Title: Cavalry of the Clouds
Author: "Contact" Capt. Alan Bott
Description: Fifth Printing, as stated on the dust jacket spine. Brick-colored cloth boards stamped in black. Head of spine pushed. Scuff on bottom edge of text block. Interior unmarked; pages clean. Dust jacket shows minor edgewear and a couple closed tears; publisher's price stated on spine ($1.25). DJ in archival sleeve. Frontispiece portrait of the author. xxii, 266 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. Scarce in jacket. Published in the UK under the title An Airman's Outings.
Firsthand account of a British World War One flying ace through the air campaigns of the war. At the time of its publication, a review in the Philadelphia Inquirer states that it is "the first book by an experienced aviator in warfare which ever came from the press." Introduction by Major-General William Sefton Brancker, the Deputy Director-General of Military Aeronautics. Capt. Alan John Bott (1893-1952) was a World War I flying ace who was credited with five aerial victories. He later became a journalist, editor and publisher.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Place: Garden City
Keywords: World War One, First World War, WWI, WW I, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, British, flying ace, air battles, aeronautics,
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