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BIRTH OF A LEGEND THE SPITFIRE - Rare 24 signature edition


Price per Unit (piece): £245.00


Very RARE 1st edition.

 

Written by one of the most distinguished Spitfire pilots, Jeffrey Quill, this amazing book tells the story through the eyes of a pilot the Legend that is the Spitfire.

He was known as one of the chief test pilots for Supermarine and his narrative of what it was like to fly this iconic aircraft from the early prototypes to combat in the Battle of Britain, puts you right in the cockpit.

 

We are very fortunate to have acquired this very rare 1st Edition hard-back book, complete with original dust jacket and adding considerably to its value and collectability is an original mounted bookplate which was personally signed by some of the most distinguished RAF fighter pilots, (23 are Battle of Britain veterans), who flew the Spitfire in combat:


Flying Officer Jeffrey Quill - author and pilot

Air Vice Marshall "Johnnie" Johnson

Squadron Leader Peter Brown

Squadron Leader Ken Lee

Squadron Leader Tony Iveson

Wing Commander Jack Rose

Wing Commander Bob Foster

Flight Lieutenant Nigel Kemp

Wing Commander George Unwin

Wing Commander Peter Olver

Wing Commander Gordon Sinclair

Squadron Leader Basil Stapleton

Warrant Officer David Denchfield

Flight Lieutenant Michael Croskell

Air Commodore John Ellacombe

Squadron Leader Cyril Bamberger

Air Commodore Peter Brothers

Group Captain George Westlake

Wing Commander Peter Dunning-White

Flight Lieutenant Percy Morfill

Squadron Leader Neville Duke

Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones

Flight Lieutenant Ludwig Martel

Squadron Leader Dennis Armitage

 


 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Not only is this edition very rare to find these days but it is in very good condition. Added to this are the original signatures of both author and fellow squadron pilots, this is an incredible opportunity to acquire a truly collectable item.

 

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