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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. $20.00
HAROLD FARRINGTON PIONEER BUSH PILOT, Parrot, DAW.FAY., self-published, 1986, see scan, VG (no marks, tight binding), pictorial cover, bush pilot in Red Lake, Ontario area in 20s & 40s,Farrington flew people, supplies & mail during the Red Lake gold rush, many photos, 64 pgs. $13.50
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. $45.00
HEROES OF THE AIR, Fraser, Chelsea, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1927, vg (embossed cover, ex-library) 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. $28.50
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AIRCRAFT HISTORY, Lawson, Alfred, Humanity Benefactor Foundation, 1982, fine (embossed cover), see scan, Bulletins posted by Alfred Lawson(Jan. 1918 to Sept.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), original publication, photos, 388 pgs. $40.00
HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE, A, Gann, Ernest K., Knoff, 1978, f/f, see scan, book plate signed by Gann, , see scan, his autobiography, 504 pgs. $40.00
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
JUNIOR AIRCRAFT YEAR BOOK - 1934, Good condition (cover wear), see scan, Aviation events from 1933, notable flights. air lines, Army, Navy & LTA, photos, 96 pages of 3-view drawings, 250 pgs. $15.00
JUNIOR AIRCRAFT YEAR BOOK - 1935, Good condition (cover wear), see scan, Aviation events from 1934, notable flights. air lines, Army, Navy & LTA, photos, 78 pages of 3-view drawings, 255 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
LESSONS THAT LIVE - ca 1942, 18 personal accounts of narrow escapes (mostly in the late 1930s) by AAF pilots, see scan, 46 pgs. $8.50
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. $25.00
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. $13.00
MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES, Duffy & Crane, Sound Heritage Series, 1980, vg (soft cover), early aviation in British Columbia, 1910-1940, photos, 78 pgs. $13.50
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. $17.95
MICKEY, vg (soft cover, comb binding), 1994, see photo, 57 magazine articles republished by Col Myron (Mickey) Roth, USAF retired. The majority of the articles are about people & events in early aviation history, such as the Moisants, "Pewt" Arnold, Paul Mantz, the Dole Racers & flight of the NC-4, photos, 119 pgs. $18.00
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. $20.00
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
MONTANA & THE SKY, Wiley, Frank, Montana Aeronautics Comm., 1966, f/f, see photo, history of aviation in Montana, 1885 to 1930, featuring prominent Montana aviators, photos, 343 pgs. $25.00
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. $30.00

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