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41 Bissonette, Bruce. The Wichita 4: Cessna, Moellendick, Beech & Stearman. Foreword by John Underwood. Scale Drawings by Paul Matt.
Destin, FL: Aviation Heritage, Inc., (1999). 
Quarto, softbound (slick, b&w photo. illus. turquoise wrappers), 148 pp. Former-owner's address label and small inked notation; otherwise, Fine. From lower cover: New perspective into Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman. Includes activities of .M. “Jake” Moellendick, the “Father” of aviation in Wichita. These intrepid entrepreneurs, self-taught in their respective skills, developed an industry in the design and production of airplanes. From humble, primitive beginnings they built empires while establishing ground rules governing the operations of that industry, to include production methods, standards and engineering practices. Their actions brought recognition to Wichita, Kansas, as “The Air Capital of the World.” But rifts between them brought separation, as they went their separate ways to build that fledgling industry into the giant it became. Wichita 4 provides a look at the factors leading these pioneers into their chosen career endeavors, what attracted them to flying and then brought them together to mutual friendship and affiliation in pioneering airplane business ventures and finally to separate paths leading to their own outstanding individual successes. 
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42 Blackmore, L. K. Hawker: One One of Aviation's Greatest Names. A Biography of Harry Hawker, MBE, AFC. Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith.
Shrewbury, England: Airlife Publishing, (1993). First UK Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), 232 pp. Photos, facs. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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43 Blake, John. Gerald Coulson: The Masterworks.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1991). First Edition. 
The first color plate, depicting a de Haviland DH, bears the inscription, “my favorite,” and is signed by the artist. Oblong folio, brown cloth (hardcover), 96 pp. Seventy-five color illustrations, mostly full page plates, numerous black & white sketches. Fine, former-owner bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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44 Blake, Major W. T. To-Day with the R.A.F. With 10 Half-tone Illustrations.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, (1939). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 237 pp. Very Good, with light sunning to spine and former-owner bookplate; in a Good+ dust jacket with rubbing to edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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45 Bolcke, Oswald. Hauptmann Bolckes Feldberichte. Mit einer Einleitung von der Hand des Vaters und zwanzig Bildern.
Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1916. First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, 124 pp. Photos. Good; bookplate, yellowing paper, spine slightly cocked. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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46 Bolitho, Hector. A Penguin in the Eyrie: An R. A. F. Diary, 1939 - 1945. With 19 Illustrations.
London: Hutchinson, (1955). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), red spine label, gilt letters, 254 pp. Fine, with bookplate in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From dust jacket: Hector Bolitho served as an Intelligence Officer with the R. A. F. from the beginning of the war to the end. He describes himself as a ‘Penguin in the eyrie,' because he did not fly in combat with the birds of prey. But the extent of his experience was remarkable. He served, first, in the Air Ministry, where he created the R. A. F. Journal, which became the official news magazines of the Service. Then he edited the secret intelligence review for Coastal Command, and in the last phase of the war he moved among the squadrons of aircraft that fought the U-boats and kept them out of the Channel, while the invasion fleet was crossing to France. This book is based on his diaries. It itells the story of the valiant combats -- told to him by the piots when they returned from battle -- and it also reveals the character, and the humour, of the R. A. F. during the long years when the aircrews played their part in the defence of Britain. 
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47 Bolitho, Hector. Combat Report: The Story of a Fighter Pilot.
London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., (1943). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 138 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: First place in a batch of really good books this week goes to Hector Bolitho's Combat Report, which lays bare the heart and mind of a fighter pilot from the time he starts to fly until he is a tired pilot, reluctantly relegated to administrative work at a desk. It is thrilling, and more than that, because it captures the elusive spirit of the R.A.F. and interprets it without either effusive heroics or the usual insufferable patronage. 
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48 Bordeaux, Henry. Georges Guynemer, Knight of the Air. Translated from the French by Louise Morgan Sill. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Literature and History of Aviation Series.
New York: Arno Press, (1972). 
Reprint of the 1918 Yale University edition. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 256 pp. Color frontis., plates. Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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49 Bordeaux, Henry. Guynemer, Knight of the Air. Translated from the French by Louise Morgan Sill. With a Prefatory Letter from Rudyard Kipling.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1918. First UK Edition. 
Octavo, tan cloth (hardcover), [iv] + 240 + 32 [ads] pp. Frontis. Good; lacks front endpaper, light foxing. 
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50 Bordeaux, Henry. La Vie de Guynemer. Comprenant un Portrait de Guynemer par Gorguet, des Planches en Couleurs par Dutriac.
Paris: Librairie Hachett, n.d. [ca. 1920]. Fourth Edition. 
Quarto, gilt-stamped cloth, 187 pp. Frontis portrait, color plates, illus. Good; bookplate, spine and edges of cover are badly discolored, interior clean and tight. WWI aviation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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51 Bowyer, Chaz. The Flying Elephants: A History of No. 27 Squadron Royal Flying Corps -- Royal Air Force, 1915-69. Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Andrew McKee.
London: Macdonald, (1972). First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), 286 pp. Photos. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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52 Bowyer, Chaz. Wellington at War.
London: Ian AllanLtd., (1982). 
Quarto, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 128 pp. Fine, with bookplate; in a Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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53 Brackley, Frida H. [Brackley, Herbert George; Air Commodore, C.B.E., D.S.O, D.S.C., F.R.G.S., F.R.Ae.S., Ordre de la Couronne Belgi Brackles: Memoirs of a Pioneer of Civil Aviation. Compiled by Frida H. Brackley. With a Foreword by Admiral Lord Mountevans.
Blakeney, Norfolk: F. H. Brackley, (1952). 
Signed by Frida H. Brackley. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, xv + 695 pp. Near-Fine, with tidy former-owner bookplate; in a Good+, mylar protected dust jacket that has been price-clipped and which is edgeworn. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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54 Bramson, Alan and Neville Birch. The Tiger Moth Story. With a Preface by Sir Alan J. Cobham, K.B.E., A.F.C.
London: Cassell, (1964). 
Octavo, red boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 256 pp. Former owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine; in a Near-Fine dust jacket. 
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55 Brandon, Sq. Ldr. Lewis; D.S.O., D.F.C., and Bar. Night Flyer.
London: William Kimber, (1961). First Edition. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 208 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Near-Fine, in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: The art of successful night-flying was something that could not easily be learned -- the pilot and navigator had to work together as a team, to think and move as one man. Success, and survival, depended on the skill of both. The author and his pilot, Wing-Commander Benson were crewed together by a fortunate chance; Brandon was a newly recruited and inexperienced navigator, whose only claim to distinction was that he had enlisted in the full regalia of a Gestapo officer -- before the war he had been Robert donat's stand-in and was working on a film when his call-up papers arrived; Benson was already a Flying Officer and a seasoned pilot who had shot down a heavy German bomber with a Defiant, which was something of a feat; together they formed one of the most successful night-fighting teams in the business. They remained in partnership throughout the war, almost without a break; their gallantry earned them a D.S.O. and a couple of D.F.C.s each; togehter they inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. They started on the Beaufighter which had been designed for nightflying, then they were equipped with the more efficient Mosquitos; many of the iprovements to the plane and the new items of equipment were tried out by them. They had their brushes with disaster, their share of harsbreadth escapes, but their skill and determination got them through. In all the phases of the war, from desperate defensive to spirited offensive, they fought on together until the war was ended. This is a fascinating story of human ahievement and it is also the history of night-fighting and its development in the Second World War from the early days to the very end. 
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56 Brannon, D. Edgar. Fokker D. VII in Action. Color by Don Greer. Illustrated by Joe Sewell. Aircraft Number 166.
Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc., (1996). 
Royal oblong octavo, paperbound (stiff, slick, full-color illus. stapled wrappers), 49 pp. Near Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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57 Brannon, D. Edgar. Fokker Eindecker in Action. Color by Don Greer. Illustrated by Joe Sewell & Randle Toepfer. Aircraft Number 158.
Squadron/Signal Publications, (1996). 
Royal oblong octavo (stiff, slick, full-color illustrated stapled wrappers), 50 pp. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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58 Brdgman, Leonard; comp. Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1943-1944.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1944. 
Folio, blue cloth, 148, vii, 77, 54, 238, 68 pp. Photos., illustrations. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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59 Brett, R. Dallas. History of British Aviation 1908-1914.
London: John Hamilton, (1933). First Edition. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), uncut, xxiv, 288 pp. Frontis portrait, photos. Very Good, with wear to joints and former-owner bookplate, in a Very Good dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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60 Bridgman, Leonard. Aircraft of the British Empire.
London: Sampson Low Marston & Co., 1937. 
Oblong octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xv + 172 pp. Photos, diagrams. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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