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

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Lot 202
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

Sold for £ 1,625 (US$ 2,046) inc. premium
[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, 3 engraved plates, woodcut head-pieces and ornaments, occasional off-setting, contemporary cat's paw calf, spine gilt tooled with floral device within raised bands, red edges, 8vo, Paris, Chez les librairies, 1784

Footnotes

  • Includes the supplementary volume which gives a detailed account of the Montgolfier brothers' balloon ascent at Lyon on 19 January, 1784, which was watched by over 100,000 people. The balloon reached a height of 3,000 feet before a large tear in the fabric resulted in a rapid descent.

    Provenance: Hugues de Riollet, faint ink ownership inscription on title and front endpaper (noticing price paid "trois livres quinze sols"); M. Collon, curé of Aignay-le-Duc, bookplate.
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