8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. [viii] + 192 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by 12 page of black and white plates. Biography of the Italian pioneering balloonist, Vicenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), who made a hydrogen balloon ascent from London in September 1784, flying a distance of twenty four miles. Second edition of the book by Leslie Gardiner (b.1921), the first being published as Man in the Clouds, Edinburgh, 1963.
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