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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 Illustrated Aviation Encyclopedia, Aviation Research Associates
2 The Illustrated Aviation Encyclopedia
Aviation Research Associates
New York New Home Library 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"Original Publication of The New Home Library, February, 1944" in clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with white wave design on cover and spine, white title box on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Red colored text block edges. Well illustrated with drawings. 236 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears, fading to background of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The technical, scientific, and slang words and terms of the language of the air, including aircraft types, construction, operation, meteorology, navigation, aerodynamics, and more. Arranged alphabetically with a unique method for ready cross-reference. 025551

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3 Out There
Blum, Howard
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0-671-66260-0 / 9780671662608 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with ivory cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 300 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Based on sources at the highest levels, "Out There" is a stunning expose of our government's clandestine activities and a meticulously documented account of the dedicated scientific search for extraterrestrial life. Every chapter of this book is filled with unexpected revelations. 008351

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Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children, Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
4 Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children
Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
New York E. P. Dutton 1938 Twenty-second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Lovely, clean later printing of the first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering and illustration of children flying a kite on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with over fifty silhouettes by Else Hasselris. 252 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chips at upper edge of rear panel (under 1/8"), slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Awarded the Newbery Medal on October 4, 1926. A series of fascinating Chinese stories in which the author has caught admirably the spirit of Chinese life and thought. 026885

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
5 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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In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space, Curran, Douglas
6 In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space
Curran, Douglas
New York / London Abbeville Press 2001 0789207087 / 9780789207081 Updated and Expanded Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Updated and Expanded Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Foreword by Tom Wolfe. Liberally illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. 144 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating book that shows with compassionate insight how deeply man's longing for extraplanetary contact is felt. Over the course of eight years, Douglas Curran traveled across the North American continent and recorded--in sympathetic words and perceptive photographs--the ideas and experiences of individuals whose obsession with outer space inspired them to create elaborate homemade spaceships and even more elaborate belief systems. 027845

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7 50 Years of Adventure and Progress in Canadian Skies
Ellis, Frank H.
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1959 First 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

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Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories, Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
8 Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
New York Pocket Books 1991 0-671-68317-9 / 9780671683177 First Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 338 pgs. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight, pages bright and clean, no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, has not been price clipped. True stories of America's flying fighter pilots. 003439

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Band of Brothers, Gann, Ernest K.
9 Band of Brothers
Gann, Ernest K.
New York Simon & Schuster 1973 671-21630-9 First 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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Long Way Home: A Journey from Despair to Triumph, Harrison, Clark
10 Long Way Home: A Journey from Despair to Triumph
Harrison, Clark
Decatur, GA Barefoot Press 1985 0-932298-42-7 / 9780932298423 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean green-gray cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED and numbered (571 of 1,000) by author. 574 pgs. Clean dustjacket has tiny nick to top front edge, a few very short closed edge tears at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An inspiring biography of a paraplegic man who took up flying, became a leading businessman who organized multi-million dollar banks and real estate firms, and became one of the founding board members of the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta--in short, learned to live more fully than most of the rest of us. Large 8vo. Biography. 013436

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Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada, Hiebert, Carl
11 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
12 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Southern Sky Trails, Holland, Norman
13 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Flying Mercury, Ingram, Eleanor M.
14 The Flying Mercury
Ingram, Eleanor M.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1910 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Edmund Frederick, Illustrator; Bertha Stuart, Decorations 
Clean decorated binding - green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, plus clean unchipped circular paste-on color illustration, stamped white lettering (white lettering somewhat chipped). No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight foxing to endpapers). No names, writing or bookplates. Beautiful color illustrations by Edmund Frederick, with lovely page decorations and blind-stamped cover decoration by Bertha Stuart. 195 pages. 024335

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The Fireside Book of Flying Stories, Jensen, Paul (Editor)
15 The Fireside Book of Flying Stories
Jensen, Paul (Editor)
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 First 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 Dance of the Flying Gurnards: America's Coastal Curiosities and Beachside Wonders, John Waldman
16 The Dance of the Flying Gurnards: America's Coastal Curiosities and Beachside Wonders
John Waldman
Guilford, Connecticut The Lyons Press 2002 1585743682 / 9781585743681 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean light turquoise paper covered boards with yellow spine, brown lettering on spine. Light bumping to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To John, Maybe you'll find a metaphor in here somewhere - Regards, John Walden." 208 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Informative and engaging sourcebook to introduce beachgoers, waterfront residents, vacationers, and boaters to the natural charms and menaces of the three North American coastlines. 022321

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Fear of Flying, Jong, Erica
17 Fear of Flying
Jong, Erica
New York Holt, Rinehart And Winston 1973 0030107318 / 9780030107313 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with fading and slight wear to edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very slight lean to binding. Clean red endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 340 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027163

Price: 20.00 USD
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18 The Sign of The Flying Goose - A Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges
Laycock, George
Garden City Natural History Press 1965 First Hard Cover VG+ VG Jacket 
299 pgs. VG+ in VG DJ - new mylar cover Very clean and tight blue-green cloth book with black spine, gold lettering on spine, gold flying goose on spine. Maps on endpapers. No names or writing inside. Forward by Stuart Udall. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Dust jacket has a tiny bit of wear at top of spine, no other chips or tears, not price clipped. 8vo. Nature. 002182

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The Mystery of the Silver Dart, Loftus-Price, Captain Harry J.
19 The Mystery of the Silver Dart
Loftus-Price, Captain Harry J.
New York The Mohawk Press 1931 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Raymond C. Wardel, Illustrator 
Very clean orange cloth boards with airplane illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light corner wear; no bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with neatly penned previous owner name & address on front free endpaper. 221 pgs. with illustrations by Raymond C. Wardel. 8vo. Mystery. 015989

Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Frolic: A Magazine for Children (Number One)
Martin, John (Editor)
New York S. E. Lowe, Inc. First Soft Cover Very Good 
Color illustrated stapled wraps (three children flying kites). No tears or chips, very slight hint of wear at bottom spine edge. No creasing, some slight soiling (occasional spots to pages, two spots to back panel. Pages slightly browned. 64 pgs. Illustrated with drawings, games, stories and poems. 8vo. Children's Magazine. 011368

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