Hardcover in Fair condition. The string attaching one section/signature of the book as come loose. All pages still included. Remaining pages are shaken. First page is signed by the author, Hugh Allen, and dated 1936. Pages are clean and straight.
Originally published in 1931, this is the story of the lighter-than-air ship. It is not generally known that the first passenger-carrying flight was made in 1783, more than a century before the Wright brothers - or that flying really began with lighter-than-air craft. Benjamin Franklin was one of the witnesses of these earliest flights and wrote home to friends in America about them.