Very Good. Item #10266
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. 313 pp. Frontispiece and several other black and white photographs, some credited to Robert Capa. Black boards stamped in red. No dust jacket. Map endpapers. Bookplate from "The Aeronautical Library of William A.M. Burden," to front ffep verso.
Boards lightly worn along edges with some faint spotting. Binding is sound. Pages clean and unmarked.
Story of a pilot who enlisted in the Spanish Republican Air Force during the Spanish Civil War and was credited with shooting down eight enemy aircraft. Burden was an expert in aviation, an art collector and philanthropist, and served as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium under Eisenhower.