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BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY FIRST-AID MANUAL 1939

Small pocket-sized hardback, British Red Cross Society First-Aid Manual No 1 by St J D Buxton, 8th edition, Cassells 1939, 340pps indexed, very detailed with instructions and illustrations of how to deal with many situations (ex Manchester Casualty Service); slight wear to spine but in good sound condition (marked in the introduction where a name has been crossed out): (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £5.00)

Reference: 351
BOOK RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL

Hardback work 'Red Cross International & the Strategy of Peace' by James Avery Joyce, Hodder & Stoughton 1959, 270pps with dust jacket, many illustrations, indexed, wth summary of the Geneva Conventions: a centenary history of the organisation since its foundation by Henri Dunant after the terrible carnage at the Battle of Solferino 24 June 1859: (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 350
CHINA NOW

A survey of the basic aspects of the development of modern China, intended as an educational work for students of present day China, by D J Dwyer, written from Hong Kong, Longmans 1973, 510 pps with sealed in dust-jacket, ex Essex County Library but sound, illustrated with maps and diagrams (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 327
BOOK THE DRAGON WAKES

Scholarly work on the development of China and its relations with the Western world 1793-1911, by Christopher Hibbert, Longmans 1970, 427 pps, illustrated, indexed, with bibliography, with dust jacket, a classic work of importance for the modern world (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 325
BOOK THE SPIRIT OF PARIS

An interesting and detailed study of the city as it was just before the Second World War, by Paul Cohen-Portheim, 118 pps, illustrated & indexed, Batsford 1937: with a long list of Batsford publications at the end, no dust jacket: (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00) title page shown

Reference: 324
THE SIEGE OF PARIS

'The Siege of Paris' by Robert Baldick, Batsford 1964, a fine general historical study of the background to the philatelic history, arranged by the nineteen weeks of the siege, with good illustrations, 248pps; slight faults to dust jacket and spotting on boards, but still a very good reading or reference copy (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 305
THE FALL OF PARIS

'The Fall of Paris, The Siege and the Commune 1870-71', by Alistair Horne, The Reprint Society 1965; an excellent general history of the Siege & the Commune, illustrated, 454pps, a clean copy with dust jacket (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £6.00)

Reference: 304
AIRLIFT 1870

'Airlift 1870, The balloon and pigeon post in the Siege of Paris', by John Fisher, Max Parrish 1965: an excellent general handbook on the Siege of Paris balloons and their history, illustrated 166pps; a clean ex library copy with covered dust jacket (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £6.00)

Reference: 303
USA MASONIC NOTICE & ENVELOPE

A Masonic advice of a forthcoming meeting. July/August 1857 in Massachusetts, in envelope with embossed Sigma motif on the flap; has been posted with handstamp (partial) PAID. Rare thus

Reference: 196
ANDORRA

A small folded publicity pamphlet in several languages, with the whole interior of the item being a fine detailed map, apparently undated but the artwork style suggests mid to late 1930s. A fine clean copy and it must be scarce in this ocndition.

Reference: 120