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    Tom Lea. A Grizzly From the Coral Sea. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1944. First edition. Limited to 295 copies. Signed by Tom Lea. Lowman, in Printer at the Pass, writes that "20 [copies] were stamped on the front cover with the stars of Ursa Major," as this copy is. 8vo. 32pp. Green cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers by Tom Lea. Illustrations by Lea. An uncommonly fine copy in a crisp, pristine dust jacket.

    This short prose work (Lea's second book) draws from his experiences aboard the USS Hornet. This scarce title wasn't reprinted until 1988, and it remains a highly sought-after item for collectors of both Tom Lea and Carl Hertzog.

    Reference: Lowman 25B.


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    March, 2011
    12th Saturday
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