World War I
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
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
(Paris: Paul Dupont, Mai, 1918), French Language edition. 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. Wrappers soiled with one inch tear at top... Item #16304
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
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
BLODGETT, Richard Ashley.
Printed by MacDonald & Evans, Boston, MA, no date, First Edition. small octavo, blue cloth with gilt decoration on front cover and corner of front cover stamped in red, white and blue. 181pp. Printed by MacDonald & Evans, Boston, MA, Contains reminiscences of Blodgett as a young boy by his... Item #15887
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
CAMPBELL, Gen Harold D.
One letter is in response to a boy's request for a photograph and an autograph. Two of the letters are to the boy's father who was a newspaperman. Gen Campbell gives some personal, and professional (in which he mentions Lord Mountbatten), background. One photograph, 10" x 8" is of Gen... Item #27077
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
The Swallow. A novel based upon the actual experiences of one of the survivors of the famous Lafayette Escadrille.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919, First Edition. octavo, ochre cloth in dust jacket. (252)pp. Boni and Liveright, The story of H. Clyde Balsey of San Antonio, Texas who worked his way to England and then to France where he joined the American Ambulance Corps. He later joined the French... Item #22190
ELLIOTT, Stuart E.
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, (1974), First Edition. octavo, orange cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), 275pp. Dorrance & Company, Illustrated with a photograph and drawings of maps and cartoons. Elliott flew with the US 13th Aero Squadron in World War I. Inscribed and signed by Elliott on the front free... Item #22239
Roma: Editoriale Aeronautica, 1939, First Edition, Limited to 2,000 numbered copies. octavo, printed flexible boards in pictorial dust jacket. (461) pp. Editoriale Aeronautica, Text in Italian. Illustrated with photographs. A biography of the greatest Italian World War I ace. The binding is perfect bound and shows some looseness at one... Item #22243
London: John Hamilton Limited, No date, Reprint. octavo, blue boards in dust jacket. (300)pp., 19pp. John Hamilton Limited, Grinnell-Milne joined the RFC in 1915 and flew for No. 16 Squadron, was captured and spent three years in a German prison. He escaped and returned to the front as CO of... Item #22285
Edinburgh: The Pentland Press, (1995), First Edition. octavo, blue boards in dust jacket. (xx), 405pp. The Pentland Press, A comprehensive history of No 40 Squadron , from its foundation as a Royal Flying Corps Squadron in 1916 to its disbandment in 1956. During WWI as a Scout Squadron it numbered... Item #16111
ILLINGWORTH, Capt. A. E. and Maj. V. A. H. Robeson, M.C.
(London: The "Aeroplane" & General Publishing Co, no date, , First Edition. quarto, full dark green pebbled cloth stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine. (106)pp. The "Aeroplane" & General Publishing Co, With a Foreword by Air Marshall H. M. Trenchard. The Squadron was formed at Hounslow in... Item #24307
Berlin: R. Weichert, (1938), First Edition. octavo, black boards stamped in red and white with white cloth spine, in pictorial dust jacket. (159) pp. R. Weichert, Text in German. Illustrated with photographs. Handsome binding design clean and without wear. Back panel of dust jacket lightly soiled and with a two... Item #22246
JOHNS, W. E.
London: John Hamilton, no date , First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (96) pp. John Hamilton, Frontispiece photograph of Captain Rene Fonck, French Ace. Chapters on the ace system, famous squadrons, fighting planes, German circuses, German aces, American and allied aces, and other aces with the allies. Illustrated with photographs and... Item #15280
JOHNS, W. E. (editor).
London: John Hamilton Ltd. , First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (256)pp. John Hamilton Ltd., Twenty airmen's experiences of flying dealing mostly with World War I. Includes stories by: William Courtenay, L.A. Strange, C.D. Barnard, W.E. Johns, T.E.W. Browne, "Brevet," B.J.W. Brady, Charles G. Barker, A.G.D. Alderson, W.J. Tremellen, Joachim Breithaupt... Item #15705
JONES, H. A.
The War in the Air. Being the Story of The part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force. Vol. 3.
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931, First Edition. large octavo, original dark blue buckram stamped in gilt on spine. (xxii), (444)pp. The Clarendon Press, With numerous folding maps in color. Shelfwear, slight crease to spine, internally a nice, clean copy. Item #23836
Berlin: Union Deutsche Verlagsgefellfschaft, no date [circa 1935], Sixth Printing. octavo, oatmeal cloth stamped in red in pictorial dust jacket. (100) pp. Union Deutsche Verlagsgefellfschaft, Although the author gave the Jagdstaffel a fictitious number and changed the names of the pilots composing it, the book provides an accurate impression of... Item #22274
KEAN, Maj Gen William Benjamin .
The typed note is on Headquarters, First United States Army, Office of the Chief of Staff, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is dated 25 October 1945. The photograph is boldly signed, "W. B. Kean, Major General, Chief of Staff, First U.S. Army." William Benjamin Kean (July 9, 1897 – March... Item #27119
London: Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd. 1927, First Edition. octavo, red cloth. (xii), 406pp. Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd., Kerr began his naval career as a midshipman in 1879, then as a Lieutenant in the British Navy, becoming the naval attache to Italy, Austria, Turkey, and Greece in 1903. He... Item #16088
KINGSFORD-Smith, C.E. and C.T.P. Ulm.
New York: National Travel Club, 1929, First American Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. National Travel Club, The story, by the participants, of the greatest flight in the history of aviation. Dust jacket with over all dust soiling and a few tape repairs along edge. Item #12682