BAU, P. LO: A History of British Airways Helicopters and its Predecessors since 1947.

Item No. 14978

Tonbridge: Air-Britain, 1985. First edition. Illustrations. Folio, (11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), 56-pages. Softback. Original blue pictorial glazed wrappers. Upper fore-corner bumped else very good.


Enquire Item No. 14978

BURGE, SQUADRON LEADER C.G. [Editor]: The Air Annual of the British Empire, 1929. (Tenth Year of Publication).

London: Gale & Polden, 1939. First edition. Numerous illustrations in the text. Large 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), 480-pages plus advertisements. Original blue cloth. Headbands bruised, extremities rubbed, repaired tear to backstrip otherwise very sound.


Enquire Item No. 14750

COBHAM, SIR ALAN: Twenty Thousand Miles in a Flying Boat. My Flight Round Africa.

London: Harrap, 1931. First reprint. Plates, folding map. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 250-pages. Original blue cloth; heaband bruised, some rubbing, generally very sound. School prize label on front free-endpaper and arms in gilt on upper cover.


Enquire Item No. 13992

DEEDMAN, SID: Ringwood Papers No. 5. R.A.F. Ibsley 1941-1947. Part 2. The Operations of a Wartime Airfield.

Ringwood, Hants: A. E. Baker, 1997. First edition. Plates. 8vo, pp.68, softcover; a very good copy.


Enquire Item No. 11112

EVES, EDWARD: The Schneider Trophy Story.

Item No. 14100

Shrewsbury: Airlife, 2001. First edition. Profusely illustrated. 4to (11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), 253-pages. Original cloth; fine in like dustwrapper which is now protected by a removable plastic sleeve.


Enquire Item No. 14100

FRANCILLON, RENE J: McDonnell Douglas Aircraft since 1920.

Item No. 14766

London: Putnam, 1979. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 721-pages. Original cloth; good in good dustwrapper which has sunning to the spine and some light curling at headbands.


Enquire Item No. 14766

HIRSCH, ROBERT S: Schneider Trophy Racers. History of the Schneider Trophy International Speed Contests 1913 - 1931.

Item No. 14091

Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992. First edition. Profusely illustrated. 4to (10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches), 192-pages. Original cloth, fine in like dustwrapper which is now protected by a removable plastic sleeve.


Enquire Item No. 14091

HUBBARD, T. O'B; LEDEBOER, J.H; and TURNER, C.C: The Aeroplane, an Elementary Text-Book of the Principles of Dynamic Flight.

London: Longmans, 1911. First edition. Plates and diagrams. 8vo, pp. x:127, original red cloth, no dustwrapper; binding unevenly faded, some light foxing. With prospectus for W. E. Dommett's "Aeroplanes and Airships" 1915 loosely inserted.


Enquire Item No. 3978

HYDE, H. MONTGOMERY: British Air Policy Between the Wars 1918-1939.

London: Heinemann, 1976. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 539-pages. Original black cloth; very slightly rubbed at joints else very good. Signature on front free endpaper. Cut panels of dust jacket loosely inserted at end.


Enquire Item No. 16132

JAMES, DEREK N: Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913 - 1931.

Item No. 14759

London: Putnam, 1981. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 305-pages. Original cloth; very good in very good dustwrapper which does however have fading to the spine.


Enquire Item No. 14759

LAKER AIRWAYS: When your flight is over you can still fly Laker. Build this souvenir model of a Laker Airways DC10 to fly or display.

Item No. 14344

Laker Airways, circa 1976. A folded card with push-out components to make the "Skytrain" aircraft; unused; excellent. 12 x 8 1/2 inches folded.


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LEWIS, PETER: British Racing and Record-Breaking Aircraft.

Item No. 14757

London: Putnam, 1971. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 496-pages. Original cloth; very slight foxing to prelims. else very good in slightly edge rubbed very good dustwrapper which has slight fading to the spine.


Enquire Item No. 14757

MASEFIELD, PETER G. & CAIN, CHARLES W. (Editors): The Aeroplane Spotter, incorporating The Bulletin of the Royal Observer Corps Club. Volume 1 to Volume 7.

Item No. 14785

London: Temple Press, January 1941 - December 1946. 7 volumes. Profusely illustrated. 4to (11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches). Volume 1 bound plain black cloth, vols. 2-6 in blue cloth lettered in gilt, and vol. 7 in publisher's cloth-backed boards. Good.


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Item No. 14984

London: Jarrolds, 1973. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 184-pages. Original cloth; very good indeed in like dustwrapper.


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OPDYCKE, LEONARD E: French Aeroplanes before the Great War.

Item No. 14089

Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999. First edition. Profusely illustrated. 4to (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches), 288-pages. Original cloth, fine in like dustwrapper which is now protected by a removable plastic sleeve. Extremely heavy, extra postage charges will be requested.


Enquire Item No. 14089

RAMSEY, WINSTON G. (Editor): The Battle of Britain Then and Now.

Item No. 15001

London: Battle of Britain International, 1982. First revised edition. Profusely illustrated. Folio (12 x 8 1/2 inches), 816-pages. Original cloth; very good in good dustwrapper which has creasing at headband. Very heavy, extra postage will be requested.


Enquire Item No. 15001

SILVESTER, JOHN: Percival & Hunting Aircraft.

Item No. 13995

Luton: R. J. Sylvester, 1987. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 204-pages. Original cloth; very good in like dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 13995

STROUD, JOHN: Annals of British and Commonwealth Air Transport 1919 - 1960.

Item No. 14755

London: Putnam, 1962. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 675-pages. Original cloth; some fading at head of spine where dustwrapper incomplete else good, the wrapper edge chipped, edge creased


Enquire Item No. 14755

TAPPER, OLIVER: Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft since 1913.

Item No. 14771

London: Putnam, 1973. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 390-pages. Original cloth; a little light foxing to prelims. else very good in good price-clipped dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14771

TAYLOR, MICHAEL J.H. [Editor]: Jane's Aviation Review 1983-84. Third Year of Issue.

London: Jane's Publishing, 1983. First edition. Black & white photographic illustrations. 4to, pp.176, original glazed boards; spine slightly faded and with a small puncture to rear cover at spine edge; page-edges spotted; faint spotted marks to half-title; slight warp to binding.


Enquire Item No. 7413

WEBSTER, C. & FRANKLAND, N: The Stragtegic Air Offensive against Germany 1939-1945. 4 volumes (complete). In the History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series.

Item No. 15983

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1961. First editions. Plates, folding maps. 4 volumes 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: 522; 322; 332; & 530. Original green cloth with black/gilt lettering pieces. Good, no dust jackets. Signature on front free endpapers. Heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


Enquire Item No. 15983

WOOTON, FRANK: Frank Wooton 50 Years of Aviation Art.

Item No. 15871

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1992. First edition. Coloured plates. Oblong 4to (13 x 11 1/2 inches), 96-pages. Original cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.


Enquire Item No. 15871

Downing of a Zeppelin: ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR, SIR EDWIN SINCLAIR (1865-1945; Admiral): A good autograph letter signed to the artist, W.L.Wyllie:

"It was very good of you to write about the Zepp, you ought to have been there to see as it was a fine sight, a lovely day & the Zepp looked very fine with the sun on him, a sort of silvery grey colour. She was evidently scouting & I think must have been too intent on seeing who the B.C's about 30 miles astern of us were to notice us getting within range ………… anyway he waited too long & allowed us within 10,000 yards before he moved off to the East … we only had time for 7 rounds between us …… the shell looked very pretty bursting all round him but we didn't know we had hit him until 10 minutes after we had ceased fire when he suddenly stood on end, doubled up in the middle & fell ends first in the water about 20 odd miles off ………… We saw him all spread out on the water & went off full speed to finish him off & pick up survivors, as we got closer one end began to stick up in the air & I wondered whether they could possibly blowing him out again but I expect it was the damaged end sinking & the gas being forced to the other end … as we got closer we saw the coning tower of a submn show above the water……………"

2-sides, 4to; some creasing. H.M.S. "Galatea", 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, 22nd May, 1916.

* Alexander-Sinclair became Commodore Commanding of the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron in 1915. Nine days after this letter was written, on the 31st May, 1916, he sighted two enemy destroyers; it was his "enemy in sight" signal that brought the battle cruiser fleet, and subsequently the whole Grand Fleet into action in what was to be known as the Battle of Jutland.


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