New York: Gallery Books, . Hardcover. 4to. Glazed pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 200pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations (most color), pictorial endpapers. Fine/near fine. Item #36539
A tight and handsome first edition of this superbly-illustrated survey -- and with a choice autograph addition: The front flyleaf bears two appropriate inscriptions and signatures. First is Experimental Aircraft Association (E.A.A.) founder and its first and long-time president PAUL POBEREZNY (born 1921), who boldly signs and inscribes in black fineline to "Jayne / We appreciate your / wonderful support of / aviation and EAA, and / participation as a member of / the EAA Board of directors. / Paul H. Poberezny / EAA-1 / 11-27-86 / Oshkosh." Second is Poberezny's son, also an E.A.A. president, TOM POBEREZNY (born 1946), who likewise signs and inscribes in blue fineline to "Jayne -- / Thanks for all of your support. / Best Wishes for 1987. / Tom Poberezny." Poberezny and his son are both discussed in the book.