Putnam, 1st ed., 1990. 240 pp., frontis., + numerous photo-ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A little creasing to the cellophane layer (only) of the d.j., o/w FINE. The Parnall companies entered aviation when the Admiralty asked Parnall & Sons Ltd to manufacture and recondition RNAS aeroplanes. This work involved Avro, Fairey, Short and Sopwith types and led to Parnall designing and building its own naval aircraft and to a long association between Parnall, the Admiralty, Air Ministry and British aviation industry. The author traces in great detail the history and development of the Parnall concerns from early in the twentieth century and their involvement in aircraft work up to the mid-1960's. The author brings to life a whole range of interesting types and appendices list the individual Parnall-built aircraft; the disposition of Parnall-built aircraft on Navy duty in 1918; and surviving Parnall products. Fine Copy of an Uncommon Putnam title.