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AERIAL CALIFORNIA, Johnson, Kenneth, Plantin Publications, 1961, f (issued w/o dj), see scan, Limited edition of 350 copies printed at the Plantin Press. A history of early flight and experiments in flight in Northern and Southern California. Johnson describes both the lives and inventions of various pilots and would-be pilots, 91 pages $45.00








AEROPLANE SCRAP BOOK - 3 VOLUME SET
Hatfield, D.D., Northrop University, 1971-76, vg (soft cover), The progress in aviation is shown through the reproduction frm the advertising media,
Vol. 1 - 1910-1941, 282 pages
Vol 2 - 1911-1939 280 pages
Vol. 3 - 1911-1941 246 pages
$33.00


AIRCRAFT, David, Evan, Scribner's, 1919, vg (library code on lower spine but no internal markings), see scan, development of aeeronautics from 1783 to the transatlantic flight of 1919, photos, 379 pgs. $15.00
AIRCRAFT OF THE CHACO WAR 1928-1935, Hagedorn & Sapienza, Schiffer, 1997, new, see photo, little known air war between Bolivia & Paraguay, both sides used motley collection of imported aircraft, photos & drawings, 144 pgs. $27.00
ALEXANDER EAGALEROCK, deVries, John, Wolfgang Publisher, 1994, vety good (soft cover, minor cover wear), see scan, history of Alexander Aircraft Company, photos & line drawings, 147 pages. $25.00
AMUNDSEN, THE SPLENDED NORSEMAN, Partridge, Bellamy, Frederic Stokes, 1929, vg (embossed cover), see scan, In 1911, his expedition was the first to reach the South Pole. In 1925, he made an unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole. In 1926, he flew over the pole in the Airship Norge, being the first man to visit both poles, 276 pgs. $15.00
ANOTHER ICARUS, Jarrett, Philip, Smithsonian, 1987, f/f, see scan, 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
ART SMITH, Roberts, Rachel Sherwood, McFarland, 2003, new, soft cover, see photo, Pioneer aviator Art Smith is a largely overlooked air pioneer. He built his own airplane & taught himself to fly in 1910. After many aerial exhibitions in the midwest, he took over the air shows in San Francisco after the death of Lincoln Beachy. He did 2 aerial tours of Japan in 1916-1817. After returning, he gave flying lessons to the U.S. Army & ended up an airmail pilot, photos, 220 pages.$25.00
ATLANTIC AIR CONQUEST, Ellis, F.H. & E., William Kimber, 1963, vg/vg, see photo, All of the Atlantic flights and attempts from 1910 to 1940, photos, 223 pgs. $18.00
ATLANTIC WINGS, 1919-1939, McDonough, Kenneth, Model Aeronautical Press, 1966, vg/vg (minor chipping), see photo, aeroplanes and the people who flew them across the North Atlantic from 1919 to 1939. Includes Charles Kingsford Smith and the "Southern Cross", color plates, drawings, photos & maps, 132 pgs. $22.00
AUGUST EULER & HIS AIRPLANES 1909-1920 - Volume 1 Dussing, Michael (translator), Aeronaut, 2019, new (soft cover), see scan, August Euler was an important German aviation pioneer; he gained German pilotís license No.1, designed and built airplanes, was a flight instructor, & created a flight school. After WWI he served as Germanyís Secretary of State for aviation. plus 1/48 scale drawings of six Euler aircraft, 206 pages, 235 photos, 32 graphics & scale drawings of 2 aircraft. $39.95
AUGUST EULER & HIS AIRPLANES 1909-1920 - Volume 2, Dussing, Michael (translator), Aeronaut, 2019, new (soft cover), see scan, August Euler was an important German aviation pioneer; he gained German pilotís license No.1, designed and built airplanes, was a flight instructor, & created a flight school. After WWI he served as Germanyís Secretary of State for aviation, pages, 161 photos,136 graphics & scale drawings of 4 aircraft. $39.95
AUSTRALIAN AVIATORS, Barnaby, Jane (Editor), Cassell Australia, 1973k vg (hardcover with pictorial cover),see scan, From John Duigan, who built Australia's first aircraft (1910), the Smith brothers, Gordon Taylor (England to Australia, 1919), Kingsford-Smith, Hinkleer to Gordon Taylor, illustrations, 108 pgs. $12.50
AVIATION CLASSICS FROM AVIATION QUARTERLY, Aviation Quartery, 1984, fine (issued w/o dj), see photo, collection of 14 articles from Aviation Quarterly, coverings antique aircraft, many photographs including color, 300 pgs. $15.00
AVIATOR AND THE WEATHER BUREAU, THE, Carpenter, Ford, San Diego Chamber of Congress, 1917, Very good condition, no marks, tight binding,see scan, Describes the relationship between the U.S. Weather Bureau & aviation. The author was a Meteorology lecturer with the Signal Corps., photos & diagrams, 52 pages. $30.00
BIRDFLIGHT AS THE BASIS OF AVIATION, Lilienthal, Otto, American Aeronautical Archives, 2001, new, soft cover, see photo, reprint of Lilienthal's observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides, illustrations, 151 pgs. $10.00
BLUE IS THE SKY, Fleming, G. D., William Earl & Co., 1945, vg (inked name, spine fade) see scan, The author relates his flying experiences as a transport & contract pilor from London to Kenya (1930s). His RAF service in Africa in WW II, illustrations, maps, 183 pages. $25.00
BOLD MEN, FAR HORIZONS, Mason, Herbert Molloy, Lippincott, 1966, vg/vg, see scan, Pioneering flights with such as Kingsford-Smith, Wiley Post, Alan Cobham. The Trans-US flight of Kelly & Macrendy + many more, photos, 197 pgs. $20.00
BOOK OF WESTLAND AIRCRAFT, Lukins, A.H., Harborough Publishing, 1973, fine condition, see photo, Westland Aircraft Works was founded in 1915. The company started with the Short "Two-two-five" seaplane for the British Navy, and it built 34 seaplanes before turning its hand to land planes. There followed the "Wagtail", the "Weasel", the "Limousine", the "Widgeon Mark III", the "Wapiti", the "Lysander", and others. They"re all here, complete with photos, specifications and 3-way views, incl. some fold-outs, 104 pgs. $30.00
BREMEN, Hotson, Fred, Canav, 1988, f/f (as new), see photo, Atlantic flight of the German airplane from Europe to N. America in 1928, photos, maps, 224 pgs. $15.00
BUSH PILOTS - CANADIAN PORTRAITS, Shae, Margaret, Clark, Irwin & Co., 1962, vg (soft cover), see scan, stories of several Canadian bush pilots, mostly in the Northwest territories & the Yukon, including Wop May & Punch Dickens, illustrations, 178 pgs. $12.00
BY THE SEAT OF THEIR PANTS, Ault, Phil, Dodd, Mead, 1978, f/f, see scan, covers many early flights & aviators including Beachey, Rodgers, Corrigan, Doolittle and, of course the bigger names, photos, 213 pgs. $12.50

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