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B&W Illustrations; A Very Early printing, but not First Edition (red lettering on the spine not gilt lettering) . This book is in Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and bumping. The covers of the book have big patches of fading, waterspotting and the spine joints have ground-in dirt. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. Both the front and rear spine hinges have beginning cracking. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. "Grahame-White's interest in aviation was sparked by Louis Blériot's crossing of the English Channel in 1909. This prompted him to go to France, where he attended the Reims aviation meeting, at which he met Blériot and subsequently enrolled at his flying school. Grahame-White was one of the first people to qualify as pilot in England, becoming the holder of Royal Aero Club certificate No. 6, awarded in April 1910. He became a celebrity in England in April 1910 when he competed with the French pilot Louis Paulhan for the £10,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail newspaper for the first flight between London and Manchester in under 24 hours. Although Paulhan won the prize, Grahame White's achievement was widely praised." The book gives a history of aviation, especially heavier-than-air flight and then goes on to predict possibilites of the future of aviation.
Title: Flying An Epitome and Forecast
Edition: Early printing
Publisher: London, England, Chatto & Windus: 1930
Book Condition: Good+
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A36310