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1 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 188. MARCH 1997. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1997. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: News; Tempest Trouble (RAF Tempest force-lands in Russian sector of occupied Berlin, 1947); The X Factor (X-planes, including review of surviving airframes); Flying the Hurricane (BBMF's Hawker Hurricane); Night Fighter Ace - Nat Addison; Evaluating the Enemy (testing captured Luftwaffe equipment); The Snaring of Dora Nordpol (Dornier Do 217); Restoration of a Do ve (Canadian de Havilland classic); British Airliners; Israeli Ace (Ran Ronen from Spitfires to F-15s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of textblock, f a i n t s m a l l ghost sticker mark on front cover with slight glue residue. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  JULY, 1948.  VOLUME XXX, NO. 4., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Andrew Boone, George Eaton, Alfred Klein, Bob Arentz, Art Chester, Alexis Dawydoff, Douglas Rolfe, Frank Tinsley, John Worth, Dick Coen, H.A. Thomas, Jay Holmes, Frank Ehling, Dick Ealy, Claude McCullough, Charles H. Grant, e
2 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Andrew Boone, George Eaton, Alfred Klein, Bob Arentz, Art Chester, Alexis Dawydoff, Douglas Rolfe, Frank Tinsley, John Worth, Dick Coen, H.A. Thomas, Jay Holmes, Frank Ehling, Dick Ealy, Claude McCullough, Charles H. Grant, e AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. JULY, 1948. VOLUME XXX, NO. 4.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
126 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2 color photos. Some fold-outs. Contents: Fighter Jet One; Aviation Jobs for G.I. Joe; Poor Man's Planetarium; We F ly the Beechcraft Bonanza; Small 'n' Speedy; Sailplane Parade; L-13; Air Progress: The De Havilland Story; Is the Air-Bus the Answer?; Cement Mixer; Schweizer 1-21 Sailplane; Gliding Saucer; Dooling 61; Campus Chum and Champ; Curtiss R3C-1 R a c e r ; F l amingo; Photo Clinic; Don't Throw That Plane Away; The Happy Inventor (Ray Arden). Departments: The Readers Write; Showcase; Air Notes; Development Highlights; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision Competition; Report from Washington; Model Ma tt er s; D op e C an ; Sketchbook; The Last Word. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny crease at top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few sm all wr ink les on sp in e. lig ht browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, small date and number stamp marks on rear cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE OFFSHORE CREW., Pardey, Lin.  With Pardey, Larry.  Illustrated by Tadami Takahashi.
4 Pardey, Lin. With Pardey, Larry. Illustrated by Tadami Takahashi. THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE OFFSHORE CREW.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1980, 5th printing. 
408 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0393032493 B&w illustrations. "A round-the-world sailor and offshore racer answers those questions of supply that must be dealt with by anyone planning a blue-water adventure. It is not a book of recipes. Instead it is a complete guide to store-shopping around the world, preserving food on long voyages, long-range planning with individual needs and preferences taken into account, the problems of water and tanks, health, list-making, wine at sea, seaskickness prevention, and the problem of trash. Here is vital information on outfitting a galley, sinks, counters, cooking in rough weather, scheduling, safety - the myriad problems centering around the gastronomic heart o f t h e c r u ising or racing yacht. Lin Pardey not only calls on her own vast experience, but also on the results of questionnaires sent to countless other blue-water sailors, including both cruising and racing crews. The result is a distillati on of t he be st i nformation, experience, and wisdom to be applied to the basic problem of food at sea." Book cracked at pages 224/225 - pages holding firmly, minor rubbing and soiling on boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at t op/ bot tom of spi ne, minor rubbing. Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONE PILOT'S LOG:  THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER., Sloniger, Jerrold E.
5 Sloniger, Jerrold E. ONE PILOT'S LOG: THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER.
Howell, Charlottesville, VA, 1997, first edition. 
192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574270486 B&w photographs. "From the days of landing in open corn fields with the wind at his face to blind insturment landings in a snowstorm, E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger was behind the controls of an airplane, open cockpit or closed. Slonnie looped the loop over Nebraska, averted bandits to deliver payrolls in Mexico, and served as an aviation ambassador, inaugurating commercial flight in China. As a pursuit pilot , barnstormer, racer, test pilot, acrobatic pilot, and, ultimately, a commercial pilot, Slonnie grew with aviation. Slonnie learned to fly when he entered the heavier-than-air division of the army, because he 'just didn't want to walk', and s e r v e d in the Air Service in WWI. Upon his return to the U.S., Slonnie bought his own plane, a Curtiss JN-4 'Canuck', and became a barnstormer, selling rides in small towns across the Middle Western plains. He flew for early airlines when t h e bi gg es t cu s tomer was the U.S. mail and saw the beginnings of the major lines; Slonnie was the original senior pilot, Number One, for American Airlines and flew for them for twenty years. In his career he accumulated nearly 25,000 flying ho ur s - a nu mbe r mat ch ed by only a handful of his peers. (This) is Slonnie's story as told to his son during the last years of his life. Slonnie's words together with the Sloniger family's extensive photograph collection recall the details of the c aree r of a t ru e av iat ion pioneer, a pilot's pilot, during an exhilarating period in American aviation history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, several areas of light to moderate edge rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has lig ht e dge wrin kling - ma inl y at top of spine area. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
6 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Near Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny laminate scuff on rear cover, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
7 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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