From Balloon to Bomber: A Complete History of Aviation from Earliest Times until the Present Day.
Burbidge, W. F.

London: John Crowther, 1946. 1st edition. Good hardcover without dust jacket. Boards are worn and rubbed along edges with heavy bumping on head and heel of spine and on corners of covers. Covers are scuffed with large stain/splatter mark on fron cover. Also appears to be name (previous owner?) embossed/embedded on front cover. Pages are yellowed. 238 pages with illustrations, 8 short appendices (1. selection of duration records, 2. selection of altitude records, 3. selection of speed records, 4. selection of distance records, 5. modern gliding records, 6. winners of the Schneider Trophy contests, 7. list of nationality markings, 8. some long distance flights), and index. As the title indicates, a very brief history of aviation from theories on flight to World War II. (Item ID: 5022)


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