Ballooning as a Sport
Ballooning as a Sport

BADEN-POWELL, Major B. Ballooning as a Sport.

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BADEN-POWELL, Major B. Ballooning as a Sport. London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1907.

8vo. Original illustrated blue cloth; pp. xx, 135, 32 (publisher's catalogue), plates after photographs; cloth a little worn, minor spotting here and there internally; a good copy, inscribed Presented to the Troops for a prize by the author & president of the Troop … by Scoutmaster A. P. Riley on verso of front fly-leaf, the recipient's rubber stamp on half-title.
First edition. Capt. B.F.S. Baden-Powell, brother of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement, was a flight pioneer and involved in military man lifting kites, as well as a keen balloonist for most of his life.