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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
  • "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.  (Automatic ordering not available for this item.  Inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    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
  • 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
  • R.E.G. Davies - PAN AM

    SKU: 18-AIR-00007

    Davies, R.E.G.  PAN AM, An Airline and Its Aircraft.  New Yor, Orion Books, 1987.  90pp, illus, dj, 11x9", excellent.  INSCRIBED by the author.  Wonderful illustrations of PAA aircraft from 1927.  A beautifully produced book and a great reference.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    18-AIR-00007
  • Par Les Airs...1928

    SKU: 17-B-00043

    Lalli-er, Roger.  Par Les Airs...Histoires d'Aeronautes et d'Aviateurs.  Paris, L'Omnigraphie Francaise, 1927.  44pp, color illus from famous artists Marcel Jeanjean, Pierre Lissac and Georges Villa.  9x11.5", card covers with glassine dj.  This is copy number 54/214 printed on Arches paper.  Lengthy pencil inscription by Lallier on front free end paper to Monsieur Girard-Maugin.  About fair-good with cover edge chips, also spine top and bottom.  Unusual numbered and signed copy with wonderful illustrations.

    Price: $175.00
    $175.00
    17-B-00043