Author: Miller, Francis Trevelyan
Title: The World in the Air: The Story of Flying in Pictures
Place Published: New York
Publisher:G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date Published: 1930
2 volumes. Profusely illustrated from old drawings, engravings, photographs, etc. (4to) 28.5x21 cm (11¼x8¼") original three-quarter vellum and marbled boards, leather spine labels lettered in gilt, glassine jacket on Volume 2, slipcase. No. 73 of 500 sets of the Pioneers Edition.
"First historic collection of official prints and photographs from government archives and private collections recording five thousand years of man's struggles to conquer the air." Signed, as issued, by seven important figures in the history of aviation: Glenn L. Curtiss (first officially witnessed flight in North America); Dr. Hugo Eckener (first airship flight around the world on the Graf Zeppelin); Louis Bleriot, (first airplane flight across the English Channel); Dr. Claude Dornier, (builder of multi-engined aircraft including the 12 engine Dornier Do X flying boat); Henri Farman, (first cross-country flight in Europe); Major G. H. Scott, (first Trans-Atlantic flight in an airship); and Lieut. Arthur Whitten Brown (navigator of the first non-stop transatlantic flight across the Atlantic). Large ballooning bookplate of Bella C. Landauer.