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Technical Notes, R.F.C.

By: ,

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1916

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13814

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 196mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 84 + 76pp. Black and white illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Front endpaper has been cut out. Book in otherwise fair condition given age - generally bumped and grubby on outside, some darage to spine, ticks on contents page, block darkened by age with edges ragged. Original technical handbook for pioneering WW1 aircrews in British service during WW1, comprising 42 single-side... View more info

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Manfred von Richthofen - The man and the aircraft he flew

By: Baker, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Outline Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13812

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 247mm x 180mm , 128pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has a crease to rear cover, else clean with minimal wear. A well illustrated, fact-heavy account of the life and deeds of the most famous air ace of the First World War - the fabled "Red Baron" who led the "Flying Circus" of pioneer German fighters. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: triplane, Max,... View more info

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'Billy' Bishop - The man and the aircraft he flewq

By: Baker, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Outline Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13813

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 247mm x 180mm , 128pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and bright with little or no wear. A well illustrated, fact-heavy account of the life and deeds of Canada's top-scoring air ace of WW1. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Canada, Nieuport, Fokker, Sopwith View more info

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Malta Spitfire Pilot - Ten Weeks of Terror April-June 1942

By: Barnham, Denis

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2015

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13583

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 209mm x 134mm , vi prelims, 202+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light wear to edges. First published in 1956, this is a fine account of an English fighter pilot's service in Malta in 1942, with a new Foreword by Diana Barnham and an Introduction by James Holland. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Luftwaffe, RAF, shipping, GC View more info

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The Fall of Fortresses - A Personal Account of One of the Most Daring - and Deadly - Air Battles of the Second World War

By: Bendiner, Elmer

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14562

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 258+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. First UK edition of Elmer Bendiner's account of the 1943 Schweinfurt bombing raids over Germany in which he took part. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: B-17, Fortress, ball-bearing, USAAF View more info

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Winged Warfare

By: Bishop (VC, DSO and Bar, MC), Major William A.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Manchester, Crecy Publishing: 2002

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16826

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 234mm x 154mm , 223pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, no creasing. Softcover republication of classic memoir of a WW1 air ace originally published in 1918. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: WW1, ace, VC, combat View more info

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Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947

By: Bowers, Peter M.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1979

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9022

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 221mm x 144mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 637pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Owners inscription. Book has been read, some evidence of handling to block edges, spine creased, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled but overall clean with minimal wear, colour fading to spine. "A complete history of the pioneer work of Glenn Curtiss and the subsequent companies which bore his na... View more info

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For Valour - The Air V.C.s

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14465

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 548pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still clean, tight and impressive. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. A big and beefy volume which tells the stories of the 51 airmen to be awarded the Victoria Cross, with extensive photographic illustration. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, Victoria, valour, posthumous This book is unu... View more info

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Air Raid! The enemy air offensive against East Anglia 1939-45

By: Bowyer, Michael J.F.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16825

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 235mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 352pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled, some light foxing to top block edge, clean overall. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling and to edges, front flap clipped. Account of German air attacks on East Anglia during WW2, meticulously researched, detailed and illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Luffw... View more info

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Pure Luck - The Authorized Biography of Sir Thomas Sopwith, 1888-1989

By: Bramson, Alan

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Wellingborough, Patrick Stephens: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5702

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new, and has been read, but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled, some faint line indentations. With a foreword by the Prince of Wales, this is the remarkable story of the engineer and industrialist most famed as the aircraft designer whose planes contributed to British war success over seventy years. Catalo... View more info

Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1952-53

By: Bridgman, Leonard (ed)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston: 1952

Seller ID: 16623

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 324mm x 205mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , vii prelims, 324+98pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Large-scale book is ex-lib with stamps. Boards bumped and bowed inwards at front, bottom edges frayed and worn from dampening, with some bottom edges stained up to 1cm; pages otherwise clean with light wear. Edition of Jane's definitive guide to the world's civil and military aircraft from the da... View more info

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Hull's Spitfire 'Ace'

By: Chester, Don

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hull, Don Chester: 2010

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 12134

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 210mm x 146mm , 129pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Paperback is bright and clean with minimal wear. Privately-published tribute to one of "The Few" pilots who saved Britain in the late Summer of 1940. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Spitfire, DFC, Torch View more info

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Battle of Britain - Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmidt Bf. 109

By: Cooksley, Peter G.; Ward, Richard ; Shores Chrristopher F.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Canterbury, Osprey: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14680

Condition: Fair


Paperback, 247mm x 180mm , 38pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Richard Ward. Fair/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read and is in good+ condition save for surface damage caused by damp to the central colour pages, but which is to edges only. Content still clean. No. S.1 in Osprey's Aircam Aviation series offers visual impressions of all colour schemes and markings of the three fighter planes that dominated the Battle of Britain ... View more info

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Aircraft of the Fighting Powers - Volume III

By: Cooper, H.J. ; Thetford, O.G. ; Russell (M.I.Mech.E.), D.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Leicester, Harborough: 1942

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12330

Condition: Good


Hardback, 285mm x 213mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xlv prelims, 80pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Tape repair to one page, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, spine colour also faded, Block edges (including those of fold-out illustrations) a little worn from handling. Third wartime update on the aircraft then in use by combatant powers, superbly illustrated with aircraft designs as well as photo... View more info

Always Another Dawn - The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot

By: Crossfield, A. Scott; Blair (Jr.), Clay

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1961

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Inscribed prize sticker

Seller ID: 16629

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 421+64pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Inscribed prize sticker. Spine and boards bumped, light wear and grubbiness to block edges, block just a little tanned, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally tanned with edges chipped and frayed in places. UK edition of excellent account of life as a pilot of experimental American rocket aircraft at the advent of the Space... View more info

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One-Armed Mac - The Story of Squadron Leader James MacLachlan, DSO, DFC and 2 bars, Czech War Cross based upon his diaries and letters

By: Cull, Brian ; Symons, Roland

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5704

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top front corner of board bumped, no other imperfections. Book may be unread. Dustwrapper front top corner bumped, else near fine. Biography of a British ace of World War Two. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, Hurricane, amputation, captivity View more info

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The Billy Mitchell Story

By: Davis, Burke

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Philadelphia / Ontario, Chilton / Thomas Nelson: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5182

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 149pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read. Spine bumped. Small staining to front endpaper. Dustwrapper has bumped ends of spine and single small tear to top of rear. "The dazzling story of Billy Mitchell, the apostle of air power who sacrificed his career to preapre America for modern warfare." Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: America, Mitchell, air, wa... View more info

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Airshipwreck

By: Deighton, Len ; Schwartzman, Arnold

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9678

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 264mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 72pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and top rear board just a little bumped and scuffed. Book otherwise tight and clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and evidence of handling, spine colour faded. Excellent short-compass account of the short-lived airship boom between the wars, with often dramatic photographic illustration. Catalogue: Aircraf... View more info

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Modern Battlefield Warplanes

By: Donald, David ; March, Daniel J. (eds)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, AIRTime Publishing: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8228

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 313mm x 237mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 320pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Massive, superbly illustrated guide to seven contemporary warplanes, with specifications and service histories, based on original articles in World Air Power Journal and International Air Power Review from 1994-2004. Cata... View more info

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Flight to Freedom

By: Donnet (D.F.C.), Mike

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16827

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 108+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear, just a suspicion of tanning to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The memoir of a British fighter pilot whose daring 1940 escape from occupied Belgium was only the first of many thrilling wartime deeds. Illustrated with the author's own photographs. Ca... View more info

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No Landing Place - A Guide to Aircraft Crashes in Snowdonia

By: Doylerush, Edward

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Leicester, Midland Counties: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12298

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 215mm x 153mm , 96pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has light wear from handling and some indentations to covers but overall clean and tight. A local man's excellent account of aircraft wrecks in the Snowdonia region, with minor revisions from the original 1986 publication. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Avro, aircraft, crash, RAF View more info

Image for Billy Drake Fighter Leader - The Autobiography of Group Captain Captain B. Drake DSO, DFC & Bar, DFC (US)

Billy Drake Fighter Leader - The Autobiography of Group Captain Captain B. Drake DSO, DFC & Bar, DFC (US)

By: Drake, Billy ; Shores, Christopher

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12301

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Co-written memoir of "one of the most illustrious RAF fighter pilots of World War II, indeed of all time." Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, Kittyhawks, Spitfire, Typhoon View more info

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Bombers of the Luftwaffe

By: Dressel, Joachim ; Greihl, Manfred

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14502

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 280mm x 224mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Corners and bottom front board bumped, book has been handled but still clean, though stamped on title page with message stating damaged stock. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear to edges and from handling. In translation from the authors' German, this is a fine English-language account of all Luftwaffe bombers, ful... View more info

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British Airways - Its History, Aircraft and Liveries

By: Gaskell, Keith

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10634

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 301mm x 217mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Review of the first 25 years of British Airways, from 1974 to 1999, lavishly illustrated with contemporary images of the infamous "ethnic" talifin designs. Catalogue: Aircraft.... View more info

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The World's Worst Aircraft

By: Gilbert, James

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Walton-on-Thames, M. & J. Hobbs: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12253

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 261mm x 207mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, block edges dusty, basically clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear at extremities. Witty but well-informed account of some misguided designs for flying machines, from ancient and medieval times through to bizarre modern aircraft. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords:... View more info

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Eagle in Flames - The Fall of the Luftwaffe

By: Hooton, E.R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour: 1997

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 8183

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 352+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Owners inscription. Book has been read and handled, spine bumped, no other imperfections obvious. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear but still bright and clean. Follow-up volume to "Phoenix Triumphant" offers Hooton's well-researched account of how the Luftwaffe lost its dominance of World War Two in the air, beginning wit... View more info

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XII-24, Supermarine Seafire Mk.I-47

By: Hooton, Ted ; Ward, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Canterbury, Osprey: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14681

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 247mm x 180mm , 46pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Richard Ward. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear from handling. No. 8 in Osprey's Aircam Aviation series offers visual impressions of colour schemes and markings of a legendary RAF fighter plane and a less-familiar sister aircraft. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, 1940, roundel, insignia View more info

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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1981

By: Horseman, Martin (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8163

Condition: Good +++


Book has been read and handled but still tight and clean. Spine maybe just a little bumped at top. 1981 annual for the aircraft enthusiast, with lots of illustrated articles on commercial and military planes past and present. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. View more info

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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1982

By: Horseman, Martin (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8164

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 181mm decorated boards, 130pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been read and handled but still tight and clean. 1982 annual for the aircraft enthusiast, with lots of illustrated articles on commercial and military planes past and present. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Aircraft, Dakota, Boeing, 1982 View more info

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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1984

By: Horseman, Martin (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1983

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8165

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 241mm x 173mm decorated boards, 128pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been read and handled but still tight and clean. Spine maybe just a little bumped at top. 1984 annual for the aircraft enthusiast, with lots of illustrated articles on commercial and military planes past and present. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Aircraft, RAF, Lockheed, 1984 View more info