Putnam, 1st ed., 1995. 223 pp., many photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 20cm. Small owner’s name & date to f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. The names Beech and Beechcraft are synonymous with the Staggerwing high-performance single-engined biplane. This volume details its development and production along with that of all the company’s products including the Model 18, the Bonanzas, Barons, Queen Airs, King Airs and all other types up to the elegant but unorthodox Starship and Model 1900 airliner. Projects are included as well as details of sub-contract work. Beech predecessors included Travel Air, once a famous producer of outstanding aeroplanes, many of which contributed to the development of the early United States airlines. All the aircraft are fully illustrated and detailed production lists complete this work.