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Biography of Barnes Wallis who has been at the forefront of progress in aviation. From airships to bombers and the famous bouncing bomb. B/w photos. ISBN: 0582103606. Third impression. Text block browned and a little foxed. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few small closed tears and chips, is grubby and faded to spine.
A captivating history examining development, production and the various ways that airships were used - transport, war, exploration and propaganda. 295 pages. B/w photos. Cardwraps. ISBN: 0801886341. Spine sunned. Contents fine.
Substituting fact for wishful thinking. Dark pink glazed boards, white title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0962648353. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Large format. Green cloth spine, white stiff card covers. B/w photos and illustrations. Colour diagrams of airships. ISBN: 0238789810. Covers are browned. Page edges are browned. Wrapper has bottom corner of front flap cut off; unevenly browned and foxed, with some edge-creasing.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w photos. An Introduction to Aeronautics. Ronald Aeronautic Library Series. Ex-lib with ink stamps and other markings; small insert pasted to front pastedown. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Uneven browning to covers. Page edge browning; some foxing.q
LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE L'AVIATION ET LA DIRECTION DES AEROSTATS
Written by Gaston Tissandier.
Stock no. 2131329
Published by Librairie Hachette Et Cie. 1st 1886. Good condition.
L'Aviation et la Direction des Aerostats dans les temps anciens et modernes (the aviation and direction of airships in old and modern times). Blue paperwraps. B/w illustrations. Text in French. Re-bound with a near matching blue card, front and rear paperwrap covers glued to card for strength, original spine missing. Some hinges broken but binding is generally tight. One or two scattered foxspots else contents clean.
THE AIRSHIP VC THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM LEEFE ROBINSON
Written by Raymond Laurence Rimell.
Stock no. 2124809
Published by Aston Publications. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0946627533. Wrapper is edge-creased with some fading to spine.
Brown boards, gilt titles and illustrated panel to front. A practical handbook on the construction of dirigible balloons, aerostats, aeroplanes, and aeromotors. With about 100 illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and worn; covers scuffed and marked. Front joint partially cracked. Name in ink to half-title page.
British airships of the first world war. An illustrated history. Large format. B/w photos. ISBN: 0905778138. Dark stain (Coffee or tea?) to outer page edges and to a few page margins. Wrapper has 2" tear to one edge and a few small stains at edges.
180 aeroplanes and dirigibles. Colour illustrations. Book: name in ink to front endpaper.
Le Probleme de la locomotion aerienne les dirigeables et l'aviation - leurs applications. The conquest of the Air. Text in French. Modern three-quarter brown calf leather binding with gilt title and raised bands to spine, brown cloth boards. Green marbled endpapers. B/w illustrations, plates and fold-out diagram. One tiny mark to boards else binding in beautiful condition. Bookplate to front pastedown. Original paperwraps bound in. A few margin marks and corner creases to contents. A very nice copy. Reduced from Â£125.
No. 24 "Pages actuelles" 1914-1915. Zeppelins. Text in French. Small paperwraps format. B/w illustrations. 43 pages. A few marks and light creasing to covers. Light page browning else contents fine.