FAUJAS DE SAINT FOND, Barthélemi. Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, Paris, chez Cuchet, 1783, vol. I only, 8°, FIRST EDITION, 9 engraved plates illustrating the ascent of Montgolfier, the balloon, its fittings, machinery etc. (title soiled, occasional staining), original wrappers (spine worn), uncut, modern cloth box.
"The most important work in the history of ballooning, describing the first successful ascent at Annonay (June 1783) in a balloon made of packcloth, and inflated with heated air, as well as the historical ascent from the Champs de Mars on Aug. 27th, 1783, in the presence of 300,000 spectators" (Sotheran Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica I, 1306).