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Pilots of Fighter Command by Cuthbert Orde
PILOTS of FIGHTER COMMAND
PILOTS of FIGHTER COMMAND

PILOTS of FIGHTER COMMAND

64 Portraits by Captain Cuthbert Orde

  • Price: £ 90

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 and bright copy with some light foxing on the endpapers only. There is a light ripple to the text block which is reflected in the price. Please note that the book has a REPRODUCTION DUSTJACKET and consequently looks very smart in a protective cover. 

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 key addition to any aviation library.