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292pp. Printed on one side only. Wrps. Plastic spiral binding. A very good copy. Personal account of early aviation..author begins with his early days (1927) at the Sweeney Aviation School in Kanas City; followed by barn-storming; flight instructor on Cape Cod; Florida; New York; charter work; until his final days in aviation in 1983. FB033
Paris:Librairie Polytechnique Ch. Beranger. 1925. 162pp. Ilus. Bound volume. Rebound. Internally, foxing to prelims, otherwise a very good and tight copy. Externally, binding and spine show medium wear, including remains of a sticker at bottom of spine.
Oblong advertising. As the cover is openend a Packard, vintage 1927, passes in front of a Western landscape. Cover illustration initialed AB. Printed by Geo. Schmitt & Co for the Packard Company. (1927). This copy distributed by the Packard Bridgeport Motors, Inc. in Connecticut. Except for light shelf-wear to all edges, a very good copy. Pop-up mechanism works fine. Slight crease to rear cover.
London:Hutchinson & Co. (1943). 180pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.
Marseille: Rivages/Technical. 1983. 135pp. Illus. Oblong. With dust-jacket. Hard bound. A very good to fine copy. In English. Translated from the French. After enjoing this book don't be surprised if you call your travel agent and schedule a trip on this water-way between Toulouse and Bordeaux in the Languedoc country.. S098.
THE MONGOLFIER BROTHERS AND THE INVENTION OF AVIATION 1783-1784, WITH A WORD ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BALLOONING FOR THE SCIENCE OF HEAT AND THE ART OF BUILDING RAILROADS.
Princeton:Princeton Univ. Press. 210pp. Illus. With dust jacket. An ecellent copy. A Fine copy.
THE USSR AND ITS RAILROAD SYSTEM. A Personal Account and Diary of a Memorable Trip to the Soviet Union. September 23 -October 1, 1989
Published by the Author. 1989. 96pp. Illustrated with photographs, charts, maps etc. Softcover, spiral bound. Covers only lightly worn. Interior is clean and free of stray markings. In very good, clean condition.
London:William Kimber. (1961). 1st editiion. 239pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dark boards slightly mottled, with gilt on spine still bright. Page edges soiled. Internally end-pages age-toned with a previous owners name inked to 1st free end-page, otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight with hinges intact. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear, small chips and tears, to edges and folds. It is not price clipped. *The book is from the library of Author, Peter Manso.
(Milan):Automobilia. (2000). 145pp. Illustrated. Text in Italian, French and English. Hardcover with dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket in very good, clean condition. No previous owners marks or signatures. Binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, bright copy.
London:William Kimber. (1963). 1st edition. 239pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dark boards mottled, with gilt on spine strip still bright. Page edges soiled. Internally end pages age toned with previous ownes name to upper outer edge of inside front board, with an author inscription and signature to 1st free end-page. There are other instances of margin notes and underlining scattered throughout. The binding is tight with hinges intact. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and shelfworn, with light wear along edges and folds. it is not price clipped. *Inscribed to author, Peter Manso.
Philadelphia:J. B. Lippincott Company. 1912. 1st American edition. 309pp. Illustrated with reproductions from old prints, contemporary drawings and photographs. Hardcover with glasine dust wrapper with remains of paper wrappers, in pieces. Purple boards with gilt decoration on front cover and title in gilt on spine in very good, clean condition. Top edges gilt. Internally, end-pages slightly age-toned with a previous owners bookplate to inside front board, otherwise aside from light foxing scattered throughout, a very good copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The glassine dust wrapper has darkened wtih age, and has several chips and tears to edges and folds. The remains of a heavier paper dust jacket, in pieces, is laid in.
Brattleboro, VT:The Stephen Greene Press. 1972. 1st edition. 64pp. Illustrated. Book in very good, clean condition, inside and out. Dust jacket in near very good condition, soiled with shelfwear to edges and folds and a small tear to spine strip.
Paris:Editions Denoel et Steele. 1930. 124pp, Illustrated by Pecqueriaux. Hardcover with dust jacket. White boards clean, with light wear to edges. Internally, end-pages are age toned with pages browning throughout. No previous owners marks or signatures found. The dust jacket, still in one piece, but soiled and age toned, with wear and some tears to all edges and seams.
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company. 1900.177pp. 1st edition. Illustrated with 22 plates of early electric automobiles, engines, wiring charts, etc. In very good condition. Black boards, with yellow type and double ruled are lightly soiled and faded. Spine edges show a couple of patches of wear and the spine ends are also lightly worn. Internally, there are no previous owners marks or signatures. The pages are clean and bright. The hinges are intact and the binding is tight. A very good copy.
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