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381 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919.  A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS., Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
382 Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors. JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.
New York Arco 1969 Very Good Very Good 
Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors having to deal with much information withheld from publication during hostilities as well as with the demobilization of the war fleets, 'the indeterminate state of the late enemy navies, and the chaotic conditons of the Russian fleet'. The contents include sections on ships lost in the war, a revised glossary and the usual close-ups on the existing fleets and advertisements of naval power to come. Pictures, dimensions, tonnages, armament details, are here for scholar or enthusiast." Section headings: Alphabetical List of Advertisers; Classified List of Advertisers; Preface; General Index (named ships only); Technical Terms in Foreign Languages; British Navy; U.S. Navy; Japanese Navy; French Navy; Italian Navy; Minor European Navies; South & Central American Navies; Lesser Asiatic & African Navies; Late Enemy & Russian Navies (Austrian Navy / Bulgarian Navy / German Navy / Russian Navy (Baltic Section) / Russian Navy (Black Sea Section) / Turkish Navy); Explanatory Notes to British Navy Section; Ships Lost in the War; Addenda Pages. Sharp crease down free rear endpaper - indents on adjacent page, four soft creases down free front endpaper and title page, light wear at corners ans at top/bottom hinge edges a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear at op/bottom of flap-folds and top/bottom of hinges, three soft creases on front panel, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light browning at top inside edge. Please note: this is a heavy volume and may require extra postage charges for expedited or overseas shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND WILSON:  A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME., Paul, Sherman.
383 Paul, Sherman. EDMUND WILSON: A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966, second printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This first book-length intellectual biography and assessment of the career of Edmund Wilson not only is revealing about one of our most eminent men of letters but also a contribution to our literary and cultural history....Literary critic, social reporter, travel writer, poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, chronicler and historican - (Wilson) perhaps is the last of the great professionals, the genuine 'litterateurs'. Sherm an Paul traces Wilson's life, work, and role in the three cultural phases of recent American history: 1912-29, the 1930's, and the 1940's to the present time....Paul reveals what and who influenced Wilson and vice versa....He also extracts t h e e n d u ring themes from Wilson's works, such as his feeling for human motivation and the common good, his moral touchstone of decency, his psychological approach to history, his notion of creativity and the individual, and his long, but rec e nt ly b i tt er l ov e affair with the United States....Edmund Wilson is an important and interesting figure in our literary history. Since his work in many ways reflects the consciousness of his and our generation, it can be read, as it is her e, bo th bio gr aph ica lly an d historically." Light to moderate browning to endpapers - heavy at inside hinges, minor browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy brow nin g, v ery sma ll clos ed t ear, min or edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
384 Peck, Mary E. FROM WAR TO WINTERLUDE - 150 YEARS ON THE RIDEAU CANAL. DE LA DEFENSE A LA DETENTE - LES 150 ANS DU CANAL RIDEAU.
Ottawa Public Archives Canada 1982 0660510154 / 9780660510156 Very Good 
154 pp, 11" H. The catalogue of the exhibition. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. A look at the evolution of the Rideau Canal. Originally planned by the British military in response to threats of military incursions from the United States, it became a source of commercial development and transportation and now a recreational gem. Bilingual text in parallel columns (English/French). Contents: Foreword; Abbreviations; The Military Era - Construction of the Canal; Commerce and Industry on the Canal; The Age of Recreation on the Canal; Notes; Bibliography; Sources of Items in the Exhibition. Interior - small bump at top corner of of approx. fist 50 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small creases at top corner of front cover, a few tiny scuffs on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 A/C & CF-18C HORNET.  LOCK ON NO. 15 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy and Brooks, John.
385 Peeters, Willy and Brooks, John. F/A-18 A/C & CF-18C HORNET. LOCK ON NO. 15 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, O'Fallon, MO, 1992. 
36 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings. A close-up look at the 'F/A-18 Hornet'. Interior - tiny crease at bottom corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
USS FORRESTAL "GATEWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE".  LOCK ON NO. 14 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy and Meuris, Ronny.
386 Peeters, Willy and Meuris, Ronny. USS FORRESTAL "GATEWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE". LOCK ON NO. 14 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, O'Fallon, MO, 1991. 
48 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Covers flight activities on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Mediterranean. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m arks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LOCKHEED C-130 H AC-130 E HERCULES.  LOCK ON NO. 3 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy.
387 Peeters, Willy. LOCKHEED C-130 H AC-130 E HERCULES. LOCK ON NO. 3 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO, 1986. 
36 pp + centrefold 1/144 drawings, 8 5/8" H x 9 7/16" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. A detailed look at the 'C-130 Hercules' - particularly useful to modelers. Interior - cl ean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, one tiny soft corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LOCKHEED S-3B VIKING.  LOCK ON NO. 23 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy.
388 Peeters, Willy. LOCKHEED S-3B VIKING. LOCK ON NO. 23 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO, 1994. 
36 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. A close-up look at the S-3B Viking. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
McDONNEL DOUGLAS F-15 C/D EAGLE.  LOCK ON NO. 4 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy.
389 Peeters, Willy. McDONNEL DOUGLAS F-15 C/D EAGLE. LOCK ON NO. 4 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO, 1989. 
36 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, 1:72nd scale drawings. A detailed look at the 'F-15 Eagle' - particularly useful to modelers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow nership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light wear on spine with a few creases, light rubbing, one tiny corner crease on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AH-64A APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER.  LOCK ON NO. 13 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Peeters, Willy.  Foreword by Ltc Patrick J. Sheahan and Cpt Scott B. Thompson.
390 Peeters, Willy. Foreword by Ltc Patrick J. Sheahan and Cpt Scott B. Thompson. AH-64A APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER. LOCK ON NO. 13 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, O'Fallon, MO, 1991. 
36 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. A detailed look at the 'Apache Attack Helicopter' - particularly useful to modelers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BELL AH-1 COBRA VARIANTS.  AEROFAX DATAGRAPH 4., Peoples, Kenneth.
391 Peoples, Kenneth. BELL AH-1 COBRA VARIANTS. AEROFAX DATAGRAPH 4.
Arlington, Texas Aerofax 1988 Near Fine 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, center fold-out b&w scale drawings. Contents: The Bell AH-1 Cobra Variants Story; Select Markings; Bell AH-1G, 69-16440; In Detail. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
392 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small shallow indentation on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW., Perkins, J. David.
393 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Fine Very Good 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some faint scratches on rear panel, very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORKING GIRLS:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION., Philip, Neil.
394 Philip, Neil. WORKING GIRLS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION.
Bloomsbury, London, 1991, first edition. 
156 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074751030X Colour and b&w illustrations. "....provides a historical context for prostitution in the modern Western world, and explores the sexual politics of the oldest profession. ( Philip) calls on testimony from prostitutes, clients and reformers from the last three centuries, in Britain, America and continental Europe, to build a revealing account of this complex and many-sided phenomenon. The emphasis is on the hu m a n s t o r y behind the bare commercial transaction. The author's non-judgemental stance allows us to see prostitutes as they see themselves: as working girls. The text is amplified and illuminated by over sixty illustrations, many in colour, i nc lu d in g wo rk s by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Grosz and Kitaj, and master photographers such as Brassai and E.J. Bellocq. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a prostitute, or has pondered the qu est ion s o f pow er , c ont ro l , independence and slavery that prostitution raises, should read this book." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MACKENZIE KING RECORD.  VOLUME 2. 1944-1945.  (VOLUME II), Pickersgill, J.W. And Forster, D.F.
395 Pickersgill, J.W. And Forster, D.F. THE MACKENZIE KING RECORD. VOLUME 2. 1944-1945. (VOLUME II)
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015255 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. *Volume 2 only.* B&w photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Domestic Interlude; Waiting for Victory; Cabinet Reorganization; The Reinforcement Crisis, 1944, Phase I; The Reinforcement Crisis, 1944, Phase II; The Switch to Conscription; Grey North and the Aftermath of Confederation; Political Preparations; San Francisco and the Election; Election Postmortems and Peace; Appendix; Index. Three tiny edge bumps on boards, one very small corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light toning to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
H-60 BLACK HAWK IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 133., Pickett, Paul.
396 Pickett, Paul. H-60 BLACK HAWK IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 133.
Carrollton, Texas Squadron/Signal 1993 0897472950 / 9780897472951 Very Good+ Don Greer & Tom Tullis, color profiles. Joe Sewell, b&w drawings. 
50pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles. Contents: Introduction; UH-60A/MH-60A Black Hawk; Electronic Hawks; MH-60K Special Operations Aircraft; UH-60L; Naval Hawks; HH-60J Jayhawk Medium Range Recovery Helicopter; Air Force Hawks; Export Hawks; Combat. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
RIESLING.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Pigott, Stuart.  Series editor, Harry Eyres.
397 Pigott, Stuart. Series editor, Harry Eyres. RIESLING. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
London Viking 1991 0670824887 / 9780670824885 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
219 pp, 8vo, (8 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w maps. "Ranging in taste from the light and dry to the rich, sweet-sour dessert wines, Rieslings are, at their best, wines of great finesse and subtlety, with considerable aging potential. this volume is an ideal introduction and compantion to a grape variety that produces some of the most delicious wines in the world. (It is part of a) unique series (that) looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses wines made all over the world from that variety. The focus is primarily on flavour and quality. Each volume includes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. A special feature is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages." Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing , one tiny edge tear, very small stain at bottom inside edge of spine, small laminate crease on front panel, small laminate defect on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY UNIFORMS OF THE WORLD: UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT SINCE WORLD WAR II., Pimlott, John, Dr. and Gilbert, Adrian, editors.
398 Pimlott, John, Dr. and Gilbert, Adrian, editors. MILITARY UNIFORMS OF THE WORLD: UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT SINCE WORLD WAR II.
New York Crescent 1986 0517620030 / 9780517620038 Very Good+ Very Good Malcolm McGregor. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Colour and b&w photographs, uniform studies. "(F)eatures all the most important armed forces of the post war period, and provides a brief background history or describes the part of each in a particular conflict since 1945. The illustrations include in each case a magnificent full-color drawing showing a typical figure from the campaign described. The uniform, equipment, and weapons of each figure are described and discussed in detail. With its 200 photographs and over 80 color drawings, (this) will be invaluable as a work of reference to all military enthusiasts, be they historians, artists, collectors, modelbuilders or wargamers." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, previous owner's small stamp mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine, tiny laminate stain and a small area of laminate missing on rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
399 Polmar, Norman. AGGRESSORS VOLUME 2. CARRIER POWER VS. FIGHTING SHIP.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1990 0943231329 / 9780943231327 First Printing Near Fine Near Fine Rikyu Watanabe. 
64 pp, large 4to, (13 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, monochrome cutaway drawings, color fold-outs. "(I)ncludes histories of the development of British, French, Japanese, German, and U.S. carrier fleets. Special emphasisis given to comparing the aircraft carriers that joined in the first battle of the Philippine Sea, as well as to analyzing battles between British aircraft carriers and German forces in the Atlantic. (Illustrations) by renowned aircraft illustrator Rikyu Watanabe." Minor rubbing to glossy boards. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
1940:  MYTH AND REALITY., Ponting, Clive.
400 Ponting, Clive. 1940: MYTH AND REALITY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1990, first edition. 
263 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0241126681 "(Ponting's) historical detective work uncovers, with devastating effect, the often disturbing facts which have been deliberately hidden until now. He reveals governmental b lunders and incompetence and the subsequent attempts at covering them up. This is the story of a bankrupt and virtually powerless Britain, its population low in morale and forced to suffer squalid makeshift conditions. Even the closely gua r d e d s e c ret of Britain's attempts at appeasement at a late stage, after Churchill had become Prime Minister, has been carefully reconstructed. On the edge of defeat, the country had to rely on the United States to enable it to continue in th e wa r. ( He ) do es not denigrate the heroism of individuals remembered for their bravery, but he gives a startling account of Dunkirk, of the British government's stormy relations with France, the RAF's role in the Battle of Britain and Churchill 's le ade r sh ip. We see the government on the brink of forcing Ulster into a united Ireland, and the use of an actor to impersonate Churchill in his famous broadcasts over the radio...." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling ma rk on t op o f tex t bl o ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, one tiny closed tear at bottom for front flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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