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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1981. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; red spine with off-white text; first printing; rare; dust jacket has sunned spine; few minor chips to edges; other mild wear to exterior; price clipped front flap; mylar wrap; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; mild edge wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have light foxing; previous bookshop's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; interior clean; pp 353.
Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, 1960. First American Edition; printed in England in a slightly different version by William Heinemann, Ltd in 1958. First American Edition. Octavo; G+/F; Black spine with illustration and red and white text. DJ has moderate chipping on all edges as well as bumping on the front corners; DJ has 1"x1" triangular tear on lower front cover and numerous minor tears along the top of the spine and bottom of DJ rear. Book covers have minor bumping and some age discolorization on paste downs; Edges have age yellowing but are otherwise good; Text block is aged but otherwise clean. pp. 270. This is presented as the first, full account of the British Royal Commando attack on the German docks in St. Nazaire, France in March 1942. Royal Navy and Royal Commandos piloted an obsolete destroyer loaded with tons of explosives into the dock system. Casualties were heavy but the damage done when HMS Campbeltown exploded it destroyed the only docks capable of handling German battleships, then a most serious threat to Allied shipping in the Atlantic.
Philadelphia: Linguistic Society of America, University of Pennsylvania, 1939. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth, tattering to spine caps and corners, shelfwear; Text block has small stains on fore edge which sometimes bleed slightly onto the pages, a very few pencil notations, name in ink on rear pastedown; 353 pages.
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1871. First Edition. Octavo, 128 pages; G+; bound in burgundy cloth, rebound with original spine and boards preserved; cloth has some spotting to exterior; strong boards; mylar wraps; text block shows age toned exterior edges; deckled edges; light pencil to ffep; several maps throughout; interior age-toned; with 27 folding plates, diagrams, and schematics; shelved case 12.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1941. Octavo; pp 256; VG; red spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has modest sun fading to exterior; mild rubbing to edges and corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; ex-library stamp text to exterior edges; tight binding;.