Daily Mail ed., 1935. 642 pp., numerous diagrams, ills., photo & other plates + 1 cold., plate. Blue cloth, blind ill., 25 x 19cm. V.G. Beginning with a pictorial representation of the conquest of flight, the majority of this mammoth work is comprised of an alphabetical encyclopedia of aviation on a wide range of fields within this vast subject area from aircraft types to engines, mechanics of flight to practical flying, research and technical to equipment, military aircraft to commercial and also international aviation, ground organisation to regulation of air navigation, personal flying to historical, and also air medicine. The reference is generously illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings and it includes a particularly attractive coloured plate. Published in 1935, this book is not only a valuable insight into the pre-war period of aviation but also of much relevance to aviation enthusiasts today.