Very Good+ Inscribed by the author, first edition, 1927, hardcover, octavo, 338pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG+ with some light rubbing to boards, light edge wear to spine ends and corners, binding tight, previous seller's marks in lead to front flyleaf, text clean and unmarked. No DJ.
Good in good dust jacket. The text is neat and clean, 338 pages, indexed, illustrated. Gold lettering and blue boards, corners rounded. worn, water stain to the bottom 1 1/2 of the book, no rippling, the pages turn easily, small bend to book. Inscribed by author. The illustrated jacket is damaged but covered with mylar cover. Binding tight, great booK!
Very Good- B&W Photographs and Illustrations; Large 8vo 9"-10" tall; 338 pages; Square and sound in original blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Cloth rubbed and a little stresses at spine ends with mild shelf rub to corners. Mild inconspicuous spill outline to the cloth of the upper board. Mild foxing to pages facing the photographic plates. Inscribed by author to the front endpage and dated 1927. Illustrated throughout with B/W photographs and drawings. VG-; Signed by Author.
Very Good. Signed. First Edition. 1927 Hardcover book. Not ex-library. Signed, dated and dedicated by the author in July 1928. Text is clean, binding is strong. Blue cloth cover, gold lettering, rubbed edges and corners, a few faint spots on cover. 338 Rough cut pages. B & W illustrations.
Good. Inscribed by author to James and Brian in June 1927. EX-LIBRARY book with usual stampings and labels. Spine cover is cracked and chipped. Cover shows extensive shelf wear. Pages are yellow but complete and binding is tight. Cover shows shelf wear. Book shows signs of wear. Pages are clean but there may be some damage to the cover/spine.
Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, xiii +338 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers and slight rubbing along edges; in a Good+, age darkened, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. Numerous illustrations from photographs, war posters, and facsimiles of letters and documents of historical interest. From dust jacket: This book will rank with the great historical works on the war. It tells the inside story of the U.S. Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation, and necessarily details vital facts in the activities of practically every branch of the naval, military, political, and economic strategyu of the Allies here and abroad. The book includes an absorbing account of Foch and ther Germans at Treves, the Spa and Brussels Conference, and gives some interesting examples of European diplomacy. Mr. Hurley relates events in the administration of Woodrow Wilson and the launching of his political career that have never before been published...A few of the gigantic problems overcome by the Shipping Board as described by Mr. Hurley include the conceiving and building of the fabricated steel ships; wooden, composite and concrete ships; the epic of Hog Island; operating the carrying fleet; supply of materials; recruiting, housing and transporting shipyard workers; making seamen out of landlubbers; protecting ships from submarines; convoying ships across the Atlantic, etc. In connection with the Shipping Board's great work, the book brings the reader in contact with the work and personalities of Wilson, Schwab, Edison, Ford, Colby, Hoover, Pershing, Gen. March, Lord Northcliffe, Geddes, Kerensky, House, Dawes, Lord Reading, Foch, Lloyd George, Clemenceau and others, with many of whom the author was in close contact. The narrative is interspersed with many incidents of human interest.
Very good in good dust jacket. J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1927. 1st Edition, VG-/Good-, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 338pgs(INDEX). DJ chipped head of spine/stained on covers & 1st few text pages stained @ top fore-edge corners, o.w. clean/tight. NO ink names. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by author! ! The author was wartime chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board and member of the World War Debt Commission. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
fair to good. 338, illus., tables, appendices, index, front board weak (reglued), small tears at spine. Inscribed by the author. Some wear to spine edges and board corners. The author was wartime chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board and member of the World War Debt Commission.
First edition. Corners slightly bumped, near fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a little soiling. Nicely Inscribed by the author to Thomas F. Bayard, U.S. Senator from Delaware. Inside story of the Wartime Shipping Board.
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