Some Milestones of Aviation

JOHNS, Capt. W.E. (author). Some Milestones of Aviation.

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JOHNS, Capt. W.E. (author). Some Milestones of Aviation. London; John Hamilton Ltd. [1935].

8vo. Original polished scarlet cloth lettered black to spine, top edge plain, others untrimmed, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-232; with a total of 30 photographic plates printed in half-tones on coated paper; a very nearly fine copy, both externally and internally, with inscription dated 1942, protected by an attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (6/- crossed through with 1/- in pencil) with overall rubbing, chipping to spine ends, a long winding closed tear to upper panel, now expertly repaired with archival tissue to the reverse and very unobtrusive, and red bleed from the cloth to the reverse.
First edition, later issue, in red cloth rather than blue but retaining the sundial motif to heel; with all advertised titles to the rear flap of the dustwrapper, and listed at the prelims, predating 1935, and with no publisher's catalogue to the rear which, according to authoritative sources should be absent from the first edition.