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NARRATIVE HISTORY OF AVIATION, A, Goldstrom, John, Macmillan, 1930, vg, history of aviation to 1930, photos, 14 page bibliography, 319 pgs. $17.50
NORTHROP STORY,THE, 1929-1939, Allen, Richard Sanders, Schiffer, 1993, new with dj, see photo, the formative years at Northrop, many photos, 178 pgs. $27.50
NORTH TO THE ORIENT, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, Harcourt, Brace& Co., 1935, vg (comments written on last fly page by previous owner)/g (chipped), see scan, firsthand account of the flight made by the Lindbergh's to the Orient in the summer of 1931 is told from the perspective of Mrs. Lindbergh & illustrated with maps by Charles Lindbergh, 255 pgs. $10.00
NORTH-WEST AERIAL FRONTIER 1919-1934,Wixted, Edward, Boolarong Publications, 1985, vg (pictorial cover), see scan, people, events & aircraft in early Australian aviation history, many photos, 216 pgs. $25.00
OFFICIAL AERO BLUE BOOK 1919, Woodhouse, Henry, Century, 1919, Fine condition (tight binding, 2 marks that indicate it one belonged to a public library), see scan, covers all things aerial, including transportation, sports, mail service, records, pilot lists, trophies & Aeronautial Associations, it covers civil aviation not WW I, maps, drawings, many photos, 202 pgs of text, 30 pgs in front & 16 pgs in rear of advertising. $200.00
OFFICIAL AIR BOOK - 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, More, Samuel (Editor), N.Y. World's Fair, 1939, vg (magazine format), see scan, a 10 page guide to the aviation exhibits at the 1939 New York World's Fair. There are also 24 articles of aviation written by aviation personages such as W.T. Piper, Eddie Rickenbacker & Hap Arnold, photos, 72 pages. $25.00
ONE WINGS OF GOLD - HOW THE AEROPLANE DEVELOPED NEW GUINEA, Sinclair, James, Pacific Publications, 1978, vg/vg, see photo, covers the beginnings of aviation in New Guinea (1922) to the Japanese bombings of 1942, photos, maps, appendix, bibliog., index, 326 pgs. $55.00
OPENING TOMORROW'S AIRWAYS, Royal Danish Ministry, 1956, good (card cover, ex-library), see scan, English text, Danish Aviation from Ellenhammer (1905) to S.A.S., many photos, 44 pgs. $10.00
OUR AIR NAVY, Very good soft cover booklet, see scan,National Interest Photos, photographs of the navy in 1928, example of photograph, 64 pgs. $65.00
OUR ATLANTIC ATTEMPT, Hawker & Grieve, Nonsuch, 2012, new (soft cover), see photo, 18 May 1919 Harry Hawker, chief test pilot for the Sopwith Aviation Company & K. Mackenzie Grieve, took off from Pearl Aerodrome, near St John's in Newfoundland, in a Sopwith Atlantic aeroplane. This was the first ever attempt to fly across the Atlantic. Unforturnately they developed engine trouble after only 1,050 miles and were rescued by a passing ship, photos, 116 pgs. $18.95
PASSENGER BY AIR, Coke, Richard, John Hamilton, ca. 1937, vg (spine fade, tight binding), aauthor describes world wide flights he has made during the years 1831 to 1936, including the Graf Zeppelin & Hindenburg, photos, 317 pgs. $35.00
PASSION FOR WINGS, Wohl, Robert, Yale University, 1994, vg, soft cover, see photo, The impact of aviation on western civilization, 1908-1918, photos & illustrations, 320 pgs. $10.00
PASSION THAT LEFT THE GROUND, THE, King, Stephan H., Word Associations Publisher, 2007, new, soft cover, see photo,signed by author, Subject of this book are the machines dreamt up by Léon Levavasseur, a genius with eccentricities. He was the man who designed the Antoinette engines & the Antoinette monoplanes, his machines were really works of art. His aircraft were featured in the movie "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines". Levavasseur also evokes naturally the masterflyer Hubert Latham. This book gives a fine account of pre-1914 flying, lots of illustrations (some of the l'Aérophile collection now in the Library of Congress), 158 pgs. $20.00
PENDULUM, Carpenter, Jack, Arsdalen, Bosch & Co., 1992, new, soft cover, see photo, signed by author, story of America's three aviation pioneers, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright & Glenn Curtiss, how Alexander Graham Bell & Henry Ford helped Glenn Curtiss stop the Wright brothers from achieving their attempted monopoly of aviation, photos & illustrations, 409 pgs. $24.95
PIONEER AIRCRAFT 1903-14, Munson, Kenneth, Macmillan Co., vg/vg, see photo, 79 color plates, 82 pages of text covering pre-WW I aircraft. $10.00
PIONEER AVIATORS OF THE WORLD, Matthews, Hart, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dj),see photo, the first pilots from each of a hundred countries have their stories told in this work, a brief biography & description of his or her attempts to fly are provided for each early aviator, except in a very few cases where facts are hard to find, photos, 208 pgs. $32.00
PIONEERING AVIATION IN THE WEST, Bungey, Lloyd (Editor), Hancock House, 1992, fine (soft cover), see scan, Canadian Museum of Flight interviewd these aviators, who pioneered flight in British Columbia from 1910 to the Martain Mars, photos, 328 pgs. $10.00
PIONEER PILOT, Armstrong, William, Blandford Press, 1952, good (cover wear, slight moisture curl, Began his fying with RFC, 110 Sqdn on DH.9s, flew surplus aircraft to Poland to sell. He joined Imperial Airways in 1924 which became B.O.A.C, photos, 267 pgs. $20.00
PROGRESS IN FLYING MACHINES, Chanute, Octave, Lorenz & Herweg, 1976, f/f(minor chipping) see photo, Chanute experimented with over 2,000 glider flights in the 1890s, design and testing of his gliders, & interest in problems of flight control, equilibrium resulted in the accumulation of a valuable data that proved crucial in the early designs of the Wright brothers, illustrations, 308 pgs. $28.00
RACE TO THE SKY, Goddard, Stephen, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dust jacket), see photo, Everyone knows that the Wright brothers were the first to fly, but few people know that they were engaged in a David and Goliath struggle with their own Federal Government. President McKinley’s administration decided to dedicate an unprecedented amount of money and to tap such men as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel P. Langley to make sure that the first flyers would be American. The Wright brothers refused financial support from the government for fear of the strings that might be attached to it, and resolved to go it alone.
This book tells the story of the struggle between the Wright brothers and the Federal Government, and the raw ambition, high ideals, greed, and cloak and dagger tactics of each side. By 1903, the Federal venture was in its seventh year and the Wright brothers had been working nights and weekends often in secret for four years, but everything came to a head in eight tense days in December when the battle—and the fame and fortune that would follow—was decided and the Wright brothers emerged victorious, photos, notes, bibliography, 323 pgs.
RAF BOMBER COMMAND AND ITS AIRCRAFT 1936-1940, Goulding & Moyes, Ian Allan, 2002, f/f as new,, see photo, traces origins of Bomber Command, development of its aircraft, photos, color plates & 3-view drawings, 144 pgs. $15.00
RAF IN CAMERA, THE, 1903-1939, Nesbit, Roy, Sutton, 1995, f/f, collection of photos from government sources, many previously unpublished, 182 pgs. $20.00
RAF OPERATIONS 1918-1938, Bowyer, Chaz, Kimber, 1988, f/f ( as new), see scan, comprehensive history of RAF operations during the inter-war years with first-hand accounts where possible, events in Somaliland, Ataturk & the North-West frontier in India, photos, maps, 320 pgs. $15.00
REVOLUTION IN THE SKY Allen, Richard Saunders, Stephen Greene Press, 1964, vg/vg, see photo, Lockheeds of aviation's golden age, 1927 through 1937 - design of the single engine Lockheeds, photos, drawings & cutaway, 232 pgs. $20.00
RISE OF THE LUFTWAFFE 1918-1940 Mason, Herbert Molloy, Dial Press, 1973, vg/vg, covers the German Air Force from 1918 (no aircraft) through 1940 (the world's most powerful air force), photos, 403 pgs. $8.00
ROYAL NAVY AIRCRAFT SERIALS AND UNITS 1911-1919, Sturtivant & Page, Air Britain, 1992, new (issued w/o dj), see photo, histories of over 15,000 aircraft flown by the Royal Naval Air Service from 1911 and by successor units of the Royal Air Force from 1 April 1918 until the end of 1919, lists their squadrons, units and bases, photos, 480 pgs. $40.00

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