Brown, Don L.


Putnam, FIRST EDITION., 1970. Ix + 420pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22cm x 15cm. Traces of light blemishes to the edges + lower margins only of pages 272 ' 281 o/w Nr.FINE. This First Edition copy of Miles Aircraft Since 1925 is amongst the most scarce of all the Putnam titles. It tells the story of the Miles Aircraft Company starting with the 'barnstorming' days when a little band of enthusiasts eked out a precarious existence, confident they would ultimately succeed in becoming designers and manufacturers in their own right. The second chapter describes the fifteen years during which the firm grew from a mere handful of men to an organisation with some 6,000 employees. Thereafter follows a description, illustrated by drawings, photographs and tables of dimensions, weights and performance of every design whether built or merely projected, produced by the firm ' nearly 100 in all. Also included are details of numbers of aircraft built, racing successes, contractor's numbers, civil registrations, dates of first flights and, where known, the ultimate fate of individual aircraft. Near-FINE, First Edition copy. SCARCE.

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