World War I
(1918), oblong 9 1/2" x 6" One sheet of heavy brown paper folded once to make (4) pp. Christmas sentiment on page (2) with full color cartoon tipped onto page (3): "He's Crashed for Good, so here's for --- / A Merry Christmas and a / Happy New Year / 1918 - 1919." Very fine. Item #24152
Advertising Poster for the Autobiography of Royal Flying Corps Ace Lieutenant E. M. Roberts, R.F.C., "A Flying Fighter."
, 13" x 20" Published by Harper & Brothers for the biography of this multi-talented RFC ace from New York. "Read: A Flying Fighter...by Lieut. E. M. Roberts, RFC...He was lorry driver, dispatch rider, bomber, observer, air pilot, ace...$1.50." With illustration by Dalton Valentine and featuring a photograph of Lt... Item #24427
(1917), 5 x 4 inches, 1917 Christmas Card for 4 Brigade RFC. Card comprises a heavy card paper cover 9 3/4 x 4 inches along with another paper sheet of the same size, folded in the center and tied with a ribbon in the RFC colors. Inside is a typically... Item #25489
Kommandeur der Flieger der 1. Armee, (August 18, 1917), 8 1/4 x 13 inches, one sheet of paper printed from type on both sides. Kommandeur der Flieger der 1. Armee, Informative outline of instructions and guidelines for instructing pilots in flying in combat including how a flight should support ground... Item #24889
Katalog Auktion Nachlass Oswald Boelcke (Teil I): Katalog Auktion Nachlass Oswald Boelcke Teil II: Katalog Auktion 19. Order und Historische Sammlungsgegenstande: Katalog Auktion 21. Historisches Sammlungsgegenstande. (4 volumes).
Nurtingen: Andreas Thies, 2001, 2002, First Edition. small quarto, original blue cloth in pictorial dust jackets, parts 3 and 4 in pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 350, (256), (104), 128pp. Andreas Thies, 3 volumes. Extensively illustrated in full color. Lengthy and informative descriptions. Text in German. Sheets of prices realized laid... Item #25754
Berlin: Braunbeck, (1918), First Edition. octavo, pictorial paper wrappers. (192)pp. Braunbeck, Text in German. Illustrated. Drawing on front cover by Claus Bergen. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Light wear to extremities, name stamp on half title, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Item #24197
(1917), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date contact print photo/postcard photograph of Sopwith Triplane No. N5482, "MAUD", flown by Flt. Lt. Charles Dawson Booker of 8 Naval Squadron. Booker was flying this this aircraft when he shot down the CO of Jasta 12, Oblt. Adolf Ritter von Tutchek... Item #25347
Original war date sepia toned photographic print of Capt Charles M. Jones standing next to his SPAD. Former Lafayette Corps pilot.
The photograph is 7" x 5" with the verso identified in the hand of collector Harry Block, "From Bert Atkinsons papers as of Thur Sept 19 - '68 via B.A.'s sister - Mrs Loyd Bradfield. HB." Also typed on the verso of the photograph "Captain Charles M. Jones / C.O.... Item #22995
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original War-Date German contact print photo/postcard of 5 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps BE2d No. 6254 downed after a combat with a Roland near Polygon Wood. Crew were 2Lt G. W. Pender and Lt H. J. Duncan. A fine, detailed photograph. Old German writing on verso. Item #25509
30 3/4" x 42 3/4" Color lithograph printed in black and orange and with two photographic illustrations of aeroplanes. A recruitment poster requesting the services of skilled mechanics. Dry mounted on board. Water stain around edges. Item #16877
Berlin: Mittler & Sohn, 1938, First Edition. small quarto, full red calf stamped in gilt on front cover and with eagle over swastika in gilt. (32)pp. Mittler & Sohn, An elaborately produced volume in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Richthofen's death. With seven illustrations. Minor foxing, else a very... Item #24199
[Paris: Paul Dupont, Mai 1918], French Language issue. oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers. 62pp. Paul Dupont, Text in French. Descriptions of French, German, Italian, Belgium, English, and American airplanes with descriptions and drawings of each. Includes descriptions of their insignias, classifications, and stabilizers. In unusually clean and fine condition. "321st Infantry"... Item #16070
London: Printed by Harrison & Sons...Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1915, First Edition. octavo, tan printed wrappers, stapled. (24)pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons...Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, Descriptions of markings and characteristics of Allied and German planes. One page printed in colors. Wrappers slightly dusty, staples a.... Item #23143
ADAMS, Briggs Kilburn.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc. 1918, First Edition. small octavo, patterned boards. 104pp. The Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc., With a Preface by Arthur Stanwood Pier. Several of these letters were printed in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin after his death. Adams' very descriptive letters to family while he was at... Item #22799
AVEBURY, Lady Alice.
London: A. L. Humphreys for Private Circulation, 1918, First Edition. quarto, original full green morocco stamped in gilt and blind on front cover and spine. (viii), 253pp. A. L. Humphreys for Private Circulation, Lubbock entered the RFC as an observer in August 1915 and served with No. 5 Squadron, earning... Item #24411
BARTLETT, C. P. O.
London: Ian Allan Ltd, (1974), First Edition. octavo, green boards in pictorial dust jacket. 180pp. Ian Allan Ltd, Edited by Chaz Bowyer. The author's comprehensive diary of day-to-day events from his first day in France in August, 1916, to his last day in April, 1918, as a member of No... Item #24074
BELLAH, James Warner.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923, First Edition. octavo, light blue cloth with large paper label on spine and front cover. 148pp. Alfred A. Knopf, Eleven fictional stories based on the lives of a young tribe of cadets from Gascony during World War I. Bellah's first published book. Inscribed by... Item #16948
BROWN, Warren J.
(Largo, FL: Aero-Medical Consultants, 1975), First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. (6), 290pp. Aero-Medical Consultants, An excellent book based on the diary of Joseph E. Boudwin who flew SE5's in No. 84 Squadron RAF and No. 25 Squadron USAS, and Yanks of the 42nd Rainbow Division. Because of his small size... Item #24755
BURGE, C. Gordon.
The Annals of 100 Squadron. Being a Record of the War activities of the Pioneer Night Bombing Squadron in France during the period March 1917 to November 11th 1918, including its operations against German Towns whilst serving in the Independent Force of the R.A.F.
Covent Garden (London): Herbert Reiach Limited, (1919), First Edition. quarto, blue cloth and black leather. (x), 211 pp. Herbert Reiach Limited, Foreword by Sir Hugh Trenchard. Excellent squadron history with a resume of all operations reports from April 5, 1917 to November 11, 1918. In October, 1917, the squadron was... Item #24442
CARTER, Russell Gordon.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940, First Edition. octavo, red buckram in dust jacket. (xvi); 306pp. Houghton Mifflin Company, Illustrated in black and white photographs, color maps within text, and map of the Western Front in 1917-19 on endpapers. Includes Roster and fold-out photograph of the 101st in April 21, 1919... Item #18736
CHAMBERLAIN, Cyrus Foss.
Minneapolis: Privately Printed, 1918, First Edition. octavo, grey-blue boards with buff boards spine and black leather spine label. (118)pp. Privately Printed, Chamberlain attended Princeton University and graduated in the class of 1910. In May of 1917 he sailed for France and upon arrival enlisted 3 June 1917 in the Lafayette... Item #19434
CLAPP, Frederick Mortimer.
[Garden City: Country Life Press], (1920), First Edition. large octavo, brown cloth. (xii), (172)pp. Country Life Press], Brown cloth stamped on front cover with the squadron's insignia of a diving great snow owl with barbell over a ribbon carrying the squadron's motto, and with title in gilt on spine. t.e.g.... Item #23075
CLIFFORD, George Reid.
Boston: Richard G. Badger, (1928), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth stamped in gilt. 276pp. Richard G. Badger, Clifford rose from the ranks to the position of Captain in the Independent Royal Air Force. One Illustration. This book appears to be a hoax. A near fine copy. Item #21703
CROWE, James Richard.
New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1919, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth, stamped in maroon. (224)pp. Nicholas L. Brown, Edited by W. B. Chase. Chapter headings include: At St. Maixent, Deux Sevres (December-April), From San Ma'x' to Tours, Indre-et-Loire (May, 1918), In the Air (June-July), At Issoudun (August-September), and En Famille... Item #15406
CUTLACK, F. M.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1953, Thirteenth Edition. thick octavo, maroon cloth stamped in gilt on spine. (xxx), 494pp. Angus and Robertson, Extensively illustrated with photographs. A fine writing achievement, and a virtual biographical dictionary of Australian Flying Corps pilots. A virtually as new copy, enclosed in original plain, cream paper... Item #23581