Spitfire: The History by Eric B. Morgan & Edward Shacklady newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Key Publishing, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The Supermarine Spitfire became a legend. More importantly it represented a symbol of hope for a nation faced with certain invasion if air defence could not be maintained. Many other aircraft went to war for Britain, but none emerged with quite the same aura as this classic and long-lived fighter.
Spitfire: The History is the most detailed reference work yet compiled on R J Mitchells design masterpiece, representing 25 years of research which took its authors into the remotest regions of archival territory. The scope is immense, covering 71 related type numbers and encodifying information on more than 22,500 aircraft Rare documents, photographs and drawings define the evolution to an unprecedented degree, embracing Seafire, Spiteful and Seafang developments to create a unique record.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a short tear to the top corner. Leans slightly. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 634 pages. 12″ x 8½”.
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