Publisher: Folio Society, London;
Date of Publication: 2017
Stock Code: 6113
FIRST THUS. Octavo, pp vii, , 362. Numerous illustrations to plates including portrait frontispiece of Douglas Bader on the wing of his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford in 1940. Publishers’ black and blue pictorial cloth with white titles and decoration, housed in plain bright blue paper-covered slipcase. Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane plans to blue endpapers. A Fine copy in like slipcase. No annotation or inscriptions.
The text follows the 2001 Cassell Military reprint, with minor emendations. Classic account of the life and career of Douglas Bader, the remarkable Second World War pilot who overcame the loss of both legs in a flying accident to take part in the Battle of Britain.