In the fall of 1899, Charles A.A. Dellschau (1830–1923), a retired butcher from Houston,
embarked on a project that would occupy him for more than 20 years. What began as an
illustrated manuscript recounting his experiences in the California Gold Rush became an
obsessive project resulting in 12 large, hand-bound books with more than 2,500 drawings
related to airships and the development of flight.
This first monograph on Dellschau includes an introduction by James Brett of the Museum of
Everything in London, essays by art critics Thomas McEvilley, Roger Cardinal of the University
of Kent, Tom Crouch of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Air and Space, Barbara Safarova
of the ABCD colelction in Paris, Randall Morris of the Cavin-Morris Gallery and a
biographical overview by Tracy Baker-White.
Acknowledgements by Stephen Romano .
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Co-Published by Marquand Books Seatle and DAP Artbooks NY NY 2013