(#173424) WONDERFUL BALLOON ASCENTS: OR, THE CONQUEST OF THE SKIES. A HISTORY OF BALLOONS AND BALLOON VOYAGES. From the French of F. Marion [pseudonym]. With Illustrations. Camille Flammarion, "F. Marion."

WONDERFUL BALLOON ASCENTS: OR, THE CONQUEST OF THE SKIES. A HISTORY OF BALLOONS AND BALLOON VOYAGES. From the French of F. Marion [pseudonym]. With Illustrations. New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1870. Octavo, pp. xvi, 218 + 32 + 6 ads, 30 illustrations, publisher's decorated reddish brown cloth stamped in gold and blind. First U.S. edition, first printing. A work published at the height of balloonmania by an author, both aeronaut and communicator, in "La Nature." An important popular history of early balloon flight. Part of Scribner's popular science series "Illustrated Library of Wonders." Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, some scuffing, soiling and spotting to cloth, internally sound and clean, a very good copy. (#173424).

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