Paris: Librairie Commerciale, Aristide Quillet, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to; pp. , 71; three color plates depicting six moveable models with overlaying flaps on stiff boards; additional text illustrations, many photographic, throughout; original olive pictorial cloth embossed in white, green, gilt, and brown. Endpapers foxed, spine ends a touch rubbed, else about fine.
Plates include dissected views of a dirigible, the Wright brothers' airplane, and an "Aéroplane Voisin," a biplane that would be the first successful powered aircraft, designed in 1907 by the French aeronautical engineer and manufacturer Gabriel Voisin. Fine. Item #693
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