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THEY FLEW TO FAME.
Racine, WI: Whitman, 1963. Hardcover - Children's book about such famous aviators as Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Eddie Rickenbacker, Bernt Balchen and others. Illustrated by Geoofrey Biggs and Nel Clarmonte.
Condition: Near fine condition in glossy laminated illustrated boards - prev owner's name, slight toning to the pages, but overall in much better condition than books in this format are usually found.Book ID: 29356More details Price: $15.00
BANNERS OF COURAGE: The Lives of 14 Heroic Men and Women.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Platt & Munk, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Brief biographical sketches written for older children or young adults. Includes chapters on Amelia Earhart, Winston S. Churchill, Martin Luther King, Richard E. Byrd, Rachel Carson, Chief Joseph, Anne Frank, Jacques Cousteau, William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, Alvin York, Joan of Arc, Heinrich Schliemann, and Alain Bombard (with this French doctor who proved that man can survive at sea with no supply of food or water, being perhaps the least known of the 14). Each chapter is preceded by a full page drawing by Huntley Brown. Wraparound dustjacket painting by Alan Leiner. 258 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name in pencil, some light wear to top edge of dj, now protected by an archival cover.)Book ID: 32679More details Price: $17.50
RIDERS OF THE WIND.
Edition: First edition.
Philadelphia: MacRae Smith Company, 1929. Hardcover first edition - Book for older children about the exploits of the early pioneers of aviation, illustrated with drawings (both black and white and color plates) by the author. All plates present, but one is loose. Included,of course, are the well-known aviators like Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, but also included are some lesser known exploits - those of Alcock and Brown, Hawker and Grieve, and many others in the years after World War I. Slightly larger format than usual (approx 9 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches), 205 pages, bound in dark blue cloth with gold lettering and airplane design on front cover.
Condition: Very good condition with some wear to the edges of the boards, rubbing to the spine lettering. Previous owner's name and a gift inscripton dated Christmas 1929.Book ID: 12846More details Price: $40.00