I WANTED WINGS

Beirne Lay, JR.

Published by Grosset & Dunlap, 1937
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. Tight, clean and crisp. A touch of shelf/edge wear. Previous Owner's name front edge paper.; 8.10 X 5.50 X 1.30 inches; xi, 350 pages. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: I WANTED WINGS
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 1937
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Lay, Jr., Beirne
Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York (1941)
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1941. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Lay's account of learning to fly, becoming commissioned in the Air Corps Reserve, and two years of active duty with the 20th Bombardment Squadron at Langley Field, Virginia. First published in 1937, this is the photoplay edition with stills from the 1941 movie starring Ray Milland, William Holden and Veronica Lake. Lightly bumped and rubbed with the previous owner's name, dated 1941, on the front pastedown. Dust jacket rubbed with chips and tears, front flap detached, bright in new Brodart. Seller Inventory # 180389

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Leisen, Mitchell (director); Lieut. Beirne Lay, Jr. (book, screenwriter); Don English and Ken Lobben (still photographers); Richard Maibaum and Sig Herzig (screenwriters); Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy (starring)
Published by Paramount Pictures, Hollywood (1941)
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Book Description Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, 1941. Vintage black-and-white still photograph of William Holden from the 1941 film. Based on the book of the same title by Lieutenant Beirne Lay, Jr., about young Army Air Corps recruits and their various romances. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Brief corner creases, else Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 132209

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LAY, Beirne, Jr.
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Book Description New York, Grosset & Dunlap, [1937]. 8vo. Original blue cloth; pp. xiii, [3], 350, plates after photographs, cloth partially faded, otherwise a very good copy. Second edition of a celebrated book on flying aircraft. The book was made in to a film in 1941 starring Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy, Constance Moore, Veronica Lake and Harry Davenport. This is the photo-play edition with eight pages of photo stills from the film. Seller Inventory # 2102422

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LAY JR., BEIRNE
Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York (1941)
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First Place Books - ABAA, ILAB
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition thus. Original blue cloth stamped in blind on the front panel and lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge mottled. Small previous owner book-plate at the bottom of the front paste-down. The complete dust jacket has some mild rubbing and has some archival paper tape to the folds of the verso. The true first edition was published by Harpers in 1937. The book was made in to a film in 1941 starring Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy, Constance Moore, Veronica Lake and Harry Davenport. This is the photo-play edition with eight pages of photo stills from the film. Signed on the front free endpaper by cast members Ray Milland, William Holden, and screenwriter Richard Maibaum. Additionally signed at the half-title page by the author Beirne Lay Jr., and Constance Moore. Screenwriter Richard Maibaum went on to write the scripts for thirteen James Bond films, beginning with Dr. No. This is a fine example of a truly one of a kind edition. A very good book, a very good film, and the signatures of many of the contributors. Near Fine / Very Good. Seller Inventory # 016513

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