RARE WWII US Navy Book SAILORS IN BOOTS with 112 Signatures of U S Navy Recruits For Sale

RARE WWII US Navy Book SAILORS IN BOOTS with 112 Signatures of U S Navy Recruits
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RARE WWII US Navy Book SAILORS IN BOOTS with 112 Signatures of U S Navy Recruits:



By Alex Gard Q. M. 2c U. S. N.

Published New York, N. Y., Charles Scribner’sSons

1943 [First Edition]

Signed by 112 U. S. Navy Recruits

Wonderful WWII book of cartoon drawings humorouslyepitomizing life of a new recruits with 112 signatures and addresses.

Printed on page 3: To all the men who went through the boots training, especially toPlatoon 512, of 1942 Norfolk Training Station.

Ink inscription below the above: R. E. Lewis C. Sp. Unit 7. C.P.O. #1, Sampson, N. Y.- 291 LincolnAve., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Ink inscription on verso of rear cover: Property of Mel Morini – U. S. N., Co. 461 U. S. N. R., Sampson,N. Y.

The Introduction of the book is by H. A.McClure, Captain, U.S.N., Commander, N. T. S., Norfolk, Virginia. He gives abrief bio of the author, a Russian immigrant, and a description of theseriousness of the training of new recruits for preparation active duty duringWorld War II. He also mentions how the element humor should not be overlookedwhich are displayed in the numerous cartoon drawings. The Introduction mentionsthat “The characters portrayed are real people”

There are 3 ¼ pages containing 112 signatures ofthe recruits with their home address. There are 24 pages of drawings

This is really a special WWII Era book, trulyrare with the signatures. It is hard to imagine all the experiences that thesemen must have had during WWII. It will be a welcome to your collection.

The book measures circa 7 x 9 ½ inches, not paginated [34 pages], bound in navy blue illustrated paper covered boards, faint wear to tips otherwise in very good condition, binding is tight and intact, clean, odor free. Dust jacket is present with a few chips and closed tears at the extremities.

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