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Slide Rule: The Autobiography of an Engineer

Author: Nevil Shute
ISBN #: 
Price: $25.00
Publisher: William Morrow
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: fair
Edition: First U.S.
Pub Date: 1954
First American edition. Shelf wear to book and jacket, previous owner's bookplate; jacket tips perished with a further loss about half way up the spine panels soiled, a few short closed tears. A bit uncommon. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. First printing, no others noted. Slide Rule: Autobiography of an Engineer is the partial autobiography of the British novelist Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1954. Slide Rule concentrates on Nevil Shute's work in aviation, ending in 1938 when he left the industry. It includes Shute's experiences working on the R100 airship ( a dirigible) project at Vickers and his experiences in co-founding and managing Airspeed Ltd between 1931 and 1938. Most items ship with tracking numbers and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.