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Tissandier, Gaston.
Histoire des Ballons et des Aeronautes celebres. 1783 - 1800. [1801 - 1890]
Paris, Launette, 1888. Two volumes 4to. xxiv, 156; v,161 pp., 44 plates of which 22 are hand coloured. 87 engraved headpieces, tailpieces, capitals and vignettes. Bound in contemporary blue half calf retaining original paper wrappers. Spines a bit faded and some light foxing in places, but very good copies. An important and finely illustrated work. The two volumes were issued separately but together forn the finest history of ballooning. The combination of the scholarly content and the superb example of book production make this scarce book essential to any major aeronautica collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mark Westwood Books PBFA [Sedbergh, United Kingdom]
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