MORGAN, Eric B. and SHACKLADY, Edward Spitfire. The History.

Stamford, Key Books, [1987].


Folio., original boards with dust wrapper. With more than 1400 illustrations. A near- fine copy.

First edition, with many hundreds of photographs and detailed drawings in the text, and fine coloured pictorial endpapers illustrating 140 variants of the aircraft. Morgan and Shacklady's definitive history of the most famous fighter in aviation history was published after some twenty years' research. It constitutes a massive bank of information including rare photographs, detailed technical drawings and operational data on more than 22,500 individual aircraft. - Together with a small amount of Spitfire related printed ephemera from the 1980s.

Provenance: From the collection of a WW" figter pilet who flew Spitfires.