Illustrated London News, 1st ed., 1941. 44 pp., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + ills. Blue c.c., gilt title, armorial & borders to covers; 31 x 48cm. Creased with a fold down the centre; covers & some leaves detached but all present; partial tear to one page & margin of front cover; Reading Copy. Ever since its inception in 1842, 'The Illustrated London News' has given a vivid representation of every war and at the time of this publication in 1941, it was dealing with every phase of the Second World War even more thoroughly than any war previous. This volume illustrates and records the aircraft of British Air Forces in 1941, and also pays passing tribute to German and Italian aircraft. Large photographs and detailed drawings are accompanied by descriptions and, in many cases, histories of the aircraft portrayed. Complete with an index. Uncommon.