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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
21 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949, Collier, Richard
22 Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949
Collier, Richard
New York McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-011796-9 / 9780070117969 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with darker brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 239 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has two very tiny closed edge tears (under 1/16") and tiny spot of rubbing (smaller than a pea) at top front edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 012276

Price: 15.00 USD
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Soldiering on the Job, Core, Sue
23 Soldiering on the Job
Core, Sue
Dobbs Ferry, NY Clermont Press 1937 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket S. Gunnison Stuart, Illustrator 
First Edition in original glassine wrapper and dustjacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black decoration and lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated blue endpapers (small inked out name in upper right corner of front free endpaper). Illustrations on every page by S. Gunnison Stuart. Jacket is clean with slight edgewear, short closed edge tears and marginal creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A children's book about U.S. soldiers and army life in Panama during the building of the canal. 022976

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God's Children, Coyle, Harold
24 God's Children
Coyle, Harold
New York Tom Doherty Assoc. 2000 0-312-86296-2 / 9780312862961 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unworn black boards with silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges bright & clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. 316 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about war-torn eastern Europe from the master of military fiction, Harold Coyle. 003759

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The White Sister, Crawford, F. Marion
25 The White Sister
Crawford, F. Marion
New York MacMillan 1910 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Published March, 1910 (later printing of the first edition). Clean white cloth boards with red lettering, line border and red cross on gold shield on cover, red lettering on spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Frontis portrait of Miss Viola Allen as "The White Sister" with clean tissue guard, additional portrait of her a few pages in. 335 pgs. Enchanting story of a woman who loses her love when he is killed on a military mission and becomes a nun, only to find out later that he is alive. 5-1/2" x 8". Fiction. 016920

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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Creasy, Sir Edward S.
26 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
Creasy, Sir Edward S.
New York Limited Editions Club 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Joseph Domjan, Illustrator Signed
Limited Editions Club, signed by illustrator Joseph Domjan. with Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Very clean decorated cloth binding with black title box, gold lettering on spine, in original slipcase. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. Signed, was "office copy" of the publisher. Illustrations in black and white and full color. 211 pages. Very Good+ black slipcase with unchipped label on spine; no cracking, tiny chip to paper covering at top left edge. 022784

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The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War), Crow, Dox and John
27 The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War)
Crow, Dox and John
New York Pageant Press 1958 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of edge wear and one small closed edge tear at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mule's eye view of army life with no holds barred. 8vo. Military. 013690

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What Falls Away, Daugherty, Tracy
28 What Falls Away
Daugherty, Tracy
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. W. W. Norton 1996 0-393-03837-8 / 9780393038378 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in fine condition with black & white glossy photograph of author laid in, along with publisher's letter. Very clean gray boards with black cloth spine, yellow lettering on spine, yellow author's initials on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 219 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new mylar cover. As new, gift quality book. Novel takes place in an isolated Nevada military community at the end of the Cold War when the nation's priorities were changing and having huge effects. 012215

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Handbook of Northern France, Davis, William Morris
29 Handbook of Northern France
Davis, William Morris
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1918 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Scarce copy in dustjacket. Clean unfaded yellow-beige cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 174 pgs. Illustrated with detailed maps. Scarce dustjacket has a few tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A handbook for army officers on foreign service in France with detailed geographical maps of the region northeast of the Seine and a brief account of the adjacent portions of Belgium and western Germany. 12mo. France. 016901

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Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents  (two volumes complete), Dawson, Henry B.
30 Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents (two volumes complete)
Dawson, Henry B.
New York Johnson, Fry & Company 1858 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely two-volume set in clean decorative leather and cloth bindings. Size of each book is approx. 8-1/2" x 11" x 2" and 2-1/2" thickness. Very clean brown buckram cloth with decorative stamped leather on both front and rear boards with stamped gold lettering on front and rear boards of each book. Unchipped decorative paper labels on each spine. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All page edges are gilt. Clean endpapers (beautifully penned previous owner name at top edge of blank fly leaf in each book). Illustrated by Alonzo Chappel (wonderful full page engravings with tissue guards). Volume I has faint waterstain to upper edges of first 20 pages, otherwise all pages are clean and bright, no foxing or browning, chip to lower corner of one rear blank fly leaf. Volume 2 has small rub to leather on front cover. Corners are sharp and unworn - no wear to cloth, no bumping. An attractive and amazing set of books - chock full of interesting U.S. military history. 027999

Price: 120.00 USD
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Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain, Deighton, Len
31 Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain
Deighton, Len
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394427572 / 9780394427577 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with navy blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by A.J. P. Taylor. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 261 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Few episodes in modern history have so captured the imagination as the battle for the skies over Britain in the summer of 1940. Spitfires and Messerschmitts...the valiant, out-numbered RAF, the implacable Luftwaffe...the heroic speeches of Winston Churchill. The real nature of this crucial struggle was infitinitely more complicated -- and more fascinating -- as shown in the pages of this book. 025156

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Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea, Downey, Fairfax
32 Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea
Downey, Fairfax
New York Coward McCann 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Closed 2" edge tear to page 141. Illustrated by Augusto Marin. 141 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The well-loved pets of military units from the time of ancient Egypt to 1954. 020511

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33 Raid on the Bremerton
Eachus, Irv
New York Viking Press 1980 0-670-58912-8 / 9780670589128 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with black cloth spine, red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010317

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Tales from A Dugout, Empey, Arthur Guy
34 Tales from A Dugout
Empey, Arthur Guy
New York Century Company 1918 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, signed binding (decorated American trade binding - with initial "S"). Clean red cloth boards, with black illustration on cover of soldier sitting at edge of dugout, black line border, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Foreword and Preamble by the author. 269 pages. True tales of seven soldiers housed in a dugout on the Western front during World War I. 022148

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"One Hell of A Business", Engelbrecht, H. C.
35 "One Hell of A Business"
Engelbrecht, H. C.
New York Robert M. McBride 1934 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to bottom board and spine edges (about 1/4" of fading). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 95 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has very slight edge wear, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. If anyone ever doubted that the munitions business is organized as a huge international racket, he need only read this book to see it in its true colors. An astounding book, bristling with ironic facts and sardonic humor, and truth. By the author of "Merchants of Death". 027803

Price: 45.00 USD
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Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship, Ennes, James
36 Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship
Ennes, James
New York Random House Inc 1980 0394505123 / 9780394505121 Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
No edition stated. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers. Inscribed and signed by a survivor of the Liberty attack: "For Bob, From a Survivor of the Liberty Attack - Best Wishes, John Heanlough 299 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, has two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula in the Medeterranean Sea. 017770

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The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict, Eyre, James K. Jr.
37 The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict
Eyre, James K. Jr.
Chambersburg, PA The Craft Press, Inc. 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED and dated by author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Signed by author: "James K. Eyre, Jr. - Nov. 15, 1951" on title page. No other marks. 234 pgs. Review of the book enclosed (University of Michigan Quarterly Review). Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, long closed tear at front flap fold, corner price clip at top of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written during the Korean War, this book reveals the history-making conflict between MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt during the early days of World War II to Roosevelt's death in 1945. 8vo. History. 016263

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
38 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 154 historical photographs. Introduction by W. Y. Carman. 128 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024667

Price: 22.00 USD
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Faulkner at West Point, Fant, Joseph L. and Robert Ashley
39 Faulkner at West Point
Fant, Joseph L. and Robert Ashley
New York Random House 1964 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean navy blue cloth boards with bright blue square decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean sky blue endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with fifteen excellent photographs. 136 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), has slightest bit of edge wear and age-toning, no tears or chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful account of William Faulkner's visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point in April of 1962, three months before his death. Includes Q&A with him about writing, his views on life and more. 027313

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Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories, Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
40 Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
New York Pocket Books 1991 0-671-68317-9 / 9780671683177 First Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 338 pgs. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight, pages bright and clean, no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, has not been price clipped. True stories of America's flying fighter pilots. 003439

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