Title: Flight Six: The Holy Land
Author: David Scott Daniell
Illustrator: Jack Matthew
Year: 1962 (First Edition)
Publisher: Wills & Hepworth Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: "Fly with Alison and John to Israel and—through the pictures and story in this book—see with them the wonders of the Holy Land. Visit the Crusader castles, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead See, Jerusalem and Nazareth — where Jesus lives as a boy. In this wonderful land of the Bible — the home of the tribes of Israel and the setting of the New Testament — a new nation is being built."
Enchanting full-page colour illustrations on every facing page superbly capture the scorching heat in the streets and surrounding countryside, and show that little had changed in the early '60s since ancient times. Pastedowns and endpapers feature a 3-colour map depicting the flight path from London to Lydda (known today as Lod).
Buff-coloured matt boards feature a blue-monochrome detail from the jacket illustration. Spine very lightly bumped; corners effectively straight. Unclipped (2′6 NET) jacket is scuffed along its extremities, and wrinkled at the rear from water damage. Nonetheless, it remains complete and tear-free. The water damage has not affected the book itself, which remains in superb condition. The pages are crisp, bright, unmarked, and completely free from foxing or tanning. Binding is very tight.
A lovely copy of the rare first edition.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.