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AIRCRAFT, Davis, Evan, Scribner's, 1919, vg (library code on lower spine but no internal markings), see scan, development of aeeronautics from 1783 to the transatlantic flight of 1919, photos, 379 pgs. $28.00
AIRCRAFT OF THE CHACO WAR 1928-1935, Hagedorn & Sapienza, Schiffer, 1997, new, see photo, little known air war between Bolivia & Paraguay, both sides used motley collection of imported aircraft, photos & drawings, 144 pgs. $36.00
ALEXANDER EAGLEROCK, deVries, John Col, Century One Press, 1985, fine (as new) with embossed cover, see photo, limited edition #206 of 500, signed by author, history of Alexander Aircraft Company, photos & line drawings, 126 pgs. $56.50
AMUNDSEN, THE SPLENDED NORSEMAN, Partridge, Bellamy, Frederic Stokes, 1929, vg (embossed cover), see scan, In 1911, his expedition was the first to reach the South Pole. In 1925, he made an unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole. In 1926, he flew over the pole in the Airship Norge, being the first man to visit both poles, 276 pgs. $15.00
ART OF AVIATION, Brewer, R.W.A., Crosby, Lockwood & Sons, 1910,Very good condition (issued w/o dj - minor spotting & edgewear), see scan, 1910 first edition, a look at aviation development 108 years ago, includes aeroplanes, engines & propellers, 12 fold out drawings, 253 pages. $56.00
ART SMITH, Roberts, Rachel Sherwood, McFarland, 2003, new, soft cover, see photo, Pioneer aviator Art Smith is a largely overlooked air pioneer. He built his own airplane & taught himself to fly in 1910. After many aerial exhibitions in the midwest, he took over the air shows in San Francisco after the death of Lincoln Beachy. He did 2 aerial tours of Japan in 1916-1817. After returning, he gave flying lessons to the U.S. Army & ended up an airmail pilot, photos, 220 pages.$25.00
ATLANTIC AIR CONQUEST, Ellis, F.H. & E., William Kimber, 1963, vg/vg, see photo, All of the Atlantic flights and attempts from 1910 to 1940, photos, 223 pgs. $20.00
ATLANTIC WINGS, 1919-1939, McDonough, Kenneth, Model Aeronautical Press, 1966, vg (inked name)/vg, see photo, aeroplanes and the people who flew them across the North Atlantic from 1919 to 1939. Includes Charles Kingsford Smith and the "Southern Cross", color plates, drawings, photos & maps, 132 pgs. $29.00
AVIATION CLASSICS FROM AVIATION QUARTERLY, Aviation Quartery, 1984, fine (issued w/o dj), see photo, collection of 14 articles from Aviation Quarterly, coverings antique aircraft, many photographs including color, 300 pgs. $20.00
AVIATION IN CANADA 1917-18, Sullivan, Alan, Rouw & Mann Ltd., 1919, Good condition (cover wear, inked inscription on front fly page), see scan, an account of the Royal Air Force in Canada, Aviation Department of the Royal Munitions Board & Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., photos, charts, 318 pages. $45.00
AVIATION POCKET BOOK 1917, Matthews, R. Borlase, D. Appleton, 1917, vg (formerly owned by a Lt. stationed at Langley Field, VA, 1918, see scan, covers all phases of aeronautics, the theory of flight, design, materials, engines, military & navigation, 300 pgs. $35.00
BIRDFLIGHT AS THE BASIS OF AVIATION, Lilienthal, Otto, American Aeronautical Archives, 2001, new, soft cover, see photo, reprint of Lilienthal's observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides, illustrations, 151 pgs. $12.00
BLOOD OF SPAIN, Fraser, Ronald, Pantheon, 1979, f/f, see scan, An oral history of the Spanish Civil War based on 300 accounts of participants from both the Republican & Nationalist sides, maps, 628 pgs. $16.00
BOOK OF WESTLAND AIRCRAFT, Lukins, A.H., Harborough Publishing, 1973, fine condition, see photo, Westland Aircraft Works was founded in 1915. The company started with the Short "Two-two-five" seaplane for the British Navy, and it built 34 seaplanes before turning its hand to land planes. There followed the "Wagtail", the "Weasel", the "Limousine", the "Widgeon Mark III", the "Wapiti", the "Lysander", and others. They"re all here, complete with photos, specifications and 3-way views, incl. some fold-outs, 104 pgs. $30.00
BREMEN, Hotson, Fred, Canav, 1988, f/f (as new), see photo, Atlantic flight of the German airplane from Europe to N. America in 1928, photos, maps, 224 pgs. $15.00
BY THE SEAT OF THEIR PANTS, Ault, Phil, Dodd, Mead, 1978, f/f, see scan, covers many early flights & aviators including Beachey, Rodgers, Corrigan, Doolittle and, of course the bigger names, photos, 213 pgs. $12.50

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