Lot 4029: Aviators Signed Book
18th October 2018
Signed book: The World in the Air by Francis Trevelyan Miller. First edition, limited issue, numbered 334/500. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1930. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5, 315 pages. Signed by the author and publisher on the colophon, as well as by seven noted pioneers of aeronautics on the opening presentation pages, including: Glenn Curtiss, who made the first public flight in America; Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander of the 'Graf Zeppelin,' who made the first airship flight around the world; Louis Bleriot, who made the first airplane flight across the English Channel; Dr. Claude Dornier, German designer and builder of multi-engined aircraft; Henri Farman, who made the first distance flight in Europe; Major G. H. Scott, commander of the first Trans-Atlantic voyage in an airship in 1919; and Lieut. Arthur Whitten Brown, co-commander of the first nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic in 1919. Autographic condition: fine, with a short tear to the bottom of the colophon. Book condition: VG-/None, with light wear, bumps to corners, soiling to covers, some slight page separation to fragile binding inside, and partial separation of spine from binding.
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