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141 Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd. Series No. 1. Gloster Machines with the R.A.F.
Cheltenham: Gloster Aircraft Co., 1928. “The Aeroplane” Supplement, April 4th, 1928. 
Quarto, stiff printed wrappers with cut-out, stapled, 8 pp. Tipped-in color plates, photos. Catalogue with photos and descriptions of the aircraft, including: Bamel, Gloster I, Grebe, Camecock, Gloster IV, Corcok, Guan, Goring, and Gamecock II. Good; bookplate, lightly soiled, 1/2 inch tears along head and foot of spine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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142 Graham-White, Claude in collaboration with Harry Harper. With the Airmen. Coloured illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. Diagrams by Max Millar.
London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, n.d. [ca. 1915]. 
Octavo, decorated red cloth with paper labels to upper cover and spine, 283 pp. Frontis. portrait, color plates, photos, diagrams. Very Good, with former-ower bookplate and sunned spine. WWI aviation. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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143 Grahame-White, Claude and Harry Harper. The Aeroplane.
London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, (1914). Romance of Reality Series. First Edition. 
Octavo, brown cloth with photograph label on front cover, xi, 280 pp. Color frontis., black & white photographic plates. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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144 Grahame-White, Claude and Harry Harper. The Aeroplane: Past, Present, and Future.
London: T. Werner Laurie, 1911. First Edition. 
Octavo, gilt-stamped red cloth, uncut, xv, 319 pp, ads. Frontis portrait, photos. Near-Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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145 Graves, T. B. A. “I Saw A Rare Chance...” The Combat Diary of Billy Bishop.
Cornwall: MVR Publications, (1988). First Edition. 
Quarto, spiral bound (beige plastic spiral), photo. illus. linen covers, ii +92 pp + Appendices. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine. From Introduction: ...Since his death in 1956 history, once his ally, has not treated him well. His image once untarnished has been debased by accusations of dishonesty and, despite passionate attempts to answer these latter day critics, the mud has stuck. The question on which everything seems to hang centres on his combat claims in 1917 and 1918 -- claims on which his fame rests, because without them he would most probably have remained unknown. To some this is a distasteful debate because it treats war as a game where discussion of ‘scores' resembles a review of a sportsman's batting averages, as though scores were not measured in young lives prematurely terminated. Against such a sad background it does matter if Bishop's claims were honest or not and if we remember the sacrifices of so manry in these terms it debases us all. However, once we have restored a proper sense of priorities in remembering those distant events of 70 years ago, and for that matter of any other war, we should not forget that Billy Bishop remains a much maligned figure. Yet how can anyone now set the record straight without falling prey to the mass of ill-based opinion expressed for and against this famous Canadian over the years? What is the evidence and is there sufficient available to support a rational and unbiased assessment of his record in the Great War? The anwer to both these questions is contained in this book, which for the first time provides an authentic and fully substantiated account of Bishop's war. Armed with this information readers may for themselves judge whether he was worthy of the many honors bestowed upon him. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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146 Gray, C. G. The Civil Air War.
Leicester: The Harborough Publishing Co., 1945. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 212 pp. Near-Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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147 Great Britain, Ministry of Aircraft Production, Aircraft Recognition Material Branch. Aircraft Recognition: The Inter-Services Journal. [Thirty-seven issues (complete). Volume I, No. 1 (September 1942) through Volume III, No. 13 (September 1945), bound in three volumes.]
London: The Inter-Services on Aircraft Recognition, 1942-1945. 
Three voluems. Each of the three volumes is gilt-stamped with its title front and spine, and also with the former owner's name, L. Bridgman,” lower front cover. Leonard Bridgman was one of the aritsts and editors of this series. He is better known, however, as the editor of Jane's All the World's Aircraft, from 1941 to 1959. Each of the volumes is also inscribed, “With the Compliments of/C. Charles Tapp,” another of the editors, and bears the date, 11/11/45. This, then, is Bridgman's personal copy of the set, given to him by one of his fellow editors. Each issue inlcudes numerous photos., diagrams, and silhouettes. Each of the volumes is in Fine condition, bearing a former-owner's bookplate. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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148 Green, Brett. Modelling Scale Aircraft. Osprey Modelling.
Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2008. 
Royal octavo, paperbound (slick, full-color photo. illustrated white wrappers), 80 pp. Fine. Illustrated with numerous full-color photographs. From lower cover: Modelling Scale Aircraft. Brett Green, one of the hobby's leading names, provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the basic techniques and materials needed to build scale aircraft, from opening the kit box to displaying the finished model, all in one clear and easy-to-follow expert guide... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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149 Grey, C. G. A History of The Air Ministry.
London: George Allen & Unwin Limited, (1940). 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, folding charts, 319 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good+ dust jacket with darkened spine. From dust jacket: Of the various Ministries which deal with the King's Fighting Forces the Air Ministry is the youngest. But many people, especially among the younger generation, consider that it is the most important, because Power Plitics in these days are largely Air-Power Politics. This book deals with the Air Ministry in three parts. The first part is a brief and necessarily superficial but at any rate informative history of how the Air Ministry came into being during the War 1914-18, by separating the Royal Naval Air Service from the Navy and separating the Royal Flying Corps from the Army and turning them into the Royal Air Force, with a Ministry of its won, which ranks with, but after, the Admiralty and the War Office. The second part of the book is an explanation of the organisation of the Air Ministry, and a review of the work which is done by the numerous departments into which it is divided. The third part is a record of what the Air Ministry has done since it came into being. The Air Force nearly ceased to exist after the War 1914-18. Sir Samuel Hoare as Air Minister and Sir Hugh Trenchard as Chief of the Air Staff began to rebuild it in 1923. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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150 Grey, C. G. Sea-Flyers.
London: Faber and Faber, (1942). First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 256 pp. Portraits, photos. Very Good, with bookplate, spine slightly cocked, in a chipped and price-clipped dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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151 Grey, C. G., ed. and comp. All the World's Aircraft. (Originally Known as “All the World's Airships.”) (War Flying Annual).
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1917. Eigth Year of Issue. Part A., An Aeronautical Dictionary, and Memoranda; Part B., Aeroplanes of the World; Aeroplanes of World; Part C., Airships of the World (Past and Present); Part D., Aero-Engines; Part E., 
Oblong quarto, original silver-stamped blue cloth (hardcover), 95, vi, 20, 246, 80, 66, 76, xv, [ii] pp. Photos, illustrations, diagrams, ads. Very Good, with bookplate, minor rubbing. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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152 Grey, C. G.; editor. All the World's Aircraft. (Originally Known as “All the World's Airships.”).
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1920. 11th Year of Issue. Original edition. 
Oblong quarto, blue cloth with title silver-stamped on spine and blind-stamped on front cover, 51, 300, 74, 33, [2] pp. Photos., illustrations. Divided into three sections: Part A - All the World Aeroplanes; Part B - All the World's Aero-Engines; and Part C - All the World's Airships. Good; cover has several small damp-stains, front hinge beginning, bookplate. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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153 Griffith, Hubert. R. A. F. in Russia.
London: Hammond, Hammond and Company, Ltd., (1942). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 96 pp. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with sunned spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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154 Griffiths, Frank. Winged Hours.
London: William Kimber, (1981). First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), 192 pp. Photos. Griffiths was a flight commander of 138 Squadron at the secret base of Tampsford, flying missions to France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, dropping agents and supplies by night to occupied Europe. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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155 Guiver, Peter F. Britain's Modern Royal Air Force.
Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset: Patrick Stephens, (1994). 
Octavo, blue boards (hardbound), 224 pp. Color photos, b&w photos, illus. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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156 Gwynn-Browne, Arthur. Gone for a Burton.
London: Chatto & Windus, (1945). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, viii + 397 pp. Very Good, with sunned spine and light edgewear. From Foreword: Gone for a Burton was written during 1942 and 1943 while I was on active service. The manuscript was released by the censorship for publication in 1945. The period of the story belongs to 1941. It is right and proper, I fell, that readers should bear this in mind, since R.A.F. practice and procedure, in certain respects, have been considerably changed during the four-year interval which has elapsed between the story and its publication. I am indebted primarily to Stan Houghton for the general elan of the tale; and to Flying Officer Max Morison for valuable assistance in other respects. There is also the contribution made by innumerable members of the Royal Air Force, which I cannot define, though I have tried to express it... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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157 Hadingham, Evan. The Fighting Triplanes.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1968). First Edition. 
Quarto, royal blue leather (hardcover), gilt letters, 240 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. Illustrated with numerous photographs. From dust jacket: Early in 1917 a new aircraft with an unusual configuration appeared in the skies over the Western Front. Its effect on aircraft design and air power was dramatic. Although three-winged aircraft had played a prominent role in the pioneer days of flying, no one had ever applied such a design to war aeroplanes until the advent of the remarkable Sopwith triplane. “We used to fly thirty or forty miles behind the German lines,” wrote one Sopwith pilot, “and wait with the early morning sun behind us over the enemy aerodromes. As the German aircraft rose from the airfield, we picked them off. If they came for us, we simply went up into a climbing turn and there was nothing they could do about it.” The Germans answered with the Fokker triplane, which found still greater fame at the hands of the great aces such as Voss and von Richthofen. Suddenly aircraft designers everywhere tried to emulate the success of the Fokker and the Sopwith, until over ninety types had been built or projected before the war ended. Evan Hadingham... recounts the story of triplane development during the 1914-18 War, introducing much new material on the Sopwith and Fokker, for which full details of design and operations are given. The author follows this with the most comprehensive study, including specifications, of each triplane known to have been built in the years 1914-18, incorporating much new data and previously unknown types. There are also chapters on the origin of pre-1914 triplane and the configuration's rapid disappearance after the war, and its brief period of glory. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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158 Haiber, William Paul and Robert Eugene Haiber. The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen.
New York: Info Devel Press, (1997). The World War I Aces Series, No. 1. Revised edition. 
Quarto, softbound, xi, 100, 5, 10 pp. Maps, charts, photos. Near-Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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159 Hall, Lieut. Bert. In the Air: Three Years on and above Three Fronts by Lieut. Bert Hall, an American of the French Flying Corps.
London: Hurst and Blackett Ltd., n.d. [ca. 1918]. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 128 pp + 10 pp ads. Original wrappers rebound in modern cloth. Very Good, with browning to interior, former-owner bookplate. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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160 Hardy, J. K. Protection of Aircraft Against Ice.
Farnborough, Hants.: Royal Aircraft Establishment, Ministry of Supply, 1946. Restricted Report No. S.M.E. 3380. 
Quarto, stiff printed wrappers, stapled, typewritten, 113 pp., [33] leaves of plates and photos. Very Good; bookplate, stamped “Unclassified.” 
Price: 15.00 USD
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