| THE WORLD IN THE AIR - 2 VOLUMES, |
Miller, Francis Travelyan, Putnam, 1930, fine condition, The story of flight from the dreams 5000 years ago, to 1930. over 1200 illustrations & photos, 675 pages. This is a set 110 of 500 and signed by the author & publisher as well as Henri Farman, Louis Bleriot, Glenn Curtiss, Arthur Whitten Brown, G. Herbert Scott, Hugo Eckener and Claude Dornier (all famous aviators)
| || WILD BLUE YONDER, |
Clark, Fon, Superior Publishing, 1972, vg/vg, signed by Leroy Prinz, who flew with the 94th & 27th Aero Squadrons. Prinz later became a Hollywood movie choregrapher in the 30's, 40's & 50's., Story of the Americans who thie their flight training in Canada in 1917 & the Canadians who trained in the U.S., photos, 172 pgs.
| MY FLYING LIFE, Kingsford-Smith, Sir Charles, Aviation Book Club, 1939,|
Very good with dust jacket (spine fade, minor foxing,inked name on fly page, no other marks, tight binding), Sir Charles set many flight records, such as the first Trans-Australia non-stop flight, Trans-Pacific flight (U.S. to Australia) & Tasman sea flights. He was lost in 1935, trying to set a Britain to Australia speed record, photos 284 pages.
EXTRACTS FROM THE LETTERS OF GEORGE
Moseley, George Clark, privately printed, 1923, f (no dj), enlisted first in the Aviation section of the New York Naval Militia on 6 April 1917, In May 1917 he enlisted in the Lafayette Flying Corps; first flying Caudrons & later Nieuports & Spads (from 10 October Dec. 1917 to 4 February 1918); On Feb. 4th, he was transferred to U.S. Naval Aviation Service at the rank of ensign, here he was stationed at the U.S. Naval Seaplane Station at Dunkirk where he flew Spads with pontoons and protected seaplanes, after training at the Bombing School in Clermnont-Ferrand, he was attached to the R.F.C.'s Day Bombing Squadron 218 on 25 July 1918 and flew D.H.9s, he was finally attached to the French Escadrille de Saint-Pol from 25 September to 5 November 1918 where he flew Spads once again, he finished the war with the rank of Lieutenant J.G. and was awarded the Navy Cross, photos, 239 pgs.
| || RYAN, THE AVIATOR, |
Wagner, William, McGraw-Hill 1971, vg/vg, inscribed by Ryan & signed by Wagneer. ,Bio of T.Claud Ryan, and his aircraft manufacturing company, many photos, 253 pgs.
FLYING YEARSS, |
Reichers, Lou, Holt, 1956, vg/vg, In the 1920s in rgw U.S. Air Service, he learned to fly in a PT-1. In a varied flying career, he set an enducance record of 313 hours, made a 1932 Trans-Atlantic flight, attempted & flew a B-24 ferrying missions in WW II, photos,384 pgs. $8.50
LATIN AMERICAN AIR WARS AND AIRCRAFT, 1912-1969, |
Hagedorn, Dan, Hikoki, 2006, Fine condition with dust jacket (as new), Covers 34 conflicts from Mexico in 1912 to El Salvador, 1969, many photos, color illustrations 175 pages.
350th FIGHTER GROUP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN CAMPAIGN, |
This is the original 1945, published in Italy. Primary aircraft were P-39s & P-47s, photo of group with names written on the back, 41 leaves, many photos. $100.00
DICK BONG, ACE OF ACES, |
Kenney, Gen. George, Duell, Soan, 1961, fine condition with dust jacket (small corner bend on dj), Bong was the leading U.S. ace in WW II, with 40 victories. He flew P-38s in New Guinea & the Philippines, photos, 116 pages. $100.00
ANOTHER ICARUS, |
Jarrett, Philip, Smithsonian, 1987, f/f, Percy Pilcher had built & flew 3 gliders in the late 1890s. He had plans for a engine powered aircraft when he was killed in 1899, photos 226 pgs. $10.00
AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY, |
Cochran, Von Haradesty & Lee, University of Washington, 1989, fine (soft cover), From his first success (a 4 engined airplane, 1913), he moved toAmerica where his Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. designed flying boats and later helicopters, many photos, 208 pgs. $15.00
AIRSHIP PILOT NO.28, |
Williams, Capt. T.B., Kimber, 1974, f/f, The author began his flight training in 1915 & began anti-submarine patrols. He was aboard on the first Italy to England airship flight, 1918. He describes the Atlantic double crossing in the R-34 & the tragedy of the R-101, photos, 222 pages. $37.50
| THE AIRSHIP, |
Sprigg, Christopher, Samson Low, 1933, Very good condition (no dust jacket, rear of spine repaired, no marks, tight binding), The design, history, operation & future of airships. There are 49 pages of photos, 248 pages.
NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES, |
Jeffries, Dr. John, Arno, 1971, f (no dj), 2 balloon flights, 1 over London (1784), and across the Channel (1785), described & written in 1786, 61 pages. $12.50