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GUYTON DE MORVEAU, Louis-Bernard.
Description de l'aérostate l'Acadèmie de Dijon; contenant le détail des procédés, la théorie des opérations, les dessins des machines & les procès-verbaux d'expérieces. Le tout extrait du compte rendu à cette Société par MM. de Morveau, Chaussier & Bertrand. Suivi d'un essai sur l'application de la découverte de MM. de Montgolfier, à l'extraction des eaux des mines.
A Dijon: Chez Causse...; et se trouve à Paris: Chez Theophile Barrois, 1784. 8vo (210 × 135 mm), pp. [2], v, [1], 224, plus 4 engraved plates (3 folding). Woodcut ornaments. Uncut in original decorative paste paper wrappers. Slight creasing to corners, short tears to spine with very minor loss only copy. A lovely crisp copy, entirely unsophisticated. First edition. The official account of the important experiments carried out in the spring of 1784 by the Dijon Acadèmie, culminating with Guyton de Morveau's first successful ascent in a dirigible hot air balloon on 25 April to an altitude of 3200 metres, followed by another of 12 June in which attempts were made to steer the balloon with oars and a rudder. Brockett 8792. Order directly from our website for free shipping worldwide.
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