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Spiritual Reconstruction "By the Author of Christ In You", No Author Listed
81 No Author Listed Spiritual Reconstruction "By the Author of Christ In You"
London, England John M. Watkins 1918 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Rare original 1918 edition not a reprint, Blue cloth cover has minor rubs to corners. Contents very clean. Fully indexed. About the publisher "Over a century ago, Watkins, the "University of Rejected Sciences", was born. In April 1897, John M. Watkins issued the first second-hand and remaindered book catalogue in his own name, giving 26 Charing Cross in the centre of London as his business address. Since 1895, perhaps earlier, he had published similar lists on behalf of "The Theosophical Publishing Society', initially from 7/8 Duke Street,' Adelphi, later from Charing Cross and then from "... a shop near the Friends' Meeting House in St. Martin's Lane." These lists had been preceded by Book-notes, which he had edited from March 1893. The premises of this profitable business would shift location from nautical Whitehall to thespian St.Martin’s Lane.John Watkins eventually moved the business to its present famous site in No.21 in Cecil Court in 1901. Two frequent visitors in those very early days were the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, himself a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and G. R. S. Mead, author of numerous works on gnosticism and a prominent figure in the Theosophical Society. J. Watkins himself introduced our famous Egyptian logo that depicts the Great God Thoth, ancient deity of learning, writing, science and magic. He has been affectionately called the "scribe of the gods" by the bookshop' s staff of every epoch, and can be seen today adorning the creaking sign outside – but way back in 1901 the shop had only begun its tradition as a London nexus, a Mecca for occultists and mystics from all over the world - people from all walks of life.The Early Intellectual EnvironmentThe Watkins story starts in the innovative intellectual ferment of Victorian London. For many people the 'Victorian Age' evokes images of steaming industrial and smoky commercial power, iron & funerals, reminiscent of Blake's 'Satanic Mills', moral evangelical conservatism and starch-collared high mindedness although as history begins to peel off the onion layers it seems that it may not all have been as 'moral' and 'high' as some of us were taught at school. The hustle & bustle of the West End in this heyday was that of packed-out multicoloured omnibuses and tipped hats, the ringing cries of the newspaper boys echoing and the scuffling barrow boys of the busy Covent Garden markets rumbling forward the quality market centre of the huge British Empire. The rich mixing scents of soot, horse manure, perfumed blooms of flowers downwind, open bakeries and the gas lamps filled the air.The late 19th century was a time of vigorous questioning of long-held beliefs about the nature of man, his origins and his destiny as well as of the universe, which he inhabited. All these developments were to have a considerable impact on the thinking of many intellectuals preoccupied with spiritual and metaphysical questions.Amidst this intellectual upheaval there arose several organisations putting forward alternative views of man and his spiritual nature. There was an upsurge of interest in the hermetic and kabbalistic traditions, an impulse that lay behind the formation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Additionally the new interest in the spiritual and metaphysical culture of Asia was to find an outlet in the founding of H.P.Blavatsky's Theosophical Society in America, Britain and India. Thirdly, there was the phenomenon of the appearance of mediumship, and the possibility of establishing the fact of personal survival after death. This last resulted in the establishment of the Society for Psychical Research as well as the growth of the Spiritualist movement.John WatkinsIt is into this concentrated context that we may view the establishment of Watkins Bookshop in the mid 1890's. John Maurice Watkins, the founder of this bookshop, was a friend and disciple of H P. Blavatsky and was himself personally involved in seeing the first edition of The Secret Doctrine, her great metaphysical classic, through the press.The ideal of founding the bookshop is said to have occurred to Mr Watkins in a conversation with Madame Blavatsky in which she lamented the fact that there was nowhere in London one could buy books on mysticism, occultism and metaphysics.This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Original book not a reproduction. Rare.; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 210 pages 
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The great air war. The Men, the Planes, the Saga of Military Aviation: 1914-1918, Norman, Aaron
82 Norman, Aaron The great air war. The Men, the Planes, the Saga of Military Aviation: 1914-1918
The Macmillan Co 1968 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition bound in black cloth. A very good copy in a good dust jacket. Dust spotting to the endpapers and edges of the page blocks. Former owners name neatly written in front. "This is my favorite book on this favorite topic. Read it several times between my 12th and 52nd birthdays and appreciate it more each time. Quite a lot about the Zeppelin campaign that I didn't appreciate until I grew up" Reviewer. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 558 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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The Aces, Oughton, Frederick
83 Oughton, Frederick The Aces
Putnams 1960 125840169X / 9781258401696 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
1960 original First American hardcover edition with uncut price on dust. dust is a bit worn, but now in mylar cover. This Book Uncovers The Personalities Of The Men Called Aces In World War I, And Shows The Birth Of Courage And Tenacity In Wartime Air Power. Frederick Oughton, British publisher, author. Served with Royal Air Force, 1941-1945.; Fellow Royal Society Arts. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages 
Price: 27.97 USD
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Charter to William Penn and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania ... Preced ed by Duke of York's Laws ..., Pennsylvania. Laws, Statutes, etc.
84 Pennsylvania. Laws, Statutes, etc. Charter to William Penn and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania ... Preced ed by Duke of York's Laws ...
Harrisburg, PA Lane S. Hart 1879 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark brown cloth cover with minor wear to top and bottom of spine cloth. Overall very good condition. Front and rear pocket with 4 very large foldout charter facsimiles (dated 1878). "Preceded by Duke of York's Laws in force from the year 1676 to the year 1682, with an appendix. Containing laws relating to the organization of the Provincial Courts and Historical matters. Fully indexed and contains extensive historical notes. "Published under the direction of John Blair Linn .. compiled and edited by Staughton George, Benjamin M. Nead [and] Thomas McCamant" (title page). Contains the full te xt of the Duke of York's book of laws (1676) and Penn's charter/laws of 168 2 to 1700; plus facsimiles of 5 documents (2 each in front and rear endpape r pockets, 1 in text). Cloth bound. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Book plate in front with "Clinton H. Coddington" imprinted. Clinton Coddington (Bud) was a well known West Point Graduate who practiced law in California. His vita partially reads "After four years in the Field Artillery, including command of Alpha Battery of the 7/11th in the 25th Inf Div, I left uniformed service to attend Boalt Hall School of Law at The University of California at Berkeley. After graduating in 1968, I became a member of the Calififornia Bar (with pro hoc vice admissions in numerous other states) and have continuously practiced for the past almost one-third of a century. I have devoted my efforts almost exclusively to the defense of the American aerospace industry — airlines, manufacturers of engines, avionics, pilots, airframes, etc. They say that I have tried more 747 cases than anyone else; I know that I have lost the biggest one of all — In Re Air Disaster at Lockerbie, Scotland, where I represented Pan American World Airways and all of the other defendants. Bud was a Pearl Harbor survivor. His father, L. Clinton Coddington, who was a Captain in the Army Air Corps stationed at Hickam Field at the time of the attack, later became a general in the Air Force. His late mother was Patricia Richer Coddington. As a young man Bud loved the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout.Bud graduated from the United States Military Academy West Point, and was proud to be a member of the Long Gray Line. At West Point, Bud was a member of the Debate Team and traveled across the country participating in collegiate debate tournaments. After service in the United States Army, Bud attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), and graduated in 1969. ; Engravings, charts; 
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85 Perryman, Michael Strange Defeat - The Fall of France NM
Avalanche Press N.D. First Edition; Various Boxed As New with no dust jacket 
Boxed war game. In the spring of 1940, the French Army, generally believed to be the best in the world, again faced her mortal enemy, the German Army. With the last war scarcely 20 years past, this one seemed destined to develop along similar lines. British forces came ashore in strength and both nations made a show of cooperating. Few believed that Belgium could stay out of the conflict, but her leaders continued to act as if it was possible.When the attack finally came, the speed and ferocity of modern warfare overwhelmed the Dutch and Belgian armies in the first few days and the French and British not long after. Air power, paratroopers and massed armor caught the Allies flat-footed and unable to effectively respond. In six short weeks two more countries fell under Nazi control, the French Army was defeated and the British ejected from the continent. None could have foreseen this strange defeat just a few short weeks before.Strange Defeat is a sequel to Defiant Russia and Red Vengeance. Like those games, it’s designed as an easy to learn, fun game. The map portrays the Netherlands, Belgium, western Germany and northern France. ; Video Game; 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.25 inches 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Air Force Combat Wings  Lineage and Honors Histories, 1927-1977, Ravenstein, Charles A.
86 Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories, 1927-1977
Washington, D. C. Office of Air Force History United States Air Force 1984 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Looks new. Red cover with gold lettering. Each wing listed with description/history of wing. Wing insignias. Alaphabetical list of wing commanders in back. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-1945, Sakaida, Henry &  Grant Race
87 Sakaida, Henry & Grant Race Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-1945
Osprey Publishing 1997 1855325292 / 9781855325296 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
; Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 13; 9.60 X 7.20 X 0.30 inches; 96 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The King Tiger Tank, Scheibert, Horst
88 Scheibert, Horst The King Tiger Tank
Schiffer Pub Ltd 1989 0887401856 / 9780887401855 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Oblong paperback in excellent conditon. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. We provide delivery confirmation and ship within 24 hours. See scan of actual magazine with feature articles printed on front. This book belongs in the collection of any scale aircraft modeler, aviation, or military enthusiast.; v. 1; Photographs, Diagrams, Maps; 10.80 X 8 X 0.20 inches; 47 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The King Tiger, Vol. 2  Development, Units, Operations, Scheibert, Horst
89 Scheibert, Horst The King Tiger, Vol. 2 Development, Units, Operations
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1991 0887402879 / 9780887402876 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Oblong paperback in excellent conditon. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. We provide delivery confirmation and ship within 24 hours. See scan of actual magazine with feature articles printed on front. This book belongs in the collection of any scale aircraft modeler, aviation, or military enthusiast.; Photographs, Diagrams, Maps; 10.80 X 8 X 0.20 inches; 48 pages 
Price: 7.97 USD
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The Tiger Family  Tiger I Porsche-Tiger, Elephant Pursuit Tank : Tiger II King Tiger, Hunting Tiger, Storm Tiger, Scheibert, Horst
90 Scheibert, Horst The Tiger Family Tiger I Porsche-Tiger, Elephant Pursuit Tank : Tiger II King Tiger, Hunting Tiger, Storm Tiger
Schiffer Pub Ltd 1989 0887401872 / 9780887401879 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Oblong paperback in excellent conditon. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. We provide delivery confirmation and ship within 24 hours. See scan of actual magazine with feature articles printed on front. This book belongs in the collection of any scale aircraft modeler, aviation, or military enthusiast.; Photographs, Diagrams, Maps; 10.80 X 8 X 0.20 inches; 47 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
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The Arctic Airmen  Royal Air Force in Spitsbergen and North Russia in 1942, Schofield, Ernest &  Roy Conyers Nesbit
91 Schofield, Ernest & Roy Conyers Nesbit The Arctic Airmen Royal Air Force in Spitsbergen and North Russia in 1942
William Kimber & Co Ltd 1987 0718306600 / 9780718306601 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has been neatly glued by former owner to prevent loss. Minor notes by former owner inside under front flap otherwise the contents are very clean. Fully indexed. ; Photographs; 9.37 X 6.06 X 1.02 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Greatest Fighter Missions Of The Top Navy and Marine Aces Of World War II, Sims, Edward H.
92 Sims, Edward H. Greatest Fighter Missions Of The Top Navy and Marine Aces Of World War II
Harper & Brothers 1962 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Edition with unclipped dust. Neatly signed owners name in front. Dust covered in mylar protective coating. "A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat. The actual number of aerial victories required to officially qualify as an "ace" has varied, but is usually considered to be five or more. The few aces among combat aviators have historically accounted for the majority of air-to-air victories in military history." Wikipedia ; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
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93 Sola, Ralph De Abbreviations Dictionary
Elsevier Publishing Company 1986 0444008071 / 9780444008077 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Looks new. Still the standard reference of abbreviations after 35 years, the Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition continues the tradition of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a classic. This new edition is the international sourcebook for locating elusive or general information on a vast array of topics. The Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition carries a comprehensive listing of abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, eponyms, geographic equivalents, initials, and slang shortcuts. It provides a current, easily accessible resource for locating some of the most elusive and confusing elements of our language. The Abbreviations Dictionary, Ninth Edition, is also a ready reference for useful information on such diverse topics as computer jargon, earthquake data, English grammar and usage, international conversions, medical terminology, wedding anniversaries, zip coding, and others. FeaturesoMore than 15,000 new entriesoAddenda on air pollution, American states and capitals, inventions and inventors, musical superlatives, oldest American settlements, phobias, as well as airlines, bafflegab divulged (euphemisms), corrections facilities, earthquake data, eponyms and nicknames, numbered abbreviations, prisons of the world, railroads of the world, signs and symbols, steamship lines, superlatives, volcanos, and much moreoExpanded and updated treatment of many previous topics of interest. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. ; 1240 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The Circus of the Earth and the Air, Stevens, Brooke
94 Stevens, Brooke The Circus of the Earth and the Air
New York Harcourt 1994 0151179875 / 9780151179879 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book looks new. Dust in Mylar. A woman steps into a circus magician's box, and the box is set on fire. When the woman fails to reappear and the circus itself vanishes overnight, Alex Barton sets out to find his missing wife. Bizarre clues lead him to a mysterious island, where he encounters a faceless private army, a theater where performance and the stage have become objects of veneration, and a Fellini-esque circus concealed within a hollowed-out mountain. Tortured, tempted, analyzed, Alex sheds his identity and assumes a new one, as a tightrope walker whose strength is his vulnerability. As the line between the real and the surreal blur, Alex must discover what may--or may not--be the truth about his wife and himself. " circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens." (Krikus Review); 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.40 inches; 410 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Gunner, Stevens, William
95 Stevens, William The Gunner
New York Antheneum 1968 071810546X / 9780718105464 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by H. Lawrence Hoffman 
First Edition stated. Dust not price clipped. Neatly written former owner's name in front. Very clean book. "Young serial gunner Deacon decided to quit the Fifteenth Air Force after flying too many missions during the worst bombing runs of 1944." Kiekus. ; Dust jacket design; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Airborne Weapons of the West, Thornborough, Anthony M.
96 Thornborough, Anthony M. Airborne Weapons of the West
Motorbooks International 1995 0879386703 / 9780879386702 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Pictoral cover. See scan of actual book that is for sale. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.We ship within 24 hours and provide delivery confirmation.; Photographs and Illustrations; 9.69 X 7.17 X 0.31 inches; 96 pages 
Price: 7.97 USD
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Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe, Toliver, Colonel Raymond F. & Trevor J. Constable
97 Toliver, Colonel Raymond F. & Trevor J. Constable Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1977 0816857903 / 9780816857906 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print. Dust jacket has several tears and is in poor condition but is now covered in mylar cover. Includes name index of all Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. The original first edition was published in 1968 under the title: Horrido! Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffee. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs & Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 432 pages 
Price: 35.97 USD
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M108-M109-M109 A1/A2 Self Propelled Artillery Vehicle, Verlinden, Francois
98 Verlinden, Francois M108-M109-M109 A1/A2 Self Propelled Artillery Vehicle
Verlinden Publications 1990 9070932180 / 9789070932183 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Oblong paperback in excellent conditon. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. We provide delivery confirmation and ship within 24 hours. See scan of actual magazine with feature articles printed on front. This book belongs in the collection of any scale aircraft modeler, aviation, or military enthusiast.; Warmachines, No. 1; Photographs, Diagrams, Maps; 9.10 X 8.40 X 0.20 inches; 36 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
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The Red Baron, Von Richthofen, Manfred (edited by Stanley M. Ulanoff) (translated by Peter Kilduff)
99 Von Richthofen, Manfred (edited by Stanley M. Ulanoff) (translated by Peter Kilduff) The Red Baron
Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1969 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust in near fine condition. Dust is NOT price clipped and dust is now in mylar cover. "Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) , also known as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916." Extensive appendix with drawings.; New Translation and First American Edition; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages 
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Design for Air Combat, Whitford, Ray
100 Whitford, Ray Design for Air Combat
Janes Information Group 1987 0710604262 / 9780710604262 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust has been neatly glued by former owner to prevent loss. minor freying to bottom edge of dust and small closed tears to top of dust and back of dust. May have minor notations under flap and underlining in text. Otherwise excellent condition. This book is about the design of the modern combat aircraft and begins with basic aero-dynamics and then moves on to airframe components.Chapter titles Wing design, air intakes, fuselage design, tailplaines, fins, exhaust nozzles and aft body shaft and an extensive reference section. A seminal work on this most important subject. Scarce. ; Photographs, illustrations; 9.84 X 7.72 X 1.02 inches; 224 pages 
Price: 174.97 USD
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