Title: Bollettino della Societa Aeronautica Italiana [revista, otto numeri] Luglio 1905 - Dicembre 1906
Author: Direzione: Corso Umberto I
Description: Eight issues in two bound volumes. Library bindings, green cloth with marbled sides (rubber stamp of Berliner Verein fur Luftschiffahrt (Berlin Airship Association) on initial issue; bookplate of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base). Bindings show some edgewear. The 1906 volume has five pages with surface damage where pages had been stuck together (leaving a few words effaced); one leaf has a large chip to the fore-edge margin, affecting the last letters of some words; otherwise, the issues are in good condition. Full-year indexes at the end of each volume. Illustrated with many photographs and diagrams throughout.
Scarce. Early Italian aeronautics periodical (1905-1906), extensively illustrated, chronicling the research, development, and experiments with gliders, air balloons, dirigibles, as well as airplane and helicopter prototypes.
Includes aerodynamic studies; records of flights in Italy; notes on developments in the United States and Europe; reports of displays at expositions (London, Milan, etc); mechanical devices; notes on specific inventors and pilots; flight maps; an article comparatively illustrating examples of the inventions of Goupil, Lillienthal, Maxim, Langley, Renard, Wellner, Zahm, Marey, Recknagel, Von Loessl, Ferber, Wright, Herve, Pichou, Faccioli, Canovetti, Finzi, and Bertelli; and much more.
Volume Secondo. Anno 1905. (pp. -228, ii) Luglio-Agosto-Settembre Ottobre Novembre-Dicembre
Volume Terzo. Anno 1906. (pp. 1-336, viii) Gennaio-Febbraio Marzo-Aprile Maggio-Giugno Luglio-Agosto-Settembre Ottobre-Novembre-Dicembre
Jacket Condition: None
Keywords: aeronautics, aviation, periodicals, Italy, Italian, Europe, aerodynamics, gliders, air balloons, gas balloons, dirigibles, airplanes, helicopters, LTA, Lighter than Air,
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