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1919-1940 Books

  • Curtiss & Associated Companies - 1929

    SKU: 21-CAT-162

     Lavish production honoring Clement M. Keys, Chairman/CEO/President of the 23 companies covered in these 64 pages.  Each company is covered on one or more pages including their products w/photos; company officers are listed along with financials. A shocker to see the range of this conglomerate at such an early date.  Very good; light cover soil.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-162
  • AIRPORTS - 1933

    SKU: 21-B-55

      Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States - 1933.  Hackensack, NJ; The Airport Directory Company, 1933.  288pp, ads, full page on every airfield with aerial photos and descriptive texts by state.  Great fun looking at today's airports in comparison.  Excellent.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    21-B-55
  • AIRPORTS - 1934

    SKU: 21-B-54

     Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States - 1934.  Hackensack, NJ; The Airport Directory Company, 1934.  232pp, full page on every airfield with aerial photos and descriptive texts by state.  Includes a supplement for Alaska, Canada, Mexico.  Great fun looking at today's airports in comparison.  Very good.

    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
    21-B-54
  • AIRPORTS - 1937

    SKU: 21-B-53

     Airports, Established Landing Fields and Seaplane Bases in the United States - 1937.  Hackensack, NJ; The Airport Directory Company, 1937.  320pp, aerial photos of all landing fields and descriptive texts by state.  Includes a supplement for Canada.  Great fun looking at today's airports in comparison.  Very good.

    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
    21-B-53
  • The Mentor, Aerial Navigation - 1919

    SKU: 21-B-50

     D'Orcy, Ladislas.  Aerial Navigation in The Mentor.  Vol 7, No 7, May 15, 1919.  10pp illus article by the author plus 6 loose gravures, each two pages with a full page photo of Military Free Balloons, Naval Observation Balloon, British Naval Airship, Martin Bomber, USN Flying Boat, American Airmail Plane. Good; cover edge chips, spine loose, contents very good.

    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
    21-B-50
  • Handbook of National Aircraft Collection - 1932

    SKU: 21-B-49

     Garber, Paul Edward.  Handbook of the National Aircraft Collection, Exhibited in the National Museum Under the Direction of the Smithsonian Institution.  Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution, 1932.  32pp, illus, 6x9.25", wrps.  Nice history of early flight with emphasis on Langley, the Wrights, Lindbergh, Curtiss, WWI, the NC-4, etc.  About fair with a corner fold and light soiling.  Paul Garber was the "Dean" of the National Air and Space Museum as we see it today; a very important figure in U.S. aviation history; I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly at NASM in the 1970's; I was in awe!

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-B-49
  • Chilton Aero Directory & Catalog - 1931

    SKU: 21-CAT-133

     300pp, illus, 8.5x11", perfect binding, card covers.  An extremely useful reference with classified ads, a classified directory and reference material such as government requirements, state aero markets, licensed pilot numbers by state, aircraft registrations by state, airports, flight schools, glossary, specs of American aircraft by name, foreign markets, etc.  Very good.

    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
    21-CAT-133
  • Vissering (inscribed) - Zeppelin - 1927

    SKU: 21-B-42

     Vessering, Harry.  ZEPPELIN, the Story of a Great Achievement.  Chicago, Privately Published, 1922.  58pp text with 58 facing page photos.  Nicely inscribed by author on front fly leaf with 28 Oct 1922 date.  A very comprehensive tribute to the early Zeppelins in English by an American author. Rare book in very good condition.

    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
    21-B-42
  • Parks Air College Catalog - 1930

    SKU: 21-AIR-44

     Lavish large 9x12" photo illustrated catalog for this St. Louis-based school.  24pp with sections on "The Future for You in Aviation", "Home and School Life", "Flying Course", "...and for Your Recreation", "Pilot's Ground Course", "Now for Your Decision".  A comprehensive look at learning to fly in the Golden Age of Aviation.  About fair-good,; a little cover soil, small lower right corner stain on a few pages and pencil drawings on the blank inside and outside back cover. 

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-AIR-44
  • National Research Council of Canada Tech Report on Floats - 1937

    SKU: 21-CAT-84

     Wigdor, E.I. Report No. PAS-4, Strength Tests of Stressed-Skin Structures (Aircraft Floats).  Ottawa, NRC, July 1937. Two volumes, 8.5x11", illus, hard-bound in buckram, x-libris University of Detroit with usual stamps and paste-ons.  Vol 1:  200pp mimeo plus graphs, 30 original 8x10-size b&w photos of damage to floats; Vol 2:  8pp + graphs and 10 8x10 size b&w photos of float damage.  Assumed a very small publication run because of the original photos bound in.  Good condition for x-library copies.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-84