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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Lot 205
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)

Sold for £ 687 (US$ 876) inc. premium
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, half-title, 2 large folding engraved plates depicting dirigible balloons, contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving original spine (gilt-tooled with palm tree and harp motifs, and with gilt morocco label), 8vo, 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)

Footnotes

  • An unusual work, dedicated to the brothers Montgolfier, describing a fish-shaped balloon (illustrated in the 2 large plates) invented by Baron Scott, according to the title-page a Captain in the Dragoons.

    Provenance: First work, A. Peltier, early ownership name on title.
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