New York: P. F. Collier & Son, c1912. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. Format is approximately 4.75 inches by 7.75 inches. Unpaginated (32 pages plus covers). Frontis illustration of Dr. Eliot. Cover has some wear, soiling, edge chipping and creasing. Cover has the Harvard crest and the Harvard color. The title is above the crest. Below the crest is a quotation from Dr. Eliot. RARE Surviving Copy. This is by and large a sales promotional pamphlet produced by P. F. Collier & Son to sell the 50 volume set of Harvard Classics. It has been dated as 1912 because there is reference to Collier being founded in 1875 and that 37 years had passed. Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. A member of the prominent Eliot family of Boston, he transformed the provincial college into the pre-eminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history. Peter Fenelon Collier (December 12, 1849 – April 23, 1909) was an Irish-American publisher, the founder of the publishing company P. F. Collier & Son, and in 1888 founded Collier's Weekly. He founded Collier's Once a Week in April 1888. It was advertised as a magazine of "fiction, fact, sensation, wit, humor, news". By 1892, Collier's Once a Week had a circulation of over 250,000, and was one of the largest selling magazines in the United States. In 1895, the name was changed to Collier's Weekly: An Illustrated Journal. His son, Robert Joseph Collier, took over as publisher of Collier's Weekly.
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Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1937. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. 136 pages, plus covers. Cover has some wear and soiling. Among the "Articles of Lasting Interest" are Those Nazi Americans, After the Merrimac by Herbert Gambrell, What does the CIO want, Half a Mile of History by Richard Halliburton, The World War's Deep-Sea spy, Optometry On Trial by Roger William Riis, and The Star by H. G. Wells.
Los Angeles, CA: The Organizing Committee Games of the Xth Olympiad, 1932. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 12.5 inches. 63,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. An approximately 2 inch tear at top of spine Some page edge wear noted. The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 30 to August 14, 1932, in Los Angeles, California, United States. The Games were held during the worldwide Great Depression and some nations did not travel to Los Angeles; 37 nations competed compared to 46 in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Even U.S. President Herbert Hoover missed the Games. The organizing committee did not report the financial details of the Games, although contemporary newspapers claimed that the Games had made a profit of US$1,000,000. The selection of the host city for the 1932 Summer Olympics was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, on 9 April 1923. Remarkably, the selection process consisted of a single bid, from Los Angeles, and as there were no bids from any other city, Los Angeles was selected by default to host the 1932 Games. An Olympic Village was built for the first time and became a model for future games, in Baldwin Hills, occupied by male athletes. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. The victory podium was used for the first time at the summer games (a podium was also used earlier in the year at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid). An Olympic mascot, Scottish Terrier Smoky, was featured for the first time in history.
Mr. Lebanon, NY: North Family, c1896. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 3.125 inches by 5.25 inches. 24 pages, plus covers. Includes a List of Publications and Post Office Address of the Several Communities. Cover has some wear and soiling/staining. While undated, one reference states it was published in 1896 and another posits 1880?. Rare surviving copy. This little tract containing a brief citation of the religious views, customs and regulations of the "United Society of Believers," usually known as "Shakers," has been written with the hope of answering collectively, the questions most frequently asked by strangers, who from various motives seek information concerning us. Having been especially designed to enclose with letters, brevity became a necessity. If, after careful perusal, the reader should desire further information upon particular points pertaining to our history, life, or religion, we have pamphlets and tracts that treat these different subjects separately, and larger publications giving fuller information. We kindly request those who receive any of these writings to circulate them among friends. Among the topics addressed are: Origin and Early History of the Shakers, Organization, Social Arrangements and Employments, Hygiene, Recreation, Literature and Correspondence, Form of Worship, Concerning the Bible. The tract states that the Shakers have a "Parental form of government." The tract also states that "All correspondence will be subject to the examination and advice of the Elders."
New York: 1863 (?). Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Cloth. Format is approximately 3.5 inches by 6 inches. with a flap and tongue for closure at the front. Pocket at rear board. Space for a pencil at rear cover, no pencil present. Name of A. C. (?) Lewis inside front cover. Presumed published in New York as there is a page on Distances and Time by Railroad from New York. There is "A Complete Table of Stamp Duties as Amended March 3, 1863, that includes "A Table of Stamp Duties on Demand and Time Notes, Inland Bills of Exchange, etc." [6 pages]. There is a page on Rates of Postage. There is a page that has Eclipses in 1864 and a table of differences of time [for example when it was noon in New York it was !2:12 in Boston. There is a page that lists the Moon's Phases for 1864 New York together with a list of Sundays in 1864. This is followed by a page on the Moon's Phases for 1864 San Francisco together with a note on San Francisco Tides. Following this note is a twelve page table (one page per month) with sections for New York and San Francisco with columns for Sun Rise, Sun Set, Moon Rise, High Tide, Day of the Month, Day of Week. Starting on Friday, January, 1, 1864 the previous owner has filled in, in pencil, comments per day through Saturday, December 31, 1864. Notes usually include some comment on the weather. Several days just note 'Sick". Some of the writing is faded and hard to read. There are three pages of Memoranda with notes. There are monthly pages for Cash Accounts (mostly blank) and additional memoranda pages with notations. Civil War related. Entry for April 4, 1864 states in part: "After drill went over"
New York: American Tract Society, 1873. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4 inches by 4.5 inches. Decorative front cover. Illustrations, 64 pages and 16 pages of advertisement for other children's books. Cover is worn and soiled. Some weakness at the hinges. Some pencil marks and scribbling noted.
Glendale, CA: Jeff Weber Rare Books, 2012. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Unpaginated (80 pages plus covers). Footnotes. 272 items offered for sale, with descriptions and many with annotations. A few marks by entries and paperclip impressions noted. This is a remarkable catalogue for a number of reasons. Such printed catalogues are ephemeral and most do not survive past the period of initial review by the recipient. It is a wonderful bibliographic tool, especially for works which are rarely seen in the marketplace. The annotations, when present, are clear, erudite, and cogent. Additionally, such catalogues offer potential insight into the state of bookselling, book collecting, and book availability in the early part of the 21st century. Possession of this work can saves hours of one's own research time for items contained herein.
Washington DC: United States, General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, The National Archives, 1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. v, , 67,  pages. Cover has some wear, soiling, and creasing. Rare surviving copy. Inferior reproduction at one time was available via print on demand. In the summer of 1950 the Archivist of the United States approved plans for the microphotographic reproduction of selected records in his custody, the retention by the National Archives of a file of the negative microfilm, and the sale, at cost, of positive prints made from these "file microcopies." The purposes of the program have been to make valuable archival sources available to investigators at a distance from Washington and to provide insurance against loss of valuable information in records in the event that the records themselves should be destroyed. At no time has the comprehensive development of the program been possible, however, and most of the file microcopies so far produced have had their origin in particular reference-service requests. Nevertheless, 3,478 rolls of 35-mm master negatives containing reproductions of more than 2 million pages, were completed by June 30, 1950 and those rolls are listed in this publication. This descriptive lists supersedes the List of File Microcopies published by the National Archives in 1947. The list is arranged, as shown in the table of contents, for the most part according to the organization of the government. Within each major unit the file microcopies are arranged by record group. The group containing the "General Records" of a department are listed first, and other record groups are arranged by the beginning date of the records in the microcopies. The compiler was Director of Exhibits and Publications.
Washington DC: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 28 pages, plus covers. Some cover wear and soiling. Ink comments and marks noted in several places. Postage mark on back cover. Address label to Harold Langley at the back cover. Conference programs are by nature ephemeral, and it is both unusual and fortunate that this copy has survived. Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001.
Washington DC: United States House of Representatives, 1959. Presumed First Issuance thus. Wraps. 39,  pages, plus covers. Cover has some discoloration,wear and soiling. Some paperclip marks. Initials of H. D. Langley on the front cover. Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001.
New York: The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1948. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 36 pages, plus covers. Frontis illustration tipped in. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Once each year, American Newcomen meets at dinner in The Great Hall at Philadelphia of The Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania, by invitation of their President and Board of Managers, to do honor to Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), on happy occasion of the anniversary of his birth, January 17th, 1706. The present Franklin Birthday Address was delivered on the "242nd Birthday" of the Great American. James Laurence Kauffman (18 April 1887 – 21 October 1963) was a highly decorated officer in the United States Navy with the rank of Vice Admiral. He distinguished himself as Commanding officer of destroyer USS Jenkins (DD-42) during World War I and received the Navy Cross, the United States second-highest decoration awarded for valor in combat. Kauffman rose to the flag rank during World War II and held several important assignments in both, European and Pacific theaters. He retired as Commandant Fourth Naval District with headquarters in Philadelphia in 1949. Following his return stateside at the end of WWII, Kauffman was appointed Commandant, Fourth Naval District with headquarters at Philadelphia Navy Yard. He also reverted to his peacetime rank of Rear admiral for his assignment in Philadelphia. Kauffman retired from the Navy on 1 May 1949 after 41 years on active service and was advanced again to the rank of Vice admiral on the retired list.
New York: The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1947. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 40 pages plus covers. Frontis illustration of Commodore Isaac Hull tipped in. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. This Newcomen Address, based upon records of the old Portsmouth Navy Yard preserved at United States Naval Base Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A., was delivered during the "1947 Maine Luncheon", held at the Naval Base on July 10, 1947, in commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the Town of Kittery, Maine, in the Year 1647. John Herbert "Babe" Brown, Jr. (October 12, 1891 – June 10, 1963) was a decorated officer in the United States Navy with the rank of Vice Admiral during World War II and an American football player. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Brown trained as submariner and served successively as Commander, Submarine Squadron 4 and Commander Training Command, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet in the opening years of World War II. Brown was then promoted to Rear admiral and commanded Cruiser Division One during the bombardment of Japan in summer 1945. His force conducted four anti-shipping sweeps in enemy waters and seven bombardments of enemy territory in the Kuriles, inflicting considerable damage on the enemy and his shipping. Following the surrender of Japan, Cruiser Division One participated in the occupation of Northern Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan. Brown received his second Legion of Merit with Combat "V" for his service in North Pacific. Brown then commanded successively Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet and Fourth Naval District, before retiring in 1954.
New York: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1951. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 32 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some cover wear and soiling. Remains of red markings on the front cover and on page 27. Frontis illustration tipped in. This Newcomen Address, dealing with the dramatic and colorful and constructive life of Sir Isaac Coffin (1759-1839), was delivered at the "1051 Maine Luncheon" of The Newcomen Society of England, held in The Mayfair Room of Hotel Lafayette, at Portland, Maine, U.S.A., where Dr. Coffin was the guest of honor on September 19, 1951. Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, 1st Baronet GCH (16 May 1759 – 23 July 1839) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Coffin was born in Boston and served in the navy on a number of ships during the War of Independence. He fought at Cape Henry with Arbuthnot and at St. Kitts with Hood, eventually being promoted to command a number of small ships on the American coast. He clashed occasionally with the naval hierarchy A serious incident occurred when Coffin was particularly active off the Canadian coast. A charge was brought of issuing false musters led to his dismissal from the ship. The First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Howe, then intervened to have him dismissed from the navy entirely, a decision that was later overturned, which set an important precedent. Restored to his rank, Coffin commanded several ships during the opening years of the wars with France, but an old injury forced him to move ashore. Retiring from active service towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars Coffin died with the rank of admiral in 1839.
Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Library, 1951. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Pagination is , 621-851, . Cover has some wear and soiling. This index was prepared by Carrie L. Broughton, State Librarian. The information compiled from Raleigh papers from 1799-1877 [sic 1887]. The years 1799-1825 were embodied in the Biennial report of 1942-1944, the years 1826-1867 were issued in a separate bulletin under the title "Marriage and Death" notices appearing in the early Raleigh papers. This volume, therefore, is a continuation of the 1950 bulletin. The material has been arranged in two parts: Part 1, Marriages; Part 2, Deaths. The entries have been made as brief as possible, listing each name alphabetically, giving the date of marriage or death, the place of residence in which the person resided, the paper and date of publication. The files possessed by the library are not entirely complete, and there are missing issues now and then, this therefore will explain occasional omissions.
APO San Francisco/Tokyo: Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research Far East, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. v, , 113,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Illustrated front cover. Mailing label on back cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is a quarterly publication presenting articles covering recent development sin Far Eastern (particularly Japan) scientific research. It is hoped that these reports (which do not constitute part of the scientific literature) will prove to be of value to scientists by providing items of interest well in advance of the usual scientific publications. The articles are written primarily by members of the staff of ONR Far East, with certain reports also being contributed by visiting stateside scientists. Occasionally a regional scientist will be invited to submit an article covering his own work, considered to be of special interest. Among the contributors to this issue are: Ronald Armstrong (ONR London), Arthur Freeman (Professor at Northwestern University), Halim Kazi (Chief, Army Pulse Radiation Facility, Aberdeen Proving Ground), Michael Koczak (Professor, Drexel University), George Lindamood (Liaison Scientist, ONR Far East), Rudolph Marcus (ONR Detachment, Pasadena CA), Seikoh Sakiyama (Senior Advisor, ONR Far East), Minoru Tomozawa (Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and Sachio Yamamoto (Director of ONR Far East). Among the topics covered are: Computer Research, Solid State Physics, International Conference on Radiation, Chemistry and Marine Sciences in Australia, Metals Industry in Korea, Nagoya New Ceramics Fair, Japanese Ceramics Society, Metal Sciences, and International Meetings in the Far East.
Paris: The Cunard Steam-Ship Company Limited, 1959. Unknown printing. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches. The sheet is folded at the center, resulting in four panels or pages. Sheet has some wear and soiling. The text is in English. All passengers were specially requested to call with their sailing documents at the Cunard Line Office, 6, Rue Scribe, Paris, before departure. Seats in the special trains were reserved only by the Cunard Line and the sear reservation card were available at the Paris office where railway tickets Paris/Cherbourg-Maritime or Le Havre-Maritime could be purchased. There is general information regarding registering with the police, payment of passage money, passports and visas, French Exit Permits, Vaccination against smallpox, Currency Regulations, Baggage, French Railroads - Hand baggage, Heavy Baggage sent in advance, Definition of Baggage, Baggage Insurance, and Pet Animals, Birds, etc.
Paris: French Line [Linea Francesa], 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. Format is approximately 5 inches by 9.5 inches, with the bulk of the content 4.5 inches in width. Most in French. 12 pages plus cover. Contains a page of the principal members of the crew, then the list of passengers, and then a list of French Line Principal Offices and Agents. One sheet of Omissions and Rectificatifs laid in. Decorated front cover. Title is on a blue strip that extends past 4.5 inches to 5 inches. The back is blank. Cover has some wear and soiling. SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1962. At the time of her construction in 1960, the 316 m (1,037 ft) vessel was the longest passenger ship ever built, a record that remained unchallenged until the construction of the 345 m (1,132 ft) RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. France was later purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in 1979, renamed SS Norway and underwent significant modifications to refit her for cruising duties. She was scrapped in 2008. France was the French Line flagship from 1961 to 1974, combining regular five days/nights transatlantic crossings with occasional winter cruises, as well as two world circumnavigations. During her last years, to save fuel costs, crossings took six days/night. This passenger list is from the New York departure on 8 August 1974. She went out of service on 24 October 1974. Among the names on the passenger list are: Rockefeller, Paley, and Rothchild.
New York: Doubleday, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 294 pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To David-- Enjoy the Journey! Lynne Duke. Includes Author's Note, Finding My Way, The Dream, Mandela's Reality, In Need of Armor, Smoke and Mirrors, Comrades and Capitalists, Truth and Chains, The Elephants Fight, Mobutu's Fading Spots, Exit Mobutu, Lyrics of African Lives, Winniephobia, With Impunity, The Scramble for Congo, An African American Woman, Coffins and Whispers, Madiba's Twilight, Epilogue, Acknowledgments, and Index of Names and Places. For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke cut a rare figure as a black American woman foreign correspondent as she raced from story to story in numerous countries of central and southern Africa. From the battle zones of Congo-Zaire to the quest for truth and reconciliation in South Africa; from the teeming displaced person's camps of Angola and the killing fields of the Rwanda genocide to the calming Indian Ocean shores of Mozambique, Lynne Duke interviewed heads of state, captains of industry, activists, tribal leaders, medicine men and women, mercenaries, rebels, refugees, and ordinary, hard-working people. It is the people of Africa who fueled the hope and affection that drove Duke's reporting. The nobility of the ordinary African's struggles, so often absent from accounts of the continent, is at the heart of Duke's searing story.
Hartford, Conn. The American Publishing Company, 1879. First American Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. 274,  pages. Some endpaper discoloration. Some cover wear and soiling. Ink name of previous owner on fep. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is a popular novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, which is based on Hannibal, Missouri, a town of Twain's youth. Tom Sawyer satirizes adult conventions to paint an idyllic picture of boyhood life. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is set in the 1840s in the town of St. Petersburg, which is based on Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel, Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often with his friend Huckleberry Finn. Originally a commercial failure, the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime. Though overshadowed by its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the book is considered by many to be a masterpiece of American literature. It was one of the first novels to be written on a typewriter. A fun-loving boy, Tom skips school to go swimming and is made to whitewash his aunt's fence for the entirety of the next day, Saturday, as punishment. In one of the most famous scenes in American literature, Tom cleverly persuades the various neighborhood children to trade him small trinkets and treasures for the "privilege" of doing his tedious work, using reverse psychology to convince them it is an enjoyable activity. Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town and the daughter of a prominent judge. Tom pursues Becky, eventually persuading her to get engaged by kissing him.
Cunard Line, 1928. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single small sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 4.125 inches (postcard size). Front has an illustration of Cunard Line R.M.S. "Mauretania." underway with stacks smoking. The other side is all text. The center portion, below what has been put in as the title and subtitle, is a table taking up approximately half the space. The table columns are Date. 1928 distance. Latitude. Longitude. and Weather, etc. Record distance for Tuesday July 17th and Wednesday July 18th are record in bold, Below the table is the following text: Distance: Cherbourg to Ambrose Channel Light Vessel: 3160 miles. Record passage: 5 days 3 hours 17 mins. Record Average Speed: 25.63 knots. All figures in heavy type are records (Cherbourg to New York route).
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 378 pages. Illustrations. Index. Signed by Tab Hunter on title page. Illustrated end paper. Includes Introduction and Prologue. In this book, Hunter speaks out for the first time about what it was like to be a movie star at the end of the big studio era, to be treated like a commodity, to be told what to do, how to behave, whom to be seen with, what to wear. He speaks also about what it was like to be gay, at first confused by his own fears and misgivings, then as an actor trapped by an image of boy-next-door innocence. And when he dared to be difficult, to complain to the studio about the string of mostly mediocre movies that were assigned to him, he learned that just like any manufactured product, he was disposable--disposable and replaceable. Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade. But he persevered as an actor, working continuously at a profession he had come to love, seeking--and earning--the respect of his peers, and of the Hollywood community. This book is at heart a story of survival--of the giddy highs of stardom, and the soul-destroying lows when phone calls began to go unreturned; of the need to be loved, and the fear of being consumed; of the hope of an innocent boy, and the rueful summation of a man who did it all, and who lived to to tell it all. Tab Hunter, Confidential is at heart a story of survival--of the giddy highs of stardom, and the soul-destroying lows when phone calls begin to go unreturned; of the need to be loved, and the fear of being consumed, of the hope of an innocent boy, and the rueful summation of a man who did it all, and who lived to tell it all.
New York: Swedish American Line [The White Viking Fleet], c1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing from this publisher. Sheet Music. Format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. Six pages, with pages 3/4 lightly taped to page 5. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some pencil notations to the score. Decorative front cover with image of an ocean liner in motion. This work was also published under the title See the Sun. This is a song written for the White Viking Fleet by a gentleman who, like so many of the passengers on the Gripsholm, Kungholm and Stockholm, found joy and happiness on board a Swedish American Line ship. It is a tribute of which we are justly proud, since it was born out of a spontaneous and genuine feeling of kinship with all that our ships' officers and crew always strive to create in the way of atmosphere on board, that intangible something which bring a smile and--a song! Swedish American Line. Edward Specter spent his career in music, as a composer, lyricist, and also as the manager of the Pittsburgh Symphony in the early 1950s. He also established Edward Specter Productions. Publication date is estimated based upon the entry into service of the MS Stockholm. It could be into the mid-1960s based upon the introduction of a new version of the Gripsholm.
APO San Francisco: Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research Far East, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. iv, 90,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Illustrated front cover. Mailing label on back cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is a quarterly publication presenting articles covering recent development sin Far Eastern (particularly Japan) scientific research. It is hoped that these reports (which do not constitute part of the scientific literature) will prove to be of value to scientists by providing items of interest well in advance of the usual scientific publications. The articles are written primarily by members of the staff of ONR Far East, with certain reports also being contributed by visiting stateside scientists. Occasionally a regional scientist will be invited to submit an article covering his own work, considered to be of special interest. Among the contributors to this issue are: Arthur E. Clark (physicist, NRL DC), Barry Hilton (U.S. Embassy, Tokyo), Akira Isihara (Professor of Physics, SUNY Buffalo), Michael Koczak (Professor, Drexel University), George Lindamood (Liaison Scientist, ONR Far East), Dimitrious Papaconstantopoulos (physicist, NRL DC), Seikoh Sakiyama (Senior Advisor, ONR Far East), and Harley Walker (Boyd Professor, Louisiana State University). Among the topics covered are: Integrated Circuits, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, KRIHS, International Conference on Magnetism, Japan Institute for Metals, Metal Hydrides, Japanese Computer Industry, and International Conferences.
Moscow: Moscow University, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing -- 1 of 1550 copies. Hardcover. TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN. Format is approximately.5.75 inches by 8.75 inches. 262,  pages. TItle on spine. Decorative front cover with some wear and soiling. Maps. Figures. Tables. Formulae, frontis Illustration. There appears to be a Bibliography. Stamp "Printed in Soviet Union" on title page. Some weakness at front board notes, small tear near top of spine noted on Frontis and title page. Contains 10 chapters, including: 1. Main Physico-geographic data, 2. Shore Relief, 3, Shore Dynamics, and 10, Flora & Fauna.
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xxxv, , 399,  pages. Three folding charts between pages 238-239. Library stamp on front cover. Some of the usual library markings. Spine torn at rear and repaired with tape. Cover worn and soiled. The Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, took the lives of more than 2,400 Americans and sunk or damaged 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet. As a stunned nation mourned its losses, many demanded to know why the U.S. was unprepared for the attack. Rumors even circulated that President Franklin Roosevelt, determined to draw the nation into war, baited Japan with an unguarded harbor. Numerous investigations, including one ordered by the president under the direction of Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts, blamed military commanders at the naval base for being ill-prepared. On August 29, 1945, President Harry Truman released army and navy investigation reports which found commanders in Washington, especially former secretary of state Cordell Hull and army chief of staff General George Marshall, largely responsible for the lack of preparedness at Pearl Harbor. Congress postponed an investigation while the nation was at war. Germany’s surrender on April 8, and the formal surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945, created an opportunity for Congress to act. Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley was the first to call for action, presenting a Senate resolution on September 6, 1945. He urged the creation of a joint investigatory committee to explore the “contradictions and inconsistencies” within the preceding reports.