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Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear, Rashke, Richard L.
41 Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear
Rashke, Richard L.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1985 0395353726 / 9780395353721 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Pat with my best wishes - Richard Rashke - 12/13/85". Illustrated with black and white plates. 401 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears and tiny rubs. Photo of Bill Lear on rear panel with his automobile steam turbine engine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life story of Bill Lear, an irascible, eccentric, outrageous aviation genius. A poor boy who made and lost millions four times over, he patented more than 150 designs and inventions in electronics and aerodynamics including the first automatic pilot for jets, an automatic landing system for jets, and the eight-track tape, not to mention an automobile steam turbine engine. 022317

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Best Book of True Aviation Stories, Rosenbaum, Robert A. (Editor)
42 Best Book of True Aviation Stories
Rosenbaum, Robert A. (Editor)
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1967 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Kiyoaki Komoda, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers; previous owner name in pen at top edge of front free endpaper. 284 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Kiyoaki Komoda. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with short closed edge tear at top spine corner, hint of very light wear at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Seventeen true stories of aviation told in their own words by the men who lived them, including Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Ernest Gann and John Glenn. 017516

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One Foot On the Ground: A Pilot's Memoirs of Aviators & Aviation, Roxin, Paul
43 One Foot On the Ground: A Pilot's Memoirs of Aviators & Aviation
Roxin, Paul
Rochester, NY ATC Press 2003 0-9663313-0-3 / 9780966331301 Second Edition Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean bright spiral bound book. No creasing, curling, chipping or fading. Pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED and dated by author on title page. 206 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Author was an air traffic communications officer for the Civial Aeronautics Administration (forerunner of the FAA) and a civilian instructor for the War Training Service Program and Civilian Pilot Trianing Program during World War II. 8vo. Aviation. 016229

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Flight to Arras, Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
44 Flight to Arras
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
London Heinemann 1955 Later Edition Good Good Jacket 
Later British edition in original jacket. Blue cloth boards with slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Darker blue die was applied to top 1" of front board for some unknown purpose, otherwise clean with gold decoration on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map illustrated endpapers. Translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere, Illustrations by Laurence Irving (twenty-three scraper-board engravings). 164 pp. Dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has 1" piece missing at top spine edge, shallow edge chipping and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A solid reading copy with lovely illustrations in original jacket. 021005

Price: 20.00 USD
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45 The Greatest Aces
Sims, Edward H.
New York/Evanston Harper & Row 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 294 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A study of the fighter forces of the R.A.F., Luftwaffe and U.S.A.A.F. plus minute by minute recreations of the most thrilling missions of their top aces. 8vo. World War II. 013100

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Crises in the Cockpit - Other Pilots Emergencies and What You Can Learn from Them, Slepyan, Norbert
46 Crises in the Cockpit - Other Pilots Emergencies and What You Can Learn from Them
Slepyan, Norbert
New York Macmillan Publishing Company 1986 002611500X / 9780026115001 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Foreword by Edward G. Tripp. Illustrated. 288 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024316

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47 Milestones of Manned Flight: The Ages of Flight from the Wright Brothers to Stealth Technology
Spick, Mike
Smithmark Publishers 1994 0-8317-6050-8 / 9780831760502 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Beautiful photographically illustrated endpapers are clean; no names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. illustrated in color and black & white, with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 10-1/2 x 11-1/2". Aviation. 010761

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48 The Flying Club Murders
Stanley, William
New York Walker & Co. 1988 0-8027-5710-3 / 9780802757104 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue boards with red lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 167 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Mystery. 011127

Price: 10.00 USD
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European Skyways, Thomas, Lowell
49 European Skyways
Thomas, Lowell
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 67 beautiful black and white photographs of aerial scenes, airplanes, and pilots. 524 pages. One of the first books on commercial air travel, logging thousands of miles in the air over Europe. 022022

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Wings of Adventure, Titler, Dale Milton
50 Wings of Adventure
Titler, Dale Milton
New York Dodd, Mead 1972 0396064698 / 9780396064695 First Edition Book Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean yellow endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 364 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip at base of rear panel (3/4" x 1/2"), two closed tears at top edge of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Dramatic tales of airmen who sought challenges to their daring and imagination. World War I Aces, and Parer and McIntosh's flight from England to Australia in 1919 which ook a record-breaking seven months; death-defying feats of Hollywood pilots who flew for movies like "Wings", "Hell's Angels" and other early war films; and the two Key brothers whose flying record of four weeks in the air remains unbroken. 018198

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51 Fighter Pilot
Ulanoff, Stanley M. (Editor)
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with beige spine, blue lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 430 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. " From World War I to the Formosa Strait--the exciting personal accounts of the men who flew the fighter planes". 8vo. World War I. 007978

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52 Charles Lindbergh: His Life
Van Every, Dale and Morris DeHaven Tracy
New York/London D. Appleton and Company 1927 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards (two tiny faint white spots to front board, smaller than a pea), gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light surace wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1927) on front free endpaper. (1) on last page indicating first printing. Illustrated with black & white photographs. 236 pgs. 8vo. Aviation. 015847

Price: 30.00 USD
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Getting Off the Ground: The Pioneers of Aviation Speak for Themselves - The Pioneers of Aviation Speak for Themselves, Vecsey, George and George C. Dade
53 Getting Off the Ground: The Pioneers of Aviation Speak for Themselves - The Pioneers of Aviation Speak for Themselves
Vecsey, George and George C. Dade
New York E. P. Dutton 1979 0525113339 / 9780525113331 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean charcoal gray boards with white cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with historical photographs. 304 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023886

Price: 15.00 USD
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54 In The Blue Light of African Dreams
Watkins, Paul
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0-395-55136-6 / 9780395551363 First Edition Hardbound Fine Near Fine Jacket 
310 pgs. Fine in Nr Fine DJ - archival quality mylar cover AS NEW book, clean, crisp, no names or writing inside. Clean unchipped, unclipped dust jacket. An adventurous tale of the life of an aviator caught up in war, the love of flying, and the challenge of being the first man to fly between Paris and New York.Modern First Edition. 002301

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Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969, Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
55 Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969
Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
Waukesha, Wisconsin Warren S. O'Brien and Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc. 1969 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
Clean softcover book (approx. 8-1/2" x 11") with gray card cover decorated with Curtiss bi-plane, blue lettering, Aviation Club logo. Bound with blue plastic comb-type binding. No creasing or wear. Illustrated with wonderful historic photographs. Unpaginated (70 pages). Attractive Curtiss Museum Library bookplate inside front cover. No other marks. 024778

Price: 50.00 USD
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56 Scream of Eagles
Wilcox, Robert K.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1990 0-471-52641-X / 9780471526414 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale gray boards with dark blue spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Military. 006158

Price: 15.00 USD
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Fasten Your Lapstraps! - A Guide for all those who wing the world in super-comfort and super-luxury in super-aeroplanes, Willans, Geoffrey
57 Fasten Your Lapstraps! - A Guide for all those who wing the world in super-comfort and super-luxury in super-aeroplanes
Willans, Geoffrey
New York Vanguard Press 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket David Mathias, Illustrator 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small illusration of airline pilot on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 112 pp. Illustrated with very amusing cartoons by David Mathias. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has chip at corner base of front panel (1/4"up to 1/3" depth, 2" wide). A few short closed edge tears. Humor in flight -- circa 1956 when it was still fun to fly! 020778

Price: 20.00 USD
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On Being A Bird, Wills, Philip
58 On Being A Bird
Wills, Philip
London Max Parrish 1953 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. With 15 photo gravure illustrations and 34 line drawings. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and tiny airplane on spine. No fraying or wear, some fading at top of spine and edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 231 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has 2" piece missing at top of spine, slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025652

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Millionaires' Unit - The Aristocratic Flyboys who Fought the Great War and Invented American Airpower, Wortman, Marc
59 The Millionaires' Unit - The Aristocratic Flyboys who Fought the Great War and Invented American Airpower
Wortman, Marc
New York PublicAffairs 2006 1586483285 / 9781586483289 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean brown boards with yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed "Mark Wortman" on the title page. Illustrated with historic black and white photographs. 313 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Small "Autographed Copy" sticker on jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024516

Price: 35.00 USD
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