PILOTS of FIGHTER COMMAND
64 Portraits by Captain Cuthbert Orde
Harrap & Co Ltd First edition, 1942. The book is quarto (25 x 19cm) with 32 pages of text and 64 plates bound in two tone blue and tan buckram.
This is a Very Good condition clean copy with some age marks on the endpapers only. All the plates and text pages are in perfect condition. Please note that the book has a REPRODUCTION DUSTJACKET and consequently looks very smart in a protective cover. This is an impressive copy.
Orde’s book is one of the most scarce and sought after of RAF books with its marvellous portraits of fighter pilots, many of which were sketched during the Battle of Britain. Amongst the 64 portraits are most of the famous names and the accompanying pen sketches also written by Orde give a superb contemporary insight into the characters of these men.
This is an iconic book which is exceptionally hard to find in any condition. A fantastic addition to any aviation library.