Item #2885 Sagittarius Rising. Cecil LEWIS.

Sagittarius Rising

Harrisburg: Giniger Book and Stackpole Books, 1936. Octavo, black cloth, [v], 332 pp. Rubbed at spine ends, otherwise a near-fine copy. Sent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at 17, and later a member of 56 Squadron, Cecil Lewis was a fighter pilot of World War I, described by Bernard Shaw in 1935 as "a thinker, a master of words, and a bit of a poet." In this account, the author conveys his bitter experience of the horrors of war, as we follow his progress from France and the battlefields of the Somme, to his pioneering defense of London against nighttime raids. Item #2885

Price (AUD): $50.00

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