1st ed., 1940. 216 pp., frontis., + 51 photo-plates. Ex-lib., with usual stamps & markings ; hinges worn but still holding ; POOR but a suitable Reading Copy. This Second World War publication by one of aviation's famous names, Harry Harper, contains the following chapters: My Early Air Diaries. Adventures with the Pioneers. My Meeting with the First Aeroplane Pilots. The First Big Air Meeting and the First Cross-Country Air Race. The First Night Flight by Aeroplane. A Study of One of Flight's Most Picturesque Figures. Birthplaces of Air Power. Other Pioneers of the Air. My Work with Northcliffe. Empire and Trans-Ocean Air Trials. Britain's First Air-Lines. Past to Present ' and Present to Future. Illustrated with 51 photographs.