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Book Description

128pp including 8 drawings by Feliks Topolski showing the interior of the Miles factory and their employees and many photographs. In good condition, with loss to the top & bottom of the spine.
Dealer Notes
A rare post war publicity item (COPAC records only one other example) from Miles Aircraft Limited, which was founded in the 1930s as Phillips & Powis Aircraft, and took the name Miles in 1943. After the war it ran into serious financial difficulties and in 1947 it entered receivership following which the company was broken up, with the aviation assets bring bought by Handley Page. In 1949 Frederick Miles formed F G Miles Limited, which continued to manufacture aircraft under the Miles name until 1961 when the aviation interests was taken over by Beagle Group. Feliks Topolski was a Polish-born British artist known for his expressionistic prints and paintings depicting important figures and occasions. Over the course of his career, he produced portraits of Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw, as well as events such as Queen Elizabeth II s coronation.
Author NOW SOLD - SORRY!
Date 1946
Publisher Miles Aircraft Limited, Reading

Price: £95.00

Offered by Gerald Baker

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