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DEFEAT OF DISTANCE 1919-1939

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QANTAS AIRWAYS (3 Volume Set),
Gunn, John, University of Queensland, fine condition with dust jackets, photos 1300 pgs.
$65.00
AIRCRAFT OVER FIVE DECADES - SWISSAIR , Bundi, Stephan, Sauerlander, 1986, fine (boxed, oversized), 19 page history of Swissair, 32 color profiles and 3 views of aircraft that have been in Swissair fleet. $95.00
AIR MAIL, Monk & Winter, Percy Press, 1936, vg (Ocean Library's book plate, cover wear), see scan, describes Imperial Airways Empire, routes to Asia & Africa. The use of radio became an important factor, photos, maps, 304 pgs. $17.50
AN AMERICAN SAGA, Dailey, Robert, Random House, 1980, f/f, see photo, Juan Trippe & Pan Am, 529 pgs. $30.00
ARMCHAIR IN THE SKY, Kaucher, Dorothy, Exposition Press, 1954, vg/vg, see scan, acounts of the author's personal flying experiences begining in the 1920s. She combines personal anecdotes, travelogue, descriptions & historical lore, photos, 144 pgs. $20.00
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTEEN DAYS, Ekins, H.R., Longmans, Green & Co., 1936, good (no dj, spine fade) see scan, author was a journalist & war correspondent, circumnavigated the globe by means of commercial aviation in 1936, photo section, 186 pgs. $15.00
BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON, Frater, Alexandar, William Heinemann, 1986, f/f (as new), see scan, story of Imperial Airways Eastbound Empire service from England to Australia, which started operations in 1935,439 pgs. $15.00
BIRD'S EYE VIEW, Dunkle, W.E., Juli Sellers Press, 1988, f/f (as new), see scan, inscribed by author, he first flewe in 1935, then bush flying, Star Air Service & a 35 year career with United Airlines, photos, 346 pgs. $18.50
BY AIR, Brittain, Harry, Hutchison & Co, 1933, vg/vg (chipped), see photo, achievements of British civil aviation in the early days of commercial flight ( Imperial Airways), which includes an account of the author"s 16,000 mile roundtrip from Croydon to South Africa and a chapter covering the RAF, photos, 294 pgs $40.00
CHARIOTS OF THE AIR, Hales, H.K., Wright & Brown, ca 1935, vg/g (some damage - see scan), see photo, signed by the author to previous owner in 1938, author (a former member of Parliament describes flying by Imperial Airways from Britain to India and then the Far East, photos, 164 pgs. $40.00
EARLY BIRDS, Instone, Alfred, Western Mail & Echo Limited, 1938, vg (cover wear), see scan, history of Instone airline (1919-1924), founded by Samuel Instone, absorbed by Imperial Airways in 1924, photos, 196 pgs.
$20.00
FIRST FIVE MILLION MILES, Moore, Byron, Harper, 1955, vg/vg, see scan, Inscribed by author, " To Gene Hunsaker, Because he knows so much about planes & still flies with me." The author recounts his 30 years as a pilot and the history of American Airlines, photos, 276 pgs. $17.50
FLIGHT OF THE IOLAR, Share, Bernard, Gill & Macmillan, 1986, f/f (as new), see scan, the development of Aer Lingus (1936-1986),largely through the eyes of those involved & thus indicates the many ways in which the company has impinged upon the life of Ireland, photos & Appendics, 306 pgs.
$25.00
FLYING THE ANDES, Krusen, William, University of Tampa Press, 1997, f/f (as new), see scan, signed by author, , story of Pan American Grace Airways and Commercial Aviation in South America, 1926-1967, photos, 257 pgs. $22.50
FORD'S TRI-MOTORED PHOENIX, Towle, Austin, Privately Printed, 1967, soft cover, see scan, written by his son as a tribute to Tom Towle, whose engineering career began in 1920 with the Dayton-Wright Company. controversy over who designed the Ford Tri-Motor, three additional items 1)a 4 page insert written by Tom Towle listing the aircraft companies he had been employed by. see scan, He also claims that he should be given credit for the designing of the Ford Tri-Motor, photos, 16 pgs. + 1929 origninal ad for the Tin Goose. $45.00
FROM FLYING BOATS TO FLYING JETS, Woods, Eric, Airlife, 1997, new, see photo, history of BOAC, 1946-1972, photos, 156 pgs. $22.50
GLACIER PILOT, Day, Beth, Henry Holt & Co., 1974, vg/vg{chipping}, see scan, inscribed by Bob Reeve, see scan, Long inscription on first title page plus airplane drawing and the words "Flying beats Work", story of Bob Reeve & the flyers who pioneered Alaska's skies in single-engine planes, photos, 347 pgs. $35.00
HIGH JOURNEY, Putnam, Carleton, Scribners, 1945, vg/vg, see scan, author founded Pacific Seaboard Airlines and later Chicago and Southern Airlines, C & S merged with Delta in 1951, 308 pgs. $15.00
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AIRCRAFT HISTORY, Lawson, Alfred, Humanity Benefactor Foundation, 1982, fine (embossed cover), see scan, Bulletins posted by Alfred Lawsoh(Jan. 1918 to Sept. 1918) to Congres promoting the idea of aerial trasportation for the public, photos, 83 pgs. $20.00
LONGEST HOP, THE, 1 Stackhouse, John, Focus Publishing, 1997, f/f (as new), see scan, 50 years of Qantas Kangaroo route (1947-1997), many photos & illustrations, 192 pgs. $17.50
MAVERICK, Serling, Robert, Doubleday, 1974, vg/vg, see photo, Inscribed by author, Robert Six & Continental Airlines, photos, 351 pgs. $17.50
MAVERICKS OF THE SKY, Rosenberg & Macaulay, William Morrow, new with dj, see photo, recouns the crucial first three years of the U.S. Air Mail Service, a collection of former World War I ace pilots, pushing the limits of flight to the extreme to deliver mail, famously known as "the Suicide Club", photos, 341 pgs. $14.95
A MILLION MILES IN THE AIR , Olley, Gordon Capt, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934, vg (no dj), see photo, author, an Imperial Airways pilot who flew in the early international airline days - 20s and mid-30s, photos, 320 pgs. $30.00
NOSTALGIA PANAMERICANA, Thomas, Don, self-published, 1987, vg, soft cover, see photo, A look at the flying boats and other early aircraft of Pan American Airways, its predecessors, associates and contemporaries via colorful brochures and other publicity, all color reproductions, 62 pgs. $20.00
QANTAS AT WAR, Fysh, Sir Hudson, Angus & Robertson, 1968, vg/vg, see scan, story of Qantas, its pilots, partners and rivals during the years from 1934 to 1945, a period considerably enlivened by World War II, photos, 244 pgs. $20.00
SHOWER OF SPRAY AND WE'RE AWAY!, A, Ladd, Fred, A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1971, f/f (as new), see scan, author opened Tourist Air Travel Limited of Auckland with a Widgeon amphibian, He got himself into & out of every imaginable kind of aerial mischief, photos, 233 pgs. $12.50
SOUTHERN CLOUD, Carter, I.R., Angus & Robertson, 1964, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, disappearce of a Fokker airline between Sydney & Melborne in 1931, maps & photos, 168 ogs, $15.00
SYD'S PIRATES, Eather, Charles, Durnmount, 198e, f/f, see photo, history of Cathay Pacific airways, author was a former C.P.A. pilot, photos, 341 pgs. $20.00
UNION AIRWAYS, Johnston J.W., Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, 1985, vg (soft cover), see photo, short history of Union Airways of New Zealand, 1936-1947, photos, 24 pgs. $20.00
UP HERE AND DOWN THERE, Witcomb, Nan, Self-published, 1986, vg hardcover (issued with pictorial cover, corner bumped), see photo, letters, photographs, cartoons and memorabilia, representing over 50 years of air hostessing in Australia with Australian Nationa' Airways, 340 pgs. $20.00
WINGS ACROSS THE WORLD, Penrose, Harald, Cassell, 1980, f/f, see photo, ilustrated history of British Airways from it's first flight in 1919, over 200 phtos, 304 pgs. $15.00


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