A Magnificently Produced Iconography of Aeronautical History

Histoire de L'Aéronautique par les Monuments, Peints, Sculptés, Dessinés et Gravés des Origines à 1830.

Paris: André Marty, 1909.

First Edition, one of 325 copies. 206 Reproductions en noir et en couleur, iv, 93, 4 pp. 1 vols. Large thick 4to. A Magnificently Produced Iconography of Aeronautical History. Handsomely bound in full dark blue morocco, upper cover gilt with rococo design, panelled spine similarly tooled, t.e.g., others uncut, by Hatchards of Piccadilly. Rebacked, preserving original spine, else a FINE copy. Item #31711

Lavish iconography of the early history of flight––the plates are magnificent facsimiles, either tipped-in, on different papers or on satin, some hand-colored, some on stubs. A wonderful compilation from five different sources, including the collection of Paul Tissandier, Sir David Salomons and Baron Carl de Vinck. A sumptuous production.

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