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1931 The Modern Boy's Book Of Aircraft With Articles By WE Johns & Other Pilots

1931 The Modern Boy's Book Of Aircraft With Articles By WE Johns & Other Pilots

The Fleetway House

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1931 The Modern Boy's Book Of Aircraft By WE Johns & Other Pilots

This is a 1931 The Modern Boy's Book Of Aircraft By WE Johns & Other Pilots, Published By The Fleetway House, Farringdon House, London EC4.

A piece of pre-WW2 aircraft history with articles by the famous author of the 'Biggles' books. He, {WE Johns}, is also accredited with the drawing in the front board colour plate.

In fair condition, this book has a blue hardback cover and a cloth spine. The cover and pages have faded, yellowed with age, and exhibit some creasing and foxing. The cover has a break in one corner and is slightly grubby. Some of the pages are loose but have not fully detached from the spine.  

Summary:

  • Title: The Modern Boy's Book Of Aircraft, The Romance of Man's Mastery of the Skies in Picture and Story
  • Published by The Fleetway House, Farringdon House, London EC4 and printed on thick art paper.
  • Hardback 1st Edition, published 1931 (there is no published date in the book but the previous owner annotated the back of the face board with Property of W. Eastoe, 1931)
  • 192 pages with schematics, four beautiful coloured plates, and black and white photographs.  
  • Size:
    • Height: 25cm (10″)
    • Depth: 2cm
    • Width: 19cm

This would make a great present for an aircraft lover! 

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