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1 'McScotch'. (Lt. William MacLanachan.) FIGHTER PILOT.
London George Routledge 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
248 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs (some aerial), fold-out map at rear (collated). "This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving with one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honour of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, 'Mick' Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C." Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. book is very slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, a few faint soiling marks on top of text block ad at top of fore-edge of text block, small light bump to bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling and very light wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fading/browning to spine color, 5" thin light rub/soiling mark down spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 Bishop, Billy. (William.) Introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff. WINGED WARFARE. THE ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR I ACE BILLY BISHOP.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1990, reprint. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0075510243 B&w illustrations. "Billy Bishop enlisted as an infantryman at the outbreak of World War I. He soon transferred to the Royal Flying Corps where flying came as naturally to him as breathing. In this classic autobiography, Billy Bishop vividly recreates the early days when the 'airborne jalopy' was getting its trial run. He describes the tiny Nieuport Scout, armed with a single Lewis gun, in which he had to dodge the 'Archies' (ant i - a i r c r aft batteries) and fight the scarlet tri-winged Fokkers flown by the formidable Baron von Richthofen and his squadrons." Bishop was credited with 72 victories and was the recipient of every British decoration, including the Victoria C ro ss . I nt er io r - book slightly cracked at two places, tiny corner crease on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft creases to corners and fore-edges of covers, slight curl at fore-edge of fr ont co ve r, two li ght creases on spine, minor soiling and rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WINGED WARFARE.  (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.), Bishop, William A., Lt. Col.  Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff.
3 Bishop, William A., Lt. Col. Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff. WINGED WARFARE. (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.)
Arco, New York, 1981. Air Combat Classics reprint. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668051620 B&w photographs, three-view diagrams. "Credited with seventy-two victories, Canadian ace Billy Bishop ranked fourth among Allied and German aces of World War I. Long out of prin t, this aviation classic has been expanded with new photographs and updated by supplementary material on First World War planes and pilots....(Bishop, who received every British decoration of valor, including the Victoria Cross) was also a sk i l l f u l writer and 'Winged Warfare' vividly recreates those early days - both comic and tragic - when the deadly 'airborne jalopy' was getting its trial run. He describes the dank, slimy and boggy mud that soured him on land combat. And the w ri ti ng c ra ck l es when (he) relives flying his Nieuport Scout, armed with a single Lewis gun. It was in this tiny plane that he dodged the 'Archies' (German anti-aircraft batteries and outfought and outmaneuvered the scarlet-winged Fokkers flo wn by Bar on von Ri ch thofen's formidable squadron. Here, too, are the joys and terrors of daily dogfights, a life of extraordinary contrasts. Complete with a chronology of World War I, Bishop's confirmed victories, airplanes flown by Bishop in Wor ld War I, list s by co untry of Allied and enemy aces, and aircraft specifications and data." Minor browning to fore-edge and top of text block, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, a fe w ti ny edge tears , 2" soft crease on rear panel, very light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUMES I & II), Brett, R. Dallas.
4 Brett, R. Dallas. HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUMES I & II)
London Aviation Book Club Hard Cover Good 
216pp + 207 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - 2 volumes. No date (c1934). Green cloth with black lettering on spines - no dust jackets. B&w photographs, diagrams, tables. Browning and color fading to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of most pages of vol. 2, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, both volumes have foxing on spines - heavier on vol. 2, small areas of light to moderate edge wear, afew very small scuffs on covers, three small corner bumps on vol. 2, light browning to edges of text block and fading to color on top of text block on vol. 2. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AEROPLANES 1914-18., Bruce, J.M.
5 Bruce, J.M. BRITISH AEROPLANES 1914-18.
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, (1969), 2nd impression. 
742 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover (teal blue boards with gold lettering and decoration of spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings and specification tables. "This book attempts to record the British aeroplanes that flew or were designed during the war years. It therefore includes notes on several types which were designed before the war and others which did not fly until after the Armistice...Aircraft types are listed in chronological sequence (as far as that can be determined) under each manufacturer's name. The only exceptions to this arrangement are the designs of the Royal Aircraft Factory: the main classes are arranged alphabetically, and the sub-types are arranged numerically in each class..." Indexed by: Aeroplanes; Engines; Manufacturers (Part I - Aircraft Manufacturers, Part II - Engine Manufacturers). Gift inscription and previous owners info. on front free endpaper, minor soiling on rear endpapers. Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at top of spine, boards are rubbed/faintly scratched and have a few small areas of discoloration/soiling. VG- 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
6 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEATH OF AN ARMY., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony.
7 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
London Arthur Barker 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
195 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Book slightly cocked, areas of light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - heavy at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, browning and soiling at edges, delamination on front hinge, very light soiling and browning on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
New York William Morrow 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Gordon, John. WINGED SENTRIES / SENTINELLES DE L'AIR.
Canada John Gordon 1963 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Claude Rousseau. 
104 pp, oblong (10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D). B&w drawings. Inside of front cover has reproductions of signatures with a tissue overlay giving typed versions. Inside the rear cover, a tissue overlay gives reproduction signatures and typed versions over a drawing of the Trans-Canada Trophy. Bilingual text (English/French). "This book portrays the common and better known types of aircraft flown by Canadian military pilots during more than 50 years of war and peace. It includes the major types flown by Canadian airmen in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force in the First World War; the first Canadian air services, the Canadian Aviation Corps of 1914, and the Canadian Air Force of 1918-1919; the post-war Air Board and C.A.F.; the Royal Canadian Air Force and Civil Government Air Operations Directorate in the inter-war years; the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War; and the new types brought into service int he past 15 or 20 years." Interior - a few pages with small wrinkle at top edge, slight browning to edges of transparent free endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD.  THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT., Holt, W. Stull.  Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly.
10 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Near Fine 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Very minor edge wear on covers. 
Price: 24.50 USD
 
 
11 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Very Good 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small area of color loss at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Lamberton, W.M., compiler.  Edited by E.F. Cheesman.  Produced by D.A. Russell.
12 Lamberton, W.M., compiler. Edited by E.F. Cheesman. Produced by D.A. Russell. RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.
Letchworth Harleyford 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket J.D. Carrick and F.A. Yeoman. 
231 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale 3-view drawings (many fold out), colour frontispiece. Contents: Foreword by E.F. Cheesman; About this Book, by D.A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.; Duties of Reconnaissance and Bomber Aircraft 1914-1918, by W.M. Lamberton; Equipment ditto; Camouflage and Markings of Reconnaisance and Bomber Aircraft, by Bruce Robertson; Aircraft Photo-Pages; Data tables; Index. Four old tape residue/removal marks on front free endpaper, cigarette odor, light toning to edges of pages, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages - due to handling, very small curl to bottom corner of pages, 4" light thin pen line on rear board, small area of glue residue on front board, light wear at corners and bottom of spine, small bump at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  FEBRUARY, 1948.  VOLUME XXIX, NO. 5., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (James M. Landis, C.B. Colby, William Winter, Eric Sloane, Gilbert C. Close, Douglas J. Ingells, Richard G. Naugle, William S. Friedman, Irving S. Babcock, Don Pollard, Peter M. Bowens, William Seidler, Chuck Lee, et al.)
13 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (James M. Landis, C.B. Colby, William Winter, Eric Sloane, Gilbert C. Close, Douglas J. Ingells, Richard G. Naugle, William S. Friedman, Irving S. Babcock, Don Pollard, Peter M. Bowens, William Seidler, Chuck Lee, et al.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. FEBRUARY, 1948. VOLUME XXIX, NO. 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2 color plates. Contents: Where Do We Go From Here?; Versatility Unlimited; We Fly the Cessna 140; See The Air; Proce ss Engineering; Seadrome at the 500; Sweepback - The Supersonic Shape; Douglas Skyrocket; Cameo Air Racing; World Distribution by Air; The Air-100; Down With Lifting Tails; Aeronca Champion Duo-Plane; Drafting for the Model Builder, Part II I ; N i m b u s I; Know Your Films; Nieuport Triplane; Prop Talk; Flash; We Build the Cessna 140. Departments: Development Highlights; Air Trails' Showcase; Meet the Authors; Aviation Tomorrow; Solo Club; Club Chatter; A.M.A. News; Dope Can; Race C ar Ne ws ; Ou t We st; Air Trails Model Design Lab. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. light brownin g t o e d ges of t ext bl ock , very light browning on spine and rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BILLY BISHOP:  CANADIAN HERO., McCaffery, Dan.
14 McCaffery, Dan. BILLY BISHOP: CANADIAN HERO.
Toronto James Lorimer 1988 1550280953 / 9781550280951 6th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing on extensive research in military archives, McCaffery tells an exciting, compelling story that holds the reader's attention page after page. In crisp, powerful prose, he conveys the extraordinary drama of aerial dogfights in the First World War, while also capturing the essence of Billy Bishop himself - the man and the pilot." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top of textblock, tiny and small dent to top of edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom edges, light rubbing, minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTERS: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT 1914-1919.  THE POCKET ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR SERIES., Munson, Kenneth.  Illustrated by John W. Wood, with Michael Baber, Norman Dinnage, William Hobson, Alan Holiday, Tony Mitchell, Allen Randall.
15 Munson, Kenneth. Illustrated by John W. Wood, with Michael Baber, Norman Dinnage, William Hobson, Alan Holiday, Tony Mitchell, Allen Randall. FIGHTERS: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT 1914-1919. THE POCKET ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR SERIES.
Blandford, London, 1968, first edition. 
183 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour plates. "When war broke out in Europe in August 1914 there were no specialised fighters, only a handful of 'high performance scouts' whose 90 m.p.h. was 'dangerously fast', and even these carried no regular armament. By November 1918, two-gun fighters capable of 120 m.p.h. were standard, and individual designs for more specialised duties had made their appearance. The airmen and aircraft of the First World War - the first air war - h a v e a special place in history which has perhaps bcome over-glamourised. Certainly there were outstanding aeroplanes and heroic airmen, but in both the human and technical fields of aeronautical endeavour 1914-1919 was very much a period of t ri al a nd er ror in which, in the words of one great pioneer, 'some of were lucky and some of us weren't'. Such, too, was the expansion of the combatant air forces, once it was realised how decisive a role aircraft were playing in the overall wa r e ffo rt, th a t f or the first time on any scale organised flying training became a necessity, creating a demand for 'school' aeroplanes in ever-increasing numbers. The 80 aircraft in this volume reflect the evolution of such machines throug hou t th e fi rst trul y form ative period of military aviation history. The period 1914-1919 is selected so as to include certain important types designed during the war, but which arrived too late for combat service." Cigarette odor, light brown ing to ed ges o f pa ges a nd text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear, light browning on spine and flap-folds - very light elsewhere. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT AIR WAR., Norman, Aaron.
16 Norman, Aaron. THE GREAT AIR WAR.
New York Macmillan 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
558 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, 54 side-view drawings of planes. "(T)he first comprehensive account of the battle fliers, their planes, and their vital role in World War I. Colorful biographies of the top aces of each nation, and their victory scores, are a feature of (this book). The various war planes are described in detail, their construction and performance, strong points and weaknesses. The incredible story of Count Zeppelin's terrifying if vulnerable dirigibles is recounted at length." Very small soft crease at top corner of approx. pages 120 to 160, minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light scratch on rear panel, large corner crease on front flap, two closed tears - one at top of rear hinge with creases across top of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918., Phelan, Joseph A.  Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith.
17 Phelan, Joseph A. Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith. HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1970 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Joseph A. Phelan. 
128 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "(A) vivid pictorial presentation of (aerial) warfare from the first use of aircraft in war - Italian reconnaissance against the Ottoman Empire in 1912 - to the Armistice in 1918. In striking color the great individual battles of the aces come alive: Immelman, von Richthofen, Voss and Boelcke; Bishop, Collishaw, McCudden, Ball and Beauchamp-Proctor; Rickenbacker; Guynemer, Nungesser and Garros. And the dogfights and sorties; Bloody April and the Fokker Scourge; the Lafayette Escadrille, the Storks, the Flying Circuses; the bombing raids; the balloon busters. The trials of combat and endurance and the men and aero-planes that made it all possible, changing the world's thinking about the methods of war. J.A. Phelan has created more than 400 superb paintings and drawings - executed with the drama and the meticu-lous detail of the artist who takes delight in his subject - for this richly illustrated book. The various aircraft of the Allies and Central Powers are shown in detail (top and side views, camouflage, national markings and pilots' decorations, engines, armament and structure) and in combat as they were flown by the aces. This volume presents an unduplicated view of the 1914-1918 war in the air, when man first captured control of the sky in order to control the ground." A few tiny tape marks from previous protective sleeve at corners of endpapers, scattered tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RICKENBACKER., Rickenbacker, Edward V.
18 Rickenbacker, Edward V. RICKENBACKER.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Prentice-Hall 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
458 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Eddie Richenbacker - 1967". B&w photographs. "A legend in his own lifetime, Rickenbacker was one of the earliest racing-car drivers on the national circuit, competing against all the greats of that sport's infancy and eventually owning and running the Indianapolis Speedway for twenty years. (D)uring World War I, he joined up, was sent to France with General Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces, and finally worked his way into the Air Service. (He) downed 26 enemy aircraft, became America's Ace of Aces - earning nineteen decorations for bravery in action and was universally known as 'Captain Eddie'. After the war, (he) went back into the automobile business, built his own company and his own car and finally joined General Motors. In a great financial battle he won the right of way to buy Eastern Air Lines from General Motors. (During World War II), on a 1942 Pacific mission, he and his crew crashed into the sea. They spent an incredible 24 days and nights floating in rubber rafts until rescued. The triumphs and trials of Eddie Rickenbacker have thrilled Americans for fifty years (and he) has set down the staggering record of his career and achievements in a book as spellbinding as the life it depicts." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, slight toning to edges of text block and edges of boards, light loss of color and a few tiny foxing marks at top 1/2" of rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears, very light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FLYING THE OLD PLANES., Tallman, Frank.  Preface by Ernest K. Gann.  Introduction by Joe Brown.
19 Tallman, Frank. Preface by Ernest K. Gann. Introduction by Joe Brown. FLYING THE OLD PLANES.
Doubleday, Graden City, New York, 1973. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385091575 B&w and colour photographs. "Frank Tallman has flown them all - large and small, fragile and resilient, reliable and eccentric. And in this book, the 'King of the Stunt Pilots' takes you along, into the cockpit, on flights in twenty-five historic aircraft, from a 1909 Bleriot to the ubiquitous Flying Fortress of World War II, with a hot-air balloon and a Goodyear blimp thrown in for good measure. Using a skillful blend of prose and pictures, he demonstrates, for example, the unforgiving rudder of the Fokker Eindecker, the hazards of landing the narrow-gear Spad, the fantastic burst of power as the throttle is rammed home in the gull-winged Corsair, the speci a l c h a r m of the Maurice Farman - 'a gracious, tractable old crook'. Here, too, is the story of how Tallman rescued these grand old pioneers of flight for his collection of historic planes, the world's largest. Each detail was scrupulously s tu di e d, a nd a ll parts were checked for authenticity. His goal, in this book as well as in his collection, is to make the early days of manned flight not a group of hazy memories or dusty models in a museum, but a vivid experience of unique gra ce an d b eau ty. " Pre vious owner's name on front pastedown, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, old tape residue at corners of free endpapers, tiny dint at top edge of front board book light cracked at pages 176/177. Dust jacket has be en pric e-cl ippe d, has light browning at edges and on hinges, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and hinges, minor soiling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NAVAL WINGS:  ROYAL NAVAL CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916., Vicary, Adrian.
20 Vicary, Adrian. NAVAL WINGS: ROYAL NAVAL CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, (1984). 
111 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. "The aerial element of the Royal Navy throughout its 70 years of existence, has had an almost non-stop battle for survival...This book traces the whole story and, in doing so, describes the vast number of different types of craft which were used. These range all the way from the early Sopwith Pups, Camels and Cuckoos, through the famous wartime Swordfish, Martlet and others, right up to the ultra-modern British Aerospace Sea Harrier. the author manages to combine a vast amount of fascinating technical information with a narrative which is always full of interest for the aviation enthusiast..." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, faint line indentations/few tiny dents on rear panel, 1" dia. light stain on rear flap-fold, very light rubbing, very small closed tear at bottom of flap-folds. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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