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* [AEROSTATION AND BALLOONING]. A group of 4 works, comprising:
MASON, Thomas Monck (1883-1889). Aeronautica; or, Sketches Illustrative of The Theory and Practice of Aerostation. London: F.C. Westley, 1838. 8vo. Frontispiece, 5 lithographed plates (3 linen-backed). Contemporary maroon half morocco gilt (slightly rubbed). Provenance: George B. Gale (gift inscription to); Charles Henry Browne (1872-1917) New Zealand Military Forces officer. FIRST EDITION. -- GLAISHER, James, editor (1809-1903). Travels in the Air, by James Glaisher, Camille Flammarion, W. de Fonville, and Gaston Tissandier. London: Richard Bentley, 1871. 8vo. Frontispiece map, numerous plates and in-text illustrations. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. -- WISE, John (1808-1879). Through the Air: A Narrative of Forty Years' Experience as an Aeronaut. Philadelphia and San Francisco: To-Day Printing & Publishing Co., F. Dewing & Co., 1873. 8vo. Chromolithographic frontispiece, numerous engraved plates. (Some light soiling.) FIRST EDITION. -- MARION, F. Wonderful Balloon Ascents. London: Cassell, Peter, adn Galpin, n.d. 8vo. Illustrated. -- All in original publisher's cloth, condition generally good.