World War I
(Stroud: Spellmount, 2012), First Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 160pp. Spellmount, Illustrated with photographs. Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded, he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as soon... Item #23541
BISHOP, Col. William A. and Maj. Rothesay Stuart-Wortley.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, (1927), Later printing. octavo, blue cloth stamped in black on front cover and spine. Doubleday, Doran, Illustrated by C. Heurlin. Cloth worn, inscription on front endpaper, stains on front and back endpapers. Item #23666
(BLAKE, Wilfred Theodore).
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd. , First Edition. octavo, blue cloth, stamped in black on front cover and spine. (x), 209pp. Cassell and Company, Ltd., Forty-two short chapters of semi-fiction reproduced from newspaper articles presenting the British point of view concerning their German opponents. Shelf wear, cloth worn at top... Item #22338
BONING, Richard A.
Baldwin: Dexter & Westbrook, (1975), First Edition. quarto, pictorial boards. (48)pp. Dexter & Westbrook, Illustrated in color by Harry Scaare. A biography of German aerial ace Manfred von Richthofen for young readers. Item #22342
COOKE, David C.
New York: Norton, (1970), First Edition. octavo, red boards. (xvi), 304pp. Norton, Illustrated with photographs. Boards dusty at extremities. Item #23811
COOMBS, Charles I.
Cleveland: World, (1967), First Edition. octavo, red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. World, Illustrated by Donn Albright. A novel for young readers. Jacket dusty and price clipped. Item #23672
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, (1970), First Softbound edition. small octavo, printed wrappers. xii, 271 pp. Johns Hopkins Press, An account of the staggering impact the heroic crusade and bloody debacle which was the First World War had on American novelists. Fine. Item #25697
DEHAN, Richard (pseud. of Clothilde Inez Mary Graves).
New York: Putnam's, 1918, First American Edition. octavo, pictorial turquoise cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. (viii), (632)pp. Putnam's, With frontispiece. A novel of the Royal Flying Corps. Front free endpaper removed, name on front paste down endpaper, otherwise a fine, clean copy. Item #22892
(Gloucestershire, England): Tempus, (2000), Second Printing. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 128pp. Tempus , One in the series Images of Aviation. From its beginnings in 1909, Handley Page Ltd., grew to become a major manufacturer of large aircraft in Britain. Among the aeronautical achievements of the company were the O/400... Item #18942
[EWART, Ernest Andrew].
London: John Murray, 1918, First Edition. octavo, grey cloth. x, 246pp. John Murray, Fictionalized stories based on actual events. Ewart was an observer over the Western Front for over a year. Corners bumped, shelfwear to top and bottom of spine, text block dusty. Cloth washed. Item #22359
JOHNS, W. E.
(London): Red Fox, (1992), First Printing of this edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 208pp. Red Fox, As new. Item #24430
KIERNAN, R. H.
(London): Peter Davies, 1934, First Edition. octavo, lemon yellow cloth. (292)pp. Peter Davies, Illustrated with photographs. Cloth dusty, scruffy, and faded at spine. Item #22548
(London): Collins, (2008), First Paperback Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. x, 374pp. Collins, This book was first published under the title: On a Wing and a Prayer. Few are aware of the risks that the pioneering airmen of World War I took. This oral history conveys the perils of... Item #21442
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
NURLEY, Alfred F.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1975), New Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (xii), 190pp. Indiana University Press, Illustrated with photographs. Wrappers very slightly scuffed. Item #22537
O'CONNOR, Mike and Norman Franks.
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2004), First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 176pp. Pen & Sword, Battleground Europe Series edited by Nigel Cave. Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his... Item #18033
(Barnsley): Leo Cooper, (2003), First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. (192)pp. Leo Cooper, Battleground Europe Series edited by Nigel Cave. Airfields and Airmen: Cambrai covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. Visited are the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields where the first Jastas... Item #18032
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2005), First Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. 208pp. Pen & Sword, Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. Mike O’Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War. In addition to the Royal Fighting Corps... Item #21912
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
PLATT, Frank C., (compiler).
New York: Weathervane Books, (1966), Reprint. octavo, dark red boards in pictorial dust jacket. (208)pp. Weathervane Books, Included are chapters on aces Rickenbacker, William A. Bishop, and A. Roy Brown. Also the importance of the air arm in the Battles of the Marne, Verdun, and St. Mihiel. Light wear to... Item #23861
PLATT, Frank C., (compiler).
New York: Signet, (1966), First Paperback Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 206pp. Signet, Included are chapters on aces Rickenbacker, William A. Bishop, and A. Roy Brown. Also the importance of the air arm in the Battles of the Marne, Verdun, and St. Mihiel. Light wear to jacket, spot on... Item #24952
ROCHESTER, George E.
London: Eldon Press, (1949), First Edition. octavo, original orange cloth stamped in black on sprine. Eldon Press, Worn, dusty, water stain to cloth along back edge of spine. Item #23689
SCHURMACHER, Emile C.
New York: Paperback Library, (1970), First Edition. small octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. Paperback Library, Bump to base of spine, otherwise fine. Biography which is a bit "fictionalized" Item #23690
(Stroud): Spellmount, (2010), First Edition. large octavo, dark blue boards in dust jacket. 224pp. Spellmount, In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were "the cavalry of the clouds . . . the knighthood of this war." This romantic image was fostered post-war by writers of adventure stories and the... Item #22595
New York: Award Books, (1966), First Edition. small octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (226)pp. Award Books, Arch Whitehouse's story of the much-decorated American ace, Frank Luke. Tiny fold to back wrapper, otherwise a fine copy. Item #23543