Pre-1914 Books

  • First Aerial Voyage Across the English Channel - 1955

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-349

     (Staff of the Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County). First Aerial Voyage Across the English Channel, Diary of Dr. John Jeffries, the Aeronaut.  24pp, illus, wrps, 6.5x9.5".  Reprint of an article first published in the Magazine of American History, Jan 1885.  Jeffries was an American medical doctor whose family came to America from England in 1677.  Jeffries crossed the Channel in 1785 with Aeronaut Blanchard.  Very good; some cover toning.

    Price: $25.00
  • 1912 German Aero Exhibition Catalog

    SKU: 21-MISC-25

     Original catalog, 190pp, 6x9" illus, wonderful full-page ads, two foldouts of exhibition hall floorplan.  Berlin, 3-14 April 1912. About fair-good.  Corner chips front cover and tape repair to spine.  I would give a lot to be transported back in time to this exhibit!

    Price: $145.00
  • 1913-14 British Aeronautics Report

    SKU: 21-B-26

     Technical Report of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics for the Year 1913-14.  London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1915.  537pp, illus w/photos and drawings, covers missing.  A wealth of information on early aviation in these just-pre-WWI days.  Fair; no covers and first and last pages loose.

    Price: $30.00
  • Langley Memorial - 1906

    SKU: 21-B-25

     Adler, Cyrus.  Samuel Pierpont Langley.  Washington, GPO, 1907.  18pp, wrps, 6x9.5".  Reprint from the Smithsonian Report for 1906; test of a paper read before the Philosophical Society of Washington on Nov 24, 1906.  Essentially a biography of Langley.  Good; some rear cover chips and pencil checkmarks in text.

    Price: $18.00
  • French Technical Publication on Propeller Aerodynamics - 1912

    SKU: 21-B-24

     Gandillot, Maurice.  Abrege sur L'Helice ef La Resistance de L'Air.  Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1912.  188pp, illus w/drawings, wrps, 9x11".  Fair, some edge bumps and small back cover stain.  French text, early treatise on propellers.

    Price: $45.00
  • Langley Monograph - 1908

    SKU: 21-B-23

     Langley, Samuel P.  Researches and Experiments in Aerial Navigation.  Washington, GPO, 1908.  Smithsonian reprint from the reports of 1897, 1900, 1901 and 1904.  Approx 56pp, illus with plates, wrps, uncut.  About fair-good, covers loose, edge chips.  A rare summary of the famous Langley Aerodrome experiments.

    Price: $65.00
  • International Air Map and Aeronautical Marks - 1911

    SKU: 21-B-15

     Lallemand, CH.  International Air Map and Aeronautical Marks.  Washington, GPO, 1912.  10pp, illus w/drawings, 6x9.5", wrps.  Extract from the Smithsonian Report for 1911.  Author is President of the French Assoc. for the Advancement of Sciences.  Report of French work on standardizing aerial maps with the intent of making this an international standard.  Good.

    Price: $12.00
  • 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
  • Ritter, Dr. Wolfgang. The Flying Apparatus of the Blow-Fly - 1911

    SKU: 21-B-5

     GPO, Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1911.  78pp, illus with 20 b&w plates,  6.5x9.5".  Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 56, No. 12.  Good, some light edge chipping.

    Price: $18.00
  • Air Racing Results - 8 Vol Set

    SKU: 21-AR-8

     Williams, Gary (compiler).  Air Racing Results.  Phoenix, privately printed, 2006.  Eight volume set, wrps, plastic comb binding.  Each volume about 200pp, illus with photos of race tickets, progams and posters.  Vol I [1909-1918], Vol II [1919-1927], Vol III [1928-1930], Vol IV [1931-1933], Vol V [1934-1941], Vol VI [1946-1976], Vol VII [1977-1991], Vol VIII [1992-2005].  This little-known publication distributed by the author is a true gem in any serious aviation collection.  One-stop reference for anything air racing.  Very good condition.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00