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Sagittarius Rising by  Cecil Lewis - First Edition - 1936 - from Turn-The-Page Books (SKU: 056361)

Sagittarius Rising

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Sagittarius Rising

by Lewis, Cecil

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. Bookplate with address label on it, on front flyleaf. Slight dampstain to upper corners of last quarter of pages, affecting only the yellow top-stain not the page surfaces. Full cloth binding. 301pp. Jacket is good only, price-clipped, well rubbed, with dampstain around back flap fold. New mylar cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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
Turn-The-Page Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
056361
Title
Sagittarius Rising
Author
Lewis, Cecil
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1936
Keywords
Aviation History RAF Wwi
Bookseller catalogs
Military;
Size
8vo - 8" - 9" Tall

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