Boot: A Marine in the Making. USMCR Corporal Gilbert P. Bailey.

Boot: A Marine in the Making

Columbia, South Carolina: Bostick & Thornley, 1943. Cpl. Edward J. Freeman & Pfc. John H. Birch, Jr. Pictorial boards. A fascinating one-of-a-kind copy of the 1943 1st edition. WITH A DECEMBER 7TH, 1943 (2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR) FULL-PAGE INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER BY CORPORAL ROBERT E. ALBRECHT OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS TO "CONNIE", ENCOURAGING HER TO READ THRU TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LIFE ON PARRIS ISLAND IS LIKE FOR THE NEW RECRUITS. CPL. ALBRECHT FURTHERMORE GIVES A HANDWRITTEN, RUNNING COMMENTARY THRUOUT TO THIS COPY, ESSENTIALLY OFFERING CONNIE (AND NOW US) AN INSIDER'S TAKE AND A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE ACTUAL DAY-TO-DAY TRAINING. A very solid copy to boot. Tight and VG+ in its wonderful pictorial boards, with very light scuffing to the panels and just a bit of wear along the top and fore-edges. Quarto, crisp, high-quality black-and-white photos thruout by Cpl. Edward Freeman and Pfc. John Birch, Jr. Very Good +. Item #19638

Price: $250.00

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