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Balloons to Jets. A Century of Aeronautics in Illinois. 1855-1955 by Howard L. Scamehorn - First Edition - 1957 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

Balloons to Jets. A Century of Aeronautics in Illinois. 1855-1955

by Howard L. Scamehorn

Condition: Very good +/very good

Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good. A very good plus, first edition. Blue cloth boards, sunning to top edge of cover. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket showing chips and small tears at head and tail of spine of dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Black and white plates, 271 pp. including index. Octavo, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall.
  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 438
  • Title: Balloons to Jets. A Century of Aeronautics in Illinois. 1855-1955
  • Author: Howard L. Scamehorn
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very good +
  • Jacket condition: very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Henry Regnery Company
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1957
  • Keywords: aviation, aeronaut, balloons, planes, jets, biplanes, single engine, propeller
  • Bookseller catalogs: Science & Technology;


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