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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
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
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
BARNES, Leslie W.C.S.
CANADA AND THE SCIENCE OF BALLISTICS 1914-1945
Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1985.
Large quarto. pp (4), (viii), 87, stapled, in glossy card covers. Well illustrated. Glossary. Ink owner name at front, some tidy yellow highlighting in text; near fine otherwise.
$20.00 Book Number: 43865 Order / Enquire
JUNO: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944. Foreword by John Keegan
Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2004.
Second printing. Red boards, endpaper maps. pp (xxiv), 311 + plates. Index, notes, bibliography. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$19.00 Book Number: 43882 Order / Enquire
Bercuson, David J.; Herwig, Holger H.
Deadly Seas: the story of the St. Croix, the U305, and the Battle of the Atlantic
Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1997.
Black boards. pp (6), 346 + plates. Index. A fine, jacketless copy.
$8.95 Book Number: 44993 Order / Enquire
TURVEY: a military picaresque.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1949.
Red boards. Minute rubbing to spine tips, slight yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has partial splits to front flap fold; small corner chips, short split to lower rear spine fold; nicks slight rubbing to edges of panels; in all, just good, but still respectable in appearance, now protected with plastic. Inscribed by the author "With best wishes and many thanks to Gwen Scott from Earle Birney and [upside down] TopsyTurvey". A comic novel of Birney's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II. The book was chosen from reprinting in the seminal New Canadian Library paperback series.
$85.00 Book Number: 43002 Order / Enquire
BOUTILIER, James A., editor
THE RCN IN RETROSPECT, 1910-1968.
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982.
Dark blue cloth. xxx, 373 pp + plates; maps in text. Tape stains to rear free endpaper, else fine in fine jacket. "This tribute to a proud service surveys the history of the Royal Canadian Navy from its in ception in 1910 to its demise in 1968." - jacket.
$19.95 Book Number: 14547 Order / Enquire
DUNKIRK (A Memorial)
Toronto: Macmillan, 1943.
12mo. pp 16, stapled, in light blue card covers. Covers yellowed at margins, VG+ otherwise. "All profits are to be devoted to The Daily Sketch War Relief Fund." Reprints an article from the Montreal Star written for the third anniversary of the evacuation of the British army from France. Only edition. Noted British historian. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$13.95 Book Number: 45307 Order / Enquire
The Invention That Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technical Revolution
New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, c1997,
Second printing. Card covers. pp 575 + photos; index. Fine copy.
$9.95 Book Number: 47645 Order / Enquire
CARTLAND, Barbara (Winston S. Churchill)
RONALD CARTLAND. With a Preface by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, M.P.
London: Colliins, 1942.
Red cloth. pp 264 + plates. Index. Bookplate, page edges yellowed, else fine in bit used jacket with small chips and tears. Contains on p. 23 a short Preface by Winston S. Churchill. Biography of a young Tory politician KIA in Flanders in 1940, by his sister the best-selling romance novelist.
$25.00 Book Number: 44783 Order / Enquire
London: Michael Joseph, 1945.
12mo, reddish brown cloth. pp . (2), 28, . Faint foxing to title page, else a fine, jacketless copy. A long poem about the tragedy of war. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00 Book Number: 43995 Order / Enquire
CHALMERS, W. S., Rear Admiral)
MAX HORTON AND THE WESTERN APPROACHES. A Biography of Admiral Sir Max Kennedy Horton.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954.
Dark blue boards. pp xvi, (302) + plates. Small sunned spot to head of spine, else fine. Dust jacket has large chips to head of lightly tanned spine; large chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; good. Horton was an out standing submarine commander in WWI. "In the Second World War, while he held the post of Flag Officer Submarines, his flotillas in home waters played a major part in frustrating Hitler's plans for the invasion of England, and in the Mediterranean, u nder the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, brought Rommel's army to a standstill by wrecking transports and disrupting his sea-borne supplies." - dust jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 12853 Order / Enquire
CLIFTON, George, Brigadier
THE HAPPY HUNTED. With a Foreword by Lieutenant-General the Viscount Freyberg of Wellington.
London: Cassell, 1952.
Red cloth. (xii), 392 pp + potrait frontis, plates and folding map. VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. World War II P.O.W. escape account - North Africa.
$15.00 Book Number: 22738 Order / Enquire
Cole, Willis S., Jr.
The Last Flight of 'The Lady Jeannette'
Kirkland, WA: Battery Corporal Willis S. Cole Military Museum, 1998.
Blue boards gilt, pictorial endpapers. pp (4), (viii), 288, (4). Photos and illustrations in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears to front and rear panel, VG otherwise. #93 of an edition of 2000, signed by Carol L. Cole. Story of the 9 Nov., 1944, crash in Northern France of the American B-17G bomber and how the author discovered the grave of the four man crew 47 years later. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 34258 Order / Enquire