MANFLIGHT. Boston: James Means, 1891. 23.2x14.9 cm (octavo), pp. [1-2: blank] [1-3] 4-29 [30: blank], 2 figures in the text, original blue wrappers printed in black. First edition. A reprint of an article published in the BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, 12 and 15 January 1884, under the title "The Next Great Invention," with an additional chapter. An important theoretical work by an early proponent of heavier than air flying machines. Means edited THE AERONAUTICAL ANNUAL, 1895-1897, three compilations of outstanding writings on aeronautics, which, according to the Wright Brothers, "were largely responsible for the active interest which led us to begin experiments in aeronautics." Brockett 8285. Randers-Pehrson and Renstrom, Aeronautic Americana 83. Spine ends lightly worn, narrow chip from upper edge of front cover, a nearly fine copy. (#165997).
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