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 [EPHEMERA] [AVIATION] [PHOTOGRAPHS], Group of Four Aviation Photographs from 1910 (Apparently from Flugfeld in Puchheim)
[EPHEMERA] [AVIATION] [PHOTOGRAPHS]
Group of Four Aviation Photographs from 1910 (Apparently from Flugfeld in Puchheim)
Pucheim, Germany, 1910. Other. B&W Illustrations; This is a group of four small photographs (3.5" length x 2.5x height) possibly on salted paper of airplanes flown at the Munich Air Race of 1910. The reverse of the photographs give basic descriptions, including the place -- Puchheim and the Aviators. The grpou of for prints come with an autograph (handwritten) statement from the owner giving them to a friend for his aviation collection. The aviators include: Emil Jeannin, Dr. Otto Lindpaintner and Gustav Otto. While Emil Jeannin is listed as one of the five pilots engaged for this race, the other three aviators were apparently running in the same circles / groups and likely brought their planes with them. "The Munich "Akademie für Aviatik" was founded in 1909, mainly by members of the Royal Bavarian Automobile Club. Its main aim was promoting aviation, particularly by flying dirigibles and other flying machines. This included building an airfield with all necessary installations, but also creating a library and a museum and the awarding of prizes for competitions. Suitable grounds for an airfield were found in the village of Puchheim, 15 kilometres west of central Munich, where 76 hectares of moorland was bought and leased. A modern and completely equipped airfield with a two-kilometre race course was built. It was decided to celebrate the opening of the airfield by organizing an "aviation week" of five days in the end of May, starting less than a week after the Berlin-Johannisthal spring meeting. Five pilots were engaged. Emil Jeannin, Baron Pierre de Caters and Ellery von Gorrissen came directly from the Berlin meeting, where the two former had been very successful. They were accompanied by Belgian Jules Tyck on a Blériot and local Munich man Simon Brunnhuber on one of the Antoinettes bought by Walther Huth, who would later start the Albatros company." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 38279
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 272.25 | £UK 229.75 | JP¥ 32721]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Ephemera Photographs Munich, Germany Puchheim, Germany Flugfeld In Puchheim Air Races Early Aviation Aeronautics / Astronautics

 N/A, Soviet Writings on Earth Satellites and Space Travel
N/A
Soviet Writings on Earth Satellites and Space Travel
New York: Citadel Press, 1958. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some noticeable rubbing, bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears along with a smallish chip out of the bottom spine end. The spine and flap joints are noticeably rubbed. "Sputnik 1 (Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1, "Elementary Satellite 1") was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. This surprise success precipitated the American Sputnik crisis and triggered the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War. The launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. "Tracking and studying Sputnik 1 from Earth provided scientists with valuable information, even though the satellite itself wasn't equipped with sensors. The density of the upper atmosphere could be deduced from its drag on the orbit, and the propagation of its radio signals gave information about the ionosphere.". Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 33770
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5453]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Soviet Satellites Artificial Satellites Sputnik Earth Satellites Space Travel Interstellar Travel Interplanetary Travel Aeronautics / Astronautics

 [EPHEMERA], [WORLD WAR I] [AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY], [SCRAPBOOKS], World War I Scrapbook of a United States Aerial Photographer / Observer
[EPHEMERA], [WORLD WAR I] [AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY], [SCRAPBOOKS]
World War I Scrapbook of a United States Aerial Photographer / Observer
1918. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; World War I Scrapbook (13" x10" approx) with 48 pages from an instructor at the Second Aviation Instruction Center at Tours France, 1918. The scrapbook was the property of and photographed by James F(Fred) Chappell, who is best known as one of the early photographers at the Lick Observatory, and for whom the Chappell Crater on the Moon is named. The scrapbook includes 48 pages of various sized photographs taken by Chappell, starting with photographs of shipboard activities on the transport from the US to Tours France, candid photos of France and the French rural folk on their travel from the coast to Tours, and then to the compound of 2nd AIC (Second Aviation Instruction Center) which was founded by the French at the Tours Aerodrome and then given over for the use of the United States as a place for instructors in aerial observation and aerial gunnery to teach students. James F. Chappell became an instructor in Aerial Observation -- and ironically because the airplanes were crashing so often and had so many injuries and fatalities, Chappell and other instructors were forbidden from flying into combat, to keep from having excessive losses in the instructor corps. The latter half of the scrapbook includes many photographs of different styles of airplanes (both whole, and in pieces) , the ambulance crew, fire brigade, the camera guns, and aerial photographs and sundry accoutrement dealing with aerial photography, gunnery or observation. There are several rank advancement tickets, small souvenirs and occasional newspaper clippings associated with the school. Chappell graduated as one of the first classmen of the U. S. Army Aerial Photography class held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In all 278 photographs plus other ephemera regarding Chappell's tour of duty, starting from his transport in the US to the fields of Tours, France. This scrapbook holds an amazing amount of visual information regarding the early days of the Army Air Corps which became the United States Air Force in 1947.. Very Good .
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Book number: 37870
USD 3000.00 [Appr.: EURO 2720.25 | £UK 2296.5 | JP¥ 327207]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Aerial Photography Aerial Observation World War I Aerial Observation Instructor Tours, France 2nd AIC Aeronautics / Astronautics

 AIR ASSOCIATES, INC., CIVIL Air Regulations Parts 1-20-43-60-62
AIR ASSOCIATES, INC.
CIVIL Air Regulations Parts 1-20-43-60-62
Atlanta, GA: Air Associates, Inc, 1955. Revised Edition. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; Revised edition (to Nov. 1955) This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and bumping. The bottom spine end has a bit of beginning tearing and a tiny chip missing. The covers have some light ground-in dirt as well. The text pages clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the rear endpaper.. Very Good .
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Book number: 36677
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Air Associates, Inc. Civil Air Regulations Civil Aviation Aeronautics / Astronautics

 ALEXANDER, JESSE, P-38 Lightning Restoring a Classic American Warbird
ALEXANDER, JESSE
P-38 Lightning Restoring a Classic American Warbird
Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1990. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. ": The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II–era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil (German: der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. " (from Wikipedia). Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38862
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Jesse Alexander P-38 Lightning Restoration Aviation World War II Planes Aeronautics / Astronautics

 
ALLEN, HUGH
The Story of the Airship (Non-Rigid) a Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons
Akron, OH: Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley, 1943. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing nicking and several medium sized chips missing. "Non-Rigid airships (Blimps) have become a familiar part of the sky line in many cities. But their assignment to a place in the national defense arouses questions...." "A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship (dirigible) without an internal structural framework or a keel. Unlike semi-rigid and rigid airships (e. G. Zeppelins) , blimps rely on the pressure of the lifting gas (usually helium, rather than hydrogen) inside the envelope and the strength of the envelope itself to maintain its shape. The term is sometimes also used to refer to the tethered craft properly known as moored balloons. While often very similar in shape, moored balloons have no propulsion and are tethered to the ground.". Very Good+ in Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33499
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Astronautics / Aeronautics / Aviation Aeronatics Blimps Airships Dirigibles Non-rigid Airships Aviation Aeronautics / Astronautics

 ALLEN, HUGH (WITH A FOREWORD BY P. W. LITCHFIELD) / GOODYEAR TIRE COMPANY, The Story of the Airship
ALLEN, HUGH (WITH A FOREWORD BY P. W. LITCHFIELD) / GOODYEAR TIRE COMPANY
The Story of the Airship
Ohio: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, 1932. 8th Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of tiny spots of fraying / wear to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. Chapters include: The Airship and the Airplane, The Beginning of Flight, Classes of Airships, Story of the Zeppelins, Goodyeawr in Aeronautics, The Free Balloon, Blimps or Air Yachts, Planning for the Naval Ship, Building the Airship Dock, Improvements in Airshp Design, and more. "In 1916, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company purchased land near Akron, Ohio, to build a plant that could produce airships. In 1923, the main Goodyear Company created a subsidiary known as the Goodyear Zeppelin Company to manufacture airships, including airships for the United States Navy and for leisure. By the late 1920s and the early 1930s, among the firm's completed zeppelins were the Pony, Pilgrim, Puritan, Volunteer, Mayflower, Vigilant, Defender, Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise, Ranger, and Columbia. Most of these ships utilized helium to become airborne, while zeppelins originally used heated air or hydrogen. During this period, other companies, especially European ones, were constructing airships to transport passengers, including across the Atlantic Ocean. Goodyear also manufactured two airships, the Akron and the Macon, for the United States military during the early 1930s. During World War II, the company manufactured 104 airships for the military at its Akron facility." This book was updated and published annual since 1925.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36774
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Hugh Allen P. W. Litchfield Zeppelins Airships Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Early Aviation Blimps Aeronautics / Astronautics

 ALLWARD, MAURICE, An Illustrated History of Seaplanes and Flying Boats
ALLWARD, MAURICE
An Illustrated History of Seaplanes and Flying Boats
New York: Dorset Press, 1981. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. "A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are in a subclass called amphibious aircraft. Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. These aircraft were sometimes called hydroplanes, but currently this term applies instead to motor-powered watercraft that use the technique of hydrodynamic lift to skim the surface of water when running at speed. " (from Wikipedia). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39470
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Maurice Allward Seaplanes Flying Boats History Of Seaplanes Aeronautics / Astronautics

 UNITED STATES ARMY, Artillery: Eight Lectures Given in the Course of Instruction at the Army Balloon School (Arcadia, Ca)
UNITED STATES ARMY
Artillery: Eight Lectures Given in the Course of Instruction at the Army Balloon School (Arcadia, Ca)
Arcadia, CA: United States Army, 1919. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and side stapling. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers are mostly clean, but have some ground-in finger dirt to the spine and rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Lectures include: Material, Shells and Fuses, Trajectory, Dispersion, Adjustment of Fire with Balloon Observation, Liaison Between the Artillery and Observer, Organization of Artillery, and, The Missions of the Artillery in an Attack. "The First World War saw several developments in artillery warfare. Artillery could now fire the new high explosive shells, and throw them farther and at a higher rate of fire. Because of this, enemies in trenches were no longer always safe, and could constantly be fired upon. In some areas, artillery concentration was common, with several guns firing onto an area such as a line of trenches, each gun firing several rounds per minute for hours. Artillery barrages were also used before an infantry battle, to distract the enemy away from the place of attack, or the paths behind the lines were fired on so that enemy reinforcements could not safely reach the front lines. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 38679
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 10907]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics United States Army Artillery Balloon School Arcadia, CA Aeronautics / Astronautics

 UNITED STATES ARMY, Observation and Orientation Seven Lectures Given in the Course of Instruction at the Army Balloon School
UNITED STATES ARMY
Observation and Orientation Seven Lectures Given in the Course of Instruction at the Army Balloon School
Arcadia, CA: United States Army, 1918. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some spots of ground-in dirt and beginning foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. The lectures include: Organization of Work of Observers, Finding and Transmitting Information, Chart Room or Command Post, Observer's Work in the Basket, Appearance of a Modern Offensive Combat, Engagement of Small Infantry Units, and, Orientation Work in the Basket.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 38680
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 10907]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics United States Army Balloon School Arcadia, CA Aerial Observation Aeronautics / Astronautics

 UNITED STATES ARMY, Study and Exploitation of Aerial Photographs I : Text , II: Plates
UNITED STATES ARMY
Study and Exploitation of Aerial Photographs I : Text , II: Plates
Washington D. C.: United States Army, 1918. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with flexible cloth covers and a glued spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some beginning edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is an inked number on the top edge of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two folded plates at the rear of the book. "By this time, sophisticated aerial photography from kites, balloons and even pigeons had already developed significantly thanks to a century of experiments by scientists and militaries. In “The Balloon Prospect, ” Caren Kaplan writes that balloons were used for military reconnaissance as early as June 26th, 1794, when the French Revolutionary Army floated balloons over their engagement with the Austrian-Dutch coalition in Fleurus, Belgium. Aerial reconnaissance from balloons also saw use in the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and in the Boer War. Balloons and other methods of aerial photography began to give way to airplanes in the Italo-Turkish War, in which aircraft were used for the first time for military reconnaissance, directing naval gunfire. At the 1913 Paris Aero Salon, French engineers revealed the first airplane to be equipped with a specially configured aerial camera. By 1914, each of Europe’s major powers had developed dedicated aircraft corps for aerial intelligence. “The single use in war for which the machines of the Military Wing of the Royal Flying Corps were designed and the men trained was (let it be repeated) reconnaissance… [I]t was designed to operate with an expeditionary force and to furnish that force with eyes, ” wrote Walter Raleigh in The War in the Air: In Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force (1922). "(Bard College). Near Fine .
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Book number: 38678
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 158.75 | £UK 134 | JP¥ 19087]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics United States Army Military Aeronautics Aerial Photography Aerial Observation Balloons United States Balloon Corps Aeronautics / Astronautics

 PROFESSIONAL RACE PILOTS ASSN., Prpa Pictorial 2nd Edition
PROFESSIONAL RACE PILOTS ASSN.
Prpa Pictorial 2nd Edition
Van Vuys, CA: Professional Race Pilots Assn, 1970. Magazine. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized magazine with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some light bumping and rubbing along with some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "Air racing is a highly specialised type of motorsport that involves airplanes or other types of aircraft that compete over a fixed course, with the winner either returning the shortest time, the one to complete it with the most points, or outcome closest to a previously estimated time." "The first 'heavier-than-air' air race was held on 23 May 1909 - the Prix de Lagatinerie, at the Port-Aviation airport south of Paris, France. Four pilots entered the race, two started, but nobody completed the full race distance; though this was not unexpected, as the rules specified that whoever travelled furthest would be the winner if no-one completed the race. Léon Delagrange, who covered slightly more than half of the ten 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi; 0.65 nmi) laps was declared the winner. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37390
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Professional Race Pilots Association Air Races Aviation PRPA Journals Aeronautics / Astronautics

 
AIRSPACE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT / AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION
Nopa Noise Report
Washington D. C.: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 1981. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Pamphlet. Color Illustrations; This is an oversized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The front cover of the pamphlet has a patch of foxing. The text pages are clean and bright.. Very Good .
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Book number: 34070
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1091]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Airspace Technology Aircraft Owners And Pilots Association AOPA Noise Reduction Aviation Noise Aeronautics / Astronautics

 U. S. CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY, Primary Ground Study Manual CIVIL Aeronautics Bullentin No. 121 (Sept. 1, 1939)
U. S. CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY
Primary Ground Study Manual CIVIL Aeronautics Bullentin No. 121 (Sept. 1, 1939)
Washington D. C.: U. S. Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1939. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some rubbing, fading and several light creases. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front cover of the book. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There are a couple of pages that have some inked notations. There is a previous owner's inked name on the title page. "This manual has been prepared by the Civil Aeronautics Authority for use as a textbook in the Nation-wide vocational flight-training program, inaugurated during the 1939-40 school year.". Very Good .
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Book number: 36699
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Aviation U.S. Civil Aeronautics Authority Flight Instruction History Of Flight Aviation Instruction Aeronautics / Astronautics

 BADER, DOUGLAS, Fight for the Sky the Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane
BADER, DOUGLAS
Fight for the Sky the Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1973. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some beginning edge wear. The laminate on the book cover has wrinkles which appear to have been done during production.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 39757
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Douglas Bader The Spitfire Hurricane Airplanes World War II

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