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SLIDE RULE the autobiography of an Engineer
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SLIDE RULE the autobiography of an Engineer

By SHUTE Nevil

London: Heinemann, 1954 Heinemann 1954 (first impression and printing) VG red cloth hardback with minor rubbing to edges and slight spotting to spine, fep has owners inscription covered over with white correction fluid ( twink, tippex) and booksellers stamp. The dust jacket is from a SECOND IMPRESSION issue, and has been trimmed slightly to top edge so is a few mm shorter than the boards, and the fore edge of the front fold in flap has been trimmed a little, losing the publisher's price. Shute writes of his involvement in the airship R100 among other things, closed top edges a little foxed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$42.04

The Bruce McLaren Scrapbook
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The Bruce McLaren Scrapbook

By McLAREN Jan, and Richard Becht

Auckland: Harper Collins, 2011 He was all things to motor racing - a man whose prodigious gifts earned him a place in history. In 1959 he became the world's youngest and New Zealand's first F1 Grand Prix winner - a record that would stand for almost 50 years. Tragically, on 2 June 1970, less than 11 years after his first Grand Prix success, Bruce Leslie McLaren died at the wheel of his car, on the test track. Packing more into those glorious days than seemed possible, in an extraordinary twist of fate, his fame reached greater heights after his death, as the motor-racing company he named and created became one of the most prestigious, vying with the likes of Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari. While McLaren began as a driver, he was also a visionary, who became an exceptional engineer, constructor, designer and inventor. Now, 40 years after it ended so abruptly, his life and achievements are celebrated as never before, in The Bruce McLaren Scrapbook.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Landscape 8vo.

$300.25

Beyond the Blue Horizon, On the Track of Imperial Airways
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Beyond the Blue Horizon, On the Track of Imperial Airways

By FRATER Alexander

London: Heinemann, 1986 A tidy copy in unclipped dust jacket, private library stamp with marker stripe to free end paper and title pages, 430pp, history of the airline company and the routes from London to Brisbane via the Middle East and South East Asia. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$18.02

Magic M.P.H.
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Magic M.P.H.

By GARDNER A.T. Goldie

London: Motor Racing Publications Ltd, 1951 (500 gram rate) cloth binding, lacks the front end paper else intact includes folding charts at rear, photographs, 162 pages, "Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Thomas Goldie Gardner OBE MC was an English racing car driver who was awarded the BRDC Gold Star three times. In 1939 he was the first to exceed 200 mph in a light car." wikipedia . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$30.03

Test Flight
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Test Flight

By POWELL Sandy

London: Wingate, 1956 price clipped DW has some mild edge wear, soiling to rear panel, and short splits or chips to edges, a short tear at foot of upper panel, closed top edge minor foxing, endpaper has two prize plates for The Daily News Centenary Literary Prize awarded to Alan Batchelor in 1960 at Piopio School (New Zealand). 212pp + plates. Wing Commander Sandy Powell, former Assistant Commandant of the Empire Test Pilot's School, trained Neville Duke, Mike Lithgow and Peter Twiss. Recounts test piloting, Farnborough Air Show, etc. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$24.02

The Theory and Design of British Shipbuilding

By AYRE A. L.

Sunderland: Thomas Reed & Co (500 gram rate) assumed first edition, undated, edges of cloth rubbed, bumped corners, minor foxing to page margins, 162+vi pp, illustrated with line diagrams etc. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$24.02

Roadcraft: The Police Drivers' Manual

By HOME Office

London: HMSO, 1960 (200 gram rate) spine rubbed and worn, pen name to title page margin, musty aroma, iv 77pp. First Edition. Pictorial Wrapper. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$12.01

NAC The Illustrated History of New Zealand National Airways Corporation 1947-1978 SIGNED BY AUTHORS

By WAUGH Richard, Peter Layne & Graeme McConnell

Invercargill: Kynaston Charitable Trust, 2007 (2kg rate so DOUBLE the standard shipping cost) rare first edition, 320pp with over 500 photographs (many in colour) and memorabilia, New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) was created by the post-war Labour Government nationalising all private airlines and forming the first State-owned Enterprise. During its 31 years of operation NAC was New Zealand's major domestic airline until it was merged with Air New Zealand in 1978. Pictorial hard covers, signed by all three authors to title, rare first edition, not the later reprint. Signed by Author. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. Fine/No Jacket. landscape 4to.

$150.13

Verdict on Erebus

By MAHON Peter

Auckland: Collins, 1984 296pp + plates, map endpapers. An investigation into the crash of an Air New Zealand DC 10 tourist plane into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and the official reports that followed.clean book and DW, includes the front portion of publisher's advertising band ( red paper band printed with "an airline's dilemma"). reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$24.02

West with the Night
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West with the Night

By MARKHAM Beryl

London: Harrap, 1943 price clipped DW, hole clipped from fold in flap, also to spine is an Australasian price label with hole clipped through it, head and tail of spine, and corners rubbed with some minor chipping loss, some mild edge creases, generally intact and complete, book has minor foxing to endpapers and closed edges, war era paper stock, 253pp an amazing aviation pioneer, DW by Y. Ellis. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Y. Ellis. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$780.65

The Lonely Sky

By BRIDGEMAN William

London: Cassell, 1956 unclipped DW, clean tidy book and DW, rear fold of DW has some insect damage along the fold, 278pp+ plates, closed edges foxed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$36.03

You and Your Motor Scooter

By WEBB Bob

London: Foyle Ltd, 1963 (200 gram rate) some faint water rippling to pages, minor, price clipped, 90pp + plates, retro scootering guide. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Brian Holder. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$24.02

Ian Munro's Monte Carlo Rally

By GIBSON Michael

Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1958 DW has wear and loss, adhesive residue to vertical edges of flaps, tape stain to each fep but otherwise tidy book, 128pp + col. frontis. illustrated in the text also, young adults look at Monte Carlo rally. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Arthur Horowicz. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$18.02

Mechanics of Flight

By KERMODE

London: Pitman, 1965 price clipped DW under plastic sleeve, closed edges slightly foxed or broned, seventh edition, 486pp, illustrated throughout. Seventh. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$18.02

Swindon Works: Apprentice in Steam

By GIBBS Ken

Dorset: Oxford Publishing Co., 1986 DW under plastic sleeve, book tidy but has library stamps and tape etc, 192pp+ plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall. Ex-Library.

$12.01

Venture the Far Horizon, Epic Flights By New Zealand's Pioneer Aviators

By HARVIE E. F.

Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1966 cloth boards a little insect flecked, other wise tidy book and DW, 192pp + plates. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$30.03

Charlie Mike Charlie (signed by author)

By CANNING Clive

Blackburn: C J Publications, 1978 near fine book and DW, signed to title page by author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$36.03

The Junior Officer's Handbook on Simple Navigation

By ALEXANDER William

London: Unwin, 1942 (500 gram rate) sen sheets in papered boards, ink name at head of upper board, head of DW and to fep, DW light edge rubbing, 90pp. Second Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5? - 6? tall.

$18.02

On Being a Bird

By WILLS Philip

London: Max Parrish, 1954 unclipped DW rubbed to edges with a few short edge tears, some mild foxing to DW, minor age toning to paper, 231pp + plates, powerless flight in a sail-plane, author was World Champion in 1952. reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$18.02

Wingspread, the Pioneering of aviation in New Zealand (signed copy)

By WHITE Leo

Auckland: Whites Aviation, 1945 cloth soiled and with some rubbing to edges, top edge of upper board rubbed back to the card board, internally clean, signed in ink to title by author, 192pp+ plates, well illustrated. Signed by Author. Second Impression. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$60.05

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