SHEPHERD, Dolly, Peter HEARN, and Molly SEDGEWICK. When the 'Chute Went Up. Adventures of a Pioneer Lady Parachutist. [Stroud], Skyline, .
8vo. Original boards with price-clipped illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. 183, highly illustrated throughout; tiny spot to last leaf, otherwise very good.
Second, revised edition (first, Robert Hale, 1984), of the autobiography of this parachuting lady, who wrote her memoirs at the age of 96. According to BBC History magazine, she liked to “go high because I had it in my head that if I had to be killed, I’d like to be killed completely: good and proper!” - Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the co-editor Molly Sedgwick on front fly leaf.