London, Edinburgh, N.Y. et al, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., not dated (circa 1933) Very good paper covered boards, size 8.25 x 6.25 inches approx., hardback, front cover shows biplane with a parachute descending, title in white, sub titles in brown"The Spider Skywayman,' this refers to the fact that thecover illustration goes with one of the stories of the same name by Major G T Gorman in the book, cloth spine with black title and features from the front illustration also in black, paper covered rear board in plain blue, some edge wear in the form of rubbing, a little background soiling but generally clean, bright and very good, small booksellers labe to bottom of front pastedown, prize book plate to front endpaper, First Prize morning school, Victor Rendal, dated Dec 24th 1933. Coloured frontispiece, 'The red plane came down within a few yards, of where they crouched,' this image is initialed ABE or ASE but the name of the illustrator is not given, title page oppostite has a three small splashes of foxing but the black white vignette stands out clearly, the book contains storis by contributors, In Quest of Gold by G G Jackson; At Newby Marsh by S Beresford Lucas, The Spider Skywaymen by Major J T Gorman; Out with the Fishery Patrol ---- (no author given), The Peter Pan 'Plane by Major J T Gorman; Tracking the Air Spies by G G Jackson; The Red 'Planeby L B Thoburn-Clarke; Lindburgh's Atlantic Flight-- again no author given, 127 pages, black and white illustrations in the text, some spasmodic foxing but not enough to spoil the quality of the book or to hinder the stories.
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Book number: 16000
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 US$ 28.17 | JP¥ 3136]
Keywords: Aeroplane Stories, Boys fiction, fiction, Aviation fiction,