BALLANTYNE, R. M.
Title: Up In the Clouds or Balloon Voyages.
Publisher:  James Nisbet & Co., Limited, London, 1875,
Seller ID: 111130
BALLANTYNE, R.M. Up In the Clouds or Balloon Voyages. London : James Nisbet& Co., n.d. [1870S?]. Pp -123,(5),-16 (pub.cat.), frontis and engrav ed title-page,+ 2 plates. Small 8vo, pictorial blue cloth (ship vignette and tiger), gilt lettering to front board and spine. A young adult book on the history of balloon flight. Contents : 1. Treats of early Efforts to fly, etc. 2. The First Balloons. 3. Early Attempts at Aerial Navigation. 4. The First Aerial Voyages made in Great Britain—Succeeding Ascents. 5. Parachutes. 6. Ascents by Messrs. Glaisher and Coxwell. 7. Account or Nadar's Balloon, “Le Géant” - First Ascent. 8. Second Ascent of Nadar's “Giant” Balloon. 9. War Balloons. 10. Aerial Locomotives, etc. Cloth rubbed and soiled, spine ends worn, corners bumped, multiple library stamps and rear pouch, smudged and foxed, good only. As is. 25.00