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Sky High: The Story of Aviation, Hodgins, Eric and F. Alexander Magoun
21 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
22 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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Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator, Hynes, Samuel
23 Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator
Hynes, Samuel
Frederic C. Beil & Naval Institute Press 1988 First 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

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The Fireside Book of Flying Stories, Jensen, Paul (Editor)
24 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 Sky Clowns, John Tomerlin
25 The Sky Clowns
John Tomerlin
New York Dutton 1973 0525394508 / 9780525394501 First 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
26 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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27 Flight Into Space - The Facts, Fancies and Philosophy
Leonard, Jonathan Norton
New York Random House 1953 First 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

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Listen! The Wind, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
28 Listen! The Wind
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1938 First 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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Locked Rooms and Open Doors: Diaries and Letters 1933-1935, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
29 Locked Rooms and Open Doors: Diaries and Letters 1933-1935
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1974 0151529582 / 9780151529582 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with clean decorated endpapers, foxing (dust-speckling) to text block page edges. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 352 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. After the kidnapping of their first child and the birth of their second, the Lindberghs were faced with a difficult readjustment. More relentlessly in the spotlight than ever, and in constant fear for their newborn son, they had moved for privvacy and protection to the Morrow family estate in Englewood. For Anne Lindbergh, this meant a return to childhod pressures and anxieties, aggravated by the pull of two sometimes oppositional loyalties. 027862

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The Canvas Falcons: The Story of the Men and Planes of World War I, Longstreet, Stephen
30 The Canvas Falcons: The Story of the Men and Planes of World War I
Longstreet, Stephen
New York/Cleveland World Publishing Co. 1970 First 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

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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 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.
32 The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Lovell, Mary S.
New York St Martins Press 1989 0312034318 / 9780312034313 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated First Edition with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with blind-stamped author's initials on cover, clean brown cloth spinlel, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are strong and uncracked, very slight lean to text block. All pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 421 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Definitive biography of Amelia Earhart, based on original documents, letters, and logbooks of Earhart and her contemporaries, along with press reports, interviews, and declassified U.S. Navy records. 026938

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, Lovell, Mary S.
33 The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Lovell, Mary S.
New York St Martins Press 1989 0312034318 / 9780312034313 First 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

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Hallelujah Flight, Lynn, Jack
34 Hallelujah Flight
Lynn, Jack
New York St. Martins Press 1990 0312043244 / 9780312043247 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition (first printing, with full number line) in unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to one corner tip, tiny bump to one corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 237 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, has two short closed edge tears along flap fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An adventure novel based on the true story of two black aviators (James Herman Banning and Thomas C. Allen) who set out to be the first black Americans to fly coast to coast across America. 027567

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The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky, Marrin, Albert
35 The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30907-4 / 9780689309076 First 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: 95.00 USD
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All My Downs Have Been Ups, Masters, Nancy Robinson
36 All My Downs Have Been Ups
Masters, Nancy Robinson
Abilene, Texas Masair Publications 1992 0962356328 / 9780962356322 First 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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37 Double Eagle: Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, Larry Newman
McCarry, Charles
Boston/Toronto Little, Brown & Co. 1979 0-316-55360-3 / 9780316553605 First 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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Lindbergh - His Story in Pictures, Miller, Francis Trevelyan
38 Lindbergh - His Story in Pictures
Miller, Francis Trevelyan
New York G. P. Putnam 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in Clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded deep blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering and airplane, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Contains an amazing collection of historical photographs gathered from sixty nations and state in commemeration of Lindbergh's achievements on the second anniversary of his flight across the Atlantic Ocean. All are accompanied by historic text, and a description of the events presented in each picture. 320 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026704

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Naval Air War, 1939-1945, Miller, Nathan
39 The Naval Air War, 1939-1945
Miller, Nathan
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America 1980 0933852118 / 9780933852112 First 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

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Oceans, poles and airmen: The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice, Montague, Richard
40 Oceans, poles and airmen: The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice
Montague, Richard
New York Random House 1971 0394462378 / 9780394462370 First 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

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