Geneve [Geneva]: 1784. First Edition. Octavo, , 175,  pages; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with two labels with gilt titling, other panels with gilt stamps; top edge of text block gilt; mild rubbing and wear to binding; marbled endpapers; with half-title; text in French; scarce; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
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Birmingham: printed by Pearson and Rollason; and sold by R. Baldwin, 1785. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 63 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards; gilt titling to spine; lower front hinge cracking, with tail of spine chipping; with two folding plates in rear; interior clean; incredibly scarce; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
London: printed for the author, and sold by C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1785. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 326, , 2 plates; G+; bound in 3/4 brown leather, faded gilt to spine, brown paper boards; spine peeling, cracking to hinges, wear to head and tail of spine, edges; front board detached but present; interior clean; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie (Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation), 1902. small 4to., 395pp., 8pp. ads; VG; bound in full red canvas, gilt lettering on spine, front board, gilt text block; some mild shelfwear; beautiful mapmonde (globe) binding, colors bright; slight age-toning to pages, mild foxing throughout; text in French; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
Paris: Cuchet, 1783. First Edition, Later Issue. Octavo, xl, 299, ; VG; bound in 1/4 speckled calf, gilt tooling and burgundy label with gilt tooling to spine; label mildly chipped and crooked; marbled boards and endpapers; lower hinges beginning to crack; fore edge uncut; with all 9 engraved plates plus the folding table; small bookplate to front pastedown; There is a 4 page supplement in the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes, made the first first manned free balloon flight.; text in French; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
New York: Holt Reinhart Winston, 1970. First Edition, first printing. Octavo; VG/G+; 375 pages; Pale blue jacket spine with white lettering; Book has been SIGNED by Francis Gary Powers on the ffep; Jacket has some small tears at the edges (none more than 1") and some chipping at the lower edges and the spine, Jacket is toned at the spine; Boards are straight with some bumping to the corners, toning to the top edge; Some pages dog-eared, toned, no markings to text. Shelved Case 5.
Paris: Bachelier, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1847. First Edition. Octavo, xiv, 353 pages, 9 plates; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt, burgundy label and gilt titling; marbled endpapers; rebacked with spine preserved; wear primarily to head of spine, hinges, corners; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; bookplate to front pastedown; text in French; MW consignment; shelved case 9.
Great Britain: Classic Publications, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 356 pages; VG/VG; dust jacket spine gray with red and black lettering; Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by all three authors on half-title. Spine slightly cocked, loosening. Interior clean, no markings to text. Shelved front table.
Boston: Brandeen Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 374 pages; VG/VG; spine white and black with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$7.50'; dust jacket has slight chipping to head of spine, mild rubbing to upper half of spine, rear cover; interior clean; shelved case 9.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Authors Autograph Edition, #110/1000. Octavo, xvi, 436 pages; VG-; 3/4 bound in publisher's faux vellum with light blue paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, spine edges, corners; top edge of text block cut, others uncut; SIGNED on Limitation page by both Byrd and the Publisher; bookplate on front pastedown, ink date to front pastedown; See all six photos of the book for details. Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Berlin: Junter und Dunnhaupt Verlag, 1938. Octavo; pp 96; Fair/paperback; ivory/gray spine with black text; covers have noticeable foxing to exterior; some chips to edges; moderate wear to fore edges and joints; faux dj; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; slight foxing to first and last few pages; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; text in German;.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1951. Octavo; VG-/G; blue spine, white text; dust jacket has significant shelfwear and edgewear, open tears on front head and tail edges, open tears and chipping on rear head edge, closed tear on rear tail edge, open tear and chipping on spine head edge, open tears on fore corners, closed tear on front fore edge, general light soiling, spine sun toned, chipping on interior flaps, interior age toned; boards strong, rubbing on tail edge, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on fore corners and spine tail edge; text block slightly age toned; xi, 340pp LOCATED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Authors Autograph Edition, #442/1000. Octavo, xvi, 436 pages; VG-; 3/4 bound in publisher's faux vellum with light blue paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, spine edges, corners; top edge of text block cut, others uncut; SIGNED on Limitation page by both Byrd and the Publisher; BL consignment; shelved case 9.
London: Halton and Truscott Smith Ltd., 1924. Limited Edition (58/1000). Quarto, 36 pages + 86 plates; VG-; bound in full dark blue cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has bumping on the fore edge corners, spine has moderate discoloration; pages have gilt along the top edge, have minor age toning; shelved front table.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; blue and white spine with white and black text; cover has age toning, edgewear, rubbing, two faint water stains, creasing along spine; textblock has age toning, minor spotting around edges and on a few pages throughout, otherwise clean; pp 224; has gift inscription from author on title page.
Paris: Librairie des Sciences Aéronautiques, 1910. Oblong quarto hardcover in Good + condition. Original wraps are intact and encased in hardcover rebinding. 36 pp. + 2 pages of advertisements. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs of various flying machines. Some foxing throughout, particularly towards front and rear. Binding is sturdy but loosening in places. Library decimal on spine. All else is good. - [Spine is brown cloth with gilt text and library decimal].
Paris: Les Meilleures Editions, 1988. Quarto; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, pink with red print; DJ in mylar, toning to spine and to front, light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has inscription in ink on title page, else clean and tight; Text in French; 165 pages, illustrated (b&w, color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Large Octavo; pp 614; G/paperback; peach spine with black handwritten text; volume 2, this volume only; covers show moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine, slight wear to exterior, slight toning to exterior edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Washington, D.C: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Large Octavo; pp 509; G/paperback; peach spine with black handwritten text; volume 3, this volume only; covers show moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine, slight wear to exterior, slight toning to exterior edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. Dutch Printing. thick Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. vibrant blue leatherette with a fine grain to the HB spine and the adjacent panels. stamped silver titling between thin silver decorative stripes at tip and tail. two small nicks to front board, pushed in spine ends and gently abraded corners. VOLUME 1 ONLY! chapters filled with color and b/w figures printed among the text on semi-glossy stock. thick volume, slightly graying on fore-edge and tail, otherwise a solid copy with no interior writing or marks. out-of-print. 960 pp. ISBN# 0792371941.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942. First. Octavo 166pp. hard cover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. A first edition in exceptional condition. Blue cloth covered boards show light shelf wear on corners and spine ends. Small dark spot on each board. DJ wrapped in brodart. DJ has very small chips on 3 corners and spine top and bottom. DJ has two small closed tears on rear. DJ front flap not price clipped, but corner clipped. Pictorial DJ cover clean. A very light foxing to text. Text clean, binding is tight. Glue toning on front paste-down end paper. Spine is partly cloudy sky. Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924. Folio; G- Hardcover; Blue spine with Gold text; Boards strong, slight cocking to spine, bowing to both covers, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, fraying to spine edges, bumping and rubbing to corners, sunning to spine, faint white marks on both covers; Textblock has age toning, more significant toning on front and rear endpaper and pastedown, brown marks on front and rear endpaper and pastedown, foxing along fore edge of textblock; 123 pp.
London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1992. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 221; G/G; silver/beige spine with black text; dust jacket slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; price sticker to rear; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; interior edges lightly toned; frontispiece; profusely illustrated.
London: T. Werner Laurie, 1911. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps, edges, and corners, light shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, cracked hinges front and rear, significant amount of foxing throughout; xv, 319 pages, frontispiece (port.), “with 93 illustrations” (b&w plates).
Washington DC: National Aeronautics & Space Administration History Office, 1995-2001. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; dust jacket spine pic of skyscape (all 5 vols) w/white txt; very little wear or aging evident; boards are clean and firm; all vols. have slight separation from head band but very strong binding; all vols. pages exhibit very little wear or aging, otherwise the condition is akin to new. Vol.1: 795pp; Vol.2: 636pp; Vol.3: 608pp; Vol.4: 684pp; Vol.5:796pp.Overweight: may require additional postage for expedited/international orders.
San Francisco: John Howell, Publisher, 1947. Octavo; pp 158; G/Fair; blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket has chips to edges; moderately sunned spine; price clipped front flap; mylar wrap; cloth has slight wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; lightly sunned spine; sturdy boards; text block edges mildly age toned; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; good binding;.
New Haven, CT: Privately Printed, 1946. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/No jacket hardcover; Blue spine with no lettering; Boards are straight, with minor edge wear, some bumping at the corners; Binding is sturdy; Some light age toning to the outer edge of the text block, interior is bright and clean; 121 pages.
Milwaukee: The Antique Airplane Association, 1957, 1958. Small quarto; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; volume 1 only; 12 issues in one book, September 1957 - August 1958; cloth has some rubbing to edges; slight sunning to spine; some sunfading to panels; sturdy boards; text block has red speckled exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; ink mark to rear endpaper; tight binding.
Milwaukee: The Antique Airplane Association, 1959, 1960. Small quarto; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; volume 3 only; 14 issues in one book, November 1959 - December 1960; cloth has some rubbing to edges; slight sunning to spine; some sunfading to panels; sturdy boards; text block has red speckled exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding.
Wiltshire, UK: The Crowood Press, 2007. First Edition. Small Quarto; VG/VG; army green and powder blue spines with white and beige text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, Great Britain and Germany, pp 272 [ISBN 9781861269126]; vol. 2, USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary, pp 269 [ISBN 9781861269393]; dust jackets show mild wear to exteriors; mylar wraps; cloths have minimal wear to exteriors; strong, intact panels; text blocks clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Washington: Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, 1997. Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; Light gray spine with black text; Volumes are encased in dark blue slipcase; slipcase shows slight wear with undamaged & intact panels; v. 1, 1907-1950 & v. 2, 1950-1997; Cloths are covered with customized jackets which have an overlay of mylar; cloths are quite clean w/o defect; panels are stable, clean & intact; text blocks have very minimal wear due to handling; pages are clean, crisp with tight bindings; pp 513+659. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1938. Octavo; good-/fair-; dj, blue spine with black and white text; dj, top 2.5" section of dj spine missing; wedge shaped portion of tail of spine missing as well; addition chipping and flaking; HB, yellow cloth spine with black text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; binding, shaken; former owner's name, FFEP; text block, clean; toning starts; 373pp. Offered as is.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2009. Larger Octavo; pp 360; VG/VG-; yellow spine with black text; dust jacket has mild wear to exterior; minor dings to edge; cloth shows light wear to exterior; text block clean; marbled endpapers; frontispiece; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1943-45. Quarto; good/wraps; multi-color spines, no text; 7 moderately shelf-worn paperbacks (8.25"w x 11"h); covers show some age-toning and flaking; musty smell; each volume has previous owner's name on half-title page; all text blocks are clean; each is well illustrated with photos, figures, maps and sketches. The subject of each volume is as follows: ---1: INTRODUCTION TO EARTH, 79pp. ---2: INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION, 81pp.---3: DEAD RECKONING AND LINES OF POSITION, 77pp., plus Appendix. ---4: NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS, 147pp. ---5: RELATIVE MOVEMENT, 118pp. ---6: CONTACT FLYING, 182pp., and ---7: NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY AND CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, 198pp. This last volume has a tape repair on the lower portion of the spine. All else is good.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Octavo; First printing; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with white print; DJ has light edgewear, crease and small tear at front lower flap corner, else clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with red print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxi, 364 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. Large Octavo; pp 788; G-/no-DJ; light blue with gilt text to red bar; missing dj; cloth shows slight sun faded exterior; some rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; text block has mild soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; slight cracking to rear gutter; inscribed by author; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: Arno, 1972. Reprint Edition. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Blue spine with silver text; Slight bowing of boards; Shelf wear with scratches and scuffs; Front and back paste downs have remnants of book cover tape; 1"x2" discoloration on right front paste down; Text block aging on edges, otherwise good; pp. 421.
Toronto, ON, Canada: CANAV Books, 2007. First Edition. Inscribed on half-title page: "All the best! Larry Milberry 2007," ; Quarto; VG/VG; Green pictorial spine with white and gray text; Unclipped DJ is clean and protected in Mylar; Gray pictorial boards are clean, endpapers clean, spine tight; Textblock clean and unmarked. pp 320. ISBN: 0921022182.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1945. Second Printing. 10mo; pp 133; G/Fair; black spine with white text; scarce; dust jacket shows some rubbing wear to exterior; chips to corners; price clipped front flap; mylar wrap; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block clean; pictorial endpapers; illustrated; good binding.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993. Thick Octavo; pp 414; G/paperback; beige spine with navy text; this volume only; covers have slight toning toward edges; some rubbing wear to edges; minor smudge to rear; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; hairline defect to front gutter; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.