Travels in the Air. Edited by James Glaisher, F.R.S.
by GLAISHER, James. (1809-1903); FLAMMARION, Camille (1842-1925); de FONVIELLE, Wilfrid (1824-1914); TISSANDIER, Gaston (1843-1899).
London:: Richard Bentley, 1871., 1871. Tall 8vo. xiii, , 398 pp. 118 illustrations (12 lithographs). Early half green gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, top edge gilt. Bookplates of John C. Cooper and Louisa Fisk [engraved by Dempsey & Carroll, NY]. Very good. An interesting and wonderfully illustrated collection of writings by 4 very different men brought together by their fascination with aeronautics. Flammarion was a French astronomer and prolific author of works on popular science, Glasiher was an English meteorologist and aeronaut, Fonvielle was a dedicated balloonist, while Tissandier was a chemist, meteorologist, and aviator. This work describes many of their experience and experiments relating to air travel, principally in balloons.
(Inventory #: SW1088)
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