by Irwin R. Franklyn
Welcome to the Beautiful Book Boutique. AbeBooks has many millions of books, many of which are rare books, collectible books, antiquarian books or unique books. They range in subject from vintage pop-up books and antique poetry volumes to out-of-print magazines and more. And every day, thousands of books sell and thousands more are added from booksellers all over the world.
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.
Please note: prices are approximate to within a small margin, as currencies fluctuate. Quantity on rare books extremely limited; copies on display may sell quickly.