Man's Fight To Fly Famous World-Record Flights and a Chronology of Aviation


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and nicking. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, especially an inch deep chip to the bottom spine end. "Born in Switzerland in 1892, Heinmuller financed part of his first trip to the United States (1912) by selling Bavarian Jubilee issues to a Danzig stamp dealer. His interest in airpost material began in 1909 when, as a seventeen-year-old student in Geneva, Switzerland, a school friend sent him a zeppelin souvenir that had been mailed at the ILA international aviation exhibition in Frankfort-am-Main. Heinmuller eventually collected over 5,000 zeppelin pieces. Some were acquired by purchase or exchange with other collectors; others were acquired by writing Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin directly, asking him to send a postal souvenir from an advertised flight. Part of his acquisitions derived from the well-known Thompson, Steiner, and Luderman collections. His obsession ultimately led him to research records for all the zeppelin flights. He compiled a list of dates and routes that serves as a catalog of all existing zeppelin covers. Because of his extensive research, he was befriended by von Zeppelin and zeppelin commanders Dr. Hugo Eckener and Ernst Lehman." (Arego website)

Title: Man's Fight To Fly Famous World-Record Flights and a Chronology of Aviation

Author Name: Heinmuller, John V. P. (with A Foreword by Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Adolphe Bernasconi

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: New York, Aero Print Company: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A37493

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics John V. P. Heinmuller Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Aviation History Aviation Records Aeronautics / Astronautics,