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AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
241 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.
242 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
 
 
243 Green, William. FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SECOND SERIES.
London Macdonald 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Endsleigh Castle. 
132 pp, 10" H. "(Describes) the deveopment and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese aerial invincibility founded by the Zero-Sen; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large-scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered; the highly manoeuvrable Macchi C.202 Folgore with its beautifully co-ordianted controls - a pilot's aeroplane in every respect; the Japanese Army's equivalent of the Zero-Sen, the Nakamima Ki.43 Hayabusa, and its successor, the Ki.84 Hayate which could out-climb and out-manoeuvre the most advanced versions of the Mustang and Thunderbolt; Heinkel's superlative He 219 night fighter which, but for ministerial muddle and confusion, would have provided the Allies with some serious headaches. These and many other fighters, both successful and unsuccessful, but all 'famous', are surveyed with hundreds of rare photographs, highly detailed full-page tone drawings by Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the many variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett." Very small bump at top of spine, very small dent/tear on spine near rear hinge, areas of minor browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of delamination at top of front hinge, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
244 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45.  (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.), Gregory, Barry.
245 Gregory, Barry. BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45. (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.)
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1974. 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385042477 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "This systematically arranged book deals comprehensively with the training, insignia, organisation, weapons, equipment, air transport, military operations and unit histories of British airborne forces. Military operations tells the whole war-time story from the ill-fated raid on the Tragino aqueduct in southern Italy in February 1941 to the Rhine-crossing and the cl osing stages of the recapture of Burma in 1945. Reference is also made to the Special Air Service Regiment and Allied units under command of 1st, 6th and Indian Airborne Divisions....(a) testimony to the courage, selfless dedication and go o d h u m o u r of British Airborne Troops 1940-45." Slight bump at top corner of boards, remainder spray on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - moderate at top of flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od - 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS:  100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE., Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors.
246 Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors. THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS: 100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003 1551991055 / 9781551991054 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
455 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(I)ncludes private correspondence from the battle and home fronts during a century of war and peacekeeping, from South Africa in 1899 to Afghanistan in 2002. These are letters that truly illuminate - that explore the deepest feelings and frankest opinions and describe the bitter reality of battle and the often appalling conditions of combat zones. They are the authentic voices of soldiers, sailors, and air crew; privates and generals; military doctors and nurses; heroic warriors and courageous prisoners of war; and their loved ones who wrote from home. This is some of the most powerful writing that Canadians have ever committed to the page." Small pen notation in margin of page 315, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
247 Gruchy, F.A.L., de, Major. WAR DIARY: AN OVERALL WAR PICTURE, 1939-1945.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1949, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preamble and Commentary; Opening Moves and Commentary; The Failure of the Continental Offensive: Britain Alone; Battle of Britain; Altantic Battle and Commentary; The British Empire on th e Defensive; Battle of Suez Continues; 1942-1943: Turning Point of the War; 1943 to D Day, 6th June, 1944; Victory in Europe. Concentric Attack on the Japanese Keep; Victory in the East; Post-War Diary of Some Events and Commentary. "In t h i s b o o k ( the author emphasizes) the vital importance of the part played by British Empire Forces. They won every key battle or the key part of every battle, operating as so often in history, on the vital hinge or pivot flank. This Diary a nd c om m en ta ry g i ve s an overall picture of the titanic struggle." Scattered tiny foxing marks on endpapers, one page with a dog-ear crease, browning to edges of textblock, moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very sl igh t f adi ng on re ar hin ge cl oth. Dust jacket is price clipped, has darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds, light to moderate soiling, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on inside, several small chips and tears, two small dints on rear pan el. VG- /Fai r 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN CAVALRYMAN., Guest, Freddie, Captain.
248 Guest, Freddie, Captain. INDIAN CAVALRYMAN.
London Jarrolds 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
220 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w plates. "Captain Guest recounts engagingly and modestly his experiences on the North-West Frontier and in cantonments all over India. He tells of pigsticking adventures, polo matches, arduous treks through the jungle, in fact of every facet of a soldier's life in peace and war. His stories will be relished by those who served in India and even the reader who has never seen India cannot fail to be captivated by the gusto with which he records a time and scene that will never be repeated in British history." (Two chapters recount Guest's experiences during the siege of Hong Kong and his subsequent escape.) Very light browning to pages, book slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, light browning to spine and board edges, tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, a few small tears and tiny chips, browning to spine and edges, old price sticker on front panel, minor soiling/scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940.  (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.), Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
249 Gwynn-Browne, Arthur. F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940. (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.)
London Chatto & Windus 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
159 pp, 7 1/2" H. "Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is in Field Security Personnel. He joined up 1939. Being a soldier is a new experience for him. 'F.S.P.' begins on a parade ground; it ends on Dunkirk beaches; in between it says a lot that has not been said before. Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is a character - (and) he is subtly and devastatingly and unexpectedly funny. The solemn and ceremonious business of standing in a line being counted is funny; so is the dubious pleasure of living on a Flemish farm with a 'very premeating little pig' as a co-billettee. Routine, discomfort, uncertainty, danger - they are all funny as Sergeant Gwynn-Browne sees them. But there is another side to the picture. There is Dunkirk with the soldiers waiting patiently on the beaches as the town blazes and the bombs fall. There is the 'honour and humanity' we are fighting for, and the new world we hope for. Indeed there is as much seriousness as of laughter in this book; and every reader will find himself in the company not only of a lively jester, but also of an original and thoughtful personality." Several small creases at bottom corner of title page - some indentation on a few subsequent pages, page leaf 13/14 has bee roughly trimmed at bottom edge, small shallow bump on front edge of spine, light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom and top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - small faint stain on top . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a piece missing at bottom of front panel, several edge tears (one with old tape on inside) and edge chips light browning - a little more at edges and on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
250 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Christmas gift inscription on verso of half-title page, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing minor browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
251 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY:  FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY., Halberstadt, Hans.
252 Halberstadt, Hans. THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Hoo, Kent Grange 2002 184013478X / 9781840134780 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(B)egins with the earliest pieces of Western artillery that were little more than iron tubes firing stone shot. Over the next few centuries the guns became more mobile and more powerful, influencing the course of the battles in which they were involved. Muzzle loaders reached their apogee in the Napoleonic wars and the American Civil War during the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, breech-loaded guns were the standard, and weapons of such large calibres were being constructed that they needed to be mounted on rail wagons to give them any form of mobility. Artillery played a significant role in shaping how that conflict was fought, and it was to play an equally signifi-cant role in World War II. Only now, in the twenty-first century, is the supremacy of artillery on the battlefield being challenged by air-dropped precision-guided weapons, but the arm is fighting back with sophisticated new munitions becoming available which will ensure that artillery has a part to play on the modern battlefield for the forseeable future." Chapter headings: Sighting Shots; The American Civil War; Storm of Steel, 1900-1935; Master of the Battlefield, 1936-1945; Cold War Killers; Glossary; Index. Book is fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE UNKNOWN NAVY:  CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY., Halford, Robert G.
253 Halford, Robert G. THE UNKNOWN NAVY: CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1551250160 / 9781551250168 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
272 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs. "Compared to the well-published achievements of the Navy, Army and Air Force, an ocean of silence surrounds the long-gone Canadian Merchant Navy. And yet, Canada operated the wartime world's fourth largest Merchant Navy, almost all of it built in Canadian shipyards. Robert Halford provides an in-depth look at the Merchant Navy from its glorious beginnings to its unceremonious dissolution. During wartime, the merchant seamen were the heroes of the 1939-1945 war, the fourth arm of the Services. By 1948 they had undergone a quick image change, transformed from heroes to anonymous troublemakers hindering the shipping industry. 'The Unknown Navy' endeavours to throw light on the Merchant Navy's important contribution to the Allied cause during World War II." Dust jacket has a tiny scuff/dent on the front panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
REPUBLIC P-47 THUNDERBOLT.  WARPAINT SPECIAL NO.1., Hall, Alan W., editor.  Artwork by Peter Scott.
254 Hall, Alan W., editor. Artwork by Peter Scott. REPUBLIC P-47 THUNDERBOLT. WARPAINT SPECIAL NO.1.
Hall Park, Milton Keynes, n.d. 
88 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with colour profiles, b&w and colour photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, two tiny corner creases, small soft crease at top of fr ont cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
255 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
256 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Bump at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards and at top of spine, very tiny tear/wrinkle at top of page 111/112. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
257 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Slight twist to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, small amount of colored pen underlining to text and small pen notation in bottom margin of page 143. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also on flap-folds and on hinges; light fading to spine color; light rubbing; three small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
258 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, irregular light line indentation on front panel, two tiny pin holes on front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
259 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
260 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO.  VOLUME XXXV.  SEASON OF 1937-38.  (PROCEEDINGS)., Shackleton, Edward; Banting, Frederick, Sir; McMillan, Ernest, Sir; Sandwell, B.K.; Shih, Huh, Dr.; Scot, H.G., Capt.; Pickford, Alfred D., Sir; McNaughton, A.G.L., Maj. Gen.; Street, Arthur G.; Birkett, Norman; Simons, Hans, Dr.; Wilcox, Herbert; et al.
ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. VOLUME XXXV. SEASON OF 1937-38. (PROCEEDINGS).
Shackleton, Edward; Banting, Frederick, Sir; McMillan, Ernest, Sir; Sandwell, B.K.; Shih, Huh, Dr.; Scot, H.G., Capt.; Pickford, Alfred D., Sir; McNaughton, A.G.L., Maj. Gen.; Street, Arthur G.; Birkett, Norman; Simons, Hans, Dr.; Wilcox, Herbert; et al.
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WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
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FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II., Bryce, Glad.  Foreword by Roberta Bondar.  With messages by  Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
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HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE:  BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY., Lewy, Guenter.
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LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR., Maugham, Viscount.  (Frederic Herbert Maugham.)
LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR.
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THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES., Pack, S.W.C.
THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
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