BARKER, Ralph. Aviator Extraordinary. The Sidney Cotton Story as told to Ralph Barker.

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BARKER, Ralph. Aviator Extraordinary. The Sidney Cotton Story as told to Ralph Barker. London, Chatto & Windus, 1969.

8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (price-clipped); pp. 297, plates after photographs; wrapper with a few repaired marginal flaws, gift inscriptio to initital blank, this leaf with clipped corner, otherwise very good.
Scarce first eDition of this work on the Australian-born legendary aviation pioneer. Sidney Cotton began flying n 1914 and in the 1920s pioneered airmail and aerial survey in Newfoundland. During WWII Cotton worked on photographic reconnaissance. In 1916 he had invented the Sidcot flying suit.

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