Lot 107: (3) HC Books On WWII Military History In The Pacific
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Bidders will note that lot(s) with very low Staring Bids, i. e. $1-$5, should in no way see the Starting Bid of $1-$5 as the Book Barnâs judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a LOT of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) There is NO reserve on these lots. These low Starting Bid lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low pricesâwe call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! Thatâs all it sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price. Lot of (3) Hardcover Military History Books On WWII In the Pacific Theater. 1) "Munda Trail" by Eric Hamel. HARDCOVER 1989 Orion Books/Crown Publishers 1st Edition, 1st Printing w/ "First Edition" & numbers 1-10 on copyright page. Exactly as shown in listing scan(s). Nice Collectible 1st edition 1st printing hardcover copy IN DUST JACKET. "Tells the dramatic, harrowing story of a green U.S. Army division encountering for the first time swamps and rain forests, coconut log pillboxes, tenacious snipers tied into trees, torrential rains, and endless mud of the Solomonâs campaign in 1942. It also explains the psychological effects of the combat on the troops and the new disease of "combat fatigue." But after the campaign was over, the tide had turned against the Japanese, and the U. S. was on the way to victory." Illustrated with photos & maps. Internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. SELDOM PRESENT $22.95 UNCLIPPED DJ. 2) "Touched With Fire" by Eric Bergerud. HARDCOVER 1996 Viking Press 1st Edition, 2nd Printing w/ numbers 2-10 on copyright page. Exactly as shown in listing scan(s). Nice Collectible hardcover copy IN DUST JACKET. "During recent remembrances of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, many aspects of the Pacific campaign were eclipsed by the debate over the dropping of the atomic bombs. "Touched with Fire" redresses the balance with its revelatory portrayal of the lives of the U. S. And Australian infantrymen who struggled to contain the Japanese advance, and thus were able to reverse the course of the war." Illustrated with photos. Internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. SELDOM PRESENT $34.95 UNCLIPPED DJ. 3) "The Ghost Mountain Boys" by James Campbell. HARDCOVER 2007 Crown Publishers Book Club Edition. Exactly as shown in listing scan(s). Nice Collectible hardcover copy IN DUST JACKET. "Campbell brings to vivid life one of the more forgotten, grislier campaigns of WWII, the Buna Trail campaign in New Guinea. The Japanese were trying to get a foothold on the south coast of the island, opposite Australia. The American 32nd Infantry Division had the job of driving them back over the Owen Stanley Mountain. It succeeded, at the cost of more than 10,000 casualties, 4/5ths of them from tropical diseases contracted in the face of heavy rain, astonishing depths of mud, rugged terrain, perpetually rancid weather, shortage of supplies (including medicines), and, not incidentally, the Japanese. The most poignant part of the book consists of the letters of an army surgeon who eventually committed suicide, but every part of the book entitles it to a berth in WWII collections." Illustrated with photos. Internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. Light edge wear to SELDOM PRESENT UNCLIPPED DJ. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Very Good Condition