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6205   George Cayley Pair of Books  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.
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#6205 - George Cayley Pair of Books Estimate: $200+

Two booklets related to George Cayley (1773-1857), a prolific English engineer and one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics: an issue of the French bulletin L'Aeronaute, illustré de la Navigation Aérienne, September 1877, 24 pages (no. 242-266), 6.25 x 9.25, with pages 256-260 reproducing an 1809 article by George Cayley, 'Sur La Navigation Aérienne'; and "Notes on Sir George Cayley as a Pioneer of Aeronautics" by J. E. Hodgson, excerpt of the Newcomen Society, Vol. III, 1922-23, 21 pages, 7.5 x 10, featuring illustrations of Cayley's flying machines, signed and inscribed inside the front cover by the author, "With compliments of the writer, J. E. Hodgson" (Provenance: Collection of Charles Dollfus (1893-1981), curator of the Air Museum, Meudon, Paris). In overall very good condition, with separated pages and splitting to the spine of the L'Aeronaute booklet.

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