Aviation from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA

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(Johannesburg: Covos Day, 2001) 1919874127. 230 x 146 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 308, incl. index; photographs in text; maps. Very good condition. "How did such tragedies as the Helderberg and the Pretoria happen? What happened to the jets that crashed into Table Mountain in 1971 and what really caused the crash of flight ZS-JIR? This is a fascinating recreation… Read more
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50 Goue Vlugjare / 50 Golden Years of Flight

by Lindsay Smithers-FCB (compilers)

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(Johannesburg: Public Relations Department, South African Airways, 1984) 949934690. 208 x 297 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 24, incl. wrappers); photographs and artwork, in monochrome and colour, of aeroplanes employed by the carrier down through the years. Very good condition. Bilingual text. 'SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS - One of the pioneers of international aviation. In its 50 years' history… Read more
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Ron Belling Retrospective 1933 - 1998

by Holliday, Clayton, and Ivor Markman (text)

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9780620258012
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(Port Elizabeth: The Ron Belling Art Gallery, 2000) 0620258012. Number 99 of a hardcover limited edition of 100 copies. 4to; original black cloth, lettered in gilt to upper cover; pictorial onlay to upper cover; pp. 48; illustrated in full colour with reproductions of the paintings, including thumbnail, captioned illustrations of each of the exhibition pictures. Very occasional minor fox spot.… Read more
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Ron Belling Retrospective 1933 - 1998

by Holliday, Clayton, and Ivor Markman (text)

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(Port Elizabeth: The Ron Belling Art Gallery, 2000) 0620258012. 262 x 210 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 48; illustrated in full colour with reproductions of the paintings, including thumbnail, captioned illustrations of each of the exhibition pictures. Near-fine condition. 'This collection of paintings covers the history of aviation in South Africa from 1917 to about 1976, and at the same… Read more
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Ron Belling Retrospective 1933 - 1998

by Holliday, Clayton, and Ivor Markman (text)

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(Port Elizabeth: The Ron Belling Art Gallery, 2000) 0620258012. 262 x 210 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 48; illustrated in full colour with reproductions of the paintings, including thumbnail, captioned illustrations of each of the exhibition pictures. Fine condition. 'This collection of paintings covers the history of aviation in South Africa from 1917 to about 1976, and at the same… Read more
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And the Years Roll By

by Solomon, Frank H.

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1953). 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in black on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. 274; plates. Light wear to extremities; spine sunned; a little foxing to endpapers, edges and outermost leaves. Good condition. Autobiography of pioneer aviator Frank Solomon. .
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Dancing the Skies

by Birkby, Carel

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9780869782224
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(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1982) 0869782223. 8vo; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 198; monochrome photographic plates. A little shelf-wear to bottom edges of boards; dustwrapper very slightly creased and rubbed; old price penned on half-title. Very good condition. "This book is about aeroplanes and people. Carel Birkby has enjoyed the freedom of… Read more
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Wings to the Cape

by Godwin, John

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(Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1971). Pictorial dustwrapper, lightly worn, pp. 125 + (1), plates. Text edges very slightly foxed. 'In the years immediately following the Great War, Major-General W.G. Salmond, officer commanding the R.A.F. in the Middle East theatre during the war, set out to make his dream of Cairo as a great centre for Empire air routes come true. This… Read more
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(Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1925). Small 4to, original cloth gilt, a little worn on edges with lettering on spine faded, pp. 404, with 45 plates. Light browning. Dutch translation. .
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(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1995). Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 169; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: A special report on the 75th anniversary of the South African Airforce; "A Touch of Africa" photographic portfolio by Herman Potgieter; the crash of the SAAF Museum's prized Shackleton; Farnborough 94, and many other articles. .
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The Incredible T-6 Pilot Maker

by Ohlrich, Walt, and Jeff Ethell

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(Osceola: Speciality Press, 1983). 8vo; original mustard rexine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144; table; photographs throughout. Dustwrapper slightly creased; ownership inscription on front pastedown obliterated with black felt pen; a little light foxing to endpapers and prelims. Good to very good condition. 'Harvard, Texan, J-Bird, T-6, whatever name you gave the aircraft, it was the right plane,… Read more
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Mosquito Racer

by McVicar, Don

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(Shrewsbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1985). Illustrated by L.R. Williams. 8vo; original blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. vi + 169; black-and-white plates. Very good condition. "At the end of World War Two, Don McVicar set up World Wide Aviation in Montreal and successfully entered the fiercely competitive business of ferrying both new and patched-up aircraft around the… Read more
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(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1996). Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 201; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: Comair's golden jubilee; farewell to the SAAF's Harvards; Herman Potgieter joins Pilatus for fun over the Swiss Alps; Paris Air Show; 87 Helicopter Flying School in the Drakensberg mountains; South African aerobats re-trace the original air route to Kenya; and… Read more
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The Book of Westland Aircraft

by Lukins, A.H. (compiler) and D.A. Russell (editor)

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(Leicester, Aircraft [Technical] Publications Ltd on behalf of the Harborough Publishing Co, no date). Folio; original blue boards; no dustwrapper; pp. 104 including contemporary advertisements; numerous black-and-white photographs and drawings. Boards sunned on spine and a little bumped; a tape remnant on front pastedown; endpapers somewhat foxed and a little scattered browning elsewhere; a few tiny ink marks. … Read more
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(London, G. Bell & Sons, 1912, 1st edition). Bell's Indian and Colonial Library edition. 8vo; original blue blind-stamped cloth; spine gilt; pp. xii + 156; tissue-guarded frontis.; several photographic plates. Some wear to extremities of boards; small penned (ownership?) mark on front free endpaper; scattered foxing, which is quite pronounced in places; tissue-guard rather browned; two leaves of… Read more
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