Ward Lock & Company, 1940, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition
128pp., list of coloured plates. Coloured illustrated frontispiece, "An Artist's Impression of a Fairey Swordfish Sinking a U Boat in the North Sea". The text is illustrated with 15 other illustrations in colour and numerous halftone and sepia photographs. Illustrated front boards, showing bombers over fields, with yellow writing on the front panel and back on the spine. Bumping, rubbing and fraying of the corners of the book, underlying board can be seen. Heavy shelf wear, again underlying board visible, to bottom edges of the book and minor wear to the top edge. The head and the heel of the spine are bumped and soft as well as sun faded. Dust marks and browning to the top paper edge and browning foxing to the rest. Original bookseller's sticker on the front paste down, and there is foxing to the endpapers and to the internal pages as well. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for front board, with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and green coloured titles to the backstrip. The dustwrapper is extremely rubbed, faded and chipped. Spine particularly affected with fading, and there is chipping to the head and to the heel of the spine with some loss. The back panel has become detached from the rest of the dustwrapper [dustwrapper now protected in library sleeving]. Chipping, tears and creasing to all edges of the dustwrapper. A book put out for children in early World War II espousing the virtues of the Royal Air Force. This is the first UK edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers ; Military History -- World War II; Inventory No: 0101800.