CHARLES ROLLS CROSSES THE CHANNEL TWICE.
1. Autograph Letter Signed ("C.S. Rolls"), 1 p, 10 x 8 inches, London, June 10, 1910, in French, to Paul Tissandier, on personal stationery. Together with a similar typed letter with stamped signature.
2. Group of 3 black and white photographs and one postcard, 7 x 9 inches and smaller, inkstamps on verso of Branger and Illustration Bureau.
Shortly after his record-breaking non-stop return trip over the English Channel, and a month before his death in a plane crash, the co-founder of Rolls Royce writes to a fellow pioneer asking which type of valves he is using in his engine and suggesting changing them occasionally.
Images include Rolls suiting up with buoyancy aid; his Wright aircraft being led out onto the airstrip; distant view of him over the cliffs of Dover; rounding the lighthouse at Calais (postcard).