Faujas de Saint-Fond, Barthelemy (1738-1810) Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier
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Faujas de Saint-Fond, Barthelemy (1738-1810) Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier. Paris: [no printer], 1784.
Second Brussels edition, octavo, illustrated with nine full-page engravings, and one folding letterpress table, some leaves unopened, bound in later half calf; text leaves toned throughout, some of the text and plates printed on pale blue paper, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
Following on the heels of a series of successful manned balloon flights in France in the summer of 1783, this exhaustive scientific treatise includes all of the details of physics, mathematics, hydrostatics, and design that supported these early experiments in the air.
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