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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
41 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
42 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SBS:  THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS.  THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT., Ladd, James D.  Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis.
43 Ladd, James D. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis. SBS: THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS. THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT.
London Arms and Armour 1983 0458968900 / 9780458968909 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Together with the SAS, LRDG and other such specialist units, the Special Boats Squadron traces its origins back to the Mediterranean theatre of operations during the Second World War. Originally part of Laycock's 8 Commando, the SBS rapidly developed its own skills, expertise and identity, despite technically serving as part of the SAS for much of the war. After the war, these 'pirates' became a unit within the Royal Marines and served throughout the world during the 'post-imperial peace'. Their activities have, until now, rarely been revealed. While the SAS has become world-famous for anti-terrorist exploits in the full glare of publicity, the SBS role was little known until it came to prominence in the Falklands conflict. There, SBS teams operated in parallel with their SAS counterparts, probing the Argentine-held islands and feeding back essential intelligence information. In an island war, they were very much in their element, and they played a key part in reconnoitring the eventual landing site for the Task Force at San Carlos." Three small light liquid marks on rear board. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959.  TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME., Larkins, William T.
44 Larkins, William T. U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959. TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
391 pp + 203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517569205 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "More than twenty-five years after their first publication, (Larkins's) illustrated surveys of Navy and Marine Corps air craft remain two of the most valuable books about these airplanes ever written. With over 1,000 photographs combined, they remain the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation. (His) emphasis throughout is o n s q u a dron use, experiemental and one-of-a-kind types, insignia, colors and marking schemes, technical innovations, and the service duty and tactical deployment of the various aircraft. During these years, the Navy and Marine Corps developed s ev e ra l di ff erent programs for colors and markings, and these are covered in exhaustive detail. Larkins was fully aware as he was assembling these books that, because of the Navy's practice of continually renumbering and reshuffling its squadro ns, h e w as pr ese rving valuable historical information that would soon become impossible to reconsruct. The books are arranged chronologically, and feature an aircraft assignment table for each year indicating which aircraft and which squadron s we re assi gne d to spe cific locations." Small area of glue residue on top of text block near spine, slight bump and small tear at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, sma ll te ar and c reas ing a t bot tom of front hinge - archivally taped, very light browning at top/bottom edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER:  THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922., Layman, R.D.
45 Layman, R.D. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870212109 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Before the flight-deck aircraft carrier evolved, there were many attempts by the navies of the world to take flying m achines to sea. This book describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. Many of t h e s e w ere influential in the development of shipboard aviation; others were less so but are included because of their interest. The book concentrates on vessels employed principally, or solely, for aeronautical purposes, and omits detailed p ar ti cu la rs of ships whose usage involved no permanent conversion. However, although the book is devoted largely to vessels predating the flight-deck carrier, the first three ships are described, since they represent the culmination of nearl y thr ee- qua rte rs o f a century of theory, experiment and practical experience. (This book) follows the successful approach of the 'Conway's Fighting Ships' series, divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and hist or ies of a ll t he s hip s. Th e book is illustrated with some very rare photos of these little-known vessels and their aircraft." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor edg e w ear/ wrink ling, mino r wr ink ling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
46 Layton, Irving. THE GUCCI BAG.
Oakville, Ontario Mosaic Press 1984 0889622450 / 9780889622456 Soft Cover Very Good 
143 pp, 9" H. A collection of 121 poems. (The contents vary from the McClelland & Stewart edition of the same name which contains 105 poems.) "The craft, the passion, the insight, the genius which marks Layton's massive achievements as a poet are all revealed in this book." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump to rear cover near spine due to excess glue in manufacturing process, minor edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
47 Layton, Irving. THE TIGHTROPE DANCER.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1978), Ist edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. "Love poems, travel poems, poems of youth and old age, epigrams and odes, all are turned by (Layton's) expert craft into vibrant expressions of the state of humanity, its potential for good and its capacity for evil." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, crease to bottom corner of front cover with very slight migration into textblock, small crease at top edge of front cover, spine flat w i t h o n e v e r y faint crease. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
48 Leckie, Robert. DELIVERED FROM EVIL: THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II.
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EXERCISE TIGER:  THE DRAMATIC TRUE STORY OF A HIDDEN TRAGEDY OF WORLD WAR II., Lewis, Nigel.
49 Lewis, Nigel. EXERCISE TIGER: THE DRAMATIC TRUE STORY OF A HIDDEN TRAGEDY OF WORLD WAR II.
Prentice Hall, New York, (1990), Ist edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...uncovers the shocking truth behind Exercise Tiger - a training exercise off the Dorset coast that went horrifyingly wrong. On that tragic night in April, 1944, Allied landing craft were practicing maneuvers along the English shoreline. Without warning, seven German E-Boats penetrated the British escort and savagely attacked the undefended American forces. In the massive confusion that followed, U.S. ships turned their guns on each other and hundreds of Americans fell under a terrifying hail of 'friendly' fire. Nigel Lewis draws a chilling narrative of the events leading up to the disaster, of the incident itself, and the subsequent cover-up..." Pr evious owner's small label on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on front board, light rubbing, remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
50 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12.  CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM., Macpherson, K.R.
51 Macpherson, K.R. CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.
Toronto Samuel Stevens, Hakkert, 1975 0888665660 / 9780888665669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
116 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada provided the third largest allied navy in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy, born amidst controversy over its very existence just before the First World War grew from small beginnings with the acquisition of the cruisers Rainbow and Niobe to radical expansion in the 1940's to fight the battle of the Atlantic. The RCN has always been a wartime service: its first submarines were bought, not by Ottawa, but by British Columbia, in the tumultuous days immediately preceding the outbreak of war in 1914. Its last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure, left commission despite a costly refit as the tensions of the Cold War receded. (This) is the story of the ships of the RCN giving a brief history of their active service and presenting a visual account of Canada's Navy in dramatic pictures of Canada's own ships." Slight browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, light waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing to surfaces, a few small soft creases at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE "NEW" PEWTER MARKS AND OLD PEWTER WARE, DOMESTIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL., Markham, C.A., Major.
52 Markham, C.A., Major. THE "NEW" PEWTER MARKS AND OLD PEWTER WARE, DOMESTIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL.
London Reeves and Turner 1928 Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Hard Cover Very Good - 
355 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, marks. The title page continues: "Including Sections on the History of the Pewterer's Craft, Statutes, Ordinances, etc., relating to Pewterers from A.D. 1348. The Manufacture and Composition of Pewter Ware as well as its Cleaning and Repairing. Description of some 1,100 Marks or Touches, and Facsimilies of 200 from the original copper plates of the Pewterers' Company, London; etc." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown and signature in ink on free front endpaper, 1" split in paper at top of rear inside hinge, slight fading to color on top of text block, one small and two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, wrinkling and several tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, small split in cloth at top of rear hinge, six tiny minor scuffs on rear board, minor rubbing to gold decoration on front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS., McGown, Pearl K.
53 McGown, Pearl K. THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS.
West Boylston, Mass. Pearl K. McGown 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
310 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Mrs. McGown traces the progress of the creative craft in which she has been so instrumental in both revival of interest and improvement of technique. For thirty-five years, (her) books, workshops and correspondence courses have concentrated on the concept of sharing information. Her newest book, a collection of essays ranging in subject from occupational therapy to directions for dyeing, covers every aspect of the art today, with special emphasis on Mrs. McGown's recent revival of crewel work and orientals as related to hooked rugs. There are useful tips about how to make a roomsize rug as well as how best to hold the small hook. A book for the novice as well as for the expert, (it) encourages originality and effort and accords fully as much respect to the creator as to the created. Supplementing the text are 164 illustrations, sixteen in color, accompanied by descriptive copy which, to the person who hooks, will capably serve as instructions." Previous owner's name/address in felt-tipped pen on free front endpaper, book is cracked at pages 150/151 - pages holding firmly, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, spine slightly twisted. Dust jacket has edge tears/chips/creases, light to moderate edge wear, old tape repairs on inside surface, very light browning to some edges and on rear flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
54 Michie, Allan A. THE INVASION OF EUROPE: THE STORY BEHIND D-DAY.
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1964, first edition. 
203 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "An experienced journalist assigned to General Eisenhower's forward headquarters to report how and when the D-Day decision was made tells the story of the developing strategy that led to the momentous events of June 6, 1944 and the awesome decisions that brought them about...." Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small shallow bump to bottom edge of f r o n t b o a r d . Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small hole on front flap-fold, minor soiling, spine is browned and has a few tiny s cu ff s, n o w in a m ylar sleeve. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING LESS THAN VICTORY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF D-DAY., Miller, Russell.
55 Miller, Russell. NOTHING LESS THAN VICTORY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF D-DAY.
Penguin, London, 1994. 
496 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0140178465 B&w photographs, maps. "The Normandy Landings, the largest amphibious operation the world has ever seen, marked 'the beginning of the end of the Second World War'. Russell Miller's superb book offers a definitive account of 'being alive in 1944, being young, and being at war'. Letters, diaries, memos and dozens of interviews with veterans from all sides recreate the deception plans and dry runs, the desperate German wait behind the Atlan t i c W a ll, the disagreements between Allies, the ghastly ordeal of Omaha Beach, Resistance sabotage operations and the first day of battle. Throughout, Russell Miller has enticed from his old soldiers not only astonishingly vivid memories of ev en ts b u t th eir feelings as participants. Here, he writes, we find 'hysteria and horror interspersed with flashes of heroism and humour - these are the true voices of D-Day'." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no pre vio us o wne rship marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease minor browning to edges of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
56 Morressy, John. Cover art by Dean Morrissey. KEDRIGERN SEQUENCE. 5 VOLUME SET. 1. A VOICE FOR PRINCESS. 2. THE QUESTING OF KEDRIGERN. 3. KEDRIGERN IN WANDERLAND. 4. KENDRIGEN AND THE CHARMING COUPLE. 5. A REMEMBRANCE FOR KEDRIGERN.
Ace, New York, (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1990), Ist printings. 
213 pp, 202 pp, 247 pp, 215 pp, 233 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 5 volumes. "Wizardry sure isn't what it used to be. Spells don't seem as potent, and there's been a general decline in quality of wizards practicing the craft. But when the Wizards' Guild votes to open its meetings to alchemists - as far as Kedrigern is concerned, that's the last straw. Leaving the Guild meeting in a snit, Kedrigern - master magician and purveyor of counterspells - bids adieu to his conjuring comrades to pursue a life of quiet contemplation and study. However, he soon finds just how lonely such a life can be - even with a helpful house-troll named Spot for company. What's a 160-year-old bachelor to do? The social scene on Silent Thunder Mountain is the pits. And Kedrigern is decidedly too young to even contemplate marriage - by wizardly standards, of course. It's not until after much though that our humble hero resolves himself to marriage...and so begins his quest for a bride. But will Kedrigern rush into wedlock with the first enchanted princess who speaks up?" Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, a few very small corner creases, tiny area of dis-coloration on top of textblock of book 3, spines flat with faint creases on books 4 & 5. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
57 Nero, Robert. SPRING AGAIN AND OTHER POEMS.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1997. 
82 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 189621925X "In this new collection of poems, noted naturalist-writer, Robert Nero, offers insightful reflections on a variety of birds, from peregrine falcons, great grey owls and common ravens to purple martins and o rioles. We are also offered surprising glimpses of such diverse wildlife as frogs, chipmunks, shrews, ants, dragonflies and spiders. It is nature in all seasons that holds Dr. Nero's attention as he develops intriguing views of ordinary scen e s a n d events. But the poems in this collection also speak of love, passion and introspection, thus revealing a deeper and increasingly personal side of one of Canada's most respected naturalists. A combination of scientific training and expe ri en c e, a lo ng with ecological awareness and writer's craft, is brought to bear in this fine assortment of poems." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEONIC PLASTIC FIGURE MODELLING:  BILL OTTINGER'S HISTOREX MASTERCLASS., Ottinger, Bill.
58 Ottinger, Bill. NAPOLEONIC PLASTIC FIGURE MODELLING: BILL OTTINGER'S HISTOREX MASTERCLASS.
London Windrow & Greene 1997 1859150195 / 9781859150191 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
128 pp, 4to (12" H), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In the world of military models the Napoleonic era remains the most popular subject of all, for its flamboyant splendour, its variety and its romance. For thirty years the Historex range of Napoleonic plastic figure kits and accessories - now running to more than a thousand subjects - has been a world-wide best seller for its scope, versatility and reasonable prices. Over the past decade the US master modeller Bill Ottinger has earned an equivalent reputation for the quality of his Historex pieces, winning numer-ous Gold Medals and other awards in international competition (MFCA, Atlanta, World Expo, Chicago, etc.). In this latest addition to Windrow & Greene's much praised 'Modelling Masterclass' series, Bill Ottinger shares his expert techniques in a detailed, specific text illustrated with more than 250 stunning full colour photos of these masterpieces of the miniaturist's craft by many award-winning North American, British and Continental modellers. (Includes:) The Figure Line; Assembly, Detailing & Enhancement; Converting; Painting; Groundwork & Display; Non-Napoleonic Conversions; Plus: Introductions by Eugene Leliepvre, the original designer, and Lynn Sangster of Historex Agents; Sidebar commentaries on Historex work by many leading British and North American figure modellers." 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEONIC PLASTIC FIGURE MODELLING:  BILL OTTINGER'S HISTOREX MASTERCLASS., Ottinger, Bill.
59 Ottinger, Bill. NAPOLEONIC PLASTIC FIGURE MODELLING: BILL OTTINGER'S HISTOREX MASTERCLASS.
London Windrow & Greene 1997 1859150195 / 9781859150191 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
128 pp, 4to (12" H), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In the world of military models the Napoleonic era remains the most popular subject of all, for its flamboyant splendour, its variety and its romance. For thirty years the Historex range of Napoleonic plastic figure kits and accessories - now running to more than a thousand subjects - has been a world-wide best seller for its scope, versatility and reasonable prices. Over the past decade the US master modeller Bill Ottinger has earned an equivalent reputation for the quality of his Historex pieces, winning numer-ous Gold Medals and other awards in international competition (MFCA, Atlanta, World Expo, Chicago, etc.). In this latest addition to Windrow & Greene's much praised 'Modelling Masterclass' series, Bill Ottinger shares his expert techniques in a detailed, specific text illustrated with more than 250 stunning full colour photos of these masterpieces of the miniaturist's craft by many award-winning North American, British and Continental modellers. (Includes:) The Figure Line; Assembly, Detailing & Enhancement; Converting; Painting; Groundwork & Display; Non-Napoleonic Conversions; Plus: Introductions by Eugene Leliepvre, the original designer, and Lynn Sangster of Historex Agents; Sidebar commentaries on Historex work by many leading British and North American figure modellers." Very minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE A-B-C OF AVIATION., Page, Victor W., Captain.
60 Page, Victor W., Captain. THE A-B-C OF AVIATION.
New York Norman W. Henley 1918 Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + 33 pp, publisher's cataloge, 8 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and illustration of aircraft on front board. Profusely illustrated with 130 b&w diagrams, drawings (collated). Chapter headings: Aircraft Types; Lighter-Than-Air Craft; Early Airplanes and General Design Considerations; Design and Construction of Aerofoils; Arrangement, Construction, and Bracing of Airplane Wings; Airplane Fuselage Construction; Airplane Power-Plants; Airplane Propeller Construction and Action; Airplane Equilibrium and Control Principles; Uncrating, Setting Up, and Aligning Airplane; Inspecting Airplane Before Flight; Standard Airplane Nomenclature. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, bump at top corner of pages - heavier towards rear of book, tiny stain in margin of pages 21 to 26, one or two pages with tiny soiling marks, small piece missing at top edge of page 23 in book catalogue section at rear of book, board corners are bumped, darkening/browning to edges of text block, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
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