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  • The Air Annual of the British Empire - 1930

    SKU: 18-B-00009

    Burge, Sqdn Ldr C.G. (editor).  The Air Annual of the British Empire, 1930 - Vol II.  London, Gale & Polden, 1930.  767pp, heavily illus including a folding map of British Airway Routes.  About good, two pages missing from index, several pages in index tape repaired, tight for such a thick, heavy volume.  Sections on airships, civil airlines, aircraft manufacturing, military, aviation events in the entire empire.  A treasure house of information right in the middle of the Golden Age of aviation.   Companion volume, one year later, to the listing below.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    18-B-00009
  • The Air Annual of the British Empire - 1929

    SKU: 18-B-00008

    Burge, Sqdn Ldr C.G. (editor).  The Air Annual of the British Empire, 1929 - Vol I.  London, Gale & Polden, 1929.  736pp, heavily illus including a folding map of British Airway Routes.  About good, two loose pages, tight for such a thick, heavy volume.  Sections on airships, civil airlines, aircraft manufacturing, military, aviation events in the entire empire.  A treasure house of information right in the middle of the Golden Age of aviation. 

    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
    18-B-00008
  • The Wonder Book of the Air

    SKU: 18-B-00007

    Allen, C.B. and Lauren D. Lyman.  The Wonder Book of the Air.  Chicago, John C. Winston, 1936.  339pp, illus, 7x9", Good; ink name inside cover.  General history of flight.  Colorful embossed cover.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    18-B-00007
  • War in the Air; Aerial Wonders of Our Time - 1935

    SKU: 18-B-00006

    The Amalgamated Press Ltd. n.d. ca1935. - Size 8.0 x 11.0 inches. In blue faux leather cloth covers with blind embossed silver aeroplane to front and sliver lettering to spine. 804pp. With b/w photographs throughout. In good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed. Patchy fading to front. Previous owner ink address ffep. Else a clean and tight copy. History of flight from the Wright Brothers to the Schneider Trophy. Includes articles on many famous airmen and women, including Bleriot, Richtofen, Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson.  SOLD
     

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    18-B-00006
  • Airshipwreck

    SKU: 17-ZEPP-00018

    Deighton, Len and Arnold Schwartzman.  AIRSHIPWRECK.  New York, Holt Rinehart Winston, 1978.  73pp, heavily illus.  Oblong 8.5x10.5", good, dj (patch in lower right corner peeled).  Classic work covering historic airship accidents from 1897 to 1937; many photos unseen until this book was published.  A nice read and one-stop reference for airship disasters.

    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
    17-ZEPP-00018
  • Nordhoff & Hall, The Lafayette Flying Corps, Vol I & II (Kennikat Edition)

    SKU: 17-LFC-00006

    Hall, James Norman and Charles Bernard Nordhoff.  The Lafayette Flying Corps, Vol I and II.  Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1964.  Facsimile reprint of the famous 1920 edition.  Vol I 514pp, Vol II, 316pp.  Vol I has extensive bios and portraits of the pilots and Vol II is the unit's history/story.  Limited edition of 500.  About good condition, no marks and sound; light rubbing on cover edges.  A set of the original edition will run about $1000.  This really nice facsimile, limited edition is a bargain at my price.

    Price: $225.00
    $225.00
    17-LFC-00006
  • Leichter Als Luft

    SKU: 17-ZEPP-00012

    Braunburg, Rudolf.  Leichter Als Luft (History of Lighter-Than-Air Aviation).  Hamburg, Schroder, 1963.  125pp, illus, oblong 8x10", orig card slipcase, German text.  Excellent, a lavish nicely printed history of early ballooning.

    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
    17-ZEPP-00012
  • Popular Mechanics AVIATION ALBUM - 1953

    SKU: 17-B-00017

    Throm, Edward L. and James S. Crenshaw.  Aviation Album.  Popular Mechanics, 1953.  192pp, heavily illus, 6.5x9", very good but ink owners name on front cover (unusually nice condition for this heavily-read publication).  Lots of photos of "quirky" flying machines.

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    17-B-00017
  • The First Century of Flight in America

    SKU: 17-B-00016

    Milbank, Jeremiah, Jr.  The First Century of Flight in America (1784-1884).  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1943.  248pp, illus, 6x9", dust jacket.  About good with good (dirty) dj.  Nicely documented early history of US ballooning beginning with Blanchard in 1784. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    17-B-00016
  • A History of Flying

    SKU: 17-B-00015

    Gibbs-Smith, C.H.  A History of Flying.  New York, Praeger, 1954.  304pp, illus, dust jacket, 6.5x9", very good.  Another well-documented history by the eminent British aero historian.

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    17-B-00015