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1 A General View of Japanese Military Aircraft in the Second World War (2 vols.cased)
Tokyo, Japan Kantosha 1956 Hardcover Very Good Good 
Tokyo, Japan: Kantosha, 1956 Two volumes cased in cardboard,. Volume I has a large foldout illustration of the anatomy of an airplane, photo illustrations of aircraft in three seperate views throughout, Maps on endpapers. Text in Japanese. Volume II has the English translation. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. . Red boards are clean and undamaged. Tanheavy card casing has light soil, sunfading.. Cased Hardcovers. Very Good/Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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2 Allied Geographical Section Southwest Pacific Area Terrain Handbook 4 New Guinea Lae and the Lower Markham Valley
U.S. Government Printing Office 1943 Paperback Very Good 
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943 34 pp. Text is clean and tight, the largest map has some fraying along exposed edge. Covers are stained and soiled . Cover states: "This document contains information of value to the enemy. It will be distroyed if in danger of falling into enemy hands." Consists of map and arial pfotography of the area. Worldcat shows only one copy in US libraries.Between April 1943 and July 1943, the Allied Geographical Section of South West Pacific Area (command) conducted reconnaissance after the Japanese invasion. The Terrain Handbook states at page 18;"Nazdab is located twenty-seven miles NW of Lae by road 900 yds by an indefinite width. Covered with Kunai grass. Good dispursal area. Emergency landing ground for heavy freight planes. Extension to 2000 yds thought possible".[7]The Landing at Nadzab was the first parachute jump for the 503rd Parachute Regiment on 5 September 1943. In conjunction with the Amphibious Landing East of Malahang, was to be the start of the liberation of Lae from Japanese Occupation.[4]On 8 September 1943, MACARTHUR'S communique states; more than 60,000 rounds of ammunition, silencing artillery positions and destroying installations at Gabsonkek (21 miles north-west of Lae), Munum (six miles east of Gabsonkek). Yalu, Nara kapor (14 miles North west of Lae), and Labu Island (60 miles south-west of Lae. After the landing, the 503rd Headquarters Company established themselves at the Gabonkek village and it was at this time that the descending wildcat logo became their official insignia. On September 19, 1943 the Gabmatsung Lutheran Mission was converted into the 2/4th Australian Field Ambulance main dressing station for the 7th Australian Division. Size: 5" x 7.25". Soft Cover. Very Good. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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C.B. I. Pointie Talkie No. 4
3 C.B. I. Pointie Talkie No. 4
United States Government Edition No. 4 Paperback Very Good 
United States Government 190 pp. A pocket-sized phrasebook for downed airmen with a large section in Chinese and smaller sections in Burmese,French, Annamese, Thai, Shan Lolo and Lao. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, well thumbed. Buff stiff paper covers lightly soiled.r. No publication info so I don't know edition but circa 1942 -1945. Size: 4" x5". Edition No. 4. Buff Paper Covers. Very Good. Armed Services Edition. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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How to Paint Fish in Watercolor
4 How to Paint Fish in Watercolor
Shanghai People's Publishing House 2012 7532279715 / 9787532279715 Paperback New 
Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2012 40 pp with color and B&W illustrations on every page. Text is in Chinese but the instruction in painting fish in watercolor is easily comprehendible through diagrams. Size: 8.5" x11". Large Format Softcover. New. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 I Can Understand and Make Myself Understood in Italy (WWII Phrase book)
Rome Arte Della Stampa 1944 Paperback Fair 
Rome: Arte Della Stampa, 1944 Published as a phrase book for the arriving U.S. Troops, with USA and British flags on the front cover and with some very Italian choices of phrasing, eg. "I should very much like to pass an hour with an intelligent and nice girl like you.", "When you know me better you will know that I am a gentleman,." "May I offer you this bunch of lillies-of-the-valley?"and "The loins are the carburator of the soul." Text block is clean and unmarked with some dog-eared pages, covers are rubbed and faded, reinforced at hinges and along spine with tape.. Soft Cover. Fair. 4" x 5.5". 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Japanese Surrender Flyer   1945
6 Japanese Surrender Flyer 1945
1945 
1945 With B&W photos of MacArthur and Hirohito, the surrender aboard the Missouri and a group of men inspecting a posted similar flyer. A Japanese language flyer announcing the end of WWII,dropped on the island of Guam with instructions on how to safely surrender to Allied Forces Yellowed, chip to lower corner not affecting text.. 8.5" x 11". 
Price: 265.00 USD
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New Mexico Driver's Manuals 3 TITLES  1940
7 New Mexico Driver's Manuals 3 TITLES 1940
Santa Fe, NM Thew New Mexico State Police et Als. 1940 Paperback Very Good 
Santa Fe, NM: Thew New Mexico State Police et Als., 1940 Three stapled softcover booklets, two differentt editions, "Make Yourself a Safe Driver: Facts You Need to Know to Get a Motor Vehicle Operator's Licence," one probably late Thirties the other early Forties by which time fourteen-year-olds were no longer able to get a lfull icence but both editions suggest that 'habitual drunkards' would not be allowed.Third title is "Lest We Forget: You May know All the Rules of Driving but this Simple Reminder May Save an Accident - or Your Life," with a publishing date of 1940 under Governor John E. Miles and B&W illustrations of right or wrong driving techniques.. Stapled Softcover. Very Good. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Report of the Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of Labour, Industry and Commerce on the Marketing and Cutting of Ceylon Gems.  Seasonal Paperr XVI - 1939
8 Report of the Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of Labour, Industry and Commerce on the Marketing and Cutting of Ceylon Gems. Seasonal Paperr XVI - 1939
Colonbo, Sri Lanka Ceylon Government Press 1939 Hardcover Very Good 
Colonbo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Government Press, 1939 34 pp with B&W illustrations plus a map of Ceylon and a very large 30" x 35" color map of gem-bearing localities bound in. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, Both maps are undamaged. This rare publication goes into excruciating detail on Ceylonese gem deposits, occurrences, methods of mining and so forth.. Stapled Soft Cover. Very Good. 6" x 10". Brochure. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Lifeof the Buddha According to Thai Temple Paintings
9 The Lifeof the Buddha According to Thai Temple Paintings
Thailand United States Information Service 1957 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket as Published 
Thailand: United States Information Service, 1957 184 pp with color illustrations throughout eext. Text is in Thai and English. "...presented to the people of Thailand by the people of the United States on the occasion of the observance of the year 2500 Buddhist Era" text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards are covered with a cloth patterned in red and blue, very slightly dulled along spine, otherwise clean, bright and intact.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Tibetan English Dictionary, Alexander Csoma De Koros
10 Alexander Csoma De Koros Tibetan English Dictionary
New Delhi Manjusri Publishing 1973 Limited Hardcover Very Good Good 
New Delhi: Manjusri Publishing, 1973 A reprint of the 1834 edition in Limited Edition form. Text clean, tight, unmarked. Binding embossed red cloth with gold letters in fine+ condition. DJ is scuffed, torn and has moisture stain along spine. Oversized. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Principles of Tantra  Part II the Tantratattva of Shriyukta Shiva Chandra Vidyarnava Bhattacharyta Mahodaya4, Avalon, Arthur  (Sir John George Woodroffe, pseud.
11 Avalon, Arthur (Sir John George Woodroffe, pseud. Principles of Tantra Part II the Tantratattva of Shriyukta Shiva Chandra Vidyarnava Bhattacharyta Mahodaya4
London Luzac & Co. 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Luzac & Co., 1916 417 pp. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, somewhat yellowed. Previous owner's name on front endpapers. Green cloth boards are clean, bumped at extremities, dulled along spine. Volume II of a two volume set.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Into China, Bigland, Eileen
12 Bigland, Eileen Into China
MacMillan 1940 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
MacMillan, 1940 298 pp with 16 B&W plates and one map. Travel writer Eileen Bigland rode with a Chinese ammunition convoy over the Burma Road from Rangoon to Chungking. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket is bright and undamaged.. Second Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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13 Bishop, Robert Centuries and Styles of the American Chair 1640 - 1970
New York Dutton 1972 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good + 
New York: Dutton, 1972 519 pp with B&W illustrations on every page. A magnificent and exhaustive reference work covring every historical style of seating in America. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Green cloth boards with stamped sillouette of a chair are clean and undamaged. DJ is bright, undamaged, with a slight bit of yellowing along the top edge. In protective mylar jacket. Oversize book, weight 4 lbs. Contact me for postage to your destination. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Stated First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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Douglas Fairbanks The Making of a Screen Character, Cooke, Alistair
14 Cooke, Alistair Douglas Fairbanks The Making of a Screen Character
New York The Museum of Modern Art 1940 Hardcover Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1940 36 pp. Alistair Cooke discusses the creation of the public image of Doug Fairbanks shortly after Fairbanks' death in 1939. Contains a life chronology and a list of screen credits. Association copy - from the library of screenwriter Nunnally Johnson (The Grapes of Wrath," "How to Marry a Millionaire.") Text is clean and unmarked, slightly yellowed. Front gutter is cracked but holding. Blue illustrated boards are clean and square with a closed tear at spine and some yellowing. 7 1/2" X 10". Decorative Paper Hardcover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 1/2" X 10". 
Price: 42.00 USD
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15 Crew, Joseph Clark Sport and Travel in the Far East
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910 xiv, 264 pp Frontis plus 1 folding plate plus 70 B&W plates. Text is tight and unmarked save for some inked notes on last free page. Light moisture stain to lower edge pp 1-10 not affecting text. Green cloth boards with gilt titles on spine and upper boards are rubbed at extremities with some loss of material. . A future U.S. ambassador to Japan, Crew spent eighteen months on a game hunting journey through Malaysia, India, Kashmir and China. Described as 'a well-written book that deserves morer notice as a game hunting account." Handsome book plate of Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner (1857 -1947) on front pastedown. A famed Colorado frontier doctor, Fox was at one time the only medic in several hundred square miles of the Rockies, he wrote several books on the care of the consumptive and " Doctor at Timberline,: True Tales Travails and Triumphs of a Pioneer Colorado Physician." Photo card of Fox's adventures is enclosed.. ASSOCIATION BOOKPLATE. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Da Vinci, Leonardo The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
London The Reprint Society/ Jonathan Cape 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: The Reprint Society/ Jonathan Cape, 1954 Published in two volumes of 610 and 566 with index pp. Translation by Edward McCurdy. 370 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight, unmarked save for bookseller's (Foyles) stamps on front endpaper. boards are of rust-colored cloth with gold stamping they show slight sun-fading along spine elsewise no damage. Combined weight 3 lbs 8 oz. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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The Allied Resupply Efffort in the China-Burma-India Theater During World War Ll, Daugherty, Leo J. Lll
17 Daugherty, Leo J. Lll The Allied Resupply Efffort in the China-Burma-India Theater During World War Ll
Jefferson, NC McFarland 2008 0786431377 / 9780786431373 Paperback As New 
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008 274 pp with B&W photos in textAfter an overview of the US-Allied situation in early 1942, this book presents the personel accounts of six individuals who served as part of the air and ground resupply effort in the CBI theater. The service of African-Americans in the CBI theater is also discussed in detail. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are pristine.. Trade Paperback. As New. 
Price: 46.00 USD
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Bones, Boats and Bison: Archaeology and the First Colonization of Western North America, E. J. Dixon
18 E. J. Dixon Bones, Boats and Bison: Archaeology and the First Colonization of Western North America
University of New Mexico Press 2000 0826320570 / 9780826320575 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
University of New Mexico Press, 2000 322 pp with B&W maps and illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are bright and undamaged.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Our Jungle Road to Tokyo, Eichelberger, Robert L.
19 Eichelberger, Robert L. Our Jungle Road to Tokyo
Nashville, TN Battery Classics 0898391326 / 9780898391329 Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Nashville, TN: Battery Classics 306 pp with 16 B&W plates.The story of General Robert L. Eicherberger, commander of the US Eightth Army, who was given responsibility for the critical Buna front in 1942. Under his leadership much of new Guinea was retaken and most of the southern Philippines was libertated. With victory assured, General Eicherberger was given command of American and Allied forces in the Japanese Home Islands. His story provides a rare look at the strategy of General macAethur, the problems of inter-Allied and inter-service cooperation and the decision making process of America"s high command in Word War ll. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards with red panels and gold-stamped titles are "near fine, " clean and bright with one bumped corner. DJ is intact except for one short closed tear. In mylar wrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Wrath in Burma the Uncensored Story of General Stilwell and International Maneuvers in the fAR EAST, Eldridge, Fred
20 Eldridge, Fred Wrath in Burma the Uncensored Story of General Stilwell and International Maneuvers in the fAR EAST
Doubleday 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus Fair 
Doubleday, 1946 320 pp with16 B&W plates. Maps of Burma on the endpapers.Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's name on front endpapers. DJ is intact but creased with achip missing from top of spine. This book describes itsself as a brief political history of the war in Asia ,It demonstates from the records how the British, the Chinese and the Americans were at cross-purposes almost constantly. It is also the story of General Joseph Stilwell, the dominant personality in Asia during the war and how this honest, fearless, loyal man was the victim finally of a strange alliance between a medieval Chinese warlord and an Oklahoma politician turned diplomat. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/Fair. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 43.00 USD
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