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  • The Aeronautical Annual - 1895/1896/1897

     Means, James (ed).  The Aeronautical Annual (for) 1895, 1896 and 1897.  Boston, W.B. Clarke & Co.  The 1895 volume has 172pp, illus, 6x9.25", very good.  The 1896 volume is 158pp, illus, fair w/some spine text loss.  The 1897 volume is 178pp, illus, also fair.  All covers are intact and text blocks are sound.  Means selected the very best articles of the time from such illustrious aeronauts as Langley, Chanute, Lilienthal, Maxim, etc. 
     
    In a letter to James Means’s son, Philip, dated November 12, 1921, Orville Wright wrote: “The Aeronautical Annuals of 1895-96-97 contained the best collection of reprints from the work of the earlier experimenters in aviation…, and I do not know of a better collection today. Your father showed rare good judgment in his selections, separating most of the good work from the mass of worthless matter which had been published. “Your father’s work was of great benefit to us, and I think of my personal acquaintance with him with affection.” 
     
    This is a rare set in reasonably good condition and seldom offered with all three volumes together.  An unusual opportunity to obtain the entire run!
    (Automatic ordering is not active for this item.  Please inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    $445.00
    $445.00
    21-B-56
  • Italian Aviation Museum Brochure - 1991

     Colorful 6x8" 20pp illus brochure for this well-organized museum.  Brochure progresses through the various periods of Italian aviation with historic aircraft and accoutrements pictured.  Excellent.

    $10.00
    $10.00
    21-MISC-56
  • AIRPORTS - 1933

      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.

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

     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.

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

     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.

    $65.00
    $65.00
    21-B-53
  • Aeronca C-3 Cleveland Plans - 1933

     Double-sided, 21.5x17", four-folded, supplement to Cleveland Modelmaking News, Vol 1, No 6. One side has very detailed and "colorful" plans, reverse has extensive printed instructions.  Very good; folds weak.  Would be wonderful if framed.

    $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-142
  • Langley Aerodrome Excerpt for 1914 Smithsonian Report

     Four pages of text and plates 1 & 2 removed from the 1914 Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1914.  This is the classic report on the tests by Glenn Curtiss of the Langley Aerodrome in which is stated: "The tests thus far have shown that the late Secretary Langley had succeeded in building the first aeroplane capable of sustained free flight with a man."  As a result of this report, the Wrights moved their Flyer to England; it was only returned after the Smithsonian published a report retracting their 1914 statements.  Very good original.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    21-B-52
  • Antique Aircraft Auction Catalog - 1990

     Seven pages typed (no illus).  Over 300 items listed including a few realized prices penned in (Curtiss JN4 @ $100,000).  Wide variety of items including many OX5 engines and parts.  I salivate when I read this and wonder why I did not attend!  Excellent.

    $5.00
    $5.00
    21-CAT-139
  • Air Trails Flight Calculator - circa 1940

     Stiff card rotating circular calculator printed both sides, 4" diameter.  Copyright date of 1940 on the reverse.  Excellent, unused.

    $10.00
    $10.00
    21-MISC-55
  • Early WWII Recruiting Flyer - 1940

     Famous "Wings Over America" U.S. Army Air Corps image on front of this four-fold.  Open 9.5x12.5", closed 4.75x6.25". First-fold pages urge young men to enlist, back has the rubber stamp of a recruiting station in Colorado Springs. Inside is a full-page photo collage of B-17s over New York, a winter-suited pilot and two photos of a mechanics school.  Publication date is Dec 1940.  Excellent. A very desireable recruiting piece.

    $30.00
    $30.00
    21-POST-57