WWI Books

  • Five Years in Turkey - From USMC Commandant Lejeune's Library

    SKU: 17-B-00021

    von Sanders, Liman .  Five Years in Turkey.   United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD. 1927. - 1st Am. ed., Reprinted from the August Scherl Edition, Berlin, 1920. Hardcover 8vo.  No dj, black cloth. Vg condition. NOT ex-library, spine slightly faded, , binding tight, contents clean and unmarked. 326 pp. All three folding maps included in rear map pocket(intact, unusual to find maps surviving).  In side front cover in Lejeune's hand:  Marine Barracks/Washington D.C., John A. Lejeune/Major Gen & Commandant/U.S. Marine Corps.

    Price: $175.00
  • The Black Swallow of Death

    SKU: 17-B-00023

    Carisella, P.J. and James W. Ryan.  The Black Swallow of Death - The Incredible Story of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the World's First Black Combat Aviator.  Boston, Marlborough House, 1972.  271pp, illus, dj, 6x10".  Very good.  Fascinating story of an adventurer and soldier of fortune who overcame many barriers to live an exciting life, especially in the French Foreign Legion and the Lafayette Flying Corps.  Desireable volume; difficult to find in this condition.

    Price: $85.00
  • Claude Grahame-White

    SKU: 15-B-00119

    Wallave, Graham.  Claude Grahame-White, A Biography.  London, Putnam, 1960.  6x9", 260pp, photo illus.  Good in fair (few tears) dj.  Famous early aviator and author's story.

    Price: $18.00
  • Aviation in Canada, 1917-1918

    SKU: 15-B-00114

    Sullivan, Lt. Alan, R.A.F.  Aviation in Canada, 1917-1918.  Toronto, Rous & Mann, 1919.  6x9", 318pp, heavily illus.  Fair, cover bumps and rubs, solid textblock.  Important reference on a/c manufacturing, pilot training and support activities.

    Price: $45.00
  • Under the Guns of the German Aces

    SKU: 15-B-00112

    Franks, Norman and Hal Giblin.  Under the Guns of the German Aces, Immelman, Voss, Goring, Von Richthofen, The Complete Record of their Victories and Victims.   London, Grub Street, 1997.  9x10", 192pp, illus.  Good w/dj.  Heavily researched; needs to be in every serious WWI aviation collection.

    Price: $26.00
  • The Magnificent Moisants - Champions of Early Flight

    SKU: 15-B-00111

    Rich, Doris L.  The Magnificent Moisants, Champions of Early Flight.  DC, Smithsonian Press, 1998.  6x9", 248pp, illus, exc in dj.  Scholarly index.  Important background on active early aviation family which played a key role in early aero development. 

    Price: $18.00
  • A Poet of the Air - Letters of Jack Wright

    SKU: 15-B-00109

    Wise, Sara Greene (ed).  A Poet of the Air, Letters of Jack Morris Wright, First Lieutenant of the American Aviation in France, April 1917 - January 1918.  NY, Houghton-Mifflin, 1918.  5x8", 246pp, illus, letters from Wright to his mother.  Usually found in a rough condition, this one good+ and one of the best I've had.  Several cover corners rubbed but otherwise tight and clean.  Uncommon today.

    Price: $40.00
  • An Ancient Air - John Stringfellow

    SKU: 15-B-00106

    Penrose, Harald.  An Ancient Air, A Biography of John Stringfellowof Chard, the Victorian Aeronautical Pioneer.  D.C., Smithsonian Press, 1989.  6x9", 183pp, illus, very good w/dj.  Nice bio of a key figure in early pre-Wright attempts at flight.

    Price: $20.00
  • The Heritage of Kitty Hawk

    SKU: 15-B-00105

     Bonney, Walter T.  The Heritage of Kitty Hawk.  New York, W.W. Norton, 1962.  7x9", 211pp, illus.  Very good in dj.  "A Definitive and Highly Readable Account of Early Aviation".

    Price: $15.00
  • Heroes of Aviation

    SKU: 15-B-00103

    Driggs, Laurence La Tourette.  Heroes of Aviation.  Boston, Little-Brown, 1942.  346pp, illus, 5x8".  Updated edition orig publ in 1917.  Good w/ rare dj.  List of Aces and KIA, all combatants.  Very useful reference.

    Price: $40.00