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1 A. PONDS ORLANDO 1974 EXPOSE SCREENPLAY MANUSCRIPT: WITNESS TO MURDER ALLEGES HISTORY OF INVESTIGATIVE ERROR, DUPLICITY AND CORRUPTION IN PRE WAR NEW JERSEY INCLUDING THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING AND TRIAL
BERNARDSVILLE NEW JERSEY NJ 1974 Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is an original manuscript by A. Ponds Orlando, personally inscribed to Erwin Richardt [noted anti government activist] in pencil - 'To Erwin, from Ponds'. In 1931 A. Ponds Orlando was an eyewitness to the Charles Cavanaugh murder on Sept 8, 1931, and this work recounts those events in detail, including how the state police chose an innocent scapegoat to pin the crime on, used third-degree tactics to force a false 'confession', fabricated false evidence, paid 'witnesses' to lie on the stand during the trial, hide and destroy actual and true evidence found at the crime scene, and disregarded the testimony of true witnesses. The scapegoat, Edward Kettering, was found guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison, and died in jail. [Both men were lifelong crusaders for justice and right, as well as residents of the Bernardsville, New Jersey area and this book having come from the Irwin Richardt Estate, Sons of Liberty Farm.] This manuscript is Ponds' fascinating expose of how the New Jersey State Police and Somerset County prosecutors fabricated evidence, paid witnesses, and suppressed the truth in several highly-publicized cases during the early 1930, notably the murder of Bernardsville Police Chief Charles Cavanaugh in 1931, and the framing and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptman for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby. Somerset County NJ cases also examined are the 1928 torch murder near Bernardsville, and the 1922 murder of Reverend Edward Hall and his mistress, Mrs. Eleanor Mills, a choir singer, near New Brunswick, NJ. The manuscript was written in 1974, and was intended to be published and produced as a television movie originally titled 'Why I Shot Cholly - The Truth of the Cavanaugh Case, The Lindbergh Case, The Orlando Case, The Misuse of Forensic Evidence and An Expose of Science vs. Justice'. Orlando later re-titled the manuscript to simply 'Framed Forensic'. Orlando fought for years to right this injustice, even under threat of harm and the murderous poisoning of his own family in 1935 - his father, grandfather, and sister died, his mother and another sister recovered and survived. The same officials involved in the Cavanaugh frame-up, were also directly involved in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and Orlando postulates with good cause that Bruno Richard Hauptman was also framed, had never been to the Lindbergh home, and was tried, convicted, and executed with false, manufactured evidence. Bound in a blue loose-leaf binder, the manuscript is over one hundred 8 1/2" by 11" pages of photo-static copies of typewritten pages - many with notes, corrections and edits in pencil or pen by the author. Also included are photo-stat copies of newspaper clippings, original and published 'letters to the editor' penned by Orlando regarding the frame-ups, copies of maps and photos showing the crime scenes. Also a published letter to Governor Kean implicating his father, Congressman Robert W. Kean, in forcing Governor Harold Hoffman to embezzle state funds, and then preventing him from giving pardon to Bruno Richard Hauptman on death row, in spite of the fact that Governor Hoffman believed that Hauptman was innocent, and that Robert Kean was in part responsible for Hauptman's execution and Governor Hoffman's suicide. Also included are copies of complaints filed by Orlando charging Detective Samuel Leon and Assistant Prosecutor T. Gerard Wharton with the felony murder of Edward Kettering and the poisoning murder of his father, grandfather and sister. VG. 
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2 ALAN E. MAURER 1930 - 1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF TWELVE [12] DEPRESSION ERA AND PRE WORLD WAR II DIARIES OFFERING A RARE DAILY LOOK AT THE PERSONAL, LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY AFFECTING A DOWN TO EARTH PENNSYLVANIA MAN
ORWIGSBURG PA PENNSYLVANIA 1930 Leather Very Good Manuscript 64mo - up to 3" tall 
On offer is a remarkable archive of twelve [12] handwritten manuscript diaries beginning in 1930 until the author's death in 1941. This archive chronicles the Depression Era and pre- World War Two era in superb fashion - the author Alan E. Maurer [1892-1941 son of William R. and Anna L. Maurer] was a meticulous, near obsessive diarist observing the world from a personal, local and national and international level as if he had a front row seat and never failing to present the details of the day. In a very neat manner of printing with a near calligraphic style the author notes everything - trials, weather, births, deaths, automobile purchases, WPA checks ++++ Rarely will one find as comprehensive a retelling of such an important era of American history as this for the Depression. Here are some examples: worst Blizzard in years, Johnstown Flood, 1700 WPA county workers laid off, Hardware Store explodes kills two, Democratic Parade in Pottsville. National/World: Hitler sends troops to Rhine, Hauptmann executed, Louis upset by Schmelling, Louis vs Sharkey fight, Roosevelt wins 46 of 48 states, strike at Shirt Factory, Alex Meyers to Rockview for execution, 1st Stainless Steel Train by Budd Co. at Rail Road Station. National/World events: Ohio Valley Floods, Jean Harlow 26 dies, Braddock looses to Joe Louis, Amelia Earhart lost in Pacific, Louis vs Farr, Japan sinks US Gunn Boat and 2 Oil Tankers, fire at Mahanoy High School, Police Move out. National/World events: Radio Scare War of Worlds broadcast, Braddock vs Farr Fight, Hitler Takes Austria, R. Whitney goes to Sing Sing, Max Baer vs Farr, Joe Louis beats Schmeling in first round, 75th Ann of Gettysburg, Howard Hughes record Flight, Hitler and War, Auburn Brick plant fire, Regular Thanks Giving day not celebrated in PA., Thanks Giving day by Roosevelt, 8 lb Capon cost $1.60, Fire at Arcadia Hotel. National/World events: Pope Pius XI dies, New Pope elected, 14 democracts indited, Hitler Takes Checo-Slovakia, NY Word Fair opens w/President, Sub Squal sinks, Men rescused with diving bell, Louis vs Galento, War Loams in Europe, Hitler attacks Poland, Al Capone released today 71/2 years, Mussolini, purchased 3 ton of bootleg pea coal $15.00, 16 Block Cave In at Shenandoah,PA worst in history of Antracite Fields, In Warne Hospital, Pottsville, Bill $28.00, Razing old court house. National/World events: Germany Invades Norway, Hitler invades Belgium, Holland & Luxenburg, Germans start Air Raid in Paris, France Surrenders, Roosevelt Wins 3rd term. Many hundreds maybe 1000s of names will provide a wealth of genealogical info. VG. 
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3 ALFRED H. PEAT 1904 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK AND PRECURSOR TO HIS PUBLISHED WORK ON THE CHURCHES OF SUSSEX ENGLAND
CHICHESTER ENGLAND SUSSEX 1904 Good Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is an original manuscript notebook, handwritten by published author Alfred H Peat, mainly on Sussex Churches. The book deals with over 40 churches and other topics, and was drawn on heavily for the author's published work "Churches and other Antiquities of West Sussex", published by J W Moore in Chichester in 1906. The book measures 23cm by 19cm, is signed "A H Peat, Chichester 1904" at the front, has 259 handwritten pages, and is bound in half red morocco, blue cloth boards. The binding is somewhat rubbed and scuffed (but intact), the contents are generally in good condition, although one leaf is detached from the binding. 
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4 ANDRE GIDE IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS
Alfred A. Knopf 1944 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
Super copy, of Gide's comments and observations of France immediately after the country's fall to the German Army. Unclipped, would be very fine save for the lightest of pencil notes in a small area at the rear endpapers. D/j is the lesser with some chipping to the extremities but professionally under mylar now. Scarce title with scarcer autograph. Translated by Malcolm Cowley. Signed on first title page by the author. 
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5 ANNIE MACLEOD 1939 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF FIRST HAND OBSERVATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE ON DIET, NUTRITION, DIABETES, AND A HOST OF OTHER SUBJECTS DONE BY A YOUNG WOMAN LEARNING AND RESEARCHING AT THE BETH ISRAEL FOOD CLINIC
BETH ISRAEL FOOD CLINIC, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MA 1939 Good Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer are the fascinating observations, clinical notes, historical information, and more kept by a woman by the name of Annie MacLeod in 1939. Ms. MacLeod was a graduate student doing a course at the Beth Israel Food Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts at the time. Her copious notes have been thoroughly researched and compiled, showing a tremendous amount of knowledge in what was still a burgeoning field of medical study (For reference, the first diabetes textbook in the English language came out in 1916.) The book contains an tremendous amount of information related to: how much and what kinds of food to consume for nutritional therapy (e.g. how much butter, sugar, meat, etc. to consume). In total, MacLeod’s notes cover a very wide range of topics: Clinics versus Hospitals; Nutritional Statistics; environmental factors; economics and their link to affordable food; pathological conditions; patient education; what constitutes a normal diet for an adult and child; notes on obesity; a tremendous amount on Diabetes Mellitus including the treatment of diabetes with diet and insulin; the period of action of regular insulin; treatment with exercise; dosages of regular insulin; dosage of protamine insulin; instructions for giving insulin sub-subcutaneously; treatment of adverse insulin reactions; prevention of coma; The ‘Benedict List’ for sugar; gastro-intestinal disturbances; ulcers; constipation; causes of constipation; Treatment of constipation; A pregnancy diet; a typical day’s menu for a patient at the Food Clinic; The cost of each diet recommended, and more. The professor or doctor who taught this student has added several penciled in corrections, questions, &c. to make it a reliable and therapeutic reference. The book also has several, charts, forms, dietary documents, diets, etc. in its pages, some handwritten and some pasted onto the page. There are also case studies done by MacLeod titled (Food and Health Record) that present a comprehensive record of how dietary abnormalities (diabetes, obesity, etc.) were treated in the late 1940s. One of these reports presents an 11 year old boy diagnosed with obesity. The chart has handwritten notes under ‘Nutritional History,’ ‘Present Food Intake,’ ‘Daily Routine and Hygiene,’ ‘Environmental Factors,’ ‘Personality,’ ‘Dietary Situation,’ and finally ends with a ‘Dietary Prescription of a “900 Calorie Diet with the elimination of sweets.” There are pages that follow where the patient comes back to the food clinic and MacLeod does more assessments of her. The last pages of the book contain an “Evaluation of the Course” by MacLeod where she writes, “I believe that my stay in the Food Clinic has been very profitable to me, not only from the standpoint of increased knowledge of diets but also from actual association with the patients...In the Food Clinic I have learned much more than I ever knew before about why the doctor orders a particular diet for a particular person...” The book itself is a spiral-bound notebook with flexible covers. It is in good to very good condition. The pages inside look fresh and are all still attached in the binder, with only one page loose. MacLeod’s handwritten entries are very readable, crisp and neat, in black ink that has faded very little if at all. The book measures approximately 8 x 11 inches and has roughly 100 pages of writing. Each page in the book is written in. This is a fantastic document for those interested in the history of diabetes and obesity research and how it was treated in the World War 2 period. It presents a very comprehensive set of knowledge that would be a great addition to a collection showing the evolution of nutritional science and diabetes research. (Background: Beth Israel Hospital in Boston addressed the needs of immigrants who spoke Yiddish without speaking English and for patients who kept a kosher diet. In 1928, Beth Israel established relationships with Tufts University and the Harvard Medical School and relocated to a new facility in the Longwood area of Boston. During the Depression, Beth Israel was one of only two hospitals in Boston that treated welfare recipients.) 
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6 BAINBRIDGE CRIST 1920s - 1930s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF VOICE AND VOCALS HAND WRITTEN BY A RENOWNED AMERICAN COMPOSER, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND THEORIST
U. S. 1925 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is an outstanding manuscript for a book on vocal pedagogy. The volume contains approximately 300 pages and is about 75% complete. It measures 8 inches by 5.5 inches. Although the cover shows some wear, it is in fair condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is legible. There are a number of loose pages inserted into the notebook, Bainbridge Crist was a noted American composer, conductor and educator. He was born in 1883 and died in 1969. He studied piano and flute. He earned a law degree from George Washington University However, music and vocals were his great love and that is where his career took him. He went to Europe to complete his musical training. He studied under Paul Juon in Berlin and there is a reference to him attending lectures by the great Lilli Lehmann in Berlin in 1927. He taught singing in Boston (1915-21) and Washington, D.C. (1922-23); returned to Europe (1923) and spent four years in Florence, Paris, Lucerne, and Berlin; then settled in Washington, D.C. Crist devoted much time to teaching. He was the author of The Art of Setting Words to Music (N.Y., 1944) - in all some 186 works in 3 languages. The notebook is a manuscript for a book on vocal 'production' and relies heavily on studies of physiology and physics. Crist is clearly knowledgeable on the subject. He quotes some of the leading voice theorists of the time - Francesco Lamperti and Manuel Garcia. In fact, the author has attached newspaper clipping from stories about each of these men's teachings. The manuscript is organized into 9 chapters: A) Jaw, B) Lips, C) Tongue, D) Soft Palate, E) The Nasal Passage, F) The Vowels, G) The Diphthongs, H) The Consonants and I) Combinations of Consonants [p 43]. This book is meant for teachers and very serious students of voice and voice production. The following is a passage on the topic of Consonants, specifically the consonant 'M': "M is a voiced consonant. The rapid movement of the lower jaw should be no greater than is necessary to enable the lips comfortably to meet. The corners of the mouth and any portion of the tongue must be in the position of the vowel to follow; also the thyroid cartilage must hold the pitch height required of the vowel which it commences or terminates. When the articulation of M is completed, the jaw must move rapidly down to the normal position, which, as I stated, is uniform for all vowel sounds." [pp. 129, 131]. The manuscript goes into great detail on the formation and projection of sounds. Crist refers at length to the aforementioned Lilli Lehman who had an international reputation as an opera singer. The International Mozarteum Foundation awards the Lilli Lehmann Medal annually. This is an excellent example of the science behind voice production, as understood in the mid-20th century by a highly accomplished musician. Crist is at pains to provide an underlying theory to the methods that he advocates for voice and music teachers. Music teachers and music historians and vocal specialists would find it to be an outstanding resource for its actual content as well as a comparison to voice coaching methods today. These would be similar theories and methods as used by Lionel George Logue, CVO who successfully treated King George VI for his stammer. Much of Crist's works are now archived by the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. 
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7 BAINBRIDGE CRIST 1920s - 1930s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF VOICE AND VOCALS HAND WRITTEN BY A RENOWNED AMERICAN COMPOSER, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND THEORIST
U. S. 1925 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall / 
On offer is an outstanding manuscript for a book on vocal pedagogy. The volume contains approximately 300 pages and is about 75% complete. It measures 8 inches by 5.5 inches. Although the cover shows some wear, it is in fair condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is legible. There are a number of loose pages inserted into the notebook, Bainbridge Crist was a noted American composer, conductor and educator. He was born in 1883 and died in 1969. He studied piano and flute. He earned a law degree from George Washington University However, music and vocals were his great love and that is where his career took him. He went to Europe to complete his musical training. He studied under Paul Juon in Berlin and there is a reference to him attending lectures by the great Lilli Lehmann in Berlin in 1927. He taught singing in Boston (1915-21) and Washington, D.C. (1922-23); returned to Europe (1923) and spent four years in Florence, Paris, Lucerne, and Berlin; then settled in Washington, D.C. Crist devoted much time to teaching. He was the author of The Art of Setting Words to Music (N.Y., 1944) - in all some 186 works in 3 languages. The notebook is a manuscript for a book on vocal 'production' and relies heavily on studies of physiology and physics. Crist is clearly knowledgeable on the subject. He quotes some of the leading voice theorists of the time - Francesco Lamperti and Manuel Garcia. In fact, the author has attached newspaper clipping from stories about each of these men's teachings. The manuscript is organized into 9 chapters: A) Jaw, B) Lips, C) Tongue, D) Soft Palate, E) The Nasal Passage, F) The Vowels, G) The Diphthongs, H) The Consonants and I) Combinations of Consonants [p 43]. This book is meant for teachers and very serious students of voice and voice production. The following is a passage on the topic of Consonants, specifically the consonant 'M': "M is a voiced consonant. The rapid movement of the lower jaw should be no greater than is necessary to enable the lips comfortably to meet. The corners of the mouth and any portion of the tongue must be in the position of the vowel to follow; also the thyroid cartilage must hold the pitch height required of the vowel which it commences or terminates. When the articulation of M is completed, the jaw must move rapidly down to the normal position, which, as I stated, is uniform for all vowel sounds." [pp. 129, 131]. The manuscript goes into great detail on the formation and projection of sounds. Crist refers at length to the aforementioned Lilli Lehman who had an international reputation as an opera singer. The International Mozarteum Foundation awards the Lilli Lehmann Medal annually. This is an excellent example of the science behind voice production, as understood in the mid-20th century by a highly accomplished musician. Crist is at pains to provide an underlying theory to the methods that he advocates for voice and music teachers. Music teachers and music historians and vocal specialists would find it to be an outstanding resource for its actual content as well as a comparison to voice coaching methods today. These would be similar theories and methods as used by Lionel George Logue, CVO who successfully treated King George VI for his stammer. Much of Crist's works are now archived by the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. 
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8 BOWDITCH/PAUL F. SMITH Ph.D AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES OF A FUTURE PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
WASHINGTON [DC] Washington General Printing Office 1939 1938 Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer: AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR H.O. No 9 Bowditch, United States Navy Department Revised Edition of 1938 US Hydro-graphic Office. Published: 'Washington General Printing Office 1939'. This navigation and nautical astronomy book, [text pages (391pp) and table pages (387pp), 778pp total, 8vo beige cloth hardback] with illustrations, diagrams, formulas, tables, photograph depictions of marine navigation instruments and tools plus 13 pieces of old 1942 and assumed earlier ephemera tucked in: class handouts; tests on rough, yellowed uncoated paper stock, typed on an old typewriter in serif typeface, including: "Gunnery School First Class Final Examination Dead Reckoning" and "Gunnery School First Class Final Examination Piloting" plus the back endpapers are handwritten by owner with study lists and notes. Other sheets are longer 8-1/2 x14" vertical ruled old white paper stock, contain owner's [owner's name handwritten on front endpaper, "Paul F. Smith, Gunnery #3" Paul F. Smith, Ph.D., was Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas] handwritten notes: aged handwritten papers in black fountain pen ink of numerous longitude and latitude formulas and numbers, diagrams and notes in this technical maritime and marine book, this edition printed at beginning of World War II. Corners minor bumping, upper left front cover and spine has small area of slight discoloration not affecting use but contents clean and tight, overall VG. 
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9 BROTHER R.T. CROSOER, PGA 1901 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF DRUID RITUAL, PROCEDURE AND MUSIC HANDWRITTEN IN A BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC HAND
MAIDENSTONE ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN UK 1920 Very Good+ Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a simply sensational manuscript relic of early 20th Century Druid culture and ceremonial knowledge. This beautiful full leather 7.25 x 5 inch book filled with procedures, music and ceremonial methods is believed to have belonged to Brother R.T. Crosoer, PGA, an editor of Druid publications and a well respected and recognised member of the Druid community in Britain. The book is dated January 29th 1901 based on a tipped in newspaper cutting regarding the re-opening of the Royal Arch Chapter in Maidstone. Entirely handwritten by an unknown writer in a lovely, tight calligraphic hand the first section is entitled "OPENING THE CHAPTER" and sets out the finer details of the ceremony. There is also beautifully annotated musical score on a number of pages - with tunes entitled Arise, Brothers, Arise - Music by R.G. Hooper. The next section is entitled "CLOSING THE CHAPTER" - again with details of the ceremony and more musical annotations. Headings include: INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS; EXALTATION CEREMONY; THE CHARGE; CEREMONY TO FOLLOW AN EXALTATION; THE CATECHISM OF THE DEGREE; DEDICATION CEREMONY; SUPREME ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER "CEREMONIAL"; CONSERRATION CEREMONY plus. The cover is a dark olive green leather - with embossed initials, 'GF' possibly indicating earlier ownership, in the top left hand corner - at one point in time the approximately 120 page book had a catch - but it is now absent but this does not effect the visual attractiveness of the book. Overall VG+. 
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10 C. W. [CHARLIE] LANNAN 1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS DETAILING ONE KENTUCKY MAN'S SERVICE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC ON A VERY ACTIVE LIBERTY SHIP
SOUTH PACIFIC PHILIPPINES NEW GUINEA 1944 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall / 
On offer is a simply outstanding record of active service in the Pacific theatre of WWII. Comprising of two journals plus ephemera, these give a super daily accounting of U.S. naval service in the Far East. C.W. (Charlie) Lannan was married and lived in Louisville, Kentucky in 1944 when he entered service. He belonged to the United States Naval Reserve and served on the Liberty ship S/S Samuel W Williston (Hull Number 2163 [see Shellback Certificate]. The Liberty ship was a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II. By design, it was simple and economical to construction. Mass-produced on an unprecedented scale, the Liberty ship came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. American shipyards built 2,710 Liberty ships between 1941 and 1945. This was the largest number of ships ever produced to a single design. Lannan's journal begins when he records departing the Port of Oakland: Left Port of Oakland 4 PM. Out to sea APP 8 PM Gave Coast Guard letter to mail to my wife. [Mar 10, 1944] Once at sea, he learns they are heading to New Guinea. At this time, the Allies (primarily Australia and the United States) were engaged in the Western New Guinea Campaign. The daily entries chronicle his watches and notable events each day. Many recount the ceaseless routine of operating a ship while others are personal: Watch 2 AM - 4 AM Sight ship 2 PM - 4 PM watch sun hot 4 PM lose sight of other ship [Mar 16, 1944] Watch 2 AM - 4 cloudy and cool Scraped port bow of 977 watch 2 AM - 4 [Apr 1, 1944] Other comments reflect the hazardous mission they were on: ... Wherrie lost from bow during night. ... [May 1, 1944] Raised anchor. Astern L.S.T. 463. Joined towing cable Underway 1410 Escorted by 5 destroyers 11 PT boats Start cleaning 50 cal [May 9, 1944] 2 air raids this A.M. 3 Jap planes down 1 in flames hit large ship. We go out and take on load. ... K42 gives us some ice cream. We have 4 GQ's so far tonight. Plane that hit ship went in hold killing 9 men ... [Nov 18, 1944] All of their work, as evidenced by his entries consisted of picking up, ferrying and off-load supplies and war materiel. The year ends with him in Guam. The second volume recounts his experiences in 1945. The invasion has advanced and his ship is operating in and around the Gulf of Leyte, continuing to pick up and deliver supplies to various ports and bases. Up and on watch 0820 - 0930. Get orders to report to Naval Base Taclobab for work. I paint inboard port bow. Sun hot. Underway to island off Tacloban - "Jinamoc" Seaplane Base.. Pick up work party and trucks. Beach at Red Beach. ... Can't unload trucks here. Go to White Beach ... Trucks off. Gas being loaded. 981 stuck on beach [S/S Samuel Bowles]. Help pull her off. ... [Mar 7, 1945] 0715 Up. Mess cook. Pick up work party from other T5. Go out and lay off F.16 We are to take on supplies. Rain. Moor to 1064 (S/S Joseph Habersham) LCM's bring supplies. Boys work til 2300 loading on. We go to 978 (LCT-978) and deliver. ... [June 1, 1945] Finally, it was over: 0415 Up. Chow and load on trucks. Go to Brown Beach. LCT take us out to Hancock CV 19* I am assigned to messhall. [Oct 5, 1945] (* CV19 is the USS Hancock, an Essex-class aircraft carrier. With 1,500 returning sailors and soldiers, she sailed for San Pedro CA, arriving Oct 21st. Charlie Lannan's war was over.) The diary contains a list of ports called in at and the relevant dates. The ephemera includes a picture of a sailor in a wheelchair. Taken in the USA, he has lost his left leg. In his diary, Lannan has the address of his brother at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Research confirms his brother was hospitalized for injuries in combat and awarded the Purple Heart. This is a fantastic daily record of service in a war zone. The entries are detailed and he records each ship as they are encountered. It is a superb first-hand account from the 'deck' level. A naval historian or enthusiast would find this to be a goldmine of details. His diaries are an excellent cross-reference tool for following up on the many other ships in the theatre. It provides the detail and adds the color to the service of this workhorse class of ships that showed America's industrial muscle. The first book is a printed diary measuring 4 inches by 2.5 inches and containing 104 pages plus memoranda. The diary is in good condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is neat and perfectly legible. The second journal is actually an account book that was used as a daily diary. It measures 7.75 inches by 5 inches and contains 180 pages. Entries are on one side of each page leaf only. On that basis, the journal is 50% complete. The front and back cover are missing. All pages are intact. The handwriting is very neat and quite legible. The ephemera consist of 7 photographs and 2 certificates, confirming the sailor's status as a 'shellback'. 
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11 C.J. [Cecil James] EDMONDS (?) 1920s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DETAILING THE DEMISE OF ANCIENT PERSIA AND MARKING THE BIRTH OF MODERN IRAN CREATED BY A FUTURE AUTHOR AND RENOWNED EXPERT ON IRAN AND IRAQ
PERSIA IRAN 1920 Hard Cover Very Good+ Photo Album 6.5 X 4.5 IN. 
On offer is an absolutely sensational, original set of three [3] historic photo albums, circa 1920 with one album identified specifically as 'October 11-29, 1920'. This is an outstanding, irreplaceable, one of a kind, collection of approximately 158 period photographs, each about 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches, wherein the photos include: Uman, summit of Latakuh Pass, the Gilan jungle, Lahijan, a super photo of a sailing barge on the Chamkhaleh, scenes around the Caspian, gypsies, a Ford vehicle stuck in a pond, a mosque in Kasvin, the Shah's Palace in Tehran, scenes of Baghdad, the bringing in of Bolshevik prisoners, a shikarchi [a muzzle loading rifle], the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, a caravan of camels, the Persian Army, a display of corpses and heads on posts, an oil refinery at Abadan, Nodeh, Shah Suvar and Muskrat plus many, many more, which makes for one part diary-like experience following this officer and his group and another part an historic, photgraphic evidence of the ancient world meeting the modern world and the difficult collision. Careful reading suggests while unidentified, the photographer and original owner of the albums was a British officer, [assuredly, future famed author on the Middle East, Cecil James Edmonds, whose initials are present on most of the pictures and there is a picture of the man himself] who has a portrait of his 'batman' and provides many more clues that will assuredly assist researchers in confirming his ownership. Historians, collectors and researchers of old Persia and the roots of contemporary Iran will understand that these albums are of no small historic value: in 1920 Persia was at the crossroads of history being the end of one era in their history and the beginnings of another. 1920 saw the new, raw Communist regime, now the Soviet Union marking the end of old imperial Russia, invade northern Persia and establish Soviet satellite states in Gilan [the northernmost province of Persia, where an independent Soviet Republic was established there under Kuchik Khan, with Soviet recognition and military assistance], Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, and Khorasan. With great cynicism a march on Teheran was initiated, though supposedly repudiated by the Soviet Government. This was also the start of the Persian Revolution in 1921 wherein Reza Khan Pahlavi overthrew the corrupt Shah Ahmad Mirza and crushed the separatist regimes in Gilan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, and Khorasan. Following the coup of Persian General Reza Khan Pahlavi in February of 1921, a peace treaty with the Soviets was ratified, and Soviet forces withdrew. This collection of photographs offers an unusual and unique perspective for historians as it is in these photos we see the old world's demise and the modern era conceived. Most of the photos are in excellent condition being sharp and clear. The photo albums are approx. 6 x 4/5 inches 
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12 C.S. FORESTER THE HAPPY RETURN aka BEAT TO QUARTERS
London England Michael Joseph 1937 Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a super, autographed copy of the First Edition of the first book in the immortal Horatio Hornblower series: The Happy Return by C.S. Forester, signed on the fep, some light book dealer's pencil notes on another endpaper. Only 12,000 copies were printed of the First Edition thusly, signed, makes for an inordinately scarce title. This a VG copy, lacking the dustjacket, London green, silver gilt, crisp and save for a very slight cocking, very light sunning to the spine it would be near fine. 
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13 CECILIA RUTH STEVENSON and CHARLES A.WARD c1940 ANNOTATED COPY OF 'ORACLES OF NOSTRADAMUS' WITH HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED NOTES BY FAMED OCCULTIST AND SPIRITUALIST AND DISCIPLE OF THE ENIGMATIC PRINCE RAKOCKZY, COMTE DE ST. GERMAIN
SENNEVILLE QUEBEC QC CANADA 1940 Good+ Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a sensational relic of mystic and occult study and observation being an annotated copy of 'Oracles of Nostradamus' by Charles A. Ward published in New York 1940. The handwritten and typed notes are by the occultist Cecilia Ruth Stevenson of Senneville Quebec Canada. She was a disciple of Prince Rakockzy the Comte de St. Germain. As stated in the book it is one of only 27 specially prepared copies for her occult initiates. Cecilia Ruth Stevenson, who owned a vast occult library and was the wife of the Canadian correspondent of the Times London newspaper and her son, Professor Ian Stevenson (1918-2007) was Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia University, and inherited her interest in the paranormal, considered herself to be a disciple of the mysterious Prince Rakoczy, also called the Comte de St. Germain, the Hidden, Ascended Master, who is claimed to have appeared and reappeared at intervals, throughout history. Her notes predict earthquakes, plague, famine, cataclysm, 10% of the world`s population surviving, fall of the moon rock etc. Written in the 1940`s, her handwritten comments on Nostradamus successfully talk of Hitler and Mussolini, an Arab leader, World Government etc. There is a bookplate of Madame Blavatsky`s Theosophical Library in London, and that of "The New Era Universal Occult Truth Libraries Sponsored By Cecilia Ruth Stevenson. Disciple of The Master Rakoczy. Custodian, Emilie M. Cruttenden". VG+ Condition. 
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14 CHAIM WEIZMANN ISRAEL UND SEIN LAND with Facsimile Holograph Forward By Albert Einstein
London England Keren Hajessod 1924 Good German Language 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Israel und sein Land. Reden und Ansprachen. Mit einem Geleitwort von Albert Einstein. General signs of ageing and some dingage and rubbing to the edges. Otherwise G+. 
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15 CHARLES DIXON 1902 ORIGINAL PRE PUBLICATION HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK ON BIRDS' NESTS BY ONE OF ENGLAND'S MOST PUBLISHED ORNITHOLOGISTS
London England 1902 Very Good Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a sensational, original 1902 manuscript book titled "Birds' Nests" handwritten by famed English ornithologist Charles Dixon. This 250 page book is a superb effort as to the depth of the subject matter and the regard held by the author who had the book specially bound by Zaehnsdorf of London, England obviously meant for his publisher as noted in the list of works listed below. Overall VG. WIKIPEDIA: Charles Dixon (1858-1926) was an English ornithologist, born in London. He discovered the St Kilda Wren and a new species in North Africa. He collaborated with Henry Seebohm on his great work on British Birds, in the second volume of which he summarized and modified A. R. Wallace's theory of the relation between nests and coloration of birds. Dixon made a special study of bird migration - especially in his book The Migration of Birds (new edition, 1897), an ingenious but overtheoretical work - and of geographical distribution of birds. Of his many books, the following may be mentioned: Rural Bird Life (1880); Evolution without Natural Selection (1885); Our Rarer Birds (1888); The Nests and Eggs of British Birds (1893; illustrated, 1894); British Sea Birds (1896); Lost and Vanishing Birds (1898); Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British Islands (1899); Birds' Nests (1902); The Bird Life of London (1909). He is commemorated in the name of the Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni. 
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16 CHARLES O'KEEFE and R.E. CLABBY 1911 - 1916 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN LOGBOOK KEPT BY THREE SUCCESSIVE FOREST RANGERS AS THEY KEPT TABS ON THE CLAIMS OF THE MANY HOMESTEADERS WHO POPULATED THE WILDERNESS OF THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST
BOISE NATIONAL FOREST, IDAHO, IO 1911 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a fascinating leather bound journal, kept by Forest Rangers in the Danskin District of the Boise National Forest in the early part of the 20th century. The book is a record of the homestead claims in the area from 1911 to 1916. Under the Homestead Acts, eligible American citizens were given ownership of land, called a "homestead", at no cost. The book’s claims are alphabetized by last name. In order to be granted a homestead, an applicant had to be the head of the household or at least twenty-one years old and they had to live on the designated land, build a home, make improvements, and farm it for a minimum of five years. The entries in the book keep track of the homesteader’s claim and remark on whether or not they are doing the necessary requirements. The rangers would visit the properties on a semi regular basis to note if it was being used and improved, how many acres under cultivation, number of buildings built, animals kept, etc. For example: “Howell Butler. 1914 - 160 acres all in Section 8. Built house about 14 x 24 of lumber. Worth $75.00. Plowed some and lived on claim during summer to get children to school. Went out for winter. Mr. Howell never went away, just the family. 1915 - Returned in April. Put about 20 acres into ____...Received about 8 tons of hay. Family lived in place all summer. Mr. Howell is away to work at times. All are home all the time. 1916 - Put in about 9 acres more grain. Fenced all...Has a cellar 10 x 14, and small chicken house about 8 x 8.”; “Rasmus Hausen. Filed May-8-1916. Land applied for under application #121. Danskin Dist. Started to build house of logs on Nov. 20, 1916. Residence established April 28, 1917. The residence of the applicant has been intermittent as he has been working for neighboring ranches to get money to improve his homestead. He has cleaned a small piece of ground of brush probably 5 acres. He has not plowed or made any cultivation this year. The only stock he has is a saddle horse. Sept. 17, 1917. Claimant at home - residing in tent. He is clearing sage brush off from a track.” There seem to have been 3 different rangers in the time period that the book was used, as three different handwritings sometimes appear under a single name. The names Charles O’Keefe and R. E. Clabby appear on the front page. The third name is unidentified. The first page states: “Boise National Forest. Danskin District. Charles O’Keefe Ranger in Charge 1912. R.E.Clabby In charge of Danskin Dist. from April 17-1916 to...” The book has a few dozen pages of writing in it, but the book itself has roughly 150 pages. The book gives the impression that homestead claims in this part of the forest were seemingly rare. Not many people wanted to live in the wilderness of Idaho it seems. Even today, the population of the towns within the forest are only a few thousand total. The book measures 5 1/2' x 8 1/2". The front and back cardboards are leather bound with a title written in ink (“June.11.Claims. Danskin District”). The spine shows a good bit of wear and is fairly loose. This is a unique part of Idaho history and an interesting document in the history of American Homesteading as well. Overall: G 
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17 CHRISTOS IKONOMIDIS 1906 HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH FROM ANCIENT TIMES HANDWRITTEN OVER 570 PAGES IN A NICE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND
JERUSALEM 1906 Leather Spine Good+ GREEK 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is an original 1906 manuscript work on the History of the Christian Church, with an Eastern perspective, from ancient times to modern times and the relationship with Western Christianity. The work of a scrivener, in 1906 Jerusalem, a beautiful cursive hand in Greek, over 570 hand-numbered pages this was obviously a cherished volume owned perhaps by 'X.K.' as denoted in gilt on the leather spine cap. Title page: History of the Church; History of the Church of the 4th year; Author: Christos Ikonomidis; Jerusalem 1906. Chapters include: Introduction to the History of the Church; Prosecutions; History of the Prosecutions to the Church; Introduction to the Causes of the Prosecutions; The Nero like attitude of the Roman Society to the Christian Church; The Order of Trianu in response to Plianion; The Prosecution of Valeriu +++ Overall G+ 
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18 CLAUDIUS CORNELOUP 1934 - 1942 EXTRAORDINARY ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED AND NOTORIOUS CANADIAN SOLDIER AND QUEBEC AUTHOR: 1934 JUDAS ISCARIOTE, 1935 LA SULTANE DE L' ATLAS, 1942 LE CANTIQUE DE L' ERABLE
QUEBEC CANADA 1934 Very Good French 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a super archive of three [3] original manuscripts handwritten by C.S.M. [Company Sergeant Major] Claudius Corneloup noted and notorious Canadian soldier in World War I of the 22nd Battalion. The manuscripts are titled: Judas Iscariote 1934, La Sultane De L' Atlas 1935 and Le Cantique De L' Erable 1942. This is an extraordinary opportunity for collectors of Canadian authors to acquire three such rare manuscripts of this fascinating author and Canadian hero. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: One online source provides: CMS Corneloup is an interesting character, and his military career was quite unusual. Of Alsatian origin, he enlisted as a volunteer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915. His prior experience in a foreign campaign-in Tunisia, with the French Foreign Legion-set him apart from most of his brothers-in-arms, and he sometimes had more experience than officers who commanded him in the trenches. Aware of the tensions that led to the outbreak of the war, he nonetheless chose to enlist with the enthusiasm that characterized the era at the start of the war. "[translation] Our country, Canada, painfully following the emotional phases of this bloody levying of men, decided to participate in future events. From east to west, north to south, a cry of indignation rose against brutal Germany as all the atrocities recorded in the wake of its troops disgusted our hardworking people. Youth, tradesmen, artists, students, labourers, trappers, people of every profession and religion, stood up and flocked to enlist, wanting to come to the aid of their mother country, England." Far from fleeing the front-CSM Corneloup could boast of having been wounded in battle five times- the military writer would be part of all the epic battles, as can be noted from his war chronicles. His descriptions of the desolation of the battlefields are unequalled and have greatly contributed to his fame as a writer. One passage recalls the 22nd Battalion's participation in the battle of Neuville-Vitasse, south of Arras, in the spring of 1918: "[translation] In the communication trenches, there was nothing but moans and broken cries, hands reaching up, pleading, blood-stained boots, slimy mudslides, scattered rags. One unfortunate wretch died along a slope buried in wreckage, clutching his severed left arm in his right hand. His gas mask had been penetrated by a shell blast and revealed the tattered shreds of a letter." Though, with his pen, CSM Corneloup was able to faithfully chronicle the events he saw, the documents in which he was more critical of his superiors' decisions and a letter of protest addressed to newspaper Le Devoir's Henri Bourassa, attacking the unpopular decision of then-Prime Minister Robert Borden to institute compulsory service to make up for declining enlistment, led him straight to a court martial. This was something of a bit of bad luck, as the poor man had mislaid the letter in question which was found by none other than his commanding officer. Overall VG. 
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19 DEANE W. MALOTT 1972 - 1978 TYPEWRITTEN TRAVEL DIARY OF AUTHOR, ACADEMIC, AGRARIAN AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Japan, Taiwan, Outer Hebrides, Saudi Arabia, +++ 1972 3-Ring Binder Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer are the 1972 - 1978 travel diaries of famed and noted Cornell University president Deane W. Malott. These journals are extraordinarily detailed, candid and well written - filled with fascinating, descriptive passages about all the places he visited. President Malott was no ordinary traveler and as such had remarkable access; a world renowned academic, author, editor, agrarian and business executive, he met, dined and worked with heads of state, potentates and corporate executives of the highest echelon. Sometimes he represented the IESC - International Executive Service Corps [he also called it the 'Paunch Patrol']. There are many hundreds of typed pages within two 11.5 inch x 1.75 inch three-ring binders. Paginated within sections, Malott and his wife Eleanor travel around the world and besides a keen eyed deluxe vision of the world there are tender personal section including copies of letters home to the family. While most of the trips are noted by country visited some of the travels are 'themed' multi-country trips as in the 'Wildflowers and Tropical Gardens' Tour or the Socialist Republics of Eastern Europe' Tour. At the beginning of Volume One there are a two [2] autograph letters mounted on thicker bond addressed to Harry W. Frantz, a correspondent for United Press in Washington with compliments on his own article on the Danube. Destinations include the Alps, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, the Outer Hebrides and of note there is a section titled: TO THE ARAB WORLD for the INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS. He meets a lot of important people and dignitaries and has a lot of candid comments about the cultures. He traveled there during Watergate and watched it on TV in the Far East, and wondered why there were no American hippies in China. There is another section on the Voyage to Mayaluum on the MTS Argonaut under charter to Raymond and Whitcomb, and having dinner with President Chu. The author grew up in Kansas, was also assistant dean of the Harvard Business School, and vice president of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. His wife grew up in Hawaii. Deane W. Malott is revered as one of Cornell's great leaders having implemented his vision of Cornell through acquiring new buildings and facilities totaling more than 100 million dollars. Research finds that while these were prepared for publishing but they were never published at all. VG+. 
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20 Dr. M. Szwarca 1904 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS DETAILING A POLISH MEDICAL DOCTOR'S SERVICE TO IMPERIAL RUSSIA IN THE FAR EAST DURING THE RUSSO - JAPANESE WAR
IMPERIAL RUSSIA MANCHURIA CHINA ASIA 1904 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is an original, significant, Polish language manuscript book of letters originally handwritten by a Polish military Doctor [Dr. M. Szwarca] who served in Russia during the Russo - Japanese War in 1904 through 1905. This unique correspondence book details the doctor's experiences from Russia to Manchuria [Manjuria] and the Battle of Mukden and more. Researchers and historians of the era should find a treasure trove of first hand observations by the Doctor beyond the few mentioned from our casual research. The cover states [translation]: "Letters from the Far East" and likely this book was re-written by the recipient who transcribed the letters they received into book format. Someone, the friend or the Doctor added maps and other notes. The 8.25 x 7 inch book is overall VG. 
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