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. Top of spine slightly bumped. Jacket slightly worn at extremities, and with two small, closed tears. 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 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 Cassell, UK, 1968. Cloth. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1917 RFC memoir by the aviation pioneer. pp177, illus. DW in contemporary archival sleeve, so in nice condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 010047
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 (1968) Cassell,, London:, 1968. First Edition.. 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 24200
Description du livre Cassell, London, 1968. Hardcover. État : Very Good+. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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 Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 35 Red Lion Square, London First Edition . 1968., 1968. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original aqua marine blue covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains [xii] 177 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs to the centre pages, single page map. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, unused and unopened new book. Taylor attended The Armidale School in northern New South Wales. At the beginning of the First World War he applied to join the Australian Flying Corps but was rejected. He subsequently went to Britain and was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps in 1916, joining No. 66 Squadron. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1917 and promoted to Captain, also serving with Nos. 94 and 88 Squadrons. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 30493139X AEROPLANES. N° de réf. du libraire 87370
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