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Secret Projects: Flying Wings and Tailless Aircraft
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Secret Projects: Flying Wings and Tailless Aircraft

By Bill Rose

First, First 2010 Printing. Clean, bright, no inscriptions. Scarce book. Hard Cover. Condition: Near As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. 144pp.incl.index; HB grey w/silver; fine condition w/clean,tight pages. DJ pictorial cover; fine. History of secret/classified flying wings & tailless aircraft + the array of modern day stealth technology. b/w & colour photos, line drawings. Size: - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Please see photos. B4

$88.31

Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002
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Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002

By Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen

Fine Book Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. contents clean and tight. SIGNED by both authors on half title page. 223pp .Signed by both authors : Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen In this work, the authors present a history of air-to-air missile firings in the Royal Air Force from 1952 to 2002. Please see photos for condition B4

$74.74

INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD
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INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD

By Charlotte Peacock

SCARCE First Edition Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FINE COPY . AUTHOR SIGNED (RARE ). In the 1930s, the writer and poet, Nan Shepherd was one of North-East Scotland's best known literati. Three novels, The Quarry Wood, The Weatherhouse and A Pass in the Grampians and a volume of poetry, In the Cairngorms, published between 1928 and 1934 while she was still only in her thirties, established her reputation as one of the most highly respected members of the Scottish modernist movement. Currently best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981, has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish $5 note; The Living Mountain has become a classic and sells in its thousands. Nan Shepherd lived all her life in Deeside, yet few people, even in Scotland, seem to have heard of her. But then, indifferent to celebrity, Nan Shepherd had a talent for silence. Elusive, enigmatic, she was reticent about herself, even to those who were lifelong friends. Long overdue, this first biography, unravels some of the mysteries, dispels some of the rumours and gives insight into the life and work of this perceptive and intensely private woman. The author, Charlotte Peacock has been as successful in finding her way into the life of her subject as Nan herself was in 'finding her way into the mountains.' The writer has had unparalleled access to all Nan's archives and to all her remaining friends and acquaintances. The result is a beautifully written biography that will surely become the standard life of Nan Shepherd. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$67.93

Damage (Dick Francis Novel)
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Damage (Dick Francis Novel)

By Felix Francis

Very Good 1st Printing. Inscribed " Happy Birthday Doreen, Felix Francis". Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED COPY. hardback and wrapper. Very Good 1st Printing. Inscribed " Happy Birthday Doreen, Felix Francis". Hardback with wrapper. The stakes are higher than ever in Damage, the fourth solo novel from Top Ten bestseller Felix Francis. Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Days later, it's discovered that many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, a scandal that could throw horse-racing into disrepute. It's no surprise when the BHA receives a demand - pay up or face the consequences. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail . . .Felix Francis is the younger son of thriller-writing legend, Dick Francis, with whom he co-wrote the four most recent Dick Francis Novels, Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money and Crossfire, with Felix taking an increasingly greater role in the writing. Sadly Dick died in February 2010 but his work will live on through Felix. Damage is Felix's fourth solo Dick Francis novel. Felix trained as a physicist and spent seventeen years teaching A-level physics before taking on the role as manager to his father, and then as author. He lives in Oxfordshire. B2

$20.37

Against All Odds: Royal Australian Air Force Pilots in the Battle for Malta, 1942
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Against All Odds: Royal Australian Air Force Pilots in the Battle for Malta, 1942

By Lex McAulay

.Very Good Book and Wrapper. Many military experts believed that Malta should have been surrendered at the beginning of the war, yet this small island was to provide the allies with a valuable base from which they were able to disrupt vital supplies to the Axis forces in North Africa. By helping to prevent Rommel from reaching the Suez Canal, the RAAF pilots made a contribution to the allied victory. This is not simply a military history, but one that also tells the human story of the men who had to overcome starvation diets and frequent ill-health to mount attacks against forces always much larger than their own. Thus it is also the story of the men who fought and flew against all the odds. 1st Edition. Hardback. Excellent account. 242pp., ills., appendices, including RAAF Claims, index. The story of the small band of RAAF pilots who flew with the RAF fighter squadrons in the intense and prolonged operations during the battle for Malta in 1942. Royal Australian Airforce. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$17.65

Members of The RICHTHOFEN PACK. Lother von Richthofen & Kurt Wolff
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Members of The RICHTHOFEN PACK. Lother von Richthofen & Kurt Wolff

By Douglass Whetton

Very Good.. First edition. Octavo. 33pp. Illustrated. Staple illustrated covers. no inscriptions.. Please See Photos for Condition. B2

$27.16

Sins of the Father
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Sins of the Father

By Graham Hurley

FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER. Signed without dedication by the author. No other inscriptions, bright, clean, Wrapper not price cutPlease See Photos for ConditionA rich old man, Rupert Moncrieff, is beaten to death in the silence of his West Country waterside mansion, his head hooded and his throat cut. His extended family are still living beneath his roof, each with their own room, their own story, their own ghosts, and their own motives for murder. And in this world of darkness and dysfunction are the artefacts and memories of colonial atrocities that are returning to haunt them all. At the heart of the murder investigation is DS Jimmy Suttle who, along with his estranged journalist wife Lizzie, is fighting his own demons after the abduction and death of their young daughter, Grace. But who killed Rupert Moncrieff? And what secrets is the house holding onto that could unravel this whole investigation? The enquiry takes Suttle to Africa and beyond as he slowly begins to understand the damage that human beings can inflict upon one another. Not simply on the battlefield. Not simply in the torture camps in the Kenyan bush. But much, much closer to home B2

$27.16

The Magic of Dance
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The Magic of Dance

By Margot Fonteyn

Very Good Book and wrapper. SIGNED BY FONTEYN on the First Title page. Fine but for a presentation inscription on blank page facing first Title Page. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS THE BBC HARDBACK WITH WRAPPER, EDITION. SIGNED BY MARGOT FONTEYN Very Good Book and wrapper. SIGNED BY FONTEYN on the Title page. Good Binding and boardsDuring her glittering career, Margot Fonteyn has brought the magic of dance to audiences throughout the world. In this book, which arises out of the BBC2 six part series of the same title she gives her own fascinating account of what that magic has entailed through five centuries. The many colour and black and white photographs, paintings and drawings were all chosen under Dame Margot's supervision and some come from her private collection. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$27.16

Exeter Camera Club A Celebration  1890 - 2015
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Exeter Camera Club A Celebration 1890 - 2015

By Exeter Camera Club A Celebration 1890 - 2015

FINE (almost mint) book. FINE BOOK , clean and bright. 121 large format pages (approx 12.5 by 11inches ). This book, I believe, was produced to coincide with the 125 year Celebration Exhibition at The Guildhall (Exeter) Saturday 24 October 2015. Fifty prints from club members were displayed…. A Scarce Item. heavy Book. over 1 kilo. B1

$135.88

Benton End Remembered
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Benton End Remembered

By Gwynneth Reynolds

Near FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER.Slight rubbing to board edges. No inscriptions, clean and bright internally. Benton End Remembered: Cedric Morris, Arthur Left-Haines and the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing..Benton End Remembered When in 1940 Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines moved to Benton End, overlooking the River Brett on the outskirts of Hadleigh, Suffolk, they were both established artists with international reputations. What they discovered was a somewhat ramshackle old house with over three acres of walled gardens lost beneath brambles and elderberries, but this became both their home and the new premises of the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing which, disillusioned with the commercial aspects of the art world, they had founded together in 1937 Near FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER.Slight rubbing to board edges. No inscriptions, clean and bright internally. East Anglia Art. Please See Photos for Condition B4

$40.75

Living Dangerously
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Living Dangerously

By Sir Ranulph Fiennes

FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER: SIGNED and DATED by AUTHOR.SIGNED By Fiennes and dated November '87, First edition. Blue hardcover with gold lettering to spine, in glossy pictorial dust-jacket. 195 x 253 x 26mm. 263pp. Signed by the author on the title-page. Numerous photographs, mostly in colour; 11 maps; 2 appendices and index. Please See Photos for Condition B1

$27.16

WORTHY - A Biography of Major General F. F. Worthington
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WORTHY - A Biography of Major General F. F. Worthington

By Larry Worthington

Very Good Book with a Good Wrapper. Very Good + Internally. solid. no inscriptions, or written markings. Very Good Internally Hardcover. First Edition. Beige cloth. [pp 236 + frontispiece portrait. The General served in WWI and trained the 4th Canadian Armoured Division during WWII. Written by his wife. he incredible true story of Major-General Frederic Franklin Worthington, as written by his wife. More along the lines of "Swash-buckling Romance" than military biography, Worthington was destined to become a soldier of fortune at the age of 12 when he was orphaned in Mexico. He fought Nicaraguan Army in the war against San Salvador and Honduras, ran guns in Cuba sided with Francisco Madero's revolutionaries in the Mexican Civil War. At the outbreak of the First World War, he returned to England and joined the Black Watch. He later served with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps where he would earn an MM for his actions near Vimy Ridge. As a commander he was a proponent of mechanization, and organized the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade in 1940, serving until 1944 when he was relieved of his command and eventually forced into retirement Good Binding and boards Please See Photos for Condition B3

$27.16

STRUGGLE FOR FAME: A Novel. Vol II.
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STRUGGLE FOR FAME: A Novel. Vol II.

By Mrs J. Riddell

Good, slightly loosening spine but generally firm, consistently tanned. See Photos. 332 pages. volume ii of iii. original book with sticker on front board relating to MUDIE'S SELECT LIBRARY, OXFORD STREET, SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY. PUBLISHERS Richard Bentley WERE publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen. SCARCE BOOK - original Please See Photos for Condition A3

$134.53