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  • 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston by TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston
    TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER

    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22…

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    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22 year old friend and trusted horse selling partner JOHN B. LINDSEY, of Frankfort, Kentucky. (The Lindsey / Lindsay family is an old and prominent Kentucky family, as are its relations.) The contents of the letter seem to indicate a familial relationship of some sort between the Slaughter and Lindsey family lines. This pre Civil War letter written at the age of 18 is by far the earliest letter of JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER that I have seen. It gives a glimpse of his life and ambitions that have rarely, if ever, been recorded. The letter reads in great part: "(??) August 24, 1859. / Dear John / Yours of the 8th has been received and the draft for $500 which was very acceptable. You say you have not heard from me in a long time. I answered your other letter acknowledging the receipt of the other draft & your Aunt also wrote in it making a long letter. I hope you have received it before this in that I left all the matter of collections to your own judgement as I do in this need the money, but I can get along (as I?) have raised a small crop of cotton & I have some cattle & young horses to sell if I could meet with a purchaser. You say your state has gone for the Democrats. You had better quit it and come to Texas, it has gone the opposition ticket. Houston is elected by a large majority. Your relations are all well as usual except (?) who has been quite sick but she is now on the mend... the rest of our family is as well as usual... We don't know (what) you do to stand it in Ky. You must suffer very much. Remember me to all./

    Yours Truly, John H. Slaughter." This letter was acquired in Northern California from the estate of a member of (per the estate listing): "a very prominent Southern family, offering... pre-and post-Civil War ephemera (letters and documents)..." Most of the interesting old documents I found related to the LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY, including many documents and letters of JOHN B. LINDSEY (born July 4, 1837, Frankfort, KY, died 1922, Frankfort, KY), among which was this letter. I also acquired an unpublished autobiography by Edwin S. Lindsey, the Grandson of John B. Lindsey. There is a paragraph on page 3 where he writes: "When he was a young man, Grandfather Lindsey had tuberculosis, the dreaded Great White Plague of that age. He went to Texas for better climate and was a horse trader, buying horses in Mexico and selling them in the U.S. West. Those were the wild days of the West, and many were his adventures, which will have to be omitted now. He recovered his health and returned to Frankfort, where he practiced law very successfully till he retired at the age of eighty four". This paragraph matches perfectly with the Slaughterhouse letter urging the young John Lindsey to leave Kentucky and join him in Texas. About JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (excerpted from Wikipedia): "John Horton Slaughter, b. 1841 d. 1922, also known as Texas John Slaughter, was an American lawman, cowboy, poker player and rancher in the Southwestern United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After serving in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Slaughter earned a reputation fighting hostile Indians and Mexican and American outlaws in the Arizona and New Mexico territories."

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  • 1916 FOURTH REGIMENT of INFANTRY MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD - Association Copy RARE by W. R. Schwarz and J. T. Milligan 1916 FOURTH REGIMENT of INFANTRY MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD - Association Copy RARE
    W. R. Schwarz and J. T. Milligan

    HISTORY of the FOURTH REGIMENT of INFANTRY MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD from Its ORGANIZATION in 1885 to the PRESENT DAY. THIRTY YEARS of SERVICE to the STATE and NATION. Compiled by W. R. Schwarz and J. T. Milligan. Published by the Authority of the Commanding Officer, Fourth Regiment of Infantry, Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1916. First Edition. A history of the regiment's activities from its inception to the time of publication, just before the United States entered World War I. COPY OF CAPTAIN H.L. GRYMES of Baltimore, Maryland, with His SIGNATURE and ADDRESS on the front pastedown. H.L. GRYMES is LISTED in this BOOK under the THIRD BATTALION register of names (page 28). In this book, published 1916, he is…

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    HISTORY of the FOURTH REGIMENT of INFANTRY MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD from Its ORGANIZATION in 1885 to the PRESENT DAY. THIRTY YEARS of SERVICE to the STATE and NATION. Compiled by W. R. Schwarz and J. T. Milligan. Published by the Authority of the Commanding Officer, Fourth Regiment of Infantry, Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1916. First Edition. A history of the regiment's activities from its inception to the time of publication, just before the United States entered World War I. COPY OF CAPTAIN H.L. GRYMES of Baltimore, Maryland, with His SIGNATURE and ADDRESS on the front pastedown. H.L. GRYMES is LISTED in this BOOK under the THIRD BATTALION register of names (page 28). In this book, published 1916, he is listed as follows: COMPANY L : FIRST LIEUTENANT H.L. GRYMES. Hardcovers, mustard colored cloth covered boards with a color pastedown to the front cover depicting the flags of the United States and Maryland over a saber, a rifle and a drum; cord bound; 9x10.5"; 64 pages plus 40 pages of advertisements. This work is illustrated with b&w photos, mostly portraits of officers and soldiers. This work contains a table of contents, a list of illustrations, and includes a list of honorary members. Some of the advertisements at the rear are also illustrated. GOOD condition: The rear cover has some scrapes and a little staining, there is wear to the cover corner tips and spine ends, the front cover illustration is rubbed, the cord binding the book is getting thin; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and attractive. The endpapers are toned and there is a bit of soiling here and there, but overall the pages are clean and bright. A nice copy. SCARCE, especially with the GREAT ASSOCIATION of CAPTAIN H. L. GRYMES. About H.L. GRYMES (From various Internet sites Including Maryland in the World War 1917-1919): ******Herbert Livingston Grymes / 1423 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. Awarded SILVER STAR for actions during the World War I : He voluntarily led a patrol which penetrated the enemy lines.

    He permitted an enemy patrol to pass his men and enter No Man's Land, whereupon they attacked them with pistols and hand grenades and many of the enemy were killed or wounded. Together with three of his men, Captain Grymes remained to cover the return of his patrol, which was accomplished without the loss of a single member. He then rescued, under heavy enemy fire, a wounded soldier of his command and carried him to a place of comparative safety. Awarded the Silver Star for these actions, and for his brilliant leadership. He was serving with Company D, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Molleville Farm east of the Meuse, France, on 10 October 1918. Reportedly he was with the Maryland National Guard for over 70 years, attaining the rank of Brigadier General.******

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  • 1920 COUSINS OF THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 Genealogy w/ Photos Self-Published 1st by Eva Turner Clark 1920 COUSINS OF THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 Genealogy w/ Photos Self-Published 1st
    Eva Turner Clark

    SOME COUSINS OF THE GREAT WAR, April 3rd, 1917 - November 11th, 1918. Compiled by EVA TURNER CLARK. Self-Published, Self-Bound, New York, 1920. Printed on fine rag paper with deckled edges, watermarked "Berkshire Text", paper produced by the American Writing Paper Co., of Holyoke, Massachusetts (founded in 1899). Wrappers / softcovers, brown paper covers printed with a title on the front cover. There are 32 leaves (sheets) of 8" x 11" paper, 2-hole punched at the left margin, bound with a single staple in middle of the left edge and with a cord through the two holes that binds the inner pages to the plain brown card covers. Inner pages consist of a Title Page, a Foreword by Eva Turner…

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    SOME COUSINS OF THE GREAT WAR, April 3rd, 1917 - November 11th, 1918. Compiled by EVA TURNER CLARK. Self-Published, Self-Bound, New York, 1920. Printed on fine rag paper with deckled edges, watermarked "Berkshire Text", paper produced by the American Writing Paper Co., of Holyoke, Massachusetts (founded in 1899). Wrappers / softcovers, brown paper covers printed with a title on the front cover. There are 32 leaves (sheets) of 8" x 11" paper, 2-hole punched at the left margin, bound with a single staple in middle of the left edge and with a cord through the two holes that binds the inner pages to the plain brown card covers. Inner pages consist of a Title Page, a Foreword by Eva Turner Clark, an Appendix, and 12 pages with a tipped-on photographic plate facing 12 pages of a biographical description of the soldier being pictured (i.e. there are TWELVE "Cousins of the Great War", each with a tipped-on photo on one page with their description on the facing page). The backsides of most pages are blank, and a number of leaves are entirely blank. The cousins, all related to the author Eva Turner Clark, are: Randolph William Apperson, Austin William Clark, Edward Hardy Clark, Henry Burrow Clark, Morris Richard Clark, Joseph Marshall Flint, Richard Clark Kroeger, Randolph Clark Mayfield, Howard Gray Park, Paul Everton Peabody, John Thomas Whitmire, and Anvil Clark Williams. Condition: Covers are chipped especially at their top edges, worn along all the edges and peeling at the spine ends, nonetheless they are present, original, and still bound well to the inner pages. Internally, one sheet has a 1" closed edge tear, otherwise all the leaves are very good, bright, clean and unmarked. All the tipped-in photographic plates are bright and clear. An attractive, original, complete copy. This ORIGINAL 1820 SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK / DOCUMENT is SCARCE.

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  • 1942 WWII TRAINING HANDWRITTEN DIARY of PVT ARTHUR SEKKI of FAIRPORT, OHIO + SEKKI FAMILY GENEALOGY Ephemera by Arthur R. Sekki 1942 WWII TRAINING HANDWRITTEN DIARY of PVT ARTHUR SEKKI of FAIRPORT, OHIO + SEKKI FAMILY GENEALOGY Ephemera
    Arthur R. Sekki

    1942 DIARY of ARTHUR R. SEKKI of OHIO who was Killed in Tank Training Maneuvers in Louisiana in 1943. Diary, hardcovers, 6x8 inches. The first 21 pages are fully filled in by hand. The entries begin on January 28, 1942, when he was in Co. C, 3rd Battalion, AFRTC, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and end on May 24, 1942. The rest of the pages following page 21 are blank. Arthur R. Sekki was from Fairport, Ohio. He enlisted into the army on December 10, 1942. The diary entries are details of his life and feelings while training at various camps in the U.S. He grew weary of training and really wanted to get into the European action, but the entries…

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    1942 DIARY of ARTHUR R. SEKKI of OHIO who was Killed in Tank Training Maneuvers in Louisiana in 1943. Diary, hardcovers, 6x8 inches. The first 21 pages are fully filled in by hand. The entries begin on January 28, 1942, when he was in Co. C, 3rd Battalion, AFRTC, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and end on May 24, 1942. The rest of the pages following page 21 are blank. Arthur R. Sekki was from Fairport, Ohio. He enlisted into the army on December 10, 1942. The diary entries are details of his life and feelings while training at various camps in the U.S. He grew weary of training and really wanted to get into the European action, but the entries end before he ever did. Here is an excerpt from his last diary entry: "Sunday, May 24, 1942 / I applied for a transfer into the parachute battalion today. Although it is very difficult to be transferred from the Armed Force, our C.O. may be able to secure one for me. He said he'd try his best. I hope I can get that transfer. I can see action overseas more quickly than if I stay here with the 741st Battalion." The diary contains no details of what happened to Arthur Sekki after that date. HOWEVER... I found an 1894 religious book in what appears to be old Finnish that was owned by his father, Matti Sekki (as evidenced by Matti Sekki's name and address, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on the front endpapers) that has 15 clipped newspaper articles relating to deaths in the Sekki Family, including the DEATH of ARTHUR R. SEKKI while training in Tank Maneuvers in Louisiana on February 16, 1943, the death of Arthur Sekki's Father MATTI (aka Matt) SEKKI who died in 1938, and the death of Arthur Sekki's Mother CHRISTINA S. SEKKI. The articles also contain lots of names of the many surviving Sekki family members, including the married names of the daughters of Matti and Christina Sekki. Also laid in the book is an early photograph of young kids at the "Plum Street School Fairport Ohio". I wonder how many Sekkis are in the picture? Condition: The DIARY is in GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the edges and corners, and the binding is a bit shaky, but the inner pages are fine and the handwriting on the inner pages is bright, clear and fully legible. The articles in the book have all browned with age but remain clear and completely readable. The Fairport Ohio school photo is torn away at its bottom corners and is soiled, but really cute. The old Lutheran book is just in Fair condition, complete but with well worn covers. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book lot will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1955 NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC. (Now Part of BOEING) ANNUAL REPORT by North American Aviation Inc. 1955 NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC. (Now Part of BOEING) ANNUAL REPORT
    North American Aviation Inc.

    1955 ANNUAL REPORT of NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, INC.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 36 pages.

    See the Military Industrial Complex at Work!!! Jets, Missiles, Atomic Power.

    GOOD condition, shelf rubbing and light soiling to the covers, else tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    One of the earlier Annual Reports related to Boeing that I have seen.

    About NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION (from Wikipedia):

    ******North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo command and service module, the second stage of the Saturn…

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    1955 ANNUAL REPORT of NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, INC.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 36 pages.

    See the Military Industrial Complex at Work!!! Jets, Missiles, Atomic Power.

    GOOD condition, shelf rubbing and light soiling to the covers, else tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    One of the earlier Annual Reports related to Boeing that I have seen.

    About NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION (from Wikipedia):

    ******North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo command and service module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.

    Through a series of mergers and sales, North American Aviation became part of North American Rockwell, which later became Rockwell International and is now part of Boeing.******

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  • 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated

    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were…

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    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were hoping that the USAF officers would give them the green light. A true Military Industrial Complex document. VERY GOOD condition, sheets lightly age toned, staple rusted, a few light page creases from handling, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. SCARCE. The only copy I have or have ever seen.

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  • 1965 Ephemera CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM by Captain Curtis A. Thor 1965 Ephemera CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM
    Captain Curtis A. Thor

    Ephemera of

    CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM, with the largest folder of documents coming from 1965 and 1966 while he was STATION TRAFFIC OFFICER at ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM, during the time of the VIETNAM WAR. All the items are in generally GOOD condition, with general signs of handling and wear, still bright and clean. The materials are: (1) A paper written by Capt. Curtis titled: INTERIOR CLEANING OF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, A STAFF STUDY. Written for the 1608th Air Terminal Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Six typed pages with hand corrections throughout. There is a handwritten critique of the paper on the back of the last page, apparently written by…

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    Ephemera of

    CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM, with the largest folder of documents coming from 1965 and 1966 while he was STATION TRAFFIC OFFICER at ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM, during the time of the VIETNAM WAR. All the items are in generally GOOD condition, with general signs of handling and wear, still bright and clean. The materials are: (1) A paper written by Capt. Curtis titled: INTERIOR CLEANING OF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, A STAFF STUDY. Written for the 1608th Air Terminal Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Six typed pages with hand corrections throughout. There is a handwritten critique of the paper on the back of the last page, apparently written by a supervisor. Bound in a student type paper folder. Dated 2 November 1959. (2) A THESIS by Captain Curtis A. Thor titled: AEROSPACE THESIS : CAPSULE EJECTION FROM SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT. Written at the Squadron Officer School. Six typed pages plus a bibliography and title page, bound in a student type paper folder. Dated 1 December 1959. (3) Booklet published by the DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE titled INFORMATION ON VIETNAM FOR AIR FORCE PERSONNEL. AFP 216-9. Dated 17 July 1967. 26 pages. (4) Folder filled with numerous documents written for distribution to the 1507TH SUPPORT SQUADRON, ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM. All the documents are dated in 1965 and 1966. Many of the documents were written by CAPTAIN CURTIS A. THOR, Station Traffic Officer, with a few by MAJOR LLOYD W. JOHNSTON, Station Traffic Officer. Each document is paginated separately, approximately 150 pages.

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  • 1968 SIX LETTERS From ADMIRAL THOMAS H. MOORER, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, to JAMES S. COPLEY, Conservative NEWSPAPER MAGNATE (Beware the MILITARY-MEDIA COMPLEX!) by Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, (James S. Copley) 1968 SIX LETTERS From ADMIRAL THOMAS H. MOORER, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, to JAMES S. COPLEY, Conservative NEWSPAPER MAGNATE (Beware the MILITARY-MEDIA COMPLEX!)
    Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, (James S. Copley)

    1968-1970 SIX LETTERS from ADMIRAL THOMAS H. MOORER, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, to JAMES S. COPLEY, Publisher of a group of papers including the SAN DIEGO UNION, re: COPLEY MEDIA'S SUPPORT of THE MILITARY and U.S. CONSERVATIVE NATIONALISM. All the letters are personal and friendly, obviously the two men are friends, equally obvious is that the Very Conservative Admiral is courting the Copley Media through this friendship. The letters are all on official CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS stationery of various sizes (3 are 7x8.5 inches, 2 are 7.5x10.5 inches, 1 is 6x7.5 inches). The letters are all typed and hand signed.

    The letters reference a couple of notable events, THE PUEBLO CRISIS and INVESTIGATION, and Moorer's nomination by President Nixon…

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    1968-1970 SIX LETTERS from ADMIRAL THOMAS H. MOORER, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, to JAMES S. COPLEY, Publisher of a group of papers including the SAN DIEGO UNION, re: COPLEY MEDIA'S SUPPORT of THE MILITARY and U.S. CONSERVATIVE NATIONALISM. All the letters are personal and friendly, obviously the two men are friends, equally obvious is that the Very Conservative Admiral is courting the Copley Media through this friendship. The letters are all on official CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS stationery of various sizes (3 are 7x8.5 inches, 2 are 7.5x10.5 inches, 1 is 6x7.5 inches). The letters are all typed and hand signed.

    The letters reference a couple of notable events, THE PUEBLO CRISIS and INVESTIGATION, and Moorer's nomination by President Nixon to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (a position Moorer held from 1970 to 1974). The letters are dated from 12 JUN 1968 to 14 MAY 1970. Some excerpts: "Once again the Navy owes you and your fine publications a commendation for the considerate and highly responsible manner in which you have reported the entire PUEBLO AFFAIR. Your editorial treatment has been distinguished from the beginning by sympathetic and sensitive understanding". "Too often, other news media around the nation have damaged the Navy or our men by implication or innuendo. Our job would be much less complicated if some in the news media field would follow the responsible example you have set in this matter." "The Country is indeed fortunate that someone in your position is so well aware of the dangers facing us in the years ahead... I assure you that I will do my best in the years ahead and will take advantage of your offer of help." "I appreciate the kind sentiments... incident to my recent nomination by PRESIDENT NIXON to become the next CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF... Warmest personal regards... would enjoy seeing you here in Washington." CONDITION: The letters all have folds from where they were folded to fit into envelopes (envelopes not present), and some light signs of handling, otherwise bright, clean and clear. SCARCE Group of Six Letters showing a MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL FRIENDSHIP between a CONSERVATIVE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS and a NATIONALISTIC MEDIA MOGUL. Beware the Military Media Complex! About Thomas Hinman Moorer (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******Thomas Hinman Moorer (b. 1912 d. 2004) was an ADMIRAL in the UNITED STATES NAVY who served as CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS from 1967 to 1970, and as CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF from 1970 to 1974.****** About James S. Copley (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******James Strohn Copley (b. 1916 d. 1973) was a newspaper publisher. He published the San Diego Union, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the San Diego Evening Tribune, from 1947 until his death in 1973. His politics were unabashedly conservative, Republican and Nationalist. He had close associations with leading Republicans of the era, including Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon. He strongly supported the U.S. Military and its involvement in Vietnam, and was reportedly, according to Carl Bernstein, in secret cooperation with the CIA.******

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  • 2 GERMAN CRIMINOLOGY BOOKLETS - ARCHIV FÜR KRIMINOLOGIE - Illustrated 1943-1944 by Robert Heindl 2 GERMAN CRIMINOLOGY BOOKLETS - ARCHIV FÜR KRIMINOLOGIE - Illustrated 1943-1944
    Robert Heindl

    Two Issues ARCHIV FÜR KRIMINOLOGIE. (Kriminalanthropolpgie und Kriminalistik). Herausgegeben von ROBERT HEINDL. Band 113 und 114, 1943 and 1944. Published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1943 and 1944. Text in German. Booklets / Journals, paper covers, 6" x 9", approximately 50 pages each. Illustrated with some b&w photographic plates. GOOD MINUS condition, the covers have some soiling, light staining, toning, and edge chipping; the spine coverings are splitting at the folds and peeling at their ends, but have been neatly repaired / reinforced with clear tape; there is foxing to the page edges and to the first and last few pages of each issue, especially heavy on the last few pages of issue 114; otherwise both issues are complete in their original…

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    Two Issues ARCHIV FÜR KRIMINOLOGIE. (Kriminalanthropolpgie und Kriminalistik). Herausgegeben von ROBERT HEINDL. Band 113 und 114, 1943 and 1944. Published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1943 and 1944. Text in German. Booklets / Journals, paper covers, 6" x 9", approximately 50 pages each. Illustrated with some b&w photographic plates. GOOD MINUS condition, the covers have some soiling, light staining, toning, and edge chipping; the spine coverings are splitting at the folds and peeling at their ends, but have been neatly repaired / reinforced with clear tape; there is foxing to the page edges and to the first and last few pages of each issue, especially heavy on the last few pages of issue 114; otherwise both issues are complete in their original wrappers, with pages that remain bright, clear and unmarked. ROBERT HEINDL (1883-1958) was a noted German criminologist. He introduced FINGERPRINTING in GERMANY as a valid identification technique.

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  • BATTLE OF FIRST MANASSAS & BLACKBURN'S FORD 1861 - SIX TROOP MOVEMENT MAPS 1981 BATTLE OF FIRST MANASSAS & BLACKBURN'S FORD 1861 - SIX TROOP MOVEMENT MAPS 1981

    SIX MAPS printed on six large sheets, each sheet measures 14 x 22 inches (36 x 57 cm). The maps are loose. Published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, [Washington, D.C.], [1981]. VERY GOOD condition, some creasing to the top edge of each map, some waviness from being stored in a sturdy tube (easily corrected), otherwise bright, clean and clear. The maps will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • COLT FIREARMS COLLECTION of GEORGE R. REPAIRE Butterfield Auction Catalog 1997

    FINE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN & AMERICAN ARMS and COLLECTIBLE SPORTING GUNS : FEATURING FINE COLT FIREARMS from the GEORGE R. REPAIRE COLLECTION. AUCTION CATALOG for the Auction that took place at Butterfield & Butterfield in San Francisco on April 14, 1997. Glossy Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 679 lots (numbered 3010 to 3688) are described and cataloged. Prices realized sheet laid in. Fully Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. VERY GOOD condition, light wear to the covers corner tips, edges and spine ends; internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • FIREARMS Featuring the KENNETH C. MORAN COLLECTION of COLT REVOLVERS Butterfield Catalog 1993

    ANTIQUE & MODERN FIREARMS : FEATURING the ESTATE of KENNETH C. MORAN (the Moran Collection consists primarily of Colt firearms). From the Foreword: "Contained in the assemblage of primarily Colt firearms (produced from 1836 to the present) are several of outstanding merit: the cased Texas model Paterson serial number 201, the Colt .40 caliber Navy with 61/2 inch barrel, the Colt factory prototype for the third model Dragoon revolver, the historic Jeff Milton guns as well as the Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1886 Factory Display Rifle." AUCTION CATALOG for the Auction that took place at Butterfield & Butterfield in San Francisco on April 20, 1993. glossy Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 905 lots (numbered 1001 to 1905) are…

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    ANTIQUE & MODERN FIREARMS : FEATURING the ESTATE of KENNETH C. MORAN (the Moran Collection consists primarily of Colt firearms). From the Foreword: "Contained in the assemblage of primarily Colt firearms (produced from 1836 to the present) are several of outstanding merit: the cased Texas model Paterson serial number 201, the Colt .40 caliber Navy with 61/2 inch barrel, the Colt factory prototype for the third model Dragoon revolver, the historic Jeff Milton guns as well as the Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1886 Factory Display Rifle." AUCTION CATALOG for the Auction that took place at Butterfield & Butterfield in San Francisco on April 20, 1993. glossy Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 905 lots (numbered 1001 to 1905) are described and cataloged. Prices realized sheet laid in. Fully Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. VERY GOOD condition, light wear to the covers corner tips, edges and spine ends; internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • JUDO And Its Use In HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT by William H. Caldwell VERY RARE Vintage 1943 WWII Jiujitsu US NAVY How to Fight Book by William H. Caldwell JUDO And Its Use In HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT by William H. Caldwell VERY RARE Vintage 1943 WWII Jiujitsu US NAVY How to Fight Book
    William H. Caldwell

    JUDO AND ITS USE IN HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT by William H. Caldwell. A scarce and particularly brutal original 1943 World War Two Hand-To-Hand Combat Martial Arts work. Published by the United States Navy, Officers Training Area E, US NCTC., Camp Peary, VA, [1943]. Softcover, blue green paper wraps with scarce US Navy (Seabees) insignia on the front cover - Construimus Batuimus (We build, we fight), staple bound, 9" x 6", 45 pages, illustrated throughout with 87 captioned black and white photographs depicting self defense maneuvers required to defeat an enemy killer. Figure 1: "This is known as the larynx blow, one which will kill your opponent by instant strangulation. This is caused by the collapse of the larynx on the wind…

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    JUDO AND ITS USE IN HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT by William H. Caldwell. A scarce and particularly brutal original 1943 World War Two Hand-To-Hand Combat Martial Arts work. Published by the United States Navy, Officers Training Area E, US NCTC., Camp Peary, VA, [1943]. Softcover, blue green paper wraps with scarce US Navy (Seabees) insignia on the front cover - Construimus Batuimus (We build, we fight), staple bound, 9" x 6", 45 pages, illustrated throughout with 87 captioned black and white photographs depicting self defense maneuvers required to defeat an enemy killer. Figure 1: "This is known as the larynx blow, one which will kill your opponent by instant strangulation. This is caused by the collapse of the larynx on the wind pipe. The blow can be delivered from any position the opponent presents himself. Notice the position and shape of fingers and hands."; Figure 2: "This is known as the larynx blow. It will instantly kill your opponent by breaking his neck."; Figure 3: "This blow to the upper lip will cause a cerebral hemorrhage, causing death in from eighteen to twenty hours;" &c. Author William Horace Caldwell (1914-1980) US Navy Seabee, Chief Boatswain's Mate Second Class, Judo, Jiu Jitsu & Hand to Hand Combat Instructor. GOOD CONDITION: light wear from age and use, some small staining, a faint former owners stamp on the front cover, small sticker ghost on rear cover, the spine fold has closed tearing around staples but is holding, overall complete, bright, clean and unmarked. An extremely scarce publication, none found in the extensive holdings of the OCLC, and original copies are almost impossible to find.

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  • MILWAUKEE JEWS IN WORLD WAR II : We Were There ILLUSTRATED Wisconsin Jewish Narratives MILWAUKEE JEWS IN WORLD WAR II : We Were There ILLUSTRATED Wisconsin Jewish Narratives

    WE WERE THERE... WORLD WAR II : THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH EXPERIENCE. A book of photographs with accompanying brief WWII narratives by and about Milwaukee Jews who served in World War II. Published by the Milwaukee Jewish Archives / Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin, 1996. Presumed first edition. Softcovers, metal spiral bound, 8.5x11.5 inches oblong, approximately 80 unnumbered pages containing about 300 brief accounts of Milwaukee Jews that served in WWII. GOOD condition. Metal spirals have rusted, covers show some creases and wear, the last page has some light creases, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy. From the Introduction: "As part of the 1995 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Milwaukee…

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    WE WERE THERE... WORLD WAR II : THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH EXPERIENCE. A book of photographs with accompanying brief WWII narratives by and about Milwaukee Jews who served in World War II. Published by the Milwaukee Jewish Archives / Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin, 1996. Presumed first edition. Softcovers, metal spiral bound, 8.5x11.5 inches oblong, approximately 80 unnumbered pages containing about 300 brief accounts of Milwaukee Jews that served in WWII. GOOD condition. Metal spirals have rusted, covers show some creases and wear, the last page has some light creases, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy. From the Introduction: "As part of the 1995 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Milwaukee Jewish Archives created an exhibit which highlighted participation of Milwaukee Jews in the war... Hundreds of people viewed the exhibit throughout the summer... Many people suggested that we preserve this extremely successful exhibit by creating a book which would contain the photos, narratives, and some of the other materials that were on display over the summer... We hope this book has as much meaning for you as it does for all the people who submitted their precious memories. This was truly a labor of love on the part of nearly 300 authors who wrote the stories inside this very special collection of Jewish remembrances." Rare, I have never seen another copy.

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  • PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT, Recompilation and New English Translation with Annotation on Sun Zi's Art of War by Tang Zi-Chang. SCARCE Warfare Classic BEST Translation of SUN TZU Art Of War. by Tang Zi-Chang PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT, Recompilation and New English Translation with Annotation on Sun Zi's Art of War by Tang Zi-Chang. SCARCE Warfare Classic BEST Translation of SUN TZU Art Of War.
    Tang Zi-Chang

    PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT, Recompilation and New English Translation with Annotation on Sun Zi's Art of War by Tang Zi-Chang. SCARCE Warfare Classic BEST Translation of SUN TZU Art Of War. Published by T.C. Press, San Rafael, California, 1969. First edition thus. Hardbound in original Publisher's decorated silk cloth with embossed gilt printing on the spine, and clear acetate dustjacket in illustrated cardboard slipcase, 10" x 6.75", 256 + 39 + 2 pages, illustrated with tables, figures, plates and a fold-open map. NEAR FINE Condition Book: the covers are excellent, just a touch of wear on a few pages otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The original acetate dustjacket is rippled and has a few closed tears but is still doing…

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    PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT, Recompilation and New English Translation with Annotation on Sun Zi's Art of War by Tang Zi-Chang. SCARCE Warfare Classic BEST Translation of SUN TZU Art Of War. Published by T.C. Press, San Rafael, California, 1969. First edition thus. Hardbound in original Publisher's decorated silk cloth with embossed gilt printing on the spine, and clear acetate dustjacket in illustrated cardboard slipcase, 10" x 6.75", 256 + 39 + 2 pages, illustrated with tables, figures, plates and a fold-open map. NEAR FINE Condition Book: the covers are excellent, just a touch of wear on a few pages otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The original acetate dustjacket is rippled and has a few closed tears but is still doing a great job protecting the book. The slipcase has splitting at some of the joints, has rubbing and wear but remains solid and bright. An Excellent Example of this Very Scarce Treatise. Sun Tzu's Art of War is the Warfare Classic. This Tang Zi-Chang translation is arguably the best translation of Sun Tzu in the 20th century. Tang Zi-Chang was a General in the Army of the Republic of China, he re-ordered Sun Tzu's aphorisms to make the ideas more comprehensible to fellow soldiers. He argues that the standard order of the passages in Sun Tzu is incorrect (the original was written on bamboo slats, not paper, and could easily have become shuffled), and offers a reconstruction, based on internal evidence. The tactics presented are used in military and business applications today. This work includes the Chinese originals and English translations of both the standard order version and his revised one.

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  • SAM FOWLER PERSONAL GUN COLLECTION One of One Thousand AUCTION CATALOG 1993

    SAM FOWLER PERSONAL GUN COLLECTION : Also featuring the award winning Ken Fox original Sharps Rifle collection; the Raymond C. Mills Pre War Parker Shotgun collection; and other important consignments from individuals and estates. Auction Catalog. Presented by Little John's Auction Service, Orange, California, and Held at the Grand Hotel, Anaheim, California, on November 1st & 2nd, 1993. Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 849 lots are cataloged. Prices realized sheet laid in. The front part of the catalog contains b&w and color illustrations of some of the items being offered. GOOD condition, rubbing and some scratches to the covers, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

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  • TESTIMONY ON SECRET DETENTION CAMPS IN ARGENTINA Amnesty International 1980 TESTIMONY ON SECRET DETENTION CAMPS IN ARGENTINA Amnesty International 1980

    TESTIMONY ON SECRET DETENTION CAMPS IN ARGENTINA. Published by Amnesty International Publications, 1980. First Edition, with the statement: "First Published February 1980".ISBN: 0862100054. Softcovers, side stapled, 8x12 inches, 141 pages. GOOD condition, the covers are toned at the spine and edges, light signs of handling and use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • TEXAS RIFLE & GUN COLLECTIONS - THREE AUCTION CATALOGS - Winchester Colt Revolvers TEXAS RIFLE & GUN COLLECTIONS - THREE AUCTION CATALOGS - Winchester Colt Revolvers

    Three Hardcover Auction Catalogs in Dustjackets, 9" x 11.5", all in a Printed Slipcase. Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalogs for the auctions that all took place on October 22, 1991. (1) ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS FROM A PROMINENT HOUSTON ESTATE. 68 pages, 454 lots (lots 6000-6453). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. (2) THE JOHN R. WOODS COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT WINCHESTER FIREARMS. 81 pages, 169 lots (lots 5500-5669). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. (3) THE GAINES DE GRAFFENRIED ESTATE - A TEXAS LEGACY. 52 pages, 245 lots (lots 5001-5245). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. Condition:…

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    Three Hardcover Auction Catalogs in Dustjackets, 9" x 11.5", all in a Printed Slipcase. Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalogs for the auctions that all took place on October 22, 1991. (1) ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS FROM A PROMINENT HOUSTON ESTATE. 68 pages, 454 lots (lots 6000-6453). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. (2) THE JOHN R. WOODS COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT WINCHESTER FIREARMS. 81 pages, 169 lots (lots 5500-5669). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. (3) THE GAINES DE GRAFFENRIED ESTATE - A TEXAS LEGACY. 52 pages, 245 lots (lots 5001-5245). Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. Condition: The 3 Hardcover Catalogs and Their Dustjackets are in NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The slipcase is in GOOD MINUS condition, worn at its spine ends, frontal opening, and edges, but still doing its job well. NICE SET of these THREE FIREARM AUCTION CATALOGS. They are especially hard to find in Hardcover with Dustjackets. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These three catalogs in slipcase are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Thanks.

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  • WAR & THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT Shoah RUSSIAN TEXT by ILLAN PALAT WAR & THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT Shoah RUSSIAN TEXT
    ILLAN PALAT

    WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT.

    TEXT IN RUSSIAN, except for an 8 page section in English.

    Self published, San Francisco, 2004. Printed by Anzori Printing.

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About the author ILLAN PALAT (from the BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE website):

    ******Illan Palat was born on April 10, 1924, in Ukraine. When he was three, his family had their property confiscated and was forced to move to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. They lived and worked in Birofeld, a local kolkhoz, until Palat's father learned accounting and relocated his family to Birobidzhan. Palat was drafted in October 1942, underwent infantry training, and…

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    WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST, by ILLAN PALAT.

    TEXT IN RUSSIAN, except for an 8 page section in English.

    Self published, San Francisco, 2004. Printed by Anzori Printing.

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 211 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About the author ILLAN PALAT (from the BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE website):

    ******Illan Palat was born on April 10, 1924, in Ukraine. When he was three, his family had their property confiscated and was forced to move to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. They lived and worked in Birofeld, a local kolkhoz, until Palat's father learned accounting and relocated his family to Birobidzhan. Palat was drafted in October 1942, underwent infantry training, and was sent to the front. His first combat experience was in the Battle of Kursk, where he fought on the front line in a 45mm anti-tank artillery unit. The battles were brutal, and Palat's unit suffered heavy losses. There were intermittent shortages of food and water, but there was also a strong sense of camaraderie among all soldiers, regardless of their backgrounds. In late 1943, Palat was severely wounded in the leg; he was saved by another solider, who carried him off the battlefield and into a local house. After eight months of hospitalization and multiple surgeries, Palat returned to Birobidzhan on crutches. Of the forty-three young men who were drafted from Birobidzhan with him, only two would come back. After demobilization, Palat worked as a watchmaker in Birobidzhan, until doctors advised him to move to a warmer climate because of his wound. In 1947, Palat moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, where he worked in construction. In 1977, he moved to United States and lived in New York and San Francisco. In addition to working as a contractor, he wrote the books A SOLDIER FROM BIROBIDZHAN and THE WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST.******

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