Aeronautics & Flight
New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Publishers, 1985. Revised and Enlarged Edition. squarish average Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. white glossy wraps spine with black uppercase lettering tip to tail. very thumbed heavily on the right of pictorial softcovers. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. generally read and handling evident at the curling affects bottom corners of sheets up to page 85. interior complete, no writing. 240 pp. ISBN# 0941434745.
Miami, FL: World Transport Press, Inc. 1997. First Edition. Oblong Octavo: VG/VG: Off white spine with navy blue text: DJ is clean with light shelfwear, age toning apparent: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing at head and tail of spine and corners: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds and tears: First Edition: 120 pp.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1968. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; Turquoise spine with blue and white text; Unclipped DJ has some rubbing on the spine, mild chipping and edgewear, and a small crinkle toward the bottom spine side of the front panel; Green boards are clean, corners sharp, endpapers clean except for prior owner's name in pencil; Textblock clean. pp 202.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1982. First. Large quarto; VG+/VG+; black spine with blue text; jacket has smudging, wear around edges, crease on back right; boards are clean and strong; textblock clean; pp 576. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London: William Kimber, 1956. First. 12mo; G/G- with DJ; Black spine with white text illustration; DJ has significant chipping with tears on top of spine; taping on top and middle inside of DJ; Bumping; Boards have light shelf wear; Edging has minor discoloration and foxing; Light staining on title page; text block has intermittent light staining and page aging; pp. 201.
Silver Spring, MD: Silver Spring Press, 1983. First Edition [Signed]. Octavo; VG/VG; Light blue spine with black lettering; Jacket has some light rubbing and spine, protected by mylar cover, which has been taped to inner front cover; Boards and binding are strong; Text block is bright and clean; 205 pages. Book has been signed by the author.
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia: The Condor Group, 2003. First. Octavo; VG+/no DJ paperback; Spine is blue-gray with black text and small flame picture; Covers are clean and binding is tight; Edges and text block are excellent with no markings; pp. 149. This is fascinating history of Austrailan air support in the Malayn Emergency and subsequent border war with Indonesia as well as air role in the Korean War and Indochina. Well illustrated with color and blsck and white photographs and drawings. Non-personal inscribtion by author on title page.
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1971. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/G+; Spine is blue with large block text; DJ has general shelf wear, age-toning, some open and closed tears, scratches, and marks, creases, design is clear; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 198.
Boise, ID: 82nd Fighter Group History Inc. 1992. First Edition. Quarto; VG+/VG; Pictorial spine depicting clouds with red and black text; Unclipped DJ, minor edgewear primarily at spine ends; Dark blue board with gilt lettering, sharp corners, unmarked endpapers, tight binding; Textblock unmarked. pp 299. From front flap of DJ: "The 82nd Fighter Group was one of the outstanding USAAF combat units of WWII. Trained in Southern Califomia and in Ireland during 1942, it entered combat over North Africa with the 12th Air Force in December of that year. The group saw continuous action for the next two and a half years, ending up in Italy as part of the strategic 15th Air Force. During this time its pilots were credited with shooting down 548 enemy aircraft, twenty-five of them becoming aces (five or more confirmed aerial victories). The group’s many other accomplishments included the receipt of three Distinguished Unit Citations. This is the story of the approximately 1200 men of the 82nd Fighter Group - officers and enlisted men, pilots and “ground pounders” - who, working together for 32 months, made it such a successful outfit. Although based primarily on official unit records, much of this history is told in the Words of the men who lived it and made it." [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf above ephemera section.
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.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951. Small Quarto; G+/no-DJ; Boards are slightly age toned on exterior with slight rubbing at spine edges, otherwise panels are strong, intact and sturdy; Text block shows slight shelf wear on exterior edges due to age and handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; previous owner's label on front pastedown; pp 166.
Alameda, California: Spectrum Holobyte, 1993. US Printing. slim 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. black wraps spine with tiny white and red titles, spinal column sides abraded and whitish, gently worn spine ends and edges. also a touch thumbed. textblock illustrated with a series of figures, much text detail, appendices, lessons plans and glossary. no interior writing or exterior marks to edges. 165 pp.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Metallic blue spine with silver and white text. DJ has general shelf wear, no tears; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has personal inscription by author to talk show hose Jim Bohannon on title pages, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 542.
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2009. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Dark blue spine with small picture of a jet on the head and white text. DJ has general shelf wear, no tears; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has author's personal inscription to talk show host Jim Bohannon on title page, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; 352.
Moscow: Mashinostroenie, 1995. Quarto: VG/no-DJ hardback: White spine with black text: Boards are strong and clean, bumping to upper corner that also impacts textblock, light shelfwear, binding slightly shaken: Textblock exterior is clean, pages free of markings, folds or tears: Text is in RUSSIAN and ENGLISH: 389 pp.
London, Great Britain: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1984. na. Qto. VG/VG-. medium brown glossy DJ spine with bold white titling from head to foot. half-illustrated in color upon jacket front, this jacket has light wear, some impressions but no damage to ends or edges. light brown cloth HB, spine titles are stamped in silver. adjacent boards' both upper and lower panel area have several minor dents. bright fep/ffep. fully illustrated in b/w and some in color among the textblock, no marks/writing. 200 pp. ISBN# 0850455618.
Lexington, MA: The Lexington Press, 1987. First Printing. Large Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; Dark blue cloth spine & boards with silver text, squadron emblem embossed on front; Boards are clean, binding tight; Front and rear endpapers are maps showing successive locations of the squadron; Rear fly-leaf includes 44 autographs of pilots; Scarce first printing for squadron members; Post publication 2 page list of corrections laid in; Textblock clean; pp. 499. Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera sections.
New York and London: McGrawl-Hill Book Company, 1941. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; G+/G+; Spine is yellow with blue text; DJ has edge wear, age-toning, design is clear, several open and closed tears; Boards have edge wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, content is clear, light age-toning, binding is strong; pp 561; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Virginia: NASA, 2003. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Black and blue spine with yellow and white text. Covers have general shelf wear, fraying to corners, light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, sticker residue on front, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 293.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1984. First limited edition (#906); signed; published in honor of the Marconi International Fellowship. Small folio in 1/2 beige cloth and black leatherette hardcovers with black and gold DJ in brodart; VG/VG; minimal soiling; previous owner's name on ffep; dedication and signature on plate on ffep; paper and text clean; pp. 226; shelved in Case # 10; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black and blue spine with yellow and blue text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, chipping around edges and along spine, one-inch closed tear on back head edge; boards are strong, rubbing along spine, bumping at spine head and tail; textblock has ex libris stamp on front endpaper and back pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 250.
Glendale, CA: Aviation Book Company, 1978. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Light blue spine with blue wings of a plane and blue text. DJ has shelf wear, rubbing and chipping on edges, tiny open tear on rear; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has front end paper top corner clipped, half title page has tiny stain and pen scribble, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 208.
New York, NY: Random House, Inc. 1951. US Printing. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. slender shiny HC spine with bold black titling in italics and publisher in black capitals. abraded slightly at spine ends and corners. fully color illustrated boards under sheer coating, a glossy HC with some superficial rubbing. fully illustrated color fep/ffep. b/w and color images, with text details aside. the textblock interior is in very good condition, minimal interior wear, neatly cornered.
New York: Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1942. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket hardcover; Red spine with black lettering; Uncirculated ex-library copy with typical library stamps and markings; Boards are bumped at the corners, some wear to the spine; Binding is tight; Text block is age toned but free of marking; 128 pages.
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.
California: Pomegranate, 1999. Korean Printing. slim Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. slim black glossy wraps spine with tiny gray titling upon spine, the softcover panels are fully illustrated with aeronautics photos in space and on Earth. minimal superficial wear. folded over inner flaps. filled with large color photos and black/white photos as well, highlighting the textblock on glossy white stock. slim volume, in great shape. 112 pp. ISBN# 0764909053.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974. First Edition, Second Printing. 8vo.; 478 pp., [5 pp.]; VG/VG; pictorial DJ, spine red and blue with white lettering; overall light age-toning to covers, wear with slight material loss to head of spine and corners, "$10.00" to front flap, open tear to top of back flap, bubbling to fore-edge of back flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, muted gold lettering to spine; mild bumping to head and tail of spine; minimal shelfwear to boards; very light age-toning to text-block; interior clean; Second Printing stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Collins to ffep; 2 pp. title page; shelved Case 5.
London: Aviation Book Club Ltd, no date. First English ed. Octavo; G+/G- with plastic cover; Brown spine with black lettering; DJ chipped with tears at top and bottom of spine; DJ has deep discoloring and fading; boards have some bowing but otherwise solid; edging has minor foxing and major staing on top edge; Paste dwons are discolored with aging; previous owners signature on right front paste down; Yellowing of text but otherwise good; pp. 290.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948; New Imprint 1983. New Imprint by the Office of Air Force History. Octavo; Blue gray spine with silver embossed lettering. VG-/no DJ; Boards have minor bumping and slight shelf wear, otherwise very good; Other than minor aging, text block and edges clean; pp. 788. This 1983 imprint carries a new Forward explaining how this official history came to be written. The volume includes 18 chapters by distinguished military historians ranging over issues of developments in anticipation of a European War; working through defensve strategies for the United States to early deployments in both the European and Pacific Theaters; Planning for rapid expansion of the then US Army Air Corps led to debates about strategy, aircraft selection, manpower mobilization and training. The US was thrust into global war while early teething problems constantly challenged the expanding air force.
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.
San Diego, CA: American Astronautical Society, 1993. First Printing. small Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. medium blue glossy HC, with white title and editors, between tiny b/w publisher logo and tiny yellow series and volume indicator. shiny volume exterior--minimal rubbing to rear board. corners and ends unabraded. numbered black/white figures, photographs and images within the chapters. 209 pp. ISBN# 0877033749.
Greenbelt, Maryland: NASA / GSFC, June 1982. NASA : Technical Memorandum 83956. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. ivory wraps spine, no text but lightly toned, faint foxing that extends to frame both thin ivory covers. black marker strike-through of prior owner name in ink at upper right. generally read, thumbed corners and light pencil marks occasional. head-edge foxed lightly, less so to fore-edge side and tail. 147 pp.
London: William Kimber & CO. Limited, 1975. First. Quarto; VG/VG with plastic cover; Blue and white spine with white text; DJ has minor shelf wear but otherwise is clean; Boards have minor bumping at front lower corner and base of spine; Edges and text block are clean without markings; pp. 192. This is the author's daily account of his time as a Royal Naval Air Service Sopwith Camel fighter pilot on the Western Front in World War I; text includes commentary by World War I air historian Chaz Bowyer.
United States: Franklin Watts, 1970. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG-/G+; Spine is blue with white and black text; DJ has general shelf wear, some rubbing along edges, open and closed tears, creasing, material loss, design is clear, Brodart cover; Boards have general shelf wear, light bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some marks and stains, content is clear; pp 159; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for expedited and international shipping.
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2007. First Edition. Folio. VG+/VG. tall, dark orange neon DJ spine has bright white titling downs spine between fully illustrated DJ -- jacket front and rear are color pictorial. edgewear a touch to outer corners, rear bottom edge curling a bit. HB spine and outer boards a solid bright orange, white titles. dark blue/white fep/ffep. interior is profusely illustrated with large color photography and much text detail. 353 pp. Oversize: dimensions might require additional shipping. ISBN# 9780810993730.
Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1996. Quarto; VG/no-DJ; Tan spine with blue text; Glossy boards in clean except for a few mild small spots and some rubbing on the rear board, enpapers clean, binding tight, thick card-stock folding map and artist's rendition of a Rockwell B-1B Bomber laid in; Textblock clean and unmarked. pp 264. ISBN: 1563112787 This is the history of the evolution of today's 7th Wing of the United States Air Force and its ancestral organizations. It covers a very broad period of time and expanse of locales, moving from the First Army Observation Group of the Great War, through the development of the 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of World War II, and into the era of the 7th Wing. All are related; all are part of a record of unprecedented service to our nation. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Hampshire, UK: MMPBooks, 2014. First Edition. Quarto; VG/no-DJ as issued; White spine with black and orange text; Glossy boards are clean with sharp corners; Textblock clean and unmarked; pp 43. ISBN: 9788363678579 [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First. Octavo" VG-/no-DJ: Rust brown spine with silver text: Boards are strong with some mild dust staining and few light scratches, some fading mainly from shelfwear, mostly concentrated at tail, head and corners, front paste down has stamp from what is potentially a previous owner: Textblock has darkened with age but is free of markings, folds or tears, some black and white photographs of the subject matter: 233 pp.