Title Our Part in the Great War. Ruston & Hornsby Limited. Engineers.
Binding Quarter morocco. Decorated cloth boards.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Lincoln, England 1919
Seller ID 005731
Profusely illustrated, graphically compelling, celebration of the company's part as a supplier during the First World War. With appealing color plates of planes as well as the company's factory, etc. Oblong 4to, 22.5 by 29 cm. 123 pp. Ruston & Hornsby made wagons, carts aircraft bomb carriages, engines, including those for planes and tanks, disinfectors, generators, tractors, gun mounts and tripods, bombs and explosives, mine sweeping equipment, and most importantly, airplanes. It made 2,750 during the war, plus over 4,000 plane engines, according to this book. Scarce, with four institutional holdings shown on OCLC -- British Library, Smithsonian, Rice, Cleveland. A few soil spots on the cloth. Rubbing along joints, and inconspicuous tear of leather along rear joint. Clean within.