Title: 1918 ORIGINAL MANUAL, SCRAPBOOK AND EARLY ...
Publisher: ARIZONA NEBRASKA USA
Publication Date: 1918
Book Condition: Fair
On offer is an original collection and historical relic of WWI aviation being a journal of technical notes, diary entries, sketches and un-mailed letters handwritten and compiled by to Pvt. Franklin T. Rhodes, an aircraft mechanic in the US 86th Aero Squadron during WWI. Several pages are devoted to the A.E.G. Bomber G.105 including sketches, performance statistics and dimensions. There is also a page mentioning the Curtis trainer (J4 Jenny?). Several of the pages have 1918 dates at the top and include diary entries expressing his views of the "Great War". He also gives accounts of sightseeing in France with his buddies and several pages of letters that were never mailed. The first several pages appear to have been a collection of pre-WWI family photos that he kept in his binder/ note book. The photos have all been removed prior to acquisition, but the captions are still there. Twenty four  pages of writings in total. Overall Fair. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0001694
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Store Description: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts is located in Toronto, Canada doing business by appointment, and having an online presence selling rare books and manuscripts since 1999. Specializing in handwritten, historically significant books, manuscripts, diaries, documents and ephemera. A member of The Manuscript Society each treasure on offer is guaranteed authentic and as represented for life. Worldwide clientele includes public, private and university libraries on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Always buying collections and estates.