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London: Hutchinson, 1955. One man's life-long quest for true "independent" flight. First English translation from the French (Homme-Oiseau) by Mervyn Savill. Blue covers with silver, 127pp with b/w illustrations. Covers have light bumping to head and foot of spine, but very little wear, Dusty, lighty foxed page edges and prelims. Gift inscription on ffep, otherwise internally clean and tight. Ref:104442. First UK Edition. Cloth. VG/G. 14.5x22cm.
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