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Zeppelin - A Biography (First Edition)

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This is a biography of Count von Zeppelin, the German general turned aircraft manufacturer who founded the Zeppelin airship company.

Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin (8 July 1838 - 8 March 1917), the scion of a noble family, was born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden (now part of Baden-Württemberg) in Germany.

Count Zeppelin’s military career spanned more than three decades, beginning as an army officer in the army of Württemberg in 1855, seeing active service in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, and rising through the ranks to commander of the 19th Uhlans in Ulm and envoy of Württemberg in Berlin from 1882-1885. He retired from the army with the rank of Generalleutnant in 1891 at age 52. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz (Knight’s Cross) of the Order of Distinguished Service of Württemberg. His service as an official observer with the Union Army during the American Peninsular War led him to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, where the German-born former Army balloonist John Steiner offered tethered flights; it was his first ascent in a balloon during this visit that is said to have been the inspiration of Count Zeppelin’s later interest in aeronautics.

He passed away in 1917 at the age of 78, before the end of World War I. The unfinished World War II German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin and two rigid airships were named after him

The book does not have a dust jacket. There is some shelf wear and rubbing to the covers and spine. The spine is slightly faded. There is an Ex Libris sticker on the inside of the front cover. Otherwise, internally, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Item details

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First Edition
Author(s):
Goldsmith, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.25" by 5.5"
Edition:
First, 1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Title:
Zeppelin - A Biography (First Edition)

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This is a biography of Count von Zeppelin, the German general turned aircraft manufacturer who founded the Zeppelin airship company.

Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin (8 July 1838 - 8 March 1917), the scion of a noble family, was born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden (now part of Baden-Württemberg) in Germany.

Count Zeppelin’s military career spanned more than three decades, beginning as an army officer in the army of Württemberg in 1855, seeing active service in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, and rising through the ranks to commander of the 19th Uhlans in Ulm and envoy of Württemberg in Berlin from 1882-1885. He retired from the army with the rank of Generalleutnant in 1891 at age 52. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz (Knight’s Cross) of the Order of Distinguished Service of Württemberg. His service as an official observer with the Union Army during the American Peninsular War led him to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, where the German-born former Army balloonist John Steiner offered tethered flights; it was his first ascent in a balloon during this visit that is said to have been the inspiration of Count Zeppelin’s later interest in aeronautics.

He passed away in 1917 at the age of 78, before the end of World War I. The unfinished World War II German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin and two rigid airships were named after him

The book does not have a dust jacket. There is some shelf wear and rubbing to the covers and spine. The spine is slightly faded. There is an Ex Libris sticker on the inside of the front cover. Otherwise, internally, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Goldsmith, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.25" by 5.5"
Edition:
First, 1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Title:
Zeppelin - A Biography (First Edition)

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