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THE RIGID AIRSHIP; A TREATISE ON THE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
THE RIGID AIRSHIP; A TREATISE ON THE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
Lewitt, E.H.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1925.

The design of an airship structure is essentially and engineering problem, and the subject has been approached from the point of view of a practical engineer. 283 pages with equations, tables, charts, diagrams and index, plus two large foldout diagrams of rigid airships. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering and medallion in gilt. A very good plus copy.


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ZEPPELIN, THE STORY OF A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
ZEPPELIN, THE STORY OF A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
Vissering, Harry
Chicago: Self published/Vissering, 1922.

Inscribed in blind by Vissering on the front endpaper; "Compliments of Harry Vissering, Chicago, 1923." 59 pages with 59 photographic plates. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering and Zeppelin in gilt. Endpapers lightly toned. A very good plus copy.


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THE AIR WEAPON 1914-1916: VOLUME II OF WINGED MARS
THE AIR WEAPON 1914-1916: VOLUME II OF WINGED MARS
Cuneo, John R.
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company, 1947.

Traces the development and use of military aviation during the first two years of World War I. A scholarly book of 503 pages with graphs, maps, extensive notes, references and index. Bound in original black cloth with lettering in gilt. Lightly bumped lower corner. Fine in very good price-clipped dust jacket with chips and tears and faded spine panel. The tears are tape mended on the reverse.


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WINGED MARS, VOLUME I: THE GERMAN AIR WEAPON - 1870-1914
WINGED MARS, VOLUME I: THE GERMAN AIR WEAPON - 1870-1914
Cuneo, John R.
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company, 1942.

The development of air power. A scholarly book of 338 pages with illustration, extensive notes, bibliography and index. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering and illustration in red. Lightly bumped lower corner. Very good plus in very good plus price-clipped dust jacket.


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ZEPPELIN-DENKMAL. FÜR DEUTSCHE VOLK AUS ANLASS DES FÜNFUNDZWANZIGJÄHRIGEN JUBILÄUMS DES ERSTEN LUFTSCHIFF-AUFSTIEGS DES GRAFEN ZEPPELIN HERAUSGEGEBEN UNTER MITWIRKUNG DER LUFTSCHIFFBAU ZEPPELIN G.M.B.H. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN A.B.
ZEPPELIN-DENKMAL. FÜR DEUTSCHE VOLK AUS ANLASS DES FÜNFUNDZWANZIGJÄHRIGEN JUBILÄUMS DES ERSTEN LUFTSCHIFF-AUFSTIEGS DES GRAFEN ZEPPELIN HERAUSGEGEBEN UNTER MITWIRKUNG DER LUFTSCHIFFBAU ZEPPELIN G.M.B.H. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN A.B.
Hildebrandt, Dr. Hans
Stuttgart: Germania-Verlag G.M.B.H., 1925.

Issued on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Zeppelin. XII, 388 pages with numerous photographs and illustrations, several in color. Bound in original dark blue cloth with lettering, border and shield in gilt. Gilt borders worn. A very good copy.


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THE STUBBORN DIRIGIBLE AND OTHER STORIES
THE STUBBORN DIRIGIBLE AND OTHER STORIES
Wadsworth, Wallace
Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1935.

Bound in colorful illustrated covers. Toning to the left side of the title page. Light wear to the lower corners. A very good copy.


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AIRSHIP DESIGN
AIRSHIP DESIGN
Burgess, Charles P.
New York: Ronald Press Company, 1927.

300 pages with photographs, diagrams, equations, tables, graphs, and index plus a foldout diagram of a ridgid airship. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt. Light scoffing to the front cover. Owner's names on the paste-down endpaper. A very good copy.


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AËRIAL NAVIGATION; A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIRIGIBLE BALLOONS, AËROSTATS, AËROPLANES, AND AËROMOTORS
AËRIAL NAVIGATION; A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIRIGIBLE BALLOONS, AËROSTATS, AËROPLANES, AND AËROMOTORS
Walker, Frederick
London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1902.

151 pages with illustrations, diagrams and index, with publisher's ads bound in the rear. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering in gilt and illutration stamped in black. A very good copy.


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BALLOON AND AIRSHIP GASES; PART I, HYDROGEN AND HELIUM PRODUCTION PROCESSES; THE COMPRESSION AND STORAGE OF GASES; PART II, PHYSICS OF GASES
BALLOON AND AIRSHIP GASES; PART I, HYDROGEN AND HELIUM PRODUCTION PROCESSES; THE COMPRESSION AND STORAGE OF GASES; PART II, PHYSICS OF GASES
Chandler, Charles deForest, and Walter S. Diehl
New York: Ronald Press Company, 1926.

226 pages with equations, tables and index. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt. Front free endpaper and frontis page removed, else a very good copy.


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ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN II. BUCH
ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN II. BUCH
Zeppelin
Dresden, Germany: Club-Zigarettenfabrik, 1933.

All photo images are present. Unpaginated. Illustrated with tail design of Zeppelin, Zeppelin over water and maps. Covers were laminated for protection from damage. Complete. A very good plus copy.


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ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN [I. BUCH]: VOM ERSTEN LUFTSCHIFF 1899 BIS ZU DEN FAHRTEN DES LZ 127 "GRAF ZEPPELIN" 1932. DARGETELLT IN EINER SAMMLUNG VON 264 ECHTEN BROMSILBER-DILDERN UND EINEM METALLFOLIE-BILD WELTFLUG-GEDENKMÜNZE
ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN [I. BUCH]: VOM ERSTEN LUFTSCHIFF 1899 BIS ZU DEN FAHRTEN DES LZ 127 "GRAF ZEPPELIN" 1932. DARGETELLT IN EINER SAMMLUNG VON 264 ECHTEN BROMSILBER-DILDERN UND EINEM METALLFOLIE-BILD WELTFLUG-GEDENKMÜNZE
Zeppelin
Dresden, Germany: Club-Zigarettenfabrik, 1932.

Translation of the German title into English: "Zeppelin World Cruises [Book I]: From the First Airship 1899 to the Journeys of the LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" 1932, Shown in a Collection of 264 Genuine Bromide-Images and a Metal Foil-Imagery Flight Commemorative." All photo images are present. Unpaginated. Illustrated with exterior and interior diagrams of a Zeppelin and maps showing routes taken. Covers were laminated for protection from damage. A very good plus copy.


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WHAT ABOUT THE AIRSHIP? THE CHALLENGE TO THE UNITED STATES
WHAT ABOUT THE AIRSHIP? THE CHALLENGE TO THE UNITED STATES
Rosendahl, Charles E.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.

Makes the case in favor of the airship. Rosendahl flew in most of the famous American and German airships, including the Zeppelins. 437 pages with photographs and index. Fine in very good plus price-clipped dust jacket.


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INVESTIGATION OF DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS. HEARINGS BEFORE A JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS, CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, SEVENTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, PURSUANT TO H.CON.RES.15... MAY 22 TO JUNE 6, 1933
INVESTIGATION OF DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS. HEARINGS BEFORE A JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS, CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, SEVENTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, PURSUANT TO H.CON.RES.15... MAY 22 TO JUNE 6, 1933
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office [Govt], 1933.

Captain Anton Heinen's copy with his signature on the original cover. Heinen, a former German Zeppelin pilot, was considered a leading authority on airships and offered extensive testimony during the investigative proceedings. Investigates the wreck of the Navy dirigible Akron and other dirigible accidents, their causes, to fix responsibilty, to inquire generally into the question of the utility of dirigibles in the military and naval establishments, and recommendations for future use in the military. Recently bound in brown buckram with lettering on the spine in gilt and with original front wrapper bound in. Mild light internal staining to the upper edge of the text block, not affecting the text, otherwise a near fine copy.


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THE ROMANCE OF BALLOONING; THE STORY OF THE EARLY AERONAUTS
THE ROMANCE OF BALLOONING; THE STORY OF THE EARLY AERONAUTS
New York: Viking Press, Inc., 1971.

About the realization of man's oldest dream, the conquest of the skies. The stories are taken from eyewitness accounts, newspapers, reports to scientific bodies, from log books, memoirs, and letters. 203 pages with many early illustrations and early photographs, many tipped in color plates, two foldout route maps, and bibliography. Small owner's name on the front endpaper, else fine in near fine, bright dust jacket.


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A TRIP TO THE MOON ON THE AIRSHIP "LUNA." THE GRAND NOVEL FEATURE OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION
A TRIP TO THE MOON ON THE AIRSHIP "LUNA." THE GRAND NOVEL FEATURE OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION
Thompson, Frederic
Pan-American Exposition, 1901.

The amuzement ride was originally designed by Frederic Thompson for the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 in Buffalo, New York. A two fold promotional sheet advertising and describing this unique ride. The delicate sheet is mildly toned with just a hint of wear. Very good.


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THE ARMY BEHIND THE ARMY
THE ARMY BEHIND THE ARMY
Powell, E. Alexander
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919.

470 pages with photographs. A chapter on aviation and ballooning. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering and illustration in black, white and red. A very good copy.


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SOUVENIRS ET RÉCITS D'UN AÉROSTIER MILITAIRE DE L'ARMÉE DE LA LOIRE 1870-1871; AVEC UNE LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE DU GÉNÉRAL CHANZY
SOUVENIRS ET RÉCITS D'UN AÉROSTIER MILITAIRE DE L'ARMÉE DE LA LOIRE 1870-1871; AVEC UNE LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE DU GÉNÉRAL CHANZY
Tissandier, Gaston
Paris: Maurice Dreyfous, Éditeur, 1891.

English translation of the French title; "Memoiries and Stories of a Military Balloonist, Army of Loire, 1870-1871." Aerial operations and balloon ascensions during the Franco-Prussian War. 356 pages with numerous woodcuts. Bound in original brown pebbled cloth with shield and lettering stamped in gilt and borders stamped in blind. A very good copy.


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MILITARY OBSERVATION BALLOONS (CAPTIVE AND FREE). A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THEIR MANUFACTURE, EQUIPMENT, INSPECTION, AND HANDLING, WITH SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TRAINING OF A FIELD BALLOON COMPANY
MILITARY OBSERVATION BALLOONS (CAPTIVE AND FREE). A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THEIR MANUFACTURE, EQUIPMENT, INSPECTION, AND HANDLING, WITH SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TRAINING OF A FIELD BALLOON COMPANY
Widmer, Emil J.
New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1917.

151 pages with numerous illustrations and two folded plates. Bound in original black cloth flexible cover with lettering stamped in gilt. Ex-library with pocket and War Service Library plate on the front paste-down endpaper, and stamping on the front endpaper and title page. Third folded plate missing from the rear pocket. Light wear at corners and spine ends. A very good copy.


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A SHORT COURSE ON THE THEORY AND OPERATION OF THE FREE BALLOON
A SHORT COURSE ON THE THEORY AND OPERATION OF THE FREE BALLOON
Roth, C[harles] H[arter]
Akron, OH: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1917.

"A brief text on the free balloon, giving the construction and uses of the various parts of the balloon, the preparation for flight and the proper method of handling the balloon while in the air." Roth was an instructor a the Goodyear Flying School. 77 pages with equations, tables, illustrations and photographs. Gray cloth covers with lettering in gilt. Owner's name on the front endpaper. A very good copy.


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AÉROSTATION AVIATION
AÉROSTATION AVIATION
de Nansouty, Max
Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, Éditeurs, 1911.

A detailed history of lighter-than-air aiviation and early aircraft. 759 pages with numerous illustrations. Bound in original red pebbled cloth with lettering, border, design and illustration stamped in black. One corner bumped and a hint of wear at corners and spine ends. A very good plus copy.


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GOODYEAR AIRCRAFT
GOODYEAR AIRCRAFT
Allen, Hugh
Cleveland, OH: Corday & Gross Co./Goodyear, 1947.

162 pages with numerous photographs and index. Bound in blue cloth with lettering and illustration in gilt. A very good copy, sans dust jacket.


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AIRSHIP INVESTIGATION; REPORT OF COL. HENRY BRECKINRIDGE, COUNSEL FOR THE JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS
AIRSHIP INVESTIGATION; REPORT OF COL. HENRY BRECKINRIDGE, COUNSEL FOR THE JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE DIRIGIBLE DISASTERS
Breckinridge, Henry
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office [Govt], 1933.

An inquiry into the cause of the destruction of the dirigible Akron in 1933. 177 pages with tables and summary of hearings, plust two folded weather maps. Staple bound. Light wear at the edges of the front title page. A very good plus copy.


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THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR; THE ROMANCE OF AERIAL NAVIGATION
THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR; THE ROMANCE OF AERIAL NAVIGATION
Alexander, John
London: S.W. Partridge, 1902.

Preface by Sir Hiram S. Maxim. 160 pages with a few illustrations throughout. Thirty-two page catalogue of Partridge publications in the rear. Bound in original olive green cloth with lettering in gilt and black, and illustration on the front cover and spine in white, blue and black. Mild toning to the edges of the text block. A very good copy.


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A BALLOON ASCENSION AT MIDNIGHT
A BALLOON ASCENSION AT MIDNIGHT
Hall, George Eli, 1863-1911
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Morgan Shepard, 1902.

Inscribed by Hall on preliminary page; "To Mrs. G.S. Lansing, with compliments of George Eli Hall, 1902. 'Better late than never.'" Hall's experience of a midnight balloon flight over Paris in 1901. Eleven hundred and seventy-five copys of this book were printed on deckle-edge paper. Seventeen pages with frontis and one other full-page color illustrated silhouettes plus several margin silhouettes. Pages toned and some offsetting. Covers toned as well plus shallow chipping to the spine ends, else a very good copy.


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BALLOONS, AIRSHIPS AND FLYING MACHINES
BALLOONS, AIRSHIPS AND FLYING MACHINES
Bacon, Gertrude
London: T.C. & E.C. Jack [no date, about 1904],

A book in the Shilling Scientific Series. 124 pages illustrated with woodcuts. Bound in dark green cloth with lettering, border, and illustration in black and white. Owner's name and address on the front free endpaper. Covers moderately soiled. Offsetting and light soiling to the endpapers. An about very good copy.


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TRAVELS IN THE AIR
TRAVELS IN THE AIR
Glaisher, James, author and editor; Camille Flammarion, W. de Fonvielle, and Gaston Tissandier
London: Richard Bentley, 1871.

The experiences of early balloonists. 398 pages illustrated with 12 lithographs including the frontis and numerous woodcuts. Newer binding of quarter red leather over red buckram covered boards with four raised bands and gilt lettering between. All edges of the text block are mabled. Penciled note by previous owner dated 1904 on page facing the introduction regarding the difficulty in locating a copy of this book. Overall, a handsome, near fine copy.


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MY LIFE AND BALLOON EXPERIENCES, WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER ON MILITARY BALLOONING.
MY LIFE AND BALLOON EXPERIENCES, WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER ON MILITARY BALLOONING.
Coxwell, Henry
London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1887.

Coxwell was an early balloonist who made about 1000 ascents. Contemporary binding of one half blue morocco over light blue cloth boards, four raised bands and title in designs within the panels. Marbled endpapers. 228 pages. Frontispiece is a photographic portrait of Coxwell. Tissue guard for the frontis removed. Mild edge wear to the corners and upper spine. A very good copy.


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MEMORIES OF LAND AND SKY
MEMORIES OF LAND AND SKY
Bacon, Gertrude
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1928.

Bacon was the first woman in the world to make a voyage in an airship and the first Englishwoman to ascend in an aeroplane. 244 pages with photographs and index. Owner's gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Very good in poor dust jacket with two large chips at the spine panel.


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200 MILES UP; THE CONQUEST OF THE UPPER AIR
200 MILES UP; THE CONQUEST OF THE UPPER AIR
Vaeth, J. Gordon
New York: Ronald Press Company, 1955.

Inscribed by Vaeth on the reverse of the frontis, "December 19, 2005. For Janice - The story of the beginnings of modern high altitude rocketry - as I remember them - J. Gordon Vaeth, Olympia WA." Review copy with review slip fixed to the front paste-down endpaper. The story of the highest flights achieved as of 1955. 261 pages with illustrations, photographs and index. A few tiny spots of foxing to the leading edge of the text block. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with small chip at the head of the spine panel.


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THE EAGLE ALOFT; TWO CENTURIES OF THE BALLOON IN AMERICA
THE EAGLE ALOFT; TWO CENTURIES OF THE BALLOON IN AMERICA
Crouch, Tom D.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1983.

Inscribed and dated by Crouch on the reverse of the frontis; "For Janice Weinstock, With all best wishes, Tom D. Crouch, 10/25/97." A typical scholarly in depth history published by the Smithsonian on the topic of balloonin in America. 770 pages with historical photographs, notes, bibliography and index. Fine in near fine dust jacket.


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AN ACCOUNT OF FIVE AERIAL VOYAGES IN SCOTLAND
AN ACCOUNT OF FIVE AERIAL VOYAGES IN SCOTLAND
Lunardi, Vincent
Edinburgh: Friends of Edinburgh University Library, 1976.

Number 176 of four hundred numbered copies. The Drummond Books No. 1. Facsimile of the original first edition published in London in 1786. 114 pages, the final fourteen of which are toned due to being printed on inferior paper. The blue cloth along the spine is mildly faded, else a near fine copy.


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LES AÉROSTATS
LES AÉROSTATS
Figuier, Louis
Paris: Jouvet et Cie, 1882.

268 pages illustrated with 53 woodcuts. Library binding of contemporay black pebbled cloth with boarder on the covers stamped in blind, lettering and illustration and design on the spine and front cover in gilt. Small library stamp on the title page. No other library markings, plates or pockets were ever present. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon place marker. Mild rubbing along the spine. A very good plus, handsome copy.


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A NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES
A NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES
Jeffries, John
New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971.

Originally published in London in 1786. 61 pages describing the author's balloon flights, one of which was over the English Channel. A book in the publishers' Physician Travelers series. A fine and bright copy, issued without dust jacket.


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PROFESSOR PICCARDS FORSCHUNGSFLUG IN DIE STRATOSPHÄRE. VERLAUF DES STRATOSPHARENFLUGES UND DESSEN WISSENSCHAFTLICHES ERGEBNIS. MIT BEITRÄGEN VON PROFESSOR DR. A. PICCARD, INGENIEUR P. KIPFER UND ANDEREN SACHVERSTÄNDIGEN
PROFESSOR PICCARDS FORSCHUNGSFLUG IN DIE STRATOSPHÄRE. VERLAUF DES STRATOSPHARENFLUGES UND DESSEN WISSENSCHAFTLICHES ERGEBNIS. MIT BEITRÄGEN VON PROFESSOR DR. A. PICCARD, INGENIEUR P. KIPFER UND ANDEREN SACHVERSTÄNDIGEN
Piccard, Dr. A[uguste], and P[aul] Kipfer
Augsburg, Germany: Verlag Literar. Institut von Haas & Grabherr, 1931.

History of stratospheric flight and its scientific result, with contributions by Professor Dr. A. Piccard, engineer P. Kipfer and other experts. A record high altitude assent in a balloon also taking many scientific readings. 128 pages with numerous photographs in the rear. Bound in original illustrated stiff paper covers. One small corner crease. A very good plus copy.


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HISTOIRE DES ORIGINES DU VOL A RÉACTION
HISTOIRE DES ORIGINES DU VOL A RÉACTION
Duhem, Jules
Paris: Nouvelles Éditions Latines, 1959.

Text in French. Preface by Gaston Bachelard. 239 pages with 44 illustrated plates in the rear. This copy has never been read as all pages remain unopend. Covers very lightly toned. A near fine, unread copy, in the original delicate tissue dust jacket with short tear and associated crease.


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SERVICE MANUAL OF IRVIN AIR CHUTES, SAFETY PARACHUTES FOR AEROPLANES, BALLOONS, DIRIGIBLES. STANDARD LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT FOR UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS; BRITISH AIR MINISTRY; MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL COMPANIES...
SERVICE MANUAL OF IRVIN AIR CHUTES, SAFETY PARACHUTES FOR AEROPLANES, BALLOONS, DIRIGIBLES. STANDARD LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT FOR UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS; BRITISH AIR MINISTRY; MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL COMPANIES...
Buffalo, NY: Irving Air Chute Co., Inc./Airport Publishers, 1933.

48 pages with photographic examples of the proper method for folding parachutes and examples of the parachutes when worn. February 1933 supplement tipped in. Small plate of The Richard Gimbel Foundation fixed to the front cover. A near fine copy.


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FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA; WITH ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION
FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA; WITH ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION
Amundsen, Roald, and Lincoln Ellsworth
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.

First edition with the publisher's initialed slug on the copyright page. In 1926 Amundsen and 15 other men (including Ellsworth, Riiser-Larsen, Oscar Wisting, and the Italian air crew led by aeronautical engineer Umberto Nobile) made the first crossing of the Arctic in the airship Norge, designed by Nobile. They left Spitzbergen on 11 May 1926, and they landed in Alaska two days later. 324 pages with all photographs present and index, plus the folded flight map at page 138. Bound in original blue cloth with author and title stamped in blind on the front cover and in gilt on the spine. A very good plus copy.


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TREK OF THE OIL FINDERS: A HISTORY OF EXPLORATION FOR PETROLEUM. SEMICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE VOLUME. MEMOIR 6
TREK OF THE OIL FINDERS: A HISTORY OF EXPLORATION FOR PETROLEUM. SEMICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE VOLUME. MEMOIR 6
Owen, Edgar Wesley
Tulsa, OK: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1975.

Commemorates the Association's semicentennial. "Treats the sciences of geology and geophysics as to their role in the art of prospecting. The emphasis herein is on methods, men and the industrial mechanism involved in the oil-finding effort." A thick book of 1647 pages with a few maps, tables and charts, plus index. A near fine copy.


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L'AÉRONAUTE, BULLETIN MENSUEL INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE: DIRGÉ PAR lE Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE. Nineteen issues DÉCEMBRE 1872 THROUGH DÉCEMBRE 1875. The binding title of the two volumes is COTASTROPHE DU ZENITH
L'AÉRONAUTE, BULLETIN MENSUEL INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE: DIRGÉ PAR lE Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE. Nineteen issues DÉCEMBRE 1872 THROUGH DÉCEMBRE 1875. The binding title of the two volumes is COTASTROPHE DU ZENITH
de Villenuve, Dr. Abel Hureau, editor
Paris: Rédaction et Bureaux, 1872 - 1875,

English translation from the French of the bulletin's title; "THE BALLOONIST, MONTHLY BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIR NAVIGATION, HEADED BY Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE." Gaston Tissandier and companions Joseph Crocé-Spinelli, journalist, and Théodore Henri Sivel, naval officer, were able to reach in a balloon, the Zenith, the unheard-of altitude of 8,600 meters (28,000 feet). Both of his companions died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. Nineteen issues of this monthly publication relating the disaster of the Zenith and its tragic role in the pioneering days of aviation medicine, all bound in two hardcover volumes. Both volumes uniformly bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Each issue bound in with original front and rear light blue stiff paper printed covers. Both volumes near fine.


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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON BALLOONS. A LETTER WRITTEN FROM PASSY, FRAN, JANUARY SIXTEENTH MDCCLXXXIV
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON BALLOONS. A LETTER WRITTEN FROM PASSY, FRAN, JANUARY SIXTEENTH MDCCLXXXIV
Franklin, Benjamin
Saint Louis; MDCCCCXXII: Bixby, W.K.; Privately printed for his friends, 1922.

Introduction by Bixby. Four page facsimile of the original letter. The letter is also printed in text for easier reading. Two hundredy and fifty copies of benjamin Franklin's Letter on Balloons were printed on vidalon paper for W.K Bixby by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston, October, 1922. Bixby was a successful St. Louis busness man, retiring as Chairman of the Board of the American Car and Foundary Company. Brown cloth spine over illustrated paper covered boards with title label pressed on. A fine and bright copy with original fragile tissue dust jacket with tears and chips.


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THROUGH THE AIR: A NARRATIVE OF FORTY YEARS" EXPERIENCE AS AN AËRONAUT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME...
THROUGH THE AIR: A NARRATIVE OF FORTY YEARS" EXPERIENCE AS AN AËRONAUT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME...
Wise, John
Philadelphia, New York, Boston: To-Day Printing and Publishing Company, 1873.

Continuation of the extended title reads; "With an Account of The Author's Most Important Air-Voyages and his Many Thrilling Adventures and Hairbreadth Escapes. Also, An Appendix, In Which Are Given Full Instructions for the Manufacture and Management of Balloons." An expanded edition of "System of Aeronautics," first published in 1850. Wise was a pioneer in the field of ballooning making over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design. 650 pages with numerous full-page woodcut engravings of balloons in flight and of balloon types. Bound in brown cloth with lettering, border and illustration on the front cover and spine in black and gilt. The same illustration, border and lettering are stamped in blind on the rear cover. Tissue guard over the frontis shows a few spots of foxing. A very good copy.


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BLACK JACK DAVIDSON, A CAVALRY COMMANDER ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER; THE LIFE OF GENERAL JOHN W. DAVIDSON
BLACK JACK DAVIDSON, A CAVALRY COMMANDER ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER; THE LIFE OF GENERAL JOHN W. DAVIDSON
Davidson, Homer K.
Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1974.

Frontier Military Series X. Davidson's service ranged from the conquest of California (with Kearny), the Indian wars in the Southwest and northern plains, and command of many frontier forts. Clark and Brunet; Clark 65, 1205 copies printed. 273 pages with several photographs, bibliography and index. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering and rule on spine in gilt. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with small corner crease to the front flap.


Price: $35.00
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THE DOMINION OF THE AIR; THE STORY OF AÄRIAL NAVIGATION
THE DOMINION OF THE AIR; THE STORY OF AÄRIAL NAVIGATION
Bacon, Rev. J.M.
London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1902.

An early history of air navigation. 348 pages with twenty-four photographic plates and index, plus sixteen pages of publisher's ads in the rear. Bound in original blue cloth with illustration in white and light blue and lettering in light blue and gilt. A very good copy.


Price: $75.00
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THE ANDREE DIARIES, BEING THE DIARIES AND RECORDS OF S.A. ANDREE, NILS STRINDBERG AND KNUT FRANENKEL WRITTEN DURING THEIR BOLLOON EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH POLE IN 1897 AND DISCOVERED ON WHITE ISLAND IN 1930 TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE RECORD OF THE EXPECITION
THE ANDREE DIARIES, BEING THE DIARIES AND RECORDS OF S.A. ANDREE, NILS STRINDBERG AND KNUT FRANENKEL WRITTEN DURING THEIR BOLLOON EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH POLE IN 1897 AND DISCOVERED ON WHITE ISLAND IN 1930 TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE RECORD OF THE EXPECITION
Andree, S.A., Nils Stringdberg and Knut Fraendel [Translated by Edward Adams-Day]
London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1931.

Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Day. 471 pages with photographs by Strindberg of the 1897 ill-fated balloon expedition to the North Pole and their trek south towards civilization, photographs of items found in 1930 at their final location, maps, diagrams, documents, and index. Bound in red buckram with lettering stamped in gilt. Only a few spots of foxing throughout. Light mottling to the leading edge of the front cover. A very good plus copy.


Price: $75.00
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SOLUTION DU PROBLÈME DE LA NAVIGATION DANS L'AIR PAR LA DIRECTION DES AÉROSTATS. EXPOSE D'UN NOUVEAU SYSTEME DE DIRECTION
SOLUTION DU PROBLÈME DE LA NAVIGATION DANS L'AIR PAR LA DIRECTION DES AÉROSTATS. EXPOSE D'UN NOUVEAU SYSTEME DE DIRECTION
David, L
Paris: Librairie de Frédéric Henry, 1864.

The title translated into English from the French; "Solution of the Problem of Navigation in the Management of Airships in the Air. Presentation of a New Management System." 83 pages with five illustrations of lighter than air aircraft in the rear. Most pages remain unopened. Mild foxing throughout. Small chips at the spine ends. Mild soiling to the covers. A very good copy.


Price: $275.00
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HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE
HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE
Dollfus, Charles, and Henri Douché
Paris: L'Illustration, 1932.

The history of flight written in French. 574 pages with numerous photographs and illustrations, many illustrations in color and several as double page, general index proper names of individual geographic locations and subjects, plus four tipped in color plates. Bound in dark blue patterned cloth with areonautic emblem impressed in white, black and gold. Title on spine worn away. Very tiny white specks to the front cover and spots of mottling to the rear cover. A very good, handsome copy.


Price: $375.00
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AERONAUTICAL PRINTS & DRAWINGS
AERONAUTICAL PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Marsh, W. Lockwood
London: Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1924.

Number 654 of a limitation of 1000 copies. Forward by Sir Frederick H. Sykes. 36 pages of text with numerous illustrated plates following, of which the frontis and seven others are tipped in color plates, and two others are double page plates showing the illustrated evolution of heavier than and and lighter than air machines. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering, illustration and border in gilt. Several of the final plates show about a quarter inch of moisture to the lower edges. A very good copy.


Price: $200.00
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THE RECORD OF AN AERONAUT, BEING THE LIFE OF JOHN M. BACON
THE RECORD OF AN AERONAUT, BEING THE LIFE OF JOHN M. BACON
Bacon, Gertrude
London: John Long, 1907.

Reflections on Bacon's early life, his interests and contributions in ballooning and astronomy. 358 pages with photographs, illustrations and index. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. A very good plus copy.


Price: $125.00
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THE WONDERFUL TRAVELS; CONTAINING "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS," "FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON," "A JOURNEY INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH"
THE WONDERFUL TRAVELS; CONTAINING "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS," "FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON," "A JOURNEY INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH"
Verne, Jules
London: Ward Lock & Co. [about 1900],

An omnibus collection of the three titles. Bound in original green cloth with illustrated front and rear covers in black, white, yellow and orange, with lettering in gilt. Mild foxing to the edge of the text block and occasionally on a few pages. A very good copy.


Price: $65.00
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LES DIRIGEABLES; ÉTUDE COMPLÈTE DE LA DIRECTION DES BALLONS DES TENTATIVES RÉALISÉES ET DES PROJETS NOUVEAUX
LES DIRIGEABLES; ÉTUDE COMPLÈTE DE LA DIRECTION DES BALLONS DES TENTATIVES RÉALISÉES ET DES PROJETS NOUVEAUX
André, M.H.
Paris: Librairie Polytechnique, CH. Béranger, Éditeur, 1902.

Title translated into English; The Airships; Comprehensive Study of Management of Balloon Made Attempts and New Projects." 354 pages with chapters on the origins of aeronautics, the theory of the free balloon, balloon construction, construction of an airship, filling the balloon and dirigible and launch, observation instruments, resistance to progress, propulsion, stability, and project tests, etc.. Formulae and illustrations throughout plus catalog of books in the rear. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering in gilt. A near fine copy.


Price: $350.00
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