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  • DOOMED DEMONS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #5. by Adams, Eustace L.
    Adams, Eustace L.
    DOOMED DEMONS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - the fifth in this series, but the first by Adams (earlier titles were by Thomson Burtis) Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to #7 on the rear flap of the dj. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 209 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in a fair dust jacket (several tears to the dj along the folds, some chipping)

    Book ID: 64780
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  • WINGS OF THE NAVY: Air Combat Stories for Boys #6. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    WINGS OF THE NAVY: Air Combat Stories for Boys #6.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1936.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to #7 at the back of the book . Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, purple tinting to the top edge. 211 pp. plus 1 pp of publisher's ad..

    Condition: Very good overall condition (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 68754
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  • WAR WINGS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #7. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    WAR WINGS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #7.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1937.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to itself at the back of the book, but to #20 in the Hardy Boys series. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, purple tinting to the top edge. 216 pp. plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good overall condition (a hint of fading to the spine, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 67294
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  • CAPTAIN GRAMMA: Single Mom to Sky High. by Aldrich, Nancy Welz
    Aldrich, Nancy Welz
    CAPTAIN GRAMMA: Single Mom to Sky High.

    Edition: First printing.

    Binghamton, NY: Brundage Publishing, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A candid autobiography which tells how the author, as a 37 year old single mother of two, decided that she was going to go after her dream of being a pilot, and how she rose through the ranks at United despite great sexism and animosity. INSCRIBED by author opposite title page - "To - - Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. Believe in God! and always hold onto your dreams" and dated in 2007. Photographs. 139 pp. ISBN: 1892451476.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55110
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  • Appleton, Victor.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS TELEVISION DETECTOR or Trailing the Secret Plotters. #36.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Racine, WI: Whitman, (ca 1940, c. 1933.). Hardcover - One of the later titles in the Tom Swift series. 217 pp.

    Condition: Good only in pebbled brown cloth (usual severe toning to the pages, 2 short tears at the top of the spine, )

    Book ID: 35391
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  • BEHIND THE GLORY. by Barris, Ted.
    Barris, Ted.
    BEHIND THE GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan Canada, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the author's interviews with more than 200 instructors, this is the story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan - "the plan that won the allied air war." In five years, the BCATP turned over 200,000 young men and teenagers into seasoned aircrew. SIGNED on the title page with "All the best" and dated in the year of publication. Sixteen pages of photographs. Notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. viii, 358 pp. ISBN: 0-771591764.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 42430
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  • THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2. by Beach, Charles Amory.
    Beach, Charles Amory.
    THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, OH: The Goldsmith Publishing Co., (ca 1930, c 1919) dj. Hardcover - Second book in this World War I adventure series. A "tale of army aviation. Entrusted with a special mission, the young airmen go over the German lines and learn important secrets. They had previously aided an American girl who had a German guardian, and they fall in with this rascal, who tries to make trouble for them. They are captured and sentenced to be shot. How they manage to escape makes reading no boy will want to miss." Illustrated by Robert Gaston Herbert. 216 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with black lettering - rather severe age-tanning to the pages.

    Book ID: 79769
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  • THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ATLANTIC; or, The Longest Flight on Record. #6 in series. by Beach, Charles Amory.
    Beach, Charles Amory.
    THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ATLANTIC; or, The Longest Flight on Record. #6 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George Sully and Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - Sixth book in this World War I adventure series. Copies by the original publisher are rather hard to find. Last title in list at front. Frontispiece. 218 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated beige cloth (damage to spine covering near the top, hinge cracked before title page) .

    Book ID: 85828
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  • THE WATER JUMP: The Story of Transatlantic Flight. by Beaty, David.
    Beaty, David.
    THE WATER JUMP: The Story of Transatlantic Flight.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of the attempts, both successful and failed, to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, and of the airmen behind these attempts - Read, Alcock, Brown, Lindbergh - some of whom gambled and lost. The author served in the RAF during World War II and made nearly 200 Atlantic crossings as a British Overseas Airways Captain. 140 black and white illustrations, Selected Bibliography, list of Aircraft and Engines, index 304 pp,. ISBN: 0-06-0102969.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 43830
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • THE FLYING SQUAD. by Bishop, William A., Colonel and Major Rothesay Stuart-Wortley.
    Bishop, William A., Colonel and Major Rothesay Stuart-Wortley.
    THE FLYING SQUAD.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, NY: Sun Dial Press, (c 1927). Hardcover - A boys' adventure novel centered around flying, set in Canada, near Ontario, shortly after the first World War. A title in the "Young Moderns Book Shelf." 260 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in dark blue cloth with orange lettering on the spine, no dust jacket (a bit of soiling to edges of textblock, but a tight and straight copy)

    Book ID: 75411
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  • RED RANDALL AT PEARL HARBOR, Red Randall series #1. by Bowen, R. Sidney.
    Bowen, R. Sidney.
    RED RANDALL AT PEARL HARBOR, Red Randall series #1.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944.). Hardcover first edition - The first in this series of World War II aviation adventures, featuring Second Lieutenant "Red" Randall of the U.S. Army Air Corps, by the author of Dave Dawson War Adventure Series. Plain frontispiece; illustrated orange and white endpapers show a scene of planes in a dog-fight. 216 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition overall in green boards with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, notice on title page that it was printed under wartime conditions, gift inscription in pencil dated in 1944) no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85819
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  • Bowen, Robert Sidney.
    THEY FLEW TO FAME.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    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: 29356
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  • AIR SCOUT MANUAL. by Boy Scouts of America, James E. West, foreword.
    Boy Scouts of America, James E. West, foreword.
    AIR SCOUT MANUAL.

    Edition: 2nd printing (as indicated by the code ending in 143 on the title page) just a few months after the

    New York: Boy Scouts of America,
    1942
    . An uncommon 1942 manual (marked "proof edition" on title page) of an aviation training program offered to the Boy Scouts of America at the beginning of the Second World War. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and drawings. Both the first and second printings were limited to 10,000 copies each. Glossary, bibliography, index. vii, 442 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - gift inscription to a scout on the first page, which had become detached and is now taped back in. Some wear to the covers, contents clean and tight.

    Book ID: 85794
    Keywords: Aviation, world war ii
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  • HAUNTED AIRWAYS. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    HAUNTED AIRWAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1930.). Hardcover - A combination of adventure, science fiction and mystery story for young adults - and a prediction of what the future of aviation might bring. Foreword by Alexander Klemin. Reprint for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good only (some wear to the covers, corner of front endpaper torn off.)

    Book ID: 40114
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  • WING FOR WING: Air Combat Stories #3. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    WING FOR WING: Air Combat Stories #3.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.) dj. Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War. Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Glossy frontispiece and three internal plates. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 212 pp. plus 5 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, minor edgewear to the dj, front cover illustration bright and attractive)

    Book ID: 67247
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  • WING FOR WING: Air Combat Stories #3. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    WING FOR WING: Air Combat Stories #3.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War. Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Glossy frontispiece and three internal plates. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 205 pp.

    Condition: Very good (some fading to the spine, prev owner's name, toning to the pages, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 54115
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  • DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR: Air Combat Stories #1. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR: Air Combat Stories #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War. Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Glossy frontispiece and three internal plates. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 205 pp.

    Condition: Very good (some fading to the spine, prev owner's name, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 54114
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  • DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR: Air Combat Stories #1. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    DAREDEVILS OF THE AIR: Air Combat Stories #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War. Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Glossy frontispiece. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 215 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good (some fading to the spine, prev owner's name, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 85842
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  • FLYING BLACK BIRDS: Air Combat Stories #4. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    FLYING BLACK BIRDS: Air Combat Stories #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933.) dj. Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - features ace Stormy Lake and his squadron, the Black Birds, as they take on the German 'Red Devils.' Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Lists to itself on the back cover. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 242 pp. (Lists to Ted Scott #18 on back cover, and 7 Air Combat books on rear flap)

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some overall edgewear to the dj, tears at top of dj spine, tape on dj, etc.)

    Book ID: 67277
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  • HAUNTED AIRWAYS. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    HAUNTED AIRWAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Sun Dial Press, n.d. (c 1930.). Hardcover - A combination of adventure, science fiction and mystery story for young adults - and a prediction of what the future of aviation might bring. Foreword by Alexander Klemin. Reprint as a title in the 'Young Moderns Bookshelf' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 40's or early 50's. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange covers (some wear to the covers, one corner bumped and fraying, previous owner's name in pencil)

    Book ID: 40493
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  • FOUR ACES: Air Combat Stories #2. by Burtis, Thomson,
    Burtis, Thomson,
    FOUR ACES: Air Combat Stories #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War. Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Glossy frontispiece. Bound in lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, tinting to the top edge. 216 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall (darkening to the spine, usual toning to pages, some wear to covers but a tight copy), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85849
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  • FLYING BLOOD. by Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    FLYING BLOOD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Fiction League, 1932. Hardcover first edition - Although Burtis is probably best known for his aviation adventure series for young adults featuring Rex Lee, this is a mystery novel set in the world of horse racing. Although this features ex-Army flyer George Groody and his aerial circus, gangsters are trying to prevent the favorite from racing. 287 pp. plus 13 pp. of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in gray cloth boards - some wear to the covers, a bit of fraying to the top of the spine, slight spine slant, but overall a tight and clean copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77699
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  • FLYING BLACK BIRDS: Air Combat Stories #4. by Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    FLYING BLACK BIRDS: Air Combat Stories #4.

    Edition: 1940s printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - features ace Stormy Lake and his squadron, the Black Birds, as they take on the German 'Red Devils.' Illustrated by J. Clemens Greta. Bound in green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, tinting to the top edge. 242 pp. Produced under wartime conditions notice on title page.

    Condition: Fair condition only - some rubbing and wear to edges of boards, rather severe toning to pages, corners bumped, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85843
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  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted…

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    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78358
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  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue…

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    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. . Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87658
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  • Cox, Richard
    SAM 7

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which explores the reactions to a jetliner crash in the heart of London (shot down?)

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a tight and unread copy, but minor signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 8970
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR: AMERICAN by Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
    Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
    BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR: AMERICAN

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover - Autobiography of the first black West Point graduate in this century who was also the first black assigned to the Army Air Corps. He went on to lead the 332d Fighter Group - the Tuskegee Airmen - during WWII., and had a distinguished career, eventually retiring as a 3 star general. Nevertheless he and wife also had to battle discrimination and segregation not only in civilian life, but on military bases. Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder, governor of Virginia. Photographs, index. x, 442 pp. ISBN: 0-87474-7422.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68294
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  • THE BOYS' BOOK OF AIRSHIPS. by Delacombe, H. (Harry)
    Delacombe, H. (Harry)
    THE BOYS' BOOK OF AIRSHIPS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1909.). Hardcover first edition - Includes sections on balloons, dirigibles and other airships and heavier than air machines - kites, gliders and aeroplanes, with a focus on the history and early experiments in many countries, including those of Zeppelin, Santos-Dumont and the Wrights. With 93 illustrations, most on glossy inserted plates. Index, 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue illustrated boards, sturdy binding with reinforced hinges, some rubbing to the lettering at the bottom of the front cover and a little wear to the ends of the spine, but overall bright and attractive.

    Book ID: 53596
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  • FLYING AGAINST TIME Or Ted Scott Breaking the Ocean to Ocean Record (#9 in The Ted Scott Flying Stories Series) by Dixon, Franklin W.
    Dixon, Franklin W.
    FLYING AGAINST TIME Or Ted Scott Breaking the Ocean to Ocean Record (#9 in The Ted Scott Flying Stories Series)

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1929). Hardcover - Lists to this title at the front of the book and to 12 in the ads at the rear. The Ted Scott series was the longest-lived of the juvenile aviation series, selling over a million copies (in fact, during its heyday it outsold the Hardy Boys series.) . Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece by Walter S. Rogers. Plain endpapers. 214 pp. plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in red boards with green lettering, no dust jacket (boards slightly warped, gift inscription dated in 1931)

    Book ID: 84765
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  • FIRST STOP HONOLULU Or Ted Scott Over the Pacific (#4 in The Ted Scott Flying Stories Series) by Dixon, Franklin W.
    Dixon, Franklin W.
    FIRST STOP HONOLULU Or Ted Scott Over the Pacific (#4 in The Ted Scott Flying Stories Series)

    Edition: First or early edition. .

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1927). Hardcover - Lists to this title at the front of the book and to just 3 in the Hardy Boys series, The ad at the rear lists to a 1927 Garry Grayson title. The Ted Scott series was the longest-lived of the juvenile aviation series, selling over a million copies (in fact, during its heyday it outsold the Hardy Boys series.) Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece by Walter S. Rogers. Plain endpapers. 216 pp. plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in red boards with green lettering, no dust jacket (boards slightly warped with slight spine slant, missing front endpaper and some scribbling on the verso of the frontispiece)

    Book ID: 84766
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