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Kort beskrifning på aërostatiska machinen, hvarmed herrar physici Charles och Robert gjorde en luft-resa 1524 famnar öfver jorden, d. 1 dec. 1783, samt berättelse om herr Montgolfiers tilförene gjorde försök med luft-machinen, jemte en tilläggelse på physiska grunder til vidare eftertanka, om bruket med samma machin. Med kopparst [A short description of the aerostatic machine, in which the gentlemen . Charles and Robert made an aeronautic journey 1524 fathoms above the earth, 1 dec. 1783, and an account of mr Montgolfier's earlier experiments with the air machine, with an appendix . on the use of the same machine]. Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. (19) pp. & 1 folded engraved plate.
1784 - Sewn as issued in contemporary spunge-painted greyish-lilac wrappers. Three minor defects on spine, which indicates that the booklet has previously been sewn into a binding. Occasional minor spotting. Dampstain in the inner margin towards the end. Minor contemporary correction in the text on p. (14). Minor darker-toned stain on pp. (17-18). Plate with minor spotting and an expertly closed tear."Försäljes i Runémarks boklåda på Lilla Nygatan" [Sold in the Runémark bookshop on Lilla Nygatan]. The beautiful plate with text in French shows shows the balloons of Charles and Robert taking off from the Tuileries in Paris. The balloon of the Montgolfiers brothers, which was filled with hot air and not hydrogen, had performed its first voyage only a few days earlier. There were another two pamphlets on balloons published in Stockholm in 1784, however this is the most extensive. On p. (19) there is a list of the maps which are sold in the Runémark bookshop. Furthermore, an illuminated engraved folio leaf depicting "the place where mr Charles landed with his air machine" (our translation), which soon is expected to arrive at the bookshop, is mentioned. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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