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Image for The Aero Manual 1910. A Manual of Mechanically-Propelled Human Flight, Covering the History of the Work of Early Investigators, and of the Pioneer Work of the Last Century.

The Aero Manual 1910. A Manual of Mechanically-Propelled Human Flight, Covering the History of the Work of Early Investigators, and of the Pioneer Work of the Last Century.

By: Compiled By the Staff of The Motor

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 021749

ISBN: 0715355120

Condition: Very Good


viii + 209pp, 184 illustrations, adverts. Green boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in (small edge nick, slightest fading to spine) dustwrapper. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1910 second edition. View more info

Image for Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863

Military Ballooning, 1862: Three Papers Reprinted from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Vol XII, 1863

By: Grover, Lieutenant GE / Beaumont, Capt F

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Aviation Press: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015461

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Airships in Peace and War (Second Edition)

By: Hearne, RP (Introduction By Sir Hiram Maxim)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head Limited: 1910

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 019576

Condition: Good


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, occasi... View more info

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British Aviation: The Pioneer Years

By: Penrose, Harald

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Putnam & Co: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022157

Condition: Very Good


607pp, index, selected brief biographies, black and white photographs and illustrations. Blue boards, light wear/fading to edges, light ageing to contents, a VG copy in a Fair-to-Good (loss mainly to upper spine and corners, price-clipped, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. View more info

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Die Königlich Bayerischen Fliegertruppen 1912 - 1919

By: Pletschacher, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Germany, Motorbuch Verlag: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019384

ISBN: 3879435766

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info