122 pp, 7 1/2" H. Technical Trends Series. 22 b&w plates (collated), plus 3 additional figures in text. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Birth of an Aeroplane; Aerodynamics; Structures; The Imedimenta of Aircraft; Aircraft Types; The Quest for Very High and Very Low Speed Flight; Bibliography; Index. Very small tear at top of title page - archivally taped, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, slight fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to yellow color on spine/hinge areas, flap-folds and top edge of flaps on spine, flap-folds and at top edge of flaps; minor edge wear/wrinkling; tiny scuff at top of front hinge.