Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
XXIV, 152 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, introduction by Edward Lanchbery, 14 appendices and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of the author. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. This book was put out in the late 1950s where it's leading aeronautical expert writes about how there was a failure of the British aircraft industry to keep abreast of post-war development. He states that if, the then, powers that did not reorganise and inject money into research the British air superiority would fail. Minor bumping to the lower backstrip edge and fading to both top. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing and creasing both the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Heavy rubbing to both the front and rear dustwrapper panels. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower at left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. A small tear to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; History -- British; Inventory No: 0106327.