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London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
2 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
THE YEAR'S WORK IN MUSIC.  1948-49., Frank, Alan, introduction.  (John Denison, A. Hyatt King, Hubert Foss, Lionel R. McColvin, Philip Hope-Wallace, Scott Goddard, Humphrey Searle, Alec Robertson.)
3 Frank, Alan, introduction. (John Denison, A. Hyatt King, Hubert Foss, Lionel R. McColvin, Philip Hope-Wallace, Scott Goddard, Humphrey Searle, Alec Robertson.) THE YEAR'S WORK IN MUSIC. 1948-49.
British Council / Longmans, Green, London, 1949. 
80 pp + ads, 9 1/4" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Musical Life Outside London; Musical Research: Background and Sources; The Robert Mayer Concerts for Children; Music and the Public Library; Opera; N ew Music Performed: I - British Works, II - Works from Abroad; Gramaphone Recordings of British Music; Bibliography of Published Music and Musical Literature; Selected List of Recordings of British Music; Index. Interior - faint small sti c k e r m a r k at top of first page, one or two pages with tiny foxing mark at top edge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny tear at top/bottom of rear hinge, very light browning, very light so il in g o n re ar c o ver, light browning to spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
4 Gatland, Kenneth W. and Kunesch, Anthony Ma SPACE TRAVEL.
New York Philosophical Library 1953 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good Good J.W. Wood and R.A. Smith. 
205 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Here, described with enthusiasm and authority, is not only the whole history of rocket development from the days of the first discovery of an explosive mixture before the birth of Christ, but also the latest information on the harnessing of the tremendous new propellants available today, which may soon make journeys into space a commonplace of human life. Both (authors) are technical experts in their own fields. While their working hours are concerned with terrestrial problems, their scientific curiosity and knowledge are also beamed into the outer reaches of the Ether. They have accordingly produced a series of blueprints for the construction of an artificial satellite freely revolving in its own orbit around the Earth, and for the great liners which will take off from it on their flashing journeys to starry destinations in our own solar system and even, perhaps, beyond. There are nearly 100 (illustrations): historical records of early experiments, magnificent modern photographs of the latest achievements, and in addition a series of exciting drawings, specially made for the book, of space stations and space ships, which not only fire the imagination, but are precise in every detail." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1" bump/creases at bottom edge of rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one or two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling, very small bump to bottom edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Self-published, 1980. 
545 pp, 4to, hard cover (brown simulated leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover) - no dust jacket. Monotone drawings, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), photographs, color plates. "Being an historical account of the life and times in turbulent eighteenth century America of Captain John Walden Myers, U.E., outstanding Royalist Patriot, British Secret Scout, Spy and Soldier-Adventurer, during the revolution in the American colonies and the record of his consquent settlement and patriarchal founding of a leading family of pioneering prominence at the Bay Kentie in His Majesty's loyal province of Upper Canada." Interior - small crease to fore-edge of pages 318-375 due to two very small shallow dints, crease down fore-edge of one fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
San Diego Univelt 1979 0877031029 / 9780877031024 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
446 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w frontispiece and a few small b&w drawings. Contents: Foreword; Index Coverage; Glossary; Numerical/Chronological Index of AAS Technical Papers: 1954-1978 (and early 1979); Chronological Index, Astronautical Sciences Review (ASR): 1959-1962; Chronological Index, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences (JAS): 1954-1978; Author Index: 1954-1978; Appendices: Meetings of the American Astronautical Society, 1954-1979 / AAS Meetings Held in Conjunction with the AAS / AAS Goddard Memorial Symposia, 1961-1979 / Books Published by or for the American Astronautical Society. Three small light red rub marks on spine, faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Little, Brown, London, 1998, first British edition. 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316640190 B&w photographs. "The brevity and discrepancies of the initial investigation, the unexplained silence of several key witnesses and the rumours sparked by her relationships with the Kennedy brothers have consistently raised suspicions that the events of Saturday August 4th 1962 did not end as they were officially documented - in the suicide of the world's most famous woman. Now, in this major new investigation, Donald H. Wolfe has succeeded where so many other writers have failed. With the testimony of the two witnesses, John Miner and Norman Jefferies, who always seemed to possess potentially explosive information but had never previously come forward, Wol f e assembles conclusive evidence proving that Marily Monroe was murdered. He not only names her killer and specifies the cause of death, but identifies the men who, acting upon the 'National Security Matter' surrounding Marilyn, orchestrated the su bs e quent cover-up - From the opening description of the lifeless body to the moment-by-moment account of her final days and hours, (this book) explodes every myth concerning her remarkable life and tragic death. It is a truly gripping portrait of on e of the most shocking crimes of the century." Book lightly cocked, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD

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