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Going Solo. by  Roald Dahl - First Edition - 1986 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 123611)

Going Solo.

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Going Solo.

by Dahl, Roald

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. First edition of Dahl's autobiography, a continuation of his his autobiography describing his childhood, Boy, detailing his travels in Africa and exploits as a World War II pilot. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Julie Tennent. Author photograph by Sophie Baker. In Going Solo, Dahl recounts his adventures in Africa and experiences as a squadron pilot in the Royal Air Force, flying the Tiger Moth, Gloster Gladiator, and Hawker Hurricane. Dahl was among the last Allied pilots to withdraw from Greece during the German invasion, taking part in the air for the Battle of Athens on 20 April 1941 and, after the country fell to the Nazis, he went to the Middle East to fight Vichy French pilots after staying for a brief time in Alexandria, Egypt.

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"First published in the USA by Farrar Straus Giroux 1986."

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
123611
Title
Going Solo.
Author
Dahl, Roald
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1986
Keywords
Going Solo First Edition, Roald Dahl first edition
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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