1965 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work.
In the original unclipped dustwrapper.
A concise history of flight, with entertaining accounts of man's ancient attempts of flight.
Published in conjunction with the 1965 comedy film of the same name, directed by Ken Annakin.
Illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome by Ronald Searle.
Searle was a leading English satirical cartoonist, best remembered for creating St. Trinian's School.
By Bill Richardson and Allen Andrews.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Very light bumping and discolouration to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is lightly edge worn with some light marks and spots. Small tape repair to the head of the backstrip to the reverse of the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a couple of light spots to the title page.
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