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Jet: The Story of a Pioneer

by WHITTLE, FRANK

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Frederick Muller 1953. First edition, octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, frontispiece, upper edges stained blue, 320pp, illus, VG (previous owner's name in ink to fep, light foxing to page edges) in d/w VG (light bruising to spine extrems & cover corners, light rubbing, light soiling)
  • Bookseller: Hard To Find Books NZ (NZ)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 245335
  • Title: Jet: The Story of a Pioneer
  • Author: WHITTLE, FRANK
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Frederick Muller 1953
  • Keywords: Airplanes Jet propulsion Frank Whittle Airplanes Turbojet engines autobiography aviation

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