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201 Jane, Fred T.; Editor. All the World's Air-Craft. Originally Known as “All the World's Airships.” (War Flying Annual.)
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1914. Sixth Year of Issue. Original Edition. 
Oblong quarto, blue cloth with title silver-stamped on front cover and spine, xv, 202, [10 Addenda & Errata], 19, 14, 19 pp. Photos., illustrations. Divided into four sections: Part A - Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of the World; Part B - Historical Aeroplanes of the Last Six Years; Part C - The World's Aerial Engines; and Part D - Aerial Directory. The German material is Prefaced with, “These details were all received a few days before the Austrian ultimatum to Servia, which led to the present world-war; and the accuracy of all is guaranteed as delivered at a time when the present situation was unthinkable.” Information and photographs related to British military craft have been redacted. Also, one of the advertisement pages carries the message, “This space was occupied by a German firm, whose advertisement has been cancelled on account of the War.” Very Good, minor scuffs, bookplate. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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202 Jefford, Flight Lieutenant C. G. A History of R A F Scampton, 1917 - 1968.
Lincoln, England: DELTA Magazine, RAF Scampton, (1968). First Edition. 
Octavo, stiff illustrated wrappers (softbound, paperbound), 40 pp. Photos. Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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203 Jerome, Captain J. P. Conquest of the Air.
Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (1940). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), orange letters and illus. to upper cover, 107 pp. Very Good+, with neat former owner bookplate, light rubbing to covers. From Foreword: In this course of Visual Aviation Instruction, I have made a bold attempt, indeed. In depending upon the imaginative ability, or shall I say the ability to visualize situations, I have tried to draw a mental picture of “How to Fly a Modern Airplane” in simple language that everyone can readily understand...there can be little doubt that [the beginner] will have acquired a practical, thorough and fundamental knowledge of the science of flying, and thus be in a position to progress surprisingly quickly in the matter of actual flight instruction [after reading this text.]. The adept pupil, interested in laying the foundation for a career in flying, will get the impression, as he reads, of actually being in an airplane and living the experiences recounted in the following Lessons. He will feel a surge of confidence to carry on and make flying his career, or, in any case, his pastime...In short, the beginner will save countless hours of dual flying, and avoid most of the usual errors that slow up a pupil, if he will read and study this work carefully, making certain that he has a complete and thorough understanding of every word. He will, indeed, have gone a very long way toward being a capable pilot in that he will have laid a solid foundation for what necessarily must follow to perfect his flying. Contents: The Conquest of the Air; How an Airplane Flies; The Parts of an Airplane; The First Flight; The Second Flight; Swinging the Propelloer; Correcting Faults in Straight and Level Flying; Simple Turns under Power and Gliding; Turns in Side-by-Side Controlled Craft; Take-Offs, Climbing, Approaching Land, Landings; Advanced Instruction in the Art of Landing; Introducing the Side-Slip and Accurate Methods of Land Approach; The First Solo Flight; Forced Landings; Causes and Cure of the Spin; Further About Landings in Cross-Winds or Down-Winds, Take-Offs in Cross-Winds; Accidents, Why They Occur, How to Avoid Them; Review. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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204 Johns, Capt. W. E. Biggles Learns to Fly. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Leicester: Brockhampton Press, (1955). “Biggles Learns to Fly was first published in 1935. It has not been available in any form since that year, and has now been personally revised by Captain W. E. Johns for re-issue in this edition.” 
Octavo, red blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), full-color illus. frontis., 192 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good+, full-color illustrated, price-clipped dust jacket in protective mylar wrapper. From dust jacket: How Biggles, at seventeen, joined the Royal Flying Corps and after a few flights went to war. A tense tale of lonely patrols, fierce dog-fights and slit-second rescues. Pioneer days and hazardous exploits -- in flimsy aircraft made of wood, wire and fabric... 
Price: 75.00 USD
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205 Johnson, Charles R. The History of the Hell Hawks. Foreword by Elwood R. Quesada, Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.).
Anatheim, California: Southcoast Typesetting, 1975. 
First Edition. Of an edition of 2,000, this is No. 1661. It is signed and dated by the author. Quarto, blue boards, ix, 623 pp. Photos., facs. Story of the 365th Fighter Bomber Group, flying P-47s, during World War II. Fine, with bookplate, in a dust jacket with four or five small chips. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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206 Johnson, Frank; editor. R.A.A.F. Over Europe. Introduction by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Foreword by Air Vice-Marshal H. N. Wrigley.
London: Frank Johnson/Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1946). First Edition. 
Octavo, gilt-stamped navy blue cloth (hardcover), ix, 189, 54 pp. Frontis., photographic plates. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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207 Johnston, Stanley. The Grim Reapers.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1943). First edition. 
Octavo, green pebbled cloth (hardcover), 221 pp. Photos, map endpapers. Small gift inscription, otherwise Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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208 Jones, H. A. The War in the Air: Being the Story of The part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force. Appendices.
Nashville: The Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, in Association with the Battery Press, (1997). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 173 pp + Appendices XVI, XVII, XVII (A), XXVII (B), XL, and XLI in rear cover pocket. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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209 Jullian, Marcel. The Bird. A Novel by Marcel Jullian. Translated by Hugh Shelley.
London: Putnam, (1963). 
Octavo, plum cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 206 pp. Near-Fine, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: To travel through the air as easily as a bird -- this is so much part of our life nowadays that it is difficult to imagine the time when it was a remote, almost inconceivable dream. And such a thrilling one! For Clement, the hero of this novel, a doctor living some thirty years before aeroplanes were invented, the flight of birds is an obsession. If birds can fly, so shall men! Clement purpuades his pupil Bernard of the practicability and excitement of his schemes, and the two of them go to a little village in Provence, sacrificing family, money and reputation to the conquest of the air. These two men, suspected of witchcraft and other vices by the neighborhood, in terror of their schemes being discovered by their friends, remorselessly pursue their scientific goal. They confide their dreams and desires to their own caged bird, holder of the secret they so desperately covet; through its eys we watch their story develop, as the obsession strengthens its fierce grip upon them. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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210 Karolevitz, Robert F. and Ross S. Fenn. Flight of Eagles: The Story of the American Kosciuszko Squadron in the Polish-Russian War 1919-1920.
Sioux Falls, S.D.: Brevet Press, (1974). First Edition. 
Octavo, red boards (hardcover), xiv, 281 pp. Photos. Fine, with bookplate, in a spine-faded dus tjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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211 Kaufman, Mozart. Fighter Pilot: Aleutians to Normandy to Stalag Luft 1.
San Anselmo, California: M & A Kaufman, (1993). First Edition. 
Inscribed to a fellow pilot and signed by the author. Octavo, softbound, xi, 209 pp. Photos., illustrations. Near-Fine; foot of spine a bit bumped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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212 Keith, C. H. I Hold My Aim. The story of how The Royal Air Force was armed for war.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., (1946). 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 174 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Good+ dust jacket with slight sunning to spine, and edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Here, for the first time, is a readable account of the adventures and trials of those who selected and developed the weapons with which our aircrews fought the war. It is a unique story of progress, an epic of man's secrecy which veiled the nation's preparations for defence. The author traces the development of air armament, its potentialities and limitations, and invites a look into the future. He writes the authority of one who has devoted the greater part of his service career to the subject. The scope of the book is wide and its theme serious, but it is lightened by numerous asides of humorous detail. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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213 Kelly, Terence. Hurricane over the Jungle. Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Denis Spotswood.
London: William Kimber, (1977). First Edition. 
Octavo, green boards (hardcover), 234 pp. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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214 King, H. F. Sopwith Aircraft.
London: Putnam, (1981). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), [iv], 301 pp. Photos. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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215 King, Jack L. Wings of Man: An Informal Biography of Captain H. T. Dick Merrill. The featured emphasis of this biography relates to the many great accomplishments of his fantastic aviation career and is profusely illustrated to document his colorful involvement. Merrill's recorded exploits are acclaimed as legend by the world's aviation community.
Glendale, CA: Aviation Book Company, (1981). 
Inscribed to the Author, Jim Bishop and Signed & Inscribed by Mr. Bishop to Jack L. King. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 404 pp. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From dust jacket: Captain Henry Tyndall Dick Merrill needs little introduction to the world aviation community. His colorful life and flight records are legend. The following random quotes pertain to the personable Captain's fame and career. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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216 Knight, Clayton and Robert C. Durham. Hitch Your Wagon. The Story of Bernt Balchen.
Drexel Hill: Bell Publishing, (1950). 
8vo, cloth, map endpapers, photographs; xi, 332pp. Second printing with corrections. Signed by Durham. Very Good in a jacket with chipping to the edges and front fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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217 Kobernuss, Fred O. Waco: Symbol of Courage & Excellence. Volume 1. Published as part of the Aviation Heritage Library Series.
Terre Haute, IN: SunShine House, Inc., 1992. First Edition, First Printing. 
From title page: A factual account of events that contributed toward the evolvement and demise of the largest producer of commercial aircraft during the 1920-1930 time period. It is a tale about the builders of a series of single-engine biplanes that would receive universal acclaim. It is a story about those fabulous and distinctive Waco Airplanes which were sought after not only by the social elite but also by foreign governments around the globe.Today, many still fly Waco as the cherished and desired jewel of the antique enthusiast. 
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218 Lamberton, W. M. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Compiled by W. M. Lamberton. Drawings by J. D. Carrick and F. Yeoman. Edited by E. F. Cheesman. Produced by D. A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.
Letchworth, Herts: The Garden City Press Ltd., 1960. 
Quarto, yellow cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Fine, in a Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. From dust jacket: This book is concerned with that period of some 40 to 50 years ago when the forcing house of a World War produced the first military aircraft, and in a space of only 4 years developed the designs from mere ‘stick-and-string' creations, to the highly specialized types evolved and used at the end of that conflict... The space available in some 224 pages has enabled the compilers to describe no less than 84 aircraft most comprehensively in text, photographs, and 1/72 scale 3-view drawings. Altogether, there are just over 700 photographs in this book, a number of which wo;; be pf s[ecoa; omterest tp bio;ders pf solid scale models; as included are about 150 close-ups of parts of aircraft, such as machine guns and various types of mountings, engines, engine installations and exhaust systems, cockpit layouts and under-carriage arrangements. These are a number of very cpmplete Tables of dimensions and performance figures of not only these 84 aircraft, but a further 79 lesser-known types; additionally, over one hundred near-operational rare and experimental aircraft are illustrated with photographs. Now for the ifrst time, every detail it is possible to obtain is incorporated in one copiously illustrated volume, forming a complete record of all the Fighters of the 1914-1918 War period... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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219 Lamberton, W. M. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Compiled by W. M. Lamberton. Drawings by J. D. Carrick and F. Yeoman. Edited by E. F. Cheesman. Produced by D. A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.
Letchworth, Herts: The Garden City Press Ltd., (1960). 
Quarto, yellow boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Near-Fine, in a Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping, sunning to spine. From dust jacket: This book is concerned with that period of some 40 to 50 years ago when the forcing house of a World War produced the first military aircraft, and in a space of only 4 years developed the designs from mere stick-and-string creations to the highly specialized types evolved and used at the end of that conflict... The space available in some 224 pages has enabled the compilers to describe no less than 84 aircraft most comprehensively in text, photographs and 1/72 scale 3-view drawings. Altogether, there are just over 700 photographs in this book, a number of which will be of special interest to builders of solid scale models; as included are about 150 close-ups of parts of aircraft, such as machine guns and various types of mountings, engines, engine installations and exhaust systems, cockpit layouts and under-carriage arrangements. There are a number of very complete Tables of dimensions and performance figures of not only these 84 aircraft, but a further 79 lesser-known types; additionally, over one hundred near-operational, rare and experimental aircraft are illustrated with photographs... 
Price: 25.00 USD
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220 Lamberton, W. M. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Compiled by W. M. Lamberton. Edited by E. F. Cheesman. Drawings by J. D. Carrick and F. Yeoman. Produced by D. A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.
Letchworth, Herts: The Garden City Press Ltd., (1960). 
Quarto, yellow boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with sunned spine. From dust jacket: This book is concerned with that period of some 40 to 50 years ago when the forcing house of a World War produced the first military aircraft, and in a space of only 4 years developed the designs from mere stick-and-string creations, to the highly specialized types evolved and used at the end of that conflict... The space available in some 224 pages has enabled the compilers to describe no less than 84 aircraft most comprehensively in text, photographs and 1/72 scale 3-view drawings. Altogether, there are just over 700 photographs in this book, a number of which will be of special interest to builders of solid scale models; as included are about 150 close-ups of parts of aircraft, such as machine guns and various types of mountings, engines, engine installations and exhaust systems, cockpit layouts and under-carriage arrangements. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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