(c. 1916), 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches, Original, war date, German contact printed photograph of captured Sopwith Baby No. 8153, Royal Naval Air Service. This aircraft was involved in the 25 May 1916 bombing raid against the Zeppelin airbase at Hoyer, Schleswig-Holstein. It was launched from the sea-plane carrier... Item #25533
New York: Sotheby's, June 14, 1993, quarto, wrappers. (137)pp., followed by XV color plates and a one page index. 211 lots. Sotheby's, With a 2pp. biography of the collector. A collection mainly comprised of letters and manuscripts: Ballooning, Amelia Earhart, Otto Lilienthal, Lindberg, Robert E. Peary, Wilbur and Orville Wright... Item #3740
(Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2010), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 64pp. Osprey Publishing, In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of... Item #21575
(Stroud): Tempus, (2006), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 192pp. Tempus , Extensively illustrated. The story of this county in England leading up to and throughout the First World War. Airmen from this county served in the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force and the Royal Naval Air Service... Item #18321
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Fine Books, no date, Reprint of the 1921 edition. octavo, grey cloth. (viii), 1,493 pp. Martino Fine Books, This second volume covers the period from 1909-1916. Very fine. Item #22025
(Stroud): Amberley, (2010), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 192pp. Amberley, An illustrated history of early wartime aviation. Charts the development of aerial warfare and the brave young airmen who took their lives in their hands. The four years between 1914 and 1918 saw an incredible growth in air... Item #22846
(Oxford: Osprey, 2008), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. 96pp. Osprey, Illustrated in color by Christa Hook. Osprey Campaign Series No. 193. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 – and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the ‘home front’. German... Item #18017
(Oxford: Osprey, 2011), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 88pp. Osprey, In the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of war, the prospect of immediate Zeppelin raids on London and other major British towns and cities loomed large. Britain's aerial defenses were negligible, while German armed... Item #23312
DEIGHTON, Len and Arnold Schwartzman.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1978), First Edition. oblong quarto, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (74)pp. Jonathan Cape, Extensively illustrated. A short history of the commercial airship. Laid is a postcard from the publisher reproducing an illustration from the book. A very fine copy, jacket not clipped. Item #26544
(Ontario: Canada's Wings, Inc. 1980), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (308)pp. Canada's Wings, Inc., Thousands of young Canadians served in the RNAS, RFC, and, later, the RAF during World War I. Along with the stories of famous "aces" such as Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw are the... Item #16376
DU PLESSIS, Comte J.
Paris: Plon, (1924), First Edition. octavo, original printed paper wrappers. (viii), (352)pp. Plon, Illustrated with photographs and two maps. Wrappers worn and a few tiny chips and tears. Item #25249
EASDOWN, Martin and Thomas Genth.
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2004), First Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 160pp. Pen & Sword, Well-illustrated account of the German air raid on Folkestone in 1917 and its appalling aftermath. The first comprehensive history of this episode to be published. A dramatic description of the event, relying heavily on... Item #18065
ECKENER, Dr. Hugo.
Berlin: August Scherl, (1928), Later Printing. octavo, original maroon cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. (120)pp. August Scherl, Well illustrated with photographs. With tipped-in map. Text block dust on top otherwise a near fine copy. Item #25067
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2009), First Edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. xii, (164)pp. Pen & Sword, Our vision of aviation in the First World War is dominated by images of gallant fighter pilots duelling with each other high over the Western Front. But it was the threat... Item #19668
(Yeovilton): Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, 1979, First Edition. octavo, white boards in pictorial dust jacket. 128pp. Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Illustrated with photographs. The story of Rex Warneford who brought down the first German Zeppelin in aerial combat. A very fine copy, jacket not... Item #24378
KELLER, C. L.
West Roxbury, MA: World War I Aero Publishers, , First Edition. octavo, wrappers. 24pp. World War I Aero Publishers, Volume 1, No. 3 in the World War I Aero Publishers aviation series. "When the rigid airship ZR-1 was christened the U.S.S. Shenandoah on 10 October 1 923, it became the... Item #11889
KINGSFORD, A. R.
Night Raiders of the Air. Being the experiences of a night flying pilot, who raided Hunland on many dark nights during the War.
Philadelphia: Casemate, (2014), First Printing of this edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. 168pp. Casemate, Illustrated with photographs and drawings. This edition contains a new 2-page biographical note at end. A.R. Kingsford flew with 100 Squadron, the unit that dropped the first bomb at night on Germany and... Item #23785
Hamburg: Broschek, 1931, First Edition. octavo, original blue cloth stamped in white on front cover and spine. (192)pp. Broschek, Illustrated with photographs. Zeppelin adventures during Wold War One. Lettering on spine a bit scuffed, otherwise a fine, clean copy. Item #23082
MOOR, Anthony J.
(Stroud): Tempus, (2007), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (128)pp. Tempus, Profusely illustrated. The forgotten airfield at Throwley, Faversham, Kent, which existed between 1917 and 1919, was created to aid Britain's coastal defence after the public's fearful outcry in response to Zeppelin raids early in the First World War... Item #21666
MORRIS, Captain Joseph.
(Gloucestershire, England): Nonsuch, (2007), Reprint. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 188pp. Nonsuch, Reprint of the first edition of 1925. With maps and photographic illustrations. Includes Tables of German air raids on Great Britain by airships and airplanes and German Airships brought down by British forces. Very fine copy. Item #18747
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2008), First Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. (xii), 148pp. Pen & Sword, Zeppelin Over Suffolk tells the remarkable story of the destruction of a German airship over East Anglia in 1917. The drama is set against the backdrop of Germany's aerial bombing campaign on Britain... Item #19278
(Barnsley): Leo Cooper, (2001), First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 192pp. Leo Cooper, Battleground Europe Series edited by Nigel Cave.The Battleground Europe series has helped create a new audience for the story of the desperate battles of World War I, but up to now the series has largely been concerned with... Item #18031
OPPENHEIM, E. Phillips.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1918, First Edition. octavo, gray cloth. Little, Brown, An adventure novel. With frontispiece by H. Weston Taylor. Text block dusty and with a bit of foxing, spine slightly faded. Item #23684
PARSEVAL, August von.
Berlin: Hermann Klemm A.-G. , First Edition. quarto, beige pictorial cloth with title in red on cover and spine. (vi), (148)pp. Hermann Klemm A.-G., Text in German. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Former owner's name rubber-stamped on front pastedown, title page and back pastedown. Faint water stain along bottom one... Item #17043
New York: The John Day Company, (1961), First American Edition. octavo, black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (x), 246pp. The John Day Company, The author studied official documents, log books, flight reports, military correspondence, and personal interviews to record the aerial "blitz" of London in the years 1914-1918, by Germany's... Item #16468