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61 Arctic Journal MOLLOY, Arthur E. MULLER, Fritz ARMSTRONG, Terence Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 15, No. 2,June 1962
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1962, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume15, No. 2, June 1962. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 1962. Pp [85]-171,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated green stapled wrappers. Includes: Arthur E. Molloy's "Arctic Science and the Nuclear Submarine" (pp 86-91) - "The entire Arctic Ocean has now ceased to be remote and is open to study on a year-round basis by nuclear submarines (Strong 1961). Admittedly, there are limitations to the use of a nuclear submarine for arctic research, but the advantages heavily out-weigh the disadvantages. First among the advantages to be gained through the use of this type of vehicle is mobility (Lyon and Boyle 1962). The nuclear submarine is a self-contained community capable of operating under all arctic conditions for extended periods of time. Its mobility is not a function of pre-determined drift patterns,for the submarine can be directed to any desired place, at a wide range of speed and depth. With its special equipment, such as underwater television and SONAR, it can "see" and "hear" below the surface (Steele 1962). There is adequate space for modest laboratory facilities, a controlled atmosphere, and accommodation for a scientific staff, who are comfortable and have every incentive for conducting research (Molloy 1961). Another advantage, andan equally important one, is the natural protection that the arctic enviro nment offers to the submarine. The polar ice pack that presents such serious obstacles to the conduct of oceanographic research from the surface can be used to advantage by the nuclear submarine. It provides a nearly homogeneous environment free from disturbances of weather and other factors that the oceanographer encounters in the open ocean. The advantages of submarine research in the Arctic are even more readily apparent after evaluating the accomplishments of the U.S. Navy's arctic submarine cruises during the past few years. The floor of the Arctic Ocean was sounded continuously during each cruise (Lyon and Boyle 1962). As a result of this, there is now more information available on the bathymetry of the Arctic Ocean than had been obtained during the previous 75 years of arctic exploration. We have now more data relating to the ice pack over broad areas and under various seasonal conditions than ever before. Ice and water samples, as well as bathythermograph observations, also have been obtained at various points in the arctic basin (LaFond 1960). In addition the submarine itself has been a prime research tool whose advantages have not been limited to being a vehicle for transportation (Lyon and Boyle 1962). For example, surfacings through the ice have answered some of the questions relating to the ice cover. In many respects the Arctic has been the laboratory and the submarine the instrument withwhich the research was carried out (Lyon 1961). The arctic cruises of the U.S. Navy submarines have not been conducted as purely oceanographic ventures, but diversified scientific programs have been carried out during each of the cruises (Strong 1961). It is manifest from these modest beginnings that Arthur E. Molloy's "uclear submarine is an ideal platform from which to launch a research program of rather large dimensions." (quoted from pp 88-89). Also, W.F. Weeks and O.S. Lee's "The salinity distribution in young sea-ice" (pp 92-108); J.V. Drew and J.C.F. Tedrow's "Arctic soil classification and patterned ground" (pp 109-116); L.C. Bliss's "Adaptations of arctic and alpine plants to environmental conditions" (pp 117-144); C.R. Lewis's "Icing mound on Sadlerochit River, Alaska" (pp 145-150: John A.Pihlainen's "An approximation of probable permafrost occurrence" (pp 151-154); C. Di Giobanni, Jr., J.W. Rachlin, R.F. Barquist, E.S. Dooley, T.R.A. Davis, and E.H.Pine's "Some microbiological and sanitary aspects of military operations i n Greenland" (pp 155-159: Fritz Muller's "Jacobsen-McGill University ArcticResearch Expedition to Axel Heiberg Island, N.W.T." (pp 160-161); Terence Armstrong's "Soviet place-names : transliteration or anglicization?" (pp 162-163); plus other Notes, News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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62 AREND, Guy-Franz. PATTON, George S. Ardenne Offensive : Watch at the Rhine
Imp. Bourdeaux-Capelle, Dinant, 0, 
AREND, Guy-Franz. The Ardenne Offensive : “Watch at the Rhine.” Published by Bastogne Nuts Museum – Belgium. (Dinant : Imp. Bourdeaux-Capelle), n.d. []. Pp [1]-131,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. “This booklet has been compiled at the express wish of visitors to the Bastogne Nuts Museum.” Contents : Introduction; The Ardennc Offensive : The American point of view, by General George S. Patton; Von Rundstedt's Offensive : The German point of view, by Brigaden General Carl Wagner. 1. Preparation of the Operation. 2. Progress of the Operation. 3. The principal factors of the failure of the Ardcnne Offensive. 4. Lessons and experiences. Origin and history of the “Bastogne Nuts Museum”; History of the Museum of “The Ardenne Offensive” at Spa; Order of battle of the 5th Panzer Army on 16th December 1944; The Battle of the Bulge; An account of the Battle of the Bulge, by Colonel Armstrong; A. German Army; B. Allied Armies; Bastogne : 1. The siege of Bastogne. 2. American Forces in Bastogne. 3. Encirclement of Bastogne. Spotting to back cover, slightly musty, else good to very good. 35.00

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63 ARGENT, Judtih and Stephanie KURMEY, eds. Canadian Genealogical Resources : A Guide to the Material held at Cloverdale Library. Fourteenth Edition, Signed.
Surrey Public Library, Surrey, 2003, ISBN:0969219741 
ARGENT, Judtih and Stephanie KURMEY, eds. Canadian Genealogical Resources :A Guide to the Material held at Cloverdale Library. (Surrey : Surrey Publi c Library), 2003. Fourteenth Edition. Pp. ~215. Various paginations. Large 8vo, decorated white card covers, white-lettered blue title block to front cover, black plastic comb-bound spine. Contents: Introduction; Census of Canada; Immigration and Passenger Records (38 pp., with sections on ships' names, reference lists fo Halifax, North Sydney, and Saint John passenger lists -- among others); Naturalization Records; Parish and Vital Records (including some NS, Acadian, PEI); Land Indexes and Petitions (some NB); Metis Land Claims; Estate Records; Military Records (including Loyalist and War of1812 losses claims); Hudson's Bay Company Archives Finding Aids; City Dire ctories and Telephone Books; Genealogical Periodicals; Genealogy Vertical File; Other Resources; Glossary; Index. Very good. Signed by Argent on the title page. 20.00

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64 ARGUERO, Luis Eduardo LAWRENCE, Henry Sky at the Masthead : Stories of Naval Exploits. Second Edition in dustjacket
Secretaria de Marina, Buenos Aires, 1961, 
ARGUERO, Luis Eduardo. The Sky at the Masthead : Stories of Naval Exploits.Translated by Henry Lawrence. Buenos Aires : Secretaria de Marina, (1961). New [Second] Edition. Pp (4),5-131,(1), frontispiece + 8 plates. 8vo, brow n cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This volume contains a handful of stories, written over the initial years of the Naval Military Lyceum "Almirante Guillermo Brown", told in a simple manner, as grandpa might tell tnem to hisgrandson by the fireside, on a winter's evening. Tales of the Heroic Navy, the navy of those good old "gringos" and "criollos" who were not afraid to risk their hides for the sake of our white-and-blue poncho. The stories, b y reason of chronology, tell of the birth of our navy and sailors, of thosewho defended our country in Paraguay, in Patagonia or wherever it was. And of the fightingmen who, without bluster, swashbuckling or renunciation, fo rged our liberty, our sovereignty and our future. In a spirit of contentionagainst those who dare say that "the Argentine Navy has no history", these pages, which are a picture of love of country and historical veracity, are dedicated in all sincerity to trie Argentines who share my ideals, and to the cadets of the Naval Lyceum, once my pupils. now graduates and always myfriends." (Author's Preface, p. 5). Contents : Author's Preface; Portrait of the Admiral; Board the Ship (1806); Way Back in the Year 1811; A "Criollo" Commando (1813); Saint Patrick (1814); Heroism (1814); The Treamres of Buchardo (1837); "Montonera" of the River (1820); The Daring Action at Los Pozos (1826); A Phantom Fleet (1826); The Surrender of Espora (1828); The "Pulpero" of Carmelo (1836); Buying an Admiral (1842); The Seven Voyages of Don José; Cruising to Rosario (1951); An Old Man's Tale (1952); Historical and Geographical Notes. Luis Eduardo Arguero was Professor of History, Military Naval School, Rio Santaiago. Henry Lawrence was an Englisg Language Instructor in the Argentine Navy. Front cover slightly splayed, else very goodin spine- and edge-browned, nicked dustjacket. 50.00

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65 Armed Forces Manual - Insect Identification. Insect Identification. Supplement No. 1, Second Edition, to Armed Forces Manual on Pest Control.
Defence Research Board, Department of National Defence, Ottawa , 1967, 
(Armed Forces Manual). Insect Identification. Supplement No. 1, Second Edition, to Armed Forces Manual on Pest Control. Ottawa : Defence Research Board, Department of National Defence, 1967. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-158. Illustrated. Large 8vo, spiral bound, black leatherette covers, gilt lettering to front cover. Contents : Preface. Methods of Collecting and Preparing Insects for Study. Procedures for Identification. Basic References. Some Common Classesand Orders of Arthropods. Some Arthropod Groups Related to Insects. Some M ites of Economic Importance in Canada (Acarina). Ticks of Economic Importance in Canada (Acarina : Ixodoidea). The Termites of Canada (Isoptera). Cockroaches (Orthoptera : Blattidae). Lice That Live on Man (Anoplura). Bedbugsof Economic Importance in Canada (Hemptera : Cimicidae). Moths That Infest Stored Products in Canada (Lepidoptera). Beetles of Economic Importance in Canada (Coleoptera). Ants of Economic Importance in Canada (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). Pugnaceous Wasps in Canada (Hymenoptera : Vespidae). Flies of Medical Importance (Diptera). A. Biting Flies of Canada. B. Non-Biting Household Flies of Canada. Fleas of Economic Importance in Canada (Siphonaptera). Covers splayed, musty, some foxing, else good. 40.00

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66 ARMIT, W.B. Army Museum, Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Kentville Publishing Co. Ltd., Kentville, 1960, 
ARMIT, Captain W.B. Army Museum, Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Kentville : Printed by Kentville Publishing Co. Ltd.), n.d. [1960?]. Pp (6),1-34. Illustrated. 8vo, stapled white wrappers. Light spotting to covers, nick to bottom edge, name, else very good. 15.00

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67 ARMSTRONG, John Griffith. Studies in Canadian Military History, 1). Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy : Inquiry and Intrigue. First Edition, hardcover in dustjacket.
UBC Press, Vancouver, 2002, ISBN:077480890x 
ARMSTRONG, John Griffith. The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue. Vancouver / Toronto : UBC Press, (2002). First Pri nting. Pp [i]-x,3-248. 3 maps and 16 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Volume one in the Studies in Canadian Military History series. "The Halifax Explosion of 1917 is a defining event inthe Canadian consciousness, yet it has never been the subject of a sustain ed analytical history. Astonishingly, until now no one has consulted the large federal government archives that contain first-hand accounts of the disaster and the response of national authorities. Canada's recently established navy was at the epicentre of the crisis. Armstrong reveals the navy's compelling, and little-known, story by carefully retracing the events preceding the disaster and the role of the military in its aftermath. He catches the pulse of disaster response in official Ottawa and provides a compelling analysis of the legal manoeuvres, rhetoric, blunders, public controversy, and crisis management that ensued. His disturbing conclusion is that federalofficials knew of potential dangers in the harbour before the explosion, t ook no corrective action, and kept the information from the public. As a result, a Halifax naval officer was made a scapegoat and the navy received lasting, and mostly undeserved, vilification. This is a compelling read not only for military and naval devotees but for anyone who wants to understand one of the events that shaped Canada in the twentieth century." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. The RCN in Halifax - December 1917; 2. Towards the Unthinkable; 3. Halifax Tide; 4. Through the Grim Day; 5. Reaction and Recovery; 6. Of Sailors, Lawyers, Goats, and Newspapers; 7. Goats to the Slaughter; 8. Covering the Tracks. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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68 Army Lessons Learned Centre) Dispatches. Vol. 13, No. 2, November 2007 : Cordon and Search Operations / Dépêches. Vol. 13, No. 2, Novembre 2007 : Opérations de bouclage et de fouille
Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, Kingston, Ontario, 2007, 
(Army Lessons Learned Centre). Dispatches. Vol. 13, No. 2, November 2007 : Cordon and Search Operations / Dépêches. Vol. 13, No. 2, Novembre 2007 : Opérations de bouclage et de fouille. (Kingston, Ontario) : Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, 2007. Pp 1-16,1-16. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers, 3-hole punched. Back to back English and French texts. Very good. 10.00

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69 Army Lessons Learned Centre) Dispatches. Vol. 3, No. 2, April 1996 : Training for Operations / Dépêches.Vol. 3, No. 2, Avril 1996 : L'entrainement en vue des opérations.
Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, Kingston, Ontario, 1996, 
(Army Lessons Learned Centre). Dispatches. Vol. 3, No. 2, April 1996 : Training for Operations / Dépêches. Vol. 3, No. 2, Avril 1996 : L'entrainement en vue des opérations. (Kingston, Ontario) : Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, 1996. Pp 1-27,(1),1-27,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers, 3-hole punched. Back to back English and French texts. Very good. 15.00

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70 Army Lessons Learned Centre) Dispatches. Vol. 6, No. 2, September 1999 : The CF Code of Conduct / Dépêches. Vol. 6, No. 2, Septembre 1999 : Le code de conduite des FC
Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, Kingston, Ontario, 1999, 
(Army Lessons Learned Centre). Dispatches. Vol. 6, No. 2, September 1999 : The CF Code of Conduct / Dépêches. Vol. 6, No. 2, Septembre 1999 : Le code de conduite des FC. (Kingston, Ontario) : Army Lessons Learned Center / Le Centre des Leçons Retenues de l'Armée, 1999. Pp 1-32,1-32. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers, 3-hole punched. Back to back English andFrench texts. Very good. 15.00

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71 Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada Shoulder To Shoulder : 32nd National Convention, Halifax, August 25-30-1974.
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Ottawa, 1974, 
(Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada). Shoulder To Shoulder : 32nd National Convention, Halifax, August 25-30-1974. (Ottawa : Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, 1974). Pp [1]-224,+ 4 page Convention Agenda. 4to,illustrated stapled card covers. Includes Honour Rolls and lists of sponso rs, but mostly advertisements. Covers creased, else very good. 30.00

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72 ARROWHEADS, The WILKINSON, Les WATSON, Don PAGE, Ron Avro Arrow : The Story of the Avro Arrow from Its Evolution to Its Extinction. 10th Cdn in dj
Boston Mills Press, Erin, ON, 1988, ISBN:0919822355 
ARROWHEADS, The. Avro Arrow : The Story of the Avro Arrow from Its Evolution to Its Extinction. [Foreword by Donald Rogers]. (Erin, Ont.) : Boston Mills Press, (November 1988). Tenth Printing. Pp [i]-ix,10-180. Illustrated. Double column. 4to, blue cloth. The Arrowheads consist of Les Wilkinson, DonWatson, Ron Page and Richard Organ. Contents: "Evolution of the Arrow", "D esign, Development & Construction", "From Rollout to First Flight", "The Log Book", "Iroquois Engine & Flight Testing", "Weapons System & Defence Strategy", "Black Friday", "Company Summary January-February 1959", "Arrows forthe Future", and "Technical Data & Drawings". Vg in dj. 25.00

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73 ARSENAULT, Chris. Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home.
Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg , 2009, ISBN:9781552662960 
ARSENAULT, Chris. Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the Warat Home. Halifax & Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, (2009). Second Printing . Pp (8),1-115,(5). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick’s Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the American and Canadian military against its own people with the deadly dioxin Agent Orange. Between 1956 and 1984 the Canadian military and its private subcontractors sprayed more than 1 million litres of rainbow herbicides around New Brunswick. The American military was invited to test Agent Purple and other toxins on Canadian soil after the chemicals had been banned by the U.S. Congress. This is the story of a war coming home; a story of the military and economic currents that allowed Agent Orange to blow through trees and into rivers in New Brunswick. More than anything, it’s a story of soldiers, civilians and local residents who blew back against the government and companies who poisoned them." - from the back cover. Very good. 9.00

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74 ARSENAULT, Chris. Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home.
Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2009, ISBN:9781552662960 
ARSENAULT, Chris. Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the Warat Home. Halifax & Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, (2009). First Printing. Pp (8),1-115,(5). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated card covers. " The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick’s Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the American and Canadian military against its own people with the deadly dioxin Agent Orange. Between 1956 and 1984the Canadian military and its private subcontractors sprayed more than 1 m illion litres of rainbow herbicides around New Brunswick. The American military was invited to test Agent Purple and other toxins on Canadian soil after the chemicals had been banned by the U.S. Congress. This is the story ofa war coming home; a story of the military and economic currents that allo wed Agent Orange to blow through trees and into rivers in New Brunswick. More than anything, it’s a story of soldiers, civilians and local residents who blew back against the government and companies who poisoned them." - from the back cover. Review copy stamp (with penned reviewer name and price), else very good. 10.00

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75 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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76 ARTZ, Frederick B. Development of Technical Education in France 1500-1850. in dj
MIT Press, 1966, 
ARTZ, Frederick B. Development of Technical Education in France 1500-1850. Cambridge, Mass. + London, England: Pub. jointly by the Society for the History of Technology and MIT Press, 1966. Pp (6),vii-x,(2),1-274,(2). 8vo, black cloth spine, red cloth boards. Three of the four chapters have a section on Naval Education : Ch.2. Age of Enlightenment 1715-1789, Part 4. Naval Education (pp.102-109); Ch.3. Era of the French Revolution 1789-1815, Part 6. Naval Education (pp.175-180); Ch.4. Constitutional Monarchy 1815-1848, Part 6. Naval Education (pp.262-266). Also other references in Index. Vg in worn dj. 40.00

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77 ASAKAWA, K. KUBLIN, Hyman (intro.) Early Institutional Life of Japan : A Study in the Reform of 645 A.D.. reprint
Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1963, 
ASAKAWA, K. The Early Institutional Life of Japan : A Study in the Reform of 645 A.D.. With an Introduction by Professor Hyman Kublin. NY: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1963. Originally published in 1903 at Tokyo Shueisha. Pp. 355. 8vo, red card covers, black titles to front and spine. Spine sunned and wrinkled, some creasing to the rear cover, lightly rubbed, pencilled underlining to the first few pages, owner's name inked to the half-title and expunged from the top edge with black maker, else vg. 50.00

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78 ASHMEAD-BARTLETT, Ellis Port Arthur : The Siege and Capitulation. First Edition
William Bllackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1906, 
ASHMEAD-BARTLETT, Ellis. Port Arthur : The Siege and Capitulation. Edinburgh and London : William Bllackwood and Sons, MCMVI [1906]. First Edition. Pp(6),[v]-xiv,[1]-511,(1), frontispiece (with tissue guard) + 23 plates + 2 folding maps + 2 large folding maps at rear. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. The Siege of Port Arthur (August 1, 1904 – January 2, 1905), the deep-water port and Russian naval base at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria, was the longest and most violent land battle of the Russo-Japanese War. "It has been my endeavour in the following pages to describe the Siege of Port Arthur. I joined the Third Army at the commencement of August 1904, just before the first assault, remained attached to General Nogi's headquarters until January 17, 1905, and entered the fortress with the victorious Japanese. An account written by an eye-witness who has not had access to official documents can harldy be considered complete or final. Whether these will ever be given to the world is a matterof great doubt, because the story of Port Arthur is such a tragedy to Japa nese arms from beginning to end that the Headquarters Staff are not likely -- at least, until the present generation has passed away -- to admit the faulty tactics which an official history of the Siege would disclose" - fromthe Preface. Contents : 1. The cause of the war. 2. Dalny. 3. The battle o f Nanshan. 4. Advance of the Japanese. 5. Description of the defences. 6. Capture of Taikosan and Shyokosan. 7. The strategical situation on land and sea. 8. Capture of Banrhusan works. 9. The great night attack. 10. Japanesecamp life. 11. Resumption of active operations. 12. Artillery and telephon es. 13. Men and manners. 14. Capture of Hachimachayama. 15. The assault of October 30th. 16. Sapping and mining. 17. Hospitals and transport. 18. Lifeat the front. 19. The eve of great events. 20. The assault of November 26t h. 21. The assault and capture of 203 Metre Hill. 22. Destruction of the Russian warships (pp.333-346, the sinking of the Poltava, the Retvizan, the Bayan, the Pallada, the Pobeida, the Perezviet, and eventually the Sebastopol, with a b&w photo "the Russian cruiser Pallada struck by a 28-centimetre shell as she lay at anchor in the harbour"). 23. The fall of North Keikwansan and Nirusan. 24. The final operations. 25. Surrender and celebration. 26. Closing scenes. 27. The fallen fortress. 28. Stoessel and surrender. Conclusion. Rebacked (with new front flyleaf), spine darkened, cloth smudged, insect nibbling to front board, corners bumped, foxing and soiling to some leaves, bookplate of Frederick Edwin Smith the First Earl of Birkenhead (1872 -1930), else a good copy. As is. 325.0

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79 ASHWORTH, G. J. War and the City. First Edition in dustjacket
Routledge, London and New York, 1991, ISBN:0415053471 
ASHWORTH, G. J. War and the City. London and New York : Routledge, (1991). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(1),[1]-227,(1). Figures. Tables. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "Cities have evolved from small urban systems designed to withstand attack from without. The demands of the modern city have shifted the focus to the dangers of internal violence. War and the City analyses the role of cities in war and the effects of war on cities." (from the dj, back panel). "In War and the City, Gregory Ashworth examines the relationship between war (as an activity), and cities (as particular spatial settings). The book brings together the characteristics of cities and the defence function, arguing that the two have an important influence on each other. Defence has long been a priority for urban planners. It has often shaped the choice of location and site, architecture and physicalform and even the organization of urban societies. Similarly, cities have influenced the shape of conflict, both in external attack anad internal insurrection, at times having both active and passive roles. Exploring how political, social, economic and technological change have all influenced urbandevelopment, the author synthesizes military history and the geography of urban defence to question both the past and the future of the city at war."(front dj flap). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Fortified Cit y. 3. The Defence Town. 4. The Insurgent City. 5. The City as Battle Terrain. 6. The Air Defence of Cities. 7. The Re-use of Redundant Defence Systems. 8. Defence as Heritage. 9. The City and Defence. Minor spotting to top edge, else very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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80 Associazione Archeologica Frentana) Ortona e Cassino
Amministrazione Comunale, 1991, 
(Associazione Archeologica Frentana). Ortona e Cassino : Unite Nella Tragedia Settembre 1943-Giugno 1944. Gemellaggio Cassino-Ortona 25-26 Maggio 1991. Ortona: Amministrazione Comunale, (1991). Pp [72]. Square 8vo, ill. card covers. very slightly rubbed, vertical crease to front cover, nick to rear, owner's signature, else vg. 25.00

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