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Joseph et Etienne, de Montgolfier.

By: LA VAULX, comte de Henri (1870–1930); Paul Tissandier (1881-1945).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Annonay:, Daniel Jacomet, 1926.: 1926

Seller ID: LV1748


Folio. [iv], 76 pp. Illus., many in beautiful color, errata; some cords stretched. Printed wrappers; a bit creased, corners bumped. Burndy bookplate. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 320 copies; this is no. 60. Henry de la Vaulx (1870–1930), who knew Jules Verne, was a balloonist, author, and cofounder of major French and international aeronautical associations. On Oct 9, 1900 he and a companion set a distance record in a balloon traveling 1200 miles from Vincennes, France to Korostishev near Kiev, Ukraine in 35.75 hours. Also in 1900 he received the Grand Medal of the Aero Club of France... View more info