Wonderful Balloon Ascents - Library of Wonders, circa 1870


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Marion, F. Wonderful Balloon Ascents or Conquest of the Skies, A History of Balloons and Balloon Voyages. London/Paris/NY, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, ca. 1870. 5 x 7", 224pp, illus, English text (translated from the French). No date but closing chapter mentions Lowe's balloon the Enterprise in 1861 (I have a piece of this balloon's fabric in my collection!). Nice, rare little book in colorful cloth embossed cover. About fair +, professional repair to top of spine cover, some foxing inside.