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THE FIRST AERO ENGINE MADE BY ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED - 1914-1916 LIMITED EDITION
The First Aero Engine Made By Rolls-Royce Ltd. 1914 ~1916 Confidential : The Property Of Rolls-Royce Limited : "Not To Be Shown To Anyone Without The Authority Of The Directors" *********************** OFFERED HERE IS A COPY OF A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT BOOK KNOWN AND RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS AS THE ROLLS-ROYCE BIBLE BECAUSE OF ITS AMAZING CONTENT WHICH RECORDS HUNDREDS OF MEMORANDA OF F.H. ROYCE'S, CONCERNING PRODUCTION OF THE FIRST AERO ENGINE BY ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED. THE BOOK DETAILS THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE'S DESIGN, THROUGH INTERNAL MEMOS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE AIR MINISTRY, THE ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY (R.A.F.) AND ADMIRALTY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT ONLY 100 OF THESE BOOKS WERE ISSUED IN-HOUSE. THIS PARTICULAR COPY IS NUMBERED "93" WRITTEN IN INK IN THE CORNER OF THE INSIDE FRONT COVER. THE ROLLS-ROYCE EAGLE WAS THE FIRST AIRCRAFT ENGINE TO BE DEVELOPED BY ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED. INTRODUCED IN 1915 TO MEET BRITISH MILITARY REQUIREMENTS DURING WORLD WAR I, IT WAS USED TO POWER THE HANDLEY PAGE TYPE O BOMBERS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER MILITARY AIRCRAFT. THE EAGLE WAS THE FIRST ENGINE TO MAKE A NON-STOP TRANS-ATLANTIC CROSSING BY AEROPLANE WHEN TWO EAGLES POWERED THE CONVERTED VICKERS VIMY BOMBER ON THE TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT OF ALCOCK AND BROWN IN JUNE 1919. THE BOOK IS BOUND IN QUARTER BLUE MOROCCO, LEATHER SPINE AND CORNERS, WITH BLUE GRAINED CLOTH BOARDS (FRONT BOARD FADED), WITH THE TITLE AND PROPERTY STATEMENT IN GOLD LETTERING TO FRONT COVER. THE RAISE-BANDED LEATHER BOUND SPINE HAS THE ROLLS-ROYCE LOGO AND THE DATE '1914-1916' IN … [Click Below for Full Description]
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