Lot 376: Early French Works on Balloons

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Lot 376: Author: N/A; Title: Two French Works on the Subject of Hot Air Balloons; Place Published: Various places; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: Various dates; Description: Includes: Mangin, Arthur. La Navigation Aérienne. [6], 188 pp. (12mo) 17x10 cm (6¾x4 ¼") rebound in three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Later Edition. Small damp stains at the corners of some pages early in the volume, slight browning at page edges; very good. Tours, France; Alfred Mame et Fils, 1865.Paulian, M. Aimé-Henri. Dictionnaire des Nouvelles Découvertes Faites en Physique, Pour Servir de Supplément Aux Différentes Editions du Dictionnaire de Physique. xxxviii, [2], 521 +2 ad pp. Illustrated with two fold-out diagrams, one of a balloon. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8 ¼x5") rebound in full black morocco, marbled top edges. First Edition. Some corners missing from the first handful of pages, some browning to interior; else very good. Nimes: Chez Gaude, 1787.The fist volume consists of theoretical essays and air navigation practices from ancient times until the end of the eighteenth century, the second is a dictionary of new discoveries in physics. Condition: PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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