viii, 245 pages of text. Original hardcover binding with minor sunning to the extremities. The original unclipped dustjacket has numerous small chips, tears and creases along the edges, with moderate soiling and wear; protected in archival mylar. The inner front hinge is somewhat weakened. Illustrated with numerous black & white photographs. With an introduction by Rear-Admiral Philip Andrews. Previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper. The text has a few minor smudges, but is unmarked. No edition stated; assumed First Edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: I LIKE DIVING. A Professional's Story.
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin Company
Año de publicación: 1929
Condición del libro: Very good condition
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Company, Cambridge, 1929. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good Plus. No Jacket. Reprint?. Front hinge tender. Uncommon. Navy cloth, silver titles and helmet device. No date at title page so? A diver for and with Ellsberg; describes S-51, S-4, more. 245pp illust with b&w photographs. Nº de ref. de la librería 031702
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York, 1929. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good +. No Jacket. Presumed First Edition. Blue cloth with Black diving helmet on the cover and black spine titles. Light wear to the covers and some discoloration spots (prior insect damage) at the top of the spine (extends down from the top for less than one inch) and two small similar spots along the top edge of the back cover. Gift inscription on the free endpaper. Pages are clean and binding is tight. If not for the bit of insect damage I'd call this a solid VG. Eadie was a diver and associate of salvage expert Edward Ellsberg and was also the recipient of both the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor. 245pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 1015
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Company, Cambridge, 1929. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. First American Edition. Front hinge tender. Uncommon. Blue boards, orange title and helmet device. Name ffep. Dated 1929 on title page. A diver for and with Ellsberg; describes S-51, S-4, more. 245pp illust with b&w photographs. Nº de ref. de la librería 040392
Descripción Houghton, 1931, 1931. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 245p. Photos. US Navy Chief Gunner's Mate hard hat diver. Involved in salvage work on the sunken submarines S-51 (SS-162) and S-4 (SS-109), receiving the Navy Cross for each operation, and the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in rescuing a fellow diver on the S-4 on 18 December 1927. Medal of Honor citation of Chief Gunner's Mate Thomas Eadie (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 130): "For display of extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession above and beyond the call of duty on 18 December 1927, during the diving operations in connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. S-4 with all on board, as a result of a collision off Provincetown, Mass. On this occasion when MICHELS, Chief Torpedoman, United States Navy, while attempting to connect an air line to the submarine at a depth of 102 feet became seriously fouled, EADIE, under the most adverse diving conditions, deliberately, knowingly and willingly took his own life in his hands by promptly descending to the rescue in response to the desperate need of his companion diver. After two hours of extremely dangerous and heartbreaking work, by his cool, calculating and skillful labors, he succeeded in his mission and brought MICHELS safely to the surface." Blue cloth with diving helmet on front. SIGNED & inscribed in 1934. Spine sunned. Very Good copy. Signed by Author. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 64-783
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, Riverside Press Cambridge, Copyright 1929., 1929. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with orange diving helmet illustration on front cover, orange lettering on spine. This is approximately 6 x 8 1/4 inches, 245 pages of text, many black and white photo illustrations with one being the frontispiece, a great portrait of Eadie with his facsimile signature on the bottom, and on the reverse of that is the presentation and signature by Eadie written in blue ink: Lt Eddie Towne/Sincerely/Tom Eadie. Apparently the Lt Towne was a crew member, as the illustration after page 104 has some ink notations identifying two of the men, one Luke Daley plus another. Bookplate on front pastedown has the name darkened out, but reading through it I can see Edward A Town (spelled without the e). This has a darkened spine with about an eighth inch of wear and little tears at the spine ends, front cover basically clean and bright with couple tiny light spots, back has a good many small white spots, wear at corner tips, still quite nice looking. Inside is intact, hinges fine, last thirty pages have some sort of dark stain at the margins, could be water long ago, but text is all readable. The long page edges are untrimmed, top edge red now a bit faded. This is a well written account of Eadie's experiences in rescue and salvage, etc. This is in only good condition, but a book well worth preserving for the future. Inscribed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 01332
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, 1920. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. Bright blue boards with a orange lettering on the spine and an orange diver's helmet on the front cover. The spine of this book is not sunned as the DJ has done its job. Corners are sharp. The very tips have a whitish look, but are not fraying. The end papers are heavily toned with significant foxing on the last couple pages. The paste down at the rear of the book is actually the last page 223. Page 221 has a small tear at the top of the page. The title page and the frontispiece have been exposed to some damp stain along the edges. There is foxing to these from pages and the rear pages with some intermittent foxing on other pages. The stains look to be like remnants of coffee spill. The book contains a card from a Boston Baptist Social with a number on it. On the rear of this card is written in Tom Eadie's hand: "Sincerely, Tom Eadie". The signature matches the flat signed signature under the frontispiece perfectly. Top of text block is colored red. The fore edge and the bottom of the text block is toned. The bottom of the text block pages is slightly uneven. On the spine, there is a small mark maybe 1/4" just under the title appears to be a stray pen mark. Above this mark, there is a light scratch. The DJ covers the book, but has heavily soil and foxing. It appears as though the DJ protected most of the book over the years and from that damp stain. There are chinks missing around the spine and tears along the flap edges. Pictures are available on request. No edition stated. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 002204