Item #60331 15 Smithsonian offprints on flight
15 Smithsonian offprints on flight
15 Smithsonian offprints on flight

15 Smithsonian offprints on flight

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1901-1963. 8vo, 15 vols, 12 offprints with printed wrappers and title pages, three removed from binding and paper-clipped; comprised of the following volumes, largely clean and unopened, with the occasional condition issue as noted below: Lyle, Eugene P. Santos-Dumont circling the Eiffel Tower in an air ship [drop title]. 1901. Pp. 575-592. 10 plates. Disbound, final leaf creased. Baden-Powell, B. Progress with air ships [drop title]. [1903]. Pp. 167-181, [1]; 4 plates. Disbound. Chanute, O. Aerial navigation [drop title]. [1903]. Pp. 173-181, [1]; removed from binding, stamp on first page. Langley, S.P. Researches and experiments in aerial navigation. 1908. Pp. iv, [1], 125, [5] (misnumbered with 188 becoming 198 and continuing thus); text illustrations. With: The greatest flying creature, pp. 649-658; with: Experiments with the Langley aerodrome, pp. 113-125; plus ads; unopened. Zahm, A. F. The first man-carrying aeroplane capable of sustained free flight: Langley's success as a pioneer in aviation. 1915. Pp. [2], 217-222; 8 photo-reproductive plates. Some rippling from water contact. Hunsaker, Jerome C., et al. Dynamical-stability of aeroplanes. 1916. Pp. iii, [1], 78; three plates of test models, largely unopened. Hodgkins Fund. Report on aircraft supply of Great Britain and discussion of the difficulties involved in production. 1918. Pp. [2], 8; unopened. Abbot, Charles G. The relations between the Smithsonian Institution and the Wright Brothers. 1928. Pp. [4], 27, [1]; unopened. Published in response to a controversy in which the Wrights felt the Smithsonian was inappropriately "exalting" Langley at their expense. Pitcairn, Harold F. The autogiro: its characteristics and accomplishments. 1931. Pp. [2], 265-271, [1]; 9 plates, unopened. Wimperis, H. E., The natural limits to human flight. 1939. Pp. [2], 579-593, [1]; one plate of the Bristol 138. Unopened. Wright, Theodore P., Wings for transportation. (Recent developments in air transportation equipment). 1942. [2], 563-583, [1]; 14 plates. Matthews, Bryan H. C., Human limits in flight. 1945. Pp. [2], 273-284; 3 plates. Bronk, Detlev W., Human problems in military aviation. 1946. Pp. [2], 411, [1]; unopened. Hamlin, Benson, & F. Spenceley, Comparison of propeller and reaction-propelled airplane performance. 1948. Pp. [2], 429-457, [1]; unopened. Page, R. M. The early history of radar. 1963. Pp. 315-321, [1]; 1 plate. Item #60331

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