[Early Ballooning] Description des expériences de la machine aéostatique
de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu (...). Par M. Faujas de Saint-Fond. Parijs, Cuchet, 1773, XL,299,(3 approbation),(4 supplément) p., with 9 engraved plates, 1 folding letter print table, modern leather with gilt spine in antique style
Somewhat foxed, one pages is missing a small part of a blank margin. Good copy.
The rare first edition of this classic in the field of ballooning. The frontispiece is plate 5: on copies of the first and second edition digitized by Google, this has also been engraved in the top right corner of the plate ("Planche 5"); this is not the case for our copy. A sequel was published in 1784, which is not present here.