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AIRMEN WHO WOULD NOT DIE, Fuller, John, Putnam, 1979, f/f, see scan, the author digs deeply into the 1930 crash of the R.101. He goes baack to 1928 and the disappearances of Capt. Walter Hichcliffe & Capt. Alfred Lowentein, photos, 348 pgs. $12.00
AIRSHIP, Abbott, Patrick, Adams & Dart, 1973, f/f, see photo, first round trip trans-Atlantic flight, R.34, July 1919, photos, 163 pgs. $18.00
AIRSHIP, THE,, Collier, Basil, Putnam, 1974, vg/vg, see scan, History of airships from the first flight in 1852 to the loss of the Hindenburg in 1937, more than 100 photos & illustrations 271 pgs.
$13.50
AIRSHIPWRECK, Deighton & Schartman, Johnathan Cape, 1978, f/f (as new) Covers the most noted airships from the early 1900's to the Hindenburg in 1937, many photos, 73 pgs. $10.00
BATTLEBAGS, Mowthorpe, C.E.S., Alan Sutton, 1995, f/f (as new) see photo, British airships of WW I, many photos, 194 pgs. $24.95
BLIMP BOOK, Larson, George, Squarebooks, 1977, f/f (as new), see scan, Traces history of blimps back 120 years before Wright brothers, many photos (lots of color), 96 pga. $12.50
BRITISH AIRSHIP AT WAR, 1914-1918, Abbott, Patrick, Terence Dalton, 1989, as new, see photo, 225 airships were built during WW I, 107 were still in commission at the time of Armistice, played a significant role in defeating the U-boats, photos & drawings, 142 pgs. $15.00
BY AIRSHIP TO THE NORTH POLE, Capelotti, P.J., Rutgers Universty Press, NJ, 1999, f/f as new, see photo, chronicles Andree's 1897 and Wellman's three attempts (1907 to 1909) to reach the North Pole by airship, visits their base camps, photos, 209 pgs. $20.00
CRUISERS OF THE AIR, Hylander, C. L., Macmillan, 1931, vg/g (chipping on dj). see scan, The development of the airship from the 13th century to the modern 2RS-4 & the Hindenberg, photos & illustrations 308 pages. $32.00
DISASTER OF THE HINDENBURG, Tanaka, Shelley, Madison Press, 1993, vg/vg, see photo, many photographs (including color) of structure & interior of Hindenburg, documenting the crash, 64 pgs. $7.50
,DR. ECKENER'A DREAM MACHINE, Botting, Douglas, Henry Holt, 2001, f/f (as new), see scan, Eckener had joined the Zeppelin Co. before WW I. He continued the airship reseach after Zeppelin's 1917 death. Eckener captained the Graf Zeppelin on many flights, including the 1929 round-the-world flight, photos, 331 pgs. $15.00
FATHER OF BRITISH AIRSHIPS, McKinty, Alec, Kimber, 1972, f/f (as new), see scan, Biography of E.T. Willows, who built his first airship in 1905. In 1910, he made the first airship across the English Channel & in 1926, he was killed in a flight accident, photos, 160 pages. $22.50
FLYING AND BALLOONING FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS, Fabb, John, B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1980, vg/vg, see photo, collection of 116 photographs with detailed annotations. $12.00
GHOST SHIP OF THE POLE, Cross, Wilbur, Slane, 1960, f/f (as new), see scan, In 1928, the dirigible Italia crashed on a flight to the North Pole. The crew was saved after a courageous rescue effort, photos, 304 pgs. $20.00
GIANTS IN THE SKY, Robinson, Douglas, University of Washington, 1973, f/f (as new), see scan, History of the rigid airship, photos, 376 pgs. $20.00
GREAT DIRIGIBLES, THE, Toland, John, Dover, 1972, as new, soft cover, see photos, formerly titled Ships in The Sky, their triumphs & disasters, photo section, 352 pgs. $3.50
LAST FLIGHT OF THE L32, see scan, Limited Edition of 1000 copies, signed by Rimell, On 24 September 1916 the residents witnessed the dramatic end of a German Zeppelin raider that crashed in flames on the fields of Snail's Hall Farm killing all aboard.Now this century -old event is re-visited by Ray Rimell's detailed account has been based on eyewitness statements, with access to official records & family papers from the family who shot down L32 on that momentous night 100 years ago. With over 50 illustrations ,including a Ronny Bar colour profile of BE2c 4112, scale drawings by Mick Davis of the night-fighting BE2c version and detailed sketches of the Strange gun mounting, $19.95
LIGHTER THAN AIR, Crouch, Tom, John Hopkins University, 2009, new with dust jacket, see photo, illustrated history of balloons & airships, 191 pgs. $9.00
LOG OF H.M.A. R34, Maitland, E.M., Air-Commodor, Lighter-Than-Air-Institute, 1997, new (issued w/o dj), see photo, new edition of Air Commodore Maitland's classic 1920 book on the first double crossing of the Atlantic by air, day by day account of the two flights - the outward from East Fortune, Scotland, to Mineola, New York, and the return to Pulham, Norfolk, westbound flight was not without drama, over 97% of the ship's fuel supply was used up, the first aerial stowaway was discovered & a severe storm encountered, photos, fold-out map, 88 pgs. $20.00
MILLIONTH CHANCE,Leason, James, Reynal, 1957, vg/vg, see scan, On what was to have been it's maiden flight to India, the airsip R-101 barely made it across the English Channel, killing 48 passengers, photos, 244 pgs. $15.00
MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS AND THE INVENTION OF AVIATION, Gillispie, Charles, Princeton University Press, 1983, f/f, see photo, invention of aviation 1783- 1784, importance of ballooning for the science of heat & the art of building railroads, drawings, 210 pgs. $19.00
NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES, Jeffries, Dr. John, Arno, 1971, f (no dj), see scan, 2 balloon flights, 1 over London (1784), and across the Channel (1785), described & written in 1786, 61 pages. $12.50
R101 - AIRSHIP DISASTER - 1930, Stationery Office, 1999, f (soft cover.as new) see scan, Pocket book size reprint of the 1931 book. In Oct, 1930, the R-101, on a flight to India, crashed into Northern France killing 54 passenges, 162 pgs. $10.00
SKYSHIPS, Althoff, William, Orion, 1990, hardback with dust jacket, see scan, the airship in service sith the U.S. Navy through the anti-uboat blimps in WW II, photos, 304 pgs. $13.00
STORY OF THE AIRSHIP, Allen, Hugh, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 1931, vg (pictorial cover), see scan, photos, still in original mailing envelope, annual publication on the Goodyear zeppelin, many photos, 71 pgs. $25.00
TRAGEDY OF THE ITALIA, Giudici, Davide, Appleton, 1929, fine (embossed cover), see scan, In May, 1928k Umberto Nobile captained the Airship Italia over the North Pole. It was beset by harsh winds & crashed. About half of the crew was rescued, photos, 208 pgs. $30.00
UP SHIP, Robinson & Keller, Naval Institute, 1982, f/f, see scan, . U.S. Navy Rigid Airships 1919 -935, photos, 236 pages.
$25.00
ZEPPELIN OVER SUFFOLK, Mower, Mark, Pen & Sword, 2008, new, soft cover, see photo, final raid of the L48 over East Anglia in 1917, records the aftermath of this event, the crash site, sight-seers, airmen who survived, local folklore, photos, 148 pgs. $15.00
ZEPPELIN STORY, Nitske, Robert, Wingate, 1955, f/f (as new). see scan, Biography of Hugo Eckner, Chief pilot of the Zeppelin Company, photos, 239 pages. $27.50


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