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1 Acadia University Acadia Athenaeum. Vol. 44, No. 5, June 1918.
Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S., 1918, 
(Acadia University). The Acadia Athenaeum. Vol. XLIV, No. 5, June 1918. Wolfville, N.S.: Acadia University, 1918. Pp 267-338,+ 14 plates. 8vo, grey card covers. Contents : Ode to the Class; Duty to the Returned Soldier; Patriotism; Le Lievre Mousse; The Problem of the Oriental in Canada; Editorial; Athenaeum Competition; Acadia Seminary Anniversary; Academy Closing; Academy Notes; Class Prophecy; The Seniors of '18; Class Honor Roll; Members of the Graduating Class; Class History; Valedictory; The Year in the Societies;Acadia's Honor Roll. Tears to spine ends and edges, front cover partly det ached, smudged, adds on inside covers printed upside-down, else good only. As is. 25.00

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2 ADELMAN, Jonathan R. Prelude to the Cold War : The Tsarist, Soviet, and U.S. Armies in the Two World Wars. First Edition
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder & London, 1988, ISBN:1555871232 
ADELMAN, Jonathan R. Prelude to the Cold War : The Tsarist, Soviet, and U.S. Armies in the Two World Wars. Boulder & London : Lynne Rienner Publishers, (1988). First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-287,(1). Index. 8vo, greenish-greycloth, lettered in maroon. Contents : 1. Introduction. Section 1 - World W ar I. 2. An Economic and Political Overview of World War I. 3. Russian and U.S. Armies in Battle. 4. Russian and U.S. Institutions in Wartime. Section2 - The Interwar Years, 1919-1939. 5. The Interwar Years. Section 3 - Prel ude to Goetterdaemmerung, June 1941 - June 1944. 6. A Military and Political Overview. 7. Soviet and U.S. Armies in Battle. Section 4 - The Soviet andU.S. Destruction of the Third Reich, June 1944 - May 1945. 8. Soviet and U .S. Armies in Battle. 9. Soviet and U.S. War Efforts. 10. Soviet and U.S. War Economies. 11. Conclusions. Very good. 50.00

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3 Admiralty Drawings of the Flags in Use at the Present Time by Various Nations.
Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1916, 
(Admiralty). Drawings of the Flags in Use at the Present Time by Various Nations. Admiralty. By Authority. London : Printed under the Authority of HisMajesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1916. Pp [ i]-39,(1),1-200 leaves of chromolithographic plates, plus chromolithographic title page. Large 8vo, rebound in blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board. Extra-illustrated with numerous tipped in plates and errata slips, and with red-pencilled corrections and cancellations. Glue residue from removederrata slips to some pages, else a very good solid copy from the library o f Admiral H.F. Pullen. Scarce. 1,650.00

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4 Aircraft Carriers - World War II Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations.
Real Photographs, Southport, Lancashire , 1942, 
(Aircraft Carriers - WW2). Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations. Southport, Lancashire : Real Photographs, [1942]. Pp [1]-28 including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. R.P. Publications 42/6. Rubbed and darkened, tear to top spine, penned marks to front cover, else good. 45.00

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5 ALBERTA MILITARY INSTITUTE) Alberta Military Institute Journal 1945
Alberta Military Institiute, Calgary, Alberta, 1945, 
(ALBERTA MILITARY INSTITUTE). Alberta Military Institute Journal 1945. Calgary, Alberta : The Alberta Military Institiute, [1945]. Pp. [1]-172. Illustrated with some b&w photos, maps, &c. 8vo, red side-stapled cardcovers, blank spine. Contents : Message to First Canadian Army before launching of Operation "Overlord"; Portrait of General H. G. D. Crerar, C.H.. C.B., D.S.O.;Illustration—D-Day—A "Rhino Ferry" Approaching the Beach; Portrait of Lieu t.-General G. G. Simonds, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O .; Illustration—"The Old TownThat Had Cost So Much Blood Was Itself a Shambles"; In Memoriam; Col. Snow Succeeds Brig. Harvey; A.M.I. Officers for 1946; President's Annual Addres s, 1945; Report of the Auditor; The Treasurer's Report; A.M.I. Library; Alberta Military Institute Cadets; The Canadian Legion Is on Guard, by J. W. Russell, Esq.; History Day by Day, by Major A. C. Ballantine, E.D., R.C.A.; In Canada's Mountain Parks, by Sydney Vallance, Esq.; Address—"Bombing Operations With the Maquis in France"—Flt.-Lt A. R. Smith, D.F.C.; "The Pipers Played On", by Lt.-Col. Donald MacLauchlan, D.S.O.; Address—The 6th Field Regime R.C.A. in Action—Major A. Maw, M.C.; Address—With the Recces. In Sicily and Italy—Lt.-Col. F. D. Adams, D.S.O.; Vimy Anniversary Dinner; Address—Japan's Abortive Attack on Ceylon—Major M. G. Dover, V.D.; Address—Argentina From Within—F/O Rev. V. S. Lord; With on Advanced Surgical Unit, by Major L. G. Alexander, M.B.E., M.C.; Address—Thp Wartime Internment Camp at Seebe—Lt.-Col. deN. Watson, O.B.E., E.D/; Map—Plan of "Neptune" Assaults; 'A Wall Is Breached"; Map—The Caen Area; Map—The Expansion of the Normandy Bridgehead; Map—The Falaise Area; Mop—Pursuit to Dieppe; Address—D-Day, Before and After—Major Henry S. Patterson; Address—The Campaign in North-West Europe—Brig. Churchill Mann, C.B.E., D.S.O.; Address—The Scientist and the Services—E. Llewellyn Davies, Esq., O.B.E.; The Annual General Meeting, 1945; The Alberta Military Institute Membership List; Index to Advertisers. Corners slightly bumped, covers rubbed else very good. 40.00

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6 All-Slavonic Congress) Second All-Slavonic Meeting, Moscow, April 4 and 5, 1942
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1942, 
(All-Slavonic Congress). Second All-Slavonic Meeting, Moscow, April 4 and 5, 1942. Moscow : Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1942. Pp (6),7-[123],(1). Illustrated. 8vo, green and white wrappers, front cover lettered in white, spine blank. Cover title : Slavs to Arms! Contents : Introductory Note;Appeal to the Oppressed Fellow Slavs; Resolution of the Second All-Slavoni c Meeting on the Publication of a Monthly Journal of the All-Slavonic Committee; Resolution of the Second All-Slavonic Meeting on the Publication of the Proceedings of the Meeting; Opening Speech by Lt.-General Alexander Gcndorov, Chairman of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Alexander Korniechuk, Ukrainian Writer, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian S.S.R., Vice-Chairman of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Yakub Kolas, Byelorussian Poet; Speech by Wanda Wasilewska, Polish Authoress, Member of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Nikolai Derzhavin, Member of tie Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.; Speech by Zdenek Nejedly, member of the Academy of Sciences of Czechoslovakia, Professor at Prague University, Vice-chairman of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Prof. Bojidar Maslaric, Serbian Publicist, Vice-chairman of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Col. Heliodor Pika of the Czechoslovakian Army; Speech by Stella Blagoyeva, Bulgarian Publicist; Speech by Ivan Regent, Slovenic Journalist, Member of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Nikolai Tikhonov, Leningrad Writer; Seechin Verse by Radule Stijenski, Yugoslav Poet, Member of the All-Slavonic Co mmittee; Speech by Mikhail Grechukha, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian S.S.R.; Speech by Lt.-General Ivan Kamera, Representative of the Byelorussian People; Speech by Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian Composer; Speech by Marek Culen, Czechoslovak Political Leader, Deputy of the Czechoslovak Parliament, Member of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Juno Salai, Croatian Publicist, Member of the All-Slavonic Committee; Speech by Alexander Joczys, Polish Worker; Speech by Ferdinand Kozovsky, Bulgarian Publicist; Speech by Johannes R. Becheb, German Poet; Greetings. Spine chipped and browned, margins browned, chipping to edges of front cover,else good. 50.00

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7 AMIS, Kingsley]. TANNER, William ('Bill'), Lt.-Col. HAWKEY, Raymond, design TANNER, William FLEMING, Ian The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007. First Edition in dustjacket
Jonathan Cape, London, 1965, 1965 
[AMIS, Kingsley]. TANNER, William ('Bill'), Lt.-Col. The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007. London : Jonathan Cape, (1965). First Edition. Pp (6),7-111,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, gilt, blue & red lettering to spine.

Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist II: A24.

See Jon Gilbert, Ian Fleming : The Bibliography p.634, &c. And p. 644 for Raymond Hawkey.

Designed by Raymond Hawkey, photography by Ken Denyer.

"With reversible bookjacket for work in the field." The reverse of the bookjacket identifies the book as "The Bible Revised to be Read as Literature."

Contents :
Foreword;
Drink;
Food;
Smokes;
Looks;
Exercise;
Clothes;
Accessories;
Cars;
Places;
Chat;
Culture;
Gambling;
M;
Girls;
Research;
Sources.

"Bill Tanner's distinguished wartime carepr in the Sappers ended in 1944 when he was wounded in the course of a sabotage operation. He later served on the secretariat to the Chiefs of Staff Committee, but, he says, retained his sense of numour. He still retains some of it after twelve years as M's Number Two. He is 007's best friend in the Service and at least once (in 1956) has been bought luncheon by him at Scott's in Piccadilly. (They had dressed crab and black velvet he remembers.) Although Bill is the author of several hundred official minutes ana memoranda this is the first work of his to appear publicly and between hard covers." (from front flap of the dj).

"James Bond reigns supreme among the glamorous figures of this phase of our civilization. Only the dull of soul, or the over-eighties and under-fives (or those of us who are women), can have escaped the desire to borrow his glory, to become like him in the eyes of the world, especially that part of the world which consists of women. But in the past most of us have been discouraged from actually joining the 00 Section of the Secret Service by the thougnt that the dangers outweigh the rewards.

Now all this has changed. William Tanner, for years a colleague of Bond's and so naturally a keen student of his exploits, gives detailed instruction on how to be as glamorous as Bond without having to be kicked in the shins with poisoned shoes or nibbled by sharks. This complete and authoritative guide to 007ship tells you what to wear, what and how to eat and drink and smoke, how to be the scourge of the casino without actually doing any gambling, what devices to install in your car, how to recognize the kind of girl a 007 should go for, etc. etc. By careful study of The Book of Bond, plus a modest outlay of time and money, even you can be your own 007." (from the back panel of the dj).

Bill Tanner is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel series. The author is actually Kingsley Amis.

Slightly splayed, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket (some slight browning to reverse of the jacket). 120.00



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8 AMYOT, Chantal, Bianca GENDREAU, and John WILLIS BROUSSEAU, Francine, ed. Special Delivery : Canada's Postal History. First Edition in dustjacket.
Goose Lane Editions, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Postal Museum, Fredericton and Hull, 2000, ISBN:0864923104 2000 0864923104 / 9780864923103 
AMYOT, Chantal, Bianca GENDREAU, and John WILLIS. Special Delivery : Canada's Postal History. Edited by Francine Brousseau. Principal photography by Claire Dufour. [Preface by The Honourable André Ouellet]. (Fredericton, New Brunswick and Hull) : Goose Lane Editions, Canadian Museum of Civilization - Canadian Postal Museum, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(1),13-150,(2). Illustrated in colour. Folio, black paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to front and spine.

"Sending and receiving mail lies at the heart of our lives and the history of our vast country. Dymbolized by the letter carrier, the letter, or the stamp, the post is part of our daily life. The postal system has taken part in Canada's great historical moments: in the fur trade, in the construction of the railway, on the abttlefield. It has evolved with the rhythm of explorers' journeys and the transformation of the land into the Canada we know today. The post office stands, literally and figuratively, right in the centre of our villages and cities, and it remains at the centre of our modern communications network.

To celebrate Canada's postal heritage, 'Special Delivery' showcases the jewels in the collection of the Canadian Postal Museum and tells the stories of our rarest and most beautiful stamps. Archival photos bring to life horse-drawn wagons and sleighs, early aircraft and snowmobiles, and remote post offices. Modern photos show the jets and trucks that move today's huge volume of mail.

Throughout the history of Canada's postal system, some things never change. It's the people - the clerks, the sorters, the drivers, the letter carriers, the postmasters - who make the mail go through. The responsibility of delvering the mail and the excitement of receiving it are the same today as they were in the days of sail." - from the dustjacket.

Preface by Hon. André Ouellet;
Foreword by Francine Brousseau;

The chapters [un-numbered in the book] are:
1. The Post: Carrier of the World (by John Willis);
2. Putting Pen to Paper (by Bianca Gendreau);
3. The Colonial Era : Bringing the Post to North America (by John Willis); ;
4. Postage Stamps: Windows on the World (by Chantal Amyot);
5. The Post Office : At the Heart of the Nation (by Chantal Amyot);
6. The Rural Postmaster (by John Willis) [includes of text about and photos of mail-order catalogues, Simpson's, Eatons, Canadian Tire, Dupius, etc];
7. Home Delivery (by Bianca Gendreau);
8. Wartime Mail : Love and Life on the Line (by John Willis);
9. Art and the Post (by Chantal Amyot);
10. When the Post Goes Pop! (by Bianca Gendreau) [on postal related books, toys, etc];
11. Moving the Mail (by Bianca Gendreau). With notes, bibliography and index.

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Hitler and the Middle Sea.  in dj. , ANSEL, Walter
9 ANSEL, Walter Hitler and the Middle Sea. in dj.
Duke University Press, 1972, 
ANSEL, Walter. Hitler and the Middle Sea. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972. Pp 514. Illustrated. 8vo, pale green cloth. Law 0304. "A companion volume to the well-received Hitler Confronts England, this new book by Admiral Ansel explores German sources unfamiliar to English and American readers in its discussion of Hitler's activities in the Mediterranean, particularly Germany's invasion of Crete. Admiral Ansel had access to German wartime records not generally available to scholars, and he interviewed many of the officers and men who participated in the battles he discusses." -from the dj. Large owner's signature to to top edge, else vg in slightly rubbed dj. 75.00

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10 APPLETON, Marj'orie Under One Roof
Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., London / New York / Melbourne, 1943, 
APPLETON, Marj'orie. Under One Roof. London / New York / Melbourne : Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., n.d. [1943]. Pp (6),7-224,+ folding genealogical table atfront. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Imperial Thea tre, 1939; Wick's Family Group, 1869; Family Groups, 1939 : I. Josiah Frederick's Son; II. Leopold's Daughter; III. William's Family; IV. Flora's Daughter; V. Victoria's Daughter; VI. Eleanor's Son; VII. John's Daughter; Under One Roof, 1939. Marjorie (Irene) Appleton (1897-1963), was an English journalist, historian and author of at least two novels, Anything Can Happen (1942) and Under One Roof (1943). Cocked, minor wear to spine ends, foxing to fore-edge, penned name and address, else very good. 80.00

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11 Aquitania) Ocean Liners of the Past Shipbuilder Reprints series, 3) Cunard Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner Aquitania. 1st US in dj.
New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1971, ISBN:0821204777 
(Aquitania). The Cunard Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner Aquitania. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, (1971). First American Printing. Pp. (8),9-176, + 5 folding plates at rear (including others intermittently throughoutthe text). Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, blue cloth boards with n avy blue cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed navy blue. "Ocean Liners of the Past: Number 3 in a series of reprints from The Shipbuilder." "The Aquitania, commissioned in 1914, spent 35 years in active transatlantic service - the only Cunard liner to serve through both World Wars. During this time she carried nearly 1,200,000 passengers some 3,000,000 miles. She largely escaped the natural hazards and wartime damages that affectedthe careers of most contemporary ocean liners and is remembered for her co ntinuous efficiency and reliability. Last of the four-funnelled liners, shewas known as 'the Aristocrat of the Atlantic' for her style and poise." - from the dj. A facsimile reprint of a special illustrated issue of The Shipbuilder magazine, published in 1914 to commemorate the maiden voyage of theAquitania. Very good in clipped dj with some browning and a few short clos ed tears. 100.00

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12 ARNELL, J.C. Dr., (comp.) ARNELL, K.C. Captain K.C. Arnell and the President Sergent 1891-1943
Bermuda Maritime Museum, 0, 
ARNELL, J.C. Dr., comp. Captain K.C. Arnell and the President Sergent 1891-1943. Mangrove Bay, Bermuda: Bermuda Maritime Museum, (n.d.). Pp 26. 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers. "ABSTRACT: This paper is based on an unfinished account of a wartime voyage undertaken by Captain K.C. Arnell of Bermuda in command of a surrendered French oil tanker in 1940. It is particularly interesting as it provides an insight into the problems of manning the wartime merchant marine and those experienced in a convoy in the early days of World War II, when there was a lack of sufficient escort vessels and an increasing enemy threat from both submarines and aircraft." Very good. 10.00

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13 Art - Greece - Preservation and Restitution) Works of Art in Greece, the Greek Islands and the Dodecanese : Losses and Survivals in the War. Compiled by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission of the C.M.F
His Majesty's Stationery Office HMSO, London , 1946, 
(Art – Greece - Preservation and Restitution). Works of Art in Greece, the Greek Islands and the Dodecanese : Losses and Survivals in the War. Compiled by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission of the C.M.F., and issued by the British Committee on the Preservation and Restitution of Works of Art, Archives, and Other Material in Enemy Hands. London : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946. Pp (2),i-ii,1-63,(1). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue stapled card covers. Contents : Foreword. 2. Athens– Damage sustained as a result of the fighting in December, 1944. 3. Damag e sustained by Temples, Classical Sites and Museums as a result of the AxisOccupation or the fighting in December, 1944 (Attica – Peloponnese – Boeot ia and Central Greece – Thessaly – Aetolia and Acernania – Epirus – Macedonia and Thrace). 4. Damage sustained by Classical Sites and Museums as a result of the Axis Occupation (Crete – Samos – Euboea- Cyclades – Ionian Islands). 5. Map. 6. Damage sustained by the Byzantine Antiquities as a result of the Axis Occupation or as a result of the fighting in December, 1944 (Athens and Attica – Peloponnese – Boeotia and Central Greece – Thessaly – Epirus – Macedonia). 7. Damage sustained by the Medieval Antiquities in Greece and the Greek Islands. 8. Damage sustained by the Classical and Medieval Antiquities in the Dodecanese. 9. Index. Rubbed, browned, creased, else good.20.00

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14 ART, Robert J., Vincent DAVIS, and Samuel P. HUNTINGTON (eds.) DAVIS, Vincent HUNTINGTON, Samuel P. Reorganizing America's Defence : Leadership in War and Peace. First Editionin dustjacket
Pergamon - Brassey's International Defence Publishers, Washington [et al], 1985, ISBN:0080319734 
ART, Robert J., Vincent DAVIS, and Samuel P. HUNTINGTON (eds.). Reorganizing America's Defence : Leadership in War and Peace. Published with the cooperation of the Ford Foundation. Washington [et al] : Pergamon - Brassey's International Defence Publishers, (1985). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xxiv,(4),3-436,2). Index. 8vo, black cloth, white lettering to spine. "Is the United States defense establishment today well run? To ask that question is to provoke a set of additional Queries. For example, are resources allocated efficiently enough, in peacetime, to produce well trained and well equipped combat units? In wartime, will the command arrangements currently in force be sufficient to provide for the combined arms approach that modern battles require? Are the military properly organized so as to give timely and integrated advice to their civilian superiors? Have the civilians in the defense establishment usurped the traditional prerogatives of the military? Is there a process in place that produces a ciear-cut, rational strategy to govern the use of force? Are decisions on programs and force structures clearly related to strategy? In its structure and operation, how does the American defense establishment compare to those of other nations? Is it better or more poorly managed? Are there lessons for improvement that can be derived from a study of how other nations manage their defense establishments? Finally, if some changes in structure and procedure are necessary, what are the alternatives, and the costs and benefits of each? These are the range of subjects to which the authors in this volume address themselves." (from the Introduction by Robert J. Art). Contents : Introduction : Pentagon reform in comparative and historical perspective (by Robert J. Art). Part I : Defense organization at home and abroad. 1. Defense policymaking in the Soviet Union (by Edward L. Warner III). 2. Civilian and military influence in managing the arms race in the U.S.S.R. (by Stephen M. Meyer). 3. Central defense organization in the United Kingdom (by Michael Hobkirk). 4. Defense organization in Germany : a twice told tale (by Catherine McArdle Kelleher). 5. Military organizations and policymaking in Israel (by Aharon Yariv). 6. The dynamics of Israeli national security decisionmaking (by Amos Perlmutter). 7. Changes in Canada's organization for defense, 1963-1983 (by W. Harriet Critchley). 8. The evolution of central U.S. defense management (by Vincent Davis). 9. The wars within : the Joint Military Structure and its critics (by William J. Lynn). Part II : Defense reform in the United States. 10. Strategymaking in the Pentagon (by Robert W. Komer). 11. Organization and strategy (by Samuel P. Huntington). 12. The Office of the Secretray of Defense (by James Schlesinger). 13. The JCS -- Views of participants (by Chairman's special study group). 14. The U.S. military chain of command present and future(by William Y. Smith). 15. Comments on Smith's proposal (by David C. Jones , Edward C. Meyer III, and Thor Hanson). 16. Rewriting the Key West accord (by Morton H. Halperin and David Halperin). 17. Resource allocation in the Pentagon (by Vincent Puritano). 18. A critique of the PPB system (by PhilipOdeen). 19. How to improve the acquisition of weapons (by Jacques S. Gansl er). 20. Congress and the defense budget : enhancing policy oversight (by Robert J. Art). Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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15 ASHTON, H.S. Netherlands at War. With a Foreword by Professor Dr. P.S. Gerbrandy, Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
George Routledge , London , 1941, 
ASHTON, H.S. The Netherlands at War. With a Foreword by Professor Dr. P.S. Gerbrandy, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. London : George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., (October 1941). Third Printing. Pp [i]-xxiii,(1),1-130,(2), frontis + 3 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Introductory. 2. The Battle of Holland. 3. The Netherlands Empire. 4. The FarEastern Situation. 5. The Netherlands Government in London. 6. Anglo-Nethe rlands Collaboration. 7. Background to the Picture. 8. The Netherlands under German Occupation. 9. The Future. Appendix : List of Netherlands Ministers and Officials; Statistics. Cloth rubbed and lightly soiled, cracked, lacking ffep, else good. 25.00

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16 BACNHER, Evan At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. First Edition in dustjacket
Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2004, ISBN:0810948052 
BACNHER, Evan. At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2004). First Printing. Pp (4),5-160. 4to, blue boards, with lighter blue lettering. A large-format photography book. "In the years following World War II, images of comradeship, particularly of men being physically close, largely disappeared from the public record. But, as these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful-disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril. Led by photography giant Captain Edward J. Steichen, the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit was organized during the war to record the daily experiences of Navy men all over the world and provide newspapers and magazines with images to promote theAmerican cause. The Unit's photographers, who included Wayne Miller, Horac e Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, and Barrett Gallagher, among others, took thousands of pictures to document the lives of soldiers as they relaxed, trained, went about their lives, prepared for the next battle, and waited. When the tension of battle was over or yet to come, these photographers captured the moments when troops left behind their responsibilities as men for a little while and became boys again: roughhousing, wrestling, lounging, and showing off. This book brings together a selection of more than 150 of those [black & white] photographs, culled from the Still Pictures Branch of the National Archives, including many that have never before been published. While World War II imagery tends to be dominated by combat photography and monumental depictions of mechanized weaponry, these photographs offer a rare, intimate look at the Navy men themselves." - from the dj. Very good in very good dustjacket. 50.00

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17 BACNHER, Evan. Men of WWII : Fighting Men at Ease. First Edition in dustjacket
Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2007, ISBN:0810992876 
BACNHER, Evan. Men of WWII : Fighting Men at Ease. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2007). First Printing. Pp (4),5-160. 4to, blue boards, with lighter blue lettering. A large-format photography book. "During the Second World War, the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit vividly capturedthe ordinary lives of soldiers during extraordinary circumstances, produci ng thousands of professional-quality photographs. These photographs reveal the human side of the war: the enlisted men are at turns playful, bored, relaxed, or on edge. In this follow-up to the revelatory 'At Ease', Evan Bachner once again culls the best images from the National Archives to illuminate these men at war. As in 'At Ease', the high level of artistry and composition in the photos is striking, due to the experience and craft of the menbehind the camera. The Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, formed to provide images for patriotic publications, was led by Edward Steichen, a master ph otographer. His team included such photography luminaries as Horace Bristol, Wayne Miller, Charles Fenno Jacobs, and Victor Jorgensen. In addition, this volume includes photographs from the Marine's, Army Air Corps, and Army collections, which have a style that is less polished but more intimate andcompelling. This book, which inclucldes many never-before- published image s, captures the servicemen in their daily routines—living in a war, but so often at rest or at play. Featuring more than 150 [black & white] photographs, from the Still Pictures branch of the National Archives, 'Men of WWII' focuses on the quieter and more personal side of the war. Rather than highlighting violent, iconic war imagery, these photographs bring a sense of humanity to the conflict that has shaped the modern world" - from the dj. Remainder dot, on bottom edge, else very good in very good dustjacket. 30.00

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18 BAEDEKER, Karl. Das Generalgouvernement, Reisehandbuch von Karl Baedeker. First Edition
Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, 1943, 1943 
BAEDEKER, Karl. Das Generalgouvernement, Reisehandbuch von Karl Baedeker. Mit 5 Karten und 6 Stadtplänen. Leipzig : Karl Baedeker 1943. First and Only Edition. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Pp. (4),v-lxiv,1-264 + folding frontispiece map. Small 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine, orange ribbon maker.

Hinrichsen D 258a.

The wartime guide for occupied Poland.

Full of Hitlerian toponymy, with "Adolf Hitler Platz", usw. overlaying pre-war Polish names. For that sort of reason, a relativley scarce item for the Baedeker collector. (It took me many years to get one for my own collection).

Text in German ( but in modern type).

Maps :
folding colour frontispiece map (200 x 310 mm) Das Generalgouvernment;
Plans of Krakau (small folding, colour) ,
Radom (in text),
Warschau (Warsaw, 2-page spread, colour),
Umgebung von Warschau (colour),
Lublin (in text),
Lemberg (2-page spread, colour),
Karte der Umgebung von Zakopane (Tatra) (2-page spread, colour),
Bad Krynica (in text).

Three characters inked to title page, very minor splaying to front cover, some light rubbing to front cover gilt, else a very good, tidy copy. Uncommon. 350.00



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19 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. Bystander's Fragments from France. (Twelfth Edition).
Published by The Bystander, London :, 1916, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. “The Bystander's” Fragments from France. (Twelfth Edition). London : Published by “The Bystander,” n.d. [1916] Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. 4to, olive green stapled card covers, pictorial onlay to front cover. The first collection of First World War cartoons from “The Bystander.” A total of twelve editions of this title were published. Covers creased and slightly waterstained and browned, tears to spine, tear to title page, penned name, else fair to good only. As is. 25.00

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20 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. More Fragments from France. Vol. II.
Published by The Bystander, London :, 1916, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. More Fragments from France. Vol. II. London : Published by “The Bystander,” n.d. [1916] Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. 4to, green stapled card covers, pictorial onlay to front cover. The second collection of First World War cartoons from “The Bystander.” Penned name, a few smudges, else very good. 25.00

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