PURDY, James; Collected Poems

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From newsletter 19:

1. (AVIATION). Trade Catalogue La Locomotion Aérienne. Offert aux membres du Corps Médical par P. Longuet, Pharmacien de 1re Classe. La Livre d'Or de l'Aviation. (Preface by Georges Legagneux). (Paris, Pilules Debouzy, 1911). 22 x 18 cm. Original wrappers printed in blue and gold. 48 p. Printed in dark and light brown. Richly illustrated. First edition. Vertical fold. Backstrip partly worn. Lower cover a bit stained.

€ 100

* Very rare and fascinating book about aviation, especially between 1900 and 1910, offered as a trade catalogue for gall and liver medicines to physicians! The main text has been written by sportsman Marcel Viollette. Legagneux was a popular aviator.