Book Title: Wilbur Wright's Flights in France : Leon Bollee's Photographic Record 1908-1909
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Format: Hardback | 88 pages
Publication Date: 01 Aug 2003
This is a beautifully-illustrated recreation of the one-of-a-kind. It is a never before published photo album presented to Orville Wright in 1920 by the widow of French industrialist Leon Bollee. It includes photos taken during Wilbur Wright's visit to France in 1908-1909. Since the 1970s, the album has been housed in the special collection of the archives of Dayton's Wright State University and with rare exception never viewed by the public. Now, this unique piece of aviation history is finally available to aviation and history buffs and anyone else who appreciates vintage memorabilia. Here are 127 duotone photos enhanced by a handsome four-color presentation. It includes rare images of the Wright Brothers and their aircraft. It coincides with the centennial of the Wright Brothers' December, 1903 flight.