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1919-1940 Books

  • LZ-129 "Hindenburg" - Douglas Robinson

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-111

     Robinson, Douglas H.  LZ 129 "Hindenburg".  Dallas, Morgan Aviation Books, 1964.  44pp, illus, wrps.  8.5x11", fair-good; some cover soil.  Part of the Famous Aircraft Series.  Author Robinson is the grandfather of airship history.

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    20-ZEPP-111
  • Holland-India-Holland - 1927

    SKU: 20-B-34

     Koppen, Lt. G.A.  Holland-Indie-Holland, "In Storm and Sunburn".  Holland, 1927.  60pp, illus, wrps, 7.5x9".  Story of a long-distance flight by a Dutch crew to India and beyond to Thailand, Burma, etc.  About poor-fair, edge water stains on about one-half of the pages.  Dutch text.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    20-B-34
  • Bordeaux - La Vie de Guynemer - 1920

    SKU: 18-B-00021

    Bordeaux, Henri.  La Vie of Guynemer (Guynemer's Life).  Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1920.  186pp, 8 wonderful color illus, uncut, 8.5 x 12", about VG, professional spine repair.  Although these French pubs do not survive well, this is a nice copy of the original French language edition.  Of course, Guynemer had a fantastic 53 victories after about 750 flight hours and he disappeared on Sep 11, 1917, never to be found.  He was, and still is, a French legend and a national hero.

    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
    18-B-00021
  • Woodhouse - Textbook of Aeronautic Engineering, 1920 - INSCRIBED

    SKU: 18-B-00020

    Woodhouse, Henry.  Textbook of Aeronautic Engineering.  New York, The Century Co., 1920.  323pp + ads, illus.   Much like a Janes with full page coverage of over 100 aircraft.  Lengthy and historic inscription by Woodhouse to William Redmond Cross who held Aero Club license No. 35, was on the management committee for the Belmont Park 1910 Aero Meet and was a 10-year governor of the Aero Club of America.  Included is Woodhouse's Aero Club business card with a handwritten note about his pending and future publications.  Of course, Woodhouse was a promoter of early aviation and somewhat of a scoundrel (murderer, convict, forger, mid-eastern oil promoter and founder of Flying Magazine; among a host of other accolades (and charges!)).  Spine has been professionally restored; one page has a small missing piece.  Else good +. 

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    18-B-00020
  • "WE" - Signed Limited Edition

    SKU: 18-B-00010

    Lindbergh, Charles A.   WE". The Famous Flier's own story of his life and his Transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of aviation.  NY. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1927. - First "Authors Autograph Edition" (1927). One thousand copies of this edition have been printed for sale. Each copy bears the autograph signature of the author. This copy is also signed by the Publishers, G.P. Putnams Sons. Illustrated with 52 splendid photographs of Lindbergh, friends, planes, and dignitaries. Also included are drawings of Lindbergh, his plane, and 2 facsimile pages of the manuscript bound in. Signed/Limited edition: this being #190/1000 copies signed by "Charles A. Lindbergh" and "G.P.Putnams Sons" in ink on the limitation page. VG+ Internally tight and clean, some light spotting.  Bound in a parchment spine stamped in gold and brown paper-covered boards stamped brightly in gold. A handsome production with light wear to the spine ends and along the parchment edges with repaired tears to outside spine hinges. Light soiling to the parchment and two small stains to the boards; top corners bumped. A handsome, collectible copy of the scarce signed/limited Lindbergh.

    Price: $1,150.00
    $1,150.00
    18-B-00010
  • 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.
     

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    18-B-00006
  • Highlights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition - 1930

    SKU: 18-B-00005

    Tide Water Oil Company, Highlights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition - 1930.  n.p. but 30pp, illus throughout, wrps, 8.5x11.5".  Sepia tone photos of various aspects of the expedition; nice coverage of the flights over the pole.  Generally good condition.  Includes a letter from the VP of Tide Water included when booklet was distributed.

    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
    18-B-00005