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Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin - A man in action 

This is a rare German book about a famous man, the Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, which was a German general and later aircraft manufacturer. He founded the Zeppelin Airship company. He was born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden (now part of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany).

The book traces the history of his life; the table of content is listing:
his parents, his youth time, the young sublieutenant, in the french-german war, the regimental commander, the count at home, the siblings of the count, the guidable airship, a man of work, his staff, his company, the twelve-hour-journey, the 70th birthday of the count, Zeppelin and the Youth, Zeppelin as a human being, Zeppelin as christian and pedagogue, Zeppelin as teacher, The great Germany Voyage, Zeppelin as a German resident, What happened since the day of Echterdingen, Another wonderful day in the life of the count, per aspera ad astra, the 75th birthday of the count

Rare 4th extended edition from 1913 !!


  • 151 pages
  • ~28 full page b/w photos on art paper
  • 1 foldout drawing in the rear of the L 1

In fine condition.
Minor traces of use and age, else ok.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 8-3/4" x 6-1/2"  ~1.05 lbs.

by A. Bomel
Published by Verlag von Johannes Blanke, Konstanz
in 1913


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