Espionage & Terrorism
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London, Great Britain: William Kimber, 1986. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG/VG+. black glossy DJ spine with red lettering at tip and yellow titles mid-spine. clear protective cover over well-kept boards and black panels, gold lettering imprinted. puncture wound on right of HB spine. clear fep/ffep. includes many small section of b/w photos with much text detail and some b/w scanned images. 176 pp. ISBN # 0718306171.
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. First Edition, First Printing [ST ANTONY'S SERIES]. Octavo, 224 pages, VG/VG; DJ, tan and gray colorblocked spine, black lettering to spine: mild overall wear to DJ, covers protected by mylar; black matte paper boards, bright silver lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, inscribed by previous owner to title page; light staining/roughness/waving to title page (inscription affected) likely from liquid damage, otherwise interior clean; very mild wear to text-block, minor small stains to fore- and bottom-edges; shelved Case 9.
New York: Basic Books, 2014. First Edition. Octavo; pp 348; VG-/VG; black/red spine with white text; dust jacket has lightly sunned exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth shows light wear; clean exterior; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; inscribed by author.
Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 1992. First Paperback Edition. Octavo, 327 pages; VG-; gloss paper covers, spine red and yellow with white lettering: mild bumping to corners, crease to top left corner of back cover; mild wear to text-block; interior virtually pristine; INSCRIBED by Callanan to Seamus McKenna to title page, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by McKenna (previous owner) to ffep; shelved case 9.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004. First Edition. Octavo; pp 695; G+/G; black spine with silver and red text; full title: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; inscribed by author.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Printing (Inscribed). Octavo in black cloth. VG/VG. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Inscription reads, "Phil / You might want this to see how it's really done / Best wishes / Miles." Some shelfwear. DJ shows bumping to spine ends, light age-toning, and some scuffing; now protected by mylar Brodart cover. Slight fading to top edge of boards. Interior is bright and clean. Binding is square and tight. 351 pp. A very good inscribed copy. [DJ spine is black and white with red and gray text].
Hartford, Conn. W. S. Williams & Co., 1866. First Edition. Octavo, 384 pages; VG-; rebound in gray buckram, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Central Intelligence Agency seal to front cover; mild wear to boards; non-archival tape to gutters of frontispiece, title page; mild foxing throughout; with 13 plates; shelved case 1.
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1971. Octavo; VG/VG; hardcover; red spine with yellow text; dust jacket has severe stains, tears and the thin cellophane covering is partly peeling off; boards have age tone and have discoloration to the corners and the spine, also they are minimally weakened at the hinges; front free end -paper has the signature of the author; text block is tanned but clean; 696p.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Black spine with red and white print; DJ clean but for 2-inch cut to spine portion; Boards in black paper with silver print, clean, strong; Textblock clean and tight; xxi, 318 pages, 16 pages of plates, illustrated.
South Melbourne, Australia: The MacMillan Company of Australia PTY, LTD, 1988. First. Octavo; VG/VG with plastic cover; Olive spine with white text; DJ has slight shelf wear; Cover has slight bumping on spine; Text block has light aging but otherwise is good and tight; pp. 245 Author's account of working in Vietnam highlands as member of Australian Training Team; discusses conflict with US, especially CIA, on mission activity.
London, Great Britain: Robert Hale Limited, 1981. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. solid black DJ spine and front panel, bold red title followed by bold white authors above thin red capitals for publisher. enlarged characters repeat upon front cover in red, white subtitle and altered authors to uppercase large red lettering. a tinge yellowed to the ivory rear with adverts. inner flaps show a glossy sheer tan strip next to the otherwise white inner flaps. black HB volume spine has simple, incised bold red titles from tip to tail. dark blue ink of previous owner used to write names and date on right FEP. lightly flipped through ivory pages, few marginal lines, text as is. mildly foxed upper edge and fore-edge, white tail edge. 318 pp. ISBN #0709189826.
New York: Dover Publications, 1955. Octavo; “Unabridged republication of the first edition with corrections”; G/no DJ; Ex-Library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with white print; Paperback book bound in stiff grey library cardboard covers with blue cloth at spine edge, title and call number written in black ink, vendor label on front, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Paperback cover is clean and bright; Text block has library bookplate inside front cover, library pocket inside rear cover, library stamps to edges and title page, age-toned paper; 164 pages.
New York, NY: Brassey's / Maxwell Macmillan Company, 1993. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG. medium red glossy DJ spine with white, black/yellow and small black publisher. front inner flap has a light crease line. black clothbound HB with stamped silver type, abrading and moisture exposure moderate to both red panels. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. clear and excellent textblock. outer edges have a few specks and discoloration marks. as is. 280 pp. ISBN# 0028810198.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1934. First Edition. 8vo., 247 pp., VG-/no DJ; red cloth boards, faded gold lettering to spine: bumping/fraying to head, tail, and corners; mild water spot to front board; age-toning/mild staining to text-block; wear to endpapers, light age-toning to margins (lettering clear and legible); Yardley was a American cryptologist who, in addition to technical nonfiction works, authored three spy novels, of which this is one; shelved Case 6.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. Octavo; pp 433; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with red text; dust jacket shows heavy rubbing to exterior; some chips to edges; cloth has slightly sunfaded exterior; slightly rubbed edges; text block has slightly soiled exterior edges; interior clean; deckled fore edge; inscription to ffep.