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Old August 26th 03, 08:32 PM
Neil Cournoyer
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Please have a look at the small catalogue I've prepared on aviation history.

Terms of sale:

- all items are guaranteed to be as described or may be returned for a
full refund within 7 days of receipt
- prices are net in US dollars
- shipping is added at cost
- Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance. Air Spy: The Story of Photo Intelligence in
World War II. New York. Harper, 1957. 1st edition. Pp xiv, 266. Index.
Illustrated with b&w photos. Neat name on front endpaper. Cloth has light
wear at edges otherwise very good or better overall. Dust jacket has edge
tears and chipping on spine ends and is somewhat soiled on rear panel.
Overall, this remains a handsome copy. $25

BARTLETT, C. P. O. (edited by Chaz Bowyer). Bomber Pilot, 1916-1918.
London. Ian Allan, 1974. 1st edition. Pp 180. Index. Illustrated with
photographs. Small bruise on fore edge, otherwise a fine copy in a fne
(price clipped) dust jacket. A record of the early days of aerial warfare,
taken from the diaries of squadron leader Bartlett. $30

BISHOP, William Arthur. The Courage of the Early Morning: The Story of
Billy Bishop (A Son's Biography of a Famous Father). Toronto. McClelland &
Stewart, 1965. 1st edition. Pp xii, 211. Index. Illustrated with b&w
photos. Small, neat number on front endpaper, otherwise cloth is fine.
Dust jacket also has a small number at the head of the spine (from a
personal collection - not a library). As well, there are several small
tears and light rubbing at the edges. Overall, a clean, bright copy. The
story of Canada's, seemingly fearless, WWI ace. $20

BOWYER, Chaz. Airmen of World War 1: Men of the British and Empire Air
Forces in Old Photographs. London. Arms and Armour Press, 1975. 1st
edition. Pp 128. Illustrated with many b&w photgraphs. Cloth has a tiny
bump on one corner, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is price clipped and has
light wear at edges including two tiny tears and a tiny chip on rear
panel. A handsome copy overall. $25

DARBY, Charles. RNZAF: The First Decade 1937-1946. Melbourne. Kookaburra
Technical Publications, 1978. 1st edition. Quarto. Pp 119. Illustrated
with many vintage b&w photos and 4 pages of colour paintings by Geoffrey
Pentland. Former owner's address label on front endpaper, otherwise a fine
copy in a fine dust jacket. $40

DEIGHTON, Len. Battle of Britain. Toronto. Clarke, Irwin, 1980. 1st
Canadian edition. Pp 224. Index. Illustrated with many colour and b&w
photos, drawings, etc. Tiny bruises at upper corners and lower spine,
otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. $35

DEIGHTON, Len & Arnold Schwartzman. Airshipwreck. London. Jonathan Cape,
1978. 1st edition. Pp 73. Illustrated with many photographs, drawings and
decorated endpapers. Postcard is included and laid in loosely. A fine copy
in a fine (price clipped) dust jacket. $65

DUGAN, James & Carroll Stewart. Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1
August 1943. London. Jonathan Cape, 1963. 1st UK edition. Pp viii, 309.
Index. Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings and mapped endpapers. Cloth
fine. Dust jacket has light wear at edges and light general rubbing and is
slightly sunned on the spine. A handsome copy, overall. An account of the
daring American raid on Hitler's oil refineries in Romania. $40

GARDNER, Richard E. & Reginald Longstaff. British Service Helicopters: A
Pictorial History. London. Robert Hale, 1985. 1st edition. Pp xviii, 227.
Index. Illustrated with many b&w photos and drawings. Cloth fine. Dust
jacket has a trace of rubbing on the top edge, otherwise fine. A clean,
bright copy. $25

GOODALL, Michael, H. The Wight Aircraft: The History of the Aviation
Department of J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. 1913-1919. London. Gentry Books,
1973. 1st edition. Pp xiv, 194. Index. Illustrated with many b&w photos
and diagrams of aircraft. A scholarly history of the aviation department
of this company otherwise known for its shipbuilding. A fine copy in a
fine (price clipped) dust jacket. $30

HALLION, Richard P. The Naval Air War in Korea. Baltimore. The Nautical &
Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1986. 1st edition. Pp xii, 244.
Index. Illustrated with b&w photos, maps and drawings. A fine copy in a
fine dust jacket with a soft crease on the front flap. $45

JANE, Fred T. (edited by C. G. Grey). Jane's All the World's Aircraft
1919. London. David & Charles Reprints, 1969. 1st edition of this
facsimile reprint. Large oblong octavo. Illustrated with hundreds of b&w
photos and diagrams. There is a trace of rubbing at the spine ends and
tips otherwise a fine copy. Dust jacket has one tiny tear and moderate
rubbing at the edges. Overall, a very handsome copy. This is a quality
facsimile of the original edition. $60

LEWIS, Peter. The British Bomber Since 1914: Sixty Years of Design and
Development. London. Putnam, 1975. reprint of the second revised edition.
Pp 420. Index. Illustrated with over 300 b&w photos and over 100 drawings
of aircraft design. Bound in blue cloth with titles in gilt. A fine copy.
Dust jacket is price clipped otherwise a fine, bright copy. A detailed
history and one of the titles in Putnam's aeronautical series. $50

MAIN, J. R. K. Voyageurs of the Air: A History of Civil Aviation in
Canada, 1858-1967. Ottawa. Gov. of Canada, 1967. 1st edition. Pp xvi, 397.
Index. Illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Cloth fine. Dust
jacket has a trace of wear at extremities otherwise a clean, bright copy.
$30

MASON, Herbert Molloy. High Flew the Falcons: The French Aces of World War
I. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1965. 1st edition. Pp 172. Index. Illustrated
with many b&w photos. Cloth fine. Dust jacket is price clipped and has
very light rubbing at edges. Overall, a clean, handsome copy. $30

MONDEY, David. Pictorial History of the US Air Force. London. Ian Allan,
1971. 1st edition. Pp (240). Illustrated with 144 pages of b&w photos.
Cloth is bruised on the lower spine and two front corners, otherwise a
near fine copy. Dust jacket has light wear at the edges including slight
cresing at the spine ends and one very small tear. A handsome, bright copy
overall. The author traces the history from the first ballooning signal
corps in 1907 to the manned flights to the moon. $20

MYLES, Bruce. Jump Jet: The Revolutionary V/STOL Fighter. San Rafael.
Presidio Press, 1978. 1st edition. Pp xii, 263. Index. Illustrated with
b&w photos. Small, neat number on front endpaper, otherwise a fine copy.
Dust jacket also has a small number at the head of the spine (from a
personal collection - not a library). As well, there are two tiny tears at
the head of the spine with associated creasing, and light soiling on the
rear panel. Overall, this remains a handsome copy. $20

PEDEN, Murray. A Thousand Shall Fall. Stittsville (Ontario). Canada's
Wings, 1979. 1st edition. Pp viii, 473. Illustrated with b&w photos. A
trace of tanning at edges otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket
with a trace of rubbing at edges and two tiny tears. Clean and bright.
The author's account of training in Canada and England and his experiences
on Stirlings and Flying Fortresses with the 214 Bomber Squadron, in WWII.
$35

PERSHING, John J. My Experiences in the World War. New York. Frederick A.
Stokes, 1931. 1st edition. Two volume set. T.e.g. Pp xvi, 400; xii, 436.
Index. Illustrated with b&w photos and maps (some folding). Bound in blue
cloth with titles in gilt. A fine, clean set. $95

REED, Arthur & Roland Beamont. Typhoon and Tempest at War. London. Ian
Allan, 1974. 1st edition. Quarto. Pp 176. Illustrated with many b&w photos
and diagrams. Tiny bruises to corners, otherwise a fine copy in a near
fine (price clipped) dust jacket with just a trace of rubbing at
extremities. A history of the development of these two WWII fighter
planes. $35

ROBERTS, Leslie. There Shall Be Wings: A History of the Royal Canadian Air
Force. Toroto. Clarke, Irwin, 1959. 1st edition. Pp xiv, 290. Index.
Illustrated with many b&w photos. Bound in grey/blue cloth with titles in
gilt. There is a trace of sunning at edges otherwise a fine copy. Dust
jacket has light wear at edges including a few tiny tears and light
rubbing and is slightly sunned on the spine. Overall, a handsome copy and
a great history of the RCAF. $30

ROSS, Walter S. The Last Hero: Charles A. Lindbergh. New York. Harper &
Row, 1976. 1st printing of this revised edition. Pp xvi, 400. Index.
Illustrated with b&w photos. A fine copy. Dust jacket has tiny tears at
the head of the spine otherwise fine. Clean and bright. $20

SWEETMAN, Bill. The Presidio Concise Guide to Soviet Military Aircraft.
Novato. Presidio Press, 1981. 1st edition. Pp 207. Index. Illustrated with
many photographs, diagrams and colour drawings. A fine copy in a fine
(price clipped) dust jacket with one tiny tear. $20

TIBBETS, Paul W. The Tibbets Story. New York. Stein and Day, 1978. 1st
edition. Pp x, 315. Index. Illustrated with b&w photos. Cloth fine. Dust
jacket is price clipped and has a few tiny tears tear at the head of the
spine and a trace of rubbing at edges. A handsome, clean copy overall. A
mix of aviation history including the story of the atomic bombing raid on
Hiroshima. $35

TURNER, P. St. John. The Vickers Vimy. London. Patrick Stephens, 1969. 1st
edition. Pp 128. Illustrated with many b&w drawings, photos and
illustrated endpapers. Cloth fine. Dust jacket has light rubbing at edges
and one tiny tear. A handsome, bright copy. One of the pivotal aircraft in
the development of post-war long range transport. $30

--
Neil Cournoyer - Bookseller
Box 4193 Station E
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B2
Canada

Tel (613) 237-0500

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