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.
||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
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