Paris: Aristide Quillet, 1910. First Edition. Hard Cover. Quarto. Item #3657
In two volumes. 221pp. text volume profusely illustrated in black and white, atlas volume containing 13 leaves of color diagrams with MOVEABLE OVERLAYS mounted on stiff boards. Both volumes bound in a brown pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in blue, orange, gold, black and white; decorative endpapers; minor wear to spine ends. A very handsome set of this guide to contemporary sources of energy for transportation and industry. Each plate with an explanatory leaf describing each device opposite the plate which includes; a compound steam locomotive, a Daimler automobile, a motorcycle and of course, the famed Wright brother's aircraft among others; with an historical survey of aviation with photogravure plates of Lilienthal's first flight and Delagrange's biplane. Internally clean and fresh with no foxing; a fine copy. Moveable plates complete, showing no wear or tears.