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141 Franks, Norman. Double Mission: RAF Fighter Ace and SOE Agent Manfred Czernin, DSO, MC, DFC.
London: William Kimber, (1976). 
Octavo, red boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 192 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate, otherwise, Fine, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: A successful Battle of Britain RAF fighter pilot and later a successful SOE agent, this unique combination gives a rare interest to the story of Count Manfred Czernin, whose war service brought him the DSO, MC and DFC. The son of an Austrian count and an English mother, he spent his first seven years in Rome. coming to England folllowing the break up of his family, he was educated at Oundle, then joined the RAF in 1935. When war came in 1939 Czernin became a fighter pilot, flying in both France and England. By the end of the decisive year of 1940 he had destroyed or helped to destroy nineteen German aircraft and had received the DFC. Following commands in England and India, Czernin was recruited into SOE, being twice parachuted into Northern Italy to fight with and help organize Italian Partisan forces. On his first mission in 1944 he won the MC, followed by the DSO for his second and highly successful mission in 1945 which culminated in the capture of the provincial capital of Bergamo and the surrender of local German and Fascist units. His life and personality set him apart as both a man and a fighter. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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142 Franks, Norman; Giblin, Hal; McCrery, Nigel. Under the Guns of the Red Baron: The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated.
London: Grub Street, n.d. 
Quarto, hardcover (slick, b&w photo. illus. burgundy boards), 224 pp. Fine, with bookplate, in a Fine dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous photographs, paintings. From dust jacket: Here, for the first time, the most complete backgrounds of the men he fought and accounted for in air battle are documented. In most cases this includes a place and dates of birth, where they lived, were educated and worked, and then when the joined the colours. Many served in army regiments or other military units prior to jooining the Royal Flying Corps or Royal Naval Air Service and their full service records, where known, are included. The later lives of those who survived an encounter with the Red Baron are also fully reported. For years there have been controversies covering some of the Baron's victims, but these have now been resolved the author's satisfaction, so presented here is his full list of victories and victims which will surprise most commentators. More valuable still is the fact that over 100 of the 123 men concerned are depicted by photographs, in itself a unique compilation of material. These are complemented marvellously by the ten colour paintings, by Chris Thomas, which illustrate decisive moments in battle. With a full explanation of the air actions themselves using von Richthofen's own combat reports, and a minibiography of each victim, this book will be the ultimate for World War One historians and collectors of Richthofen refence and memorabilia. 
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143 Funderburk, Thomas R. The Fighters: The Men and Machines of the First Air War.
London: Arthur Barker Limited, (1966). 
Quarto, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, color illus. endpapers, 193 pp + Index. Near-Fine, with bookplate; in a Good dust jacket with light edgewear and dampstaining. From dust jacket: The great armies that took to the field in 1914 were vast organizations with complex battle plans but they were almost totally lacking in air services. During the four bloody years that followed, the Air Age was born. The Fighters recounts those epic days when men first spread their wings in war. Here in vivid photographs and detailed plans and descriptions are the cranky, low-powered aeroplanes, armed first by one side then the other, that were turned gradually into effective weapons. Here too is the authentic story of the men who flew those planes. Never before has so much personal material been gathered together in a book on this subject. World War I British, German, French, American and Canadian flyers describe their tactics and their combats, their triumphs and their tragedies... The Fighters is a unique record of the birth and development of fighter aviation from its earliest days of improvisation to the final massed formations in the air -- the first convocation of eagles. 
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144 Gaiser, Gerd. The Falling Leaf. Translated from the German by Paul Findlay.
London: Collins, 1956. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 255 pp. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with hairline tear and lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket : This is the story of the opposite numbers to the men who fought the Battle of Britain -- the members of a German Fighter Command Group when the Luftwaffe was fighting in defence of its homeland with the war irretrievably lost. Over-taxed, outnumbered, under-equipped, they cannot yet realise that all the victories they have won no longer have any meaning, that the end is certain. The daily round goes on as before-- battles over land and sea, rest, play, postings, death -- and there is no reason to face the truth which the battered Squadron leader at length grimly announces... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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145 Garnett, David. War in the Air: September 1939 to May 1941.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1941. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix, 199 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine, in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with darkened spine and light edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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146 Gibbs-Smith, C. H.; Royal Observer Corps. The Aircraft Recognition Manual (Formerly Basic Aircraft Recognition).
London: Published for British Aviation PUblications Limited by George Newnes Limited, 1944. 
Royal octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 128 pp. Near-Fine, with bookplate and light foxing; in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear in protective mylar jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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147 Gibbs-Smith, Charles H. Sir Georg Cayley's Aeronautics, 1796-1855.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. First Edition. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), xxiii + 269 pp. Frontis portrait, plates, illus. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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148 Gilchrist, John W. and Associates. The 104th Squadron.
Richmond, VA: Privately Printed, 1968. First Edition. 
Octavo, stiff red wrappers, typewritten, vi, 146 pp. Photos. Good; bookplate, spine and edges of cover are badly discolored, interior clean and tight. WWI aviation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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149 Gironnet, A. Formulaire pour la Construction des Aeroplanes.
Paris: Librarie Aeronautique, (1910). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, 163 pp. Author was a contemporary of Gabriel Voisin and Louis Bleriot, and assisted them with their designs. Good, with bookplate, first two signatures are pulled but still attached. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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150 Gironnet, A. Formulaire pour la Construction des Aeroplanes.
Paris: Librairie Aeronautique, (1910). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, 163 pp. Author was a contemporary of Gabriel Voisin and Louis Bleriot, and assisted them with their designs. Good, with bookplate, first two signatures are pulled but still attached. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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151 Glines, Carroll V. The Doolittle Raid: America's First Strike against Japan.
West Chester, PA: Schiffer Military HIstory, (1991). 
Signed by seven of the raiders: John E. Parker, Hank Potter, R. A. Knobloch, Bill Bower, Davy Jones, Travis Hoover, and Joe Manske. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xii, 258 pp. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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152 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, Corcock, 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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153 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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154 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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155 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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156 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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157 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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158 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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159 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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160 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... 
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