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THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.  2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING., Cellini, Benvenuto.  Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds.  Introduction by Royal Cortissoz.
181 Cellini, Benvenuto. Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. 2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
New York Brentano's 1906 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket Benvenuto Cellini. Title page design by T.M. Cleland. 
360 pp + 387 pp - 2 volume set - 9 7/16" H. Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindings (stamped "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England" on verso of free front endpaper of both volumes) - dark red leather spines/corners, spines with five raised bands & gilt lettering/decoration, patterned paper on boards, with pattern repeated on endpapers, top edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks. Title page continues:"Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to This Edition Upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and Writer, by Royal Cortissoz with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life". Title page designed by T.M. Cleland. The autobiography of the 16th century Italian goldsmith, sculptor and author, Benvenuto Cellini. Light toning in margins of pages, light browning on illustration pages, darkening to edges of patterned paper on boards and endpapers, small/tiny areas of surface leather loss on hinges, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, some areas of darkening to leather colour - mainly on hinges and edges. Volume I has a small area of surface paper loss on front board; a 1" split in the leather at the bottom of the front hinge and at the top of the rear hinge; some light waviness to fore-edge of endpapers. Volume II has a 1 1/2" split in the leather at the top of the rear hinge; a few tiny dents on the fore-edge of the text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
182 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GULLY RAVINE.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - GALLIPOLI., Chambers, Stephen.
183 Chambers, Stephen. GULLY RAVINE. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - GALLIPOLI.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 2003), Ist edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations - photos, maps, reproductions. Contents: The Advance on Krithia; The Valley of Death - The Battle of the Fourth of June; The Plan; The Battle of Gully Ravine, 28 June - 5 July; The Aftermath; Trench Warfare at Gully Ravine; Gully Ravine Today; Tours; Appendices - Instructions and Order of 29 Division for 28 June 1915; Gully Ravine Order of Battle; Turkish units in action at Gully Ravine. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
184 Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young. ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1968, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans, 2 portraits. "The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) holds a special place in the annals of several European armies. The protracted struggle produced a number of great cap tains - John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and the French Marshal Villars - and their respective martial achievements still exert a strong fascination. Two of their contemporaries who throw a considerable amoun t o f l i ght on the day-to-day conduct of Marlborough's most important campaigns, with their roll-call of famous successes - Blenheim, Raimillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the lines of Ne Plus Ultra - are Capt. Robert Parker of the Royal Regiment o f F oo t o f Ir eland (whose 'Memoirs', though often briefly quoted, have not been republished since they first appeared some time after his death); and the Comte de Merode-Westerloo whose 'Memoires' are hardly known outside Belgium. In almost ever y re spe ct t he y p resent striking contrasts, in birth, rank and character, and their differences are reflected in their writing. Parker, an Irishman of obscure origins, reached the relatively humble rank of Captain of Grenadiers. His whole mil it ary lif e w as int imat ely bound up with his regimental family. His feelings for Marlborough at times amount to uncritical hero-worship. From first to last he reveals himself as a highly competent professional soldier of modest and unpretenti ous cha racte r. The Com te de Merode-Westerloo, a great magnate in Flanders with a redoubtable ancestry behind him, eventually became a Field-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire - not that he had begun the war in the Emperor's service, but in that of h is en emies. B rave to t he poi nt of folly, irascible, touchy, overbearingly arrogant, he was continually in trouble. He bore lasting grudges against the men who, he thought, had conspired to ruin his career - Marlborough and Prince Eugene . As a com mander it i s dou btful whether he possessed sufficient cool judgment to merit his appointment to posts of the highest responsiblity. Expertly edited and annotated, the relevant passages from these two memoirs provide a narrative of t his gr eat war of ext raord inary immedi acy and fascination. It will also be invaluable to students of the period." Small soiling mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling and tiny tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and archiva lly tape d tear a t bott om of spine, light ed ge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, slight browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
185 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
186 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE 20TH CENTURY.  VOLUME 6. TROPICAL UNIFORMS., Chappell, Mike, written and illustrated by.
187 Chappell, Mike, written and illustrated by. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE 20TH CENTURY. VOLUME 6. TROPICAL UNIFORMS.
Hatherleigh, Devon Wessex Military 1988 1870498054 / 9781870498050 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Mike Chappell. 
24 pp, 11 5/8" H. Volume 6 of "A series of lavishly-illustrated handbooks portraying the men of the British Army in the wars and campaigns of the present, troubled century (20th). Each title sets out to tell the complete story of its subject with the emphasis on illustration - full-colour paintings, photographs, drawings and technical illustrations. All researched, written and illustrated by Mike Chappell with an Regimental Sergeant Major's eye for detail! " Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on rear cover, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRAMPTON'S 100th ANNIVERSARY AS AN INCORPORATED TOWN 1873-1973., Charters, C.V. et al.
188 Charters, C.V. et al. BRAMPTON'S 100th ANNIVERSARY AS AN INCORPORATED TOWN 1873-1973.
Brampton, Ontario Corporation of the Town of Brampton / Brampton Centennial Committee 1973 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
Two separately paginated sections: First Section (264 pp): A general history of the Corporation of Brampton since its beginning over 100 years ago / Second Section (110 pp): Specific Historical material and congratulatory messages from our Industria l, Commercial and Professional groups in the wide area now served by the Incorporated Municipality. 11 1/4" H - gold boards with green lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. A centennial history of Brampton, Ontario. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book very slightly cocked, small bump at top corner of front board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AVRO SHACKLETON.  POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 3., Chartres, John.
189 Chartres, John. AVRO SHACKLETON. POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 3.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1999, reprint. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711015139 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "The Avro Shackleton completed 40 years of front-line service in the Royal Air Force. The first prototype (in shape an d concept a direct descendent of the Manchester-Lancaster-Lincoln-Tudor lineage) first flew in 1949, and the AEW aircraft of No 8 Squadron were still operational in the early 1990s. The aircraft undoubtedly marked the end of an era of the R A F ' s f o u r-piston-engined 'heavies', although it remained in service for nearly 30 years after it was first classified as obsolete. Built originally for anti-submarine warfare, the Shackleton had been used by the RAF for other roles, includ in g se ar ch an d re scue, colonial policing, troop and freight carrying, supplying weather ships, maritime surveillance and showing the flag....the author not only traces the Shackleton's origins and activities in many different roles but brings out t he dee p a f fec ti on felt for the type by both air and ground crews in spite of the arduous and sometimes perilous nature of the operations in which it had been involved. This book was first published in 1985 and statements made then were curr ent . Many of th ese may we ll have been overtaken by subsequent events." Dust jacket has fading to the spine colour - lettering still bright. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
190 Chown, John D., Captain, The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. THE 9-Pdr. MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE. HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 9.
Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1963. 
32 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - 10" H). B&w photos, technical drawings, reproductions. Covers the guns, carriages, sleighs, ammunition, sights, equipment, and drills. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very light edge wear and rubbing, small corner crease on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
191 Christie's London. ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS. TUESDAY 22 JULY 1986
Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1986. 
38 pp + + 6 b&w plates at rear + prices realized list laid in, large 8vo, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations (medals, photographs). Auction catalgue with items grouped as follows: Single Campaign Medals; Groups and Pairs Including Orders, Decorations and Medals, awarded to Major General Sir Sydney D'A. Crookshank, Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers; British Orders; Single Decorations, Long Service and Miscellaneous Awards; Foreign Orders and Medals. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OCEAN BRIDGE: THE HISTORY OF RAF FERRY COMMAND., Christie, Carl A.  With Fred Hatch.
192 Christie, Carl A. With Fred Hatch. OCEAN BRIDGE: THE HISTORY OF RAF FERRY COMMAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1997 0802081312 / 9780802081315 Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - 
458 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "At the beginning of the Second World War there was no thought of delivering planes by air across the Atlantic. It was assumed to be too costly and too dangerous, especially in winter. Despite this initial reluctance, between the fall of 1940 and the spring of 1945, Royal Air Force Ferry Command's mixed civilian and military crews flew almost ten thousand aircraft, mainly American-built, to operational squadrons overseas. (This book) provides the first full account of the genesis, history, and importance of Ferry Command." Interior - place, date, signature and the letter "B" written in ink on title page; one small paragraph (7 lines) highlighted with yellow highlighter on page 218; small yellow highlighter in caption of picture on page 221 - previous owner has also written personal notes on a large post-it note (detachable) on this page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very faint liquid splashes on top of text block, three tiny specks on fore-edge of text block, one tiny corner crease, minor edge wear and rubbing, delamination down fore-edge of front cover - a little down fore-edge of rear cover also. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
193 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1986 874743109 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public archives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 jet fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas covered are the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RAF, flying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more than 400 black and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
194 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
195 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
196 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST.  DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS., Cobb, David.  Inscribed.  Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
197 Cobb, David. Inscribed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST. DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS.
London Conway Maritime Press 1986 0851773249 / 9780851773247 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
95 pp, 9 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions. **INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "FOR S______ L____, WHO KNEW ABOUT SEA-WARFARE LONG BEFORE I WROTE THIS BOOK FROM DAVID COBB 10 OCTOBER 1989. "** "David Cobb's desire to follow in the footsteps of the great war artists of the past was a lifelong ambition. In this autobiographical book he explains how everything in his varied and successful career as a marine painter seemed to be preparing him for such an undertaking. His chance came in 1982 when he was invited to visit the Falkland Islands immediately after the Argentine surrender and, with the full co-operation of the military, he began a remarkable series of paintings to record the principal events of the war. The resulting collection, which ranges from rapid oil 'sketches' executed on the spot to prestigious large-scale commissions, forms the central interest of this book." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of faint handwriting impression on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
198 Coetzer, Owen. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR: THE ROAD TO INFAMY, 1899-1900. COLENSO, SPIOENKOP, VAALKRANTZ, PIETERS, BULLER AND WARREN.
London Arms and Armour 1996 1854093665 / 9781854093660 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
294 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On the 'Road to Infamy' could be found the very best of British colonial military and administrative talents - 'Bobs' Roberts - a hero of the Indian campaigns, Sir George White, the 'Blimp ' - like Redvers Henry Buller - a popular and highly regarded officer, Sir Charles Warren - one time Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and others. It was not a road they enjoyed taking. The Natal campaign of the Second Boer War, and the names of Spioenkop, Colenso, Vaalkrantz and Ladysmith, would blight the reputations of these men and lead to their appearance at a Royal Commission of Enquiry in London in 1902/3 where they were asked why an apparently one-sided conflict could have cost so much in terms of men, money and material. This fresh investigative study of this enthralling passage of history sheds new light on the controversial strategies, directives, opinions and reports which permeated every element of the campaign and, as such, adds significantly to literature on the subject." A few pages with soft crease at top corner, slight cigarette odor, slight bump and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two corner with very small bump, small heavy bump at bottom corner of front board, light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. Dust jacket light wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
199 Coffey, Thomas M. DECISION OVER SCHWEINFURT: THE U.S. 8th AIR FORCE BATTLE FOR DAYLIGHT BOMBING.
David McKay, New York, 1977, book club edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "(D)escribes moment by moment (the) August 17, 1943 raid as well as the second Schweinfurt mission, October 14, 1943 - the two most savage battles in the history of air warfare. It also describes day by day the lives and deaths of the men on both sides who faced each other not only in these but in other epic battles. Yet (this) is more than the story of the two famous Schweinfurt missions: it is also the story of the development of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England, and the most crucial combat tests of the American daylight precision bombing strategy. Citing hundreds of previously unpublished documents, the book reveals for the first time the full struggle to establish this daring American strategy against the conviction of many authoritative people that it would not work. These people included British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, all his air experts, and many generals and admirals in the U.S. Army and Navy. American and British strategists were arguing this issue when, in February, 1942, Brig, Gen. Ira C. Eaker and his staff arrived in England to create the 8th Bomber Command. When Eaker launched the first great Schweinfurt mission eighteen months later, the matter was still undecided. Could the B-17s battle their way through the waves of Luftwaffe fighters and destroy the Schweinfurt factories? Or would the bombers be turned back, exposing the American Air Forces strategy as a dismal failure? This was the issue that produced the crucial decision over Schweinfurt." Slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of rear board and very small bump at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
200 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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