Lot 20 of 576:
Rare booklet on Airships 1929  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Airships
Author:
Edel, Willam W., editor
Place:
Lakehurst, NJ
Publisher:
Navy Relief Society, New Jersey Auxiliary
Date:
1929
Description:

[40] pp. Illustrated from photographs & a few drawings; advertisements. 31.3x23.7 cm (12¼x9½"), original color pictorial wrappers. Second Edition.

Articles and information about airships and their development, both by the Germans and the Americans, in the heady years before the Hindenburg disaster. Accompanied by a sepia-tone glossy photograph, 10x8", of Hugo Eckener, manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, taken in his later years, with him standing before a cluster of microphones. Eckener is pictured and mentioned prominently in the present work. OCLC/WorldCat lists only three example of the book, all the second edition, as this one, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Detroit Public Library, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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Condition:
Minor soiling and a few inconsequential creases to wrappers, very good.
 
Item number:
269761
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