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Yes jacket. First printing of the revised edition. Hardcover, 173 pps. with index, bibliography. Illustrated with photos. Complete history of the parachute beginning with Leonardo DaVinci's early drawings, through the adventurist Victorian and Edwardian eras and concluding with a look at the device used on the Saturn probe. Fine in fine dust jacket.
1997. Airlife. second edition. near fine. dj VG. 9.5x6.5. 173pp. 33 b/w photos. A complete history of the parachute, from Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a pyramid-shaped design to the 1997 space probe to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, descending to the surface controlled by parachutes.
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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Fair Copy in navy cloth on boards with Fair unclipped D/J. Lower edges of boards and jacket have a small piece missing through chewing but this has not affected contents. Free of inscriptions. Clean text and b/w plates.
Very Good ++ Dustjacket Very Good + 9 1/2" Tall By 6 1/4" Wide. 173 pages including index and bibliography. B&W plates. Light wear to edegs and corners of dustjacket. and spine-ends and corners. Very clean dark blue hardback binding. Pages very clean. B&W plates.
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