Used and Out of Print Books on Planes,
Trains and Automobiles
Aircraft Of World War 2: 600 Full-Colour Drawings -by- Bill Gunston.
A superbly illustrated book of 40 different aircraft types, all of which played significant roles in
World War Two; full scale colour drawings showing aircraft in typical camouflage
and markings; five-view drawings of each type, plus a selection of
profiles of variants shown in a multitude of markings; concise technical data including
number produced, dimensions, weights, engines, performance and military load;
a useful reference source for modellers and students of aircraft development.
(Octopus Books, London, 1980) ISBN 0706412877. Used oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, 207 pages,
foxing on reverse of dust jacket and on eps, dust jacket worn along upper edge with small chips
at top of spine, some stains on edges of pages, else very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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.
Conquer The Sky: Great Moments In Aviation -by- Harold Rabinowitz. The
significant moments in the history of flight, illustrated with more than 400
images from the Bettmann Photo Archive - many of them rarely seen before;
focuses particularly on the men and women whose efforts made the miracle of
flight possible, including early visionaries Leonardo Da Vinci and Jules Verne;
George Cayler, the "Father of Flight"; Madame baronne de Laroche, the
first aviatrix; German ace Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron;
designers Igor Sikorsky and Bill Boeing; and the heroes of the early space
programme. (Metro Books, New York, 1996) ISBN 1567993818. Used hardcover
book in dust jacket, 208 pages, a little wear to edges and corners of dust jacket, else in fine condition.
This book weighs 1.4 kilograms.
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. 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) ISBN 0953641805. 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.
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Comiche, Camargue, Silver Wraith II and Bentley T -by- John
Bolster. An authoritative and definitive history of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and its
derivatives, told by one of the most experienced road test journalists in the
world, who feels that the car justifies its title; includes a full specification
section including prices, production and warranty information. (Osprey
AutoHistory, Osprey Publ, London, 1979) ISBN 0850453240. Used hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket, 135 pages, edges of pages lightly tanned, back of dust jacket worn, else very good.
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 History Of Australia's Airlines -by- Samuel Brimson. First published in 1984 as "Flying
the Royal Mail". The story of Australia's airlines and aviation from 1919 through to 1988; covers
Western Australian Airways, founded by Norman Brearley; the world's second oldest airline,
Qantas; the Royal Flying Doctor Service; Charles Kingsford Smith; Charles Ulm; Qantas Empire
Airways; Australian National Airways (ANA); MacRobertson Miller Aviation; the Larkin Aircraft
Supply Company; Reg Ansett and Ansett Airways; Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA); the Two Airline
Agreement; the Two Airline Policy; profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photographs including
from times of the earliest aviation in Australia. (PR Books, Sydney, 1988) ISBN 0867773979. Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, pictorial boards, 221 pages + index, in excellent condition. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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