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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR 1 BOOK "Dave Dawson at Singapore"

Roger Chaffee: Personally-Owned and Signed Book from his Youth Originally from the Personal Collection of His Daughter. Read and saved by Chaffee, the type of material one might expect a young boy growing up during the war years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to read. Maybe thia books influenced his career path of aeronautical engineer, naval aviator, and then astronaut. The book is signed "Roger Chaffee" on the free front endpaper. Certainly a rare  signed book from a future astronaut. in fair condition overall with general wear and soiling. Pencil scribbling noted. As follows. (1) Dave Dawson at Singapore by R. Sidney Bowen (Akron: Saalfield Publishing Company, 1942), 250 pages, brown cloth with black lettering, 5.5" x 8". Partial, damaged dust jacket present..Dave Dawson War Adventure book series consisted of fifteen titles published between 1941 and 1946 by Crown Publishers. Written by Robert Sidney Bowen for young boys, they followed the adventures of American RAF pilot Dave Dawson and fellow flyer Freddy Farmer. By the end of the war, the series had sold over two million copies. These copies, published by Saalfield Publishers are early reprints of the originals. The Dave Dawson series was a childhood favorite of author Stephen King and is mentioned in his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $265.50
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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