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    The Right Flyer

    The first full account of how Gabriel Voisin and Henry Farman led Europe in the final lap of the race to fly.

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  • My 1001 Cars
    My 1001 Cars

    The first English edition of the second volume of Gabriel Voisin's autobiography, published in France in 1962.

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Introduction

Aeroplanes and automobiles in Modernist France

Welcome to Faustroll books. We explore the technology of early 20th century France – the characters as well as their machines – and its impact on contemporary culture, society and ideas.

Our first releases cover different aspects of the life and work of the charismatic aviation pioneer and prolific design engineer, Gabriel Voisin.

New for 2017 is The Right Flyer, a copiously illustrated deep history of Europe’s first usable aeroplane, with unique insights into France’s pioneer aeronauts and the intense rivalry that played out on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Right Flyer

The Right Flyer

A deep history of Europe’s most significant pioneer aeroplane. As well as chronicling the rivalry between the Old World and the New, it charts its technical, social and cultural impact of Farman’s Voisin while illuminating the ingenuity and spirit of the characters involved.

  • Cover: Hardback
  • Published: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Photographs and illustrations: 310
My 1001 Cars

My 1001 Cars

The first English edition of the Gabriel Voisin's 1962 memoir of his automotive years, authoritatively annotated and fully illustrated with period photographs.

  • Cover: Hardback
  • Published: 2012
  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Photographs and illustrations: 150

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The First Aviatrix

The First Aviatrix

The first complete account of the short but glamorously dramatic life of the first woman ever to fly an aeroplane, lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs of her many and varied exploits.

  • Cover: Hardback
  • Language: English