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The Champagne Campaign The Spectacular Airborne Invasion That Turned the Tide of Battle in France in 1944

By: Adleman, Robert H. & Colonel George Walton

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110688

ISBN: 0856320587

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Green boards that have No titling or publisher's details. (? ) Odd but as the Map endpapers are securely in place and bright and clean, it doesn't look rebound. (? ) . The Pictorial Dustjacket is not price-clipped. Otherwise No Inscriptions or Marks. (xiv) + 298 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and map endpapers. Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. " This gives a remarkable account of the highly successful military manoeuvre known as 'The Champagne Campain' as well as providing a human account of those that participated. &... View more info

The Wonder Book of Aircraft

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock and Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 106658

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


no date (c 1952-1953) An entirely new edition. This series produced various editions providing a fascinating glimpse of historic aircraft. NOT PRICE CLIPPED, some chips with loss, red cloth spine with black titling, colour illustrated paper covered boards, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, illustrated endpapers. A near fine copy protected by a good+ dustwrap. Illustrated with 8 full page colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations (300) Very good, clean and tight. Very attractive period item. NO INSCRIPTIONS, 256pp,; 106658; 4to (small) View more info

Victory in the Air The Winning Years. a 50th Anniversary Souvenir

By: Baker, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, IPC Magazines Limited: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110467

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Glossy illustrated card covers. No dustjacket as issued. A slight crease line to the rear cover o/w an Excellent copy. No Inscriptions or Marks. 114pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with b/w maps and plans. Chronology. A 50th Anniversary Souvenir. This is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. " This is the story of the RAF, the Fleet Air Arm and the British Commonwealth air forces in the winning years of the Second World War. Above all else, it is a story of ordinary people excelling in extraordinary tasks." ; 4to 11" - 13" View more info

Modell Magazin, War Album (Volume 3) Rare Naval, Military, and Aviation Photographs for Modellers and Enthusiasts, from the Files of ' Model Magazin' of Germany

By: Birkholz, Heinz

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Herts., Model & Allied Publications: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110511

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Matt pictorial card covers with black and blue titling to the spine. No dustjacket as issued. The covers have some very minor smudging to the back which is hardly noticeable and some light foxing on the front near the spine. Otherwise No Inscriptions or Marks. 95pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. The text is written in both German and English. This is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'Fine' copy. "This facinating pictorial album represents a fine collection of rare photographs covering naval, military, and aviation subjects in both world wars and post-war years. It is an expansio... View more info

Airman at the Helm A Wartime look at a Special Branch of Air-Sea Rescue. Eric Blackman's story of Training and Action that spilled over into Deep Sea Yachting.

By: Blackman, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hampshire, UK, Kenneth Mason: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110088

ISBN: 0859371670

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The book has a very slight 'lean' due to storage, and the very top and bottom edges have a thin line of fading but overall are VG. In the Original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. The page fore-edges are VERY slightly foxed. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 116 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall, apart from the minor faults mentioned above, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy in its Original dustjacket. " "Bombing up" a Catalina flying boat. I was "promoted" to deck... View more info

Knights of the Air

By: Bowen, Ezra

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Virginia, Time-Life Books: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition USA; First Printing

Seller ID: 110566

ISBN: 0809432528

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Dark Blue boards with a 'paste on' illustration to the front cover and bright silver gilt titling to both the spine and front cover. No Dustjacket. There is some minor rubbing around the edges of the boards. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other marks. 192pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour. Appendix; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Picture credits; Index. Apart from the minor rubbing, as mentioned above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. " Conveying the heroic battles of aviation combat. Featuring details on the First World War and The Red Baron. "; The ... View more info

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Clash of Eagles USAAF 8Th Air Force Bombers Versus the Luftwaffe in World War II

By: Bowman, Martin W.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Barnsley, S. Yorkshire,, Pen & Sword Aviation,: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114847

ISBN: 1844154130

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FINE black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. Faint traces of an erased stamp to the top corner of the front free endpaper, o/w an AS NEW copy, with No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xi) + (1) + 254pp Plus a central suite of 16 b/w captioned photo-illustrations. "This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, told first-hand by the American and German pilots and aircrew who took part. It spans the period between 1942 and 1945 and covers the encounters between the audacious Luftwaffe fighter pilots and the Fortress and ... View more info

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Hampden Special (The Handley Page HP52)

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Shepperton, Surrey, Ian Allen Ltd: 1976

Seller ID: 114809

ISBN: 0711006830

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. No dust-jacket as issued. FINE copy. Sharp-cornered, deep clear lettering, withthe original price on the rear board (£2.50). The page fore-edges are very very lightly 'toned' with age - negligible. Internally No Inscriptions or Marks. Looks as if it were stored unread - very tight, clean and bright. 64 Pages. Numerous black and white archive photo illustrations throughout and 4 pages of colour illustrations. Appendices; Selected bibliography. "The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden was a British twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal ... View more info

Aircraft of the Royal Air Force in Service Since 1918 . Paintings by Michael Turner P GAvA

By: Boyer, Chaz; Michael Turner

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Air Tattoo Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111571

ISBN: 1899808027

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are very light smudge/scratch marks to the card covers - negligible - otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 212 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour drawings by Michael Turner P GAvA. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "Aeroplanes come closer to being alive than any other machines. In this collection Michael Turner has ensured the immortality of the aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force, and that is no inconsiderable contribution to bequeath to posterity." ; 4to 11... View more info

Carrier Operations in World War II Volume 1. The Royal Navy

By: Brown, David

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan Ltd: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109938

ISBN: 0711000409

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark Blue boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. A little very light, fairly negligible, shelfwear to the d/j and the dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The page fore-edges are slightly browned/foxed. No Inscriptions or Marks. 192 pp. Illustrated in b/w; 14 Appendices; Abbreviations. Index. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near Fine copy. " Volume 1 of a Two volume work by the Royal Navy's official historian, covering the carrier operations of the Royal Navy and describes the activities and operations of the Roy... View more info

The Last Dogfight

By: Caidin, Martin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1974

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 109918

ISBN: 0297768743

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Sky Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped but there is some negligible edgewear to the top edge. The page fore-edges are VERY slightly browned/foxed but mainly to the top edge. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 281 pp. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near Fine copy. " Captain Mitch Ross is an enigma to his men. An ace fighter pilot with fourteen kills to his credit and his score climbing steadily, he is unbeatable in the air, the totally trusted and beloved leader of his squadron. &... View more info

The Zeppelin The History of German Airships from 1900 to 1937

By: Chant, Christopher

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 2000

Edition: 1st US Edition (Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition)

Seller ID: 109899

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In the original publisher's Fine glossy pictorial laminated boards. In the original publisher's identical pictorial dustjacket - with a Barnes and Noble small circular sticker on it stating "Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition" and giving the original price in dollars. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped and is Fine barring a little scuffing on the tips of the corners. No Inscriptions or Marks. 112 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Appendix; Index. "Charting the first steps at the turn of the century, through the golden age of airship travel in the 1920s & 30s, this revealing book delv... View more info

P-38 Lightning At War

By: Christy, Joe & Ethell, Jeff

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110471

ISBN: 0711007721

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. The back-cover has a small white mark. Otherwise, No other Inscriptions or Marks. 143pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with b/w plans. Apart from the small white marks, as noted above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright 'AS NEW' copy. " This account tells the story of the unique and innovative aeroplane "The P-38 Lightning"; revered for its ability and adaptability." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Survival in the Sky

By: Coombs, Charles

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 111165

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The dustjacket has edge-wear and chipping to the extremities. The page fore-edges have foxing (brown) spots, the paper is cream and the front endpaper is sunned. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 124 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'Very Good' copy. "Here written by a well known author who has been 'wrung out' in jet planes himself, is the fascinat... View more info

Fighter A History of Fighter Aircraft

By: Cooper, Bryan & John Batchelor

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110569

ISBN: 0356045757

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. The covers have a couple of small marks, old thin lines of sellotape glue only, (these may be able to be removed? ). The top page-edge has some light foxing. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other marks. 156pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with some b/w plans of aircraft. Bibliography; Index. Apart from the minor glue marks, etc, as mentioned above, This is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. " Few books have combined in such a graphic way all this technical, strategic and tact... View more info

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The Pacific War 1941-1945

By: Costello, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 110841

ISBN: 0892562064

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Quarter bound with a black cloth spine and light blue paper covered boards. Bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. The spine is slightly concave due to the extreme thickness of the book (circa 2 and a half inches) and has a sliver of fading to the very edges of the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is very slightly faded to the spine, but is not price-clipped. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. There are slight foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges and a very little discolouration to the inner g... View more info

With the First in the Field

By: Cowton, Albert E.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Norwich, Mrs A. E. Cowton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109773

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In pale (faded? ) blue cloth boards with Gilt title to spine. Gilt aeroplane motif on front cover. A previous owner has coloured in parts of the boards to try to match the colour where it has been faded/sunned/marked. Spine and boards sound and look OK, but discoloured and the covers are marked. Head/tail of spine bumped. The book is now protected in a clear book plastic cover, and looks quite good. Light blue endpapers with the edges 'browned'. All Page fore edges browned. Internally VERY GOOD. (i-xvi) + 496 pp. B & W photographic frontispiece. Quotation. Preface. Foreword by Air Commodore St... View more info

The Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan A Pictorial History of the Final Days of World War II

By: Dollinger, Hans

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, Gramercy Books: 1995

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 110788

ISBN: 0517123991

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket which is not price clipped. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front free endpaper, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. (xii) + 432 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and plans. Index; Sources quoted in the text; Photographs and documents reproduced in this book; Selected Bibliography. Translated from the German by Arnold Pomerans. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "This is a fascin... View more info

The Luftwaffe Album Fighters and Bombers of the German Air Force, 1933-1945

By: Dressel, Joachim & Manfred Griehl (Translated by M. J. Shields)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Brockhampton Press (Part of the Hodder Headline Group): 1999

Edition: 1st Thus (Omnibus Edition)

Seller ID: 110572

ISBN: 186019978X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, presumably as issued. The covers have a few small light creases and a few smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - all fairly negligible. The whole book has a slight 'lean', but not affecting condition or text. Clean white page fore-edges. No Inscriptions or Marks. 356 pp but paginated as the original 2 books = 164 pp + 192 pp. Numerous B/W illustrations throughout. This 'Omnibus' publication consists of two previously published titles - "Fighters of the Luftwaffe" (1993) and "Bombers of... View more info

They Fought with What They Had The Story of the Army Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1942

By: Edmonds Walter D.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1951

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 109997

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue boards with silver-gilt titling to the spine. The spine is 'sunned' turning the base colour a grey-blue. No dustjacket, BUT the former owner has made his own d/j by using a clear plastic cover then photocopying, in b/w, the title, author, the publisher and making a 'collage' of the copies appropriately inside the clear plastic cover to the spine and the front cover, thus protecting the book and simulating a d/j. The page fore-edges are slightly, but uniformly, browned and there is some light foxing mainly to the top edge only. NO Inscriptions but there is a running light stain which gradu... View more info