Travels in the Air. Edited by James Glaisher. With one hundred and twenty-five illustrations.
Glaisher, James, Camille Flammarion, W. De Fonvielle, and Gaston Tissandier.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincottl, 1871. First U.S. edition, taken from the enlarged second edition. With six chromolithographic plates, plus black and white plates and text illustrations. Binding lightly soiled. Head and foot of spine chipped, front hinge cracking. Old newspaper clippings about Glaisher on a terminal blank, old owner's name and address also on a terminal blank. A good, clean copy. Pictorial cloth. Octavo. (Item ID: 14052)


A comprehensive history of balloon flight up to the time of publication. The first edition was published in London by Bentley in 1871, and the second followed a few months later, with a new section on the use of Ballooning and Aerial Communication (incorporating carrier pigeons) during the Siege of Paris (September 19, 1870 – January 28, 1871).

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