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THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR by Berget, Alphonse - 1909: Aeronautics, Aviation, History, Theory, Practice

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THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR by Berget, Alphonse - 1909

THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR: Aeronautics, Aviation, History, Theory, Practice

by Berget, Alphonse

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Octavo (9 x 6 1/4 inches) London: William Heinemann, 1909. First English Edition. Cloth over boards. 295 pages illustrated with half-tone photographs, black and white drawings, diagrams, and maps, original cloth binding with an early monoplane embossed in gold on the front cover, good condition (minor shelf wear to edges and corners, rubber stamp of "The Hampshire Aeroplane Club" at top of front flyleaf), contents intact and clean.

Part I "Dirigible Balloons" includes chapters on principles, resistance of the air, the wind, construction, and history.

Part II covers principles of aviation and their application, aeroplane construction, description of some aeroplanes, early days of aviation, and the future of aerial navigation.

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  • Edition First English Edition
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  • Publisher William Heinemann
  • Place of Publication London
  • Date Published 1909

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What They Say About the Angels
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What They Say About the Angels

by {Signed} Robinson, W. W.

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Small octavo (8 X 5 5/8 inches) Pasadena, California: Val Trefz Press, 1942. First Edition. 88 pages, drawings by James Hawkins, inscribed by the author "To my friend Harry Lichtig a thorough going Angelino." Lichtig was a Hollywood agent. Hardcover, cloth, very good condition.

An irreverent collection of published observations about the city from 1769 to the publication of this book. The author quotes newspapers, magazines, diaries, books, and literature in order to gather this interesting material.
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Scenes from the Sublime Spectacle Everywoman

Scenes from the Sublime Spectacle Everywoman: Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love

by {LOS ANGELES THEATER}

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Folio (13 3/4 X 10 1/4 inches) Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Free Press Printing Co., (circa 1913-1914) promotional advertisement of 8 unnumbered stapled pages, illustrated with full page black and white halftone photo stills of scenes from the play to be performed at Hamburger's Majestic Theatre "Two Weeks Commencing Monday, June 2, Regular Matinees." Title in large letters, cover printed in two colors, original wrappers, good condition (minor bending and curling to edges and margins - not affecting contents).

"Henry W. Savage's $60,000 Musical and Dramatic Production combining all the attractive elements of Drama-Grand Opera-Musical Comedy. The Largest Musical and Dramatic Organization ever toured. 150 People Special Symphony Orchestra. The World's Most Sumptuous Panoramic Pageant."

The Majestic was located at 845 South Broadway. It was built in 1913, and knocked down in the early 1930s. Savage was a theatrical manager. His play "Everywoman" was performed in Los Angeles shortly after the Majestic opened.
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Redlands
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Redlands: A Perfect Climate, The Finest Orange Groves in the State, Beautiful Parks, Fine Residences"

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Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches) Redlands, California, Board of Trade 1911, stapled promotional booklet of 32 unnumbered pages, original red wrappers with title on cover, illustrated with black and white half tone photos of homes of prominent citizens (including A. C. Burrage), churches, gardens, the Administration Building on the University of Redlands campus, interior view of an orange packing house, a panorama of Redlands from Smiley Heights, Hotel Casa Loma, Wissahickon Inn, Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railway depots, Prospect Park, and a portrait of the Smiley brothers; very good condition (circular rubber stamp for "California Development" in upper right corner of first page, not affecting contents),

Promoting "The Truth About Redlands" through historical perspective, and a description of the advantages and opportunities for settling there. "A Perfect Climate, The Finest Orange Groves in the State, Beautiful Parks, Fine Residences"
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Los Angeles
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Octavo (9 x 4 inch) folded paper brochure that unfolds to 32 inches, creating eight panels printed on both sides, illustrated with black and white half tone photo images of city landmarks, and tourist destinations; descriptive text; bird's-eye-view map across four panels showing the coastal plain intersected with unnamed highways radiating out from Los Angeles to surrounding areas from San Fernando to Capistrano; and communities in-between, among them Pasadena, San Bernardino, Redlands, Riverside, and Fullerton. The view stretches from Catalina to the snow capped mountains.

Color illustration on front cover of an idyllic Southern California scene featuring motoring, horseback riding, and golf with palm trees, sailboats, and hills in the background; also inset vignettes of a busy Downtown and a ship unloading in the harbor; very good condition (small square sticker advertising a local representative of the Rock Island Railroad on upper right of front panel. Previous owner's small rubber stamped name… Read More
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Romantic Western Highways

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Octavo (9 x 4 inches) Pacific Greyhound Lines, circa 1930s. Original brochure folded five times to form six panels printed and illustrated on both sides; when fully opened it unfolds again, 1/3 from the bottom, to form a 17 1/2 x 24 inch poster-style display of halftone photos, description of the "... historical pageant of the West .... " and an argument for low fares.

Along the left side is a representational outline of the West Coast and part of the Southwest, extending to El Paso and Salt Lake City. The route, shown in red, is highlighted with small black and white sketches of sights along the way. There are also halftone black and white photo vignettes of Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the Santa Barbara mission, and two examples of the "streamlined" Greyhound buses, one of which offered sleeping accommodations for 25 people.

"To really see the West - go by Greyhound."
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What They Say About the Angels
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What They Say About the Angels

by {Signed} Robinson, W. W.

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Small octavo (8 X 5 5/8 inches) Pasadena, California: Val Trefz Press, 1942. First Edition. 88 pages, drawings by James Hawkins, inscribed by the author "To my friend Harry Lichtig a thorough going Angelino." Lichtig was a Hollywood agent. Hardcover, cloth, very good condition.

An irreverent collection of published observations about the city from 1769 to the publication of this book. The author quotes newspapers, magazines, diaries, books, and literature in order to gather this interesting material.
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Scenes from the Sublime Spectacle Everywoman

Scenes from the Sublime Spectacle Everywoman: Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love

by {LOS ANGELES THEATER}

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Folio (13 3/4 X 10 1/4 inches) Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Free Press Printing Co., (circa 1913-1914) promotional advertisement of 8 unnumbered stapled pages, illustrated with full page black and white halftone photo stills of scenes from the play to be performed at Hamburger's Majestic Theatre "Two Weeks Commencing Monday, June 2, Regular Matinees." Title in large letters, cover printed in two colors, original wrappers, good condition (minor bending and curling to edges and margins - not affecting contents).

"Henry W. Savage's $60,000 Musical and Dramatic Production combining all the attractive elements of Drama-Grand Opera-Musical Comedy. The Largest Musical and Dramatic Organization ever toured. 150 People Special Symphony Orchestra. The World's Most Sumptuous Panoramic Pageant."

The Majestic was located at 845 South Broadway. It was built in 1913, and knocked down in the early 1930s. Savage was a theatrical manager. His play "Everywoman" was performed in Los Angeles shortly after the Majestic opened.
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Redlands
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Redlands: A Perfect Climate, The Finest Orange Groves in the State, Beautiful Parks, Fine Residences"

by (Redlands Board of Trade)

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Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches) Redlands, California, Board of Trade 1911, stapled promotional booklet of 32 unnumbered pages, original red wrappers with title on cover, illustrated with black and white half tone photos of homes of prominent citizens (including A. C. Burrage), churches, gardens, the Administration Building on the University of Redlands campus, interior view of an orange packing house, a panorama of Redlands from Smiley Heights, Hotel Casa Loma, Wissahickon Inn, Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railway depots, Prospect Park, and a portrait of the Smiley brothers; very good condition (circular rubber stamp for "California Development" in upper right corner of first page, not affecting contents),

Promoting "The Truth About Redlands" through historical perspective, and a description of the advantages and opportunities for settling there. "A Perfect Climate, The Finest Orange Groves in the State, Beautiful Parks, Fine Residences"
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

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Octavo (9 x 4 inch) folded paper brochure that unfolds to 32 inches, creating eight panels printed on both sides, illustrated with black and white half tone photo images of city landmarks, and tourist destinations; descriptive text; bird's-eye-view map across four panels showing the coastal plain intersected with unnamed highways radiating out from Los Angeles to surrounding areas from San Fernando to Capistrano; and communities in-between, among them Pasadena, San Bernardino, Redlands, Riverside, and Fullerton. The view stretches from Catalina to the snow capped mountains.

Color illustration on front cover of an idyllic Southern California scene featuring motoring, horseback riding, and golf with palm trees, sailboats, and hills in the background; also inset vignettes of a busy Downtown and a ship unloading in the harbor; very good condition (small square sticker advertising a local representative of the Rock Island Railroad on upper right of front panel. Previous owner's small rubber stamped name… Read More
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KERN

KERN: Land of The Sun

by {KERN COUNTY} Irvine, Leigh H.

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Octavo (9 1/4 X 6 1/8 Inches) Bakersfield, California: Kern County Chamber of Commerce, 1925. 24-page staple bound booklet in wrappers, decorative colored cover with radiant sun imagery; very good condition.

Promoting sunlight and health, coupled with heat, and pure air as the reasons to settle in Kern County.
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The Conquest of the Air; Aeronautics, Aviation; History, Theory, Practice
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The Conquest of the Air; Aeronautics, Aviation; History, Theory, Practice

by Berget, Alphonse

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William Heinemann, London, 1911. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. Preface to the first English edition, preface to the second English edition, introduction by author, list of illustrations, appendix, glossary of aeronautical terms, metrical measurements with English equivalents and index. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing the aeroplane 'Bleriot' making the first return journey from Toury to Artenay – the first 'heavier than air' craft to do so. The text is illustrated with black and white photographic plates showing early aeroplanes and dirigibles. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with white coloured embossed illustration and titles to the front panel. As the title would suggest a early history of Aeronautics and aeroplanes – the work was 1st published in 1909. The book is only in fair condition – inasmuch as a lot of the plates have become detached from the text block (which… Read More
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The Conquest Of The Air: Aeronautics Aviation - History: Theory: Practice

The Conquest Of The Air: Aeronautics Aviation - History: Theory: Practice

by BERGET, Alphonse

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London: William Heinemann, 1909. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo, 295pp., illustrated. A good copy in the publisher's green cloth. Some stains to the front board, extremities worn, but an internally clean copy. Attractive armorial bookplate on the front paste-down, concealing another bookplate.
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The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics Aviation, History: Theory: Practice (Classic Reprint)
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The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics Aviation, History: Theory: Practice (Classic Reprint)

by Alphonse Berget

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The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics Aviation, History: Theory: Practice (Classic Reprint)
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The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics Aviation, History: Theory: Practice (Classic Reprint)

by Alphonse Berget

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The conquest of the air;: Aeronautics, aviation; history, theory, practice,

by Berget, Alphonse

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Putnam / Heinemann, 1909T. hardcover. Good. 1.5748 8.8189 6.3780.
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THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR

THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR

by Alphonse Berget

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. first american edition. Hardcover. Very good. 6 x 9 in. 295 pp. Published from the British plates, with Wm. Heinemann, London listed below Putnam's on the title pg. First US edition, scarce. Green cloth boards with gilt airplane. B&W photo plates. Condition is VERY GOOD ; front cover has some spots and dings, wear to most edges. Front hingea touch loose but holding well and text binding is tight. Text very clean, unmarked. Av. RGR.
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The Conquest Of The Air: Aeronautics Aviation -  History: Theory: Practice.

The Conquest Of The Air: Aeronautics Aviation - History: Theory: Practice.

by BERGET, ALPHONSE

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London; William Heinemann; 1909.. First English Edition; Roy. 8vo; pp. xxiv, 295; illustrated frontispiece, 35 full page b/w. photographic plates, text illustrated with 82 diagrams, index, bound in original green cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine and in black on front board, gilt blind stamped decoration on front board, light foxing throughout, cloth a little worn, good copy.
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