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LORAINE, WINIFRED. - Robert Loraine: Soldier - Actor - Airman.

London, Collins. 1938, First Edition. Hard Cover. 390 pp, 9" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. A biography of Robert Loraine, MC DSO (1876-1935), detailing his acting career (in London & on Broadway) and his military career, both as a soldier in the South African War and an aviator in the First World War. He learned to fly at the Bleriot school in France and the OED credits his diary with the first written use of the word 'joystick' with reference to airplane controls. Previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown, small faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, browning on rear endpapers, a few very small light stains and light general browning to fore-edge of text block, two very small scuffs and minor soiling to bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, very light rubbing. Very Good -/No Jacket.
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JPą 2075] Book number 28849

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