American Aeronaut and Aerostatist - Vol 1, No 1 October, 1908. T. R. MacMechen, A. Kaufman, general manager.
American Aeronaut and Aerostatist - Vol 1, No 1 October, 1908
American Aeronaut and Aerostatist - Vol 1, No 1 October, 1908

American Aeronaut and Aerostatist - Vol 1, No 1 October, 1908

St. Louis, Mo. Published Monthly at Greeley Printery October 1907. First Edition. [3], 32 pages. 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Illustrated wrappers, stapled. Dampstaining upper right third of the first 4 pages, and a bit of unobtrusive marginal dampstaining to the last half of the magazine. Upper spine corner bent with associated creasing. Overall light soiling. Otherwise clean internally. Good. Wraps. [28538]


The first issue of this rare periodical. Subsequent issues were titled "American Aeronaut". This issue contains many interesting articles including "Ballooning as a sport" by J. C. McCoy, "International Balloon Races" by Grant Richardson, "pending European Experiments in Flying" by Octave Chanute, "The Battle to Conquer the Air" by Hon. S. M. Gardenhire, "First Woman Passenger in an Airship" by Leo Stevens, "Photographs by Automatic Camera from a Captive balloon" by Griffith Brewer, and other material.

A rare and irregularly published periodical. We find these issues documented in OCLC: Vol. 1, no. 1 (as here, Oct. 1907, titled American Aeronauut and Aerostatist), v. 1, no. 2 (Nov.-Dec. 1907), Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 1908), v. 1, no. 6 (June 1908). Succeeded by and with the same title: (New York : The Dienstbach-MacMechen Pub. Co.) Vol. 1, no. 1 (Aug. 1909)-v. 1, no. 3 (Oct. 1909). Less than a half dozen institutions record any issues of this periodical.

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