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A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR., Falls, Cyril.  Maps by B.G. Lewis.
41 Falls, Cyril. Maps by B.G. Lewis. A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1953). 
419 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 20 b&w battle maps. "...provides a sketch of the past century (1850-1950) of warfare by land, sea and air, with a commentary in interpretation of it. The emphasis is always on the military aspects of war - strategy, tactics, weapons, administration, transport and new scientific developments - rather than on political and moral issues...Five chapters each are devoted to World War I and II; single chapters to the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer and the Russo-Japanese Wars taken together, the Far Eastern campaigns from 1910 onwards, and the present-day Communist offensive in Asia; subsidiary chapters deal with the many minor campaigns of the last century, with the emergence of modern air power, with administration in the field, and with the special problems of guerilla and partisan warfare." Area of light browning to pages 84 & 85 at gutter due to previously laid in newspaper clipping, small area of delamination to cloth on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, several small closed tears and chips, fading to spine color, slight fading on rear panel, several small watermarks on spine, minor soiling. VG-/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS, Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John.
42 Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John. THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Herbert Felton, photographer. 
99 pp + b&w photographic plates, 9" H, red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. 175 b&w photographs, plus floor plans and drawings, colour frontispiece. Contents: Writer's Preface; Photographer's Foreword; Acknowledgment; Introduction; The English Cathedral; Norman Cathedrals; Early English Cathedrals; Decorated Cathedrals; Perpendicular Cathedrals; The Renaissance and Conclusion; Historical and Descriptive Notes on Each Cathedral; The Descent of Architectural Features; Bibliographical Note; Index. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block slight bump at top corner of front baord, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate browning at top edge, one small edge tear, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, 1/2" dia. light stain on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
43 Foss, Charles H. Photography by Richard Vroom. CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.
M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977). 
156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants..." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
44 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2003. 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1862271887 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, color drawings. "....details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also t h e vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action f or e ach machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine t ype s a nd power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general mil itar y en thu siasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust ja cket has m inor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES., Fuhrmann, Brigita.
45 Fuhrmann, Brigita. BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES.
New York Dover 1985 0486249026 / 9780486249025 Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 8 15/16" H. "Dating from the 15th century, bobbin lace is prized everywhere for its intricacy, delicacy and decorative richness - and couldn't be easier to do! In this modern, step-by-step approach to the craft, noted lacemaker Brigita Fuhrmann shows you how to create every kind of bobbin lace - from the simplest stitch to the most challenging pattern. In addition, she traces the history of bobbin lacemaking in Western and Eastern Europe (including Russia) and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. (P)rovides expert advice on the tools you'll need - pillows, bobbins, pins, and threads - and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of exquisite stitches. Clear, accurate diagrams accompany stitch directions, beginning with the braid and Brussels ground and ending with the maiden's net and spiders. Learn how to make stunning straight lace and tape lace; construct fans, corners, edgings; draft patterns; finish your creations, and care for your lace." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, light edge wear, spine crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
46 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR.  THREE VOLUMES IN ONE: 1914-1915; 1916-1917; 1918-1919., Gleichen, Edward, Major-General Lord.  New Introduction by Dr. Gwyn Bayliss.
47 Gleichen, Edward, Major-General Lord. New Introduction by Dr. Gwyn Bayliss. CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR. THREE VOLUMES IN ONE: 1914-1915; 1916-1917; 1918-1919.
Greenhill, (London, 1988). 
211 pp, 330 pp, 257 pp (3 volumes bound in one), 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 185367012X "...a day-by-day and theatre-by-theatre record of the complex events of 1914-18. First published in three volumes between 1918 and 1920, i t was originally produced under the auspices of the Ministry of Information, with Lord Gleichen, former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, as editor-in-chief. This new edition comes with a new introduction by Gwyn Bayliss, Librarian at the Imperial War Museum. The value of such a detailed chronology and commentary cannot be underestimated - for students, researchers or the general reader. Besides the chronlogy itself, this new, three-volumes-in-one edition includes the original and extensive indices to events, places and participants which add to its considerable value as a work of reference." Light cigarette odor in book, very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, minor browning along top edge. VG+/VG 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS., Gordon, W.J.
48 Gordon, W.J. THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS.
London The Religious Tract Society New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Good- 
159 pp (17) pp of publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date. Red cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 22 b&w illustrations including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Railway in Its Infancy; The Railroad as It is; The London and North-Western; The Midland; The Great Western; The North-Eastern and Great Northern; The Great Eastern; The Lancashire and Yorkshire; The London and South-Western; Other English Lines; The Scottish Lines; Conclusion. Bookplate on front pastedown, some separation between several page gatherings - pages still firmly held in binding, small areas of light soiling on a few pages, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 24 to 54 - small piece missing at top corner of page leaf 23/24, small ghost sticker mark on front board, light edge wear - more at top/bottom of spine with wrinkling, light fading/darkening to spine color, light soiling/rubbing to boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN NATURALIST.  A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA., Gosse, P.H.
49 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DISTANT DOMINION:  BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809., Gough, Barry M.
50 Gough, Barry M. DISTANT DOMINION: BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1980), Ist edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus, maps. "(T)he first comprehensive survey to examine Britian's motives for expeditions to this most distant frontier of British maritime development. It is also the first to draw the history of the coast into the general realm of Pacific history, relating its development to events in Europe, the American eastern seaboard, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and China. This entertaining book offers fresh insight into an exciting chapter of North American history." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, spine lightly browned. NF/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by.
51 Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by. LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Progress Publishers, Moscow, (1979), 2nd printing. 
446 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is a book about the Soviet Armed Forces which fought heroically to defend the gains of the October Revolution and to save the Soviet people from being enslaved by nazism. They suffered enormous losses but conscientiously fulfilled their duty. During the war the Soviet Army fought gallantly for the freedom of other peoples. It rendered great assistance to many nations who had been suffering under nazi rule in deciding their destinies, and played the major part in routing nazi Germany and militarist Japan. The last chapter is devoted to the comradeship-in-arms of the armies of socialist countires and follows the development of their military alliance up to this da y. " Minor area of pencil erasure soiling on free front endpaper, excess cloth at bottom edge of front board - from manufacturing process, light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, light soiling light browning - moderate on spine, a few tiny chips and tears, light edge wrinkling. VG-/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
52 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.
53 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
 
 
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY.  (WORLD OF DARKNESS.), Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard.
54 Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard. VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY. (WORLD OF DARKNESS.)
Clarkston, GA White Wolf Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ John Van Fleet, cover art. 
Five assorted Clan Novels from the World of Darkness "Vampire: The Masquerade" series plus the Anthology - six books in total, each approx. 7" H. 1. Tzimisce - 273 pp + excerpts of two other novels, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048024 - "For hundreds of years Camarilla vampires have preserved the Masquerade - an intricate dance of deception, misdirection and manipulation that conceals their nocturnal predations from mortal eyes. Now, the Sabbat are about to crash their party." 2. Gangrel - 271 pp + excerpts, 1999 second printing, ISBN 1565048032 - "Ramona and her friends have learned this much: What they don't know can kill them - and will, if given a chance. Their watchword: beware! Beware of other vampires - the Sabbat's conscienceless killers. Beware the unknown - a monstrous creature with the oozing, pulsating Eye. Beware supernatural terrors that stalk the wild places. Beware even themselves, for in the blink of an eye their own bloodlust can take control." 3. Setite - 278 pp + excerpts, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048040 - "In an antique shop in Manhattan Hesha finds a clue to a prize that has eluded him for lifetimes - the Eye of Hazimel. By dawn, all he has fought to achieve over centuries of vampiric existence is slipping from his grasp. Little does the Setite realize that his chance encounter in New York is a strand of the same web that bring the Eye into the hands of one of his own agents, only to be lost again. But is anything truly chance in the shadowy world of the Kindred?" 4. Ravnos - 265 pp + excerpts, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048083 - "Khalil Ravana has always been a lightweight, a drifter, a thief with not status and no power - until now. Chance saved him from a storm in Calcutta that annihilated his clan, and now chance has placed him in the center of another storm - this one in New York City, near the deadly Kindred battles for possession of the Eastern United States. For once, Khalil's sticky fingers give him the upper hand. Armed with secrets, a hidden ally, a burning thirst for revenge, and a hostage he saves from death, this Rom is going to take everyone else in New York City - Camarilla and Sabbat alike - for all he can get, including the blood of his elders." 5. Giovanni - 287 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048261 - "Benito Giovanni has disappeared. Enter Chas Giovanni Tello, Mob strong-arm and part of the New World Giovanni. Chas finds himself ordered to Las Vegas, where he meets the Old World scion of the necromancers' clan, Isabel, who shares his interest in locating the missing Benito." 6. Anthology - 288 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048768 - "More fascinating than the events of the Clan Novel series are the characters. The wily Victoria; the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros; the mad prophet Anatole; the brooding and dedicated Theo; and all the other characters featured in the original series. These thirteen characters form the basis of the all-new stories of this anthology. And who better to tell their stories than the authors of the Clan Novels? All of the authors of the original series have contributed to this anthology. With the addition of fine stories by two other authors as well, readers may peer even deeper into the shadows of the World of Darkness and find answers to some of the mysteries not resolved in the series itself." Interiors - "Gangrel" has approx. 1" piece missing from bottom of last page, "Setite" has corner crease on pages 39 to 42, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, a few tiny light corner creases on some books - "Anthology" has crease at top corner of rear cover that migrates into the last few pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
55 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Ed King, Janet Greenstein Potter, Michael Zega, John C. Illman, William D. Middleton, David W. Salter, Ralph D. Pierce, Allan W. Miller, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 13. JULY/AUGUST 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
114 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; Public Art in Stations (Cincinnati Union Terminal and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station); Great Northern Indian Calendars (Winold Reiss, artist); TV Club for Flyer's Faithful (The Boys' Railroad Club); Pacific Great Eastern Trip (Vancouver to Quesnel, 1951); Photo Album; Indiana Railroad: All-American Interurban; Georgia Steam Trip Adventures (Gainesville Midland / '50s Dixie Decapods); Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1967 (Great Northern's new colors, Metroliners, SAL/ACL merger); Unforgettable Railroad Days (cherry trains & extra engines); Railroad Collectibles (brochures & postcards from world's fair); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad (Great Northern's 1921 ad for Glacie National Park). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
56 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
 
 
57 Harney, Robert F.; Luciuk, Lubomyr Y.; Wynnyckyj, Iroida L.; Kordan, Bohdan S.; Taskey, Lu; Hryniuk, Stella; Sokolsky, Zoriana Yaworsky; Gregorovich, Andrew; Piniuta, Harry; Stefura, Mary; Romanow, Yvonna; Momryk, Myron; Krawchuk, Peter; et al. UKRAINIANS IN ONTARIO. POLYPHONY: THE BULLETIN OF THE MULTICULTURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF ONTARIO. VOL. 10 - DOUBLE ISSUE, 1988.
Toronto Multicultural History Society of Ontario 1988 07047002 Soft Cover Very Good 
298 pp, 10 15/26" H. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Contents: Preface; A Distinct Constiuency - the Ukrainians of Ontario; Ukrainians in Ontario and the 1981 Canada Census; The Religious Life Cycle; Ukrainian Immigration to Ontario; Ukrainians and Internment Operations in Ontario during the First World War; The Beginnings of Ukrainian Settlement in Toronto, 1891-1939; The Ukrainian Community in Toronto, 1914-71; Ukrainians in Waterloo and Wellington Counties; The Ukrainian Community of Fort Frances, 1980; Sudbury Ukrainian Time Line; The Ukrainian Community in Windsor - Past and Present; Ukrainians in Ottawa; Ukrainians in Kingston; The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians in Ontario; Being Ukrainian in Timmins - a Personal Reminiscence; The Decline of the Ukrainian Pro-Communist Organization; The Sitch Movement in Eastern Canada; Ukrainian War Veterans in Ontario; The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada; The Ukrainian Flying School in Oshawa; The Canadian League for the Liberation of Ukraine and Its Women's Association; The Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada; Plast-Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada Toronto Branch; Suzhero; Carpatho-Rusyns in Ontario; Tserkvy: a Survey of Ukrainian-Canadian Church Architecture in Ontario, Its Major Roots and Trends; Ukrainian Art and Artists in Otnario; The Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto; Hryhorij Skovoroda Kursy in Toronto; "Vedmedyky" - Volleyball Champions; The Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society; The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club; All in the Family: Three Generatiios of the Wrzesnewsky Family and the Future Bakery; Oral History: Ukrainian Women's Voices; The Ukrainian Collection of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario; The Bohdan Panchuk Papers; Resources on Ukrainians in Ontario at the National Archives of Canada; Ukrainians in Ontario: A Selected Bibliography; Celebrating the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine; The Ukrainian Information Bureau at Work; Ukrainian Life in Ontario. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of pages to approx. page 100, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II., Hart, S., Dr. and Hart, R., Dr.
58 Hart, S., Dr. and Hart, R., Dr. GERMAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown, London, 1999. 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884370 "A detailed reference directory which includes all the main German tracked armoured fighting vehicles and their variants that fought in World War II. Starting with the Panzer I, (this book) devotes a chapter to each of the most important and influential German tanks that were produced up to the end of the war in 1945. Fully illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photographs and stunning colour artworks, (it ) covers each main German armoured fighting vehicle - tanks, self-propelled guns, tank destroyers and assault guns. Detailed information is given on each vehicle, including design and development history, variant details and full specificatio n s t a b les. In this way the book builds into an authoritative review of such tracked vehicles as the Marder series of self-propelled guns, the Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdtiger, Jagdpanther and StuG III. However, (it) is not just a directory of tec hn ic a l in fo rmation. Full combat details are provided for all the tanks featured, including the great armoured clashes of the Eastern Front and later in Normandy in 1944. (It) also contains appendices which include detailed specifications and dev elo pm en t h ist ory relating to the other significant tracked German fighting vehicles of World War II. These include the Luchs reconnaissance tank, the Nashorn self-propelled heavy antitank gun, the Elephant (Elefant) tank destroyer and the Humm el s elf -pr opel led heavy howitzer. Finally, (it) contains extensive tables that list German armoured orders of battle for all theatres between 1939 and 1945, as well as detailed armoured fighting vehicle production figures for the whole of World War II." Du st ja cket has some small areas of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
59 Hartranft, Chip. THE YOGA-SUTRA OF PATANJALI. A NEW TRANSLATION WITH COMMENTARY.
Shambhala, Boston, 2003, Ist printing. 
151 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century C.E., the 'Yoga-Sutra' is a road map of human consciousness - and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: How we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering...also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the 'Yoga-Sutra' and its relevance for us today." Interior - previous owner's chop (stamp) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - corner creases on front cover, area of laminate missing on rear cover, light rubbing and small line indentations. G+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
60 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. THE WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK.
Arms and Armour, London, 1994 reprint. 
412 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091026 "(P)rovides a unique, single-volume reference source on the armies, battles, weapons and leaders of the first of the great wars that shook Europe and the World during the t wentieth-century. (It) presents in encyclopedic detail a wide range of information, facilitating rapid access to the essential facts and figures of the First World War. After a brief analysis of the causes of the Great War in the tumultuous Ba l k a n s up to 1914, the historical section charts the progress of the war, year by year and in all theatres and with clear, informative maps of important battles and offensives from Flanders to Mesopotamia. Haythornthwaite then records the nature o f th e war at sea and in the air before offering a detailed chronology of the war years and a meticulously researched record of the Weapons and Tactics of the war - everything from the basic rifles, trench construction, naval armour and mines to fla me -th ro wers, artillery and trench communications. Further sections cover every combatant nation; the nature of their government and all active armed forces deployed, as well as a biographical chapter of the leading, notable and important per sona lit ies; a fascinating and revealing section of source material, documents and records; and an invaluable glossary and miscellaneous chapter which explains terminology, colloquialisms and obscurities rarely listed. Throughout the book there a re fa scin ating , b rief anecdotal selections which bring the dramatic struggle vividly to life, together with more than 250 contemporary photographs and engravings; clear maps illustrate the principal battles and campaigns." Cigarette odor, wrink ling a t top /botto m of spine, several tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, light short scuff on rear board, remainder mark on bottom of text block . Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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