1947-Present Books

  • Air Strike - Soviet Union Booklet in English - circa 1950s

    SKU: 19-B-5

     [7 Soviet Authors] and Ogden, Dennis (translator).  Air Strike, Heroes of the War in the Air.  Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, ca. 1952.  116pp, wrps, 4.5x6.5".  Eight short stories of Soviet Union aviation heroes, largely from WWII.  Very good condition.  An unusual publication in English.  Rubber stamp of title page: "Printed in Soviet Union".

    Price: $25.00
  • Your Aerospace World - Civil Air Patrol 1976

    SKU: 19-B-4

     Textbook for CAP Cadets, Your Aerospace World.  CAP HQ, Maxwell AFB, AL, circa 1976.  223pp, illus, wrps, 3-hole.  Student workbook with chapters on Heritage of Flight, Aircraft and their Uses, Propulsion and Flight, Aerial Navigation and the Weather, Space Utilization and the Aerospace Community.  Each chapter has student exercises.  About VG, some toning on the cover edges and spine.

    Price: $8.00
  • J.P. Obeyesekere's SOLO FLYER

    SKU: 19-B-2

     Obeyesekere, J.P.  Solo Flyer, Auster VP-CAO, Overflying 3 Continents. No place, no date, ca. 1990.  94pp, illus, oblong wraps, 12x8".  Likely privately printed by the author who completed a 10,000 mile solo flight from the U.K. to Sri Lanka in 1946 in a very small aircraft.  A comprehensive report of the flight to include log book facsimiles, correspondence, in flight photos, etc. Excellent condition.

    Price: $15.00
  • AV-8B Feasibility Study - Vol 1 1977

    SKU: 19-CAT-2

     Dept of the Navy, Air Systems Comand, Sep 1977.  54pp, illus, oblong 11x8.6", wrps, spiral bound.  Two loose inserts; one a fascinating circular wheel illus diagram of the history of V/Stol Aircraft and the other a color depiction of the aircraft manufacturing process.  This is a "sales brochure" to support the US Navy purchase to be tacked on to the USMC requirement for 340 UV-8Bs.  A comprehensive review of this exciting aircraft.  Good condition.

    Price: $20.00
  • Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977

    SKU: 19-S-2

     Anderton, David A.  Sixty Years of Aeronautical Research 1917-1977.  GPO, Washington DC, 1978.  89pp, illus, 8.5x11", wraps.  Useful reference on NASA history.  Good, minor cover rubbing. SOLD

    Price: $15.00
  • Aviation Facts and Figures 1953

    SKU: 18-AIR-00042

    Modley, Rudolf and Thomas J. Cawley (eds)  Aviation Facts and Figures 1953.  Washington, D.C., Lincoln Press, 1953.  Published by Aircraft Industries Association of America.  224pp, hardcover, good (previous owners ink name on ffep).  Tabular data on everything imaginable about civil and military aviation.  Useful reference.

    Price: $12.00
  • Aviation Annual of 1947

    SKU: 18-AIR-00039

    Cleveland, Reginald M (ed).  The Aviation Annual of 1947.  New York, Harper Bros., 1947.  250pp, illus, dj in mylar, good.  About 40% covers USAF and USN aviation to include some unusual experimental types.

    Price: $15.00
  • Davies - A History of the World's Airlines

    SKU: 18-AIR-00038

    Davies, R.E.G.  A History of the World's Airlines.  London, Oxford University Press, 1964 (reprinted 1967).  591pp, illus, good, dj has edge chips and wear.  As with the other Davies' books, this was his first definitive history, here of world-wide airlines. 

    Price: $55.00
  • O'Neill - A Dream of Eagles

    SKU: 18-AIR-00037

    O'Neill, Ralph A. (with Joseph F. Hood).  A Dream of Eagles, the Story of New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Line (NYRBA) and the Imaginative WWI Ace Who Conceived and Built It - over 7800 Miles - in 1930.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973.  324pp, illus, dj, good.  NYRBA was an innovative airline serving the east coast of the US, through the Caribbean and down the east coast of South America; Pan American later absorbed NYRBA in a contentious takeover.  (2)

    Price: $12.00
  • Davies - Airlines of Latin America since 1919

    SKU: 18-AIR-00036

    Davies, R.E.G.  Airlines of Latin America since 1919.  Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.  698pp, illus, dj, excellent.  An excellent companion volume to Davies' U.S. airlines history listed below.  (2)

    Price: $60.00