World War II
1979, A Look Back. 38th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Thunderbolt, P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association.
[New York: P-47 Thunderbolt Association, 1979], quarto, pictorial wrappers. 80pp. P-47 Thunderbolt Association, Numerous photographs, drawings, and cartoons. Near fine copy. Item #18777
(Habbaniya): 40 Staging Post, 1945, First Edition. octavo, mimeographed, hand-colored heavy paper wrappers, tied with cord. (4)pp. 40 Staging Post, Menu includes "Tigris Salmon". Drawing on front wrapper of a naked woman hold a muff or pom pom. RAF Habbaniya was constructed on the west bank of the Euphrates and... Item #26581
(Atlanta, GA: Albert Love Enterprises, c. 1943-44), First Edition. quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers. (64)pp., stapled. Albert Love Enterprises, Extensively illustrated. Slight wear to wrapper edges and with a clear tape mend to cower front wrapper at very bottom, otherwise a very nice, clean copy. Item #27043
"China Airlift - The Hump." China's aerial lifeline -- The beginning of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association.
(Poplar Bluff: China-Burma-India Hump Pilots, Association, Inc. 1980, 1983), First Edition, Each volume limited to 3,200 copies. large octavo, black boards with silver logo on front cover. 596pp.; 628pp. China-Burma-India Hump Pilots, Association, Inc., Two volumes. With full color photographs of CBI patches. A history and roster. Numerous photographs. A.... Item #15086
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
(New York: Training Aids Division, 1944), First Printing thus. octavo, pictorial paper wrappers, stapled. 16pp. Training Aids Division, Illustrated with humorous drawings. Adapted from the RCAF publication "Ditching Gen". Office of the Assitant Chief of Air Staff, Training Headquarters Army Air Forces. Wrappers slightly dusty, otherwise near fine. Item #25987
(Stuttgart, Germany: Stahle & Friedel, 1945?), First Edition. quarto, original dark blue cloth with Battalion insignia embossed in gilt and red on front cover. (180)pp. Stahle & Friedel, A very fine history of this unit which fought in the European Theatre of World War II. Extensively illustrated with photographs, color... Item #22561
(Hobbs, New Mexico: c. 1944), First Edition. oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled. unpaginated (32pp.). A pictorial history and happenings of Hobbs Army Air Field. Light wear, small light stain to front wrapper. Item #18733
Maintenance Manual for Model 8-278A General Motors Diesel Engines. Ship's Service Generator Set...Restricted.
Cleveland: General Motors Corporation, April 18, 1945, Edition E6. quarto, original black buckram stamped in gilt on front cover. unpaginated, c. 180pp, post-bound. General Motors Corporation, Highly detailed manual, heavily illustrated and with numerous folding plates, many of which are in colors. Stamping has flaked from cover but interior is... Item #27087
(Paris: Desfosses-Neogravure, 1945), First Edition. quarto, pictorial paper covered boards. 26 leaves. Desfosses-Neogravure, Design and with numerous paintings in full color by Milton Marx, Capt. A.C. A most attractive book, this copy inscribed and signed by Capt. Marx and dated 31 Oct, 1946. Light wear to extremities as is usually... Item #20901
(San Francisco): Butterfields, 2000, First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (276)pp. Butterfields, A very fine copy of this important aviation auction. An informative reference item, extensively illustrated in color. Prices realized list laid in. Item #27237
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
Washington, DC: War Department, Headquarters Army Air Forces, April 9, 1943, 6" x 11" printed heavy card attached with three screws. not paginated, approx 225 pp. War Department, Headquarters Army Air Forces, Marked as "Restricted". Divided into eight sections: Section One - General; Section Two - Flight; Section Three -... Item #22196
(Surrey, England): Public Record Office, (2001), Reprint. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xx); (432)pp. Public Record Office, A history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by those who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during World War II. Their accounts are based on... Item #18948
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
(Dandenong, Victoria, Australia: Kookaburra Technical Publications, no date (1969), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. (24)pp. Kookaburra Technical Publications, Series 1, No 3 in the Kookaburra Technical Aircraft Books series. A series of full-page photograph with captions. Fine copy. Item #17975
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1949, First Edition. octavo, black cloth in dust jacket. (150)pp. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Illustrated. Price-clipped jacket in good condition although reinforced with tape on the verso at the top and bottom of the spine. Book near fine condition. Item #18716
(Oxford): Air Research, (1988), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 48pp. Air Research, A fine history of this important unit. Well illustrated with photographs. A fine copy. Item #25680
(Hersham): Ian Allen, (2007), First Edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 160pp. Ian Allen, Profusely illustrated in full color. Arguably of all the branches of the German armed forces in World War Two, only the Kriegsmarine had the ability to bring Britain to defeat once the immediate threat of invasion... Item #23083
London: Cassell, (1972), octavo, blue cloth in dust jacket. (xii); 228pp. Cassell, The author attempts a cost-effective evaluation of the British policies and strategies of the RAF from World War One onward. Near fine copy. Item #18822
ANDREWS, C. F.
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, (1969), First Edition. octavo, dark blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (x), 566pp. Funk and Wagnalls, Extensively illustrated with photographs and three-view drawings. With fine coverage of Vickers' World War One aircraft. A near fine copy, very slight scuffs to jacket. Jacket not price clipped. Item #23765
ARCHER, Henry and Edward Pine.
London: Cassell, (1954), First Edition. octavo, black boards in dust jacket. viii, 188pp. Cassell, The story of Flying Officer Peter Saunders and his crew with 330 Squadron.Fine copy, very minor foxing to edges of text block, one small tear, a few wrinkles and wear to jacket. Jacket not price clipped. Item #20057
(Army Air Forces Training Command).
(Baton Rouge, LA: Army and Navy Publishing Company of Louisiana, 1943), First Edition. quarto, dark blue cloth embossed in blind and stamped in blue and gold. 170pp. Army and Navy Publishing Company of Louisiana, Extensively illustrated. With five signatures and addresses on back endpaper. Binding worn and faded, a few... Item #24054
AVERY, Max C with Christopher Shores.
Spitfire Leader. The Story of Wing Cdr. Evan "Rosie" Mackie, DSO, DFC & Bar, DFC (US), Top Scoring RNZAF Fighter Ace.
London: Grub Street, (1997), First Edition. quarto, red boards in pictorial dust jacket. (viii); 188pp. Grub Street, Photographic reproductions in black and white of squadron personnel, family, and friends. Near fine copy. Item #18657
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company, (1944), First Edition. octavo, maroon cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (6), 234pp. Military Service Publishing Company, The fundamentals of bombing in theory and practice. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Although not necessary, the jacket has two small pieces of paper tape to the verso... Item #18753