|NO MARGIN FOR ERROR,
Messimer, Dwight, Naval Institue, 1981, f/f (as new), see scan,
Sept. 1, 1925, a Naval aircraft factory PN-9 took off from California on a flight to Hawaii. It went into the sea 560 miles short.
The crew improvised sails & made it to Hawaii, photos, 167 pgs.
| NORTHROP STORY,THE, 1929-1939, Allen, Richard Sanders, Schiffer, 1993, new with dj, see photo,
the formative years at Northrop, many photos, 178 pgs. || $27.50 |
| NORTH TO THE ORIENT, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, Harcourt, Brace& Co., 1935,
vg (comments written on last fly page by previous owner)/g (chipped), see scan,
firsthand account of the flight made by the Lindbergh's to the Orient in the summer of 1931 is told from the perspective of Mrs. Lindbergh & illustrated with maps by Charles Lindbergh,
|NORTH-WEST AERIAL FRONTIER 1919-1934,Wixted, Edward, Boolarong Publications, 1985, vg (pictorial cover), see scan, people, events & aircraft in early Australian aviation history,
many photos, 216 pgs.
OFFICIAL AERO BLUE BOOK 1919,
Woodhouse, Henry, Century, 1919, Fine condition (tight binding, 2 marks that indicate it one belonged to a public library),
see scan, covers all things aerial, including transportation, sports, mail service, records, pilot lists,
trophies & Aeronautial Associations, it covers civil aviation not WW I, maps, drawings, many photos, 202 pgs of text, 30 pgs in front & 16 pgs in rear of advertising.
| OFFICIAL AIR BOOK - 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, More, Samuel (Editor), N.Y. World's Fair, 1939,
vg (magazine format), see scan, a 10 page guide to the aviation exhibits at the 1939 New York World's Fair. There are also
24 articles of aviation written by aviation personages such as W.T. Piper, Eddie Rickenbacker & Hap Arnold, photos, 72 pages.
|| $25.00 |
|OLD FLYING DAYS,
Turner, C.C., Sampson Low, 1927,
Very good condition for age (no dust jacket, minor cover wear, spine fade, some foxing), see scan, an informal history of aviation in Great
Britain from the early days ro the early 1920s, 40 photos, 374 pages.
| ON THE WING , Masters, David, Henry Holt, 1934, vg/g (chipped), see scan,
Very good copy with dust jacket (chipped), binding tight, no marks. Covers the pioneering flights, action in WW I, The miracle of the parachute & the Schneider
Trophy races. photos, 351 pages.
| OPENING TOMORROW'S AIRWAYS, Royal Danish Ministry, 1956, good (card cover, ex-library), see scan, English text,
Danish Aviation from Ellenhammer (1905) to S.A.S., many photos, 44 pgs.
|| $10.00 |
| OUR AIR NAVY, Very good soft cover booklet, see scan,National Interest Photos, photographs of the navy in 1928,
example of photograph, 64 pgs.
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|OUR ATLANTIC ATTEMPT, Hawker & Grieve, Nonsuch, 2012, new (soft cover), see photo,
18 May 1919 Harry Hawker, chief test pilot for the Sopwith Aviation Company & K. Mackenzie Grieve,
took off from Pearl Aerodrome, near St John's in Newfoundland, in a Sopwith Atlantic aeroplane.
This was the first ever attempt to fly across the Atlantic.
Unforturnatly they developed engine trouble after only 1,050 miles and were rescued by a passing ship,
photos, 116 pgs.
| OX5 AVIATION PIONEERS, Riebenstahl, Horst, Taylor Publishing, 1985, fine (embossed cover), see scan,
history of Glenn Curtiss's legendary engine, the aircraft it powered & biographies of the members of the OX5 Club, many photos, 268 pages
|PASSION FOR WINGS,
Wohl, Robert, Yale University, 1994, vg, soft cover, see photo, The impact of aviation on western civilization, 1908-1918, photos & illustrations, 320 pgs.
|PASSION THAT LEFT THE GROUND, THE,
King, Stephan H., Word Associations Publisher, 2007, new, soft cover, see photo,signed by author,
Subject of this book are the machines dreamt up by Léon Levavasseur, a genius with eccentricities.
He was the man who designed the Antoinette engines & the Antoinette monoplanes, his machines were really works of art. His aircraft were featured in the movie "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines".
Levavasseur also evokes naturally the masterflyer Hubert Latham.
This book gives a fine account of pre-1914 flying, lots of illustrations (some of the l'Aérophile collection now in the Library of Congress),
|PIONEER AIRCRAFT 1903-14,
Munson, Kenneth, Macmillan Co., vg/vg, see photo, 79 color plates, 82 pages of text covering pre-WW I aircraft.
|PIONEER AVIATORS OF THE WORLD,
Matthews, Hart, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dj),see photo,
the first pilots from each of a hundred countries have their stories told in this work,
a brief biography & description of his or her attempts to fly are provided for each early aviator,
except in a very few cases where facts are hard to find, photos, 208 pgs.
| PIONEERING AVIATION IN THE WEST, Bungey, Lloyd (Editor), Hancock House, 1992, fine (soft cover), see scan,
Canadian Museum of Flight interviewed these aviators, who pioneered flight in British Columbia from 1910 to the Martain Mars, photos,
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| PROGRESS IN FLYING MACHINES, Chanute, Octave, Lorenz & Herweg, 1976, f/f(minor chipping)
see photo, Chanute experimented with over 2,000 glider flights in the 1890s, design and testing of his
gliders, & interest in problems of flight control, equilibrium resulted in the accumulation of a
valuable data that proved crucial in the early designs of the Wright brothers, illustrations, 308 pgs.
|| $28.00 |
|RACE TO THE SKY,
Goddard, Stephen, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dust jacket), see photo,
Everyone knows that the Wright brothers were the first to fly, but few people know that they were engaged in a David and Goliath struggle with their own Federal Government. President McKinley’s administration decided to dedicate an unprecedented amount of money and to tap such men as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel P. Langley to make sure that the first flyers would be American. The Wright brothers refused financial support from the government for fear of the strings that might be attached to it, and resolved to go it alone.|
This book tells the story of the struggle between the Wright brothers and the Federal Government, and the raw ambition, high ideals, greed, and cloak and dagger tactics of each side. By 1903, the Federal venture was in its seventh year and the Wright brothers had been working nights and weekends often in secret for four years, but everything came to a head in eight tense days in December when the battle—and the fame and fortune that would follow—was decided and the Wright brothers emerged victorious, photos, notes, bibliography, 323 pgs.
|RAF BOMBER COMMAND AND ITS AIRCRAFT 1936-1940, Goulding & Moyes, Ian Allan, 2002, f/f as new,,
see photo, traces origins of Bomber Command, development of its aircraft, photos, color plates & 3-view drawings, 144 pgs.
| RAF IN CAMERA, THE, 1903-1939, Nesbit, Roy, Sutton,
1995, f/f, see scan,
collection of photos from government sources, many previously unpublished, 182 pgs. || $20.00 |
| RECORD FLIGHTS, Chamberlin, Clarence, Dorrance & Company, 1928 (2nd Printing), vg /vg (chipped, small piece missing on upper left), see scan,
signed, see scan, autobiography, he contributed to the exciting & spectacular development of American aviation after WW I. Chamberlain is best known for his flight across the Atlantic
by reaching Germany, broke Lindbergh's 2-week old distance record, in less spectacular, but perhaps more valuable ways, Chamberlain before and after his flight contributed to the growth of
American aviation, he was a test pilot for Giuseppe Bellanca, a pioneer designer of aircraft who also built the "Columbia" [the plane in which Chamberlain made his historic trans-Atlantic flight],
flying all of Bellanca's early planes to test their speed, mileage, handling & safety. He made the first trans-Atlantic airmail flight. Photos, 286 pgs.
|| $65.00 |
|REVOLUTION IN THE SKY Allen, Richard Saunders, Stephen Greene Press, 1964, vg/vg,
see photo, Lockheeds of aviation's golden age, 1927 through 1937 - design of the single engine Lockheeds, photos, drawings & cutaway, 232 pgs. || $20.00|
|RIDERS OF THE SKY, Harper, Harry, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936, vg/vg (chipped, edgeweark fade),
Record breaking & pioneering flights from 1783. He covers speed, distance, polar & round-the-world flights, 23 portrait
photos, 255 pgs.
| RISE OF THE LUFTWAFFE 1918-1940 Mason, Herbert Molloy, Dial Press, 1973,
vg/vg, covers the German Air Force from 1918 (no aircraft) through 1940
(the world's most powerful air force), photos, 403 pgs.
|| $8.00 |