EARLY POWERPLANE FATHERS: HENSON, GOUPIL, ADER. Notre Dame, Indiana: University Press, 1945. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-39 [40: blank], illustrations in the text, original gray wrappers printed in black, stapled. First edition. "Albert Francis Zahm (1862-1954) was an early aeronautical experimenter, a professor of physics, and a chief of the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Library of Congress. He testified as an aeronautical expert in the 1910-1914 lawsuits between the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss." - Wikipedia. Zahm published AËRIAL NAVIGATION: A POPULAR TREATISE ON THE GROWTH OF AIR CRAFT AND AERONAUTICAL METEOROLOGY ... (New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911), one of the better surveys of the progress of aeronautics from its beginnings through the first decade of the twentieth century. Wrappers a bit tanned and dusty, a bit of wrinkling at upper fore-edge corner, date stamp at top edge of front cover, a very good copy. (#164532).
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