first edition Paperback
1931 · New York
by Including RARE First Reporting on Auguste Piccard's Record-Setting Hot Air Balloon Flight, entitled: "Ten Miles High in an Air-Tight Ball:"
New York: Popular Science Publishing Company, 1931. 12 issues, the complete run for the year 1931. Very Good Plus to Near Fine, four with light wear at spine ends, pencil inscription front cover and ink inscription rear cover of January issue. The August issue of particular interest due to the first coverage of August Piccard and Paul Kipfer's hot air balloon expedition to the new height of 9.8 miles above the Earth's surface, thus becoming the first human beings to enter the stratosphere. A great time capsule of popular scientific thought, with numerous articles, photos, and advertisements, and those wonderful and colorful covers ! . First Printings. Magazine. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
(Inventory #: 008489)