Maggs Bros Ltd

Malta: The Hurricane Years 1940-41.

SHORES Christopher.; CULL Brian.; MALIZIA Nicola (1987.)

£100.00  [First Edition]

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Folding plan, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, pictorial dust jacket. London, Grub Street.

Signed by all three contributors on a slip of paper pasted to the half title page. Plainly a copy sent to former fighter ace Laddie Lucas for review, his telephone number in his hand to the rear pastedown, also in his hand slips of paper interspersed 5 times in the text with his comments, the slips of paper torn from the proofs of Lucas' book on the golfer John Jacobs, published the same year. Lucas, a brave and skilled pilot, was well qualified to review this book, himself continuing the story in Malta from 1942 onwards, flying at first Hurricanes and later more powerful and updated Spitfires, successfully keeping the Germans at bay.

Dust jacket nicked and rubbed along the top edge.

Stock Code: 222412