Carlisle, PA: Medical Field Service School, 1943. Wraps. As. 287 pp. Gray cover is printed on front in red with table of contents. Reinforced backstrip is burgundy. A little edge and corner wear, but basically clean, tight, and complete. Contents include neuropsychiatry, medical and sanitary data on Yugovlavia and Greece, splinting and transportation of fracture cases, nutrition and vitamins, parachute injuries, prevention and control of VD, and finance and supply topics. Very Good.
World War II
Bourdelle, Pierre. New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. Portfolio. Limited Edition. , 53 plates. Elephant Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with the title, WAR embossed in gold on front board. Fading and scuffing to boards, sunning has darkened spine. Plates and text all on loose sheets, quite clean.
Pierre Bourdelle (1901-1966) was an artist born in France and the son of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Pierre Bourdelle was the most active in the United States and completed a number of commissions for murals and other designs for the railroad industry. This work included murals for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1933, work on the California Zephyr, murals and reliefs for ocean liners, and architectural projects. Bourdelle served as a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service...
New York: Stein & Day. Red Paper Over Boards. Book Club. 312 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "The Falaise Pocket." First pub. 1985. Red cover has black backstrip w/ bright gilt lettering. Gilt facsimile author sig. lower front cover. Dj has red/black on white, photo on front cover. "The epic German defeat in France - rivaling only Stalingrad." As New / Near Fine.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. ix, , 704 pp. 8vo. Scuffing, wear soiling, and chipping to dust jacket with taped repair at upper left corner of front panel; price clipped and in mylar cover. Clean within, inscribed by author on half-title page in year of publication. Very Good / good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. 155 pp. Dark blue covers and spine. Front cover has a military insigne, blind-stamped, in red. Spine has blind-stamped, red lettering. Covers and spine are very slightly aged and edge-worn. Volume has a protective cover. Text is accompanied by numerous b/w photos and maps. Interior is slightly aged, but otherwise clean, crisp and tight.
Ink inscription, on first free endpaper, reads, "This story of great guys is given to "Slug" Railey -- With admiration, respect and affection from one of C.O. Alumni -- Doug, June 6th, 1943." Tucked inside the front cover, is a 2 1/2" x 4", b/w photo of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presumably, the inscription is from him. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1941. Hardcover. First Edition. 240 pp. Blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering and decoration on front cover. Matching gilt lettering and decoration on spine is badly faded from being sun-struck. Bottom edge of front cover is sun-struck as well. Ffep is signed, in ink, by both editors followed by a brief note from Diana Forbes-Robertson, which she then signed Diana Sheean. The foreword is by Vincent Sheean. The interior is very slightly aged, but otherwise as new.
Inscribed By Editor. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1941. Hard Cover. First Edition. 240 pp. Gilt title front and spine. Spine sunned. Top edges sunned/soiled. Foreword by Vincent Sheean. Verso t.p. states "This book is published in co-operation with Current History and Forum." Clean and tight. Early wartime letters from the indomitable British. Scarce. Very Good.
London: London: Amalgamated Press Limited. 1938. Wraps. First Edition. Complete boxed set of 12 weekly magazines: Oct. 18, 1938 to Jan. 3, 1939. Magazines are near fine (staples are rusting). Scuff to backstrip of box, else fine.
Cover of each issue features photo of important World War II figure. A moment-to-moment re cord of history in the making and a first-rate collection of contemporary photographs. Issue 12 contains complete index and "Calendar of the Crisis" starting with the annexation of Austria by Germany 3/11/38 and ending with the Franco-German declar a tion signed in Paris 12/6/38. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1946. Hard Cover. First Edition. 159 pgs. 4to. First US Edition. Wear and tear to dust jacket with losses at head and foot of spine as well as a large loss at base of front panel, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with slight mottling from moisture, slight musty odor to book overall, with foxing to title page. Portraits within clean and crisp. Very Good / Good.
Larrabee, Constance Stuart. Washington DC: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1989. Wraps. First Edition. 48 pp. 4to. Minor staining to first free endpaper. Clean and crisp within. Catalog from an exhibition of the same name.
Signed by the author beneath the photograph facing the title page. Very Good.
Ner York: Military Heritage Press, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition. First Military Heritage Press edition. 528 pp. B/w photo ills & maps. Cover backed with orange cloth lettered on spine in bright gold. Touch at sunning at upper and lower edges only. Illustrated glossy dj is unworn, unpriced, unclipped. DJ spine is sunned. Book has p.o. sticker, signature, and impressed p.o. stamp on endpapers. A detailed account of the defense of the Phillippines by U.S. soldiers, this book is printed in a larger-than-might-be-expected type. Very Good / very good.
New York: The MacMillan Co., 1943. Navy Cloth. First Edition. 155 pp. B/w photo ills. Cover has red insignia lower front, red lettering on spine. Some foxing to edges and underside of dj. Red, white, and navy dj excellent except for sunned spine. Dj unclipped, unpriced, a BOMC leaflet laid in. Anonymously written by Hilary A. St. George Saunders. Very Good / Very Good.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1945. Wraps. First Edition. First Printing, indicated by the date code 1945-663817 at the foot of page 182. vii, 182 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with black titling to cover. Light scuffing to cover from shelf wear, clean within.
This is the so-called "Smyth Report," the first official US history of the Manhattan Project, published shortly after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Very Good.
New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1942. Softcover. First Edition. 54 pp. 12mo. Slim gray booklet has paper label on front cover, black lettering on spine. Lower front corner has been creased on the first four pages. The author, widow of the editor of The Spectator, took in eight British children evacuated to the country at the onset of World War II. This correspondence to American staff workers of the Commonwealth Fund describes some of her experiences. Very Good.