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Genet, Edmond Charles:

MEMORIAL ON THE UPWARD FORCES OF FLUIDS, AND THEIR APPLICABILITY TO SEVERAL ARTS, SCIENCES, AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS: FOR WHICH A PATENT HAS BEEN GRANTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE AUTHOR...A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

Packard & Van Benthuysen, Albany: 1825 112pp plus five engraved plates and one folding table. A sixth plate, titled 'Plate representing the Steam-Boat Protector', is page 107. Text lightly water-spotted, occasional light foxing, Good+ in later cloth and quarter calf [spine rubbed]. The French Republic's first Minister to the United States had, after the dust cleared from his meddling in American foreign policy, settled in New York and became an American citizen. "Extremely rare and important, the first book printed in the United States on practical aeronautics and on the first patent for an aeronautical invention" [Streeter Sale]. More than fifty years ago, Howes rated this book a 'b' for scarcity. FIRST EDITION. Howes G100b. Streeter Sale 3974. Aeronautical Americana 9. Rink 610.


Book Id: 22754

Price: $2,500.00

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