St. Patrick's Press, Penrith, Cumbria, 1982. Hard Cover. 1st Edition. 134 pp, 11 x 7/8" H. Map endpapers.
Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Chronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs."
Book condition: fine. Some light spotting to page edges, otherwise unblemished. Hinges sound, binding tight and square. Publisher's blue cloth boards. Internally clean, bright and unmarred by inscription or annotation. Dust jacket condition: fine. Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.