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SOUVENIR OF NINETY-FOUR gift battle-planes WHICH HELPED US TO VICTORY August 4th 1914 to November 11th 1918 94 Gift Battleplanes which fought in the Great War, presented to His Majesty's Imperial Government. Australia: Forty-one; Malaya: Fifty-three; sixteen of which were presented direct by His Highness the Sultan of Johore and one by His Highness the Sultan of Kedah.
London 1920 - FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 4to. hardback bound in full original vellum, gilt. t.e.g. 148pp. text plus 52 b/w tissue-guarded plates (42 of planes and 10 reproductions of paintings by Joseph Simpson). Colour and b/w illustrated title pages by Fred Leist and b/w portrait of C. Alma Baker as frontispiece. Printed facsimile of handwritten presentation inscription of the author and organiser to early blank. Fascinatingly, the photographs of each battleplane give details of the subscribers, how much each raised, and the total collected. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Light occasional foxing within. Vellum covers rather soiled and scratched. Overall a Good+ Copy. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.7 kg+) might require special shipping arrangements. ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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