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CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE., Clancey, Vernon J.
1 Clancey, Vernon J. CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
176 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. B&w illustrations. Contents: Making Flight Possible; Petrol; Substitute Fuels; Petrol Plus Engine; Steel; Non-Ferrous Alloys; Plastics; Chemical Energy; The Gas Laws; Behaviour of Gases; Accessories; Index. Minor browning on free endpapers, two large corner creases on rear free endpaper, two tiny corner bumps, one tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, light browing to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRINCIPLES OF THE STROMBERG INJECTION CARBURETTOR:  SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLIGHT ENGINEERS., Fisher, Charles H.
2 Fisher, Charles H. PRINCIPLES OF THE STROMBERG INJECTION CARBURETTOR: SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLIGHT ENGINEERS.
London British Aviation Publications / George Newnes 1944 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. Section headings: Preface; The Elements of Carburation and Fuel Injection; The Stromberg System of Petrol Injection; The Injection Carburettor Constructional Details; General Notes of Running and Maintenance. Interior - tiny bump at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER., Hazell, W.  Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea.
3 Hazell, W. Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea. UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER.
London English Universities Press 1941 Reprint Flexible cloth Covers Good 
159 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Internal-Combustion Engine Theory: Magneto and Valve-Timing; Magneto Construction and Theory; Simple Carburettor / Aero Carburettors; Engine-Running Faults, Detonation, Etc.; Supercharching; Hobson Boost Control / Fixed Datum / Variable and Three-Stage Controls; Index. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of approx. first 45 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, small soft corner crease on front cover, minor corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear, browning to edges of text block, sone soiling to bottom of text block, small shallow dent on rear cover - migrates into last page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF BLITZKRIEG.  SECOND EDITION., Messenger, Charles.
4 Messenger, Charles. THE ART OF BLITZKRIEG. SECOND EDITION.
Ian Allan, London, 1991, 2nd edition. 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711019118 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The term Blitzkrieg, or lightning war, was coined by the Germans, but has been part of the English language for the past 50 years. It r eflects the aim of armies throughout history to achieve quick and decisive victory. As this book describes, Blitzkrieg originated in the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front 1915-17 and the efforts by both sides to break it. T h e i n t e r n a l combustion engine, both in the air and on the ground, provided the means and fast moving mechanised forces closely supported by air power were the result. Theory and experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s gave way to the Blitzk ri eg ca mp ai gn s of 1 939-42, which left Germany master of Continental Europe and much of western Russia. The Allies eventually found the antidote and applied the concept themselves during the latter part of the war. Since then Blitzkrieg has be en a t t he for efr on t o f I sraeli strategy and dominated both Soviet and Western military thought on conventional operations during the Cold War years. Today it provides the background to conventional arms control....This new edition has be en s ign if ican tly exp ande d a nd b roug ht up to date in order to provide an even more comprehensive account of this phenomenon of 20th century warfare." Faint cigarette odor, slight bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has wrinkl ing a t to p o f spi ne a nd at bott om o f fla p-fol ds, minor browning to top edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Surgeoner, D. Hay. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT / AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION / NAVIGATION AND METEOROLOGY / AERO-ENGINES / RADIO FOR AEROPLANES. 5 VOLUMES FROM THE "AIR TRAINING SERIES".
London Longmans, Green Hard Cover Good+ E. Jeffrey, cover art. 
1.'First Principles of Flight' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, new impression September 1941 - b&w illustrations, including sectional diagram of Spitfire on front endpapers. Contents: Introduction; The Atmosphere; Fluid Motion; Aerodynamics; Practical Considerations; Stability; Control; Airscrews; Index. 2. 'Aircraft Construction' - 116 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - many b&w illustrations including double page sectional diagrams of Hurricane (front endpapers), Wellington (rear endpapers) and Spitfire (in main text). Contents: General Considerations; The Aeroplane Structure; The Flying Control System; Materials of Construction; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Index. 3. 'Navigation and Meteorology' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Preparation; Maps and Charts; Problems of Navigation; Position Fixing; D.R. Navigation; Navigation in Practice; Some Navigational Problems; Instruments; Magnetism and Compasses; Meteorology; Index; Appendix: International Maps Signs. 4. 'Aero Engines' - 110 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - b&w illustrations. Contents: Introductory; The Internal Combustion Engine; Carburation; Supercharging; Ignition; Fuels and Fuel Systems; Lubrication; Engine Construction; Index. 5. 'Radio for Aeroplanes' - 122 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Electricity; Magnetism; Alternating Currents; The Alternating Current Circuit; Electromagnetic Waves; The Thermionic Valve; Principles of Transmission; Principles of Reception; Principles of Direction-Finding; Beam Approach; Aircraft Radio Equipment; Index. Each volume has a different colour scheme for the covers, but incorporate the same motif of the side profile of an eagle with wings spread and silhouettes of four airplanes in the background. A sixth book is mentioned on the back of four of these volumes ('How to Fly'), but is not included here. Books are lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block of 'Radio for Aeroplanes', tiny bump and tear at bottom of spine of 'Aircraft Construction' 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WHITE HEAT:  THE NEW WARFARE 1914-18., Terraine, John.
6 Terraine, John. WHITE HEAT: THE NEW WARFARE 1914-18.
Leo Cooper, London, 1992, reprint. 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523311 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, battle plans, drawings. "Participants in the 1914-18 conflict were to witness the birth of air combat, the first true underwater war, the use of the internal combustion engine and radio-telegraphy for military ends, and the appearance of chemical warfare. This flood of inventions and developments, coinciding as it did with rising levels of industrialization and unpre c e d e n t e d increases in population, ensured that a whole generation would be virtually wiped out before the guns were silenced....(In this book, Terraine) concentrates on the nuts and bolts, the technology of war. His study is set against the ba ck gr ou nd o f the strategy of the high commands, which proved tactically so difficult to implement; the armies of the western front grinding to a halt and digging in, contrasting starkly with the sweeping movements in the east; the desperate a tte mpt s t o b rea kou t of the deadlock by means both orthodox and unorthodox, using all the tricks that the new technology could offer; the fighting that wore down all the armies involved, and the final push that finally stopped the carnage...." A few ligh t ru b li nes do wn front board, bump at bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight cigarette odor, book is slightly cocked, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor browning, light wrinkling at top/b otto m of spin e and flap -fol ds. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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