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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

A Viking of the Sky: A Story of a Boy Who Gained Success in Aeronautics

By McALISTER, Hugh

Akron: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown paper over boards with black lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 252pp. Frontispiece. Very good/very good. Jacket edgeworn, with edge chips -- but complete and overall bright and attractive; text block moderately age toned as usual. A tight and nice copy of this young adult tale of Hal Dane and his passion for flying versus his interest in aeronautical invention -- a volume in Saalfield's "Aviator Series." This publisher does NOT indicate edition in a consistent, verifiable manner.

$25.00

The Real Book About Space Travel
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The Real Book About Space Travel

By GOODWIN, Hal

Garden City: Garden City Books, 1952. Hardcover. Illustrations by Clifford Geary. Edited by Helen Hoke. 8vo. Orange cloth with blue and white lettering and pictorial stamping. 192pp. Numerous line drawings, graphs, diagrams, blue pictorial endpapers. Fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. A wonderfully tight and handsome first edition of #R33 in the nonfiction "Real Book" series. On the half-title page, the author boldly signs and inscribes in black fineline: "For.... / with thanks from / Hal Goodwin." Harold L. "Hal" Goodwin (1914-90), who also wrote popular titles under the pseudonyms Blake Savage and John Blaine, penned a number of boy's adventure novels -- yet books signed by him are surprisingly uncommon.

$75.00

Fighting Squadron: A Sequel to the Dive Bomber

By WINSTON, Robert A.

N.p.: Naval Institute Press, 1991. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 182pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Tight, nice second printing.

$15.00

Cradle Crew: Royal Canadian Air Force World War II
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Cradle Crew: Royal Canadian Air Force World War II

By BLYTH, Kenneth K.

Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1997. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. xxii, 197pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine. Pristine and tight first edition of this RCAF pilot (1924-2009) who led a bombing crew and ended up a German POW. Handsomely inscribed and signed by him on the half-title page: "5/28/07 / To Jack / A little piece of WWII history / Best Wishes / Kenneth K. Blyth."

$25.00

We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing: The Complete Epic Story of the Ordeal and Rescue of Those Who Were with Eddie Rickenbacker on the Plane Lost in the Pacific

By WHITTAKER, James C.

New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown paper over boards with black lettering and pictorial stamping. 139pp. Frontispiece, map, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Small ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight and attractive later (16th) printing of this slim bestselling narrative whose subtitle says it all, boldly signed by Whittaker in full in blue ink on the title page, opposite his head-and-shoulders frontispiece portrait, where he adds "Best wishes of." Rickenbacker was undertaking a special flight for the U.S. Government when he and crew went down in the Pacific in November 1942; they were rescued on a raft after 23 days, and he wrote of his experience in his 1943 book "Seven Came Through."

$40.00

Aces of the Air
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Aces of the Air

By FRENCH, Joseph Lewis (editor)

Springfield, MA: McLoughlin Bros. Inc, 1930. Hardcover. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. Small 4to. Red cloth with black lettering. 316pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. A tight, quite attractive first edition of this large volume in the young adult "Big Aviation Series," a broad survey featuring chapters on every conceivable facet of aviation likely to interest youngsters, such as Lieut. A. Soucek's "My Flight to 39,140 Feet," Lieut. H.B. Miller's "Parachutes!," T.J.C. Martyn's "Women Find Place Among the Fliers," Captain F.I. Eglin's "Life of a Flying Cadet" and Henry Ford's "Never Has Been Airplane Engine," among many others. Ownership signature on front flyleaf of then 10-year-old future educator and University of Dubuque president Walter F. Peterson (1920-2007).

$45.00

Luftwaffe in World War II: Aero Pictorials 1

By FEIST, Uwe, and FRANCILLON, Rene J.

Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1967. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff orange pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 150pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Spine a tad rough, but overall tight, clean and nice. First edition of the first volume of this largely pictorial trilogy.

$25.00

On to Berlin: Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-1946

By GAVIN, James M.

New York: The Viking Press, 1978. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth spine and grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 336pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. A tight and nice fourth printing of this account by this U.S. Army lieutenant general (1907-90), third commander of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War Two.

$17.50

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