Take-Off! by Irwin Franklyn - published in 1930. This copy: $650
Take-Off!
by Irwin R. Franklyn

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Ah, the miracle of flight. From dirigibles and fixed-wing early airplanes to 747s and fighter jets, human beings have rejoiced in the wonder of aviation since we first succeeded in slipping the surly bonds of Earth. The human fascination with flight has been well documented in novels and non-fiction alike.

We've found some real beauties of examples of books about aviation and flying machines from years and years ago, when flight was brand new, or at least when it was still exciting, classy and full of wonder, and didn't come with a thimble of water, four foil-wrapped peanuts and a cattle prod. Have a look and take wing with these beautiful books about flying machines.

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The Miracle of Flight

Around the world in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
Around the World in Ten Days
Chelsea Curtis Fraser
1922


This copy: $20.00
Visibility Unlimited by Dick Grace
Visibility Unlimited
Dick Grace
1950



This copy: $95.00
Mossyface: A Romance of the Air by W.E. Johns AKA William Earle
Mossyface
William Earle
1932



This copy: $8053.42
Jingleman Jack; Aviator by Marion L. McNeil
Jingleman Jack: Aviator
Marion l. McNeil
1929


This copy: $59.95
Flight by Irwin R. Franklyn
Flight
Irwin R. Franklyn
1929



This copy: $125.00
The Great Book of Aeroplanes by G.G. Jackson
The Great Book of Aeroplanes
G.G. Jackson
1931

This copy: $21.92
The Flying Cowboys by George E. Rochester
The Flying Cowboys
George E. Rochester
1936


This copy: $38.57
Getting Them Into the Blue by Ernest K. Gann
Getting Them Into the Blue
Ernest K. Gann
1942

This copy: $525.00
Ace High by W.E. Johns
Ace High
W.E. Johns
1936


This copy: $144.90
The Silver Death by George Gibbs
The Silver Death
George Gibbs
1939


This copy: $75.00
La Navigation Aerienne by Joseph Lecornu
La Navigation Aerienne (French)
Joseph Lecornu
1912


This copy: $161.71
Through the Overcast: The Art of Instrument Flying by Assen Jordanoff
Through the Overcast
Assen Jordanoff
1938


This copy: $50.00
The Great Aeroplane: A Thrilling Tale of Adventure by F.S. Brereton
The Great Aeroplane: A Thrilling Tale of Adventure
F.S. Brereton
1910

This copy: $37.00
We by Charles Lindbergh
We
Charles Lindbergh
1927



This copy: $85.00
Max Immelmann, The Eagle of Lille by Franz Immelmann
Max Immelmann, The Eagle of Lille
Franz Immelmann
1935


This copy: $120.39
Pylon by William Faulkner
Pylon
William Faulkner
1935


This copy: $5000.00
Solo Flight by Jean Batten
Solo Flight
Jean Batten
1934


This copy: $24.11
Sky-Riders: A Book of Famous Flyers by Harry Harper
Sky-Riders
Harry Harper
1939


This copy: $136.91
Women in the Wind by Francis Walton
Women in the Wind
Francis Walton
1935


This copy: $650.00
Zeppelin Adventures by Rolf Marben
Zeppelin Adventures
Rolf Marben
1934


This copy: $92.59
The Boys' Book of Aeroplanes by T. O'Brien Hubbard and Charles C. Turner
The Boys' Book of Aeroplanes
T. O'Brien Hubbard and Charles C. Turner
1912

This copy: $201.34
Over the Ocean to Paris by Franklin W. Dixon
Over the Ocean to Paris
Franklin W. Dixon
1927


This copy: $85.00
Zeppelin by Fritz Dettmann
Zeppelin (German)
Fritz Dettman
1938



This copy: $120.80
Wings Over Asia - A Geographic Journey by Airplane by Lowell Thomas
Wings Over Asia
Lowell Thomas
1937



This copy: $65.00
Sky Pilot's Last Flight by K. Langford Smith
Sky Pilot's Last Flight
K. Langford Smith
1936


This copy: $79.51

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