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Vickers Aircraft Since 1908

By: Andrews, C.F. / Morgan, Eric B.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030469

ISBN: 0851778151

Condition: Very Good


x + 593pp, indexes, 6 appendices, black and white photographs, drawings. Blue boards, neat small owner's stamp to front endpaper otherwise a VG copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. This is a reprint of the 1988 new edition, which was an updated and expanded version of the first edition, and included some 200 new photographs. View more info

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Historic Airships

By: Brooks, Peter W

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hugh Evelyn: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 030131

ISBN: 0238789810

Condition: Very Good


60pp + 16 plates, 5 appendices, bibliography, 28 illustrations. Green boards, slight browning to edges, minor bump near spine, light general ageing, a VG copy in a near VG (slight colour fading to spine and edges, short closed edge tear) dustwrapper. Signed by the artist PWM Griffin on front endpaper. View more info

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A Time to Fly

By: Cobham, Sir Alan J / Edited By Christopher Derrick / Preface By H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 030613

ISBN: 0856830372

Condition: Very Good


x + 214pp, 5 appendices, 24 plates. Maroon boards, light browning to pages, a VG copy in (edge crease to front flyleaf, closed edge corner tear) dustwrapper. Lovely inscription from Michael Cobham, to the front endpaper, 'To Stanley, an old and valued friend of Alan Cobham...'. View more info

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

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H.G. Hawker, Airman: His Life and Work

By: Hawker, Muriel / Foreword By Lt.-Col. JTC Moore-Brabazon

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 030614

Condition: Fair to Good


319pp, 16 plates. Blue boards, backstrip is detached along rear edge and 1/4 of the front, but is still secure. Owner's 2 line details to front endpaper, general foxing with some spotting to edges, newspaper cutting to rear endpaper, overall a Fair-to-Good copy with faults as noted, It now has a clear plastic wrap which holds the backstrip and makes the book very presentable. Included is a loose card, the shadow of which is on the title page, bearing the signature of K Mackenzie Grieve. Lt.-Commander Kenneth Mackenzie Grieve flew with Hawker in their abortive 1919 Atlantic attempt. 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, occasional edge tear, a few marks. Overall a Good copy of a very scarce title. This is the 1910 second edition with additional chap... View more info

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Die K├Âniglich 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

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Glenn Curtiss: Pioneer of Flight

By: Roseberry, CR

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030645

Condition: Very Good


x + 514pp, index, appendices, bibliography, notes, 105 plates. Blue boards, light wear only, general light ageing to contents, a VG copy in a Good+ (slight edge chipping with small loss, price-clipped) dustwrapper. View more info

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Mijn Leven Als Vliegenier (My Life as an Aviator)

By: Udet, Ernst / Ulanoff, Stanley M. (Editor) / Translated By Richard K Riehn

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Pirola Schoorl: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030326

Condition: Good


220 + adverts, black and white plates. Pictorial boards, red cloth spine, marking/fading to fore-edge and adjacent areas of boards, spine dulled, bookplate to front pastedown, general browning to pages, overall a Good copy. Dutch text only, this is the 3rd printing. View more info

Image for Harper's Aircraft Book. Why Aeroplanes Fly, How to Make Models, and All About Aircraft, Little and Big

Harper's Aircraft Book. Why Aeroplanes Fly, How to Make Models, and All About Aircraft, Little and Big

By: Verrill, A Hyatt

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030776

Condition: Good


245pp, index, drawings, illustrations, photographs. Blue boards, blind-stamped decoration, also gilt illustration to front board, spine faded and dulled, slightly frayed to spine head/tail, a few marks and rubs, general browning to contents, overall a Good copy. View more info

Image for Wind and Sand: The Story of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Told Through Their Own Words and Photographs

Wind and Sand: The Story of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Told Through Their Own Words and Photographs

By: Wescott, Lynanne / Degen, Paula / Foreword By Oliver Jensen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030562

ISBN: 0810909189

Condition: Very Good


189pp, black and white photographs . Khaki cloth boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Covers the period 1900 to 1911, with the main focus on the early years. View more info