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1 Aeronautical Staff of AERO PUBLISHERS INC. MESSERSCHMITT Me109.
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1965 0816805008 / 9780816805006 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated [36 pp], 10 3/4" H. Aero series 1. A useful guide for the hobbyist, model builder, collector and historian, giving accurate information about the ME109 with color pictures, close-up photos, color chart and detailed drawings. Price sticker ghost mark on front cover, minor soiling and edgewear to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
2 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
3 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
4 Connon, Peter. Introduction by Lord Wakefield of Kendal Kt. IN THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE'S WING: A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN THE CUMBRIA, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, 1825 TO 1914.
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
5 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 70.  MAY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.)
6 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 70. MAY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Magnificent Obsession (Sea Fury); Disposal (B-57 at War); Fallen Eagles (Luftwaffe intruder losses over the Fens); Sw ift Saga; Pathfinder (tribute to Don Bennett); Museums of the World (Venezuela); Collectair Special (Aeronautical cigarette and trade card collecting); Tasty Hawaii; FotoPost (French connection, flying boats and Lancasters); American Class i c s ( P o r t e rfield clan); Register Review (Two DC-6s and another Hunter); Between the Wars Bombers (Bristol Bombay), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom o f sp i ne , ve ry l ig ht rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IGOR SIKORSKY: THE RUSSIAN YEARS., Finne, K.N.  Edited by Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty.  Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty.  Epilogue by Sergei Sikorsky.
7 Finne, K.N. Edited by Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty. Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty. Epilogue by Sergei Sikorsky. IGOR SIKORSKY: THE RUSSIAN YEARS.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1987. 
223 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN087474279 B&w photographs, maps, 3-view drawings. "(Sikorsky's Russian years began in Kiev in 1910) when as a young inventor he designed his first airplane. For the next decade, spann ing the turbulent years of World War I and the Russian Revolution, Sikorsky designed a series of aircraft. By the time he emigrated to the West in 1918, he had established himself as one of Europe's preeminent aircraft designers. K.N. Finne's m e m o ir provides the most comprehensive and authoritative documentation to date of this obscure period. Drawings, maps original photographs, appendices, and an epilogue by Sikorsky's son Sergei bring to light significant information about the de ve lo pm en t of the world's first heavy bomber - the Il'ya Muromets." Dust jacket has light wear on the rear flap-fold, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER:  THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922., Layman, R.D.
8 Layman, R.D. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870212109 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Before the flight-deck aircraft carrier evolved, there were many attempts by the navies of the world to take flying m achines to sea. This book describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. Many of t h e s e w ere influential in the development of shipboard aviation; others were less so but are included because of their interest. The book concentrates on vessels employed principally, or solely, for aeronautical purposes, and omits detailed p ar ti cu la rs of ships whose usage involved no permanent conversion. However, although the book is devoted largely to vessels predating the flight-deck carrier, the first three ships are described, since they represent the culmination of nearl y thr ee- qua rte rs o f a century of theory, experiment and practical experience. (This book) follows the successful approach of the 'Conway's Fighting Ships' series, divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and hist or ies of a ll t he s hip s. Th e book is illustrated with some very rare photos of these little-known vessels and their aircraft." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor edg e w ear/ wrink ling, mino r wr ink ling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 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.
9 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
 
 
GETTING A JOB IN AVIATION., Norcross, Carl.
10 Norcross, Carl. GETTING A JOB IN AVIATION.
New York McGraw-Hill 1938 Seventh Printing. Hard Cover Very Good 
374 pp, 8 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction (Aviation as a Career); Jobs in the Air Lines (Air-line Pilots / Air-line Mechanics / Operations, Com-munications and Meteorology / Business Jobs in the Air Lines / Hostesses and Stewards); Private and Nonscheduled Commercial Flying (White-collar Jobs / Flying Jobs / Mechanical Jobs); Federal Government Jobs (Jobs in Governmental Service); Engineering and Manufacturing (Aeronautical Engineering as a Career / Jobs in Manufacturing Plants); Training (You and Aviation / Where to Learn / What of the Future?); Appendices (Government Ratings / Radio Licenses / Reading References); Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BELL AND BALDWIN:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA., Parkin, J.H.
11 Parkin, J.H. BELL AND BALDWIN: THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, tables (several fold-out). "(P)resents a detailed chronicle of the fascinating experiments in aerial flight and with hydrofoil craft conducted by Dr. (Alexander Graham) Bell and his engineering assistant and collaborators, Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Bell was the chairman and Baldwin the chief engineer of the Aerial Experiment Association (1907-9), a group founded, inspired, and financed by Mrs. Bell: the successes of the Association, were based largely on logical, step-by-step development under the guiding genius of Dr. Bell. The detailed, day-by-day records of the group's operations kept by Dr. Bell make abundantly clear that his scientific and technical contributions, and his guidance and criticism, were of great importance to the development of aviation and hydrofoils. His keen analytical and deductive mind was at its best in analysing failures and propounding remedies, as in the suggestion of the aileron following the crash of the 'Red Wing'. Dr. Parkin provides here a brief description of Bell's amazing kite experiments, which extended over many years, and led to his powered- flight projects; and, to place the work of Bell and Baldwin in proper perspective, and to enable their accomplishments to be assessed, he has included a brief record of the prior art, including descriptions of the machines, early designers, builders, and pilots, including the Wrights, the Voisins, Bleriot, and Santos Dumont. He also presents the hitherto unpublished details of the remarkable development of hydrofoil craft at Baddeck, culminating after many years, in the spectacular achievement, in 1919, of 70.85 miles per hour, by the HD-4, the fastest craft afloat at that time." *Pages 463 through 494 plus one fold-out table are duplicated* Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
12 Society of British Aircraft Constructors, Ltd. INTERNATIONAL INDEX TO AERONAUTICAL TECHNICAL REPORTS. 1937.
London Society for British Aircraft Constructors / Sir Isaac Pitman 1938 Hard Cover Good 
126 pp, 8 5/8" H. Medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/crest on front board. Technical school stamp on front endpapers, book slightly cracked at on place, tiny red ink scribble on front pastedown, small areas of surface paper loss on front free endpaper, corner crease on last two pages, light to moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE).  AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS., Speller, W.J.C.
13 Speller, W.J.C. THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE). AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1941 Second Edition Heavy Card Very Good- 
143 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Assembly and Rigging, and the Correction of Faults (Assembly of Aircraft Structures; Rigging Adjustment and Check / Controls: Adjustment and Check / Correction of Faults Experienced in Flight); Defects and Deterioration in Materials, and Methods of Effecting Minor Repairs and Replacements (Timber: Defects and Deterioration / Metals (ditto) / Other Materials / Control Mechanism: Defects and Deterioration / Inspection After a Bad Landing / Wheel Brakes / Miscellaneous Gear / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs / Aircraft Fire Fighting Equipment); Hydraulic Equipment Affecting the Safety of Aircraft (Hydraulic Installations / Safety Devices / Undercarriage Locks / Methods of Testing Units / Installation Notes); Seaplanes and Flying Boats (Order of Erection (Flying Boats) / Rigging / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs of Hulls and/or Floats / Marine Equipment: Description and Maintenance); Instruments: Methods of Inspecting and Testing the Installation (Air Speed Indicators / Altimeter / Turn Indicator / Compass Installation in Aircraft, and Adjustment); General Service Electrical Installation Including Continuity and Insulation Tests (The Generator / Accumulators / Low Tension Insulated Cables / General Electrical Parts, Components, and Accessories); Appendices (Specimen Certificate of Safety for Flight / Specimen Release Note / Glossary of Aeronautical Terms); Inset: De Havilland Compression Strut. Interior - soft bump to top corner of pages, soft waviness at top edge of pages due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and light wrinkling on spine, light water stains at top edge of boards and on top of text block, very light soiling on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT HYDRAULICS SIMPLIFIED.  A GUIDE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES COMMON TO ALL HYDRAULIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND ILLUSTRATED BY REFERENCE TO DESIGNS IN USE ON MODERN PLANES., Vine, David.
14 Vine, David. AIRCRAFT HYDRAULICS SIMPLIFIED. A GUIDE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES COMMON TO ALL HYDRAULIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND ILLUSTRATED BY REFERENCE TO DESIGNS IN USE ON MODERN PLANES.
London George Newnes for British Aviation Publications 1943 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H. 20 b&w drawings/diagrams. Section headings: Introductory Survey; Hydraulic Systems and Primary Units; The Secondary Units and their Functions; Emergency and Safety Devices; Propellers and Brakes; Maintenance Notes. Interior - minor soiling on inside of front cover, soft fold crease down middle of pages, minor wrinkling on pages. Exterior - light curl to covers, soft fold crease down middle of covers, three very tiny foxing marks on front cover, tiny ink mark and soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO IDENTIFY AIRCRAFT., Wilson, G.E., Squadron Leader.  With Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Robert Leckie.
15 Wilson, G.E., Squadron Leader. With Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Robert Leckie. HOW TO IDENTIFY AIRCRAFT.
Toronto Wm. Collins Sons 1943 Second Edition Soft Cover Good 
(160) pp, 8 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, photographs. "This book is designed to help the beginner and only 68 types are shown, 24 British, 19 American and 25 German. They are all important for aircrews and ground spotters." Contents include: What to Study; Methods of Study; Groupings; Aids to Studying; Aeronautical Terms; Bristol Aeroplane Co. Fins and Rudders; Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Fins and Rudders; Curtis (sic) Wright Corporation, Fins and Rudders; Short Brothers, Characteristics; Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, Characteristics; Focke-Wulf, Characteristics; Dornier-Werke, Characteristics; Test Photographs; Index - plus the individual aircraft. Interior - two very small dents/crease to top edge of pages, one very small tear to top edge photograph pages at rear of book - now archivally taped. Exterior - light lean to spine, very small tear/crease at top edge of rear cover, light toning and very light wrinkling to edges of covers, very small piece missing from top of spine, light toning to spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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