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Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
Department of the Air Force: 1953: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: Some shelf wear and light soiling. Contents include Chapter I. The Antarctic, Chapter II. Application of Photo Reconnaissance and Photo Interpretation of the Antarctic, Chapter III. Keys for Typical Antarctic Surface Features, Bibliographies (Bibliography of Antarctic Bibliographies and Bibliography of Literature Cited), Plates, and Maps. 171 pages, illustrated with numerous black and white photos, three fold-out plates tipped in, and two maps in a pocket inside the rear cover: ANTARCTICA AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE (G.P.O. 037021), a 21 x 32-inch fold-out map with a July 1949 date and a 2d. ed. 1947 date (appears to be a 1949 corrected printing of the 1947 second edition) and ANTARCTICA (H.O. 2562), a 33 x 50-inch fold-out map, circa late 1940s.The Foreword describes the purpose of this manual as an aid to "Air Force intelligence and operations units with one of a series of 'keys' for the rapid and accurate reading and interpretation of aerial photographs. This particular key is intended for use as a subject key for areas inundated by continental glaciers, as a regional key for Antarctica, or as an analogous key for Greenland." A few lines about these keys: The keys in this publication emphasize diagnostic features of typical Antarctic landforms and ice -forms and consist of a photo image and an accompanying written analysis. Chapter III offers a detailed introduction to the keys, followed by sections for each category (subject) of keys: Major Ice Formations; Glaciers; Ice Tongues; Shelf Ice; Icebergs; Snow, Firn, and Glacier Ice; Sastrugi; Snowdrifts; Crevasses; Radiation; Meltwater; Moraines; Mountains; Coastlines; Flora and Fauna; and Human Occupance.: 09400: 
Price: 175.00 USD
Municipal Book City of Houston, Period Ending December 31, 1928
Municipal Book City of Houston, Period Ending December 31, 1928
Soft Cover: Good: Edge wear and minor chipping to the covers. Several small stains to the top-edge of the page block. The binding is intact. There is a faint trace of moisture staining along the bottom of the first 30 pages or so. The remainder of the book shows no evidence of this and it's not detectable on the covers. Previous ownership indicated with two different names, including the original owner, Mrs. Ben S. Campbell, dated April 17, 1929. Ben Campbell was Mayor of Houston from 1913 to 1917. This report consists of 140 pages followed by a section of photographs that illustrate Houston's growth during the previous eight years. Other photographs are found in some of the department chapters and include city officials and department managers, as well as photos related to some of the departments' work. For example, the Water Department chapter includes photos of the Central Pumping Plant and the Fire Department chapter includes a photo of the Fire Chief, a fire truck, and some of the department's twenty-five stations. A photo of Mayor Oscar F. Holcombe is tipped in near the beginning of the book. Many of these historic photos are credited to photographer Cecil Thompson (1889-1952) of 1200 Studios, whose negatives are in the San Jacinto Museum of History. Important Houston photographer Bob Bailey learned under Thompson before striking out on his own in 1929. Possibly, some of these photos may have been the work of Bob Bailey. A very interesting look at a rapidly growing post-World War I city as it existed in 1928. A very scarce copy.: 09589: 
Price: 250.00 USD
POW-152: How I Survived 3 1/2 Years as a Japanese Prisoner of War, Andrews, Austin
3 Andrews, Austin "Andy" & Austin Andrews, Jr.
POW-152: How I Survived 3 1/2 Years as a Japanese Prisoner of War
Xlibris Corp: 2008: 1436330858 / 9781436330855: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: SIGNED: The dust jacket is worn at the spine ends and corners. Paper with printed greeting from the author laid in. The author has signed the book on the front pastedown under the front jacket flap. The author recounts his capture in the Philippines during the early months of the war and his survival to the end of the war during the next three and a half years. During that time, he and fellow soldiers were subjected to torture, starvation, and extreme brutality at the hands of the Japanese guards. 141 pages with Appendices and black and white photos.: 09398: 
Price: 50.00 USD
Sons of Texas, Kelton, Elmer (SIGNED)
4 Kelton, Elmer (SIGNED)
Sons of Texas
New York: Forge Books: 2005: 076531021X / 9780765310217: First Thus: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: SIGNED: Barely a trace of wear. A very nice copy signed to the previous owner with a birthday greeting by Elmer Kelton. Originally published in 1989 under Kelton's pseudonym, Tom Early.: 09557: 
Price: 25.00 USD
American Banjo Clocks, Petrucelli, Steven P. and Kenneth A. Sposato
5 Petrucelli, Steven P. and Kenneth A. Sposato
American Banjo Clocks
Crabnury, New Jersey: Adams Brown Co.: 1995: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine+: No Jacket (as issued): Tiny nick to the fore-edge of the rear cover, otherwise a fine copy. 204 pages with Glossary, References, and Index. Contents include List of Makers, First Generation Clocks Circa 1802-1815, Second Generation Clocks Circa 1815-1835, Diamond Head and Girandole Clocks, Lyre Clocks, Mid 19th Century Clocks, and 20th Century Clocks.: 09733: 
Price: 100.00 USD
United States Naval Institute Proceedings 1944, Volume 70, Complete, Rear Admiral Albert T. Church U.S.N. (Ret.) (Editor)
6 Rear Admiral Albert T. Church U.S.N. (Ret.) (Editor)
United States Naval Institute Proceedings 1944, Volume 70, Complete
Menasha, Wisconsin: United States Naval Institute: 1944: Soft Cover: Very Good: Complete set of Proceedings, Vol. 70, 1944. Twelve issues Jan-Dec. Light to moderate edge wear, some soiling, and some bent corners. All covers intact and interiors clean.: 09246: 
Price: 100.00 USD
Frankenstein (or, the Modern Prometheus), Shelley, Mary W.
7 Shelley, Mary W.
Frankenstein (or, the Modern Prometheus)
Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company: 1932: Hard Cover: Good: Good: Nino Carbe: Edge wear, bumping, and rubbing to boards. The dust jacket is price-clipped and has edge wear and chipping, with a few tiny tears. This title is one of forty illustrated editions from the publisher. Nino Carbe, who illustrated this volume, also provided illustration work for Walt Disney on such classic films as Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio, and The Jungle Book. The scarce dust jacket is illustrated by Coryoon Bell in more of a cartoonish style than the illustrations of Carbe in the book, which the publisher compares more with the style of Aubrey Beardsley. Bell's monster illustration on the jacket bears some resemblance to Boris Karloff's creation in the 1931 film, Frankenstein.: 09564: 
Price: 200.00 USD

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