Privately Printed, ,
First Edition. octavo, brown cloth with gilt stamping on front cover. 60pp. Privately Printed, Item #30014
Illustrated with photographs. The background material for this book was composed by Bailey's parents with a selected number of letters written by him. The letters contain information about U.S. Naval aviation during WWI. Bailey enlisted in the Naval Aviation Corps in 1917 and was sent to France in 1918 serving at Moutchic, Ile Trudy, and Arcachon. He was later stationed in the U.S. but was killed while flying a Thomas Morse Scout in combat maneuvers in 1919. Presentation copy, inscribed on the preliminary page: To Laurance's Moth & Father from Morris's Mother & Father. May 10, 1922.". Slight wear to extremities, inner hinges weak, small erasure abrasion to front free endpaper, tan staining from clipping to back endpaper, still a very nice copy.