Birth of a Spitfire
( Lord BEAVERBROOK ) BECKLES, Gordon
BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER
Published: Collins, 1941
Stock code: 40587
8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and plates, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; green cloth, backstrip lettered in yellow, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dudstwrapper.
The first publicly published account of Lord Beaverbrook's innovative and astonishingly successful 'Saucepans for Spitfires' fund-raising campaign. His Ministry of Aircraft Production was the first to develop its own 'treasury' by ignoring the conventional red tape and deriving its funding from the public at large. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.346.