| 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.
| 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 |
|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.
| 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.
|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.
|DIRIGIBLE, Stoff, Joshua, Atheneum, 1985, f/f, see photo, children's novel based on US Navy's dirigibles of the 1930s, illustrations, 106 pgs.
|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|
| FLYING AND BALLOONING FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS, Fabb, John, B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1980, vg/vg,
collection of 116 photographs with detailed annotations.
|| $15.00 |
|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
| 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.
|LIGHTER THAN AIR,
Crouch, Tom, John Hopkins University, 2009, new with dust jacket, see photo, illustrated history of balloons &
airships, 191 pgs.
| 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.
|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.
| 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.
|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.
| 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 AIRSHIP FLIGHTS 1915-1930, Meager, Capt. George, Kimber, 1970, vg/vg, see scan,
the author began on anti-sub patarols in 1915. He made a record breaking flight from Rome to the U.K. in 1918.
He finished up in 1930 on the R.100, photos, 239 pgs.
|| $26.00 |
| R101 - THE AIRSHIP DISASTER - 1930 reprint of the historic official papers from the archive of HMSO, as new, soft cover, 162 pgs.
|| $10.00 |
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.