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A comprehensive work containing some of the better known world timbers illustrated in colour and concisely described with the minimum of technical terms. The information is presented in a form designed to appeal to those who are interested in timber but are not specialists in wood technology. Intended primarily for use by architects and their clients, the timber trade, and timber-using industries. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0802015700. Presentation plate attached to front endpaper '...on the occasion of planting a tree in the Arboretum at the White House to mark the centenary of the Benn Brother's publication Timber Trades Journal June 7 1973', large b/w photo depicting this to front pastedown. Marks to front endpapers. Text block browned and page edges lightly so. Black dustwrapper with red spine is worn at edges, spine and front panel title is faded, some loss to top and tail of spine, some damp staining present mainly to verso and flap edges.
Postwar flying in Africa in the 1940s. A fascinating glimpse of the last days of relative freedom in the air overseas, before stricter regulations and universal air traffic control virtually closed the doors to the intrepid long-distance non-radio pilot. Sequel to 'The Flight of the Mew Gull' and 'Sigh for a Merlin'. Pictorial glazed boards. B/w photos. 183 pages. ISBN: 1902807197. Boards lightly scuffed, a few minor knocks to board edges. Front pastedown creased (caused during binding process). Contents clean.
No. 26 in the Target Series. "Sanders of the River," who with a handful of Houssas, and a steam launch, kept order in a Central African territory larger than Great Britain. As soon as native Chiefs realised that "Sandi" had gone the fat was in the fire. This story stells of his recall and how he restored peace to the land. Red cloth boards, black title to spine. Endpapers and text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is worn at top & tail of spine, lightly edge-worn and is scuffed and grubby to rear panel.
A HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AIR WAR 1940-1945 VOLUME THREE: TUNISIA AND THE END IN AFRICA NOVEMBER 1942-MAY 1943
Written by Christopher Shores; Giovani Massimello; Russell Guest; Frank Olynyk; Winfried Bock.
Stock no. 1825996
Published by Grub Street. 1st 2016. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The background to the first major Anglo-American venture - Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Green pictorial glazed boards. B/w photos. 680 pages. ISBN: 9781910690000. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased with a few minor marks to rear panel.
DESERT WARRIORS: AUSTRALIAN P-40 PILOTS AT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA 1941-1943
Written by Russell Brown.
Stock no. 1825845
Published by Banner Books. 1st 2000. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A tribute to the Australians of the Desert Air Force who kept the P-40s flying, despite endless personal hardships and enemy pressure, and to the pilots who flew the aircraft over a hostile desert against a formidable foe. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1875593225. Minor marks to top edge of boards. Text block slightly grubby, slightly foxed to top edge. Minor, faint foxspots to endpapers. Else contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased and has a few minor marks.
THE NUBA: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE HILL TRIBES IN KORDOFAN
Written by S.F. Nadel.
Stock no. 1825650
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
This book embraces both anthropological analyses proper - of the Nuba economic system, of kinship organization, of religious beliefs and tribal morality - and the discussion of 'practical' topics such as the policy of Nuba-Arab assimilation, the prospects of native administration in so primitive and heterogeneous a society, and the evolution of a Nuba law adapted to modern conflicts. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Top edge red. Light browning and scuffing to endpapers. Text block browned and dusty. Contents clean. Orange dustwrapper is browned, edge-creased, worn at top of spine, tiny hole to rear edge of spine.
An attempt to give some description of the physical geography, botany, zoology, anthropology, languages and history of the territories under British protection in East Central Africa, between the Congo Free State and the Rift Valley and between the first degree of South latitude and the fifth degree of North latitude. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles. Colour plates, maps and numerous b/w illustrations. A very heavy set. Both volumes rubbed and scuffed to boards, top & tail of spines worn. Text block a little grubby. Name in ink to half-title pages. All colour plates & maps present. Some hinges lightly pulled. Rear joint of volume 2 is cracked exposing cloth beneath but is still quite firm.
Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. Three-quarter leather binding, 5 raised bands to spine, marbled paper sides. Title label to spine 'Livingstone's Travels'. Plain endpapers. B/w illustrations and plates. 2 Maps to rear. Reprint. Leather spine & corners rubbed with slight loss of surface leather, spine is grubby and stained. Marbled sides are scuffed with loss of surface paper, boards exposed at edges. Front joint is just starting to crack. Binding is firm. Name in ink to top of title page. Some pencil annotations mainly to margins. Scattered foxing and general age related grubbiness throughout. One map is missing. One map has lower half torn away and missing. All other plates present.
SHADOWS: AIRLIFT AND AIRWAR IN BIAFRA AND NIGERIA 1967-1970
Written by Michael I. Draper.
Stock no. 1825573
Published by Hikoki Publications. 1st 1999. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The aviation aspects of the Nigerian Civil War. Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and a few colour photos. ISBN: 1902109635. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased and lightly scuffed to rear panel.
A Story of Adventure in the African Tropics. Orange cloth with black titles and illustration. B/w frontis. 320 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Prize plate to front pastedown. Some childish writing in ink to front free-endpaper. Heavy foxing to textblock and page margins.
Green cloth with vignette to spine and pictorial onlay to front cover. 10 b/w plates. 301 pages plus booklist to rear. Spine bumped, slight rubbing to corners. Prize plate to front pastedown. Slight fingering to margins and some light foxing else contents clean.
FLIGHT FIVE: AFRICA
Written by David Scott Daniell. Illustrated by Jack Matthew.
Stock no. 1324674
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. 1st 1961. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Ladybird series 587. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine slightly bumped else a fine copy. Wrapper is just a little edge rubbed to top edges.