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  1. Air of Glory.
    First edition, first impression. Quite scarce in nice condition. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 111742

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  2. Drama in Malta.
    First edition. Uncommon, OCLC offering just 6 locations including one record which seems to relate to a variant issue published by Gale & Polden in Aldershot. "Weldon's account of his service in Malta, 1939-1943, based on notes made at the time, printed by Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine, [1945]"... Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 112767

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  3. An Air Fighter s Scrap-Book.
    First edition. This copy splendidly inscribed by Jones on the title page, "The author hopes you do not want your money back, Ira Jones. West Drayton August 1939. Wait for Hitler's orders", and signed "Taffy" beneath the portrait. Ownership inscription of Air Vice-Marshal Sir William Tyrrell dated in the year of publication... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 105783

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  4. Air Power and Colonial Control: The Royal Air Force 1919-1939.
    First and only edition. An important study of the application and development of aerial Imperial Policing in Iraq in the 20s and its expansion to other theatres. Extremely uncommon. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111975

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  5. The Mint.
    Second US edition, number 921 of 1,000 copies; issued simultaneously with the first UK edition, and preceded only by the 1936 edition of 50 copies, intended to establish copyright while preventing circulation: only ten of these were offered for sale, at the prohibitive price of $500,000. "One of Lawrence's avowed purposes... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109015

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  6. The Mint.
    First UK edition, limited issue. One of 2,000 copies printed, this copy out of series and signed "Presentation" on the limitation page. This edition was preceded by the 1936 US edition, intended purely to establish copyright with only 50 copies printed and ten of these offered for sale, at the prohibitive price of 500,000.br"One... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 109014

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  7. No. 27 Squadron in India and on the North-west Frontier - Miranshah, Karachi, Risalpur, &c.
    An unusual, and highly interesting album of high-quality photographs documenting the services of 27 Squadron RAF on North-west Frontier during the last years of the 1920s. The album contains numerous sharp and well-composed air-to-air images of the unit's Airco DH-9As and Westland Wapitiis over the spectacular frontier scenery... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105521

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  8. Commemorative letterpress scroll for Second Lieutenant Hugh Pater, West Yorkshire Regiment and RFC.
    A very poignant memento from the Great War: the assemblage is accompanied by an autograph letter signed from Pater to his mother, written on the day of his death: "My dear Mother, I had my first "crash" on Monday ["today" scored through] in an R.E.8 smashing the propeller and taking a wheel off the undercarriage, so I shall... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 106445

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  9. Do You Want To Fly?
    First edition, first printing, with the scarce jacket. A practical handbook for amateur pilots, by the "modern Marco Polo". Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 105042

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  10. Flying and Soldiering.
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "J. R. Whitehead with the kind regards of the author, R. R. Money, Base Hospital, Beverley, 9.4.40". Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104596

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  11. Night Flight.

    Night Flight.

    London: 1932

    First English edition, first impression in second state binding. Saint-Exup Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 103377

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  12. Going Solo.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Stephen & Rhona, Happy Christmas, Roald Dahl, 1986". Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 101866

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  13. Spifire Pilot.
    First edition, fourth impression; originally published in June 1942. With an autograph letter signed from the author to "Thompson", thanking him for his letter and apologising for his slowness in replying as he has "been away", saying that he will "certainly come to Wigton on January 9 - the only difficulty being transport,... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 99891

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  14. Originalaufnahmen von der Sdamerika-Fahrt des Luftschiffes LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin vom 18. Mai bis 6. Juni 1930.
    First edition, and only edition. Uncommon, just one copy recorded on OCLC, ETH-Bibliothek, Zurich. Superb pictorial record of the Europe-Pan American demonstration flight, Friedrichshafen - Seville - Brazil - Lakehurst, NJ - Seville - Friedrichshafen. A regularly scheduled commercial passenger, mail, and freight service... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 100819

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  15. Falcons of France.
    First edition, first printing, a superb copy of this novel of life in the Lafayette Flying Corps. Charles Nordhoff (1887-1947) served in the famous Lafayette Escadrille during the Great War, a unit composed largely of American volunteer pilots. James Norman Hall (1887-1951) served in the British army during World war I and... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 99582

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  16. Sagittarius Rising.
    First edition, first impression of one of the classics of Great War literature, widely considered as the finest flying memoir of the war. "At seventeen, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and equipped with a precocious intelligence, Lewis lied about his age to join the Royal Flying Corps. He celebrated his eighteenth birthday... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 99789

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  17. Winged Sentries - Sentinelles de l'air.
    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Johnny Johnson from Johnny Gordon." From the library of James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson (1915 Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 91431

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  18. Readiness at Dawn.
    First edition, first impression. Based on the author's experiences in the RAF. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 95293

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  19. Tumult in the Clouds.
    Presentation copy inscribed by the author on half-title to Percy "Laddie" Lucas: "To Laddie Lucas, whom I am grateful and deeply privileged to be able to call my friend. With many thanks! Always, James Goodson, London, April 13, 1988." From the library of James Edgar [Johnnie] Johnson (1915 Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 90826

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  20. Night Flight.
    First Black Sun Press edition, preceded by the UK edition of the same translation published by Desmond Harmsworth in the same year. From the library of American author and screenwriter John B. Sanford and with his ownership blind stamp on the initial blank. Night Flight was awarded the Prix Femina in 1931 and was selected... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 89851

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