Australia and Back. Sir Alan COBHAM.

Australia and Back

London, A.& C. Black, 1927.

Octavo, [iv], 124 pages with several pages of illustrations (some full-page) and an endpaper map depicting the route Cobham took in 1926.

Black-pictorial blue cloth slightly flecked; spine slightly sunned; top edge slightly marked; contemporary pencilled ownership inscription; an excellent copy.

'... the first person to fly from England to Australia and back in his de Havilland D.H. 50J biplane, Sir Alan Cobham [also] became famous for his exploits in the interwar years by making civil aviation accessible and popular throughout the world.' [RAF Museum website] Cobham's flight spurred many others to follow in his footsteps, not least being authors Nevil Shute and Ray Ollis.

Item #118758

Price: $75.00

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