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AHERN, JERRY.
War Mountain. The Survivalist Series #25.
New York, Zebra. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0821741004) Mass Market Paperback. 320 pp, 6 7/8" H. "The ravages of nuclear war have reduced America, the once-proud land of plenty, to a battle-seared landscape of blasted rubble and toxic waste. A few tattered pockets of civilization struggle against the tyranny of the totalitarian army's crushing military occupation. Only one man dares to challenge the enemies of freedom - John Thomas Rourke: ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons specialist and warrior - the ultimate Survivalist. New forces are at work to destroy democracy in the dark halls of Deitrich Zimmer's headquarters. Obsessed with genetic experiments, the fascist leader holds Rourke's beloved Sarah hostage and threatens to kill her unless the Survivalist agrees to undertake a suicide mission to retrieve Zimmer's ultimate prize: the frozen corpse of Adolf Hitler. Fighting their way across New York's poisonous wastelands, Rourke and his brave commandos must penetrate an ancient mountain complex and do battle with an underground race of high-tech warriors to seize their unholy cargo and stop Zimmer's plan to annihilate America's future forever!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good+.
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Book number: 29553
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3162]
Keywords: Adventure, World War Iii, America, United States, Nuclear War, Nomads, John Thomas Rourke, Cia, Covert Operations, Weapons Experts, Survivalists, Survivors, Freedom, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Tyranny, Deitrich Zimmer, Genetic Experiments, Fascists, Host

 
BANGS, JOHN KENDRICK. ILLUSTRATED BY H.W. MCVICKAR.
Mr Bonaparte of Corsica.
Poniard, Mississauga, Ontario, 1996, reprint.. 265 pp, 7" H, soft cover. ISBN 0968087515 Profusely illustrated with b&w humorous drawings by H.W. McVickar. A comic biography of Napoleon from infancy in Corsica to his new emperorship in Hades. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover, slight soiling to edges of textblock. VG+.
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Book number: 17383
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1054]
Keywords: Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleonic, Humor, Humour, Fictional Biography, Josephine, Waterloo, Elba, St Helena, Montebello, Egypt, Corsica, Paris, Brienne.

 
BASSETT, RONALD. WRAPAROUND DUST JACKET ART BY PAUL WRIGHT.
The Guns of Evening.
Macmillan, London, 1980, first edition.. 201 pp, + postscript, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333262816 "The battle-cruiser 'Invincible', Rear-Admiral Hood's flagship at the battle of Jutland, and the pride of the Royal Navy, was hit and blew up at 6:33 p.m. on the evening of 31 May 1916 with the loss of 1026 officers and men. There were only six survivors. In his brilliant new novel, Ronald Bassett takes four fictional characters who served in her - a wealthy Australian, the son of a country parson, an ex-professio nal boxer from the East End of London and a boy from the slums of Leith - and traces their lives from before they joined up to their ultimate fate. (This) is a brilliant evocation of naval and civilian life immediately before and during the e a r l y y ears of the First World War. It reaches a terrifying climax with the battle-cruiser's action in the battle of Jutland that shattered so many illusions." Top edge of first 20 pages have been roughly trimmed - a few closed tears have b e en a rc hi va l ly taped, slight browning to text block edges, faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light browning at edges and on spine, two tiny dints on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good.
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Book number: 22817
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: First World War, I, Royal Navy, Rn, Invincible, Jutland, Naval Battles, Flagships, Battle-Cruisers, Hood, Explosions.

 
BASSETT, RONALD.
The Tinfish Run.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition.. 264 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333216148 Includes "a glossary of Naval lower-deck terminology and technical terms" and "a brief account of the fortunes of convoy PQ17". "The year is 1942. A small group of merchant ships escorted by two old destroyers, a corvette and two trawlers are ploughing through Arctic seas to northern Russia in the wake of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. For Ordinary Signalman Ludd - inevitably dubbed 'Lobby' - it is his first trip and li k e l y t o be a tough one. The convoy must run the gauntlet of U-boats, aircraft - there is even the threat that enemy battleships will put to sea; finally there is the other enemy - the bitterest weather, the cruelest seas in the world..Seen f ro m th e p er sp ectives of both wardroom and lower deck, (although a work of fiction, this book) gives an entirely authentic account of the experience of sailors on Arctic convoys during World War II. From the final shore leave in Liverpool to th e a rr iva l at an in hospitable Russian port, through tragedy and much suffering, the men in the cramped messdecks maintain their unflagging humour to the end. Old sailors will relive every minute of these days, and in the characters recognise t hems elv es 3 5 yea rs a go; others will be gripped by a compelling story." Cigarette smaoke odor, minor qwrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear, very light browning on spine and at top edge. Ver y Goo d-/V ery G oo d-.
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Book number: 23777
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12.5 | JP¥ 1581]
Keywords: Convoy Pq17, World War Ii, Royal Navy, U-Boats, Submarines, Arctic, Merchant Ships.

 
BIBESCO, MARTHE, PRINCESS. TRANSLATED BY ROLAND GANT.
Prince Imperial.
Grey Walls, London, 1949, first British edition.. 204 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Princess Bibesco has taken for her novel the story of the son of Napoleon III. Brought up in the Bonaparte tradition and used as a political instrument by his parents, who exploited his popularity with the French people as a means to consolidate their regime, he was forced to flee France when the Prussians inflicted the crushing defeat of 1870. He came to England and later became an officer in the British Army and was killed i n the Zulu War. Princess Bibesco tells the story of his life and his love affair with an English girl with all the vividness and delicacy which characterizes her historical novels such as the well-known 'Katia', on which was based the fil m . " F o x i n g on endpapers, light soiling a few tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge rubbing, very small bubble in cloth on front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, browning to spine an d fl a p- fo ld s, l ight to moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, moderate edge wear/wrinkling. Good+/Fair.
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Book number: 18709
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 2635]
Keywords: Prince Louis Napoleon, Empress Eugenie, Franco-Prussian War, South Africa, Zulu, Isandhlwana, Tuileries, Paris, Biarritz, Romance.

 
BIGGINS, JOHN.
The Two-Headed Eagle.
New York, St. Martin's. 1996, First American Edition. (ISBN: 0312147511) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Geoff Hunt cover art. 367 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(A) story of five months of hair-raising adventure on the Italian front in which young Otto Prohaska, the hero of 'A Sailor of Austria' and 'The Emperor's Coloured Coat', entrusts his life to the nascent, unreliable, and terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. It is the summer of 1916, and Otto, joined by his self-willed aerial chauffeur Sergeant-Pilot Toth, entrusts his life to a succession of flimsy biplanes in the sky above war-torn Alpine battlefields. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg empire has begun its final slide to disaster. And in the air is the unmistakable sense that history, poignant and ironic and always surprising is erupting all around them. Written with craft, style, and an astonishing breadth of emotion, (this) is the continuation of a remarkable series." Book is very lightly cocked, is cracked at title page but pages are holding well, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small area of surface paper loss on front panel, small corner crease on front flap. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29122
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1844]
Keywords: Historical Novels, World War I, First, Otto Prohaska, Sailor of Austria, Emperor's Coloured Coat, Imperial, Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service, Pilots, Toth, Biplanes, Habsburg Empire, Adventure, Aerial Operations, Italy. 0312147511 Geoff Hunt Cover Ar

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK.
Blue at the Mizzen. An Aubrey/Maturin Novel.
HarperCollins, (London, 1999), Ist edition.. 262 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Jacket illus. by Geoff Hunt. 20th in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light rubbing/wrinkling, and 1 1/2" dia. advertising sticker ("Patrick O'Brian The New Aubry/Maturin Adventure") at bo ttom corner of front panel. This is a new, unread book. NF/VG+.
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Book number: 5070
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Patrick O'brian, Royal Navy, South America, Sailing Ships, Geoff Hunt, Military Fiction, Naval Fiction.

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK.
The Commodore.
London, HarperCollins. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002555506) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Geoff Hunt cover art. 282 pp, 8 3/4" H. Number 17 in the Aubrey Maturin series of adventure in the great age of sail finds Jack Aubrey promoted to Commodore. "Command of a squadron calls for different skills from command of ship. It is the charatcter of the captains and the fighting and sailing qualities they can deliver from the men and ships entrusted to them that an admiral or a commodore must reckon with. Here perhaps Jack has sharpened his perceptions from his long association with Stephen Maturin, his indispensable surgeon and close friend. But might the nature of the secret mission on which the squadron is sent present a conflict of loyalties to this complicated, inscrutable figure?" Faint tanning in margins of pages, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29302
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Aubrey Maturin Series, Historical Fiction, Age of Sail, Royal Navy, Barrett Bonden, Preserved Kilick, Sailing Ships, Man-of-War, Loyalty, Adventure. 0002555506 Geoff Hunt Cover Art.

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK.
The Golden Ocean.
Macmillan, (London, 1970), reissue, revised edition.. 253 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w double page map. Based on the true account of Commodore Anson's, (RN), circumnavigation of the world in the eighteenth century, told from the perspective of young Peter Palofox, a midshipman on the Centurion. T wo light stains to free front endpaper, minor soiling to edge of blank page at rear, light bumping to bottom corner and fore edge of front board, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jac k e t h a s l i g ht edgewear/rubbing/soiling, four closed tears along top edge (up to 1"), wrinkling to edges, light scratching to rear panel. Scan available on request. VG-/G.
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Book number: 6947
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Peter Palofox, Royal Navy, Midshipmen, South America, Spanish Main, Circumnavigation, Adventure, Seamanship, Shipboard Life.

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK.
The Hundred Days. An Aubrey-Maturin Novel.
HarperCollins, (London, 1998), Ist edition.. 281 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002257890 Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold, very minor edge wrinkling. This is a new, unread book. Fine/Very Good+.
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Book number: 18442
USD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2371]
Keywords: Napoleonic Wars, Royal Navy, Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Patrick O'brian.

 
BUCHAN, JOHN.
Mr. Standfast.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1953, reprint.. 320 pp, 7 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Richard Hannay (hero of 'The 39 Steps'), relates his adventures during the First World War. Small store label on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, browning to edges of text block, light browning and small ink mark on spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small hole on front flap-fold, tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, fading/browning/small water stain on spine, light rubbing/soiling. Very Good-/Good+.
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Book number: 24692
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Richard Hannay, World War I, First, Spies, Spying, Flying Corps, Suspense, Adventure, Air Raids, Picardy, Western Front.

 
GUN BUSTER.
Return Via Dunkirk.
White Lion, London, 1975, reprint.. 255 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 856172898 Map endpapers. "(This) is a war novel which has the authenticity of immediate truth. Its anonymous author landed in France in the autumn of 1939 with the British Expeditionary Force, as a young artillery officer. The following June he left the beaches of Dunkirk in a paddle steamer with his battered but defiant comrades in arms. His story of everything that happened in between in the countryside of France is told with humour a nd humanity. The book first appeared a few months after Dunkirk, and was an instant bestseller. Read again three decades later 'Gun Buster's' narrative is just as compelling - a fascinating story of a strange time." Small bump at bottom c o r n e r o f pages 239 to end of book, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and small tears at top of spine area, one small chip at bottom of spine, light rubbing, a few ti ny f ox in g m ar ks . Very Good-/Good-.
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Book number: 23314
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1054]
Keywords: Dunkirk, Dunkerque, British Expeditionary Force, Rescues, Oudenarde, Arras, Infantry, Tanks, Tank Warfare, Vimy Ridge, Givenchy, Retreats, Spitfires, Windmill, Beaches, Rescues.

 
LE CARRE, JOHN.
A Small Town in Germany.
London, Heinemann. 1968, First Edition. (ISBN: 0434109304) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 306 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Leo Harting, a middle-aged Second Secretary from the British Embassy in Bonn (has), after twenty years of apparently loyal service to the Crown, vanished, taking with him official files hot enough to frustrate or indeed compromise the entire British position at the negotiating table at Brussels, where a faltering British Government is making a desperate last attempt to save the national economy and get into the Common Market. In this atmosphere, Alan Turner is despatched from London to find Harting. 'Which do they want?' he asks, 'The man or the files?' Gradually it becomes clear that one is not enough without the other." Areas of browning on front endpapers - most likely due to laid in papers, minor wrinkling at top of spine and very light at bottom of spine, very slight bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, two very small edge tears, minor edge wrinkling, small wrinkle on each hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29540
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 2635]
Keywords: John le Carre, Alan Turner, Spies, Cold War, Germany , Foreign Office, Foreign Office Security, Leo Harting, Bonn, British Embassy, British Government, Common Market, Stolen Files, Espionage, Traitors, Eu, Euopean Common Market, Mid 20th Century. 04341093

 
DEVORE, CHUCK AND MOSHER, STEVEN W. (DE VORE.)
China Attacks: A Novel. Second Edition.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition.. 415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "..exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book.." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG-.
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Book number: 17592
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1317]
Keywords: International Politics, China, U.S. , Chinese, American, War, Superpowers, Taiwan, Foreign Relations, Espionage, Intelligence Gathering, Combat, Sino-American Affairs, Invasion.

 
CLOETE, STUART.
How Young They Died.
Collins, London, 1969, Ist edition.. 383 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Jim Hilton..is a subaltern of nineteen when he goes out to Flanders for the first time in April 1916, and a veteran of twenty-one, twice wounded, married, gazetted Major, by the time his story ends. It is a story of courage and the waste of human life in the bloody carnage of the Ypres Salient and the Battle of the Somme that could have been written only by someone who was there and saw it, who was a participant in the struggle in which millions of men fought and died for narrow stretches of shattered ground and useless villages in an unending sea of mud.." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small closed tears with crease, tiny tears and wear at top of flap-folds, minor soiling, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G.
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Book number: 10644
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 2635]
Keywords: World War I, First, Jim Hilton, Flanders, Ypres Salient, Somme, Trench Warfare, Soldiers.

 
CRISP, JACK H.
Pressure Point: A Special Operations Executive Novel.
Simon & Pierre, (Toronto, 1980), Ist printing.. 215 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "..Janos Illyes, out for a romantic evening at Toronto's elegant CN Tower restaurant..encounters his wartime commander, Colonel Mark Sherwood, and suddenly finds himself involved in a life and death m ission. Sherwood request his help to uncover the mysterious spy network affecting the upper echelons of NATO, and the situation must be corrected before the NATO meetings the following week..from Brussels to Oslo and finally to Gdansk, ( J a n o s r a c e s) against time to rescue NATO.." The former owner of this book, himself a member of SOE during WWII, has written a note on the front flyleaf declaring his belief that the author must have been a member of SOE - he calls the b oo k a 'n on -f i ct io n no vel'. Previous owners personal card on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small mark to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing, slight fading to spine, red ink 'touch-up ' t o wo rn cor ner s, sm all t ear s/chips/creases at top of spine, very small closed tear on rear hinge, one 1/2" closed tear, crease down rear flap - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G.
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Book number: 9026
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12.5 | JP¥ 1581]
Keywords: Soe, Special Operations Executive, Undercover, Spies, Janos Illyes, Spy Networks, Nato.

 
DAVIDSON, ERIC.
V for Schweik. Ten Stories of World War Ii.
Warner, (London, 1996).. 225 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 075151621X "..Eric Davidson's second chapter in the age of Schweik - the era when the ordinary squaddie could, through a bit of earthy judgement and a lot of divine luck, bungle his way through World War II - safe in the knowledge that the enemy would have it own ration of Schweiks, similar common men like himself caught up in forces beyond their making or control. Men for whom war 'like life, was all make-do and mend, try all and error'. 'V for Schweik' celebrates the role of these Schweik-successors in a splendid new selection of tales. Covering the period from D-Day to VE Day, involving the valorous activities of men like Magna Carter, Heavy Wates and Huckleberry Flynn, these ten stories salute the spirit of the legendary Good Soldier with great energy and humour; tales often taller than tall, but always honouring the essential Schweikness of their heroes." Interior - tiny pen correction to typo in foreward, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. VG+.
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Book number: 15723
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1054]
Keywords: Soldiers, Humour, World War Ii, Schweik, D-Day, Ve Day, Tall Tales.

 
DONACHIE, DAVID.
Nelson: Breaking the Line.
London, Orion. 2002. (ISBN: 0752846817) Soft Cover. Ill.: Geoff Hunt cover art. 400 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society. From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good+.
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Book number: 10017
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Horatio Nelson, Napoleonic Wars, Geoff Hunt, Naval Battles, Copenhagen, Trafalgar, Age of Sail, Sailing Ships, Emma Hamilton, Court, Naples, Love Affairs, Heroes, British Admirals, Naval Battles. 0752846817 Geoff Hunt Cover Art.

 
DUNMORE, SPENCER.
Ace.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, (Toronto, 1982), Ist Canadian edition.. 262 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "..set against the gigantic canvas of the air battles of World War II. (The) protagonist is Ernst Brehme, a fighter pilot serving with the Luftwaffe. But Brehme is no ordinary flyer. He possesses the one-in-a-million combination of qualities that makes him the complete master of his profession - one of the top-scoring pilots of all time - a national hero, idolized, adored. Like so many of his contemporaries, however, Ernst Brehme knows infinitely more about the business of death than about life. Young and naive, he falls deeply in love with a French Jewess several years his senior. Their ill-starred romance is a central theme of this tense, totally gripping adventure.." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light rubbing, one small closed tear. VG+/VG.
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Book number: 11666
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12.5 | JP¥ 1581]
Keywords: World War Ii, Pilots, Aces, Ernst Brehme, Fighter Pilot, Luftwaffe, Aerial Combat, Adventure, Romance.

 
EVANS, ALAN.
Dauntless.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980, 1st. edition.. 252 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340253053 "If you were Commander David Smith of the British Navy, what would you do? Off the coast of Palestine in Octovber, 1917, he is put in charge of the light cruiser 'Dauntless', the seaplane tender 'Blackbird', and two monitors with 6-inch guns. The small force is expected to elude U-boats while somehow stopping a German troop train on its way to shore up the Turks' defenses against the British Army. Lurking somewhere over th e horizon is the sinister German cruiser 'Walkure', a heavily armed ship commanded by an officer as wily as Smith himself.." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrin k l i n g , v e ry light browning - mainly on spine and at edges, very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 21683
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 3952]
Keywords: Britsh Navy, Rn, Royal, Commander David Smith, Palestine, Light Cruisers, Seaplane Tender, World War I, First, U-Boats, Naval Battles.

 
EVANS, ALAN. WRAPAROUND DUST JACKET ART BY MIKE TRIM.
Ship of Force.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition.. 255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 22816
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3162]
Keywords: First World War, I, Royal Navy, Rn, German, U-Boats, Submarines, Adventure, Convoys, Flotillas, Dover Patrol, David Cochrane Smith, Espionage, Thrillers, Ships, Warships, Battleships.

 
FRASER, GEORGE MACDONALD. DUST JACKET ART BY ARTHUR BARBOSA.
Flashman and the Mountain of Light: From the Flashman Papers 1845-46.
Collins Harvill, London, 1990, first edition.. 367 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002711354 "With the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britainnia's ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier - and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: 'I'll swim in blood first!' For stalwart Harry Flashman, arch-rotter of the Victorian era and the most decorated poltroon in the Army, had not lately escaped fr om Borneo pirates, London bookies, slavery in Madagascar, and the embraces of a mad black queen, just to be plunged into even more dreadful peril - not if he could help it. Alas - there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the deba u c h e d and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers, the plots of such fearsome figures as the Tartan Pathan, the Golden Hen , an d th e mysterious Man Who Would Be King, or the baleful influence of the Mountain of Light. And that was only the beginning: ahead lay the carnage of the bloodiest campaign ever fought in India, when Sikh, Briton, and Sepoy contended for an em pi re, a nd it s fate rested on a crazy old Irish gneral and the panic-stricken Flashy vainly trying to hide behind him." Remainder mark across bottom of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny rem ain der mar k o n i nside edge. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 24838
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2108]
Keywords: Harry Flashman, Bullies, Cowards, India, North-West Frontier, Lahore, Khalsa, Durbars, Sind, Punjab, Sutlej, Victorian Era, Sikhs, Romance, Sepoys, Hill Country, Cads, Humour.

 
FRASER, GEORGE MACDONALD.
Flashman and the Tiger and Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers. (Contains: The Road to Charing Cross; the Subtleties of Baccarat and, Flashman and the Tiger. )
London, HarperCollins. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002259516) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: A.E. Barbosa, jacket art. 319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Flash Harry is back! Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villians of the day, and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes." Tiny bump at top of rear hinge and at bottom of front hinge, small faint stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds,a few small scuff marks on front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Keywords: Flashman, George Macdonald Fraser, Flash Harry, Cads, A.E. Barbosa, South Africa, Zulu Wars, Flashman Papers, Victorian Wars, Military, Historical Fiction, Sir Harry Flashman V.C. , Bullies, Baccarat. 0002259516 A.E. Barbosa, Jacket Art.

 
FRASER, GEORGE MACDONALD. DUST JACKET ART BY PHILIP VAN AVER.
Mcauslan in the Rough and Other Stories. (Contains: Bo Geesty; Johnnie Cope in the Morning; General Knowledge, Private Information; Parfit Gentil Knight, But; Fly Men; Mcauslan in the Rough; His Majesty Says Good-Day. )
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974, first US edition.. 209 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394493036 "Once again, George MacDonald Fraser turns from the gloriously scandalous Flashman sagas to chronicle the hilarious postwar adventures of a certain very Scottish Highland Regiment, which first swung into view in 'The General Danced at Dawn' and is the home of the shambling Tartan Caliban, Private McAuslan, the Dirtiest Soldier in the World, and his sorely tried commander, Lieutenant Dand MacNeil. Here are further ast o n i s h i n g episodes as McAuslan and MacNeill - Scottish Piltdown Man versus that flower of regimental dash and cunning - are pitted against each other in: The Desert Mystery of Port Yarhuna; The Great Regimental Quiz; McAuslan in Love; And His F in es t (a nd F un niest) Hour..as caddy to that rugged Caledonian Eminence, The Regimental Sergeant Major, in a golf game whose ferocity and intrigue make the Open Championship at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews pale into obliv ion . A H ig hla nd Fli ng of a book, bursting with joyous recollection; a toast to absent friends and to a world gone by." Fading to top/bottom edges of boards, very small bump at corners, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, two creases at bo ttom co rner of pag es 205/6, tiny tear at top of page 59/60, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fo lds . Go od+/ Very Good.
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Keywords: Scottish Highland Regiment, Private Mcauslan, Lieutenant Dand Macneill, Golf, Regimental Sergeant Major, Humour, Humor.

 
FRASER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS.
Nor'east for Louisburg.
Toronto, Amethyst. 1978. (ISBN: 0920474012) Soft Cover. 221 pp + section of b&w plans, photographs at rear, 8vo (9" H). B&w plans, maps, reproductions throughout text - plans and photographs at rear. "(A)n adventure tale of sweeping grandeur: the personal history of a youth who volunteered for war as a loyal subject of George II when New England rose against the French fortress of Louisburg commanding the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the approaches to Quebec and menacing the Boston fishery. The story is a romance in the true sense: it tells of the fears and awareness of a vast world opening to the mind of a young soldier and mariner early away from home and toughened by the cruelty and challenge of armed conflict and the harsh reality of the elements. The novel is based on a single page of pencil-written journal left behind by a young volunteer from Massachusetts: the author has not been able to determine the boy's name or where he lived but only that he served in Pomeroy's regiment at the capture of Louisburg in 1745. The history of Jonathan Steele unfolds as that of a God-fearing thoughtful man whose love of humanity does not blind him to the irony and tragedy of people living in difficult days, nor to their weakness or folly." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, small soft corner crease on front cover, spine slightly twisted. Very Good -.
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Book number: 16478
USD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1576]
Keywords: Louisburg, St. Lawrence, Quebec, Colonial America, Boston, Fisheries, Soldiers, Massachusetts, Volunteers, Pomeroy, Pomeroy's Regiment, Journals, Personal Reminiscences. 0920474012

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