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POWDER PUFF DERBY THE RECORD 1947-1977,
Brick, Kay (editor), AWTAR Inc, 1988, fine (gold embossed blue faux leather cover), all women transcontinental air races with many photos, 80 pgs.
$45.00
AMELIA EARHART - MYSTERY SOLVED, Long, Elgin & Marie, Simon & Schuster, new with dj, see photo, An explanation of what happened to Earhart in July, 1937. photos, 220 pgs.$8.00
AMELIA EARHART - THE SKY IS NO LIMIT, Van Pelt, Lori, Tom Doherty, 2005, new (soft cover), see photo, biography, 239 pgs.$8.00
AMELIA EARHART'S DAUGHTERS, Haynsworth & Toomy, William Morrow & Co., 1998, new, see photo, American women aviatiors from WW II to space age, photos, 322 pgs.$10.00
BAREFOOT IN THE SKY, Scott, Shiela, Macmillan, 1973, f/f, see photo, autobiograhy, set several records 1965-71 in her Piper Commanche, photos, 256 pgs. $12.00
AVIATORS, THE, Groom, Winston, National Geographic, 2013, new, see scan, Eddie Rickenbackeer, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, their accomplishments during the pioneer years are discussed, their actions for our benefit during WW II, photos, 464 pgs. $7.50
BORN TO FLY, Bird, Nancy, Angus & Robertson, 1961, vg (no dj), see scan, Inscribed by author, Nancy Bird got her pilot's license in 1934. After barnstorming, she helped set up a flying medical service in WW II. She also trained Australian pilots, photos, 190 pgs. $20.00
EQUATOR NORTH, EQUATOR SOUTH, Walker, Jacquelin, self-published, vg/vg (edgewear), 1939, see scan, signed by author, she describes a flight to South America on planes ranging from Lockheed Electra, Douglas DC-2 to Sikorsky S-42, photos, 207 pgs. $10.00
HISTORY OF THE NINETY-NINES, INC., Jessen, Gene Nora, Newsfoto, 1979, fine (blue leatherette cover), see photo, history of the organization of women in aviation, founded in 1929. It covers their activities, histories of individual chapters & member biographies, many photos, 552 pgs. $45.00
IN THE SKY ABOVE THE FRONT, Cottam, K.J. (Editor & Translator), Sunflower University Press, 1984, fine (soft cover, comb bound),originally published in Russia (1962). see scan, This is a collection of mostly personal memoirs of Russian female pilots of WW II, who flew night bombers, dive bombers & fighters, photos, 270 pages. $95.00
LYRICAL AVIATORS, McClinton, Sandra, Whistling Swan Press, 2000, f/f (marked as a review copy), see photo, Her trip with her husband around the US in a Cessna 172, photos, 221 pgs. $10.00
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
POWDER PUFF DERBY, Walker, Mike, Wiley, 2003, f/f (as new), see scan, first Powder Puff Derby - 1929 and may female pilots including: Pancho Barnes, Katherine Stinson, Bessie Coleman, Bobbie Trout & of course, Amelia Earhart, photos, 287 pgs. $20.00
PROPELLER ANNIE, Kerfoot, Glenn, Kentucky, Aviation History Roundtable, 1988, f/f, see scan, signed by author, Biograpy of Helen Richey, who set endurance & altitude records, flew the 1936 Bendis Race and was the first female airline pilot in 1934, photos, 105 pgs. $30.00
SISTERS IN THE SKY - Volume I, WAFS & Volume 2 WASPS, Scharr, Adela, Patrice Press, 1991, new, history of the Women's Auxilliary Ferrying Squadron, written by one of the country's first female commercial pilots and flight instructors who, in 1943, was to become the first woman to fly the P-39 Aircobra, photos, 1289 pgs.$50.00 (for the set)
SKY MY KINGDOM, Reitsch, Hanna, Casemate, new with dj, see photo, memoirs of Hanna Reitsch, famous German WW II test pilot, photos, 265 pgs. $25.00
STARS AT NOON, Cochran, Jacqueline, Little, Brown & Co., 1967, vg/vg, see photo, autobiography of Jacqueline Cochran, world famous aviatrix, who in 1937 was given the General Billy Mitchell award for her contribution to the progress of aviation in the United States, also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 as Director of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) for flying over 60 million miles in wartime & received the International Flying Organization gold medal in 1953 for outstanding achievements as a pilot , $12.00
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING, Lovell, Mary, St. Martin's Press, 1987, vg/vg, see photo, biogrophy of Beryl Markham, in 1936 - she was the first perosn to fly the Atlantic solo, married 3 times & had many lovers, based on interviews & her own papers, photos & illustrations, 408 pgs. $15.00
THOUSAND SPRINGS, A, Chennault, Anna, Peter Ericksson, 1962, f/f, see photo, she was first woman correspondent for China"s largest news servicewhen she first met Gen. Chennault in 1944, biography of her marriage to General Chennault, photos, 318 pgs. $10.00
20 Hrs, 40 Min. , Earhart, Ameilia, National Geographic, 2003, new, soft cover, see photo, reprint of her early autobiography published in 1928, her flight across the Atlantic in the "Friendship", photos, 182 pgs. $14.00
UNITED STATES WOMEN IN AVIATION THROUGH WORLD WAR I, Oakes, Claudia, Smithsonian, 1978, vg (soft cover), see photo, women active in aviation, pilots, barnstormers, promoters, passengers & supporters, many photos, 44 pgs. $5.00
WINGED VICTORY - STORY OF AMY JOHNSON, Grey, Elizabeth, Houghton Mifflin, 1966, vg (ex-library - only 2 library stamps inside the front cover, see scan, FAA & Library of Congress), biography of Amy Johnson, record setting aviatrix in the 1930s, was married to Jim Mollison, 161 pgs. $10.00
WORLD FLIGHT, Pellegreno, Ann, Iowa State, 1971, vg/vg, see photo, tipped in inscription by author, she flew the route of Amelia Earhart (1967)with the same type of aircraft. Maps and photos. $35.00
WOMEN ALOFT, Moolman, Valerie, Time-Life, 1981, fine (issued w/o dj, review copy), accomplishments of female pilots to aviation history, photos, 176 pgs. $5.00
WOMEN OF THE AIR, Mondey, David, Silver Burdett, 1982, vg (pictorial cover), see scan, covers Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, Jean Batten & Jackie Cochran, photos, drawings, 64 pgs. $5.00
ZERO 3 BRAVO, Gosnell, Mariana, Knopf, 1993, f/f (as new), see scan, in the early 1990x, this 60ish lady took off (solo) from Spring Valley, NY airport and headed south to Florida, then west to California, then north to Idaho & then back to Spring Valley. Her trip took 3 months, flying her 1956 Luscombe Silvaire, photos, 371 pgs. $7.50


WINGS FOR LIFE,
Nichols, Ruth, J.B. Lippincott, 1957, vg/vg, inscribed by Ruth Nichols "Arthur Morse, In memory of our Wainwright House Symposiums whose goals surey give Wings for Life. Sincerely, Ruth", her first flight in 1919, Nichols went on to fly more than 140 different aircraft, including jets, flew with Rogers Airlines in 1922, established three new international records for women in 1931, (altitude, speed, and distance). In 1932 she flew from LA to NYC in thirteen hours and twenty-one minutes. photos, 317 pgs.
$150.00





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