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ANDREE'S FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN, IMPRESSIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF AN EYE-WITNESS, Jonas Stadling
1 ANDREE'S FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN, IMPRESSIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF AN EYE-WITNESS Jonas Stadling
Century 1897 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
ARCTIC; EXPLORATION; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 10 pages; ANDREE'S FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN--Impressions an photographs of aneyewitness, antique periodical appearance by Jonas Stadling, CenturyMagazine 1897, 10 pages with 13 black and white photos and a facsimilesignature. Just the article, not the whole magazine. Pages measureabout 9.5x6.5." I have only skimmed the long detailed text but it is my sense that itcovers the launching of the balloon which was attempting to reach theNorth Pole. There are good sized photos of the basket, the balloon, the workmen, the lift off etc. Nine of the ten page relate to the balloon and events leading up to the launch, the tenth page is about carrier pigeons. Andree took 30 pigeons along and they were supposed to send news backby bird mail. Of the 30 birds only one made it back to Stockholm. The last page is about the pigeons and shows a photo of a stuffed carrierpigeon. There's also a wiki on Jonas Stadling who wrote the article, but it'sin Swedish and I can't read it. I think it says he was a Swedish reporter who covered the event 31573 
Price: 46.95 USD
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DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DE PHYSIQUE [WITH OBSERVATIONS SUR LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES AEROSTATIQUES ET SUR LA PROBABILITE DE POUVOIR DIRIGER DES BALLONS]. [COMPLETE 3 VOLS] BALLOONING, Brisson, Mathieu-Jacques.
2 DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DE PHYSIQUE [WITH OBSERVATIONS SUR LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES AEROSTATIQUES ET SUR LA PROBABILITE DE POUVOIR DIRIGER DES BALLONS]. [COMPLETE 3 VOLS] BALLOONING Brisson, Mathieu-Jacques.
Paris: Leboucher & Lamy, 1761 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; [4], xvi, 708; [4], 769 pages, including half-titles; 90 engraved plates. [2] (of [6]) pages; [2], 34 pages; plate volume lacks half-title and leaf after title but has all plates. Together, 4 volumes in 3. 4to, 254x193 mm, first 2 volumes in contemporary mottled calf gilt, third in contemporary 1/2 calf; dampstaining in gutters at end of Volume 2, contents otherwise clean. 19th-century religious institutional stamp on titles. NOTES; first edition, complete with the supplement on ballooning. DSB II, 474; Liebmann & Wahl 990 (octavo edition of the supplement). 35040 
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