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 good original illustrated quarter cloth binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing, toning and staining - as shown, inner hinge of endpapers worn but still tight - 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.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce and attractive French 19th-century captivating narrative following the adventures of Paul, who is whisked away by a balloon. This edition, from the late 19th century, offers readers a glimpse into the whimsical world of ballooning, a popular fascination of the era.
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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