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Beston, Full Speed Ahead. Tales from the Log of  a Correspondent with Our Navy.

Beston, Henry B. / [Sims, Admiral William Sowden].

Full Speed Ahead. Tales from the Log of a Correspondent with Our Navy. [Inscribed Association copy from Henry B. Beston to Admiral William Sowden Sims – with original typescript in an envelope that is tipped into the pastedown / It is a typescript of a letter that was written during Beston’s time as editor at the magazine “The Living Age” (an offshoot of ‘Atlantic Monthly’) and stunningly also reflects on Beston’s classmate, Theodore Roosevelt, whom he obviously gave a copy of this book and according to Beston’s letter to Sims, Theodore Roosevelt and his children confirming that they enjoyed it. The letter reveals that Beston sends this book as a “thank you” to Admiral Sims for his time as war correspondent under Sims’ command during World War I. The typescript of the letter must be seen as an extension to Beston’s Preface in the book in which he writes: “And no acknowledgment, no matter how studied or courtly, its phrasing, can express what I owe to Admiral Sims for the friendliness of my reception, for his care that i be shown all the Navy’s activities, and for his constant and kindly effort to advance my work in every possible way”].

First Edition. New York, Doubleday, 1919. Octavo. XIII, 254 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very Scarce [OCLC locates only 1 copy]. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. The definitive, signed and inscribed association copy by Henry B. Beston to Admiral William Sowden Sims and also with a letter typescript to Admiral William Sowden Sims. The inscription reads: “To Admiral Sims with every grateful good wish of the author – Henry Beston Sheahan – 1919”.

EUR 1.400,-- 

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Svenska Turistföreningen, Turistföreningens Årsskrift.

Svenska Turistföreningen / [ edited by Boheman, Mauritz / Melander, Richard / Berg, Gustaf Ruben Gustafsson / Boheman, Ezaline / Fries, Carl].

Svenska Turistföreningens Årsskrift. [Nature perception and tourist life / Tourism and its Influence on Environment and many other topics on Ecology, Nature, Climate and Environmental Impacts in Sweden].

43 volumes. Stockholm, Wahlström & Widstrand, 1889, 1891-2, 1893-1914, 1916-1923, 1929-1940. 14.5 cm x 21.5 cm. Circa 17,500 pages. (1889) 256 pages; (1891-2) 403 pages; (1893) 304 pages; (1894-5) 169 pages;(1894) 387 pages; (1895) 474 pages; (1896) 309 pages; (1897) 368 pages; (1898) 444 pages; (1899) 443 pages; (1900) 422 pages; (1901) 461 pages; (1902) 447 pages; (1903) 447 pages; (1904) 463 pages; (1905) 439 pages; (1906) 402 pages; (1907) 446 pages; (1908) 438 pages; (1909) 493 pages; (1910) 462 pages; (1911) 415 pages; (1912) 407 pages; (1913) 404 pages; (1914) 441 pages; (1916) 450 pages; (1917) 382 pages; (1918) 381 pages; (1919) 341 pages; (1920-21) 783 pages; (1922) 397 pages; (1923) 398 pages; (1929) 354 pages; (1930) 366 pages; (1931) 366 pages; (1932) 376 pages; (1933) 387 pages; (1934) 407 pages; (1935) 438 pages; (1936) 395 pages; (1938) 399 pages; (1939) 383 pages; (1940) 395 pages. Numerous monochrome photographs throughout. 32 volumes in original Hardcover [Excellent, contemporary library Buckram with gilt lettering on spine]. Gilt embossment of Alpine Club Insignia on spine / Also: 12 of the volumes are original Softcovers with decoratively illustrated wrappers. Gilt top edge to the Volume covering the year 1900. Very good condition generally with only minor signs of external wear. Hardcovers- Externally, very smart with occasional very minor rubbing to the head and tail. Text block with dust-toned edges. Interior crisp and sharp cornered for the most part. Occasional foxing and some tanning throughout. Interiors unmarked. Volume for 1894-5 shows significant darkening to interior. Volumes for 1907 and 1917 show damp staining and damage to interior. Softcovers – Externally, very smart with occasional very minor rubbing to the head and tail and to corners. Interiors clean and bright. 1929 Volume, open tear to top corner of front board. Volumes for 1935 and 1937 show slight tears to spine but binding still firm and strong. Volume for1937 has detached front board and loose leaves near front. Former library copies – volumes carry subtle stamp of the Alpine Club on the preliminary pages.

EUR 2.800,-- 

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