This book is a historical record of the British Airship programme of 1924-1930, of Airship R101 and the men who planned, designed and flew it. However, it is also a fascinating detective story, as the author painstakingly investigates and solves the mystery of what happened on the airships on it’s ill-fated maiden voyage.
The dust jacket is in very good condition, clean and fresh, with mild bumping to the extremities and a .3 cm closed tear to the base of the spine.
There is light spotting and shading to the external edges of the pages.
Internally, there are signs that this may be an ex-library copy, with sticker residue to the front free-endpaper and rear paste-down, but with no stamps. Between pages 48 and 49, two pages of illustration, although still joined together, have come loose. Otherwise, the content is clean and tight.
To Ride the Storm: The Story of the Airship R101
Sir Peter G. Masefield
- Publisher: William Kimber, 1982
- ISBN 0718300688
- First edition
- 560 pages