CHICHESTER, Francis. The Lonely Sea and the Sky. [London], Hodder and Stoughton, .
8vo. Original cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper after a painting by David Cobb, marine artist, not price-clipped; pp. 352, plates after photographs, illustration to the text after drawings; apart from minimal marginal fading to the rarely seen wrapper, and name on front fly leaf, a very good copy.
First edition, flat-signed by the author on front fly-leaf, 'R.G.S. lecture 30. XII, '65' in a different hand underneath, the motto on half-title framed with green ink. The autobiography of the navigator, aviator sailor, and navigational scientist for both aviation and ships. Signed first editions of this title are extremely rare. There was a later limited and signed edition, which can be found.