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Billy Hart Australia's First Licensed Pilot Down Under's Greatest Pioneer Aviator Also Known As
Parramatta's Flying Dentist -by- Phillip Hart-Johnson JP. First Edition September 1994. Signed Copy. ISBN 0646211811.
Australian Aviation History. A novel based on the true life story of William Ewart 'Billy' Hart, holder of Australia's No. 1
Pilot License; Billy's late sister Essie Mayo (nee Hart) told the author many a story about her famous brother, and
his mates. Handwritten undated inscription to previous owner 'Tim' signed by Phillip Hart-Johnson on first page.
Used small softcover book. 174 pages. (Northair Company. Lismore. First Edition. September 1994) In fine condition.
Bombs On Target A Compelling Eye-Witness Account Of Bomber Command Operations -by- Ron Mayhill, DFC. ISBN 1852602740.
World War Two Aviation. Based on the author's diaries and accounts written at the time, and on his letters home, these graphic memoirs
record what is was like to be in the nose of the huge Lancaster Bomber aeroplanes, and to be the radar eyes in the navigation cabin; the book
brings to life the everyday routine of a bomber station, the procedures of take-off drill and bombing and marking techniques, as well
as the individual raids, few of which could be described as routine. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket. 192 pages. (Patrick Stephens Ltd/Haynes Publishing Group PLC. Sparkford, nr Yeovil, UK. 1991) In fine
condition. Weight 600 grams.
Building and Operating Model Railways -by- Alan Johnston and Bill James. Model Railways.
National Library of Australia registry number AUS67-1679. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 208 pages.
Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and line drawings. (The K G Murray Publishing Co Pty
Ltd. Sydney. First Edition. 1967) Very good green cloth covers. Written gift inscription on reverse of front
cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600 grams. _
Caracciola Mercedes Grand Prix Ace An Autobiography -by- Rudolf Caracciola. Translated
from the German -by- Charles Meisl. Foreword -by- George Monkhouse. Autobiography of Rudolf Caracciola
Mercedes Grand Prix Ace driver. Motor Vehicle Racing. Illustrated with 45 black and white plates.
(G T Foulis & Co Ltd. London. 1955) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 175 pages. Dust jacket is worn on
edges and corners with small tears and small pieces missing from both ends of spine. Bookshop bookplate
inside front cover. Written gift inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and
edges of pages. Else good.
Crosswinds Life On The Wing -by- Ron Watts. ISBN 9780992576301. Signed Copy. Aviation. The story of
Australian Ron Watts' life as a mission pilot in Australia's outback, pastor of the church on a Pacific Island and serving
as a chaplain in major prisons and hospitals; the story of how a young boy's love of flying became a reality beyond
expectations. Signed by Ron Watts on the title page. Used softcover book. 232 pages. (MAF Australia. Bella Vista, NSW. 2014)
In fine condition.
Global Warrior The Story of Group Captain John Jeudwine DSO, OBE, DFC. His War in The Air in Europe,
The Middle East and Far East -by- Alain Charpentier, Lionel Lacey-Johnson and Geoffrey Jeudwine. ISBN 0953641805.
World War Two. Air Force.
Squadron pilot. No. 12 (B) Squadron; 823 Squadron; H.M.S. Glorious; signals intelligence duties; the Far East; No. 84 (B)
Squadron; operations from Sumatra and java; escape from Java; voyage of "Scorpion"; the Middle East; No. 55 (Baltimore)
Squadron; Alamein; Ferry Control Units; HQ MEAF; Bomber Command; training and conversion units; No. 619 Squadron;
54 Base; 5 Group Special Marking Force; 83(PFF) Squadron Lancasters; Master Bomber; Mosquitoes and Lightning
aircraft; Dunholme Lodge; Operation "Manner"; Strubby; Operation "Cooks Tour"; Station Commander Little Staughton;
accident to Typhoon JR390 crash site; Cambridge cemetery; Log of HMRAFS "Scorpion"; Summary of Ops with Bomber
Command. Bibliography. (Topline Press. Southport. Qld. 1999) Used softcover book. 169 pages.
Corners bumped. Small stain on edges of pages. Else very good.
High Adventure ... From Balloons To Boeings In New Zealand -by- R T Alexander.
The history of aviation in New Zealand; published to mark New Zealand National
Airways Corporation's 21st anniversary, April 1 1968; dedicated to all New
Zealand aviators who flew between 1889 and 1968, and to the men on the ground
who kept the aircraft flying. (New Zealand National Airways Corporation, 1968) No
ISBN. Oblong softcover book, 95 pages, foxing on covers and on edges of pages, else good.
Modern Railway Operation -by- David Lamb. With 82 illustrations and diagrams (many
fold out) all in very good condition. (Pitman's Transport Library, Sir Isaac
Pitman & Sons Ltd, London, reprint of 3rd edition, 1946) Used hardcover
book No dust jacket. 243 pages. Very good dark red cloth with black lettering on cover
and spine. Small sticky patch on fep from removal of a label. Light foxing throughout, else in very good condition.
Rails In My Garden The Story Of An LGB Layout -by- Helmut Grosshans. Model Railways. The
Lehmann-Gross-Bahn (LGB) model railways. A book celebrating Helmut Grosshans' own garden model railway using an LGB system. Used hardcover book.
No just jacket. Pictorial covers. 104 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. (Ernst Paul Leymann
Patentwerk. Nurnberg. 1991) Foxing on endpapers. Covers are lightly worn on edges. Else in very good condition. Weight 700 grams.
Spitfires Over Darwin 1943 No. 1 Fighter Wing -by- Jim Grant. ISBN 0646236326. A personal
account of experience in an Air Force camp during the defence of Darwin against Japanese air attacks and also a
well researched narrative of Spitfires in action against the best warplanes of Japan. Used softcover book. 222
pages. (TechWrite Solutions. Melbourne. 2nd edition. April 2003) Covers are lightly scuffed. Some marks on edges
of pages. Else in very good condition. _
The Beaudesert Shire Tramway -by- R Ellis & K McDonald. ISBN 0909340110. Queensland railways. The
3ft 6in gauge Beaudesert Shire Tramway was one of fifteen light railways built in Queensland; these light railways were
originally built to develop areas not served by rail. Used paperback book. 70 pages. (Published by the Light Railway
Research Society of Australia, Melbourne, 1980) Sticker and some marks on the covers. Pages are very good.
The Cooktown Railway Australia's Most Unusual Railway -by- J W Knowles. Third Edition 1984.
Queensland railways. Few
railways have had a history as unusual as that of the Cooktown Railway in North Queensland; this 67 miles line operated
from 1885 until 1961 as a separate railway not connected to the main Queensland rail system. Used paperback book. 93 pages.
(Published by The Australian Railway Historical Society Queensland Division, Brisbane, 3rd Edition, 1984) Sticker on rear
cover. Else in fine condition.
The Illustrated West With The Night -by- Beryl Markham -abridged by- Elizabeth Claridge. ISBN
1853810738. Beryl Markham was the first person to fly solo from England across the Atlantic Ocean to North
America, crash-landing in Nova Scotia 21 hours and 25 minutes later. Illustrated edition with 60 photographs
drawn from private albums and special collections, many of which have never been published before. Used hardcover
book in dust jacket. 192 pages. (Virago Press. London. 1989) Dust jacket bumped on corners and spine. Else in
fine condition. Weight 760 grams.
The Luck Of The Draw Horses, Spitfires And Kittyhawks -by- Edward 'Ted' Sly, DFC, MID (Ted Sly). ISBN 0646463144.
Revised Edition. Circa 2003. Signed Copy. World War Two Aviation. The author first joined the 7th Light Horse and later joined the RAAF in
which he served in England with the 452 RAAF Squadron commanded by the famous Australian Ace, Keith 'Bluey' Truscott. Later he
served in the Middle East flying 22 operational sorties in Kittyhawks with 450 RAAF Squadron, and was later posted to 92 RAF East
India Squadron that formed the first Spitfire Wing with the 8th Army in the Western Desert. After a period on Malta and a stint as an
instructor at an OTU in Egypt, Sly was sent home to serve in the Pacific War, flying with 457 RAAF Squadron on Morotai. Used hardcover
book. No dust jacket as issued. 239 pages. Signed by Ted Sly on the title page. (Self-published by Edward Sly. Revised Edition. Circa
2003) In very good condition. Weight 820 grams. _
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