New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1911,
First Edition. octavo, blue cloth with white and gilt stamping on front cover. (xviii), 497pp. D. Appleton and Company, Item #16022
A book portraying in popular terms the progress of aeronautics form its earliest beginning to the early 20th century with chapters on the history of balloons, growth of aviation, aeronautic meteorology with appendices on the Stress in a Vacuum Balloon, Aeronautic Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Successful Militray Dirigible Balloons, The Relations of Weight, Speed, and Power of Flyers, and Curtiss' Hydro-Aeroplane Experiments. Numerous illustrations include photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts. Several water spots on front cover, white stamping chipped. U.S.N. Inspector of Engineering Material received stamp on front endpapers and title page.