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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 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

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The Center: People and Power in Political Washington, Alsop, Stewart
2 The Center: People and Power in Political Washington
Alsop, Stewart
New York Harper & Row 1968 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean black cloth boards with gold and silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 365 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very small closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vivid portrait of political Washington, a distillation of author's twenty years as a Washington columnist and top-flight political journalist. 016771

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Complete Encyclopedia of Flight 1945-2005, Batchelor, John and Malcolm V. Lowe, with David Willis
3 Complete Encyclopedia of Flight 1945-2005
Batchelor, John and Malcolm V. Lowe, with David Willis
Rebo Publishers 2005 9036617170 / 9789036617178 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in dust jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards. Very slight bump at top of spine, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs and drawings describing each plane and helicopter manufactured between 1945 and 2005. 318 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A comprehensive guide to aviation. 027302

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4 On The Wing, The Life of Birds: From Feathers to Flight
Brooks, Bruce
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1989 0-684-19119-9 / 9780684191195 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
190 pgs. Nr Fine in Fine DJ Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages bright and clean. Gold endpapers. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, unfaded. Folio. Bird Watching. 003805

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
5 Little America: Town at the End of the World
Carter, Paul Allen
New York Columbia University Press 1979 0231046820 / 9780231046824 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space. 022638

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The Rules of the Game, Chace, James
6 The Rules of the Game
Chace, James
Garden City Doubleday 1960 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in clean unclipped original jacket. Book is very clean, but unfortunately someone has torn a piece from the top edge of front free endpaper to remove their name. Clean green cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. 238 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.95 at top corner of front inside flap). Dust jacket art by Giola Fiammenghi. No chips, very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book and author's first novel. Story of three Americans in flight - a young male pianist, a restless Boston debutante, an idealistic Jewess --all fleeing the bonds of their differing backgrounds, each striving for new standards of morality and love. 022614

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Mountain Madness, Chapin, Anna Alice
7 Mountain Madness
Chapin, Anna Alice
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1917 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket George W. Gage, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with scene of tree, sky, and silhoutte of bird in flight against large moon. Green cloth, some tiny speckles to rear board, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by George W. Gage. 312 pages. 021568

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
8 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Tuskegee's Heroes, Cooper, Charlie and Ann
9 Tuskegee's Heroes
Cooper, Charlie and Ann
New York Crestline 2015 0785832475 / 9780785832478 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Roy LaGrone, Illustrator 
Clean book and color illustrated dust jacket. Clean bright glossy color illustrated boards have no fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Feauturing the beautiful aviation art of Roy LaGrone in full color, as well as historic black and white photographs. 156 pages with bibliography. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lavishly illustrated with the paintings of the late Roy E. La Grone - an artist and proud member of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II - Tuskegee's Heroes is the courageous story of segregated fliers and support personnel who served so valiantly during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and throughout war-torn Europe. 026316

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Falcon's Flight, Douglas, Donald
10 Falcon's Flight
Douglas, Donald
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1929 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Black cloth boards with illustration of knight on horseback on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 013098

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Hawks in Flight - The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors, Dunne, Pete; David Sibley, Clay Sutton
11 Hawks in Flight - The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors
Dunne, Pete; David Sibley, Clay Sutton
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1988 0-395-42388-0 / 9780395423882 Early Printing Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket David Sibley, Illustrator Signed
Early printing, SIGNED by author Pete Dunne, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering and small silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on title page by author Pete Dunne: "Helen & Bob - Who are two of my favorite people - With Best Wishes, Pete." Clean illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout with excellent photographs and drawings, making in-flight identification of raptors perfectly clear. 254 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap), slightest hint of light rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022320

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Hell on Ice - The Saga of the Jeannette, Ellsberg, Edward
12 Hell on Ice - The Saga of the Jeannette
Ellsberg, Edward
New York Dodd Mead 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1938 on title page, "Copyright 1938" on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold sailing ship illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine (light chipping to lettering on spine). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 421 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight fading to spine, shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of men locked two years in the Arctic pack and their desperate flight across the cruel ice. 020590

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The Fugitive, Gascar, Pierre
13 The Fugitive
Gascar, Pierre
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 319 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of prix goncourt award for literature in France, the unforgettable opening pages of this novel describe the flight of a hunted man. Having wounded or peerhaps killed a Nazi civilian, a young Frenchman escapes from prison camp into the chaos that was Germany in the last days of the war. 017920

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The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold, Gavshon, Arthur L.
14 The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold
Gavshon, Arthur L.
New York Walker and Company 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner names, writing or bookplates. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), very light rubbing, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Explores the many puzzling circumstances attending the flight and crash of a DC-6B on September 17, 1961, with U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold aboard. Hammarskjold was on a mission of peace for the Congo when the plane carrying him and 16 other people crashed in Rhodesia. Rumors persist that Hammarskjold's body was found with a bullet in his neck, along with other odd circumstances surrounding his death. 022932

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Flight South, Grayson, Charles
15 Flight South
Grayson, Charles
New York The Macaulay Co. 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good + Jacket 
Clean & bright red/orange cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. Almost no wear other than a tiny pin prick hole in rear edge of spine. Small P/O name and date on front free endpaper. First Edition. Some discoloration to endpapers, all text pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight & square, no cracking at hinges. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has tiny bit of loss at top & bottom of spine, light rubbing at edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A very attractive, solid first edition. 004112

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Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada, Hiebert, Carl
16 Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada
Hiebert, Carl
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1995 155046129X / 9781550461299 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped slipcase. As new condition. Clean unfaded blue boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean deep blue endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page: "Carl E. Hiebert.' No other writing or marks. Gorgeous full color photographs throughout taken over Canada from the air. 179 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book written and photographed by an amazing man, Carl Hiebert, who after traveling the world and indulging his passion for adventure sports, from scuba-diving to sky-diving, was suddenly made a paraplegic by a freak hang-gliding accident. After two months in recovery and two weeks in rehabilitation, he place a GONE FISHING sign on his hospital door and, with the help of a friend, made his way to a farmer's field where a single-seat ultralight aircraft was waiting. Within two years of his accident, he opened a flight school and became Canada's first paraplegic ultralight flight instructor. In 1986 he became the first Canadian to fly across Canada in an ultralight. Hi epic two-month, 5,000 flight concluded at Expo '86 in Vancouver and raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Paraplegic Association. A truly inspirational tale of human potential. 027291

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Sky High: The Story of Aviation, Hodgins, Eric and F. Alexander Magoun
17 Sky High: The Story of Aviation
Hodgins, Eric and F. Alexander Magoun
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine 
First Edition. Clean red ribbed cloth boards with stamped black lettering, hot air balloon image on cover, crisp black lettering and small airplane on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date (1929) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 337 pages with index. 026608

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Southern Sky Trails, Holland, Norman
18 Southern Sky Trails
Holland, Norman
Montreal, Canada Norman Holland 1944 First 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

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To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin, Irwin, James B.; Emerson, William
19 To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin
Irwin, James B.; Emerson, William
Philadelphia / New York A. J. Holman Co 1973 0879810246 / 9780879810245 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Signed
Third printing in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by author and astronaut James B. Irwin. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned inscription on front paste-down documents when and where the book was signed by Irwin. Signed "John Irwin" on the half-title page. 251 pages + 14 pages of glossy black and white photographs at rear of book. Jacket is clean, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and several very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A thrilling account of astronaut James Irwin's journey to the moon - the voyage of Apollo 15 -- and his own spiritual odyssey and faith in God. 022918

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A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911, James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
20 A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911
James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
New York A & W Publishers 1980 0894790684 / 9780894790683 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket George E. Lodge, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gold bird in flight on cover, gold lettering on spine. Fading to board edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean, map-illustrated endpapers (1910 ordnance survey map of the Hickling area). Previous owner name on back of front free endpaper at top edge. Over 90 beautiful watercolor illustrations by George E. Lodge. 152 pages with index. Dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; no tears or chips, slight wear at one corner tip area. Jacket caligraphy and decoration by Kate Cary. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A meticulous and vivid study in words and pictures of over 200 birds. 022512

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