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Image for Royal Navalese; A Glossary of Forecastle and Quarterdeck Words and Phrases

Royal Navalese; A Glossary of Forecastle and Quarterdeck Words and Phrases

By: Irving, Commander John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012541

Condition: Good Plus


"It is what it is," a glossary of terms in use on ships of the Royal Navy. Laid in is a relevant clipping. Previous owner's name. 193 pp. Ink spill bottom of rear cover. View more info

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The German Atomic Bomb; The History of Nuclear Research in Nazi Germany

By: Irving, David

Price: $225.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Simon and Schuster: 1967

Edition: First Printing Stated

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 005595

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Inscribed to a friend and signed by the author. "How big would a bomb big enough to destroy a whole city be ?" According to Professor Werner Heisenberg, "About as big as a pineapple." A riveting book - one example being the successful attack by three Norwegians on the German-held high-concentration heavy water plant at Vemork in Norway in 1943, after a first attempt had ended in tragedy late in 1942. Several photos. No damage and no writing except the signed inscription. 329 pp., including index. View more info

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The Pentagon's Brain; An Uncensored History of DARPA

By: Jacobsen, Annie

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown and Co.: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012773

ISBN: 0316371769

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth (?) on boards. Faultless book and DJ, with no writing or damage. Prepare for a shock. 552 pp. View more info

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War Child; A Child Soldier's Story

By: Jal, Emmanuel

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., St. Martin's Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007500

Condition: Near Fine


Original black cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. A young orphaned boy in Sudan does what he thinks he has to do to survive. Now a famous rapper, he does what he can to prevent other boys from having to follow in his footsteps. No writing and no damage. 262 pp. View more info

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Newfoundland Gallantry in Action; The History of the Argentia Naval Facility

By: Joergensen, Robert G.

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Jesperson Press, Limited: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012259

ISBN: 0-921692-55-2

Condition: Very Good


Photo-illustrated blue softcover. A highly-detailed account of operations at Argentia, from construction to 1993. A high point for me was the spying operations by Lt. Donna Geiger of the U.S. Navy. No marks or damage to the book. 120 pp. View more info

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New Brunswick Men at War; The South African War 1899-1902

By: Johnson, D.F. / O'Leary, B.E.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Daniel F. Johnson: 1989

Seller ID: 012581

Condition: Good Plus


First section of the book describes Canadian or New Brunswick units involved. The second section is pictorial, limited to pictures not previously published and/or difficult to find. The third and largest section contains alphabetical biographies 209 pp. plus index. View more info

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Stories of the Olden Time; From De Joinville and Froissart

By: Jones, M. (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.:

Seller ID: 009863

Condition: Fair


Green cloth on boards. Both hinges broken and glued. Two gatherings, pp. 65-94, glued back in. The editor has chosen two stories of adventure from earlier times, selected the important parts, and removed the dross. De Joinville was active in the 13th Century, and Froissart in the 14th. The editor is believed to be Dr. M.C. E. Jones, who wrote The Black Prince in 1871 and was himself a renowned English historian. Intended for young readers. 159 pp. View more info

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A Checkered Life; Poetic Waifs

By: Joyce, Col. John A.

Price: $85.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, S.P. Rounds, Jr.: 1883

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003502

Condition: Good Plus


Original yellow cloth decorated in black in checkerboard motif on boards. Author served in 24th Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War, and was a poet of some reknown. Book is lightly soiled and worn outside, and has a thumb-sized hole through one preliminary leaf. Leaf-patterned endpapers. Interior clean and easily-readable. A Checkered Life has 300 pp. Poetic Waifs has 18 pp. View more info

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Civil War Uniforms; A Photo Guide

By: Katcher, Philip

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press: 1996

Seller ID: 011697

ISBN: 1-85409-333-9

Condition: Very Good


Colour softcover with b/w illustrations. Approx. 48 pp. This book shows a surprising number of variations in uniforms worn by both sides. View more info

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The Causes of the War

By: Keith, Arthur Berriedale

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.: 1940

Edition: First Published 1940

Seller ID: 003856

Condition: Good Plus


Library rebind in red patterned cloth on boards. Card pocket and library stamps. Minimal underlining. Motives and restraints on aggression, Causes and motives of German aggression, Effort to establish collective security, Undermining of collective security, German success in aggression, Proximate cause of the war, Postcript, Index. 554 pp. with index. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery

By: Kennedy, Paul M.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: First Edition ( Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 011686

ISBN: 0-684-14609-6

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth on boards. As early as 1580 Britain had the most powerful navy going, due to a variety of factors. Not the least of these was her geographical location, which afforded protection from aggresive neighbours. This author emphasizes the supportive effect of her general economic strength as well as many additional factors. 405 pp. with index. No writing or damage. View more info

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Songs of the Submarine

By: Klaxon (John Graham Bower)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, McBride, Nast, & Co.: 1917

Seller ID: 008933

Condition: Very Good


Original purple cloth on boards. Published for the Funds of the Union Jack Club Extension stated on title page. Eleven poems on ships and battles. Foxing to endpapers. 48 pp. Previous owner's name. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom; A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E.

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 010126

Condition: Good Plus


Brown cloth on boards. Hinges cracked. Previous owner's initials. The most unusual and nearly unbelievable account by one man of his service on behalf of the Arabs against the Turks while serving as a British officer during WWI. 672 pp. Very heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Canada's War at Sea; In Two Volumes

By: Leacock, Stephen and Roberts, Leslie

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, Alvah M. Beatty Publications, Ltd.: 1944

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009926

Condition: Good


Two volumes in one, bound in blue cloth. Well-used and somewhat shaken, but complete and clean. Previous owner's name. Canada and the Sea by Leacock is a history. Canada and the War at Sea concentrates on WWII. Heavy book will need extra postage. 155 and 99 pp. respectively. View more info

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Charles O'Malley; the Irish Dragoon (2-Vol. Set)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $85.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Edition: Deluxe Edition No. 32 of 500 Copies

Seller ID: 010201

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Limited edition. First published 1841. No writing. Title page split at gutter 2 inches down from top of Vol. I. This set is one of the sought-after collections of military writing, as are Tom Burke and Jack Hinton, both listed separately. Formerly owned by a medical doctor, our Lever listings bear the same edition numbers, indicating that they were bought at the same time.. Each of the 2 volumes has 494 pp. Heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

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Tom Burke of "Ours" (2 Vol. Set)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Edition: First (No. 32 of 500 copies)

Seller ID: 010203

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards, with paper spine labels. Limited edition. One of the sought-after military novels of this author. First written in 1844, it is the story of an Irishman who seeks glory serving under the colours of France. On graduating from a military academy, he enters the ranks of the 8th Hussars. By accident he becomes involved in political intrigue, which with further military action occupies the balance of his active life. He resigns briefly, then returns to the fray long enough to see Napoleon exiled. Offered a general's rank, he refuses to fight for the Bourbons and retires.... View more info

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Jack Hinton, the Guardsman (2 Vol. Set)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Edition: First (No. 32 of 500 copies)

Seller ID: 010204

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with paper spine label on boards. Normal hand soil. No writing. Another of Lever's popular military novels - so popular that Dickens released one of his novels early - written in the 1840's. Influenced by Maria Edgeworth, Scott, and Balzac, the medical doctor/journalist gradually developed a more serious style about 1850. 299 and 291 pp. respectively, in the two volumes. Heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

God & Caesar; Case Studies in the Relationship Between Christianity and the State

By: Linder, Robert D. (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Longview, TX, The Conference on Faith and History: 1971

Seller ID: 012936

Condition: Very Good


Part I deals with "Christians as Subversives", while Part II is titled "Protestant Responses to the Hitler Regime". 140 pp. View more info

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Shoot Shoot Shoot; A History of the Victoria-Esquimalt Coast Artillery Defences 1878-1956

By: Lovatt, R.

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Rodd Hill Friends Society: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009890

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue photo cover paperback. Cover corner creased, with small tear repaired. Learn about the Pig War on San Juan Island and other signal events. Lots of photos to illustrate the text. 127 pp. View more info

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Tanks

By: Low, Professor A.M.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Londoon, Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd.:

Seller ID: 007094

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. "This book contains a general account of tanks for that proverbial man-in-the-street, and for his wife to read at home in those few leisure hours which she can spare from the factory where she labours at 'work of national importance.' "- Introduction. 135 pp. View more info