WWI Books

  • WWI Delco Aviation Ignition - 1918

    SKU: 21-CAT-129

     Aviation Ignition - A Description of the Delco Generator Battery Ignition as Applied to Modern Aviation Engines.  Dayton, Ohio, The Dayton Engineering Laboratory Company, 1918.  50pp, photo illus, hardcover.  A celebration of WWI accomplishments, a memorial to participation in the development of the French Lorraine Dietrich, Hall-Scott and Packard engines, and an introduction to post-WWI production capabilities.  A seldom seen volume with wonderful photo illustrations.  Very good; front hinge weak.

    Price: $95.00
  • WWI L.V.G. Aviation History - 1919

    SKU: 21-B-44

     Das Flugzeug - L.V.G.  Berlin, Jacoby-Boy, 1919.  154pp, 56 full-page plates on the L.V.G. factory at the back plus 23 plates on the flight school.  Chapters include:  We Fly, From the Past (includes Wright Bros.), The Two Germans, The Flying Brothers, Mechanical considerations, Construction of the Plane, The Giant, The Aviation Company and It's Factories, Starting/Flying/Landing, Aviation School, Air Traffic, and Workshops.  Comprehensive and lavish story of this famous WWI German aircraft.  Expert spine repair, very good overall.  A rare WWI aviation history. 

    Price: $175.00
  • Curtiss OX5 Aeronautical Motor Parts List - 1917

    SKU: 21-CAT-32

     Original Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company booklet.  64pp, photo illus, 5x8", original blue cloth stiff covers.  Very good; light spine wear. 

    Price: $65.00
  • Aircraft of WWI - circa 1958

    SKU: 21-B-28

     Lloyd, John.  Aircraft of World War One.  Ian Allen, England, 1958.  66pp, photo illus, 5x7", illustrates and describes over 40 WWI aircraft and airships, warring parties.  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Notes on Identification of Aeroplanes - 1917

    SKU: 21-MISC-23

     Signed in upper margin by famous aeronaut Alberto Santos=Dumont.  Washington, GPO, 1918.  70pp, illus with silhouettes and 5 folding plates, 5x7.75", wrps.  Very good; minor chips near staples.  Reportably from the archives of the Aero Club of America.  A desireable manual in its own right, made very special with the autograph. SOLD

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  • Eberhardt - Unsere Luftstreitkrafte, 1914-18

    SKU: 21-B-2

     von Eberhardt, Walter.  UNSERE LUFTSTREITKRAFTE, 1914-1918.  Weller, Berlin, 1930.  467pp, 11x14", embossed cloth cover, profusely illustrated, four folding plates of aircraft identification plus a 91pp list of German aviators killed in combat. A memorial to German aviation in WWI.  I think this is the most beautiful book ever published German aviation.  Excellent condition.  (Very heavy and will require extra postage).

    Price: $350.00
  • War in the Air - 9 volumes

    SKU: 20-B-1

     Raleigh, Walter and H.A. Jones.  War in the Air, 9 volume set.  London, Oxford University Press, 1922-1937.  This is the definitive history of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force in World War I, the original first edition not the reprint.  Set includes two map cases with 42/28 maps, there are many other folding maps throughout the text.  The last volume is Appendices dated 1937.  Vol VI is ex-libris RAF library (about fair with numerous RAF library stamps).  Vols II, Vol III maps and Vol V carry RAF Staff College Library bookplates.  The set averages good condition.  For a very similar set in my library, I paid $1000 many years ago.  On-line prices are in the $2000-3000 range.  This set is very reasonably priced. 

    Price: $650.00
  • Over the Front in an Aeroplane

    SKU: 18-B-00018

    Pulitzer, Ralph.  Over the Front in an Aeroplane, and Scenes inside the French and Flemish Trenches.  New York, A.L. Burt, 1915.  159pp, illus, ads for other books at the back.  Green embossed cloth cover, 5x8".  First chapter recalls an early WWI flight to the front lines (15pp) and then the balance of the book is on other news from the war.  This is the best copy of this book that I have encountered in about 45 years of collecting, about very good.  It used to be frequently found in book sellers stacks but no more.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • 20th Aero Squadron History (NY Public Library Reprint)

    SKU: 18-B-00012

    Barth, C.G.  History of the Twentieth Aero Squadron, First Day Bombardment Group, First Pursuit Wing, Air Service, First Army, American Expeditionary Force.  Winona MN, Winona Labor News, n.d. circa 1920.  100pp, illus, rosters.  Zerox copy from the New York Public Library, bound in red buckram.  Very good reprint, some photos faded.  Original copies of this book are very rare and will list at $300 and up.  This is a good copy for your reference library.

    Price: $45.00
  • WWI Second Army Air Service History

    SKU: 18-B-00010

    Law, Hugo B. (ed.)  The Second Army Air Service Book.  Toul, France, 1919.  Approx 150 pp, extensively illustrated with photos and drawings/cartoons.  About 30 aero sqdn histories, each in a two page format. This copy has an ink owner's name: E.F. Kofoed, 25th Aero Sqdn.  Very nice copy, professional spine repair generally unnoticeable.  Text excellent, usual cover bumps.  This is a "must" in a WWI aero collection.  SOLD

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