Montana and the Sky: The Beginning of Aviation in the Land of the Shining Mountains
Publisher: The Montana Aeronautics Commission
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First edition after a limited deluxe edition of 250 copies
Book Id: 38168
343pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] 1/4 thickly woven gray cloth with natural beige cloth over boards, and lettered and stamped in gilt and gray. Blue map endpapers. Very good in a very good dust jacket. The boards are ever so slightly concave. The surface of the jacket is rubbed and subtly age-toned, and the paper at the spine ends and edges of the folds is a bit chipped.
From the dust jacket- "It took a rugged spirit and hearty constitution to fly the early airplanes- especially in the mountain West where life was rugged anyway. But the thought of flying- treacherous or not- was immensely intriguing to adventure seekers, and aviation quickly shed its skeptics to build a daring and enthusiastic band of supporters."