Aviation New Arrivals
Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II. History and Development of Frontline aircraft Piston Engines Produced by Great Britain and the United States during World War II.
Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers, (1995), First Edition. quarto, maroon boards in pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 426pp. Society of Automotive Engineers, Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, lay-outs and sectioned views. Tiny stain to bottom of text block at spine, otherwise a fine, clean copy. Item #27031
Toledo: Plaskon Company, 1941, First Edition. folio, printed heavy paper wrappers. Plaskon Company, Attractive advertising display for Plaskon Resin Glue. "Out in front on the Avro Anson...that's another place where Plaskon Resin Glue now is proving its strength..!". Full page ad from the October, 1941 issue of Fortune magazine. This... Item #27025
STREET, Maj Gen St. Clair.
On stationery of the Headquarters Army Air Forces with "Army" typed out with X's and "Continental" typed in above. A letter in response to a request for an autograph. St. Clair Streett (October 6, 1893 – September 28, 1970), known as "Bill", was a United States Air Force (USAF) major... Item #27008
Melbourne, FL and Satellite Beach, FL: June, 1958 and October, 1966, Original printings. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, sheet, stapled. each 2 sheets - (4 pp., each). Mimeographed original issues. Gives a list of member names and addresses, reunions, meetings and Squadron information. Folds for mailing. Item #26986
NEAL, Robert J.
Aero-Marine History Publishing Company, (1995), First Edition. quarto, olive leatherette boards in pictorial dust jacket. x, 342pp. Aero-Marine History Publishing Company, A beautifully produced history the Packard engine. Extensively illustrated with photographs, facsimiles and line drawings. A very fine copy. Jacket not clipped. Item #26981
Original contact print sepia toned photograph of a stage set up with back-drop and curtains noting "24" (Squadron) RFC.
c. June, 1917, 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches, Fine, unused image. Item #26934
(North Branch, MN): Specialty Press, (2006), First Edition. quarto, pictorial boards in pictorial dust jacket. (608)pp. Specialty Press, Extensively illustrated with photographs, diagrams, drawings and tables. Very fine copy, near very fine dust jacket. Jacket not clipped. Item #26837
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1991), First Edition. octavo, boards and cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (xiv); 450pp. Smithsonian Institution Press, Illustrated with photographs. A fine, comprehensive account of this legendary air force. Shelfwear to jacket, top edge of text block dusty. Item #26634
(Los Angeles: Occidental Publishing, 1937), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. 50pp., stapled. Occidental Publishing, Profusely illustrated with photographs and three-view drawings. Smudge on front wrapper, water staining on lower right corner of text block. Item #26630
circa 1930's, 5 x 2 1/4 inches, Original circa 1930's stereoview photograph of World war One French ace Georges Guynemer seated in his Nieuport Fighter with Les Cigognes insignia on fusilage. Fine condition. Item #26625
FRANKS, Norman, Hal Giblin and Nigel McCrery.
Under the Guns of the Red Baron. the Complete Record of von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated.
London: Grub Street, (1995), First Edition. quarto, pictorial boards in dust jacket. 224pp. Grub Street, Extensivey illustrated. Book very fine, slight wear to jacket. Jacket not price clipped. Item #26578
New York: Appleton-Century, 1943, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (x), 238pp. Appleton-Century, Illustrated with photographs. The story of the British defense of Malta. Jacket clipped and with paper tape reinforcement on verso. Wear and chips to jacket. Item #26545
DEIGHTON, Len and Arnold Schwartzman.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1978), First Edition. oblong quarto, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (74)pp. Jonathan Cape, Extensively illustrated. A short history of the commercial airship. Laid is a postcard from the publisher reproducing an illustration from the book. A very fine copy, jacket not clipped. Item #26544
Washington: GPO, 1919, First Edition. large octavo , black cloth. 446 pp. GPO, Issued by the War Department, Air Service Division of Military Aeronautics, Washington, DC. With chapters on Aviation and its medical problems, The establishing of 67 physical examining units, The work of the Flight Surgeon, and more totaling... Item #26290
(London): Osprey, (1998), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. 96pp. Osprey, Extensivelt illustrated in black and white and color. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 20. When the Luftwaffe entered World War 2, its nightfighter force was virtually nonexistent thanks to its leader, Reichmarschall Hermann Göring, who boasted that bombs... Item #26286
Stereoview. "Gondola - from which bombs were dropped on London of Zeppelin brought down off the Essex coast."
circa 1918, 3 1/2 x 7 inches, Original war date stereoview. Verso blank. Very fine. Item #26206
Stereoview. "Zeppelin shot down near Colchester; even with its back broken, towers above a nearby farmhouse."
Verso blank with small paper abrasion. Item #26205
(1917), 3 1/2 x 5 inches, Formation of men standing at ease. Leefe Robinson can be seen in the line wearing his officer's hat. Very fine and clean. Item #26202
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Original, war date, German contact print photo/postcard of capturd BE2c No. 1734 of 2 Squadron RFC. Downed at Harnes, near Henin Lietard by Ltn. Oswald Boelcke of FAb62 on 5 Jan. 1916. 2Lt W. E. Somervell and Lt. G. C. Formilli were... Item #26194
BROWN, Warren J.
Child Yank Over the Rainbow. The Military Exploits of Lt. Joseph E. Boudwin, No. 84 RAF, No. 25 USAS, and Yanks of the 42nd Rainbow Division.
octavo, one printed sheet folded once to make four pages. Printed prospectus and order form for the book published in 1975. This example is inscribed and signed in ink on the front by Boudwin to aviation collector Charles Donald. "To Chas. Donald Col. Joe 'Child Yank' Boudwin". Very fine condition. Item #26117
Coastal Command. The Air Ministry Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas 1939-1942.
New York: Macmillan, 1943, First American Edition. quarto, dark blue cloth in picyorial dust jacket. (144)pp. Macmillan, Profusely illustrated with photographs. A near fine copy. Jacket very slightly rubbed, two tears and a ting fold. Verso of jacket two pieces of tape along top and bottom interior (not necessary). Item #26116
Fort Worth, TX: Pass in Review, Feb. 28, 1918, First Edition. quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers, stapled. 32pp. Pass in Review, Article by Castle on why he wishes to fight for both countries. Contained in "Pass in Review" The Authentic Military Newspaper Published Exclusively in the Interest of the Soldiers... Item #26113
DE VRIES, Col. John A.
Temple City, CA: Historical Aviation Album, (1978), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. iv, 84pp. Historical Aviation Album, Profusely illustrated with photographs, darwings and three-view diagrams. Neat, small name stamp: "Bill Rhode Aviation Collection" on front endpaper and title page. Fine, clean copy. Item #26111
MASON, Francis K.
Battle over Britaib. A history of the German air assaults on Great Britain, 1917-18 and July-December 1940, and of the development of Britain's air defences between the World Wars.
London: McWhirter Twins, (1969), First Edition. quarto, original maroon cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 636pp. McWhirter Twins, Profusely illustrated and with color and tone illustrations by Michael P. Roffe. A terrific book and in pretty much new condition. Jacket not price clipped. Item #26110
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