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1919-1940 Books

  • Practical Aviation - 1929

    SKU: 21-MAG-50

     Ford, Arthur S. (ed).  Practical Aviation.  New York, New Metropolitan Fiction, 1929.  160pp, illus, 9x12".  Seemingly hundreds of articles on all aspects of aviation.  Printed on newsprint so faded and edge tatters.  About fair with back cover missing and front cover loose.

    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
    21-MAG-50
  • Transport Airplanes - 1934

    SKU: 21-AR-31

     Blodgett, Charles.  Transport Airplanes and All About Them.  Akron, Saalfield Publ Co., 1934.  30pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Story of early airlines with great pictures of aircraft, crew, etc., writtem for a young adult audience.  Forward by Eddie Rickenbacker of Eastern Airlines.  Very good.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-AR-31
  • Alone by Richard Byrd - signed

    SKU: 21-B-1

     Byrd, Richard E. Alone.  New York, G.P. Purnam, 1938.  First edition, 2nd printing.  296pp, good (spine fading where dj chipped), dj about fair with spine chips.  Hair-raising story of Byrd's near death at the South Pole due to CO poisoning.  Signed on front free end paper.

    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
    21-B-1
  • LZ-129 "Hindenburg" - Douglas Robinson

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-111

     Robinson, Douglas H.  LZ 129 "Hindenburg".  Dallas, Morgan Aviation Books, 1964.  44pp, illus, wrps.  8.5x11", fair-good; some cover soil.  Part of the Famous Aircraft Series.  Author Robinson is the grandfather of airship history.

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    20-ZEPP-111
  • Holland-India-Holland - 1927

    SKU: 20-B-34

     Koppen, Lt. G.A.  Holland-Indie-Holland, "In Storm and Sunburn".  Holland, 1927.  60pp, illus, wrps, 7.5x9".  Story of a long-distance flight by a Dutch crew to India and beyond to Thailand, Burma, etc.  About poor-fair, edge water stains on about one-half of the pages.  Dutch text.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    20-B-34
  • Bordeaux - La Vie de Guynemer - 1920

    SKU: 18-B-00021

    Bordeaux, Henri.  La Vie of Guynemer (Guynemer's Life).  Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1920.  186pp, 8 wonderful color illus, uncut, 8.5 x 12", about VG, professional spine repair.  Although these French pubs do not survive well, this is a nice copy of the original French language edition.  Of course, Guynemer had a fantastic 53 victories after about 750 flight hours and he disappeared on Sep 11, 1917, never to be found.  He was, and still is, a French legend and a national hero.

    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
    18-B-00021
  • The Air Annual of the British Empire - 1930

    SKU: 18-B-00009

    Burge, Sqdn Ldr C.G. (editor).  The Air Annual of the British Empire, 1930 - Vol II.  London, Gale & Polden, 1930.  767pp, heavily illus including a folding map of British Airway Routes.  About good, two pages missing from index, several pages in index tape repaired, tight for such a thick, heavy volume.  Sections on airships, civil airlines, aircraft manufacturing, military, aviation events in the entire empire.  A treasure house of information right in the middle of the Golden Age of aviation.   Companion volume, one year later, to the listing below.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    18-B-00009
  • The Air Annual of the British Empire - 1929

    SKU: 18-B-00008

    Burge, Sqdn Ldr C.G. (editor).  The Air Annual of the British Empire, 1929 - Vol I.  London, Gale & Polden, 1929.  736pp, heavily illus including a folding map of British Airway Routes.  About good, two loose pages, tight for such a thick, heavy volume.  Sections on airships, civil airlines, aircraft manufacturing, military, aviation events in the entire empire.  A treasure house of information right in the middle of the Golden Age of aviation. 

    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
    18-B-00008
  • The Wonder Book of the Air

    SKU: 18-B-00007

    Allen, C.B. and Lauren D. Lyman.  The Wonder Book of the Air.  Chicago, John C. Winston, 1936.  339pp, illus, 7x9", Good; ink name inside cover.  General history of flight.  Colorful embossed cover.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    18-B-00007
  • Highlights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition - 1930

    SKU: 18-B-00005

    Tide Water Oil Company, Highlights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition - 1930.  n.p. but 30pp, illus throughout, wrps, 8.5x11.5".  Sepia tone photos of various aspects of the expedition; nice coverage of the flights over the pole.  Generally good condition.  Includes a letter from the VP of Tide Water included when booklet was distributed.

    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
    18-B-00005