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Description: SAMUEL P. LANGLEY
(1834 - 1906) American aviation pioneer who explored the possibility of flight by heavier-than-air machines and actually succeeded in inventing such a machine which flew over the Potomac for 3,000 feet. A.L.S. 1p. 12mo., Boston, "Thursday" to Mrs. Michaels accepting her invitation "...to join your family for a Christmas dinner tomorrow at six...". The Michaels family was very dear to Langley, who had no family of his to speak of. Son Frank actually was Langley's godson and travelled with the scientist worldwide. One horizontal crease, else fine condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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