Book Presented by Gen John J. Pershing to WWI RFC-RAF Pilot Wm. Booth, 1935, Comical English History

Book Presented by Gen John J. Pershing to WWI RFC-RAF Pilot Wm. Booth, 1935, Comical English History

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ARTIFACT: This is a rare book signed by General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing and presented to World War I Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force veteran William Booth. Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I, and is the only person to ever receive the prestigious General of the Armies title while still living. The book, a comical history of England by Sellar & Yeatman, is entitled "1066 And All That". It was published in Great Britain in 1935 and is the twenty-first edition of this title.

VINTAGE: Circa 1935.

SIZE: 116 pages; approximately 7-1/8" in height and 4-7/8" in width and 5/8" in thickness.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embossed cloth-bound cover, paper.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.

MARKINGS: For Mr. Booth. Sincerely, John J. Pershing; Twenty-First Edition (Fountain Library) 1935 PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an antique and collectible book collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEX06 LDGEX6/13 PsLDIEX04/21

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The book has some areas of wear and discoloration to the cover and some staining along the edges of the first few pages (after the page that has Pershing's signature) and also toward the center of the book.

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