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Model Aeroplanes and Their Motors, George A. Cavanagh (1916): A reprint of the rare 1916  first edition of Cavanagh's book.  Covers alternate methods of model propulsion such as gas, compressed air and steam!  Truly a unique book tha t belongs on every collector's shelf.

Soft cover, 5-1/4" x 7-3/4", 132 page book is illustrated with photos, drawings,  diagrams and model plans.  $12.95

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Kitecraft and Kite Tournaments, Charles M. Miller (1911): A reprint of the original, 1911 first edition of Charles M. Miller's book.  This isn't a subject that one sees very often from this early period. It was published a mere 7 years after the Wright Brothers first powered flight!  This Manual Arts book discusses model aeroplanes, hot air balloons, gliders and kites with many designs that are definitely inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. The rubber band powered model airplanes are pretty interesting and there are even geared ones that can use multiple strands of rubber for longer flights. Hot air balloons are described as well as gliders. All in all, this is quite an enjoyable and instructive book and is quite scarce. There is also reference to the Collins book on Model Aeroplanes (see our reprint, below).

Soft cover, 6" x 8", 144 page perfect bound book is printed on smooth, heavyweight paper to best display the many diagrams and illustrations.  $14.95

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Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes & Second Boy's Book of Model Aeroplanes (set of two books), Arthur A. Collins (1910/11):  Without a doubt two of the most intriguing books I have ever read on model airplanes. I had no idea that models were being made in 1910 & 1911, just 6 years after the Wright Brothers flight. This was the standard reference book about constructing these model aircraft as evidenced by its being referenced in Kitecraft and Kite Tournaments (another of our vintage reprints - see above). Unbelievable amount of illustrations for these very early works. If you are interested in early flight and/or airplane modeling, this book will certainly fit the bill. Volume I contains 308 pages, 18 chapters and 52 photographs and illustrations, Volume II contains 262 pages, 16 chapters and 85 photographs and illustrations. A total of 570 pages and 132 illustrations, each volume is softbound and approximately 5-1/2" x 8".  $24.95 (save $8.95 over individual price)

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The Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes, Arthur A. Collins (1910):   The original work by Collins, written in 1910 just 6 years after the historic Kitty Hawk flight.  Great vintage model aircraft plans in this volume.

Soft cover, 5-1/2" x 8", 308 pages, 18 chapters and 52 photographs and illustrations    $16.95  (see set offer, above, save $8.95)

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The Second Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes, Arthur A. Collins (1911):   Collins outdid himself with this follow up title just one year after the original.  More  great model airplane models in this one as well! 

Soft cover, 5-1/2" x 8", 262 pages, 16 chapters and 85 photographs and illustrations.  $16.95 (see set offer, above, save $8.95)

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