HOT AIR BALLOONS
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'The People's Books'. An endeavour to give an accurate description of the construction and working of balloons and aeroplanes in simple language. Small format. Green cloth boards, dark green titles. B/w diagrams. Spine browned, couple of small marks to front board. Name in ink to free front endpaper. Text block browned.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w photos. An Introduction to Aeronautics. Ronald Aeronautic Library Series. Ex-lib with ink stamps and other markings; small insert pasted to front pastedown. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Uneven browning to covers. Page edge browning; some foxing.q
AVIATION THE PIONEER YEARS
Written by Ben Mackworth-Praed.
Stock no. 1610485
Published by Studio Editions. 1992. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. With an authoritative chronology of the history of flight to 1939. B/w photos. 320 pages. ISBN: 1851703497. Spine bumped. Wrapper edge rubbed.
A summary of mankind's aerial achievements. With Eight Half-tone Plates and Diagrams. Blue cloth boards, black titles. 224 pages. Spine is bumped and faded, with small split / hole at side. Names in ink to front endpapers. Foxing to textblock.
Theory and practical. Captain du Genie DO. Hot air balloons. Modern three-quarter calf leather binding with gilt title and raised bands to spine, brown cloth boards. Green marbled endpapers. viii and 506 pages plus adverts to rear. B/w illustrations and photos. Binding is beautiful. Bookplate to front pastedown. Light page browning and a few grubby marks. Couple of ink stamps to prelims and top margin of one page. Just a few annotations mostly in pencil to margins.
Second Edition. Air Voyages. Impressions and Studies. Log Book of Twelve Scientific Voyages by Hot Air Balloon. Yellow paperwraps. Text in French. Cover edges worn and slightly chipped. Scattered foxing throughout else contents clean. A nice presentable copy of a scarce work.
Modern three-quarter black cloth binding with gilt title to spine and blue marbled paper boards. Original paperwraps bound in. 36 pages. Text in Italian. Modern binding is as new. Original paperwrap front and rear cover are pasted onto a piece of plain paper for strength. Pale foxing to title page else contents are fine. REDUCED from Â£180.
Account of 24 air voyages. 6th Edition. Three-quarter brown leather binding, gilt title to spine. Brown marbled paper boards. Marble paper endpapers. B/w illustrations. Text in French. Leather corners of binding missing leaving just slight marks on marbled paper boards. Front board has surface paper loss not really detracting from the beauty of the book. Front hinge pulled. Some scattered foxing but generally a very nice copy of an antiquarian book. REDUCED FROM Â£120.
Written by J. Glaisher; Camille Flammarion; Wilfrid De Fonvielle; Gaston Tissandier. Illustrated by Eugene Ciceri; Adrien Marie; Albert Tissandier.
Stock no. 818588
Published by Librairie De L. Hachette Et Cie.. 1st 1870. Almost very good condition.
Hot air balloon voyages. Half-leather binding. Black cloth boards, Dark green leather spine with raised bands, gilt titles and vignettes. All edges gilt. 6 tissue-guarded chromoliths. 117 b/w wood engravings plus 15 diagrams or charts. 612 pages. Text in French. Leather spine is nice and bright with small spot of damage to lower half. Covers a little scuffed. Binding is tight. Original paperwraps bound in. Scattered foxing throughout. Pages 277-382 have a light damp stain to lower margin inside edge. Text block gilt lovely and bright. Reduced from Â£200.
KATALOG DER BALLONHISTORISCHEN SAMMLUNG OBERST V. BRUG IN DER BIBLIOTHEK DES DEUTSCHEN MUSEUMS
No author listed.
Stock no. 818595
1985. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Catalogue of the Historical Hot Air Balloon Collection of Colonel V. Brug in the Library of the German Museum. Large format. Text in German. Blue cloth, light blue title label to spine with gilt title and small vignette, white title to front. Colour & b/w illustrations. A very nice, clean copy.
The Romance of Aerial Navigation with preface by Sir Hiram S. Maxim, an inventor of flying machines in the late 1800s. Brown pictorial cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 24 page publisher adverts to rear. Corners lightly rubbed, covers lovely and bright. Hinges pulled. Bookplate to front pastedown. Page edge browning. Possibly a first edition.
A summary of mankind's aerial achievements. With Eight Half-tone Plates and Diagrams. Red cloth boards, black titles. 224 pages. Top corner of front cover has a diagonal crease. Bookplate to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Else contents clean.