1st ed., 1991. 192 pp., cold. frontis., profusely illustrated with cold. photo-ills., + ills., + b&w ills. D.j., 30 x 25cm. FINE. After an introductory survey of some of the world’s most advanced airliners, this book traces the history of more than 50 leading airlines and their livery from the 1920’s to 1991. It includes not only the giants of the industry such as Pan Am, TWA and British Airways, but also the lesser-known flag carriers, among them Garuda, Finnair and LOT. The author describes the changes that have taken place over the years in the use of typography and colour on such aircraft as the Fokker F. VII (Swissair), the Lockheed Super Constellation (Lufthansa) and the Sikorsky S-40 (Pan Am). Unique historical photographs demonstrate the evolution of colour schemes on famous aircraft of the past. The book ends with a useful A to Z guide to some of the smaller airlines, with colour illustrations and brief descriptions of their current markings.