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When Aviation grew Wings
Leonardo da Vinci. Manuscrit sur le vol des oiseaux (Il Codice sul Volo degli Uccelli) in the Royal Library at Turin. Manuscript illustrated throughout, repeatedly in color. 1505 (1506?). 8¼ × 5⅞ in (210 × 150 mm). 18 leaves plus inscribed pastedowns of the stitched boards. FACSIMILE EDITION in the original size and the original colors along with text volume (in French, 4to, 90 pp.) with introduction & transcription of the manuscript by Augusto Marinoni. 1976. Dark brown orig. leather clamshell case with silk lining.
NATIONAL EDITION OF LEONARDO DA VINCI’S MANUSCRIPTS AND DRAWINGS ,
ed. by the LEONARDO COMMITTEE appointed by the President of the Republic and presented here in the edition for the francophone market.
Thematically in its long-term effect as constituting
the theoretical foundation for the pioneers of aviation ,
Otto Lilienthal & the brothers Wright ,
yet doubtlessly belonging to the most interesting experiments of Leonardo’s.
(Andreas Beyer, Ihm träumt, es knackt der Flügeldaumen, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 21, 2001).
Leonardo pure here then rendered as if you hold his original sketchbook in your hands, yet accompanied by confronting transcribed legibility along with introduction and annotations of definitive state of knowledge.
Offer no. 29,052 / price on application
– – The same as Il Codice sul Volo degli Uccelli of the original Italian edition
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– – The same as Codex of the Flight of Birds of the English edition
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– – The same as Traktat über den Flug der Vögel of the German license edition, laid into cloth setting within the text volume (4to [12 × 8½ in / 30.5 × 21.5 cm], 86 pp., the first two of which white) with introduction & transcription (German-Italian parallel text) of the manuscript by Augusto Marinoni and its translation into German with critical annotations by Sigrid Braunfels. Würzburg, Popp, 1978. Hand-bound dark brown orig. leather on 4 raised bands with gilt title on spine in equal orig. leather slipcase. – No. 214/800 copies, as good as new except for the torn holding ribbon of the facsimile inlay. – Printed & bound in Italy, thus also in the noble dark brown leather of the original edition.
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