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1 Andrews, John Williams. Signed. Introduction by William A. Ong. FIRST FLIGHT: THE STORY OF ORVILLE AND WILBUR WRIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA. SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
Pavilion Press, Westport, Connecticut, (1963), No. 396 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. 
31 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION/COPYRIGHT PAGE. A narrative poem illustrated with b&w photographs. Very small shallow bump to top edge of boards, light edge wear, spine is cocked for half of its length. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two tiny tears with creases at top of front panel, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of front hinge, slight darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds. VG-/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
2 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Corn, Joseph J. THE WINGED GOSPEL: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH AVIATION, 1900-1950.
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR LOVE AND GLORY:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES., Foster, J.A.  Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall.
4 Foster, J.A. Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall. FOR LOVE AND GLORY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771032463 / 9780771032462 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
143 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada's contribution to the development of aviation has been enormous. Author and former RCAF pilot J.A. Foster takes you to the beginning in 1909, just six years after the success at Kitty Hawk, when the first manned flying machine to operate successfully within the British Empire flew at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He docu-ments the period between the wars when the Royal Canadian Air Force was officially founded, through to the massive Canadian support in World War II, the Cold War and to the present, when detente means - perhaps unwisely - a reduction in air force personnel and units." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, rear board slightly bowed. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR LOVE AND GLORY:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES., Foster, J.A.  Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall.
5 Foster, J.A. Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall. FOR LOVE AND GLORY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771032463 / 9780771032462 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
143 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada's contribution to the development of aviation has been enormous. Author and former RCAF pilot J.A. Foster takes you to the beginning in 1909, just six years after the success at Kitty Hawk, when the first manned flying machine to operate successfully within the British Empire flew at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He docu-ments the period between the wars when the Royal Canadian Air Force was officially founded, through to the massive Canadian support in World War II, the Cold War and to the present, when detente means - perhaps unwisely - a reduction in air force personnel and units." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS.  AUGUST, 1950.  VOL. XXXIV, NO. 5.  (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.), Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Frank Tinsley, Wm. Winter, R.S. Barnaby, Douglas Rolfe, S. Calhoun Smith, Walton Hughes, V.R. Manfredi, Warner Frake.)
6 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Frank Tinsley, Wm. Winter, R.S. Barnaby, Douglas Rolfe, S. Calhoun Smith, Walton Hughes, V.R. Manfredi, Warner Frake.) AIR TRAILS. AUGUST, 1950. VOL. XXXIV, NO. 5. (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.)
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1950. 
90 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: Contest Calendar; Showcase; Sailplane Parade; Development Highlights; Ai r Notes; Phototorial; Home-Bilts are Back; Convertaplanes; Your Job in Aviation: Designer; MCAF (Magyar-Croatian Air Force); Air Progress; This Cub's Super (Piper Super-Cub); Solo Club; C.A.P. Newsletter; Airmen of Vision; The Kitty Hawk; D o p e C a n ; Stratojet XB-47; Flying Gazookus; Engine Tune-Up; Loopy; Corben Super-Ace; Sketchbook; Motor of the Month: Ohlsson 33; Model of the Month: Spad; Record Review; Book Nook. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and ti gh t w it h no p r evious ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine - minor on spine, light browning to edges of textblock, light browning on spine and rear cover, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric. A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Peacock, Max. MEN OF WRATH.
London Allan Wingate 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
224 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. "At his trial before King Charles the Second, after his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, Colonel Blood caused some sensation by declaring that a few months before he had saved His Majesty's life. His statement is true up to a point, but the reason he gave for performing the kind act was a mere fabrication, intended to flatter the King's vanity or tickle his sense of humour. This book is an attempt to portray the matter as it really was." Light edge rubbing, tiny bump and light wear at bottom corner of boards, tiny dent on top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small rub marks on front board and on spine, slight color fading on spine, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, very light browning on endpapers, two small tears on fore-edge of page 29/30 - archivally taped, two tiny chips on fore-edge of page leaf 31/32, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
9 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DAY I OWNED THE SKY., Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired).
10 Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired). THE DAY I OWNED THE SKY.
Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber....But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 St. Laurent, Cecil. Translated by Coburn Gilman. Cover art by Freeman Eliot. THE SECRETS OF CAROLINE CHERIE.
Dell, New York, 1959. 
288 pp, mass market paperback. "It was Talleyrand himself who sent Caroline to the Russian Imperial Court as France's secret agent. But when the Russian prince who entertained her learned the truth, only her own unsurpassable bewitchery could get her out." "More (and better) of France's favorite boudoir heroine, in the racy, rollicking sequel to 'The Affairs of Caroline Cherie', 'Caroline Cherie', 'Caroline Coquette'. In which the French successor to Amber, Kitty, and Duchess Hotspur mixes with war and politics - and finds both her patriotism (and her marital fidelity) severely strained." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, ve r y l i g h t rubbing - mainly on rear cover, front hinge crease, soft ctrease on rear cover, light creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE., Wilson, Joan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
12 Wilson, Joan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1987, first edition. 
186 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297791710 B&w plates. "Hero of Waterloo, soldier statesman, the life of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been the inspiration for many books. But one aspect of his life has been strangely neglected - his marriage. In 1806, after a protracted and secret courtship, Wellesley married the love of his youth, Kitty Pakenham. It was to be an ill-starred union. (Drawing on numerous letters and diaries, the author reveal s) the true story behind the marriage. It begins with Arthur and Kitty's courtship in Dublin in the 1790s, against a turbulent background of rebellion in Ireland and wars in Spain and Portugal, his rejection by the Longford family and subseq u e n t d e parture to Flanders and India in search of military and financial success, and his return twelve years later 'for one purpose only' - to marry Kitty. The wedding finally took place in April 1806, and Arthur and Kitty were united at las t. Bu t t he ir happiness was short-lived, as it soon became apparent that they were both much changed since the early days of their romance and had widely differing expectations of married life. Within three years the marriage had practically di sin t egr at ed . Art hur left Kitty and his sons for the Peninsular War, in which he served for six years without once taking home leave. Kitty's hopes of reviving the marriage on his return were never realized. It is a moving story of two people wit h high ho pes a nd g ood intentions, for whom the reality of life was fraught with misunderstandings and disappointments." Pages are lightly browned, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine. Very Good/ Ve ry Go od+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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