1870 Rare French Ballooning Book - Adventures of Paul Abducted by a Balloon (Aventures de Paul enlevé par un ballon).
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Author: DESANDRE (J.) BRUNO (Jean).
Title: Aventures de Paul enlevé par un ballon.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Paris, Bernardin-Bechet, no date (circa 1870). First color Edition.
Size: 12 " X 10 ".
Pages: 32 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated quarter cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, corners lightly bumped and worn - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 beautiful, lively, decorative ballooning color prints by Desandre. The chromolithographs are by Bocquin and Cicéri after drawings by J. Desandré. The chromolithography of the cover is signed Colomberg. A scarce and desirable ballooning book!
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce and attractive French 19th century ballooning book. "Aventures de Paul enlevé par un ballon" is a unique and enchanting book that chronicles Paul's whimsical adventures in a hot air balloon. This delightful book, with its captivating illustrations, is a testament to the fanciful possibilities of adventure and exploration.
The illustrator: Jules Marie Désandré was born in Paris. A pupil of Girardet, he started at the Salon in 1869. He painted mainly sites in Brittany and genre scenes.
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1870 Rare French Ballooning Book - Adventures of Paul Abducted by a Balloon (Aventures de Paul enlevé par un ballon). Price List