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Beautiful Signed First Edition of Wm. H. Viegle, Ph.D, USNR's "PC Patrol Craft of World War II"
ARTIFACT: Beautiful signed First Edition of PC Patrol Craft of World War II: A History of the Ships and Their Crews by Wm. J. Veigle, Ph.D., USNR (Ret). This hard cover example is in excellent condition with the dust jacket intact and features the author's signature on the inside cover page. The author served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and later, Lieutenant Viegle was the Commanding Officer of Research Reserve Co. 9-21 in Denver, Colorado before his retirement from the Naval Reserve in 1968. Once called the "Forgotten Fleet", Viegle draws from his and many other soldiers' experiences, photographs, and drawings while serving on PC Patrol Craft in WWII to recreate an integral part of US Naval History. The book includes a poster-sized blueprint of a Sub Chaser (PC) that reads: "PLAN FOR MODELING A PC PATROL CRAFT OF THE PC 461 CLASS" and was drawn by Jon B. Tombaugh, 1987.
VINTAGE: Circa 1998
SIZE: Approximately 9-3/8" x 6-3/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hard cover, ink, paper, dust jacket, paper insert in back
ATTACHMENT: Sewn, glued binding
MARKINGS: "COPYRIGHT 1998 BY WILLIAM J. VIEGELE", "HARD COVER - FIRST EDITION - 1998", "ASTRAL PUBLISHING CO. P.O. BOX 3955 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93130-3955", "PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"; "DRAWN BY JOHN B. TOMBAUGH. COPYRIGHT 1987. A COMPLETE SET OF 1/48TH SCALE PLANS IS AVAILABLE FROM JOHN TOMBAUGH, SUPER SHIPS, 5009 W. BEAMAN LANE, ROCHESTER, INDIANA, 46975" (on insert)
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Navy book collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEZ16 LBGEX8/16 psLBIEX08/20
CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The book shows minor wear, the dust jacket and pages are all intact, overall excellent condition.