London: Oxford University Press, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Item #39748
Limited to 1000 copies. A chronological narrative paying attention to the lives and charactiers of the pioneers of ballooning and flight and to the technical aspect of there work. 436 pages with 150 color and black and white plates from contemporary sources, chronology, bibliography and index. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt medallion on the front cover and lettering on the spine in gilt. Upper corners mildly bumped. The cloth at the base of the spine a little rough. Front interior hinge professionally repaired. A very good plus handsome copy.