BOOKS - AVIATION ART
Shown below are images of some of my collection now for sale.These include Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings, (all versions available, many signed), all Nicolas Trudgian's books, again many Signed Versions, Frank Wootton, William S Phillips, Gerald Coulson, and Mark Postelthwaite.
Please contact me for more information if required.
Robert Taylor Battle Of Britain Book
Very slightly different to all his other Volumes, this book is dedicated to the stories and prints during the Battle Of Britain. Cloth cover with a lovely early image set the scene. Again, a wide selection collected from standard mint unsigned, to limited edition, unique pilot signatures collected over the years at Duxford. Please e-mail or call for details.
Robert Taylor Vol.5 (RAF Cover)
Possibly the most sought after volume these days, I have both versions of Vol. 5. This one with the RAF Cover. Mint condition, with various versions, signed and unsigned available. One with 21 B.O.B signatures, another with a great mix of 617 Dambuster and Bomber Command signatures. A Matching Book with the 'Top Cover' print. I also have Ltd Editions with Robert's signature in too. Please e-mail or call for information and prices.
Robert Taylor Bookplate 2 of 30
This is the bookplate in the Vector Fine Arts version of Robert Taylor's Vol.5 book,RAF Cover, (previous item).Includes the signatures of :- Duke, Goebel,Twiss, Large,Stapleton, Roscoe, Unwin and Robin Olds to name but a few. No.2 of only 30 produced. Superb Condition book with great signatures. Sorry Now Sold.
Into the Sunlit Splendor- W.Phillips
I have two copies of this superb book showing the talents of American artist William S Phillips.The stunning image on the cover shows what the book offers inside. I have a new mint copy, a rare beast indeed, and another a little 'tired', but still a great read. 208 pages-139 Colour plates. Mint Copy :- £110.00 Other Copy :- £45.00 (both +p+p)
Nicolas Trudgian Aviation Sketchbook
I've collected several versions of this book over the years, from a 'standard' unsigned copy, just Artist Signed, to very special Multi Signed versions. All in exceptional condition. This is a SUPERB book showing the pencil work by Nicolas, let alone with the added history of veteran signatures. Please e-mail or call for full information of the books I have.
Trudgian Aviation Pencil Book Bookplate
A photo to show you the bookplate fitted to one of the Aviation Sketchbooks by Nicolas Trudgian that I have for sale. A limited edition bookplate No.21 of only 40 Worldwide, put together by Colin at Vector Fine Arts. Also see next image to show you the signatures signed on Launch day that added to this bookplate making it quite a rare book ! Price : £165.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Trudgian Aviation Pencil Book Bookplate. 2
This photo shows the signatures in the book that were signed on the Book Launch day at Duxford, that adds to the bookplate shown on the previous image. Price :- £165.00+p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
N.Trudgian Air Combat Legends 1
I've collected several versions of his Air Combat Legends books too, again with mint/nice condition unsigned, through to artist, and veteran signed versions available. With Bomber Command signatures, various Luftwaffe pilots, and a VERY SPECIAL UNIQUE COPY, which has a personal message from top USAAF pilot Walker M Mahurin to his good friend Don Lopez !! Please e-mail or call for full an accurate details of these books.
N.Trudgian Air Combat Legends II
I've also collected several different versions of this lovely book featuring more of Nicolas Trudgian's work. Again I have mint unsigned versions, artist signed, and superb Multi Signed options available. Collected over the years and now ready to go to new homes. Please e-mail or phone for full and accurate details of what's available.
Trudgian Aviation Pencil Book Limited Ed Prints
This photo shows the matching numbered pilot signed prints that come with the Nicolas Trudgian Air Combat Legends Vol.2 that I have for sale. No.8/400, which is in excellent condition. Price :- £175.00 +p+p
Air Combat Legends N.Trudgian Softback
Mint condition copy of the Softback reprint of Nicolas Trudgian's Air Combat Legends book. My price £29.00 +p+p.
Air Combat Paintings Robert Taylor
Once again several versions available. From standard 1st editions, to a 1st Day Issue from Duxford in a sleeve. Multi Signed versions, with Bomber Command, RAF Fighter Pilots,USAAF fighter pilots, and Hard Back and Softback versions. Please e-mail or call for full and accurate details.
Robert Taylor ACP No.2
I have some very nice condition Hardback copies of this Volume, and also the Softback version. I also have one Softback copy with the 12 Signature Military Gallery Bookplate with the signatures of :- Hartmann,Galland,Rall,J.Johnson,Deere,Kingaby,Reid,N.Jackson,L.Jackson,R.Morgan,H.Zemke, and D.Blakeslee. (See next image for detail). Please e-mail or call for full and accurate details. and prices.
Multi Signed Bookplate Special
Here is a snapshop of one of the superb bookplates that Pat Barnard the then owner of the Military Gallery, had signed and added to some of the books his company was involved with/published. Mainly the Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian books. I have a couple of Robert Taylor books with this very bookplate in. Please e-mail or call for full details.
Robert Taylor Vol 3
Both Hardback and Softback versions available of this now sought after edition. I have mint condition unsigned, a Multi Signed hardback, a special 1st Day Issue version in the original sleeve signed by Robert (in a dedication on the day in Sept 1996), and I also have a mint copy of the Softback with the special Military Gallery Bookplate (see previous image for signature list). Please e-mail or call for full and accurate information and prices.
Robert Taylor Vol 4
Operation Chastise adorns the cover of Robert Taylor's 4th volume. Hardback and Softback versions have been added to the collection over the years.Complimenting this cover, I have a Hardback copy with a 617 bookplate attached. A Taylor signed copy, another with signatures collected from Airshows, and a softback version with the special Military Gallery bookplate in. (See Vol.2 for list). Please call for full and accurate information and prices.
Robert Taylor Vol 5 USAAF Cover
The USAAF covered version of Vol.5. I have mint condition copies, std, signed and unsigned.Ltd Editions with Robert's signature in.The matching book/print that comes with the 'Little Friends' print. Please e-mail or call for full and accurate details and prices.
Robert Taylor No.6 RAF Cover
Robert's stunning image 'The Impossible Mission' adorns this RAF covered version of Volume 6 of the series. I have standard mint unsigned copies, as well as the Book/Print matching pair with the 'Normandy Nemesis' print. Please e-mail or call for full and accurate details and prices.
Robert Taylor No.6 USAAF
This is the USAAF Covered version of Volume 6. I have mint standard versions, a limited edition with Robert's signature, as well as the book/print matched pair with the 'Where Eagles Gathered' print. Please e-mail or call for full and accurate details and prices.
Robert Taylor Masterworks
This is the smaller 'Masterworks' volume which is starting to change hands for 'strong' money. I have collected over the years both Hard and Softback versions. Hardback versions include, mint unsigned, a limited edition with Adolf Galland and Robert's signature (see next image). One with 4 Bomber Command signatures collected at Duxford. Softback wise I have a B.O.B. multi signed, and a multi signed from the Duxford book launch in 2001. Please e-mail for full and accurate details and prices.
Taylor Cert For Masterworks Book Inc Galland
This is the Robert Taylor Masterworks book signed by Robert and also has the Bookplate signed by Adolf Galland. A rare book to find now. No.18 of only 25 produced. Price :- £145.00 +p+p
War in the Air Book (1)
Covering the best of Mark Postlethwaite's paintings from his first 15 years. With great images, and superb text by aviation author Chris Goss, this is a great read. This is also the rather special Collectors edition in a slipcase, and it's no.12 of 50. c/w a limited matching edition print 'Bombing The Pens' signed by Dennis Nolan, and a bookplate signed by 9 veterans including Alex Henshaw.(see next image) Please call for more info. Mint in embossed sleeve. My price £95 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Mark Postlethwaite Bookplate Details
This is a photo of the bookplate in the Mark Postlethwaite book. Also contains matching number limited edition print, and signed by Mark. (Sorry, now Sold).
Coulson Masterworks Book
I have a very nice copy of the Gerald Coulson Masterworks book showing the most well known images painted by the man himself. A hardback copy, with text by John Blake. Sorry, now sold.
William Phillips The Glory of Flight
A smaller book than "Into The Sunlit Splendour" but no less impressive with the quality of the work showcased, and very interesting text explaining the paintings, and how they came about. A very talented guy ! Price :- £30.00 +p+p