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TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
101 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF ALMA., Gibbs, Peter.
102 Gibbs, Peter. THE BATTLE OF ALMA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1963), Ist edition. 
194 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, plans, photos, reproductions. "The Russians and Turks went to war in 1854. Britain and France sent armies to aid Turkey, but by the time they arrived in Bulgaria the Turks had already driven the R ussians out. However, the allies were determined to fight: they landed on the Crimean Peninsula, moved overland toward the Russian naval base at Sebastopol, and - 60,000 strong - approached the river Alma. The Russians came out to meet them , d r a w n up on the heights rising from the bank of the river. The battle that followed was a soldier's battle - unplanned and unco-ordinated. It was also the decisive battle of the Crimean War. This book describes not only the actual fightin g b ut t he e ve nts that led to the war, the soldiers who took part in the conflict, and the significance of the Alma in European history." Boards are verly slightly bowed, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip pe d, ha s l igh t e dgw e wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, delamination on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF THE BRAVE: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLES OF ALMA, BALAKLAVA, AND INKERMAN, WITH BIOGRAPHIES OF THE KILLED AND A LIST OF THE WOUNDED., Gibson, James.
103 Gibson, James. MEMOIRS OF THE BRAVE: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLES OF ALMA, BALAKLAVA, AND INKERMAN, WITH BIOGRAPHIES OF THE KILLED AND A LIST OF THE WOUNDED.
London Stamp Exchange, London, 1989, facsimile edition. 
148 pp, 6 13/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948130628 "This little Victorian gem was (first) published in 1854, the first year of the Crimean War....The accounts of the battles are cursory, but the real fascination of the book lies in the biographical details of some two hundred officers who were killed or who died in those first few months of the war, written as they are in that flowery Victorian prose. They contain a great deal that would be of interest to the historian, genealogist and researcher as well as to regimental records. There is a separate list of officers wounded, divided in two parts; one for those wounded up to Balaklava (25th October) and the other for subsequent casualties. Finally there is a calendar for 1854 detailing incidents of the war." Three corners with tiny bump, two small rubs on gold fore-edge of textblock, rear board fore-edge extends 1/8" beyond front board fore-edge (manufactured this way), small excess paper at bottom corner of front pastedown, tiny corner crease on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has one tiny tear, minor edge wrinkling. VG/VG+ 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS., Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.
104 Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.
London Illustrated London News Stapled in Wraps Good+ E.H. Shepard, Daphne Allen, Kate Greenaway, Lotte Reiniger, Neave Parker, Juliet Pannett, Alan Crisp, Alan Reynolds, Stan Bult, Gordon Nicholl, Eliot Hodgkin, Jack Matthew, Raymond Booth, Victor Bertoglio, et al. 
3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to cheat the eye by their astonishing effect of reality; Double spread Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni; 4 full page colour portraits "The Beauty of early Girlhood"; 2 full page colour illustrations - "Fairy-tale creatures (1. Hans Andersen, 2. Brothers Grimm), by Neave Parker. // Christmas 1956 - 64 pp, articles include: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway; The Doo's Nest, by Marie Muir, illustrated by Victor Bertoglio; Ghosts of the Footlights: Favourites of Fifty Years Ago; The Crystal Star by Dorothy Macardle, illustrated by Jack Matthew; Oh! Wondrous Face! Portraits of clowns painted on egg-shells by an expert on clown make-up - Stan Bult; How Christmas customs came about, by John Pudney, illustrated by E.H. Shepard; Told by a ghost, by Marion Bucke, illustrated by Gordon Nicholl. // Christmas 1959 - (12) pp advertisements + 40 pp + (12) pp advertisements, articles include: "Jimmy, the dog in my life", by Sir Arthur Bryant; "From Nudity to Pantalettes": an account of children's dress through the ages, by James Laver, illustrated in b&w by E.H. Shepard; "English ghoulies and ghosties", by Robert Aickman, illustrated by Juliet Pannett; "Home for Christmas", by Marie Muir, illustrated by Alan Crisp. Many additional illustrations including 3 full page (1 double spread) colour illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 19 black & gold silhouettes of Thumbelina (10) and Puss-in-Boots (9) by Lotte Reiniger, reproductions of Old Masters, etc. Many vintage advertisements, including full page colour ones for: King George IV Old Scotch Whisky; Grants Stand Fast; Black & White Scotch; Long John Scotch; Campari; Drambuie; Harveys of Bristol; Rothmans; Player's Gold Leaf; Land Rover; Morris Motors; Jaguar; Standard Triumph; Hillman Minx; Coty; Cow & Gate, etc. Interiors - some edge wrinkling/creasing on anumber of pages due to handling, several pages with corner creases, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - '1955' has two small ink letters written at bottom of front cover, small entry of ink numbers in crossword on back cover advertisment, a crease down the rear cover. '1959' has a small light stain at top edge at spine, soft crease down rear cover. '1956' has a 2" 'V' shaped tear archivally taped on rear cover. All items have some level of edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
105 Gilbert, Martin. THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME: THE HEROISM AND HORROR OF WAR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2006 0771035470 / 9780771035470 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(O)n 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed. From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had to cross some 230 metres of fire-swept ground before they reached their own front line. In less than a half-hour, it was all over. The divisional commander wrote of the Newfoundland effort: 'It was a magnificent display of trained and disciplined valour, and its assault failed of success because dead men can advance no further.' Well might the Germans refer to the Battle of the Somme as das Blutbad - the bloodbath. From 1 July to 15 November 1916, a period of just 138 days, more than 310,000 soldiers from four great armies, the British, Canadian, French, and German, were killed. The German death toll on the Somme was larger than that of all the Allied forces combined. The heroism of the Dominion troops moved British prime minister David Lloyd George to write: 'The Canadians played a part of such distinction that thenceforth they were marked as storm troops. Coming into the line, they prepared for the worst.' After four and a half months of fighting, the Allied armies had not reached the line they set for themselves for the first day of battle. In this vivid, deeply researched account of one of history's most destructive battles, (the author) tracks (it) through the experiences of footsoldiers, generals, and everyone in between. Interwoven with photographs, journal entries, original maps, and documents from every stage and level of planning, (this book) is the most authoritative and affecting account of this bloody turning point in the Great War." Slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ATLAS OF BRITISH HISTORY., Gilbert, Martin.  Cartography by Arthur Banks.
106 Gilbert, Martin. Cartography by Arthur Banks. ATLAS OF BRITISH HISTORY.
Dorset, n.p., 1984, reprint - originally published 1968 as 'British History Atlas'. 
Unpaginated (118 b&w maps), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 08802917X "....contains maps that depict the history of Britain from the first Celtic settlements in 50 B.C. to the present day, providing a wealth of historical and statistical detail. Covering a wide range of subjects, they show changes in the political, social, religious, and economic development of Great Britain as well as major wars, battles, explorations, expansions, alliances, and the growth a n d e x p a n s i on of various aspects of British life such as transportation, trade, agriculture, and industry. Each map and the accompanying legend are carefully planned and designed to provide a graphic, visual narrative of the wide sweep of B ri ti s h hi st or y, d ep icting specific events or developments in such a way that all the relevant data can be easily understood." Slight fading to top of boards near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear wit h c rea se s at bot tom of sp ine , very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very good+/Very good. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR.  THREE VOLUMES IN ONE: 1914-1915; 1916-1917; 1918-1919., Gleichen, Edward, Major-General Lord.  New Introduction by Dr. Gwyn Bayliss.
107 Gleichen, Edward, Major-General Lord. New Introduction by Dr. Gwyn Bayliss. CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR. THREE VOLUMES IN ONE: 1914-1915; 1916-1917; 1918-1919.
London Greenhill 1988 185367012X / 9781853670121 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
211 pp, 330 pp, 257 pp (3 volumes bound in one), 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(A) day-by-day and theatre-by-theatre record of the complex events of 1914-18. First published in three volumes between 1918 and 1920, it was originally produced under the auspices of the Ministry of Information, with Lord Gleichen, former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, as editor-in-chief. This new edition comes with a new introduction by Gwyn Bayliss, Librarian at the Imperial War Museum. The value of such a detailed chronology and commentary cannot be underestimated - for students, researchers or the general reader. Besides the chronlogy itself, this new, three-volumes-in-one edition includes the original and extensive indices to events, places and participants which add to its considerable value as a work of reference." Light cigarette odour, very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, minor browning along top edge. 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
108 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
109 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HARPUR TRUST 1552-1973., Godber, Joyce.
110 Godber, Joyce. THE HARPUR TRUST 1552-1973.
Harpur Trust, Bedford, 1973, first edition. 
191 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0950291706 Map endpapers. B&w plates. "On 27 February 1574 died Sir William Harpur - a Bedford boy who went to London, became Lord Mayor, and endowed his old school. On 4 August 1873 Qu een Victoria approved a revision of the scheme under which the Harpur Trust operates. This book traces in lively detail the educational battles of the past up to those of today. It shows how the Trust till 1897 supplied practically all Be d f o r d ' s e ducation. It describes how government intervention obliged the Trust to concentrate on four main schools, which have since become know all over the world. The subject matter goes beyond Bedford and Bedfordshire. The book oulines th e ba si s fo r t he Trust's work, the development of farmland in the village of Holborn to becoming part of the heart of London. This endowment has made the Trust one of the most important educational foundations in the country. Comparisons wi th ot her sc ho ols i nd ica te the rich complexity of England's educational system. The influx of service and professional families brought to Bedford boys and girls who later served country and Commonwealth, and an appendix gives some indicatio n o f t heir ran ge of s erv ice ." Additional appendices: Officers of the Trust; Headmasters and Headmistresses; Memorials to Harpur; The exchange of 1654. Light edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, tiny speck on bott om o f te xtb lock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling and rubbing, tiny closed puncture on both flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER FLODDEN, Goring, Rosemary.
111 Goring, Rosemary. AFTER FLODDEN
Edinburgh Polygon 2013 9781849672720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
331 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map. "1513: The bloody Battle of Flodden is over, the Scottish king is killed, the English rampantly victorious. The fighting may have finished but the real war has only just begun for Louise Brenier, a young woman searching for her brother lost in action at the battle. Louise enlists the help of James IV's right-hand man, Patrick Paniter, who is wracked with guilt at events leading up to the disastrous battle. He's only too happy to salve his conscience by helping Louise, but the news he brings isn't enough. Determined to find the truth herself, Louise sets off only swiftly to fall foul of the lawless clans ruling the wild borderland between Scotland and England. Five centuries after one of the most pivotal battles in British history, the story of those blood-soaked and ungovernable days is brought vividly to life in a tale rich in history, political intrigue, high adventure and romance." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S ARMY:  WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE., Granatstein, J.L.
112 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA'S ARMY: WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002. 
519 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802046916 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(This book) traces the full three-hundred-year history of the Canadian army, from its origins in New France, through the Conquest, the Revol utionary War and the War of 1812, Confederation, militia reform, the South African War, the two world wars, the Korean War, to postwar peacekeeping and peacemaking. Covering the major conflicts in depth, and exploring battles, tactics, and w e a p o n s , J.L. Granatstein also offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation's army, not least the fluctuations of Canadian defence spending and the methods of raising mi li ta ry m an po we r. (He) pays particular homage to the foot soldier, interweaving personal anecdotes into the history...." Gift inscription on title page, minor bump at bottom corners of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust ja cke t h as lig ht edg e w ear/wrinkling, crease down spine, light damp stain on lower front panel/front flap area, minor waviness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
113 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
114 Gravett, Christopher. MEDIEVAL SIEGE WARFARE.
Oxford Osprey 2000 1855329476 / 9781855329478 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, reproductions. "During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles. Castles controlled the countryside around them and provided bases from which squadrons of knights could ride out to attack an enemy. Though battles tend to be remembered they were a dangerous gamble. Henry V won the French crown not by the famous but rather empty victory of Agincourt, but by the series of sieges which followed." Interior - tiny letter written in ink on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HASTINGS 1066:  THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13., Gravett, Christopher.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
115 Gravett, Christopher. General editor, David G. Chandler. HASTINGS 1066: THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13.
(Osprey, London, 1997), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The most famous battle in English history, Hastings was the culmination of one of the medieval world' s most daring military expeditions - and a truly decisive battle. It marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England, winning the land-hungry Normans a new kingdom, and ensuring that Britain's destiny lay in Western Europe rather than with Scandinavia." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
116 Green, David. BLENHEIM.
London Collins 1974 0002111772 / 9780002111775 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs, maps, reproductions, details from Blenheim tapestries. "(S)kilfully draw(s) on contemporary records and illustrations to create this vivid evocation of the battle - Marlborough's attack on the fortified village of Blenheim, the courageous and generous action of his ally, Prince Eugene, the capture of Marshal Tallard and the rout of the French cavalry, many of whom perished in the Danube. Nor has the cost to the Allies been forgotten. Unpublished letter-books at Blenheim have been drawn upon to show Marlborough's care for the wounded and their nursing. Finally the author traces Marlborough's triumphal return to London and the building of Blenheim Palace before taking the reader on a brief stroll through the battlefield as it is today." Light cigarette odor, light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, three small closed tears, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
117 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
118 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Slight twist to spine, very small bump to one corner, tiny bump to another, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear with crease at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING., Grey, Zane.
119 Grey, Zane. TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING.
South Brunswick A.S. Barnes 1971 0498077896 / 9780498077890 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
277 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book) was first published in 1928, and has now been reprinted in a new format. With the flick of his rod and a twist of his pen, this well-known sportsman-novelist takes you with him on his trips through inland waters. From Pennsylvania to Oregon, from the calm waters of the Delware to the rushing torrents of the Klamath River, Mr. Grey casts and strikes his way. Salmon, black bass, and steelhead trout come tumbling to his line, though none too easily. There are many disappointments and many battles lost. The author tells stories of his fishing adventures with excitement and zeal. His vivid descriptions of the places he fished and the people he fished with are filled with enthusiasm. You'll learn about his techniques for outwitting the piscatorial species and the variety of baits he experimented with. You'll read about the many types of reels and rods, and those that he used. Come with Zane Grey as he takes you to the Rogue River, the most beautiful stream in Oregon, and the coldest, deepest, and swiftest he ever fished. Read about Ken, a fellow fisherman, who followed his catch down Rocky Riffle, forgetting about the deep channel below. Feel the author's anxiety as he battles with a Chinook salmon on the line. The long tug gave him aching arms and cramped hands, but he won - a prize 57-pound beauty. The 100 illustrations, many of them full-page photographs taken by the author, give you an even fuller opportunity of following every joyous tug of the line." Book slightly twisted, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small tears - one with crease, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with light color loss on front panel. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY.  (WORLD OF DARKNESS.), Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard.
120 Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard. VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY. (WORLD OF DARKNESS.)
Clarkston, GA White Wolf Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ John Van Fleet, cover art. 
Five assorted Clan Novels from the World of Darkness "Vampire: The Masquerade" series plus the Anthology - six books in total, each approx. 7" H. 1. Tzimisce - 273 pp + excerpts of two other novels, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048024 - "For hundreds of years Camarilla vampires have preserved the Masquerade - an intricate dance of deception, misdirection and manipulation that conceals their nocturnal predations from mortal eyes. Now, the Sabbat are about to crash their party." 2. Gangrel - 271 pp + excerpts, 1999 second printing, ISBN 1565048032 - "Ramona and her friends have learned this much: What they don't know can kill them - and will, if given a chance. Their watchword: beware! Beware of other vampires - the Sabbat's conscienceless killers. Beware the unknown - a monstrous creature with the oozing, pulsating Eye. Beware supernatural terrors that stalk the wild places. Beware even themselves, for in the blink of an eye their own bloodlust can take control." 3. Setite - 278 pp + excerpts, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048040 - "In an antique shop in Manhattan Hesha finds a clue to a prize that has eluded him for lifetimes - the Eye of Hazimel. By dawn, all he has fought to achieve over centuries of vampiric existence is slipping from his grasp. Little does the Setite realize that his chance encounter in New York is a strand of the same web that bring the Eye into the hands of one of his own agents, only to be lost again. But is anything truly chance in the shadowy world of the Kindred?" 4. Ravnos - 265 pp + excerpts, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048083 - "Khalil Ravana has always been a lightweight, a drifter, a thief with not status and no power - until now. Chance saved him from a storm in Calcutta that annihilated his clan, and now chance has placed him in the center of another storm - this one in New York City, near the deadly Kindred battles for possession of the Eastern United States. For once, Khalil's sticky fingers give him the upper hand. Armed with secrets, a hidden ally, a burning thirst for revenge, and a hostage he saves from death, this Rom is going to take everyone else in New York City - Camarilla and Sabbat alike - for all he can get, including the blood of his elders." 5. Giovanni - 287 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048261 - "Benito Giovanni has disappeared. Enter Chas Giovanni Tello, Mob strong-arm and part of the New World Giovanni. Chas finds himself ordered to Las Vegas, where he meets the Old World scion of the necromancers' clan, Isabel, who shares his interest in locating the missing Benito." 6. Anthology - 288 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048768 - "More fascinating than the events of the Clan Novel series are the characters. The wily Victoria; the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros; the mad prophet Anatole; the brooding and dedicated Theo; and all the other characters featured in the original series. These thirteen characters form the basis of the all-new stories of this anthology. And who better to tell their stories than the authors of the Clan Novels? All of the authors of the original series have contributed to this anthology. With the addition of fine stories by two other authors as well, readers may peer even deeper into the shadows of the World of Darkness and find answers to some of the mysteries not resolved in the series itself." Interiors - "Gangrel" has approx. 1" piece missing from bottom of last page, "Setite" has corner crease on pages 39 to 42, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, a few tiny light corner creases on some books - "Anthology" has crease at top corner of rear cover that migrates into the last few pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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