(Boston: McKenzie Engraving Co., 1920),
First Edition. octavo, boards and cloth. 76pp., (11)leaves of plates. McKenzie Engraving Co., Item #30269
Hoskier was from South Orange, New Jersey. He served in the American Ambulance during 1916 and enlisted in the French Aviation on 5 April 1916. He trained at Bus, Avord, Cazeaux, and G.D.E. After receiving his brevet on 13 August 1916, he was assigned to the Escadrille Lafayette and from 11 December 1916 to 23 April 1917. He was killed in combat on 23 April 1917, near Saint-Quentin. He received the Croix de Guerre, with Palm. Much of the material in this book is concerned with Hoskier's love of the outdoor life but a poem entitled "L'Envoi" describes a hazardous patrol over the lines in bad weather. This copy heavily chipped along edges of boards with what appears to be an ink or grease stain along the top edge of front and back covers. Water stain at bottom edge affecting bottom blank margin of the first twenty pages. The hinges and stitching are solid.