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Dalton, Stephen THE MIRACLE OF FLIGHT -

£16.00


Sampson Low 1st, 1977; 27 x 23cm, 168pp, f.illus (some col), biblio; fine, nr fine d/w. Describes the natural flight of birds & insects and the evolution of manned flight, with, finally, a chapter on the features of modern aircraft. Some super photos by the author.

 

BN: 28852

Dargon, Jean  THE FUTURE OF AVIATION -  Nutt 1st; 1919; 174pp, 14 photos, 8 drgs, 2 maps; vg.int, spinecloth marked.

12.00

Trans from French; this book "takes stock" of the progress in aviation at the end of WW 1 and attempts to assess the future for airlines, aerial post etc. Often quoted, important work of the period.

BN: 24980

Davy M.J.B. INTERPRETIVE HISTORY OF FLIGHT - (survey of history of aeronautics & influence of contemporary conditions).

£14.00


HMSO (Science Museum) 1st, 1937; large 8vo, 191pp, photos; vg. Good on origins and early history. Other copies available.

 

BN: 22500

de la Croix, Robert  THEY FLEW THE ATLANTIC -  Muller 1st (UK) 1958 (trans from French); 225pp, 24 photos; nr fine inc d/w.

14.00

History of trans-atlantic flight.

BN: 23864

Dean,Frederick (Ed'r) POWER AND SPEED - the story of the I.C.Engine on land, at sea and in the air.

£26.00

Temple Press 1st, 1938; 28x21cm, 250pp, illustrated; vg int, spinecloth faded; sl damp-marked cloth;  (no d/w) Contributors inc. Campbell, Prince Chula, John Cobb; vg photos of aircraft, racing cars at Brooklands, ships etc; Clark cut-aways of Pegasus engine, Gipsy 12, Hurricane, A.W Ensign, Auto-Union etc. A super period work, becoming scarce.

 

BN: 22501

Dean (pub'rs) THRILLS OF THE SKYWAYS -

£9.00


nd (1930s); 26 x 20cm, 124pp, photos & grgs in text, col frontis by Geoffrey Eyles; vg int, sl worn ext. A "period" work including historical subjects & photos as well as fiction.

 

BN: 29764

Desoutter D.M.  AIRCRAFT & MISSILES -  Faber 1st, 1959; 29 x 23cm, 213pp, f.illus (photos, diags); bd'g splitting at base but quite readable; & clean inside, 10.00
Based on the previous "All about aircraft"; vg articles on history of flight & supersonic travel; serious & useful work.
bn: 20974

Dickson,Bonner W.A. AIRCRAFT - from airship to jet propulsion 1908-1948.

£16.00


Naldrett Press c1948; 29x22cm l'scape, 78pp; near-fine, vg d/w. Pictorial history - 40 years of Vickers-Armstrong Ltd.

 

BN: 22503

Dixon,Charles THE CONQUEST OF THE ATLANTIC BY AIR -

£14.00


Sampson-Low 1st, 1930; 244pp, 34 photos; foxing (severe on four pages) o/w vg.

BN: 22504

Dollfus, Charles, Henry Beaubois & Camille Rougeron   L'AVIATION - SON HISTOIRE, DES ORIGINES A 1960 -  Baschet, Paris, 1979, , from "L'Homme, L'Air et L'Espace" of 1965; 33 x 24cm, 475pp, f.illus; French language history of aviation. 18.00
BN: 35312

Donald, David & Jon Lake ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD MILITARY AIRCRAFT -

£32.00


Aerospace (London) for World Air Power Journal; 1st, 1994; 2 vols, 31 x 24cm, 448pp (total), col photos & 3-view line drgs of each type; full index; nr fine inc d/ws. Comprehensive work on high-quality paper.

 

BN: 27462

Donne, Michael  LEADER OF THE SKIES -  Rolls-Royce; the first seventy-five years.  Muller 1st, 1981; 29 x 22cm landscape; 157pp, f.illus (some col); fine inc d/w.

£15.00

BN: 23865

Dorman, Geoffrey FIFTY YEARS FLY PAST - from Wright Brothers to Comet.

£12.50


Forbes Robertson 1st, 1951; 346pp, 34 photos; vg, torn remains of d/w .Review of flying history - mainly civil, starting with the formation of the Royal Aero Club in 1901; many biographical reminiscences in this very readable account.

 

BN: 21237

Dorr, Robert F. AIR WAR HANOI -

£12.00


Guild Pub 1st, 1988; 28 x 22cm, 190pp, f.illus; fine, nr fine id/w. Good record of an unpleasant subject.

BN: 27224

Dorr, Robert F. & David Donald  FIGHTERS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE -  from WW1 dogfighters to the Stealth Fighter.  

£15.00

Temple Press (Hamlyn Aerospace), 1990; 29 x 23cm, artwork (much col) & photos of all types included; also some cut-away drgs; fine inc d/w (Thetford bookplate inside front).  

BN: 30891

Duke,Neville & Edward Lanchbery SOUND BARRIER - The story of high-speed flight.

9.00


Cassell 7th 1954; 19 x 13cm, 117pp, 17 illus; nr fine, good d/w. Review of the developments leading to supersonic flight by the famous test pilot and ex-bomber/navigator Lanchbery.

 

BN: 23199

Duval G.R.  BRITISH FLYING BOATS -  a pictorial survey.  Bradford Barton 1st, 1973; 22 x 21cm, 96pp, pictorial; vg, good d/w.

10.00

BN: 27249

Duval G.R.  U.S.PURSUIT AIRCRAFT - 1918-1936 -  a pictorial survey.  Bradford Barton 1st, 1975; 21x22cm, 96pp; nr fine inc d/w 

12.00
BN: 22508
Duval G.R. PRESENTATION AIRCRAFT OF THE TWO WORLD WARS - £9.50
Bradford Barton, 1976; 22 x 22cm, 96pp, pictorial; fine inc d/w.
BN: 25814
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Eddy, Potter & Page  DESTINATION DISASTER -  Hart-Davis 1st, 1976; 435pp, many photos, v comp appendices; near fine inc d/w.

12.00
Full story of the Paris D.C 10 crash; the known hazard that caused it.  

BN: 22515

 
Edwards,Michael THE AVIATOR'S WORLD an easy guide to aircraft, airports & aviation as a career & for pleasure £5.00
"D & C 1st, 1974; 158pp, photos, diags; nr fine, vg d/w."
BN: 21805

Ellacott S.E.  THE STORY OF AIRCRAFT -  Methuen 1st, 1952; 22 x 17cm, 75pp, many sketches in text; vg except untidy inscription on fep..

6.00
Illustrated introduction to the subject, intended for juveniles.
BN: 26420

Ellis, Chris  A HISTORY OF COMBAT AIRCRAFT -  Hamlyn 1981 reprint from 1979 1st; 30 x 22cm, 255pp, f.illus; vg, ragged d/w.

6.00
BN: 24283

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