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; VG-; 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; 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.
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; hinges beginning to separate, 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;.
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.
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.
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1931. Photoplay Edition. Octavo, 256 pg; G/G+; spine is off-white with black lettering; dust jacket protected by mylar covering; dj has some wear including, rubbing and small closed tears to the head of the spine, affecting the title on spine; some water stains to the spine as well as the rear cover; spine is slightly cocked; rubbing to the edges of the front and rear covers and a small closed tear to the top of the rear cover; interior pages show some mild wear including stamps to the front and rear endpapers "From White Front Pharmacy-Vinton, Virginia"; pages 60-61 have some residual staining from an old bookmark (included); page 243-244 has been torn on the corner, missing corner is included in the book; some creased corners; shelved HC Fiction.
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.
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.
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.
Charlottesville: howell Press, 2002. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; pp 96; VG-/VG; black spine with yellow and white text; this volume only; dust jacket has light wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows only mild wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; light smoky smell; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
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.
Dallas: George W. Cearley, Jr., 1991. Large octavo; pp 136; G/paperback; ivory spine with red and blue text; covers show slight toning toward edges; slight rubbing to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings; inscribed by author.
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.
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.
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.
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;.
Washington D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975. Octavo; VG-; Hardcover; Blue spine with black text; Boards are moderately shelf worn with sunning to the edges and of the boards; Front free end-paper has a rubber stamped name of the previous owner; Pages and edges are slightly discolored otherwise clean; 592p.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956. Octavo; VG-/G+; light green spine, green text; dust jacket has significant shelfwear, significant edgewear, open and closed tears on spine, closed tear on front tail edges, small closed tears on rear tail edge, open tears on head fore corners, rubbing tail fore corners, soiling on front, spine sun toned, interior age toned along head edge, rear flap has tearing along interior edge, small closed tear on rear interior flap along tail edge, price cut; boards strong, slight bowing of rear board, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, closed tear on spine head edge, bumping on spine tail edge; text block age toned, occasional light soiling; ix, 569pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
London: Oxford University Press, 1960. Octavo; G+/G-; white sun toned spine, navy blue text; dust jacket has significant shelfwear, significant edgewear, general soiling, open tears on front, closed and open tears and chipping on head edges, tears and chipping on fore edges, closed and open tears on front hinge, open tears on fore corners, open tears and chipping on spine head edge, spine head edge partially repaired with tape, open tear on spine tail edge, spine tail edge partially repaired with tape, spine sun toned, age toning in interior along head edge; boards strong, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, light soiling on the front, penned signature and penciled text on front end paper, separation from text block visible after front end paper; text block age toned, very occasional minor soiling, rubbing on fore edge of page 579; xx, 636pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
St. Leonards-on-Sea; East Sussex: HPC Publishing, 1999. First. Octavo; VG/Paperback with no DJ; Spine is light tan with black text; Minor shelf wear with slight bumping on upper and lower right on front and back cover; Slight spine crease; Edges and text block clean; pp. 74. Well illustrated account of the establishment of an Advanced Landing Group and the 1942 creation of the air strip at Romney Marsh. Includes several accounts of the three squadrons variously based there; also has brief history of the air strip's role in the anti-V1 rocket campaign.
Wichita: Commercial Product Support, Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1983. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ; dark blue spine with blue & black text; exterior is plastic w/ covering 6-ring binding; panels lightly rubbed but are otherwise intact & strong; text pages show slight wear around edges; some highlighting towards center of text; pages are intact w/o defect.