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The Modern Aeroplane (1930) | Shell Mex

The Modern Light Aeroplane (1930)

Price €78,95 Sale


Illustrated by Maurice Beck

SHELL-MEX Ltd, London, c.1930

The Modern Light Aeroplane, published by Shell-Mex c.1930. Rare, first edition of this very well designed, large-format, publication which provides a detailed insight into the inner workings of a 1930s De Havilland biplane aircraft. With a very stylish art deco cover design, the book is well illustrated with a series of colour plates with hinged flaps that fold back to reveal cut-away views of the fuselage, engine, and other structures. The Shell Corporation produced a number of similar publications during the 1930s, showing the interior details of light aircraft and motor cars.


In very good condition. The card cover is in good condition with minor signs of wear, and some marks. The stapled binding is secure. The text and illustrations are in very good condition, with a few marks.

Published: c.1930
Iillustrated card cover
Illustrated with colour plates with hinged flaps
Dimensions : 245mm x 345mm
Pages: 18