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95* Battle of Britain. Broomfield (Keith), Hawker “Hurricane” (Rolls-Royce “Merlin III” of No.257 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1940”, multi signed colour print, showing a side profile of this aircraft signed by the artist and 29 distinguished pilots and crew including Bob Stanford-Tuck, Peter Brothers and Harold Bird Wilson, many signatures faded, 25 x 45cm, framed and glazed together with a multi signed print bearing 19 signatures, 19.5 x 24.5cm, framed and glazed (2)

£80 - £120

96 Biggin (George). A Letter Addressed to a Female Friend, by Mrs Sage, the First English Female Aerial Traveller; Describing the General Appearance and Effects of Her Expedition with Mr Lunardi’s Balloon; which Ascended from St George’s Fields on Wednesday, 29th June, 1785, third edition, printed for the writer, [1785], 32 pp., some heavy browning to title, a little spotting, title and final page slightly dust-soiled, ex libris William A.M. Burden with his book ticket to front pastedown, modern cloth-backed boards gilt, together with [Lunardi, Vincenzo, An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England..., first edition, 1784], 66 pp. plus final explanation leaf of the plates, lacks half-title and full title-pages and both plates, old heavy damp staining and repairs to inner margins throughout, modern quarter morocco, spine darkened, a little rubbed, both slim 8vo Provenance: From the ballooning collection of Wilf Woollett. Printed three times in 1785 but ESTC N10835 locates only four copies of this edition (one in Germany and three USA). Letitia Ann Sage (c. 1750-1817) was the first British woman to fly, recording her experiences in this short publication. A flight was first planned by Vincenzo Lunardi in September 1784, but the weight proved too great to allow the balloon to get off the ground, and Mrs Sage was obliged to get out, her place being taken by three animals; a pigeon, a cat and a dog. For this rescheduled event on 29 June 1785, Lunardi’s friend and assistant George Biggin, who had financed the flight joined Mrs Sage in the balloon. They were in the air for an hour and a half, during which time they ate a meal and drank some wine, discarding the bottle over the side. They came to rest in a farmer’s field near Harrow. (2) £200 - £300

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97* Bristol Britannia. A Bristol Britannia cockpit console panel, with 28v group 1 tacan panel for 19 / 28v, various switches and plug in point, 53cm high together with a Britannia pilot’s headset by Amplite, grey with ‘certified scrap’ label dated (19)86, plus a Bristol Britannia blue rexine upholstered seat cushion (3)

£80 - £120

98 Cavallo (Tiberius). The History and Practice of Aerostation, first edition, Printed for the Author, 1785, two folding engraved plates at rear, some spotting, pencil signature of J.M. Tinline to title verso (slightly offset to Preface page facing), ink ownership signature of J.D.M. Tinline dated 1909 to front flyleaf, top edge gilt, modern green half morocco gilt, a little rubbed, 8vo Provenance: From the ballooning collection of Wilf Woollett. The first English-language scientific treatise on ballooning, with an extensive discussion of eighteenth-century ascents. Brockett 2610. (1) £300 - £400

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99 American Aviation. A mixed collection of aviation photographs and ephemera, including Piper Aircraft Corp brochures c.1959, The Glenn L. Martin Company large scale black and white photographs c.1957, National Airlines Inc, Convair etc plus 20 35mm colour slides of light aircraft c.1970s and other items (2 cartons)

£100 - £150

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res