21pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 12 photographs, including 2 portraits, salvaged from damaged issues of McClure's Magazine, Volume XIX, Nos. 4 and 5, August / September, 1902. From the opening paragraph, "In Brazil, where I was born on July 20, 1873, the sky is so fair the birds fly so high and soar with such ease on their great outstretched wings, the clouds mount up so gaily in the pure light of day, that you have only to raise your eyes to fall in love with Space and Freedom." Illustrations include the author's first spherical balloon, a view inside the workshop, Santos-Dumont No. 1 and its basket, No. 1 in flight, ship No. 4, the crash scene in the courtyard of the Trocadero Hotel of ship No. 5, a close view of ship No. 6, Severo's balloon the Pax, a view of the author circling the Eiffel Tower on July 13, 1901, and portraits of the author at age 19, and of the author's father. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: How I Became An Aeronaut / My Experience ...
Publisher: S. S. McClure
Publication Date: 1902
Book Condition: VG
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