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1 HISTORICAL BRITISH AIRCRAFT: Hawker Siddeley Aviation 1909-1972
Kogorah, N.S.W., Australia Historian Publishers 1973 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
52pp., historic b/w illustrations throughout. Staples tight, leaves clean. Full colour [both sides] illustrated wrapper bumped edges and corners, else light scratches to laminated surface. A pageant of aviation history, covering Arvo- Armstrong- Whitworth- Airspeed- De Havilland- Blackburn- Folland- Sopwith- Gloster- Hawker Siddeley Aviation. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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ROLLS ROYCE LIMITED : The Jet Engine, (Staff Writers)
2 (Staff Writers) ROLLS ROYCE LIMITED : The Jet Engine
Derby, England Rolls-Royce Limited (Aero Division 1973 Third Revised Edition, Reprint Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
229pp., colour plate, schematic frontis leaf (2 x 2 designs), plus numerous intext line-drawn schematic diagrams (some multi-coloured), several half-tone plates, tables, graphs and formulae. Book clean and square. Spine firm and uncreased. Foredges have in-production round-cornering. Pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper significantly creased on rear wrap, else very good. Several leaves minimally moisture marked on upper foredge corner, otherwise text-block unmarked. Publication Ref. T.S.D. 1302; Revised 3rd Edition. "This book has been written to provide a simple and self-contained description of the working and underlying principles of the aero gas turbine engine." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 23 chapters ('Parts'). Book weight approx. 755g. 
Price: 27.32 AUD
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THE NORTHROP STORY 1929-1939, Allen, Richard Sanders
3 Allen, Richard Sanders THE NORTHROP STORY 1929-1939
New York Orion Books 1990 051756677x / 9780517566770 First Edition (Stated), First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
x, + 178pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean. Quarter-cloth spine firm, but canted, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear near upper spine fold at front panel, minor edgewear and indentations. "From flying wings to polar exploration, from air racers and air liners to the Chinese Air Force, here is the complete story of the single-engined airplanes designed and built by Jack Northrop during aviation's golden age . . . includes a unique series of appendixes - including the complete individual histories of all the Northrop single-engined aircraft - and a superb collection of photographs and scale drawings . . . " Book weight approx. 860g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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GREAT FIGHTING PLANES, Austin, Alan and Dicks, Anthony
4 Austin, Alan and Dicks, Anthony GREAT FIGHTING PLANES
London Chancellor Press 1992 1851521526 / 9781851521524 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
207pp., colour art illustrations and b/white line drawings, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Colour illustrated gloss boards negligibly bumped on one corner. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased. From the jacket flap: "Fifty of the world's most successful fighting aircraft are depicted here in a series of stunning full-colour paintings. Special features or major developments in aircraft technology are highlighted with blow-ups of those sections. A warm and lively narrative accompanies these aircraft, describing not only the special character of each plane, but also the skill of the engineers who built them, and the pilots who tested and flew them in aerial combat. The text is supplemented by three-view line drawings and specification boxes, giving full details of performance, power, dimensions, equipment and armament." Book weight approx. 920g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA, Blee, Jill
5 Blee, Jill AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA
Wollombi, NSW, Australia Exisle Publishing 2007 1877437050 / 9781877437052 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally shelfworn only. A stand-alone title in Exisle Publishing's 'Little Red Book' series, this concise history of aviation in Australia tells the story "from the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today." Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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6 Bowyer, Chaz HURRICANE AT WAR
London Ian Allan 1985 0711005648 / 9780711005648 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
160pp., b/white, candid and action-illustrated halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor margin splash on last three leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated (Rex Flood), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The story, with first-hand impressions and experiences by pilots and service crews, of the Hawker Hurricane, Britain's front-line fighter in the 1940 Battle of Britain, and beyond . . . Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 25.50 AUD
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7 Brookes, Andrew CRASH: Military Aircraft Disasters, Accidents and Incidents
London Ian Allan Ltd. 1991 0711019657 / 9780711019652 1st U.K. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: line-drawn maps, candid halftones and some graphically illustrated disasters. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Former owner's name, felt-pen deleted on [plain] inside rear board. Flying is not inherently dangerous, but when things go wrong...The author has gathered together varied and captivating accounts of military flying accidents ranging from the Wright Brother's early flops to high-tech incidents in the supersonic era...Contents include: Prelims., [Incidents], Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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TURK BIRD: The High-Flying Life and Times of Eddie Gardner, Bruns, James H.
8 Bruns, James H. TURK BIRD: The High-Flying Life and Times of Eddie Gardner
Washington, D.C. National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution 1998 1891568035 / 9781891568039 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
viii, + 104pp., intext, archivally-illustrated, b/white halftone plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Subject portrait-illustrated gloss wrapper splayed, nominally edgeworn, with a bumped crease on foot. Supported and enhanced by photographic illustrations held mostly by the Smithsonian Institution, this is the story of one of America's first civil air mail pilots, pioneers who flew 'by the seat of their pants'. Required by the Post Office Department to 'fly or be fired', no matter what the weather, many daring pilots perished. Eddie Gardner, pilot extraordinaire, died following a crash during an aerobatics competition at Holdrege, Nebraska, in May, 1921 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 14 chapters, Epilogue. Bibliography included on a loosely inserted slip. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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THE MICROLIGHT FLYING MANUAL, Campbell, R.D. And Jones, J.
9 Campbell, R.D. And Jones, J. THE MICROLIGHT FLYING MANUAL
United Kingdom Granada Publishing 0246119144 / 9780246119148 2nd Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (post 1982). Sectional pagination (Eight sections=400+ pages). Illustrated throughout: one colour plate, plus intext, full-colour maps, b/white halftone, line-drawn illustrations, graphs and diagrams. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, text-block edges minimally flecked. Bumps on foredge corners, and heel of spine. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped, creased and edgeworn. "This manual has been specifically written to cover the knowledge required for all microlight pilots . . . Of great value to microlight students and qualified pilots, contents include: 1/ Air Legislation, 2/ Traffic Rules and Services, 3/ Pilot Navigation, 4/ Aviation Meteorology, 5/ Principles of Flight, 6/ Microlight Engines & Instruments, 7/ Flying Training, 8/ Progress Tests. Book weight approx. 820g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 42.58 AUD
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10 Champion, Peter GLIDER PILOT
Hertfordshire, England Model and Allied Publications 1974 0852423640 / 9780852423646 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
120pp., intext, b/white schematic line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably nipped, edgworn, plus several closed tears. The author was persuaded to join the Southdown Gliding Club as a way of overcoming some personal problems. So begins his story . . . It portrays the experience of 'one glider pilot' who is indebted to the club . . . Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, Postscript. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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11 Chant, Christopher & Taylor, Michael J.H. THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIRCRAFT
Isle of Anglesey, U.K. S.Webb & Son 2001 1853614904 / 9781853614903 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
445pp., OBLONG FORMAT,gloss pictorial boards, colour frontispiece. Illustrated throughout, mostly in colour, with small b/w line drawings accompanying each description. Pages clean, unmarked. Illustrated [identical to boards] dustjacket has small closed tear to top rear foredge, and top of spine, some general bumps and scuffs. Contents include: Early Fighters, Role of the Fighter and Bomber, Military Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Specialised Aircraft, Chronology of Flight, c.843 B.C.-2001. Weight approx. 1250g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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12 Collier, Basil HEAVENLY ADVENTURER: Sefton Brancker and the Dawn of British Aviation
London Secker & Warburg 1959 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
242pp., unpaginated, candid and archival, b/w halftone plates, and caricature sketch plate, throughout. Book clean, slightly cocked. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Bumped on foredge corners [lower worse]. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn with short closed tears, bumped as boards, and production ink-scuff on spine. The story of Sefton Brancker, whose initiative and input was integral to the birth and rise of British Aviation from 1910....Born on 22 March, 1877, he died at Beauvais on 5 October, 1930, in the R.101 disaster. Contents include: 28 chapters, Sources, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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13 Edited By David Donald, et al [various contributors] WINGS OF FAME. The Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft. Volume 5
London Aerospace Publishing 1996 1874023913 / 9781874023913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
160pp., intext illustrations throughout: photographic colour and b/white, with schematic foldouts and colour-art by various artists. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial, gloss boards nominally bumped. An interesting, stand-alone volume [5] on military aircraft, both past and present. Contents include: Skoshi Tiger, On Ice-Antarctic Operations, Vought F-8 Crusader, Spitfire Spyplanes, German Jet VTOL, FMA 1. Ae. 30 NAMCU, A-4 Skyhawk Variants: Part 2, RAF Fighters: 192-1929, Index. Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH and Those Magnificent Men, FitzSimons, Peter
14 FitzSimons, Peter CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH and Those Magnificent Men
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Harper Collins 2009 0732284872 / 9780732284879 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 679pp., plus 3 x 8 page, b/white illustrated sections, map printed endpapers, b/white maps intext. B/white drawings by Brian Caldersmith. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain white boards trivially edge-rubbed at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 19 chapters, Epilogue, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.16 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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UNSAFE AT ANY HEIGHT, Godson, John
15 Godson, John UNSAFE AT ANY HEIGHT
London Anthony Blond 1970 First U.K. Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 176pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped, metallic blue title there-on. Plain grey boards very good. Textblock clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn with jagged closed tears, and title colour loss on spine. "Unsafe at Any Height" looks into the causes of 'avoidable' crashes - e.g. negligence in construction and maintenance, use of out-of-date aircraft and cheap, dangerous fuel . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Conclusions, Appendix. Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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SPITFIRE SPECIAL, Hooton, Ted
16 Hooton, Ted SPITFIRE SPECIAL
London Ian Allan Ltd. 1983 0711002932 / 9780711002937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
63pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and several b/white maps throughout, plus 4 page colour art-illustrated section (M. Roffe). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards are mildly bumped on foredge corners, with a very small area of laminate abrasion/loss to lower corner at front, and upper edge near spine. Light indentations. "New light on an historic fighter . . . " Contents include: Performance and Versatility - The Hallmark of the Spitfire, 1934-1941 - Design, Early Development and Into Battle, Spitfires at Dispersal, Development of the Breed, Development of the High Altitude Spitfire, Defence of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, Allied Squadrons of the RAF, Canadian Spitfires, 'Bits of Spits', 'Wheels Up', The Desert Spitfires, Italy 1943, The Spitfire VIII in Italy and Burma, Photo-Reconnaissance Developments, Allies and Friends . . . , 1945 to 1957 - The Swan Song, Demobbed Spitfires. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 26.05 AUD
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A-3 SKYWARRIOR IN ACTION, Jim Sullivan
17 Jim Sullivan A-3 SKYWARRIOR IN ACTION
Carrollton, Texas Squadron/Signal Publications 1995 0897473280 / 9780897473286 First Edition Softcover (Oblong) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Joe Sewell (coloured by Don Greer and Tom Tullis) 
49pp., plus (i). Illustrated throughout : colour-art centre-spread (versos blank), plus intext b/white photograph halftone, and line-drawn illustrations, with double-column text. Landscape (oblong), saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples firm and holding well, albeit slightly rusted. Colour-art illustrated limp wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. First flown in 1952, the A-3 Skywarrior was one of the United States of America's first nuclear-capable aircraft. Aircraft Number (1) 148 in the Squadron/Signal Publication series. Includes Introduction. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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ENGLISH ELECTRIC CANBERRA AND MARTIN B-57, Jones, Barry
18 Jones, Barry ENGLISH ELECTRIC CANBERRA AND MARTIN B-57
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom The Crowood Press 1999 1861262558 / 9781861262554 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
192pp., unpaginated colour plate section, b/white halftone plate frontispiece and numerous like halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. A security sticker affixed to rear pastedown, else textblock pristine. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, else very good. From its introduction as the RAF's first jet bomber in 1951, the English Electric Canberra has proved a reliable and capable performer in many facets of military aviation. This is the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 15 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 1.13 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 56.40 AUD
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BULLDOG : The Bristol Bulldog Fighter, Luff, David
19 Luff, David BULLDOG : The Bristol Bulldog Fighter
Shrewsbury, England Airlife Publishing 1987 0906393949 / 9780906393949 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(x) + 188pp., colour-art illustrated (montage-style) (Richard Ward) endpapers. Intext b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), plus line-drawn schematics throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards nominally bumped on upper foredge corner. Text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn, and bumped (as boards). Conceived as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1926, the Bulldog was one of the best of the silver biplanes to fly with the Royal Air Force (and other national Air Forces) during the 1930s. This is the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Dedication, Acks., Foreword, Preface, 10 chapters, Appendices (5: Data, Types, RAF Squadrons, more), Bibliography, Endpaper Keys, Index. Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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20 Luff, David BULLDOG: The Bristol Bulldog Fighter
Shrewbury, England Airlife Publishing 1987 0906393949 / 9780906393949 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(viii) + 188pp., montage-style, colour plate endpapers (different), art-work by Richard Ward. Numerous intext b/white halftone plates (many archival), line-drawings, cutaways, and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Conceived as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1926, the Bulldog was one of the best of the silver biplanes to fly with the Royal Air Force . . . Gives a detailed account of the Bulldog's conception and design, construction, engines and modifications. Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Appendices, Biblio., Index. More. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 30.36 AUD
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