Signed limited edition of The World in the Air by Francis Trevelyan Miller, known as the Pioneers Edition.
Quarto, [two volumes], , 315pp, ; 336pp. Publisher’s three quarter vellum, marbled boards, title in gilt on green labels affixed to spines. Marbled endpapers. Solid text blocks, faint toning to spines, a touch of wear to corners. Internally fine. Includes the publisher’s prospectus for this work, with no other copies known to exist. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. From a limited edition of 500 copies signed by Francis Trevelyan Miller and seven pioneers in aviation history. This is number 246 of 500. A beautiful example.
Signatures in this limited edition include the author, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Henri Farman (first cross-country flight in Europe), Louis Blériot (first flight across the English Channel), Glenn Curtiss (naval aviation pioneer), A. Whitten Brown (navigator of the first nonstop transatlantic flight), George Herbert Scott (first transatlantic airship flight), Dr. Hugo Eckener (commander of the Graf Zeppelin) and Dr. Claude Dornier (pioneer German aircraft designer).