American Aces in the Philippines
delPrado/Osprey, , 2000 First Edition Thus. Book Condition: A Very Good Plus Book. Aircraft of the Aces: Men and Legends No. 29. 64pp. Packed weight 300g Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 300 grams. Category: Military ; aviation. ISBN: 8483724537. Inventory No: 0017799. (Book ref. 0017799) £5.00
United States Army in World War II The War in the Pacific The Approach to the Philippines
Office of the Chief of Military History US Army, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 623pp, illus, fold-out coloured maps, photos, original green cloth with gilt badge and titles, spine faded, corners bumped otherwise in very good condition. (Book ref. 006758) £22.00
United States Army in World War II The War in the Pacific The Fall of The Philippines
Center of Military History United States Army, 1953. Hard Cover. Very Good. 626pp, illus, folding coloured maps, photos, original green cloth with gilt badge and titles, spine a little sunned otherwise very good condition, digital image available on request. (Book ref. 006664) £15.00
Catalogue of United States Stamps Specialized : Including Issues Under U.S. Administration of Canal Zone, Cuba, Guam, Philippines and Porto Rico. ( Also Danish West Indies and hawaii)
New York: Scott Publications, Inc., 1948. Illustrated by Illustrated. Twenty-sixth Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Good Plus/No Wrapper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large 553pp. 1948 Twenty-sixth edition. Illustrated with numerous line drawings of stamps.Bound in paper covered boards with some light toning to the spine. There is some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine with a split of 2 cm to the rear hinge from the head of the spine. Light rubbing to the board corners with a little associated bumping and light creasing to the adjacent textblock. Previous owners bookplate to the front paste down and previous owners ink name inscription to the front end paper edowornt t he front to the corners. A few page corners have been neatly turned. on pp313 there is a red biro date 1940 and boxing of the date in the text. Otherwise clean and tight. A good plus copy. (Book ref. 227480) £5.00
CORREGIDOR - The Rock Force Assault, 1945.
USA. Presidio. 1988. Hardback. 331 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in black boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. Ex shop stock - unread book. ISBN: 0-89141-319-7. (Book ref. 4917) £15.95
BUNKER'S WAR - The World War II Diary of Col. Paul D. Bunker.
U.S.A. Presidio. 1996. lst edn. Hardback. 309 pages. Fine in black boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. Powerful story of the tragic fall of the Philippines in 1942, and the horrors of life as a P.O.W. of the Japanese, as seen through the eyes of a senior coast-defense artillery officer stationed on the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. ISBN: 0-89141-538-6. (Book ref. 1476) £9.95
Secret Police: The Inside Story of an International Network
London: Robert Hale, 1982. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0709005598 VG+, no previous owner marks, bright unclipped dustjacket, xvi & 448 pages, extensive bibliography. Secret and semi-secret police organizations are shown with their various styles of arrest, surveillance, physical and psychological terror, and torture. Offers first-hand testimony from informed sources. (Book ref. 6293) £4.00
MacArthur in the Pacific: From the Philippines to the Fall of Japan.
Osceola, Wisconsin; Motorbooks International 1996.. F. Softback, 4to, 160 pages, 200 b/w photographs, bibliography, index. Fine condition, no previous owner name. A fascinating look at one of the greatest generals of World War 2. (Book ref. 3418) £6.50
Philippines: Where Asia wears a Smile
Philippines: Department of Tourism, 1976 First edition, near fine condition, in near fine unclipped dust jacket, original grey clothboards with pink stamping to front and white stamping to black spine, two-tone illustrated endpapers, 10" x 9¾", unpaginated, full colour photographic illustrations throughout,----------"To know a country is to know its people, their traditions and ways of living, their history and the values they fought for and live by. We hope this book will improve your knowledge of our country, by showing something of the Filipino spirit which words and pictures can only suggest' - Jose D Aspiras, Secretary of Tourism, Republic of the Philippines. (Book ref. 1529) £10.00
Adventurers All : A Tale of the Philippine Islands in War Time;
London, Nelson, London, Nelson, nd ( Inscription dated 1910); Nelson's Travel Series; Hardback; Very good/ No dj; 298pp with Frontis, Vignette & 2 black/ white Illustrations; Blue pictorial covers. (Book ref. 8583) £12.00
Journey to the Far Pacific;
New York., Doubleday, 1952; 1st Edition; Hardback; Very good/ Dj very good; 335pp with numerous photographs, Maps on endpapers; Grey covers with title on spine; Dust jacket has small nicks & tears, price intact. (Book ref. 9038) £8.00
Greenville: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1971. Illustrated by George Sandstrom and J R Pierce. Hardcover. Very Good. Original cloth and dustwrapper, 480pp, illustrated with 85 full page plates in colour. There will be additional postage due to weight [2.3kg approx]. (Book ref. 014937) £28.00
RAILS TO THE SETTING SUN
TOKYO: KIGEI PUBLISHING, 1971. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG-. 4to One of the first books to cover some of the most obscure narrow gauge railways around the world - includes Spain, Australia, Philippines, Greece, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Mozambique etc 188pp, well illustrated with photos and maps/plans. VG copy in slightly edge worn dw with a little minor loss. Very rare. (Book ref. 008047) £99.00
Series of 17 (seventeen) Autograph Letters Signed "E C Olds" and "Ed" (mainly), mainly to his sister and parents, about Training Camp and later action in the Philippines.
Various locations from Camp St George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Lytle, Ga. to "Camp" to Presidio,San Francisco, to the Island of Panay, to Ilo[i]lo, to Fort Atkinson, 7 June 1898-3 Oct. 1900. 39pp., 1-6pp., 8vo and 4to, one in pencil, minor defects in some, mainly good condition. 39pp., 8vo and 4to, one in pencil, minor defects in some, mainly good condition. A fine series of 17 letters written by Edward E. Olds, a U.S. Army Volunteer, semi-literate but providing interesting content. Some are addressed to his sister, Mrs. O. Sandford Vosberg at Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, nickname "Tom[y]", but also to his parents who are farming folk in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Edward was divorced but did not have the money required to complete the arrangement. He had 2 young sons. In 1898 the revolution broke out in the Philippines, which arose from the struggle for independence following American assumption of sovereignty. The U. S. Army called for volunteers and it would appear that Edward enlisted in order to get away from his marital difficulties. His initial letters are from the Training Camp' of George H. Thomas at Chickamauga Park from where he proceeds to Presidio, San Francisco where he awaits shipment in April 1899. From his letters it appears that he spent his service on the island of Panay, writing about the country, its natives and activity during the war: Subjects: (7 June 1898) Family news and questions throughout the correspondence; a dull life; duties as "kitchen Police", washing dishes with old acquaintance also in Army; leave due; (18 June 1898) writing to "boys" [sons?] and others; found some "reb" bullets from 1863; he has a "best girl"; good country, interesting monuments of Civil War and other vestiges; anticipates going to Cuba; (26 June) "good grub to[o] for the army"; looking forward to pay day; (15 July) "target practice"; (n.d.) describes his girl in St Paul's; talk of divorce from wife, Eva; (1 April 1899) journey and arrival in Presidio; he's "drilling some of the new recruits"; (25 April 1899) In 18th Reg., but he won't know which company until they reach "Man[i]la"; to be paid on boat at Honolulu; (1 Oct. 1899) description of women with "long straight [sic] black hair like our squaws at home", people small; (Jaro Panay I.) Good climate; [see quote (1) below about "preasts" - priests]; talk of their General trying to make peace; "they make poor soldiers"; doing the company laundry; saving money and thinking of a business there when finished; he employs native boys; (Capiz, 1 Jan.1900) Special duty in hospital; [see quote (2) re losses and "wounded" below]; trouble with girlfriend; (Capiz, 23 Jan. 1900) "pretty hot fighting"; few casualties for US; good description of encounter [including quote (3) "nigs" and quote (4)]; now "head nurse" in the hospital; "our regiment is scattered all over the island"; (1 Feb. 1900) work in hospital; some with typhoid; one survived because of his attentions; (13 Feb. 1900) advantages of living in the Philippines; talks money and the confirmation of transfer to Hospital Corps; (28 March 1900) in charge of "four wounded nigs", giving him practice dressing; plenty of work in the hospital; (30 March 1900) expresses preference for hospital work over "soldiering in the ranks"; (3 Oct. 1900) suffering from dysentery;he's "a general prisoner here at the Fort"; sentenced to a year and a half hard labour and a dishonourable discharge, refusing to salute, obey, his commanding officer; he plans to write to General Hughes to get remission.Quotations:(1) "this people would be all right if it was not for the preasts if uncle Sam would kill them of fighting would end" (2) "we done some hard fighting we lost 7 men and 18 wounded of wich one has died since that is out of 8 company[.] My company did not lose any nor get any hurt & we was on the right flank ... we killed about 300 [kakaes?] - we buried about 180 of them and they carried of a good many" (3) "the steel jackets were coming prettie thick and a little to close for good comfort I have got four of the nigs that I am sure of and I got one of them out,of a coconut tree" (4) "our Co. was on the right flank there was five Co on the firing line deployed as skirmishers and we drove them out of three of the finest trenches I ever saw" Edward transfers to the hospital and reports on his care of soldiers and revolutionaries. His last letter reports that he has been dishonourably discharged, sentenced to 18 months hard labour and forfeited all pay and allowances for refusing to salute the doctor and refusing to obey his superior officer.The letters from within the U. S. are on coloured illustrated letterheads and most letters are accompanied by their stamped envelopes with interesting postal markings, some being defective. NOTE:- Letters from ordinary servicemen in this Campaign are extremely scarce. The only comparable batch I've found are Alonso F. Woodside's letters in the collections of the Massachusetts Hist. Soc. ("Collection consists primarily of correspondence sent by Alonzo F. Woodside to his sister Ella, while stationed on Panay Island in the Philippines, Oct. 25, 1899- Dec. 26, 1900. Woodside was a soldier in Company D, 26th Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Philippine Insurrection. He describes his arrival in Manila in the U.S. transport Grant; reaction to being under fire for the first time, and other military battles; the landscape, weather, and other aspects of life in the Philippines; an assignment in Iloilo to act as a witness in a court-martial case; and requests for goods such as razors and soap. Also includes a handwritten transcript of the interrogation of Albert L. Cross, October 13, 1902, regarding the torture and death of a priest; and an accompanying letter describing the transcript and outcome of the court-martial, 1953.") (Book ref. 10763) £1250.00
Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And In Borneo And The Philippines
H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1935 Re-Issue 254pp, owner's signature, light sunning to spine,grubby boards, Good With forty-eight plates from photographs by the author and others. (Book ref. 48893) £20.00
The Pacific War Atlas 1941 - 1945
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. H. M. S. O., 1995. Soft Covered. Near Fine/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 011290548x A bright crisp 9 3/4" by 7" glossy thin card covered book. No owner's inscriptions. 141 pages + a bibliography and index, with the text illustrated with many b&w photographs and coloured maps and diagrams. (Book ref. 031165) £4.00
Last Man Off Bataan
London: Viking Press. Illustrated by Walt. 1st ?. Paperback. Very Good +++/No Dustjacket. 16mo A Viking War Giant paperback W. G. 301 with a striking front cover by " Walt ". It appears to be a first edition of this edition. It has 2/6 in yellow on the front cover . In incredibly crisp, tight, and bright condition and without owner's inscriptions. Some pale fox blotches on the endpapers and a few showing on the very edges of the pages, otherwise the text is clean and the book feels unread. (Book ref. 022126) £6.00
Recipes of the Philippines
Mandaluyong, National Book Store, 1973 Softcover in near fine condition. 170pp. Includes Glossary. (Book ref 2302) (Book ref. 618) £10.00
AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1942-1945
1985, Australian War Memorial, [r.i.], 0002174804,xxii + 757pp, illustrations, maps, very good in d/w, , The second volume chronicling the activities of the ships and men of the RAN as they fought alongside their British and American allies in the war against the Japanese in the Pacific. This period looks at the operations at Savo Island, the Krait and Rimau, the Japanese midget submarine raid on Sydney harbour and the final milestones to the Japanese surrender. Among many other operations there were assaults on the Northern New Guinea coast, Borneo, Bougainville, Leyte and the Philippines. (Book ref. 16441-01) £34.50
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PHILLIPPINE ISLANDS Printed and Manuscript. Preceded by a Descriptive Account of the most important Archives and Collections containing Phillipina.
Originally published 1908. Kraus Reprint, New York: 1970 437pp, original cloth. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) - --- (Book ref. UK72-2148) £18.00