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. $20.00
AIRSHIP VC, THE, Rimell, Raymond, Aston, 1989, f/f, see photo, Captain William Leefe Robinson of the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for shooting down the first airship over London on the night of Feb. 3rd September 1916, photos, 128 pgs. $15.00
BALLOONATAICS, Morris, Alan, Jarrolds, 1970, f/f (as new), see scan, story of WW I observation balloons with many personal stories, photos, 212 pages. $40.00
BARNES WALLIS, Morpurgo, J.E., St. Martins Press, 1972, vg/vg, see photo, biography, in the pre-World War I days, designed rigid airships including the R-80 and R-100, also the Wellesley & Wellington Bombers in WW II and was the creator of the Tallboy and Grand Slam and the dam-busting bouncing bombs, introduced into aircraft design geodetic construction, the swing wing airplane, contributed to the development of radio telescopy & even planned nuclear submarines, photos, 400 pgs. $25.00
BATTLEBAGS, Mowthorpe, C.E.S., Alan Sutton, 1995, new, soft cover, see photo, British airships of WW I, many photos, 194 pgs. $10.00
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. $24.00
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. $25.00
DIRIGIBLE, Stoff, Joshua, Atheneum, 1985, f/f, see photo, children's novel based on US Navy's dirigibles of the 1930s, illustrations, 106 pgs. $8.00
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
FLYING AND BALLOONING FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS, Fabb, John, B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1980, vg/vg, see photo, collection of 116 photographs with detailed annotations. $15.00
GRAF ZEPPELIN, Vaeth, Gordon, Harper, 1958, vg/vg, see scan, (2 Graf Zep. stamps on title page), see scan,The Graf Zeppelin (1928-1937) was the most successful zeppelins ever built. It made over 500 flights & over one million miles, photos, 235 pgs. $32.50
GRAF ZEPPELINS IDEE, Krusche, Peter, self-published, 1995,as new (issued with pictorial cover), see photo, German text, the history of lighter than air flight in Germany, 1850 to 1925, ending with LZ 126, which became the USS Los Angeles, photos, 192 pgs. $25.00
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
HISTORIC AIRSHIPS, Brooks & Griffin, New Yoek Graphic Socieity, 1973. Fine condition (oversized, no marks, tight binding) with dust jacket, see scan, history & development of the rigid airship, 16 color plates, 28 b&w illustrations, manufacturing data, operations $24.00
JANE'S POCKET BOOK OF AIRSHIPS, Ventry & Kolesnik (editors), Collier Books, 1976, vg (soft cover), covers airships from the 1870s to the 1970s, many photos, 244 pgs. $6.00
LAST FLIGHT OF THE L31, see scan, Limited Edition of 1000 copies, signed by Rimell, On October 1 1916, the inhabitants of Potters Bar, Middlesex were witness to the fiery destruction of a raiding German Zeppelin that came down on the Oakmere Estate. All 19 crewmembers perished. This century-old event is now commemorated by Ray Rimell with the aid of many contemporary eyewitness accounts,plus official military records & personal family archives, including over 50 rare photos. $19.95
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, Payne, Lee, A.S. Barnes, 1977, vg (inscribed to previous owner by author)/vg, see scan, This illustrated history begins with the first LTA flight in 1783 and covers military, naval & civil airships throught the present day, many photos, 270 pgs. $15.00
LIGHTER THAN AIR, Crouch, Tom, John Hopkins University, 2009, new with dust jacket, see photo, illustrated history of balloons & airships, 191 pgs. $9.00
LIGHTER-THAN-AIR FLIGHT, Glines, Carroll, Watts, 1965, f/f, see scan,. a collection of more than 50 articles covering the history of LTS flight from the first (1782) Montgolfier Brothers thru Zeppelins & current dirigibles, photos, 27 pgs. $10.00
LOG OF H.M.A. R 34, JOURNEY TO AMERICA AND BACK, Maitland, E.M. Air -Commodore, Hodder & Stoughton, 1921, vg (original, rebound), the first double crossing of the Atlantic by air, a day by day account of the two flights, the outward from East Fortune, Scotland to Mineola, New York and the return to Pulham, Norfolk, the 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, the commander Captain G.H. Scott commented that he wouldn't have wanted to be in a 23-class rigid in the conditions the R34 passed through, two observers were carried - LtCmdr Zachary Lansdowne westbound and Col. William Hensley on the return, Lansdowne unluckily lost his life in the SHENANDOAH breakup, Hensley became rather notorious for his secret negotiations with the Zeppelin Co. for a rigid airship for the US Army, photos (1 photo missing), fold-out map, 168 pgs. $125.00
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. $25.00
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. $27.50
MONSTERS OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT. Dudley, Ernest, Harrat, 1960, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, From Count Von Zeppelin's first concept to the raids on England & Britain's air defense to the retirement of the Zeppelin as air raider, photos, 218 pgs. $22.50
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. $30.00
MY POLAR FLIGHTS, Nobile, Umberto, Muller, 1961, vg/vg, see scan, In May 1926, Nobile & Amundsen, aboard the Norge, flew over th North Pole & landed in Alaska. In May 1928, Nobile aboarad the Italia, again reached the North Pole, but crashed. He & most of his crew were rescued., photos, 288 pgs. 27.50
MY ZEPPELINS, Eckener, Hugo, Putnam, 1958, f/f, see scan, Dr. Eckener captained the Graf Zeppelin on most of its record-breaking flights & was prominent in the development of the Hindenburg, photos, 216 pages. $50.00
R101 - THE AIRSHIP DISASTER - 1930 reprint of the historic official papers from the archive of HMSO, as new, soft cover, 162 pgs. $10.00
SHIPS IN THE SKY, Toland, John, Henry Holt, 1957, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, The history of controlled airship flight from 1865 to the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. Flights of the Graf Zeppelin, Shenandoah Norge, Italia, Santo-Dumont & many others are recounted. 16 pages of photos, 352 pgs. $22.50
SKY SHIP, Hook, Tom, Airship Publications, 1976, vg (soft cover), see scan, history of zeppelins & the story of the USS Akron (ZRS-4), which served in the U.S. Navy, 1931-33, until it was lost off the coast of New Jersey, photos, 148 pages. $12.50
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. $15.00
STORY OF THE AIRSHIP, Allen, Hugh, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 1931, vg (pictorial cover), photos, still in original mailing envelope, see photo, annual publication on the Goodyear zeppelin, many photos, 71 pgs. $30.00
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! Rosendahl, Charles, Dodd Mead, 1931, Very good condition (embossed cover), see scan, The author (an airship commander) recounts the flights of the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, the Akron & the Graf Zeppelin. Included is an envelope he signed which cites 3 day mail service from Lakehurst to San Diego, see scan, photos, 311 pages. $175.00
USS LOS ANGELES, Althoff, William, Brassey, f/f (as new), 2004, see scan, the airship (2R-3) was built as reparations from Germany and turned over to the U.S. Navy where it served from 1924 to 1939, photos, 289 pgs. $27.50
ZEPPELIN, Vissering, Harry, Wells & Co., 1922, vg (embossed cover), some corner wear, Very good condition (hardback with embossed cover, some corner wear), see scan, ****facsimile signature of author & Count Zeppelin**** a tribute to Count Zeppelin. At the time, zeppelins were the "latest thing" in air transportation, photos, 59 pgs. $35.00
ZEPPELIN FIGHTERS, Whitehouse, Arch, Doubleday, 1966, f/f, see scan, The WW I zeppelin raids against England & France and the men & aircraft who fought them, photos, 290 pgs. $20.00
ZEPPELINS, THE, Lehmann & Mingos, G.P. Putnam, 1937, Good copy (dust jacket glued in, minor hinge split (repaired) otherwise tight binding, no marks, see scan, History of airships, WW I & future uses, the story of the Zeppelin operations during WW1, using personal memoirs and official records and checked with Zeppelin commanders and other authorities, photos, 329 pgs. $50.00
ZEPPELINS OF WORLD WAR I, Cross, Wilbur, Paragon House, 1951, f/f, see scan, from the development of zeppelins to the terror weapon to the British counter measures that defeated them, photos, 220 pgs. $10.00

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