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141 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
181 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). First published by Macmillan in 1925. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Small light pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - minor elsewhere, minor soiling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, two tiny dints on rear hinge - three on front hinge, two tiny tears at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
142 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). In slipcase with matching titling on spine and front board. Facsimile reprint of the Macmillan Company of Canada edition of 1925. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge. Slipcase has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
143 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945.  A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO., Malone, Richard S.
144 Malone, Richard S. A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945. A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO.
Toronto Collins 1984 0002172798 / 9780002172790 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "In 1944, when this book begins, Richard Malone had been transferred from the Italian front back to England to take part in the Normandy landings. Trained before the war both as a soldier and a journalist, Malone had been seconded in 1940 from his regiment Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as Staff Secretary to Col. J.L. Ralston, Canada's Minister of Defence. (Now) poised for D-Day, he held staff appointments at both Canadian Army and British 21st Army Group Headquarters and he was given charge of all Canadian Army Press and Psychological Warfare service in the field. The Canadians accounted for nearly a third of the forces landed on D-Day and Malone's description of the invasion, the battles of Normandy, the liberation of Paris and Brussels make fascinating reading. Also from his unique perspective Malone has much of interest to say about the great controversial issues of the times: Montgomery's leadership, Patton's gap, the rivalry between the British and American high commands, the Battle of the Bulge, Arnheim and the reason for its failure and others. In 1944 when the battle for Europe was clearly won, Malone was chosen to go out to the Pacific and establish relations with General MacArthur. He witnessed the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri and was the first Canadian in Japan. He was in charge of the liberation of Canadian prisoners in Japan, China and Manchuria. His talks with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, MacArthur, Beaverbrook, Ralston and other after the war add to our understanding of the part that Canada played in the Second World War." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
145 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NICOLSON VC., Mason, Peter D.  (James Brindley Nicolson, VC.)  Foreword by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire.
146 Mason, Peter D. (James Brindley Nicolson, VC.) Foreword by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire. NICOLSON VC.
Geerings of Ashford, (Ashford, Kent, 1991), Ist edition. 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" high), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. The full and authorised biography of James Brindley Nicolson, VC, DFC, RAF, the only pilot of Fighter Command in World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Minor rubbing on front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
147 Matheson, Dawn and Anderson, Rosemary, Editors. (Gloria Dent, Ted Mitchell, Bonnie Durtnall, Steve Thorning, Gilbert Stelter, Fred Dahms, Ceska Brennan.) GUELPH: PERSPECTIVES ON A CENTURY OF CHANGE, 1900-2000.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 2000 096059434 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
277 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/8" H x 12 1/8" D). B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Cultural Life in Twentieth Century Guelph; Guelph Township; Doing Business in Guelph; Buildings and Guelph's Character; The Growth and Planning of Guelph in the Twentieth Century; Appendices: Sources for Profiles and Guelph Anecdotes / Mayors of Guelph 1900-2000 / Members of City Council; Index; Group Photo and Contributor Biographies; Profiles: People of Guelph; Guelph Anecdotes. Mylar dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
148 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
49TH FIGHTER GROUP.  (SQUADRON/SIGNAL.), McDowell, Ernest R.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
149 McDowell, Ernest R. Illustrated by Don Greer. 49TH FIGHTER GROUP. (SQUADRON/SIGNAL.)
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton, TX, 1989). 
64 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, map, 8 pages of color profiles. The story of the pilots and aircraft of the 49th Fighter Group in the Southwest Pacific during WWII. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owners hip marks. Exterior - light wear to edge of spine, minor wrinkling to covers. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
P-39 AIRCOBRA IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO.43., McDowell, Ernie.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
150 McDowell, Ernie. Illustrated by Don Greer. P-39 AIRCOBRA IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO.43.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1980). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Contents: Introduction; XP-39; P-39 Development; YP-39 & P-39C (P-45); Airacobra I (P-400); Baptism by Fire; P-39D; Middle Production Airacobras (P-39F - P-39N); P-39Q; P-63 Kingcobra; Production Kingcobras (P-63A & P-63C); P-63 Development; P-63A; "Flying Pinballs"L-39; XFL-1 Airabonita. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, small soft corner creases on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1964.  VOL. XLII.  NO. 170., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Maj. A. McK. Annand; Maj. P.E. Abbott, Captain R.G. Hollies-Smith, Lt-Gen Sir Reginald Savory, D.M. Schurman, Maj. G. Tylden, Maj-Gen M.H. Saward, H.G. Farmer, A.V.B. Norman, W.Y. Carman, R. Scurfield, W.A. Thornburn, et al.)
151 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Maj. A. McK. Annand; Maj. P.E. Abbott, Captain R.G. Hollies-Smith, Lt-Gen Sir Reginald Savory, D.M. Schurman, Maj. G. Tylden, Maj-Gen M.H. Saward, H.G. Farmer, A.V.B. Norman, W.Y. Carman, R. Scurfield, W.A. Thornburn, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1964. VOL. XLII. NO. 170.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1964. 
Paging runs 55 to 110, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 8 pages of sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart., as Colonel of The Rothesay and Caithness Fencibles, c. 1795; Daniel Cambridge, Royal Artillery , and the Story of a Victoria Cross; Regimental Medals of The King's Dragoon Guards; The Convention of Ecluse, 1759-1762; Chinese Gordon and the Suez Canal; Obiturary: C.T. Atkinson; Group of All Ranks of The Berkshire Yeomanry in Undress i n 1 8 9 5 ; 1 5th Hussars, circa 1846; The Great Review Hereafter; Historians and The Scots Guards Band; Redan Massy; Additional Notes for a History of the Dress of The Scottish Yeomanry and Volunteer Cavalry until 1850 / Notes: The West African R eg i me nt , 18 48 to 1918; A Rifled Carbine, Once Part of the Equipment of The Seventh Regiment of Light Dragoons; The Hussar Shako of 1857; Field-Marshal Blucher's Pipe; etc. / Questions; Replies (Army Cloaks and Greatcoats; etc.). Interior - s mal l sof t c re ase at top corner of last half of pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, large corner crease and soft crease dow n re ar cov er, lig ht r ubbi n g, i ssue number written in ink on spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
152 McInnes, Ian and Fraser, Mark. ASHANTI 1895-96: A ROLL OF BRITISH AND WEST INDIAN RECIPIENTS OF THE ASHANTI STAR INCLUDING MANY DETAILS OF OTHER MEDALS EARNED, PREVIOUS AND SUBSEQUENT SERVICE, WITH DIARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Picton, Chippenham, 1987, first edition. 
145 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948251123 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The campaign of 1895 into the interior of West Africa to capture the King of Ashanti, Premph, and senior chiefs, was led by Colonel Sir Franc is Scott. For this successful undertaking some 2,500 Ashanti Stars were awarded. Mainly unnamed and often detached from named medals in a group, this campaign star has always attracted a fairly high price but little has been written on t h e f o r c e s participating, of the march up country or the previous and subsequent medal entitlement of the participants. Written and compiled by two members of the Orders and Medals Research Society, (this book) is designed to be of interest to a l l in te re st ed in medal collecting and the research into the life of the man who earned the medal. This was the last campaign in which the British Army wore red tunics; it produced a long casualty list of dead and fever victims and was t o p rov e a tra ini ng gro und for the 129 officer, 34 of whom subsequently rose to Generals rank. Besides the complete P.R.O roll (WO/100/79) of all British and West Indian participants, often with considerable personal detail, this work contains muc h pr ev io usly unp ubl ishe d ma t erial from both officers and men as well as contemporary newspaper reports, excerpts from Regimental magazines and the official account of the expedition." Very faint cigarette odor, minor wrinkle at bottom of s pine, sl igh t wav iness to fore- edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light browning at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HMCS SWANSEA:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE., McKee, Fraser M.
153 McKee, Fraser M. HMCS SWANSEA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1994 0920277896 / 9780920277898 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" D). B&w photographss, drawings. "HMCS Swansea is the story of a ship. Just one of Canada's several hundred warships. It is also the story of the men who served in her, and of other ships who operated with her, in war time in EG-9, and in peacetime in her various training roles. It is a representative tale that could have been told, and has been, of any one of a hundred similar ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. So why this particular ship? Because HMCS Swansea is typical, yet atypical. Typical in that she participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in the same way as her sister frigates; atypical in that she was involved in the destruction of four U-boats, more than any other RCN ship. And it was in this role of hunter-killer that she was absolutely the best." Book is slightly cocked, has light soiling on bottom edge of boards, faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine, slight fading to spine colour, very small scuff mark (no colour loss) on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MATES OF THE TANGLE., McKishnie, Archie P.  Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston.
154 McKishnie, Archie P. Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston. MATES OF THE TANGLE.
Musson, Toronto, 1924. 
274 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with black lettering on spine, blue and black illustration/lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 b&w plates (including frontispiece) by Group of Seven artist Frank H. (Franz) Joh nston - collated. A collection of stories about the wild animals of the Algonquin area (the mink, lynx, foxes, moose, wolves, bears, geese, weasels, etc.) and also of the trappers and hunters that cross their paths. Large school prize pr e s e n t a t i o n bookplate on free front endpaper, tiny edge tears to free front endpaer - archivally taped, book is cracked in a few places - some page sigantures are slightly loose, approx. 12 pages with light soiling - mainly in margins, ligh t to m od er at e ed ge r ubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, minor browning on endpapers, small air bubbles under front pastedown, light browning and soiling to edges of textblock, slight bump to bottom borner of bo th boa rds . Go od rea din g copy only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE., McMillan, Priscilla J.
155 McMillan, Priscilla J. THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE.
Viking, New York, 2005, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670034223 B&w photographs. "On April 12, 1954, the nation was astonished to learn that scientist J. Robert Oppeheimer faced charges of violating national security. The brilliant lead er of the Manhattan Project had been cast into disgrace overnight. Was the arrogant genius, the charismatic head of the team that had developed the atomic bomb and ended World War II, really a traitor? In this riveting narrative, (the author ) d r a w s on newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and decades of unique interviews with the major characters in the story to present, at long last, the truth about the downfall of America's most famous - an d f am ou sl y enigmatic - scientist. (The book) focuses a laser on those fraught years from 1949 to 1955, to chronicle the firestorm that surrounded Oppenheimer and the entire atomic enterprise in the years just after the war. These were the yea rs th at saw po wer shift from the scientist who had created the bomb, and were increasingly afraid of it, to the politicians who wanted to use it for their own purposes. A cabal of hard-line Air Force officials, anti-Communist politicians, a nd r iva l sc ien tist s ca me together to seize control of U.S. nuclear policy and build ever more deadly weapons aimed at the Soviet Union. One ambitious, relentless man - Edward Teller - used this opportunity to support his own ominous rise to a uthor ity, to p romo te th e fou nding of the Livermore laboratory as a challenge to Los Alamos, and to redirect national resources into development of the controversial hydrogen bomb. He knew that only one man had the vision and abilities to thwa rt him : the magne tic O ppenhe imer, who led a group of like-minded and farsighted liberal scientists advocating arms control. Teller found the perfect allies in Lewis Strauss - a highly partisan Republican banker and businessman, and a key figur e in th e incr easingl y poli titcize d Atom ic Energy Commission - and in William Borden, a young congressional assistant. One breathtakingly beautiful Washington spring, in secret hearings in a rundown building off the Mall, as the nation's gaze was focu sed on the Army -McCart hy heari ngs, St rauss, Borden and Teller sprang their trap." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TANNOY CALLING:  A STORY OF CANADIAN AIRMEN FLYING AGAINST NAZI GERMANY., McQuiston, John H.
156 McQuiston, John H. TANNOY CALLING: A STORY OF CANADIAN AIRMEN FLYING AGAINST NAZI GERMANY.
New York Vantage Press 1990 0533086604 / 9780533086603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(During World War II) Bomber Pilot John H. McQuiston, saw extensive service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In late 1944, everywhere in Europe, the Allies were on the offensive, driving the Nazis out of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and thrusting into Germany itself. Aerial bombardment was a major factor in these successes, forcing the surrender of occupied towns with an economy of lives and time. (This) is history from a bomber pilot's vantage point, as tense periods of action were balanced by episodes of comic relief while on leave. Here is an account of World War II as experienced by a young Canadian pilot with a novelist's eye and ear." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, four tiny dents on front cover. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, six tiny dents on front panel, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge tear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE SKY SUSPENDED.  THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Middleton, Drew.
157 Middleton, Drew. THE SKY SUSPENDED. THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
New York Longmans, Green 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
282 pp, 8 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. "Here is a dramatic re-creation of England during those eventful days when Britain fought alone and when defeat of Britain would have been the defeat of hope. How close the batle was, how much hung in the balance and how that battle went is presented by the distinguished correspondent Drew Middleton who was reporting the events for the Associated Press. The forces at the command of the RAF - charged to defend the British Isles - were pitifully small in comparison to those of the German Luftwaffe, out to break the back of the English. An impartial military observer would have scoffed at the idea that so few would be able to do so much to so many. If the Luftwaffe had destroyed the RAF, there is no doubt that ultimately Britian would have fallen, little doubt that the history of the war and that of the world would have taken a different turning. How and why the tide of battle changed, what motives lay behind the German switch in tactics, what might have happened and came so close to happening - the story is superbly and dramatically told in (this) brilliant portrayal of a nation and a people battling for life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few very small scuffs on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY., Milberry, Larry.
158 Milberry, Larry. CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY.
CANAV, Toronto, 1987, first edition. 
152 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075496704 "(A) comprehensive look at the many tasks and the ever-fascinating selection of aircraft making up today's Air Force. It's all here, whether a Hercules transporting aid to some d istant land or suporting troops in the field, an Aurora on maritime patrol, CF-18s on watch over the Arctic or on low-level runs across Europe, or a Labrador helicopter on a life-or-death search and rescue mission. Over 300 colour photographs a r e a t the heart of (this book), showing the aircraft at their best and in their operational environments. Every type in service is featured, as are some of the RCAF's earlier aircraft, included for a touch of nostalgia. There is the tiny Musket ee r a nd the heavyweight Boeing 707, the ancient Dakota and today's Dash 8, light helicopters and hi-tech CF-18s. (The book) also focuses on the people who are the Air Force today and shows them on the job. Various bases are also included." Tin y d in t on rear board, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of surface paper loss at top edge of rear endpapers near hinge. Dust jacket has tiny dint on rear panel, light rubbing, one smal l e dg e t ear - archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spne and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.00 USD
 
 
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS.  FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.), Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie.
159 Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS. FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.)
Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Lynn Bywaters, Arthur Rackham, Jim Deesing. 
A group of four little books ranging from 3 1/4" to 3 7/8" H. 1. The Night Before Christmas - unpaginated, Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1992, ISBN 0836230272 - hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Lynn Bywaters. 2. A Christmas Carol - abridged by Jane Parker Resnick, 157 pp, Running Press, Philadelphia, 1990, ISBN 0894718541- hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 3. Ernest Nister's Yuletide Delights with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HarperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373757. 4. Ernest Nister's Snowy Days with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HaperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373730. A charming collection to read and/or use to decorate for the holiday season. Minor edge wear to boards. The two dust jackets have very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRELUDE TO BATTLE., Moore, Gordon.
160 Moore, Gordon. PRELUDE TO BATTLE.
Misas Books, Tunbridge Wells, (1993), first edition. 
154 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361195 "This is the story of a young infantry soldier in World War Two; the training and social life within a group of eighteen year old boys, who two years later in 1944 were to take t heir place in the spearhead of the British/Canadian offensive, as the pivot of the Allied thrust. After basic training, we follow the author through specialist training for infantry support groups with the Vickers machine gun and the 4.2 i n c h m o r t a r. In spite of the rigours of preparing for the greatest invasion in history, life was often exciting and enjoyable, with the bonuses of comradeship, and the opportunity to stretch fledgling wings, away from the parental nest. M os t of t h e yo un g me n had had little experience of travel, and the girls from far away towns and villages were there to be wooed, and perhaps won....The story is mostly fact, with incidents amalgamated and modified, to give greater coherence a nd in ter est . T he pla ce s a re real, and many of the people are real - others, again, are amalgams of several met during the years 1942-1944. The account of the training is pretty accurate, but some of the 'social' incidents have been modified bu t m aint ain th e e sse ntia l a tmos phere of the times. Younger readers will appreciate the tremendous upheaval in the lives of their fathers and uncles - and, indeed, grandfathers! Older readers will give a few wry smiles, remembering some of t heir own expe rie nces of the t ime. " De scribed as 'an autobiographical novel'. Very light edge wear, tiny dint to bottom of front board, slight bump at bottom of spine, small faint stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/ wrink ling. VG /VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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