Bibliotheca Aeronautica: A Descriptive Catalogue of Books & Engravings Illustrating the Evolution of the Airship and the Aeroplane.
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, (2001), Facsimile reprint. octavo, maroon boards. 170 pp. Martino Publishing, This scarce 1920 catalogue from Maggs Brothers describes 1494 books, pamphlets and engravings on early Aeronautics. Thecollection was intended to trace the evolution of aviation from the early times down to the Close of the... Item #22024
(c. 1918), 11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Original contact print photograph of a Short "Shirl" torpedo airplane, 1918. The Short N.1B Shirl was a British single-seat biplane intended to carry a heavy torpedo from early aircraft carriers late in World War I. It met its specifications but planned production... Item #25545
ALCOCK, John & Arthur Whitten Brown.
London: William Kimber, (1969), First Edition. octavo, blue boards in pictorial dust jacket. (195)pp. William Kimber, Introduction by John Alcock. The authors' own record of their non-stop Atlantic flight in June, 1919, to win the 10,000 pounds offered by Lord Northcliffe six years before. Pioneers of the first crossing in... Item #15594
BALLARD, Jack Stokes.
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, (2007), First Edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xvi), 208pp. Texas A&M University Press, The biography of Kindley, one of the lesser known American pilots of WWI, with the history of the early years of aviation, the Great War, and the... Item #16303
BISHOP, William Arthur.
New York: David McKay, (1966), First American Edition. octavo, red cloth in dust jacket. (12), (212)pp. David McKay, A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record of 72... Item #22309
BISHOP, William Arthur.
New York: David McKay, (1966), First American Edition. octavo, red cloth in dust jacket. (12), (212)pp. David McKay, A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record of 72... Item #24229
BISHOP, William Arthur.
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1965), First Edition. octavo, blue boards in pictorial dust jacket. (223)pp. McClelland and Stewart Limited, A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record... Item #16104
BISHOP, William Arthur.
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1965), First Edition. octavo, blue boards in pictorial dust jacket. (223)pp. McClelland and Stewart Limited, A detailed tribute to Billy Bishop, the Canadian air ace, by his son. Many exploits of Bishop's service in both World Wars I and II detailed. He achieved a record... Item #22311
BOWERS, Peter M.
(Fallbrook, CA): Aero Publishers Inc. (1966), First American Edition. octavo, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 444pp. Aero Publishers Inc., The publication of this book coincided with the 50th anniversary of Boeing. It traces the development of the families of aircraft, single-engine marine types, trainers, early transports, fighters, multi-engined bombers... Item #19126
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
(Staten Island: Maurizio Martino), no date, Reprint of the first edition of 1910. octavo, black cloth. xiv, 949 pp. Maurizio Martino), This reprint is limited to 150 copies. 13,487 items listed. Very fine. Item #22026
(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, 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
COWTON, Albert E.
Norwich, England: Mrs. A.E. Cowton, (1963), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth with gilt decoration on front cover. (xvi), 496pp. Mrs. A.E. Cowton, Foreword by Strang Graham. The story of Albert Cowton from his early experiences with the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the Royal Naval Air Service through his years... Item #22860
CYNK, Jerzy B.
The Polish Air Force at War. The Official History. Vol. I 1939-1943, Vol. II 1943-1945. (Two volumes).
Atglen, PA: Schiffer, (1998), First Edition. quarto, maroon cloth in pictorial dust jackets. (336) and (336)pp. Schiffer, Profusely illustrated with photographs, maps and profiles in full color. After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force – flying British... Item #26105
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2002), First Edition. octavo, cloth and boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), 254pp. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, An account of what happened in the air and on the ground before, during, and after this singular event of the modern age. Thousands of spectators came... Item #15006
La Navigation Aerienne et les Randonnees Victorieuses du "Belgica." Conquete de la Coupe Gordon-Bennett.
Brussels: Expansion Belge Vers Le Levant, , First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. (142)pp. Expansion Belge Vers Le Levant, An account of the author's numerous flights in free balloons that culminated in winning the Gordon-Bennett cup in 1924. Illustrations include photographs and maps. Extensively inscribed by Demuyter on the verso of... Item #16040
ELLIS, Frank H.
(Toronto): University of Toronto Press, (1980), First Paperback Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (xvi); 398pp. University of Toronto Press, A record of the first tentative experiments of the glider, the Barnstormers, technical maneuvers and pilot skill in World War I, commercial flight, bush pilots of the Canadian North, and... Item #19014
FIJNJE VAN SALVERDA, J.G.W.
Aerial Navigation. Translated from the Dutch by George E. Waring, Jr. With notes concerning some recent developments in the art.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894, First American Edition. octavo, maroon cloth with gilt stamping and decoration on front cover and spine. (vi), (216)pp. D. Appleton and Company, The author, a distinguished Dutch engineer, reviews the development of aerial navigation from the balloon of Montgolfier (1783) down to the... Item #16045
FORSYTH Allan and Adam Hochschild (editors).
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, (1999), First Edition. quarto, blue cloth in dust jacket. (xvi), 272pp. Syracuse University Press, A fine, well illustrated biography of one of the most colorful of the early aviators. Born in Russia, Sergievsky learned to fly in 1912. During World War I, he flew with... Item #23578
(Oxford): Osprey, (2001), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 96pp. Osprey, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 42. Profusely illustrated. American fliers arriving in Europe from September 1917 brought with them no aircraft. Instead, US units had to obtain machines mainly from the British and French. From early 1918 American... Item #23516
(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
GRAHAME-WHITE, Claude and Harry Harper.
Heroes of the Flying Corps. A Description of the World of the Airmen During the Early Stages of the War.
London: Henry Frowde, 1916, First Edition. octavo, original pictorial green cloth. (x), 11-350pp. Henry Frowde, With illustrations in color by Cyrus Cuneo. Cloth shelf worn and with scuffing and a few stains. Front inner hinge cracked, endpapers with slight stains. Item #25063
Toronto: Dundurn Press, (2002), First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 232pp. Dundurn Press, From the dust jacket, "On June 2, 1917, the young pilot, Billy Bishop, single-handedly took out a German airfield in an early morning raid at the height of World War I. For this, he was awarded... Item #12295
GRIMMER, A. E.
(Biggleswade: The Shuttleworth Collection, no date, c. 1950), First Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. (8)pp., stapled. The Shuttleworth Collection, With a Foreword by H. M. Frazer. Grimmer was the first benefactor of The Shuttleworth Collection. Illustrated with photographs. Wrappers slightly dusty, tiny fold to upper corner of front wrapper... Item #23134