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THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The First Four Years...
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944.
Second edition, corrected and revised, and adding a Roll of Honour on pp 353-404. First printing was also in 1944 (376 pp). Blue cloth. (xvi), 418,  pp + numerous plates. Light rubbing to spine ends, rubber stamp to front free endpaper, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has nicks and rubbing to spine ends, tan spots to rear panel, VG otherwise. Covers the years 1939-43. Official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$29.95 Book Number: 36103 Order / Enquire
ROYAL AIR FORCE JOURNAL
England: (R.A.F.), 1941.
Number 1, Nov. 1, 1941 to number 11, March 21, 1942. The first 11 issues. Quarto, stapled in pale blue paper covers, 36 pages per issue. Illustrations. No. 1 has tan damp stains to upper margins throughout and down the fore margin of the rear cover; no. 3 has a light tan damp stain to upper outer corner of front cover and first few leaves; no. 5 has nibbling to upper outer corners of front cover and early leaves; no. 6 has nibbling and light tan stain to upper inner corner of front cover and early leaves; no. 7 has only very small holes to front cover, light tan stain to upper outer corners; no. 8 has a small chip to upper inner corner of front cover; no. b10 has tan damp stains to upper and fore margins of text, with pronounced tan stain to outer front cover and small holes to upper outer corner; the issues are otherwise VG, clean and tight, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$150.00 Book Number: 40163 Order / Enquire
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The First Four Years...
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944.
Blue cloth. pp xvi, 376 + photo plates. Spine gilt a little dulled, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has chips at head of spine (well away from any lettering) short creased tear to rear panel; VG otherwise. An attractive copy. Covers the years 1939-43. Official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$29.95 Book Number: 41004 Order / Enquire
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The Fifth Year.
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1945.
Blue cloth. xviii, 404,  pp + photo plates. Spine gilt a bit dulled, light spotting to spine, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Jacket has chips and tears to spine ends (no lettering lost), short splits to spine folds; short tear to front pane; generally VG otherwise. The second volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Three volumes were separately published. Covers the year 1944. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 41005 Order / Enquire
VOICES OF VICTORY: representative poetry of Canada in wartime
Toronto: Macmillan, 1941.
Blue cloth. pp (xiv), 97 + frontispiece. Advance copy for review with Macmillans in Canada bookplate inside front cover. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has light yellowit to spine and margins of panels, a few small chips and tears, VG otherwise. An anthology sponsored by The Poetry Group, Toronto Branch, Canadian Authors' Association. Foreword by Charles G.D. Roberts. Contributions by Arthur S. Bourinot, Charles Bruce, Leo Kennedy, Kenneth Leslie, Dorothy Livesay, E.J. Pratt, T.G. Roberts, Duncan Campbell Scott, Frederick George Scott, Arthur Stringer, and many others.
$20.00 Book Number: 43989 Order / Enquire
AN AIRMAN'S LETTER. With drawings by Thomas Derrick
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1940.
12mo, blue cloth. pp , (28), . 6 line drawings in text by the noted illustrator. Fine copy. Cream dust jacket has a chip to head of spine and adjacent corners of panels, light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. A letter to his mother by an anonymouse RAF airman found among his effects after his death, it was originally published in the London Times 18 June, 1940. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 43997 Order / Enquire
WITH THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT. Published on Behalf of the Canadian Field Comforts Commission.
Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton / Musson, no date ., 1915.
Quarto, khaki cloth. (3) - (120) pp. Numerous photos in text, some tipped onto khaki card leaves. Xmas, 1915, ink gift inscription at from from "Tommie", with the B.E.F. in France. Small slip laid in which he states that the officer dressed up as a sister was Major Dillon, of his unit, and that the majority of the boat pictures were taken from his unit's boat The Francona. Some light offset yellowing, soft corner bump to front cover; else fine. In the uncommon dust jacket, which has partial splits to the spine folds, chip at head of spine, small chip and tear to lower front panel; small tears to outer corners; generally VG otherwise, now protect with plastic. Letters from the front, articles, poems (two by Frederick George Scott) pertaining to the Canadian Army in France during World War I. Published as a fund raiser, this copy without the promotional flyer sometimes found laid in.
$65.00 Book Number: 44011 Order / Enquire
JANE'S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I. Foreword by John W.R. Taylor
London: Studio / Random House Group, 2011.
Folio, colour pictorial glossy boards. pp 329. Many photos, technical details. Facsimile reprint, with new Foreword, of the 1919 original. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has small creased tears, VG. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 44013 Order / Enquire
GERMAN PRISONERS IN GREAT BRITAIN
London: (Ministry of Progaganda), no date (1916), 1916.
Quarto, grey card covers with flaps. pp [62,  + frontispiece photogravure with tissue guard. Foreword followed by captioned photos. Name rubber stamp at top of front cover, later ink owner name at front, mild wear at spine ends, small soft bruise to upper outer corners of text; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Laid in is a printed complimentary card from Sir Gilbert Parker. "The photographs which are reproduced in this volume were taken in response to a request made by the American Ambassador in Berlin. They were originally designed to form part of the Wurtemberg War Exhibition, and were actually taken by the photographic section of the Royal Flying Corps." The photos were taken at six P.O.W. camps - Donington Hall, Alexandra Palace, Dorchester, Handforth, Lofthouse Park and Eastcote. The boys seemed to be having a jolly old time, the message to the Hun being you should make nice to British POWs, too.. You can be sure that's the way it was all of the time.
$60.00 Book Number: 44023 Order / Enquire
FREEDOM'S TRIUMPH: the why, when and where of the European conflict (cover title)
Chicago: The Magazine Circulation Company, 1919.
Folio, quarter blue cloth and printed blue boards. pp 148. Foreword page, double map page, and flags of the nations in colour, otherwise profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Cloth front inner hinge. Wear to spine ends and to outer corners and edges of boards; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; in all, good externally, VG+ internally. Published by an arm of Woman's Weekly magazine. A rather rich pictorial record. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 44138 Order / Enquire
THE WAR OF THE NATIONS: a pictorial portfolio of World War I
New York: Arno Press, 1977.
Facsimile reprint of the New York Times, 1919, edition. Large folio, mustard boards. 528 pp. Profusely illustrated with photgraphs. Ink owner name at front, remainder dot to bottom page edges, else fine. dust jacket has chips, tears, internal repairs; fair. An excellent pictorial record of World War I. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 44143 Order / Enquire
YPRES AND THE BATTLES OF YPRES
Easingwold, York. England: G.H. Smith and Sons, 1994.
Octavo, tan card covers. pp (144) + ads. Illustrated, maps, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Facsimile reprint of the Michelin, 1920, edition, in the series Illustrated Michelin guides to the battle-fields (1914-1918). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 44168 Order / Enquire
THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1914-19. MILITARY MINING
Uckfield, East Sussex, England: Naval & Military Press, 2004.
Glossy card covers. pp x, 148 + 29 diagrams and 4 photos. Index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Facsimile reprint of the original published by the Secretary, Institute of Royal Engineers, Chatham.
$25.00 Book Number: 44173 Order / Enquire
LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEN SERVING IN THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1914
Uckfield, East Sussex, England: Naval & Military Press, no date,
Facsimile reprint of the original published by the Pay and Record Office, Canadian Contingent, London. Octavo, glossy card covers. pp x, 3-353. Ink owner name at front, some peeling to the surface lamination, front cove a bit splayed, else fine.
$22.00 Book Number: 44174 Order / Enquire
Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 44. Tome II
Paris: Seghers, 1944.
Paper covers, pp (4), (145), . Small corner tear at foot of spine, yellowing to spine and front cover, tanning to margins of rear cover, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95 Book Number: 47557 Order / Enquire
CADILLAC PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD WAR. Illustrated with photographs from the battle fronts and at home...
Detroit: Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1919.
Large quarto, plain green cloth spine and green flocked paper-covered boards gilt lettered on front cover, yellow illustrated endpapers. pp (80). Light spots to spine; boards have some rubbing; short narrow scrape and ring mark on front cover; bit of wear to lower outer corners; VG tight and internally clean copy otherwise, no owner names.
$29.95 Book Number: 47260 Order / Enquire
Poëtes Prisonniers. Cahiers spécial de poésie 43. Tome I
Paris: Seghers, 1943.
"Huitième mille". Paper covers, pp (119). Soft corner creases to covers, text paper tanned, else a VG unopened copy. A collection of poetry by French prisoners of war in German concentration camps. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95 Book Number: 47606 Order / Enquire
ALLEN, George H., and others
THE GREAT WAR. 5 volume set
Philadelphia: Geroge Barrie's Sons (1915-1921), 1921.
Five volume set, tall thick octavos, blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. Spines a little darkened with gilt lettering dulled, creases at spine ends; ink owner name in each volume; in all, VG externally, internally fine. Frontispiece portraits, numerous plates, colour folding maps, chronological table, index. Volume I: The Causes and Motives for the Great War. Volume II: The Mobilization of the Moral and Physical Forces. Volume III: The Original German Plan and Its Culmination. Volume IV: The Wavering Balance of Forces. Volume V: The Triumph of Democracy. Volume III has a tipped in order form where you could order a supplement containing details of German atrocities deemed too disturbing for the general reader. Over 2000 pages in total. Note: heavy set, extra postage will be required.
$100.00 Book Number: 44236 Order / Enquire
EASY WARRIORS. Illustrated by G.L. Stampa
London: Methuen, 1932.
Blue-green cloth stamped in gilt. pp (viii), (148), (8, Oct., 1932 ads). Full-page and vignette illustrations in text. Light damp stain along lower margin of front cover; tanning to endpapers, slight toning to text paper, a bright, very nearly fine copy otherwise, no owner names. In the scarce dust jacket, which has chips and tears to bit darkened spine, small brown soil spot on front panel, good. A collection of humourous World War I articles. Good line drawings by George L. Stampa, a Punch illustrator since 1895.
$30.00 Book Number: 28748 Order / Enquire
THE MAVERICK: a novel
Toronto: Initiative Publishing House, 1984.
Blue boards. pp (6), 108, . Fine copy. Dust jacket has an ink ownership inscription on the front flap and light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. Signed by the author. A vanity press novel of World War I by a Canadian author, based on the life of Corporal Frederick.George Copplns, V.C., (Beaufort Wood, 09 Aug., 1918). Coppins (1889-1963) died friendless and broke and was buried in a Canadian plot of the war cemetery in Oakland, California.
$20.00 Book Number: 43999 Order / Enquire