken prisoner. The Allied air forces lost some 200 aircraft with little loss of life and were able to replace their losses within d ay s, w h er ea s t he Luftwaffe had greater difficulty in finding new pilots. Operation Bodenplatte was planned as a lightening blow to smash the British and American forces in north-west Europe. In fact it turned out to be the Luftwaffe's fin al ac t o f s el f-d est ru ct ion." Tiny scuff to bottom of front board. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. This is a new unread book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LONDON REVEALED.  THE BEAUTIFUL, BIZARRE AND UNEXPECTED INTERIORS OF THE CAPITAL., Freeman, John and Dormer, Peter.
119 Freeman, John and Dormer, Peter. LONDON REVEALED. THE BEAUTIFUL, BIZARRE AND UNEXPECTED INTERIORS OF THE CAPITAL.
Macdonald, London, 1989, first edition. 
240 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with colour photographs. ISBN 0356175375 "John Freeman has spent a year investigating the worlds behind the closed doors of the Capital, unearthing an incredible variety of important interiors. The best and most exciting of these have been brought together in this book, revealing ninety unique views of London, many of which have been photographed here for the first time. The result is the mo s t authoritative and well-researched book on the hidden and unappreciated interiors of London, coveirng not only buildings from all periods of history but sites that represent many of the aspects of London life. Five thematic chapters put each in di vi d ual interior into context, making the book not only a stunning visual and descriptive account of the multifarious worlds inside London, but an important survey of London's architecture and design. The chapters include 'The Grand Scale', a s tud y o f the most opulent and grand interiors, with unusual angles on the well-known - such as the Albert Hall and Old Bailey - as well as impressive but less accessible sites such as the Granada Cinema at Tooting. 'Into the Twentieth Century' rev eals the i nnovative decors - successful or otherwise - of recent years; 'The Decorative Tradition' celebrates the richness of period and contemporary detailing in London; 'Moments Preserved' evokes not only nostalgia but wonders at the perfect pr eserv ation or restoration of a period room or moment in time (with a plea therefore for their further protection). 'Private Lives' explores the personal homes that have been transformed in traditional and eclectic styles by their owners, and als o prov ides g limp ses into private habitats, from the hallowed halls of the Reform Club to a Chelsea houseboat and even a 'taxi driver' eatery." This is a heavy volume which will require additional postage. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has min or wr inkling at top of spine and rear flap-fold, very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
56th FIGHTER GROUP.  OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2., Freeman, Roger A.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
120 Freeman, Roger A. Series editor: Tony Holmes. 56th FIGHTER GROUP. OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000, first edition. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841760471 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and 16 pages of colour profiles/unit heraldry. "One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Arm y Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war's end. Led by the inspirational 'Hub' Zemke, this group was responsible for devising many o f t h e bomber escort tactics employed by VIII Fighter Command between 1943-45. By VE-Day the 56th FG had shot down 100 more enemy aircraft than any other group in the Eighth Air Force, its pilots being credited with 677 kills during 447 missions . Th e gr o up produced the ETO's two leading aces in Francis Gabreski and Robert Johnson. The exploits of these men, and numerous others, are featured in this volume." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean a nd br igh t. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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