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Premier Auction - Session I - March 24, 2023

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 583

13 Assorted Books on Aviation and History

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
including: Songs of the Air by Louis Leon De Jean, San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing, 1923, signed and inscribed by the author; In the Company of Eagles by Ernest K. Gann, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966, inscribed by Grover Loening (aircraft manufacturer); Our Wings Grow Faster by Grover Loening, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1935; and others (see additional photos of spines)

Note: Charles Townsend Ludington, Sr. (1896-1968) was known as a pioneer in the world of aviation. Throughout his career, he helped found and run several American airlines, planned and designed airports, created designs for airplanes, gliders, and protection devices for pilots, and authored a textbook on aerodynamics. Several of the books offered here are from his personal collection and were passed down to his descendants.


light wear to extremities, some bumped corners, scattered areas of staining throughout, some pages starting
Estate of Charles Townsend Ludington, Sr., Ardmore, Pennsylvania; Estate of Charles Townsend Ludington, Jr., Chapel Hill, North Carolina