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Biblio booksellers have collected a large number of rare and antique aviation books, and they are available below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Included in the collection are both large multi-volume sets and smaller books complete with original photographs and other ephemera. Many of the books have illustrations and ornate bindings, and any of these books could add value to your private rare and antique book collection. If you love the history of flight and flying, you should definitely peruse the featured rare and antique aviation books in the Biblio Rare Book Room.


Reno, NV: Jack Bacon & Co., 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine without dustwrapper, as issued. Bound in half black leather and blue marbled boards. Illustrated with photographs. The story of the Lear Jet written by the widow of the founder in a pe...

From Charles Agvent


Spirit of St. Louis. Den första atlantflygaren berättar by LINDBERGH, Charles A

Stockholm: Albert Bonniers, 1955. Hardcover. Fine. First Swedish edition. Octavo. Fine in original full blue morocco by Nylén & Co., gilt-stamped upper cover and spine, publisher's slipcase. Printed in a limited but unspecified number (this is copy no....

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Magnificent Inscribed Photograph to General “Hap” Arnold Just Prior to the Outbreak of WWII by LINDBERGH, CHARLES

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1974). American aviator and the first to make a solo non-stop transatlantic flight. SP. ("Charles A. Lindbergh"). 1p. Small folio (mat size: 11" x 14", image size: 7½" x 9½"). N.p., July 1939. Inscribed to Commanding General ...

From Lion Heart Autographs Inc


(1.) Royal Automobile Club Driver's Certificate. (2.)Regular Army Certificate of Service. ((3.) Personal Observer's and Gunners Flying Log Book by Standring, Sgt. Gibbard Selkirk

1932. 1934.1942. (1) in plain red boards. Illustrated with a small gravure of the author. 24mo. (2) in pictorial printed red boards. Faint RAC shield embossing to front cover. Various official stamps to internals. Handwritten bibliography in rear pocket...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


A Collection of Aircraft Fabric and Photographs by VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mostly 1930s, consisting of 16 large (approximately 8 1/4 x 10 1/2”) swatches of doped (treated) fabric, held together with a steel clip, from wings or fuselages of identified airplanes, including Stearman, Lincoln-Paige, Waco, Aeronca, Eaglerock, Tayl...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.



New York: Putnam, 1927. Large octavo. Gilt parchment and boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontispiece etching by Robert James Malone. Illustrated with photographs. An unusually fine, virtually untouched copy in glassine wrapper. Enclosed in the ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archive Compiled by a Female Control Room Mission Specialist. Comprising mission updates, photographs, employee newsletters, and souvenirs documenting JPL projects between 1965 and 1984, including Apollo, Mariner, Pioneer 10 & 11, Viking, Voyager, Skylab, SEASAT, and Galileo. by Beight, Mary Catherine Grady

Pasadena, CA & Washington D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965-1985. Archive composed of 135 printed photos with printed explanatory text (between 20.3 x 25.4 cm and 21.6 x 28 cm); 13 silver gelatine and colour photographs on glossy...

From Alembic Rare Books


Pilot Training Manual for the P-38 Lightning

Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. The December 1944, Original "Brown Cover&quo...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


[Cover Title]: Modern Searchlights. [Interior title]: Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Equipment

Croydon: The London Electric Firm, 1920. Softcover. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". [38]pp. Cord tied printed flexible card wrappers. Light stains on the wrappers, one leaf has pulled loose, else near fine. Trade catalog for nautical, gro...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


The Theory and Practice of Aerostation. [Bound together with] Description, and Use, of the Telescopical Mother-of-Pearl Micrometer. by Cavallo, Tiberius

London: printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, P. Elmsly, and J. Stockdale,, 1785. And London: printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, 1793. Octavo (208 x 130 mm). Contemporary tree calf handsomely rebacked to style, spine gilt in compartments...

From Alembic Rare Books


[Poster]: Victory Naval Aircraft Show. Commercial Museum by CUBBERLEY, H.T

[Philadelphia]: Commercial Museum, 1919. Unbound. Near Fine. Approximately 15.5" x 11.5". Just about fine. Professionally mounted on linen. Signed in the plate by H.T. Cubberley, about whom we can find no additional information. Original poster for an e...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Popular Science Monthly, Complete Year Jan. - Dec. 1931 by Including RARE First Reporting on Auguste Piccard's Record-Setting Hot Air Balloon Flight, entitled: "Ten Miles High in an Air-Tight Ball:

New York: Popular Science Publishing Company, 1931. 12 issues, the complete run for the year 1931. Very Good Plus to Near Fine, four with light wear at spine ends, pencil inscription front cover and ink inscription rear cover of January issue. The August ...

From Dale Steffey Books


THE CURTISS AEROPLANE CO. (Buffalo, N.Y.) by (Aeronautics)

Buffalo: The Curtiss Aeroplane Co., 1917. Original. Wrappers. Very good (minor toning to embossed paper covers, not affecting contents). Small quarto (11 X 8 inches) forty-three unnumbered pages (22 leaves), illustrated with sepia photomechanical black a...

From Caravan Book Store


Aviation Flight Log Books of W. E. Burdick, U. S. N. R

1926 - 1941 Imprinted cloth with clasp closures. 12mo. An unusual archive of one pilot's career from the Golden Age of Flight to the American entrance into the Second World War. Ensign Burdick joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Mechanic / Pilot in...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


International Aviation Meet. Grant Park Chicago. Panoramic Post Card. by (Aviation) Max Rigo Selling Company

Chicago, IL: Max Rigo, 1911. Folding panoramic postcard (290 x 195 mm). Professionally mounted, gazed, and framed using archival materials. Composite photographic image depicting the Chicago lakefront and early planes. The sender's and receiver's details...

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