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Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin, Pearl Harbor

Wallin, Vice Admaral Homer W., USN (Retired),  Pearl Harbor:  Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal, with a Foreward by Rear Admiral Ernest McNeill Eller, USN, Director of Naval History.   Washington, Naval History Divison, 1968.   [xv], [1]-377,  10” x 7”.  Blue cloth over boards, gold stamped titles and Navy seal, no dj as issued. Fine, first edition.   The […]

Wolfgang Finkelnburg, Atomic Physics

Finkelnburg, Wolfgang,   Atomic Physics. , New York, McGraw-Hill, 1950, [x] 1-498 pages.  Green cloth covered boards in dust jacket.    9.25” x 6”. First American edition, fine is a very good but slightly faded dust jacket,  2 previous owner stamps on front end paper. Finkelnburg did post-doctoral research at Cal Tech in the 1930s before returning to Germany and […]

Earl R. Smith, The Days of my Years

Smith, Earl R.   The Days of my Years, The autobiography of an Average American.   1968, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR.   [xiv] 1-324, paperback,  5 ½” x 8 1/2’”.    Near fine. First edition.    Born in 1882 in Colorado, Smith lived most of his life on the west coast, both in California and Oregon, doing everything from mining gold to […]

Paula Scher Make it Bigger

Scher, Paula  MAKE IT BIGGER.   New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2002, [1-8] 9-250 [251-268], oblong 9”x6 ½”, heavy cardboard printed stock covers.   Very good to fine copy. First Edition.  A design autobiography by one of the most important 20th century corporate and public graphic designer.    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Scher. $60