New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1942). First edition. Black and white photographs. Cloth hardcover. Octavo. [x], 333 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards stamped in black and gilt. Contemporaneous prior owner gift inscription on front free endpaper. Faint foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Jacket has few edge rubs, short closed tears, and surface wrinkles.
A good account of the role of women in the origins and progress of aviation. Women were active in aviation from its beginnings, and this account showcases female flyers, instructors, aircraft designers, and others. Planck was an aviation writer and editor for nearly 20 years and watched thousands of women wing their way to fame.