Survey of International Affairs 1954.
Oxford University Press, 1957. 329 pp. plus 3 folding maps at rear. Large 8vo. orig. red cl. no d/w, owner's stamp on front ep. otherwise v.g. (Book ref. 5068) £10.00
On To Manila - a true and concise history of the Philippine campaigns, served while afloat with Admiral Dewey's fleet, and in the field with the 3rd US Army Corps.
San Francisco: Geo. Spaulding and Co., 1899 first edition 54 pages. Illustrated throughout. Large oblong 8vo. A very good copy rebound in green cloth with the publisher's pictorial wrappers enclosed. Douglas White was war correspondent of the San Francisco Examiner. The book is illustrated with pen drawings by Pierre N Boeringer. It is of particular interest because the 3rd US Army Corps was tasked with the pursuit of Emilio Aguinaldo in Luzon. (Book ref. 60816) £160.00
Fertility and Kinship in the Philippines
Indiana:: University of Notre Dame Press, 1980. Hardcover. Near Fine. ffep has tippex'd markings. The dust-wrapper is badly torn with losses. 286pp. About 9 x 6 inches ISBN. 9780268009496 (Book ref. 2724) £7.00
Sulu and Sabah: A Study of British Policy Towards the Philippines and North Borneo from the Late Eighteenth Century
Hardcover Oxford University Press 1st Edition 1978 398 Large 8vo 019580337X All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Ni Very Good (Book ref. 542175) £100.00
DELUSIONS OF A DICTATOR.
1993. Little, Brown.. First. VG. dj:worn. 19 b/w photos.9x6.5.245pp.19 b/w photos. This facinating book , based on the secret diaries of Ferdinand Marcos ,penetrates the strange, tortured mind of a man who not only deceived his own people and the world but deluded himself.It provides the world with a rarely seen view of the advent of a dictator. (Book ref. 17721) £15.00
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
WAR WITH JAPAN: SIX VOLUMES IN FOUR BOOKS (WITH FOUR VOLUMES OF MAPS)
1995, HMSO, , 0117728179,Four Books - total 1672pp, + four volumes of maps, As new in d/ws, , The official British Naval Staff History of the War in the Far East, 1941-1945, which, until its publication, was only available to key naval personnel on a 'Restricted' basis. Volumes I/II: Sets the strategic scene with Chapters on the Japanese Navy, War Plans, the Plan to Defeat Japan, The initial stages of the War, Pearl Harbor, Loss of Philippines, Fall of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies, loss of Malaya, The Battles of the Coral Sea, Midway, and the Aleutians. Volume III: Madagascar, the Japanese Submarine Offensive, Operations in the Solomons Islands 1942-1944, Guadalcanal, The campaign in New Guinea 1942-44. Volume IV/V: The reconquest of Burma, US operations in the Central Pacific - The Carolines, The Marshalls, and The Marianas - plus defeat of the Japanese Submarines in the Indian Ocean, and Allied Naval Operations against Japanese Shipping. Volume VI: The Advance to Japan - Leyte Gulf and the liberation of the Philippines, the Assault on Iwo Jima, The Invasion of Borneo, the Capture of Okinawa, and the final Air Assault on Japan. An extremely scarce set in 'as new' condition, with dustwrappers. (Book ref. 22776-01) £207.00
Douglas MacArthur - The Far Eastern General
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Reprint. 23.5 Cms x 15.5 Cms 0195063325 Paperback, 320 pp, 18 black & white photographs, 1 map, 41 pp of notes, 11-page bibliography. VG-, remains of a sticker on ffe, but no other indications this may be ex-library copy. Small amount of ink underlining on 8 pp. (Book ref. 012081) £5.00
Inside Philippine Movies 1970-1990 - Essays for Students of Philippine Cinema
Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1991. 1st. 21.5 Cms x 14 Cms Paperback, 189 pp, written by an actor/director/scriptwriter, 9 pp of black & white illustrations. Contents include screenwriting, directing, producing, acting & the relationships between all involved in the production of a film. VG with light edgewear, previous owner's name & a date to ffe. (Book ref. 006735) £25.00
Empires on the Pacific - World Warr II & the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia
Oxford, England: The Perseus Press Ltd, 2001. 1st. /. 24.5 Cms x 16.5 Cms 1903985161 Hardback, 434 pp, 24 pp of black & white photographs. 9 pp of notes to the text, 14-page bibliography. Near fine in VG wrapper with light edgewear. *NB: this item may incur a higher postal rate for sending abroad - please email for details.* (Book ref. 004970) £9.50
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 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
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 very slightly edge worn dw. Very rare. (Book ref. 008047) £65.00
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