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A NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES
A NARRATIVE OF TWO AERIAL VOYAGES
Jeffries, John
New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971.

Originally published in London in 1786. 61 pages describing the author's balloon flights, one of which was over the English Channel. A book in the publishers' Physician Travelers series. A fine and bright copy, issued without dust jacket.


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AERONAUTICS IN THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES, WITH A SURVEY OF MILITARY AERONAUTICS PRIOR TO 1861; VOLUME I [no other volumes were ever published]
AERONAUTICS IN THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES, WITH A SURVEY OF MILITARY AERONAUTICS PRIOR TO 1861; VOLUME I [no other volumes were ever published]
Haydon, F[rederick] Stansbury
New York: Arno Press, 1980.

Originally published by Johns Hopkins Press in 1941. This book recalls from oblivion the pioneer work of Thaddeus S.C. Low, creator of the first air force in Ameerica, and also the work of the other lesser military aeronauts of the same period, John Wise, James Allen John La Mountain, and others. 421 pages with index, plus 45 plates bound in the rear. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering and illustration in gilt. A fine and bright, as new copy.


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AEROSTATICS
AEROSTATICS
Warner, Edward P.
New York: Ronald Press Company, 1926.

A course in the theory of airship design. 112 pages with equations, graphs, charts and index. Obivious removal, though since smoothed over, of plates and pockets on the endpapers. Several stamps on some of the page margins of the Ground School, U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Remains a very good copy.


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AN ACCOUNT OF FIVE AERIAL VOYAGES IN SCOTLAND
AN ACCOUNT OF FIVE AERIAL VOYAGES IN SCOTLAND
Lunardi, Vincent
Edinburgh: Friends of Edinburgh University Library, 1976.

Number 176 of four hundred numbered copies. The Drummond Books No. 1. Facsimile of the original first edition published in London in 1786. 114 pages, the final fourteen of which are toned due to being printed on inferior paper. The blue cloth along the spine is mildly faded, else a near fine copy.


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BALLONS, DIRIGEABLES ET AÉROPLANES
BALLONS, DIRIGEABLES ET AÉROPLANES
Berget, A.
Paris: Librairie Universelle, 1908.

Translated from the introduction; "The problem of air navigation is to provide an apparatus that can sustain in the middle of the air and heading at will through the atmosphere in which it is immersed." 276 pages with photographs and illustrations. Small tears at the head of the spine and half inch chip at the base have been professionally repaired. A very good plus copy. Never read as pages are unopened.


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CROTCHETS IN THE AIR; OR, AN (UN)SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNT OF A BALLOON-TRIP IN A FAMILIAR LETTER TO A FRIEND
CROTCHETS IN THE AIR; OR, AN (UN)SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNT OF A BALLOON-TRIP IN A FAMILIAR LETTER TO A FRIEND
Poole, John
London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1838.

Poole's eccentric humorous account of a balloon ascension conducted by famous aeronaut Charles Green. 98 pages plus two pages of ads in the rear. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering and illustration stamped in gilt. Front and rear hinges professionally repaired. Light moisture staining to the cover edges, the endpapers and a few of the initial and final pages. The text is unaffected. An about very good copy.


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DANS LES NUAGES. IMPRESSIONS D'UNE CHAISE
DANS LES NUAGES. IMPRESSIONS D'UNE CHAISE
Bernhardt, Sarah
Paris: G. CHARPENTIER, ÉDITEUR [1879],

94 pages with numerous illustrations by Georges Clairin, mostly full page with tissue guards. One of the curiosities of ballooning literature, an account of a balloon voyage by the noted actress, Sarah Bernhardt. Brockett 1637. Bound in original green cloth over beveled boards with lettering and illustration stamped in black and gilt. New endpapers. A few spots of light foxing. A very good, bright copy.


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FERDINAND GRAF VON ZEPPELIN; DIE GESCHICHTE EINES ABENTEUERLICHEN LEBENS
FERDINAND GRAF VON ZEPPELIN; DIE GESCHICHTE EINES ABENTEUERLICHEN LEBENS
Rosenkranz, Hans
Berlin: Im Verlag Ullstein, 1931.

The German title translated into English; "Ferdinand Count Zeppelin; The Story of a Adventurous Life." 206 pages with photographs, plus one page of ads in the rear. Bound in plain stiff paper wrappers. A very good copy.


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HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE
HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE
Dollfus, Charles, and Henri Douché
Paris: L'Illustration, 1932.

The history of flight written in French. 574 pages with numerous photographs and illustrations, many illustrations in color and several as double page, general index proper names of individual geographic locations and subjects, plus four tipped in color plates. Bound in dark blue patterned cloth with areonautic emblem impressed in white, black and gold. Title on spine worn away. Very tiny white specks to the front cover and spots of mottling to the rear cover. A very good, handsome copy.


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HISTOIRE DES ORIGINES DU VOL A RÉACTION
HISTOIRE DES ORIGINES DU VOL A RÉACTION
Duhem, Jules
Paris: Nouvelles Éditions Latines, 1959.

Text in French. Preface by Gaston Bachelard. 239 pages with 44 illustrated plates in the rear. This copy has never been read as all pages remain unopend. Covers very lightly toned. A near fine, unread copy, in the original delicate tissue dust jacket with short tear and associated crease.


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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
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
de Villenuve, Dr. Abel Hureau, editor
Paris: Rédaction et Bureaux, 1872 - 1875,

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.


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LA CODA DI MINOSSE; VITA DI UN UOMO, STORIA DE UN'IMPRESA
LA CODA DI MINOSSE; VITA DI UN UOMO, STORIA DE UN'IMPRESA
Trojani, Felice
Milano, Italy: U. Mursia & C., 1964.

Tail of Minos is the story of half a century of aviation in Italy, from its beginnings until the Second World War, and of Trojani's flight to the North Pole by dirigible in 1928. 806 pages in Italian with photographs, maps, foldout dimensional diagram of thir dirigible, appendix, bibliography and index. Corners lightly bumped. A near fine copy.


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LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE PAR BALLONS DIRIGEABLES
LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE PAR BALLONS DIRIGEABLES
Bouttieaux, [Victor Paul] Commandant
Paris: Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1909.

103 pages with photographs and illustrations, plus abbreviated bibliography and contents. Bound in original dark blue cloth with beveled edges and lettering and illustrations in orange. Moderate wear to lower edges and lower corners. A very good plus copy.


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LES AÉROSTATS
LES AÉROSTATS
Figuier, Louis
Paris: Jouvet et Cie, 1882.

268 pages illustrated with 53 woodcuts. Library binding of contemporay black pebbled cloth with boarder on the covers stamped in blind, lettering and illustration and design on the spine and front cover in gilt. Small library stamp on the title page. No other library markings, plates or pockets were ever present. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon place marker. Mild rubbing along the spine. A very good plus, handsome copy.


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LES BALLONS DEPUIS LEUR INVENTIONS JUSQU'AU DERNIER SIÉGE DE PARIS
LES BALLONS DEPUIS LEUR INVENTIONS JUSQU'AU DERNIER SIÉGE DE PARIS
Vaschalde, Henry
Aubenas, France: Imprimerie de Léopold Escudier, 1872.

Title translated into English; "Balloons Since Their Invention Until The Last Siege Of Paris." When the brothers Montgolfier launched the first balloon in space, they were far from suspecting the immense services that their invention would make a century later. They knew they had to provided science with a new and powerful way of observation of meteorology and geophysics but they would never have suspected that their invention would one day be a great benefit to mankind. Ninety pages. Later hardcover binding of quater brown buckram cloth over marbled paper covered boards. Original printed stiff paper covers bound in. A very good plus copy.


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MILITARY OBSERVATION BALLOONS (CAPTIVE AND FREE). A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THEIR MANUFACTURE, EQUIPMENT, INSPECTION, AND HANDLING, WITH SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TRAINING OF A FIELD BALLOON COMPANY
MILITARY OBSERVATION BALLOONS (CAPTIVE AND FREE). A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THEIR MANUFACTURE, EQUIPMENT, INSPECTION, AND HANDLING, WITH SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TRAINING OF A FIELD BALLOON COMPANY
Widmer, Emil J.
New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1917.

151 pages with numerous illustrations and two folded plates. Bound in original black cloth flexible cover with lettering stamped in gilt. Ex-library with pocket and War Service Library plate on the front paste-down endpaper, and stamping on the front endpaper and title page. Third folded plate missing from the rear pocket. Light wear at corners and spine ends. A very good copy.


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MUSÉE RÉTROSPECTIF, DE LA CLASSE 34, AÉROSTATION A L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900, A PARIS. RAPPORT DU COMITÉ D'INSTALLATION
MUSÉE RÉTROSPECTIF, DE LA CLASSE 34, AÉROSTATION A L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900, A PARIS. RAPPORT DU COMITÉ D'INSTALLATION
Renard, Paul, and Albert Tissandier
Saint-Cloud, France: Belin Frères, 1900.

Approximate translation of the French title into English; "Retrospective Museum, Class 34, Ballooning at the International Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris. Installation Committe Report." A French history and catalogue of the exhibition. 69 pages with illustrations and several plates. Bound in original gray paper covers printed in black. Spine heavily chipped and worn. Binding loose. A fair but intact copy, in tissue dust protector.


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MY LIFE AND BALLOON EXPERIENCES, WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER ON MILITARY BALLOONING.
MY LIFE AND BALLOON EXPERIENCES, WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER ON MILITARY BALLOONING.
Coxwell, Henry
London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1887.

Coxwell was an early balloonist who made about 1000 ascents. Contemporary binding of one half blue morocco over light blue cloth boards, four raised bands and title in designs within the panels. Marbled endpapers. 228 pages. Frontispiece is a photographic portrait of Coxwell. Tissue guard for the frontis removed. Mild edge wear to the bottom of the covers. A very good copy.


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POLIOPOLIS AND POLIOLAND; A TRIP TO THE NORTH POLE
POLIOPOLIS AND POLIOLAND; A TRIP TO THE NORTH POLE
Chaney, J.M.
Kansas City, MO: Self published/J.M. Chaney, Jr., Publisher, 1900.

An eccentric novel of polar exploration by an improved balloon with flapping wings powered by a gasoline engine. Bleiler; Science Fiction, The Early Years; #405. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt and design on the front and rear covers stamped in blind. A near fine copy of this scarce title.


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SERVICE MANUAL OF IRVIN AIR CHUTES, SAFETY PARACHUTES FOR AEROPLANES, BALLOONS, DIRIGIBLES. STANDARD LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT FOR UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS; BRITISH AIR MINISTRY; MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL COMPANIES...
SERVICE MANUAL OF IRVIN AIR CHUTES, SAFETY PARACHUTES FOR AEROPLANES, BALLOONS, DIRIGIBLES. STANDARD LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT FOR UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS; BRITISH AIR MINISTRY; MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL COMPANIES...
Buffalo, NY: Irving Air Chute Co., Inc./Airport Publishers, 1933.

48 pages with photographic examples of the proper method for folding parachutes and examples of the parachutes when worn. February 1933 supplement tipped in. Small plate of The Richard Gimbel Foundation fixed to the front cover. A near fine copy.


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