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Sagittarius Rising

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Sagittarius Rising

by Cecil Lewis

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Peter Davies, 1944. Hardcover. 6. 1944. Reprint. 249 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth. Pages are moderately tanned and foxed throughout. Binding is loose to front. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Boards have moderate edge-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Spine has crushing to both ends. Spine is heavily tanned. Book has forward lean. Black staining present.

Synopsis

A memoir by a WWI fighter pilot, with the adventurous spirit of War Horse and the charm of The Little Prince A singular, lyrical book, Sagittarius Rising is at once an exuberant memoir from the Lost Generation and a riveting tale of the early days of flight during World War I. Cecil Lewis lied his way into the British Army’s Royal Flying Corps at age sixteen and was ordered to a squadron on the Western Front only a year later. At the time, flying was so new that designers hadn’t even decided on basic mechanics such as how many wings a plane should have. Despite this, Lewis mastered virtually every kind of single-engine plane in the RFC, going on to excel in active duty and even to dogfight the Red Baron—and live to tell the tale. Full of infectious charm and written with the prose and pacing of a novel, Sagittarius Rising beautifully recounts Lewis’s harrowing exploits in the sky alongside his wild times of partying and chasing girls while on leave in London. His coming-of-age story is unlike any other WWI memoir you’ve read before.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
1631612472EMB
Title
Sagittarius Rising
Author
Cecil Lewis
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - 6
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Peter Davies
Date Published
1944

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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [More]
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