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BELL AND BALDWIN:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA., Parkin, J.H.
61 Parkin, J.H. BELL AND BALDWIN: THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, tables (several fold-out). "(P)resents a detailed chronicle of the fascinating experiments in aerial flight and with hydrofoil craft conducted by Dr. (Alexander Graham) Bell and his engineering assistant and collaborators, Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Bell was the chairman and Baldwin the chief engineer of the Aerial Experiment Association (1907-9), a group founded, inspired, and financed by Mrs. Bell: the successes of the Association, were based largely on logical, step-by-step development under the guiding genius of Dr. Bell. The detailed, day-by-day records of the group's operations kept by Dr. Bell make abundantly clear that his scientific and technical contributions, and his guidance and criticism, were of great importance to the development of aviation and hydrofoils. His keen analytical and deductive mind was at its best in analysing failures and propounding remedies, as in the suggestion of the aileron following the crash of the 'Red Wing'. Dr. Parkin provides here a brief description of Bell's amazing kite experiments, which extended over many years, and led to his powered- flight projects; and, to place the work of Bell and Baldwin in proper perspective, and to enable their accomplishments to be assessed, he has included a brief record of the prior art, including descriptions of the machines, early designers, builders, and pilots, including the Wrights, the Voisins, Bleriot, and Santos Dumont. He also presents the hitherto unpublished details of the remarkable development of hydrofoil craft at Baddeck, culminating after many years, in the spectacular achievement, in 1919, of 70.85 miles per hour, by the HD-4, the fastest craft afloat at that time." *Pages 463 through 494 plus one fold-out table are duplicated* Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WESTRIA - PARTIAL SET.  VOLUME 2. LADY OF DARKNESS.  VOLUME 3 SILVERHAIR THE WANDERER.  VOLUME 5. THE SEA STAR.  VOLUME 6. THE WIND CRYSTAL.  VOLUME 7. THE JEWEL OF FIRE.  5 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Paxson, Diana L.
62 Paxson, Diana L. WESTRIA - PARTIAL SET. VOLUME 2. LADY OF DARKNESS. VOLUME 3 SILVERHAIR THE WANDERER. VOLUME 5. THE SEA STAR. VOLUME 6. THE WIND CRYSTAL. VOLUME 7. THE JEWEL OF FIRE. 5 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Timescape / TOR First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tom Kid (volume 3) and Tom Canty (volumes 6&7), cover art. 
Partial set of the "Westria" novels - volumes 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 - 5 books in total. Volume 2. Lady of Darkness: Timescape 1983 1st printing, 7" H, 253 pp, ISBN 0671458825 - "At last, a Queen was found to honor the covenant. A Queen to be Mistress of the Jewels of Westria, and wield their magical thrall over the elements. A Queen to conquer the mysteries of the Kingdom, as she had conquered the King's heart. But the young and gentle Queen little suspected treachery in the magical spheres of the Westrian court, where jealousy festered and a sorcerer bridled at her powers." Volume 3. Silverhair the Wanderer: TOR 1986 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 310 pp, ISBN 0812548604 - "Protected only by his sword, his harp and his songs, pursued by a powerful evil wizard, Silverhair's road led to goddesses and ghosts, man-monsters and madness, scholars and shapeshifters, the palaces of royalty and the tents of ragged nomads. But for all the perils he braved, for all the dangers he conquered, Silverhair's goal remained unseen, elusive, a mystery beyond solution. Because his beloved sister and her son, heir to the throne of Westria, had vanished - utterly vanished - from the face of the earth." Volume 5. The Sea Star: TOR 1988 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 374 pp, ISBN 0812548647 - "Julian, the long-lost son of Queen Faris and King Jehan, has returned to heal the kingdom of Westria. But he cannot prove his heritage and gain the throne except by searching out and mastering one by one the four great Jewels of Power lost in the magical cataclysm that destroyed his parents years ago. And Caolin, the jealous Blood Lord, the Sorcerer who was the author of the great destruction, still lives. The Jewels alone stand between him and utter dark power, from which Westria will never recover." Volume 6. The Wind Crystal: TOR 1990 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 308 pp, ISBN 0812500407 - "The King is Dead, the Land ruled by a Regent. Prince Julian, the lost son of King Jehan, has returned to claim the crown. But he must prove his right by finding and mastering the four jewels of power lost in the magic war that killed Jehan. Julian has gained two of them, the Earthstone and the Sea Star. Now he must survive the quest for the Wind Crystal." Volume 7. The Jewel of Fire: TOR 1992 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 309 pp, ISBN 0812511107 - "Prince Julian, claimant and true heir to the throne of Westria, (has recovered and mastered three of the four jewels of Power). What will be the cost to the kingdom, what price will Julian have to pay to attain the fourth - from the mouth of a volcano!" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, two volumes with a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, volume 5 has a few tiny shallow dents on the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD., Perosa, Sergio.  Translated by Charles Matz and the author.
63 Perosa, Sergio. Translated by Charles Matz and the author. THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1969, second printing. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the first critical study of F. Scott Fitzgerald based on his complete works from the Princeton juvenilia to 'The Last Tycoon'. In a work-by-work analysis, Sergio Perosa reveals the literary craftsman who through the conscious use of a Europeanized technique gave artistic form to the American experience. Fitzgerald's personal life - his early success at 23 and his failure by the age of 30 - has obscured his literary r e p u t a t i o n, making him more a legend than anything else. This book restores Fitzgerald to his rightful place in American literature. Perosa gives the date and circumstances of each composition, discusses the various texts, compares the pr ot ag on is ts , an al yz es the themes, and reveals the creative apparatus that made Fitzgerald great. (This book) presents a well-balanced appraisal of the writer who was the laureate of the Jazz Age. It discusses Fitzgerald's roots in both Amer ica n a nd Bri tis h lit era tur e and points out his contributions to the craft of fiction." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrin klin g, l igh t to mod er ate rubb ing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
64 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
Kew National Archives 2005 1903365872 / 9781903365878 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into official records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, from new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of forms in which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DUST ON THE SEA.  VOLUME 4 OF THE BLACKWOOD SERIES., Reeman, Douglas.  (a.k.a. Alexander Kent)  Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband.
65 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent) Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband. DUST ON THE SEA. VOLUME 4 OF THE BLACKWOOD SERIES.
William Heinemann, London, 1999, first edition. 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434004960 "It is 1943, and Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando, is a survivor. Young, toughened, and tried in the hellish crucible of Burma, he labours, sometimes faltering , beneath the weight of tradition, the glorious heritage of his family, and the burden of his own self-doubt. For him, the horizon is not the lip of the trench seen by men of the Corps in the previous war, but the ramp of a landing craft sm a s h i n g d own into the sea, and the fire of the enemy on a Sicilian beach. Here, tradition is not enough, and Mike Blackwood must find within himself qualities of leadership which will inspire those Royal Marines who are once again the first t o la nd , an d a mo ng the first to die." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOWN TO EARTH:  CANADIAN POTTERS AT WORK., Ross, Judy Thompson.  Research by Nina Czegledy-Nagy.  Foreword by Donald Blake Webster.
66 Ross, Judy Thompson. Research by Nina Czegledy-Nagy. Foreword by Donald Blake Webster. DOWN TO EARTH: CANADIAN POTTERS AT WORK.
Nelson Canada 1980 0176007741 / 9780176007744 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Photographs by David Allen. 
167 pp, 9 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D. B&w and colour photographs. "(A) pictorial celebration of Canadian potters and their art. Some of Canada's most accomplished ceramic artists express in their own words their thoughts and feelings about the art, craft and business of pottery. They speak about how they came to be potters, how the English, European and Oriental traditions have influenced them, how the landscapes surrounding them have affected their work, and how they have survived financially in an often precarious profession." Artists interviewed: Wayne Ngan; Robin Hopper; Byron Johnstad; Annemarie Schmid Esler; John Chalke; Jack Sures; Keith Campbell; Jack & Lorraine Herman; Ruth Gowdy McKinley; Roger Kerslake; Ann Mortimer; Gaetan Beaudin; Monique Bourbonnais Ferron; Maurice Savoie; Tim Worthington & Pam Birdsall; Walter Ostrom. Three tiny edge dents and one at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing marks to glossy finish. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS.  6 VOLUME SET.  1. OFFICER CADET.  2. LIEUTENANT.  3. CAPTAIN.  4. MAJOR.  5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL.  6. COLONEL., Shelley, Rick.  Cover art by Duane O. Myers.
67 Shelley, Rick. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS. 6 VOLUME SET. 1. OFFICER CADET. 2. LIEUTENANT. 3. CAPTAIN. 4. MAJOR. 5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL. 6. COLONEL.
Ace, New York, (1998, 5th/1998, 5th/1999, 2nd/1999, Ist/2000, Ist/2000, 2nd printing). 
279 pp, 268 pp, 281 pp, 260 pp, 279 pp, 266 pp, paperbacks - 6 volumes. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. "Expelled from Earth's prestigious North American Military Academy on trumped-up charges, Lon Nolan's honor seemed shattered. But the young student of warfare vowed to regain his good name - with the Dirigent Mercenary Corps, the DMC, where the bloody craft of battle has been refined to an art. Now the green recruit has to prove his worthiness - not in an academy classroom, but in the bloodrite of first combat. No amount of schooling could have prepared Nolan's battalion for what awaited them - an assault more brutal than any the DMC had faced in over a century..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . Exteriors - minor edge wear/rubbing, a few tiny soft corner creases, spines are flat with faint creasing to books 5 & 6. VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A FAIRLY CONVENTIONAL WOMAN., Shields, Carol.
68 Shields, Carol. A FAIRLY CONVENTIONAL WOMAN.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077159724X The award-winning Canadian author's fourth novel. "At forty, Brenda Bowman, happily married suburban housewife and mother of two, is taking her first trip alone - to a craft s convention in Philadelphia. Although her life is comfortable and settled, Brenda has been aware for some time that something has changed. Since her mother's sudden death four years earlier and her own discovery - through her quilting - o f a n a r t istic sensibility she hadn't realized she possessed, she has been troubled by new and unsettling emotions. Sheltered as she has been all her life, she is unprepared for the strange attacks of sadness and the new angers and insecurit ie s s he i s e xp er iencing. But at the convention in Philadelphia, where she is removed from her familiar routines and surroundings, her doubts and uncertainties are brought into focus. A sexually indiscreet roommate and an attractive strange r f ro m Van cou ve r l ead he r to face her own views on the meaning of fidelity and the worth of traditional values. Every reader will understand Brenda's dilemma and will delight in the humor and compassion that award-winning novelist Carol Shi elds br in g to thi s p ortr ayal . ( This book) - a companion piece to her novel 'Happenstance' - shows us the 'growing-up' of a middle-aged woman in a way that is touching and ultimately optimistic." Small bump to bottom corners of boards, boo k ver y sl igh tly c ocked , th ree v ery s mall faint liquid splashes on rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one small closed edge tear, two tiny edge tears, faint crease on front panel and on part of spine, very lig ht rub bing - ma inly o n rear pane l and a smal l are a on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
CORPSE IN HANDCUFFS., Smith, Frank A.  Cover art by Barbara Walton.
69 Smith, Frank A. Cover art by Barbara Walton. CORPSE IN HANDCUFFS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1969), Ist Canadian edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Why would anyone throw away 100,000 pounds in diamonds? Who were the mysterious couple in the black Fiat? Why did a man end his days as a flaming, human torch? When Catherine Cherwick, daughter of an American diplomat, is spirited away from an exclusive private school on the eve of important East-West trade talks, these are just some of the questions facing Superintendent Pepper of the Special Branch. The superintendent follows a tortuous pa th, leading not only through the underworld of London, but deeper, much deeper into that twilight world of international intrigue and sudden death. It is here that he must match wits with an opponent who is a master in his craft, one who is bent on destroying Pepper and all that he stands for." Previous owner's name and initials on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small closed tears, tiny chip at top of front flap-fold, light to moderate rubbing, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARD LYING:  THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913., Smith, Peter.
70 Smith, Peter. HARD LYING: THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913.
London William Kimber 1971 718301927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "The ubiquitous destroyer, the Navy's maid of all work, is so familiar, so distinctive among small ships, that it is surprising how confusing are its origins. The idea behind its genesis was that it should meet the threat of the torpedo - which really began to look like a practical weapon of war in the 1860s; it was quickly realised how vulnerable the battleships could be to these small craft carrying their lethal torpedoes close in to the armoured leviathans whose guns were largely on too grand a scale to engage them. The Admiralty first called for designs for Torpedo Boat Catchers, and then Torpedo Boat Destroyers; in the meantime they hung nets and booms around the big ships to protect them from the torpedo - which fortunately proved slightly erratic in operation. From this early idea, from the torpedo boat destroyer, evolved the destroyer itself - somewhat larger than the catcher, and soon itself armed with torpedoes and ultimately with 4-inch guns, making the destroyer a formidable, sea-going ship with considerable range and endurance. In the years leading up to the First World War, the destroyers were soon numbered in flotillas, and larger operations in mass became tactically important. This is an informed and highly readable account of the first twenty years in the development of one of the best-loved and effective classes of warship in history." Very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny closed tears, small sticker pull on both panels, minor edge browning, small white paint smudge and small area of soiling on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGUREHEADS AND SHIP CARVING., Stammers, Michael.
71 Stammers, Michael. FIGUREHEADS AND SHIP CARVING.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 2005 1591442741 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
120 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 9 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "Here is a concise and comprehensive history of figureheads and ship carving from ancient Egypt to the present, with the main emphasis, however, on the great period of ship decoration that lasted from the late sixteenth century to the end of the age of sail. Since the earliest times there has been an almost universal urge to personify or decorate ships, but with the development of navies in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the projection of power became reflected in the riotous, allegorical baroque carvings that adorned prestige ships. Later carving, both in Europe and America, reflected more austere classical styles and spread to merchant ships whose owners took great pride in their vessels. There are chapters on the ship carvers themselves and their special skills and training, while the present -day collections of figureheads in museums around the world are listed. A useful reference work for ship modellers and a delight for those with an interest in the age of sail, this new work will also enlighten all those visitors to museums who admire the colourful and characterful figureheads, now sadly dislocated from the ships they once adorned." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SHUTTING DOWN THE NATIONAL DREAM.  A.V. ROE AND THE TRAGEDY OF THE AVRO ARROW., Stewart, Greig.
72 Stewart, Greig. SHUTTING DOWN THE NATIONAL DREAM. A.V. ROE AND THE TRAGEDY OF THE AVRO ARROW.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1988), 1st edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. ISBN 0075496755 "In fourteen short, precocious years, from 1946 to 1959, A.V. Roe Canada and its two subsidiaries, Avro Aircraft and Orenda Engines, almost single-handedly set the aviation wor ld on its ear. Their designers and engineers were described by NATO's General Norstad as 'just about the best team anywhere'. By 1958 Avro had designed, and was about to produce, the most sophisticated piece of aviation design and technolog y t h e w orld had ever seen: the Arrow, decades in advance of world competition. Truly, they had redefined the national dream. On Februrary 20, 1959, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, more at home with the cost of prairie grain than the cost of h i -t ec h a ir craft, cancelled the Arrow and, to ensure the annihilation, ordered the immediate scrapping of the six existing planes. (Mysteriously, one of the aircraft may have escaped the cutters' torches, giving rise to the notion of a 'Pha nto m Arr ow' .) .. . ( tells) the story behind the story of A.V. Roe and the fabled Arrow. A story of the right stuff at the wrong time. A tragedy of government errors. A love story of a nation, a plane, and a dream." Minor wrinkling at top/bot tom of spi ne, tin y i nk m ark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, soft crease at top of front panel, small damp stain at top inside of spine, very light rubbing very light browning at top of flaps . V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS., Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et
73 Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS.
Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, London / Oxford, 1937. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H, approx 1 7/8" wide), pictorial hard cover (boy playing water polo) - no dust jacket. 4 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Contents: The Pathan Syce (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen); The Misnomer (drawing) (Tom Talbot); Down in the Desert (Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton); Justin's Unaccountable Impulses (Gunby Hadath); The Tawnley Marten Hunt (J.C. Bristow-Noble); Building the Cricketer (R.M. Lloyd); The Dream (Claude Flight); The Mantle of Elijah (Leslie B eresford); The Black Mew (Captain G. A. Hope); The Writing on the Wall (K. Wallis Coales); Camp Craft in the African Wilds (Wilfrid Robertson); Pilots, According to the Bo'sun (Lawrence R. Bourne); Scout Shanties - Fire Lighting (J.H.); Fair F i g h t i n g (Fishing) (Commander J.G. Bower); Grimshaw Comes Back (Michael Poole); Nature's Enchanting Puzzle Book (Marcus Woodward); The Secret Range (G. Gaston Vincent); The Ju-ju Man ('Selim'); Donkey Work (L.R. Brighwell). Scattered tiny fo xi ng m ar ks o n the preliminary pages and on a few rear pages, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading to spine color, book slightly cracked in two places, are as of lig ht dis co loration on rear board, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SOVIET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT SINCE 1945., Stroud, John.
74 Stroud, John. SOVIET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT SINCE 1945.
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
318 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(D)escribes in great detail the 40 types of Soviet transport aeroplanes and helicopters which have been produced since the end of the Second World War. As far as possible the design history, layout, structural characteristics and service life of each type has been fully covered. Each type is illustrated by rare photographs and there are three-view drawings of the most important craft. (C)ontains much hitherto unpublished information and gives for the first time a realistic impression of the vast Soviet air transport system. Particularly detailed are the descriptions of the jet and propeller-turbine aircraft with which Aeroflot began re-equipping in the late 1950s and of the new types still to enter service. The development of the entire Tupolev jet series is fully described, as are the Ilyushins, the Antonov propeller-turbine transports and the Mil family of helicopters. The appendices show the organization of Aeroflot and the equipment used in different regions, the Soviet routes operated by each type of aircraft, the world records held by Soviet transport aeroplanes and helicopters, and the fleets of Soviet aircraft - some 1,200 individual aircraft being listed." Tiny bump to top corner of approx. pages 250 to end of book, slight lean to spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top corner of rear cover - minor tiny bump at other corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, blue color rubbing/offset on rear panel, four tiny tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE QUARTERDECK LADDER., Styles, Showell.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Ionicus.
75 Styles, Showell. Wraparound dust jacket art by Ionicus. THE QUARTERDECK LADDER.
William Kimber, London, 1982, first edition. 
173 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718300297 "Jeremiah Coghlan's meteoric rise from ship's boy to Post Captain in the Royal Navy of Nelson's time is matter of historical fact. So is the succession of sea-fights by which he a chieved his ambition. But Navy records naturally have nothing to say about the private life of this obscure and forgotten hero, and here the author has interwoven fiction with fact to produce a stirring tale in which troubled romance ashore c o n t r a s ts with desperate action afloat. Commander Showell Styles served in Mediterranean waters during most of World War 2 and sailing small craft is one of his hobbies - circumstances which enable him to reconstruct with authenticity the s e a- fi gh ts a nd s hip-handling of the Napoleonic Wars. In his books he invariably writes about men who actually lived and naval engagements that actually took place." Tiny soiling mark on title page, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has min or ed ge wri nkl ing . Ver y Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BRUGES FLOWER LACE., Sutton, Edna.
76 Sutton, Edna. BRUGES FLOWER LACE.
McMinnville, Oregon Robin & Russ Handweavers 1986 0852196504 / 9780852196502 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
118 pp, 9 13/16" H - glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings. "One of the most beautiful forms of traditional Continental bobbin lace, Bruges Flower lace is described in detail in this first English language book on the subject. A carefully planned reference and instructional work, produced for the lacemaker with a working knowledge of the craft, this book is the result of several years of research by the author. It describes the basic techniques used in the lace - braids, edgings, leaves, scrolls and flowers - and provides detailed explanations on how to make many decorative lace pieces. In common with all good lace books it is illustrated with many photographs, prickings and diagrams." Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, two small line indentations at bottom of front board at hinge, very light corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NAVAL WINGS:  ROYAL NAVAL CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916., Vicary, Adrian.
77 Vicary, Adrian. NAVAL WINGS: ROYAL NAVAL CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, (1984). 
111 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. "The aerial element of the Royal Navy throughout its 70 years of existence, has had an almost non-stop battle for survival...This book traces the whole story and, in doing so, describes the vast number of different types of craft which were used. These range all the way from the early Sopwith Pups, Camels and Cuckoos, through the famous wartime Swordfish, Martlet and others, right up to the ultra-modern British Aerospace Sea Harrier. the author manages to combine a vast amount of fascinating technical information with a narrative which is always full of interest for the aviation enthusiast..." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, faint line indentations/few tiny dents on rear panel, 1" dia. light stain on rear flap-fold, very light rubbing, very small closed tear at bottom of flap-folds. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RELIEF PRINTMAKING: A MANUAL OF TECHNIQUES., Walklin, Colin.
78 Walklin, Colin. RELIEF PRINTMAKING: A MANUAL OF TECHNIQUES.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, reprint. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1861260717 Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Printmaking, and relief printmaking in particular, is the most flexible of art forms. It can be practised as an engaging hobby with little or no specialist material, or as a commercial craft with professional presses. This book is written for all who wish to experience the delights of printmaking and is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for printers of all abilities. It features: clea rly illustrated step-by-step descriptions of techniques; a range of methods from the very simple, using everyday objects such as feathers and leaves, through to the more complex, using paper blocks, linocuts and wood engravings; set project s ; p r a c t i cal information about inks, papers and equipment; advice on proofing and corrections, editioning and the care of finished prints; hundreds of examples of work by students and many top professional artist printmakers." Interior - cl ea n a nd t ig ht w it h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny dints on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING., Watt, F.W.
79 Watt, F.W. IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING.
Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ontario, 1986. 
107 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0889840946 "The voice of these poems is distinctive. It can be heard and understood at once. It speaks with an unusual combination of rural candour and urban sophistication. It is tempered by a poignant awareness of seasonal dyings and renewals, but also by a wry recognition of human frailties, social deceptions and self-deceptions, the intensities and brevities of love - and by glimpses of the darker aspects of modern history that have touched the consciousness of us all. The book opens on a life pausing at mid-point: taking the measure of its losses and gains in a strongly-felt country scene that is bracing and nourishing. It then moves backwards in time and outwards in space to e x p l o r e t he span of places, people and experiences that have led up to this situtation. Each moment, each poem, can be taken on its own, or as part of a larger story. These are poems which hide their craft, while inviting the reader to ent er d ir ec tl y in t o the thoughtful meditations, the painful reassessments, the journeys and discoveries which the poet's imagination has recreated." Interior - Christmas gift inscription on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ow ner shi p m ark s. E xte ri or - light fading to spine and hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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