Cecil Lewis – Sagittarius Rising – First UK Edition 1936

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Cecil Lewis – Sagittarius Rising – First UK Edition 1936

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A first edition, first printing published by Peter Davies in 1936. A near fine book with a little dustiness to the top edge. No inscriptions. Some rubbing to the edges and to the corners. Beautifully fresh and clean spine. In the very good good, fragile and scarce unclipped dust wrapper which has had some internal repair to the hinges (both archival tape and paper). Some chipping to the spine tips and corners. Some small patches of loss and wear to the front panel of the wrapper. Rubbing and creasing and strike through to the publisher’s address on the rear panel.

“Sagittarius Rising” is an autobiographical account written by British author and World War I fighter pilot Cecil Lewis. The book was first published in 1936 and is considered a classic in aviation literature. Cecil Lewis recounts his experiences as a pilot during World War I, providing readers with a vivid and personal perspective on the early days of aerial warfare. The title, “Sagittarius Rising,” refers to the author’s astrological sign, Sagittarius, and serves as a metaphor for the adventurous and free-spirited nature of the aviators during that time. The book offers a detailed and sometimes poetic narrative of Lewis’s journey from a young, inexperienced pilot to a seasoned veteran in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC).


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A first edition, first printing published by Peter Davies in 1936. A near fine book with a little dustiness to the top edge. No inscriptions. Some rubbing to the edges and to the corners. Beautifully fresh and clean spine. In the very good good, fragile and scarce unclipped dust wrapper which has had some internal repair to the hinges (both archival tape and paper). Some chipping to the spine tips and corners. Some small patches of loss and wear to the front panel of the wrapper. Rubbing and creasing and strike through to the publisher’s address on the rear panel.

“Sagittarius Rising” is an autobiographical account written by British author and World War I fighter pilot Cecil Lewis. The book was first published in 1936 and is considered a classic in aviation literature. Cecil Lewis recounts his experiences as a pilot during World War I, providing readers with a vivid and personal perspective on the early days of aerial warfare. The title, “Sagittarius Rising,” refers to the author’s astrological sign, Sagittarius, and serves as a metaphor for the adventurous and free-spirited nature of the aviators during that time. The book offers a detailed and sometimes poetic narrative of Lewis’s journey from a young, inexperienced pilot to a seasoned veteran in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC).