U.S. Navy, 1946. Hard Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. Good copy of the scarce Seabees Cruise Book, one of perhaps 1,200 copies originally produced in 1945 or 1946 by the US Navy as a cruise book for a Navy construction battalion identified as 31st US Naval Construction Battalion or 31st Seabees. It was printed by The Comet Press at 200 Varick St. in New York City. Illustrated with 600 +/- black and white photographs, maps and illustrations, plus 6 two-color heavy stock illustrated bound inserts themed to a chapter, and lavish two-color map endpapers. A clean, well bound copy. Cover has some wear: rubbing and bumping at spine ends and corners. Three inch piece missing from lower spine. Appears that a sticker may have been affixed to back cover, now only edges visible. Binding is tight . 9 x 12"; 182 pages including 2-color art pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The 31st Spearhead Construction Battalion
Publisher: The U.S. Navy/The Comet Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 1946
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Comet Press, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Some wear to the covers; the spine is split and coming off; front cover separating but still intact. The pages have some discoloring, a few stains but a good rare book. Full of b/w photos of the officers and platoons. Many photos of the activities including work on Iwo Jima. A rare item. World War II. WWII/Seabees/cruise book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 Pounds. Category: Military; Inventory No: 126100. Bookseller Inventory # 126100