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image of GEORGES GUYNEMER: KNIGHT OF THE AIR. Translated from the French by Louise Morgan Sill. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1918., 1918.. Good. - Octavo, pictorial teal boards titled in gilt and illustrated in blue on the front cover & the spine. A small three-paneled paper label is mounted between the title and the author's name on the spine. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled. 256 pages, illustrated with a color frontispiece… Read more
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image of LISTEN TO THE WIND.

LISTEN TO THE WIND.

by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow; Lindbergh, Charles A.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
(1938).
Condition
Very good
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$20.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1938)., (1938).. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped and the tail of its spine is torn with a piece out. xii & 275 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white maps drawn by Charles A. Lindbergh. The fore-edge & bottom edge are lightly… Read more
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image of A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the AUSTRALIAN AVIATOR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH, who made the first Trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia.

A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the AUSTRALIAN AVIATOR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH, who made the first Trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia.

by Smith, Charles Kingsford "Smithy" (1897-1935). Australian aviator who made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1928].
Condition
Good
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$45.00

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Argentina: El Grafico, [1928]., [1928].. Good. - A 12-1/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide leaf from the Argentinian sports magazine "El Grafico", with a full-page illustration of the Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith portrayed in three-quarter profile from the chest up. Attired in a wool fleece-collared heavy coat, "Smithy" gazes upward as he reaches for a cigarette… Read more
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image of A vintage magazine photographic illustration of the IRISH AVIATOR PIONEER JAMES FITZMAURICE, who flew on the first East to West Trans-Atlantic flight, shaking the hand of American aviator FLOYD BENNETT, Byrd's pilot during his expedition to the North Pole who also flew the relief mission to the Bremen aviators.

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Argentina: El Grafico, [1928]., [1928].. Good. - A 12-1/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide leaf from the Argentinian sports magazine "El Grafico", with a full-page illustration of the Irish aviation pioneer James Fitzmaurice shaking the hand of American aviator Floyd Bennett following the Bremen's flight and shortly before Bennett's death from pneumonia in 1928. Fitzmaurice, in his… Read more
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image of A vintage magazine photographic illustration of the AMERICAN AVIATOR CARL BEN EIELSON, in whose honor Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base is named, pictured with the Polar Explorer George Hubert Wilkins.

A vintage magazine photographic illustration of the AMERICAN AVIATOR CARL BEN EIELSON, in whose honor Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base is named, pictured with the Polar Explorer George Hubert Wilkins.

by Eielson, Carl Ben (1897-1929). American aviator, bush pilot and explorer after whom Alaska's Eielson Air Force base is named.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1928].
Condition
Good
Item Price
$65.00

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Argentina: El Grafico, [1928]., [1928].. Good. - A 12-1/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide leaf from the Argentinian sports magazine "El Grafico", with a full-page illustration of the American aviator & explorer Carl Ben Eielson, in the year he and Sir George Hubert Wilkins flew from North America over the North Pole to Europe. Eielson, attired in… Read more
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image of FIELD ORDER #13.

FIELD ORDER #13.

by Marquardt, George.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1995].
Condition
Very good
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$50.00

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Circa [1995]., [1995].. Very good. - Small quarto booklet [9 inches high by approximately 7-3/4 inches high], softcover. Pictorial black-and white title page and pages 1-[11]. 2 black-and-white photographic illustrations on the last page. The bottom corners of the pages are lightly creased. Very good. <p>A circular logo on the title page is worded "509th Composite Group. /… Read more
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image of THE PRESERVATION OF CODY'S TREE. (Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hants. Technical Note No. Chem 1236. November 1954).

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London: Ministry of Supply, (1954)., (1954).. Good. - Folio, 13 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled printed tan wrappers titled in black on the front cover. The covers are creased and soiled with minor chipping to the corners. An early owner's annotation in ink on the front cover has been scratched out in pencil.… Read more
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$350.00
image of TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY VICE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE, GENERAL HORACE M. WADE.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY VICE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE, GENERAL HORACE M. WADE.

by Wade, Horace M. (1916-2001). General in the U.S. Air Force (1937-1973) who was appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the the U.S. Air Force in May 1972.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
1973.
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$95.00

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Washington, DC: January 12th, 1973.. 1973.. Fine. - 100 words typed on a cream-colored, 10-1/2 inch high by 9 inch wide sheet of "Department of the Air Force, Office of the Chief of Staff" letterhead with the address and the Department of Defense seal printed in blue at the top. Signed "H. M. Wade". The bottom right corner is lightly… Read more
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image of FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II ACE FIGHTER PILOT JAMES W. EMPEY.

FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II ACE FIGHTER PILOT JAMES W. EMPEY.

by Empey, James W. (1924-2013). World War II ace fighter pilot at 20 years old.

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Published
1991.
Condition
Fine
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$20.00

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Phoenix, AZ: September 3, 1991.. 1991.. Fine. - A white 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope is illustrated with an image of a bombed battleship & a rescue boat at Pearl Harbor titled "Commemorating World War II / 1941: A World at War" with an Atlantic Charter postage stamp. Signed "Lt/Col James W. Empey" on the address… Read more
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image of FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN WAR FIGHTER PILOT BROOKS J. LILES.

FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN WAR FIGHTER PILOT BROOKS J. LILES.

by Liles, Brooks "Pappy" J. (1923-2008). World War II and Korean War fighter pilot.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
1967.
Condition
Fine
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$75.00

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Lexington, VA: October 24, 1967.. 1967.. Fine. - A 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide First Day Cover in the "Prominent American Series" with a stamp, portrait and vignette portraying George C. Marshall. Signed "Brooks J. Liles / Lt. Col. USAF". Near fine. <p>As a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in World War II, Brooks "Pappy" Liles [1923- 2008]… Read more
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AIRPLANE STRUCTURES. Technical Manual No. 1-410.

by (Chief of the Air Corps; director).

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Published
1940.
Condition
Good
Item Price
$10.00

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Washington, DC: War Department, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled & the spine & extremities are faded. There are handwritten initials along the top of the front wrap. 132 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & diagrams. There is a small area of light dampstaining to the fore-edge & to… Read more
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image of [BALLOONING]: A LOT OF 4 BRIGHT HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS DEPICTING NINETEENTH CENTURY BALLOONING: "DESCENT NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PHIL., 1850"; "THE VAUXHALL BALLOON, PHIL., 1850"; "DESCENT NEAR EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA"; AND 'MR. COCKING'S PARACHUTE, PHIL., 1850"

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New York: FAR Gallery, 1949.. 1949.. Fine. - sc 4 fine bright hand-colored lithographs depicting events in the history and birth of flight. Each of these beautiful prints is lithographed on 8 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide cardstock. There is a little minor smudging at the bottom of the lithograph depicting "The Vauxhall Balloon", else the prints are in… Read more
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$150.00
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Washington, DC: (Government Printing Office), 1943.. 1943.. Good. - sc Quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide], printed gray cover sheets bound with 3 brass studs. The edges of the cover sheets are faded with the top inner corners chipped. There is an owner's name & address stamp on the front cover sheet. Title, [iii] & 66 pages. The… Read more
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Washington, DC: War Department, 1941.. 1941.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly dampstained with some creasing. The notation "T.F.P.U., - S.E.A.C.T.C." is handwritten in ink on the front wrap. 113 pages. The top corners of the pages are dampstained & their top edges are rippled. Good only.
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OVERHAUL MANUAL FOR THE WRIGHT CYCLONE 14 AIRCRAFT ENGINES: Models C14A and C14B

by (Wright Aeronautical Corporation)

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Published
1941.
Condition
Good
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$50.00

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Paterson, NJ: Wright Aeronautical Corporation, 1941.. 1941.. Good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], limp brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed with some white staining to the front cover & a small white stain to the rear cover. xviii pages plus separately numbered sections, 7 diagrams including 6… Read more
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(Dayton, OH: Air Technical Service Command), 15 March 1945.. 15 March 1945.. Good. - Small quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover with the contents stapled between printed gray cover sheets. Three holes are punched in the left margins of the cover sheets & contents. There are a few small stains to the cover sheets & their edges… Read more
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(Washington, DC: War Department, 1940).. 1940).. Very good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled & bumped, & slightly faded along the spine. The initials "T.F.P.U., -- S.E.A.C.T.C." are handwritten on the front wrap. Approximately 60 pages plus index [page numbering is irregular]. Illustrated with black-and-white diagrams & photographic illustrations. The page corners are lightly creased.… Read more
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(Washington, DC: War Department, 1942).. 1942).. Good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped. The front wrap is soiled with an owner's ink initials in the top corner. Approximately 108 pages plus index [page numbering is irregular]. Illustrated with black- and-white diagrams & photographic illustrations. The top sections of the pages are rippled. The first page is… Read more
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COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II. Two Volumes in One

by Bavousett, Glenn B

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
(1989).
Condition
Very good
ISBN
9780517680193
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$10.00

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New York: Bonanza Books, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Small oblong quarto [8-3/4 inches high by 11-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There are a few small stains to the covers & the rear cover is rubbed. There is a light stain to the front panel of the dust jacket. iv, [i] & 79 pages plus… Read more
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image of LE CHEVALIER DE L'AIR: VIE HEROIQUE DE GUYNEMER. Par Henry Bordeaux

LE CHEVALIER DE L'AIR: VIE HEROIQUE DE GUYNEMER. Par Henry Bordeaux

by (Guynemer, Georges). Bordeaux, Henry

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Published
1918.
Condition
Good
Item Price
$75.00

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Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie., 1918.. 1918.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed white wraps with pictorial decorations in light green and titled in gilt & green on the front cover & spine. The book is housed in a marbled folding tray case backed with a blue morocco spine with gilt lettering. The covers are slightly foxed with minor chips… Read more
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