Joseph et Etienne, de Montgolfier.


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 for exceptional contributions to the progress of aviation. He died on a demonstration flight between Albany and New York City on April 18, 1930 and was buried in the Rozoy-Bellevalle cemetery. – Wikipedia.

Title: Joseph et Etienne, de Montgolfier.

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

Categories: Ballooning,

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

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1748

Keywords: Ballooning