BIRTH OF A LEGEND ~ The Spitfire
By Jeffrey Quill OBE AFC FRAe
Signed on the half-title page by distinguished Spitfire pilots
Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown
Terence Kane ~ Bob Foster ~ Tim Elkington ~ Jimmy Corbin
Tony Pickering ~ Keith Lawrence ~ Tom Neil ~ Paul Farnes
+ mounted signature of Jeffrey Quill
Quiller Press First edition 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, the author’s life was centred on the Spitfire and nobody was better qualified to write this book.
A brilliant Spitfire book with a smart collection of signatures.