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FAUJAS de Saint-Fond, Barthélemy
DESCRIPTION DES EXPÉRIENCES DE LA MACHINE AÉROSTATIQUE DE MM DE MONTGOLFIER [VOLUME ONE ONLY]
Paris: Cuchet, 1783. First Edition, Later Issue. Hardcover. Octavo, xl, 299, [7]; VG; bound in 1/4 speckled calf, gilt tooling and burgundy label with gilt tooling to spine; label mildly chipped and crooked; marbled boards and endpapers; lower hinges beginning to crack; fore edge uncut; with all 9 engraved plates plus the folding table; small bookplate to front pastedown; There is a 4 page supplement in the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes, made the first first manned free balloon flight.; text in French; MW consignment; shelved case 10. "The first serious treatise on aerostation as a practical possibility" (Printing and the Mind of Man). 1321953. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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