Seymour, Private W. Kean and Palmer, Cadet Cecil (Editors).


The Royal Air Force Annual. Cecil Palmer and Hayward 1919.
1st Ed. 4to. x Adverts + 104pp. + pp.(ix-xx). Adverts. 7 colour plates. Colour advert for Lipton’s tear affixed to rear pastedown, ragged colour Bovril advert affixed to rear wrapp., creased plate affixed to upper wrapp., original chipped wrapps., with some creasing and loss to extremities and sl. loss to backstrip, some fading and soiling, faint ownership inscription of Tom Wright to head of upper wrapp. Scarce. Royal Aeronautical Society ‘As a celebration of the end of hostilities, the Editor of The Piloteer compiled a special Air Force Annual which was published in early 1919 with the appetising title of ‘Air Pie’. While mostly light hearted in content, the publication included messages from the great and the good commentating on the present and future of the RAF.’ With contributions by G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Marie Corelli, Thomas Hardy, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Eden Phillpots; illustrators include Muirhead Bone, W. Heath Robinson, W.L. Wyllie, Frank Brangwyn, Major Augustus E. John, Paul Nash, Eric H. Kennington, A.J. Munnings, H.M. Bateman, Gaudier Brzeska, John Hassall, C.R.W. Nevinson, etc.
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