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Aviation   11 Books
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CUTLACK (F.M.) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western & Eastern Theatres of War 1914-1918. 12th Ed., xxix+493pp., 56 photos., 19 maps & 10 sketches. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1953  #58988
[HLMainPic] Mespot., Palestine & Western Front, typically detailed & well-illustrated. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
GIBBONS (Floyd) The Red Knight of Germany: Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Airman. 1st Ed., [vii]+408pp., portrait frontis., 7 illus. Cassell. 1930  #46254
[HLMainPic] Standard biography of the leading German ace: much detail from official reports of his combats &c. Orig. maroon cloth, VG, with chipped front panel of dw affixed to ffep & clipping from publishers' blurb on rear paste-down.   £14
GIBBONS (Floyd) The Red Knight of Germany: Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Airman. 1st Ed., [vii]+408pp., portrait frontis., 7 illus. Cassell. 1930  #59741
[HLMainPic] Standard biography of the leading German ace: much detail from official reports of his combats &c. Orig. maroon cloth, little creased/worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
McCUDDEN (Maj. James Thomas Byford, VC, DSO, MC, MM) Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps. 1st Ed., xvi+348pp., portrait frontis., 36 photos. The 'Aeroplane' & General Pub. Co. 1918  #59595
[HLMainPic] McCudden personal memoirs: an RFC fitter in 1914 he became a leading ace with 57 aerial victories. Wrote these memoirs of service as fitter, observer & pilot shortly before being KiA in 1918. Sp. sunned o/w VG & scarce original edition. See illustration on our website.   £85
NEON [ACWORTH (Marion W.)] The Great Delusion: A Study of Aircraft in Peace and War. 2nd Ed. (revised), xxxix+288pp. Benn. 1927  #46140
Extensive survey of the rapid development of aviation with much on WW1 aeroplane & airship ops. Preface by A.H. Pollen. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sl. tanned o/w VG.   £16
NEON [Pseud. of ACWORTH (Marion W.)] The Great Delusion: A Study of Aircraft in Peace and War. 2nd Ed. (revised), xxxix+288pp. Benn. 1927  #54057
[HLMainPic] Extensive survey of the rapid development of aviation with much on WW1 aeroplane & airship ops., & critique of British commercial airship development, notably the R100 & R101. Preface by A.H. Pollen. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
RALEIGH (Walter) The War in the Air: Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War by The Royal Air Force: Vol. I. Ist Ed, xix+489pp., several maps. Oxford: Clarendon. 1922  #53970
[HLMainPic] Early days of the RFC & RNAS including the 1914 campaign (Mons to 1st Ypres inclusive) in detail. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
RALEIGH (Walter) & JONES (H.A.) The War in the Air: Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War by The Royal Air Force. Complete set, 9 Vols., Vols. I-VI Text, Mapcases to accompany Vols. III & V, Appendices. Ist Eds., over 3000pp. in all, num. fldg. maps bound-in + loose in mapcases. VG to fine with dws present with the text volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1922-1937.  #60533
[HLMainPic] Complete official history of RFC/RAF on all fronts 1914-18, largely France & Flanders but also Dardanelles, Africa, Mespot, Palestine, work of the RNAS &c. The earlier volumes (all published at the time of his writing) were highly acclaimed by Falls who awarded three stars: "It is altogether a very fine piece of work." Orig. blue cloth, near fine throughout, van exceptionally nice complete set with all maps as called for. Note: All the text volumes (I-VI & Appendices) are near fine in original dws, with a little splitting to that of Vol. IV; the two mapcases, to accompany volumes III & V are equally fine, but without dws. Superb complete set. See illustration on our website.   £950
SCOTT (Gp. Capt. A.J.L., CB, MC, AFC) Sixty Squadron RAF: A History of the Squadron from its Formation. 1st Ed., 145pp., 21 plates, 2 coloured fldg. maps. Heinemann. 1920  #59689
[HLMainPic] Scout squadron on the Western Front inc. Somme 1916, Arras & Passchendaele 1917, March Offensive 1918 &c., excellent history with officers' services & casualty roll. Orig. cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
THOMPSON (C. Patrick) Cocktails. 2nd (new) Ed., viii+257pp. Collins. 1930  #58965
[HLMainPic] Collected stories of wartime flying inc. pieces on the downing of an observation balloon, first experiences of night bombing, airmen & supersttions &c. First published in volume form in 1919 - following publication of the various chapters in 'Flying' magazine during the war, & both editions are rare. Orig. wheat cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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