MARION, F. Wonderful Balloon Ascents: Or, the Conquest of the Skies. A history of Balloons and Balloon Voyages … Second Edition. London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [c. 1874].
8vo. Original red cloth, ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. viii, 224, highly illustrated with wood-engravings; cloth a little marked, light even toning to paper, a lovely copy with school-prize bookplate, dated 1876.
First published in the USA in 1870, this is a popular history of ballooning, written very entertainingly, and translated from the French (there first, 1869).