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Flying Saucers and Common Sense
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Flying Saucers and Common Sense

By GIRVAN, Waveney

London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1955. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. 160pp. Illustrations, line drawings. Very good. Spine lightly sunned, else internally tight and near fine. Nice, tight first edition of this early look at UFOs from the heyday of the phenomenon. Uncommon. Citadel Press in New York brought out an American edition the following year.

$50.00

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut
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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

By ANDERSON, Clayton C.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Hardcover. Foreword by Nevada Barr. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with copper lettering and orange paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 348pp. Color illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition of this memoir by Nebraska's one and only astronaut, handsomely signed and inscribed with credentials in black fineline on title page: "Clayton C. Anderson / STS-117/120, 131 / ISS EXP 15/16 / Soyuz TMA 10." Couldn't be more choice!

$75.00

Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey
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Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey

By WORDEN, Al

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2011. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black and grey paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 300pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Absolutely pristine, choice 5th printing of the Apollo 15 command module pilot's memoir, inscribed and signed by him large and bold in black marker on half-title page: "To Arthur -- / Al Worden / Apollo 15."

$75.00

The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
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The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

By CERNAN, Eugene

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 356pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A superbly pristine and tight "Tenth Anniversary Edition" of this 1999 memoir by the eleventh and final astronaut (1934-2017) to walk on the moon. Signed huge and bold by Cernan in black fineline on the title page.

$150.00

The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
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The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

By CERNAN, Eugene

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 356pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A superbly pristine and tight "Tenth Anniversary Edition" of this 1999 memoir by the eleventh and final astronaut (1934-2017) to walk on the moon. Signed huge and bold by Cernan in black fineline on the title page.

$150.00

Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey
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Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey

By WORDEN, Al

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2011. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black and grey paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 300pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Absolutely pristine, choice 5th printing of the Apollo 15 command module pilot's memoir, inscribed and signed by him large and bold in black marker on half-title page: "To Vikram -- / Best Wishes / Al Worden / Apollo 15."

$75.00

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut
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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

By ANDERSON, Clayton C.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Hardcover. Foreword by Nevada Barr. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with copper lettering and orange paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 348pp. Color illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition of this memoir by Nebraska's one and only astronaut, handsomely signed and inscribed with credentials in black fineline on title page: "Clayton C. Anderson / STS-117/120, 131 / ISS EXP 15/16 / Soyuz TMA 10." Couldn't be more choice!

$75.00

Your Future Is in the Air: The Story of How American Airlines Made People Air-Travel Conscious

By WILLIS, P.P.

New York: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1940. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration. x, 171. Frontispiece, illustrations, tables, maps. Very good. Faint mottling to cloth, el;se tight and internally fine. Attractive first edition of this eve-of-WW2 aviation cheerleading item.

$25.00

War Planes of All Nations

By WALKER, John B.

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1940. Paperback. Wide 48mo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 64pp. Numerous color illustrations. Very good. Faint edgewear only. A tight and nice copy of this World War Two-era guide to identifying (to cite front wrapper) "60 Airplanes Illustrated in Full Color." Each full-page image bears explanatory text beneath. This publisher does not cite edition in a consistent, verifiable manner.

$20.00

Aviation Stories for Boys: Four Complete Books in One Volume -- Sky Riders of the Atlantic, Lost Over Greenland, An Air Cargo of Gold, Adrift Over Hudson Bay
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Aviation Stories for Boys: Four Complete Books in One Volume -- Sky Riders of the Atlantic, Lost Over Greenland, An Air Cargo of Gold, Adrift Over Hudson Bay

By STONE, Richard H.

New York: Cupples and Leon Company, 1936. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange cloth with blue lettering and device, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp, (4pp), 208pp, (4pp), 208pp, (4pp), 212pp. Frontispiece. Very good/very good. Top of rear board slightly warped and spine a tad wavy; text block moderately and evenly age toned as usual and endpapers a bit spotty; jacket faintly edgeworn and a bit age toned, with single tiny chip at spine head; non-authorial gift inscription on front flyleaf. A tight, attractive first edition of this omnibus volume gathering the first four of the 6-volume "Slim Tyler Air Stories" volumes, first published individually in 1930-31. Bright and catchy front jacket artwork.

$50.00

The Glider Gladiators (Of World War II)
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The Glider Gladiators (Of World War II)

By PERNA, Albert F.

Waltham, MA: Dr. Perna, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale blue cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 383pp. Near fine/very good. Bit of jacket edgewear. Handsome and tight first edition of this fictionalized tale of WW2 glider gladiators by a podiatrist who actually was one, signed large and bold by him in blue ballpoint on front flyleaf.

$50.00

Zemke's Wolf Pack: The Story of Hub Zemke and the 56th Fighter Group in the Skies Over Europe

By ZEMKE, Hob, and FREEMAN, Roger A.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1989. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. x, 243pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Superb, tight reprint edition of the 1988 Orion Books edition of the renowned WW2 ace's memoir.

$20.00

The War of the Cottontails: A Bomber Pilot with the Fifteenth Air Force Against Nazi Germany

By CUBBINS, William R.

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1989. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey and black paper over boards with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 267pp. Illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Just a book club edition, but tight and bright and pristine.

$15.00

Attack on Yamamoto

By GLINES, Carroll V.

New York: Orion Books, 1990. Hardcover. 8vo. Red and mustard paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 240pp. Map, illustrations. Fine/fine. Merely a book club edition, but wonderfully tight and perfectly pristine.

$17.50

The Doolittle Raid: America's daring first strike against Japan

By GLINES, Carroll V.

New York: Orion Books, 1988. Hardcover. 8vo. Red and black paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 243pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Only a book club edition, but superbly tight and pristine.

$20.00

The Jolly Rogers: The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17

By BLACKBURN, Tom

New York: Orion Books, 1989. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 270pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. Only a book club edition, but quite handsome and tight.

$17.50

Dauntless Helldivers: A Dive-Bomber Pilot's Epic Story of the Carrier Battles

By BUELL, Harold L.

New York: Orion Books, 1991. Hardcover. 8vo. White and blue paper over boards with red spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xix, 348pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Only a book club edition, but tight and handsome.

$17.50

Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600
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Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of the Production and Distribution of Literature from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- Volume I. 476-1600

By PUTNAM, George Haven

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and device. xxvii, 459pp, (4pp ads). Top edge gilt. Very good. Mild edgewear, else tight, nice and internally fine. First edition of the first volume (only) of this notable pair -- with lovely autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is an irregular 5 3/4" X 1" slip bearing the typed salutation "I am, with cordial regards, / yours faithfully" followed by Putnam's bold signature in black ink. Tipped above this is the 8" X 2½" printed letterhead portion ("G.P. Putnam's Sons / Publishers and Booksellers") of Putnam's stationery. Putnam (1844-1930) was the son of publishing house founder George Palmer Putnam (G.P. Putnam's Sons) and himself a Civil War veteran, author and businessman, and became head of that firm after his father's death; in addition to this book, he authored "Some Memories of the Civil War" (1924), "Memories of My Youth" (1914) and "Memories of a Publisher" (1915). First volume only, but nice and bearing interesting author signature.

$55.00

Famous Planes and Famous Flights
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Famous Planes and Famous Flights

By WINSLOW, John

New York: The Platt & Munk Co, 1940. Hardcover. Illustrations by Irvin L. Holcombe. Wide 8vo. Burgundy cloth with large color plate to front board, pictorial dust jacket. Numerous full-page color plates, with text entirely in blue. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; front flyleaf ownership signature. Tight and quite nice first edition of this charmer, with delightful large color plates illustrating noteworthy planes ranging from the Wright Brothers earliest effort and the Ryan Monoplane (Spirit of St. Louis) to the Grumman Fighter and Boeing Stratoliner. Uncommon.

$50.00

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: An Autobiography
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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: An Autobiography

By DAVIS, Benjamin O., Jr.

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine with silver lettering and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. x, 442pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A tight, attractive second printing of this memoir of the first black general in the U.S. Air Force.

$17.50

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