Decorative head-pieces. 62 pp., one leaf. Large 4to, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. red half-morocco & marbled boards (spine rubbed), green morocco lettering piece on spine (with balloon devices in gilt), decorative endpapers. Paris: H. Launette, 1887.
First edition, regular paper issue, but with a specially inserted frontispiece portrait of Gaston and Albert Tissandier on Japan paper along with a leaf of pale green Annonay paper specially manufactured with the watermarks of the names of Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier and their medallion portraits.
This, the first bibliography on aviation, is Gaston Tissandier’s own working copy with a number of marks throughout regarding his own holdings.
Apart from the rubbing, a fine copy.
Item ID: 5147