Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4753
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First Edition, Second Printing with code [b - 6 - 43] on copyright. Signed by Orville Wright to Watson Davis on full title. Octavo; [xiii], 340pp. Printed blue dust jacket over blue cloth-covered boards with white lettering to spine. Jacket shows a few small tears and chips along edges with some adjacent creasing and smudging to back. Boards are sturdy and square with nudging to spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Watson Davis was editor of Science News Letter, a Library Science Pioneer, and science advocate who served with Wright, Charles F. Kettering, and others as an original member of the National Inventors Council. Orville Wright, after his brother Wilbur, flew the second successful manned heavier-than-air machine flight in history on December 17, 1903 just south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.