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Claire Lee Chennault, Way of a Fighter

15260 Chennault, Claire Lee, Way Of A Fighter, James Thorvardson & Sons, Limited edition, 1991 Hardback with 375 pages. Very good. One small ink name inside. In a lightly worn dust wrapper. Chennault's autobiography. WW2, Aviation, China and more. There are b&w photos, an index and maps. $75





Alpine Flowers and Plants 2:

15278 Warne's Zig-Zag Books Alpine Flowers and Plants 2: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. Paperback Good. Covers have shelf wear. Owner's name in ink on the front cover. Price sticker on the back - 3 x 6 inches with fold out photos of alpine flowers and plants. $20


Story Of The 187th Engineer Combat Battalion, WW2

15279 Epstein, Melvin L., 1st Lt. Story Of The 187th Engineer Combat Battalion 1945 Paperback 113 pages. Good. Slight soiling on the covers. Rusty staples. First page has very short tears by the staples. The 187th Engineer Combat Battalion in WW2. There are many b&w photos. WW2 unit history $75


Morenus, Richard,	Alaska Sourdough The Story of Slim Williams

15284 Morenus, Richard, Alaska Sourdough The Story of Slim Williams Rand McNally & Company 2nd printing Hardback, 278 pages. Good. The covers have some shelf wear especially on the edges. Ink name inside two times. In a poor taped together dustwrapper. The story of Slim Williams, Alaska Sourdough. There are b&w photos. $20


Sinclair, Upton	The Goslings A Study Of The American Schools, 1924

15290 Sinclair, Upton The Goslings A Study Of The American Schools Self-published 1924. Hardback with 454 pages. Good. A faded spot on the top of the spine. In a poor dust wrapper. Upton Sinclair's take on corrupt school systems in the early 1920s. There's an index and seven pages of ads for Sinclair's books. Fun illustrations by Art Young on the dust wrapper and a frontispiece. Education $20


Arizona Yesterday Today And Tomorrow 1881 1955	1st National Bank Of Arizona,	1956

15298 Arizona Yesterday Today And Tomorrow 1881 1955 1st National Bank Of Arizona 1956 Paperback with 30 pages. Good. Covers have some soiling and edgewear. 9 x 12 inch history of Arizona by the 1st National Bank of Arizona. There are many b&w photos and color illustrations Arizona, 1st National Bank of Arizona $20


A Five Volume Set From 1924


Carpentry Carpentry and Contracting Carpentry and Contracting Carpentry and Contracting Carpentry and Contracting

15256 Carpentry and Contracting, Five Volumes American Technical Society, 1924, limp leather covers. There are many b&w photos, line drawings and fold outs. Good condition with occasional wear, scuffing and short tears.$50



Hoffman, Minnesota Centennial History

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15237 Hoffman Centennial Book Committee, Hoffman Centennial 1891-1991 8 x 11 inches with 310 pages of the history of Hoffman, Minnesota. There are many b&w photos and an index. $50


Montana Journal

A broken run from 1989 to 1996

Montana Journal Montana Journal Montana Journal

15238 Haser, Michael Carl, Montana Journal, 20 Issues 11.5 x 17 inches with interesting historical articles and photos about early Montana. One issue from 1989, 5 from 1990, 5 from 1991, 2 from 1992, 3 from 1993, one each from 1994, 1995 and 1996. 15 to 20 pages each. They are in good contition with occasional short tears. $50



Korea - Japan photo album, circa 1950s

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15236 Korea - Japan Photo Album, cira 19500s 15.5 x 10.5 inches, black pages with tissue guards. There are a total of ten 8 x 10 inch b&w photos, some mounted with photo corners. Two are duplicates. One photo is of Mt. Fuji, there's a picture of the inside of a bus or street car, a farming scene, a delightful picture of two girls with an improvised teeter totter, one of the "San Francisco Beer Hall (in Korea) " and a harbor scene in Stockton, CA.

The photographer was a USN Aviation Ordanceman with Patrol Squadron 871 (VP 871) The back of the teeter totter picture is labeled "Korea Playground" with technical photo information and Kimpo Airfield is mentioned as the location. The album is in good condition. Some of the photo corners are loose and some of the tissue guards are creased. Other tissue guards are torn, creased or missing parts. The front and back inside paste-downs have wrinkles. $75




Pan American World Airways Round The World Flight Log, 1951

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15197 Pan American World Airways, Your Clipper Flight Log, 1951 Paperback, 24 pages In good condition with light shelf wear. 4.25 x 8 inches, the record of a Round The World flight in 1951 by Bernard M. Kunes, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad Conductor. Left from Inglewood California on January the 7th and returned from Formosa and Hawaii on March 12th. Approximately 24 flights. All are mentioned with aircraft involved noted as well as the weather. Aviation, ephemera, Boeing Stratocruiser, Pan American Airways, PAA

Two months of travel time in several plane types. The DC-3, DC-4, the Lockheed Constellation and the Boeing Stratocruiser. The January 8th Stratocruiser flight from New York to Shannon, Ireland via Gander Newfoundland lasted 20? hours "...The last 4 1/2 hours on 3 engines - 110 MPH Tailwind prevented returning to Gander." Shannon - Dark, Foggy, Sprinkles.... $45


Only The Mountains Remain, Bowman, Nora Linjer

15113 Only The Mountains Remain, Bowman, Nora Linjer , Caxton , 1958 first edition hardback with 322 pages. Very good. In a good dust wrapper with some short tears. Ranching in NE Nevada in the 1920s by the Utah Construction Company. There are b&w photos and maps. Nevada, Utah Construction Company $200



Moore-McCormack Lines S.S. Uruguay, ex S.S. California, Photo Album circa 1941

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14410 S.S. Uruguay Photo Album Circa 1941 in fair condition. The marquetry front cover has some wear and scratches. The back cover is more extensively scraped and scratched. Pictures are attached with browning scotch tape. 14 x 10 inch marquetry, a tropical scene, photo album with 1 8x10, 18 5x7s and 4 smaller pictures of life on board the S.S. Uruguay. One hand drawn pencil sketch of a steward's meeting. There's a group photo of the stewards with a National Maritime Union of America flag. (It has has a 2 inch tear.) S.S. Uruguay, National Maritime Union, ephemera. $75


A History of Sprague, Washington, 1900 to 1917

as revealed by a Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register Book

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14273 A seventeen year history, 1900 to 1917, of an eastern Washington State town, Sprague, in Lincoln County, as revealed by insurance policies. Sprague was founded in 1883 and became an important stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad.

The first few pages of this book are an alphatibetical list of customers keyed to a page number associated with a copy of the policy and other information. There are 172 pages with policy holder information and customer signatures on a left-hand page and pasted in copies of policies to the right. The first policies are issued in January of 1899, the last in 1917. George F. Holland is the first agent. In 1902 C. W. McCoy becomes the agent. In 1905 Damrell & Pettijohn become agent/owners. Smalley & McCroskey follow, J. F. Hall and Hall & Smalley are the last listed agents.

Contents and inventories of homes, businesses and farms are listed. There are interesting "riders" on the use and storage of kerosene, gas and gunpowder.

11 x 16.5 inches., 8.5 lbs, in poor to fair condition. The front cover is partially detached. One half of the spine is missing. Both covers are soiled, worn and stained. The contents are occasionally stained and worn, about what you would expect of a ledger in regular use for that many years.

$175


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