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WW2 Japanese and German War Planes:  This is for 4 books. Two are in Japanese text and two are in English text.  They were published by AIREVIEW in 1956-1959.  The titles are: "Aireview's German Military Aircraft in the Second World War".   and   "General View of Japanese Military Aircraft in the Pacific War."    There is a copy of both titles in the original Japanese text and those books have a lot of photos of the Japanese and German aircraft.  Then there is an English text version of both books without the photos.  Conditions are solid and they look good.  They have been read and used but not damaged.  There are no dust jackets with them.
$4.99
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 Volume II was copyright 1944 and covers the third and fourth year of the War.  Volume III, copyright 1944, 1946 and covers the fifth year.  Volume IV, copyright 1946 and covers the sixth year. Condition is solid and readable (LOADED with photos). There is fading and some soiling/staining of the covers. I have not tried to clean them and they are as found.  They have the usual musty book odor. LOTS of photos!
Pictorial History of the Second World War, Veterans Foreign Wars Edition:
Printed in 1950. Four volumes:  Volume I was copyright 1941 and covers the first and second year of the War.
$3.99
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Soldier's Guide to San Antonio: A 4 1/2" X 6" booklet for the men stationed in San Antonio.  Gives them lots of useful information.  Published 11-44 by Southwestern Bell Telephone. 14 numbered pages.  Unused and in excellent condition.                      
San Antonio book $3.99
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WW2 17th Inf. Magazine, Camp Roberts:  17th Infantry Regiment Training Command, Fort Ord, California. 
Size is 11" X 15" and has 13 pages which would total 26 pages if numbered.  They all have photos, plus the covers.  Text reveals WW2 period.  Full of signatures on the front cover.  Condition is solid and showing it's age. No major damage or tears.
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Item # CR  $3.99
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1943 INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS:  Also has rifle marksmanship for 03, Garand and Carbine.  It is identified to William Anderson who is in the NARA enlistment records so he should be researchable.  He was Army Air Corps, Sgt.  Very good condition.  (See photos for more information).
$8.00
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Item # 314  $10.00
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1914 MANUAL for NCO's; INFANTRY, MILITIA and VOLUNTEERS:  Very well used book. Id'd in the front to Walter Edward Hanson and notes about his first few weeks in the Army from June 1916-August 1916. And also when he made Mess Sgt.  Inside the back cover is a note that the book was also used by James Peterson, March 1934 for Reserved Officer Training.  Book has a lot of scribbles in it; part of a page missing and general wear.  It is about 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" and has 262 numbered pages. Good info inside.
1919 INFANTRY DRILL REGS.:  WW1 book.  Shows use but I see no major damage other than flexing of the cover with some soiling and spots on the back. The cover is cloth type material.  About 4 1/4" X 5 3/4", 189 numbered pages.
Item # 314j  $9.00
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1911 INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY:  Well used book.  Still solid and not falling apart.  Lots of good info in here.  A picture of how to pack the backpack; bayonet use; bugle calls; signal flags and a lot more.  About 4 1/2" X 6" with 246 numbered pages and several pages in the back of changes and corrections up to November 1913.  Name written in the front cover (L. Tingley) along with morse code.   
Item # 314C  $15.00
"THE GERMAN NORTHERN THEATER OF OPERATIONS 1940-1945":  Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-271.  By Earl F. Ziemke.  Published 1959. Semi hardcover with corner bumps. No major damage.  Fold out maps inside.  See photos for more description.
$3.99
"THE ARMED FORCES OFFICER":
Published in 1956.  See photos for more details.
Item # 91451   $1.99
"EMERGENCY WAR SURGERY". NATO HANDBOOK. Printed in 1988.  Nice book.  See the photo for more details.
Item # 91453  $3.00
"EMERGENCY WAR SURGERY": NATO HANDBOOK: Printed in 1958.  Officers name is inside of back cover.  See photos for more info.
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Interesting and humorous magazine.  WAR cartoons and articles.  Period advertising.  Some wear of the edges with light folds and handling wear.  9" X 11" with 11 pages, text on both sides. Cover art by Orson Lowell.
Item # 91454  $4.00
WW1 ERA, JUDGE MAGAZINE, August 11, 1917:
BUILDING THE CONSTITUTION, 1944 PRINTING:  Everything you would want to know about our Constitution.  Very educational.  5 1/2" X 8 1/2" with 32 numbered pages. Soft cover. Pretty nice condition with no damage; just some age coloring.
$1.99
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NEW YORK AND THE WAR WITH SPAIN. HISTORY OF THE EMPIRE STATE REGIMENTS:  A nice book covering everything you would want to know about the New York National Guard and their participation in the Spanish-American War or 1898. Little known fact that Company I of the 71st NY were with Roosevelt's Rough Riders when they charged up Kettle Hill in Cuba.  Book covers all of the NYNG units.  Book was an official presentation from "Augustus P. Allen, Member of Assembly", in 1907. 
The book was actually published in 1903. It is 6" X 10".  The first part of the book covers the Spanish American War and consists of 429 pages.  The second part of this book (an additional 192 pages) is Col. Silas Burt's  "My Memories of Military History of the State of New York During the War for the Union 1861-65". The book has a few photo 'plates' of important people at that time.  There is a 4 page foldout of the 1st Regiment on parade in Honolulu. The NYNG participated in most of the theaters of the Spanish American War.  Only 'damage' I see is inside of the front and back covers where there is some separation at the spine (Please see photos).  The embossed gold lettering on the book's spine is faded out and hard to read. This book is an original first printing and  not a reprint.  It is hard back with red cloth covers.  It was published without a dust cover. 
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WW2, AIR-AGE MAGAZINE, JUNE 1943:  War time issue.  Shows wear and tear from the years.  8-1/2" X 11-1/2" with 74 numbered pages.  Neat period aircraft photos, ads and articles.  Interested in contents?  Contact me.
Item # 41540  $2.99
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Item # 41541   $2.99
WW2, SKYWAYS MAGAZINE, JANUARY 1945:  War time issue.  Shows wear and tear from the years.  8-1/2" X 11" with 106 numbered pages.  Last 20 pages are dog eared and back cover edge is eroded.  Neat period aircraft photos, ads and articles.  Interested in contents? Contact me.
Item # 41542  $2.99
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WW2, FLYING ACES MAGAZINE , SEPTEMBER 1944:  War time issue. Shows lots of wear from the years of handling and reading.  Major wear are two one inch tears through all pages at the center of the right edge and lots of smaller edge tears.  8-1/2" X 11" with 74 numbered pages.  Lots of period aircraft photos, ads and articles.  Interested in contents?  Contact me.
 "TENTATIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL, USE of FOREIGN MAPS": Printed Nov. 5, 1942 for the WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D.C. It is 8" X 10-1/2" in size. The pages are not numbered but the book is about 1/4" thick and it has 5 fold out maps. Real good condition with no damage or soiling evident.  Two available.
Item # 715993  $1.00 each.
"SERVICEMEN'S MORNING WATCH":  Daily inspirational Religious readings.    5" X 3-1/2" with two years, 1945-1946 of daily readings.
Item # 915033  $2.00
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USS LOS ANGELES, CA-135, CRUISE BOOK.  COUNTDOWN 1957-58:  Westpac Cruise Book 1957-1958.  Nice condition book with its original mailing carton.  8-3/4" X 11-1/4" with 145 numbered pages.  Following the last numbered page are 5 more pages of photos etc.  
Item # 1015002  $29.00
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USS LEXINGTON, CVS-16. PILOT TRAINING CRUISE, 1963:  See photos for more information.  Consists of a folder containing a photo and an informational booklet.
Item # 1115010  $5.00
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USS KEARSAGE, CVA-33.  CRUISE, SUMMER 1953: See the text on the photos for more information.  Book informs the sailors of all they need to know about their visit to Japan and Korea. 
Item # 1115011  $4.00
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USS KEARSARGE, CVA-33.  CRUISE, SUMMER 1953:  See the text on the photos for more information.  Book informs the sailors of all they need to know about their visit to Hong Kong.
Item # 1115012   $4.00
1953 JAPAN and KOREA
1953 HONG KONG
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1905 SHIP AND GUN-DRILLS, U.S. NAVY:  This looks to be the original, first printing of the 1905 manual.  It has everything you would want to know about shipboard duties of the Great White Fleet sailors.  Divided into 7 parts; Part 1, Organization and Practical Naval Gunnery.  Part 2, Gun-Drills and Notes.  Part 3, Emergency-Drills.  Part 4, Smokeless Powder, Gun Control and Torpedoes.  Part 5, Notes on Ordnance Material.  Part 6, Physical Exercise.  Part 7, Music and Bugle Calls.  Size is about 6" X 4" with 476 numbered pages.  The first numbered page in this book is 5 so I have to assume that pages 1-4 are missing.  There are several other pages that have come loose but are still there.  The covers are loose and not attached.  A few pages will have tears of which I photo'd the worst.  Not too bad for a 110 year old book.  This would sell for $40-$50 if in good condition.  I have made no attempt to repair anything, it is just as I found it back in 2006.
Item # 216081  $9.00
BOOK, "THE STORY OF SUBMARINES":  Ex-Library copy in well used/poor condition.  It appears to be all there and should be a good read.  5-1/2" X 8-1/2" with 210 numbered pages. Copyright 1962.
Item # 716008  $3.00
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"SHILOH, SHELLS AND ARTILLERY UNITS": Written by George P. Witham, copyright 1980.  Pretty nice condition Civil War reference book. It is 8 1/2" X 11" in size with 163 numbered pages. There are 64 black and white photos of Artillery Projectiles with a description of each. There are pictures of Cannons. There are photos of Soldiers and Officers of the Civil War. There is a history of the Artillery Units featured in the book. I think there were only a thousand of these printed. Most were numbered but this one is not. The major condition problem would be the foxing of the back cover pages and very lightly on the front cover inside page. I see no writing, dirty or torn pages
Item # 1016021  $7.00
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1881 BIBLE, PRESENTATION FROM MOM TO HER SON: Inscribed on the inside and given as a Christmas present by a Mother to her 21 year old son, December 25, 1881.  Closable clasp CDV album type Bible.  It measures about 3-1/4" X 5-1/4" and is 1-1/4" thick.  There is reinforcting tape on the spine and wear to the cover as seen in the photos.  
Item # 617012  $19.00
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"GUIDEBOOK FOR MARINES", 1988 FIFTHTEENTH EDITION:  Pretty good condition with most of the wear on the edges of the front cover.  6-1/2" X 8-1/4" with 556 numbered pages.
Item # 1217007  $2.00
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MED CRUISE BOOK, 6th MARINES, 1st BN.  1957-58:  Pretty nice cruise book from 1957-1958.  1st Battalion, reinforced. 6th Marines.  Measures about 10-3/4" X 8" X 3/4" thick.  No major problems noted.
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BOOK; THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FOR THE YEAR 1915.  PRINTED IN MANILA 1916:  This may be a pretty rare book as I could find no others for sale with soft cover from this date.  This publication is 10-1/2" X 7-1/2" and has 39 numbered pages with a fold out map of the Philippines that measures 11" X 15-1/2" in size.  On the map are marked the locations of various mineral sources.  Condition is not good as it is soiled, has rough edges, some tears and just general wear from being around for over 100 years!
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1963 CRUISE BOOK, USS SARATOGA, CVA-60. MED CRUISE:  USS Saratoga, CVA-60, Cruise Book from 1963 Mediterranean Cruise.  Measures about 12" X 9 " X 1".  Outside blue cover scuffed with corners and spine having bumps and wear.  Back of cover has a stripe down the center?  I see no damage to the interior pages other than one page that has a corner creased.  Lots of images of vintage Navy aircraft:  F3H Demon; F8U Crusader; A3D Sky Warrior; A4D Sky Hawk and others. In the back was a certificate awarded to a James H. Cooper, PR1.  He may have been the owner of the book.
Item # 118012  $12.00
Item # 318014  $39.00
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THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER, STILLWELL'S MISSION TO CHINA: U.S. Army in WWII.  Originally published in 1953, this copy printed in 1968.  Hard cover measures about 7" X 10" and has 441 numbered pages.  Excellent condition with only some fingerprint smudges on the edges of the pages.  Minor bumps and wear.  Only a few photos but a couple are of Flying Tigers. 
MEXICAN BORDER WARS-WW1 "MANUAL FOR ARMY COOKS" Dated 1916 and ID'd:  Neat little book full of interesting information. It is 4-1/2" X 5-3/4" and has 270 numbered pages with several fold out pages.  It has an inscription inside the front cover from a Nephew that is dated 1976 where he notes this book was his uncles who served both in the Mexican Border War and WW1.  Inside the back cover is written by the owner of the book, Ernest B. Bowser, his name and address in Mattoon, Illinois.  I found Ernest's grave marked in an Illinois Cemetery and it says he served with the 37th Infantry, Company A, which was an Ohio National Guard unit.
Item # bo61819  $9.00
Item # bo8183  $24.00
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WW2 SAILOR'S SOUVENIR HANDYBOOK, ID'd and DATED:  Date inside of 1943 and ID'd to Lester Walter Tourville, G/M 3c.  Lester was born 24 Jan 1924 and died 13 Mar 1978.  He is buried in St. Louis.  This page of personal information is the only writing I see, the rest of the pages have not been used.  There is a wealth of information for the military collector in this book and I have photo'd most of it, but not all.  The only damage I see is the binding separating at the front cover, probably can be re-glued if desired. I have had Soldier's Souvenir Handbooks but this is the first Sailor's book I have had.  Not only Sailors but, Marines and Coast Guard too. 
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       and personal
    information page.
Item # bo619010  $6.50
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THE DOUGHBOY, 1923:  The spine has a neat repair.  See the images for details about this book.  Lots of Officer's photos and names in this book. Check my price against what Amazon sells it for....if they have one!
Item # bo719014  $39.00
THE SHIP'S MEDICINE CHEST and FIRST AID AT SEA, 1929 MERCHANT MARINES:  Neat little book full of helpful information.  Published in 1929.  It measures 6" X 9" with 207 numbered pages.  Condition is well used and worn.  Edges are worn and bumped. Corners bumped.  Major punch to the cover as shown in my photos.
SOLD!
Item # bo1119002  $5.00
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1941 PICTORIAL REVIEW, 6th INFANTRY DIVISION:  The 6th ID went overseas in 1943 and fought in New Guinea and the Philippines.  Most of the men in this book probably were there.  It would be interesting to research each man and to see their battle history.  Book is 9" X 12" with 318 numbered pages.  No major damage, just some handling evidence from the years.  Has the old paper smell.
Item # bo420050  $19.00
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1962 ISSUE, USMC "LEATHERNECK" MAGAZINE: Well used-read condition but solid and readable.  Remnants of mailing label on lower left corner of cover.  Wrinkles and folds and some looseness at the staples.  Early Indo-China activity articles. 8" X 11" with 88 numbered pages.
Item # bo520003  $9.00
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THE STORY OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER CORPS:  Great reference book and a good read.  Lots of illustrations.  Soft cover 8-1/2" X 11" with 236 numbered pages. Published by  U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995.  Shows use and some wear.  Book is solid.
Item # bo520004  $4.99
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VIETNAM WAR PERIOD, A POCKET GUIDE TO GREAT BRITAIN:  "Land of Pageantry".  Published by the Armed Forces Department of Defense originally in 1963, this issue was printed in 1976.  Booklet is 4" X 5-1/2" with 70 pages.  It is in very good condition.  No problems.
Item # bo520007  $3.99
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WW2 ENGINEER SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK, FM 21-105:  1943 Basic Field Manual printed in 1947. 6-3/4" X 4-1/2" with 163 numbered pages.  Cover has soiling; cover and pages have bending from use.  The book is solid and intact..
Item # bo620001  $12.00
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I AM A DOUGHBOY, IRTC, 1945:  Book from the Infantry Reserve Training Center, Camp Livingston, LA.  Measures 6" X 9" with 64 numbered pages.  Some light soiling to the cover.  Inscribed in the front by the owner, but do not know his name.  The last couple of pages are for autographs and a lot of his trainee buddies signed their names.  Would be interesting to try and research them.
 
Item # bo620002  $5.00
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WW2, ARMY SONG BOOK:  Dated 1941 with the lyrics to 67 songs.  The first song is the "Star Spnagled Banner" and the last is "You're in the Army Now".  Measures about 4-1/4" X 5-3/4" with 64 numbered pages.  Good condition.
Item # bo620004  $3.00
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WW2 "SONG AND SERVICE BOOK FOR SHIP AND FIELD, ARMY AND NAVY":  Hardcover book measuring 4-3/4" X 6-3/4" with 192 numbered pages.  Full of Prayers and Spiritual Songs.  Last 4 pages have formations and movements for Army and Navy Military Funerals.  Good solid condition book.  Cover has a scuff at top left and some corner bumps.  Inside, the first page has some writing on it.
Item # bo620005  $4.00
Item # bo72026  $35.00
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"THE 509th REMEMBERED", AUTOGRAPHED BY DUTCH VAN KIRK, ENOLA GAY NAVIGATOR:  All about the 509th Composite Group and the men that dropped the "A-Bombs" on Japan.  This copy is inscribed and signed by the Enola Gay navigator, Dutch Van Kirk.  Book is in "as new" condition with dust jacket.  11" X 8-1/2" with 354 numbered pages and several pages of colored nose art in the back. Full of biographies and photos.
SOLD!
SOLD!