Very Good. Hardcover. 4to. Naval Institute Press. 1988. 272 pgs. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-69; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Like New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. A few spots to top page end. Old pen price to upper fep corner. Owners sticker to pastedown. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket. 0.8 x 9 x 11 inches. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean. Text block is clean. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, covers are clean and bright, with a faint crease to plastic coating on back cover and spine end. Pictures provided upon request.
PRINTED TEXT LOOKS UNREAD; (shelf b95); Hardcover; very light shelfwear; "More than 120 escort carriers were produced during the Seconf World War. They were controversial--being unsound and vulnerable"; 272p; Outstanding Text & Illustrations;
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 087021005x. 272 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted aviation collector. From the DJ: "The author is well qualified to present this lively account: a former Fleet Air Arm instructor, he knows how the men who fought the war at sea from the air really felt, their fears and their gritty attitude, and their fatalistic humour. Here he presents, in highly readable form, the fruits of deep research in official archives and the personal recollections of ex-naval airmen int he United States and Great Britain. '
Fine in Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 272pp incl index. Dark blue paper boards, gilt spine letters. Covers, contents, and pictorial dj; fine. Half-tone illus in text throughout. Escort carriers were converted from tankers and merchant ships. Originally designed to carry aircraft to the large fleet carriers, the escorts actually saw action against Axis held beaches and islands.
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