|SANTOS-DUMONT, Wykeham, Peter, Harcort Brace, 1963, vg/vg (minor edgewear on dj), see scan,
Santos-Dumont got involvd in lighter-than-air and in 1901 made a trip around the Eiffel Tower. He switched to heavier-than-air.
In 1906, he made the first winged aircraft flight in Europe, photos, 278 pages.
|| $25.00 |
|SECOND BOY'S BOOK OF MODEL AIRPLANES (1911)
Collins, Francis, Century Company, vg (cover wear, discoloration on spine), see scan,
the original hardback publication of what were the first guides on model building airplanes (aeroplanes)
have changed in the las 105 years, photos,262 pgs.
| SCOTT'S BOOK,
Scott, C.W.A., Hodder& Stoughton, 1934, vg/vg,see scan,, signed by Scott, see scan,
After setting the record flight (England to Australia in 1931 & 1932, he won the McRobertson Race (1934) flying the D.H. 88 Comet.
He beat the old record by over 100 hours, photos, 264 pages.
|SEE THEM FLYING, Peterson, Houston, Richard Baron, 1969, vg/vg (oversized), see photo, collection of newspaper articles from 1909 - 1910, covering current events, worldwide in aviation, photos, 261 pgs.
|| $10.00 |
| SIKORSKY VS-44 FLYING BOAT, Pember, Harry, Flying Machines Press, 1998, as new, soft cover,
see photo, design , constuction & operation of the Sikorsky VS -44 4 - engine flying boat
in the late 1930's , their use includes in Antilles Air boats, under Charles & Maureen O ' Hara - Blaid ,
the restoration of the surviving example, photos, line drawings & color plates, 71 pgs.
|| $6.00 |
|SIR ALAN COBHAM'S BOOK OF THE AIR,
Lyons, R.S., Blackie & Sons, 1938, vg (no dj), see scan, history & progress of aviation since the beginning of flight, edited by Cobham,
photos, 176 pgs.
| SKY HIGH! Hodgins & Magoun, Liggle, Brown & Co., 1929, vg/vg (chipping), see scan,
The history of aviation . The first 2/3 of the book deals with prehistoric times to WW I.
Then they get into the modern stuff. over 100 historical illustrations & photos, 337 pages.
|SKYLARK, Mansfield, Howard, University Press of New England, 1999, f/f (as new), see scan,
Story of Harry Atwood. He learned to fly at the Wright Bros School in 1911. He set some distance records,
then became an inventor, entrepreneur & con man, photos, 238 pgs.
| SKYWAYS TO A JUNGLE LABORATORY - AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE,
Crile, Grace, W.W. Norton, 1936, vg/vg, see scan, signed by author, the author accompanied her husband, Dr. Crile on a flight from England to .
an animal lab in Kenya. She describes the trip and the adventure at the lab, , photos, 240 pages.
|SMITHSONIAN TREASURY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME III True, Webster (editor), Simon & Schuster, 1960, vg (no dj),
Of the 14 chapters, 5 are on aviation, by Langley, Ellsworth, Loening and an article on the Wright Bros. as engineers, photos, 373 pgs.
| SPAGNA 1936-39 ,
Emiliani, Ghergo & Vigna, Intergest, 1973, vg (soft cover, Italian captions), see scan,
Over 200 photos of Italian aircraft used in the Spanish Civil War & 3 color profile pages, 94 pgs. ||$18.00|
Allard, Noel, Burgess-Beckwith, 1976, vg/vg (rubbed), see photo, signed by author,
Biography of Charles Holman, Speed" Holman won the 1930 Thompson Trophy, 1st pilot for Northwest Airways, many photos, 87 pgs.
|SPIRIT OF THE YUKON, Lunny, June, Caitlin Press, 1992, f/f (as new), see scan,
Biography of Englisman Andrew Cruickshank. He was a Camel piot in No. 84 Sqdnl He moved to Canada after the war and joined
the RCMP. He did some movie & bush flying. He helped found Yukon Airways. He was involved in the McAlpine rescure operation in 1930.
In 1932, he was killed inthe crash of a Fokkeer Universal, photos 149 pgs.
|STORY OF ART SMITH, Lane, Ruth Wilder (Editor), San Francisco Bullet, 1915, good (soft cover, lower right of front cover torn off, a 1915 gift inscription on title page), This book was first published as 29 newspaper
articles in the San Francisco Bulletin in 1915. They were later republished in book form. It was written by Art Smith and
edited by Rose Wilder Lane. In 1910, he got $1800 from his Dad to build an airplane. Through grim determination & several crashes,
he became competent. At the time of the book, he had replaced Lincoln Beachy at the Pan Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
|STORY OF THE AEROPLANE,Grahame-White, Claude, Small, Maynard & Co., 1911, Good condition (spine fade & wear, foxing, tight binding), see scan,
***this is the original publication - 1911***, The highlight is the Wright Brothers in 1903. Preceding 1903,
there were attempts in Europe & America to accomplish powered flight. From 1903 to 1910k much improvement in aircraft
& engines had been achieved, photos, tables of aviation records, 390 pages.
|STRUGGLE, Murphy, Charles, Frederic Stokes, 1928, vg (former owner's name stam
ped on front end papers,) see scan,
This was written after Byrd's questionable flight over the North Pole & his flight to France, 1927. It was written before his Antarctic adventures beginning in 1928, photos, 368 pages.
||12.50|| TALES OF AN OLD AIR-FARING MAN, Collins, Paul, Universit of Wisconcin, 1983,
vg (soft cover),see scan, The author instructed Army pilots in WW I, barnstormed a couple of years, in Air Mail Service
to the late 20s. Then with N.A.T. Ludington Airlines & Northeast Airlines, photos, 188 pgs.
|TAKING FLIGHT, Hallion, Richard, Oxford Press, 2003, new, see photo, a ground-breaking & comprehensive new history
of flight, stressing its global roots, follows its pre-history, early attempts by pioneers to
invent the aeroplane, the impact of air power on the outcome of World War I & finally considers
the effects of flight on world affairs, both military and civil, photos & diagrams, 531 pgs.
| T-HANGAR TALES, Juptner, Joseph, Historic Aviation, 1994,
new, soft cover, see photo,119 stories of the 1920s & 30s with photos of the
aircraft involved,120 pgs. || $10.00 |
| THREE MUSKETEERS OF THE AIR, Koehl, Fitzmaurice & von Huenefeld, Putnam, 1928, vg/vg, see scan,
The 3 crewed the Bremen on the first East to West trans-Atlantic flight (April 1928). Each of the authors provides an autobiography &
description of the flight, photos, 330 pages.
|TO THE POLE, Goerler, Raaimund (editor), 1998, f/f (as new), see scan,
The diary & notebook of Adm Byrd regarding his
alleged North Pole flight in 1926 & his Transaatlantic flight in 1927, photos, 161 pages. || $25.00 |
|TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT Stoff, Joshua, Dover, 2000, new, soft cover,
see photo, photo history from 1873-1939, 120 pgs.
|| $10.00 |
|TWENTY THOUSAND MILES IN A FLYING BOAT,
Cobham, Sir Alan, David McKay, 1930, vg/g (dust jacket has some chipping & a small piece missing at the top), see scan,
In 1927/28, the author made an adventurous 20,000 mile survey flight around Africa which led to the Trans-Afrrican Air Route,
46 photos, 251 pages.||$30.00|
| UNCHARTED SKIES, Henry, Walter, Canadian Bush Pilot Project, f/f, see scan,
the personal adventures of 25 Canadian bush pilots, photos, 191 pgs.
|| $16.00 |
|UNDAUNTED, Dunmore, Spencer, McClelland & Stewart, 2004, new with dj, see photo,
Concentrates on long distance flights beginning with the Wright Brothers 5 minute flight in 1904.
over the next couple of decades, beginning with flyers like Bleriot, Farman, Roe, Quimby & Rogers, aviators began to push the limits of the possible,
photos, 327 pgs.
|UNLOCKING THE SKY, Shulman, Seth, Harper Collins, 2002, new, see photo,
Glenn Curtiss and his race to invent the airplane, Wright brothers took to the courts to keep
Curtiss & his airplanes out of the sky, photos, 258 pgs.
|VAGABONDS OF THE SKY McAllister, Bruce, Roundup Press, 2004, new, soft cover, see photo, photographic history of America's barnstorming pilots & daredevils, 151 pgs.
|| $5.00 |
|WAR IN THE AIR: AERIAL WONDERS OF OUR TIME, Hammerton, Sir John (Editor), Amalgamated Press, 1936, vg (embossed cover, minor wear, no marks, tight binding),
discuses the effect of civil aviation on military aviation, and military aviation on civil aviation. Many epic flights are described. (Santo-Dumont, Blerot, Earhart, Wiley Post).
About 1/3 of the book is devoted to WW I aviation, many photos, see photo scan, 804 pages.
|| $50.00 |
|WINGLESS EAGLE, Johnson, Herbert, University of North Carolina, new, 2001, see photo,
history of U.S. Army aviation, explores cutural, technical political & organization factors that stunted
it's evolution, 298 pgs.
| WINGS AROUND THE WORLD, Von Koenig-Warthausen, Baron, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930,vg (previous owner name stamp, spine fade), see scan,
The author made his first solo flight around the world in 1928-29 flying a Kleum L.20.
He sailed from Nanking to Kobe and then to the United States & across the Atlantic back to Europe.
The trip took him 15 months, photos, maps on end pages 185 pages.
|WINGS ACROSS THE TASMAN, Jillett, Leslie, Reed, 1953, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan,
Covers 25 years if flights across the Tasman Sea (1200 miles) since Kingsford-Smith's pioneering flight, Sept. 1928, photos, 199 pages.
| WINGS OF SPEED, Brittain, Sir Harry, Hutchinson & Co., 1934, vg (no dj, binding tight, minor cover wear, development of British air transport with emphasis on air routes inaugurated by Imperial Airways, photos, 288 pgs.
|| $18.00 |
| WINGS OVER BROOKLANDS, Johnson, Howard, Whittet Books, 1981, f/f (as new), see photo,
From the beginning (1907, A.V. Roe) through WW I & WW II to the final days of the VC-10, photos,
|| $15.00 |
|WINGS OVER THE MEXICAN BORDER, Ragsdale, Kenneth, University of Texas, 1984, f/f (as new), see scan.
The aerial border patrol ( Rio Grande) during the 1920s, 30s & 40s, photos, 266 pgs. || $25.00 |
| WINGS OVER WOODLEY, Temple, Julian, Aston Publications, 1987, f/f, see scan,
Miles aircraft which began in the early 1930s as Phillips & Powis was absorbed by Handley-Page. survived
financial problems & became part of the Adweit Group. Miles was noted for their WW II training aircraft,
photos, 220 pgs.
|| $25.00 |
Krippene, Bernice, New Past Press, 1995, fine (soft cover), see scan,
the Larson Brothers & Cousin Clyde Lee established Wisconsin's first commeercial airport.
After training students & barnstorming, they attempted a flight to Norway in 1932, photos, 255 pgs.
|WRIGHT BROTHERS - HOW THEY INVENTED THE AIRPLANE, Friedman, Russell, Holiday House, 1991, vg (soft cover), see photo, original
photographs by Wilbur & Orville Wright, 129 pgs.