L'aeronautica Italiana nell'immagine 1487-1875. Bibliografia di Giuseppe Boffito con aggiunte di Paolo Arrigoni.
Milan, Mueso Caproni, 1938.
Folio (ca. 325 x 406 mm). (4), IV, 88 pp. 174 ff. of numbered plates, (2), (89)-184, (2) pp. Publisher's half vellum with large illustrations of a hot-air ballon on the front and rear cover. With giltstamped title and spine. All edges gilt.
First edition, limited to 500 copies.
Especially appealing due to its many illustrations and charming binding, this synopsis of the history of Italian aeronautics ranges from Da Vinci's inventions to 19th century zeppelins. Includes the facsimile letter from the Reale Accademia d'Italia, signed by its president. Plates 133f. erroneously bound between 130 and 131.
A fine copy.