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#6192 - Ferdinand Ferber Group of Notes, Photographs, and Documents Estimate: $1,500+

Important archive from the papers of Ferdinand Ferber (1862-1909), a French Army officer who proved to be a major influence in the development of aviation in France by publicizing the work of the Wright Brothers and raising public interest in manned flight. Includes:

A notebook marked "1895," containing mathematical calculations by Ferdinand Ferber, 16 pages, 9 x 14, with annotations by his son, Robert Ferber.

A typescript copy of Ferber's letter to the French Minister of War concerning his aviation experiments, 11 pages, 8.5 x 13, illustrated by 15 original vintage photographs.

An invoice to Captain Ferber from Beaugrand, dated March 10, 1900, for material to build a glider, notably using the word "Aeroplane," a very early use of the term.

Three original vintage photographs, ranging in size from 4.5 x 3.25 to 6.75 x 4.75, showing Captain Ferber at 'La Californie' in Nice, France, in 1902.

Two original vintage photographs, 5 x 4.5 and 7 x 5, of Captain Ferber at the 1909 Reims Air Meet.

A softcover booklet, "Les Progres de L'Aviation Par Le Vol Plane" by Ferber, 87 pages, 5.5 x 9, published in Paris by Berger-Levrault in 1907, with heavy wear to the spine and the front wrapper detached.

A softcover booklet, "Les Progres de L'Aviation Depuis 1891 Par Le Vole Plane" by Ferber, 53 pages, 5.75 x 8.75, published in Paris by Berger-Levrault in 1904.

A softcover booklet, "Pas a Pas, Saut a Saut, Vol a Vol" by Ferber, 61 pages, in a modern quarter-leather 5.75 x 8.75 hardcover binding, published in Paris by Berger-Levrault in 1906. In overall very good to fine condition.

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