FIRST UK EDITION. Large 8vo, [xii], 274 + colour frontis and b/w plates. Blue cloth, gilt lettering. Bruising to spine ends and top corners. Spotting to edges, faint stain to top of final page. Else, clean and tight. In the original dust jacket: a little rubbed, a few small nicks to extremities, a short closed tear. Overall, a nice copy.
“In 1932, when she paid for her first flying lesson, a beauty parlour girl ceased to exist and an aviator was born. Since then she has achieved such distinctions as being the first woman to fly a military plane, the first woman to break the sound barrier, the first woman to make a totally blind landing.” (Back wrapper). Cochran’s own account of her rise and rise.
Author COCHRAN, Jacqueline
Condition Very Good