Philadelphia: Casemate, (2014), First Printing of this edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (356)pp. Casemate, With an introduction by Norman Franks. Illustrated with photographs. Ira “Taffy” Jones was a well-known air fighter during the First World War, having scored about 40 victories flying SE5a scouts in France with... Item #23786
(Osceola, WI): Motorbooks, (2010), First Edition. large octavo, black boards in dust jacket. 192pp. Motorbooks, Over the last 70 years, in countless books and essays, Hermann Göring has been defined by his crimes and excess during the Third Reich and the Second World War. But his activities as a young... Item #24269
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
(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
London: Putnam's, (1967), New edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 402 pp. Putnam's, 300 photographs and 100 three-view drawings. The history covers all categories of fighter, from the early gun-carriers and scouts of the R.F.C. and R.N.A.S., through the colorful biplanes of the inter-war period, into the era of the... Item #12681
Letters from an Early Bird. The life and letters of aviation pioneer Denys Corbett Wilson 1882-1915.
South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Aviation, (2006), First Edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xiv), 176pp. Pen & Sword Aviation, Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Frederick Sowrey. An early pioneer aviator, Wilson served in the South African War, made the first flight across the Irish Sea, then joined... Item #16463
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2006), First Edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xiv),176pp. Pen & Sword, With 20 pages of photographic plates. The story of an early pioneer aviator who took to the air just a few years after the Wright Brothers proved that man was capable of... Item #18060
San Francisco: Ghosts, (2005), First Edition. quarto, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. 192 pp. Ghosts, The First World War began to hammer aircraft into reliable flying form only ten summers after man's first flight. These first warplanes, born as sport planes, soon evolved into the lethal aircraft that swarmed... Item #23854
MASON, Francis K.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1962), First Edition. tall octavo, green boards in pictorial dust jacket. 175pp. Doubleday & Company, Inc., The Hawker Hurricane played a major role in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The author traces the background of events that led to the conception of the... Item #18956
MAXIM, Hiram S.
London: Whittaker & Co. 1909, Second edition. octavo, red cloth. (xvi), 176pp. Whittaker & Co., The author describes his own experimental work to explain the machinery and methods that enabled him to arrive at certain conclusions regarding the problem of flight. Chapters include air currents and the flight of birds... Item #16030
McCUDDEN, James T. B., Jr., Major.
Philadelphia: Casemate, (2009), Reprint. small octavo, boards in dust jacket. (xvi), 304 pp. Casemate, The day-to-day insights of a brilliantly daring World War I ace that only ends with his death at the age of 23. James McCudden was an outstanding British fighter ace of World War I, whose daring... Item #22215
London: Grub Street, (2008), First Edition. octavo, pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. 192 pp. Grub Street, Illustrated. With color illustrations by John Batchelor. Based upon Lionel Blaxland's five photo albums and logbbook. The text is a bit disjointed but the photographs are superb. New.In early 1917 the war in... Item #19347
MILLER, James F.
(Oxford): Osprey, (2012), First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 80 pp. Osprey, Flown by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker and the members of No 24 Sqn, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through the summer. With... Item #22229
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
MOORE, Maj. W. G.
London: Putnam, (1963), First Edition. octavo, blue boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), 146pp. Putnam, Illustrated with photographs. Moore flew Sopwith Scouts on seaplane patrols, took part in the East African campaign and later took part in deck-landing experiments with the Navy's first aircraft carrier, Furious. A very fine copy... Item #24301
(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
The Birth of the Royal Air Force. A detailed study of the growth of British Air Power from the employment of balloons to the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918.
(Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2013), First Edition. quarto, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. viii,(480)pp. Pen & Sword, Ian Philpott presents us here with a compendium of facts, operational histories and photo illustrations, combined to create a comprehensive account of the early years of the Royal Air Force. Illustrated throughout... Item #23545
PRITCHARD, J. Laurence.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd. 1926, First Edition. Review Copy with review slip tipped to title page. octavo, green cloth with pictorial design of airplane on front cover. (viii), 9-255pp. Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd., Chapters 1 and 2 deal respectively with eary history of the aeroplane and the... Item #17323
PRITCHARD, J. Laurence.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd. 1926, Second Edition. octavo, green cloth with pictorial design of airplane on front cover. (268)pp. Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd., With a "Preface to Second Edition". Chapters 1 and 2 deal respectively with eary history of the aeroplane and the work of the Wright... Item #22784
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2010), First Printing of this edition. octavo, black boards in dust jacket. 222pp. Pen & Sword, Arthur Rhys Davids was shot down and killed in October 1917. He was just twenty and had been flying over the Western Front with 56 Squadron for six months. He... Item #21337
(Barnsley): Pen & Sword, (2011), First Edition. octavo, black boards in dust jacket. 208pp. Pen & Sword, Illustrated with photographs and maps. The Great War of 1914-1918 saw the rapid development of the airplane as a weapon of war. Initially its role was seen as that of reconnaissance, an extension... Item #21910
(Oxford): Osprey, (2009), First Edition. quarto, pictorial card wrappers. 128pp. Osprey, By the autumn of 1916, with the formation of the new Jagdstaffeln, the pendulum of aerial supremacy had once again swung in favour of the German Air Force. The battle of the Somme in 1916 saw the RFC suffer... Item #19669
RICH, Doris L.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1998), First Edition. octavo, cloth and boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), 248pp. Smithsonian Institution Press, A family of fervent believers in aviation who transformed flight from a sport into a business. The author charts the rise of their popular air circus and chronicles the... Item #17349
ROCHESTER, George E.
London: Hamilton, no date (c. 1936), First or early edition. octavo, original olive green boards stamped in black on spine. Hamilton, Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. Rochester flew with No. 97 Squadron and was shot down and taken prisoner. Text block scruffy, wear to binding, small mend to lower spine... Item #23687