9 February 2000
L'Aerostat. Bulletin Aeronautique. Paris, 10 February 1877- 10 June 1877. 13 volumes bound in 1, small 4o (253 x 175 mm). Illustrations in text. Cloth-backed marbled boards. FIRST EDITION of this aeronautic and ballooning journal, printed lithographically. Provenance: Gaston Tissandier, bibliographer, author of Bibliographie Aéronautique; Library of Congress, with their label and duplicate stamp.
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