The FLIGHT of the MEW GULL
Record-breaking flying in the 1930s
Signed by Alex Henshaw
Signed and dated by Alex Henshaw on the half title page
John Murray First Edition 1980. 310 pages and well illustrated with photographs.
Fine condition hardback book and Fine condition dustjacket. Clean, bright and tight. With photographic endpapers – a super copy.
A classic story of flying in the 1930s. The King’s Cup Air Races, long distance flights over Europe and finally the amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939, a record which has only recently been beaten. This feat of navigation, airmanship and endurance ranks as one of man’s greatest flights – 12754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single engine light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures.
A signed first edition of one of the great aviation books. See also Henshaw’s book ‘Sigh For A Merlin’.