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    • WILLIAM EARL, BOURNEMOUTH, [1945]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette, illustrations and maps in the text, and endpaper maps coloured in outline; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in darker blue, backstrip sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy. Following service in the RAF, the author flew in Africa for Wilson Airways and East African Airways. SCARCE. Read more
    • HUTCHINSON, [1937]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Fourth Impression, with frontispiece and plates; handsomely bound in full dark blue crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with propellor motif, gilt top, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Covers several landmarks in the development of aviation. SIGNED COPIES ARE VERY SCARCE INDEED. Read more
    • MCGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK NY, [1941]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Sixth Impression, with frontispiece; handsomely bound in full dark blue crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with propellor motif, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Read more
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    • FOULIS, [1964]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. The author flew in Blenheims, Venturas and Mosquitoes. Enser, p.65; Falconer, p.57. Read more
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    • ARNO PRESS, NEW YORK NY, 1980
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. Anniversary reissue of the original edition of 1958. Read more
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], N.D.
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, upper board lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. The author makes use of the Wade system of romanisation with tone marking. EXTREMELY SCARCE. Read more
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    • TEMPLE PRESS, 1936
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 17 numbers in one vol. roy. 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs and illustrations throughout; strongly bound in blue cloth, gilt back, two small tears in backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. BOUND VOLUMES FROM THIS PERIOD ARE SCARCE. Read more
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    • HMSO, 1940
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations throughout, chapters with thumb-tabs, neat contemporary signature on front cover, a few wartime anntations; original blue boards printed in black, backstrip rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. Publication code: A.P. 1795. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • RAF CEYLON WELFARE, COLOMBO, 1943
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 6 numbers in one vol., 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs, illustrations, cartoons and advertisements throughout; publisher's branded board binder, grey cloth back lettered in black, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, boards mildly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.. Read more
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    • PUTNAM, NEW YORK NY, [1930]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Tenth Impression, with portrait frontispiece, plates and endpaper maps on blue stock; blue cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, gilt back, blue top, a near fine copy. First published in 1928. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
    • HUTCHINSON, [1934]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates and an illustrations in the text; handsomely bound in full dark green crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with propellor motif, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Read more
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    • PIMA PAISANO, RESERVE NM, [1990]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; pale blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Includes details of production, deployment and bibliography. Read more
    • WHITCOMB & TOMBS, MELBOURNE, [1944]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and photographs in the text, page-edges tanning lightly; pictorial boards, passe-partout backstrip, a very good, bright,clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. SCARCE. Read more
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    • DUELL SLOAN & PEARCE, NEW YORK NY, [1945]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; black cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy. Covers Task Force 58 in the concluding phase of the First Battle of the Philippines, particularly Air Group 16 from USS LEXINGTON. SCARCE. Enser, p.154. Read more
    • CHATTO & WINDUS, 1918
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present); handsomely bound in full burgundy crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with propellor motif, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, printed cloth from original upper board and backstrip mounted on new and separate leaves at front, a most atractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Kipling's letter does not appear in the US edition where it is replaced with a Preface by Theodore... Read more
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    • BEECHWOOD PRESS, NEW YORK NY, [1944]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and plates; red cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, backstrip sunned (but all gilt wholly legible), a very good, bright,clean copy. VERY SCARCE. Read more
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    • AIRLIFE, [SHREWSBURY], [1993]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition, with coloured plates and very numerous illustrations in monochrome throughout; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With the errata slip mounted facing Contents. Includes a wide-ranging collection of Worsley's wartime work, with a section devoted to the creation of 'Albert RN', the escape-prop dummy which forms the basis of Lewis Gilbert's well-known feature film of the same name (1953) starring Jack Warner, Anthony Steel and Anton Diffring. Read more
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    • ROBERT HALE, [1974-76]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition; burgundy cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper. The set comprises The Bastard King (1974), The Lion of Justice (1975), The Passionate Enemies (1976). A bright set of one of Plaidy's most elusive series. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE VERY SCARCE. Read more
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], [2006]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome photographs, illustrations and maps throughout; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Read more
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    • AERO PUBLISHERS, FALLBROOK CA, [1971]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations throughout; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Read more
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