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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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The National Dream: The Great Railway 1871-1881 AND The Last Spike: The Great Railway 1881-1885 by Pierre Berton (£62.00)Publisher: McClelland & Stewart — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0771013264]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case.Description: Both volumes are later printings. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 439 / [XII] 4 pages. Tags: canada canadian company government history pacific politics railroads railway state studies
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James King R.N.: Captain Cook Is Killed But The Third Voyage Of Discovery Goes On by John Bolton King (£58.50)Publisher: South West Maritime Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095264553X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: No. 4 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “This book starts where others leave off, when Captain James Cook was murdered in Hawaii in 1779, but his third voyage of discovery went on for another 27,000 miles of often hazardous sailing. A factual, exciting, and often funny story of those adventures on land and sea as first told in the journal of Lieutenant, soon to become Captain, James King. Many others who were later renowned explorers were on this expedition, including William Bligh, George Vancouver and James Burney. Global navigation comes into this account but, perhaps for the first time, this is a book written just as much for the landsman and layman as for the seaman and naval historian. Admiral G. S. (Steve) Ritchie, Hydrographer to the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 and President of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau from 1972 to 1981 has said ‘James King was a fine man and dealt with a difficult situation admirably’."Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Maritime Monograph series. 209 pages. Tags: misunderstandings misadventures bolcheretzkoi inhospitable instructions hospitality kamtschatka habitations travelling navigation waterfront discovered habitation principles provisions expedition south-east karakakooa resolution unfriendly terreoboo endeavour discovery elevation commander admiralty buffaloes practised medallion mercurial sightings nautical Pembroke krakatoa sandwich krakatau glossary epilogue portrait elements tropical twenties freezing vessels' h.m.s'.s offering conduct islands enraged condore england
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Japanese Aircraft 1910-41 by Robert C. Mikesh & Shorzoe Abe (£51.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851778402]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a few small indentations toward the top of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 will almost certainly come to be regarded as one of the truly outstanding works of aviation history. In the preface the authors state ‘For the vast number of Japanese aeroplane types that were built during the period covered by this book, it is disappointing that more has not been written in English about them’.

As a result of massive research the authors have now corrected this shortcoming. The names Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nakajima and a few others are well known but this work includes descriptions of the products of large numbers of companies and organisations that are known only to a few people outside of Japan.

The aeroplanes covered here range from the single type produced by the Awazu Flight Research Studio, include as would be expected the proliferation of Aichis, Kawanishis, Kawasakis, Mitsubishis and Nakajimas, and ends in alphabetical order with the products from the Naval Air Arsenal at Yokosuka.

Including early privately-built aeroplanes and those produced under licence, this work covers nearly 400 types. Appendices include aircraft of the Pacific war, a comparison of calendars, a bibliography and a glossary.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplanes military japan history aeronautics aircraft aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air japanese kawasaki mitsubishi nakajima aichis naval arsenal yokosuka
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide by Philipe De montebello (£49.00)Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Descriptive Texts Written By the Curatorial Staff of the Museum. From the introduction: “The Metropolitan museum is a living encyclopaedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world — from Florence to Thebes to Papua New Guinea — from the earliest times to the present and in every medium is represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality and invention. The Metropolitan’s 1.4 million square feet houses what is in fact a collection of collections; several of its departments could and would be major independent museums almost anywhere else. But here musical instruments adjoin arms and armour, and forty thousand Egyptian objects are displayed on the floor directly above a collection of forty-five thousand costumes.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: 708.147’1 american wing ancient near eastern art arms and armor asian art costume institute egyptian art european paintings european sculpture and decorative arts greek and roman art islamic art robert lehman collection the jack and belle linsky collection medieval art musical instruments art the pacific islands Africa and the americas prints and photographs twentieth century art metropolitan museum works art monet vermeer painter saul steinberg
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The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February-June, 1942 by H. P. Willmott (£36.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870210920]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Distributors sticker covers publisher colophon on the title page. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “H. P. Willmott’s perceptive analysis of Japanese and Allied strategies in the Pacific war has set new standards for World War Two historians. The scope and depth of the research he did for the first book of his Pacific trilogy, Empires in the Balance, have earned him a reputation as a major chronicler of the period. With this second volume, Willmott continues to offer significant new material and interpretations that are certain to warrant further study.

The Barrier and the Javelin begins with a thoughtful assessment of the critical situation in which Japan found herself in the spring of 1942. Even by that early stage of the Pacific war, the fundamental weakness of the Japanese effort was evident. Japan had gone to war with little more than a five-month plan of campaign and the conviction that she could not be defeated by enemies who were her moral inferiors. Her intention had been to conquer territories essential to her economic survival and then fight a defensive war that would exhaust her enemies and lead them to a negotiated settlement. By the spring Japan’s leaders were becoming uncom-fortably aware that their enemies would not negotiate and that they themselves lacked the plans, and perhaps the means, to make them change their minds. Willmott sets out the arguments over strategy that plagued the Japanese naval command as it tried to formulate a coherent response to this potentially disastrous situation. In so doing he suggests that the weaknesses of the command’s decision-making process kept the Japanese from taking the one course of action that could have changed the outcome of the war, and were responsible for the ill-considered plan of campaign that began to fall apart in the Coral Sea in May’and ended in disaster four weeks later at Midway.

The book, however, is not confined to an examination of Japanese policymaking. Just as Empires in the Balance provides & critical appraisal of the moves made by all the combatants during the first five months of the war, so The Barrier and the Javelin places the Allied part of the February-June 1942 record alongside that of the Japanese. In doing so, it examines why the British and their dominions were totally unable to put together a proper Pacific policy in the opening phase of the war, and why the Americans came to accept a commitment to fight in the southwest Pacific when this area had barely figured in their prewar calculations. American intelligence gathering — Operation Magic — and its effect on the progress of the war are also described in full.

Willmott follows his assessment of the Allied situation with a detailed analysis of the battle of the Coral Sea and the action off Midway, which at last places these battles in their proper context. Debunking long-held beliefs about the com-parative strengths of the Japanese and Allied forces, he contends that in both battles the weaker fleet was defeated, not victorious as most accounts suggest. He further argues that if Japan was indeed fated to lose the war, then her defeat at Midway can hardly be regarded as the decisive battle so many claim it to be. Inevitability and decisiveness, he points out, are mutually exclusive terms.

Many readers will find Willmott’s treatment of the Japanese side of the battle of Midway an intriguing alternative to other books on the subject. He reveals some important new information that finally explains the inconsistencies found in previous accounts. His condemnation of Admiral Yama-moto’s inept handling of the entire fiasco is unusually clear and hard-hitting.

This view of the flow of events in the first half of 1942 provides one of the most comprehensive, balanced and readable studies of the period ever written. It will be of enduring interest to general readers as well as professional historians and students of World War Two.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [CVII] 596 pages. Tags: willmott 0870210920 world war 1939-1945 japan coral sea battle midway history naval operations japanese pacific ocean campaigns military warfare conventional battles actions oceania theatre second tsingtau politics defence policy strategy
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The Politics of Learning and Teaching in Aotearoa - New Zealand by Edited by Eve Coxon, Kuni Jenkins, James Marshall & Lauran Massey (£33.00)Publisher: Palmerston North: The Dunmore Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0864692005]Condition: Very Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 280 pages. Tags: childhood critical development education gender historical island islands issues maori pacific perspectives schools social theories women zealand
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Camera In Conflict by Robert Fox (£30.50)Publisher: Konemann — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3895082171]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Tri-language text: German; French; English; The story of photography in war from the Crimea and the American Civil War to Chechnya and Bosnia today.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 420 pages. Tags: photographers battlefield warfare ironclad industrialized age armies crimea american civil war first world war roger fenton modern war correspondent william howard russell charge the light brigade balaclava battles the falklands brady photographers british army indian mutiny taku forts opium war combat photography battle bull run normandy landings d-day antietam gallipoli beaumont hamel somme vimy ridge verdun pacific war iwo jima okinawa british military censors cecil lewis robert capa spanish civil war terry fincher don mccullin hill timothy larry burrows bert hardy picture post pusan photo-journalism cnn action photographer peter leibing
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But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor by John Toland (£28.00)Publisher: London: Anthony Gibbs & Phillips — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the spine ends and top of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned, blanks more heavily so. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [7]; First in this edition. [First: USA: Random House, 1961]Notes: Illustrated by Lilli Mautner (Maps). Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 443 [4] pages. Tags: 1939-1945 pacific ocean campaigns military operations warfare battles political history theatre south usa second american politics pearl harbor
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The Political Dimension in Teacher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Policy Formation, Socialization and Society by Mark B. Ginsburg & Beverly Lindsay (£28.00)Publisher: The Falmer Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750703938]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Wisconsin Teacher Education series. [VIII] 284 pages. Tags: africa americas and asia aspects central comparative cross-cultural cultural education educational europe government inservice making ocean pacific policies policy political politics professional research state studies teacher teachers teaching the training
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Honolulu Prepares For Japan's Attack: The Oahu Civilian Disaster Preparedness Programs May 15 1940 to December 8 1941 by Rodney T. West (£27.00)Publisher: Self-Published — 2003Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. 4th Printing. [First: 1992]Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Tags: army activities american and artillery attack battle civilian coast conquests cross eight fleet harbor honolulu island its japan’s japanese naval oahu outposts pacific pearl plantation preparedness red ships sugar the training was with
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Miss Cutler & The Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain by Mark Peel (£27.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780226653631]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small nick to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Matt Avery. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Historical Studies of Urban America series. [XI] 325 [2] pages. Tags: peel 9780226653631 historical studies urban america poor services united states england australia social case work cultural history american british irish australasian pacific welfare usa kingdom britain science poverty homelessness sociology
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The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife by Various (£27.00)Publisher: Weldon Owen — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781921530005]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the spine with a small stain to the upper panel. A nice copy else. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 13½" x 10¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: 9781921530005 evolution threats wildlife conservation deciduous woodlands coniferous forests northern europe galapagos islands patagonia sahara sahel antarctic desert pacific ocean new guinea highlands temperate heathlands eastern forest appalachians mountains southwest china
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The War with Japan Volume III: The Campaigns in the Solomons and New Guinea by Ministry Of Defence (Navy) (£26.00)Publisher: London: HMSO — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0117728195]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Fold-out Plans in separate folder [30];Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 297 pages. Tags: european history second war military battles campaigns ends surrender august 1939-1945 pacific ocean naval operations japan british american japanese area
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War at Sea 1939-45 by John Hamilton (£24.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713716606]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1986] Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Jacket illustration: War Horse of the Allied Navies at Sea; Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading painters of the Second World War at sea. His paintings of the war in the Pacific are on exhibition in Washington DC while a permanent site for them is being established. The series portraying the conflict in the Atlantic and European waters forms an essential part of the Imperial War Museum’s collection on board HMS Belfast in the Pool of London.

War At Sea includes 176 of his superb paintings. Careful research and the assistance of a worldwide panel of advisers have ensured great accuracy both in the events depicted and in the equipment, vessels and aircraft involved.

Above all, the paintings give a clear and dramatic impression of war at sea. They are a tribute to the courage and endurance of the sailors and marines, soldiers and airmen of all nationalities, whether on the convoys to Russia, supporting the D-Day landings or launching an assault on the Pacific islands. They do not glorify war but are dedicated to the belief that to understand it is to understand also how urgent is the need to keep the peace.

The paintings are supported by a lively text with 43 maps. Together, they make WAR at SEA a unique contribution to the literature of the Second World War.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin and Admiral Arleigh Burke. Size: 14" x 10¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 272 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 naval operations history military battles campaigns second john hamilton admiral the fleet lord lewin and arleigh burke 0713716606 first editions firsts printings 1st
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An Impossible Dream: Hong Kong University from Foundation to Re-establishment, 1910-1950 by Chan Lau Kit-ching & Peter Cunich (£24.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195938429]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “The Department of History is one of the University of Hong Kong’s oldest departments, having come into existence when the University opened its doors to students in the autumn of 1912. In 2002 the Department of History celebrates its ninetieth anniversary together with the two other foundation departments of the Faculty of Arts, the Departments of Chinese and English. An Impossible Dream, a collection of essays on the early history of HKU from its foundation in 1910 until its re-establishment after the Pacific War, has been published to coincide with this anniversary. The essays in this volume have been written by past and present members of the History Department and explore various issues in the early history of HKU.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVI] 374 pages. Tags: university hong kong history education higher china special administrative region 20th century world administrat asia chan lau kit-ching peter cunich 0195938429 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Far Eastern File: Intelligence War in the Far East, 1930-45 by Peter Elphick (£24.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340665831]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “During the 1930s the Far East was a fertile hunting ground for the espionage and counterespionage agents of many nations, especially for those of Great Britain, the United States and Japan, as well as of Germany, Italy and the USSR. Sometimes they worked in remote places on the border of Manchuria and Russia, or in the jungles of Malaya and Thailand; while others operated in Tokyo, Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong, not to mention that international melting pot and powder keg, Shanghai.

Throughout, the author emphasises the Japanese subversion and fifth-column activity; but in the background of operations were the spies of the communication airwaves, the so-called Signals Intelligence (or Sigint) operators who plucked diplomatic, consular, military and naval coded messages out of the ether and passed them to the cryptanalysts. At the centre of the British Sigint and intelligence co-ordination operations was the Far East Combined Bureau, a highly secret organisation, established in Hong Kong in 1935, which is here researched for the first time through recently released material from the Public Record Office and unpublished accounts of surviving officers. These reveal its impact and that of its successors on the eventual outcome of the Pacific war.

Using the latest published information, Peter Elphick illuminates fascinating new facets of many important issues including Britain’s appeasement policy towards Japan, the Melville Cox affair, the S. S. Automedon incident and the conspiracy theories which claim Churchill and Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Peter Elphick’s unrivalled knowledge of the period and locale combined with his research into official intelligence material only released in the 1980s make Far Eastern File a book of unique importance and lasting interest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 510 pages. Tags: war military intelligence east asia southeast history 20th century espionage politics secret service services battles campaigns second european asian middle eastern political science europe technology engineering
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The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific by Harry Morton (£22.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851772145]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Printed by the University of British Columbia Press with Conway sticker to the title page and in the Conway dust wrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Based on the journals of over one hundred men and women who sailed the Pacific — men as famous as Sir Francis Chichester or as notorious as William Bligh — Harry Morton’s unusual and extremely readable book is a discussion of the problems the Pacific has posed, of the hardship, courage and ingenuity associated with facing them, and of their gradual solution.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Hermansen & Paul Dwillies. Size: 10¼" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 498 pages. Tags: seventeenth-century ship-of-the-line pacific-built navigational developments sea-anchors measurement windjammers sleigh-ride instruments buccaneers starvation navigation discipline watercraft polynesian leadership particular indigenous historical psychology shipwreck nantucket grounding stability surviving endeavour seafaring whaleship materials australia shipworms mutinies steering elements greatest warships european galleons magellan problems clippers furneaux gerbault flogging mandell william iammers sailing america whaling
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The Royal Navy and the Peruvian-Chilean War 1879-1881: Rudolf De Lisle's Diaries & Watercolours by Gerard De Lisle (£21.50)Publisher: Barnsley: Pen & Sword Maritime — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844156528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Maps;Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: diaries war pacific naval operations british history american forces warfare chile peru united kingdom britain military latin america europe veterans
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The Sugar Club Cookbook by Peter Gordon (£20.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340680385]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but with just a hint of tanning to the very margins of the leaves.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. A collection of one hundred recipes in this “Pacific Rim” inspired cookbook based on recipes from the Sugar Club restaurant in London. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs the recipes include signature dishes, innovative desserts and vibrant salads.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: club cookbook cookery cooking cuisine ethnic general groupings inspired london national ocean pacific political regional restaurant rim socio-economic strategic sugar
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Voyages: The Romance Of Cruising by VARIOUS (£20.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751308072]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with colour photographs. The world's 100 most exciting ports of call selected by the world’s leading travel writers.Notes: Illustrated by Harvey Lloyd (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Bill Miller. Size: 12¼" x 10¼". Blue boards with Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 284 pages. Tags: voyaging old spanish main american pacific rim oriental odyssey travel writers cruise lines destination shopping cuisine cultural adventure entertainment romantic ambiance east coast north america caribbean south central west oceania far africa middle mediterranean dream destinations journeying ship sailing culture eating editor favourite places experiences travellers enjoy cruisers prospective sailors armchair worldwide cruising seafaring experience john maxtone-graham passenger ships bill miller casbah casablanca ramblas skagway ephesus exciting sights civitavecchia tianjin antigua island cancun honolulu pearl harbour popular juneau auckland nassau grand cayman cartagena hong kong new orleans exploring these islands galapagos
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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The Big Woods: Logging and Lumbering - from Bull Teams to Helicopters - in the Pacific Northwest by Ellis Lucia (£19.00)Publisher: Doubleday — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0385024614]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the spine ends and corners, with tanning to the reverse. Boards a little spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¼". Blue Spine Strip with Orange boards with Gilt & Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XII] 222 pages. Tags: lumbering northwest pacific history forest fire logging operations slash burning sawmills lumber plant last great timber stands the united states oregon coast fact lumberman sawmills tillamook
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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco (£19.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0151001510]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The year is 1643. Roberto, a young nobleman, survives war, the Bastille, exile and shipwreck as he voyages to a Pacific island straddling the date meridian. There he waits now, alone on the mysteriously deserted Daphne, separated by treacherous reefs from the island beyond — the island of the day before. If he could reach it, time — and his misfortunes — might be reversed. But first he must learn to swim…”Notes: 512 pages. Tags: 20th century del english fiction from giorno historical into italian language l'isola literature modern prima translated translations
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The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hansbury-Tenison (£19.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192142089]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “The anthology does not aim to include every moment of discovery, but to give a flavour of the emotions and motives of those who took part in the major events of exploration. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfrid Thesiger, to the Americas with Cortes, Frobisher, and Cabot, to the Pacific with Drake, Banks, and Bougainville, to Africa with Burton, Livingstone, and Stanley, and to the Poles with Peary, Amundsen, and Scott.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 530 pages. Tags: discoveries geography g80.094 910’9d 93-10770 writings explorers ultimate travel writing legendary explorers marco polo columbus magellan unknown continents native inhabitants victorian travel empire source the nile lhasa royal geographical society edmund hillary wally herbert north pole wilfred thesiger borneo expeditions sarawak survival international tribal people
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The Battle of Leyte Gulf by Adrian Stewart (£18.50)Publisher: London: Robert Hale — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0709175442]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight wear to edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: philippine sea battle battles leyte gulf philippines war naval operations actions pacific ocean second 1939-1945 warfare
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The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922 by William Reynolds Braisted (£18.50)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1591140889]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XII] 741 pages. Tags: united states navy conference limitation armament 20th century naval history usa pacific ocean unit navies operations actions sea political international diplomacy first world war politics defence policy diplomatic paris peace
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Pim's Pacific by Selected & Edited by Judy Tudor (£18.00)Publisher: Pacific Publications — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some ruffling at the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “The people who have contributed to this book come from all walks of life — ex-Governors, public servants, school-teachers, journalists, crocodile-shooters, pub-keepers, master-mariners, cruising yachtsmen, traders — but they all have one thing in common: They have worked, lived and sometimes have been born in the Pacific Islands. There is something about each of them in the biographical notes that introduce each of the stories, all of which appeared in the Pacific Islands Monthly between 1950 and 1965.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". 223 pages. Tags: Pacific Islands Monthly Pacific Islands
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Rubbish by Chris Barfoot; Simon Klapish; (£18.00)Publisher: Temple House — 2003Binding: Paperback First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1877059528]Condition: Very Good. Wraps a little curled.Description: From the cover: “Dave runs the biggest rubbish dump in the state. Rubbish and money are all he cares about, although he does have a growing desire for the local pig farmer's daughter. But when Dave goes off to Paris on a government sponsored fact-finding tour, he has no idea how his life will change. The head of the Paris dump offers to pay Dave to take some 'harmless' packages off his hands from a French Pacific island. Easy money and not much work, Dave thinks. That is until some Arab terrorists become interested in those packages, and the Israeli secret service becomes interested in the terrorists. From then on things become decidedly dodgy. An action comedy that romps through crazy business schemes, lust, and the odd scientific breakthrough to steamroll its way to a climax amongst the revolting, rotten and reviled rubbish of the dump! Signed by the author on the title page "To Simon, Best Wishes, Simon Klapish".”Notes: 249 pages. Tags: barfoot klapish signed books authors signatures
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The Naval History of the World War: Offensive Operations 1914-1915 by Thomas G. [Goddard] Frothingham (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard Universtiy Press — 1924Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is lightly soiled. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Tables; Fold-Out Maps [8];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip to Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. [X] 349 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 naval operations cruiser pacific battle coronel falkland islands dardanelles distribution forces movements strategy british expeditionary force heligoland fisher admiralty german dogger bank chase
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Torment in eruption by Owen Gibson (£17.00)Publisher: Calvert Publishing Co. — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned and spotted, more tanned at the margins.Description: First in this edition. The island of Krell was one of the Japanese hell-holes of the Pacific War. Men held prisoner there had little prospect of surviving, and for women shipped to the camp from Singapore the prospect was worse. There was little future for any of them, so when the chance came they made their escape, taking advantage of the volcanic tremors that shook the island. They had nowhere to go, but they preferred to die fighting in the jungle, rather than to die at the hands of their sadistic captors.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 128 pages. Tags: Gibson japanese midway singapore prisoners war pow escapee interns
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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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Tempest Over Tahiti by Charlotte [Franken] Haldane (£15.50)Publisher: London: Constable — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Plates; Maps; Genealogical Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: pomare queen tahiti george pritchard explorers eighteenth century describe pacific ocean captain thomas wallis history society islands 19th colonization french polynesia island
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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843309335]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: New Holland — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843305976]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II by Ikuhito Hata & Yasuho Izawa (£14.50)Publisher: Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd. — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853101389]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The Pacific War was an air war, yet, until now, Western readers have had little chance to learn about Japan’s naval fighter pilots and their World War II air groups. This English translation of a classic Japanese work finally lifts the cloak of anonymity that has hidden their identities from the West for so long. Within these pages the reader gains an intimate and unprecedented view of the men, their aircraft, and their victories and defeats.

Divided into three parts, the book opens with rare photos and brief descriptions of the principal Japanese naval aircraft. The second part offers concise histories of the air groups, including every carrier-and land-based fighter unit in the Imperial Navy — from the China Incident in the early 1930s to the end of the Pacific War in September 1945. Dates of organization and disbanding, key movements and action results, brief summaries of important battles, and anecdotes about leaders and aces are all provided. The third part captures Japan’s leading naval aces in photos and individual biographical sketches.

This translation — the only one available in English — is based on the revised and enlarged 1975 edition of Nihon Kaigun Sentoki-tai, the definitive work on the subject in Japan. To produce this unique record Ikuhiko Hata, an internationally known military historian, and his highly regarded researcher Yasuho Izawa spent years tracking down information and conducting interviews with surviving aces and the families of those killed in the war. Their Japanese perspective adds a significant new dimension to the annals of World War II.

Nearly 350 photographs of aces and aircraft — many new to this edition — supplement the text. Some 100 line-drawings of aircraft show unit markings and paint colours. To aid the Western reader this edition adds a section on Japanese naval terminology. Appendix tables chronicle naval fighter aces by record, pilots killed in action, pilots by training class, and major air battles. Indexes by name and unit and end maps of the entire Pacific theatre provide excellent references.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 442 pages. Tags: japan kaigun history world war fighter pilots naval unit navies actions sea pacific ocean second aviation sailors carrier airmen air aircraft 1939-1945 regimental histories aerial operations japanese
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South Pacific Brewery: The First Thirty Years by James Sinclair (£14.50)Publisher: Bathhurst: Robert Brown & Associates — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0909197369]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 172 pages. Tags: sinclair south pacific brewery history brewing industry papua guinea
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Sydneysiders by Lorrie Graham (£14.00)Publisher: Allen & Unwin — 2000Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers, more heavily at the tips. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The author has compiled a unique photographic record of the people of Sydney; old and young, rich and poor, ordinary and extraordinary, and the occasions vary from public spectacle to moments of great intimacy. Shot in the twelve month period up to the New Year’s Eve parties as the Millennium clicked over, Sydneysiders is Sydney at play, at work, showing the locals in their finest or in the rough, but definitely all present and accounted for. From one of only four single-operator fishermen still working the harbour to an 8-year-old wannabe lifesaver, from exuberant pom-pom girls to teenage ballroom dancers, to the ‘Marching Shirley Basseys’ as they frock up for the annual Mardi Gras parade. These are the faces of Sydney as they’ve never been seen before.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9½". Tags: arts photography collections catalogues exhibitions travel australia south pacific reference tips essays travelogues pictorial lorrie graham
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What If?: Strategic Alternatives of WWII by Edited by Harold C. Deutsch & Dennis E. Showalter (£14.00)Publisher: The Emperor's Press — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1883476070]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is in a protective, removeable, mylar cover. Edges of the text block lightly marked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: ability a-bomb after allies all-out and armed attack available barbarossa been bombing code command consequences conspirators corregidor corsica dealing decipher delayed detected dropped during existed favourably fortitude french germans had harbor held help histories hitler imaginary invaded its japanese kiev launched left macarthur military naval none not operation overtures pacific participating peace peari poles pre-emptive proposed read research responded rocket ruse sardinia scandinavia strategic strike surrender that the traffic u-boat ultra war was with world zhukov
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Yonder, A place in the Montana by John Heminway (£14.00)Publisher: Adventure Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792276876]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ.DJ nicked, with a slight crease, at the bottom corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The West Boulder valley lies nestled in the Montana Rockies, and when acclaimed travel writer John Heminway first laid eyes on the dilapidated Bar 20 Ranch he knew he was home.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 314 pages. Tags: hough gold mines main boulder valley northem pacific railway central montana crow indian nation bozeman trail shoshone sheep eater tribe clovis culture aboriginal eugene magat
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British Columbia: A Natural History by Richard Cannings & Sydney Cannings (£13.00)Publisher: Vancouver: Greystone Books — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1550546198]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 310 pages. Tags: cannings 1550546198 9781550546194 natural history british columbia plants animals ecosystems marine freshwater salmon grizzly bears wolves salamanders snowshoe hares pacific herring
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Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook by David Hampshire (£13.00)Publisher: Survival Books — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1905303750]Condition: Very Good.Description: 6th Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Living and Working in Australia is essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Australia and the most up to date source of practical information available about everyday life. It’s guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Australian way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time, trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in Australia since it was first published in 1998. Contains up to twice as much information as similar books.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 390 pages. Tags: philippines immigration emigration employment immigrants guidebooks polynesia countries caledonia handbooks australia visitors customs manuals working pacific oceania holiday zealand foreign guides social living abroad skills guinea papua
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Raiders: Elite Forces Attacks by John Laffin (£13.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0753703629]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “During the Second World war a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. These raids were as individual in character as the men who carried them out and equally unique in their objectives. John Laffin relates more than twenty such operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 194 pages. Tags: commandos special air service long range desert group glider-borne raiders pilotage parties tobruk raids rommel raid cyrenaica great raid nazaire bruneval caper pacific raiders cockleshell heroes singapore raids australian raiders par sir roger keyes david stirling camouflaged equipment lieutenant bill kennedy blair paddy mayne enemy convoy david lloyd owen
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Debt of Honour by Tom Clancy (£12.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002245779]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In 1993, Tom Clancy’s astounding success story continued as his seventh novel, Without Remorse, became a No 1 bestseller in the UK and around the world — his biggest-selling hardback ever. Now in his most gripping and timely novel yet, filled with the exceptional realism, intricate plotting and knife-edge suspense that are his hallmarks, he plunges his hero Jack Ryan into a thrilling new adventure.

In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war…

The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn’t dead yet — and only the nature of the threat is new.

On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America’s major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents — but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President’s National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America’s territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honour to be paid — and the price will be terrifyingly high…”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 766 pages. Tags: 0002245779 english fiction national security united states defends usa against economic sabotage from east
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Eastern Sun, Winter Moon by Gary Paulsen (£12.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 057506319X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the cover: “As one savage war ends, another begins. The author writes hauntingly about his childhood. Paulsens young life is jolted by scenes of extreme horror, from the man his mother tried to slay, to a disaster witnessed in the midst of the Pacific Ocean.”Notes: Jacket designed by Gary Day-Ellison. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 244 pages. Tags: Second world war chicago paulsen phillipines army officer pacific oceans childhood memoirs
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Japan and World Trade: The Years Ahead by Haruko Fukuda (£12.50)Publisher: Farnborough: Saxon House — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0347010105]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tables;

From the cover: “A concise yet comprehensive description of Japan’s aims in developing her world trading image is long overdue. Western politicians and commercial and industrial interests have for years been trying to understand the domestic and international considerations which set the pattern for Japan’s expansion. They have also sought clarification of the country’s policy concerning imports.

This invigorating study sets out to examine, first of all, the causes of the country’s emergence as a giant economic power, and then analyses her future trading policies. The conclusion reached by the author is that an enlarged EEC is bound to effect Japan’s trading pattern, as will the establishment of a Pacific trading bloc in which she would be a dominant factor. Moreover, the continuing commercial rapport between Japan and Eastern Europe and the Third World requires that Japan maintain her rate of development.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 155 pages. Tags: japan commerce economic policy commercial conditions trade policies government international dumping subsidy agricultural protection liberalisation capital transactions japanese import tariffs kennedy round japan’s imports commodity balance
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Return To Midway by Robert D. Ballard & Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder/Madison Press Book — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0733610099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “It has been called ‘the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar’. On June 4, 1942, near a tiny island 1,500 miles from Hawaii, the course of the Pacific War changed dramatically. Before the battle of Midway the forces of Imperial Japan seemed unstoppable. After Midway the Japanese would never again take the offensive. Fifty-six years later, famed underwater explorer Robert Ballard embarked on a search for the lost ships that had sunk in that historic battle.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 191 pages. Tags: marine naval engineering ships midway battle shipwrecks pacific ocean war 1939-1945 operations american forces warfare history military battles campaigns actions sea unit navies usa archaeology salvage uss yorktown
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Running Proud by Nicholas Monsarrat (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304296090]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Top edges of text block spotted.Description: Book I of the series. The story of one man living the hazardous life of a British seaman through four centuries of our maritime history, from the Spanish Armada until today. This part covers the Armarda to Trafalgar.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Master Mariner series. 524 pages. Tags: spanish armada british seaman arctic pacific drake’s defeat spanish armada master mariner north-west passage buccaneer caribbean king’s navy sea captain nile illegal slave ship maritime development devon youth spanish fleet drake cowardice liverpool cotton traders west african coast caribbean sugar rum tobacco squalor degradation mass murder thrown overboard naval patrols barbados bestialities gutters foremast hand pressed man ship-keeper watch-keeper sailor naval officer sea story sea-writer maritime fiction
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Russian Voyages Round the World by N. Nozikov (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned with some spotting to start and finish.Description: War Economy Standard - circa 1950. Maps to the endpapers. The first Russian voyages round the world are closely linked with the activities of the Russian-American Company, the formation of which was called forth, in its turn, by the tremendous expansion of Russian possessions in the Pacific Ocean in the second half of the eighteenth century.Notes: Foreword or introduction by M. A. Sergeyev. Size: 8½" x 5½". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 165 pages. Tags: kronstadt the canary isles santa catharina washington islands nukuhiva petropavlovsk-on-kamchatka russian embassy japan kamchatka sakhalin macao russian america whampoa sunda islands indian ocean kurile islands valparaiso new archangel aleutian archipelago senyavin islands mariana archipelago famous warrior mariners russian navy russian fleet kresenstem first russian mariners sail round the world lisyansky gotovnin utke yakutsk settlement sea okhotsk chukchi peninsula pacific ocean russian voyages great kamchatka command 1716-1720 first and second bering expeditions 1725-1730 1733-1743 chukchi expedition shestakov 1727-1732 russian merchants gregory ivanovich shelekhov russian- american company
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The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni by Bill Yenne (£12.50)Publisher: London: Bison Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861242718]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492, he called the inhabitants Indians, thinking he was in the East Indies. The explorers and settlers who came after him called all natives of the New World Indians, assuming they were all members of the same large group. The Indian tribes of North America, however, have always been as diverse as the vast land in which they live and much more so than early Europeans could have imagined. They range from the hunters and gatherers of the Great Basin, whose lifestyle was almost like that of Stone Age peoples, to the fisherman of the Northwest Coast who sailed the Pacific in 100-foot galleons and had a tradition of religious and decorative art that rivalled anything else the world had to offer. The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes is a handy catalogue of those Indian tribes that have existed in North America since prehistoric times, from the Abittibi to the Zuni. Individual entries include the region, language, dwelling and subsistence type for each tribe as well as a discussion of their history, culture and way of life. The Indian culture is far from dead, and The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes provides new insight into the rich diversity of a heritage that has been an integral part of North American life.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: yenne 0861242718 indians north america encyclopedias american encyclopaedias
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