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Toolmaking, Alden, Roger O
1 Alden, Roger O Toolmaking
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1935 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; [International textbook company. 189C; Vol. 189c; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 54 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Mechanical Principles, Parts 1-2, Company, International Textbook
2 Company, International Textbook Mechanical Principles, Parts 1-2
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black Leather or leatherlike cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Fully illustrated with drawings. Looks new and never used. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd, who was/is a provider of learning courses. It was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn.; Vol. 348; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 45 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Army organization, Fiebeger, G. J
3 Fiebeger, G. J Army organization
s.n.] 1916 First Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Rare copy. Tan cover has water damage to outer edges of cover. Contents in good condition. Pencil underlining and some pencil notes. Also contains a folded Org chart of the Administration of the Prussian Army, French Army, British army. Excellent early reference. Scarce. ; Charts; 61 pages; p 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Gages, jigs, and fixtures, Griffiths, Edward
4 Griffiths, Edward Gages, jigs, and fixtures
Scranton, PA International Textbook Co 1939 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black leather cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; Vol. 190d; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 76 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Milling Machines and Equipment   Part 1 & 2, I. C. S. Staff
5 I. C. S. Staff Milling Machines and Equipment Part 1 & 2
Scranton, PA International Textbook Co. 1934 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; ; Vol. 182; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
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The Apothecary's House  (Author Signed), Mathews, Adrian
6 Mathews, Adrian The Apothecary's House (Author Signed)
New York, NY Macmillan 2005 1405046570 / 9781405046572 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Look new. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity. Ruth delves into the history of the piece of looted Nazi art and discovers an enigmatic picture with a disturbing wartime provenance. It also appears that the elderly Lydia is not the only claimant and, against strict bureau regulations, Ruth endeavours to help strengthen her case. Days later, Ruth begins to receive sinister anonymous threats, warning her to stay away from Lydia and the painting. As the threats escalate, Ruth realises that there must be far more to the paintings popularity, and she enters into a series of increasingly lethal adventures as she investigates the paintings secret symbolism A brilliant evocation of Amsterdam that combines fascinating historical detail with a cast of sharply realised charactersa fast-paced, finely crafted, riveting mystery.The wit of Janet Evanovich and the ingenuity of Robert Wilson. Should appeal to fans of literary thrillers (Robert Wilson, Iain Pears), and also Tracey Chevaliers Girl with a Pearl Earring and Salley Vickers Miss Garnetts Angel. Adrians debut novel, Vienna Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction.; 1.89 x 9.21 x 6.14 Inches; 450 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Malleable Casting Parts 1-2, Moldenke, Richard
7 Moldenke, Richard Malleable Casting Parts 1-2
Scranton, PA International Textbook Co 1935 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Black leather cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. It was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn.; Vol. 204c; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
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8 No Author Listed Catalogue Of The Books belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia; to which is prefixed, A short account of the institution, with the Charter, Laws, and Regulations. (Vol 1 and 2, 1835, Vol 3 1856)
Philadelphia, PA Library Company of Philadelphia 1835 & 1856 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
All three volumes. Original brown boards have heavy edge and corner wear. Spines have been taped over with brown library tape and has white writing. The spines underneath the tape look to be blue cloth. It is not known the condition of the bindings under the tape. These are ex-library from the Peabody Normal College at the University of Nashville with a withdrawn stamp inside on the library labels. Vol 1 and 2 were published in 1835 and covers books in the library up to 1835. Vol. 2 has a rare index for Vol 1 & 2 , Vol 3's index is ehaustive for all three volumes.Vol #3 covers books added from 1835 to 1856. This vol 3 has a presentation label to the "University of Tennessee, Nashville from The Library Company Company of Philadelphia. Front Hinge for vol 3 is al most detached. Volumes 1 & 2 are tight bindings. Contents of all volumes have foxing, otherwise clean. It looks as though Volumes 1 and 3 have had the pages trimmed as Vol. 2 has uneven pages. These rare volumes are some of the first, if not the first, example of subject arrangements used by the Paris Book Sellers of the day who use a new and innovative arrangement style. They are one of the best references for a cross section of the Library of Philadelphia which was the largest library of that era and remains one of the most prestegious libraries in the world. Foxing to pages and hinges may be weak or broken. All three volumes in the set. Rare if not unique.; Vol. 123; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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9 No Author Listed Uniform Regulations for the Army of the United States 1861
Washington, D. C. Smithsonian Institution 1961 1st Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue booklet. Has War Department photos of uniforms. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Elements of blueprint reading, Schools, International Correspondence
10 Schools, International Correspondence Elements of blueprint reading
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1932 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black leather cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. It was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn.; Vol. 209b; Illustrations; 7.70 X 5.10 X 0.30 inches; 65 pages 
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Drilling Machines and Practice, Staff, I.C.S.
11 Staff, I.C.S. Drilling Machines and Practice
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1936 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; ; Vol. 176; Illustration; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 123 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Erecting Parts 1-2, Staff, I.C.S.
12 Staff, I.C.S. Erecting Parts 1-2
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1936 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; International Textbook Company, 187; Vol. 187; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
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Gear Calculations and Gear Cutting, Staff, I.C.S.
13 Staff, I.C.S. Gear Calculations and Gear Cutting
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1934 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; Volume 185; Vol. 185; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 130 pages 
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Grinding Equipment and Practice, 184, Staff, ICS
14 Staff, ICS Grinding Equipment and Practice, 184
Scranton, PA International Textbook Co. 1934 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; Vol. 184; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Measuring Instruments, 175C, Staff, ICS
15 Staff, ICS Measuring Instruments, 175C
Scranton, PA International Textbook Co. 1939 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Black or dark blue leather cover with embossed lettering on cover and gilt print on spine. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; Vol. 175c; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 9.97 USD
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DIES AND DIE MAKING, Stoops, J. Howard
16 Stoops, J. Howard DIES AND DIE MAKING
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1936 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Black leather cover with embossed lettering. Marbled endpapers. Excellent illustrations throughout. Looks unused. This book was part of an early correspondence course from International Correspondence Schools Ltd. The school was founded in 1889 in Scranton, Pennsylvania by journalist and editor of the Mining Herald*, Thomas J. Foster. Alarmed by frequent mine accidents, Foster advocated better working conditions and stricter safety regulations, which led to Pennsylvania's adoption of the Mine Safety Act of 1885 and the requirement for miners to pass a safety exam. The mission of the school was to 'provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education. The organisation expanded to the UK in 1904 and is known as ICS Learn. Scarce if not rare book.; PARTS 1-2; Vol. 191c; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 11.97 USD
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"A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value"  Servicewomen of the Korean War Era, Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker
17 Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value" Servicewomen of the Korean War Era
Hanover, N. H. UPNE 2005 1584654716 / 9781584654711 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark green cover, no dust. Book is new, just no dust jacket. Extensively researched, this book provides compelling insight from a feminist viewpoint that addresses discriminatory legislation and regulations that prevented women from realizing their fullest potential and integration into the military. The individual stories woven into the text add interest and complement the historical content. The chapter on the nurses is particularly powerful. Their service of caring, courage and dedication under the most hazardous and austere conditions are the hallmarks of the noble profession of military nurse." (Brig. Gen. Connie L. Slewitzke, U.S. Army, Retired ) ; 1.1 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 336 pages; Fewer than five years after World War II, the United States found itself once again confronted by a war for which it was unprepared. Once again a downsized military establishment rushed to call up, draft, and recruit the needed manpower. And once again when it came up short, the services asked American women to leave their homes, jobs, and families to serve their country.

This book chronicles the crucial work of servicewomen in the Korean War, and other uniformed women who helped support that war and the burgeoning Cold War in places as far flung as the Pacific atoll of Kwajalein, bases in still-occupied post-war Germany and Japan, and lonely, isolated outposts such as Great Falls, Montana. The few short years between 1945 and 1953 saw pivotal changes in women's status in the U.S. Armed Forces. In a series of controversial and sometimes bitter legislative contests, women went from being almost a historical footnote in the immediate postwar period--a source of labor and skills the nation's military took for granted--to winning a permanent place in each branch of the armed services.

Largely based on the rich archives housed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, this volume records the actions of women who served in the armed forces, as well as those in the Red Cross, the USO, and other nongovernmental organizations that sent women overseas in support of U.S. military personnel. Topics include the efforts of the Department of Defense to increase the number of female recruits for the Korean War and the difficulty of retaining them in an era that valued homemakers and devalued career women; the cost to the military of the female talent drain just when the military needed them most; and a close look at Army, Navy and Air Force nurses, as well as those in the innovative M.A.S.H. units, who all performed magnificently under dangerous and harsh conditions.

The book's conclusion assesses the failure of the military to fully incorporate women during these years as a result of its own paternalistic mindset (shared by society at large) coupled with the failure of wartime recruiting efforts and the low retention rate for servicewomen. The authors argue that the number of servicewomen remained far below authorized levels throughout this period, and the continued small size of the women's components resulted in their inability to accomplish their mission. According to the authors, this hurt the credibility of the women's services and haunted them for years, reinforcing the rock-solid belief of many that the military was for men, and women did not belong there. 
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