L'AÉRONAUTE, BULLETIN MENSUEL INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE: DIRGÉ PAR lE Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE. Nineteen issues DÉCEMBRE 1872 THROUGH DÉCEMBRE 1875. The binding title of the two volumes is COTASTROPHE DU ZENITH. Dr. Abel Hureau de Villenuve.

L'AÉRONAUTE, BULLETIN MENSUEL INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE: DIRGÉ PAR lE Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE. Nineteen issues DÉCEMBRE 1872 THROUGH DÉCEMBRE 1875. The binding title of the two volumes is COTASTROPHE DU ZENITH

Paris: Rédaction et Bureaux, 1872 - 1875. Hardcover. Item #39761

English translation from the French; "THE BALLOONIST, MONTHLY BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIR NAVIGATION, HEADED BY Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE." Gaston Tissandier and companions Joseph Crocé-Spinelli, journalist, and Théodore Henri Sivel, naval officer, were able to reach in a balloon, the Zenith, the unheard-of altitude of 8,600 meters (28,000 feet). Both of his companions died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. Nineteen issues of this monthly publication relating the disaster of the Zenith and its tragic role in the pioneering days of aviation medicine, all bound in two hardcover volumes. Both volumes uniformly bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Each issue bound in with original front and rear light blue stiff paper printed covers. Both volumes near fine.

Price: $950.00