Deutschlands Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 1 zu seinem 70 Geburtsag am 20 November 1938.
( August EULER ) PHILIPP, Dr. G
PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY AUGUST EULER; WITH OBITUARIES IN TS
Published: Deutsche Luftwacht Ausgabe Luftwelt Berlin, 1938
Stock code: 41099
8vo., First Edition, text in German, with portrait frontispiece and numerous photographs (a number full-page) throughout; ivory wrappers printed in brown, sewed as issued, covers split along upper half of backstrip (but sewing wholly sound), covers lightly dust-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy.
A PRESENTATION COPY FROM EULER WITH HIS LONG SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON INSIDE FRONT WRAPPER. LOOSELY INSERTED ARE TWO OBITUARIES IN TYPSCRIPT: a) approx. 700 words by Eduard Bauer dated 2 July 1957 on Interpress Kultur stationery; b) approx. 350 words by an anonymous writer. August Euler (1868-1957) was an important pioneer German aviator, aircraft constructor and holder of the first German Pilot's license, issued in 1909. After WWI he became German Secretary of State for Air, but retired in 1922 due to the restrictions resulting from ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. With the outbreak of WWII his services were requested by the Nazi government but he resisted due to his age and remained in retirement. EXTREMELY SCARCE.