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Unexploded Bomb : The Story of Bomb Disposal

Hartley, Major A. B.

Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., London (1958)

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From: Trumpington Fine Books Limited (Near Sorn, East Ayrshire, GB, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Cassell & Company Ltd., London, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 272pp. 1958. 1st edition. 8vo. A very good minus, tight copy in like jacket. Original publisher's red boards - gilt embossed to the spine. The text supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams. 3 newspaper articles concerning bomb disposal from the 1970's and 80's are loosely inserted A biro number to the head of the front endpaper. An ink price right next to it. Some sellotape ghosting from a former protective dustjacket cover to the rear endpaper and to the half-title page. Some foxing - mostly light to the fore-edges and to the endpapers - scattered elsewhere. The jacket has been price-clipped. It is a little chipped to the head of the spine and there are a couple of short tears to the tail of the jacket - expertly repaired. Some dust marking to the rear panel of the jacket. A very good minus copy. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 235736

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UNEXPLODED BOMB : A HISTORY OF BOMB DISPOSAL.

Hartley, Major A. B.

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From: Marine & Cannon Books (ABA & ILAB) (Cheshire, CHS, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: 1st ed., 1958. Xiii + 272 pp., photo-plates + 3 ills. D.j., 21 x 14cm. Small owner's stamp to f.f.e.p., & a trace of 3 numbers on rear e.p., some browning to d.j., but no loss or clipping ; o/w Nr.FINE. With little knowledge and no special tools, the men of Bomb Disposal took their lives in their hands every time they unearthed and dismantled delayed action bombs designed with fiendish ingenuity and variety to detonate when tampered with. As fast as super-human gallantry revealed the intricacies of a new mechanism the pattern changed ; booby trap was added to booby trap ; the casualties were numerous and crippling, for the most highly skilled were the inevitable victims. But the cold-blooded bravery of the men who volunteered confounded the worst that German science could devise. This is the first book, written after the security embargo had been raised, to give a full account of the work of Bomb Disposal, its origins, its problems, its technical development under the tutelage of the Department of Scientific Research, its methods devised in the midst of emergency, its spirit and traditions forged in the knowledge that death waited at every turn. It is a story not only of Britain at war ; it covers the work of Companies in the Middle East and in Europe during and after the invasion ; it deals with the work of Bomb Disposal's opposite numbers in Germany and Japan and it deals with the dangerous work of minefield clearance after the war. SCARCE. Bookseller Inventory # C139B303

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UNEXPLODED BOMB : A History of Bomb Disposal.

HARTLEY, Major A. B., MBE, RE.

Published by Cassell & Co. Ltd., London. (1958)

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From: John Lord's Books. (Stouffville, ON, Canada)

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Item Description: Cassell & Co. Ltd., London., 1958. Cloth, Gilt Lettering. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. pp: [i - iv] v - xiii[xiv - xvi], 1 - 272. Three four page inserts of b&w photographs, three drawings to the text. Foreword by the Rt.Hon, Herbert Morrison, PC, CH, MP. Author's Note. Foot notes throughout. Appendix, Index. Bound in red cloth, titled in gilt to the spine. Top edge a little dust soiled. Dust jacket very lightly worn to the edges and tips; half-inch closed tear to bottom edge of front panel , with one quarter-inch closed tear to top and bottom edges of rear panel; toning to spine and to edges. An excellent book on the extremely dangerous game of bomb and mine disposal. Bravery in battle cannot be denigrated, but three and four, or more days spent digging a man-sized hole through London's clay with a kid's plastic shovel ( in case the bomb was magnetic) to disable a thousand pound, booby-trap on booby-trap on booby-trapped, bomb. Now that takes cold-blooded bravery. Compared with other aspects of war, and especially WW II, it is surprising how few books on bomb disposal have been written. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # J19614 AM

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Unexploded Bomb A History of Bomb Disposal

Hartley, Major A.B.

Published by Norton (1958)

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Item Description: Norton, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair in fair dust jacket. Ex-l. First edition. stated 1st edition. 272 p. Ex-library with library markings, spine leans forward, paper browning, plastic library cover, wear. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0011737

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Unexploded Bomb : A History of Bomb Disposal

Hartley, Major A. B.

Published by Cassell and Company, London (1958)

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From: LLANERCH BOOKS (Havertown, PA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Cassell and Company, London, 1958. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gilt spine lettering on red cloth. Dust jacket with a few small abrasions and one short tear (now in Brodart). Some faint foxing to the title page and edge of the frontispiece, otherwise a very clean, sound copy. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Nice copy! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003642

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Unexploded Bomb: A History of Bomb Disposal in World War II

Hartley, A. B.

Published by Cassell, Lon. (1958)

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Item Description: Cassell, Lon., 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG+/VG+ dust jacket; great cop. First. 272 author served in the Bomb Disposal and Beach Mine Clearance Units of the Royal Engineers. Bookseller Inventory # 000873

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Unexploded Bomb: The Story of Bomb Disposal in World War II

Hartley, Major A B

Published by W W Norton & Co. (1958)

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Item Description: W W Norton & Co., 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Book has bumping/rubbing to corners and edges. Boards have light soiling. A few pages have bumping along edges. Interior clean. > DJ Acceptable, Heavy rubbing/bumping to corners and edges. Cover soil. Top and bottom of spine have small tears and chipping. > First edition. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K64590

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