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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2058.   WAVES WHEELS WINGS- AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.  SIR WALTER WINDHAM. Originally a sailor, the author joined the Royal Indian Marine, later becoming a King's Messenger. He was an eminent pioneer motorist, officiating at the first ever Irish T.T. and early aviator, founding the British Aeroplane Club and doing much to secure the strength of the RAF by the outbreak of WW2. Several illustrations including this rather fanciful depiction of a Spitfire downing an HE 111. Ex-lib hardback without dustwrapper but in good condition. No year but some time after 1940. 5.5in x 8.5in pp. 166 £50
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
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
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

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