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BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER., Chadwick, Lester.
81 Chadwick, Lester. BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER.
Cupples & Leon, New York, (1914). 
246 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover (grey cloth with dark blue lettering/illustrations on spine and front board), in dust jacket. List of the series opposite the table of contents ends with this volume and states "Other volumes in Preparation". List on front flap of dust jacket goes to 14. Baseball Joe Pitching Wizard. "In this group of stories, Joe Matson, an upstanding youngster, through his love of the game, develops a mastery that enables him to become the leading pitcher and all around ball player in the United States. His adventures, his difficulties, and how he overcomes his obstacles; the engaging manner in which Mr. Chadwick writes, make this group of stories one of the most popular sport series ever published." Very light browning to pages and endpapers, large soft corner crease on several pages - some with minor soiling, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has large chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, lower third of spine is missing, heavy edge wear and creasing, archival tape repairs to several tears, browning, light soiling, front panel picture basically intact (see scan ). VG/P oor 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II:  THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945., Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris.
82 Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris. BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945.
Arco, New York, 1975, second U.S. edition. 
222 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668018674 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "(T)he first comprehensive reference book devoted to the history and development of the tanks used by the Allied nations, w ith the exception of Russia, during the years 1939-1945. It not only gives a detailed history of each type, but also provides full pictorial coverage of the many variants, sometimes running into dozens, which were produced on each chassis. W i t h a very few minor and insignificant exceptions every tank type produced in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is fully written up - more than 2,000 vehicles in all. There are over 500 photographs, many of them v e ry r ar e a nd never previously published. In addition to the text and the photographs that describe each vehicle, concise specifications are given. In the appendices will be found pictures, brief histories and specifications of the principal t a nk gun s, en gi nes and suspension systems used on the tanks of the United Kingdom and the United States of the period 1939-1945. There is also an appendix containing scale drawings of the principal tank types; this gives a ready comparison o f t he si zes of the di ffer e nt models." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning and slight waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and edge wear, a fe w t iny tear s, one 1/2" clos ed tear, minor rubbing, light to moderate browning to some edges. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
83 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
84 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
85 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1986 874743109 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public archives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 jet fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas covered are the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RAF, flying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more than 400 black and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
86 Chryssides, George. THE ELEMENTS OF UNITARIANISM.
Boston, Massachusetts Element 1998 1862042470 / 9781862042476 Soft Cover Very Good - 
134 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H). "The Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century opened a wide-ranging debate on the nature of authority within the Christian Church, giving birth to a vigorous radical dissent movement and the emergence of Unitarianism in the United States and Europe. Based on the belief that the only true source of authority is human reason itself, this is a religous community where doubts are encouraged and tenets are refreshingly free from dogma. The guiding principles are simply freedom, reason and tolerance, and the right to question religious doctrine is a valued part of Unitarian practice. (This book) explains: what Unitarians believe; how Unitarianism differs from mainstream Christian denominations; the role of Unitarians in international religious dialogue; what Unitarianism can offer us today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder marks on top/bottom of textblock, light edge wear, spine slightly twisted, slight browning to edges of text block, small light mark on front cover, tiny faint scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME., Clark, John, editor.
87 Clark, John, editor. ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME.
Chancellor, London, 1994. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851527273 "Vivid documentation will introduce you to pioneers in the world of science and technology such as Hippocrates, Galileo and Albert Einstein. Legendary sports personalities like Je sse Owens, Mickey Mantle and Jack Nicklaus are chronicled as are the magnificent artists Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Varied, yet timeless writers and poets are included, from Sappho and Aesop to Dante, Shakespeare, and Willi a m C a r los Williams. The collection of politicians and statesmen run the gamut from Alexander the Great to John F. Kennedy. Great philosophers from Confucius to Boethius to Nietzsche are included, as are a multitude of other personalities. Un de r t he c on trol of Chief Editors from both the United States and Great Britain, (this book) has been compiled by 23 editors, each an expert in his or her field. Together their experience and expertise has created a biographical reference work of ex ce pti ona l q uality." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
88 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
89 Clinton, William J. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1994-1995. ENGAGEMENT AND ENLARGEMENT.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
90 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Hard Cover Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS., Cockett, Richard.
91 Cockett, Richard. TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989 0297795481 / 9780297795483 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto neglected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enlist the newspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite to any agreement between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal contacts to curb the press, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (This book) throws new light on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Department. At Chamberlain's behest, Ball ran a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press proprietors, is also fully revealed for the first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between government and press became institutionalized in the 1930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamberlain and appeasement." Light browning to pages and edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
92 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GUIDEBOOK TO THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE WAR OF 1812.  SECOND EDITION, UPDATED AND ENLARGED., Collins, Gilbert.
93 Collins, Gilbert. GUIDEBOOK TO THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE WAR OF 1812. SECOND EDITION, UPDATED AND ENLARGED.
Toronto Dundurn 2006 1550026267 / 9781550026269 Second Edition, Updated and Enlarged. Soft Cover Near Fine 
389 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "There have been guidebooks to military sites before, but no other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety. This well-illustrated updated edition covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States. The author has used old pen-and-ink drawings from the last two centuries to give a 'then and now' feel to the book. Besides giving readers a detailed history of the events that occurred at the sites, (he) describes what they have to offer visitors today, be it a historical plaque, historic house, or major interpretive centre. This book is a handy tool for both travellers and historians. It remains the only book on the market offering a comprehensive guide to nearly all of the sites in the last war between the United States and Canada." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
94 Connors, John F. Color by Don Greer. Illustrated by Perry Manley. SPAD FIGHTERS IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 93.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1989. 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897472179 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, two pages of color profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - m inor edge wear, very small edge tear on front cover - archivally taped, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 18.  AUGUST 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.)
95 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 18. AUGUST 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: Panzerjager Abteilung Stabskompanie 1944; London-Brighton Run 1995 - Photo Report; United States Army British Made E quipment, 1943-1945: Part 2. The ETO Field Jacket; German Army Identity Disks, Western Front 1914-1918: Part 4; The Australian Soldier in World War Two: 1 - The Wool Serge Uniform; A French Photographer's Studio under the German Occupation, 1943-194 4; The Sherman 76mm; Close-Up: The 2nd 'Littorio' Grenadiers Division, French Alps, December 1944; The Uniforms and Insignia of the Imperial Japanese Army: Part 1. 1930-1940; The 1939-1945 British Campaign Stars and Their Bars. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing/soiling on rear cover, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO.11.  DECEMBER 1994.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.)
96 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO.11. DECEMBER 1994. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1994 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Free French Commandos: Part 3. The Dutch campaign and demobilisation; German Identity Disks, Western Front, 1914 -1918: Part 4 - Reserve units, the Landwehr, Brigade-Ersatz-Bataillonen and new units created during the war; United States Army Officers, 1938-1941: Part 8; The Lithuanian Army 1918-1944; Kriegsmarine Armed Forces Officials Sleeve Insiginia, 1936-1 945; Japanese Medium Tanks; Close-Up: Spanish Republican, 1938; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very minor rubbing, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS., Cordesman, Anthony H.
97 Cordesman, Anthony H. THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS.
Jane's, (London, 1987). 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...provides: sophisticated analysis of military strengths and weaknesses of both sides; the latest information on the equipment each side possesses and what use they make of it; detailed examination of major battles and offensives; a thorough, professional study of the economic realities facing both countries given their reduced oil-exporting abilities; lucid insights into both the social and political factors which affect, and may eventually determine, what happens to Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party's rule and Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary government. The Iran-Iraq War can be viewed at many different levels; as a human tragedy, as a threat to the security of southwest Asia, as a threat to the world's main supply of imported oil, and as the source of new lessons regarding the nature of modern war. All of these issues are addressed in a crisp, informed and professional manner in this timely and important book, by a man who understands military exigencies, strategic realities, the politcs of oil and the growing threat this continuing war presents to the West..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
98 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
99 Cottesloe, Colonel Lord, C.B. THE ENGLISHMAN AND THE RIFLE.
Herbert Jenkins, London, n.d., - states 'first printing' and preface is dated 1945. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, sepia tone photographs, reproductions. "The rifle is a weapon full of romance and interest. The present work treats on it on broad lines in a way never before attempted. The history of its development in succession to the bow and the musket is described, its close connection with home defence by civilians is shown and its uses in various forms of war, for sport, and a t the target are explained. Its value as a link with the King's Dominions overseas is indicated. An account is given of its power and accuracy and of the mysterious flight of the bullet through the air, and this without technicalities unfamiliar to the ordinary reader..." Interior - previous owners name and small gift notation on front free endpaper, clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
100 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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