Flight of the Silver Bird

By: Carroll, Ruth and Latrobe

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book covers have bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. There is some beginning fraying to the book covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of two previous owners signatures (one to the half title page, and one to the illustration page). The endpapers are fully illustrated. This is a stated First Edition. The frontispiece has full color illustration, the text pages have both full color and black and white illustrations throughout. The book was inspired by Pan American Airways Boeing 314 Flying Boat named the Clipper. "One of the best-remembered aircraft during these early days is the Boeing 314 flying boat. Pan Am had built up its early international routes using several "Clipper" flying boat models, from Consolidated Aircraft, The Martin Company, and Sikorsky, but reached a peak with the Boeing 314. Boeing built 12 of these aircraft, with Pan Am taking nine. These operated Americas and transatlantic services in the 1940s. This was flying in style, with armchair-style seating and tables, across a series of separate compartments. Seats converted to beds for nighttime use." (from Simple Flying)

Title: Flight of the Silver Bird

Author Name: Carroll, Ruth and Latrobe

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Illustrator: Illustrated by Ruth Carroll

Location Published: New York, NY, Julian Messner, Inc.: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Categories: Young Adult

Seller ID: A45767

Keywords: young adult ruth carroll latrobe carroll pacific islands china clipper boeing 314 pan american airways