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Image for Practical Mathematics for the Army: Textbooklet No.2, Courses for Service Personnel (Secondary Level).

Practical Mathematics for the Army: Textbooklet No.2, Courses for Service Personnel (Secondary Level).

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Legion Educational Services.: 1943

Seller ID: 710

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; 305 pp. Card stock covers with black lettering on front and back, none on spine. Previous owner's (Institute) stamp on front. Pen scribble on front and pencil notations on last blank page. Copy is slightly cocked with a damp stain on bottom of spine and a wee bit onto text tail edge. General but mild wear and soiling to outsides, inside is clean and book is tight. Overall, a nice copy of a scarce war-time publication. View more info

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Pre-Aircrew Mathematics; Courses for Service Personnel, Secondary Level.

By: N/A

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Legion Educational Services: 1942

Seller ID: 1609

Condition: Good


16mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 313 pages. Blue-green wraps with black lettering. A book designed to prepare service personnel for active duty in the Armed Forces. This one covered the mathematics necessary to work as a member of an air crew. The text edges are soiled and the covers show some edge wear and general soiling. There are a fair number of pencilled notes in this one, somebody was doing their homework - at least for the first few pages. View more info

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We Have Been There.

By: N/A

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., CBC Publications Branch.: 1941

Seller ID: 12672

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 144 pp. Orange wraps with black lettering over a flat stapled binding. "Authoritative reports by qualified observers who have returned from the war zones as presented over the CBC National Network". In other words - transcripts of war time broadcasts by various journalists etc. Contributors are: Rt. Hon. Malcolm MacDonald, Davidson Dunton, William L. Shirer, Ralph Ingersoll, Col. W. J. Donovan, Brig. Maurice Pope, R. T. Bowman, John Bird, J. M. Minifie, Milo J. Warner, Rev. John Sutherland Bonnell, Helen Heitt, Joseph C. Harsch, L. B. Pearson, Saville R. Davis, Eli... View more info

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Morts Pour la France: Lettres de condamne a mort.

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Societe des Editions de la France Libre:

Seller ID: 13897

Condition: Fair


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 78 pp. Text is in French. No copyright date but letters dated 1941-1944. A collection of letters written by people executed by the Germans during occupation of France. Some of those whose letters are in this collection: Jean Catelas, Pierre Semard, Paul Gery Gabriel Peri, Henri Martel, Abbe Rene Bonpain, Daniel Decourdeman che, Louis Caron . . . . Paper wraps have a bad water stain on the front and a stain on the back, former owner's name on title page; interior pages are in good shape. View more info

Image for Signal Training, Volume IV: Construction and Maintenance of Lines.

Signal Training, Volume IV: Construction and Maintenance of Lines.

By: N/A

Price: $14.40

Publisher: London, UK., His Majesty's Stationary Office.: 1927

Seller ID: 21024

Condition: Good


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; vii - 171 pp. Tan paper over boards with brown cloth on spine. One fold-out drawing of a plug and socket panel facing page 136 and three more fold-outs, two charts and one map, at the back. Previous owner's name (a Corporal Morse of the signal corps) on the inside of the front cover. The book shows moderate wear and soiling with a tear in the cloth spine at the tail. The back free end paper is torn at the tail end of the gutter. Quite clean inside and the binding is solid. View more info

Image for Christian Science War Time Activities: A Report to the Board of Directors of the Mother Church by the Christian Science War Relief Committee.

Christian Science War Time Activities: A Report to the Board of Directors of the Mother Church by the Christian Science War Relief Committee.

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts., Christian Science Publishing Society.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26827

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; (2) - 378 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board along with blind stamped border rules on the front and back boards. The text block head edge is gilt as issued. The fore and tail edges of the text block are untrimmed, again as issued. Illustrated with 35 pages of black and white photographs printed on a coated paper stock. Various lists of workers and committee members are present. A few fore edges of the pages are yet unopened. The book shows mild wear to the externals (fore corners and spine tips) and with a faded (or mottled... View more info

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Billy's Letters from Flanders

By: A Sunny Subaltern (William Gray)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart.: 1916

Seller ID: 25373

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; 175 pp. Third impression, December, 1916. A very immediate look at a Canadian soldier's life in World War I. These letters were written to and published by Billy's mother. The letters cover a period of time from November 1915 to August 1916; book ends with a moving "Moriturus Te Salutat", to the memory of a fallen comrade referred to only as McCarthy. Brown paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, gilt spine lettering, brown lettering on front board. Text block is foxed, former owner's name on front free endpaper; binding is solid, text is otherwise clean. View more info

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La France sous l'Occupation. (Esprit de la Resistance).

By: Arnoult, Billig, Boudot, Cepede, Cezard, Chers, D'Hoop, Michel, Piatier, Rosier, Scherer, Schmitt.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: Paris, France., Presses Universitaires De France.: 1959

Seller ID: 12948

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; viii - 194 pp. A collection of 12 articles by the authors listed. The series, "Esprit de la Resistance", is a retrospective look at the Second World War: La Guerre - L'Occupation - La Deportation - La Liberation under the general direction of Henri Michel. The text is in French. Minor wear and soiling to the wraps and some foxing to the text block head edge. Previous owner's name on the first page (half title page). View more info

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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. Part II, Volume I, Medical History

By: Barnes, Joseph K. and Woodward, Joseph Janvier

Price: $157.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1879

Seller ID: 1034

Condition: Fair


4to - 29 x 23 cm.; xii - 869 pp. (11.75" X 10") Green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Spine is faded, front and back boards are spotted and stained mostly on lower halves. 2" tear in spine gutter on front at top. Front hinge is a bit loose otherwise the binding is quite tight. Corners are bumped and worn. Text edges are browned with some foxing throughout the volume. Illustrated with full page glossy plates each with protective tissue. Some staining on tissue overlays but does not appear to be foxing. Some dampstain on first few pages at top on spine side. This particular volum... View more info

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Ecrivains Et Soldats.

By: Bire, Edmond.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Paris, France., H. Falque: 1907

Seller ID: 9130

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; 230 pp. Library rebind in a tan buckram with gilt lettering on spine. "Le Pere Gratry, Benjamin Constant, Le General de la Motte-Rouge, Felix Arvers, M. Cuvillier-Fleury et son journal intime, Le Marechal Canbobert, "Temps Passe, Jours Presents", M. Jules Simon. Usual library markings plus stamp on all 3 text block edges. Book appears to have been rarely used or even opened. This is one volume only of a 2 volume set. View more info

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Props on Her Sleeve: The Wartime Letters of a Canadian Airwoman.

By: Buch, Mary Hawkins (with Carolyn Gossage).

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Dundurn Press: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2317

ISBN: 1550022946

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 161 pp. Buch was a member of the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and wrote over 150 letters to the Dean of Women at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. They bring a day to day immediacy to the wartime life, moments of hilarity interspersed with frustration and a sense of urgency about winning the war. Gossage interweaves colourful contextual sidebars. This edition is signed by both Buch and Gossage on the title page with a former owner's name is on the half title page.; Signed by Signed by Author View more info

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Map Reading for the Soldier.

By: Goodfriend, Captain Arthur.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Washington, DC., The Infantry Journal: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14070

Condition: Very Good


4to - 25.5 x 18.5 cm.; 101 pp. Staple bound with photographic wraps (yapped edges of approximately .5 cm.). A text adapted from the Army's Elementary Map Reading program along with materials from the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The back pocket includes a small protractor, map scale and 5 of the original 7 maps it was issued with: France and Belgium, New York and West Point, Alger, Berlin, "Hand Land". The yapped edges are creased and the covers are mildly scuffed. Interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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Outline of Historical Background of Selective Service and Chronology. (Revised 1965 edition).

By: Hershey, Lt. General Lewis B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Washington, DC., Selective Service System.: 1965

Seller ID: 22089

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; iv - 66 pp. Tan wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. "From Biblical days to June 30, 1965". Includes 14 tables of statistics and related information from the Service's files. Mild wear and soiling to the covers and the last page (not numbered and blank) is missing the top fore corner and is quite creased. View more info

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Chronicles of an Adventurer.

By: Hine, Harold R.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Canada, New Ventures Consultants.: 1999

Seller ID: 18274

ISBN: 0968023312

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [4] - 206 pp. Second printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Hine joined the Canadian Navy at 16, transferred to the Royal Navy seeing action on the HMS Devonshire during World War II, put himself through law school after mustering out of the service, became a Queen's Counsel and upon retirement, began a business venture marketing products internationally that are dedicated to improving world health. A new and unread / unused book. View more info

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The Chaplain's Scrap Book.

By: Hogg, William B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois., Chicago Gospel Tabernacle.:

Seller ID: 26767

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; 56 pp. Rebound as a soft cover and not a professional rebinding. No date given but appears to be soon after the Second World War. Author's photograph from the original cover tipped in on the inside of the front cover. William Hogg was a chaplain in the US Army during World War II. The text pages are browned with some minor wear to the edges of a few pages that does not affect any text. Previous owner's pencilled name on the title page. View more info

Image for Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. Dritter Bamd: Sieg ohne Froeden 1944-45. 3 volumes.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. Dritter Bamd: Sieg ohne Froeden 1944-45. 3 volumes.

By: Jacobsen, Hans-Adolf and Hans Dollinger. (editors).

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Munich, Germany., Verlag Kurt Desch.: 1963

Seller ID: 22165

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


4to (small) - 25 x 18 cm.; Volume I: Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. 479 - [1] pp. Volume II: Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. 478 - [2] pp. Volume III: dritter Band: Sieg ohne Frieden 1944-45. The texts are in German. All are bound in on off-white coarse linen cloth over boards with red lettering on spine and front and with photographic end papers. Profusely illustrated with period photographs along with maps, charts and graphs. The end paper hinges in volume 1 are torn though the mull cloth is still good. All three dust jackets show minor edge wear and the spines are a tad d... View more info

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What The War Is Teaching. (Merrick Lectures for 1916).

By: Jefferson, Charles E.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Fleming H. Revell: 1916

Seller ID: 11267

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; 218 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's adverts. Originally delivered as the Merrick Lectures at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1916, these lectures were funded to promote understanding in the general field of Experimental and Practical Religion. Jefferson was the pastor of Broadway Tabernacle in New York City and was the 17th invited guest lecturer. Book shows minor shelf wear to the covers with some scuffing on the lower back. The interior is clean and the binding is tight. The book appears to have never been used, surprising, but 'tis so. View more info

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Building an Army: Mobilization of Manpower in the Army of the United States.

By: Johnston, Edward S.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania., The Military Service Publishing Co.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28537

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; xvi - 159 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the front board. Edward Johnston was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Infantry, United States Army and looks at the military readiness of the US Army as it prepares to enter the Second World War. Six page glossary and a 13 page index. The library was an Officer's Mess with fairly minmal and neatly done markings - call number on spine, ownership note on the front paste down end paper and a pocket on the back paste down end paper. The board fore corners are mildly bumped and some of the gilt lettering on... View more info

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To the Green Fields Beyond, A Soldier's Story

By: Jones, Gwilym

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Burnstown, Ontario, General Store Publishing House: 1993

Seller ID: 20877

ISBN: 0-919431-69-0

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 201 pp. Jones' story of his part of WWII, through Italy into Holland. "His perceptive eye records the telling contrast between grisly military encounters and his between-battles explorations among the architectural and artistic treasures of Europe. . . . thoughtful, humane, somethime humorous." Included in this account are photos, maps of war operations, messages of Generals Alexander and Leese and Montgomery, some poetry by Jones, highlights of the First Canadian Armoured Brigade, honours and awards conferred on members of the Three Rivers Regiment. Minor wear on ... View more info

Image for Vsegda s pekhotoi, vsegda s tankami: kratkii istoricheskii ocherk o deistviyakh artillerii v nekotorykh operatsiakh Velikoi otechestvennoi voiny. (In the Service of the Infantry and Tanks).

Vsegda s pekhotoi, vsegda s tankami: kratkii istoricheskii ocherk o deistviyakh artillerii v nekotorykh operatsiakh Velikoi otechestvennoi voiny. (In the Service of the Infantry and Tanks).

By: Kazakov, K. P.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia., Voennoe Izdatel'stvo Ministerstva Oborony SSSR: 1969

Seller ID: 15306

Condition: Good


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; 246 pp. Text is in Russian Cyrillic. A brief historical outline of the artillery actions in some of the biggest operations of the Second World War: the battles for Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk, as well as the Belorussian and Berlin operations. Photos. Black cloth-covered boards have light edgewear, bit of tearing at binding joins on two pages; library markings consist of spine label, stamped text block, attachments on front endpaper.; Ex-Library View more info