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  • Zeppelin ZRIII (USS Los Angeles) - 1924

    SKU: 21-B-41

     Pochhammer, Bruno.  ZR III.  Freiburg, Theodor Fisher, 1924.  112pp, illus, 43 b&w photos, red cloth hard cover, 5x7", German text.  Terrific two-sided foldout of the airships' layout (see lower photo for one side).  Story of the construction, features and transfer to the U.S. as reparations for WWI where she became the Los Angeles.  Very good; a few pencil underlines, one endpaper old repair.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    21-B-41
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • United States Naval Aviation 1898 - 1956

    SKU: 17-B-00015

    Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of the Navy.  A Calendar of Significant Events in the Growth and Development of United States Naval Aviation, 1898 - 1956.  Bur of Aero, 1957.  64pp, illus, chronology of naval aviation year-by-year.  Useful reference starting with the Langley Aerodrome Model thru the USS Hancopck rennovation.  Good condition, one cover crease.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-B-00015