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U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
381 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 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
 
 
ARNHEM LIFT - AND THE GERMAN VERSION.  (NEW AND EXPANDED EDITION)., Hagen, Louis.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick A.M. Browning.  (Winrich Behr.)
382 Hagen, Louis. Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick A.M. Browning. (Winrich Behr.) ARNHEM LIFT - AND THE GERMAN VERSION. (NEW AND EXPANDED EDITION).
London Leo Cooper 1993 0850523753 / 9780850523751 New, Expanded and Revised Edition. Near Fine Very Good+ 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The airborne troops who landed at Arnhem in September 1944 suffered appalling casualties in the course of the nine-day battle; of some 10,000 men who went into action, 1,400 were killed and more than 6,000 - about a thrid of them wounded - were captured. British accounts have almost invariably praised the Germans' humane treatment of these prisoners. Had the young Sergeant 'Lewis Haig' been captured, however, his fate would have been markedly different, for the Nazis would have reacted with characteristic savagery to a German of Jewish extraction fighting against them as a member of the elite Glider Pilot Regiment. But 'Haig' - Louis Hagen - was one of the few who got back, to write the first and, as is widely accepted, one of the very best personal accounts of the battle. Forty-five years after the battle, at a dinner party in Germany, the author found himself next to a man of about his own age, the former Major Winrich Behr who had been Adjutant to Field-Marshal Model during the Arnhem battle. The two men became friends. Louis Hagen's interest in the battle was rekindled and Behr told him his own side of the story, which is included here. Here, too, are balanced assessments of the planning and strategy of the operation, of the remarkable German reaction to the airborne incursion, and of the reasons for its failure." Very slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
383 Haining, Peter, compiler. (Sir Ralph Sorley, 'Johnnie' Johnson, Eric Marrs, John Allen, 'Gun Buster', Gavin Lyall, Ronald Adams, Charles Gardner, Sir Douglas Bader, Brian Kingcome, R.F. Hamlyn, Quentin Reynolds, Adolf Galland, H.E. Bates, et al.) THE SPITFIRE LOG: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTER PLANE.
London Futura 1990 0708844383 / 9780708844380 Reprint Very Good 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "On 6 March 1936 was born one of the most famous and best-loved aeroplanes the world has ever known, the Spitfire. Just four years later its courageous young RAF pilots became the heroes of the Battle of Britain as they repelled the Luftwaffe attack. When, at the height of the conflict, supplies of metal for new Spitfires ran short, thousands of people donated old pots and pans for the sake of the gallant fighter. Today the Spitfire is still remembered with affection by all who flew in her. This tribute brings together a fascinating collection of writings by men who flew or admired her, from the top Allied flying ace of the Second World War, Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson, to his German counterpart, General Major Adolf Galland, and from such illustrious names as H.E. Bates, Richard Hillary, Lord Beaverbrook and Richard Dimbleby. As well as thrilling accounts of aerial combat the book includes a Battle of Britain chronology, a list of the twenty Spitfire squadrons and their bases, the plane's specifications, the story of its creation and a list of museums where Spitfires can now be seen." Interior - light cigarette odour, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous owner's marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, soft crease at top of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY:  FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY., Halberstadt, Hans.
384 Halberstadt, Hans. THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Hoo, Kent Grange 2002 184013478X / 9781840134780 First Edition 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.
385 Halford, Robert G. THE UNKNOWN NAVY: CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1551250160 / 9781551250168 First Edition 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
 
 
MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.  WARPAINT SPECIAL NO. 2., Hall, Alan W., ed.  Drawings and text by Chris Banyai-Reipl.  Photographs by Barry Rosch.
386 Hall, Alan W., ed. Drawings and text by Chris Banyai-Reipl. Photographs by Barry Rosch. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109. WARPAINT SPECIAL NO. 2.
Hall Park, Milton Keynes. 
96 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few small very soft creases on covers, soft corner crease on r ear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
387 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. 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.
388 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. 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
 
 
NEWSPAPER LORDS IN BRITISH POLITICS., Hambro, C.J. (Carl Joachim).
389 Hambro, C.J. (Carl Joachim). NEWSPAPER LORDS IN BRITISH POLITICS.
London Macdonald 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
63 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "There is hardly a more remarkable period in modern British politics, or in the history of the press, than those years when the big newspaper lords determined the attitude of governments and even the most important decisions. Viscounts Northcliffe and Rothermere, Barons Riddell and Dalziel are dead. Baron Beaverbrook, who was a factor in major decisions in the first and second world wars, is still active, and still a power in Britain. This short book is a revealing account of this period and of the life and personality of Lord Beaverbrook, and gains point and interest from the fact that its author is a Parliamentarian widely known for his contribution to international affairs." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few edge creases, light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN QUOTATIONS AND PHRASES.  REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION., Hamilton, Robert M. and Shields, Dorothy.
390 Hamilton, Robert M. and Shields, Dorothy. THE DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN QUOTATIONS AND PHRASES. REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1982), revised and enlarged edition. 
1063 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771038461 "....with 10,300 entries thoroughly cross-indexed between author, subject, and topic, the second edition of (this book) sets new standards in its field. This extensive, rel iable compilation from present-day and historical sources draws from speeches, newspapers, radio, TV, and literature, collecting memorable gems of humour, wit, and wisdom. Unique to this volume is the arrangement by subject, so one need n o t k n o w t h e author to find the quotation, and can find other quotations on the same thing with no extra hunting. Should you wish to discover all included quotes by any given author, you need merely check the convenient author index. And, t o fa c il it at e v er if ication or to find the context of what was said, precise, original source references are given." Minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fl ap -fo ld s, cre ase d ow n f ron t flap, soft crease at top of rear panel, 1" closed tear on front panel. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY.  "A STUDENT IN ARMS"., Hankey, Donald.  ("Student in Arms").  Introduction and notes by Edward Miller.
391 Hankey, Donald. ("Student in Arms"). Introduction and notes by Edward Miller. LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY. "A STUDENT IN ARMS".
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1920. 
356 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The Subaltern (1904-1906) - En route for Mauritius, Mauritius, Illness and Return; The Undergraduate (1907-1910) - In Relief of Doubt, Sympathy, Various; The Traveller (July 1910-July 1912) - Outward Bound, British East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius Revisited, Italy and France; The Emigrant (1912-13) - Steerage to Australia, In the Bush, Homeward; O n e o f t h e Immortal Hundred Thousand (1914-1916) - Sergeant Hankey, "The Happy Warrior", Wounded, The Beloved Captain, Second Lieutenant, The "Student in Arms", The Last Lap. Browning to endpapers, tiny soiling specks on endpapers (mainly at to p o f re a r gu tt e r) and on some preliminary pages. pages browning lightly, book slightly cracked in a few places, edges of textblock browned - top darkened, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing and faint discoloration on bo ar ds , s ma ll li ght s tain on front board, light wear wrinkling at atop/bottom of spine, one small corner bump. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
392 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
393 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199127 / 9781860199127 Very Good+ Very Good 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, during which German radar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battalions. Those of the 6th Airborne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's most famous hour was again an excellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a corridor into Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking hazardous operations deep in enemy territory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungles of Malaya to the mountains of the Radfan, the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR., Harding, John R.  Signed
394 Harding, John R. Signed THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR.
Guelph, Ontario Privately Published 1988 0969342004 / 9780969342007 Very Good Signed by Author
144 pp, 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on half title page and with small handwritten and signed note in envelope at front. B&w photographs and map. "John Harding was born in London, Ontario in 1919. His family moved to Windsor in 1920 where he was raised. He was one of the hundreds of young men coming of age in the latter days of the depression, bitter at the prospects of widespread unemployment. He served as a navigator with RAF Bomber Command from the end of 1942 to mid-1944, rising from the rank of sergeant to flight-lieutenant, doing 2 tours on Lancasters at 103 Sqdn. and 550 Sqdn., after which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Seconded home in Aug./1944, he was attached to 168 Sqdn. RCAF in Ottawa, flying Canadian Forces mail across the Atlantic and up to the front lines. Leaving the airforce in Nov./1946, he joined Air Canada as a line navigator on trans-Atlantic and Caribbean duties, where he served for 30 years." Interior - Father's Day notation, place, date, and signature in ink on verso of rear free endpaper; book lightly cracked at end of index; gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover and a small envelope (attached by glue at tip) containing a card (non-authorial) and a small note from the author describing a squadron reunion and sales of the book; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing, a few soft wrinkles on covers, wear at bottom of spine, creasing on top 1" of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
31 MEMORY MELODIES:  A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS.  VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED), Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor.
395 Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor. 31 MEMORY MELODIES: A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS. VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED)
Shapiro, Bernstein, New York, 1962. 
71 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: All That I Ask is Love; An Apple Blossom Wedding; Anniversary Song; Be Anything (But Be Mine); Beautiful Ohio; By the River of the Roses; Collegiate; Cry; Dummy Song (I'll Take the Legs Fr om Some Old Table); Harlem Nocturne; Here Comes the Show Boat; I'm Glad I Waited for You; Last Night on the Back Porch (I Loved Her Best of All); The Last Round-Up; Let Me Call You Sweetheart (I'm in Love with Your); Memories of You; Missis s i p p i M u d ; Moonlight on the Colorado; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Put on an Old Pair of Shoes; School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids); Second Hand Rose; Skokiaan (Happy African); South of the Border (Down Mexico Way); Sweet Sue - J us t Yo u; T h at 's M y Weakness Now; There's No One But You; Two Brothers (Civil War Song); 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans; The White Cliffs of Dover (There'll Be Blue Birds Over); The Wreck of the Old 97. Interior - minor browning to pages, l igh t bro wni ng to gu tte rs of pages, small soft crease at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light fading, creasing and browning on spine; small soft corner creases; very light rubbin g, m in or e dge wea r, ligh t we ar at top/bottom of spine, small price label blanked out on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BIG WAR:  A STUDY IN INITIATIVE AND RESOURCE., Harley, George E.  Foreword by James M. Dunwoody - Signed.
396 Harley, George E. Foreword by James M. Dunwoody - Signed. THE BIG WAR: A STUDY IN INITIATIVE AND RESOURCE.
Self-published, 1952, second edition. 
41 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (red boards with black lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. SIGNED AT FOREWORD "JIM DUNWOODY" WHO IS THE "JOHN WILLY" OF THIS BOOK, WITH HIS BUSINESS CARD TAPED TO FRONT PASTEDOWN AND AN INSCRIPTION BY HIM ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The author's reminiscences of some of his experiences in the First World War, mainly those revolving around his convalescence in England after being gassed. Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several s mall faint water splashes, on boards, two very tiny dints at bottom edge of front board. Very Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH., Harman, Nicholas.
397 Harman, Nicholas. DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1980 03402499X Very Good Very Good 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the full truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable extent based on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory orders at the political and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrophe loomed ever nearer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little ships'; and he has researched a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on front free endpaper, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK:  THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., Harris, George H.
398 Harris, George H. THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK: THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA.
Montreal Sun Life Assurance 1928 First Edition Good+ S.H. Maw and A. Sherriff Scott. Inscribed
284, xxvi pp, 10 3/8" H, full dark brown leather with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt border to front and rear boards and gilt decoration bordering fixed endpapers. Dark brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Inscribed on second free endpaper: "With the Compliments of / Arthur B. Wood / Feb/10/30". At the time, Mr. Wood was Head of the Actuarial Department and would later go on to become President himself. 15 tissue-covered b&w plates (portraits and company building) plus 12 b&w decorations. The history of the Sun Life Assurance Company, produced to celebrate Mr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay's fifty years of service with the company. Three page leaves have a small fore-edge tear which are archivally taped and two leaves have a small edge chip. Leather has light to moderate edge wear, faint to light rubbing on boards - light to moderate on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE THIRTY DAYS' WAR., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket art by Terry Hadler.
399 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket art by Terry Hadler. THE THIRTY DAYS' WAR.
Century, London, 1986, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712694536 "The RAF aerodrome at Kubaiyah dominated the desert plain. To the right was the steep ridge of Kubish, edged like a set of teeth and narrow as a saw blade. It wasn't the easiest place on earth to defend. Unless you happened to have the eccentric optimism and almost absurd courage of Flying Officer Anthony Augustus Boumphrey (pronounced 'Bumfree'). He had to make do with about forty planes - all training machines, most of them biplanes - not much of a match against sophisticated Messerschmitts and the surrounding enemy's eighteen-pounder guns. But Boumphrey and his 'Belles', as his men were known, were not prepared to suffer the indignity of being taken prisoner. A nd if the battle was one they might not win, there certainly would be no surrender." Very slight cigarette odor, minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, o n e s o f t w rinkle on rear panel, one very small closed tear with creases, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARKAWAY'S SIXTH COLUMN.  A NOVEL OF THE SOMALILAND CAMPAIGNS., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket illustration by David Pether.
400 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket illustration by David Pether. HARKAWAY'S SIXTH COLUMN. A NOVEL OF THE SOMALILAND CAMPAIGNS.
Hutchinson, London, 1983, first edition. 
285 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091509602 Map. "After Italy's entry into the Second World War in the summer of 1940, it is all too easy for her forces to invade and occupy the East African colony of British Somaliland. W hile this invasion is in progress, a small party of British soldiers are on their way by lorry to destroy a supply dump in a cave by an old fort called Shimber Addi in the Bur Yi range of hills. Strafed by Italian planes, the young Lieuten a n t W a t s o n in command is killed - leaving behind a group of four non-commissioned soldiers and one civilian driver. Cut off behind the lines, radio dead, the men decide to utilize the arms dump and fight a rearguard guerilla action. Led by t he m y st er io us a nd courageous Harkaway, they achieve a reconciliation between two warring native tribes, to create an extraordinary unit that will come to be known as the Sixth Column. Their mobility, planning and ferocity will play havoc wi th the e nem y.. .." V ery slight cigarette odor, small bump at top corner of rear board, very small remainder mark (dot) on top of textblock - migrates slightly into top of pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, m inor ed ge b row ning . V ery Good /Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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