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German Warships of World War 1: The Royal Navy's Official Guide to Capital Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines and Small Craft by Anon. (£42.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853671231]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper gently pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Small shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Facsimile edition compiled from the Confidential Books issued by British Naval Intelligence during World War I. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Plans;Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Foreword or introduction by Norman Friedman. Size: 11¾" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 416 pages. Tags: warships history germany kriegsmarine battleships battle cruisers minelaying class destroyers torpedo boats submarines gunboats armed merchant auxiliaries auxiliary minelayers patrol vessels imperial yachts raiders table naval ordnance war 1914-1918 operations german
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
P&P: UK 1st £15.00. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £24.66. EU Air £24.10. ROW Surface £24.66. ROW Air £46.72

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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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Ships of the Royal Navy: Volume 2 Navy-built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships from the Fifteenth Century to the Present by J. J. Colledge (£20.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853670286]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Norah Lancaster. Foreword or introduction by David Brown. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: britain royal navy lists vessels warships history ships 20th century naval unit navies trawlers drifters whalers tugs coastal forces craft landing admiralty steel average fleet auxiliary port service maritime non-combatant harbour
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Savoring San Diego: An Evolving Regional Cuisine by ANON. (£15.50)Publisher: UCSD Medical Centre Auxiliary — 1995Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 9780963615800]Condition: Very Good+.Description: An anthology of favourite recipes from the UCSD Medical Center Auxiliary and the UCSD Cancer Center Associates. With scenic photographs by Greg Lawson and other San Diego photographers.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 254 pages. Tags: Appetizers Salsas Soups Salads Dressings Pasta Rice Bread Meat Seafood Poultry Vegetables Desserts Sweets
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Somewhere in the West Country: The History of Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport 1930-1957 by Kenneth Wakefield (£14.00)Publisher: Crécy Publishing — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947554653]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “During the Second World War Bristol’s Whitchurch Airport became Britain’s main air gateway to the free world. Service chiefs, foreign and British diplomats, Prisoner-of-War mail ( via neutral countries), and much else, passed through the airport, as did many important people. Among the latter, to name but two, were Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President of the USA, and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Other famous personalities passing through included film stars Bob Hope, Edward G Robinson and Bing Crosby, in Britain to entertain American forces. But security in wartime was paramount and Whitchurch Airport was never mentioned by name. Instead, news reports about the arrival or departure of celebrities referred only to an airport somewhere in the West Country . This is the book of that airport.

Although a history of Whitchurch, other aspects of aviation in the West Country are covered, including the pre-war expansion of civil and military flying. But much of the book is about the important part played by Whitchurch in wartime, when it was occupied by British Overseas Airways Corporation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Air Transport Auxiliary and the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It concludes with an account of the difficult early post-war period and the events which led to the airport’s closure in 1957. This is a comprehensive history of one of Britain’s most important early airports and covers a period, seen by many, as the Golden Age of British civil aviation.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Yellow boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: kenneth wakefield 0947554653 first editions firsts printings 1st whitchurch airport history 20th century pictorial works airports england bristol aeronautics domestic trade business organisation air force unit histories forces great britain netherlands present day second world war transport industry civil aviation airlines british overseas airways corporation boac airfields stations bases transportation services raf auxiliary klm royal dutch
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A Life to Remember by William MacQuitty (£12.50)Publisher: Quartet — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0704327899]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “An ant trapped in a block of amber, a brass Vishnu, an ivory Buddha, a blue faience Osiris — these were the emblems William MacQuitty discovered as a boy in an old deed-box in his parents’ house in Bangor, Northern Ireland. He vowed he would never be caught like the ant.

He became, as his old headmaster put it, ‘a luxury tramp’, a merchant banker of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. Posted to Amritsar in 1926, he surveyed the twilight of the Raj with the sceptical eye of an Ulsterman. He became a member of the Auxiliary Punjab Light Horse, took up yoga and scandalized the memsahibs by consorting with natives. He encountered a haunting in a forest; met a sadhu (holy man) whose destiny seemed mysteriously linked with his own; entered into his first passionate romance with Kim, a beautiful Anglo-Indian girl; and witnessed the appalling Cawnpore massacre of 1931.

On the eve of the Second World War, amid the horrors of Shanghai under Japanese occupation, he resigned from the bank to be with his dying mother in Ireland. A new career in film production led to his making many important British documentaries and features of the 1940s and 1950s, from Out of Chaos, a film about the work of the war artists, to A Night to Remember, the first film to tell the authentic story of the sinking of the Titanic, a ship he had watched being launched in 1911. In 1959 he founded Ulster Television, one of the most successful of commercial television stations. Not long afterwards, his alternative though unadopted plan for preserving Abu Simbel after the building of the Aswan High Dam started him on yet another career as the writer-photographer of fifteen books.

A Life to Remember offers vivid glimpses of such friends as the unorthodox psychiatrist Wilhelm Stekel, the painter Stanley Spencer and the entertainer Beatrice Lillie; and of such legendary figures as the Dalai Lama and the Shah of Persia. With its richness of anecdote, humour and insight, it is one of the warmest and most entertaining books of personal memoirs to be published in recent years.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Turquoise titling to the Spine. 390 pages. Tags: and artists bank biography britain clark critics directors film-maker great henry history including india kenneth life macquitty moore motion northern photographers picture producers several social spencer stanley television who william with worked
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “The author, an acclaimed historian, pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. This book is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the Navy in the first part of this century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: submarines surface fleet air arm royal marines women’s naval service navy anti-submarine helicopters long-range maritime patrol aircraft navies forces effective shipping protection war dockyard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine polaris hms type frigates corvus broadband chaff rocket sea harriers 800 squadron king helicopter marine divers commando training offshore vessel fireman
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Liners by Rob Mcauley (£12.50)Publisher: Boxtree — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752210580]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly "rippled" but really quite pleasant.Description: In this unique study of ocean liners, Rob McAuley explores the history of passenger ships from the first crossing of the Atlantic by an auxiliary steam-powered vessel in 1819 to the great cruise liners of today- with a preview of the enormous floating cities planned for the year 2000 and beyond.Notes: Jacket designed by Andrew Dibben. Size: 9½" x 11¼". 160 pages. Tags: P&O Line Blue Star Royal Mail Matson Norddeutscher Lloyd Hamburg-Amerika Union Castle French Line Canadian Pacific United States Line Holland-America Italia Line Cunard Queens titanic and Lusitania Wilhelm Gustloff Cap Arcona
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1984 by Edited by Martin Horseman (£11.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1983Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: jupiter-powered sandringham flying-boat mcdonnell airacobra prototype accidents auxiliary bembridge blackburn westland islander northern widebody squadron mustangs airlines europe’s lockheed fuselage nine-ack national tristars two-seat aircraft imperial mustang fighter tristar duxford harrier trainer germany airways cannons service douglas convair command bn2a-27 british active flying ap-39n hawker engine arrows airbus museum vt-29b stormo bomber napier 1930s space p-51d p-39d xp-39 avian short usaaf force group world trans aldis dh9aj sight tube hart avro bell lion dc-9 king bae air red war raf sea 146
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Lancaster - A Bombing Legend by Rick Radell; Mike Vines; (£11.50)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781851529698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: First in this edition. One of the greatest British aircraft of full-time, the Arvo Lancaster was the mainstay of the RAF Bomber Command in World War Two. This book features the only two airworthy Lancasters in existence: B MkI operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and B MkXclaimed by the Canadian Warplane Heritage.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: radar-controlled non-commissioned identification establishment distinguished cross-country three-pointer unserviceable anti-aircraft consolidated disciplinary vice-marshal experimental aircraftman conjunction maintenance information publication operational australian ammunition decoration commanding propellers conversion inspection signalling incendiary repairable institutes unexpected elementary navigation inter-comm lieutenant operations estimated transport havilland americans commander policeman emergency aerodrome technical direction write-off liberator listening auxiliary eliminate
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Trafalgar Square — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. Through extensive research he has sought out and interviewed over thirty survivors of the First World War Royal Navy — Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q ships, K boats and flying in the RNAS are recalled in their own words. There are vivid accounts from ten men who fought at Jutland, where over 6000 were killed and from two privates of the Royal Naval Division who tell of the horrors of trench fighting at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. All recall the rigours of training and discipline during the early days of this century, including the oldest survivor of the Royal Navy at 103 years old.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: hms admiralty send minelaying amphion mined gloucester birmingham sinks first enemy submarine british expeditionary force heligoland warship pathfinder armed merchant cruisers carmania trafalgar south atlantic pegasus sunk ships aboukir hogue cressy u-9 royal naval division undaunted destroyers hermes coronel good hope monmouth spee’s squadron admiral craddock dardanelles sms emden destroyed
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John Horton (£11.50)Publisher: Grub Street — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948817755]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names which is as rich and fascinating as the history of aviation itself. His book, the first of its kind on the market, explores evocative names such as the Seven Day Bus, the Supermarine PB9 built in a week and the Aardvark, which refers to the General Dynamics F-III and its modus operandi, rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained as vigorous and inventive throughout the century and Horton covers models from World War 1 to Vietnam. Such names not only tend to be humorous and anecdotal in nature, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: allied reporting names ww2 japanese aircraft nato ascc formal british military naming systems series phonetic alphabets nicknames navy carriers airborne early warning air force base transport auxiliary corporation aerospace european airways overseas south american cie des messageries aeriennes counter-insurgency chief test pilot electronic intelligence empresa nacional aeronautica chile
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Rules of the National Society of Coppersmiths, Braziers, and Metalworkers by Anon. (£9.50)Publisher: Stratford: Wilson & Whitworth, Ltd. — 1951Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded at the spine and margins of the boards. Description: Notes: Size: 5¾" x 4¼". Blue boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. 89 pages. Tags: benefit fund advanced auxiliary burial benefits out-of-work superannuation commission shop stewards delegates conference biennial members misconduct district committees constitution national executive political levy trade union funds investment
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
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First World War Army Service Records: A Guide for Family Historians by William Spencer (£8.50)Publisher: Kew: The National Archives — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781905615261]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “In this fourth, fully updated edition, William Spencer provides expert advice for anyone exploring the First World War or tracing relatives who served in it. Drawing on an insider’s knowledge, he covers material recently or soon to become available and considers all the new only releases.

The National Archives’ celebrated First World War holdings include personal files of officers and other ranks, campaign medals, gallantry and meritorious service awards, courts martial and casualty lists. Its remarkable collection has records of Dominion forces and the Indian Army, the WAAC, the Royal Flying Corps and RAF, as well as auxiliary and nursing services. Over 10,000 individual unit war diaries cover all operational theatres of the British Army, while original trench maps illustrates areas from the Western Front to Salonica, Gallipoli to Mesopotamia, Palestine to Italy.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 160 pages. Tags: britain army personnel records history war 1914-1918 sources handbooks manuals genealogy heraldry honours air forces warfare first military europe 9781905615261
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