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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
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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
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
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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
 
 
The University of Arizona Historical and Pictorial: University of Arizona Record, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Part 2, April 1930
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The University of Arizona Historical and Pictorial: University of Arizona Record, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Part 2, April 1930
Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona: 1930: Soft Cover: Fair: Softcover, stapled booklet, 6 x 9 inches oblong. The spine has a tear from the top to the first staple. Moisture staining throughout, affecting the lower and outer margins. Facing pages 4-5 and 8-9 were stuck together and suffered a bit of paper loss as they were carefully separated. A few letters of a few words are affected. Still readable. Many historical photographs of the campus buildings, students at work in classrooms, laboratories and in the field, as well as at play (including the football team). 84 pages. Includes campus map in addition to the many photos. Nice historical piece despite the staining.: 09534: 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
POW-152: How I Survived 3 1/2 Years as a Japanese Prisoner of War, Andrews, Austin
4 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
 
 
The German Coast: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes 1804-1812, Conrad, Glenn R. (editor)
5 Conrad, Glenn R. (editor)
The German Coast: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes 1804-1812
Lafayette, Louisiana: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana: 1981: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Very light handling wear. Covers slightly wavy. 226 pages with Indexes for each parish. Solid, clean copy with no marks or writing.: 09447: 
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
 
 
The Frown of Victory: A Song-Story, Stevens, Wallace; Stevens, Holly (editor)
8 Stevens, Wallace; Stevens, Holly (editor)
The Frown of Victory: A Song-Story
Chicago: Langworthy & Stevens: 1900: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: String-bound hard covers, deckle edges. Mild wear and slightly toned along the spine. Writing on the front endpapers (name in ink, prices in pencil). This title is the first number of the second volume in the Blue Sky Booklets series. The limitation page states no. 90 of 195 signed copies, but this copy is not signed. This Song-Story was commissioned by the Bachelor Book, of Chicago, and first appeared in that magazine during July 1900. From the Thomas Wood Stevens Papers, Special Collections, University of Arizona: "Thomas Wood Stevens was an artist, teacher, author, and theater director. He served has head of the Illustration Department at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1903-1911; he was cofounder of Blue Sky Press, 1899-1907; he served as head of the Drama Department at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1913-1925; then at the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre, 1925- 1930; he was the director of various university and community theaters, and of the Globe Theatre Shakespearean productions performed at several American expositions and centennials; finally he was in charge of the Drama Department at the University of Arizona from 1941-1942.": 09481: 
Price: 100.00 USD
 



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