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A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
201 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1986, first American edition. 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 874743109 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 a rchives 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 j e t 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 cov er ed a r e 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 RA F, fl ying 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 tha n 40 0 b lac k 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 b ottom of fron t hinge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WARSZAWA ODBUDOWANA / WARSAW REBUILT., Ciborowski, Adolf and Jankowski, Stanislaw.  Introduction by Karol Malcuzynski.
202 Ciborowski, Adolf and Jankowski, Stanislaw. Introduction by Karol Malcuzynski. WARSZAWA ODBUDOWANA / WARSAW REBUILT.
Warsaw Polonia 1963 Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
157 pp, 6 1/2" H x 6 11/16" D. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Bilingual text (Polish/ English). Looks at the reconstruction of Warsaw after World War II. A dramatic section of photographs shows streetscapes and buildings in 1945 and then in 1962 on opposing pages. Light toning to edges of pages, a few pages with very small light foxing marks (at front and rear of book), light bump to top corner of book effecting boards and pages, tiny foxing marks top of textblock, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears with creases, a few tiny chips, light browning on spine and flap-folds, a few light line indentations and very small dents, light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
203 Clark, Andrew. A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 2002 067697354X / 9780676973549 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Harold Pringle was underage when the Second World War broke out, eager to leave quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by his father's side. But few who volunteered to fight 'the good fight' realized what horror lay ahead; soon both young Harold and his father were cracking under the strain. His father was sent home; Harold Pringle found himself in Italy, fighting on the bloody 'Hitler Line'. Shellshocked, this broken soldier embarked on a tragic, final course: desertion, debauchery in the streets of Rome and a suspect accusation of murder. His appeal was reviewed by the highest levels of government, right up to Prime Minister King. But two months after the official end of the war, Private Pringle was put to death - the only soldier the Canadians had executed since the First World War. His own countrymen carried out the orders, forbidden to go home before completing this last grotesque assignment. The Pringle file was closed and stayed that way for fifty years - until Andrew Clark uncovered it and began a two-year investigative search. (This) is a true-life military detective story that shows another side of what many consider our proudest military campaign. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a crisis that disfigured our national conscience and continues to raise questions about the ethics of war." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
204 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
205 Clay, Catrine. KING, KAISER, TSAR: THREE ROYAL COUSINS WHO LED THE WORLD TO WAR.
London John Murray 2007 0719565375 / 9780719565373 Soft Cover Very Good 
416 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar - George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II - were close cousins who knew each other as Georgie, Willy and Nicky. Between them they ruled half the world. Their lives had overlapped since childhood, in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. They saw themselves as a trade union of kings, standing firm against Socialism, Republicanism and revolution. But behind the friendliness lurked quarrels and, as the First World War loomed, they turned on each other. Ultimately, when Nicholas II begged for exile in the midst of Russia's revolution, his cousins denied him. This compelling tale of privilege, power and political machination explores whether their blunders caused the lead-up to war and the end of autocratic monarchy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, spine has light creases and is slightly concave. 
Price: 10.00 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.
206 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
 
 
STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948.  EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH., Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler.  Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir.  H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al.
207 Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler. Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir. H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al. STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948. EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH.
Ascot Women's Institute, n.p., 1949. 
85 pp (printed on one side of leaf only), small 4to (10 13/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; History of the Ascot Women's Institute; Institute Pictures; Place Names; Indians; Hyatt Saga - with Historical Document Notes; Early Roads - map; Growth and Development of the County; The Neighbourhoods - including geographical features and industries; Old Map - in sections; Railways; Education; Churches - pictures; Temperance Work; Pearlash and Prices 100 Years Ago; The Home Front World War I; Peace Celebrations 1918; Memorial Roll 1914-1918; Ascot War Work and Other Activities; Ascot Honour Roll 1939-1945; Armed Forces - World War II; Poem - "For the Fallen" - by L. Binyon; Our Boys - Illustrated; Pe a c e C e l e b rations 1945. Interior - covers have pulled away from adjacent page at front and rear inside hinges causing some tears which have now been archiavlly taped, light rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with with no other own er sh ip ma rk s. Ex terior - previous owner's name on frontcover, light browning on spine and hinge areas, small light stain on covers, old tape residue at top/bottom of spine and covers at hinges, small closed tears at top/bottom of hinges, very li ght ru b bin g, a f e w s oft creases. Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
208 Coates, Ken and McGuinness, Fred. With Roger Newman. THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE; AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANITOBA ENTERPRISE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1988 0897812573 / 9780897812573 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(The authors) describe Manitoba's beginnings as a fur trade empire under the Hudson's Bay Company. They depict the development of the province's resources and potential as a national priority when, in 1870, a very small Province of Manitoba was created to spearhead the development of a western agrarian empire. Working within a changing social and economic climate, entrepreneurs struggled to establish Winnipeg as the West's premier city, and situated that city as the hub of a transportation and distribution network that supported the province's heartland. Ranging forward, the authors' accounting of the province's role in agriculture, industry, hydro, mining, and tourism is given within the context of national and international forces. Roger Newman has prepared histories of selected Manitoba businesses and organizations whose contributions to the development of the Keystone Province should not go unrecorded." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF A WAR ARTIST.  DAVID COBB: THE FALKLANDS PAINTINGS., Cobb, David.  Inscribed.  Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
209 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
 
 
210 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Hard Cover Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
211 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 warf are. 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 o f t h e 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 s tr ug g le t o 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 admiral s in the U .S. Ar my 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 Sch we inf urt mis sion eig hte en 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 America n A ir F orce s st rateg y as a di smal 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 t op ed ge of fron t boar d. D ust j acket 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
 
 
212 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
 
 
THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK., Collier, Richard.
213 Collier, Richard. THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK.
London Collins 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
319 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "In May 1940, the German army and Luftwaffe drove a beaten army back across northern France to the Channel coast, cut off all lines of retreat and smashed the only port within reach; even Churchill feared 'the greatest military disaster of our long history'. Everybody knows that a third of a million British troops did escape to fight again another day. Many know at what a cost in ships and lives the rescue operation was carried out. But the whole astonishing story of Dunkirk as a human experience, of what it really meant to be there, has never yet been told. Now Richard Collier has written a vivid and authentic account based on exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews in England, France and Germany. For the first time we have, not the verdict of a military historian nor the creation of a novelist, but a narrative based on the experiences of those who were there as the enemy drew closer and the bombardment intensified - the bewildered skipper of a Thames barge, the helpless civilian, the soldier on the beach, the exhausted Stuka pilot, the stoical and the terrified." Previous owner's name stamp and date on free front endpaper, book is very slightly cocked, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP., Collingwood, W.G.  With contributions by  Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.
214 Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney. THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.
London Frederick Warne 1932 Limited, Autographed Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- A. Reginald Smith, R.W.S. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many b&w drawings throughout the text. Fold-out map at rear. Contents: Part I (by W.G. Collingwood). Their Scenery and Story: Kent and Lune; Windermere and Grasmere; Lake Lancashire; Eskdale and Wastwater; Ennerdale and Allendale; "Merry Carlisle" and the Border; Keswick and Thirlmere; From Helvellyn to Stainmoor. Part II. Natural History and Sport in the Lake District: The Birds, by Mary L. Armitt, revised by Arthur Astley; Butterflies and Moths, by Dr. Richard C. Lowther; The Flora, by S.L. Petty, revision and additions by Mary Thompson, Agnes Drury and A.G. Hayes; The Building of the Lake Districk, by Bernard Smith, Fox-Hunting on the Fells, by Rev. E.M. Reynolds, rev. by R.E. Porter; Mountaineering, by W.P. Haskett-Smith; Yachting on Windermere, by P.C. Crossley; Motor-Boating, by Oscar T. Gnosspelius; Fishing, by A. Severn; Shooting, by A. Ruskin Severn; Cycling, by A.W. Rumney. Part III. A Gazetteer of the Lake Counties; Index; Map. Previous owner's completed bookplate and a small store label on front pastedown, very light foxing on endpapers, small tear at bottom of frontispiece tissue guard archivally taped, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages and also up to approx. page 6, slight separation between page gatherings at pages160/161 (pages still firmly held) and also some light browning from a laid-in piece of paper, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear/rubbing at corners and at bottom edge of boards, light foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small edge chips and small edge tears, faint rubbing on spine, one small and two tiny ink marks on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURAL JUDGEMENT., Collins, Peter.
215 Collins, Peter. ARCHITECTURAL JUDGEMENT.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1971 0773501142 / 9780773501140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
220 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The expansion of architectural theory into the realms of ecology, cybernetics and even pathology has inevitably led to renewed speculation about the nature of architectural decision-making. But whereas research has tended to place all the emphasis on the psychology of perception, Professor Peter Colllins here suggests that a more fruitful field of investigation is to be found in the intellectual techniques evolved by the legal profession. (The book) utilizes this analogy by surveying the topic consecutively from two separate viewpoints. Part I analyses the nature of judgements about architecture by comparing them with concepts evolved within the legal process. Part II attempts a synthesis in which, after suggesting some of the inadequacies of biological and aesthetic criteria, the author puts forth a case for fuller recognition of the jurist's contribution to the notion of professional criteria, as they affect, or should affect, architectural judgement." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
216 Collins, Robert. THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL: AN ORDINARY AIRMAN'S WAR.
Prairie Books, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (1986). 
134 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888331878 An open-hearted account of what it was like for a prairie farm boy to move into wartime air force life. It is not a book of heroes, but rather a memoir of growing up in uniform . Like thousands of others who served far from the glory of the battlefield, Collins' experience was the war of the ordinary airman. A very readable book! Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket ha s w e a r and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE., Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers.  Foreword by Richard Rohmer.
217 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
218 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MODERNISATION OF JAPAN, 1918-70:  A STUDY IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME THREE., Conly, C.A.  Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor.
219 Conly, C.A. Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor. THE MODERNISATION OF JAPAN, 1918-70: A STUDY IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME THREE.
Reed Education, Wellington, New Zealand, 1977. 
48 pp, oblong soft cover (7 3/4" H x 8 1/2" D). ISBN 0589045717 B&w photographs, map, reproductions, tables, graphs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword: Author's Note; Japan in 1918: The Tokugawa Period - The Meiji Restoration; Japan's Economy Between the Wars: Post-war Problems - Trade Unions Between the Wars - Agricultural Workers - Intellectuals - The Zaibatsu - The New Militarism - Japan Suffers but Weathers the Great Depression; Japan's Economy since 1945: Occupation Polici e s - J a p a n's Assimilation of the Occupation "Revolution"; Japan Faces the 'Seventies; Further Reading. Interior - very light browning to edges of pages, cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - ver y li g ht ed ge w ea r. very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING DESTROYER:  THE STORY OF HMS PETARD., Connell, G.G.
220 Connell, G.G. FIGHTING DESTROYER: THE STORY OF HMS PETARD.
Crecy 1994 0947554408 / 9780947554408 Revised and updated edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "In 'Petard's' first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a fierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ship's company were awarded between them two GC's, one GM, two DSO's, four DSC's, six DCM's and several Mentions in Dispatches. (B)esides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in 'Petard') describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and the men who served aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history." Minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, two faint line indentations on rear panel, light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
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