[Item #5663] The Wright Brothers. Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, David McCullough.
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

ISBN: 9781476728742
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. "On a winter day in 1903, on the remote Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio, Wilbur and Orville Wright, changed history. The age of flight had begun with the first heavier-than-air powered machine carrying a pilot. Far more than a couple of Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, the Wright brothers were men of exceptional ability, unyielding determination, and far-ranging intellectual interest and curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing...When the brothers worked together, no problem seemed insurmountable. Wilbur, the older of the two, was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few people had ever seen. Nothing stopped them in their "mission," not failures, not ridicule, not even the reality that every time they took off in one of their experimental contrivances, they stood a good chance of being killed." (from front & rear flaps) The amazing true-life story of the American brothers Orville (1871-1948) & Wilbur (1867-1912) Wright, who first ushered humanity into the age of flight, now so advanced as an essential component of civilization. A riveting later masterpiece by David McCullough (1933-2022), the beloved & prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American historical author. With three sections of captioned contemporary photographs & images. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $30 price printed at front flap, "0515" at back cover), "First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition May 2015" as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. From the collection of Russell Taylor Weil (b. 1927), a prominent retired attorney & collector from Washington, DC. An essential collectible classic in the monumental McCullough canon, in its rarest original form & with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of wear, rubbing & a few tiny bumps, creases at/nearest edges & corners of front, back covers & spine (silver gilt lettering at spine completely bright & intact); sparse rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block (side edge of same untrimmed as issued). Interior very fine with only miniscule bleeding of spots noted above onto upper & side edges of a few page leaves. Dust jacket fine with light rubbing, occasional spotting & a touch of browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; very small area of residue (probably from sticker removal) near upper right corner of front cover. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #5663]

Price: $50.00