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Author: REID W. JAMES ( LONDON OCT 12 1933 - NEW YORK DEC 4 2016) Title: Memoirs of our three Families : The Smiths of Smithtown New York ; The Reids of Kirkinner, Scotland ; The Vandenboorns of Maastricht , Holland and my memories of special friends, favorite places and unforgettable moments.
Description: 2. S.l. ( Hartsdale , New York ) , s.d. ( ca. 2010 ), in-4°, 236 pp, sewn, original printed wrapper. Colour illustrations. With an ex-dono in pencil on the first page by his wife Riet Vandenboorns and a private note in another hand on the inside of the upper cover. Private edition, without a title page ( as published). Printed in a restricted number of copies, for private circulation only. Memoirs of James W. Reid (1933 - 2016) born in London, his father a colonel in the British army, went to the USA and married Riet Vandenbooms ( of Dutch descent). Took an active part as colonel in the Vietnam war and bombing missions in Cambodia, served later in Argentina and Peru as US military attaché. In Peru he developped an intrest in pre-columbian textiles and became a foremost expert in that field , on which he also published. He had a great intrest in art and was also a lifelong member of the Parisian '' Salon d'Automne ''. The author describes his life in great detail, with many illustrations of his family, his friends, the places he visited... .
Price: EUR 100.00 = appr. US$ 108.68 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 48586