lausanne, Edita. The Romance of Ballooning. New York, Viking Books, 1971. 204pp, heavily illus, hardcover, dj, VG condition. Large 10x12" format. This work was considered to be the best volume on ballooning by staff at the USAF Academy Special Collections Branch (home of the famous Gimbel Aeronautical Colelction) when I was stationed there from 1972-1984. Frankly, it is a must work in any serious aviation reference library.