Sale 284

Lot 2425

Two important reference books. Early British Balloon Posts by John Pringle, M.D., 1st ed., 126pp + 3 color plates, HB, privately printed circa 1930 (manuscript gift inscription on frontice piece, March 10, 1939). A well illustrated record of the first attempts to carry mail by balloon in Great Britain, 1902-1907, with a chapter on Dr. Barton and his dirigible airship. Fine in original cloth. Gordon Bennett Balloon Race by Drs J. Boesman, 216pp, 1976, PB. Covers the history of the race, 1906-1938, and adds a priced catalogue, 1906-1976, priced in U.S. dollars. Like new.
Estimate 200 - 300

Realized $130

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