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Aero and Hydro Volume IV No. 14 - Volume IV No. 26 / Volume V No. 1 - Volume V No. 13 by E. Percy Noel (£191.00)Publisher: Chicago: E. Percy Noel — 1912Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned, some leaves lightly creased, with very occasional marginalia. Hinges starting at pp 213.Description: A bound collection of an early weekly aviation magazine with many reports on the progress of the early days of military aviation. The pagination runs correctly (1-572) yet the magazines are out of date sequence, possibly rebound from the publisher originals rather than actual magazines as there are advertisments within for the same. Not common. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 572 pages. Tags: noel rockwell accident gordon bennet aviation hydroaero aviators jannus hydroplane
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£151.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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The Cold War Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975 by Tim Mason (£110.00)Publisher: Hikoki Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902109112]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is pulled at the foot of the rear panel with a crease as a result. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of a not-so-common title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This is the sequel to Tim Mason’s acclaimed story of the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) during World War II and picks up developments from the end of the war — the beginning of the end of the piston-engine era and the dawn of the jet age — and into the Cold War years. The aircraft tested ranged from tiny piston-engined trainers, four-engined transports and a whole spectrum of jets and helicopters, many of which still serve as current RAF and Fleet Air Arm frontline types. The Ministry of Defence has specially cleared some of the material for use in this book.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aeroplane and armament experimental establishment great britain airplanes military flight testing history aviation air forces warfare the americas international relations postwar 20th century from 1945 2000 tim mason 1902109112 first editions firsts printings 1st
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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British Aircraft 1809-1914 by Peter Lewis (£74.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a tear to the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Here presented for the first time are individual descriptions and histories of the different types of aeroplanes, and the seventeen airships, designed and constructed in Great Britain between 1809 and the outbreak of war in August, 1914.

The authoritative text, which is accompanied by 504 photographs and 106 three-view drawings, examines the various machines, both conventional and extremely unorthodox, which were used by the early British pioneers, from Sir George Cayley onwards, to lay the foundations of Britain’s prowess in the air. All types are recorded — gliders and powered, from monoplanes to multiplanes, ornithopters, seaplanes, flying-boats and helicopters. The introduction surveys the development of flying in the British Isles during the period, which is covered also by a useful chronology. This is the first time that such a comprehensive record has been made of one country’s pioneer aircraft, and it will prove to be an important addition to British aeronautical literature.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 576 pages. Tags: aeronautics planes aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air lighter craft aerostats airships aircraft industry britain airplanes history
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British Experimental Jet Aircraft by Barrie Hygate (£66.00)Publisher: Hemel Hempstead: Argus Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854860100]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small ding to the foot of the upper board with a shallow crease to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The maiden flight of Gloster’s E28/39 experimental jet aircraft in May 1941 marked the arrival of a new age in British aviation.

In this comprehensive and unique book, Barrie Hygate traces the development of British jet aircraft, from the E28/39 to the British Aerospace EAP in 1986, through an in-depth examination of experimental or prototype jets of the period. He covers the forty-one experimentals which were built but failed to reach production, or which reached an advanced stage of construction. Produced in secrecy, with stringent funding, often utilising components borrowed from other types, these were the machines that opened new frontiers in flight research. Each in its own way reached into hitherto unknown realms of risk, often with tragic results, and they were to lead ultimately to the better-known Hunters, Scimitars, Victors, Vulcans, Lightnings, and Concorde.

In these pages, Barrie Hygate describes in detail each aircraft’s development history, construction and its power plant. He concludes each description with a 3-view, original Vn. scale drawing. Never before published in book form, these are the product of many years’ research and draughtsmanship.

British Experimental Jet Aircraft chronicles the story of this path breaking era and is an absolutory indispensable reference work for aviation enthusiasts everywhere.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: jet planes britain history aircraft design construction spacecraft
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
P&P: UK 1st £15.00. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £24.66. EU Air £24.10. ROW Surface £24.66. ROW Air £46.72

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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Japanese Aircraft 1910-41 by Robert C. Mikesh & Shorzoe Abe (£51.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851778402]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a few small indentations toward the top of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 will almost certainly come to be regarded as one of the truly outstanding works of aviation history. In the preface the authors state ‘For the vast number of Japanese aeroplane types that were built during the period covered by this book, it is disappointing that more has not been written in English about them’.

As a result of massive research the authors have now corrected this shortcoming. The names Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nakajima and a few others are well known but this work includes descriptions of the products of large numbers of companies and organisations that are known only to a few people outside of Japan.

The aeroplanes covered here range from the single type produced by the Awazu Flight Research Studio, include as would be expected the proliferation of Aichis, Kawanishis, Kawasakis, Mitsubishis and Nakajimas, and ends in alphabetical order with the products from the Naval Air Arsenal at Yokosuka.

Including early privately-built aeroplanes and those produced under licence, this work covers nearly 400 types. Appendices include aircraft of the Pacific war, a comparison of calendars, a bibliography and a glossary.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplanes military japan history aeronautics aircraft aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air japanese kawasaki mitsubishi nakajima aichis naval arsenal yokosuka
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Warship 1994 by John Roberts (£46.00)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851776302]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: roberts 0851776302 9780851776309 baltic dreadnoughts french sail-of-the-line napoleonic wars 1792-1815 minelayers war sinking bismarck ana operations german types torpedo boats soviet cruisers chapayev sverdlov classes origins canadian carrier aviation canadian-manned escort carriers
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War in the Air: Aerial Wonders of Our Time: A Pictured History of Flying, Past, Present and Future by J. A. [John Alexander] Hammerton (£45.00)Publisher: London: The Amalgamated Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly discoloured in places. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges lightly strained by the sheer weight, but a good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Photogravures; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Patterned Green boards with Raised Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 804 pages. Tags: hammerton aeronautics aerial operations air fighting warfare domestic trade business organisation aeronautical engineering first war transport industry civil aviation airports aircraft aeroplanes craft aerostats airships military
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War by O. G. [Owen Gordon] Thetford (£44.00)Publisher: Letchworth: Harleyford Publications Limited — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the corners and spine ends, tape repair to the foot of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Fold-out plans; Plans; Also contains a flyer for Air Aces of the 1914-18 War which encloses additional loose leaf plans (not mentioned in the list of available plans in this printing) from Harleyford and others, some hand drawn, from disparate sources.Notes: Illustrated by E. J. Riding. Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [V] 127 pages. Tags: thetford riding russell airplanes military war 1914-1918 aerial operations aeronautical engineering first aircraft aeroplanes aviation air
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Back to the Drawing Board: Aircraft That Flew But Never Took Off by Bill Gunston (£44.00)Publisher: Motorbooks International — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0760303169]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “An aircraft designer would, quite obviously, never design an aeroplane that he felt would be either dangerous or unsuitable for its purpose. But designers are so often the victims of accountant’s reports, committee recommendations and severe movement of the goal-posts, that the end-product that takes to the air bears little resemblance to his original concept. This book is a study of some of the examples that, for some reason, became notorious for their inability to fulfil their raison d’etre.

Each aircraft that is included is looked at in depth from several aspects. What was the intended purpose of the aeroplane? Why did the designer reach his conclusion? Why did the machine fail to live up to expectations? The answers to these questions makes for fascinating reading and gives a tantalising insight into the world of aircraft design and construction over the last century.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: airplanes design and construction history science mathematics reference research aircraft transportation technology engineering aviation aerospace air forces warf bill gunston 0760303169 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949 by William T. Larkins (£42.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0764300881]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This thorough study of the history, development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the first time in over 400 photographs. From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text. Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeller. The assignment of all aircraft by type, totals, squadrons and ships is given annually from 1924 to 1949. In addition to rare photos of all of the experimental aircraft that were tested for this purpose, an additional chapter covers floatplanes used on small ships and submarines.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Schiffer Military/Aviation History series. 272 pages. Tags: schiffer military aviation history united states navy floatplanes battleships cruisers airplanes catapult ship details experimental aircraft 1910-1949 air forces warfare vehicles engineering technology
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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History of the Polish Air Force, 1918-68 by Jerzy B. Cynk (£41.00)Publisher: Reading: Osprey Publishing — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085045039X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This detailed account of the Polish Air Force — its birth in revolution, its brief but heroic period as the air arm of an independent nation, and its present status as one of the principal weapons in the armoury of the Soviet bloc — fills a serious gap in published aviation history. It is the first complete coverage of the subject to appear anywhere in the world.

The survey is divided into six parts: the birth of the Polish Air Force, up to 1918; the P. A. F’. s part in the fight for Poland’s independence, 1918-20; the inter-war developments, 1921-39; the air war over Poland, September 1939; the P. A. F. contribution to the Allied cause in France and Britain, 1940-45; and the P. A. F. of the Polish People’s Republic, 1943 to the present. In addition extensive appendices list data on aircraft supplies and equipment strength, operational records, commanders, bases, and losses and air victories in the two world wars. 250 photographs provide a unique record, and are of special interest to students of the early years of European aircraft.

Based on much information new to the West, exhaustively documented, and written with admirable objectivity, it amounts to more than a history of an air force. The author has taken such trouble to explain the historical, social and economic background that it becomes an important contribution to the history of Poland itself, and a commentary on the socio-political problems of air technology which are just as applicable today.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 307 pages. Tags: poland polskie powietrzne history aeronautics 20th century air force unit histories forces free polish armed communist second world war military warfare
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Blitz Then and Now Volume 1: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940 by Edited By Winston G. Ramsey (£40.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900913452]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Volume 1 of a trilogy spanning the air war on Britain, The Blitz Then and Now, this book covers the first year, the period from phoney war to total war: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940. Beginning with endless air raid warnings and a sense of unreality, it was a phase which was to culminate in Hitler threatening to raze Britain’s cities to the ground.

As a direct source of the day-to-day effects of Luftwaffe operations over Britain at the time, the book utilises extracts from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security, and this provides a contemporary diary of events as they affected the Home Front. These entries ideally form the setting for a detailed record of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe over Britain and within sight of land: a barometer of the air war, showing clearly the changing climate of hostilities. Until the summer of 1940 these were mainly reconnaissance flights and attacks on shipping, which gathered pace after Dunkirk as the air attack on Britain and the Royal Air Force escalated through its several stages as a prelude to invasion. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries.

Features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side.

Even now, within a single generation, it seems another world… a part of history… yet the link with the present day is depicted by the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs which are a central feature of all After the Battle publications.

For its unique photographic coverage, and its contribution to the literature of the period, this book is likely to serve as an incomparable record in the years to come.”
Notes: Jacket designed by From a painting by George A. Campbell. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german great britain air england history second military europe technology transportation aviation aircraft interest winston ramsey 0900913452 then and now first editions firsts printings 1st
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Shorts Aircraft Since 1900 by C. H. Barnes (revised By Derek N. James) (£36.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778194]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1967] Jacket illustration: Keith Woodcock's original painting shows Short Sunderland MR 5 RN273 of No 201 Squadron, RAF, taking off one evening from Sullom Voe, Shetland, in September 1952. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “From the first spherical balloons made by Eustace and Oswald Short, the author traces the brothers’ progress as engineers to the Aero Club till Wilbur Wright’s arrival in France in 1908 and their consequent change-over from balloons to aeroplanes — a decision endorsed by their eldest brother Horace, who joined them to set up the world’s first aircraft production line.

Their rapid expansion as aircraft suppliers to the Royal Navy and their notable progress with deck-launching, folding wings, buoyancy bags and sprung floats led to enormous production of the famous Short Type 184 during World War I, in which period the firm also built rigid airships.

Oswald Short’s pioneering work with a successful series of metal hulled flying-boats is described and their operational histories recorded.

Appendices list all Shorts’ constructors’ numbers, serials and registration marks. The book contains specifications for all Short types and variants, and complete lists to date of type designations and preliminary designs.

For this new edition the section on unbuilt projects has been expanded and the post-1945 story of Rochester’s last days and Northern Ireland’s new industry has been carried down to the present. The Skyvan and Belfast chapters have been up-dated and the 330, Sherpa and 360 have been added to the aircraft coverage, as well as notes on the forthcoming Tucano.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 560 pages. Tags: short airplanes history british flying-boats firm aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aircraft aeroplanes aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture united kingdom shorts
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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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V-Bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant - Britain's Airborne Nuclear Deterrent by Tim Laming (£33.00)Publisher: Patrick Stephens Limited — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852605294]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Vulcan, Victor and Valiant — three of the most distinctive and impressive aircraft ever to have been produced in Great Britain. Immensely capable, each of these bombers was designed with one objective in mind — to deliver nuclear bombs into the heart of the Soviet Union. Futuristic in appearance, they were developed less than five years after the end of the Second World War, when Britain was secretly preparing her first atomic weapons.

A huge fleet of V-bombers was maintained in top condition, ready to fly their deadly missions with little advance warning. Continual exercises ensured the crews were fully trained for a task which their very existence and readiness was intended to avoid. Had they gone to war, it would have been unlikely that Britain would have survived in a recognisable form by the time of their return. Their raison d’être was deterrence, and history has shown how successful this policy was. The full story is told in detail, including how and why the V-force was created, through to its demise.

Following the transfer of Britain’s nuclear deterrent from the RAF to the Royal Navy, the Vulcan and Victor remained in RAF service. Although, thankfully, neither type was ever called upon to perform its primary role, the Vulcan was at the forefront of Britain’s liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. A lone aircraft carried out the longest range bombing mission in history to disable the islands’ only runway. In the Gulf War of 1991 Victor tankers carried out countless refuelling missions throughout the conflict.

Today, relics of the V-force are scattered throughout the UK in the form of abandoned airfields, former bomb stores and missile sites, and a handful of aircraft which have survived as museum exhibits. Tim Laming is an experienced aviation writer and photographer with several books to his credit. He counts himself lucky to have flown as a crew member in many combat aircraft, from the Phantom and Harrier to the Jaguar, Lightning, Buccaneer and Hornet. He lives in Sheffield.”
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A Fortunate Soldier by Ken Perkins (£32.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's Defence Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0080347622]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the story of a soldier, Major General Ken Perkins, CB, MBE, DFC, who rose from the ranks to hold a number of important positions. It is a chronicle of an unusual career spent in pursuit of excitement which included, early on, flying as a pilot during the Korean War, and, much later, command of Arab, British and Iranian forces during counter-insurgency operations which preserved the Straits of Hormuz for the Western World. Even a desk in Whitehall proved amusing, particularly when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.

In the course of this career he was awarded, in addition to his British decorations, the Hashemite Order of Independence, the Order of Oman and the Selangor Distinguished Conduct Medal. He leaves us at sixty launching into a new life: a second marriage to a business adversary, and a second family.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Field Marshal the Lord Bramall. Size: 9¼" x 6". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 198 pages. Tags: britain army history military 20th century experiences unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare malaysia muscat oman british aviation malaya malayan emergency staff royal artillery regiments brigades dhofar defence policy air corps camberley 0080347622 9780080347622
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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
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Britain's Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 Years of the Royal Air Force by Edited by R. B. Handy (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Britain has a proud aviation heritage, which reflects the traditions of the RAF that have evolved over the last 90 years and the immense contribution made by a wide range of companies and organisations that have been instrumental in advancing the boundaries of aviation both in the UK and the wider world.

In order to commemorate its 90th anniversary, the RAF has commissioned publishers St James’s House to produce Britain’s Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 years of the Royal Air Force. This exciting new publication depicts a modern air force providing expeditionary air power in the 21st Century and showcases a selection of its international partners and supporters, each one revealing a unique and sometimes surprising link to the RAF.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Thatcher & Glenn Torpy. Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 551 pages. Tags: great britain royal air force history edited handy margaret thatcher glenn torpy first editions firsts printings 1st
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United States Army And Air Force Fighters 1916-1961 by K. S. Robertson, B. Hepworth, W. F. Carrick, J. D. Yeoman, F. Matt, P. R. Russell & D. A. Brown (£31.00)Publisher: Letchworth: Harleyford Publications Limited — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with a little fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; A limited printing of which this is number 27. Signed by the authors and editor on a numbered plate to the pastedown — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Illustrated by W. F. Hepworth, based on original drawings by J. D. Carrick Frank Yeoman and Paul R. Matt. Foreword or introduction by Bruce Robertson. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Fawn boards with Red titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: united states army air forces force aeronautical engineering heraldry usa aircraft aeroplanes aviation fighter badges used equipment planes
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Britain's Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 Years of the Royal Air Force by Edited by R. B. Handy (£30.50)Publisher: London: St. James's House — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a couple of small, faint, dings to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Britain has a proud aviation heritage, which reflects the traditions of the RAF that have evolved over the last 90 years and the immense contribution made by a wide range of companies and organisations that have been instrumental in advancing the boundaries of aviation both in the UK and the wider world.

In order to commemorate its 90th anniversary, the RAF has commissioned publishers St James’s House to produce Britain’s Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 years of the Royal Air Force. This exciting new publication depicts a modern air force providing expeditionary air power in the 21st Century and showcases a selection of its international partners and supporters, each one revealing a unique and sometimes surprising link to the RAF.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Thatcher & Glenn Torpy. Size: 12" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 551 pages. Tags: handy margaret thatcher glenn torpy britain royal air force history first editions firsts printings 1st service aviation 9780709519874
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Aeroplane: An Historical Survey of Its Origins and Development by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith (£29.00)Publisher: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine and dulled overall. Text complete, clean and tight but with light spotting to the last blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Addenda; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 375 pages. Tags: aircraft history aeronautics aeroplanes airplanes aeronautical engineering aviation wright brothers powered aeroplane flight gas turbine rudder elevator wing-warping ailerons cayley otto lilienthal vinci
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The Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945 by Jonathan Falconer (£29.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750918195]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The crew of 50 Squadron's Lancaster III, ED810 'Z-Zebra' prepare to board before a night raid in Spring 1943. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Night after night through six long years of war RAF Bomber Command’s squadrons pounded away at the cities of Nazi Germany in a determined effort to bring the Third Reich to its knees. Pitted against Bomber Harris’s aircrews and aircraft were some of the most effective and deadly defences the world has ever seen. For Bomber Command to launch a ‘maximum effort’ raid on the Ruhr by night, or a low-level strike on an enemy target in occupied Europe by day, a huge amount of planning was involved.

Why, when and where were the bomber airfields built? Who decided the strategic bombing policy? How was the overall command structure organised, from the Air Council down to individual bomber squadron level? How did the RAF train its bomber crews? What aircraft did they fly and what weapons did they use? Who were their commanders and who were the men that made up the rank and file of the Command? How was a raid planned and, once it was launched, what happened? What aids did crews use to navigate to the target and evade enemy defences? What kinds of uniform and flying kit did they wear? What awards and medals were they eligible to receive? These questions and many more are answered in the most comprehensive review yet of Bomber Command’s organisation and operations in the Second World War.

The legacy of Bomber Command in the 1990s is revealed in a detailed listing of museums and memorials nationwide. A series of comprehensive appendices list all RAF bomber airfields, their user squadrons, aircraft and commanding officers, operational statistics and a detailed war diary.

The Bomber Command Handbook is fully illustrated with 200 archive photographs and is an indispensable addition to the reference bookshelves of all who have an interest in the RAF and its controversial bomber offensive during the Second World War.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 280 pages. Tags: great britain royal air force bomber command history world war aerial operations british unit histories biography second forces uniforms airmen biographical aeronautical engineering aircraft aeroplanes aviation operational commands
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Dassault-Breguet Mirage III/5 by Salvador Mafe [Mafé] Huertas (£28.00)Publisher: Osprey — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850459338]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Duelling in the clear blue skies above the Sinai, or skimming in at mast level over San Carlos Water, the classic delta shaped Dassault-Breguet Mirage HI/5 has earned itself a combat reputation second to none. Designed over thirty years ago, the Mirage HI/5 continues to serve with more than a dozen air forces around the globe. Although built as a light interceptor for the Armée de l’Air, the Mirage 111/5 has been converted successfully into a tactical strike aircraft, as well as a superb photo-reconnaissance platform.

Prolific Spanish author Salvador Mafe Huertas details the full service history of the Mirage HI/5, with special emphasis on the Fuerza Aerea Argentina in the Falklands. The Israeli connection is fully covered, as well as Spanish, Swiss and Australian operational histories. Overall, all users of the French classic are detailed, including aircraft colours and serials.

First-hand accounts gleaned from many sources especially for this volume add a vibrant and emotional dimension to the Mirage HI/5 story. Illustrated with over 160 black and white photographs (many previously unpublished), and 12 photographs in full colour, MIRAGE HI/5 contains over 50,000 words of text Full performance and other statistical data, as well as summaries of major modifications to the aircraft, are all included in detailed appendices.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". In the Osprey Air Combat series. 198 pages. Tags: dassault aerial aeronautical aeroplanes air aircraft and attack aviation construction day design engineering falkland fighter france general heavier history iii individual islands jet manufacturer mirage operations planes present than the types war
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U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft, 1914-1959 by William T. Larkins (£28.00)Publisher: Concord: Aviation History Publications — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Hinges weak at both blanks. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 203 pages. Tags: larkins states navy aviation united marine corps coast guard airplanes military
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Commercial Aircraft by Editor-in-Chief Bill Gunston (£27.00)Publisher: Windward — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711200602]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper and a small scuff to the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This book is a comprehensive account of all the major commercial aircraft, from the first jets like the Nene Viking and Jet Lancastrian, to possible futuristic designs like slew-winged airliners and hydrogen-fuelled aircraft. Also included are the wide-bodied giants of today, the Boeing 747 and the 11-86, together with supersonic types such as the Anglo-French Concorde and the Russian Tu-144. The latter was the first supersonic airliner to fly and enter service, even though its full-scale development began after that of Concorde.

Civil helicopters play a vital role in urban communications and link remote and difficult sites like oil rigs and timber camps. The wide range of general aviation aircraft complement these helicopters, since both are used for tasks like search and rescue, crop-spraying, air-ambulances, fire-fighting, aerial photography and as executive transports.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Commercial Aircraft contains lists of specifications, three-views, cutaways and colour illustrations, as well as the historical and mechanical details of the aircraft which are changing the face of the world.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: transport planes dictionaries jet airliners civil helicopters whirlwind series westland s-51 sikorsky xingu embraer nene viking vickers-armstrong trident hawker siddeley dc-9 mcdonnell douglas concorde aerospatiale british aerospace mercure dassault-breguet conestoga aermacchi lockheed mu-2 mitsubishi bandeirante aviation fleet jetliners intercontinental journeys commercial aircraft encyclopaedias editor-in-chief bill gunston 0711200602 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Rivista Aeronautica I Primi Cinquant'anni Dell'Aviazione Italiana Anno XXXV Marzo 1959 Volume 3 Numero Speciale by Anon. (£26.00)Publisher: Roma: Viale Dell Universita — 1959Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. Wrapper heavily rubbed at the margins and joins with tape reinforcement to the foot of the spine. Binding weak. Text complete, clean and tight all the same. Description: Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Advertisements; Plans;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 0 pages. Tags: aeronautical magazine first fifty year italian aviation body march 1959 volume number
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Observers and Navigators and Other Non-pilot Aircrew in the RFC, RNAS and RAF by C. G. Jefford (£25.00)Publisher: Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd. — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840372753]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper slightly creased at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Appendices [8]; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables;

From the cover: “This book traces the rise of the first generation of non-pilot aircrew between 1914 and 1919, examines the way in which in peacetime the RAF rapidly dispensed with its observer officers and their reinstatement in 1934, and looks at the rest of the century including the 1946 Aircrew Scheme .”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 274 pages. Tags: britain royal flying corps airmen history aerial gunners naval air service force flight navigators crews unit forces administration organisation law military training aviation piloting warfare
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Air Conquest by Warren Jefferson Davis (£24.00)Publisher: Los Angeles: Parker, Stone & Baird Co. — 1930Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with a little fraying to the corners. Heavily faded at the spine. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Charles A. Lindbergh. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Black Spine Strip over Gilt boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIV] 233 pages. Tags: deutsche luft air pacifying balkans commerce barriers aviation home future japan’s supremacy passenger flying united states air-rail tickets commercial technical triumph
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British Research and Development Aircraft: Seventy Years At the Leading Edge by Ray Sturtivant (£24.00)Publisher: Haynes — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854296972]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Every advance that has ever occurred in aviation has been the result of a new problem encountered and then solved. From the very earliest days Britain was in the forefront of progress by empirical means, and by 1917 it was already becoming the practice to build special aircraft for trials purposes to test some theory or line of research without necessarily any intention of placing those machines in production. Very soon this arrangement was formalized by the issuing of Government contacts to an Air Ministry specification.

The aircraft and designs encompassed within this system embrace most of the more important aspects of British aeronautical progress, and in this book Ray Sturtivant charts the history of such developments over a period spanning some seven decades.

The twenty years leading up to the Second World War saw research into every aspect of aeronautical theory, with projects gaining official sponsorship on a numerical scale which would be quite impracticable today. Early projects included investigations into the understanding of control in slow speed flight and the elimination of the dreaded ‘spin’ which had claimed the lives of so many pilots of the RFC and RAF.

These were the years of such aircraft as the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl which investigated the properties of swept wings, the knowledge gained being put to good use many years later in — amongst other developments — the Avro Vulcan bomber. Likewise the pre-war development of rotor-craft in the form of the Cierva and Hafner autogiros paved the way first to the helicopter and then latterly to the tilt-rotor aircraft of today.

Post-war, after enormous strides made as the result of the conflict, there were problems to solve afresh as the result of the adoption of the jet engine and the related increases in speed and height that became attainable. Similarly the jet engine provided the impetus to the many projects avidly seeking the solution to the Vertical Take-off and Landing conundrum unravelled so brilliantly in the Hawker Harrier.

Ray Sturtivant’s deeply researched text is accompanied by photographs or line drawings of almost every one of the numerous aircraft covered. These images — from the oddest to the sublimely beautiful — in themselves provide a fascinating chronology of seventy years at the leading edge of aviation technology which is now taking Britain into the 21st century.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Foulis Aviation series. 216 pages. Tags: airplanes military great britain history research aircraft aeronautics industry
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United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911 by Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers (£24.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, fraying to the spine ends and corners with a tape repaired tear to the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 518 pages. Tags: navies military aircraft history united states navy aviation marine corps airplanes aeronautical engineering usa aeroplanes air seaplanes carrier
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Eyes Turned Skyward by Max Myers (£23.00)Publisher: Mission Aviation Fellowship UK — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1905991436]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. A nice copy of an uncommon book.Description: From the cover: “Max Meyers shares exciting glimpses of his thirty-seven years with MAF in Eyes Turned Skyward. These is storytelling at its best — join an impossible rescue on the wind-lashed ocean, airlift a snakebite victim out of the equatorial wilderness, float a crash-landed plane down the rapids of a jungle river. These remarkable true stories wilt grip your imagination, stir your heart and strengthen your faith in the God who fills the whole earth with His power and love.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 264 pages. Tags: australian-born 9781905991433 organisations international development associates fellowship developing australia christian churches aviation practice mission meyers world life maf max
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Eyes Turned Skywards by Max Myers (£23.00)Publisher: Mission Aviation Fellowship UK — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1905991436]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Max Meyers shares exciting glimpses of his thirty-seven years with MAF in Eyes Turned Skyward. These is storytelling at its best — join an impossible rescue on the wind-lashed ocean, airlift a snakebite victim out of the equatorial wilderness, float a crash-landed plane down the rapids of a jungle river. These remarkable true stories wilt grip your imagination, stir your heart and strengthen your faith in the God who fills the whole earth with His power and love.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 264 pages. Tags: associates australia australian-born aviation christian churches developing development fellowship international life maf max meyers mission organisations practice world
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Modell Magazin War Album: Rare Naval, Military, and Aviation Photographs for Modellers and Enthusiasts, from the Files of “Model Magazine” of Germany by ANON. (£23.00)Publisher: Model & Allied — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0852426100]Condition: Good. Covers a little dull and soiled, slightly dog-eared. Text bright and tight.Description: 4th Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. This fascinating pictorial album presents a fine collection of rare photographs covering naval, military, and aviation subjects in both world wars and post-war years. It is an expansion of the popular “photo page” feature from Germany's leading publication for modellers, “modell magazine”. Joint German & English text.Notes: Size: 8" x 6¼". 96 pages. Tags: luftwaffe raf world war wwI WwII
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation by R. G. Grant (£22.00)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751337323]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edge of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THIS FASCINATING journey through a century of flight captures the spirit and excitement of aviation past and present, from the Wright brothers’ first airborne attempts to the story behind the space race.

TRAVELLERS

Live through the first, bone-jarring moments of flight with pioneers such as Orville Wright, Harriet Quimby and Roland Garros. With absorbing profiles of the key personalities and the planes they flew, witness how flight became a reality. Follow the swift advances in aviation technology that took place with the onset of war, as supremacy in the skies became a crucial factor. Eyewitness accounts and striking images bring air reconnaissance, aerial bombings and spectacular “dogfights” to life.

TRAILBLAZERS

Adventurous fliers like Lindbergh and Earhart pushed the boundaries even further during the “golden age” of flight in the 1920s and ‘30s. Discover how these trailblazers conquered transatlantic routes and paved the way for new luxury passenger jets.

TRENDSETTERS

Read thrilling accounts of events such as the Hindenburg disaster and the U-2 spy plane crisis, or find out what life was like aboard the Mir space station. Remarkable images of flying boats, airships and space rockets combine with fascinating and detailed profiles of over 300 of the world’s greatest planes to make this an outstanding encyclopaedic record of aviation history. The book concludes with a glimpse into the future of flight: from anti-terrorist strategies to light aircraft, pilotless planes and space vacations.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¼". Pictorial boards. 440 pages. Tags: aeronautics history duxford imperial war museum smithsonian institution flight airplanes astronautics grant first editions firsts printings 1st
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Painting Planes: The Aviation Art of Don Connolly by Don Connolly (£22.00)Publisher: Ontario: Canada's Wings — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0920002102]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Personal book plate pasted to the verso first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9" x 11¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 74 pages. Tags: connolly don aeronautics art shows galleries commissioned work aviation marine featured ica pacemaker canadair cf-104 starfighter consolidated liberator supermarine stranraer macchi-castoldi mc72
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Federal Aviation Regulations 1988 by ANON. (£21.50)Publisher: TAB/AERO Staff — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780830687435]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. This guide contains reprints of the Federal Aviation Regulations most pertinent to general aviation pilots, plane owners, flight instructors, ground instructors, and skydivers. Included are all recent FAA rule changes and updates. A brand-new Quick-Reference Index gives you easy access to exactly the information you need, when you need it. Newly featured are excerpts from FAA’s “Flight Forum” column, keyed throughout the book, that offer in-depth explanations and interpretations of FARs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7½". Tags: Federal Aviation Regulations pilots flying licence
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Sky Sailors by Ces Mowthorpe (£21.50)Publisher: Sutton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780750922180]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. A very pleasing copy.Description: This is the untold story of the ‘sky sailors’ the men who pioneered a mode of air transport that today is virtually forgotten. During the first two decades of aviation pioneering (c.1890 - 1910), airshipmen hugely outnumbered aeroplane pioneers. But the great innovations in heavier-than-air aircraft, the advent of two world wars, and the bad publicity brought about by a small number of horrific airship disasters, changed the picture completely. It is only proper that, before time expunges all traces of these intrepid pioneers, their exploits are placed on record.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". 174 pages. Tags: zeppelin airships balloons airships air transport
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In the Cockpit: Flying the World's Great Aircraft by Edited by Anthony Robinson (£20.50)Publisher: London: Orbis Publishing — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856136271]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jeffrey Quill. Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: aeronautics airplanes piloting military aeronautical engineering air force service flying pilot viewpoint airmen aircraft aeroplanes aviation handling characteristics observations operation
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aircraft by Edited by David Mondey (£20.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780600303787]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans slightly.Description: The first fully international guide to list all the world’s manufacturers of military and civil production aircraft, this encyclopaedia provides the general reader with an authoritative and clear account of almost 1500 companies and the thousands of aircraft they have built to the present day. The aviation expert, too, will find this book an invaluable source of easily accessible basic information; the A-Z directory will certainly become a standard research tool and aid. Contents: The Story Of Flight; Man Becomes Airborne; Pioneers Of Powered Flight; The First War In The Air; The Conquest Of The Globe; The New Airborne Armies; World War In The Air; Keeping The Balance Of Power; Universal Transport; The A-Z Of The World’s AircraftNotes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 320 pages. Tags: planes jets fighters bombers transport
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BAC Lightning by Arthur Reed (£19.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711009880]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: The English Electric (now British Aerospace) Lightning will go down in the history of aviation as one of the most classic of fighters. It was the first and only truly supersonic aircraft to be fully developed by Britain on her own, and as such it was beloved by pilots, but not so enthusiastically received by politicians. Its story covers three decades (the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s) and parts of two more (the latter part of the 1940s and very likely the whole of the 1980s) so that it is at once both an historical aircraft and one that remains very contemporary. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Modern Combat Aircraft No. 5Notes: Size: 9½ x 7¼". 112 pages.
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Sharks Among Minnows: Germany's First Fighter Pilots and the Fokker Eindecker Period, July 1915 to September 1916 by Norman Franks (£19.50)Publisher: London: Grub Street — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902304926]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “In early 1915, with the world war in its infancy, the attention of Allied and German air strategists was focussed on trying to stop each other making reconnaissances and artillery observation sorties over the lines. Various ingenious schemes met with limited success, then suddenly in the summer of 1915 there was a breakthrough for the Germans — the arrival at the front of the Fokker Eindecker.

Its advantage was the synchronised machine gun firing through the whirling blades of the propeller — a revolution in contemporary air fighting. Those German pilots disposed to flying these first single-seat aeroplanes, if successful, soon became famous and the first aces. Names such as Boelcke, Immelmann, Wintgens, Parschau, Mulzer, Hohndorf, Frankl and von Althaus quickly became the first heroes to the German public and the first winners of the coveted Pour le Merits — the famed Blue Max.

These men and others caused havoc amongst British and French airmen over the Western Front for just over a year, something history has called the ‘Fokker Scourge’. Although comparatively small in numbers, they were deadly when attacking lightly armed, almost defenceless British and French aeroplanes; truly ‘sharks among minnows’.

Norman Franks has covered this period in detail, bringing to light new information and insights, and explaining how these early German fighter pilots achieved their kills, who they shot down, when and where. Contains many rare and previously unpublished photos.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 182 pages. Tags: fokker eindecker fighter planes aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering western front 1914-1918 theatre first war aircraft aeroplanes aviation types manufacturer german pilots history 20th century
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The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft from 1917 to the Present by Enzo Angelucci with Peter Bowers (£19.50)Publisher: Sparkford: Haynes Publishing Group — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854296352]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Red titling to the spine of the dust wrapper now much faded, pleasant otherwise. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Foulis Aviation Book series. 480 pages. Tags: foulis aviation book fighter planes united states history war aerial operations american aeroplanes aircraft landplanes thunderchief airplanes military 0854296352 9780854296354
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Air War Korea 1950-1953 by Robert Jackson (£19.00)Publisher: Airlife — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853108804]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with an untidy nick to the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “When eight divisions of North Korean troops slammed through the 38th Parallel on June 25, 1950, it heralded a battle for air superiority of unprecedented dimensions and unleashed a new age of aviation fighting technology. The first generation of fighting jets from the Soviet Union battled with America’s finest. Sabres and Migs fought their war high in the Asian sky while the older piston-powered warbirds with roots in WW2 battled it out around the contours of the hills below. Above all, the Air War over Korea is a story of men and courage — of World War II veterans, many of them already aces, volunteering for combat duty in the cockpit of a jet and proving their worth day after day in the stratosphere against the cream of Russia’s fighter planes. It is the story of the men who flew the United Nations’ ‘workhorses’ — the Thunderjets, Shooting Stars, Panthers, Corsairs and Skyraiders that turned North Korea into an economic desert, the B-29 crews who sacrificed themselves in MiG Alley during the first year of the war, and of the Meteor pilots of No 77 Squadron RAAF, whose first encounters with the MiG-15 proved disastrous. Robert Jackson captures the story of cold ruthless skill that turned thirty-year-old fighter aces from the piston era into jet aces of the new age.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: korean war 1950-1953 aerial operations the battle for pusan over yalu martyrdom b-29s october 1951 air transport forces aces orders robert jackson 1853108804 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Famous Fighters of the Second World War (1st & 2nd Series) by William Green (£19.00)Publisher: London: Macdonald — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrappers. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards of both volumes with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper, more heavily to series 1, with a closed tear to the foot of the lower panel of series 2. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty with a little spotting throughout. Description: Second series is also the 1st edition of 1962. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by G. W. Heumann & Peter Endsleigh Castle. Size: 10" x 7½". Ruled Red boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 128/132 pages. Tags: green fighter planes war 1939-1945 aerial operations history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering second aircraft aviation air germany luftwaffe
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