Some of my books are now under an antique, collectible, or art categories -but you can...... I ALWAYS HAVE SEVERAL CIVIL WAR - - and PLEASE. To see my son's old books. It DOES have its title page. Pictorial hardcover with gilt lettering & blind-stamped design.
Size = apx 9.25 " by 6.25". With 77 [mostly] FULL PAGE magnificent engravings. YEARS' EXPERIENCE AS AN AERONAUT. A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF. FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST.
PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME. THE AUTHOR'S MOST IMPORTANT AIR-VOYAGES. HIS MANY THRILLING ADVENTURES AND HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES. AN APPENDIX, IN WHICH ARE GIVEN FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE. MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF BALLOONS.11 pages just for the contents. Includes all the "major" players. John Muller, John Wlikins [died in1672], Dante, De Gusman, De Bourgois, Mosment, Garnerin, Nadar, Loomis, Cocking, Green, Charles Brown. An array of hair-raising, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous stories. Includes science from around the world, including the Chinese! Weather and lightning, His ascent over Gettysburg [novel experience]. Instructions in the art of making balloons, parachutes, and all kinds of aeronautic machinery - Weight of hydrogen, scale of shape to balloons, Rarefield air balloons, Pilot balloons, varnish coating, of oils, and so much more. A must for your library! Please zoom in on photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have wear. Much discoloration to the covers. Tips look pretty good-just a bit worn. Spine ends with heavy wear - top one was worse than the bottom so I took a picture of it. Internally the hinges have been glued with a brown ribbon , and you can tell from the outside of the book [joints just don't look "right"]. The pages have sporadic spotting - all very legible though. Only 2 small rips that I saw. No folds that I saw.
Name written on front paste down in pencil Dr A?? Hinges have been glued with a brown ribbon.
Inner joints are just OK looking-not horribly ugly, but they don't look pristine either -ribbon was glued a little too tightly making the end-papers not open correctly. The other free endpaper has been taped at gutter.
Wrinkles to the ffe papers. A VERY RARE BOOK, in any condition! Please Add me to your Favorites list.
AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. T can take up to 14 days to get back East [rare, but it does happen] I use. This book is very old and.
May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me.
As far as I can tell -this book smell fine. The item "AERONAUTIC INSTRUCTIONS WORLD HISTORY OF HOT AIR BALLOONS RARE ANTIQUE BOOK" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Hot-Air Balloons".The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.