The Courage of the Early Morning. A son's biography of a famous father. The Story of Billy Bishop.

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1965),

First Edition. octavo, blue boards in pictorial dust jacket. (223)pp. McClelland and Stewart Limited, Item #16104

A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record of 72 planes shot down in over 200 encounters, a controversial dawn raid on an aerodrome behind enemy lines when he single-handedly destroyed three German planes, along with stories of comradeship and relaxation in wartime London. Includes numerous photographs, a combat report of the attack on Estourmel aerodrome, two maps, epilogue, list of victories, and an index. Inscribed on the front endpaper: "To Bob & Mary with love from Jackie (Bishop) Willis O'Connor". Boards faded and shelfworn, jacket worn at extremities and with a few clear tape mends.

Price: $75.00