London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1914,
First Edition. octavo, blue pictorial cloth. (262)pp. Blackie and Son Limited, Item #19129
The author's intent was not to write about the technical and scientific sides of flight but rather about the real achievements of the pioneers of aviation and the airmen such as, the first man to ascend in a balloon, British inventors of airships, the Wright Brothers, the RAF, M. Bleriot and the monoplane, etc. Illustrations include photographs, portraits, paintings, and drawings of these inventors and their aircraft. Frontispiece in full color. Neat name on front endpaper, taxt block with very slight foxing, solid inner and outer hinges.