octavo, (189)pp., illustrations. As an Australian pilot in WW I, Taylor was still a teenager when he received the Military Cross and was awarded the George Cross (E.G.M.) in 1935. This is his story in 66 Squadron of the RFC in 1917 flying the Sopwith Scout 7309. Illustrated with photographs and a map. A very fine, clean copy in a dust jacket which is not price clipped. black boards in pictorial dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Sopwith Scout 7309.
Éditeur : (1968) Cassell,
Edition : First Edition..
Description du livre Cassell, London, 1968. Hardback. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. A very good first edition copy. Pictorial dustjacket in good condition with just a little wear to the extremities. Not price clipped. Blue cloth boards with silver titles to the spine. Contents clean and bright with no marks or inscriptions. pp. 177. N° de réf. du libraire 094193
Description du livre Cassell and Co., London, 1968. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Clean and bright internally, fore edge is slightly stained, book and dust jacket have slight shelf wear with price clipping. Better known today, perhaps, as a leading pioneer of civil flying in the inter-war years, with the proving and development of many of the world's great trans-oceanic air routes to his credit, Sir Gordon had always been reticent about his youth in the RFC, believing that the readers preferred a romantic, glamourised version of the pilot's war to the truth of the fearful days he had known. In the year before his untimely death 1966 however he was persuaded to write " Sopwith Scout 7309". Published in 1968. N° de réf. du libraire 9005192
Description du livre 1968, 1968. London: Cassell, (1968). 8vo. Orig. cloth. In price-clipped illust. dustjacket. (xii, 178pp.). With 12 full-page plates, and 1 map. 1st ed. Fine. NOTE: Arguably Taylor's rarest and most obscure book, even though it was his last title. N° de réf. du libraire 237960
Description du livre Cassell & Company Great Britain 1st edition 1968., 1968. Hard cover in price-clipped dust wrapper, 177pp, b&w plates. A little wear to edges, spine slightly cocked, acid tape stains on edges of dw flaps and front and rear pastedowns, previous owner's name on front and rear endpapers; a good copy As well as telling of the Sopwith Scout's role in the Great War, Australian Gordon Taylor describes his experiences with 66 Squadron RFC where he flew the Sopwith Scout in 1917 over the Western Front in France and Belgium. He was one of only four men in his Flight who survived the full tour of duty. At 17, he was awarded the Military Cross. N° de réf. du libraire 163088
Description du livre Cassell, London, 1968. Hardcover. État : Very Good+. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. First Edition. Corners are lightly bumped otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. No jacket chips or tears, not price-clipped. No previous owner markings or bookplates, unread appearance. N° de réf. du libraire 012588
Description du livre London, Cassell, (1968)., 1968. First Edition; 8vo; pp. (xii), 177; map frontispiece, 24 b/w. plates, index; dustjacket with minor chipping, price clipped, previous owner's bookplate to front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. N° de réf. du libraire 40063
Description du livre Cassell London Proof Copy 1968, 1968. 8vo. Printed paper Proof Copy wraps. small tear to back wrapper, few pencil marks on back wrapper, slightly coloured where it has been shelved next to a smaller book, otherwise Very good unmarked copy. Wrapper printed with publication date and price. N° de réf. du libraire 61158