BIRTH OF A LEGEND ~ The Spitfire
By Jeffrey Quill OBE AFC FRAe
Signed by Jeffrey Quill & Johnnie Johnson
Large bookplate on the front end paper signed by
Jeffrey Quill & Johnnie Johnson
Smithsonian Institution Press 1986. 160 pages including numerous photographs and colour plates.
Fine condition book in blue boards with gilt titles and a Fine condition unclipped dustjacket.
This book was published for the Spitfire’s 50th anniversary and Jeffrey Quill recounts the events leading up to its dramatic and triumphant birth and of the precarious first few years of its development.
As Supermarine Chief Test Pilot, Jeffrey Quill’s life was centred on the Spitfire and nobody was better qualified to write this book. Johnnie Johnson was the top scoring RAF ace of WWII and all his victories were claimed in Spitfires of various marks.
A brilliant Spitfire book with a great pair of signatures.