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    One of 500 Sets Signed by the Author
    and Several Aviation Pioneers

    [Aviation]. Francis Trevelyan Miller. The World in the Air. The Story of Flying in Pictures. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition, Pioneer edition, one of 500 sets signed by Miller, the publisher, and seven aviation pioneers, including Louis Bleriot, A. Whitten Brown, E. Herbert Scott, Glenn Curtiss, Dr. Claude Dornier, Dr. Hugo Eckener, and Henri Farman. Two quarto volumes. Approximately 11.25 x 8 inches. Profusely illustrated. Publisher's half parchment over blue handmade paper boards, brown gilt morocco lettering labels, matching blue handmade paper endleaves. Some pages uncut. Spines just a bit dull, label on volume I a bit chipped or rubbed, some rubbing and minor edgewear to bindings, bookplate in each volume. Still, a near fine set, now housed in custom-built cloth slipcase. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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