Item #63645 Fighter Aircraft of Today. ANONYMOUS.
Fighter Aircraft of Today.

Fighter Aircraft of Today.

London: Juvenile Productions, no date [circa 1939]. [Second World War Aircraft] FIRST EDITION, and the only edition. Oblong octavo (19 x 28cm), pp.[20]. With a page of text facing a full-page colour illustration of each of the nine aircraft featured, as well as a colour-illustrated title page. Publisher's colour-illustrated card covers, stapled twice. Browned to low-grade paper, with rubbing and a few marks to covers. In unusually good condition for an item of this kind, intended for children, with no rusting to staples. Near fine. A seemingly very rare production, only one copy appearing on Library Hub, at the Bodleian. It contains seven British and American fighters, including the Supermarine Spitfire, as well as two German fighters (Messerschmitt and Heinkel). As the Curtiss X.P.40 cites 'recent introduction', and the German examples are not vilified, it seems reasonable to assume spring or summer publication ahead of the outbreak of war in September 1939. Item #63645

Price: £95.00

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