This book tells the story of a century of powered flight that started when the Wright Brothers first took to the air on 17 December 1903. 100 paintings by a selection of artists illustrate subjects ranging from the earliest wood and canvas aircraft to the most recent stealth bombers.
After a foreword by Sir Peter G Masefield and an introduction by Peter March, the body of the book takes each year in turn, a narrative summary of the key aviation advances of the year is complimented by a diary giving dates of key events, and a full colour plate of a painting relevant to the period. Artists include Taylor, Trudgian, Coulson, Ferris, Turner, Wong and Postlethwaite. Presentation is excellent, in summary this is a good combination of useful reference and some fine examples of aviation art.
An exclusive limited edition of just 300 copies, individually numbered, leather bound and presented in a blue cloth slipcase. Likely to be sought after by future collectors.
Condition: although out of print for some time, this is a new, first edition copy from our stores.
Author: Peter R March
Colour plates: 102 Pages: 216 ISBN: 1-899808-76-0
various including Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian.
RAF Benevolent Fund.
limited edition of 300 - leather bound - 2002.
11.5 x 8 inches (29 x 20 cm)
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