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FLYING TO GLORY: The B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace
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FLYING TO GLORY: The B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace

By Bowman, Martin W.

Somerset, England: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1992. 224pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and private sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. This book tells the story fo the 'Flying Fortress' - the four-engined Boeing B-17 - in war and peace . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 13 chapters. Appendices (10), including: Specifications, Production Figures, Units, Awards, Bombing Accuracy, Assignments, Attrition, Surviving B-17s, Fates of the B-17s: 1945 -Present (1992). Book weight approx. 845g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with postage. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.55

WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AERO ENGINES (Fully revised Second Edition)
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WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AERO ENGINES (Fully revised Second Edition)

By Gunston, Bill

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, U.K.: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. 192pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers, plus like plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Several small blind indentations on plain rear board, else unmarked. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, plus blind indentations on rear panel. "This second edition of the 'World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines', conveniently arranged in alphabetical order and complete with new entries, photographs, and updated information, describes and lists every major aeroplane engine manufacturer throughout the world from the earliest piston engines . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Acks., Alphabetical LIstings. Index. Glossary. Book weight approx. 715g. . Second Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE
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VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE

By Wilson, Stewart

Weston Creek, A.C.T., Australia: Aerospace Publications, 1994. 198pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), plus line-drawn plans and maps. Book clean. Spine firm but minimally canted. Colour-art illustrated (Z. Margulies) card wrapper has mild edgewear, else lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone, Volume 12 in the 'Australian Airpower' series. This title recounts - "The exploits and achievements of three of Australia's most important postwar military aircraft." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The De Havilland Vampire in Australian Service. The Aermacchi MB-326 in Australian Service. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois in Australian Service. Book weight approx. 470g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.25

AMY JOHNSON
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AMY JOHNSON

By Gillies, Midge

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. xvi, + 384pp., line-drawn, double-page spread travel map. Unpaginated, b/white photographic halftone plate sections (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped (head and heel) spine. Plain burgundy coloured boards mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock edges slightly flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, else very good. In May 1930, Amy Johnson, a typist from Hull, England, took off from Croydon Airport armed with a thermos flask and a packet of sandwiches to try to beat the world solo flying record to Australia. So began her life of adventure that only ended with her tragic loss in the Thames Estuary in 1941. This is her story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., List of Illustrations, Map, Preface, Prologue, 1/ Beginnings. 2/ Australia. 3/ Celebrity. 4/ Flying Sweethearts. 5/ Alone Again. Epilogue. Notes. Sources. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 795g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$17.55

HOT AIR BALLOONS
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HOT AIR BALLOONS

By Spindler, Ailsa

New York: Todtri Book Publishers (Robert M. Tod), 1999. 80pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographic, colour-illustrated gloss boards have several minor blind indentations, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the rear board: "This authoritative and fascinating book tells the complete story of hot air ballooning, from its eighteenth-century beginnings in France right up to the present day. It describes how balloons are made, what equipment is needed, the record breakers, the excitement of competition flying, the pleasures of leisure flying and what it takes to become a successful pilot.' Book weight approx. 730g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.23

AVRO: The History of an Aircraft Company
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AVRO: The History of an Aircraft Company

By Holmes, Harry

Shrewsbury, U.K.: Airlife Publishing , 1994. 196pp., intext, historic b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Last Lancaster', by L.R. Williams), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book tells the story of the British aeronautical company A.V. Roe and Company Limited (AVRO), from its early beginnings in the first decade of the twentieth century through to the '504' used by the RAF until 1930, to the iconic Lancaster in WW2, later the Vulcan and Shackleton and finally the AVRO 748 . . . In all the company produced over 35,000 aeroplanes bearing the AVRO name . . . Contents include: Prelims., Dedication, Author's Introduction, 14 chapters, Appendices (A-J), Index. Book weight approx. 785g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.26

WINGS ACROSS THE SEA
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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By Gillett, Ross

Australia: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd. , 1988. 162pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates (mostly archival), plus line-drawn plans and sections, with numerous tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated, gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The first ever complete history of Australian Naval Aviation, from the First World War to the present." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Epilogue and Bibliography. Book weight approx. 460g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

THE SAAB-SCANIA STORY
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THE SAAB-SCANIA STORY

By Olson, Bjorn, et al (English Translation by Tom Byrne)

Stockholm, Sweden: Strieffert & Co. Bokforlag HB., 1987. 167pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout: colour plates (including endpapers), both photographic and art, together with numerous b/white halftone plates and drawings. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Like silver emblem over mildly bumped black boards. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. This book chronicles the history of the Saab-Scania company and the vehicles and aircraft they have produced up until 1986 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Prologue, Chronology of Events 1937-1986. The Future of Motoring. The Future of Aviation. Book weight approx. 815g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First English Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

PLANE SAFE. Inquiry into Aviation Safety : The Commuter and General Aviation Sectors. December 1995
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PLANE SAFE. Inquiry into Aviation Safety : The Commuter and General Aviation Sectors. December 1995

By Standing Committee on Transport, Communications and Infrastructure, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia (Compiled by)

Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995. xviii, + 174pp., intext tables and figures throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Duo-tone, pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a faint sticker ghost on upper front cover. Textblock (including 18 leaves of grey stock) unmarked. This report is a first report conducted by a committee/sub-committee of members of the House of Representatives, 37th Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, into aviation safety in Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Members of Committee, Introduction, 12 chapters, References, Appendices. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.25

A-3 SKYWARRIOR IN ACTION
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A-3 SKYWARRIOR IN ACTION

By Jim Sullivan

Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1995. 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. . First Edition. Softcover (Oblong). Very Good +. Illus. by Joe Sewell (coloured by Don Greer and Tom Tullis) . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.55

UNSAFE AT ANY HEIGHT
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UNSAFE AT ANY HEIGHT

By Godson, John

London: Anthony Blond, 1970. 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. . First U.K. Edition, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

COLLISION COURSE : The Truth About Airline Safety
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COLLISION COURSE : The Truth About Airline Safety

By Ralph Nader, and Wesley J. Smith

Roseville, NSW, Australia: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia, 1993. xxii, + 378pp. Australian edition, printed and published 1993, but consisting of American data. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly colour-faded. Illustrated card wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn. Textblock minimally dampstained on last six leaves, else unmarked. "Scary stuff, best read after your aircraft has landed." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 20 chapters over 7 'parts', Epilogue, Appendix (NTSB accidents), Abbreviations, Glossary, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 550g. . First Thus. Softcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

THE FLYING SCOTS : A Century of Aviation in Scotland
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THE FLYING SCOTS : A Century of Aviation in Scotland

By Webster, Jack

Glasgow, Scotland: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 1994. 88pp., intext, colour and b/white halftone plate illustrations (some archival, others contemporary) throughout. Oblong format, double column text. Book clean. Spine square. Art-illustrated (Dugald Cameron) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, soft corner crease to rear panel. Text-block unmarked. The story of one hundred years of aviation in Scotland. Book weight approx. 440g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format).

$14.04

THE METHOD  (Signed Copy)
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THE METHOD (Signed Copy)

By Famechon, John with Quill, Frank

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Data Marketing, 1997. x, + 195pp., intext illustrations throughout: candid and action (in part instructional) b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Signed and dated ('99) by Johnny Famechon on title page, tiny, faint spot to same, else leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated card wrapper has a corresponding tiny spot to inside front cover. Part biography, part tribute to mentor Ambrose Palmer, and part instructional in the pugilistic art, this scarce title contains over 200 historic photographs, many being action shots of WBC world featherweight champion John Famechon (born Jean Pierre Famechon, Paris, France, 28 March, 1945). A terrific book for all who remember this great champion . . . Book weight approx. 680g.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$45.62

HOW TO WRITE FOR TEENAGERS
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HOW TO WRITE FOR TEENAGERS

By Williams, David Silwyn

London: Allison & Busby, 1989. 138pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper minimally surface rubbed, minor sunning to spine (title clearly legible). From the rear panel: "This practical and informative guide aims to help and encourage those interested in writing for teenagers, which is a rapidly expanding market for writers. It covers all the most important aspects, such as market research, characterisation, plot and dialogue. Valuable advice is given on writing for specific genres and also on submitting the finished work." Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.32

THE HAMLYN BOOK OF WOODWORKING
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THE HAMLYN BOOK OF WOODWORKING

By O'Donoghue, Declan (Consultant)

London: Hamlyn, 1997. 232pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Colin Bowling and Paul Forrester, b/white diagrams. Several foldout pages. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. Contents include: Introduction, The Home Workshop, Tools, Power Tools, Basic Techniques, Fittings, Finishing, Joints and Jointmaking, Design and Drawing, Veneering, Woodturning, Woodcarving, Woods and Materials, Plans, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.05

EXQUISITE RIBBON ACCESSORIES
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EXQUISITE RIBBON ACCESSORIES

By Ogura, Yukiko

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Quilters Resource, 1997. 79pp., colour photographic illustrations, plus line-drawn diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. Projects include: Small flower purses, Organdy bolero, Evening hats, Antique rose purse, Hat bands, Drawstring bags, Wedding bouquet, Framed roses and mini boxes, more. Book weight approx. 305g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.23

A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE : The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
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A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE : The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

By Hiatt, Steven (Edited by)

Warriewood, NSW, Australia: Woodslane Press, 2007. x, + 428pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to first and title pages. Illustrated card wrapper corner creased on front panel. Introduction by John Perkins. Foreword by Bernie Fraser. From the rear panel: "John Perkins exposed a shocking secret world in 'Confessions', his first-person account of his own life as an EHM, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Here, other economic hit men, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to reveal many more deeply disturbing stories of greed and international corruption. In gripping detail, they describe the schemes and subterfuges that multinational corporations, governmental agencies use to enrich themselves behind the facade of 'foreign aid' and 'International Development'." Book weight approx. 570g. . First Australian Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.55

FLORAL ART IN THE CHURCH
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FLORAL ART IN THE CHURCH

By Inman, Jack

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Abingdon Press, 1968. 192pp., several colour, else b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner, previous bookseller's sticker to lower front pastedown. Previous owner's name to ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has corner clips to two flaps, small open and closed edge tears, soft crease to rear panel at head, and minor rubbing. From the jacket flap: "Every local church - large or small - can add dramatically to the beauty and impact of floral arrangements with a little foresight and some basic information in the symbolic use of floral material. This comprehensive guidebook does just that for the reader. It offers eighty-four illustrations of arrangements, most with full description, numerous alternatives, and symbolic meaning . . . " Book weight approx. 720g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

SETH SPEAKS : The Eternal Validity of the Soul
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SETH SPEAKS : The Eternal Validity of the Soul

By Roberts, Jane (Notes by Robert F. Butts)

San Rafael, CA., United States: Amber-Allen Publishing xx, + 439pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly bumped at head, soft corner crease to rear panel. From the rear panel: "One of the most powerful of the Seth books, 'Seth Speaks' is an essential guide to conscious living. It clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential and presents the concept that we are independent of our physical image and have access to intuitional knowledge and other dimensions of reality . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 22 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, About the Author, Index. Book weight approx. 655g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

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