OCTAVE CHANUTE'S INFLUENTIAL EARLY WORK ON AVIATION
Lot 3
OCTAVE CHANUTE'S INFLUENTIAL EARLY WORK ON AVIATION
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£1,100 - 1,800

The Air and Space Sale

27 Sep 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

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OCTAVE CHANUTE'S INFLUENTIAL EARLY WORK ON AVIATION
CHANUTE, OCTAVE. 1832-1910. 5 publications:
1. Aerial Navigation. New York: The Railroad and Engineering Journal, 1891. Small 8vo. Being a "lecture delivered to the students of Sibley College, Cornell University." Rebacked in red cloth with quarter morocco, retaining original orange wrappers.
2. Progress in Flying Machines. New York: The Railroad and Engineering Journal, 1894. 8vo. A compilation of articles previously published in the journal by Chanute, with vivid line drawings and etchings of various experimental flyers. Publisher's gray cloth.
3. Gliding Experiments—An Address by Octave Chanute, C.E. Mem. W.S.E.", from Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, Vol.2. Chicago: Published by the Society, n.d. [1898]. 8vo. Quarter calf over marbled boards.
4. Aerial Navigation, from The Crank (Sibley College journal), Vol. IV, No. 8, May 1890. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1890. 4to. Containing a transcript of an address by Chanute. Blue paper wrappers.
5. Aviation, from The Sibley Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. XI, No. 7, April 1897. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1897. 8vo. Containing an abstract of an address by Chanute. White paper wrappers.

Chanute was a civil engineer and an aviation pioneer whose early articles on aviation were influential on the work of the Wright Brothers. He was in contact with Wilbur as early as 1900 and visited their camp at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1901, 02 and 03. Chanute and Wilbur Wright had a falling out in January 1910 over the Wrights' suit against Glenn Curtiss that was not fully resolved at the time of Chanute's death.
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