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Richard Bolitho, Midshipman, Kent, Alexander
81 Kent, Alexander Richard Bolitho, Midshipman
New York G.P. Putnam Publishing 1976 0399205144 / 9780399205149 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear, discoloration.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Stated 1st American edition which followed the British by 1 year. ; Richard Bolitho; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages; Douglas Reeman created the pseudonym Alexander Kent to differentiate this from his other series. This volume of the Bolitho novels was written eighth but chronologically this is first, introducing the title character. "The book opens with Richard Bolitho arriving at an inn frequented by Midshipmen in Portsmouth. There he meets another midshipman Martyn Dancer. They are retrieved by a lieutenant from the Gorgon. The ship sails towards West Africa, where they encounter an empty Merchantman, the City of Athens. Dancer and Bolitho are sent aboard the ship, and discover that the ship has been pillaged and the crew killed. The officers soon deduce that the ship was raided by Pirates and Captain Conway announces that the Admiralty had dispatched them to investigate the disappearance of ships in the region. In company with the captured City of Athens, the Gorgon approaches a coastal fort surrounded by treacherous reefs and shoals. Upon approaching the fort, they see that two ships are in the nearby harbour, however the fort opens fire and destroys the City of Athens.The Gorgon withdraws and returns during the dark of the night to cut out the ship. Dancer and Bolitho are sent on the mission, commanded by the 4th lieutenant, Mr. Tregorren, who holds a grudge and mistreats Bolitho over Bolitho's prestigious heritage. They succeed at taking the ship, and also capture a Slave Dhow in the escape with the help of the Gorgon. The ships, under the guise at being members of the pilot fleet raid the castle from which the pirates had been using as a base." 
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The Hess Assault, Kessler, Leo
82 Kessler, Leo The Hess Assault
London Century 1987 0712616802 / 9780712616805 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear, tanning of pages.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Wotan #5; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; A fictional account of what may have happened when Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland supposedly to arrange a peace between Britain and Nazi Germany. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Age of Longing, Koestler, Arthur
83 Koestler, Arthur The Age of Longing
London Collins 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket is heavily chipped with short tears and light soil, book fore corners bumped, top of spine faded where DJ is chipped ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar, hinges intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages; "Born in Budapest in 1905, educated in Vienna, Arthur Koestler immersed himself in the major ideological and social conflicts of his time. A communist during the 1930s, and visitor for a time in the Soviet Union, he became disillusioned with the Party and left it in 1938. Later that year in Spain, he was captured by the Fascist forces under Franco, and sentenced to death. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. Released in 1940, he went to England, where he made his home. His novels, reportage, autobiographical works, and political and cultural writings established him as an important commentator on the dilemmas of the 20th century. He died in 1983." 
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84 Konsalik, Heinz G Geliebte Korsarin
Koln Lingen Verlag 1990 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Two short tears and creasing on back panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 367 pages; Undated but circa 1990. Text in German 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Der Arzt von Stalingrad, Konsalik, Heinz G.
85 Konsalik, Heinz G. Der Arzt von Stalingrad
Munchen Kindler Verlag 1962 Reprint; Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Some scuffing, and chipping of DJ, short tears, printing on spine of grey cloth covered boards worn but still legible, text in German ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. This is a good quality later print of the 1956 novel. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 488 pages; "Das Grauen des Krieges, die Weite der russischen Steppe, das Schweigen des Todes sind die beherrschenden Themen dieses harten und realistischen Romans. Den erregenden und erschütternden Hintergrund bildet das riesige Kriegsgefangenlager von Stalingrad mit den Resten der 6. deutschen Armee." / The horror of the war, the vastness of the Russian steppes, the silence of death are the dominant themes of this hard and realistic novel. The exciting and harrowing background is the huge prisoner of war camp of Stalingrad with the remains of the German 6th Army. (jacket blurb) 
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Der Kommandeur, Laar, Clemens
86 Laar, Clemens Der Kommandeur
Kornett Verlag 1954 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Beige dust jacket shows light chipping head and tail of spine, pages browned. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt design on front and gilt titles on spine. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Text in German. Only date seen is 1952 but pencilled notation of a price and 54 on back pastedown. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 236 pages; The first edition appeared of this appeared under the title 'Der Funfte Reiter' or 'The Fifth Rider'. Laars describes in this book the events of a winter night on the eastern front. The icy Russian winter and the fierce defense battles on the Mius in the southern section of the eastern front form the outer framework of this martial romance. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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King, Ship, and Sword  An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure, Lambdin, Dewey
87 Lambdin, Dewey King, Ship, and Sword An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
New York Thomas Dunne Books 2010 0312551843 / 9780312551841 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Lightly bumped head & tail of spine ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures # 16; 9.45 X 6.22 X 1.50 inches; 368 pages; December 1801. The Peace of Amiens end the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. First, he’s been in the Navy since 1780 (most unwillingly, most of the time!) and at sea for the better part of nine years, since 1793, so what is a dashing and successful frigate captain to do with himself, if he’s ashore on half-pay, and if so, for how long?Second, and even worse, is where will Lewrie twiddle his thumbs and be bored to death until the war begins again, as he’s sure it will? Will he idle in expensive, exciting London, or go home to his rented farm in Anglesgreen in Surrey, and rejoin his wife and in-laws who (mostly) despise him like the Devil hates Holy Water, where he knows as much of agriculture and animal husbandry as his two pet cats do of celestial navigation? 
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Pendragon, Lawhead, Stephen R.
88 Lawhead, Stephen R. Pendragon
New York William Morrow & Co/Avon 1994 0688137148 / 9780688137144 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A little creasing to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; The Pendragon Cycle, Book 4; 8.20 X 5.60 X 1.70 inches; 436 pages; "Arthur is King—but treachery runs rampant throughout the beleaguered Isle of the Mighty. Darkest evil descends upon Britain’s shores in many guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all the noble liege has won with his wisdom and his blood. His most trusted counselor—the warrior, bard and kingmaker whom legend will name Merlin—is himself to be tested on a mystical journey back through his own extraordinary past. So in a black time of plague and pestilence, it is Arthur who must stand alone against a great and terrible adversary. For only this way can he truly win immortality—and the name to treasure above all others: PENDRAGON" 
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The Best of Men, Letemendia, Claire
89 Letemendia, Claire The Best of Men
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2009 0771052707 / 9780771052705 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light edge wear, small circled number top of FFEP ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. The first book in a proposed series featuring Laurence Beaumont. ; Laurence Beaumont; 1.8 x 22.2 x 14.4 Inches; 692 pages; It is 1642, and Laurence Beaumont has just returned to England after six long years fighting — and avoiding fighting — in the European Wars. Having fled his home to escape the responsibilities of his noble birthright, he has been a lowly infantryman in Spain, a spy for the Germans, and a cardsharp in a Dutch brothel. He has seen horrors visited upon men, women, and children by enemy and ally alike, and he no longer has faith in God, in causes, or even in humankind itself. As the clashes between King Charles I and his mutinous Parliament come to a crisis and England is thrown into civil war, a reluctant Beaumont is drawn back into the world of warfare and intrigue when he discovers coded letters outlining a plot to assassinate the king. Soon the conspirators — one of whom is among the most powerful men in the kingdom — are in hot pursuit, and Beaumont must find proof of their identities before they overtake him. Pressed into service by the secretary of state’s ruthless spymaster, Beaumont finds himself threatened on all sides, facing imprisonment, torture, and worse if he makes a single wrong step. The ravishing Isabella Savage, a practiced seducer, wants to help, but may only lead him deeper into the conspiracies within the king’s camp. And all the while Beaumont is haunted by a prophecy and by the memory of a devastating betrayal. 'The Best of Men' brings to vibrant, realistic, and bawdy life the battlefields, taverns, and aristocratic bedrooms of the 17th century. Laurence Beaumont is an unforgettable character, and Claire Letemendia is a dazzling storyteller. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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Der Cid; Das Leben und die Heldentaten des berühmten spanischen Ritters Rodrigo Díaz von Vivar, Línquez, Jatvígo; Inge Ott (editor)
90 Línquez, Jatvígo; Inge Ott (editor) Der Cid; Das Leben und die Heldentaten des berühmten spanischen Ritters Rodrigo Díaz von Vivar
Würzburg Arena-Verlag 1975 3401037307 / 9783401037301 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light edgewear, short tears bottom of DJ spine ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 220 pages; This is a rewrite of the El Cid legend. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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At the Edge of Honor   A novel of the naval Civil War, Macomber, Robert N
91 Macomber, Robert N At the Edge of Honor A novel of the naval Civil War
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press 2002 1561642525 / 9781561642526 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book.; The Honor Series; 8.96 X 6.60 X 1.05 inches; 278 pages; "The year is 1863. The Civil War is leaving its bloody trail across the nation as Peter Wake, born and bred in the North, joins the U.S. Navy and arrives in Florida for duty with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. Assigned to the Rosalie, a tiny, armed sloop, Captain Wake commands a group of seasoned seamen on a series of voyages to seek and arrest Confederate blockade-runners and sympathizers, first in Florida's coastal waters, then in a dirty and corrupt Havana, and finally near the remote out-islands of the Bahamas. Wake learns he must make the ugly decisions of war even in a beautiful, tropical paradise--decisions that take him up to the edge of honor." 
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No Man's Land, Major, Kevin
92 Major, Kevin No Man's Land
Toronto Bantam Books of Canada Ltd 1995 0385255039 / 9780385255035 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear to book & dust jacket, pages a little yellowed ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 7.30 X 4.60 X 1.10 inches; 251 pages; "Set in France during World War l, No Man's Land pulls us into the lives of the young men of the Newfoundland Regiment as they prepare to set out for the trenches and what will come to be known as the Battle of the Somme. A classic war novel, the book is equally effective in its portrayal of the camaraderie and unnatural quiet before the storm, as in its graphic acccount of the fight to make it through the barbed wire and sweep of machine-gun bullets.Two hundred and seventy-two Newfoundlanders who went over the top on July 1, 1916 were killed. No regiment suffered more casualties. It was the single greatest disaster in the island's history." 
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93 Mankell, Henning; Laurie Thompson translator Depths
Toronto Knopf Canada 2006 0676978711 / 9780676978711 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light scuffing of DJ ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.26 x 9.31 x 6.41 Inches; 403 pages; This is a WWI era novel with a naval engineer aboard a destroyer as the protagonist 
Price: 16.95 CDN
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Soldier of Fortune, Marston, Edward
94 Marston, Edward Soldier of Fortune
London Allison & Busby 2008 0749080523 / 9780749080525 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
only slight wear ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Captain Rawson Vol.1; 1.18 x 8.5 x 5.75 Inches; 331 pages; The first in a series of adventure novels featuring Captain Rawson spy, linguist, sportsman, duellist, ladies man and career soldier involved in the campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough during the war of the Spanish Succession. 
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Die Sklavenkarawane/ Der Ölprinz, May, Karl
95 May, Karl Die Sklavenkarawane/ Der Ölprinz
Zurich Buchclub Ex Libris 1969 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear to green boards with illustrated pastedown. ; A bright, solid book ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 796 pages; This reprint shows the date of the Karl May Verlag edition (1962) but was probably published at a later date. Text in German. Two novels - Die Sklavenkarawane and Der Ölprinz contained in this book. 
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96 May, Karl Durch das Land der Skipetaren/ Der Schut
Zurich Buchclub Ex Libris 1969 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light wear only to illustrated pastedown on front board. ; A bright, solid book ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 798 pages; This reprint shows the date of the Karl May Verlag edition (1962) but was probably published at a later date. Text in German. Two novels - Durch das Land der Skiptaren and Der Schut contained in one book. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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The Chinese Bigamy of Mr. David Winterlea, McAleavy, Henry (translator)
97 McAleavy, Henry (translator) The Chinese Bigamy of Mr. David Winterlea
London George Allen 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Price-clipped dust jacket, end-papers and page edges foxed, previous owner's name on front pastedown. DJ chipped, creased with some soil. ; A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. B&W drawings throughout the book ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; A fanciful tale drawn on Chinese writings "brings Manchu China and Edwardian London into fantastic conjunction, and offers the reader a rich variety of entertainment. 
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The Sword of the Carews and Other Stories, McClaren, Duncan; Gillie, E. A.; Going, L. V.; Lyall, C. H.
98 McClaren, Duncan; Gillie, E. A.; Going, L. V.; Lyall, C. H. The Sword of the Carews and Other Stories
London John F. Shaw & Co. 1904 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Decorated red cloth boards with gilt title on front and spine. Sun-faded on spine, with some staining and shelfwear evident. Some foxing evident on FFEP. Gift notation from Chistmas 1904 on inside of front board. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 192 pages; Military short fiction from the turn of the 20th century. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Convoy North, McCutchan, Philip
99 McCutchan, Philip Convoy North
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297791486 / 9780297791485 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear only to dust jacket, some yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 177 pages; Commodore John Mason Kemp, the leader of a convoy of ships during World War II, faces one of his most difficult and dangerous missions, as he battles German attacks in the waters of Norway's North Cape. 
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Swift Rivers, Meigs, Cornelia; Hurd, Peter
100 Meigs, Cornelia; Hurd, Peter Swift Rivers
Boston Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1937 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Color Frontispiece 
Dust jacket heavily chipped with tears and creasing, light foxing DJ spine, tear across middle DJ spine, award notation on front free end paper. Small book store stamp on front pastedown. Light wear to grey cloth covered boards, light soil page fore edges. ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Frontispiece by Peter Hurd. ; Favorite Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 269 pages; "Swift-moving and exciting story from the author, Cornelia Meigs, whose "Invincible Louisa" won her the Newbery Prize and whose boys and girls stories never fail to delight. From dust jacket flap: "Swift Rivers" starts beside the great forests of what was to become Minnesota where a settlement of sturdy Swedish farmers worked the rich lands of the Goose Wing River Valley. Spurred by the suggestion of a wandering Eastern boy, Stuart Hale, and by the poverty of his own grandfather, eighteen-year-old Chris Dahlberg cut some of his abundant spruce and pine and walnut, determined, even though it had never been done before, to try floating the logs down on the spring floods to the Mississippi.This story is true to life on the Mississippi as it was a hundred years ago and filled with the sweep of geat waters, and the hazardous, colorful life of raft hand and river pilots." 
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