Putnam, 1st ed., 1981. X + 400 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small owner's name & date to corner of f.f.e.p., & a touch of browning to edges o/w V.G.+. Supermarine was associated from its earliest days with flying-boats and amphibians ' the Channel Type and Sea Eagle saw early airline service, and the Sea Lions initiated Supermarine's association with the Schneider Trophy contests. The Spitfire owed its existence to Supermarine's Schneider seaplane experience and the successful collaboration with Rolls-Royce. After the war Supermarine played a vital role in the development of jet aircraft for both the RAF and the RN. This is an authoritative Putnam history of Supermarine aircraft since the start of World War I.