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LANCASTER AT WAR., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.  Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris.  With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al.
61 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris. With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al. LANCASTER AT WAR.
London Ian Allan 1983 0711002258 / 9780711002258 Ninth Impression Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Photo Credits; Foreword; Introduction; The early days; In production; The shining sword; (A)nd the woman's view; Entry into service; The tip-off; Panorama of power; Making ready; Bombing up; Twenty Lancasters; Fuelling; Ready at dispersal; The unsung heroes; Not all had wings; Briefing; Prelude to Hell; Out to the kites; Interiors; Start up; First flight on ops; Taxying and marshalling; Take-off; Pilotless bomber; En route; Late guests; On target; Lightning strike; The way back; The Cathedral and I survived; Seven more for the Goldfish Club; Safely home; We "died" three times; Caterpillars Extraordinaire; After the raid; A cool welcome; Battle damage; Prangs; Insignia; 100 not out; Wings for Victory; Mercy missions; Lancs from Canada; Graveyards; Airfields - then and now; By Ermine Street to yesterday; The Dam Busters - fact and film; In memoriam. Small bump at all corners and at top/bottom of spine.. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS., Garbutt, Paul E.
62 Garbutt, Paul E. LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS.
Ian Allan, London, 1985, first edition. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0711014787 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Enter the Politicans; The GLC Takes Over; After the Honeymoon; Horace Cutler in Command; The Axeman Cometh - and Goeth; Ken Liv ingstone and the Fares Fiasco; Under New Management; Fresh Challenges; A Chance to Get Things Right. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one small soft corner crease, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. V G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
63 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
64 Grey, Ian. PETER THE GREAT: EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1960 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the roisterer who was a creative genius; the physical giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, daring innovator, architect of a nation. Tossing aside all the pomp and holiness that traditionally surrounded a tsar, Peter ripped apart the fabric of Russian life and, almost singlehandedly, made his country into a modern Western power." Tiny bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling, very small tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear with crease at top of front panel and small scuff at bottom, minor edge browning, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY:  RAILWAY LIVERIES., Haresnape, Brian.
65 Haresnape, Brian. LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY: RAILWAY LIVERIES.
Ian Allan, London, 1983. 
56 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0711012814 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, examples of alphabets/numbers, measured drawings, colour sample. Contents: Introduction: The LMSR Image; The Prewar Years, 192 3-1939; War and Postwar, 1939-1947; Stations and Buildings; Road Vehicles; Miscellany. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate rubbing , l i g h t e d ge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
66 Harris, Joseph and Anderson, Samuel. Edited and with introduction by C. Ian Jackson, technical appendix by Louis M. Sebert. LETTERS FROM THE 49TH PARALLEL, 1857-1873: SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF JOSEPH HARRIS AND SAMUEL ANDERSON.
Champlain Society, Toronto, 2000, one of an edition of 820 copies - unnumbered. 
477 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering and emblem on spine - no dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, figures. Selected letters of Joseph Harris (serving the U.S. government) and Samuel Anderson (serving the British government) during the Boundary Survey from Point Roberts to the Rockies (1857-62) and from the Lake of the Woods to the Rockies (1872-74). Interior - two tiny corner creases, tiny crease at top edge of pages 290-360, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny faint marks on fore-edge of textblock. NF 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
67 Harris, Nigel, editor. (Chris Leigh, A.B. Macleod, A.J. Somers, Bert Perryman, Keith M. Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 54. APRIL-JUNE 1985.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: The Great Western Railcars - Part II; Around the Kingdom in 48 hours; Wartime work at Heaton Mersey (Second World War); The s team railcars of the LNER; Speaking up for 'the Brighton' (Brighton & South Coast Railway); The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ambulance train (First World War); Station Portrait: Taunton. Interior - old price ink on first page, otherwise c l e a n a n d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on covers, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
68 Harris, Nigel, editor. (D.R. Carling, Chris Leigh, Ray Vickers, Geoff Pember, K.R. Willows, Michael Joyce.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 56. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1985. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Trains and trouble; The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway recalled; Little things Great Western; The electric locomotive s of the London 'Tubes'; Auto-trains; North of Preston in the early BR years; The Decauville Patent Portable Railway; The Society Page: The Gresley Society. Interior - clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price on f r o n t c o ver, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
69 Harris, Nigel, editor. (David L. Smith, Chris Leigh, Gordon Biddle, Peter Holmes, A.A. Harrison, Trefor Thompson, Keith Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 52. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1984. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1984. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, map, colour reproduction. Contents: Taking the high road, 1924 (Scottish Highlands); Spotting on the Southern; Station Port rait: Perth; Armoured Trains; Built to last....The Furness Railway 'A5' 0-4-0s; Of railway officers and railwaymen; Researching railway history; The GWR 'County' 4-6-0s: the last of Churchward's line. Interior - clean and tight with no oth e r o w n e r s hip marks. Exterior - old price on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
70 Harris, Nigel, editor. (David L. Smith, Chris Leigh, Gordon Biddle, Peter Holmes, A.A. Harrison, Trefor Thompson, Keith Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 53. JANUARY-MARCH 1985. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour reproductions. Contents: The Rugby Locomotive Testing Station; The Whittingham Hospital Railway; The Great Western r ailcars; Gresley's greatest single step forward: P2 2-8-0 No 2001 'Cock o' The North'; Station Portrait: Fenchurch Street - A station of quiet distinction; Gazelle - A King's Lynn locomotive; The thwarted railway 'Grouping' of 1871; Furness R a i l w a y postcards. Interior - clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price on front cover in pen, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
71 Harris, Nigel, editor. (Keith M. Beck, Ken Norman, Trefor Thompson, Richard Jones, Brian Morrison, T.P. McDevitte.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 57. JANUARY-MARCH 1986. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1986. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Contents: The 'Granges' - the GWR's most useful engines; Turning to Tourism in the 1860s; LNER motive power depot modernisation; Railways in the Vale of Clwyd; The 'Great Bear' - success or failure?; Local trains in the 1950s; The Clogher Valley Railway. Interior - clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - front cover has an old price, light to moderate rubb ing/color offset and a small area of tiny dints which migrate into pages; very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
COLD IRON AND LADY GODIVA: ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT TORONTO 1920-1972., Harris, Robin S. and Montagnes, Ian, editors.  (P.B. Hughes, W.G. MacElhinney, W.W. Walker, A.M. Reid, R.S. Segsworth, Alan Heisey, Eric J. Miglin, B. Etkin, Philip A. Lapp, James M. Ham.)
72 Harris, Robin S. and Montagnes, Ian, editors. (P.B. Hughes, W.G. MacElhinney, W.W. Walker, A.M. Reid, R.S. Segsworth, Alan Heisey, Eric J. Miglin, B. Etkin, Philip A. Lapp, James M. Ham.) COLD IRON AND LADY GODIVA: ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT TORONTO 1920-1972.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802020623 / 9780802020628 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
169 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables, graphs, drawings. "The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This informal volume concentrates on the last half century. It examines the development of the Faculty and of its undergraduate and alumni organizations; the changing undergraduate scene since 1920, through a depression, the return of soldiers to university after two world wars, and the tempestuous sixties; the impact that the teaching staff and graduates of this one engineering school have had on their community and their nation through research and practice (including pioneer work in energy, transportation, construction, and industry); and ends with a look into the future of engineering education by the retiring dean of Faculty, James M. Ham." University presentation bookplate on front pastedown, minor edge soiling, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, light soiling, small very light stain on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
73 Harrold, John, Illustrator. Stories by Ian Robinson. (Rupert.) RUPERT ANNUAL NO. 59, 1994. (THE DAILY EXPRESS ANNUAL.)
Pedigree, Exeter, 1994. 
93 pp, 4to, hard cover (pictorial boards showing Rupert riding on Uncle Boris' shoulders at seaside) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color by John Harrold. 5 stories, coloring page (not colored), spot the differences page (not marked). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump to top corners of boards, minor rubbing, small shallow bump to bottom edge of rear board. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
74 Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Sheffield, Gary; Leigh, Mark. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 158.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: And the Band played on: Military Bands in Action (Napoleonic wars); Battle for Moscow: Heroic defence in the snow (WWII); The boys from Isandlwana: Facing Zulu victors; Fighting with Fire, Flood & Ice: Amazing Military Feats of the Dutch; Monty on Trial: Great Captain or overrated general?; The Last Campaign: Bitter Invasion of Borneo (WWII); Wrong place, wrong time (Re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, minor rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock, soft crease at top corner. VG 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES., Heath, Ian.
75 Heath, Ian. A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850594308 "....a concise but highly detailed appreciation of Crusading warfare....entering into such questions as the raising, financing and organising of the opposing forces, the Mil itary Orders and the infamous Assassins, the Byzantine or East Roman connection, supply, attrition, strategy and tactics, naval and siege warfare and hints on setting up a Crusade campaign for wargamers. The book also includes a chronolog y o f t h e C rusades and a unique gazetteer of fortified sites in and around the Holy Land, together with a bibliography and appendices listing figure manufacturers and the classification of troops under WRG rules. All in all this is equally a se r io us st ud y f or the academic historian as much as a practical guide for all wargamers interested in the Mediaeval period. It is illustrated with the author's own figure drawings and maps." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, ve ry li ght bro wni ng o n f ront endpapers, very light edge rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light wri nkl ing on s p ine, min or rub bing . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
76 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
77 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
78 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1969. 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in p opulation biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the earl y 1 9 60's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an internationa l c on fe rence of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investig at or s b rou ght together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hyp oth esi s th at c an adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the con clus ion of th e con ference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, a nd Ma ssac husett s in 1 947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wide r scale than t he one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the su btle de layed effects that mod ern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soilin g on top of te xt block , light e dge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on re ar hinge - archi vally tap ed. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
LONDON MIDLAND FIREMAN., Higson, M.F.
79 Higson, M.F. LONDON MIDLAND FIREMAN.
Ian Allan, London, 1972, first edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Despite considerable parental disapproval (M.F. Higson) achieved his ambition to become a Fireman. This book gives a detailed account of his experiences stationed at Lancaster, Burton-on-Trent and Crewe, from shed labouring to firing a great variety of engine types, from M.R. 0-4-OTs to 'Duchess' Pacifics. By his own admission the life was at times sheer 'graft' - pay abysmal with working condition s frequently deplorable. The book attempts in part to convey the magnetism, that was powerful enough to outweigh all the drawbacks, while emphasising the hard reality of the work." Very small light stain at fore-edge of free rear endpaper , p r e v i o u s owner's name on front pastedown, very light browning to edges of textblock, light stain on fore-edge of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small tear, a f ew ve ry t in y ch ip s, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere, light rubbing, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN:  THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES., Hill, May Brawley.
80 Hill, May Brawley. FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "...(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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