H.H. Martyn & Co, Specialists in Architectural Decoration and the Gloster Aircraft Co; by John Whitaker, descendant of H.H. Martyn.
The Best is a feast of treasures for the art historian and aviation enthusiast alike, and is the story of H.H. Martyn Ltd, a unique company of art craftsmen founded in 1888 with the object of producing THE BEST in wood, stone, and marble carving, decorative plasterwork, wrought iron, stained glass, cast bronze, modelling, sculpture, furniture and cabinet making. During the first world war their craftsmen were called upon to turn their hands to aircraft production, leading to the establishment of Gloster Aircraft Company in 1917.
Widely illustrated with monochrome photographs, and with accompanying text. SIGNED with dedication by the author, 26 July 1985, on front end paper.
In good condition, dust jacket has little wear, blue cloth boards some fading at edges.