ENNIS, William Duane. ~ Flying Machines Today. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 'Sold by Crosby Lockwood and Son' [London] stamped to title page 1911.
8vo (197 × 130 mm), pp. xvi, 205, , 32 (adverts). Illustrations throughout. Original green cloth. Ex Royal Aeronautical Society copy with their inkstamps/shelf marks to prelims and final leaf and bookplate to front pastedown. Blindstamp to title ‘Presentation Copy’. A very good copy, the cloth still bright.
First edition, British issue, with Crosby Lockwood and Sons stamp, adverts and variant binding. An important pre-Great War account, extensively illustrated and with a final chapter on aerial warfare and its potential