1912

Archive-Founding Swiss Air Force

Date: 1912 - 1919

Switzerland 1912-1919. Archive of aviation documents concerning the development of a Swiss Air Force, including typescript reports, manuscript notes and charts, manuscript drawings, photographic images, correspondence, and ephemera, most dating between 1912 and 1914, being works made by and information gathered by Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928), a founding member and president of l'AĆ©ro-Club (the Swiss Aviation Club), Colonel in the military, and a leading active advocate for establishing a Swiss military Air Force. Featuring intelligence gathered from other countries, and original signed letters from notable pioneer aviators. Most documents are in French; a scant few are in German. A cornerstone to any Swiss aviation or militaria library.

Condition
Occasional creasing or chips to margins, otherwise the lot in very good condition

£5750

Offered by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts