London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 Inches. 304 PP. Very Good / Fair. Item #3083
True first UK printing in the scarce original DJ. Signed by early female aviator Jean Batten on a slip cut from an autogaph album. Signature taped to FFEP. Batten made the first solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936. In the 1930's she broke many air records and is known as the most famous New Zealander of her time. The original green cloth boards clean and sharp. DJ worn and chipped at edges and folds. Rear flap mostly separated, but present. From the collection of RAF Pilot Derek Mason, with his personal bookplate to front pastedown. A very rare autobiography.