Rigby, 1976, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
1.640 kg.; XIII, 289 pp., acknowledgements, preface, foreword by Sir Norman Brealey, list of colour illustrations, selected sources and index. Orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white and colour photography, black-and-white and colour illustrations, facsimiles of documents and the occasional black-and-white line drawing. Maroon coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a bi - plane over a landscape, with white and black titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dustwrapper corners and there is a piece missing from the lower dustwrapper corner on the rear panel. There is 1" closed tear back top spine gutter edge with an associated fold that runs 3" along the back panel. Fading to the backstrip. A1 .25 " to the top left-hand corner of the rear fold over crease. This book presents Australian aviation from its beginnings to now (to the time of book's publication). The author has used the story of many Australian aviators, both famous and obscure, in a linked fashion to give a clear picture of the development of Australian aviation. "As a book for the general reader it is full of drama, humour, historical information and human interest.". -- from the front fold over panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aviation; ISBN: 0727001396. ISBN/EAN: 9780727001399. Inventory No: 0100219.