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THE WONDER BOOK OF THE AIR.

By: Allen, C. B. and Lauren D. Lyman.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, The John C. Winston Co.: (c. 1939)

Seller ID: 000017798

Condition: Very Good


Introduction by Bernt Balchen. Small quarto (approx. 7" wide by 9 1/4" tall), xi [1] 340 pages. Dark blue cloth covers with gilt decoration and depiction of a plane, along with stamped decoration in black of planes. Illustrated. Includes Chronology of Aviation (up to 1939!). 073018A. This heavy book may incur additional charges for international or expedited shipping. View more info

FLYING FURIES.

By: Ayling, Keith.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons,: 1942

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000015089

Condition: Very good +


Illustrated by Wallis Rigby, including 6 full-page color illustrations. Endpapers have silhouettes of 24 aircraft. Quarto, 45 pages. Pictorial covers. small bookstore label on front paste-down endpaper. Some text words blacked-out by war time censors. A spot of very light rubbing on front cover. Dust jacket is un-clipped, has a little darkening at edges, light rubbing, Very Good. CRBC View more info

SOLO TO SYDNEY.

By: Chichester, Sir Francis.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: (1982)

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 000017481

ISBN: 0812828654

Condition: near Fine


Originally published in 1930. Foreword by Lady Chichester. Introduction by Baroness von Zedlitz. Includes black and white illustrations. This new edition has black cloth spine over blue boards, 207 pages. Former owner name stamp on front paste-down endpaper, else Fine. Dust jacket is in fine condition. 092005A View more info

AVIATION MAINTENANCE. Aircraft and Airport Service, Management Operations.

By: Conover, Harvey, President and Treasurer.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Conover-Mast Corporation: 1945

Edition: U.S. Navy Issue

Seller ID: 000015861

Condition: Near fine


Periodical. "This issue is a reprint of the complete editorial contents of AVIATION MAINTENANCE Magazine, July 1945 issue, for special distribution to Naval Personnel by the U.S. Navy Bureau Aeronautics. Contains many black and white photo reproductions. Near fine condition. 091306A View more info

GOING SOLO.

By: Dahl, Roald.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss Giroux: (1986)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017785

Condition: Fine


Octavo, (approx. 6 1'4" wide by 9 3/8" tall), 208 pages, black and white illustrations. "Though he (Dahl) has had no combat training, and minimal flight experience, he and fourteen other pilots make up the entire RAF in that theater of war. On April 20, 1941 this band must take on the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Athens." --from the dust jacket 073018A View more info

AERONAUTICS. Lighter-Than-Air Craft.

By: Davy, M.J.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1950

Seller ID: 000017774

Condition: Very good


"A brief outline of the history and development of the balloon and the airship with reference to the National Aeronautical Collection, and a catalg of the exhibits." Octavo, (approx. 6" wide by 9 1/2" tall) 112 pages. Wrappers, card covers. Black and white illustrations. Ministry of Education, Science Museum. Pages starting to yellow; former owner bookplate on front inside cover. Rear cover corner chipped (small). Protected by a clear mylar cover. 073018A View more info

VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER

By: De Seversky, Major Alexander (DeSeveresky)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1942

Seller ID: 7005

Condition: Good


Hardcover. book club ed. Pages 354 pp., 8vo,blue cloth. Includes b/w photo repros. I. N. Steinberg. Major Seversky fought as a pilot and has designed fighting planes and bombsights; he holds many aviation records and honors. Propaganda piece designed to stir the public awareness of the potential of air power. Cover edges sl. faded, binding glue stain on endpaper, Good; dust jacket is worn at edges, some spotting, #030897A View more info

ABOVE THE LOST WORLD. The Chronicle of Four Daring Balloon Flights in the Venezuelan Skies.

By: Delano, Jorge Andres; Frank Muhly Jr.; Katherine E. Wadsworth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Caracas, Venezuela, Eugenio Mendoza Foundation: 1987

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 000016117

ISBN: 9806017129

Condition: Fine


Squarish quarto, 111 pages. Dust jacket has a little wear on spine. 092108D This oversize book will require additional charges for international or expedited shipping. " In the spring of 1982, Jorge Delano, a Venezuelan businessman and fledgling balloon pilot, led an expedition to the jungle highlands in the remote south eastern corner of his country. He was planning the first balloon ascension in Venezuela, and he was determined that it was going to be a memorable flight. ...From the jungle plateaus associated with Conan Doyle's 'Lost World'; from the windswept Caribbean archipelago of Lo... View more info

COWS ON THE RUNWAY.

By: Eddleman, Jo.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New Bern, NC, Owen G. Dunn Co.: (c. 1984)

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000017782

Condition: Very good


Octavo, (approx. 5 7/8" wide by 9" tall), 174 pages. Illustrated with black and white photo reproductions. Signed by the author. Wrappers, very good condition. 073018A View more info

WINGS OF MEMORY.

By: Experimental Aircraft Association. Prepared by Paul Poberezny and S. H. {Wes} Schmid.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hales Corners, Wisconsin, EAA Air Museum Foundation, Inc.: (c. 1968)

Seller ID: 000016763

Condition: Very good


Softcover, 8 1/2" by 11", 72 pages, black and white photo reproductions, some schematics and diagrams. Planes featured include: Warner Powered Ryan Monoplane; Howard Model DGA-9; Fairchild "24" Cabin Airplane; Curtiss-Wright Model 191 Coupe; Cessna C-34 Cabin Monoplane; Three-View Lockheed Air Express, among many others. 122615C View more info

LE RAID MERVEILLEUX DE PELLETIER DOISY. Paris-Tokio En Avion.

By: Gile-Nicaud, Gilbert.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Librarie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie: (1924)

Seller ID: 000016313

Condition: Near fine


Lettre-Preface de "Pivolo" avec soixante-six photographies et cartes. Text in French. 262 pages. Illustrated with maps, black and white photo reproductions; folding map in rear. 12mo, a lovely binding: half-maroon leather over art cloth boards accented with gilt; marbled endpapers; spine a bit sunned. A little text and a couple of other photos have been tipped in from another source (probably a magazine). Former owner name on preliminary blank. Aviation 021210A View more info

ONE ZERO CHARLIE. Adventures in Grass Roots Aviation

By: Gonzales, Laurence

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster, (c. 1992),: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11732

ISBN: 0671742787

Condition: Fine


272 pages, octavo. Book is in Fine condition; dust jacket spine sunned, else Very Good. 112706A View more info

TWENTY FEET FROM GLORY.

By: Goodwin, John R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Morgantown, West Virginia, privately published: (c.1970)

Seller ID: 000017777

ISBN: 0870120875

Condition: Fine


Octavo, black cloth covers with gilt titles and pictorial design. Former small ownership stamp on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a short closed tear at front spine fold. Dust jacket in clear mylar; tear does not show up. 073018A. "...an accurate social, political and economic history of a 48-hour period of time in the year 1928, told against the backdrop of the flight of a 'German Airship Painted Gold." View more info

AIRCRAFT IN THE GREAT WAR, A Record and Study

By: Grahame-White, Claude, and Harry Harper

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg and Co., 1915,: 1915

Seller ID: 11596

Condition: Good +


346 pages, octavo, hardcover. With a frontispiece of Claude Grahame-White in aircraft. Small "paid" stamp on front free endpaper. Some wear at cover edges, and some foxing throughout, Good + 102504A View more info

SPINOFF. NASA 1987 (August)

By: Haggerty, James J.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., NASA, Superintendent of Documents, GPO: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000016462

Condition: near Very Good


Issued by the National Areonautics and Space ADministration Office of Commercial Programs, Technology Utilization Division. Foreword by James C. Fletcher, Administrator NASA. Introduction by James T. Rose, Asst. Administrator for Commercial Programs. Approx. 8 1/4" by 10 3/4", 130 pages. "An illustrated summary of NASA's major aeronautical and space programs, their goals and directions, their contributions to American scientific and technological growth, and their potential for practical benefits." Former owner name blacked out on top edge of front cover, else Very Good. 042407... View more info

WEST TO THE SUNRISE.

By: Harris, Grace McAdams.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Ames, The Iowa State University Press: (1980)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017842

ISBN: 0813808952

Condition: near fine


Octavo (approx. 6" by 9 3/16") gray covers with dark blue titles, xii + 209 pages. Black and white photo reproductions. A little rubbing on the dust jacket else Very Good. "Harris's first expsore to airplanes was a ride with a barnstorming pilot in a World War I "Jenny." She recalls all the tension and drama of airplane racing and describes her feelings after wining the Kendall trophy at the 1948 National Air Races for women in Cleveland and then repeating her victory in 1949. She also introduces the reader to such aviation notables as Jimmy Dolittle, Jacqueline Cochran, an... View more info

FLYING. THE MEMOIRS OF A SPANISH AERONAUT.

By: Herrera, Emilio.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: (c. 1984)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017778

ISBN: 0826307523

Condition: near fine


Translated by Elizabeth Ladd. Edited by Thomas F. Glick. Octavo, blue cloth covers, 231 pages. Former owner bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Dust jacket has light crease on front flap. "Emilio Herrera (1879-1967) provides an insider's view of the early days of aviation in his memoirs. His recounting of experiements with hydrogen balloons and dirigibles arouses humor one moment and amazement the next in the depictions of courageous, if not foolhardy, young aviators." 073018A View more info

P-47 THUNDERBOLT AT WAR.

By: Hess, William N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Co. Inc.: (c. 1976)

Edition: book club edition

Seller ID: 000018328

Condition: Very good


Quarto, 160 pages. Many black and white and some color photographs. One leaf somewhat wrinkled., else Very Good. 051517A. Military Aviation. View more info

AERIAL MAIL SERVICE. A Chronology of the Early United States Government Air Mail. March - December 1918.

By: Jones, A. D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Mineola, NY, The American Air Mail Society: (1993)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000017781

ISBN: 0939429144

Condition: Fine


Includes black and white illustrations, glossary, references, and index. Quarto (approx. 8 1/2" wide by 11" tall), 128 pages, glossy pictorial covers. Inscribed by the author. 073018A View more info

LAWSON AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY BUILDER

By: Lawson, Alfred W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Detroit, Humanity Publishing Co., n.d., but circa 1930.: 1930

Seller ID: 12685

Condition: near Very Good


304 pages, quarto, hardcover. Navy leatherette covers with gilt titles. Lacks one leaf from ads in rear (pages 301-302), else in Very Good condition. Many black and white photo repros, and illustrations. Aviation pioneer Alfred W. Lawson was a publisher of two aviation magazines: "Fly" and "Aircraft", and founder of Lawson Aircraft Corporation in Green Bay, Wisconsin and later the Lawson Airplane Corporation, in Milwaukee. 102504A View more info