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SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
1 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
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Environment Canada, (Ottawa), 1990. 
248 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 0662181751 Maps, drawings, graphs. Contents: The atmosphere; Clouds; Moisture and temperature; Pressure; Wind; Stability and instability - vertical motion; Air masses; The structure of fronts; Conditio ns at the cold front, the warm front and the trowal; Formation of clouds and fog; Visibility; Aircraft icing; Thunderstorms; Turbulence and mountain waves; Flight planning information; Hourly reports; Aviation forecasts; Pilot reports; Weather r a d a r ; Weather satellites; Decoding standard abbreviations; Weather information for aviation; Solutions to Exercises. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two tiny corn e r cr ea se s. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 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
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
Ministry of National Defence, Ottawa, 1948. Ist edition. 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (no dust jacket). Col. map endpapers, fold-out col. maps, b&w maps, col. plates by Canadian Army war artists. "This volume has been prepared in order that the people of Canada may have in their hands at as early a date as possible an authentic comprehensive outline of the work of their Army in the War of 1939-1945 against Germany, Italy and Japan and their satellites." Very slight weakness to inside front hinge, browning to edges of textblock, minor browning to pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small rub mark on front board, slight fading to spine color, small corner crease at bottom of pages 243 to 254, approx. middle third of pages have small light bump at top corner. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
Ministry of National Defence, Ottawa, 1948, (second printing, corrected, Dec. 1948)), . 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket). Col. map endpapers, fold-out col. maps, b&w maps, col. plates by Canadian Army war artists. "This volume has been prepared in order that the people of Canada may have in their hands at as e arly a date as possible an authentic comprehensive outline of the work of their Army in the War of 1939-1945 against Germany, Italy and Japan and their satellites." Browning to edges of textblock with foxing marks on top and fore-edge, min o r b r o w n i ng to pages, minor edge wear, light wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, one fold-out map has small corner crease, foxing marks on top edge of boards, faint foxing marks at top half of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy fo xi n g on i ns id e surface, moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, liquid stain on front cover and rear flap-fold area, several chips and tears - archivally taped, light rubbing, old price blacked out on front flap, now protected in a brodart s lee ve. Ve ry Goo d-/ Poo r 
Price: 40.00 USD
UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1911., Swanborough, Gordon and Bowers, Peter M.
8 Swanborough, Gordon and Bowers, Peter M. UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1911.
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1968. 
518 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Aircraft procurement by the Navy began (in 1911), and the new air arm grew quickly in size and importance. Although serving somewhat different purposes, and often o perating under very different conditions, U.S. Naval Aviation has complemented the Army Air Corps and later the U.S.A.F. for 57 years. In that time, it has fought three major wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - has played a peace-kee p i n g r o l e in many parts of the world, and has supported many important research programmes, such as exploration of the Antarctic and the recovery of returning space satellites. To enable it to perform its many missions, the Navy (together w it h th e U .S . Ma ri n es' air arm) has operated a wide range of operational and support aircraft. All of these types are fully described and illustrated....The main part of the book comprises descriptions of the 125 most significant types of air cra ft , e ac h acc om pan ied b y one or more photographs, and multi-view line drawings by L.E. Bradford. Another 130 types, of less importance in Naval history, are illustrated and described more briefly; separate appendices are devoted to airsh ips and gli der s in N ava l se rvic e.. ..(It) contains chapters on the designation systems used by the U.S. Navy, the colours and markings used on Naval aircraft and a specially-devised designation index providing an immediate cross reference to ever y de signa ted Na val a ircr aft. Airc raft used by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Marines are also fully covered." Small light stains at bottom of pages i - v, tiny crease at top corner of page 475 to end of book, very small bump/crease at bo ttom corner of pag es 93 - 144 (a f ew pag es wi th tiny piece missing), light edge rubbing, slight bump to top of spine - light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has heavy rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds, a few t iny t ears, m inor soi ling a nd fox ing ma rks, no w in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
DONKEY WORK., Tovey, Doreen.  Illustrated by Maurice Wilson.
9 Tovey, Doreen. Illustrated by Maurice Wilson. DONKEY WORK.
Elek, London, 1962, first edition. 
138 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. By the author of "Cats in the Belfry" and "Cats in May". "(There) were nettles in the orchard. To keep them down, the Toveys bought a baby donkey. Annable was tiny, shaggy, a nd enchanting, with a bouffant fringe and a most femininely determined disposition. To begin with, she was determined to go back to Mum, on the sands at Weston. Her statement of this intention kept the entire neighbourhood awake for a wee k . S h e s oon, however, decided that she was going to stay after all, and began eating everything she could see - except, of course, the nettles. The activities of Annabel and her attendant satellites - Solomon (the Siamese cat, who liked her a nd i n si st ed on sleeping in her bed) and Sheba (his mate, who pretended she Wasn't There), Miss Wellington (who said poor-dear-she-must-be-lonely), Henry the jennet (who was accordingly imported as a companion for her) and many others - all o f t hes e c oul d f ill a b ook. And they do - most hilariously." Tiny foxing marks on end papers and adjacent pages, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, a few tiny stains on bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, minor wrin king at to p/ bott om o f sp i ne, small bump on spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel. Good+/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD

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