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Histoire des Ballons aérostats, globes aérostatiques, montgolfières, leur théorie, les diverses méthodes usitées pour leur construction; la manière de les enfler, soit en raréfiant, au moyne du feu, l'air atmosphérique qu'ils contiennent, soit en les remplissant de gaz hydrogéne; leur direction, l'invention du parachute .
[Pommeret et Moreau] Chez les marchands de nouveautés,, Paris 1852 - First edition, very rare, an early survey of the technology of flight before the advances of Godard, Nadar et al. 16mo (155 × 105 mm), pp. 32, folding wood engraved plate, printed green wrappers (title to upper cover), preserved in modern quarter calf, spine gilt, by Laurenchet. Later inscription to upper cover, in the hand of aviation historian Charles Dolfuss (1893-1981). [Tissandier, p. 11. No copy located in OCLC.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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