Fiction - Pre 1914
Brereton, Lt Col F.S. THE GREAT AEROPLANE - Blackie (this edn nd) from 1911 original; 396pp, 4 plates; near fine.
|Strang,Herbert KING OF THE AIR - or - To Morocco in an aeroplane||£12.50|
|Frowde, 1908 (from 1907 US original); 272pp, 4 col plates; Frowde booklist at rear; good-vg (spinecloth faded & chipped). Also 1923 edn - vg - £10|
Strang, Herbert ROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS - Oxford University Press 1933 (from 1910 original) , , 295pp, 1 vg except lacks fep; , spine sl faded.
|The fictional story of Sir Charles Thesiger Smith's flight round the world .Flying from England across Europe to Persia, India, Australia, America, Canada and home.|
Strang, Herbert THE AIR SCOUT - Oxford University Press 1918 edn, 13x18 cms, 431pp; binding loose & cloth faded/marked. Very much a reading/ reference copy.
|Written in 1912 about a future war with references to the Chinese.|
Verne, Jules THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS - Sampson Low c1914; 176pp, 6 col plates;; sl.foxing, o/w vg.
|Ends with statement that the future of aerial locomotion belongs to the aeronef and not the aerostat. Also another with 2 monochrome plates; & nice cloth line drgs (school prize) - £5|
|Verne, Jules DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS -||£15.00|
|Sampson Low "Author's Copyright edn", nd; 168pp, col frontis; picture boards; vg except lacks "half-title page".|
|Verne, Jules FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON -||£15.00|
|Sampson Low, undated; 19 x 13cm, 300pp; the "copyright" edn with the attractive "Brighton pavilion" cover; sl foxing, o/w vg.Adventure story (trans from French) of ballooning over Africa.Also undated edn by Ward Lock; spine sl loose, some foxing. £6|
Westerman, Percy F. THE DREADNOUGHT OF THE AIR -
|Partridge 1931 Imp (from 1914 ist) ; 382pp, col frontis ; vg. Typical Westerman boy's adventure story - very "period".|