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Edition: First printing.
New York: Viking, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - an adventure story set in a mythical Central American country. It features Luke Hadley, an American flyer on the loose (Henry was himself a pilot). 371 pp. Dust jacket by William Preston.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 74199More details Price: $24.50
PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION: The Wartime Experiences of William R. Reynolds.
Edition: Trade paperback original.
By the author, nd (ca 2017). SIGNED first edition - As a young boy, growing up on a farm outside Stockton, California, Bill Reynolds was fascinated by the pilots he saw training there, and, as soon as he could - in 1941 - he enlisted. He went on to be a pilot and served throughout the war. Illustrated with several photographs and maps, some in color, and many black of white photos of the various types of planes he flew, from the Ryan PT 22 to the Curtiss G-46 Commando and many others. SIGNED on the first page by the co-author, James Inman. 122 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 77777More details Price: $35.00
BURNING THE DAYS: Recollection.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful memoir, in which "one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years. [This book] captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women." Index. x, 365 pp. ISBN: 0-375500154.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 79896More details Price: $25.00
TEEN-AGE AVIATION STORIES: The Teen-age Library.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1948) dj. Hardcover - Contains 18 stories of the "modern air age written from the point of view of the modern teen-ager" including 'Without Cargo or Crew' by Richard W. Bishop, 'Once he was Afraid' by Robb White, 'Sea Scout Style' and 'Into the Unknown' by Captain Burr Leyson, 'Clipped Wings' by Sally Knapp, 'Labrador Mission' by Finley Hayes, 'The Itch to Win' by Charles Spain Verral, and more. Illustrated with small drawings at the beginning of each story. 252 pp.
Condition: Good in rust tweed boards in a good dust jacket (some edgewear and short closed tears to dj, now protected by an archival cover)Book ID: 74632More details Price: $16.50