Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2018 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 22, 2018 07:00 PM HST


3 books by Don Blanding, 1 book illustrated by Don Blanding

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$393 USD
$50 USD to je2ca175f
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1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Enjoy these four books, three of which were written and illustrated by Don Blanding, who is a poet, author, soldier of fortune and vagabond. The remaining book was written by Edythe Hope Genee, but illustrated by Don Blanding.

Book One: "Let Us Dream"

By Don Blanding

Copyright 1945.

Excerpt from book: "A handful of memories, A cupful of sorrow, A flagon of happiness, Faith in tomorrow, A measure of taking, A measure of giving, A curious jumble, This business of living."

Book Two: "Pilot Bails Out"

By Don Blanding

This book is the fourth printing.Copyright 1943.

Excerpt from jacket: "Don Blanding has written PILOT BAILS OUT from three points of view: as a veteran of the first World War; as a soldier in the present conflict, tremendously moved by the spirit and sacrifices of the men in service; and as a civilian during the years between."

Book Three: "The Rest of the Road"

By Don Blanding

This is the third printing. Copyright 1938.

Excerpt from book: "How long? How far? How hard? How fine? How heavy or light the load? If it's half as good as the half I've known, Here's Hail! ... to the rest of the road."

Book Four: "Brief Aprils"

By Edythe Hope Genee

Illustrations By Don Blanding

Copyright 1947. This book has autographs by both the author and the illustrator.

Excerpt from book: "Love spins a web upon the lilac tree, As fragile as a mist of silver lace, Jeweled with moments of fleeting melody. One lone high star falls with ephemeral grace, To seek, then softly close a waiting door—Brief Aprils, that flower and touch the heart no more."

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