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1 PILOT'S AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - LANCASTER I, III & X. MARK I - FOUR MERLIN XX, 22 OR 24 ENGINES. MARK III & X - FOUR MERLIN 28 OR 38 ENGINES.
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Good+ 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, May 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Lancaster), 3 fold-outs (6 figures - Instrument panel / Port side of cockpit / Flight engineer's panel, Lancasters I & III / Flight egineer's panel, Lancaster X / Simplified fuel system diagram - Pulsometer pumps / Simplified fuel system diagram - Immersed pumps). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Other Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Supplementary Notes for Flight Engineers; Illustrations and Location of Controls. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers on top of text block and on spine; minor edge wear; tiny soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES - HALIFAX III & VII. FOUR HERCULES VI OR XVI ENGINES. (PILOT'S & FLIGHT ENGINEER'S NOTES HALIFAX III).
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Good- 
46 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, October 1944, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Halifax III), drawing (Locking of Flying Controls), 4 fold-outs (8 figures - Instrument panel / General view of cabin / Flight engineer's panel /Cockpit - port side / Fuel system diagram / Hydraulic system diagram / Mark VII Simplified Fuel System Diagram / Mark VII Flight Engineer's Panel). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel and Oil Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Operational Controls and Equipment; Handling Instructions; Operating Data; Emergencies; Additional Data for Flight Engineer; Location of Controls and Illustrations. Interior - small slight curl to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight browning to edges on covers and spine, light edge wrinkling and three tiny edge tears on covers, small piece missing at top corner of rear cover and a little less at top of rear hinge, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946., Blundell, W.D.G.
3 Blundell, W.D.G. ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946.
London Almark 1973 0853240938 Very Good- 
96 pp, 8 7/16" H. "A detailed reference book covering the final 50 years of battleship development in the Royal Navy, and both World War periods; with 30 line drawings, over 80 fine pictures, four colour pages and comprehensive text." Contents: Introduction; Historical Development; Index to Ships, and Class List; Ships, Class by Class; Appendices: Funnel Markings, 1909-1914; Typical Camouflage Schemes; Typical Armament. Interior - minor browning in page margins, tiny soft crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block and on spine, very light rubbing, one crease down spine, two very small soft corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (H. Beam Piper, M.C. Pease, Stanley Mullen, Algis Budrys, James Blish, John W. Campbell, Jr., P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. FEBRUARY 1957. VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 6.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper; Unlucky Chance by M.C. Pease; The Man With the Corkscrew Mind by Stanley Mullen; The War Is Over by Algis B udrys; Get Out of My Sky by James Blish (Conclusion); Unprovable Speculation (article) by John W. Campbell, Jr.; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny tear to top corner of pages 133-142, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY:  STAR TREK'S "SCOTTY" - IN HIS OWN WORDS., Doohan, James.  With Peter David.
5 Doohan, James. With Peter David. BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY: STAR TREK'S "SCOTTY" - IN HIS OWN WORDS.
Pocket Books, New York, 1996, first paperback printing. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0671520563 B&w photographs. "Montgomery Scott, the endlessly resourceful chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, has been a familiar presence in our collective imagination for over three decades. All a round the world, everyone knows 'Scotty' - but far fewer know the true story of actor James Doohan, who has brought Starfleet's legendary 'miracle worker' to life for three seasons on television and in seven major motion pictures. Here at last a r e all the colourful details of Doohan's life and times....(this) is an entertaining and indispensable look at the unforgettable personality behind one of the twentieth century's most enduring icons." Interior - clean and tight with no previous o wn er s hip marks. Exterior - book lighty cocked, light creases on spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY ENGINEERING.  (PART IIIA.)  MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS.  1913., General Staff, War Office.
6 General Staff, War Office. MILITARY ENGINEERING. (PART IIIA.) MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS. 1913.
War Office, London, 1913, (1915 reprint). 
112 pp, + plates+ ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with tables, formulae, drawings - 38 plates (some fold-out) (collated) - diagrams, graphs, drawings. Contents : Reconnaissance - Fording; Crossing on ice; Boats, rafts or flying bridges; Bridging. Nature and Measurement of Gaps to be Bridged - Classification of bridges; Parts common to all bridges; Camber; Ruling dimensions. Loads on Military Bridges and Stresses Produced Thereby: General case of loads on a supported beam. Materials: Timber; Iron and steel; Cordage, wire rope and chain; Knots and splicing; Iron and steel wire rope; Chain; Joints and fastenings; Graphical determination of section modulus; Regulations for testing spars, ropes and cordage; Central test loads for spars; Ropes and cordage; Test loads for steel wire rope; Test loads for hemp cordage. Accessories required for bridging operations: Use of spars. Organization of working parties. Interior - previous owners name on title page and contents page, one or two plates with tiny light foxing marks, slight "perfumey" odor, pages 53-57 and pages 76/77 have small colored pencil check marks in margins, pages 53 /54 are wr inkled and creased at top corner, plate IX has light browning and creases at top corner, book slightly cracked at plate XI, pages very light browned in margins, otherwise clean. Exterior - previous owners name and date on fore-edge of textblock, book is cocked, large soft crease at rear bottom corner, moderate rubbing/edge wear, small bump on spine edge, discoloration and soiling on covers and spine, browning to edges of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AIR NAVIGATION., Hamilton, E.R.
7 Hamilton, E.R. AIR NAVIGATION.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1944 Reprint Very Good Good 
175 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. 86 b&w figures, plus frontispiece and fold-out map in pouch at rear (collated). "(D)escribes the principles of Air Navigation in a clear and thorough manner. Numerous exercises give the student an admirable training in all the problems that confront the aviator. An outstanding feature of the book is a specially prepared chart for use in working out the exercises. The book meets all the needs of the Royal Air Force, and will serve equally well for beginners who have civil aviation in view." Very light browning to edges of text block with a few tiny foxing marks, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, writing indentations on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  NUMBER 7.  OCTOBER, 1941.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
8 N/A. TEE EMM. NUMBER 7. OCTOBER, 1941. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1941. 
24 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: Tee Emm for October; A Pupil Bows to His Instructors; Are Fighters Paupers?; Learn from the Other Fellow's Mistakes; A.S.R.S. Speaking - "Everything Worked"; Standard Beam Approach; Is; Ground Strafe; Tell Us, Please!; A Fighter Pilot Talks About Air Firing; Blindfold Drills are Useful; Keep Your Cockpit Tidy; The Junior N.C.O.'s Technical Course; The Mo n t h ' s A n n iversary; What the Hun is Doing. Interior - cigarette odor, small bump to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning - tiny foxing marks on fr on t co ve r , ve ry light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, "T3" written in red pencil on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 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 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
 
 
ANCIENT ENGLISH HOUSES, 1240-1612., Sykes, Christopher Simon.
10 Sykes, Christopher Simon. ANCIENT ENGLISH HOUSES, 1240-1612.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1988, first edition. 
239 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0701131764 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Here is a richly illustrated chronicle of some of England's most beautiful houses, built between 1240 and the early seventeenth century. Hidden in spectacular countryside, often at the end of long, narrow driveways, most are privately owned. Some are lived in by the families who built them hundreds of years ago. Before Christopher Simon Sykes' wo r k f o r this book, few of them had ever been written about or photographed. A medieval fortified manor, a timber-framed hall on a moated island, a seventeenth-century summer house nestling in a vast, ancient lime tree; winding turret stairs, m ul li o ne d wi n dows, priest holes, Great Halls with hammer beam roofs, superb plasterwork, stonework and panelling - these are some of the many treasures which (the author) has discovered and photographed for this delightful book." Book is sligh tly co ck ed, l arg e gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, book very slightly cracked at half-title page, light waviness at fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, soft wrinkle on rear pa nel, ver y l ight ru bbin g. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 


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