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  • DANS LE CIEL DE LA PATRIE [IN THE SKY OF THE HOMELAND.] by COCTEAU, Jean.
    COCTEAU, Jean.
    DANS LE CIEL DE LA PATRIE [IN THE SKY OF THE HOMELAND.]

    Paris: “Societe Spad.”, 1918. Texte de J. Cocteau. Illustrations De Benito. Croquis d’Appareils De Capelle. Imprime par Draeger. [32] pages. Illustrated with 11 colour plates after paintings by Edouard Garcia Benito showing cubist-like aerial views of landscapes and planes; 4 pages with black & white portraits of French WW1 pilots; 3 pages of showing various planes in flight. Illustrated endpapers with silhouettes of squadron insignias including the flying crane. Bound in pictorial boards with a black string binding; the printed signature of Louis Bleriot, of SPAD to the front cover. Preface by Jean Cocteau, With a final essay on the SPAD fighter planes by Jacques Mortane. Text in French. Small stain on front cover; binding just a little rubbed;…

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    Paris: “Societe Spad.”, 1918. Texte de J. Cocteau. Illustrations De Benito. Croquis d’Appareils De Capelle. Imprime par Draeger. [32] pages. Illustrated with 11 colour plates after paintings by Edouard Garcia Benito showing cubist-like aerial views of landscapes and planes; 4 pages with black & white portraits of French WW1 pilots; 3 pages of showing various planes in flight. Illustrated endpapers with silhouettes of squadron insignias including the flying crane. Bound in pictorial boards with a black string binding; the printed signature of Louis Bleriot, of SPAD to the front cover. Preface by Jean Cocteau, With a final essay on the SPAD fighter planes by Jacques Mortane. Text in French. Small stain on front cover; binding just a little rubbed; else a very good copy of a superbly illustrated book.

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  • OPERATIONS OVERFLIGHT. The U-2 spy pilot tells his story for the first time. by POWERS, Francis Gary with Curt Gentry.
    POWERS, Francis Gary with Curt Gentry.
    OPERATIONS OVERFLIGHT. The U-2 spy pilot tells his story for the first time.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Fifth printing, July 1970. 375, [1] pages. Illustrated. Original cloth; original dust-wrapper. Octavo. Wrapper a littler worn at head & heel of spine; inscription on endpaper; fore-edges a little browned; else a very good copy

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  • The DOUGLAS DC-3 and its predecessors. J. M. G. Gradidge in collaboration with J. M. David and J. A. Whittle. by GRADIDGE, J. M. G.
    GRADIDGE, J. M. G.
    The DOUGLAS DC-3 and its predecessors. J. M. G. Gradidge in collaboration with J. M. David and J. A. Whittle.

    Tonbridge: Air-Britain (Historians) Limited, 1984. 672 pages. Illustrated. Hardback; dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. A very good copy Together with Update 1, 1987. Softback.

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  • THE HURRICANE STORY. by Gallico, Paul.
    Gallico, Paul.
    THE HURRICANE STORY.

    London: Michael Joseph, 1959. Hardback; dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Presentation inscription on the front free endpaper: ‘To Dickson Wright with esteem and so much gratitude Paul Gallico Xmas, 1959.’ Dust-wrapper has a short tear in the front panel, else a very good, clean copy. Arthur Dickson Wright was a highly respected surgeon who may well have had Gallico as a patient.

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  • THE U-2 AFFAIR. by WISE, David and Ross, Thomas B.
    WISE, David and Ross, Thomas B.
    THE U-2 AFFAIR.

    London: The Cresset Press, 1963. 276 pages. Illustrated. Hardback; dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Wrapper is torn at the head of spine, but without loss; small rub on front panel; else a very good copy.

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