Provenance: Hatton Turnor, author of Astra Castra, his bookplate; unidentified bookplate. Dibner Heralds of Science 179; PMM 229; Norman 769. (2)" /> FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Berthélmy de (1741-1819). <I>Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu.</I> Paris: [Chardon for] Cuchet, 1783-84. 2 volumes, 8<V>o (197 x 125 mm). 14 engraved plates including 2 frontispieces, folding table. Contemporary tree calf, richly gilt (rebacked, with the original spines laid down). FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, with the four page supplement in volume 1. "THE FIRST SERIOUS TREATISE ON AEROSTATION AS A PRACTICAL POSSIBILITY." (PMM), a detailed historical and technical account of the first ballon flights carried out in 1783 by the brothers Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier, written by one of their principal sponsors. <I>Provenance</I>: Hatton Turnor, author of <I>Astra Castra</I>, his bookplate; unidentified bookplate. Dibner <I>Heralds of Science</I> 179; PMM 229; Norman 769. (2) | Christie's