1979. Wraps. First Edition. 9 pp. Tan pamphlet with sepia-toned photo ills. Back cover a bit soiled. Program from the Vintage Aircraft Exhibition March 15-20, 1979 at the Seventh Regiment, Armory, New York, N.Y. 15 vintage aircraft are shown and described in this pamphlet. Verso back cover states that the exhibition was also the occasion of the introduction in the U.S. of a new sport watch by Cartier inspired by a design created 75 years ago. According to a leaflet laid in, it was in 1904 when Louis Cartier designed the first wristwatch for his friend early aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Very Good.
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1929. Tan Paper Over Boards. Later Printing. 98 pp. Color & b/w ills. Front cover, titled in black, features a navy blue frame surrounding the pasted-on full-color picture of The Cubaroo, a coast-defense torpedo-carrier, as displayed at the Royal Air Force Pageant at Hendon in 1924. Tan cloth backstrip, lettered in black, has a small hole at front hinge about 1.5" from top of spine. Edges are worn and corners rubbed. Covers soiled. Rear paste-down has been stripped away from boards on top half. Contents are clean and tight, with only occasional touches of foxing. The first sentence of the intro reads "It is a privilege to live in the century in which man has learnt to fly through the...