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A very rare copy of Hedges Butler's book about Ballooning in 1907.
42 pages + 8page appendix of flights + 10 pages of advertisements.
Contact me to learn more! Price £250
Jack's Scientific Series. 124 pages. Chapters are as follows:-
The origin of Ballooning; The coming of the Gas Balloon;
Famous Balloon voyages of the past; The Balloon as a scientific instrument;
The Balloon in warfare; The airship; The Flying Machine; Conclusion.
Griffith Brewer was a pioneer balloonist and a great believer in the Wright Brothers.
He was the observer who had to assess Lord Brabazon's solo flight to obtain Balloon Licence No. 8 in 1907.
A wonderful book opening the window on a wonderful ballooning era.