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GETTING OFF THE GROUND, Vecsey & Dade, E.P. Dutton, 1979, vg/vg, see photo, bio's of 31 pioneer aviators including, Newell, Stadlman, Ryan, Wysong, Girney, Bruno, Northrop, Merril and others, photos, 304 pgs. $10.00
GLENN CURTISS: PIONEER OF FLIGHT, Roseberry, C. R., Doubleday, 1972, f/f, see scan, biography of Glenn Curtis, one of America's primary aviation pioneers, photos, 514 pgs. $12.50
GOGGLES, HELMENTS & AIRMAIL STAMPS, Bachon, Georgette, Clark Irwin, 1974, f/f (as new), see scan, from the first balloon ascent (1856) in Ontario, the first heavier than air flight (the June Bug in 1909), Canada's contribution to WW I victory and of course, bush flying, photos, 150 pgs. $10.00
GREAT FLIGHTS, Sprigg, C. St. John, Thomas Nelson, 1936, vg/vg (edge wear, small piece missing - see scan), see scan, From the Wright Bros (1903), Bleroit (1909) to Trans-Ocean (Atlantic & Pacific), Polar and Around the World flights. It concludes with MacRobertson Race (1934), photos, 232 pgs. $15.00
HENRI MIGNET AND HIS FLYING FLEAS, Ellis & Jones, Haynes,1990, f/f, see photo, biography of Mignet, how he came to build the flea and modern variations of the aircraft, history of "Pou de Ciel" and modern versions, many photos, 224 pgs. $38.00
HEROES OF THE AIR, Fraser, Chelsea, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1927, vg (embossed cover, ex-library) see scam. biographies of early aviators, photos & maps, 487 pgs. $10.00
HIGH FAILURE, Grierson, John, Hodge & Co., 1936, vg (some minor moist curl)/vg (minor chipping), see scan, In 1930, author flew England to India in a Gypsy Moth. In 1931, he returned. In 1933, he attempted to fly across the Atlantic in the same plane, but crashed in Iceland. In 1934, in a Fox Moth, he made it to Ottawa, over 40 photos, 305 pgs. $21.00
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AIRCRAFT HISTORY, Lawson, Alfred, Humanity Benefactor Foundation, 1982, fine (embossed cover), see scan, Bulletins posted by Alfred Lawson(Jan. 1918 to Sept. 1918) to Congress promoting the idea of aerial trasportation for the public, photos, 83 pgs. $15.00
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914, Brett, R. Dallas, John Hamilton, 1933, vg (cover wear), see scan, original publication, photos, 388 pgs. $40.00
GREAT ATLANTIC AIR RACE, Rowe, Percy, McClelland & Stewart, 1977, f/f, se scan, Early attempts to cross the Atlantic, climaxed by the Alcock & Brown flight in 1919, 40 photos, 224 pgs. $10.00
JANE'S HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT FROM 1902 TO 1916, Grey, C.G. (editor), Arco, 1969, vg/ vg, Reprint, see photo, book consists of part of the 1917 edition of 'Jane's All The World's Aircraft' and offers a pictorial record of the early days of aviation. Includes 180 black and white photographs, historical prefaces on war balloons & parachutes, 93 pgs. $15.00
KNIGHTS OF THE AIR, Maitland, Lester Lt., Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929, vg (minor cover wear), history of early flying with an emphasis on the first flights across continents, and trans-Pacific, photos, 338 pgs. $30.00
LORDS OF THE AIR, Harper, Harry, RTS Lutterworth Press, 1940, vg (inked name), example of photos, European aviation history from Reims and Latham in 1909 to the current "crisis" in 1940. He was well acquainted with many about whom he wrote, 26 pages of photos, indexed, 216 pgs. $22.00
LOS ANGELES AERONAUTICS 1920-1929, Hatfield, D.D., Northrop University Press, 1973, f/f, see scan, aviation history in the Los Angeles area 1920-1929, photos, 223 pages. $10.00
LOS CAZADORES DE LA LEGION CONDOR, Cerda, Juan Arraez, Quiron Ediciones, 1993, Fine copy with dust jacket (as new), see scan, Spanish text with English captions, Hunters of the Legion Condor. Covers the fighter aircraft used by the Legion Condor in the Spanish Civil War, 225 photos with English captions. The book has color profiles & a list of German Aces and their victories, see scan, line drawings, 144 pages $135.00
MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES, Duffy & Crane, Sound Heritage Series, 1980, vg (soft cover), early aviation in British Columbia, 1910-1940, photos, 78 pgs. $10.00
MAGNIFICENT MOISANTS, THE, Rich, Doris, Smithsonian, 1998, new with dj new, see photo, Illinois family performed pre-WW I air shows, taught Harriet Quimby to fly, photos, 248 pgs. $17.50
MAN'S CONQUEST OF THE AIR, Harper, Harry, Scientific Book Club, 1942, vg/g (faded & minor chipping), see scan, The author follows the progress of aviation from kites, to balloons, to airships, to gliders to present day airplanes, photos 206 pgs. 15.00
MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON NINE, Barrow, Jess, TAB, 1981, f, soft cover, see photo, VF-9M, 1925 to 1938, photos, 239 pgs. $10.00
MEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD - AVIATION PIONEERS, Cooksley, Peter, Sutton, 2003, as new with dj, see photo, examination of the steps that led the Wright brothers to build & fly the world's first powered aircraft exploring the development of flight by other aviation pioneers of the time & comparing the achievements of men like Cayley, Lilienthal, Cody and Berliot with the Wrights and with one another, photos, 179 pgs. $12.00
MERCY PILOT, Tordoff, Epicenter Press, 2002, new, soft cover, see photo, bio of Joe Crosson, a national hero between the world wars flying mercy missions in the North, including a dangerous search in a dark Siberian winter for a lost pilot, Carl Ben Eielson, & a bitterly cold winter flight in an open cockpit carrying serum through uncharted mountains to Barrow, Alaska the first pilot to land on a glacier, photos, 254 pgs. $15.00
MILITAIRE LUCHTRAART IN NEDERLANDSCH-INDIE IN BEELD DEEL 1 (1913-1940), Houftman, Hugo, Europese Biblioteck, 1978, f (issued w/o dj), see photo, 156 aircraft photos with Dutch captions, see scan, unpaged. $15.00
MOLES - VOLUME 1, Ries, Karl, Dieter Hoffman, 1970, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, Growth of German military aviation (Luftwaffe) from 1919 to 1935. This is basically a photo history, German & English text & captions. They never did Volume 2 which was supposed to carry on until 1945, 151 pgs. $20.00
MONOPLANES AND BIPLANES, Loening, Grover, Munn & Co., 1911, vg, inked names, see photo,current state of aerodynamics, the work of Langley, Lilienthal and Chanute, various contemporary aircraft are detailed and described, 278 illustrations, 331 pgs. $75.00
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. $25.00

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