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THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The First Four Years...
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944.
Second edition, corrected and revised, and adding a Roll of Honour on pp 353-404. First printing was also in 1944 (376 pp). Blue cloth. (xvi), 418,  pp + numerous plates. Light rubbing to spine ends, rubber stamp to front free endpaper, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has nicks and rubbing to spine ends, tan spots to rear panel, VG otherwise. Covers the years 1939-43. Official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$29.95 Book Number: 36103 Order / Enquire
ROYAL AIR FORCE JOURNAL
England: (R.A.F.), 1941.
Number 1, Nov. 1, 1941 to number 11, March 21, 1942. The first 11 issues. Quarto, stapled in pale blue paper covers, 36 pages per issue. Illustrations. No. 1 has tan damp stains to upper margins throughout and down the fore margin of the rear cover; no. 3 has a light tan damp stain to upper outer corner of front cover and first few leaves; no. 5 has nibbling to upper outer corners of front cover and early leaves; no. 6 has nibbling and light tan stain to upper inner corner of front cover and early leaves; no. 7 has only very small holes to front cover, light tan stain to upper outer corners; no. 8 has a small chip to upper inner corner of front cover; no. b10 has tan damp stains to upper and fore margins of text, with pronounced tan stain to outer front cover and small holes to upper outer corner; the issues are otherwise VG, clean and tight, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$150.00 Book Number: 40163 Order / Enquire
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The First Four Years...
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944.
Blue cloth. pp xvi, 376 + photo plates. Spine gilt a little dulled, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has chips at head of spine (well away from any lettering) short creased tear to rear panel; VG otherwise. An attractive copy. Covers the years 1939-43. Official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$29.95 Book Number: 41004 Order / Enquire
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. The Fifth Year.
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1945.
Blue cloth. xviii, 404,  pp + photo plates. Spine gilt a bit dulled, light spotting to spine, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Jacket has chips and tears to spine ends (no lettering lost), short splits to spine folds; short tear to front pane; generally VG otherwise. The second volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War Two. Three volumes were separately published. Covers the year 1944. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 41005 Order / Enquire
EASTERN AIR LINES, INC. ANNUAL REPORT 1948
New York: Eastern Air Lines, 1948.
Quarto. pp . stapled in card covers. Printed in blue and black. Illustrated with photos. Laid in is an 8 page octavo stapled booklet headed "April 4, 1949. Comments on Air Subsidy and Competition". Facsimile signatures of Eddie Rickenbacker, President. Ex library, with sticker to upper inner corner of front cover and blind stamp to first leaf of each booklet; no other library marks. Staples rusty, leaving marks; VG otherwise. The company made $2,346,871, or 98 cents a share, for 1948. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00 Book Number: 43709 Order / Enquire
JANE'S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I. Foreword by John W.R. Taylor
London: Studio / Random House Group, 2011.
Folio, colour pictorial glossy boards. pp 329. Many photos, technical details. Facsimile reprint, with new Foreword, of the 1919 original. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has small creased tears, VG. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 44013 Order / Enquire
SIGNED WITH THEIR HONOUR
Boston: Little, Brown, 1942.
Octavo, blue cloth. Vertical crease to front free endpaper, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has short tears, rubbing, slight spine sunning, good. "Probably the first novel to deal with air power in action in the Second World War." - from the jacket of the UK edition. Australian author's first novel, published at age 23.
$19.95 Book Number: 36534 Order / Enquire
ANDRÉE, S.A., Nils Strindberg, and K. Froenkel
ANDRÉE'S STORY: The complete record of his polar flight, 1897...Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Ray
New York: Viking, 1930.
Second printing, same month as first. Blue cloth stamped in silver, pp xvi, 389,  + plates and maps (one folding); drawings in text. Spine and margins of covers sunned; tidy ink name on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. The dust jacket is poor - lacking the bottom two inches and half an inch at head; corner chips to panels; narrow chips along inner margin of front panel; internally repaired with rice paper; still, the front panel looks not too bad. Translated from the journals and diaries found on White Island in the summer of 1930. Includes 12 photos taken by the party which were successfully developed after surviving the ice for 33 years. The three men attempted a polar conquest in the baloon The Eagle in 1897, but the party was lost. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required
$40.00 Book Number: 30072 Order / Enquire
BATES, H.E. (Flying Officer X )
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR
New York: Knopf, 1943.
Variant (first issue?) binding. Octavo pp (viii), (173). Blue cloth, front cover decorated in blind, spine in gilt, red topstain. Light rubbing to spine tips; small light spot to top; endpapers tanned with inner margins browned from binding materials; ink inscription to front free endpaper; near fine o/w. Price-clipped jacket has rubbed chips to tips to spine affecting part of two letters; spine lightly age-darkened, lightly rubbed to folds; small chips to outer corners; rubbing to flap folds; rear panel tanned with small chip to top edge; blank corner torn from rear flap; good, but still respectable example. The first of the "Flying Officer X" books, commissioned by the British government. 21 pieces about the RAF plus a glossary of RAF slang. The book was previously published in a shorter version in 1942 in the UK as THE GREATEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, thus the US edition is the fuller text.
$35.00 Book Number: 6720 Order / Enquire
COURAGE IN THE AIR
Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992.
Light blue boards. xii, 307 pp. Numerous photos in text. Small spot to front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has short creased tears, VG otherwise. "COURAGE IN THE AIR is the first of a three-volume series of selected Canadian war heroes compiled by Arthur Bishop. These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World Wars I and II, and Korea." - jacket flap. Each volume separately published. This volume covers WWI.
$15.00 Book Number: 44867 Order / Enquire
BROUGHTON, David J.
THE HISTORY OF OSHAWA AIRPORT
No place: Author, no date, 1994.
Quarto. pp (4), 6 plus blue paper illustrated cover, printed on rectos only. Brad bound in a yellow folder. A separate printing of an article from the 27 June, 1994, issue of Flying News. Fine.
$10.00 Book Number: 45390 Order / Enquire
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AIR WARFARE (The Influence of Air Power on Sea and Land Strategy). By Squadron-Leader [pseud.]
Aldershot, England: Gale & Polden, 1927.
Blue cloth printed in black. pp (xii), 147. A fine copy. With ink signature inside front cover of "Colonel P.E. Leclerc MM ED". Brigadier Pierre Edouard Leclerc, CBE MM ED (1893-1982) served in WWI with the engineers and the infantry, winning the Military Medal for bravery and a battlefield commission. Between the wars, he rose to command Le Regiment de Joliette, and eventurally an entire Militia Brigade. As one of a very few francophones who had completed the Militia Staff Course, he was selected as brigadier of what was intended to be an all-Quebec brigade. He was a popular divisional commander but had to be sent home in 1941 for health reasons. He later was promoted to Major General and command of the 7th Canadian Division, becoming the first francophone general to command a division in the Canadian Army.
$150.00 Book Number: 30107 Order / Enquire
BYRD, Richard E.
LITTLE AMERICA. Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic. The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 Illustrations and Maps.
New York: Putnam's, 1930.
Third printing, December, 1930 (first was Nov., 1930). Tall octavo, hardcover, blue cloth, endpaper photos. xvi, 422 pp. Photos and maps inserted, including two folding maps at rear. Xmas, 1930, ink gift inscription to blank recto of frontispiece po rtrait, quite minor rubbing to blue top page edges, else a fine and bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has large chip, tears, to head of spine with loss of some lettering, smaller chips to foot of spine, rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to white portion of slightly sunned spine; in all, just good, but still presentable in appearance. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 18564 Order / Enquire
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I
Botley, Oxford: Osprey, 2001.
Quarto, glossy card covers. Colour illustrations, b&w photos. Ink owner name at front, else fine.
$15.00 Book Number: 43950 Order / Enquire
Cole, Willis S., Jr.
The Last Flight of 'The Lady Jeannette'
Kirkland, WA: Battery Corporal Willis S. Cole Military Museum, 1998.
Blue boards gilt, pictorial endpapers. pp (4), (viii), 288, (4). Photos and illustrations in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears to front and rear panel, VG otherwise. #93 of an edition of 2000, signed by Carol L. Cole. Story of the 9 Nov., 1944, crash in Northern France of the American B-17G bomber and how the author discovered the grave of the four man crew 47 years later. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 34258 Order / Enquire
RACE THE SUN
London: Constable, 1936.
Blue cloth, spine lettered in black (variant binding? also comes with red lettering?) Light sunning to tips of spine, slight toning to text paper, else fine, no owner names. The colourful Deco dust jacket has small tears and a small corner chips to tips of only very lightly darkened spine; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact, quite attractive. Like most 30s novels, now uncommon in jacket. Aviation novel, Australian author.
$75.00 Book Number: 29090 Order / Enquire
YEARS OF COMBAT. The first volume of the autobiography of Sholto Douglas, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Lord Douglas of Kirtleside
London: Collins, 1963.
Octavo, blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 384 + plates. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has some wear at head of spine and a one inch creased tear on front panel, VG otherwise. British military aviation during World War I.
$25.00 Book Number: 35361 Order / Enquire
FALSTEIN, Louis [Joseph Heller].
FACE OF A HERO
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950.
Grey cloth. Spine is lightly age-darkened and with a 1/8 inch tear at head; endpapers and page edges lightly yellowed; else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has shallow chips to bit darkened spine, with a small hole near centre of spin e; skinned spot to rear flap; VG otherwise. A World War II aviation novel, no doubt autobiographical. The hero, a Jew, is a tail gunner in a B-24 over Italy. The author was an aerial gunner in the 15th Air Force and won the Air Medal four times. "The first war novel to picture air combat from the enlisted men's point of view."- jacket flap. Of further interest is the fact that Falstein accused novelist Joseph Heller of plagiarizing parts of this book in writing CATCH-22.
$19.95 Book Number: 13787 Order / Enquire
FISHER, David E.
A RACE ON THE EDGE OF TIME. Radar - The Decisive Weapon of World War II.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988.
Red boards. (xii), 371 pp + photo plates. Fine in jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 13754 Order / Enquire
GONE IS THE ANGEL: the biography of another unsung Canadian hero Wing Commander L.V. Chadburn, DSO & Bar, DFC
Oshawa, ON: 151 Chardburn Squadron, 1997.
Octavo, card covers. pp , (2), iv, 191. Photos, maps. Fine copy, signed by the author. Heroic RCAF fighter pilot of WWII. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95 Book Number: 45536 Order / Enquire