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When Aviation grew Wings
Leonardo da Vinci. Treatise on the Flight of Birds (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, 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.
NATIONAL EDITION OF LEONARDO DA VINCI’S MANUSCRIPTS AND DRAWINGS ,
ed. by the LEONARDO COMMITTEE appointed by the President of the Republic, present volume – No. 214/800 copies, as good as new except for the torn holding ribbon of the facsimile inlay – as equally designed German-language licensed edition printed & bound in Italy, thus also
in the noble dark brown leather of the original edition .
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.
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