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GRANT, Douglas.
The Fuel of the Fire.
London: The Cresset Press, 1950. First edition.
Octavo, black cloth, pp. 236. Signed by Grant on the front free endpaper. Personal history of service with the 41st Royal Marine Commando. Previous owner's name and address on pastedown, page edges darkened, top page edge a bit dust-soiled, else near fine in a used dust jacket with some chipping and darkening to edges and dark staining to the upper portion of the rear panel.
$45.00                          Book Number: 14192                         Order / Enquire

Harris, Simon
R B K. A Very Parfit Gentil Knight.
Clenchwarton: Rooke Publishing, (2004). First edition.
Octavo, dark green boards, pp. [xxiv], 175; illustrated. Inscribed by the author. Account of soldier Ralph Kite's time in hospital, after being mortally wounded in the first World War. Offers an informal history of the 52nd Light Infantry between the spring of 1915 and late 1916. Fine in dust jacket.
$45.00                          Book Number: 12977                         Order / Enquire

HAYCOCK, Ronald: Neilson, Keth; Editors.
Men, Machines and War.
(Waterloo): Wilfrid Laurier Univ Press, (1988).
Octavo, cloth, pp. xx, 219. Includes eight papers presented at this symposium. Small ink initials on endpaper, else fine, no dust jacket
$27.50                          Book Number: 14529                         Order / Enquire

HUBLY, Russell C. With Preface and Memoir by the Father of the Author.
"G" Company, or Every-day Life of the R.C.R. Being a Descriptive Account of Typical Events in the Life of the First Canadian Contingent in South Africa.
Montreal: The Witness Printing House, 1902. Third edition.
18.5 cm x 13 cm, publisher's original green cloth blocked in black, pp. (x), (11-) 111; frontispiece portrait of the author. The author fought at the Battle of Paardeberg. A few small spots scattered through the text, light circular impression to rear cover, else a bright, fine copy. Scarce.
$385.00                          Book Number: 13822                         Order / Enquire

The Desert My Dwelling Place: With the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa.
London: Arms and Armour Press, (1986). New edition.
Octavo, brown boards, pp. 271; with a map and eight pages of half-tone illustrations. Originally published in 1957, this is a reissue in the publisher's "Special Forces Library" series. Previous owner's name rubber-stamped on endpaper, else very good or better in dust jacket with slight fading to spine.
$24.75                          Book Number: 14514                         Order / Enquire

Lochner, R. K.
The Last Gentleman-Of-War: The Raider Exploits of the Cruiser Emden.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1988). First English language edition.
Octavo, red cloth, pp. xiii, 321, [1]. History of this German cruiser active during the First World War. Near fine in dust jacket.
$75.00                          Book Number: 14153                         Order / Enquire

MAURICE, Sir Frederick.
Lessons of Allied Co-operation: Naval Military and Air 1914-1918.
London: Oxford University Press, 1942. First edition.
Octavo, blue cloth, pp. vii, 195. The front free endpaper bears the ownership signature of Lieutenant-General John Elwood 'Jack' Vance CMM, CD (28 July 1933 - 10 September 2013) a Canadian Forces officer who became Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in Canada. Covers slighly marked, else very good in a used dust jacket, with several tears but quite presentable in a mylar protector.
$45.00                          Book Number: 20188                         Order / Enquire

Morton, Desmond; Wright, Glenn.
Winning the Second Battle: Canadian Veterans and the Return to Civilian Life 1915-1930.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1987). First edition.
Octavo, orange-red pictoral cloth, pp. [xl], 328; illustrated. No dust jacket, presumably so issued. Near fine.
$40.00                          Book Number: 14531                         Order / Enquire

Pickett, James.
Into the Sausage Machine : The History of 22 Wing.
North Bay: James Pickett, (1994). First edition.
Trade paperback format, pp. iv, 145, [3] ads; illustrated. Signed by Pickett. The history of the first completely Canadian Wing to serve the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Fine.
$22.00                          Book Number: 13948                         Order / Enquire

A Pilgrimage to European Battlefields as taken by Alex Adair and Stan Scislowki.
(N.p.: Self published, n.d.).
11" x 8 1/2", orange card covers with red binding tape, pp, [i], 88; illustrated. Tour was made in 1979. Near fine copy.
$16.50                          Book Number: 13677                         Order / Enquire

Shores, Christopher;Guest, Russell;Franks, Norman L.R.
Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces, 1915-1920
(Stoney Creek, Ontario): Fortress Publications, (1990). First Canadian edition. Printed in Great Britain.
25.3 cm x 19 cm, blue boards, pp. (398):illustrated. Near fine in dust jacket with light edge wear, and minor crease to top edge of rear panel, else near fine.
$40.00                          Book Number: 20219                         Order / Enquire

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