by Harry Purvis with Joan Priest
Rigby Limited, 1979, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0727010646
Fine Condition, clipped front flyleaf, minor rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear
'His first flight was at the age of eleven; since then flying has been the passion and the measure of Harry Purvis's life.
A total of more than 25000 flying hours has taken Harry through a wealth of experiences - searching for Lasseter's lost reef, opening up a new air route between Australia and South America, landing in Hiroshima soon after the bombing and in China searching for pigs' bristles, serving out the last great war heroically in the RAAF, and finally flying tourists to the Pacific Islands and Ayers Rock.
The authors have captured all the engaging characteristics and characters of the pioneering days of flying, with that special flavour of adventure in a way of life that is lost to us through modern jet travel.'