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On Extended Wings, Ackerman, Diane
1 On Extended Wings
Ackerman, Diane
New York Atheneum 1985 0-689-11540-7 / 9780689115400 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this remarkable paean to flying, award-winning poet Diane Ackerman invites us to ride jump seat as she takes--literally and figuratively--to the sky. The book tells the story of how she gained mastery over the mysteries of flight and earned her private pilot's license, of her frustration and exhilaration during horus of lessons and endless touch and gos, of her first solo and her first cross-country flights. 8vo. Aviation. 015825

Price: 55.00 USD
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Signed with Their Honour, Aldridge, James
2 Signed with Their Honour
Aldridge, James
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine and front cover. Very light fading/soiling to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 392 pgs. 014654

Price: 6.00 USD
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The Wonder Book of the Air, Allen, C. B. and Lauren D. Lyman
3 The Wonder Book of the Air
Allen, C. B. and Lauren D. Lyman
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with illustration of airplanes on cover, elaborate gilt decorative title box on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners and top and bottom spine edge, tiny spot of wear-through to upper rear corner of spine. Binding is tight & square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; neatly penned previous owner inscription on front pastedown. Illustrated throughout with historical photographs. 340 pgs. with chronology. 024844

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4 The Story of Lindbergh the Lone Eagle
Beamish, Richard J.
International Press 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue illustrated cloth boards with gold lettering. Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pgs. 8vo. Aviation. 001520

Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Lindbergh
Berg, A. Scott
Putnams 1998 0-399-14449-8 / 9780399144493 Cloth Bds Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Nr Fine in Nr Fine DJ protected with Brodart mylar coverBiography. 001068

Price: 10.00 USD
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Flyboys, Bradley, James
6 Flyboys
Bradley, James
Boston Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with clean red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. 398 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a group of American flyers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and held prisoner on Chichi Jima. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". World War II. 017003

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Skyward, Byrd, Richard E.
7 Skyward
Byrd, Richard E.
New York G. P. Putnam 1928 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Second Impression, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Hint of very light surface wear to spine corners. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; Signed "R. E. Byrd" on first blank page. Frontis photo portrait of Richard Byrd. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 359 pp. 020717

Price: 100.00 USD
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Golden Wings: A Pictorial History of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Air, Caidin, Martin
8 Golden Wings: A Pictorial History of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Air
Caidin, Martin
New York Arno Press 1974 0405037554 / 9780405037559 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition in unclipped dustjacket. Large (9" x 12") book, rust brown boards with gold lettering on spine. A few spts of fading to front board edge, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers and edges; no names, writing or marks. 232 pp. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (35.00 on front inside flap), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Jacket is height is slightly shorter than book's. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A pictorial history of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the air. 020220

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That's My Story, Corrigan, Douglas
9 That's My Story
Corrigan, Douglas
New York Dutton 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded brilliant blue cloth boards with stamped red lettering and airplane decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight yellowing. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper, with brief inscription neatly penned and dated 1938 on front free endpaper. Nice sepia-tone photo portrait of Corrigan as a frontispiece. 56 Gravure illustrations. One page has short closed tear at margin fore-edge (page 189). 221 pages. Dust jacket design from painting by charles H. Hubbell with a photograph by RKO Radio Pictures - clean jacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears and a chip at rear corner base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The autobiography of "wrong way Corrigan" - a famous aviation who was also a mechanic for Lindbergh. He also tells for the first time the full inside story of his famous "wrong-way" flight, of how it happened, and of his struggle against fog and storm and the nervous strain of 28 hours alonel -- 3000 miles of ocean flying in a single-motored second hand plane. 025066

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Fullness of Wings The Making of a New Daedalus, Dorsey, Gary
10 Fullness of Wings The Making of a New Daedalus
Dorsey, Gary
Penguin USA 1990 0670824445 / 9780670824441 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket 
First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean red-orange boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 350 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of one of the world's most romantic scientific endeavors--the making of a human-powered airplane that retracedthe flight of Daedalus and made a myth come true. 018180

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11 50 Years of Adventure and Progress in Canadian Skies
Ellis, Frank H.
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean sky blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 230 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with a few tiny short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean gift-quality book. 8vo. Aviation. 009023

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille, Flammer, Philip M.
12 The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille
Flammer, Philip M.
Athens, GA University of Georgia Press 1981 0-8203-0537-5 / 9780820305370 First edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean silver boards with black "gunshot" dot decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue-black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 249 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Story of the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. A unique and elite squadron, the stirring initiative of the Americans in volunteering to fight and fly for France long before their own country entered the war ignited the admiration of the world. Here is a clear, fully documented study based on extensive research, including many interviews with survivors of the Lafayette Escadrille and others closely associated with it. 17466

Price: 85.00 USD
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13 The Hurricane Story
Gallico, Paul
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with illustration of two planes on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates, very small abrasion to fixed endpaper where sticker was removed. 165 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips at top and bottom of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Paul Gallico, with the same magic touch and warmth of feeling of his great best sellers, has now turned out this chronicle of the Hurricane--the tenacious little single-seater plane that stood forth against the Luftwaffe. 013451

Price: 15.00 USD
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Band of Brothers, Gann, Ernest K.
14 Band of Brothers
Gann, Ernest K.
New York Simon & Schuster 1973 671-21630-9 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold airplane decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, several closed edge tears (1" or under). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024134

Price: 28.00 USD
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15 I Remember Lindbergh
Grierson, John
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1977 0-15-238895-8 / 9780152388959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
192 pgs. Fine in Nr Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Very clean and tight blue cloth book with gold lettering on spine. No names or writing inside. Clean, bright dustjacket with one tiny closed tear at top edge, not price clipped.Biography. 002990

Price: 12.00 USD
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Southern Sky Trails, Holland, Norman
16 Southern Sky Trails
Holland, Norman
Montreal, Canada Norman Holland 1944 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Copyright 1944, by Norman Holland. In clean original dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with bright unchipped label on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 141 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Foreword by Eddie Rickenbacker. Clean illustrated dustjacket has a few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An early book on extensive air travel by the author, who was Vice-Chairman of Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children (Montreal Unit) and who donated the entire proceeds from the publication of his book to that hospital. He wrote of his hundreds of miles of flying in some forty-seven countries, and particularly of a 30,000 mile continuous air trip around North, South and Central America. 019942

Price: 30.00 USD
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Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator, Hynes, Samuel
17 Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator
Hynes, Samuel
Frederic C. Beil & Naval Institute Press 1988 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 010632

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fireside Book of Flying Stories, Jensen, Paul (Editor)
18 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Sky Clowns, John Tomerlin
19 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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America's Fighting Planes in Action, Kinert, Reed
20 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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