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Song of the Sky by  Guy Murchie - Hardcover - Revised Edition - 1979 - from Old Scrolls Book Shop - Biblio (SKU: 029713)

Song of the Sky

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Song of the Sky

by Murchie, Guy

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New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing, 1979. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing, 1979. Revised Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Revised edition in unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED (twice) by the author - inscribed to his old friend Stiles Goodsell - an association copy! Revised edition, with new foreword by the author. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Two-page "Winds of the World" map at front of book; two-page "Magnetic Variations of the World" map at rear of book; illustrated with drawings by the author throughout. Inscribed and signed, with small sketch by author on half-title page in blue ink as follows: "For Stiles Goodsell, with thoughts of our adventures navigating the world forty years ago, and hoping he will enjoy these stories of flying and the sky, with warm regards from his old friend, Guy Murchie - Marlborough, N.H. December 1, 1981." The author has also put a date by each book listed as "Books by Guy Murchie" on the copyright page, and again signed his name at the bottom of that page. Small note on front free endpaper which reads "For my Dear Friend Stiles - Dan Mercier." 438 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has small chip at top center of front panel (size of match head); chip at top rear corner and a little wear at top spine edge; slight age-toning to front inside flap; not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

This book is one of the classics of aviation and scientific literature--a book about humanity's exploration of the skies and space.


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Song of the Sky
Murchie, Guy
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
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Revised Edition
Ziff-Davis Publishing
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
sky, air, aviation, atmosphere, Guy Murchie, signed by author, association copy, revised edition, flying, winds, flight
Bookseller catalogs
Nature; Space Exploration; Aviation;

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