War Letters of Edmond Genet. The First American Aviator Killed Flying the Stars and Stripes.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918,
First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (xxvi), 330pp. Charles Scribner's Sons, Item #21903
Edited, with an introduction by Grace Ellery Channing. Prefatory note by John Jay Chapman. With a frontispiece portrait and photographic plates. Edmond Genet was born in Ossining, New York. He joined the Foreign Legion (Infantry) in February, 1915 and joined French Aviation on May 24, 1916. He attended aviation schools from June 5, 1916, to January 18, 1917, at Buc, Pau, Cazeaux, G.D.E. He was brevetted on September 3, 1916, and went to the Front with the Escadrille Lafayette on January 19 where he was killed in the line of duty on April 16, 1917 while flying in Escadrille N. 124 on patrol between St. Quentin and LaFere. Genet was awarded the Croix de Guerre, with two palms. From the library and with the bookplate of Alvin J. Kropff. Stamping on spine slightly dull, one corner mildly bumped. A near fine, clean copy.