MacGilchrist, J. (color cover illus).
New York. McGraw-Hill Publishing. 04-06- 1929.
First Edition. Magazine, 12 x 9 inches; color pictorial cover, pp 1003 to 1238; featuring numerous articles and advertisements with special focus on the Second Annual All-American Aircraft Show, held in Detroit, April 6 to 14, 1929. Thirty-two illustrated pages are devoted to the Aircraft Show, with commentary from a number of exhibitors, including Boeing, Wright, Fairchild, Curtiss and many others. A list of exhibitors (including dealers in Accessories and Equipment) is given at the end of the special Aircraft Show coverage. Pencil and crayon notation on front cover, light soiling to back cover; contents in very good clean condition. Time magazine reported in their April 15, 1929 number: "The dusty, musty smell peculiar to large expositions was missing from Detroit's second All-American Aircraft Show last week. Several thousand sightseers and several score actual plane purchasers each day could comfortably inspect 104 plane models, exhibited by 44 oldtime and 16 freshly organized manufactories. Planes ranged from the tricky little Heath at $975, which only the best of pilots dare handle, to the $67,500 Fokker, for which, with its ornate fittings, Cadillac's President Lawrence P. Fisher just paid $75,000. In between were sturdy one and two-seater open cockpit monoplanes and biplanes..." Aviation magazine's coverage of the show is augmented with other articles, including "Promoting Short Hop Business in Southern California." Very good condition. Item #51949