32 Studio Portraits by Gordon Anthony
12 Signed Portraits
Signed on their own photographic plates by
Leonard Cheshire VC
Rod Learoyd VC
Home & Van Thal Ltd First edition, 1944. The book is quarto (25 x 19cm) with 38 pages of text and 32 plates.
This is a Very Good condition copy and the iconic photographic plates are in fine condition. The book has its original and scarce dustjacket which is nearly complete with a small amount of loss at the top of the spine and some repaired tears. The book has a quality reproduction dustjacket in addition to the original which makes it look very smart.
Following the same format as Cuthbert Orde’s famous book ‘Pilots of Fighter Command’, this publication features a collection of marvellous full page photographic portraits of RAF fighter and bomber pilots. Amongst the 32 portraits are many of the famous names; Beamont, Bennett, Braham, Broadhurst, Cheshire, Crawford-Compton, Cross, Cunningham, Currant, Deere, Donaldson, Gibson, Gillam, Gilroy, Gordon-Finlayson, Gray, Harries, Jameson, Johnson, Kingaby, Learoyd, Lucas, Mahaddie, Malan, Peel, Rankin, Raphael, Rawnsley, Straight, Walker, Wells, Wykeham – missing are those who had been made POW or killed at that point in the war. The accompanying biographical notes written by John MacAdam give a superb contemporary insight into the characters of these men.
A great collection of signed photographs in an iconic book.
Please enter the gallery to see pictures of some of signed photographic plates: