Eoin Young's Rare Motoring Books and Memorabilia

Aviation & Boats

Rather like the Bargain Basement, I've listed the aviation and boat items together so they don't get in the way of the regular catalogue listings. For more information or to order, email us at eoinsyoung@btinternet.com

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976.    IMMELMANN -- Der Adler von Lille.  1934.  Gothic German text.  Biography of the WW1 German fighter ace.  Lots of illustrations including this beauty!. pp. 187   £55
22.    THE DAM BUSTERS. Paul Brickhill. 1961 edition of this hugely popular book. 'Great Pan' paperback in very good condition (name written inside cover and on title page corner, otherwise clean) 8 pages of photographs  in the centre section and superbly dramatic cover artwork. 4.5in x 7in aprox. pp.252 £10
21.    VICKERS VIKING Mk III.   A nice period photo mounted on black card. Itentified as a Viking in pencil on the back. 5in x 2.5in. £12
2.    HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION. Vol. 2.1908-1914. R. Dallas Brett. Excllent early account of flying exploits before WW1. No date. Illustrated with photos such as this one of "Mr. F.P. Raynham" in 1913. Hardback without dustwrapper in very good condition. 5.5in x 9in pp. 207. £30
3.    THE SKY MY KINGDOM. Hanna Reitsch. English translation of the memoirs of the German WWII test pilot, written in 1955. Amazing story of the only woman to be awarded the Iron Cross during the war. Test flights in almost every type of German military aircraft including the Me163 and the V1 flying bomb, (originally a suicide plane!) Illustrated. Hardback with excellent sleeve-protected dustwrapper. 5.5in x 9in pp. 226. £30
4.    HAWKER. L.K. Blackmore. 1990 biography of the aviator who started as a mechanic at Brooklands working for Thomas Sopwith in 1912. Profusely illustrated hardback in excellent condition with similar dustwrapper. 6in x 9.5in. pp.232. £25
9.    HIGH-HO TO LONDON. Frank Clune. Subtitled "Incidents and Interviews on a Leisurely journey by Air from Australia to Britain" Varied travelogue of a route which had many diversions and stopovers, rather than being a straight journey. Author is an experienced and entertaining travel writer. Illustrated Hardback, corner bumped with dustwrapper disintegrating a bit at the corners. 5.5in x 9in pp.257 £22
11.    RAYMOND BAXTER'S FARNBOROUGH COMMENTARY. 1980 book on thirty years of professional commentaries on the Farnborough Air Show for the BBC. Lots and lots of illustrations of aircraft accompany the stories. Signed and dedicated "For Charles Sims - In whose footsteps I am proud to follow" - Raymond Baxter Sept. '80. Hardback in excellent condition 8in x 9.5in. pp.112 £30
12.    WINGS OVER WAITOHI. The story of Richard Pearse. Slim volume investigation into the man alleged to have flown under power in 1902/03- before the Wright Brothers. Illustrated softback in very good condition. 6in x 8in. pp.112. £20
19.    RICHARD PEARSE. Early New Zealand Pioneer Aviator. C. G. Rodliffe. 1978.  Large format book on Richard Pearse and his very early experiments in aviation, constructing machines, including their engines from scrap materials. Pearse is reported to have made successful flights in 1902 and 1903. Lots of technical illustrations and analysis of the designs. Soft covers, A4 (11.5 in x 8.25in) pp.31 Good condition. £18.
13.    THE CRASH ON MOUNT EREBUS, ANTARCTICA of a DC-10 AIRCRAFT operated by Air New Zealand Ltd. Official report of the Royal commission in 1981. Exhaustive detail as you would expect, with maps, colour and b&w photos etc. Softback in excellent condition (price sticker mark on front) 6in x 9.5in. pp.167 £15
14.    FLYING DUTCHMAN - ANTHONY FOKKER. 1938 Autobiographical account of Fokker's career , first published in 1931Classic early "Flying Penguin" (I never knew there were such things) Paperback in generally good condition (Cover has faded slightly and a small strip of page 105 is missing) 4.5in x 7in. pp.246 £30
953a.    FERRARI / The Prancing Horse.  Del Cavallino Rampante.  Fascinating First Day Cover with colour art of Cortese winning Ferrari's first race in 1947, with a Lockheed P38 flying overhead linking the prancing horse with the Italian Air Force and Ferrari.  A printed sheet in the envelope provide a detailed history of Francesco Baracca whose Squadriglia carried the prancing horse as their banner in WW1.  Following is death in action, his mother presented Enzo Ferrari with the prancing horse badge suggesting that it might bring him luck.  This first day cover was carried in an Italian Air Force Starfighter which overflew Ferrari at Modena on the 50th anniversary of the first Ferrari victory.  Ferrari on special Goodwood Festival of Speed postmark (20 June 97) for the Isle of Man Philatelic Bureau.  20p Isle of Man stamp features Reg Parnell in a 4CLT Maserati (!) in 1951.  8.5 x 4.5 in. £35
748.    BRISTOL ENGINES, 50 Years of.  1970.  Rolls-Royce publication on Bristol Aero engines from poppet and sleeve valve engines of the 1920s to the Olympus 593 jets in the (then experimental) Concorde.  B&W  illustrations of engines and aircraft.  Spiral bound, soft covers.  pp.39    £55


38.  SCHNEIDER TROPHY PILOTS.  1929. Sepia photograph of the six pilots standing with Sir Henry Royce.  Titled and dated 1929.  Signed by each pilot.  9.5x8in.  Note:  the original print was torn and damaged.  This is a professional copy print so that all the signature inks are distinctive.  Excellent for framing and display.  £30.

15.    THE LONELY SEA AND THE SKY. Francis Chichester. Autobiography of the man who made the world's first solo long distance seaplane flight and won the first solo yacht race across the Atlantic in 1960. A classic. Illustrated hardback with dustwrapper in good condition (slightly corner rubbed).  6in x 9in. pp.352 £20
16.    GIPSY MOTH CIRCLES THE WORLD. Francis Chichester. Famous account of Chichester's solo journey round the world in 1966 at the age of 65. Great photos (many in colour) accompany a fantastic story. Hardback with dustwrapper in good condition (slightly corner rubbed and bumped).  6in x 9in. pp.269. £20
17.   LEGEND OF CHRIS-CRAFT, The. Jeffrey L. Rodengen. 1993. Large-format book detailing the history of the legendary boat company. Profusely illustrated with period photos as well as modern pictures of new and classic boats. Over 100 models covered. Superb tome. Hardback in excellent condition with similarly fine dustwrapper. 9.5in x 12in. pp.272. £40
18.    WAHINE DISASTER, The. Max Lambert & Jim Hartley. 1969 investigation into New Zealand's worst maritime disaster since 1894, the loss of the steamer Wahine in April 1968. Amazing photographs of the wreck, and the rescue of the survivors. Hardback in good condition (Dustwrapper has some edge marks from being secured with tape but is intact.) 5.5in x 8.5in pp.221. £22

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