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"Air Pilot" AIRCRAFT - £25.00
Newnes, 1916; 128pp; sl faded spinecloth, o/w vg. Covers basic aeronautics, early WW 1 operations, the Zeppelins, captive balloons etc.  
BN: 30187

'Contact' (Alan Bott)  AN AIRMAN'S OUTINGS -  

Blackwood 4h Imp, 1917; 323pp, vg int, cloth sl worn;   Classic description of RFC, June to December 1916.  
BN: 22150
"Vigilant" (Claud W.Sykes) GERMAN WAR BIRDS - £16.00
Accounts of exploits of German flyers in WW 1. Hamilton 4th printing, 1933 ; vg (one corner sl crushed);  Also - Greenhill reprint, 1994; with new intro by Norman Franks; fine inc d/w - £12.  
BN: 24881

A.V.Roe & Co  ERECTING AND ALIGNING 80 H.P AVRO BIPLANES TYPE 504 -  3rd, 1918; ; 40pp, only "good" with soiled & sl torn cloth,, weak binding; sl staining to some pages; untidy (pencil) Annotation by A.Payne RFC ; and pencilled notes at rear describing some 1922 adventures in Australia..

BN: 24784    
Abbot, Willis J. AIRCRAFT AND SUBMARINES - £25.00
Putnams USA 1st, 1918; 388pp, 102 illus (photos, paintings, diags); vg except spinecloth faded. Over half of the book on aviation (WW 1 and before) inc chapters on balloons, Zeppelin, Santos Dumont & WW 1 in the air.  
BN: 28784  

Air Board  Technical notes for Maurice Farman "Longhorn", Martynside Scout, BE-2C, Sopwith Pup & Sopwith Dolphin (5 ea); Also similar with photos added on Vickers FB-9 (7); Also with rigging notes but no photos on Sopwith 2F.1 (8); Also inc photos & rigging notes for DH  5, SPAD S.VII & Bristol Fighter (10 ea). Also 80 hp Le Rhone (well-illustrated)  10    

 BN: 23413  
1st UK, McD & J, 1974; 29 x 25cm, 208pp, f.illus (photos, col side view drgs showing many marking variations; fine inc d/w. Useful reference to colours & markings as well as type details.  
BN: 24076  

Bailey, Frank W. & C.Cony  THE FRENCH AIR SERVICE WAR CHRONOLOGY 1914-1918 -  Day-to day claims & losses by French fighter, bomber & 2-seat pilots.  

Grub Street 2001; 25 x 18cm, 327pp, over 100 photos; fine inc d/w.  Includes records of individual pilots.
BN: 31013

Barber H. (Capt,RFC)  THE AEROPLANE SPEAKS -  McBride, Nast 4th Printing 1917 from 1st of 1917; 146pp plus 40pp of drawings & many adverts; near - vg  (spine splitting, cloth spotted, , vg int)

Popular style text on aircraft features and design; 40pp of attractive Geoffrey Watson drawings showing the early aircraft types from each manufacturer during period up to date of publication, (these drawings make the book attractive and collectable).    
BN: 22157    
Barker, Ralph THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN FRANCE - 1917 to final victory. 16.00
Constable 1st, 1995; 265pp, 46 photos, maps; nr fine inc d/w. Well-illus spotlight on this period of the war in the air.  
BN: 27075  

Bartlett, Sqn Ldr  C.P.O.  BOMBER PILOT 1916-1918 -  Ian Allan 1st, 1974; 180pp, 76 photos; vg (fep cut & repaired; faded but sound d/w) ; tipped-in author's signature.

Personal account, in day-to-day diary form, of bombing along the Belgian coast with the RNAS & later with the RAF in France. Intros by Chaz Bowyer & Sir Geoffrey Bromet.  
BN: 24054  
Bartlett Sqn Ldr C.P.O. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND - Memoir of the R.N.A.S. in the first world war. £15.00
Cooper, 1994, revision of the author's "Bomber Pilot" of 1974; fine inc d/w. New intro by the author's son replaces those in "Bomber Pilot".  
BN: 27984  

Bewsher, Paul  GREEN BALLS -  The adventures of a night bomber:  Blackwood 1st, 1919; original)1st, 1919; 309pp; near fine slight suspicion of foxing about to start. (maily page edges) A remarkably good example of this classic work.  Also - Greenhill (hardback) edn, 1986; nr fine inc d/w - £12

BN: 22159  
Airlife 1st, 1996; 172pp24 photos; fine inc d/w. A critical appraisal of Manfred von R. and his fighting career.  
BN: 29801  
Bishop, Lt Col William A. (VC DSO MC) WINGED WARFARE £14.00
H &v S 1st, 1918; 301pp, 4 photos; sl foxing & rear cover loose; Also - Bailey Bros & Swinfen edn, 1975; edited by Ulanoff; 281pp, 33 illus (inc 11 3-view drgs of WW 1 aircraft types); fine, nr fine d/w. (Modern reproduction) 14.50  

BN: 30435


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