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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
AIRSHIPS - CARDINGTON, Chamberlin, Geoffry, Terrance Dalton, 1984, f/f (as new), see scan, Cardington, Bedfordshire was started in 1915 & became England's airship field. The R.101 was based there when it left on his fatal flight, photos 223 pages. $28.50
BALLOONATAICS, Morris, Alan, Jarrolds, 1970, f/f (as new), see scan, story of WW I observation balloons with many personal stories, photos, 212 pages. $30.00
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. $18.00
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
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
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
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
ICE CRASH, McKee, Alexander, Souvenir Press, 1979, vg/vg, see scan, The 1928 crash of the airship Italia on its way to the North Pole and the rescue attempts, photos, 326 pages. $15.00
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, 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. $95.00
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. $16.75
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 - THE AIRSHIP DISASTER - 1930 reprint of the historic official papers from the archive of HMSO, as new, soft cover, 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
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. $15.00
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









ZEPPELIN - WELTFAHRTEN - VOLUME 1,
Bilder Stelle, Dresden, 1938, Soft cover cigarette card album which shows the history of Graf Zeppelin LZ-127, German text, has 265 cards attached to the album.
$85.00









ZEPPELIN - WELTFAHRTEN - VOLUME 2,
Bilder Stelle, Dresden, 1938, Soft cover cigarette card album which shows the history of Graf Zeppelin LZ-127, German text, has 155 cards attached to the album.
$85.00


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