London: Hamish Hamilton, 1961. Second impression. Octavo, hardcover, 240 pp., frontispiece and plates. A near-fine copy in a worn dust-jacket. From the collection of aviation enthusiast John Fisher, who restored a a single-engine de Havilland Tiger Moth and flew her from England to Australia in 1996. Item #1513
Geoffrey de Havilland is one of the world's true pioneers of powered flight, a man as important in British aviation as the Wright brothers were in America. Without experience, plans or instructions, he built his own flying machine and the engine to power it, and by painstaking trial and error taught himself to fly.
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