1937, 2nd Printing of WWI Aviation Novel "Contact" by Charles R. Codman - Decorated WWI Pilot
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1937, 2nd Printing of WWI Aviation Novel "Contact" by Charles R. Codman - Decorated WWI Pilot

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ARTIFACT: WWI aviation novel Contact by Charles Codman and published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston, Massachusetts. This copy is a 1937 2nd printing with a handwritten inscription on the inside cover dated 1942. The cover of the book reads: "CONTACT", displays a propeller blade in the center and reads: "CHARLES CODMAN" along the bottom. The book is nearly 250 pages and tells of Codman's training, experiences in France, and imprisonment in Germany.

Charles Codman was born into a wealth New England family in Boston and attended Harvard College. Upon graduation in 1915, he enlisted in the American Field Service and after the US entered WWI became a pilot and as a First Lieutenant Charles saw combat in France while serving as part of the 96th Aero Squadron, he was awarded both the Silver Star and Croix de Guerre. Charles Codman enlisted again during WWII as served in the US Army where, as Major was fluent in French and assigned as translator to accompany Operation Torch invasion of French North Africa.

VINTAGE: Circa 1937.

SIZE: Approximately 8-3/8" x 5-5/8", 247 pages.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Glued binding, paper, ink, silver foil.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.

MARKINGS: "COPYRIGHT 1937, BY CHARLES R. CODMAN ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO REPRODUCE THIS BOOK OR PORTIONS THEREOF IN ANY FROM", "PUBLISHED MAY 1937", "REPRINTED MAY 1937", "PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY ??? BOSTON 1937"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a military book collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAT05 LDEX12/15 SDEX04/19

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine - Very Fine): The cover shows heavy storage and age wear, the binding shows some slight separation, the inside pages show little to no wear or discoloration, all pages intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.