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Claire Lee Chennault, Way of a Fighter

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

A Five Volume Set From 1924

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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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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

mj01 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

The Sermon On The Mount

Illuminated by Alberto Sangorski

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Sangorski, Alberto, The Sermon On The Mount, written and illuminated by Sangorski. Published by Chatto & Windus, 1911. 8x10 inches, 24 pages with beautiful illustrations. Good to very good. Light soiling on the covers. Bottom front corners lightly bumped. $40

Korea - Japan photo album, circa 1950s

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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

Pan American S.S. Pan American Airways

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

Hughes, John C. and Ryan Teague Beckwith, On The Harbor From Black Friday to Nirvana

15132 Hughes, John C. and Ryan Teague Beckwith, On The Harbor From Black Friday to Nirvana, , The Daily World First edition. Signed by the author, paperback with 209 pages, ISBN 0970490518 . Good. Faint small crease on the front cover. Light soiling and shelf wear on the covers. 8.5 x 11 inches with many b&w photos and an index. Signed and inscribed by both authors on the front free endpaper. Grays Harbor, Washington history. $125

Winnebago Industries	Chieftain, 'Brave New Look' Inside Winnebago, 1970

15098 Winnebago Industries Chieftain, 'Brave New Look' Inside Winnebago, Winnebago Industries 1970 Paperback with 4 pages. Very good. 11 x 8.5 inch brochure for Winnebago models in 1970. Models D-22, D-24, and D-27. Color pictures and a list of features. Winnebago, Recreation Vehicle $25

Oman '80	The Ministry of Information and youth Affairs Sultanate of Oman

15120 Oman Staff, Oman '80 The Ministry of Information and youth Affairs Sultanate of Oman, A paperback with 62 Pages. Very good. Oman in 1980. There are many color photos. Oman, Middle East $30

Sasek, Miroslav	This Is Hong Kong

15131 Sasek, Miroslav, This Is Hong Kong, W. H. Allen, First edition, 1965 Hardback with 80 pages. Very good. No dust wrapper. 9 x 12.5 inches with lovely illustrations. Hong Kong, China, juvenile literature $75

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.


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