A Year for France. War Letters of Houston Woodward.

New Haven, Conn: The Yale Publishing Association, Inc., 1919,

First Edition. octavo, blue cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine and with a facsimile of the French aviation badge on the front cover stamped in gilt and silver. (vi), 196pp. The Yale Publishing Association, Inc., Item #31729

Printed on paper watermarked, "Old Stratford." Mounted frontispiece and with 14 plates, two of which are folding. Houston Woodward was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in the American Ambulance in 1917 then enlisted in French Aviation 14 July 1917. He received his flight training from 24 July through 14 December 1917 at Avord, Juvisy, Pau, G.D.E., receiving his brevet on 30 September 1917. He was at the Front with Escadrille SPA. 94 from 16 December 1917 to 1 April 1918 when he was killed in combat south of Montdidier. He received the Croix de Guerre with Palm. Presentation Copy, inscribed and signed by Woodward's father on the front free endpaper: "To my cousin Kate Trott with love G Woodward 1920". Cloth a bit dull, wear to extremities and with slight wear. A scarce book.

Price: $275.00