Aeropolis. by KISTEMAEKERS, Henry. René VINCENT, illustrator.

Aeropolis. by KISTEMAEKERS, Henry. René VINCENT, illustrator.

~ Aeropolis. Paris: Eugène Fasquelle, 1909.

12mo (187 × 118 mm), pp. 279, [3], including numerous illustrations. Uncut in original illustrative wrappers. Small tears to upper cover (some loss), upper cover detached (held by a modern mylar wrapper). Otherwise good.

First edition. This futuristic novel follows exploring the pros and cons of an aerial lifestyle, published in the year of Blériot’s channel crossing. The book is illustrated by Vincent, well-known for his poster art and an influential figure in the Art-Deco movement during the inter-war period. Kistemaekers, a prolific Belgian journalist and playwright, earned French citizenship in 1900 after achieving success in Paris, where he wrote plays for Theatre de Paris, Theatre du Vaudeville, Theatre de la port-Saint-Martin and Theatre la comdie-Française.

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