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[[first column]] A wonderful collection of early aviation history. AMB [[allatine]] Secratery Royal Aeronautical Society [[[Holyand]] 29th Jan 1958. This Book is to Air History What the Gutenberg Bible is to [[Painting]] Rev. William B. Adams Chaplain U.S. Air Force Une des plus belles et des plus completes collections de pieces [[autoentiques]] sur les débuts de l'aviation [[French quote]] This collection of priceless gems from the beginnings of the air age must, for the benefit of posterity, be preserved, published, and made available to all people in all nations [[H Victory]] Exec. Secy. NACA A marvelous history of men who were not content to stay on the flat earth. Probably the most complete book on ballooning history in the world - A great aeronautical Treasure secured because of John [[Carruther's]] vigilance and knowledge of aeronautical history; This must be on of the most valuable collections known. Documentation historique d'une grande [[valeur]], dont les [[dirnius]] pages sont pour moi en souvenir [[particulierment emourant]] [[ French quote]] Roy [[Knabinshue]] April 20 - 1955 wonderful publication A rare privilege to pay homage to Dr. Carruthers for compiling this magnificent documentation of air History. A most interesting book! Without question, a most remarkable documentation and should be preserved to all time- The treasures of a lifetime of collecting,- A treasure of my life to have seen it,- It should be made available for many to see in the National Air Museum [[Paul]] [[Edw.]]Garber Head Curator. 6/21/'59. [[second column]] [[signature Pat Lanfeld]] Peter Brookes [[signature]] (Cdr. R.M. Bloch, Res. & Dev., Fr. Naval Aviation) Mrs George (Rex) O. [[Noville]] Frank [[T]] Courtney F.A.I. License No. 874. August 1914 [[signature Lester D. [[Pravdenon]] ]] R.L. Preston Royal Aero Club of U.K. [[signature K. Bartlett]] [[signature]] [[signature]] [[?]] Iceland We ought to be grateful that this precious book is in the hands of Dr. [[Carruthers]] [[signature C Koeff]] [[Robt]] R. Nichols Philip S Hopkins Paul [[H Eriksen]] Thomas [[Quinus]] Beesley This book must [[live]] and inspire! [[signature]] [[?]] Sept - 11 1971 [[oval stamp Smithsonian Library]]
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