Secaucus, N.J., USA, 1st ed., 1987. 475 pp., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 17cm. D.j., spine slightly faded o/w FINE. The astounding part about the development of aviation was the speed with which it came after the Wright brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Within ten years, planes went to war, carried mail and partook of hair-raising stunts. Reproduced here are 480 pages of original, rare and unusual articles and stories which unfold the glorious, pioneering years of aviation. Filled with hundreds of photographs and engravings, the early days of flight come alive once more, from the star aviators to the technical peculiarities and from aerodynamic theory to barnstorming.