110 R 100 in Canada 75.00 Countryman, Barry. 1st. ed. 1982. Boston Mills Press, 128 pp. ISBN 0-919822-36-3 Interesting history of the British airship R 100 on its visit to Canada in 1930. Designed by Barnes Wallis it was a successful design unlike the government sponsored R101 which crashed on its maiden flight. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos and comes with a 45 rpm record of 2 versions of the “R100 song” (usually lost in other books) written in 1930 in honour of the event. Fascinating material. Hardbound with d/j (one small tear), excellent condition. *(a complimentary cd copy of the 45rpm record is now included with the book).
World War I
120 Ace of the Iron Cross 15.00 Ulanoff, Stanley M. (ed.) reprint 1981. Arco Publishing, 215 pp. ISBN 0-668-05163-9 Autobiography of Ernst Udet who was the highest scoring surviving German ace of WWI. He went on to be a leading figure in the revival of the Luftwaffe until he committed suicide. Card covers with a few scuffs on the edge. Good condition.
762 Air Aces of the 1914-1918 War 35.00 Robertson, Bruce (ed.). revised 1959. Harleyford Publications, 211 pp. An excellent reference written by several authors of different nationalities focusing on the pilots of their country with short biographies on many famous and less well known aces. Profusely illustrated with photos, lists of pilots and other data. Hardbound with d/j. D/j has a few minor rubs on the edges and some foxing on flyleaf, otherwise in excellent condition.
730 Bristol Fighter 20.00 Bruce, J.M. 1st. ed. 1985. Arms and Armour Press, 64 pp. ISBN 0-85368-704-8 A useful and mostly pictorial well researched book in the popular “Vintage Warbirds” series by a leading author on WW1 aircraft. Many photos throughout. Card covers. Excellent condition.
1128 flight of eagles 20.00 karolevitz, robert & R. fenn. 1st .ed. 1974. brevet press, 281 pp. isbn 88498-022-7 at the end of ww 1, poland fought a war of independence against russia. a group of volunteer americans formed the 'kosciuszko squadron' (named after a polish officer who served in the revolutionary war) to fight for poland. flying a mix of allied and austrian fighters they fought bravely to repel the soviet forces intent on reoccupying the country. photos. hardbound with d/j. d/j spine is sun faded. otherwise in excellent condition.
417 Knight of Germany – Oswald Boelcke, German Ace 15.00 Werner, Johannes. 1985, Greenhill Books, 245 pp. ISBN 0-947898-06-9 A reprint of an early Boelcke biography (1933) and is book number 3 in “Vintage Aviation Library” series. Boeckle was one of the famous early German aces and was instrumental in documenting and setting out air tactics. Known as the “Boelcke Dictum”, the fundamental rules still apply today. His death following a mid air collision with a fellow pilot was a severe loss to the German Air Service. Photographs and maps. Laminated card covers. One slight bend in the spine, otherwise in very good condition.
1397 the Sky on Fire - the First Battle of britain 1917-1918 15.00 fredette, raymond. reprint 1976. harcourt, brace, jovanovich, 287 pp. isbn 0-15-682750-6 the author documents the german bomber campaign on england after the rfc defeated the zeppelin raids. these attacks used a variety of twin engined bombers, the most famous being the gotha g. iv. the 'giant' bombers developed for long range bombing and used against britain are also covered. the british public thought that the rfc weren't doing enough to stop the raids and letting the germans bomb at will. meanwhile the germans complained about how aggressive the rfc night fighters and anti aircraft fire were and in constant fear of interception and being shot down. photos, maps and illustrations. card covers. small chip to top of spine and a stain from an old price sticker on cover. good copy otherwise.
763 Von Richtofen and the Flying Circus 35.00 Nowarra, Heinz and K.S. Brown. Reprint 1959, Harleyford Press, 207 pp. A thorough look at the aircraft, noteworthy pilots and operation of JG1, Richtofen’s fighter wing and the influence he had in shaping German fighter operations. An excellent reference. Photos, colour and b/w illustrations. Hardbound, no d/j. Excellent condition.