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A Force : The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BENDECK, Whitney T. WAVELL.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2013, ISBN:9781612512334:

Seller ID: 114688


BENDECK, Whitney T. "A" Force : The Origins of British Deception During theSecond World War. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (2013). Fir st Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-259,(3).8vo, white paper-covered spine with patterned red paper-covered boards, black lettering to spine. "In June 1940, the Italians declared war on the British in Africa. Out-numbered and unlikelyto receive sizable reinforcements of men or desperately needed supplies, i t is surprising that the British even survived. But necessity is the motherof all invention, so the British got creative. Under the leader... View more info

A Gypsy Life : Adventures of Clare and Edward Allcard aboard their Yacht Johanne. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: ALLCARD, Clare

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Seller ID: 28376

ISBN: 0393030725


ALLCARD, Clare. A Gypsy Life : Adventures of Clare and Edward Allcard aboard their Yacht Johanne. New York& London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1992). First Printing. Pp (6),[7]-237,(3) + 16-page central section of colour photos. With 8 maps in the text. 8vo (162 x 240 mm), red cloth spine, red paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Clare Allcard (b. 1946, England) was living in Andorra (when not at sea) at the time of publication. The narrative is split about equally between an account of the author and her husband's restoration of a Baltic... View more info

A Midshipman's War : A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WADE, Frank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cordillera, Vancouver, 1994, ISBN:185995006x: 1994

Seller ID: 43745

ISBN: 185995006X


WADE, Frank. A Midshipman's War : A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943. Vancouver, B.C. : Cordillera Publing Company, (1994). First Edition. Pp (6),7-256. Many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The World War Two memoirs of a man wh o served in HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean, including his experiences of the battle for Crete, the Syrian campaign, the Malta convoys, the Tobruk raid, and the landings in Sicily. Contents: 1. My First Ship [training aboard the HMS Conway from '36-'39, an... View more info

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A Time in Rome. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Longmans, 1960,: 1960

Seller ID: 676


BOWEN, Elizabeth. A Time in Rome. (London) : Longmans, (1960). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-169,(3). With 2 maps in the text. 8vo (146 x 220 mm), rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London). "Italy, and Rome in particular, has always evoked a strong response in English artists and writers, and it was a fortunate chance that Elizabeth Bowen, with a 'sum of time to spend', should have decided to pass it in this city. A Time in Rome, though the direct result of her... View more info

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A Traveler at Forty

By: DREISER, Theodore GLACKENS, W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Century, 1913,:

Seller ID: 50162


DREISER, Theodore. A Traveler at Forty ; illustrated by W. Glackens. NY: Century, 1913. Pp. [10], (1)-526. Frontis. [15] leaves of plates. 8vo, red cloth, with imprinted gilt title plate to front board, t.e.g. Contents: I) Barfleur Takes Me In Hand ; II) Miss X ; III) At Fishguard ; IV) Servants and Politeness ; V) The Ride to London ; VI) The Barfleur Family ; VII) A Glimpse of London ; VIII) A London Drawing-Room ; IX) Calls ; X) Some More About London ; XI) The Thames ; XII) Marlowe ; XIII) Lilly: A Girl of the Streets ; XIV) London; the East End ; XV) Enter Sir Scorp ; XVI) A Ch... View more info

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Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720. 2d ed.

By: BYNG, George, Sir]

Price: $650.00

Publisher: J. and R. Tonson, 1739,:

Seller ID: 39999


[BYNG, George, Sir]. An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720, under the Command of Sir George Byng, Bart. (Afterwards Viscount Torrington) Admiral and Commander in Chiefof His Majesty's Fleet; and his Majesty's Commissary and Plenipotiary to t he Several Princes and States of Italy. Collected from the Admiral's Manuscripts, and other Original Papers. The Second Edition. L: Printed for J. andR. Tonson, 1739. Pp 96. 8vo, original wraps. A rather hagiographical accou nt of Byng's finest hour: his decisive defeat of a Spanish fleet off Cape P... View more info

Adelina Patti : Queen of Hearts

By: CONE, John Frederick PATTI, Adelina) KAUFMAN, Thomas G. MORAN, William R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Scolar Press, Aldershot, Hants., 1993, ISBN:1859280048:

Seller ID: 100653


(PATTI, Adelina). CONE, John Frederick. Adelina Patti : Queen of Hearts. Chronology by Thomas G. Kaufman. Discography by William R. Moran. [Foreword by the Earl of Harewood. Introduction by Robert Tuggle]. (Aldershot, Hants.): Scolar Press, (1993). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxi,(3),1-400, including frontispiece, + 97 p. of plates, 7 of which are in colour. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt signature to front board, gilt titles to spine. "She was a favourite among royalty and composers alike, especially Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, and Verdi, who declared her 'an artist by natu... View more info

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Adolf Busch : The Life of an Honest Musician. Volume One: 1891-1939. VolumeTwo: 1939-52. First Edition in dustjackets

By: POTTER, Tully

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Toccata Press, London, 2010, ISBN:9780907689508: 2010

Seller ID: 115995

ISBN: 0907689507


POTTER, Tully. Adolf Busch : The Life of an Honest Musician. Volume One: 1891-1939. Volume Two: 1939-52. (London) : Toccata Press, (2010). First Edition. Pp (13),14-702,(2); (8),705-1423,(7). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spines. Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch (b August 8, 1891, Siegen, Westphalia – d. June 9, 1952, Guilford, Vermont). Tully Potter (b. 1942, Edinburgh). "Adolf Busch (1891-1952) was not only an all-round musician; he was also a moral beacon in troubled times. Now remembered as the first violin of the Busch String Quartet... View more info

Adriatic Sea. 1st UK in dj

By: HODGKINSON, Harry SCANDERBEG)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 21612


HODGKINSON, Harry. The Adriatic Sea. London : Jonathan Cape, (1955). First Printing. Pp 256. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 2862. 19 chapters including "The Amber Route"; "The Gulf of Venice"; "Wine-Dark Sea"; "Mare Imperium"; "The Wars of Napoleon"; "The Athlete of Christendom" [Scanderbeg]; "The Pearl of the Adriatic" [Dubrovnik]; and "La Serenissima" [Venice]. "Despite the unity of the Adriatic, both geographically and historically, and itsgrowing popularity with holiday-makers, there has hitherto been no single book dea... View more info

Adrift Among Geniuses : Robert McAlmon, Writer and Publisher of the Twenties. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SMOLLER, Sanford J. McALMON, Robert).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park and London, 1975, ISBN:0271011734:

Seller ID: 106285


SMOLLER, Sanford J. Adrift Among Geniuses : Robert McAlmon, Writer and Publisher of the Twenties. University Park and London : The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1975). First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-389,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "The Kansas-born son ofa Presbyterian minister, Robert Menzies McAlmon became a central figure of the Lost Generation. After marrying the English poet and novelist Bryher, McAlmon expatriated to Paris, where his friendship with Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, and other young Left Bank writers led him to begin publishing Cont... View more info

Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. Firs Editon in dustjacket

By: BALFOUR, Michael

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston and Henley, 1981, ISBN:071000687X:

Seller ID: 113426


BALFOUR, Michael. The Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. London, Boston and Henley : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-259,(1). Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The AtJantic Charter of 1941 constituted the West's blue-print for post-war society. Accordingly it is here that Michael Balfour begins his account of how America and Russia developed as the rival super-powers' in that society. By 1962 the American concept of an Open World had brought a widedegree of political and economic freedom to half the globe, together wi... View more info

Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44

By: McGEOCH, Ian

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Imperial War Museum, London, 1991,:

Seller ID: 83150


McGEOCH, Ian. An Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44. London:Imperial War Museum, London, (1991). Pp (4),5-221,(3), including portrait frontispiece. Some photo-illustraions in the text. Large 8vo, blue cloth. With foreword by Admiralof the Fleet, Lord Lewin. "On 21 April 1943 HM Submarine Splendid was patrolling off the Bay of Naples. In five previous patrols, operating against ships taking vital supplies from Italy to the Axis armies in Tunisia, she had sunk a destroyer and more merchant tonnage than anyother Allied submarine during the same period. But her luck was about to... View more info

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After the Storm : True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: ROUSMANIERE, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: International Marine, Camden, ME, 2002, ISBN:0071377956: 2002

Seller ID: 88308

ISBN: 0071377956


ROUSMANIERE, John. After the Storm : True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea. Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw Hill, (2002). First US Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xiii,(1),1-338. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine with black cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. John Rousmaniere (b. March 10, 1944, Louisville, Kentucky). Contents: 1. Ariel and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Italy 1822; 2. The Elizabeth and Margaret Fuller, New York 1850; 3. The Yankee Gale, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1851; 4. The Escape of the Calliope, Samoa 1889; 5. The Loss of the Portla... View more info

After the Storm : True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea. Third Printing, Papeback

By: ROUSMANIERE, John.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2004, ISBN:0071427929:

Seller ID: 55867


ROUSMANIERE, John. After the Storm : True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea. Camden, Maine : International Marine / McGraw-Hill, (2004). Third printing. Pp 338. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. John Rousmaniere (b. March 10, 1944, Louisville, Kentucky). "[...] his [Rousmaniere] questfor meaning amid chaos takes storm stories to a new level of revelation an d universality." -from the cover. Contents include: Ariel and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Italy, 1822; The Elizabeth and Margaret Fuller, New York, 1850; "Amazing Graces" The Prophet, the Apostle, and the Hymn Write... View more info

Aftermath : Travels in a Post-War World.. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MOWAT, Farley

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Key Porter, Toronto, 1995, ISBN:1550137166:

Seller ID: 38003


MOWAT, Farley. Aftermath : Travels in a Post-War World. (Toronto) : Key Porter Books, (1995). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-xii,1-239,(5). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, map endpapers. Farley McGill Mowat, OC (b. May 12, 1921, Belleville, Ontario – d. May 6, 2014, Cobourg, Ontario) . "In thespring of 1953, Farley Mowat returned to Europe to retrace his wartime foo tsteps and search for peace. He returned to England and France - countries that less that a decade previously had been made weary under the weight of war. He returned to the nightmarish battlefields of Italy that had se... View more info

Age of the Grand Tour, The

By: BURGESS, Anthony Haskell, Francis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Crown, 1967,:

Seller ID: 1611


BURGESS, Anthony. The Age of the Grand Tour. Containing Sketches of the Manners, Society and Customs of France, Flanders, The United Provinces, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in the Letters, Journals and Writings of the Most Celebrated Voyagers Between the Years 1720 and 1820, With Descriptions of the Most Illustrious Antiquities and Curiousities in these Countries. Together with the Story of Such Traffic by Anthony Burgess and an Appreciation ofthe Art of Europe in the Eighteenth Century by Francis Haskell and in Addi tion Decorated with a great variety of Engravings, Paintings, Watercolours,... View more info

AI*IA 97: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

By: LENZERINI, Maurizio, ed

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Springer, 1997,:

Seller ID: 41579


LENZERINI, Maurizio, ed. AI*IA 97: Advances in Artificial Intelligence : 5th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence Rome, Italy, September 17-19, 1997 Proceedings. (Berlin): Springer, (1997). Pp 458. 8vo, ill. card covers. Vg. 40.00 View more info

Alberta Military Institute Journal 1945

By: ALBERTA MILITARY INSTITUTE)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Alberta Military Institiute, Calgary, Alberta, 1945,:

Seller ID: 43152


(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... View more info

Alcuni risultati del nuevo rilevamento geologico del versante settentrionale dei Monti Peloritani.

By: JACOBACCI, Alfredo and Gino MARTELLI

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1958,:

Seller ID: 81937


JACOBACCI, Alfredo, and Gino MARTELLI. Alcuni risultati del nuevo rilevamento geologico del versante settentrionale dei Monti Peloritani. Estrato del Bolletino del Servizio Geologica d'Italia vol. LXXIX – 1957 (3-4-5). Roma :Tipografia del enato, Del Dott. G. Bardi, 1958. Pp [837]-877,(3),+ folding plate. 8vo, grey printed card covers. Text in Italian. Spine and edges bro wned, inkstamp and penned name to front cover, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Alejandro Malaspina : Portrait of a Visionary

By: KENDRICK, John. MALASPINA, Alejandro

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 1999, ISBN:0773518304:

Seller ID: 81886


KENDRICK, John. Alejandro Malaspina : Portrait of a Visionary. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-200,(4). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, copper lettering to spine. “Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary chronicles the life of an eighteenth-century Italian navigator in the service of Spain where thirst for knowledge and adventure took him on a five-year voyage throughout Spain's Pacific possessions. On his return he was imprisoned because his ideasfor establishing a modern enlightened state in Spain ran counter to those... View more info