1st ed., 1976. Xi + 305 pp., 20 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This, the first complete biography of the Wright brothers, creates a dramatic moment-by-moment account of the aeroplane’s invention, development and testing that reveals Wilbur to be the true aeronautical genius whilst Orville was very much his junior assistant. In a fascinating study, the author explains how Orville helped to develop the myth of them both being co-equals and, if not at times, himself the most significant. A very fine copy.