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Astra castra; experiments and adventures in the atmosphere

Astra Castra

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Published in 1865, this work is a compendium of aeronautical literature ranging from ancient mythology to scientific advances of the 1860s. Christopher Hatton Turnor, the compiler, reviewed ballooning and other lighter-than-air flight, with some references to heavier-than-air flight attempts. The...Read More
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Le Royaume de l'Air

Preserve for the Future - $800
Le Royaume de l'Air, or the “Kingdom of the Air,” was published in Paris in 1909, during the first decade of machine-powered aircraft flight. It was written for young readers and includes plentiful illustrations and photographs documenting the historical development of aeronautics and contemporary...Read More
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Ryan Guidebook

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This is an anniversary compendium of Ryan Airplanes (1925-1975), the company that built the Spirit of St. Louis—the airplane Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic—as well as many other commercial and military aircraft. The book details the many aircraft Ryan produced, and includes photos,...Read More
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The Spirit of St. Louis Commemorative Issue

Preserve for the Future - $950
This 1967 commemorative newspaper issue documented the 40th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis monoplane. It features photos of a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis and of pilot Frank Tallman, cofounder of Tallmantz Aviation, which...Read More
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Wings of Yesteryear

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What is an aircraft book doing at the postal museum library? Airplanes have also carried the mail—and continue to do so. The golden age of private aircraft spanned the end of World War I to the start of World War II. During these years of temporary calm, aircraft engineers made significant...Read More
Book 1 Cover

Zeppelin-Weltfahrten

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This is book 1, the first of two volumes containing collections of cigarette cards that are souvenirs of the zeppelin age. Cigarette cards were used by cigarette companies to stiffen cigarette packaging and to advertise their brand. Due to their unique design and limited printing, they often became...Read More
Book II cover

Zeppelin-Weltfahrten

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This is book 2, the second of two volumes containing collections of cigarette cards that are souvenirs of the zeppelin age. Cigarette cards were used by cigarette companies to stiffen cigarette packaging and to advertise their brand. Due to their unique design and limited printing, they often...Read More