Antique Prints of Flying and Airplane History

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"Aviation - Descriptive Valse. Composed by Laurence Grose"

Rose, tune writer and arranger, composed a valse music hailing aviation, which was new in early 20th century.

This music sheet was published by Swan & Co. in London. 1913.

Lithograph in brown ink.

We show title page and first page of music. Composition has 6 pages. There is a ex libris stamp on title (Laurence Gose), indicating that this particular music print was in the personal possession of the composer. On reverse side is another composition of Laurence Grose: Mecca, Valse Arabesque.

35,5 x 25,8 cm (ca. 14 x 10.2")

$ 150.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 90.00)


Inscription lower right, hand white ink:

July 21, 1930

La Bouget France - Should be LE Bouget France

E.M. Nielsen

E.M. Nielsen was probably the photographer and most likely one of the passengers on that day July 21, 1930

The British airport for the airline was Croydon. All destinations were overseas.

Google provides a extensive history of that air line: The EmpireS Airway: British Civil Aviation from 1919 to 1939

Imperial Airways merged with BOAC I 1939 and was the forerunner of British Airways.

Photograph mounted with a dot of glue on a cardboard.

Very good condition

Size of photograph: 9 x 15 cm

$ 65.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 39.00).


"Les Champions de L'Annee - Le comte De Lambert"

(Le Heros du Voyage aérien au-dessus de Paris)

Color print (made after a photograph) showing Charles de Lambert (aviator 1865-1944), 1909

His signature below image as far simile

Published in ăLa Vie au Gd. Air Noel 1909

Count de Lambert was a French aviation pioneer. His life story well documented in Wikipedia

30 x 23 cm (ca. 11.8 x 9")

$ 95.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 57.00)



Richard ăDick" Grace (1897-1965) was an American stunt pilot and aviation pioneer.

(For Information about Dick Grace, please google: Dick Grace Hawaii Aviation).

Grace was the first pilot to fly across the Pacific from Honolulu to San Francisco in 1927.

His plane had to be transported to Hawaii for this purpose.

Our photograph shows Grace's airplane, the ăCruizair", being loaded on a freight ship to Honolulu.

This 1927-photograph has damages (please see our scan). It has been mounted - hung with a glob of glue at the top on a piece of cardboard. On reverse side of photograph newspaper clipping of June 22, 1927, a copy of which is mounted on reverse side of cardboard.

Conical cut of photograph. Size: 18,6 x 12,3 cm (ca. 7,3 x 4.8")

$ 50.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 30.00)



Glenn Curtiss

"When Glenn Curtiss Astounded the World on a Decoration Day Twenty Years Ago"

Original photograph printed May 30, 1930. Photo is mounted on dark green carton.
Photo is very clear. Light waves in outer areas.
Under the plane in the lower left area is a small white rubbed area.

Here is more of the text on reverse side:

"Albany N.Y. .... The motored "Box Kite" taking off amid the handwavings of friends, as Glenn H. Cartiss made his special flight down the Hudson on a Decoration Day twenty years ago. The plane made better time than even the Twentieth Century and the worls was astonished and thrilled by the thought. Today, following a luncheon given in his honor by the albany Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Curtiss will again pilot his plane over the same record-breaking course from Albany to Govenors Island. There will be striking contrast however. Mr. Cutiss will pilot a Huge twenty-passenger Curtiss Condor that will epitomize the progress of air traffic. Other planes will accompany him on the flight."

This must have been Curtiss' last flight or one of his last flights (on May 30, 1930).
Curis died on July 23, 1930 after appendix surgery of a heart attack.

Photo size with margins: 15 x 20 cm ( 5.9 x 7.8 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. FLYING240358

"Les Machines Volantes " (Flying machines )

"Machine Ader, Machine Besni, Machine Deghen, Machine Hansen"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

27.5 x 21 cm ( 10.8 x 8.2 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. FLYING242224

"Scene tiree des contes orientaux" ( scene take from an Oriental story )

An Aladdin-like person tries to fly - the dream of man!.
Wood engraving by Pauquet after Smirke, 1868. Reverse side is printed.

14.5 x 12.5 cm ( 5.7 x 4.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. FLYING242376

"Der Kress'schen Drachenflieger"

Upper image; "Schematische Darstellung des Kress'schen Drachenflieger"
Lower image: "Der Kress'schen Drachenflieger"

Page with images and an article ( in German ) by Sigmund Schneider, 1885.
Reverse side is printed with unrelated text and image. Overall age toning.

Page size: 29 x 20.5 cm ( 11.4 x 8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. FLYING242478

San Juan de Puerto Rico

Upper image: "Carte de la ville et de la baie de San Juan de Porto Rico"
Lower image: "Porto rico: la douane et l'arsenal de San Juan"


Reverse side:


Upper image: "L ' Avion dans sa position du vol"
Lower image: "L ' Avion, les ailes repliees"

Wood engravings on both side of a page dated 1896.

Page size: 33.5 x 25 cm ( 13.1 x 9.8 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. PUERTORICO249210


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