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WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
41 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE.
London Guild Publishing 1989 094677188X / 9780946771882 Book Club Associates. Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with maps/battle plans, uniform studies, reproductions. "(D)escribes in detail the composition and evolution of the British Army and its Allied foreign contingents, from the earliest campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars until the final triumph at Waterloo. All aspects are covered, from the life of the ordinary redcoat to weaponry, tactics, administration, the supporting services at home and the numerous 'foreign corps'; and to the military genius of Wellington himself, all of which are supported by lavish illustrations. An account of all the campaigns undertaken from the first landing in the Netherlands in 1793 to Waterloo show how this army was employed, including not only the famous episodes of the Peninsular War but such little-regarded expeditions as those to South America in 1806, to Denmark, Egypt, the Cape and North America, and in India where Wellington gained his first victories. Full coverage is also accorded the Royal Navy and its invaluable services, not only in combat but in the less-glamorous but no less important duties of blockade and support for the military campaigns: in effect, a complete study of 'the most complete machine'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, place and date of purchase written on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRINCIPAL ROLE.  A "WELLS" BOOK - THE "SADLER'S WELLS" SERIES., Hill, Lorna.  Illustrations by Esme Verity.  Dust jacket illustration by Eve M.S. Guthrie.
42 Hill, Lorna. Illustrations by Esme Verity. Dust jacket illustration by Eve M.S. Guthrie. PRINCIPAL ROLE. A "WELLS" BOOK - THE "SADLER'S WELLS" SERIES.
Evans Brothers, London, 1958, 2nd printing. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w frontispiece plus 7 additional full page b&w illustrations. The 9th 'Sadler's Wells" book. "Fazia, the eighteen-year-old Crown Princess of Slavonia, is one of the most brilli ant students at the British Royal Ballet School. In spite of this, however, she doesn't really want to dance. She wants to be just an ordinary girl and do ordinary things - for instance riding in buses and tramcars, and climbing mountain s . B u t r o yal princesses (even of a pocket handkerchief country like Slavonia) are not ordinary people, and so....But to find out what happens, you must read the book. In it you will meet many old friends - Rosanna Corelli, who is now in the Ro ya l B al le t C om pany; Ella Rosetti, Timothy Roebottom, the Weybridges (and their objectionable children, Monica and Cyril) and many others. You will also hear about Ella's love story, and how it ended happily after all." Previous owner's na me/ in f o. at top o f f ree front endpaper, four leaves with dog-ear crease, very light browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light to m oder ate e dge we ar/w rin klin g - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, one small tear with creases, a few very small chips and tears, minor soiling, 2" x 7/8" piece cut from front flap - tiny piece of old label on edge, light brown ing o n spi ne. Ve ry G ood/ Good+ 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
MEN OF 18 IN 1918., Hodges, Frederick James.
43 Hodges, Frederick James. MEN OF 18 IN 1918.
Ilfracombe Arthur H. Stockwell 1988 0722322321 / 9780722322321 Very Good- 
235 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he personal experience of a young British infantryman during a remarkable year of European history, the year 1918. The outcome of the First World War and the future shape of Europe depended on the eighteen-year-old youngsters who were suddenly rushed into battle following the German Army breakthrough in the spring of that year. They were inexperienced, and had not finished their training. They matured quickly on the battlefield in France. From March to July they stubbornly defended precarious positions. In August they were Britain's prime assault troops in a 95 day non-stop attack culminating in the end of the four year war in November 1918. (This book follows) the down-to-earth experiences of the ordinary soldier, plucked from teenage life in Britain and thrust into the front line of an international conflict. It is an objective and perceptive account of the daily life of the infantrymen who faced death, and endured the harsh realities of a battle in which they were the essential pawns. The detail is remarkable, full of human interest, irony, understatment and humour. The emotional honesty is impressive and moving. Although true it reads like a grotesque fiction. It could only have been written by one who went through it and survived." Interior - faint erased pencil marks at top of first page. Exterior - book is cocked, has light rubbing, small bump at bottom corner of covers and text block, scattered light line indentations and small soft crease on rear cover, light creases and light fading on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A MYSTICAL KEY TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE., Hoffstein, Robert M.
44 Hoffstein, Robert M. A MYSTICAL KEY TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1992). 
187 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "The English alphabet was originally intended as a means of instruction in the sacred 'word' of God. Robert Hoffstein explains that words are not arbitrarily chosen but constructed on ageless principles, an awareness of which allows us to communicate with more understanding and potency. Through his analysis of the vowels and consonants, the author demonstrates the meanings hidden in the basic sounds of English words. Pointing out that many English words are related to words and sounds from diverse places and peoples, Hoffstein argues that languages may be connected cross-culturally on the level of the collective unconscious. He shows how even the most ordinary words have within them keys that can be deciphered for a better understanding of our language and our lives. With an unusual blend of humor and insight, Hoffstein analyzes the true nature of the language we use, so that its deeper significance as an earthly agent of divine purpose is not lost." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very small shallow dent on front cover, very small surface paper loss at top/bottom of rear hinge, very small closed tear at top of rear hinge, tiny bump at bottom of spine, minor wear at top of spine. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT.  ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I., Holmes, Richard.
45 Holmes, Richard. THE WESTERN FRONT. ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.
TV Books, New York, 2000. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575001470 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The Western Front in World War I was the scene of devastating trench warfare and astonishing human loss: nearly 750,000 soldiers perished in the battles fought in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918. (This book) traces the path those soldiers took, and presents the political, military, and human dilemmas of a bitter and bloody war. (It) takes us through the major and most costly battles of the Western Front, many of which garnered dubious gains at best, and all of which were won only with great human sacrifice. The first battle of Ypres was not only a scene of heavy Allied losses, but was dubbed by the Germ ans the 'Massacre of the Innocents'; Verdun was a scene of astonishing casualties, where the professed goal of the German commander was to bleed the French forces to death; the fighting in the trenches of the Somme - a battle of attrition tha t l a s t e d six months - proved a turning point for the morale of the British Army and 'the muddy grave of the German field Army, and of the confidence in the infallibility of German leadership'; while the long wearing slog toward Passchendaele w as pa ve d wi th inept leadership and mutinies in the French forces before dreadful conditions simply ground the battle to a halt. Portraying the Western Front in stark and moving terms, Holmes draws not only from current scholarship, but also fr om l ett ers w rit ten by the soldiers and the stories of the survivors themselves." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to color on spine. Very Good +/V er y Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
46 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Very Good Very Good David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Top of spine lightly bumped/wrinkled. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light edge wrinkles at top/bottom of flaps. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FACES OF FEAR., Hughes, Monica.
47 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Very Good Very Good- David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Slight bump and wrinkling at top of spine, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of all pages from half-title page to page 18. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also at bottom edge of front and rear panels, front flap fold guidlines are visible on front panel (dust jacket is sligtlly mis-aligned with book). 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
48 Huxley, Aldous. Bradshaw, David, ed. THE HIDDEN HUXLEY: CONTEMPT AND COMPASSION FOR THE MASSES 1920-36.
Faber and Faber, London, (1994), Ist printing. 
255 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...at the time (Huxley) wrote his classic novel (Brave New World), (he) was a proponent of eugenics and an outspoken champion of anti-democratic government. For the past sixty years this Huxley has remained entirely unknown. 'The Hidden Huxley' presents a selection of his hitherto undocumented articles and broadcasts of this period. They reveal a complex figure, who was both typical of his era in his abhorrence of mass civilisation, and u n i q u e i n t h at his contempt gradually gave way to a sympathetic affinity with ordinary men and women. By 1937, when Huxley left Europe for the United States, the cultural elitist had been firmly displaced by the legendary humanist. Huxley' s fa sc in at i ng p r og re ss from a scourge of the masses to their compassionate spokesman - a volte-face which took him down coalmines, into factories and to a New Forest camp for the unemployed - is here exposed for the first time." Dust jack et ha s m ino r e dg e w ear /w rin kli ng, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
49 Jackson, R.E. THE WHEEL OF THE FINFOLK.
London Chatto & Windus 1972 0701104872 / 9780701104870 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ Peter Warner. 
160 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "The usual pattern of Katy's summer holiday on the island of Hrossay is disrupted by more than the invasion of her cousins Varen, Barney and Randy MacGillan, or even the last-minute arrival of the Ellis family. Strange forces enter the household with the spinning-wheel which Varen brings home: 'bewitched', Peter Harcus has said of it, but nothing of the wheel's potential, no word of warning against those who share its secret. R.E. Jackson set her most imaginative novel yet on a legend-steeped island in Orkney, where a trick of light on the sea can reveal the dark shape of human being beneath its surface, and can transform an ordinary girl in the street into a mermaid in her prime; where the powerful influence of an old wooden spinning-wheel becomes increasingly evident, and the dividing-line between fact and fancy ever harder to perceive." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
50 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
51 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
52 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 7 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Cuirassier Trumpeter: Painting Metal Modeles' 54mm kit; Soviet Swimming Tank: Building the Start Models 1:35 scale kit; John Company's Navy Uniforms: Details from a contemporary tailor's pattern book; Switzerland's Panzer Museum: Fraser Gray visits the 'difficult to find' AFV collection at Thun; Euro Militaire Preview: Countdown to the military modelling show this September; Abandon the Conventional: Modelling a little something out of the ordinary; Roman Bowman: Slight adjustments to the Verlinden Productions 120mm figure kit; IFOR Armour in Bosnia: Conclusion of our photographic trilogy; Modelling a Toy Soldier: Making a model at home part 2 - Making the mould; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Minor edge wear, wrinkling due to dampness at bottom of spine and on bottom part of front cover - this also migrates into the pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
53 Keevil, Ambrose. THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970.
Phillimore, (Chichester, 1972), first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Company histories are often as dull and stale as a collection of old annual reports, having been dutifully compiled by a professional author from official records. Rarely is a major company fortunate enough to have an ex-Chairman who, after a lifetime in the business, is both willing and able to put pen to paper and record the events, recount the anecdotes and recall the excitement of its beginnings, its growth and its success. Sir Ambrose Keevil has done just this for the Fitch Lovell Group - company by company, from their beginnings as small family businesses in the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the period of vigorous growth and eventua l merger within his own lifetime. He has provided a highly readable and entertaining account of an important piece of London's commercial history, and of the history of the provisions trade. It is also a vivid and moving human story of the ordinary (and extraordinary) men who built up the several components, now united in the highly successful group of companies that plays such a powerful part in the contemporary food industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, minor edge wear/wrinkling, soiling around edge of laminate. NF/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITLER.  1889-1936: HUBRIS., Kershaw, Ian.
54 Kershaw, Ian. HITLER. 1889-1936: HUBRIS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
845 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "From his birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in this century....In an account drawing on many previously untapped so u r c e s - including Joseph Goebbels's diaries, recently discovered in Moscow - Hitler metamorphoses from an obscure fantasist, a 'drummer' sounding an insistent beat of hatred in Munich beer halls, to the instigator of the infamous failed putsch , to t he l e ad ership of a ragtag alliance of right-wing bullies and fanatics whose fusion created the Nazi party - the movement that would enthrall and invigorate a disillusioned people desperate to be rescued from the economic privation of pos tw ar Ger man y. W ith nuanced care, Kershaw assesses the response of ordinary Germans to Hitler the man and to his message of a new dawn for a country hemmed in by old foes, a message shot through with racist fantasies. This volume, the first of tw o, ends wit h t he prom ulgation of the infamous Nuremberg laws that pushed German Jews to the outer fringes of society, and with the march of the German army into the Rhineland - Hitler's first steps toward the abyss of war. Fascinating and d istu rbi ng, r ich w ith ins ight and analysis whose implications remain all too relevant as we near the end of Hitler's century." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, v ery l ight rubbi ng, sc ratc h ac ross bottom of rear panel with two small areas of laminate loss. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER., Kirkland, Wallace.  Inscribed.
55 Kirkland, Wallace. Inscribed. RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1954 First Edition Very Good - Fair Wallace Kirland, photographs. Inscribed By Author
272 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER "TO ELIZABETH 'LIZ', FROM WALLACE KIRKLAND 'KIRK', KEEP FOLLOWING THE GINGERBREAD - THE HELL WITH THE PENNIES". B&w photographs. "Wallace Kirkland has been a photographer for 'Life Magazine' since it began. One of the editors of that magazine is said to have remarked upon hearing of the book, 'I always said you were the world's worst photographer, and the world's best writer'. This book consists of the stories behind Kirkland's photographic assignments - some of the ones which became famous: The Fox Hunt, The Birth of the Dragonfly, and Jamaican Boyhood: A Memory, and Man of Letters: Arthur Birnstengle, who wrote his congressman for a wife with extra ordinary results, and some of the ones which were never run, such as the Portrait of Gandhi when he got Gandhi's autograph on the tail end of a goat. The range of writing in this book is as wide as the Missouri. Mr. Kirkland goes from some exceptionally beautiful nature writing in the chapter on Turtles to moving remembrances of things and people in Jamaican Boyhood; to rowdy vignettes in the Life of a Wandering Photographer. Through all his adventures we see A Hero of our Time, a Don Quixote with a camera who is doing the work which he likes best." Very light browning to endpapers, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top of spine and rear hinge area, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several tears, small chips, edge wear/creases, light edge browning, two small watermarks on inside of spine, light rubbing - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MONTREAL MOVIE PALACES:  GREAT THEATRES OF THE GOLDEN ERA, 1884-1938., Lanken, Dane.
56 Lanken, Dane. MONTREAL MOVIE PALACES: GREAT THEATRES OF THE GOLDEN ERA, 1884-1938.
Archives of Canadian Art / Penumbra Press, Waterloo, Ontario, 1993. 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921254482 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "There has never been another theatre-building boom like the one occasioned by the explosive success of t he movies in the 1910s and 1920s. In Montreal alone, dozens of new theatres were built, not plain shoeboxes like modern cinemas, but huge and ornate halls with great domes glowing on distant ceilings and dizzying decorative schemes on the w a l l s . T hey were dream palaces, where ordinary people (for the mere price of a ticket) could sit amidst splendour and watch great dramas and romances unreel on the silver screen. This is the story of Montreal's movie palaces, as great and or na te a s an y o n the continent, of the businessmen and architects and craftsmen who built them, the masses who flocked to them, of the glory days they knew in their glamorous reign and the hard times they faced with the rise of TV. Dane Lanken spe nt twe nt y y ea rs st udying Montreal's movie palaces, interviewing the people who were there, searching for rare and previously unpublished archival photographs, and commissioning new views - while the theatres still stood - from leading arch itec tur al p hot ogra phe rs B ria n Merrett and Julie Greto. The result is a comprehensive and richly illustrated social, artistic, architectural and corporate history of an exuberant and little known era in Montreal's history." Slight waviness to ed ges of te xtbl ock, four sm al l li ght old tape marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MINT:  A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES., Lawrence, T.E.  Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross.  Introduction by A.W. Lawrence.
57 Lawrence, T.E. Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. THE MINT: A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with blind embossed eagle on front cover, gold lettering on spine, dark green stained top edge) in dust jacket. "When in 1922 T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the ranks of the R.A.F. under the nam e of John Hulme Ross, he was in a strange physical and mental state as the result of his war experiences. Upon the discovery of his identity he was discharged, but was allowed to re-enlist two and a half years later, this time using the nam e S h a w , under which he had meanwhile served in the Tank Corps. From his notes, many times re-written and revised, he constructed 'The Mint' - 'an iron, retangular, abhorrent book', he called it, 'one which no man would willingly read'. It do es no t co rr es p ond to that description. In the main it is a highly subjective account of Lawrence's life in the R.A.F. Though resentfully critical of the treatment to which he and other recruits were subjected, it is not self-pitying. It is oft e n r ob ust ly ent er taining, and the character sketches are brilliant examples of Lawrence's literary skills. He had an acute ear for conversation: in fact, some of the dialogue so faithfully records habitual barrack-room words that it has b een de emed in advi sab le t o r eproduce them in the ordinary edition of the book." Blanks in the text replace the 'offensive' words. Light edge wear, slight fading at bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at t op of sp ine area, a f ew ti ny c losed tears, light browing at edges and on spine, very light soiling, small color stain on inside of rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
COUNTRYMEN.  THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS., Lidegaard, Bo.  translated from the Danish by Robert Maass.
58 Lidegaard, Bo. translated from the Danish by Robert Maass. COUNTRYMEN. THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS.
Toronto Signal / McClelland & Stewart 2013 0771047126 / 9780771047121 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
396 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(In 1943, anticipating) that the German occupying powers would soon issue the long-feared order to round up the entire population of Jews for deportation to concentration camps, the Danish people stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and ordinary civilians were united in their response - these treatened people were not simply Jews but fellow Danes who happened to be Jewish, and no one would help in rounding them up for confinement and deporation. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they were helped, hidden, and protected by ordinary people who spontaneously rushed to save their fellow citizens, an incredible 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees were smuggled out all along the coast - on ships, schooners, fishing boats, anything that floated - to Sweden. Unfolding on a day-to-day basis, 'Countrymen' brings together accounts written by individuals and officials as events happened, offering a comprehensive overview that underlines occupied Denmark's historical importance to Hitler as a prop for a model Nazi state and revealing the savage conflict among top Nazi brass for control of the country." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
59 Lucas, James. Foreword by the Rt Hon Sir Bernard Braine. LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH: THE COLLAPSE OF NAZI GERMANY, MAY 1945.
New York William Morrow 1986 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Very Good Very Good 
241 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "Buttressed by more than 100 maps and photographs, (this) is the first account of the fall of the Third Reich and what happened to its soldiers as the nations that had been forcibly made a part of Hitler's satanic empire exacted their retribution. Here are the stories of quite ordinary people over whom there swept a destructive war and who have not forgotten those events although they occurred more than forty years ago. There are not merely the stories of what happened to the Germans - who had made the mistake of starting a war and then losing it - but also the first-person recollections of people of other nations. On the Eastern Front, the fighting had taken on a dreadful, bitter aspect early on: Three years of intensive, epic conflict in which each side had seemingly tried to outdo the other in atrocity and terror had not prepared the ground for peace and reconciliation. In Germany, propaganda predictions of the horrors and brutalities of the Red Army were to prove all too true. The brutality of the Nazis would be fully paralleled by that of the conqueror. For the governors of Hitler's empire, their families, wives and children, escape from the approaching apocalypse meant running the gauntlet of now-confident partisans on the road to safety. But fear of reprisals was not confined to the vanquished. Exiles from Russia, anti-Communists, deserters, even ex-prisoners of war, knew well what hard fate awaited them in the cold heart of Russia. This compelling account fully captures the tension, turmoil and tragedy of the last days of the Third Reich." One very tiny corner bump on rear board, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, MacLeod, D. Peter
60 MacLeod, D. Peter NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntyre 2008 1553654129 / 9781553654124 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
379 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations (maps, plates). "(T)he story of the Siege of Quebec and its climax, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A brief bloody affair, it brought a brutal end to the Seven Years' War in North America, the first truly global conflict - and the first truly modern one - waged against civilians and cities as well as soldiers and fortifications. This is a story of strategy, generals and geopolitics - and ordinary people. A British sailor, an American irregular, a French officer, a Huron warrior, a nun who tended the wounded; their impressions, captured in letters and journals, give us a new, more human view of the battle, one often absent from the history books. By day's end September 13 (1759), Wolfe was dead and Montcalm dying, the British victorious and the French on the run. France's New World empire was finished. The battle was over, but the musket volleys fired that morning continue to echo through our world. The hardships of North America's First Nations, the birth of Canada, and the rise of the United States can all be traced to that morning's actions. Our world was created on that field 250 years ago. Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very small wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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