World War II
1979, A Look Back. 38th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Thunderbolt, P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association.
[New York: P-47 Thunderbolt Association, 1979], quarto, pictorial wrappers. 80pp. P-47 Thunderbolt Association, Numerous photographs, drawings, and cartoons. Near fine copy. Item #18777
"China Airlift - The Hump." China's aerial lifeline -- The beginning of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association.
(Poplar Bluff: China-Burma-India Hump Pilots, Association, Inc. 1980, 1983), First Edition, Each volume limited to 3,200 copies. large octavo, black boards with silver logo on front cover. 596pp.; 628pp. China-Burma-India Hump Pilots, Association, Inc., Two volumes. With full color photographs of CBI patches. A history and roster. Numerous photographs. A.... Item #15086
Coastal Command. The Air Ministry Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas 1939-1942.
New York: Macmillan, 1943, First American Edition. quarto, dark blue cloth in picyorial dust jacket. (144)pp. Macmillan, Profusely illustrated with photographs. A near fine copy. Jacket very slightly rubbed, two tears and a ting fold. Verso of jacket two pieces of tape along top and bottom interior (not necessary). Item #26116
(Buffalo, NY: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1943-44, First Edition. quarto, pictorial paper wrappers. (32)pp. (each), stapled. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Six issues. Vol. XXVI, No. 4, Sept.-Oct 1943; No. 5, Nov.-Dec.1943; No. 6, Jan.-Feb. 1944 (but noted as Vol. XVII) Vol. XXVII, Mar.-Apr. 1944; No. 2, May-June 1944; No. 3 July-Aug. 1943. The "official"... Item #25250
(New York: Training Aids Division, 1944), First Printing thus. octavo, pictorial paper wrappers, stapled. 16pp. Training Aids Division, Illustrated with humorous drawings. Adapted from the RCAF publication "Ditching Gen". Office of the Assitant Chief of Air Staff, Training Headquarters Army Air Forces. Wrappers slightly dusty, otherwise near fine. Item #25987
(Hobbs, New Mexico: c. 1944), First Edition. oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled. unpaginated (32pp.). A pictorial history and happenings of Hobbs Army Air Field. Light wear, small light stain to front wrapper. Item #18733
(Paris: Desfosses-Neogravure, 1945), First Edition. quarto, pictorial paper covered boards. 26 leaves. Desfosses-Neogravure, Design and with numerous paintings in full color by Milton Marx, Capt. A.C. A most attractive book, this copy inscribed and signed by Capt. Marx and dated 31 Oct, 1946. Light wear to extremities as is usually... Item #20901
(Surrey, England): Public Record Office, (2001), Reprint. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xx); (432)pp. Public Record Office, A history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by those who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during World War II. Their accounts are based on... Item #18948
USS Princeton (CVA-37), September 1953, First Edition. oblong quarto, grey-green pictorial cloth. 240pp. USS Princeton (CVA-37), Extensively illustrated with photographs. Tipped to the frontispiece is a slip of paper signed by James Forrestal and C. W. Nimitz. Small bookplate on front endpaper. A fine, clean copy. Item #19593
(Dandenong, Victoria, Australia: Kookaburra Technical Publications, no date (1969), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. (24)pp. Kookaburra Technical Publications, Series 1, No 3 in the Kookaburra Technical Aircraft Books series. A series of full-page photograph with captions. Fine copy. Item #17975
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1949, First Edition. octavo, black cloth in dust jacket. (150)pp. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Illustrated. Price-clipped jacket in good condition although reinforced with tape on the verso at the top and bottom of the spine. Book near fine condition. Item #18716
(Oxford): Air Research, (1988), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 48pp. Air Research, A fine history of this important unit. Well illustrated with photographs. A fine copy. Item #25680
London: Cassell, (1972), octavo, blue cloth in dust jacket. (xii); 228pp. Cassell, The author attempts a cost-effective evaluation of the British policies and strategies of the RAF from World War One onward. Near fine copy. Item #18822
ANDREWS, C. F.
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, (1969), First Edition. octavo, dark blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (x), 566pp. Funk and Wagnalls, Extensively illustrated with photographs and three-view drawings. With fine coverage of Vickers' World War One aircraft. A near fine copy, very slight scuffs to jacket. Jacket not price clipped. Item #23765
ARCHER, Henry and Edward Pine.
London: Cassell, (1954), First Edition. octavo, black boards in dust jacket. viii, 188pp. Cassell, The story of Flying Officer Peter Saunders and his crew with 330 Squadron.Fine copy, very minor foxing to edges of text block, one small tear, a few wrinkles and wear to jacket. Jacket not price clipped. Item #20057
(Army Air Forces Training Command).
(Baton Rouge, LA: Army and Navy Publishing Company of Louisiana, 1943), First Edition. quarto, dark blue cloth embossed in blind and stamped in blue and gold. 170pp. Army and Navy Publishing Company of Louisiana, Extensively illustrated. With five signatures and addresses on back endpaper. Binding worn and faded, a few... Item #24054
AVERY, Max C with Christopher Shores.
Spitfire Leader. The Story of Wing Cdr. Evan "Rosie" Mackie, DSO, DFC & Bar, DFC (US), Top Scoring RNZAF Fighter Ace.
London: Grub Street, (1997), First Edition. quarto, red boards in pictorial dust jacket. (viii); 188pp. Grub Street, Photographic reproductions in black and white of squadron personnel, family, and friends. Near fine copy. Item #18657
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company, (1944), First Edition. octavo, maroon cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (6), 234pp. Military Service Publishing Company, The fundamentals of bombing in theory and practice. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Although not necessary, the jacket has two small pieces of paper tape to the verso... Item #18753
[London]: Sidgwick and Jackson, (1973), First Edition. quarto, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (192)pp. Sidgwick and Jackson, Illustrations include drawings, maps, and numerous color and black and white photographs.Two small pieces of tape on inside of jacket, otherwise a very fine copy, jacket flap clipped. Item #18706
London: William Kimber, (1965), First Edition. octavo, orange boards in pictorial dust jacket. 207pp. William Kimber, Numerous illustrations of airplanes and R.A.F. squadron personnel. The story of this amazing pilot who was killed during the bitter fighting over Greece in April of 1941. Minor foxing to top edge of text... Item #18656
BALLANTINE, John (editor).
[Jacksonville, FL: U.S. Air Technical Training Center], 1943], First Edition. tall octavo, blue cloth with gilt stamping and insignia on front cover. unpaginated. U.S. Air Technical Training Center], The Class Book for the Aviation Machinist's Mate School Class M-4-W, graduating June of 1943, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center... Item #19578
Melbourne: Kookaburra, (1985), First Edition. quarto, original boards in pictorial dust jackets. 172, 172pp. Kookaburra, Profusely illustrated with photographs in black and white and in color. With paintings in color by Richard Goyat and line drawings by Reinhard Sandow. Jackets not clipped. A very fine, clean set. Item #25652
BARFIELD, Norman (compiler).
(Gloucestershire, England): Chalford, (1996), First Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (128)pp. Chalford, One in The Archive Photographs Series. A pioneering British maritime aviation company founded in 1913, in Southampton had an illustrious 50 year history. When Reginald Mitchell joined the company in 1917, it resulted in a lineage of... Item #18943
(Cheshire, England): Crecy, (1997), Revised. octavo, violet boards in pictorial dust jacket. (viii); 208pp. Crecy, Bartley's account of his service in the RAF as a fighter pilot first in the Battle of France then covering the Dunkirk evacuation. Taken from his pilot's flying log book, diaries, letters, and present day... Item #18908
Orchard Park, NY: Age of Aces, (2010), First Printing of this edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (388)pp. Age of Aces, Illustrated by Frederick Blakeslee. While Death flies the Swastika across the bloody skies of World War II, one American flier stands before the pendulum of history! In the vivid... Item #23866