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1.   Hopkins, George E., with Robert Serling
Flying the Line : The First Half Century of the Air Line Pilots Association
Publisher: Air Line Pilots Association; Washington, D. C. : 1982
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0960970819 310 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Blue cloth, ALPA logo and slogan (Fifty Years of Unity for Air Safety) on front, index, a few footnotes, 94 b/w photos and facsimiles on glossy plates, with detailed captions. ; Foreword by Robert J. Serling. Tells the story of commercial flight in the United States as reflected by the Air Line Pilots Association, one of the most important labor unions in American history, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, founded in 1931 by Dave Behncke. ; One very small remainder mark on top edges, and a touch of shelfwear to book. Jacket rubbed, with several very small closed tears to edges. Everything readable.

Appr.: | AUD 21.62 CAD 21.33 EUR 15.09 GBP 12.66 JPY 1,600.00 MXN 266.67 ZAR 228.57 

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2.   Fuller, George A. , with John Griffin and Kenneth Molson
125 Years of Canadian Aeronautics : A Chronology 1840-1965
Publisher: Canadian Aviation Historical Society; Willowdale, Ont: 1983
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0920610021 328 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Dark blue cloth, gold lettering, blue endpapers, index, tons of footnotes and references, over 300 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; Written over a ten year period by George A. Fuller, John A. Griffin, Kenneth M. Molson, and committee. Edited by F. W. Hotson. Cover art by R. W. Bradford. Index by D. Mogan. ; Includes airplane, hot-air balloon, airship, etc, experimental flights, airshows, races, arctic flying, aircraft manufacturing, military aviation, much more. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. No marks. Jacket shows light wear only. Laid in: 1) original 4-page prospectus for this book. 2) 2-sided flyer for this book. 3) 2-sided order blank for this book. All items b/w with minor wear and corner creases.

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3.   Hildebrandt, Erik Illustrated by: Illustrated by Erik Hildebrandt
Front Row Center : Inside the Great American Airshow, Special Edition (Signed)
Publisher: Clear Hot Media; Minneapolis: 2000
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0967404029 178 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Large oblong hardcover, black boards, 178 pages, tons of full-color photos including about 60 spectacular full-page action photos of aircraft performing precision flying stunts at airshows. Includes Blue Angels, Red Baron Squadron, Canadian Snowbirds, many more. ; Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author-photographer Erik Hildebrandt. ; A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: Image does not match this edition. Also, this edition published 2000 (same isbn though) ; Foreword by Sean D. Tucker. ; Light edgewear to jacket. No other defects. ; Photographs

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4.   Gibbs-Smith, Charles H., and Oliver Warner
Balloons and Ships : 19th Century Transport Prints, Volume 1
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company; Princeton, N. J. : 1965
Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket Hardcover 52 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, gold-patterned boards, 6 pages of text, 11 early balloons and 10 sailing ships and steamers shown on full-page plates in full color, with brief captions. 52 pages in total. All illustrations reproduced from early sources. English throughout, except 7 captions are in French and one is in German. ; Halftitle states Golden Ariels, Volume 6. Jacket states 19th Century Transport Prints, Volume 1. ; History of hot-air balloons and ballooning from 1783 to 1817, as exemplified by early balloon prints selected for their pictorial quality. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket rubbed, faintly sunned, with three small closed tears. ; Golden Ariels Series; Vol. 6

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5.   Davidson, Joseph B.
Amelia Earhart Returns from Saipan : (Signed)
Publisher: Davidson Publishing Company; Canton, Ohio: 1969
Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 281 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Brown cloth, gold spine lettering, over 160 b/w photos and facsimiles in text, with captions. Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author Joe Davidson and dated 10-9-70. ; 1st edition stated. Written, published, and copyright Dr. Joseph B. Davidson of Canton, Ohio, who asserts that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Tom Noonan crash landed near Tanapag Seaplane Base, Saipan, were captured and executed by Japanese. ; Book shows minor shelfwear to bottom. No marks apart from autograph. Jacket is heavily chipped, stained, in three pieces, but all readable. ; Laid in: flyer for this book, with two small b/w photos.

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6.   Grierson, John, with Charles A. Lindbergh Illustrated by: Illustrated by V. Whiteley
Challenge to the Poles : Highlights of Arctic and Antarctic Aviation
Publisher: G. T. Foulis & Company; London: 1964
Fair with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 695 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Pale green boards, index, bibliography, 6 appendixes, 29 small b/w maps including endpapers, 108 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; First published 1964 stated. Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh. Maps drawn by V. Whiteley. A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: image does not match this unit, which has no jacket. ; Rear board scraped and discolored, part of board showing. Rear endpaper lightly foxed. Last 40 leaves slightly wavy but all readable. Spine very slightly faded. No internal marks or scribbling. Binding tight. Scarce.

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7.   Miller, Gene
Pilots Along the Red River Valley
Publisher: Grass Roots Publishers; Crookston, Minn: 1999
Near Fine with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 445 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Full blue cloth, black lettering and decor, over 200 b/w photos of pilots and their aircraft, mostly Pipers and other small planes, with captions. Glossy throughout. Front endpaper inscribed, dated July 2, 1999 and SIGNED by author. ; History of airports, pilots, planes and flight in Red River Valley region, Minnesota and North Dakota. Additional chapters by Rudy Billberg and others. Photos by Wayne Anderson and others. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. No marks apart from author inscription. Quite rare and out of print. ; Laid in: Event program from author's publication party, June 26, 1999, Northland Inn, Crookston, Minnesota.

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8.   Young, Rosamond Illustrated by: Illustrated by Milton Caniff
Twelve Seconds to the Moon : A Story of the Wright Brothers
Publisher: Journal Herald; Dayton, Ohio: 1978
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 148 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; Pale gray illustrated boards, bibliography, tons of b/w photos and facsimiles, 3 full-page color illustrations by Milton Caniff and Frank Pauer. ; A biography of human beings, not superheroes. Published by Wright brothers' hometown newspaper in honor of 75th anniversary of first successful flight. Introduction by Dennis Shere. Book designed by Virginia Hunt. ; Very minor exterior wear. Boards slightly bowed. No other flaws.

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9.   McCollister, John C.
Tales from the Cockpit : (Signed) a Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Sky Ever Told
Publisher: Sports Publishing; Port Orange, Fla: 2003
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1582616590 181 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Black boards, a few b/w photos in text, over 150 very short anecdotes and true stories of little known episodes in the history of aviation. ; Title page inscribed and dated Palm Sunday 2011 and SIGNED by author, a longtime private pilot. ; Scarce book on aviation history. ; Only a touch of wear to book and jacket. Laid in: 2 author's business cards with color photo of author on front and stats on rear, resembling baseball trading card.

Appr.: | AUD 14.86 CAD 14.67 EUR 10.38 GBP 8.70 JPY 1,100.00 MXN 183.33 ZAR 157.14 

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10.   Bowers, Peter M.
Unconventional Aircraft
Publisher: Tab Books; Blue Ridge Summit, Pa: 1984
Very Good Second Printing Softcover 278 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff pictorial covers, index, over 300 b/w photos with captions. ; Isbn 0830623841. 'A pictorial account of hundreds of far out flying machines'. ; Light edgewear. Lower front corner lightly creased. No marks. Interior clean, binding tight. ; Tab Books Series; Vol. 2384

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11.   Combs, Harry, with Martin Caidin
Kill Devil Hill : Discovering the Secrets of the Wright Brothers
Publisher: Ternstyle Press; Englewood, Colo: 1986
Very Good 1st Softcover Edition Softcover ISBN: 0940053020 389 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue illustrated covers, index, appendixes, numerous b/w figures and diagrams in text, 80 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Foreword by Neil Armstrong. Copyright 1979. This is 1st softcover edition, November, 1986. ; Not only tells of the invention of the first heavier-than-air plane but goes into deep scientific detail on the experiments carried out by the Wright Brothers before they discovered the secret of flight. ; A touch of shelfwear, mainly at tips. 3 pages have some very pale highlighting. Otherwise clean, tight and square.

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12.   Luce, Henry R.
Time, the Weekly Newsmagazine : Volume 62, Number 20, November 16, 1953 (Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, Inventor of Helicopter)
Publisher: Time Inc; N. Y. : 1953
Very Good Softcover 124 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; 124 pages. Original Time Magazine from 1953. ; Cover story: Russian-born aviator and aircraft designer Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, inventor of helicopter. ; Includes full-page ads for: Kaiser automobile. Hartmann luggage. Dictaphone. General tire. General electric. National cash register company. Monroe calculating machines. Haig & Haig scots whisky. Kentucky Tavern bourbon. Johnny Walker scotch whisky. Monsanto chemicals and plastics. More. ; Light wear. Very minor foxing. Small dampstain to upper tips of front 4 leaves. Otherwise clean and intact.

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