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A Biggles Omnibus – Biggles Learns to Fly & Biggles Flies East & Biggles in the Orient
Johns, Captain W. E.,
ISBN: 0091818893
Cresset Editions / Random House, London, 1994. reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. reprint. second-hand copy, there is no damage to the dust jacket, and there is no damage to the book apart from the inevitable slight age tanning of the edges of the pages. Three thrilling Biggles escapades in one bumper volume from the master of air adventure – front fold over the blurb this is the first Omnibus edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 624 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: fiction; Aviation. ISBN: 0091818893. ISBN/EAN: 9780091818890. Inventory No: 0276626. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Adversity in Success; Extracts from Air Vice Marshal Hewitt's Diaries 1939-1948
Hewitt, Air Vice Marshal J. E.,
ISBN: 0959462201
Langate Publishing, Melbourne, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Signed by Author. XIII, 330pp., preface by author, abbreviations, appendix and on the rear paste down is a pocket and in that pocket is a errata sheet, index and map of Australia and its environs. Within the text there are contemporary black and white photographs. Tan coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Very minor scuffing to the book corners and to the extreme edges of the head and heel of spine. Marks to the cloth on the front panel on the lower half of the cover. Browning to the paper edges and on the bottom paper edge there is a stain which does not impinge upon the internal pages. Some handling marks internally. The errata script is missing from the pocket on the rear pace down. Extracts from the author's diary covering the years 1939 -- 48 and the war waged in the Pacific region. This book is one of a limited edition of 3000, being signed and numbered, this book No. 209. Signed by the author. A Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Aviation; Military History -- World War II; Asia; Diaries. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0959462201. ISBN/EAN: 9780959462203. Inventory No: 0101710. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101710  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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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 9¾" - 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 Legislation Examination Guide for Student, Private and Commercial Pilots
Not Stated,
Department of Civil Aviation, Tasmania, 1967. Reprint
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Blue coloured card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel. "This publication is designed to provide a pilot with an outline of the knowledge necessary to successful completion of examinations in air legislation which must be passed for the grant of pilot licences..." -- from page 1. Creasing to the book corners with sunning of the book panels. Results of insect activity can be seen to be far left-hand edge of the front panel and right-hand side of the rear panel. Age toning with scattered foxing to the text block edges and pages. Revised Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 29, [3 – four private notes] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Manual; Australia; Reference. Inventory No: 0119575. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Air Power at Sea 1939-45
Winton, John,
ISBN: 0283983132
Book Club Associates (BCA), London, 1976. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Book Club Edition. Map illustrated end pages, both different, the front end pages show a map of Europe and northern Africa and the rear end page shows Pacific Islands, Australia and south-east Asia. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white historic photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper white and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Air Power at Sea highlights the part aircraft played in all great actions of the war (World War II): in the long and bitter struggle against the Atlantic U-boats, in the daring night attack on Italian battle fleet at Taranto, the pursuit and destruction of the Bismarck, the blood and sacrifices of Norway, Crete and Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor, the fate of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, the defence of Malta, the life-and-death of the Tripitz, the crucial battles of the Coal Sea and Midway, and in the great Allied advanced across the remote islands of the Pacific." – from front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges a very slight cock of the spine. Bumping to the lower book corners – the underlying board is visible. Light browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Remnants of a sticker to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and to the back strip edges. Rubbing to all edges of the dustwrapper and a little to the panels. Fading along the fold over edges and to the back strip. Browning to the verso. Numerous closed tears to the top dustwrapper edge. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [3], 4 - 185, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Aviation; WW II; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0283983132. ISBN/EAN: 9780283983139. Inventory No: 0126435. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0126435  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Air Surgeon
Slaughter, Frank G.,
Arrow Books, London, 1959. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Colour illustrated paperback binding with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and red and black coloured titles to the back strip. Photograph of author to the rear panel. Set during the buildup to America preparing for World War II, it is the story of two brothers, one feckless the other sensible and grounded, who, has just married the love of his life and it appears that he has to, yet again, extricate his brother from an ill-conceived idea ... Creasing to the book corners and there is a large triangular crease to the top right hand corner of the front panel. Some reading creases to the back strip and there is sunning and rubbing to the rear panel. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages and the text block edges shows scattered foxing. Scattered foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 256 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1950s; Aviation. Inventory No: 0122975. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Aircraft (Modern military series)
Chant, Christopher,
ISBN: 0706404270
Octopus Books, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The exciting history of the rise of military aircraft from the first days of observation balloons and the pioneer warplanes of 1914-18 to the hyper-sophisticated, multi-role machines that dominate the battlefields of the 1970s. The book is illustrated throughout with original colour artwork, diagrams, maps and contemporary photographs. – dust jacket blurb. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 144 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Air warfare--History; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0706404270. ISBN/EAN: 9780706404272. Inventory No: 0256893. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Airline Detective; The Fight against International Air Crime
Fish, Donald,
Collins, London, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. foreword by Ian Fleming and list of illustrations. Black and white photographs in the text. Gray coloured boards with the red titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The inside story of smuggling via, the then relatively new transport mode of aeroplanes, as seen by and fought against by the author and his fellow workers. Softening and fading to the backstrip and rubbing it to the lower book edges. Browning to the textblock edges and some dust marks to the top edge. The first insert of black-and-white photographs, on page 64, is in terrible shape. It has been torn in two and the resultant sections have been put together by a previous owner with tape. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. There is a 0.75 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the dustwrapper, with associated creasing. The dustwrapper is rubbed and that the panel shows browning. This book is an ex-library copy (Police Library) and has all the faults of the same. Library stamps to the endpapers and throughout the text. Due Date and pocket inserts are affixed to the rear endpaper. The dustwrapper has library markings to the lower edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (10), 11-224 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Aviation. Inventory No: 0112721. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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America in the air war; The Epic of Flight
Jablonski, Edward; Editors of Time-life Books,
ISBN: 0809433419
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 176 pages, illustrated end pages, text illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, and with colour drawings. Indexed. There is pasted to the front textured blind stamped imitation leather cover a detail from the double page end page illustration. a clean copy with no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0809433419. ISBN/EAN: 9780809433414. Inventory No: 0241389. 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: 0241389  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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American Warplanes In Action
Veale, Sydney E.,
The Pilot Press, London, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations and a list of aeroplanes of the United States Army and Air Forces, listed by type stop the text is illustrated with copious black and white photography. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured illustration to the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and blue coloured titles to the front panel. "U. S. Air Power, now making itself felt over Germany and Occupied Europe, as well as in North Africa and the Far East is here analysed in considerable detail by the author of "Warfare in the Air". The book contains many fine action photos of Flying fortresses, Liberators and other machines." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges with rubbing to the book corners. A few marks to the cloth of the board's. Browning of the endpapers but only like age toning of the pages. Gift inscription to the free front end paper. Some dog earing of the lower right-hand corner of the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges and there is a piece missing from the top left-hand corner of the front panel. Creasing and rubbing to the dustwrapper edges with rubbing and marking of the panels. Small hole to the backstrip and there are other small punctures of the front panel, backstrip and rear panel. Short tears. Also present to the dustwrapper edges. Browning to the verso with some staining. A 2" tear to the lower front fold over crease. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [4], 5-7, [1] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0117771. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Among the Heroes; United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back
Longman, Jere,
ISBN: 0743230981
Simon & Schuster, London, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. acknowledgements, preface by author, sources and index. Between pages 128 and 129 there are 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. The events of September 11, 2001 have etched themselves on the minds the world. On that day, four planes were hijacked in America, two were plunged into the World Trade Centre in New York, one on to the Pentagon, and, United Flight 93 was likewise planned to be used in a similar attack on another chosen target. But, in this instance, the passengers decided to take back control of the plane and to stop the death and destruction that had been planned – even at the cost of their own lives. This is their story. Rubbing of the back strip corners and book corners. Light tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XIV, [3], 2 - 288 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Terrorism; United States; Modern; Aviation. ISBN: 0743230981. ISBN/EAN: 9780743230988. Inventory No: 0127659. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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ARCHITECT OF AIR POWER. The Life of the First Viscount Weir of Eastwood 1877-1959
Reader, W. J.,
Collins, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 351pp., frontispiece, black and white plates, Appendices, bibliography, index. A biography based on Weir's private papers. Weir was one of the founders of the R.A.F.. The spine is cocked, minor foxing on front and rear end papers, and on the top edge of the book, the dust wrapper has chipping, especially at the head of the spine and the foldover corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military History -- World War II; Military History -- World War I; Inventory No: 0204128. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Architects of Air Power; The Epic of Flight
Nevin, David; Editors of Time-life Books,
ISBN: 080943279X
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 176 pages, illustrated end pages, text illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, and with colour drawings. Indexed. There is pasted to the front textured blind stamped imitation leather cover a detail from the double page end page illustration. a clean copy with no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 080943279X. ISBN/EAN: 9780809432790. Inventory No: 0241392. 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: 0241392  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Assult from the Sky; A History of Airborne Warfare
Weeks, John,
ISBN: 0729600084
Books for Pleasure , Dee Why West, New South Wales, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 192 pp., introduction by author, glossary, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Pale grey coloured endpapers. Black and white photographic half title page and title page, showing military parachutists. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white and coloured photographs, maps and coloured illustrations. Dark red coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Corners of the book are slightly bumped but the head and heel of spine are quite heavily bumped. Dust marks to the top book edge and to the top paper edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a montage of different aspects of air warfare, with maroon coloured background, with white writing on the front panel and spine. Corners of the dust wrapper are slightly chipped, and there is one tear on the top dust wrapper front panel. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and faded, and the bottom edge is likewise. This book is the history of airborne warfare -- a phenomenon of the 20th century. it includes the generals, planners and parachutists, the aircraft, gliders, weapons and helicopters, which have made airborne warfare so successful. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military History -- Hardware ; ISBN: 0729600084. ISBN/EAN: 9780729600088. Inventory No: 0101308. 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. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101308  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Aviators (Southern Cross Series)
Barnaby, Jane -- Editor,
ISBN: 0304299510
Cassell Australia, Melbourne, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Andre Sollier. First Edition. acknowledgements. Dark red coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white illustrations (some pages are full colour illustrations] by Andre Sollier. Illustrated laminated front board, again by Andre Sollier, with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the spine. Early Australian aviators as told for children. Part of the "Southern Cross" series. Minor rubbing to the book corners and to the edges of the spine. There are a few marks to the front board and there is rubbing of the black board. Some dust marks to the top paper edge. On the verso of the free front endpaper there is slight discolouration. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], 7 - 108, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Andre Sollier. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers ; History. ISBN: 0304299510. ISBN/EAN: 9780304299515. Inventory No: 0102223. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102223  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australians in the Air
Copley, Greg,
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 1.640 kg.; XIII, 289 pp., acknowledgements, preface, foreword by Sir Norman Brealey, list of colour illustrations, selected sources and index. Orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white and colour photography, black-and-white and colour illustrations, facsimiles of documents and the occasional black-and-white line drawing. Maroon coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a bi - plane over a landscape, with white and black titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. There is slight rubbing at the heel of the spine, otherwise there is no damage to describe. This book presents Australian aviation from its beginnings to now (to the time of book's publication). The author has used the story of many Australian aviators, both famous and obscure, in a linked fashion to give a clear picture of the development of Australian aviation. "As a book for the general reader it is full of drama, humour, historical information and human interest.". -- from the front fold over panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aviation; Australia; Inventory No: 0234844. 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: $22.00 (AUD)
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Australians in the Air
Copley, Greg,
ISBN: 0727001396
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 1.640 kg.; XIII, 289 pp., acknowledgements, preface, foreword by Sir Norman Brealey, list of colour illustrations, selected sources and index. Orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white and colour photography, black-and-white and colour illustrations, facsimiles of documents and the occasional black-and-white line drawing. Maroon coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a bi - plane over a landscape, with white and black titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dustwrapper corners and there is a piece missing from the lower dustwrapper corner on the rear panel. There is 1" closed tear back top spine gutter edge with an associated fold that runs 3" along the back panel. Fading to the backstrip. A1 .25 " to the top left-hand corner of the rear fold over crease. This book presents Australian aviation from its beginnings to now (to the time of book's publication). The author has used the story of many Australian aviators, both famous and obscure, in a linked fashion to give a clear picture of the development of Australian aviation. "As a book for the general reader it is full of drama, humour, historical information and human interest.". -- from the front fold over panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aviation; ISBN: 0727001396. ISBN/EAN: 9780727001399. Inventory No: 0100219. 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. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100219  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Aviation in South Africa
Various Authors,
ISBN: 0710604238
Jane's, London, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover (Photographic Boards) Hardcover (Photographic Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Herman Potgieter - Photographer. First Edition. Introduction by John Pocock, aviation photography and index. The text is illustrated with colour photography of various South African aeroplanes, helicopters etc., taken by Herman Potgieter. Photographic boards with blue coloured titles to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and silver coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with white and orange coloured titles to the front panel and yellow and white coloured titles to the back strip. A photographic survey of aircraft of all types, shapes and sizes that were plying their trade in the 1980s in South Africa. Rubbing of the back strip corners and to the book corners. Some age toning of the text block edges and of the end pages. Some creasing of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing of the edges and panels. Sunning to the panels with fading to the back strip. Size: Square Quarto. [9], 10 - 160 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Herman Potgieter - Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; South Africa; 1980s; Photography. ISBN: 0710604238. ISBN/EAN: 9780710604231. Inventory No: 0125056. 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. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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B-1B Bomber (Combat Aircraft Series)
Peacock, Lindsay,
ISBN: 0850457505
Osprey Pub Co, London, 1987. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. 48 pages including 8 full colour artwork pages, plus photographs and over 30 black-and-white photographs and comprehensive data tables. 2nd hand copy no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 48 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Transportation; Aviation; Aviation. ISBN: 0850457505. ISBN/EAN: 9780850457506. Inventory No: 0263905. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
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Bandits Above
Bennet, W.R.,
Horwitz Publications, Melbourne, 1965. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Ordinary/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 130 pages. Illustrated front cover, showing 2 fighter planes and the German U-boat, against a white background with black, yellow and blue writing on the front panel and black and blue on the spine. The book is rubbed, faded and the white of the background has become yellowed and dull. Rubbing and creasing to all corners of the book and to the head and to the heel of the spine. There is a crease running the spine length and the lower lefthand corner of the front panel, the spine gutter, has a very small split. The covers of the book all show show handling marks. Browning and foxing to the paper edges and to the endpapers. Internal pages showed tanning and the occasional foxing spot. A pulp fiction novel set during World War II about Australian Fighter Pilots and a German U-boat. Part of the Horwitz Publications Series -- this being number 19. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aviation; Fiction -- Vintage ; Pulp Fiction; Australia; Military History -- World War II. Inventory No: 0103514. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Ordinary
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Barnstormers & Speed Kings -- a Volume in the Epic of Flight Series
O'Neill, Paul,
ISBN: 0809432773
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.1 kg; 176 pages, indexed, with bibliography. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and monotone photography, as well as colour reproductions of posters, and art work. There are a couple of spots of foxing on the index pages, and a hint of rubbing at the lower front corner. The blind stamped front board has a pasted in reproduction of a detail from the painting on the front end pages. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Transport -- Aircraft; ISBN: 0809432773. ISBN/EAN: 9780809432776. Inventory No: 0219830. 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)
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Barnstormers & Speed Kings; The Epic of Flight
O'Neil, Paul; Editors of Time-life Books,
ISBN: 0809432757
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 176 pages, illustrated end pages, text illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, and with colour drawings. Indexed. There is pasted to the front textured blind stamped imitation leather cover a detail from the double page end page illustration. a clean copy with no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0809432757. ISBN/EAN: 9780809432752. Inventory No: 0241390. 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: 0241390  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Battle Zone: Fighters of the NATO Allies
Richardson, Doug,
ISBN: 0600564363
Hamlyn, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 80 pages. Pictorial boards, illustrated with photographs and coloured drawings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Aviation; ISBN: 0600564363. ISBN/EAN: 9780600564362. Inventory No: 0207999. Good
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Before Lift-off : The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew Cooper, Henry S. F., Jr.
Cooper, Henry S. F. Jr.,
ISBN: 0801835240
the John Hopkins University press, Baltimore & London, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Page edges browned with age, previous owner's name and signature on the front end paper, previous owner has covered the book with clear adhesive plastic, no damage as a result. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, indexed. The author obtained unprecedented permission from NASA, to follow the 41-G crew from its formation through the completion of its mission, orbiting Earth on the space shuttle mission in October 1984. He was even given access to the heart of the training program: the crew's sessions in the shuttle mission simulators– Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Space Exploration; 1980s; Aviation. ISBN: 0801835240. ISBN/EAN: 9780801835247. Inventory No: 0277945. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Biggles Breaks the Silence: An Adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth, of the Special Air Police, and His Comrades of the Service
Johns, Captain W. E.,
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1955. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Leslie Stead. Reprint. list of illustrations. The text is illustrated with eight halftone illustrations by Leslie Stead. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration on the front panel and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This Biggles story is based on a true mystery of the sea -- the fate of the " Starry Crown ". Biggles and his comrades go adventuring in the Antarctica. The book is showing age and wear. Softening to the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Fading and marks to the back strip with some rubbing of the book panels. Light browning to the text block edges and aged honing of the pages. Foxing to the text block edges and further the first few and last few pages of the book. Gift inscription to the top edge of the free front endpaper and previous bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower edge of the same page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 191, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Leslie Stead. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; illustrated; Aviation. Inventory No: 0122017. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Biggles, Pioneer Air Fighter
Johns, Captain W. E.,
Dean and Son Ltd., London, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. About Pioneer Air Combat by Captain W. E. Johns, How Biggles was 'Born' and a glossary of terms used in this book. Red coloured boards with black coloured titles and small decoration to the back strip. Biggles and the First World War, and the beginning of aerial fighting. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and bumping of the lower corners. Browning of the text block edges and of the pages. Offset tanning to the endpapers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. A few small closed tears to the dustwrapper edges along with associated creasing. There is an erosion mark to the back strip with rubbing of the panels. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], V - XVII, [1], 19 - up 184 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; WW I; Aviation. Inventory No: 0122160. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Biggles: Pioneer Air Fighter
Johns, Captain W. E.,
Dean and Son Ltd., London, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. About Pioneer Air Combat by Captain W. E. Johns, How Biggles was 'Born' and a glossary of terms used in this book. Colour illustrated boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Biggles and the First World War, and the beginning of aerial fighting. Softening of the back strip edges with bumping of the book corners. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with fading to the back strip and patchy fading of the rear panel. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages with some browning of the and pages. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end page. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], V - XVII, [1], 19 - 184 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; WW I; Aviation. Inventory No: 0123351. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Boeing B-17, B-29 and Lancaster (Legends of the Air No. 2)
Wilson, Stewart,
ISBN: 187567117X
Aerospace Publications, Fyshwick, ACT, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, reproductions of documents, black and white and coloured illustrations and the very occasional coloured photograph. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel and back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A look at the American bombing planes of World War II – Boeing B-17 and B-29 and the English work horse: – the Lancaster. Softening of the back strip edges and of the book corners. Multiple stains and fading of the book panels – please see photograph. Age toning of the text block edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [8], 9 - 189, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 187567117X. ISBN/EAN: 9781875671175. Inventory No: 0123653. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Bombers of World Wars I and II
Crosby, Francis,
ISBN: 1844762076
Southwater, London, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white & colour photography. First Edition. An illustrated A-Z catalogue of bombers, from the early attacks of 1914 through to the Blitz, the Dambusters and the atomic bomb raids. There are over 300 identification photographs and detailed specification boxes are featured for every aircraft listed. These contain up-to-date information, including country of origin, first flight, power, armaments, size, weights and performance. – From the fold over flaps Full number line. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 128 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white & colour photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 1844762076. ISBN/EAN: 9781844762071. Inventory No: 0280472. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Box Kits and Beyond
Roberts, E. G,
ISBN: 0725601787
Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by Air-Marshal Sir Richard Williams,K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., R.A.A.F. [ret], list of illustrations and index. Text is illustrated by black and white photographs and illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt titles on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a very early aeroplane, against a white background with black writing on the front panel and spine. The author was one of the first sixteen men to learn to fly in Australia. He is now in his 80s and still flying. This is his story. Corners of the book are slightly rubbed as are the head and heel of spine. Faint foxing to the top paper edge and browning to the rest. Chipping to the corners, and to the top right-hand corner of the front panel there is a split along the fold over crease measuring 1.25 ". Dustwrapper is very grubby and faded, the top right-hand corner of the front panel being particularly affected. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 186 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Aviation; Australia; Aviation. ISBN: 0725601787. ISBN/EAN: 9780725601782. Inventory No: 0101795. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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