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Fishing Vessels of Britain and Ireland

 

I  have single copies of several editions of this well known annual publication for sale.

 

To see all the editions I have available  click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herring Tales :  Book for sale

 

Paperback Book : Published 2016

272 pages plus 16 pages of Black & White and Colour photographs

Size 200mm x 130mm

 

The book is in excellent condition.  Will be of interest to anyone living in the coastal towns of Scotland and the English east coast or anyone who has an interest in fishing boats and their history

 

Price £5.50

Plane Speaking aviation history book for sale

Published 1991 ; first edition : Hardback book

 

Size 240mm x 160mm : 239 pages with 32 pages of black and white photographs

 

The book is in excellent condition with a very good dust jacket  (not price clipped)

 

Price £10.00

 

McDonnel Douglas F4K Phantom II aviation book for sale

Published 1984 : First Edition

Size 275mm 205mm : 200 pages with a large number of photgraphs throughout the book.

The book is in excellent condition,  with a very good dust jacket, (not price clipped) in a protective sleeve.  

Price £25

 

 

Diamond Flight British Midland airways history book for sale

Diamond Flight

 

Published 1988 : First edition

 

Size 250mm x 190mm 116 pages with numerous

colour and black & white photographs

 

The book is a hardback,  in excellent condition,

with an excellent dust jacket (not price clipped) in a protective

sleeve

 

The text on the left is a scan of the inside cover – given

that the book was published in 1988, the last sentence

is optimistic – British Midland no longer exists,

having been taken over by the rival Lufthansa in 2009

(although retaining the BMI branding ) and then sold

to British Airways in 2012 when it was absorbed into

the BA fleet

 

Price £10

 

The Lost Command  World War 2 RAF Bomber history book for sale

 

 

 

Published 1971 Military Book Society :

235mm x 160mm :  276 pages + 16 pages of photographs

The book is a hardback in very good condition,  with a very good dust jacket in a protective sleeve

Price  £9.00

 

Bomber Boys World War 2 aviation history book for sale

 

 

 

Bomber Boys

 

Published 2007 : Harper Press : First Edition

 

Author : Patrick Bishop

 

Hardback, 240mm x 160mm : 429 pages plus 16 pages

of photographs and endpaper maps

 

The book is in excellent condition.  The dust jacket has a slight crease on the spine, but it otherwise in very good condition

 

Price £9.00

 

 

The Last Torpedo Flyers

 

Published  2013 : Simon & Schuster : First Edition

 

Author Aurthur Aldridge with Mark Ryan

 

Hardback 222mm x 143mm : 336 pages plus 8 pages of photographs

 

The book is in excellent condition with an equally good dust jacket

 

Price £8.50

Crash Pilot Hollywood cinema flying history book for sale

 

 

 

 

Crash Pilot

 

Published 1956 : 210mm x 145mm 276 pages

 

The book is in excellent condition with a very good dust jacket in a protective sleeve.

 

A rare and unusual book

 

 Price  £8.50

 

The First to Fly  early aviation history book for sale

 

The First to Fly : 

 

 First edition, published 1970

 

Size 220mm x 145mm : 316 pages with numerous photographs.

The book is a hardback, in excellent condition, with an excellent dust jacket (not price clipped) in a protective sleeve

 

Price  £9.00

 

Scottish Loch and Canal steamers.  History of early steam ships book for sale

 

 

 

 

Scottish Loch & Canal Steamers

 

Published 2004 :  First Edition  : Paperback

 

Size 235mm x 165mm :  160 Pages with numerous photographs, maps, and illustrations

 

The book is in very good condition  :   Price  £6.00

 

When I Heard the Bell - The loss of the Iolaire - book for sale

 

When I Heard the Bell  - The loss of the Iolaire

 

Published 2009 : 292 pages, including charts of the passage from Scottish Mainland and the approaches to Stornoway

 

The book is a hardback, in excellent condition and with and excellent dust jacket

 

Price  £10

Dead Reckoning  World War 2 shipwreck of the Dunedin Star book for sale

 

DEAD RECKONING

 

Published 2005 : First Edition

 

The book is a hardback, in excellent condition with an equally good dust jacket (not price clipped)

 

 

Size 240mm x 165mm

 

252 Pages + 16 pages of photographs and endcover maps

 

 

Price £9.00

 

Billy Ruiffian. History of Napoleonic War battleship Belleropohon book for sale

 

“Billy Ruffian”  - The Bellerophon – the biography of a ship of the line 1782 – 1936

 

Published 2004 :  Paperback : 198mm x 130mm    355 pages plus 8 pages of photographs

The book is in very good condition :  Price £5.50

 

Frozen in Time.  The Franklin Expeditioin  book for sale

 

Frozen in Time – the fate of the Franklin expedition

Published 1987 :  Hardback :  240mm x 165mm : 180 pages plus 12 pages of colour photographs.

The book is in excellent condition with a very good (price clipped) dust jacket

Price  £9.00

 

The Lutine Treasure.  Story of sinking and salvage of the ship Lutine book for sale

 

 

 

 

 

The Lutine Treasure

 

Published 1970

Hardback,  220mm x 150mm

168 pages + 16 pages of photographs

 

The book is an ex library copy,  but in good condition with a good dust jacket in a protective sleeve

 

Price £8.50

 

The World Encompassed.  History book Francis Drake circumnavigation of world book for sale

 

 

 

 

The World Encompassed

 

Published 1977 : First Edition

 

Hardback 240mm x 160mm

 

240 pages,  with numerous maps, drawings and illustrations

 

The book is an ex-library copy, with the usual library rubber stamps on the flyleaf pages. Apart from that, it is in good condition, with a good dust jacket in a protective sleeve

 

Price  £6.50

 

The Bounty.  History of the famous mutiny book for sale

 

The Bounty

 

Published 2003

 

Hardback  240mm x 160mm

 

490 pages + 20 pages of photographs

 

The book is an ex-library copy, with library rubber stamps on the flyleaf pages.  Apart from that it is in very good condition, with a very good dust jacket in a protective sleeve

 

Price £9.50

(this is a heavy book,  please remember the price includes postage to any UK address)

 

SBS in World War 2. History of British special forces book for sale

 

 

 

 

 

SBS in World War Two

 

Published 1983 : First Edition

 

Hardback : 225mm x 140mm

242 pages + 12 pages of photographs

 

The book is an ex-library copy, with the usual library rubber stamp marking on the flyleaf pages.  Apart from that, the book is in good condition with a good dust jacket in a protective sleeve

 

Price  £7.50

 

SOE Special Operations Executive in the Far East : Book for sale

 

 

SOE  (Special Operations Executive) in the Far East

 

Published 1983 : First Edition

 

Hardback  225mm x 145mm

 

285 pages plus 16 pages of photographs

 

This is an ex library book, with the usual rubber stamp markings on the flyleaf pages, but is otherwise in good condition with a good dustjacket in a protective sleeve

 

This is a rare book with a premium price in the secondhand book trade

 

My price, including delivery to any UK address is £20.00

Salerno  invasion of Italy World War 2 history book for sale

 

 

 

Salerno was the first large scale opposed landing on the continent of Europe in World War 2.

 

This book shows how the operation nearly foundered on the beaches. It reveals General Mark Clark in his first active command as a man who had much to learn, and also shows the calibre and competence of Eisenhower as Supreme Commander.

 

The battle of Salerno was in doubt for more than nine days, with the possibility that the German army under Kesselring would push the Allies back into the sea. It was only when more air and sea support was given that the armies could establish the beachhead and push on to Naples.

 

A little known part of the operation was a large scale mutiny by British troops who arrived on the beaches and then refused to go into action.  This was a complicated story involving regimental loyalties and misunderstood promises.

 

This is a detailed and well researched history, and the lessons learned from Salerno were applied to later invasions

 

The book is a hardback, ex library copy, with the usual library rubber stamps on the flyleaf pages. Otherwise it is in very good condition with a very good dust jacket in a protective sleeve.  Size 240mm x 160mm, 256 pages plus 8 pages of photographs and endpaper maps

 

Price :  £7.50

 

Pegasus Bridge.   WW2 book for sale

 

Pegasus Bridge  -  Published 2003

 

The book is a paperback,  in good condition.

Size  197mm x 130mm :  233 pages + 8 pages of black & white photographs

 

Price  £5.50

MI 9 Escape and Evasion 1938 - 1945 : Book for sale

 

MI 9 -  Escape and Evasion :  Published 1979.   The book is a hardback,  in excellent condition, with a very good dust jacket

Size 220mm x 140mm  364 pages with maps and illustrations

 

Price £9.00

 Farewell Campo 12 : WW 2 Escape story : Book for sale

 

 

 

Farewell Campo 12

 

First Edition, published 1945

 

The book is in very good condition with a good dust jacket which has a little wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The dust jacket is not price clipped, and shows its original price of 10 shillings and 6 pence

 

Size 210mm x 140mm

 

184 pages with 1 photograph and endpaper map

 

A remarkable book.  As the dust jacket to the left shows, the author was a high ranking officer who was held in what (by the standard of WW2  prisoner of war camps) was a comfortable captivity.   Despite this, he planned and managed an escape, only to return to active service and be killed in Normandy in 1944.

 

The book was written during the period he was in England before returning to active service, and was published , in 1945, after his death

 

Price £7.50

You'll Die in Singapore : WW2 escape true story ; Book for sale

 

 

You’ll die in Singapore

 

Hardback ; First Edition : Published 1954

 

Size 225mm x 150mm

 

189 pages  with 1 photograph and a fold out endpaper map

 

The book is in good, sound condition.  The page edges show signs of foxing (brown mottled spots) due to age

 

The dust jacket is in overall good condition, but has some shelf wear at the top and bottom

 

Overall, a good sound copy

 

Price  £8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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