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Munchen [Munich]: Dornier GmbH, 1983. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. 214 pages. Illustrations. Aircraft Type Index. Text is in German and English. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in Friedrichshafen in 1914 by Claude Dornier. The company produced many designs for both the civil and military markets. Dornier was well known between the two world wars as a manufacturer of large, all-metal flying boats and of land-based airliners. The record-breaking 1924 Wal was used on many long distance flights and the Do X set records for its immense size and weight. Dornier's airliners, including the Komet and Merkur that were used by Luft Hansa and other European carriers during the 1920s and early 30s. Dornier built its aircraft outside Germany during much of this period due to the restrictions placed on German aircraft manufacturers by the Treaty of Versailles. Once the Nazi government came to power and abandoned the treaty's restrictions, Dornier resumed production in Germany.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1954. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 320 pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper discoloration. Slightly cocked. This beautifully written novel combines an unforgettable love story with the dramatic operations of a great overseas airline. The relationships between the people are absorbingly realistic, highlighting the tender, appealing love story. But the descriptions of flight are thrilling.
Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1987. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 200 pages. Illustrations. Sources. Tables. References. Cover has some wear and soiling. Preface by Major-General Evert Bage, Commander, Armed Forces Staff and War College, Stockholm. This book provides the most complete account of the emergence of the Swedish Air Force and the development of the Swedish aircraft industry that has been produced. The book is particularly valuable because it gives a critical analysis and assessment of the events it describes.
New York: Rawson Associates, 1983. Second Printing. 248, illus., index, front DJ flap price clipped, DJ worn, soiled, edge tears, and chips An edition printed especially for the Contributing Members of The Smithsonian National Associates Program. Afterword by Paul E. Garber. A remarkable story of some of the most interesting aircraft of our time, and of the unusual facility where the best aircraft restoration work in the world is done. This book provides insight into the collection of over forty thousand historic artifacts of the Paul E. Garber Restoration, Preservation & Storage Facility of the National Air and Space Museum.