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  • MEMORIES: A Memoir. by Ament, Wes (Capt Weston H. Ament, Sr.)
    Ament, Wes (Capt Weston H. Ament, Sr.)
    MEMORIES: A Memoir.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Mokelumne Hill, CA: By the author, (2012). SIGNED first edition - Autobiography of a small town California pilot - through the Roaring 20's, the Great Depression and World War II, including flying the infamous Himalaya "Hump" and many other adventures. In the late 1960s he settled in Mokelumne Hill, "Mark Twain country" but still had many adventures in the air, whether flying for a movie, or a trip to Arctic in 1976, and he remained active in aviation and airport activities into his 90s. INSCRIBED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 201 pp. ISBN: 978-0615523934.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award sticker on the front cover)

    Book ID: 79374
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  • THE FLYING TURK. by Creasey, John (1908-1973)
    Creasey, John (1908-1973)

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co., n.d. [1939]. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon juvenile adventure story by this prolific mystery writer. Glossy frontispiece and one inserted plate. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red boards (sunning to the spine, some overall wear to the edges, toning to the paper and some scattered foxing.)

    Book ID: 59420
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  • Hildreth, Gertrude; Felton, Allie Lou; Meighen, Alice; and Pratt, Marjorie.
    TODAY AND TOMORROW: Easy Growth in Reading (4th grade)

    Edition: Later printing

    Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., (1948, c. 1943.). Hardcover - A fourth grade reader, illustrated in both color and black and white by Corrine Malvern and Ruth Steed. Topics include "We Go By Air" about the Flying Family's trip to Greenland, "Mexico, Our Southern Neighbor," "ATrip to the West." "The Circus" and more. Includes exercises at the end of each story, a dictionary and vocabulary list. 376 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated gray cloth covers (some wear to the covers, school stamp inside covers, contents otherwise clean and binding sturdy - illustrations are very attractive.)

    Book ID: 33451
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  • BALTASAR AND BLIMUNDA. by Saramago, Jose.
    Saramago, Jose.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1987). First edition - Novel set in 18th century Portugal by this 1998 Nobel prize winning author. Included among the characters isPadre Bartholomeu Lorenco de Gusmao, who was ridiculed for his belief that man could fly, but in 1709 invented a rudimentary airship. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero. The first book by Saramago to be published in the US, . 303 pp plus translator's note.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some sunning to the covers). An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 73325
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  • FLIGHT. by Shepard, Jim.
    Shepard, Jim.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His very highly praised first novel - John Hawkes called it "a soaring first novel - comic, compassionate, as rare in vision as the obsession with flying that lies at its heart." SIGNED and dated on the title page. ISBN: 0-394532651.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64118
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