Robert Hale, 1st ed., 1975. 303 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. D.j., price-clipped o/w Nr.FINE. This history of the Schneider Trophy Contests starts with the first realisation of powered flight on December 17, 1903, and traces the early development of marine aviation, leading to the Schneider Trophy Contests and their impact on the evolution of high-speed aircraft and the engines that powered them. Illustrated with 57 three-view drawings of historic seaplanes, together with specification details of many course planes for each contest plus 58 black and white photographs.