The Mechanics of the Aeroplane: A Study of the Principles of Flight

London: Longmans, Green, 1916. Hardcover. Maroon cloth with spine lettering gilt; 230 pps. with translator's preface. New impression. Highly regarded early work on powered flight, translated from the French. Duchene was a French military officer and scientist and this work was awarded the Monthyon Prize by the Academy of Sciences in 1911. Wear and occasional spotting to the cloth, small snag front cover, droplet stain to the head of the spine. A few scattered pencil notes in the margins of a few pages only; contemporary own, sig. and notation "U.S.N. Aero Station" on front free endpaper. Item #E1338

Price: $100.00

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