(BINDINGS) WORLD WAR II Group of four volumes relating to World War II previously belonging to Carl A. Kroch. Comprising The United States Navy in World War II. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1966. 8vo, bound in full blue morocco, gilt turn-ins, onlay leather designs on upper and lower covers, t.e.g. [With]The Game of the Foxes. New York: David McKay Company, 1972 (later printing). 8vo. dark green full morocco, t.e.g.[With]The United States Marine Corps in World War II. New York: Random House, 1969. 8vo, full brown morocco, gilt lettering at spine. [With]The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963. 8vo, full blue morocco, gilt stamped seal of United States Navy to top board,marbled endpapers, spine gilt in compartments, t.e.g.
Three of the four volumes have Kroch's ex-libris stamp to front pastedown. Known as the "Book Baron," Kroch was a legendary Chicago bookseller. The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University is housed in the library named in his honor. All in fine condition.