First edition of Aces Up by Covington Clarke.
Octavo, 262, ix [glossary] pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in black on spine and cover, drawings of aviation maneuvers on endpapers, clean text with slight toning to endpapers. In publisher’s dust jacket with colorful wraparound illustration of World War I aircraft, retail price of 50 Cents on front flap, light soiling to covers, minor toning to interior and outer spine, tears along top/bottom edges which have been repaired with tape. A bright example.
Homer Clarke Venable (1891-1953) wrote adventure stories for young boys under the pseudonym Covington Clarke.