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A Gentleman in Prison story of Tokichi Ishii written in Tokyo Prison
Ishii, Tokichi (Caroline Macdonald -- translator),
George H. Doran Company, New York, 1922. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 360 g; XXVIII, 29-164 pages, with frontispiece, and five other photographs reproduced within the text. The title block pasted to the spine is slightly chipped on the left-hand side, and the octagonal title plaque on the front panel appears to be slightly darkened with age. Traces of foxing to the top and front edges of the textbook, and on of the front end page has been inserted a visiting card measuring 3" x 1.5" (I say inserted because someone has very carefully made eight small slices into the front end page, to allow the card to sit much in the same way that postage stamps are held in their albums. . "A man confesses to a crime, later denies it, but is sentenced to death on circumstantial evidence. Another man appears, confesses to the same crime, but is acquitted despite his confession. During the appeal trial, however, evidence was adduced which confirmed Ishii's confession to its minutest detail, and he was sentenced to death. As he says himself in his writing, he was thus able to make some amends for his sins and at the same time to save an innocent man from death." -- page XV Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; History -- Japan; Religion -- Christianity; Inventory No: 0223682. Very Good Condition
Price: $27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0223682  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ruin from the Air; The Atomic Mission to Hiroshima
Thomas, Gordon & Morgan - Witts, Max,
ISBN: 0241897262
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 650 g.; XVII, 388pp., last two blank, personae, list of illustrations, epilogue, chapter notes, special thanks, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with black and white photography. Black coloured boards with silver writing on the spine. Red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Slight bumping to the top and bottom front corners, scuffing to the top and bottom of book edges. Previous owners name on the ffep. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the "Enola Gay" bomber on the background of clouds, clouds have a red wash overlay with silver and white writing front panel and spine. Very minor crinkling to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Hiroshima was chosen for the first atomic bomb drop, as it was the military headquarters for the Japanese High Command charged with repulsing the expected American invasion. In this account of the bombing, based on interviews, diaries and government documents from both sides, we get an overview of this event. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Military History -- World War II; History -- America; History -- Japan ; ISBN: 0241897262. ISBN/EAN: 9780241897263. Inventory No: 0101584. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101584  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring
Prange, Gordon W.,
ISBN: 0070506779
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1984. Second Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Second Impression. 1.1 kg; XX, 600 pages, last five pages blank, includes tables, map, chronology, bibliography, index, chapter notes. Illustrated dust jacket. The publication date are page indicates that this book was printed by McGraw-Hill and the number line indicates second impression, however of the dust jacket shows a 14.95 UK price. This book covers the operations one the most ingenious spy rings of the century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Japan; Military History -- World War II; ISBN: 0070506779. ISBN/EAN: 9780070506770. Inventory No: 0217233. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0217233  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Fall of Japan
Craig, William,
The Dial Press, New York, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 750 g.; (7), VIII-XIV, (2), 368 pages, list of photographs, acknowledgements, notes and sources, selected bibliography and indexes. Map illustrated endpapers, showing the major battles, of the Pacific region, at the end of WWII. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, of black-and-white photography/maps. Red coloured cloth covered boards with black titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and book corners and rubbing to the lower edges. Minor fading to the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Browning, marks, stains and faint foxing to the text block edges. The front textblock edge is untrimmed. Previous owners ex libris plate is affixed to the verso of the free front end paper. Previous owners name to the top right-hand corner of the half title page, the ink has run slightly. The book has been over open between pages 110 and 111 and the underlying webbing is visible. Light browning to the internal text. A history of the fall of Japan at the end of World War II. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Japan ; Military History -- World War II; Inventory No: 0111274. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111274  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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