Title The Romance of Ballooning. The Story of the Early Aeronauts.
Publisher Viking Press. 1971 1st edition.
Seller ID 71778
Size 10.25 x 12.25 inches. In light orange cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Gilt vignette of ballooon to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly rubbed and creased along edges. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Inscription to front endpaper blacked out.. Else a very clean and tight copy. 205pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations, maps inc one fold out and colour pictures tipped in. Collection of accounts and stories about the early years of ballooning, many with contemporary illustrations, including colour pictures pasted in. A final section looks at some modern balloons.
AVIATION J.JOBE, Romance, Ballooning, Story, Early Aeronauts, accounts, stories, early years, contemporary illustrations, modern balloons, photographs Social History History first edition dustwrapper