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The New-Kanawha River and the Mine War of West Virginia

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

McCormick, The New-Kanawha River and the Mine War of West VirginiaMcCormick, Kyle.   The New-Kanawha River and the Mine War of West Virginia.  Charleston, West Virginia: Mathews Printing and Lithographing Company, 1959.

176 pp. 9.25″ (21.5 cm) tall. Hardcover. G/ NONE.

Signed by author on title page with additional inscription.

Sound binding and hinges. Pages clean, tanned. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with heavier wear at spine top/bottom and corner tips, which are bumped. General shelf wear including some scuffing.  Gilt lettering on front and spine is darkened.  Illustrated with black and white plates, maps on endpapers.

Contents: The New-Kanawha River. Early history. The Civil War. River travel. The West Virginia capitol. Railway development. Industrial development of the river.  Legends of New River. Colorful stories of the river. Miscellaneous stories. The Mine War of West Virginia, 1912-1921 (the Cabin Creek strike, the first armed march, murder in Mingo, the second armed march, persons involved in the Mine War).  $125.00.    #3690035

Purchase here.  Major credit cards, PayPal accepted.  Inquiries about the book may be made to info@catscradlebks.net.

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New catalog on World War I from Cat’s Cradle Books

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

I invite you to download and view my World War I catalog.  All titles subject to prior sale.  Inquires may be made to info@catscradlebks.net.  I accept major credit cards and PayPal.

The Great War changed the landscape of the modern world whether we look at the military, medicine, technology, gender roles, diplomacy, international borders, or economies.  This catalog offers a range of titles for the interested layperson as well as the scholar.

May  we enjoy a future that is free of such devastating conflict.  And may we remember so as not to repeat it.

 

Kathy Carter@Cat’s Cradle Books

A World War I Aviation Staple: The Hispano-Suiza Engine

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Vintage Hispano-Suiza Engine manual, World War I

Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Instructions for the Care and Operation of Model A-I-E Hispano-Suiza Aeronautical Engines. Birkigt Patents. Instruction Book, November 1918. Series No. 7A. New Brunswick, NJ: Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation, 1918. 240 pp. 7.75″ tall. Hardcover.

Condition: Fair/ no dust jacket. Cracked hinges, sound binding. Clean but age-darkened pages. Cloth over boards is heavily soiled with edge rubbing, bumped corners. Gilt lettering on front is still bright. Fold-out diagrams are generally in good condition except for Plate 28, Oil Circulation System, which is torn along some creases and which also has several closed tears.

A rare operating manual for an important engine in early aviation.

The Hispano-Suiza played an important role in air warfare in World War I, which was ongoing at the time of publication. Illustrated with black and white diagram drawings, some in two-color, and black and white photographic reproductions throughout. Section on World War I flying Aces whose aircraft were powered by the Hispano-Suiza engine.

Price: $450.00.  

Inquire at info@catscradlebks.net or purchase here.  Major credit cards and PayPal accepted. Be sure to check our website for the latest discounts.

Download my World War I catalog.  Twenty-five pages of books, maps, magazines, and ephemera related to The Great War.