Lot 955: Tissandier, Gaston



2015-09-16 14:11:52

Lot 955: Tissandier Gaston: (1843-1899) French Chemist, Meteorologist And Aviator. Creator Of The First Electric-Powered Airship. During The Franco-Prussian War, Tissandier Managed To Leave The Besieged Paris By Balloon. A.L.S., Gaston Tissandier, One Page, 8Vo, Paris, 9Th February 1884, To [Hector] Giacomelli, In French. Tissandier Refers To Pieces Of Engraved Wood He Used For His Illustrations And Works, Stating 'I Have Received Your Wood Which Is Delightful And Represents The Freshness Of Spring And The Lightness Of The Swallows', Further Referring To Other Works And Engravings. With Blank Integral Leaf. A Corner Crease And Edges Slightly Irregular. Vg Hector Giacomelli (1822-1904) French Engraver And Illustrator, Best Known For His Paintings Of Birds. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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