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1 (Air Technical Service) PHYSIOLOGY OF FLIGHT: Human Factors in the Operation of Military Aircraft. AAF Manual No. 25-2. This manual replaces manual of the same title published in 1942 by Aero Medical Laboraory, Engineering Division, Air Technical Service Command, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Published by Authority of Headquarters, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D. C. (Cover title)
(Dayton, OH: Air Technical Service Command), 15 March 1945. 15 March 1945. Good 
(Dayton, OH: Air Technical Service Command), 15 March 1945.. 15 March 1945.. Good. - Small quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover with the contents stapled between printed gray cover sheets. Three holes are punched in the left margins of the cover sheets & contents. There are a few small stains to the cover sheets & their edges are darkened. The bottom corner of the front wrap is bumped & there is a short tear to its front edge with a very small area of the surface rubbed away There is a tear & crease to the inner edge of the rear cover sheet. iv & 94 pages with an errata sheet laid in. Black-and-white illustrations, diagrams & graphs. Good. 
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2 (Chief of the Air Corps) AIRCRAFT ENGINES. Technical Manual No. 1-405. War Department, Washington, November 4, 1940. Prepared under the direction of the Chief of the Air Corps
(Washington, DC: War Department, 1940). 1940). Very good 
(Washington, DC: War Department, 1940).. 1940).. Very good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled & bumped, & slightly faded along the spine. The initials "T.F.P.U., -- S.E.A.C.T.C." are handwritten on the front wrap. Approximately 60 pages plus index [page numbering is irregular]. Illustrated with black-and-white diagrams & photographic illustrations. The page corners are lightly creased. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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3 (Chief of the Air Corps) AIRPLANE INSPECTION GUIDE. Technical Manual No. 1-415. Prepared under the direction of the Chief of the Air Corps
Washington, DC: War Department, 1941. 1941. Fair 
Washington, DC: War Department, 1941.. 1941.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly dampstained with some creasing. The notation "T.F.P.U., - S.E.A.C.T.C." is handwritten in ink on the front wrap. 113 pages. The top corners of the pages are dampstained & their top edges are rippled. Good only. Dust jacket present. 
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4 (Chief of the Air Corps; director) AIRCRAFT INDUCTION, FUEL, AND OIL SYSTEMS. Technical Manual No. 1-407
Washington, DC: War Department, 1940. 1940. Very good 
Washington, DC: War Department, 1940.. 1940.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The spine & extremities are faded. There is a tiny stain to the top corner of the front wrap & there are handwritten initials along its top edge. 96 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings & diagrams with a folding temperature graph laid in. The top page corners are very slightly creased & there are tiny stains to the top corners of the first 2 leaves. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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5 (Chief of the Air Corps; director). AIRPLANE STRUCTURES. Technical Manual No. 1-410.
Washington, DC: War Department, 1940. 1940. Good 
Washington, DC: War Department, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled & the spine & extremities are faded. There are handwritten initials along the top of the front wrap. 132 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & diagrams. There is a small area of light dampstaining to the fore-edge & to the front edges of the pages in the rear three-quarters of the manual. There is also a small area of light dampstaining to the top edge with minor rippling to the top edges of the pages. Good. 
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6 (Civil Aeronautics Administration) FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEMENTARY FLIGHT MANEUVERS. U.S. Department of Commerce / Civil Aeronautics Administration / Civil Aeronautics Bulletin No. 32
Washington, DC: (Government Printing Office), 1943. 1943. Good 
Washington, DC: (Government Printing Office), 1943.. 1943.. Good. - sc Quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide], printed gray cover sheets bound with 3 brass studs. The edges of the cover sheets are faded with the top inner corners chipped. There is an owner's name & address stamp on the front cover sheet. Title, [iii] & 66 pages. The same owner's name & address stamp appears on the title page. Illustrated with black-and- white diagrams & cartoons. Good. 
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7 (Dwiggins, W.A.). Bordeaux, Henry GEORGES GUYNEMER: KNIGHT OF THE AIR. Translated from the French by Louise Morgan Sill. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1918. 1918. Very good Signed
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1918.. 1918.. Very good. - Octavo, pictorial teal boards titled in gilt and illustrated in blue on the front cover & the spine. A small three-paneled paper label is mounted between the title and the author's name on the spine. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled. 256 pages, illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait by Rudolph Ruzicka and 4 black & white plates by W.A. Dwiggins. A very good attractive copy.

First American edition. From the library of the World War One naval aviator Charles Frederic Beach, signed by him on the front endpaper.

Laid in at the front is a typed form letter signed by the founder of the Yale University Press, George Parmly Day, presenting the book to a classmate of Ensign Curtis Seaman Read, in his memory. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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[BALLOONING]: A LOT OF 4 BRIGHT HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS DEPICTING NINETEENTH CENTURY BALLOONING: "DESCENT NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PHIL., 1850"; "THE VAUXHALL BALLOON, PHIL., 1850"; "DESCENT NEAR EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA"; AND 'MR. COCKING'S PARACHUTE, PHIL., 1850", (FAR Gallery)
8 (FAR Gallery) [BALLOONING]: A LOT OF 4 BRIGHT HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS DEPICTING NINETEENTH CENTURY BALLOONING: "DESCENT NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PHIL., 1850"; "THE VAUXHALL BALLOON, PHIL., 1850"; "DESCENT NEAR EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA"; AND 'MR. COCKING'S PARACHUTE, PHIL., 1850"
New York: FAR Gallery, 1949. 1949. Fine 
New York: FAR Gallery, 1949.. 1949.. Fine. - sc 4 fine bright hand-colored lithographs depicting events in the history and birth of flight. Each of these beautiful prints is lithographed on 8 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide cardstock. There is a little minor smudging at the bottom of the lithograph depicting "The Vauxhall Balloon", else the prints are in fine condition.

The images respectively depict:

The "Descent near Philadelphia, Phil., 1850" of a single pink balloon topped with a red & yellow floral accent and horizontal red stripe. A yellow and blue flag and the American flag fly from either side of the yellow gondola wich carries a single person.

"The Vauxhall Balloon, Phil., 1850" depicts a single red & yellow striped balloon. Two flags fly from the sides of the purple ribboned gondola carrying 6 people.

The "Descent Near Easton, Pennsylvania" depicts a shredded dark & light blue balloon. The basket gondola, carries a single man who holds out his top hat. American flags fly from both sides of the gondola.

"Mr. Cocking's Parachute, Phil., 1850" depicts the Nasau balloon with Cocking's parachute attached at the bottom. A watercolorist and amateur scientist, Robert Cocking designed his parachute based on that of Garnerin's. The blue & yellow striped balloon, which ascended from London's Vauxhall Gardens in 1837, carries 2 passengers in its gondola. The yellow, red and blue inverted cone parachute, attached under the balloon's gondola, carried Cocking aloft in its own basket gondola. Cocking's experiment ended in tragedy. Releasing his parachute at a height of 5,000 feet, it failed due to a mechanical error and Cocking plummeted to his death.

A rare group of prints, examples of which are housed at the National Air and Space Museum. 
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9 (Guynemer, Georges). Bordeaux, Henry LE CHEVALIER DE L'AIR: VIE HEROIQUE DE GUYNEMER. Par Henry Bordeaux
Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie., 1918. 1918. Good 
Paris: Plon-Nourrit et Cie., 1918.. 1918.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed white wraps with pictorial decorations in light green and titled in gilt & green on the front cover & spine. The book is housed in a marbled folding tray case backed with a blue morocco spine with gilt lettering. The covers are slightly foxed with minor chips to the edges and to the head and tail of the spine. The corners of the case are slightly rubbed. 320 pages, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece. The pages are darkened. There is a previous owner's name on the title page. Good in a handsome case.

The 17th thousand, published the same year as the first edition. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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10 (Hamilton Standard Propellers) HYDROMATIC QUICK-FEATHERING PROPELLERS / PARTS CATALOG. No. 143. (Cover title)
East Hartford, CT: Hamilton Standard Propellers, (1944). (1944). Very good 
East Hartford, CT: Hamilton Standard Propellers, (1944).. (1944).. Very good. - sc Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide]. The contents are bound between dark green stiff paper cover sheets with a metal ring binder. The cover sheets are slightly rubbed & bumped. 111 pages. There is an owner's address stamp on the front endpaper. Numerous black-and-white illustrations & tables. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 (United States Air Force) AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION FOR THE GROUND OBSERVER. A. F. Manual 355-10
Department of the Air Force, April 1955. April 1955. Very good 
Department of the Air Force, April 1955.. April 1955.. Very good. - Oblong octavo, soft cover bound in printed stiff paper black wraps bound with 2 metal studs & with an image of an aircraft in silver & black on the front wrap. There is staining to the front wrap & its front edge is lightly creased. [iv] & 172 pages. 4 pages of color illustrations & illustrations in black & white. The contents are very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (War Department) AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. War Department / Technical Manual / Restricted TM 1-406. April 16, 1942. (Cover title)
(Washington, DC: War Department, 1942). 1942). Good 
(Washington, DC: War Department, 1942).. 1942).. Good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped. The front wrap is soiled with an owner's ink initials in the top corner. Approximately 108 pages plus index [page numbering is irregular]. Illustrated with black- and-white diagrams & photographic illustrations. The top sections of the pages are rippled. The first page is torn at the staples & its top edge is lightly stained. Good. 
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13 (Wright Aeronautical Corporation) OVERHAUL MANUAL FOR THE WRIGHT CYCLONE 14 AIRCRAFT ENGINES: Models C14A and C14B
Paterson, NJ: Wright Aeronautical Corporation, 1941. 1941. Good 
Paterson, NJ: Wright Aeronautical Corporation, 1941.. 1941.. Good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], limp brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed with some white staining to the front cover & a small white stain to the rear cover. xviii pages plus separately numbered sections, 7 diagrams including 6 folding, blanks for notes & a 17-page index. There are some small stains to the rear endpaper & a small area of its surface is rubbed away. The bottom corners of the first few leaves are creased. Black-and-white illustrations and diagrams. Good.

Second printing. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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14 Alexander, William; and Allan, W. J. D THE OBSERVER'S BOOK ON MAPS, CHARTS AND PROJECTIONS
Brooklyn, NY: Chemical Publishing Co, Inc., 1941. 1941. Good 
Brooklyn, NY: Chemical Publishing Co, Inc., 1941.. 1941.. Good. - Small squarish octavo [6-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide], teal cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are very lightly bumped with some very light spotting to the front cover. The dust jacket is darkened, soiled & chipped with pieces out of the head of the jacket spine & the rear panel & a tear to the top edge of the front panel. There is a crease to the top edge of each flap. 91 pages. There is occasional light soiling & the page edges are slightly darkened. Illustrated with black-and-white diagrams. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

From the library of geographer Vincent F. Kotschar with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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15 Baals, Donald D.; Corliss, William R WIND TUNNELS OF NASA
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981. 1981. Fine 
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981.. 1981.. Fine. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], tan cloth titled in white with a vignette of a wind tunnel on the front cover. The binding is bumped with the extremities rubbed. [viii] & 154 pages. Photographic illustrations & diagrams in color & black & white. The contents are fine.

NASA Publication SP-440. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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16 Bavousett, Glenn B COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II. Two Volumes in One
New York: Bonanza Books, (1989). (1989). 051768019X / 9780517680193 Very good 
New York: Bonanza Books, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Small oblong quarto [8-3/4 inches high by 11-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There are a few small stains to the covers & the rear cover is rubbed. There is a light stain to the front panel of the dust jacket. iv, [i] & 79 pages plus a large section of full-page color illustrations after paintings by Tony Weddel. Very good.

Reprint edition. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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17 Bryan, C. D. B THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1988). (1988). 0810913801 / 9780810913806 Fine 
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1988).. (1988).. Fine. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], black cloth titled in silver on the front cover & spine in a dust wrapper. The rear cover & the dust wrapper are lightly rubbed. 498 pages printed in 2 columns. Profuse illustrations in color and black & white. There is a minor tear to the paper along the front hinge. Near fine.

Second edition. Revised and updated. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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18 Burge, C. G.; compiler and editor ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF AVIATION Compiled and Edited by Squadron-Leader C. G. Burge
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., [circa 1930s]. [circa 1930s]. Good 
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., [circa 1930s].. [circa 1930s].. Good. - Large square octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The spine & extremities are faded. The binding is bumped & lightly soiled with a few small stains. 641 & [1] pages. 1 color plate & many black-and-white illustrations & diagrams. There are some pencil notes on the front pastedown. The verso of the color plate is foxed. Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Dixon, Charles PARACHUTING
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [circa 1930s]. [circa 1930s]. Very good 
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [circa 1930s].. [circa 1930s].. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed. viii & 226 pages. The front panel of the dust jacket is mounted on the front endpaper. There is scattered light foxing. Many black- and-white photographic illustrations. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II ACE FIGHTER PILOT JAMES W. EMPEY., Empey, James W. (1924-2013). World War II ace fighter pilot at 20 years old.
20 Empey, James W. (1924-2013). World War II ace fighter pilot at 20 years old. FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY WORLD WAR II ACE FIGHTER PILOT JAMES W. EMPEY.
Phoenix, AZ: September 3, 1991. 1991. Fine Signed
Phoenix, AZ: September 3, 1991.. 1991.. Fine. - A white 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope is illustrated with an image of a bombed battleship & a rescue boat at Pearl Harbor titled "Commemorating World War II / 1941: A World at War" with an Atlantic Charter postage stamp. Signed "Lt/Col James W. Empey" on the address panel. Fine

World War II fighter pilot James W. Empey [1924-2013] became an ace at the young age of 20 when he shot down five German aircraft within a month in 1944. After the war he returned to the United States and became a training instructor. He subsequently attended the Air Force's experimental test pilot school and in 1962 was sent to Oklahoma State University to earn a degree in aeronautical engineering. He volunteered to go to Vietnam and flew missions throughout that war, retiring from the Air Force in 1972 as lieutenant colonel. During his years of service he was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and a total of 27 Air Medals. He was also inducted into the Commemorative Air Force American Combat Airman Hall of Fame in 2009. 
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