Date: 2016-08-12 03:10 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
The WWI book I bought gives all the most up-to-date scientific gardening advice as of 1899, so even though it's still in good condition I rather doubt it would have been terribly exciting to a 1940s GI (or even a 1919 one, tbh.) It got me thinking about it, though, and the bookplate is neat!

And, yeah, they were bound on the short end, that's why it sticks in the memory! of course now that I go to look I can't find the books I was thinking of. There was an existing series of pocket field guides in the '30s that were bound that way, though, I'm wondering if they just reprinted them in an unaltered armed services edition without being part of the formal project. Now I can't find them, of course. Clearly it is time to finally attempt to get all the books shelved. <_<
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