By: Young, John.

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Book Condition: Very Good

96 pp, oblong 4to (11 5/16" H x 12 3/4" D). Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with reproductions, drawings, photographs. "For forty years (John Young) has painted the rich pageant of colour and atmosphere which surrounds aeroplanes. Having been initially fired with enthusiasm as a child by Alan Cobham's Flying Circus and spent his schooldays under skies filled with the planes of the Second World War, he went to art school and then into the RAF for National Service. All the time he was developing his artistic skills, and taking every opportunity to combine his painting with his great love of the flying machine. In a constant search for authenticity, he has travelled across the world and flown in more than sixty types of aircraft. This book is a portfolio of John Young's finest work, with more than forty large colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations featuring aircraft from before the First World War, biplanes for military and sporting use, heavy bombers, sleek fighters, modern military jets and airliners. In his own words, he tells the absorbing story of his early struggles and adventures, and offers an insight into the creation of his oil paintings." Cigarette odour, light browning to edges of text block, slight lean to spine, minor rubbing on boards, slight waviness to top edge of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light browning to edges of flaps, light rubbing.


Author Name: Young, John.

Illustrator: John Young.

Categories: Civil Aircraft & Aviation, Military - Aviation, Art - General,

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1990

ISBN Number: 0715393952

ISBN Number 13: 9780715393956

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 21624

Keywords: Paintings, Painters, John Young, Illustrated Books, Aerial warfare, Aircraft, Airplanes, Aeroplanes, World War I, World War II, First World War, Second world War, Artists, Art, RAF, Royal Air Force, Biplanes, Bombers, Fighters, Jets, Airliners, Civil Aircraft, Civil Aviation, 20th Century Aviation.,