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    WRIGHT, Wilbur. "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight," in Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, vol. 8, 1903. Chicago: published by the Society, 1903.

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    WRIGHT, Wilbur. "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight," in Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, vol. 8, 1903. Chicago: published by the Society, 1903.

    8o (220 x 143mm.) 8 text illustrations. Contemporary half leather (some wear to spine ends and corners). Provenance: United States Air Force, Cambridge Research Center, Technical Library (ink stamp).

    FIRST EDITION of the second report on the Wright brothers' aeronautical experiments and the first to provide a detailed account of their pioneering experiments with motorized gliders. It describes the brothers' experiments in over one thousand trial flights as well as observations of bird flight. Six months later, on December 17, 1903 the Wrights made history with the world's first motorized flight. Brockett 13015; Dibner Heralds of Science 185; Norman 2267.


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