Pilots of Fighter Command; Sixty-Four Portraits

SKU: 024788
Regular price £240.00 GBP inc. VAT
January 1943 reprint of September 1942 edition. Rare, particularly with jacket. Previous owner signature 'Bill Cressy-Marcks, Ceylon 29/7/43' (Born 1922 Myanmar, died 29 Mar 1956. Flight Lieutenant, RAF Volunteer Reserve 356 Squadron). Bookseller stamp to FFEP. Ink annotations to List of Portraits indicating killed, prisoners of war, missing, or off flying due to injuries. Pencil annotations to portrait margins with rank, decorations, occasional 'shot down' and if 'bought it' or 'missing'. Fascinating historical document. Blue and beige cloth boards with white lettering to spine. Boards are marked and generally grubby. Corners are bumped. Top right corner of rear board is bent. Slight wear to board edges. Spine has mild bumping to top and bottom. Endpages are a little grubby. Front inner hinge is starting to crack. Rear inner hinge is starting to crack. Textblock is just starting to give. Textblock has one or two grubby marks but is generally clean. 96 pp. 64 b/w illustrations. Beige paper dust jacket with yellow lettering to front. DJ is rather tatty, with quite a bit of loss. Spine area is missing. Rather grubby. Not priceclipped. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 613g.  (YBP Ref: 024788:15(2f))
  • Author: CUTHBERT ORDE, Captain; DOUGLAS, Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto; SLESSOR, Air Vice-Marshal J.C.
  • Illustrator: CUTHBERT ORDE, Captain
  • Publisher: George G Harrap & Company Ltd
  • Condition: Good
  • Jacket Condition:Fair
  • Size: 4to - over 9 3/4in - 12in Tall
  • Binding: Hardcover
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  • Published in: London
  • Published Date: 1943
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  • Language: English