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1 DE SEVERSKY, MAJOR ALEXANDER P Victory Through Air Power
New York Simon & Schuster 1942 
Later printing. Signed presentation copy inscribed to World War II American air ace, Jack Darmody by De Serversky, Inscribed in ink on the photograph portrait of the book's dedicatee, General Billy Mitchell: “To Capt. Jack Darmody, one of the best ever, Major Alexander P. De Seversky.” Signature of his wife, Margaret Darmody, on the rear endpaper. Very good in a chipped dust jacket with a very worn rear panel. A colleague of General Billy Mitchell and a major figure in aviation history as well as inventor of the automatic bombsight, De Seversky appeared in the Walt Disney film version of this book as himself punctuating animated sequences on the history of flight and the importance of air power to winning the war. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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2 GIBBONS, FLOYD The Red Knight of Germany. Baron Von Richthofen. Germany's Great War Airman
London Cassell 1930 
First Edition - British. Some foxing, very good in a chipped and repaired dust jacket missing a 1” x 1 1/2” piece from the rear panel. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking color portrait of the legendary German air ace of World War I. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 MERCIER, DR. ARMAND Visual Problems in Aviation Medicine
New York Pergamon Press/Macmillan 1962 
First Edition. Text in French and English. Library code in white printing on the spine, else fine without dust jacket as issued. A study of various visual concerns specific to the world of aeronautical medicine and safety. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 MILLER, LT. COMDR. HAROLD BLAINE Navy Wings
New York Dodd, Mead 1942 
Later Revised Edition. Illustrated. Signed presentation copy from Comdr. Harold Blaine Miller to literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “Happy Landings to Dorothy Olding. Min Miller. Comdr. Harold Blaine Miller, Nov. 6, 1942, Washington D.C.” A slightly used and worn copy with some fading to the spine, a thumbnail tear to the cloth at the spine not affecting the lettering, and general light fraying to the corners without dust jacket. An historical narrative of the development of the U.S. Navy's aviation efforts with much personal information and many terrific black & white photographs. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 ROSENDAHL, CHARLES E Up Ship!
New York Dodd Mead 1931 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy fro Lt.-Comdr, Charles E. Rosendahl to Lt. Comdr. Frank ‘Spig' Wead, inscribed by the author: “With best wishes to ‘Spig' Wead in recognition of all the contributions he has made to aeronautics in spite of great odds. C.E. Rosendahl. 28 November, 1931.” Illustrated. Very good lightly used copy in a lightly dust soiled dust jacket which has some chipping and creasing with the largest effecting the lettering at head of spine. ‘Spig' Wead was an ace pilot in the U.S. Navy just after World War I, greatly contributing to the development of the Navy's aviation programs. After an unfortunate accident in which he became paralyzed, he became a writer of novels, stories, and screenplays, including West Point of the Air, China Clipper, Sea Devils, Moon Over Burma, etc. His biographical history Wings for Men served as the inspiration for the great John Ford film The Wings of Eagles starring John Wayne. The front panel of the dust jacket of this book has a wonderful painting of a dirigible air ship soaring above its hangar. A terrific book detailing the history and development of airships in the United States. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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6 SEVERSKY, ALEXANDER T. DE Air Power: Key to Survival
New York Simon & Schuster 1950 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “To W.P. Fuller III with my best wishes. Alexander de Seversky, 10/24/50.” Illustrated. Very good without dust jacket. Seversky was born a Russian in 1894 and was an air hero in World War I. A protege of General Billy Mitchell in the War Department in the 1920s, he went on to found the Seversky Aircraft Corporation later Republic Aviation. He designed the P47 Thunderbolt, the world's then fastest amphibian plane. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 WILLIAMS, ARCHIBALD Conquering the Air. The Romance of the Development of the Use of Aircraft.
New York Nelson 1926 
First Edition. Bookplate.Very good in a lightly used dust jacket which has a color painting of early aviators stand before a plane. 315 pages. Illustrated. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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