77) Aces of the Air, a series of articles by various writers
and edited by Joseph Lewis French. Introduction by Captain Eddie
Rickenbacker. McLoughlin Bros., Springfield, Mass. (1930). Sm.
4 to., 316 pp. plus 8 pp. of illus. Some of the articles included
are: "My Flight to 39140 Feet" by Lieut. A. Soucek, U.S.N.; "Around
the World by Airship" by Wilbur R. Hanawalt; "Parachutes!" by
Lieut. H.B. Miller, U.S.N.; "The Monster Dornier DO.X" by John
H.D. Blanke; "Canada Honors the First Atlantic Flyers" by
Guy E. Rhoades; and, "Commercial Aviation in the Yukon" by R.N.
Miller. Illus. e.p.'s. Red cloth with Black lettering. Minor
edgewear and rubbing; short tear at top of spine; rear inner hinge
cracked; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; poor paper somewhat
discoloured; o/w a G+ to VG copy. $18.00
78) Aerofax Minigraph 3. Grumman F-14A/B by Jay Miller.
Aerofax Inc., Arlington, Texas. (1984). Abt. 8-1/2 x 11" tall,
40 pp. The history, development and specifications of the various
Grumman F-14A models. Numerous b/w and colour photos. 8-pp. fold-
out centre section. Stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor chipping
of covers; couple of minor wrinkles; o/w VG+. $10.00
79) (Aeronautical Engineering) Modern Aircraft by Major Victor
W. Page. "A complete practical treatise outlining clearly the
elements of aeronautical engineering with special reference to
simplified explanations of the theory of flight, aerodynamics
and basic principles underlying the action of balloons and
airplanes of all types. A book for all students of aircraft."
Norman Henley Publishing, New York. 1930. 8 vo., 855 pp. plus
publisher catalogue. Frontis photo of Lindbergh plus hundreds
of other photos and illustrations. Blue cloth. Moderate edgewear;
corners bumped; rear edge of spine repaired; inside front hinge
cracked; a Good Only copy but difficult to find. $22.50
80) AIR ENTHUSIAST, Volume Two. Managing Editor William Green.
Doubleday and Co., N.Y. (1972) 1st U.S. Collected Edition. Tall
4 to., 331 pp. plus 6-page Index. The premiere publication for
aviation buffs. A unique blend of contemporary and historic, with
a wealth of monotone and color photos, general arrangement drawings,
superb cutaway drawings and more. Part of this volume's contents
are: "Lightning from Lombardy", the Macchi C.202; "Flying the
Trent-Meteor"; "Transport Gliders, the Rise and Demise of a
Weapon"; "Recollections of the Canadair Sabre"; "The Airliner
that Went to War", the Junkers Ju 86; "F-14 and F-15, the New
Wave of Warplanes"; and "Canadair's V/STOL Story", tilt-wing aircraft.
Black cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $34.50
81) Alison, Tom and Dana Bell (editiors). At the
Controls: the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Book of Cockpits. Boston Mills Press, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
and Erin, Ontario. Tall 4 to., 144 pp. 1st Edition. 2001.
Perhaps the finest collection of cockpit photos in
existence, taken by Eric Long and Mark Avino of the
cockpits of 40 legendary aircraft and 5 spacecraft in
the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space
Museum in Washington, D.C. An insightful perspective
on each craft accompanies the photos. A treasured
addition to any aviation library. Black cloth. Slight
edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. $23.00
82) Angelucci, Enzo and Paolo Matricardi. World Aircraft,
Commercial 1935-1960. Rand McNally, Chi. N.Y., San Francisco.
1979. 1st U.S. Edition. 12 mo., 317 pp. This book presents
a selection of 161 aircraft from 18 countries, illus. with
172 colour plates. 3-view drawings plus a time-line chart,
insignia and engine options complete the book. Stiff card
pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's
name stamp and a business stamp on endpapers; o/w a
VG clean copy. $8.50
83) Angelucci, Enzo. World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft
from Leonardo Da Vinci to the Present. Crown Publishers,
New York. 1982. 1st U.S. Edition. Sm. folio, 414 pp. A
comprehensive survey of all civil, sporting, and commercial
flying machines up to the time of publication. With over
3000 illustrations, more than 1200 in colour. 8 double-page
fold-out panels. Brown cloth. Minor edgewear and a few
little dents in cover; prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG or better copy in a VG pictorial d.j. $25.50
84) Apostolo, Giorgio. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of
Helicopters. Bonanza Books, New York. 1984. Sq. sm. folio,
140 pp. A look at the first 60 years of helicopter use; an
authoritative text accompanied by over 500 illustrations of
civil and military helicopters from around the world. Blue
cloth. Minor wear to edges and spine ends; prev. owner's
small name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG
pictorial d.j. $17.50
85) (Arrow) The Arrow by James Dow. James Lorimer, Tor.
1979. 1st Edition. Sm. 8 vo., 160 pp. plus 8 pp. of b/w photos.
The story of the birth and death of The Arrow, arguably the
best fighter to date in 1959 when all 5 planes were destroyed
by order of the Diefenbaker government (probably by order of
the U.S. Aviation Industry). A Canadian tragedy. Blue cloth.
Minor wear and fading of edges; prev. owner's name stamp on
f.e.p.; o/w VG in G+ rubbed and chipped d.j. $25.00
86) (Arrow) The Arrow: Avro CF-105 Mk. 1 Pilot's Operating
Instructions and RCAF Testing/Basing Plans. Foreword by
Lt. Col. T.F.J. Leversedge. Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario.
1st Edition. 1999. Tall 4 to. size, 160 pp. These documents
were once classified "Secret" and issued only to company test
pilots and to RCAF test pilots assigned to the Arrow Mk. 1
program. Glossy, heavy card pictorial wraps. Minor chipping
and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $15.50
87) (Arrow) The Arrow Scrapbook: rebuilding a dream and
a nation by Peter Zuuring. Arrow Alliance Press, Dalkeith,
Ontario. 3rd printing. Nov. 1999. Oblong 4 to., 270 pp.
An in-depth look at the tragedy that was the CF-105 Arrow
program. Many photos and documents try to make sense of the
federal government's decision. Glossy Grey/Black boards.
Slight edgewear; binding a little loose; o/w a VG+ copy.
88) (Arrow) Arrow Countdown: rebuilding a dream and
a nation by Peter Zuuring. Arrow Alliance Press, Kingston,
Ontario. 1st Edition. Nov. 2001. Tall 4 to., 142 pp. The
first in a series of books that will detail the rebuilding
of Canada's most famous airplane, the Avro Arrow. Learn all
about Arrow supersonic flight from those who were there--
featuring "Spud" Potocki. Follow cockpit development with
never-before-seen detailed photos and Institute for Aviation
Medicine studies. Read about plans to rebuild the Arrow.
Dozens of b/w and colour illus. Glossy pictorial Blue boards.
Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a Near Fine copy. $32.50
89) (Arrow) Arrow Rollout, October 4, 1957: Limited
Edition 45-Year Memorial Photo Album. Peter Zuuring. Arrow
Alliance, Kingston, Ontario. 1st Edition. Oct. 2002. Oblong
4 to., 120 pp. Dozens of spectacular historic photos plus
The Rollout VIP folder, speeches and brochures that came
from the son of Stan Jenkyns, head of Avro security during
the Avro period. Glossy Blue boards with Silver crest and
lettering. Near Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. $60.00
90) (Arrow) Iroquois Rollout, July 22, 1957: Limited
Edition 45-Year Memorial Photo Album. Peter Zuuring. Arrow
Alliance, Kingston, Ontario. 1st Edition. Oct. 2002. Oblong
4 to., 96 pp. The Iroquois was the lightest, highest-thrust
jet engine of the day. A memorial album full of top-quality
photos that will thrill all Arrow fans. Glossy Blue boards
with Silver crest and lettering. Near Fine in VG+
pictorial d.j. $55.00
91) (Arrow) Arrow First Flight: March 25, 1958. Limited
Edition 45-Year Memorial Photo Album. Peter Zuuring. Arrow
Alliance, Kingston, Ontario. 1st Edition. Oct. 2002. Oblong
4 to., 108 pp. This memorial album starts with the Arrow free
flight models at Pte. Petrie, Ontario and follows the taxi trials
and troubleshoioting while preparing the Arrow for that day--
you are there at 9:51 a.m. as test pilot Janus Zurakowski and
the Arrow lifts off runway #32 at Malton, Ontario. Dozens
of high-quality b/w photos record this historic event. Glossy
Blue boards with Silver crest and lettering. Near Fine in
VG+ pictorial d.j. $55.00
92) Armitage, Michael (Ed.) Classic RAF Battles from World
War One to the Present. Brockhampton Press, London. 1999.
Reprint of the 1995 Arms & Armour Press edition. Oblong 4 to.,
171 pp. 40 superb full-colour paintings are accompanied by
detailed background narratives to show the RAF in action, from
the dogfights of the First World War to missions in the Gulf
War. Glossy pictorial boards. Near Fine in VG+ matching
pictorial d.j. $15.50
93) (Art) The Aviation Art of Keith Ferris. Edited by Ian
Ballantine. Peacock Press/Bantam Book, N.Y., Lon., Tor. 1st
Edition. May, 1978. Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (96 pp.). Enjoy
the beauty and action of these 40 paintings by well-known
artist Keith Ferris. Glossy heavy card pictorial wraps.
A Near Fine copy. $10.00
94) (Art) The Aviation Art of Frank Wootton. Edited by
David Larkin. Peacock Press/Bantam Book, N.Y., Lon., Tor. 1st
Edition. Sept., 1976. Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (96 pp.).
Wootton's known for his technically superb treatment of wood,
canvas and metal and for his beautifully renderned skies in
which his planes fly. Glossy heavy card pictorial wraps.
A Near Fine copy. $10.00
95) Auriol, Jacqueline. I Live to Fly. Trans. from the French
by Pamela Swinglehurst. E.P. Dutton & Co., N.Y. 1970. 1st U.S.
Edition. 8 vo., 197 pp. plus frontispiece and 8 other pages of
b/w photos. After a terrible crash as a "Sunday pilot" in which
she suffered severe facial injuries, Jacqueline Auriol, daughter-
in-law of President Vincent Auriol of France, was determined to
recover and fly again. Eventually, an American surgeon, after more
than fifteen operations, restored her face, and Jacqueline went on
to become the only officially qualified woman test pilot. During
her flying career she won the world women's flying speed record
five times. This is her courageous story. Blue cloth. Minor
edgewear; o/w VG in price-clipped VG pictorial d.j. $21.50
96) Aviation in Canada: Historical and Statistical Perspectives
on Civil Aviation. Statistics Canada, Ottawa. Dec. 1986. Abt.
6 x 9" tall 210 pp. After 50 years of collecting data, this
book presents the vast changes in the aviation industry in Canada,
with stress on the rapid changes throughout the 1970's and 1980's.
A useful combination of history and statistics. A few photos.
Glossy card wraps. Some wear to covers; one front cover corner
creased; prev. owner's small name stamp on inside front cover;
about a G+ to -VG copy. $6.50
97) Baglow, Bob. Canucks Unlimited: Royal Canadian Air Force
CF-100 Squadrons and Aircraft, 1952-1963. Canuck Publications,
Ottawa. 1st Edition (1985). Oblong 4 to., 124 pp. A written
and visual record of front-line RCAF CF-100 fighter squadrons,
all-weather crew training at 3 AW(F)OTU, and CF-100 weapons
practice in Canada as well as Europe. A fine group of CF-100
photos has been collected here, great care being exercised to
ensure maximum coverage of all 13 squadrons. Also includes
specially commissioned artwork and technical drawings (incl.
two 4-page fold-outs) by Ron Lowry, John Matthews and Howard
McLean. Stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor chipping and a
couple creased corners; o/w a VG+ copy. $17.50
98) Bauer, Eugene E. Boeing in Peace & War. TABA Publishing,
Enumclaw, Washington (1990). Possible 1st Edition. Abt. 6 x 9"
tall, 364 pp. 75th Anniversary, 1916 to 1991 on front cover.
An insider's story on how Bill Boeing gathered together men with
like vision in 1916 and started an aircraft manufacturing company
that grew to become the largest and most respected in the world.
Numerous b/w photos. Heavy card wraps. Minor chipping and rubbing;
o/w a VG+ clean copy. $11.50
99) Beaver, Paul. Attack Helicopters. Arms
and Armour Press, Poole, Dorset. 1987. 8 vo., 144 pp.
1st Ed. but a U.S. distribution copy with U.S. price at
top of d.j. flap and British price clipped from
bottom of flap. A wide-ranging survey of the armed
helicopters flown by the armies of the world from the
1950's to the mid-1980's. More than 200 photos,
including 16 pp. of colour. Red cloth. Minor edgewear;
o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $17.50
100) Beedle, J. 43 (F) Squadron: a History of the Fighting
Cocks, 1916-1984. Beaumont Aviation, Lon. 1985. 2nd revised ed.
8 vo. 389 pp. plus many pages of b/w photos. This book traces
the history of this Squadron from its inception through the
aerial struggle of WWI, interwar Air Displays, its
accomplishments throughout WWII and into the jet age. It is
rich in the personal anecdotes of the flying personnel and
ground crews; and, the Appendices provide valuable reference
information on the aircraft. Wine cloth. Slight edgewear,
o/w VG+ in slightly chipped and rubbed VG d.j. $38.50
101) (Boeing) Pedigree of Champions: Boeing Since 1916.
Oblong 8 vo., 79 pp. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Jan. 1963. This
is a capsule history of Boeing design evolution from the stick-
and-wire B&W seaplane of 1916, to the military and commercial jets,
missiles and space vehicles of the early '60's. Pictorial
heavy-card Red wraps. Minor chipping and rubbing; minor
staining of topedges; o/w VG. $12.50
102) (Boeing) Pedigree of Champions: Boeing Since 1916.
4th Edition, 1977. The Boeing Co., Seattle. 4 to., 78 pp. This
edition contains the information of the 1963 edition, but
extends it to include the 727-200, the 737 and the 747
jumbo-jet, as well as other major production models such
as several helicopters after Boeing acquired Vertol Aircraft
Corp. Besides the many drawings and photos, there is a
2-page fold-out Time Line of all types of Boeing aircraft
from 1916 to 1975. Heavy-card pictorial Sepia wraps. Minor
chipping and rubbing, o/w a VG+ copy. $18.50
103) (Bomber Command) So Many: a Folio Dedicated to All Who
Served with RAF Bomber Command 1939-45. Macmillan Canada, Tor.
1995. 1st Can. Edition. A companion volume to "So Few" which was
dedicated to 25 survival fighter pilots from the Battle of
Britain. Sm. folio, 276 pp. The central theme is the courage of
thousands of men. The principal content allocates ten pages to
each of 25 aircrew, who, often straight from school, served
as pilots, navigators, bomb-aimers, signallers, flight engineers
and air gunners in Bomber command in WWII. Each has a biography,
a photo of his memorabilia, a handwritten reminiscence and a
painted silhouette showing him as he was in 1994. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear; minor ding to bottom of spine; o/w a VG+
copy in a VG d.j. with some chipping and rubbing. $26.50
104) (Beurling) Hero: the Buzz Beurling Story by Brian Nolan.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Tor. (1981). 1st Edition. 8 vo., 201 pp.
plus 16 pp. of b/w photos. George "Buzz" Beurling was Canada's
most famous hero of the Second World War. He was called the
"Falcon of Malta" who won the Distinguished Service Order,
the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Flying Medal
and Bar--all by the time he was 21. This is his story. Blue
cloth. Illus. e.p.'s. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy in a
VG pictorial d.j. $15.50
105) Boughner, Fred. Airmail Antics: thrilling stories of
the Pioneer U.S. Government Airmail Service. Amos Press, Sidney,
Ohio. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 186 pp. (1988) Some general photos
and many photos of 1st-day covers. Blue stiff card wraps. Some
chipping and fading of covers; 2 pages with comments in red;
o/w a G+ copy. $9.00
106) (Byrd) Struggle: The Life of Commander Byrd by Charles
J.V. Murphy. Frederick A. Stokes, N.Y. 1928. 1st ed. Sm. 8 vo.,
368 pp. plus 7 pp. of b/w photos. Foreword by Edsel B. Ford
who helped finance Byrd's flight to the South Pole. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear; one corner bumped; minor foxing of foredges;
o/w VG. $16.50
107) Bungey, Lloyd M. Pioneering Aviation in the West, as
told by the pioneers. Hancock House, Surrey, B.C. 1st Ed. (1992).
Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 328 pp. Numerous b/w photos.
The story of British Columbia's aviation heritage, as told by
the men and women who were there. Pictorial heavy card wraps.
Minor edgewear; o/w VG+. $10.00
108) (Burton, Ed) Wheels, Skis and Floats: the Northern Adventures
of a Pioneer Pilot by E.C. (Ted) Burton and Robert S. Grant.
Hancock House, Surrey, B.C. 1st Edition (1998). Abt. 5-1/2 x
8-1/2" tall, 174 pp. Ed Burton was one of Canada's pioneering
pilots and his exploits included barnstorming, instructing in
the Royal Flying Corps, delivering air mail and bush flying in
the Ontario Provincial Air service. 24 pp. of historic photos
complement a text based on Ed Burton's own unpublished manuscript
written in the late 1940's, as well as newspaper clippings,
and son Ted's own recollections. 4 pages at the end of the book
summarize the wide array of aircraft that Ed Burton flew
throughout his long and varied career. Stiff card pictorial
wraps. A Near Fine copy. $11.00
109) Chambers, John R. Arctic Bush Mission: the Experiences
of a Missionary Bush Pilot. Superior Publishing Co., Seattle
(1970). 1st Ed. 4 to., 176 pp. Author Chambers writes of his six
years' experience as pastor and family man living with the
Anaktuvuk Eskimos in Arctic Alaska. During his tenure, he
introduced the New Testament in Eskimo dialect and contributed
to the general welfare of the native people in many ways.
Included are nearly 200 photos taken by the author. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in G+ price-clipped d.j. $20.00
110) Cole, Dermot. Frank Barr: Bush Pilot in Alaska and
the Yukon. Alaska Northwest Publishing Co., Edmonds, WA
(1986). 1st Edition. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4" tall, 115 pp.
This book, written from Barr's logs and scrapbooks and
interviews with him and his contemporaries, hits the
highlights and some low spots in Barr's career. Numerous
b/w photos. Pictorial stiff card wraps. Slight edgewear
and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $10.00
111) Grant, Robert S. Bush Flying: the Romance of the North.
Hancock House, Surrey, B.C. 1st Edition (1995). Abt. 5-1/2
x 8-1/4" tall, 286 pp. This former bush pilot flew more
12,000 hours in the wilds of Canada and has the outrageous
stories to prove it. 16 pp. of photos, mostly in colour.
Stiff card pictorial wrps. A VG+ copy. $12.50
112) Janson, Lone E. Mudhole Smith, Alaska Flier. Alaska
Northwest Publishing Co., Anchorage. (1981) 1st Edition. Abt.
5-1/2 x 8-1/4" tall, 143 pp. From his homemade planes in the
American Midwest, to the company of some of Alaska's most
famous bush pilots and on to fame as one of the North Country's
true aviation pioneers, Merle "Mudhole" Smith logged some
22,000 hours in the air. Numerous b/w photos. Pictorial stiff
card wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name
stamp inside front cover; o/w a VG or better copy. $9.50
113) Levi, Stephen C. Cowboys of the Sky: the Story of
Alaska's Bush Pilots. Walker and Co., N.Y. 1996. 1st Edition.
8 vo., 114 pp. Humorist and historian Steven Levi takes you
on a wild ride through the heyday of aviation in Alaska,
from the "golden years" before federal regulations curbed
themore dangerous and outlandish flying practices, all the
way to the 1990's. Through photos and anecdotes, you'll
meet brave and colorful pilots, the true "cowboys of the
sky" who carved the face of America's Last Frontier.
Black cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG+
pictorial, price-clipped d.j. $11.50
114) Mills, Stephen and James Phillips. Sourdough Sky:
a Pictorial History of flights and Flyers in the Bush Country.
Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA. (1969) 1st Edition.
Tall 4 to, 176 pp. An exciting collection of the exploits
of Alaska's early flyers, with dozens of photos and a list
of Alaska's 100 Airmen between 1913 and 1943. Shiny Silver
cloth. Some edgewear; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w
a VG or better copy in a G+ pictorial d.j. $12.50
115) Oliver, David. Bush Flying. Osprey Publishing,
Lon. 1988. 1st Edition. Sq. 8 vo., 128 pp. Lovely colour
photos of the float planes in action in the 1980's: Otter
and Twin Otter; Beaver; Cessna; Goose and Mallard';
Dakota; and the Commando; and the airlines who used them.
Glossy pictorial stiff wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing;
o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50
116) Parsons, H.P. "Hank". Trail of the Wild Goose:
a story of a bush pilot. Self-published (1978). Abt.
6-3/4 x 9-3/4" tall, 197 pp. Hank Parsons started flying
as part of a small flying club in Fort William, Ontario
in a Gypsy Moth. Parsons Flying Service was launched Dec.
10, 1934. A few photos. Heavy card wraps. Missing f.e.p.;
minor edgewear; o/w a VG copy. $16.50
117) Satterfield, Archie. Alaska Bush Pilots in the
Float Country. Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA.
(1969) 1st Edition. Tall 4 to., 159 pp. A tribute to the
pilots and planes who opened up Alaska's Panhandle (The
Float Country) to the outside world. Read about Shell
Simmons, Frank Barr, Russ Owen, Bob Ellis and Roy Jones,
plus the enterprising airlines that got involved: Alaska
Washington Airways, Alaska Southern Airways, Pacific
Alaska Airways, Marine Airways, Ellis Airlines, Pioneer
Airways and Ketchikan Airways. Many b/w photos by Lloyd
Jarman. Red cloth. Minor edgewear; prev. owner's name
on f.e.p.; minor discolouring of edges; o/w a VG copy
in a G+ chipped, rubbed, pictorial d.j. $15.00
118) Shaw, Margaret Mason. Bush Pilots. A title in the
Canadian Portraits series by Clarke, Irwin & Co., Tor.
and Van. 1962. 1st Edition. 12 mo., 178 pp. Building on
the reminiscences of several early Canadian flyers such
as Punch Dickens, Doc Oaks and Conway Farrell, the author
provides us with a summary of the wild and unpredictable
days of Canadian bush pilots. Several drawings by John
Young. Green cloth. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev.
owner's name and pilot's lic. number on f.e.p.; poor
paper a little discoloured; no d.j.; o/w a VG copy. $10.50
119) Whyard, Florence. Ernie Boffa: Canadian Bush Pilot.
Alaska Northwest Publishing, Anchorage. 1st Edition (1984).
Abt. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4" tall, 141 pp. In his Foreword, Max
Ward tells of how he went to the Northwest Territories after
WWII and how Ernie Boffa, an aviation pioneer and already
an experienced northern flyer, taught Ward how to survive.
Here is Boffa's interesting life in the air, as written by
former Yellowknife reporter who used to write about Ernie's
exploits. The book is based on logs, scrapbooks and many
hours of taped interviews with Boffa after he retired to
Los Angeles in the 1970's. A realistic and daunting look at
life in the Arctic as a pilot from the 1930's through the
1960's. Stiff card pictorial wraps. Some chipping of edges;
prev. owner's name stamp on half-title; o/w VG. $8.50
120) Williams, A.R. (Al). Bush and Arctic Pilot. Hancock
House, Surrey, B.C. (1998). 1st Edition. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
tall, 255 pp., including 16 pp. of b/w photos. Williams piloted
35 different aircraft types through the Canadian bush and
into the North. Originally intended as recollections for his
grandchildren and subsequent generations, Williams has created
an interesting volume that adds to Canadian flying history.
Pictorial stiff card wraps. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w
a Near Fine copy. $12.50
End of Bush Flying
121) Cacutt, Len (ed.). The World's Greatest Aircraft: an
illustrated history of the most famous civil and military planes.
Exeter Books, New York (1988). Tall 4 to., 256 pp. This book
follows the development of 30 aircraft from the specs, the first
drawings, through to the prototype's maiden flight and finally
mass production. The main variants and basic functions are listed
and the planes illustrated by photographs, illus. and highly
detailed cutaway drawings. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear;
o/w VG+ in VG matching pictorial d.j. $24.50
122) Caidin, Martin. Golden Wings: a Pictorial History
of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Air.
Bramhall House, N.Y.(1960). Sm. folio, 232 pp., incl.
dozens of b/w photos documenting the emergence of airpower
as the dominant force in the modern Navy. Blue paper-on-
boards with Lt. Blue cloth spine. Some rubbing and
edgewear; short tear in top of spine; o/w VG in taped,
heavily-chipped G+ d.j. $21.50
123) Casey, Louis and John Batchelor. The Illustrated History
of Seaplanes & Flying Boats. Hamlyn and Phoebus Publishing,
London. (1980). Tall 4 to., 128 pp. A comprehensive and compelling
survey of the fascinating aircraft that have captured the
imagination since the first one flew off the coast of France
in 1910. Many b/w photos and colourful drawings plus diagrams.
Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; prev. owner's address label on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial, price-clipped d.j. $18.00
124) Chant, Christopher. A Century of Triumph: the History
of Aviation. Endorsed by the National Aviation Hall of Fame and
The Aviation World's Fair. The Free Press, N.Y., Lon., Tor. (2002).
1st Edition. Sq. 4 to., 388 pp. From the golden age of Zeppelins
to the extreme design experiments of WWII to the fierce modernism
of supersonic fighter jets, this book demonstrates the full
richness of mankind's flying craft. Includes photos and over
200 detailed, coloured illustrations by John Batchelor. Blue
paper-on-boards with Blue cloth spine. Slight edgewear; prev.
owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j.
125) Chant, Christopher. The World's Greatest Aircraft.
Crescent Books, N.Y. 1991. 1st Edition. Oblong 4 to., 256 pp.
A look at 250 of the world's most important, influential and
famous aircraft, including pioneer models, commercial planes,
plus military fighters and bombers. Each plane has a colour
illustration, a photo and a 3-view drawing, plus full technical
data. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG
pictorial d.j. $16.50
126) Christy, Joe and Page Shamburger. Summon the Stars:
the Advance of aviation from the Second World War. A.S. Barnes,
N.Y. and Lon. (1970). Sequel to "Command the Horizon, U.S.
Aviation 1899-1939. Tall 4 to., 433 pp., including dozens of
b/w photos. While tracing in words and pictures the American
aerospace heeritage from the beginning of WWII to the landing
on the moon, the authors don't let up on contentious issues.
They bring to the book controversial views on such events as
Pearl Harbour, the Vietnam war, the F-111 fighter program
and airport congestion. Green cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w
VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $22.00
127) De Goutiere, Justin. The Pathless Way: flying the
British Columbia coast. GrayDonald Graphics, West Vancouver.
1st Edition. 1968. 8 vo., 206 pp. The author was a British
Columbia coast pilot of light aircraft almost 20 years. In
this book, he tells story after riveting story of flying
through the driving rain, enveloping fog, the gray sea,
the prickly slopes, the angry rocks, and the vast loneliness
of the continent's last frontier. 16 pages of b/w photos.
Map endpapers. Blue cloth with Silver lettering and
design. Minor edgewear; gift inscription on half-title;
o/w VG+ in Vg price-clipped d.j. $17.00
127a) De Goutiere, Justin. Justin de Goutiere--Pilot. Self-
portrait of a brave man. The 1st British Edition of the above
book entitled "The Pathless Way". G. T. Foulis & Co., Henley-
on-Thames, Oxfordshire. n.d. (probably 1968 or 1969). Grey
cloth. Slight edgewear; prev. owner's name stamp on half-title;
o/w Near Fine in VG+ d.j. with author's photo on front panel.
128) De Havilland, Sir Geoffrey. Sky Fever: the
Autobiography. Hamish Hamilton, Lon. 1961. 1st Edition. Sm.
8 vo., 240 pp. plus 15 pp. of b/w photos. A fascinating and
unique success story of one of the world's true pioneers
of powered flight. Besides telling the story of his own life,
his own planes and his own company, Sir Geoffrey contrives
to tell the story of British aviation through his many
acquaintances and the many events that he was associated
with over the years. Red cloth. Slight edgewear; a little
glue residue on bottom of front board from tape on the d.j.;
prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w VG in G+ chipped, wrinkled
and price-clipped d.j. that has a wonderful colour illus.
from the painting by Biro. $25.50
128a) Another edition. De Havilland, Sir Geoffrey. Sky
Fever. Wrens Park, Lon. 1999. Sm. 8 vo., 240 pp.
plus 8 pp. of b/w photos. The personal and professional
memoir of one of the world's greatest aviation pioneers.
He was responsible for the first and many of the finest
planes of the First World War, created the company that
bore his name and built such widely different and
momentous machines as the light Moths, the Rapide, the
Mosquito fighter-bomber and the first jet airliner,
the Comet. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w Near
Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. $23.50
129) (Davis/Drendel) Mig Alley: Air to Air Combat over Korea
by Larry Davis and Kill Migs: Air to Air Combat in the Vietnam
War by Lou Drendel. 1 2-in-1 volume. Squadron/Signal Publications,
Carrollton, Texas (1978). Book Club Edition. Tall 4 to., 160 pp.
Read about the danger-filled sorties of Korea's Mig Maulers
like Maj. J. Jabara, Maj. George Davis, Capt. Manuel "Pete"
Fernandez, and Nam's Mig Killers like Lt. Guy Freeborn, Col.
Robert Olds and the legendary Karl Richter. Hundreds of photos,
including 16 pp. of colour photos. Olive cloth. Bumps to
bottom and top of spine; minor edgewear; o/w a VG copy
in a VG pictorial d.j. $13.50
130) Draper, Major Christopher. The Mad Major. Air Review
Ltd., Letchford. 1st Edition. 1962. 8 vo., 231 pp. plus 32 pp.
of b/w photos. The reminiscences of Chris Draper who flew four
years of active service during WWI and earned his name, "The
Mad Major", by flying under the Tower Bridge and the Westminster
Bridge in 1931. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear and rubbing; spine
slightly cocked; lettering on spine rubbed; minor soiling
of foredges; prev. owner's name and address on f.e.p.; o/w
still a G+ copy. $15.00
131) Duke, Neville. Test Pilot. Allan Wingate, Lon. 3rd
printing. 1954. Sm. 8 vo., 215 pp. plus 13 pp. of b/w photos.
The story of Neville Duke's war efforts and also his accomplishments
as Chief Test Pilot for the Hawker Aircraft Company are told
here in collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell who also wrote
the Introduction. Blue cloth. Covers faded and worn; the poor
paper used is discoloured; a Good Only copy. $6.50
132) Flack, Jeremy. Jane's Pocket Guide of Advanced Tactical
Fighters. HarperCollins, Lon. and N.Y. 1st Edition. 1998.
Oblong 12 mo., 144 pp. The author has included all types of
of aircraft that had a major fighter role at the time of
publication, plus a few that were in project stage. Stats and
photos of every plane. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight
edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50
133) Foulois, Benjamin. From the Wright Brothers to the
Astronauts: the Memoirs of Major General Benjamin D. Foulais.
McGraw-Hill, N.Y., Tor., Lon. (1969) 1st Edition. 8 vo., 306 pp.
plus 8 pp. of b/w photos. Written with Col. C.V. Glines.
The story of powered flight in the U.S. and a real American hero
whose amazing career spanned six decades. Blue cloth. Minor
edgewear; slight soiling of foredges; o/w VG+ in VG price-
clipped d.j. $25.00
134) Gandt, Robert. Fly Low, Fly Fast: Inside the Reno Air
Races. Viking Books, N.Y. 1st Edition. 1999. 8 vo., 315 pp. plus
8 pp. of photos, including 2 in colour. Gandt covers the history
of the competition planes from the 1930's onward as well as the
evolution of the pilots; then covers the 1997 and 1998 championships
at the Reno National Air Races. Blue/White cloth. Slight edgewear;
small remainder mark on bottomedges; o/w VG+ in a VG+
pictorial d.j. $16.50
135) Gann, Ernest K. A Hostage to Fortune. Alfred A. Knopf,
N.Y. 1978. 1st Edition. Tall 8 vo., 504 pp. Ernest Gann's own
account of his incredibly full and fascinating life as pilot,
sailor and writer. Dk. Grey paper-on-boards with Lt. Grey cloth
spine. Minor fading and wear of edges; remainder stamp on
bottomedges; o/w VG in G+ d.j. $17.50
136) Gilbert, James. The Flier's World. Grosset & Dunlap,
N.Y. A Ridge Press Book. (1976). Tall 4 to., 252 pp. The
experienced and knowledgeable Gilbert covers just about everything
in this book: First Solo; Beginnings; Actually Flying; Aerobatics;
Destinations; On Silent Wings; Racing; Home-built Airplanes;
Moving Up; Air Force Jet: This is Your Captain (airline flying
and operations from the flight deck of a 747). Dozens of historic
and modern photos in b/w and colour. Yellow cloth. Minor edgewear;
o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $17.50
137) Gilbert, James. The Great Planes. A Ridge Press book.
Grosset & Dunlap, N.Y. 1970. 1st Ed. Tall 4 to., 25l pp.
Gilbert, an aerobatic champion himself, has chosen to write
about 26 Great Planes of the century, with emphasis on
aerobatic types. The articles are illustrated with memorable
pictures from international archives as well as with his
own excellent aerial photography. Some of his selections are:
The Fokker Scourge; Tommy Sopwith's Scouts; Mr. Piper's Cub;
Messerschmitt; The Spitfire; The Flying Fortress; Grumman's
Cats; and the Lear: the 500-mph Limousine. Red cloth.
Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $21.50
138) Gilbert, James. The World's Worst Aircraft.
St. Martin's Press, New York. 4 to., 192 pp. 1979 printing.
A selection of aviation's most ill-conceived projects are
examined as proper historical studies. Dozens of b/w drawings
and photos illustrate such follies as the "R101 Airship",
the "Maxim Gorky", the "Flying Flea" and the "Brewster Buffalo".
Brown cloth. Slight edgewear; minor dings to top and bottom of
spine; prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG in price-clipped,
VG pictorial d.j. that has minor chipping and discolouration and
a wrinkle on back panel. $18.50
139) Green, William. The Observer's World Aircraft Directory.
Frederick Warne & Co., Lon. and N.Y. (1961). Oblong 12 mo.,
354 pp. An excellent source of information for the aviation
historian. Includes a "World Air Forces Directory", "The
Insignia of the World's Air Forces", "Guide to Soviet Aircraft",
"World Airline Directory", "International Civil Aircraft Markings",
as well as a "Glossary of Aeronautical Terms", a "World Rotorcraft
Directory", "Current Turbine Engines", and much more. Dozens
of b/w photos. Blue cloth. Some wear and fading of edges; spine
somewhat faded; prev. owner's blind stamp and name on f.e.p.;
poor paper somewhat discoloured; o/w still a G+ clean copy. $11.00
140) Green, William. The Observer's Book of Aircraft.
Frederick Warne & Co., London. 31st edition. 1982. 16 mo.,
256 pp. An excellent source of information for the aviation
historian. Describing 142 aircraft with 247 illustrations.
With silhouettes by Dennis Punnett. Glossy White boards with
colour illus. on front cover of a BAe 146 short-haul feederliner,
scheduled to enter service at the end of 1982. Minor edgewear
and rubbing; o/w a clean VG+ copy. $10.00
141) Green, William. The Observer's Aircraft.
Bloomsbury Books, London. 40st edition. 1992. This
Bloomsbury printing, 1993. 16 mo., 256 pp.
An excellent source of information for the aviation
historian. Approx. 140 individual aircraft types described;
over 250 photos and detailed silhouette drawings (by Dennis
Punnett). Blue glossy boards with colour photo on front
cover of a Dassault Mirage 2000-5. Slight edgewear and
rubbing; o/w a VG+ clean copy. $8.50
142) Groves, Clinton H. Propliners: a Half-Century of the
World's Great Propeller-Driven Airliners. Motorbooks, Osceola,
WI. 1st Edition. 1994. Sq. 8 vo. size, 96 pp. A full-colour
gallery of classic propliners from the 1920's to the jetliner
era. History, detailed captions and index. Glossy pictorial
card wraps. Minor chipping; price in pen on f.e.p.; o/w a
VG+ clean copy. $10.00
143) Gunston, Bill and Lindsay Peacock. Fighter Missions:
modern air combat, the view from the cockpit. Crown/Orion
Books, N.Y. (1989) 1st U.S. Edition. Tall 4 to., 208 pp.
This book puts you in the driver's seat of such glamorous
jets as the "F-15Eagle", "F-16 Fighting Falcon" and "Mirage
2000", as well as less glamorous but equally necessary
machines like the "Tornado IDS" and the "A-10 Thunderbolt
II", plus armed and armored helicopters. An in-depth look
at actual missions, with plenty of back-up from photos
and paintings. Illus. e.p.'s. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear;
minor ding to bottom of spine; minor stain to bottomedges;
o/w VG in G+ pictorial d.j. $15.00
144) Heppenheimer, T.A. flight: one hundred years of
aviation in photographs. Carlton Books, London. 2003.
1st Edition. Sq. 4 to., 256 pp. A spectacular collection
of aviation photos of the 20th century, showing the
significant advances. Although not individually credited,
some of the well-known aviation photographers included
Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Loomis Dean, Ralph
Morse, and Edward Steichen. At the end of the book, there
are several cutaway drawings of bombers, fighters, and
the Concorde. Photographic e.p.'s. Glossy pictorial boards.
Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy
without d.j. $23.50
145) Hildreth, C.H. and Bernard C. Nalty. 1001 Questions
Answered About Aviation History. Dodd, Mead and Co., N.Y.
(1969). Sm. 8 vo., 419 pp. plus 16 pp. of photos. "The first
section, by Charles Hildreth, includes, by a series of concise
questions and answers, the earliest triumphs and disasters
and the pioneer fliers involved through WWI. Bernard Nalty
begins his questions and answers with the long-distance flights
of the 1920's, the speed, endurance and altitude records
of the 1930's and the worldwide development of aircraft in
WWII. The book ends with a section on air travel into the
late 1960's. Blue paper-on-boards. Minor wear and fading
of edges; prev. owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG in
G+ d.j. $13.50
146) Holmes, Tony. Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of the
Skies. Osprey Publishing, Oxford, England. 2004. 1st Edition.
Tall 4 to., 144 pp. The content of this volume is based on
the Aircraft of the Aces series and the 33 examples here cover
the full spectrum of air combat from aerial duels over the
trenches in 1917 between Albatros fighting scouts and Sopwith
Pups, to near-supersonic clashes above the Sinai in 1973.
Using first-hand accounts, combat reports and eyewitness
statements wherever possible, series editor Tony Holmes has
pieced together the stories behind all 33 actions, including
info on the pilots involved and the specs of the airplanes.
The main feature of the book are the full-page, colour
paintings by Iain Wyllie and Mark Postlethwaite. There are
also over 100 colour and b/w archival photos. White cloth.
Minor edgewear; o/w Near Fine in a VG+ pictorial d.j. $25.50
147) Horvat, William J. Above the Pacific. Aero Publishing,
Fallbrook, CA. 1st Softcover Edition. 1966. Abt. 7-1/4 x 10-3/4"
tall, 224 pp. The first complete story of the flights "Above
the Pacific"--from the first Hawaiian balloon ascent in 1889
and the first Curtiss flights in 1910 up to publication time.
The succession of events is given in chronological order, with
military as well as commercial activities being covered. Dozens
of historic photos. Heavy card pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear;
prev. owner's small name stamp on half-title; o/w VG+. $12.50
148) Huttig, Jack. 1927: Summer of Eagles. The story of the
unforgettable summer when a courageous group of airmen risked
their lives in uncharted skies in search of gold and glory.
Nelson-Hall, Chicago. 1st Edition (1980). Oblong 4 to., 147 pp.
plus 64 pp. of b/w historic photos. From March to September,
1927, the world was enthralled by the aviation exploits of
Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlin and Bert Acosta,
Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett, Charles Nungesser and Francois
Coli, Lester Maitland and Albert Hegenberger, Ernest Smith and
Emory Bronte, Bill Brock and Ed Schlee, Charles Levine and
others, some of whom crashed over water and were never found.
It was a unique period in history when a few air pioneers with
comparatively little financial backing risked everything on a
dramatic bid for world fame. Black cloth. Slight edgewear;
prev. owner's small address label; o/w VG+ in VG+ pictorial
d.j. with one short taped tear. $18.50
149) Ingells, Douglas J. 747: Story of the Boeing Super Jet.
Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, Calif.(1970). 1st softcover edition.
4 to., 276 pp. plus 8 colour pages. An enthralling history of
Boeing and the behind-the-scenes story of the birth of the
once world's largest commercial jetliner. Heavy card wraps.
Minor edgewear; minor rippling of a few pages; o/w VG. SOLD
150) Jack, Donald. 3 Cheers For Me: Volume I of The Bandy
Papers. Doubleday, Tor. and N.Y. Revised Edition. 1973. Sm.
8 vo., 279 pp. The Journals of Bartholomew Bandy tell of his
daring and humorous exploits in World War I. A shorter version
of "Three Cheers for Me" was published in 1962 to wide critical
acclaim. The book has been haled as an outrageously funny
novel that includes the realities of war. Black cloth. Minor
edgewear; discolouring of inside hinge of f.e.p. from an
excess of binder's glue; o/w a VG copy in a VG d.j. $21.00
151) Jack, Donald. That's Me in the Middle: Volume II of
The Bandy Papers. Doubleday, Tor. and N.Y. 1st Edition. 1973.
More funny misadventures of Bartholemew Bandy, WW I Ace
extraordinaire. In this second novel of the series, Bandy
crossed paths with such historical figures as Winston Churchill
and Lester Pearson. Black cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+
in VG d.j. with chipping and one short taped tear. $19.50
152) Jack, Donald. Me Too: Volume IV of The Bandy Papers.
Quartet Books, Lon. 1984. 1st English Edition. Sm. 8 vo., 398 pp.
Briskly recapping his crucial experiences in Russia in 1919,
Bandy quickly takes up the story of his struggles to find
a niche in the post-war world, with the usual hilarious results.
Black cloth. Minor edgewear; just slightly cocked; o/w VG+
in a VG d.j. with minor rubbing and a little pucker on the
front panel where a price sticker was removed. $23.50
153) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aircraft in 5 Volumes. Compiled
and edited by Michael J.H. Taylor. 4 to., 1078 pp. in total.
Jane's in London and Grolier in Danbury, Conn. This the 1st
American Edition. 1980. Volume 1 contains a Chronology, a
World Directory of Airlines, World Directory of Air Forces,
Aerospace World Records and Aircraft A-Z (AAMSA-Antonov).
Vol. 2: Aircraft A-Z (Apollo-Cunningham-Hall); Vol. 3: Aircraft
A-Z (Curtiss-Hawker Siddeley); Vol. 4: Aircraft A-Z (Heinkel-
Norman Thompson); Vol. 5: Aircraft A-Z (North American-Zlin)
and Index. Hundreds of b/w and colour photos. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG copies in G+ cloth-
covered slipcase. Extra postage applies. The set $45.00
154) Krivinyi, Nikolaus. World Military Aviation: aircraft,
air forces, weaponry, insignia. Arco Publishing, N.Y. (1977).
Tall 8 vo., 231 pp. A revised and updated edition with a wealth
of new information. A detailed survey of the world's 135 air
forces of the time, plus a nation-by-nation encyclopedia of the
world's airplanes. Dozens of 3-view drawings by Franz
Gruber plus 8 pp. of colour insignia. Wine cloth.
Minor edgewear; prev. owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a
VG+ copy in a VG d.j. with faded spine. $14.00
155) Lewis, Peter. The British Bomber Since l9l4. Aero Pub.,
Fallbrook, Cal., 1967. lst U.S. ed. 8 vo. 420 pp. Many photos
and drawings. Blue cloth. Slight shelf-wear, o/w VG+ in
slightly chipped, price-clipped VG d.j. $42.50
156) Lewis, Peter. The British Fighter Since l9l2. Putnam, Lon.
l979. 4th ed. 8 vo., 416 pp. Many photos and drawings. Blue cloth.
Bottom edge of front cover has a "bump", o/w VG+ in VG
price-clipped d.j. $41.50
157) Lloyd, Alan. The Gliders: an Action-Packed Story of the
Wooden chariots of WWII. Leo Cooper, in association with Secker
& Warburg, Lon. and Edinburgh. Sm. 8 vo., 208 pp. plus 32 pp. of b/w
photos. 1st Ed. 1982. Primarily the story of Britain's fighting
gliders and those who flew them, but also a description of the
German use of such machines in the early years of the war and
the later appearance of American glider fleets. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear; prev. owner's stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG+ in VG
pictorial d.j. that is price-clipped and has some chipping
and rubbing. $30.00
158) Mackenzie, R. D. Solo: the Bert Hinkler Story. Angus &
Robertson, Lon. 1963. 1st Br. ed. Sm. 8 vo., 144 pp. plus 18 pp.
of b/w photos. World map e.p.'s showing Hinkler's Historic
Flight Routes. Born in Queensland, Australia, Bert Hinkler had
an intense interest in aviation from his early teens onward and
displayed an aptitude for aviation which amounted at times to
real genius. This book puts Hinkler rightly in his place with
other better-known names like Cobham, Hawker, Lindbergh,
McIntosh, Amy Johnson, Scott and Kingsford Smith, all long-
distance flyers and adventurers of the Golden Age of the
twenties and thirties when aviation really grew up. Lt. Blue
cloth. Slight shelf-wear; slight discolouring of pages due to
cheaper paper used; slight soiling to covers; previous owner's
bookplate on inside cover; still a VG copy without d.j. $21.00
159) Mackworth-Praed, Ben. Aviation: the Pioneer Years.
Chartwell Books, New Jersey. 1990. Reprint of the 1990 edition
published by Studio Books. Sm. folio, 320 pp. This informative
book divides the story of early flight into five main periods:
Origins pre-1843; The Flying Machines 1843-1900; The Airship and
the Aeroplane 1900-1914; Aircraft at War 1914-1918; and, The
Post-War Years 1919-1938. These pioneer years were rich in
incident, brilliant and sometimes eccentric people, and amazing
flying machines. 850 illustrations and photos! Includes an
authoritative chronology of the history of flight to 1939.
Blue cloth. Minor edgewear and some minor staining of covers;
o/w VG in VG pictorial d.j. Extra postage applies. $27.50
160) Manchester, Lorne. Canada's Aviation Industry. Canada
at Work series. McGraw-Hill, Tor., N.Y., Lon. (1968) 1st Edition.
8 vo., 120 pp. The many-sided story of aviation in Canada.
88 b/w photos complement the text. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear;
prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy in a
G+ pictorial d.j. with a couple taped tears. $11.50
161) Manning, Gerry. Workhorse Props: Prop Aircraft Around
the World. Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury, England. 1995.
1st Edition. Sq. 4 to., 112 pp. A selection of prop planes
still used for bush flying, water bombing, pleasure flying,
cargo flying, and for getting around in South America and
Eastern Europe. Many excellent colour photos. Glossy pictorial
stiff card wraps. Nicks to top and bottom of spine; some
other minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG copy. $11.00
162) Mansfield, Steve. Superbase 16. Kaneohe Bay: the
Marines' Hawaiian Heaven. Osprey Press, Lon. 1990. 1st Ed.
Sq. 8 vo., 128 pp. The American Marine Corps started occupying
the Kaneohe Bay area, on the southeast side of Oahu, in 1953
with a Marine-Air Ground Task Force. By 1956, airfield operations
at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay were in full swing and
the task force became the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, a
vital part of the Fleet Marine Force. This unique outfit has
all types of unit, from grunts to zoomies, all gathered in one
place. This book presents the various units in words and colour
photos on glossy paper. Heavy card pictorial wraps. Slight
edgewear and rubbing of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $11.00
163) (Markham) Straight on Till Morning: the biography of
Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell. St. Martin's Press, N.Y. 2nd
printing (1987). 8 vo., 408 pp. plus frontispiece portrait and
24 additional pages of b/w photos. This remarkable woman and
pilot made aviation history in 1936 when she became the first
person to fly the atlantic solo the hard way, from England to
America. Her 1942 memoir "West with the Night" was a bestseller
as well. Green paper-on-boards with Cream cloth spine. Minor
edgewear; minor ding to bottom of spine; o/w a VG+ copy in a
VG pictorial d.j. $14.50
164) Marshall, David and Harris, Bruce. Wild About Flying:
Dreamers, Doers and Daredevils. Firefly Books, Tor. 2003.
1st Edition. Oblong 4 to., 232 pp. The dramatic stories of the
amazing people behind aviation's greatest moments. The aviators,
navigators, fighter-pilots, designers, engineers and test
pilots who explored the frontiers of flight with foresight,
courage and remarkable creativity. Historic photos plus over
200 colour paintings by Marshall. Compelling reading and a
fascinating visual feast. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w
VG+ in VG+ pictorial d.j. $28.50
165) Mason, Francis K. and Windrow, Martin. Know Aviation:
70 Years of Man's Endeavour. Doubleday & Co., N.Y. (1973) Sm.
8 vo., 244 pp. A still-useful reference book with the following
chapters: A Chronology of Aviation; The World's Air Forces;
The World's Air Lines; The Classic Aircraft; The World's
Aircraft; and, Aviation's Great Personalities. Appendix of
Gallantry Awards, as well as numerous illus. Blue cloth. Minor
wear and fading of edges; o/w VG in price-clipped, VG
pictorial d.j. $13.50
166) Mason, Francis K. Aces of the Air. Mayflower Books, N.Y.
1st Edition. 1981. Tall 4 to., 128 pp. A marvelous book that
combines accounts of the flying careers of over sixty famous
pilots and pioneers of flight with detailed scale drawings in
colour of the individual aircraft with which each was most
closely associated. The author has made his choices from a
wide range of aviation history, starting with Louis Bieriot,
the Frenchman who skimmed the English Channel for the first time
in 1909, to american Randy Cunningham, famous for his battle
successes over Vietnam in the early 1970's. Blue cloth. Minor
edgewear; minor stain at bottom corner of front cover;
prev. owner's address label and blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w
VG in VG pictorial d.j. $19.00
167) Melady, John. Pilots: Canadian Stories from the Cockpit,
from First Flight to the Jet Age. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto.
(1989). 1st Edition. 8 vo., 269 pp. plus 16 pp. of b/w photos.
The story of flying in Canada, from John McCurdy's history-making
flight in the Silver Dart in 1909, through both World Wars,
Korea and Vietnam, bush flying and the big jets. Stories told
by the pilots themselves. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; slight
discolouring of paper; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $18.50
167a) Melady. Another copy. Condition basically the same as
above but INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With all my best
wishes" by John Melady. $26.50
168) Milberry, Larry. Aircom: Canada's Air Force. Canav
Books, Toronto. 1st Edition (1991). 4 to., 192 pp. Another
great book celebrating canada's distinct aviation heritage.
Aircom is a visual feast that shows all the aircraft that were
operated by Air Command at time of publication. It also focuses
upon the people who make the air force work, and on their many
bases. More than 300 colour photos plus detailed captions.
Red cloth. Minor edgewear; 2 corners bumped; o/w a VG or better
copy in a VG pictorial d.j. $20.00
169) Milberry, Larry. The Canadair North Star. Canav Books,
Tor. 1st Edition (1982). Tall 4 to., 252 pp. This classic
aircraft was conceived by Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1944, and
despite being embroiled in much controversy over the choice
of the wartime Merlin engine for its powerplant, the North
Star went on to experience a varied and successful career. This
book is full of first-hand accounts by those who designed,
built, flew and serviced the airplane. It also includes dozens
of b/w photos, 8 pages of colour artwork and a fold-out scale
drawing (in a rear pocket). Red cloth. Minor edgewear; slight
water mark on rear cover; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with
some chipping and rubbing and minor stain on rear panel.
170) Mills, Stephen E. A Pictorial History of Northwest
Airlines. Bonanza Books, N.Y. 1980. Orig. publ'd by Superior
Publishing as More Than Meets the Sky. Tall 4 to., 192 pp.
The colourful and adventurous history of the pioneer airline
that began in 1926. Over 400 photos. Blue paper-on-boards
with Grey cloth spine. Minor edgewear; prev. owner's name
stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG or better copy in a VG
pictorial d.j. $12.50
171) Munson, Kenneth. Airliners between the wars 1919-39.
Macmillan Co., New York. 1972. 1st U.S. Edition. 12 mo.,
186 pp. Macmillan Colur series. The 70 aircraft described and
illustrated in this volume include the trailblazers of today's
air routes. Illus. by John Wood and others. Grey cloth. Minor
wear and fading of edges; prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG copy in a VG pictorial d.j. $10.00
172) Nitske, W. Robert. The Zeppelin Story. A.S. Barnes
and Co., South Brunswick and N.Y./Thomas Yoseloff, Lon. (1977).
Tall 4 to., 191 pp. Aviation pioneer Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
constructed an airship and test flew this dirigible in 1899
over Lake Constance. This first airship and several subsequent
ones were destroyed. But von Zeppelin persevered and by 1911,
regular passenger flights between several major German cities
were established. Many navy airships were used during WWI. The
LZ 126 (renamed the Los Angeles) went to the U.S. under reparation
agreements from Germany and was highly successful. The British
built the R 100 and R 101; and in 1928, the Graf Zeppelin made
its auspicious debut and cross-Atlantic trips became commonplace.
The Graf Zeppelin (LZ 127) measured 790 ft. in length, 102 ft.
in diameter and 112 ft. high. All this information and so much
more, along with many historic b/w photos is in this book,
including an Appendix with all the details of every airship
built by the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. Black cloth. Minor edgewear;
prev. owner's small name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy in a
VG pictorial d.j. $18.50
173) Odgers, George. Pictorial History of the Royal Australian
Air Force. Ure Smith, Sydney, Australia. 2nd printing of 2nd
edition. 1978. Tall 4 to., 160 pp. First published as "The
Royal Australian Air Force: An Illustrated History". The whole
story of the Australian Flying Corps (born in 1914) and the
subsequent Royal Australian Air Force in war and peace. Illus.
with an extensive range of b/w and colour photos. Stiff card
pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear; corners mildly bumped; prev.
owner's name stamp on half-title; o/w VG. $19.00
174) Ogilvy, David. From Bleriot to Spitfire: Flying the
historic aeroplanes of the Shuttleworth Collection. Airlife
Publications, Shrewsbury. 1st Edition. 1977. Sm. 8vo.,180 pp.
The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden Park in Bedfordshire
is unique in that all the historic aircraft are maintained
in a completely airworthy condition and regularly give flying
displays (at least at the time of publication of this book).
The book analyses the development of the flight and control
characteristics of aeroplanes from 1909 to 1939. The
descriptions of the planes and their handling characteristics
arewritten by the pilots who fly them. Numerous b/w photos.
Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; remainder mark on foredges; o/w
a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial d.j. $12.50
175) Oliver, David. Flying Boats & Amphibians Since 1945.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis (1987). 1st U.S. Edition. Tall
4 to., 144 pp. For some, the "Golden Age" of the flying boat
began and ended in the 1930's. During WWII, production was
increased for military use. But after the war, flying boats
were no longer able to compete equally with land-planes and
popularity dropped off. This book describes 12 major multi-
engined flying boats and amphibians that were produced, albeit
in small nunmbers in some cases, in 7 different countries since
1945 and used for military and commercial use. Dozens of b/w
and colour photos. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in
VG pictorial d.j. $20.00
176) Pace, Steve. Lockheed's Constellation. Motorbooks
International, Oceola, WI. 1998. 1st Edition. Sq. 8 vo. size,
96 pp. A full-colour look at the Lockheed Constellation, the
Queen of the skies during the golden age of propliners. Incl.
the first flight of the Connie, Jan. 9, 1943, as well as full
descriptions of the Constellation, Super Constellation and
Starliner. Connies at war and civilian Constellations. Pictorial
stiff card wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing; penned price
of 12.95 on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50
177) Penrose, Harald. Adventure with Fate: an Autobiography.
Airlife, Shrewsbury. 1st Edition. 1984. 8 vo., 394 pp. including
dozens of b/w historic photos. The exciting life of a man who
contributed greatly to the aviation industry. Blue cloth. Minor
edgewear; prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy
in a price-clipped but VG pictorial d.j. $30.00
178) Penrose, Harald. Wings Across the World: an Illustrated
History of British Airways. Cassell, Lon. 1980. 1st Edition.
4 to., 304 pp. The history of British Airways provides a microcosm
of the worldwide development of civil aviation. The story began
with wartime planning of an airline and led to the first scheduled
flight on Aug. 25th, 1919 when a De Havilland DH4A flew from
Hounslow to Le Bourget, Paris. The history is told dramatically
by one of aviation's foremost writers and is illustrated with more
than 200 photos and drawings. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear;
corners mildly bumped; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. $30.00
"The Art of William S. Phillips"
179) (Phillips, William) "The Art of William S. Phillips: the Glory of Flight"
by Edwards Park. Published by The Greenwich Workshop, Shelton,
Connecticut. 1st Edition (1994). Large 4 to., (abt. 9 x 12" tall),
172 pp. Many wonderful colour reproductions from the paintings
of William Phillips, two are three-page fold-outs. Phillips is described
as a master of in-flight action and it has also been said that he places
his aircraft in panoramas that rival the work of the finest landscape artists.
Brown cloth with Gold embossing and lettering. Near Fine in a
VG+ pictorial d.j. $40.00
180) (Piper) Mr. Piper and His Cubs by Devon Francis. Iowa
State University Press, Ames, Iowa. 1973. 1st Edition. 8 vo.,
256 pp. The story of William T. Piper, "the Henry Ford of aviation",
and the fascinating tale of the growth and development of the
light-plane industry in the U.S. Numerous photos. "Genealogy
of Piper Aircraft" on the endpapers. Yellow cloth. Minor wear
and rubbing; o/w a VG or better copy in a Good Only taped d.j. $16.50
181) (RAF) The Wonder Book of the R.A.F. Ward, Lock & Co.,
Lon. and Melbourne. Sm. 4 to., 224 pp. 5th Edition. n.d.
(circa 1953). With 8 colour plates of planes from paintings
and over 200 illus. in all. Vickers Supermarine Swift as
frontispiece; Vampire Night Fighter on the front cover.
Pictorial paper-on-boards with Red cloth spine. Moderate
edgewear; corners bumped; spine a bit faded; still a G+
clean copy. $23.50
182) Rich, Ben. R. and Leo Janos. Skunk Works: A Personal
Memoir of My Years at Lockheed. Little, Brown & Co., Bos., Tor.,
N.Y., Lon. (1994). 1st Edition. 8 vo., 370 pp. plus 8 pp. of
b/w photos. The former head of Lockheed's Skunk Works reveals
the never-before-told-story behind America's high-stakes quest
to dominate the skies, from the U-2 to the Stealth Fighter.
Black paper-on-boards with Blue cloth spine. Slight edgewear;
prev. owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG+ in VG
pictorial d.j. $17.50
183) Robinson, Anthony. Dictionary of Aviation: Eighty Years
of Powered Flight. Orbis/B. Mitchell, Lon. 1984. Tall 4 to.,
304 pp. This excellent reference book is packed full of facts
in alphabetical order. Divided into 3 sections: Pilots and
Personalities; Aerial Warfare; and, Aeroplane Manufacturers.
Many illus. in colour and b/w. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear;
gift inscription on f.e.p.; slight bow to front board; o/w
VG or better in a VG pictorial d.j. with some chipping
and one short taped tear. $20.00
184) Robinson, Anthony (Ed.). In the Cockpit: Flying the
World's Great Aircraft. Orbis Publishing, Lon. Later printing,
1981. Tall 4 to., 304 pp. This book helps the reader to imagine
sitting in the cockpits of great planes from WWI through to
the jet age. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; corners mildly bumped;
prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG copy in a
VG pictorial d.j. $15.00
185) Roseberry, C.R. Challenging Skies: the Colorful
Story of Aviation's Most Exciting Years 1919-39. Doubleday &
Co., N.Y. 1966. 1st Edition. 4 to., 533 pp. An inspiring
document of the Golden Years of Flight. Dozens of historic
b/w photos. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; minor crease in f.e.p.;
prev. owner's sticker on half-title (David Jacox, former V.P.
of PWA); slight soiling of foredges; o/w VG in G+ pictorial
d.j., price-clipped. $32.50
186) Ruble, Kenneth D. Flight to the Top: the Absorbing
60-year story of Northwest Airlines. Viking Press, N.Y.
(1986). 1st Edition. 4 to., 271 pp. Entertaining anecdotes
and personal recollections gathered from dozens of men and
women who participated in many of the events which highlighted
Northwest Airlines' first 60 years. 150 photos in b/w and
colour. Map endpapers. The Appendix includes an interesting
variety of background information, including photos of every
basic type of plane flown by Northwest. Blue cloth. Slight
edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with some rubbing
and chipping. $17.50
187) Scharschmidt, Oliver. Cargo Airlines. Airlife
Publishing, Shrewsbury, England. 1st Edition. 1997. Abt.
9 x 11" tall, 112 pp. Portrayed here are international
carriers operating their dedicated full-freighter and
combi-aircraft to and from Europe's commercial centres
of London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris. Colour photos
taken by the author between 1980 and 1997. Glossy
pictorial stiff card wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing
of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50
188) Seo, Hiroshi. Civil Aircraft of the World. Jane's
Publishing, Lon. 1st British edition. 1981. Oblong 4 to.,
96 pp. Includes over 5 dozen planes, running the gamut
from SST Supersonic Transports and wide-body jets, to
4-engine jets, 3-engine jets, turboprop airliners and
piston-engined airliners. Outstanding colour photos by Seo.
Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing;
o/w a clean VG+ copy. $10.50
189) Sharpe, Michael. Biplanes, Triplanes and Seaplanes.
Barnes & Noble, N.Y. 2000. 12 mo., 320 pp. Published by
arrangement with Amber Books, Lon. This handy reference
guide contains 300 of the most important multi-wing
aircraft from the dawn of aviation until their gradual
replacement by monoplanes. Each aircraft is illustrated
by a full-colour side-provile artwork, and accompanied by
a detailed specifications table. Glossy pictorial boards.
Near Fine in VG+ d.j. $12.50
190) Shores, Christopher. Air Aces. Bison Books.
Greenwich, CT. Tall 4 to., 192 pp. 1st Ed. 1983.
This exhaustively researched book contains a wealth of
information on the air aces of WWI and WWII, plus Korea,
Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli and Indo-Pakistan Wars and even
the Falklands. Tables give statistics on all wars since 1914.
Individual biographies are included on the greatest aces.
More than 250 color and b/w photos show the aces and the
aircraft they flew. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; one
corner bumped; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j.
with some chipping and rubbing; not price-clipped. $28.00
191) Shores, Christopher. Fighter Aces. Hamlyn, Lon., N.Y.
1975. 1st Edition. Tall 4 to., 160 pp. An earlier, very
similar version of the above "Air Aces". Some different
content and photos, plus 12 spectacular reproductions from
Michael Turner's paintings of planes in combat. The endpapers
illustrate some of the talismans and identification symbols
which adorned the aircraft of several nations during the
two world wars. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear; slight soiling
of foredges; o/w VG or better in G+ pictorial d.j. $32.50
192) Skene, Wayne. Turbulence: How Deregulation Destroyed
Canada's Airlines. Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver and Toronto.
1st Edition (1994). 8 vo., 230 pp. "Skene surveys the massive
fiscal haemorrhaging caused by deregulation, why and how
the theory became attractive in Canada, and how it came to be,
in practice, so horribly flawed by human greed and political
machinations." Black cloth. Near Fine in VG+ d.j. $10.00
193) Smith, P.R. Boeing 737. An Air Portfolio book by
Jane's Publishing, Lon. 1986. 1st Edition. Oblong 4 to.,
64 pp. The twin-engined 737 jetliner was launched in 1965.
The aircraft was specifically designed as a "short-haul"
transport and replaced many DC-3's on routes of 400 km
or less. Find here the 100, 200 and 300 series 737's
and all their variants, described and photographed in colour.
Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing;
o/w a VG+ copy. $10.00
194) Squadron/Signal Publications. Carrollton, Texas.
Oblong 8-1/4 x 11", 50 pp. (except Spitfire which has an extra
8 pages). Stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor chipping, rubbing,
and light soiling of covers; o/w VG. No additional printings
noted so probably all first printings.
a) Aircraft No. 23: B-52 Stratofortress in action by Lou
Drendel. (1975). $9.00
195) Swanborough, F.G. Aircraft and Air Power. Temple Press
Ltd., Lon. 1st Ed. 1958. Sm. 8 vo., 107 pp. plus 20 pp. of b/w
photos. Published in association with "Aeroplane" magazine.
28 line drawings help illus. the text. This book was published
as a concise book for young people interested in all aspects of
military flying, but is today an interesting addition to any
aviation library. Wine cloth. Minor edgewear and slight fading of
lettering on spine; poor paper a little discoloured; o/w a
G+ clean copy. $11.00
196) Sweetman, William. A History of Passenger Aircraft.
Hamlyn Publishing, Lon., N.Y., Tor. 1979. Tall 4 to., 255 pp.
The evolution of the airliner from crudely converted First World
War bombers to the flying machines of the 1970's. The now-
extinct airships and flying boats, the great piston-engined
aircraft of the 1950's and the dawn of the jet age are all
described in great detail. A complete chapter is devoted to the
Anglo-French Concorde and its supersonic rivals. Over 300
illustrations, many in colour. Blue cloth. Minor edgewear;
prev. owner's blind stamp on f.e.p.; o/w VG or better in
VG pictorial d.j. $17.50
197) Taylor, John W.R. and Swanborough, Gordon. Civil Aircraft
of the world. Ian Allan, Lon. 1972. 1st Ed. Sm. 8 vo., 169 pp.
At the time of publication, all significant civil-registered
aeroplanes holding certificates of airworthiness throughout
the world were fully described and illustrated in this volume.
Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; minor staining of topedges and
outer margin of some pages; o/w -VG in G+ price-clipped,
pictorial d.j. $12.50
198) Taylor, John W.R. Fighter Aircraft of the World. Hippo
Books No. 5. Odhams Books, Lon. (1962) Later printing.
Oblong 16 mo., 128 pp. 108 planes, with specs on the left-
hand page and b/w photo on the right. Glossy pictorial boards.
Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name stamp on
f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.50
199) (Timechart) The Timechart of Aviation History. Published
by the Timechart Company, London. 2001. 1st Edition. Tall 4 to.,
144 pp. A mine of information, including an overview of the
History of Aviation; a spectacular 16-page diagram (Timechart)
with gatefolds to provide complete continuity, fully illustrating
and graphically depicting the history of aircraft (including
balloons) up to 2000; an A-Z FactFinder that provides instant
access to information on every significant aircraft ever flown;
and a directory of Aviation Museums and Air Shows. Glossy
pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a Near Fine
copy in a matching pictorial VG+ d.j. $25.00
200) Titler, Dale M. Wings of Adventure. Dodd, Mead & Co., N.Y.
(1972) Sm. 8 vo., 364 pp. plus 8 pp. of b/w photos. A collection
of 15 dramatic tales of airmen who sought challenges to their
daring and imagination. There are chapters about the trailblazers
of the Arctic skies as well as about pioneer air explorers in
South America and Australia. Army fliers are represented by their
stories of air battles and spectacular escapes. Blue cloth.
Minor soiling of foredges; slight edgewear; o/w VG in G+ pictorial
d.j. that is price-clipped and some chipping and soiling. $12.50
201) (Turbines) Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion for Aircraft by
by G. Geoffrey Smith. Published by Flight, Dorset House, London.
3rd Edition. April, 1944. Sm. 8 vo., 122 pp. Thermal jet propulsion
systems with rotary, reciprocating and combined power units. A survey
of steam and gas turbines driving airscrews. By the time this edition
was published, the jet-propelled aircraft had been successfully flown.
As Sir Geoffrey de Havilland states in his Foreword: "In this book,
and in no other, all the steps leading to the present development
are described clearly and with a background of knowledge of the
fundamental requirements." Numerous drawings and diagrams. Blue
cloth. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.;
minor discolouring of paper; o/w a VG copy. $16.50
202) Ulanoff, Stanley M. Mats: the Story of the Military Air
Transport Service. Franklin Watts, N.Y. (1964). 1st Edition. 8 vo.,
124 pp. plus 16 pp. of b/w photos and 16 pp. of photos and 3-views
of individual planes. The dramatic story of the people and
planes who made up this global airlift force from WWII onwards.
Green cloth. Moderate edgewear; minor staining of spine; prev.
owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a G+ copy. $15.00
203) Vachon, Georgette. Goggles, Helmets & Airmail Stamps.
Clarke, Irwin & Co., Tor. and Vancouver (1974) 2nd printing.
Square 8 vo., l50 pp. 1st ed. Many b/w photos. The widow of one
of Canada's aviation pioneers, chronicles in a lively and
entertaining style the stories of these men who flew in their
frail, open craft before the days of radio and radar, with
literally no more than their goggles, helmets and an ability
to 'fly by the seat of their pants". Blue cloth binding has
slight edgewear, prev. owner's name stamp on f.e.p.; o/w
VG in rubbed, chipped Very Good d.j. $14.50
204) (Varley, Helen, Editor) The Air Traveler's Handbook.
Simon & Schuster, N.Y. ((1978) Probably 1st U.S. Edition. 8 vo.,
240 pp. Hundreds of facts in easy-to-understand language. Many
b/w photos and drawings, plus colour pages of airline insignia.
Grey cloth. Minor edgewear; prev. owner's stamp on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG+ copy in a VG d.j. $9.50
205) Warden, Col. John A. The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat.
Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, Wash., N.Y.
1989. 1st Thus. Volume III in the Future Warfare series. An Air
Force Association Book. 8 vo., 161 pp. An exceptional book in that
it integrates historical experience into a clear, visionary set
of conclusions and guidelines for using air forces to achieve
strategic goals in a war. The first book to thoroughly cover
the area between the selection of national objectives and
tactical execution at the wing and squadron operations levels.
A few b/w photos. Black cloth. Near Fine except for
prev. owner's address label on f.e.p. Near Fine pictorial d.j.
206) Wills, Philip. Free As A Bird. John Murray, Lon. (1973)
1st ed. Sm. 8 vo., 246 pp. plus 16 pp. of b/w photos. An
outstanding glider pilot himself, the author describes
in a series of graphic accounts both the essence of gliding as
it always will be and the development of the sport over the 40
years he has known it. Lt. Blue paper-on-boards. Slight warp
of front cover; slight shelf-wear; o/w VG+ in price-clipped
G+ d.j. that has a taped tear, some chipping and rubbing. $13.50
207) Woods, Eric (Timber). From Flying Boats to Flying Jets:
Flying in the Formative Years of BOAC 1946-1972. Airlife,
Shrewsbury, England. 1997. 1st Edition. 8 vo., 156 pp. plus 8
pp. of b/w photos. Through the "flight-deck-eyes" of the author,
we follow the development of civil airline routes by the British
Overseas Airways Corp. crews from the post-war reopening of old
Empire routes to Africa and the Far East with flying boats, the
change to a new breed of piston-engined airliners with more
speed and range, to the modern jet airliner. An informative and
humorous journey. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; minor ding to
top of spine; bookseller stamp on r.e.p.; o/w VG+ in a VG
pictorial d.j. with minor chipping and rubbing. $36.50
208) Wright, Harold M. Salute to the Air Force Medical Branch
on the 75th Anniversary Royal Canadian Air Force. Self-published.
Ottawa, Ont. 1st Edition (1999)8 vo., 296 pp. This collection of
biographical sketches highlights some of the scientists and
aviation medicine specialists who contributed to making aviation
safer and more effective as well as those who helped the RCAF
in its operational and humanitarian roles. This copy SIGNED on
the title page by the author. Glossy card wraps. Minor chipping;
couple corners curling; couple pages dog-eared; o/w VG.
209) Yenne, Bill. Seaplanes & Flying Boats: every classic model,
from aviation's earliest days to the present. This edition
published by BCL Press, New York. 2003. Sm. folio, 176 pp. Many
historic photos plus several excellent 2-page colour drawings by
John Batchelor. This volume charts the course of seaplane history
from 1910 onwards by providing illustrated portraits of every major
aircraft in the class, from the early float-planes, through the
great Supermarine and Masschi racers of the Schnieder Cup era, to
the legendary Pan american Airways Clippers that pioneered the air
routes across the Atlantic and Pacific in the 1930's. A handsome
book. Illu. e.p.'s. Black cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy
in a VG pictorial d.j. $21.00