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The Private Papers of Private Purkey; Adventures of a Rookie as Told in Letters to His Ma by H.I. Phillips - Hardcover - 5th or later Edition - 1941 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 009704)

The Private Papers of Private Purkey; Adventures of a Rookie as Told in Letters to His Ma

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The Private Papers of Private Purkey; Adventures of a Rookie as Told in Letters to His Ma

by H.I. Phillips

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  • fair
  • hardcover
Condition
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New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1941 Harper & Brothers, New York. 1941. (Sept 41 by code) Hardcover. Stated 5th Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fair; wear to head, tail, and tips; soiling to peripheral edges and spine gutters; toning to endpapers; moisture stain to rear board fore edge. DJ: Fair; NOT Price Clipped ($1.50); wear and missing small pieces at head, tail, and tips; moisture stain to rear flap fold; overall toning to DJ. Blue cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering in black shadowbox on spine and front board. 121 pp 8vo. Private Purkey is every mother's son serving in the Army in WWII courtesy of the draft. Full of hilarious stories and illustrations that show the private's frustration with the entire situation and with life in general in a training camp getting ready to deploy to unknown places. Not a great copy but representative and suitable for reading.

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
009704
Title
The Private Papers of Private Purkey; Adventures of a Rookie as Told in Letters to His Ma
Author
H.I. Phillips
Illustrator
Alan Dunn
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
Fair
Quantity available
1
Edition
5th or later Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
1941
Keywords
World War II, letters home, Basic Training, U.S. Army,
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About Walnut Valley Books/Books by White

Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.

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