London. Scala House. No date. Ca. 1920.
BOOKLET, black and white photo illustrations, black and white map, unpaginated, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, decorative gilt paper wrappers with pictorial paper label (softbound). Covers lightly worn with some edge creases and short tears, scattered foxing to map, overall good condition. Eric Quayle's copy with his inventory card laid in: "This is the first book ever devoted to passenger air traffic, published 1920." The text describes the trip, emphasising the convenience and comfort, with descriptions and photo illustrations of the magnificent views from the plane (of London, the English Channel, Boulogne, Abbeville, Paris, etc.) Several pages of advertising include one from Marconi Wireless Telephone and Telegraph (with which the plane is equipped), one for "Investment or Settlement: Orange Growing in Sunny South Africa" etc. The final advertisement for Metallurgique Cars quotes Press Opinions from August 4th 1920. Item #49080