Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Aviation
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[AIRREPORT]
Airreport 1995. South Africa's Aerospace Yearbook. Photography by Herman Potgieter
(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1995). . Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 169; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: A special report on the 75th anniversary of the South African Airforce; "A Touch of Africa" photographic portfolio by Herman Potgieter; the crash of the SAAF Museum's prized Shackleton; Farnborough 94, and many other articles..
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N° du livre: 1268
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Air Force. Aerial

 
[AIRREPORT]
Airreport 1996. South Africa's Aerospace Yearbook. Photography by Herman Potgieter
(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1996). . Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 201; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: Comair's golden jubilee; farewell to the SAAF's Harvards; Herman Potgieter joins Pilatus for fun over the Swiss Alps; Paris Air Show; 87 Helicopter Flying School in the Drakensberg mountains; South African aerobats re-trace the original air route to Kenya; and many other articles..
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N° du livre: 1269
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Force. Aerial

 
BEAUMONT, ANDRÉ (LIEUT. J. CONNEAU)
My Three Big Flights. With a Sonnet by Edmond Rostand and Sixty Illustrations
(London, G. Bell & Sons, 1912, 1st edition). . Bell's Indian and Colonial Library edition. 8vo; original blue blind-stamped cloth; spine gilt; pp. xii + 156; tissue-guarded frontis.; several photographic plates. Some wear to extremities of boards; small penned (ownership?) mark on front free endpaper; scattered foxing, which is quite pronounced in places; tissue-guard rather browned; two leaves of prelims. unopened; one plate has worked loose, but all plates are present. Fair to good condition. Jean Conneau, the most outstanding racing pilot of his era, employed the pseudonym André Beaumont because flying was viewed as frivolous by his superiors in the French navy. His scientifically thorough approach to flying is evident from the very outset in this account of his victory in three major 1911 races: the Paris-Rome race, the Circuit of Europe, and the Circuit of Britain..
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N° du livre: 703
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 | CHF 36]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . André . Blériot XI. . Pioneer Aviators. . Pilots. Aeroplanes. First Editions

 
BIRKBY, CAREL
Dancing the Skies
(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1982) 0869782223. . 8vo; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 198; monochrome photographic plates. A little shelf-wear to bottom edges of boards; dustwrapper very slightly creased and rubbed; old price penned on half-title. Very good condition. "This book is about aeroplanes and people. Carel Birkby has enjoyed the freedom of the cockpits of the historic aircraft in the National Museum of Military History and the South African Air Force Museum. He has used this privilege as a golden thread to link many strange stories of flying concerning South Africa at war and in peace.".
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N° du livre: 10761
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . . Dogfights. . . Saaf. . Pierre Van Ryneveld. Pi Pienaar. 'Sailor' Malan.

 
GODWIN, JOHN
Wings to the Cape
(Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1971). . Pictorial dustwrapper, lightly worn, pp. 125 + (1), plates. Text edges very slightly foxed. 'In the years immediately following the Great War, Major-General W.G. Salmond, officer commanding the R.A.F. in the Middle East theatre during the war, set out to make his dream of Cairo as a great centre for Empire air routes come true. This was a time when commercial passenger lines were still only an idea. In 1918 he flew himself from England to India. Less than a year later Ross and Keith Smith flew to Australia. Only one route remained to be pioneered - the flight from the top to the bottom of the Dark Continent.'.
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N° du livre: 2301
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | CHF 14.5]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: South Africa. Good Hope. African .

 
ILLSLEY, JOHN WILLIAM
In Southern Skies. A Pictorial History of Early Aviation in Southern Africa 1816-1940
(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003) 1868421686. . Folio (340 x 245 mm); original blue papered boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. ix + (i) + 362, incl. index; profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs and artwork, with some colour. A beautiful book. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; light bump to tail of spine; ownership inscription to half-title. Very good condition. "Now, in this aviation centenary year, the contribution made by pilots, aircraft designers and builders to flight in the southern half of Africa is highlighted in a long-overdue volume on this neglected field of endeavour. Here are the heroes and the rogues, the triumphs and the failures. This lavishly illustrated book, the product of 15 years' research, uses over eight hundred images to convey the excitement of those pioneers who took to the air In Southern Skies.".
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N° du livre: 10713
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | CHF 30]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . CIVIL . Military . Ballooning. Gliders. Powered . Aeroplanes. Aeronautics. Aeronautica.

 
JORDAN, GROUP CAPTAIN REG (LUCKY)
To Burma Skies and Beyond. An Airman's Story
(London: Janus Publishing Company, 1995) 1857561384. . 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (x) + 302, incl. index; plates. Spine very slightly cocked. Near fine condition. "To Burma Skies and Beyond is the stimulating and immensely absorbing story of an RAF officer's forty years in aviation. Joining as a cadet officer in the Air Training Corps in 1941, the author fills in the gaps in the history books with his first-hand account from the cockpit in the RAF's heavy bomber operations against the Japanese over Burma in 1945. His subsequent wide-ranging experience in flying training, fighter operations, command appointments, staff duties, and then a spell with British Aerospace, provides illuminating glimpses into service life and a broad background to our present jet age. Whether describing the enormous risks of wartime bombing; the spirited companionship of his service days; the merits, or otherwise, of a new aircraft, or his captivation with India, Group Captain Jordan writes with both professional detachment and generous, committed enthusiasm. He enjoyed his forty years in aviation and we, the readers, enjoy it with him.".
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N° du livre: 6913
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: Military . Second World War. . . Royal Force

 
LUKINS, A.H. (COMPILER) AND D.A. RUSSELL (EDITOR)
The Book of Westland Aircraft
(Leicester, Aircraft [Technical] Publications Ltd on behalf of the Harborough Publishing Co, no date). . Folio; original blue boards; no dustwrapper; pp. 104 including contemporary advertisements; numerous black-and-white photographs and drawings. Boards sunned on spine and a little bumped; a tape remnant on front pastedown; endpapers somewhat foxed and a little scattered browning elsewhere; a few tiny ink marks. Good condition..
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N° du livre: 507
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . History. Flight. Flying. Aeroplanes. Airplanes. Design. Aeronautical Engineering. Specifications

 
MCVICAR, DON
Mosquito Racer
(Shrewsbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1985). . Illustrated by L.R. Williams. 8vo; original blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. vi + 169; black-and-white plates. Very good condition. "At the end of World War Two, Don McVicar set up World Wide Aviation in Montreal and successfully entered the fiercely competitive business of ferrying both new and patched-up aircraft around the world, mostly for the newly emerging national airlines in Europe. Then, while a spectator at the U.S. National Air Races in 1947, an idea was born. Surely a de Havilland Mosquito would have a chance? The author's entertaining and exciting account of how he sought, bought and entered a Mosquito for the Bendix race in 1948 is skilfully interwoven with the story of his ferrying business which reached 15 countries on 4 continents.".
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N° du livre: 518
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: Aeronautica. . .

 
OHLRICH, WALT, AND JEFF ETHELL
The Incredible T-6 Pilot Maker
(Osceola: Speciality Press, 1983). . 8vo; original mustard rexine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144; table; photographs throughout. Dustwrapper slightly creased; ownership inscription on front pastedown obliterated with black felt pen; a little light foxing to endpapers and prelims. Good to very good condition. 'Harvard, Texan, J-Bird, T-6, whatever name you gave the aircraft, it was the right plane, in the right place, at the right time. One of the most important aircraft to emerge from the 1930's, it proved to be an excellent training machine for fledgling pilots throughout the world. … It was safe, reliable, challenging and a perfect machine for transition from elementary trainers to the front-line P-40's, P-51's & similar "hot ships" of the period. For almost twenty years it taught American military pilots to fly & it still serves today with the air forces of several nations. PILOT MAKER by Jeff Ethell & Walt Ohlrich documents for the first time, the fascinating story of this important aircraft.' ~.
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N° du livre: 1272
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . 6. . . War II. Guadalcanal. Aeroplanes

 
SOLOMON, FRANK H.
And the Years Roll by
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1953). . 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in black on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. 274; plates. Light wear to extremities; spine sunned; a little foxing to endpapers, edges and outermost leaves. Good condition. Autobiography of pioneer aviator Frank Solomon..
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N° du livre: 11302
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: Early Flying. Southern Africa. Aviators

 
THOMAS, LOWELL
De Eerste Vlucht Om de Wereld; Bevattende Het Authentiek Reis Verhaal Van Lowell Smith, Erik H. Nelson, Leslie Arnold, Henry Ogden, Leigh Wade, John Harding... Voor Nederland Bewerkt
(Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1925). . Small 4to, original cloth gilt, a little worn on edges with lettering on spine faded, pp. 404, with 45 plates. Light browning. Dutch translation..
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N° du livre: 3155
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | CHF 14.5]
Catalogue: Aviation
Mots-clés: . Transport. Travel. First Flight Around the World.

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