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Cortlandt F. Bishop

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Cortlandt Field Bishop (1870 – 30 March 1935) was an American pioneer aviator, balloonist, autoist, book collector, and traveler.

He earned an A.B. from Columbia University in 1891, an A.M. in 1892, a Ph.D. in 1893, and an LL.B. in 1894. In 1893 he published a book on American colonial voting practices.

As president of the Aero Club of America, Bishop offered a $250 prize in 1909 to the first four persons who could fly one kilometer.

Auction of the Cortlandt F. Bishop collection was an important bookselling event.


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