THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR by BATES, H.E. (Flying Officer…

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR

Edition: First US edition

New York: Knopf, 1943. Variant (first issue?) binding. Octavo pp (viii), (173). Blue cloth, front cover decorated in blind, spine in gilt, red topstain. Light rubbing to spine tips; small light spot to top; endpapers tanned with inner margins browned from binding materials; ink inscription to front free endpaper; near fine o/w. Price-clipped jacket has rubbed chips to tips to spine affecting part of two letters; spine lightly age-darkened, lightly rubbed to folds; small chips to outer corners; rubbing to flap folds; rear panel tanned with small chip to top edge; blank corner torn from rear flap; good, but still respectable example. The first of the "Flying Officer X" books, commissioned by the British government. 21 pieces about the RAF plus a glossary of RAF slang. The book was previously published in a shorter version in 1942 in the UK as THE GREATEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, thus the US edition is the fuller text.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

Book ID: 6720
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