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Fine Books and Manuscripts

1 Mar 2017, starting at 13:00 GMT .

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NEWTON (ISAAC) Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica... Editio secunda auctior et emendatior, Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713

LUNARDI (VINCENZO) An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, Written under the Impressions of the Various Events that Affected the Undertaking, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR for authentication on the half-title, 8vo (2)

LUXERO (M., Physicien aérostatique) Portrait de la beauté, et enlèvement de Vénus dans le vaisseau-volant de M. Blanchard, 8vo; and another (5)

MARCHÉ FILS Autograph copy of his letter to Nicolas de Condorcet, Saint-Ambroix (Gard), 6 November 1783 and 11 January 1784

MAREY-MONGE (EDMOND) Études sur l'aérostation, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "à Monsieur Dupuis-Delcourt de la part de l'auteur" on upper wrapper, 8vo, Paris; and 4 others (12)

MAXIM (HIRAM S.) Le vol naturel et le vol artificiel, 8vo; and 5 others, early twentieth century aviation (20)

MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS - L'art de voyager dans les airs, our les ballons; contenant les moyens de fair des globes aérostatiques suivant la méthode de Mm. de Montgolfier, & suivant les procédés Charles & Robert, 2 vol. in 1 (including supplement), FIRST EDITION, Paris, Chez les librairies, 1784

MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS -- Découverte d'un point d'appui dans l'air, à l'usage des machines aérostatiques pour naviguer contre le vent, addressée par M.D.... à M. Montgolfier, inventeur des aérostats, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Cailleau 1784

NADAR, pseud. of GASPARD FELIX TOURNACHON Le droit au vol, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, "au Docteur Desterne/affection cordiale/Nadar" on half-title, 8vo, Paris unless otherwise mentioned; and 3 others (12)

SCOTT (BARON) Aérostat dirigeable à volonte. A l'aide de cette machine, les voyages qu'on entreprendra, quelque quands qu'ils soient, seront terminés avec succès, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Maradan, 1789; and a paper by Jean-Baptiste Meusnier de La Place concerning air balloons, extracted from the papers of the Académie royale des sciences de Paris, 1784 (2)

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