Fitzwilliam, NH: Ken Roberts Publishing Co., 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto, pp. 218, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Signed by the author on the title page in 1978. Very Good. Item #20866
This is the first definitive study of American planes of the 19th century, covering all known US and Canadian makers and dealers. A comprehensive checklist of these firms (over 600), plus a chapter on the 18th century antecedents of the planemaking craft puts the topic in historical perspective. Over 100 different sorts of planes are identified and described in the text, aided by 112 photographs and 32 plates.