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Aircraft Of World War 2: 600 Full-Colour Drawings -by- Bill Gunston. ISBN 0706412877.
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) 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.
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.
Conquer The Sky Great Moments In Aviation -by- Harold Rabinowitz. ISBN 1567993818. 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) 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. 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.
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. ISBN 0867773979. 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) Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, pictorial boards, 221 pages + index, in excellent condition. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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.
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