Sale 625 Lot 14

* TISSANDIER, Gaston (1843-1899). Histoire de Mes Ascensions. Précédé de simples notations s ur les ballons et la navigation aérienne. Paris: Maurice Dreyfous, 1878.

8vo (250 x 163 mm). Double-page frontispiece, one folding map, 23 engraved plates (one folding). (Minor foxing.) Publisher's red cloth (rebacked in red calf).

FIRST EDITION, in which Tissadier recounts his 24 balloon ascents in a 10-year period. His first trip was conducted at Calais in 1868 with Claude-Jules Dufour; in September of 1870, he escaped the besieged Paris by balloon during the Franco-Prussian War. His work is appended with Henri Giffard's method of preparing hydrogen for use in balloons. Brockett 11924.

Estimate $150-250

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