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The Aviator and the Weather Bureau

By: Ford A. Carpenter

Price: $55.00

Publisher: San Diego Chamber of Commerce: 1917

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k190121k


Second edition, 16mo, dark olive green boards. 1917. 54 pp. Limited to 5,000 copies. A brief general history of aviation in Southern California, a description of the War Department school of aviation at San Diego, and lessons on applied meteorology for aviators. Illustrated with charts and b/w photographs. This copy inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. CONDITION: Very good. Covers: light wear but rubbed at corners and top/bottom of spine. Text block is c... View more info

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John Joseph Montgomery 1858-1911; Father of Basic Flying

By: John Joseph Montgomery 1858-1911; Father of Basic Flying

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Clara, University of Santa Clara: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17121603


1st ed., 8vo, brown cloth; xx, 241 pp. photo illustrated w/ appendices on aircraft design, etc., bibliograph. Montgomery performed the first controlled, heavier-than-air flights in the United States in 1883 - nearly 20 years before the Wright Brothers. A fine copy in good+ dustjacket. Inscribed on FEP by the author to Ruth Ann Newport, County Historian, Tuolumne County CA. The d/w is somewhat yellowed with several nicks along edges and corners, some minor spotting View more info

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Astronomische Ortsbestimmung im Ballon. [ Astronomical Orientation with a Balloon]

By: Marcuse, Adolf.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Georg Reimer, Berlin: 1909

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190203b

Condition: Good


8vo, stiff green cloth, gilt titles. With 10 tables, 3 maps and 3 photos in the text. Synopsis from Nature Magazine 29 April 1909: “THE great advances made in aërial transit, by which long-distance voyages are rendered possible by ordinary spherical balloons, while hundreds of miles may be travelled by dirigibles, and the prospect of long-distance voyages in the rapidly improving aëroplanes, suggest at once the important problem of the determination of the astronomic... View more info

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First International Rocket Mail U.S.A. - Mexico July 2, 1936

By: Rumbel, Oliver

Price: $135.00

Publisher: The Rocket Mail Society: 1956

Edition: 1st ed; limited

Seller ID: k190114c


1st ed. 4to, illustrated red cloth. No. 265 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 64 pp. Loyal Service Post 37, the American Legion post in McAllen, Texas wanted their mortgage paid off in time for dedication ceremonies that were scheduled for July 2nd 1936. Money was tight, and ideas were in short supply. But the Post Commander's 16-year old son had one. The boy had two hobbies: rocketry and stamp collecting. Combining the two, he came up with the idea of Rocket Mail an... View more info

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Emergency Hand Book / Fuel & Hydraulic Systems

By: [Aviation] 4th Ferrying Group

Price: $250.00

Publisher: 4th Ferrying Group, Memphis Tenn: 1943

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190118b

Condition: Near fine.


6”x9”, looseleaf in 3-ring binder. Restricted Report: “This handbook has been prepared primarily for crews of the Ferry Command. Effort has been made to simplify fuel and hydraulic systems from an emergency standpoint.” Designed and compiled by “Group Engineer Draftsmen” Detailed instructions, color-coded diagrams, and photographs covering the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, B-26 Marauder, A-29 Hudson, P38 Lightning P-40 Warhawk, P-51 ... View more info

Image for Air/Sea Rescue - The Second World War 1939-1945 / Royal Air Force  - restricted Air Publication No. 3232

Air/Sea Rescue - The Second World War 1939-1945 / Royal Air Force - restricted Air Publication No. 3232

By: [Aviation] Air Ministry A.H.B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Air Ministry A.H.B. : 1952

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190118c

Condition: Near fine.


1st ed. 8vo, blue cloth, 1952. 161pp, 9 photo plates, 8 maps, 3 charts. Near fine condition. A clean bright copy with light wear to spine, light surface wear to covers. View more info

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Aircraft Radio / Naval Air Technical Training Center

By: [Aviation] Leftwich, L.L.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Corpus Christi TX: 1944

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k190118a

Condition: Very good.


Restricted Report. 8-1/2x11, black covers, cloth spine. Perfect bound. Two-post binding. Approx. 365 pp. Circa 1943-44. 2d revision; first compiled in Dec 1942. Comprehensive training manual for Aviation Radio Technicians and trainees. Chapters: General Information; Power Equipment, Accessories & Interphones; Receivers; Frequency F-Meters; Radio Detection Finders; Transmitters; Misc Condition: Very good. Interior is virtually pristine, with no tears, nicks... View more info

Image for Preliminary Specifications for the Lockheed Model 49 Long-Range Sub-Stratosphere Transport Airplanes. Confidential Report No. 1536, Sept 13, 1939. [Original report; not a photocopy or pdf]

Preliminary Specifications for the Lockheed Model 49 Long-Range Sub-Stratosphere Transport Airplanes. Confidential Report No. 1536, Sept 13, 1939. [Original report; not a photocopy or pdf]

By: [Aviation] Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Burbank, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation: 1939

Seller ID: k190114a

Condition: Very good


Title Page: “Preliminary Detail Specification for the Lockheed ‘49’ [Model 49-47] Submitted Under Information for Approval of Design - [Copy No] 14” ##### 8-1/2”x11” loose-leaf pages in custom two-hole binder. 30 pp., consisting of 23 mimeographed pages of specifications, printed one side only and 7 photostatic plan sheets including 2 foldout plans of the cabin layout -- plus From the foreword: “This detailed specification overs the general requirements an... View more info

Image for Flight Manual North American Aviation Inc [Models B-25C & B25-D [Mitchell] Bombardment Airplanes. True 1st ed: Restricted Report No. 5182

Flight Manual North American Aviation Inc [Models B-25C & B25-D [Mitchell] Bombardment Airplanes. True 1st ed: Restricted Report No. 5182

By: [Aviation] North American Aviation Inc

Price: $850.00

Publisher: North American Aviation: 1942

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190114h


North American Aviation Inc., [1942] 2-ring binder. The true first edition for the 25C and 25D model bombardment airplanes [Restricted report no. NA-5182]. In original two ring, dark green faux leather binder. The manual consists of 7 tabbed sections plus a one-page introduction and color frontispiece. 325 pp. plus 9 pages of indices and tables [Later editions, NA-5231] had 8 sections and 346 pp plus indices.] Each tab page illustrated with a cartoon by Gil Turner. 1. Ge... View more info