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HISTORICAL BRITISH AIRCRAFT: Hawker Siddeley Aviation 1909-1972

By: N/A

Price: $10.02

Publisher: Kogorah, N.S.W., Australia, Historian Publishers: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000782

Condition: Good


52pp., historic b/w illustrations throughout. Staples tight, leaves clean. Full colour [both sides] illustrated wrapper bumped edges and corners, else light scratches to laminated surface. A pageant of aviation history, covering Arvo- Armstrong- Whitworth- Airspeed- De Havilland- Blackburn- Folland- Sopwith- Gloster- Hawker Siddeley Aviation. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE NORTHROP STORY 1929-1939

By: Allen, Richard Sanders

Price: $28.20

Publisher: New York, Orion Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition (Stated), First Impression

Seller ID: 008316

ISBN: 051756677x

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 178pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean. Quarter-cloth spine firm, but canted, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear near upper spine fold at front panel, minor edgewear and indentations. "From flying wings to polar exploration, from air racers and air liners to the Chinese Air Force, here is the complete story of the single-engined airplanes desi... View more info

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GREAT FIGHTING PLANES

By: Austin, Alan and Dicks, Anthony

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Chancellor Press: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 011174

ISBN: 1851521526

Condition: Very Good +


207pp., colour art illustrations and b/white line drawings, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Colour illustrated gloss boards negligibly bumped on one corner. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased. From the jacket flap: "Fifty of the world's most successful fighting aircraft are depicted here in a series of stunning full-colour paintings. Special features or major developments in aircraft technology are highl... View more info

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AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA

By: Blee, Jill

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Wollombi, NSW, Australia, Exisle Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008926

ISBN: 1877437050

Condition: Near Fine


96pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally shelfworn only. A stand-alone title in Exisle Publishing's 'Little Red Book' series, this concise history of aviation in Australia tells the story "from the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today." Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. Postag... View more info

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HURRICANE AT WAR

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: $25.50

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1985

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 005384

ISBN: 0711005648

Condition: Very Good


160pp., b/white, candid and action-illustrated halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor margin splash on last three leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated (Rex Flood), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The story, with first-hand impressions and experiences by pilots and service crews, of the Hawker Hurricane, Britain's front-line fighter in the 1940 Battle of Britain, and beyond . . . Book weight ap... View more info

CRASH: Military Aircraft Disasters, Accidents and Incidents

By: Brookes, Andrew

Price: $17.03

Publisher: London, Ian Allan Ltd.: 1991

Edition: 1st U.K.

Seller ID: 003490

ISBN: 0711019657

Condition: Very Good


176pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: line-drawn maps, candid halftones and some graphically illustrated disasters. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Former owner's name, felt-pen deleted on [plain] inside rear board. Flying is not inherently dangerous, but when things go wrong...The author has gathered together varied and captivating accounts of military flying accidents ranging from the Wright Brother's early flops to hig... View more info

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TURK BIRD: The High-Flying Life and Times of Eddie Gardner

By: Bruns, James H.

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005565

ISBN: 1891568035

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 104pp., intext, archivally-illustrated, b/white halftone plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Subject portrait-illustrated gloss wrapper splayed, nominally edgeworn, with a bumped crease on foot. Supported and enhanced by photographic illustrations held mostly by the Smithsonian Institution, this is the story of one of America's first civil air mail pilots, pioneers who flew 'by the seat of their pants'. Required by the Post Office... View more info

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THE MICROLIGHT FLYING MANUAL

By: Campbell, R.D. And Jones, J.

Price: $42.58

Publisher: United Kingdom, Granada Publishing:

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 005752

ISBN: 0246119144

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (post 1982). Sectional pagination (Eight sections=400+ pages). Illustrated throughout: one colour plate, plus intext, full-colour maps, b/white halftone, line-drawn illustrations, graphs and diagrams. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, text-block edges minimally flecked. Bumps on foredge corners, and heel of spine. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped, creased and edgeworn. "This manual has been specifically written to ... View more info

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GLIDER PILOT

By: Champion, Peter

Price: $14.05

Publisher: Hertfordshire, England, Model and Allied Publications: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006545

ISBN: 0852423640

Condition: Very Good


120pp., intext, b/white schematic line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably nipped, edgworn, plus several closed tears. The author was persuaded to join the Southdown Gliding Club as a way of overcoming some personal problems. So begins his story . . . It portrays the experience of 'one glider pilot' who is indebted to the club . . . Contents include: Prelims., 14... View more info

THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIRCRAFT

By: Chant, Christopher & Taylor, Michael J.H.

Price: $17.03

Publisher: Isle of Anglesey, U.K., S.Webb & Son: 2001

Seller ID: 000327

ISBN: 1853614904

Condition: Very Good


445pp., OBLONG FORMAT,gloss pictorial boards, colour frontispiece. Illustrated throughout, mostly in colour, with small b/w line drawings accompanying each description. Pages clean, unmarked. Illustrated [identical to boards] dustjacket has small closed tear to top rear foredge, and top of spine, some general bumps and scuffs. Contents include: Early Fighters, Role of the Fighter and Bomber, Military Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Specialised Aircraft, Chronology of Flight, c... View more info

HEAVENLY ADVENTURER: Sefton Brancker and the Dawn of British Aviation

By: Collier, Basil

Price: $15.48

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003114

Condition: Good+


242pp., unpaginated, candid and archival, b/w halftone plates, and caricature sketch plate, throughout. Book clean, slightly cocked. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Bumped on foredge corners [lower worse]. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn with short closed tears, bumped as boards, and production ink-scuff on spine. The story of Sefton Brancker, whose initiative and input was integral to the birth and rise of British ... View more info

WINGS OF FAME. The Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft. Volume 5

By: Edited By David Donald, et al [various contributors]

Price: $20.04

Publisher: London, Aerospace Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003991

ISBN: 1874023913

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., intext illustrations throughout: photographic colour and b/white, with schematic foldouts and colour-art by various artists. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial, gloss boards nominally bumped. An interesting, stand-alone volume [5] on military aircraft, both past and present. Contents include: Skoshi Tiger, On Ice-Antarctic Operations, Vought F-8 Crusader, Spitfire Spyplanes, German Jet VTOL, FMA 1. Ae. 30 NAMCU, A-4 Skyhawk Variants: Part ... View more info

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CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH and Those Magnificent Men

By: FitzSimons, Peter

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010017

ISBN: 0732284872

Condition: Very Good +


xviii, + 679pp., plus 3 x 8 page, b/white illustrated sections, map printed endpapers, b/white maps intext. B/white drawings by Brian Caldersmith. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain white boards trivially edge-rubbed at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 19 chapters, Epilogue, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.16 KG. * Buyers... View more info

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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By: Gillett, Ross

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Australia, Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013140

ISBN: 0958797803

Condition: Very Good +


162pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates (mostly archival), plus line-drawn plans and sections, with numerous tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated, gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The first ever complete history of Australian Naval Aviation, from the First World War to the present." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Epilogue and Bibliography. Book wei... View more info

AMY JOHNSON

By: Gillies, Midge

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013319

ISBN: 0297829823

Condition: Very Good


xvi, + 384pp., line-drawn, double-page spread travel map. Unpaginated, b/white photographic halftone plate sections (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped (head and heel) spine. Plain burgundy coloured boards mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock edges slightly flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, else very good. In May 1930, Amy Johnson, a typist from Hull, Engla... View more info

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UNSAFE AT ANY HEIGHT

By: Godson, John

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Anthony Blond: 1970

Edition: First U.K. Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 012145

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, + 176pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped, metallic blue title there-on. Plain grey boards very good. Textblock clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn with jagged closed tears, and title colour loss on spine. "Unsafe at Any Height" looks into the causes of 'avoidable' crashes - e.g. negligence in construction and maintenance, use of out-of-date aircraft and cheap, dangerous fuel . . . Contents include: P... View more info

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AVRO: The History of an Aircraft Company

By: Holmes, Harry

Price: $33.84

Publisher: Shrewsbury, U.K., Airlife Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013243

ISBN: 1853105317

Condition: Very Good +


196pp., intext, historic b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Last Lancaster', by L.R. Williams), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book tells the story of the British aeronautical company A.V. Roe and Company Limited (AVRO), from its early beginnings in the first decade of the twen... View more info

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SPITFIRE SPECIAL

By: Hooton, Ted

Price: $26.05

Publisher: London, Ian Allan Ltd.: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008338

ISBN: 0711002932

Condition: Very Good


63pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and several b/white maps throughout, plus 4 page colour art-illustrated section (M. Roffe). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards are mildly bumped on foredge corners, with a very small area of laminate abrasion/loss to lower corner at front, and upper edge near spine. Light indentations. "New light on an historic fighter . . . " Contents include: Performance and Versatility - The Hallmar... View more info

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A-3 SKYWARRIOR IN ACTION

By: Jim Sullivan

Price: $22.77

Publisher: Carrollton, Texas, Squadron/Signal Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012181

ISBN: 0897473280

Condition: Very Good +


49pp., plus (i). Illustrated throughout : colour-art centre-spread (versos blank), plus intext b/white photograph halftone, and line-drawn illustrations, with double-column text. Landscape (oblong), saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples firm and holding well, albeit slightly rusted. Colour-art illustrated limp wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. First flown in 1952, the A-3 Skywarrior was one of the United States of America's first nuclear-capable... View more info

BULLDOG: The Bristol Bulldog Fighter

By: Luff, David

Price: $30.36

Publisher: Shrewbury, England, Airlife Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005412

ISBN: 0906393949

Condition: Near Fine


(viii) + 188pp., montage-style, colour plate endpapers (different), art-work by Richard Ward. Numerous intext b/white halftone plates (many archival), line-drawings, cutaways, and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Conceived as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1926, the Bulldog was one of the best of the silver biplanes to fl... View more info