. New York, rep., 1942. Xii + 319 pp., frontis-port., + photo-plates. D.j., gilt plane to front + spine of cloth. 22 x 14cm. Tiny chips to d.j., o/w V.G.+. This narrative is one of the most intelligently researched histories of aviation to be published. Orville Wright generously, and with considerable authority, assisted in materials concerning the invention of the aeroplane. The author, meanwhile, examines the subject of aviation from its mythological beginnings to the pioneers of human flight, in The Great War, American Air Mail, European Air transport, achievements in world flight and the great achievements of Lindbergh and his contemporaries. He draws upon official world records in his appendices.