1919-1940 Books

  • Wright Bros. "The Story of the Airplane" - circa 1920s

    SKU: 21-B-22

     Wright, Orville and Wilbur.  The Story of the Airplane.  Dayton, The Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, N.D.  24pp, wrps, 9x12", three articles by Orville and Wilbur Wright.  About fair with soiled paper covers and some edge/corner chips.  Text block very good. 

    Price: $18.00
  • Birds and the Wind - 1939

    SKU: 21-B-21

     McMillan, Neil T. (Captain, Eastern Air lines).  Birds and the Wind. Washington, GPO, 1940.  12pp, illus w/3 photo plates of birds in flight, 6x9.5", wrps, stapled, uncut.  Excellent.

    Price: $12.00
  • Safety Devices in Wings of Birds - 1932

    SKU: 21-B-20

     Graham, Lieut. Cmdr R.R. (Royal Navy).  Safety Devices in Wings of Birds.  Washington, GPO, 1933.  66pp, illus, 6x9.5", wrps, stapled, uncut.  Very good; light cover toning.

    Price: $15.00
  • How Insects Fly - 1929

    SKU: 21-B-18

     Snodgrass, R. E.  How Insects Fly.  Washington, GPO, 1930.  42pp, illus, 6x9.5", wrps, uncut, stapled.  Reprint from the Smithsonian Report for 1929.  Author is with the Bureau of Entomology, USDA.  Very good.       

    Price: $18.00
  • Modern Trends in Air Transport - 1939

    SKU: 21-B-17

     Durand, W.F.  Modern Trends in Air Transport.  Washington, GPO, 1940.  14pp, uncut, 6x9.5", wrps, stapled.  Extract from the Smithsonian Report of 1939.  Visionary look at the future of air travel by this famous aerodynamicist from Stanford University.  Excellent.

    Price: $12.00
  • Memorial Meeting of Explorers Club Honoring Admiral Peary - 1920

    SKU: 21-B-16

     Program and text of speeches for "The Memorial Meeting of the Explorers Club", March 12, 1920 honoring Robert Edwin Peary, former President of the Club.  22pp, 6x8.5", wrps, stapled.  Fair, corner bump, toning on title page.  [Another copy in very good condition with ink inscription on front cover]

    Price: $15.00
  • The Aircraft Investigation - 1920

    SKU: 21-B-14

     Lea, Hon. Clarence F.  The Aircraft Investigation.  Washington, GPO, 1920.  28pp, 5.5x9", wrps, stapled.  Lengthy text of a speech by Rep. Lea of California which is very critical of U.S. aircraft production in WWI.  Lots of information on the DH-4, the only combat aircraft produced in the U.S.  Fascinating reading.  About fair; ink scribbles on front cover, else good.

    Price: $20.00
  • Pioneer Wind Tunnels - 1930

    SKU: 21-B-13

     Randers-Pehrson, N.H.  PIONEER WIND TUNNELS.  Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1935.  Reprint from the Smithsonian Report 1935. 20pp + 4 plates, 6x9.5", wrps, uncut.  Compares and pictures 16 early wind tunnels 1871-1909.  Useful reference.    

    Price: $25.00
  • The Auto Giro: Its Characteristics and Accomplishments - 1930

    SKU: 21-B-12

     Pitcairn, Harold F.  The Auto Giro: Its Characteristics and Accomplishments .  Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1930.  8pp, 9 plates, 6x9.5", wrps.  Reprint from Smithsonian Report 1930.  Article by famous auto giro designer.  Very good.  (2) 

    Price: $20.00
  • Ten Years' Gliding and Soaring in Germany - 1930

    SKU: 21-B-11

     Georgh, Prof.Dr. Walter.  TEN YEARS' GLIDING AND SOARING IN GERMANY.  Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1930.  12pp + 6 photo plates.  Reprint from the Smithsonian Report  1930.  Good, light soiling on cover. (2)

    Price: $14.00