1870 Rare French Ballooning Book - Aventures de Paul enlevé par un ballon - Adventures of Paul Abducted by a Balloon.
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 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) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, foxing and staining - mainly on prints' protective issues - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the 12 beautiful lively, decorative ballooning prints by Desandre. The two-tone lithographs 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.
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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