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ANDRE AND HIS BALLOON
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ANDRE AND HIS BALLOON

by Lachambre, Henri and Alexis Machuron

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Small octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches) Westminster, England: Archibald Constable & Co., 1898. Original blue cloth over boards. 306 pages plus publisher's advertisements, "with coloured frontispiece and forty-four full page illustrations from photographs," good condition, original publisher's binding with worn spine, title in gilt, and gold embossed representation of a balloon in flight, on front cover.

The author " . . . was a Swedish engineer, physicist, aeronaut and polar explorer who died while leading an attempt to reach the Geographic North Pole by hydrogen balloon."
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AËRONAUTICS:
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AËRONAUTICS: An Abridgment of Aëronautical Specifications Filed at the Patent Office From A.D.1815 to A.D. 1891

by Brewer, Griffith and Patrick Y. Alexander

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Octavo (8 1/2 X 5 5/8 inches) London: Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, 1893. Original First Edition. 160 pages, illustrated with drawings of early ideas for achieving manned flight prior to the Wright Brothers. original blue cloth hardcover beveled boards, with title and authors names in gilt, framing a, centered, gilded image of a man descending in a parachute (shown also in the text in black and white as "patent No. 10937 A.D.1888").

Very good condition, minor scuffing to front cover and spine, not affecting contents. Small rubber stamp of a previous owner in upper right corner of title page, over an inked notation ("1.1. 95"), and another unobtrusive notation at bottom right corner of same page - neither affecting text or contents. Minor crimping of upper right corner thru page 13, also not affecting text or contents that are both very clean.

There are more than 275 patent entries: from Balloons (" ... captive, combined with aeroplanes, photography from ....") to Flying Machines,… Read More
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THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH
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THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH

by Bolle, Frederick N.

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Octavo (8 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches) New York: United States Naval Air Force, 1918. First Edition. oblong format, 144 pages illustrated with black and white halftone photographs, and a map, original gray cloth, hardcover, good condition (lower right corner of front cover slightly bumped, minor shelf wear to lower spine, not affecting contents which are clean and complete).

This is a unit history, with many photos of the Eastleigh U. S. Navy repair base in England during World War I; its officers and men. There are many photos of early military aircraft, and an essay on "Liberty Twelves" and "DeHavilands."
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THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR
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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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