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Polish Aircraft, 1893 - 1939, Cynk, Jerzy B.
1 Cynk, Jerzy B.
Polish Aircraft, 1893 - 1939
London Putnam & Co. 1971 0370000854 / 9780370000855 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xxii + 760pp, index, bibliography. Blue boards, browning to page edges, from a smoker's collection so slight aroma, Xmas inscription to rear pastedown (hidden by rear dustwrapper flyleaf), otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (slight colour fading to spine, price-clipped) dustwrapper. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Aviator's Companion, Dick and Henry Farman and Others
2 Dick and Henry Farman and Others
The Aviator's Companion
London Mills & Boon Ltd 1910 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ New 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall xvi + 102pp +32pp adverts at rear, 18/20 plates present as called for, but additional (correctly numberered) plate present, so plates probably as issued for this copy. Original buff boards, a few marks to front board, rebacked very well with appropriate font to titling, new endpapers, general foxing mainly to endpapers and edges. Overall a very nice copy of the scarce first edition. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863, Grover, Lieutenant GE / Beaumont, Capt F
3 Grover, Lieutenant GE / Beaumont, Capt F
Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863
Middlesex Aviation Press 1967 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 36pp, includes the following papers:- 'On the Use of Balloons in Military Operations' by Lieut. GE Grover; 'On Reconnoitring Balloons' by Lieut. GE Grover; 'On Balloon Reconnoissances as Practised by the American Army' by Capt. F Beaumont. Small booklet, slight browning to covers, otherwise VG clean tight copy. Scarce. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Airships in Peace and War (Second Edition), Hearne, RP (Introduction By Sir Hiram Maxim)
4 Hearne, RP (Introduction By Sir Hiram Maxim)
Airships in Peace and War (Second Edition)
London John Lane the Bodley Head Limited 1910 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket (Pictorial Boards) 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xlviii + 324pp + 16pp adverts to rear. 73 illustrations stated, in this copy the final plate (Italian Military Dirigible) is not bound in, but an additional plate (Kimball Helicopter) is included, plus a drawing of the Wright Aeroplane, so this copy has 74 illustrations. Pictorial blue boards, bumping to corners, edge rubbing, board hinges weakening but still quite secure. Foxing throughout, top edge of pages gilt, rough cut fore- and bottom edges, some edge loss, occasional edge tear, a few marks. Overall a Good copy of a very scarce title. This is the 1910 second edition with additional chapters to the 1908 1st edition. A very decent working cum reference copy. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Sopwith Aircraft, 1912 - 1920, King, Horace Frederick
5 King, Horace Frederick
Sopwith Aircraft, 1912 - 1920
London Putnam & Co. 1981 0370300505 / 9780370300504 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 323pp, index, extensively illustrated with black and white photographs. Blue boards, browning to pages edges, from a smoker's collection so slight aroma, overall a VG clean tight copy in (slightest colour fading to spine, not price-clipped) dustwrapper. This monograph covers all types and classes of Sopwith aircraft, not just the fighters of WW1. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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The Taylorcraft Story, Peek, Chet
6 Peek, Chet
The Taylorcraft Story
U.S.A. SunShine House Inc 1992 0943691087 / 9780943691084 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 221pp, illustrations including numerous black and white photographs. Large softback, slight colour fading to spine, light reading wear, a VG clean tight copy. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Die Königlich Bayerischen Fliegertruppen 1912 - 1919, Pletschacher, Peter
7 Pletschacher, Peter
Die Königlich Bayerischen Fliegertruppen 1912 - 1919
Germany Motorbuch Verlag 1978 3879435766 / 9783879435760 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 177pp, bibliography, appendices, black and white photographs throughout, pictorial endpapers. Brown boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in a Good (edge chipped with edge loss, spine faded, now in removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. German text. The story of The Royal Bavarian Flying Corps. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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