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

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Lot 203
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

Sold for £ 625 (US$ 782) inc. premium
[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, woodcut ornament on title, one large folding engraved plate, small paper repair at gutter margin of title and leaf A2 (just touching a couple of letters on latter), modern morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered on spine, 8vo, Paris, Cailleau 1784

Footnotes

  • SCARCE treatise on proposed technical improvements for air balloons, addressed to the Montgolfier brothers by the anonymous author, thought to be Guillaume Pierre-Francois de La Mardelle.
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