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Air Battle Europe 1939-1945
Stanley, Peter,
ISBN: 0949118052
Time-Life Books Australia, North Sydney, New South Wales, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 168pp., picture essay, bibliography, acknowledgements, picture credits and index. Illustrated endpapers showing stylised engine propellers. At the beginning of the book there are four double page black and white photographs. The book is illustrated with copious amounts of black and white photographs, coloured and black and white illustrations, diagrams, maps and line drawings. Photographic front cover, showing an aircraft crew, with black background and white writing and front panel and white and then on the spine. Corners of the book are slightly bumped. The history of the Australian pilots and ground crews who served in the European theatre of war, during World War II. Part of the Time-Life -- Australians at War Series. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Europe ; Military History -- Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0949118052. ISBN/EAN: 9780949118059. Inventory No: 0101830. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101830  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Air Commando
Vaculik, Serge,
Jarrolds Publishers, London, 1954. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. Signed by Author. 304 pages, 21 plates including frontispiece, Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald. Inscribed on title page by the author. Slight foxing and aged tanning of the page edges, a residue is on the front end page, where sticky tape had been used to hold in place a book plate or similar. The dust jacket is very chipped and rubbed across both the top and bottom edges, and is missing approximately 1 in. from the base of the backstrip section of the dust jacket. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0209235. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209235  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Air Commando
Vaculik, Serge,
Jarrolds Publishers, London, 1954. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 304 pages, 21 plates including frontispiece, Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald. Fading of the spine section of the cloth binding, no other damage apart from age darkening of the edges of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; Inventory No: 0261832. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261832  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Air War Against Germany and Italy 1939-1943: Australia in the War of 1939-1945
Herington, John,
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 1.25 kg; XVIII, 734pp., last three blank, preface by author, list of illustrations, two appendices and index. Within the text there are 3 double-page & 3 full-page coloured maps, 9 full-page black and white maps, 20 text maps, 1 text graph & 2 text diagrams and 52 plates. This volume describes the part played by increasing numbers of Australians in the first four years of the air war in Europe and the Middle East. -- since of the Australians were so widely dispersed -- almost every RAF squadron contain some -- the author has outlined the story of the air war as a whole, assessing its achievements and examining the commanders' policies in the light of German and Italian as well as British documents. -- front fold over blurb. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Slight browning of the edges of the pages, offset tanning of front and rear free end pages,. Traces of foxing adjacent the spine visible at the title page! The original dust jacket is rubbed and chipped with numerous short tears, and the front fold over flap has a 1 inch tear at the top and a 3 inch tear at the bottom. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History; Military History -- World War II; Military History -- Aviation; Inventory No: 0224255. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0224255  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Aircraft of the RAAF 1921-71 -- Jubilee Edition
Pentland, Geoffrey & Malone, Peter,
Kookaburra Press, Melbourne, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 900 g; 147 pp., includes appendices, tables, index, black and white photographs, colour photographs, colour illustrations. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. The previous owner had protected the book with plastic and used sticky tape which has blamed on to the front and rear free end pages. There is also a gift inscription dated Christmas 1971 on the front free end page. This book is a complete record of every aircraft type used by the RAAF from its formation in 1921 until the present Day, produced with the full cooperation of the Royal Australian Air Force, this book contains over 300 superb photographs and illustrations, the vast majority of which have never been seen in print before. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; Military History -- Hardware; Inventory No: 0226354. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0226354  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Always Ready ; A History of RAAF East Sale
Lax, Mark Wing Commander & Layton, Andrew,
ISBN: 064637348X
RAAF Base - East Sale, East Sale, VIC, Australia, 1999. 2nd Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. 2nd Edition. (8), 196 pages, illustrated with black-and-white photography. Most of the chapters are written by Andrew Layton, the chapter on Maintenance Squadron East Sale was written by Flight Lieutenant Peter Hayward, The School Photography By Chief Petty Ofc Steven Given, The School of the Air Traffic Control By Flying Ofc Doug McLean, Base Squadron East Sale By Flying Ofc Robert Hayes, No. 32 Squadron By Flying Ofc Mark Diamond and the final chapter -- The Story Continues -- 1993 to 1999 by Wing Commander Keith Miller. The book includes an annex of officers commanding RAAF East Sale and index. There are a couple of handling marks to the rear panel, otherwise there is no damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; ISBN: 064637348X. ISBN/EAN: 9780646373485. Inventory No: 0236885. Very Good Condition
Price: $132.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0236885  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Battle Hymn
Hess, Dean E.,
Peter Davies, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XII, 13-264 pages, last page blank, list of illustrations. At the beginning of the text there is a double page map showing the journeys of the author. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography between page 128 and 129. Dark purple coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. There is self embossed illustration of a plane on the front book panel. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Flecking to the lower edge of the front dustwrapper panel, along the front spine gutter edge, lower edge of the backstrip and to the top right-hand corner of the backstrip. Rubbing to the book panels and browning and foxing to the text block edge. Light browning to the internal text. Photographic dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a 0.5 "tear to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The biography of the author who became a American fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean war. What makes the author different is that he was an ordained Minister before he became a fighter pilot and that during the Korean War saw that the war orphans of Seoul were at risk and so organised " Operation Kiddy Car ". This operation took hundreds of orphans from war-torn Seoul to an institution on Cheju Island. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Religion -- Christianity; Military History -- World War II; Biography -- Military; Military History -- Aviation. Inventory No: 0108660. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108660  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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History of Aviation
Taylor, John W. R. & Munson, Kenneth,
ISBN: 0706402413
Octopus, London, 1973. First Edition
 Dark Blue Vinyl Dark Blue Vinyl. Very Good Condition/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. First Edition. 2.5 kg; 512 pages, indexed. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, black-and-white photographs, and colour drawings and some diagrams. Essentially arranged chronologically. Bound in dark blue vinyl, with a gilt decoration at the lower right hand corner of the front panel and gilt title on the spine. The dustjacket has been mangled. It has tears at 3 of the 4 corners of the front panel, a large chunk missing from the bottom of the spine section, and short tears on the rear panel. Now protected. The dustjacket offers that the book has 1500 illustrations, and that the authors are editors and compilers of Jane's All the World's Aircraft." Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Automobiles & Vehicles; Military History -- Aviation; ISBN: 0706402413. ISBN/EAN: 9780706402414. Inventory No: 0234330. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234330  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Middle East 1940-1942 -- a Study in Air Power
Guedalla, Philip,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. indexed, with a glossary of aircraft types, double page end page maps, text illustrated with a frontispiece drawing of air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, various double page maps coloured in red and black, and sundry black-and-white line drawings. bumping of the corners of the hardcover binding, age toning of the page edges, couple of grubby marks on the surface of the binding, bookplate of the previous owner on the verso of the front free end page. There is a pencil notation on the 1st page with the owner's name and VX 251. (VX251 SENIOR CHAPLAIN R.F. STUART-BURNETT, HEADQUARTERS, 5TH DIVISION courtesy strain war memorial) Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 240 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; Inventory No: 0241292. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0241292  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Per Ardua; The Rise of British Air Power 1911-1939
Saunders, Hillary St George,
Oxford University Press, London, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. preface by author, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, maps, five appendices, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with four inserts of black-and-white pages of eight pages each. Eight pages of map and one double page map. Navy blue coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the book edges and bumping and rubbing to the book corners. A few marks to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning and faint foxing to the endpapers and light age toning and the occasional foxing spot to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down and gift inscription to the top left-hand corner of the free front end paper. Plain text dustwrapper with blue background with black and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. Small tears to the top dustwrapper edge with creasing. There is a small piece missing from the lower edge of the front dustwrapper panel and their is a piece missing from the lower left-hand corner of the backstrip edge measuring 0.75 "-- wide and 1.5 " long. Fading to the backstrip and Browning to the rear dustwrapper panel. Heavy rubbing and marking to the fold over creases and general where to the dustwrapper. The history of the British Air Force from 1911 to 1939. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 356 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- Aviation; Britain; Inventory No: 0108526. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108526  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Tales of a Helicopter Pilot
Kirkland, Richard C.,
ISBN: 1560989521
Smithsonian Institute Press , Washington and London, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. X, 174 pages, the last page blank, preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography throughout the text. 1/4 green coloured cloth covered backstrip with titles. 3/4 yellow coloured boards. Photographic dustwrapper with black, yellow and white titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. The author was a fighter pilot in World War II, but traded his fighter wings for the new invention by Igor Sikorsky -- the helicopter. This book tells of his missions during the Korean War, the Vietnam war, scrambling to save President Harry Truman after a "code red one " alert and of the use of helicopters by firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers. Minor rubbing to the corners. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; ISBN: 1560989521. ISBN/EAN: 9781560989523. Inventory No: 0109067. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109067  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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