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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
1 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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Seaplane  (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss), Keuka Lake Players
2 Seaplane (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss)
Keuka Lake Players
Hammondsport, New York Keuka Lake Players 1992 Paperback Fine 
Program for the original musical play based on the life of Glenn H. Curtiss presented by the Keuka Lake Players in Hammondsport, New York July 30-August 23, 1992 at the Hammondsport High School Auditorium. Two ticket stubs to the play are also included. Very clean booklet with stapled binding, nicely illustrated on front cover with a Curtiss seaplane and blue lettering. Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Includes cast of characters with historical descriptions, cast biographies, list of scenes from the play, production staff, advertising. 60 pages. 024797

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PT Boat - Bob Reed Wins his Command at Melville, Lent, Henry B.
3 PT Boat - Bob Reed Wins his Command at Melville
Lent, Henry B.
New York Macmillan 1943 First Hardcover Near Fine Poor Jacket 
First Printing (stated) in unclipped jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with official photographs, U.S. Navy and photographs taken at the Melville base by Carroll Van Ark. 172 pages. Tattered dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), front panel separated at spine fold, 1/3" chipping at top of spine, piece missing at base of rear panel (2" x 4-1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Small playing card enclosed (joker) with "Knights of the Sea" PT color boat decoration - nice piece of ephemera - enclosed. 023094

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From the Mouth of the Lion - Told by a Prisoner of Japan, Osborn, L. C.
4 From the Mouth of the Lion - Told by a Prisoner of Japan
Osborn, L. C.
Elyria, Ohio, USA L. C. Osborne 1943 First softcover Very Good 
Beige softcover booklet, staple bound, with red decoration and black and red lettering on cover. No chipping. Clean except for extremely faint spot on cover (size of a nickel). Very small crease at lower front corner. 64 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. No names, writing or marks. Light foxing to first and last page. True story of a man who was a missionary in China for 27 years who became a prisoner of the Chinese Revolutionists and then a prisoner of the Japanese. 018499

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