Pale blue cloth over flexible boards, paper label on upper board; folio; contains 175 drawings (2 per page) with handwritten captions and 1-page foreword. Text block detached from binding, and endpapers absent; large chip out of cloth spine; corners a little dog-eared. Sold as is. An interesting "graphic novel" of sorts, scarce first edition, worthy of a repair or rebinding. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 165 Days: A Story of the 25th Division on ...
Publisher: William de Jarnette Rutherfoord / 25th Infantry Division
Publication Date: 1945
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description S.N., S.L., 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 175 p. : chiefly ill. ; 33 cm. An unusual and interesting unit history, comprised almost entirely of Rutherfoord's drawings. There are 176 sketches, all two per page for about 78 pages. The first drawing shows amphibian boats heading to a distant beach and is entitled "On the 11th of January, 1945 we headed for shore". The paper label on the front cover is a bit wrinkled and the spine cloth slightly faded, otherwise a nearly fine copy of a very rare description of World War II fighting. No place of publication, but probably the Philippines. A wonderful book. Bookseller Inventory # 007029