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Item 8002 - First World Flight Group Lot Catalog 581 (Apr 2020)

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Impressive grouping of six items signed by one or more aviators involved with the historic first aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924—a copy of The Authorized Narrative of The First World Flight, fourth impression, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1927, signed and inscribed on the opening pages in ink or fountain pen by Erik H. Nelson, Leigh Wade, Henry Ogden, and author Lowell Thomas; an original 8 x 3 swatch of wing fabric from the 1924 Douglas World Cruiser biplane, 'Chicago,' which is annotated and signed in black ink by Louis S. Casey, the Assistant Director for Aeronautics for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; an ALS from Leslie P. Arnold, copilot of the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago; and a group of three off-white sheets, individually signed in ink or fountain pen by John Harding Jr., co-pilot of the New Orleans, Lowell H. Smith, pilot of the Chicago, and Erik H. Nelson, pilot of the New Orleans, who signs his sheet twice. In overall very good to fine condition, with heavy wear to the book's dust jacket.

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