Sir Isaac Pitman, FIRST EDITION, 1933. Ix + 363 + 22 pp. 78 figs., including 6 fldg., tables & diagrams. Original blue cloth ; gilt ; 22 x 14cm. 1 corner bumped & minor indentations to rear cover o/w V.G. This book deals with the various problems arising in the design of aircraft in 1933. Detailed chapters cover Mechanical Testing ; Steel and Iron ; Steel Tubing ; Streamline Wires and Swaged Tie Rods ; Steel Wire, Ropes, and Cables ; Non-Ferrous Light Alloys ; The Copper-Tin Alloys ; Corrosion and Protection Against Corrosion ; Timber ; Varnish and Protective Coverings ; Glue and Gluing ; Rubber ; Fabrics and Dopes ; The Designer's Selection of Materials. Appendices provide a List of British Standard Specifications for Aircraft Materials and Components and an Index to Directorate of Technical Development Specifications. The text is supported by 78 figures including 6 folding tables &c.