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  • JANE'S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I. Foreword by John W.R. Taylor

    London: Studio / Random House Group, 2011. Folio, colour pictorial glossy boards. pp 329. Many photos, technical details. Facsimile reprint, with new Foreword, of the 1919 original. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has small creased tears, VG. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 44013
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  • BYRD, Richard E.
    LITTLE AMERICA. Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic. The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 Illustrations and Maps.

    New York: Putnam's. Third printing, December, 1930 (first was Nov., 1930). Tall octavo, hardcover, blue cloth, endpaper photos. xvi, 422 pp. Photos and maps inserted, including two folding maps at rear. Xmas, 1930, ink gift inscription to blank recto of frontispiece po rtrait, quite minor rubbing to blue top page edges, else a fine and bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has large chip, tears, to head of spine with loss of some lettering, smaller chips to foot of spine, rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to white portion of slightly sunned spine; in all, just good, but still presentable in appearance. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 18564
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  • Arthur, Max
    Men of the Red Beret: airborn forces 1940-1990

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hutchinson, 1990. Brown boards. pp 430 + plates. Index. Slight yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has a bit of wear at head of spine, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo 0091739314

    Book ID: 48397
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  • GRIFFIN, Scott
    MY HEART IS AFRICA: a flying adventure

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2006. Inscribed by Author; Card covers with flaps. Colour photos. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author to a noted Canadian literary couple. Two years' service with the Flying Doctors Service, flying from Newfoundland and back and around Afica in a single engine Cessna 180. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 53121
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  • FRANKS, Norman
    NIEUPORT ACES OF WORLD WAR I

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey, (2007). Second printing. Glossy card covers. pp 100; colour and b&w illustrations, index. Ink owner name, else fine. ; Quarto 1855329611

    Book ID: 48702
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  • Gordon, John
    Of Men and Planes. Volume I: World War I. Volume II: Fighters (World War II). Volume III: The R.C.A.F. (3 volume set)

    Edition: First Edition

    Ottawa: Love Printing Service, 1968. Three volumes, card covers. Volume I is tall octavo, II and III are quarto. 49, 70, and 155 line drawings of military aircraft in action by Claude Rousseau, Peter Fong and Errol J. Douglas. Near fine set. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 44868
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  • HOLMES, John (pseud. of Raymond Souster)
    ON TARGET: a novel

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Village Book Store Press, 1973. Blue boards. [10], 248, [2] pp. Yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket, no owner names. A novel about a Canadian heavy bomber squadron based in Yorkshire, part of the RCAF's Six Bomber Group of R.A.F., Bomber Command, set in March, 1945. Second novel of the noted modernist Canadian poet, who was there. Whiteman A26a2. Edition of 1000 copies.; Octavo

    Book ID: 41281
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  • WYNGAREN, Greg Van
    PFALZ SCOUT ACES OF WORLD WAR I. Part 2

    Edition: First printing

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey, 2006. Quarto, glossy card covers. Colour illustrations, b&w photos. Ink owner name at front, else fine.

    Book ID: 43953
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  • IMRIE, Alex
    PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GERMAN ARMY AIR SERVICE 1914-1918

    Edition: First US issue

    Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1973. Red cloth. pp 176. Many photos. Ink owner names at front, else fine in fine jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 48208
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  • PYE, Henry James, 1745-1813
    POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Stockdale, 1787. Two volumes, octavo (21 cm), in early / period half calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine labels. pp vi, 29.; [4], 335, with an engraved frontispiece in each volume (of Faringdon Hill in Vol. 2.. Shallow chip across head of spines, moderate wear to outer corners, joints starting, with the joints of vol. I a bit tender, but all the boards are secure; offsetting from the frontispieces, one contents leaf a little loose, scattered modest foxing, but generally very clean and fresh. ESTC N12104. First collected edition, with some pieces appearing for the first time. Pye was an industrious and prolific poet, more admired for the "correctness" of his verses than for their content. Appointed…

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    London: John Stockdale, 1787. Two volumes, octavo (21 cm), in early / period half calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine labels. pp vi, 29.; [4], 335, with an engraved frontispiece in each volume (of Faringdon Hill in Vol. 2.. Shallow chip across head of spines, moderate wear to outer corners, joints starting, with the joints of vol. I a bit tender, but all the boards are secure; offsetting from the frontispieces, one contents leaf a little loose, scattered modest foxing, but generally very clean and fresh. ESTC N12104. First collected edition, with some pieces appearing for the first time. Pye was an industrious and prolific poet, more admired for the "correctness" of his verses than for their content. Appointed Poet Laureate in 1790, mainly for political reasons, he was often the target of "Peter Pindar" (John Wolcot) and other satirists for the insipidity of his annual New Year and birthday odes, and is considered by some to have been the worst Laureate. "Lord Byron’s ‘Better to err with Pope than shine with Pye’ is one of the kinder estimates of his work" (Kunitz & Haycraft). Still, Pye had abilities as a translator, critic, and literary theorist not matched by most other Laureates. This book includes some of his earlier work, which was often about country pursuits. Of special note is his poem "Aerophorion" (Vol. 1, pp 153-61. "This little poem was written on seeing Mr. Sadler, the first ENGLISH AERONAUT, ascend in his Balloon from the Physic Garden in Oxford, in November 1784." - footnote. Sadler was indeed the first English balloonist, eventually reaching 13,000 feet, traveling 50 miles. 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 48944
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  • McLACHLAN, W.W., compiler
    ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ON RADAR IN CANADA DURING WORLD WAR II

    Ottawa: Author, 2003. Quarto, card covers. Photos. Reproductions of old typescript newsletters. Ink annotations in top margin of title page and just a few scattered through text; three inch slit to front cover neatly repaired on black side; nice otherwise.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 40374
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  • JAMES. Derek N.
    SCHNEIDER TROPHY AIRCRAFT 1913-191

    Edition: First printing

    London: Putnam, 1981. Blue boards. pp xiv, 305; photos, diagrams, index. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. "At the end of 1912 Jacques Schneider announced his intention of presenting an annual trophy for an international seaplane contest. There were only twelve Schneider contests but they were major international events with the major rivals being Britain and Italy, followed by France and the US. Biplane seaplanes and flying-boats predominated the early contests and some very advanced twin-float biplanes were among the winners as late as 1925. However, it was the monoplane which was to become the symbol of Schneider Trophy, with Supermarine and Macchi designs reaching the peak of racing seaplane performance. The final winning combination of Supermarine airframe and Rolls-Royce…

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    London: Putnam, 1981. Blue boards. pp xiv, 305; photos, diagrams, index. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. "At the end of 1912 Jacques Schneider announced his intention of presenting an annual trophy for an international seaplane contest. There were only twelve Schneider contests but they were major international events with the major rivals being Britain and Italy, followed by France and the US. Biplane seaplanes and flying-boats predominated the early contests and some very advanced twin-float biplanes were among the winners as late as 1925. However, it was the monoplane which was to become the symbol of Schneider Trophy, with Supermarine and Macchi designs reaching the peak of racing seaplane performance. The final winning combination of Supermarine airframe and Rolls-Royce engine was to make a vital contribution to Britain's defence in 1940 in the form of the Rolls-Royce powered Hurricane and Spitfire. This book records the contests and, in considerable detail, the design, development and achievements of the participating aircraft; those which failed to take part; and the projects, some of which embodied very advanced ideas even if they were proved to be unrealistic " -jacket; Octavo

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    Book ID: 50434
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  • ALDRIDGE, James
    SIGNED WITH THEIR HONOUR

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1942. Octavo, blue cloth. Vertical crease to front free endpaper, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has short tears, rubbing, slight spine sunning, good. "Probably the first novel to deal with air power in action in the Second World War." - from the jacket of the UK edition. Australian author's first novel, published at age 23.

    Book ID: 36534
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  • MANGAN, Joan Helen
    SILVER WINGS

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1946. Maroon cloth lettered in silver. pp 48 + frontispiece portrait and 2 other plates . Small bruise to upper outer corners of covers, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks to head of spine and upper inner corner of front panel, VG+ otherwise. Patriotic World War II verse by a mother dedicated to her son Lt. Dan Mangan, A.C. who was killed in action Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 43994
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  • SIXTY YEARS. The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984 by MILBERRY, Larry, editor
    MILBERRY, Larry, editor
    SIXTY YEARS. The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: CANAV Books, 1984. Bllue boards. 480 pp, numerous photos, illustrations, and maps in text, appendices and indices at rear. Bit of wear at spine ends, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small tears and chips at spine ends, crease to lower inner corner of rear panel, VG otherwise. 2.5 kg parcel.; Quarto 0969070349

    Book ID: 39195
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  • FRANKS, Norman
    SOPWITH TRIPLANE ACES OF WORLD WAR I

    Edition: First printing

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey, 2004. Quarto, glossy card covers. Colour illustrations, b&w photos. Ink owner name at front, else a fine copy.

    Book ID: 44009
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  • THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Volume II. by DOUGLAS, W.A.B.
    DOUGLAS, W.A.B.
    THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Volume II.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto & Ottawa: University of Toronto Press / Department of National Defence, 1986. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. (xx), 797 + folding maps. Photos and diagrams in text, Index. Cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired with paper tape, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has bands of sunning to outer and lower margins of front panel, unnecessary internal tape reinforcement at head of spine; near fine otherwise. This second volume covers the years 1918 to 1945. Note: 2 kg parcel. ; Thick octavo 0802025846

    Book ID: 48387
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  • JOHNSTON, George
    THE FAR FACE OF THE MOON

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Collins, 1965. Blue boards. Bit of yellowing to page edges, small ink name on front free endpaper, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has a chip across head of spine with loss of small part of "T", VG bright example otherwise. WWII aviation novel about the men of American Transport Command who flew supplies over the Himalayas from Assam to China.

    Book ID: 30371
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  • SMITH, Peter C.
    THE JUNKERS JU.87 STUKA: a complete history

    Manchester: Grécy, 2011. Expanded edition (first was in 1980). Navy cloth. pp 424, Many photos, index. Price sticker on jacket flap, else fine in fine jacket. 1.3 kg parcel ; Quarto

    Book ID: 53618
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  • Cole, Willis S., Jr.
    The Last Flight of 'The Lady Jeannette'

    Edition: First Edition

    Kirkland, WA: Battery Corporal Willis S. Cole Military Museum, 1998. Blue boards gilt, pictorial endpapers. pp (4), (viii), 288, (4). Photos and illustrations in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears to front and rear panel, VG otherwise. #93 of an edition of 2000, signed by Carol L. Cole. Story of the 9 Nov., 1944, crash in Northern France of the American B-17G bomber and how the author discovered the grave of the four man crew 47 years later. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.; Quarto; Signed by Author 0966272803

    Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 34258
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