Auction 458 / Lot n° 61

[AEROSTATICA] - SAINT-FOND, M. Faujas de (1743-1819) - Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier..- Premiere suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques. Paris: Cuchet, 1784. A good copy of the first serious treatise on aerostation as a practical possibility (PMM 229) complete with its plates and the second volume oftern found separately. 2 volumes, 8vo (192 x 123mm). 14 engraved plates including the ones used as frontispieces in both volume, a folding table and woodcut headpieces (scattered light spots). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines, red edges (extremities lightly rubbed). (2)

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:30

Estimate 500 - 800€

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