Lot 445: Signed book: The World in the Air, Volume I. Pioneers Edition, limited issue, numbered 253/500. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5, 315 pages. Beautifully signed on the colophon in fountain pen by author Francis Trevelyan Miller, followed by four special presentation pages signed by seven noted pioneers of aeronautics, including: Glenn L. 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. Rubbing and soiling to binding, edgewear, and bumps to corners, otherwise fine condition.
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Sunday, 17th May 2015
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