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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1983

By: Horseman, Martin (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8186

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 181mm decorated boards, 128pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is bright and clean with no signs of wear. 1983 annual for the aircraft enthusiast, with lots of illustrated articles on commercial and military planes past and present. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Aircraft, Fairey, Boeing, 1983 View more info

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The Battle of Britain - The Jubilee History

By: Hough, Richard ; Richards, Denis

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1990

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14500

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 204mm x 130mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 413+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with some edgewear and evidence of handling. Book Club edition of 1989 account of those weeks in the summer of 1940 when the airmen of the RAF saved Britain - and Europe - from ultimate Nazi domination. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: sealion, Luftwa... View more info

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Flights of Passage - Reflections of a World War II Aviator

By: Hynes, Samuel

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12205

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 270pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Memoir of an American Marine bomber pilot who, by his own account, became a man in the war against the Japanese. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: bomber, marine, Japan, aviator View more info

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The Colour Encyclopedia of Incredible Aeroplanes

By: Jarrett, Philip

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Dorling Kindersley: 2007

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16295

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 176mm x 216mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 360pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, pages seem a little tanned and grainy but this appears on second sight to be a design feature. Superbly illustrated Book People edition of 2006 volume which offers brief introductions to great aeroplanes of all kinds - military, commercial, experiment... View more info

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Billy Bishop VC - Lone Wolf Hunter - The RAF Ace Re-Examined

By: Kilduff, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2014

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13570

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 254mm x 174mm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Hardback is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A thorough re-examination of the career of a Canadian WW1 air ace who was credited with 72 kills at the timeā€¦ Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: ace, combat, DFC, VC View more info

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Aviation - Flight over the Eastern Counties since 1937

By: Kinsey, Gordon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Lavenham, Terence Dalton: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15403

Condition: Good


Hardback, 233mm x 183mm white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 268pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Book has been handled, bottom front board edge has a small indentation and tear, foxing to top block edge, small mark to right block edge, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear to edges, single tear at bottom rear. Excellent illustrated history of military and civil aviation in Eastern England from 1937 to 1... View more info

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With Wings Like Eagles - The Untold History of the Battle of Britain

By: Korda, Michael

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, JR Books: 2009

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14568

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 322+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A significant 21st century account of the 1940 air war over Britain, with a rewarding depth of political and technical background to the battle. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, Luftwaffe, Dowding, fight... View more info

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Reggie - The Life of Air Vice Marshal R.L.G. Marix CBE DSO

By: Lea, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Bishop Auckland, Pentland Press: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8184

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 217mm x 153mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 180pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little evidence of handling. Biography of a pioneering RAF officer who served in two world wars. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Marix, RAF, war, biography View more info

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Flying Colours - The Epic Story of Douglas Bader

By: Lucas, Laddie

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12195

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Published fifty years after the air crash that cost Bader his legs, this is the still-amazing story of how he recovered to serve as a pilot hero of the Battle of Britain and live a no-less-fulfilling life in the post-war decades. ... View more info

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Spirit of the Yukon

By: Lunny, June Cruickshank

Price: £18.00

Publisher: British Columbia, Caitlin Press: 1992

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1374

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 250mm x 217mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 151pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by author. Base of spine bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Tight and clean throughout. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally, minimal edge wear. Clean and bright. Memories of the achievements of Canadian bush pilot Andrew David Cruickshank, written by his daughter. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Bush, Canada, aviation, pr... View more info

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Bader's War - Have a Go at Everything'

By: Mackenzie, S.P.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Spellmount: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13569

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is bright and clean with no obvious imperfections, binding just a little loose at front. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Superb biography of the amputee British war hero who flew in the Battle of Britain and then defied the Germans as a POW. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: amputee, POW, Colditz, fighter View more info

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Airliners from 1919 to the present day

By: Munson, Kenneth

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Peerage Books: 1982

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5705

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 215mm x 140mm red cloth boards, white titles, first thus, 352pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +++. Book is lovely and clean, with plates notably bright. Some darkening of block edges. Spine and boards clean but just a little bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled and has just a little bumping but basically bright and clean. Front flap clipped. Handy illustrated guide for the airliner enthusiast. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Airliner, Boeing,... View more info

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Vickers Wellington 1936 to 1953 (all marks and models) - Owners' Workshop Manual

By: Murray, Iain R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Yeovil, Haynes: 2012

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17217

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 276mm x 214mm decorated boards, 120pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and bright - indeed, near fine, save for sticker damage to 2 sq cm on front. Haynes guide which offers "an insight into the history, development, production and role of the Second World War bomber aircraft." Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: bomber, RAF, command, fuselage View more info

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Tornado Down

By: Peters, Flight- Lieutenant John ; Nichol, Flight- Lieutenant John ; Pearson William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16296

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 236+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges worn and grubby in places. Dustwrapper is generally worn and grubby from handling, some fraying to edges. Harrowing account of the experiences of two RAF crew shot down over Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War and and of their subsequent treatment by Saddam Hussein's regime. C... View more info

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Hurricane Ace - Josef Frantisek - The True Story

By: Rajlich, Jiri

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Sandomierz, Poland / Petersfield, Hants., Stratus / MMP: 2010

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13811

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 229mm x 164mm , 144pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with no obvious imperfections. Excellent account of the WW2 service of a Czech fighter pilot who served with Polish units of the RAF during WW2. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: RAF, Czech, fighter, Luftwaffe View more info

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Reaching for the Skies

By: Rendall, Ivan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Orion Books: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16824

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 250mm x 194mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and bright with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. First US edition of BBC TV series tie-in book which tells the story of manned flight from the pioneer balloonists to the Space Shuttle, generously illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Ai... View more info

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'But for the Grace of God'

By: Rogers (M.B.E.), T.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: York, York Publishing Services: 2013

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12176

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 331pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Ephemeral letter from the author's wife (widow?) Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Memoir of a WW1 veteran who also served in the next war in India. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: India, Kohima, WW1 View more info

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Legends of the Air - Aircraft, Pilots and Planemakers from the Museum of Flight

By: Rossiter, Sean ; Bowers, Peter M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Sasquatch Books: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9679

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 224mm x 267mm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with minmal wear. Just a little bumping to bottom block edge. A presentation of eighteen military and commercial aircraft from Seattle's Museum of Flight, revealing the specification and history of each plane, with generous photographic illustration and Foreword by Bowers. Catalogue: Aircra... View more info

Aircraft Recognition - Part II

By: Saville-Sneath, R.A.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1942

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12243

Condition: Fair


Paperback, 183mm x 122mm , 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read and is now grubby around edges, with some foxing also. Binding exposed by front endpaper but otherwise good and tight. Second wartime guide by Saville-Sneath to the recognition of warplanes then in service with Allied and Axis powers. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Luftwaffe, Curtiss, Northrop, silhouette View more info

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Hornchurch Eagles - The Life Stories of Eight of the Airfield's Distinguished WWII fighter pilots

By: Smith, Richard C.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14501

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 226mm x 160mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "The entire lives and flying careers (including pre and post war) of eight of the most noteworthy pilots who flew from Hornchurch during the Second World War." Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Broadhurst, RAF, Barwell, airfie... View more info

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Planemakers: 1 - Boeing

By: Taylor, Michael J.H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Jane's Publishing: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8878

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 263mm x 205mm decorated boards, 210pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is not new and has been but no obvious imperfections.Just a little chipping at corners of boards. Illustrated and well-researched history of a great aircraft manufacturer. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Boeing, jumbo, 747, Seattle, B-17 View more info

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The Blond Knight of Germany

By: Toliver (USAF (Ret.)), Colonel Raymond F.; Constable, Trevor J.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14548

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 318+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, block edges a little ragged and worn but overall clean, tight and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected in a thick clear plastic jacket, worn from handling) is worn around edges with some chipping at extremities, flattened tear at bottom rear. With an Introduction b... View more info

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Pilot's Summer - An R.A.F. Diary

By: Tredney, Frank D.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1941

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16504

Condition: Good


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm dark blue cloth boards, yellow titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 236+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read with light wear and a hint of foxing to block edges, but pages clean. Spine and boards have some blotchy fading. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby from handling, edges chipped with loss at ends of spine. Reprint of 1939 account of three months' training at the R.A.F. Central Flying School just prior to WW2. Cat... View more info

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Carrier Observer

By: Wallace, Gordon

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12239

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 226mm x 150mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222+pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, block edges grubby with some foxing, single inscription in appendix, else clean. Dustwrapper has some wear and creasing, retailer sticker on rear. Memoir of a WW2 Fleet Air Arm observer who served in the fight against Germany and Japan. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Tunisia, car... View more info

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Wings and a Prayer - The Life of Branse Burbridge

By: Warson, Gillian R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bicester, The Lydia Press: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14569

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 208mm x 146mm , 108pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. The rewarding story of the 20-year-old Christian pacifist who nonetheless felt compelled to join the RAF at the start of World War Two and became the most successful night-fighter of the war, before devoting the rest of his life to Jesus. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: Christian, RAF, DSO, DFC View more info

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A Trenchard Brat - A Life in Aviation

By: Weston, Frederick

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Studley, Brewin Books: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14559

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 245mm x 177mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 300pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in near fine condition but Foreword page has stuck to contents page, with similar adhesion to index page at rear. Else clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is clean with some sticker residue to front. Memoir of a life of service in military and commercial aircraft, including WW2 service in Syria and the Western Desert... View more info

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Men of Air - The Doomed Youth of Bomber Command

By: Wilson, Kevin

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12245

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 435+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A superbly researched account of how Bomber Command's strategic campaign against Germany finally bore fruit in later WW2, with many personal stories of Allied pilots and crews, some who survived, some who did not... View more info

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While Others Slept - The Early Years of Bomber Command

By: Woods, Eric

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Bognor Regis, Woodfield Publishing: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13585

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 204mm x 137mm , 182pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled but still tight and clean with minimal wear. Excellent account of experience as a navigator with Bomber Command during 1941/2. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: navigator, RAF, Hampden, bomber View more info

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Luck and a Lancaster - Chance and Survival in World War II

By: Yates (DFC), Harry

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Airlife Publishing: 2010

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12140

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 235mm x 155mm , 255+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and tight with minimal evidence of handling. A raid-by-raid account by the author of a tour of duty as a bomber pilot in the last five months of 1944. Catalogue: Aircraft. Keywords: bomber, stragegic, Harris, lancaster View more info