1919-1940 Books

  • Report on Experimental Aerial Survey at Ottawa [Canada] - 1920

    SKU: 21-B-9

     Ottawa, The Air Board, 1921.  6.5x9.75", 16pp, 3 folding plates including one color map of Ottawa.  Detailed description of the equipment, camera angles, etc. used to produce a photo mosaic of the city.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
  • Advance Information....Formation of NAA - 1922

    SKU: 21-B-8

     Advance Information on the Second National Aero Congress to Form a National Aeronautic Association.  Board of Commerce Building, Detroit, Michigan, Oct 12-14, 1922.  The Advance Committee on Organization, Washington and Detroit, 24pp, illus, 6x9", wrps.  Convention program, map showing air and rail travel times across the US, map of the Selfridge Field National Air Races on these same dates, registation form and a list of the Detroit Aviation Society members.  Poor-fair, center four pages roughly torn from staples.

    Price: $8.00
  • State Aeronautical Legislation and Compilation of State Laws - 1929

    SKU: 21-B-7

     GPO (Dept of Commerce), Washington, 1929.  76pp, 6x9", wrps.  State-by-state summary of aviation laws as of 1929.  Good.

    Price: $10.00
  • Air Navigation, Statutory Rules and Orders - 1923

    SKU: 21-B-6

     London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1924.  46pp, 6x9.5", wrps.  Good, one cover stain.

    Price: $5.00
  • The First Flight to the North Pole and the Crossing of the Polar Sea - 1927

    SKU: 21-B-4

     Speech to the House of Representatives by Hon. Roy O. Woodruff, Michigan.  GPO, Washington, 1927.  16pp, 6x9.5", wrps.  Narrative of the Byrd crossing on the date of the presentation of congressional medals to Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett.  Text seems to be written by the Aerial League of America with a short intro spoken on the floor by Woodruff.  About fair-good; some light stains/underlining/folds.  (3)

    Price: $15.00
  • Aeronautics - 7th Annual Report - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - 1921

    SKU: 21-B-3

     GPO, Washington, 1921.  58pp, 9x11.25", wrps.  Contents include:  Legislation, Aerological Service (Weather), Industry, Military, Scientific Research, Air Mail Service and, Helium and Airships.  Includes a letter of transmittal to the Aerial League of America signed by John F. Victory, Assistant Secretary of the NACA, and its first paid employee.  (NACA existed from 1915 to 1958, then became NASA) Very good, several small cover edge chips.

    Price: $35.00
  • Instructions for the Storage of Airplanes, Engines, Their Parts and Accessories - 1921

    SKU: 21-B-2

     Air Service Information Circular Vol III, No. 256.  GPO, Washington, 7/15/1921.  12pp, 8.25x11", wrps, 3-hole punched.  Separate sections on Airplanes, Engines, Armament, Equipment, Propellers and Rust-Preventing Compounds.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
  • Practical Aviation - 1929

    SKU: 21-MAG-50

     Ford, Arthur S. (ed).  Practical Aviation.  New York, New Metropolitan Fiction, 1929.  160pp, illus, 9x12".  Seemingly hundreds of articles on all aspects of aviation.  Printed on newsprint so faded and edge tatters.  About fair with back cover missing and front cover loose.

    Price: $10.00
  • Transport Airplanes - 1934

    SKU: 21-AR-31

     Blodgett, Charles.  Transport Airplanes and All About Them.  Akron, Saalfield Publ Co., 1934.  30pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Story of early airlines with great pictures of aircraft, crew, etc., writtem for a young adult audience.  Forward by Eddie Rickenbacker of Eastern Airlines.  Very good.

    Price: $20.00
  • Alone by Richard Byrd - signed

    SKU: 21-B-1

     Byrd, Richard E. Alone.  New York, G.P. Purnam, 1938.  First edition, 2nd printing.  296pp, good (spine fading where dj chipped), dj about fair with spine chips.  Hair-raising story of Byrd's near death at the South Pole due to CO poisoning.  Signed on front free end paper.

    Price: $30.00