New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1940.
Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/2". 306pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Wear to jacket with rubbing and toning to covers and creasing, chipping, and tears to corners and edges. Previous owner's name in pencil to front flap of jacket. Front cover of jacket has become detached and been repaired with clear tape to inside. Light foxing to inside of jacket. Bound in gray cloth over boards with spine and front cover lettered in blue. Light toning to spine and edges of boards. Corners are gently bumped. Rubbing and toning to edges of text block. Age-yellowing to pages. Pages are clean and unmarked. Front hinge beginning to start at title page with connective mesh visible. Binding remains sound. An overall solid, presentable copy of this classic text on flying.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.(Publisher). Good + / Fair. Item #8778