Aeronautics & Flight
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: History Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, 2004. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Light bluish-gray spine with black text; Covers have slight staining on spine toward front panel and light bucking toward front head edge and some wear along edges, as is, otherwise exterior is clean and sturdy; Text block has minimal wear on exterior edges with unmarked text pages and tight binding; pp 399. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
Hampton: NASA Langley Research Center, 1981. Quarto; VG-; softcover; orange spine, black lettering; covers have some bowing, some shelfwear, some edgewear, stamps and penciling on front cover, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, light damp staining on front creasing on spine, spine sun tone; text block age toned around exterior edges, orange damp stain on title page, soiling exterior fore edge; volume 1 only; ix, 480pp.
Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1993. First Edition. Oblong large octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Thin saddle stitched spine with some blue, no text: Covers have light shelfwear, price sticker and sticker with owners name on front upper cover, bookplate on interior front cover, binding solid: Textblock has some mild age toning else clean: First Edition: 50 pp.
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.
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.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1941. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; navy spine with silver text; cover has rubbing, edgewear, slight bumping in corners, minor sunning along spine; textblock has age toning, ex libris plate on front pastedown, name on front endpaper, a few faint pencil markings in margins, otherwise clean; pp 277.
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.
New York: Plenum Press, 1967. Quarto; VG/G+; white spine, black lettering; dust jacket age toned, general shelfwear, general edgewear, general soiling, open and closed tears on head edges, open tears on head fore corners, closed tear on rear tail fore corner, rubbing on front tail fore corner and spine tail edge, closed tear on front fore edge, damp staining on rear, some soiling on interior flaps; boards strong, minor rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, penned signature on front end paper; text block age toned; xvi, 230pp.
New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1962. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; aquamarine spine, red gilt and light blue lettering; board strong, minor shelfwear, minor edgewear, small soiling stain near front head fore corner, minor rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, interior age toned, penned signature on front end paper; text block age toned, minor soiling on half title page, minor soiling on exterior edges; xi, 527pp.
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].
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.
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.
The Promotional Reprint Company Limited, 1994. reprinted. Quarto; VG/VG-; Black spine with white text; Dust jacket has lightly rubber exterior with slightly curled edges; Boards have slight shelf wear at edges, very clean and strong panels otherwise; Text block has slight wear on exterior & along edges with clean text pages & tight binding; previous owner's book plate on front pastedown; pp 320.
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.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Octavo, 296 pages; VG-/none; spine black with blue lettering; mild rubbing and wear to boards,small white drop stains to lower spine corner of front board; bookplates to front pastedown, ffep; top edge of text block stained blue; gutter beginning to tear on ffep; SIGNED flat by Richard E. Byrd on 3rd front free endpaper, small portrait of him pasted above; BL consignment; shelved case 9.
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.
USA: Time-Life Books, 1999. Second Printing. Qto(s). VG+/VG+, in slipcase. dark metallic glossy DJ spines, three volumes in a like new quality slipcase. the spine is pictorial in the bottom half in tones of plum and pink following the main title and volume indicator in silver. glossy and unabraded inside and out. each HC volume is black with silver stamped type. textblock of each clear and excellent, illustrated throughout. ISBN# volume 1: 0783556756, volume 2: 0783556764, volume 3: 0783556772.
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.
Ithaca: Cornell University, 1950. Octavo; G+; hardcover; black spine; board strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, general soiling, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, open tears on spine edges, spine sun toned, tearing in rear interior; text block age toned, occasional pen markings, some occasional soiling, soiling on exterior fore and tail edges; 123pp.
New York: Academic Press, 1961. Octavo; VG/VG-; black and red spine, white and black lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, chipping on spine head edge, soiling on rear exterior, soiling on rear interior flap; boards strong, bumping and minor rubbing on fore corner and spine edges, minor bumping on tail edges, interior slightly age toned, penned signature and erased penciling on front end paper; text block age toned; xiv, 262pp.
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.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1982. Octavo; VG/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with black print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, mild creasing to front, price-clipped; Boards in grey and black paper with silver print, slight wear to spine caps, slight bump to spine, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; "The Air Force Historical Foundation" -- Title page; xvi, 531 pages, illustrated with b&w plates.
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.
College Park: 1968. Second Edition. Octavo; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, residue of label on front top right corner, mild wear to spine caps, mild shelfwear; Textblock has slight spotting on top and front edges, otherwise clean and tight; xv, 311 pages, illustrated.