Access Press, 1989, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First Edition, Signed by Author
1st edition (limited run). The story of the first single-engine aeroplane flight from Britain to Australia in 1921, by Raymond Parer and John Cowe McIntosh. Meticulously researched. From Dust Jacket:: "The day after Easter Sunday 1921 the most famous man in Australia was John Cowe McIntosh. Later his funeral cortege was to stretch for three miles along the road to Karrakatta, WA. Later again he was to be immortalised in verse by Cecil Day Lewis. yet few today in his adopted country could tell the reason for his fame, or anything about the man himself. This well-researched book reads more like a fast-paced, fictional, adventure yarn, than a factual account of 'the hero the Bi-Centennial forgot'". This is the first Australian edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Aviation; Australia; History. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0864450842. ISBN/EAN: 9780864450845. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6693.