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About meM.Sc. (Power Engineering), Ph.D. (Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics), power plant simulation.
History of aviation is a long time hobby. My favorite subject is early aviation technology (design, production, operation).

About my libraryAviation history, Power Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fantasy ...

GroupsAerial Warfare, Bug Collectors

Favorite authorsJ. M. Bruce, Peter M. Grosz, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack Herris, Terry Pratchett, Ray Sturtivant (Shared favorites)

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Real nameYavor D. Dinkov (Явор Д. Динков)

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Hi Yavor. Thanks for your quick reply. I am completely with you in respect of the print quality of the pictures. I recently bought Nachtflugzeug in the same series where the printing of the pictures is rather mediocre. From a very few they seem almost copies from the internet at low resolution, which suggests Jack Herris had no access to a quality print. As other volumes are quite pricey I refrain from buying them and wait (and save) till the momentous (quality print) book appears of Robert Casari on US Military aviation till 1919, also by Aeronaut.
Cheers
Kees
Hello Yavor. Thanks for your quick reply. Will have a go at the book of Ilse Kober for a reasonab;e priced second hand copy.

Cheers

Kees
The book written by Ilse Kober looks interesting. Can you advise on it.

Cheers

Kees

The Baron Miyahara books (two volumes) are a rare collector's item. I could snap them up from the small Japanese publisher thanks to the Internet ! A few years ago I tried it already but it came to nothing. Recently I have been buying quite a lot second hand (prices seem to go down, but postage is up ...) so see a few rare items the coming year. Just before the end of the year an original book from 1910 may come in. Wait and see.

A merry Christmas and a healthy new year

Kees

Hi Yavor. Although I have not seen a copy of the latest Windsock Datafile on late Gotha bombers, I judged it very good in the ultimate style of all of them. As I noted that you allotted 3.5 points, I was thinking this Windsock is below the usual top level?

A merry christmas and a healthy new year

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor. It would be nice to look at the differences of the two editions of this book. By the way, you are ultra quick in purchasing this one as the public presentation of this book is scheduled for November 10, 2010 http://www.vaccari.it/vnews/index.php.

All the best

Kees
Hi Yavor. I searched for your new book of Abate (title is actually Mondiale not Mondialle). I had the faint the idea that I had that titke and that is right, but with another cover. I have it here in Librarything as Apostolo (author) and as second author (Abate). Book is marvellous with big fold outs, very luxury. I was interested if we have the same edition.

Kees
Hi Yavor. Thanks for the hint at the other massive study of William Trimble - all of 560 pages. I searched it out and it looks very interesting, especially the early times. Will set on the list, probably I can handle somewhere a double buy of Trimble at a reasonable cost =:) I am now reading the study of Bill Robie 'For the greatest achievement - a history of the Aero Club of America and the National Aeronautic Association', which till now is very interesting. When ready I will try to do a short review / summary.

Have a good time

Kees
Hi Yavor,
Thanks for the comments on the study of William Trimble, I have put it on the buying list. One has to be a careful buyer, because shelf space is a rare commodity and always limited =:) As I have scaled down as a writer on the Aerodrome and stopped answering all sorts of questions, I have more time reading my own books.

Have a good time

Kees


Hi Yavor, I was interested in your opinion of Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation by William Trimble, if you have read it already =:) . I intend to buy it myself.

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor. A fantastic day, I got in from France a 1932 copy of Charles Dollfus' L'Histoire de L'Aéronautique. It is an amazing ca. 600 pages mammoth book in folio format weighing several kilo. There is inevitably some damage and loose leaves but excellent. And that all for a prize of EUR 20 (Ebay France, initial prize, no bidders).

A great day. I have already catalogued it, but must add a picture of the frontispiece.

Kees

The method of Library of Congress transliteration from the Cyrillic (all different languages) is described here

http://www.indiana.edu/~libslav/slavcatman/sltrans.html

Difficult seem to be their hard and soft signs ь ъ

Cheers

Kees

I changed the latin way of writing, incidentally the way of transcribing from the Cyrillic is the method used by the Library of Congress, probably very scientific but maybe not very handy for the layman like me =:)

Cheers

Kees

The newly published book is probably the same or heavily based on the information in http://www.librarything.com/work/3777606/book/20259320. Quite a good representation of the mighty Sikorsky machines, but maybe the Windsock issues are even better (but far more expensive).

Cheers

Kees

A few of these Russian books (series 'The Great War Archives series) in total five items are available via Ebay USA, but at prodigious prices (on top of this comes the postage and handling which is also high =:) ),

Look at http://stores.ebay.com/Russian-Books-and-Other-Items__W0QQ_nkwZQ22TheQ20GreatQ20...

Hopefully the link works ,,,

Have a good time

Kees
Do you want me to change all my P. M. Grosz also?
Yavor,

Thanks for the information. I've recently added a few of your books to my wish list. When time and money permit, I'll track down copies.
I was confused by the cover choices on the Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft. We have the same edition. I read somewhere that the authors didn't want the profiles in the second edition because they were inaccurate. That's a shame.

Walt

Hi, Yavor,

I changed the Gotha entry, as well as the one for Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft. We have different editions of the latter book; I believe mine is a reprint that omits the color profiles.

Walt

Hi Yavor,

Thanks for your detailed analyses of the reprint of Cobianchi. There is an original at sale on Ebay Italy which can be found at

http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400104044726&_rdc=1#ht...

Perhaps you can compare with the reprint ?

The Cobianchi is a great book covering the early history of Italian aviation, but as Paolo has told me there are quite a few inaccuracies, probably because Cobianchi was when he wrote it already at age and probably did much from memory =:) As you know memory fades or distorts what happened in the past, it is mostly less than accurate and often uncontrollable. Nevertheless the Cobianchi is a great book and it is a fine initiative to do a reprint.

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor,

I noticed that you acquired recently the reprint of Pionieri dell'aviazione in Italia 1908 - 1914 of Cobianchi. My question is, how is the quality of reproduction in general and specifically with pictures and drawings ?

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor,
I found those two (small) volumes of Caudron on Ebay france and did not hesitate to buy these. I did not knew they existed. There is a list of 6 issues of the series (3 - Une nouvelle géneration d'avions Caudron ; 4-Avions Caudron, les fléches bleues ; 5-René Couzinet et L'Arc-en-ciel ; 6-Les jours des frères Maurice et Henry Farman).

The publisher has the name L'oeil nu.

I see now that No.1 has ISBN 2-9512563-1-0 and No.2 has ISBN 2-9512563-2-9.

As I had a difficult time adding these two to Librarything I will do more research on these two (no date for instance).

Have a good time

Kees
Hi Yavor. I saw you added the book about the airfield of Wien - Aspern (did not know it existed =:). Is there anything in this book about the Zeppelin-Staaken R.XIVa R69 that landed on June 29, 1919 quite unexpected in Aspern? I am (still) writing a piece on the whole story of this machine.

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, thanks for your comment on my new book, I modified the text accordingly. I do think now this book is Croatian (because it is printed in Zagreb) and because of his love of the Croatian people he changed his name from Eduard Penkala to Eduard Slovoljub Penkala (quote from the book). I have now the idea that the book is in the Croatian language and not in Serbian. But maybe this is one and the same language ? I looked through the text and saw that I could recognize parts of it with a little effort.

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, news had reached me already that you were in Finland eating with a mutual friend. You travel the world really, probably in a next life I need to go in atomic physics too =:) I see you also acquired a few Finnish books. For quite a time I was interested in the first volume of Suomen Ilmavoimat I 1918-1927, I think it may be very interesting which lots of unknown pictures. Is the photo quality up to the task?

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, buying books in France is always difficult not only from Bulgaria. This splendid book about Reims comes via amazon.fr but I got the message that it could not be delivered to Holland. In the end via direct contact with the bookseller we succeeded in selling it directly (not via amazon.fr). Probably it is requisite to write in French, while English messages will go at the bottom of the pile (mostly no response). It is also possible that no response whatsoever comes on a French language sent mail.
Collecting has its difficulties .... BUT considering the years 1960 / 1970 is was next to impossible to buy a book in France (and any forign country either !).

Difficult buying remains of course for Russia, Poland (sometimes).

But the book on Reims is great. The collection of pictures comes from the almost limitless archives of the Musée de l'Air et l'Espace. Marvellous, very good printing. Book is already quite a rarity now

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, just as me you are probably buying too many books or magazines, so there is a backlog for reading. I stumbled on your qualification of eclectic for the German series, I could not see what you meant. You are right, the contents of the different parts is sometimes variable, but always at least 3-stars and sometimes higher.

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, is the book from Werner Schwipps okay? This is one part in a very long series - still running - which has produced lately (already 2 years ago I think) a volume about Rumpler. There are planned a host of others (I remember Siemens, but also others) which may arrive between now or 5 years (or perhaps never).

Cheers

Kees

YavorD,

Thank you for the information!

WaltNoise
I noticed you have got the biography about Jannus too. It find it highly interesting and it can be got very cheap, probably already remainders.

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor, I saw your question about Albatros and dr. Huth, I will search for it. But AFAIK there are no books expressly devoted to this subject. You hear from me.

Cheers

Kees
I can try to get this Volume 1 via ebay.com but probably as all specialist Russian early aviation books circulation may be very low. I am already very lucky that I got Volume 2 !

Cheers

Kees

Hi Yavor. The second Russian language book I bought via New York (Ebay US) is from Alexandrov. This is a real gem and very interesting too. Research is exhaustive, presentation is in big format (A4), far bigger pictures, drawings etc. Presentation is far better than the smallish Ilya Mourometz book, although the pictures therin are very ineteresting, they are too small. I noted the the Alexandrov book is Volume 2 and that Vol 1 covers the remaining Russian manufacturers. Must be a task to accomplish, to get a copy of that one.

I am a little proud that it is possible to seek in Cyrillic in the catalog of the Russian State Library. The world is shrinking to a format where almost everything seems possible. I even got photocopies of an article by Baranovski from 1881 from the St. Petersburg library. Great, the copies were good, but the originals (microfilms) were bad. I will have to try it again in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris who have paper volumes of that 1881 Russian magazine. So after that I will be able to write a piece about the Kostovitch - Baranovski juxtaposition.

Cheers

Kees
Hi Yavor, Today I got two Russian books of which I have now catalogied the first (the one on the Ilya Murometz). I extracted the description from the Russian State Library, but unfortunately it is quite different from yours, so the book has two different descriptions and will not match. What to do?

Cheers

Kees
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