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That's My Story, Corrigan, Douglas
21 Corrigan, Douglas That's My Story
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1939 20th Printing Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good - condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have edge wear, noticeable rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. "Douglas Corrigan (January 22, 1907 – December 9, 1995) was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed "Wrong Way" in 1938. After a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York City, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He claimed his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. However, he was a skilled aircraft mechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis) and had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for his transatlantic flight. He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and his "navigational error" was seen as deliberate. Nevertheless, he never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally." ; Signed by Author 
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ALWAYS ANOTHER DAWN The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot, Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.
22 Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr. ALWAYS ANOTHER DAWN The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot
Cleveland, OH The World Publishing Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine of the book and the very edges of the book have some light yellowing / toning. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning darkening / toning to the spine joints There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. There is one small spot of darkening / browning to the foredge of the text block. The top edge of the text block has started to tone / darken as well. The spine end, corners and edges of the dust jacket have wear, nicks, several smallish edge tears and some small chips missing. There is an inked number 11 on the top edge of the dust jacket spine and the spine has some fading / sunning. There is a two inch jagged edge tear to the top rear spine joint of the dust jacket and the dust jacket is price clipped. "All his life Test Pilot Scott Crossfield has carried on a love affair with airplanes. As achild he learned secretly how to fly, and the unyielding ambition to become a superb aviator spurred him to overcome a serious childhood disease. Working for the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), Crossfield achieved national renown testing the rocket-powered planes, X-1, and Skyrocket, taking them to amazing heights where - man had a new view of his life and the world -. He has logged more rocket plane flights than most of the chief test pilots combined." He also test piloted and advised on the X-15 experimental plane. 
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Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot, Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr.
23 Crossfield, A. Scott with Clay Blair, Jr. Always Another Dawn The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot
Cleveland, OH The World Publishing Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good + to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two tiny edge tears to the foredge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several long edge tears (rear spine joint mainly) along with several other smaller edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "All his life Test Pilot Scott Crossfield has carried on a love affair with airplanes. As a child he learned secretly how to fly, and the unyielding ambition to become a superb aviator spurred him to overcome a serious childhood disease. Working for the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) , Crossfield achieved national renown testing the rocket-powered planes, X-1, and Skyrocket, taking them to amazing heights where - man had a new view of his life and the world -. He has logged more rocket plane flights than most of the chief test pilots combined." He also test piloted and advised on the X-15 experimental plane." "The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. "Pete" Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m) , a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) , has remained unchallenged as of March 2017. " 
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THE AIR DEVILS, Dwiggins, Don
24 Dwiggins, Don THE AIR DEVILS
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. Both spine joints have noticeable rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some lightly ground-in dirt and several edge nicks, tears and worn spots. The reverse of the rear dust jacket shows some light tidemarking and dampstaining. The rear dust jacket has noticeable wrinkling that appears to have happened during production. This book is part of the Airmen & Aircraft Series, edited by Martin Caidin. "This is the electrifying chronicle of the dare-devils of the sky, from the hot-air balloonists of the 18th century to the jhet aerobatic teams of the '60's, told by a successful stunt flier." 
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The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts, Edita Lausanne
25 Edita Lausanne The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts
New York Viking Press / A Studio Book 1971 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light bumping and beginning curling to the spine ens and corners. "It has been demonstrated that manned hot air balloons can be built using ancient materials. While there is no direct documentary or archaeological evidence that any manned or unmanned flights prior to those discussed below occurred using these methods, Ege notes an indirect report of evidence that the Chinese "solved the problem of aerial navigation" using balloons, hundreds of years before the 18th century. The Mongolian army studied Kongming lanterns from China and used them in the Battle of Legnica during the Mongol invasion of Poland. This is the first time ballooning was known in the western world." 
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The Partnership A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Ezell, Edward Clinton and Linda Newman Ezell
26 Ezell, Edward Clinton and Linda Newman Ezell The Partnership A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Washington, DC NASA 1978 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine and edges of the book covers are noticeably toned / faded. There is some generalized edge wear and rubbing to the covers as well. The top edge of the book for about the first 40 pages or so have one large ripple due to a dampness. There is NO mold. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear cover has large sections of rubbing and a sticker with a previous owner 's name. "The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) , conducted in July 1975, was the first joint U. S. –Soviet space flight, as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time. It involved the docking of an Apollo Command/Service Module with the Soviet Soyuz 19. The unnumbered Apollo vehicle was a surplus from the terminated Apollo program and the last one to fly. This mission ceremoniously marked the end of the Space Race that had begun in 1957 with the Sputnik launch." 
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Nas Moffett Field 1933-1994 - The Last Air Show October 17 & 18,1992 Commemorative Program, Fasano, Lisa, Moffett Field
27 Fasano, Lisa, Moffett Field Nas Moffett Field 1933-1994 - The Last Air Show October 17 & 18,1992 Commemorative Program
Santa Clara, CA NAS Moffett Field 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
Color Illustration; This is a magazine sized paperback / booklet with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The Booklet is in Very Good condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The front endpaper does have inked writing from a young air show follower. He's written all around the borders of the page. 
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Make Way For The Mail, Floherty, John J.
28 Floherty, John J. Make Way For The Mail
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1939 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The reverse of the author's list has spots of rubbing where a previous owner's bookplate was removed. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks , a couple of small chips missing, and spots of rubbing and ground-in dirt. "Mr. Floherty, who was also an artist, a photographer, a former art and editorial director and a former public relations man, has been called “a star reporter for American youth. ”His writing led him to travel the equivalent of twice around the world, and he interviewed men in many jobs, from cabinet officer to cab driver, from patrolman to test pilot. He went to sea aboard the Coast Guard cutter Pontchartrain to observe the great hurricane of 1938. To get his stories firsthand, he lived in lighthouses, on lightships, with oil drillers, G-men and Secret Service agents. He was a friend of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His work with the Coast and Geodetic Survey led to a book, “High, Wide and Deep, ” for which he received a citation from former Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer." 
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Under The Guns Of The Red Baron The Complete Record of Von Richthoffen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated, Franks, Norman, Hal Giblin and Nigel McCrery
29 Franks, Norman, Hal Giblin and Nigel McCrery Under The Guns Of The Red Baron The Complete Record of Von Richthoffen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated
New York & Cleveland Barnes & Noble 1999 Reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger fighter wing unit Jagdgeschwader 1, better known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus" because of the bright colours of its aircraft, and perhaps also because of the way the unit was transferred from one area of allied air activity to another – moving like a travelling circus, and frequently setting up in tents on improvised airfields. By 1918, Richthofen was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and respected by his enemies. " 
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Philosophy Of Simulation In A Man-machine Space Mission System, Fraser, T. M. (M. Sc. , M. D.)
30 Fraser, T. M. (M. Sc. , M. D.) Philosophy Of Simulation In A Man-machine Space Mission System
Washington D. C. NASA 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
Graphs; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some spotting / toning to the bottom spine end and spine joints. There is a smallish spot of rubbing and wear to the top front cover as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "an attempt is made herein to determine, by analysis of current and recent efforts, in what manner simulation can best contribute to the solution of manned space problems." 
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Airmail How It All Began, Glines, Carroll V.
31 Glines, Carroll V. Airmail How It All Began
Blue Ridge Summit, PA Tab /Aero Books 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the bottom front corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Airmail (or air mail) is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of at least one leg of its journey being by air. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by ship, sometimes weeks. The Universal Postal Union adopted comprehensive rules for airmail at its 1929 Postal Union Congress in London. Since the official language of the Universal Postal Union is French, airmail items worldwide are often marked Par avion, literally: "by airplane"." 
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The Saga Of The Air Mail, Glines, Carroll V. (Col. Usaf)
32 Glines, Carroll V. (Col. Usaf) The Saga Of The Air Mail
Princeton, NJ D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears, along with some noticeable toning to the spine. "Colonel Carroll V. Glines, Jr. USAF (ret. ) “is a former U. S. Air Force colonel, has served as an editor for numerous aviation magazines, and is the author or coauthor of thirty-two books, including Jimmy Doolittle’s autobiography, I Could Never Be So Lucky Again. His numerous writing awards include the prestigious Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation writing from the Aviation/Space Writers Association." 
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A Narrative History Of Aviation, Goldstrom, John
33 Goldstrom, John A Narrative History Of Aviation
New York MacMillan Company 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are small tears to the top spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an ink stamped previous owner's name and address on the front endpaper. "Any attempt to tell the story of aviation in a single volume must necessarily confine itself to the selection of a series of outstanding events and developments. Countless centuries of heroic failure, and the first dim beginnings of success, must be summarized in a chapter." 
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Digest Of The Civil Air Regulations For Student And Private Pilots Civil Aeronautics Authority (Bulletin No. 22), Government Printing Office
34 Government Printing Office Digest Of The Civil Air Regulations For Student And Private Pilots Civil Aeronautics Authority (Bulletin No. 22)
Washington D. C. Government Printing Office 1940 2nd Edition Paperback Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with self covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have noticeable toning / ground-in dirt, and the spine of the book has bits rubbed off and very noticeable rubbing. The text pages are generally clean, but there are several places with underlining or notations. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front cover of the book. "The Federal Aviation Regulations, or FARs, are rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing all aviation activities in the United States. The FARs are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). A wide variety of activities are regulated, such as aircraft design and maintenance, typical airline flights, pilot training activities, hot-air ballooning, lighter-than-air aircraft, man-made structure heights, obstruction lighting and marking, and even model rocket launches, model aircraft operation, sUAS & Drone operation, and kite flying. The rules are designed to promote safe aviation, protecting pilots, flight attendants, passengers and the general public from unnecessary risk. Since 1958, these rules have typically been referred to as "FARs", short for Federal Aviation Regulations." 
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Vanguard A History, Green, Constance McLaughlin and Milton Lomask
35 Green, Constance McLaughlin and Milton Lomask Vanguard A History
Washington, DC NASA 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The yellow cardstock covers have noticeable spots of ground-in dirt, along with several spots of discoloration. There is some beginning bumping and nicking to the bottom spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. "Project Vanguard was a program managed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) , which intended to launch the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a Vanguard rocket as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Missile Annex, Florida. In response to the surprise launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, the U. S. Restarted the Explorer program, which had been proposed earlier by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA). Privately, however, the CIA and President Dwight D. Eisenhower were aware of progress being made by the Soviets on Sputnik from secret spy plane imagery. Together with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) , ABMA built Explorer 1 and launched it on January 31, 1958. Before work was completed, however, the Soviet Union launched a second satellite, Sputnik 2, on November 3, 1957. Meanwhile, the spectacular televised failure of Vanguard TV3 on December 6, 1957 deepened American dismay over the country's position in the Space Race." 
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Skyway To Asia, Grooch, William Stephen
36 Grooch, William Stephen Skyway To Asia
New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front free page. The dust jacket has edge wear, nicking, rubbing, tears and chips missing. "China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila in November 1935. Built at a cost of $417,000 by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, Maryland, it was delivered to Pan Am on October 9, 1935. It was one of the largest airplanes of its time. On November 22, 1935, it took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean. Although its inaugural flight plan called for the China Clipper to fly over the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (still under construction at the time) , upon take-off the pilot realized the plane would not clear the structure, and was forced to fly narrowly under instead. On November 29, the airplane reached its destination, Manila, after traveling via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail." 
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A Balloon Ascension at Midnight, Hall, George Eli
37 Hall, George Eli A Balloon Ascension at Midnight
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Morgan Shepard 1902 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Gordon Ross 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition. Limited to 1175 copies on deckle-edge paper (with 30 copies on Imperial Japan Vellum). The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book is partially perished and the illustrated covers have toning, light rubbing and some spots of foxing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is toning and offsetting to pages opposite illustrations. The endpapers are noticeably toned. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front free page. From a 2008 PBAG Gallery listing: " In 1901 the author accompanied French aeronaut Etienne Giraud on a nocturnal excursion in his balloon from Paris into the Burgundy countryside. Upon his return to San Francisco, Hall had his account handsomely printed with zincographic illustrations by Ross, who went on to fame as a sporting illustrator." 
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High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France, Hall, James Norman
38 Hall, James Norman High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1918 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This is an ex-library copy from the San Jose Hospital has several ink stamped "Training Department" to the inside covers, and edges of the text block. Otherwise, there are no library markings to the book. There is also a previous owner's inked initials on the rear pastedown page. "Hall was on vacation in the United Kingdom in the summer of 1914, when World War I began. Posing as a Canadian, he enlisted in the British Army, serving in the Royal Fusiliers as a machine gunner during the Battle of Loos. He was discharged after his true nationality was discovered, and he returned to the United States and wrote his first book, Kitchener's Mob (1916) , recounting his wartime experiences. Kitchener's Mob sold moderately well in America following its publication and after a speaking tour to promote the book, Hall returned to Europe in 1916 on assignment with Atlantic Monthly Magazine. He was to have written a series of stories about the group of American volunteers serving in the Lafayette Escadrille, but after spending some time with the American fliers Hall himself became caught up in the adventure and enlisted in the French Air Service. By then the original Escadrille had been expanded to the Lafayette Flying Corps, which trained American volunteers to serve in regular French squadrons." 
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The New Mars  The Discoveries of Mariner 9, Hartmann, William K. and Odell Raper (with the cooperation of the Mariner 9 Science Experiment Team)
39 Hartmann, William K. and Odell Raper (with the cooperation of the Mariner 9 Science Experiment Team) The New Mars The Discoveries of Mariner 9
Washington, DC National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1974 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; NASA publication - SP-337. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book cover have some light rubbing and wear. There are a couple of spots of ground-in dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning toning, especially to the edges. "Mars, our planetary neighbor that gleams redly in the night sky, has intrigued man ever since he first began to study the heavens. The first telescopes brought exciting images of white polar caps that expanded and contracted with the seasons." 
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Practical Aeronautics An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and Essential Facts in Aeronautical Science, Hayward, Charles B. (with An Introduction by Orville Wright)
40 Hayward, Charles B. (with An Introduction by Orville Wright) Practical Aeronautics An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and Essential Facts in Aeronautical Science
Chicago, IL American School of Correspondence 1912 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good Ex-Library 
B&W Photographs; This is an Ex Library book from the Binghamton Public Library. The book is in Good condition, in a sturdy library binding. The covers of the book have edge wear, rubbing, bumping and several patches of rubbing and fraying. The title on the spine has been hand printed. The text pages are generally clean, though with spots of finger dirt, wear and some normal wear and tear of library live. There is a tag pasted on the front pastedown page from the Binghamton Public Library, card catalogue info and library bar code on the rear pastedown and several other library markings throughout. Page 279-280 (in the section on types of Aeroplanes) has been torn out. All other text pages appear to be intact. The book includes an introduction by Orville Wright (of the Wright Brothers fame). Scarce in this 1st edition of 1912. (only one other 1st ed. Copy currently available in the trade. ) Contents include: Dirigible Balloons (including types and achievements) , Theory of Aviation, Types of Aeroplanes, Special Types, Hydroaeroplanes, aeronautical Motor, Aerial Propeller, Aeronautical Practice, Building and Flying an Aeroplane, and, Aviation and its Future. "The term aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis "bird" with suffix -ation, was coined in 1863 by French pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812–1886) in "Aviation ou Navigation aérienne sans ballons". Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early 20th-century advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern aeroplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of the aeroplane became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines. The first great ships of the air were the rigid dirigible balloons pioneered by Zeppelin, which soon became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s, when large flying boats became popular. After World War II, the flying boats were in their turn replaced by land planes, and the new and immensely powerful jet engine revolutionised both air travel and military aviation." 
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