Ballooning As A Sport (Inscribed copy)

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1907. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Light blue cloth lettered in dark blue and decorated with a dark blue silhouette of a hot air balloon; spine lettered and decorated in gilt with balloon design. "Eclipse". INSCRIBED ON THE RECTO OF THE FRONTISPIECE PHOTO PLATE "With the author's kind regards/ March 19th '08". xx+135 pp. plus 32-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with photographic plates. The author, who was the brother of Boy Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell, relates his experiences in hot air ballooning. Sections include "How I Learnt Ballooning', "A Trip Heavenward", "In An Italian War Balloon" and "Navigation of the Balloon". A scarce title, particularly so signed. Very good, rubbed about the edges and gutters, light soiling to the cloth. Scattered light foxing to the pages. Very Good. Item #E10464

Price: $400.00

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