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The Fireside Book of Flying Stories, Jensen, Paul (Editor)
21 The Fireside Book of Flying Stories
Jensen, Paul (Editor)
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket 
Second Printing (stated) in dustjacket. Clean cloth boards with no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fly leaf. 464 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped, but is a bit tattered with shallow edge chipping, tears at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Short stories, fragments, vignettes, observations, essays, a novelette and a science fiction story--selected from the writings of the Age of Flight. Authors include: A. Conan Doyle; Edgar Allan Poe; John Dos Passos; Antoine De Saint-Exupery; Anne Morrow Lindbergh; James Thurber; Roald Dahl; James Michener, and more. 020013

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The Sky Clowns, John Tomerlin
22 The Sky Clowns
John Tomerlin
New York Dutton 1973 0525394508 / 9780525394501 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean brown endpapers (small previous owner name neatly stamped on front fixed endpaper). 184 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), a few very shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021611

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America's Fighting Planes in Action, Kinert, Reed
23 America's Fighting Planes in Action
Kinert, Reed
New York Macmillan 1944 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Later printing (July, 1944) in original illustrated dust jacket. Large format (approx. 8-1/4" X 11") blue cloth flexible boards with light blue lettering and small airplane on cover, blue lettering on spine. Overall mottling to boards. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Text and illustrations by Reed Kinert (beautiful full color and black & white images). 144 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Impressive story of U.S. Military aircraft with dramatic portraits of the planes in action. 024310

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24 To Fly the Concorde
Larson, Ken
Blue Ridge Summit, PA TAB Books, Inc. 1982 0-8306-2342-6 / 9780830623426 First Edition, First Printing Soft Cover Near FIne 
Very clean and bright softcover book with three color photos of the Concorde on cover. Stated First Edition, First Printing. No creasing, curling or chipping. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or marks. 140 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. The complete story of the Concorde, including its design, flying characteristics, and its contribution to the future of air transportation...told from the viewpoint of a former Concorde pilot. Rigid training that was required for pilots is described. Written in layman's language and spiced with amusing anecdotes and personal esperiences. 8vo. Aviation. 006962

Price: 30.00 USD
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25 Flight Into Space - The Facts, Fancies and Philosophy
Leonard, Jonathan Norton
New York Random House 1953 Stated First printing Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with silver saucer shape on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers, with very brief previous owner inscription on front fixed endpaper (short one liner). 307 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Written by the science editor of TIME Magazine, authoritative book in its time which separated facts of space flight from theories and fictions, and discusses the possibilities for the future of space flight. 017622

Price: 50.00 USD
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Listen! The Wind, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
26 Listen! The Wind
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
New York Harcourt Brace 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Early printing in unclipped original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with small gold plane decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers. Very small previous owner name and date in upper corner of front free endpaper. With Foreword and Map Drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh. Copyright 1938 with no additional printings listed. 275 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.49 on front inside flap), clean, with some small edge chips, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024285

Price: 35.00 USD
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Listen! The Wind, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
27 Listen! The Wind
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean first edition (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with small gold airplane on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very narrow line of fading at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Small previous owner inscription at top of half-title page. SMall ink stamped number at bottom corner of rear blank endpaper (910210). 275 pages with appendix. Foreword and map drawings by Charles Lindbergh. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/8" to 1/4" or less), a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A very nice collectible quality first edition of this book which details the Lindbergh's history-making flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Brazil in December 1933. 021279

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh, Charles A.
28 The Spirit of St. Louis
Lindbergh, Charles A.
New York Charles Scribner 1953 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with [A] on copyright page), in clean, bright, beautiful unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with small silver plane decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine and edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Blue top-stained upper page edges. 562 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears; full panel rear photo of Lindbergh standing in front of his plane. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Several articles on Erik Lindbergh recreating flight from New York to Paris of his grandfather, Charles Lindbergh, laid in. 025386

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Canvas Falcons: The Story of the Men and Planes of World War I, Longstreet, Stephen
29 The Canvas Falcons: The Story of the Men and Planes of World War I
Longstreet, Stephen
New York/Cleveland World Publishing Co. 1970 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 365 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Aviation. 013754

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, Lovell, Mary S
30 The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Lovell, Mary S
New York St Martins Press 1989 0312034318 / 9780312034313 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Bump to one corner tip, no fraying or rubbing. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean nap-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 420 pp. + note about the author. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (22.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020815

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The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, Lovell, Mary S.
31 The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Lovell, Mary S.
New York St Martins Press 1989 0312034318 / 9780312034313 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped original dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with clean brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with historical photographs. 420 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023936

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Illustrated West With the Night, Markham, Beryl
32 The Illustrated West With the Night
Markham, Beryl
New York Welcome Enterprises (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang) 1994 1556703856 / 9781556703850 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Lovely illustrated edition in dust jacket. Clean boards decorated with clouds against blue sky, blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 288 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed edge tear at top spine corner (approx. 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026145

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky, Marrin, Albert
33 The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30907-4 / 9780689309076 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new, Stated First Edition. Very clean rust brown cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 213 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015430

Price: 120.00 USD
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All My Downs Have Been Ups, Masters, Nancy Robinson
34 All My Downs Have Been Ups
Masters, Nancy Robinson
Abilene, Texas Masair Publications 1992 0962356328 / 9780962356322 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean red boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "Keep it up! - Nancy Robinson Masters." 189 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean jacket is not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's favorite stories of the people, places and planes she has come to know through her adventures as a pilot and freelance writer. 019455

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35 Double Eagle: Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, Larry Newman
McCarry, Charles
Boston/Toronto Little, Brown & Co. 1979 0-316-55360-3 / 9780316553605 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue boards with darker blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Illustrated with full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A riveting, true account of the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean by men in a balloon--by all reckonings one of the most extraordinary adventures of all time. 8vo. Aviation - back Room. 016022

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The Naval Air War, 1939-1945, Miller, Nathan
36 The Naval Air War, 1939-1945
Miller, Nathan
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America 1980 0933852118 / 9780933852112 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs. 224 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed tear at top of spine edge, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025310

Price: 20.00 USD
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Oceans, poles and airmen: The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice, Montague, Richard
37 Oceans, poles and airmen: The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice
Montague, Richard
New York Random House 1971 0394462378 / 9780394462370 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition with correct number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Illustrated with 35 photographs. 307 pp. with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), one tiny closed edge tear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019701

Price: 15.00 USD
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Song of the Sky - An Exploration of the Ocean of Air, Murchie, Guy
38 Song of the Sky - An Exploration of the Ocean of Air
Murchie, Guy
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1954 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering, line-drawn cloud on cover, gold lettering on spine. One pinpoint spot of wear to top front board edge, barely visible. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations by the author. 438 pages with index. Illustrated dust jacket has a few very small ege hips and short closed edge tears, upper corner price clip on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book encompassing knowledge about all aspects of the sky, from wind and weather patterns through the upper reaches of the stratosphere to the airless heights of the ionosphere. Many technical matters of meteorology and aerodynamics are covered by the author, along with the sweeping force of his imagination and the poetic sweep of his prose which give his story meaning for both professional flyers and groundlings as he unfolds the wonders of the sky. 025092

Price: 30.00 USD
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Flying Doctor, Noonan, Michael
39 Flying Doctor
Noonan, Michael
New York John Day Company 1961 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 191pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed tear at top of spine front fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia, who serve the residents of the Australian outback. Michael Noonan's novel is firmly based on the facts of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the exploits of its ever-ready corps. Jacket design by Neil O'Keefe. 025480

Price: 25.00 USD
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40 The Royal Air Force: A Concise History
Pollard, Captain A. O.
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight wear at spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photo plates of some of the great airplanes of history. 276 pgs. with index. 8vo. Aviation. 010422

Price: 35.00 USD
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