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The conquest of the air: the romance of aerial navigation, Alexander, John
1 Alexander, John The conquest of the air: the romance of aerial navigation
S. W. Partridge & Company 1902 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hardback bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and white & black pictorial decoration, cloth worn at corners & edges, pages age-toned, inked inscription on front endpaper, otherwise internally unmarked. 160 pages, foreword by Hiram Maxim, text illustrations 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo World aircraft: volumes 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Origins - World War I; World War II - Part 1; World War II - Part II; Commercial aircraft 1935-1960 & Combat aircraft 1935-1960
Sampson Low 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
5 clean & tightly bound hardback books with no inscriptions, in bright unclipped dustjackets which are rubbed and tanned at the edges, page edges tanned. 320 pages, illustrations in the text, bibliography, index. Nos. 3 & 4 were published in 1978, no. 5 in 1979 and no. 6 in 1980 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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3 Anon The wonder book of aircraft
Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. 1955 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with gift inscription dated 1959 on the front pastedown, in an unclipped dustjacket which has minor loss at the top edge and is chipped and creased. 224 pages, photos on plates and in the text. Undated but list of notable flights finishes at 1954 therefore assume 1955 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 Anon. The Aeroplane pictorial review, no. 4
Temple Press Limited 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound landscape format hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright priceclipped dustjacket which is lightly chipped at the corners. 128 pages, more than 230 b/w photos, index 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Come north with me: an autobiography, Balchen, Bernt
5 Balchen, Bernt Come north with me: an autobiography
Hodder & Stoughton 1959 First British Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in faded blue cloth with dulled gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, name/place on front endpaper otherwise no inscriptions. 318 pages, illustrations on plates, notes, bibliography, index 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Verdict on a lost flyer: the story of Bill Lancaster, Barker, Ralph
6 Barker, Ralph Verdict on a lost flyer: the story of Bill Lancaster
George G.Harrap & Co Ltd 1969 0245596917 / 9780245596919 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in beige cloth with gilt titles on a brown spine panel, no inscriptions. 238 pages, illustrations on plates & in the text, maps on endpapers 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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7 Beamont, Roland Testing early jets: compressibility and the supersonic era
Airlife Publishing Ltd 1990 1853101583 / 9781853101588 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright price clipped dustjacket which is a little rubbed at the edges. Appears little used. vi +144 pages, photos in the text, bibliography, index 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Aeronautical engeering: a practical guide for everyone connected with the aircraft industry, Beaumont, R. A. (ed)
8 Beaumont, R. A. (ed) Aeronautical engeering: a practical guide for everyone connected with the aircraft industry
Odhams Press Ltd. 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and blindstamped decoration, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 512 pages, hundreds of illustrations in the text, index 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Flying Duchess: the diaries and letters of Mary, Duchess of Bedford, Bedford, John Duke of
9 Bedford, John Duke of The Flying Duchess: the diaries and letters of Mary, Duchess of Bedford
Macdonald 1968 Reprint; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has minor edge wear, no loss. Appears little used. 216 pages, 55 photos on plates, index 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Born to fly, Bird, Nancy
10 Bird, Nancy Born to fly
Angus & Robertson 1962 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Reading copy, an ex library hardback with the usual stamps & stickers, bound in publisher's blue cloth with silver-gilt titles. x + 190 pages, photos on plates 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Brabazon story, Brabazon of Tara, Lord
11 Brabazon of Tara, Lord The Brabazon story
William Heinemann 1956 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Good dust jacket 
Reading copy, an ex library hardback with the usual stamps & stickers, front endpaper excised, no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. xvi + 230 pages, photos on plates, index 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Russian aircraft, Bratukhin, Prof. A.G.
12 Bratukhin, Prof. A.G. Russian aircraft
Russia Mashinostroenie 1995 5217027371 / 9785217027378 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in glossy pictorial boards. As new, no signs of use. 392 pages, photos in text, notes 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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A Sunday flyer: some flights and frights of a private pilot, Brett, Maurice
13 Brett, Maurice A Sunday flyer: some flights and frights of a private pilot
Gillingham Cirrus Associates (S.W.) 2000 1902807049 / 9781902807041 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean and tightly bound paperback original, no inscriptions, spine uncreased, appears little used. 270 pages, photos on plates & a few illustrations in the text 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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History of British aviation, 1908 - 1914, Brett, R. Dallas
14 Brett, R. Dallas History of British aviation, 1908 - 1914
Surbiton Air Research Publications with Kristall Productions 1988 090481114X / 9780904811148 New edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Limited edition, with a stamp on the title page stating no 296 of 1000. Appears little used. Omnibus edition, two books in one - 216 + 208 pages, 29 + 35 plates, 9 + 7 illustrations in the text, appendices, indexes 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Destination disaster, Brookes, Andrew J.
15 Brookes, Andrew J. Destination disaster
Hersham Ian Allan Publishing 2002 0711028621 / 9780711028623 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. As new, appears little used. 160 pages, photos & illustrations, index 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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16 Bullen, Annie & Rivas, Brian John Derry: the story of britain's first supersonic pilot
William Kimber & Co Ltd 1982 0718300998 / 9780718300999 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright priceclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 224 pages, photos on plates, index 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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17 Byrd, Richard Evelyn Skyward
U.S.A Blue Ribbon Books 1931 New edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with black titles, fore & bottom edges untrimmed, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. xvi + 360 pages, illustrations on plates, new introduction by the author 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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18 Campbell, Peter G. (ed.) Tails of the Fifties: an anthology of aviation memories, with, More tails of the Fifties, and, Tail ends of the Fifties [3 books]
Gillingham Cirrus Associates 1997 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Set of three clean and tightly bound paperback originals, no inscriptions, minor creasing at spines, all appear little used. 260 + 324 + 316 pages, photographs on plates 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Amateur pilot, Cardigan, Earl of [Lord]
19 Cardigan, Earl of [Lord] Amateur pilot
Putnam 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Hardback bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, binding slightly rubbed at corners, internally unmarked. 298 pages, photos on plates 
Price: 13.50 GBP
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Alone over the Tasman sea, Chichester, Francis
20 Chichester, Francis Alone over the Tasman sea
Temple Press Limited 1966 New edition Hardcover Fair in Very Good dust jacket 
Reading copy, an ex library hardback with the usual stamps & sticker removal marks, else clean & tightly bound, no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket. xii + 226 pages, 13 photos on plates, 2 maps 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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