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Topic: lot 13416

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Utilité particuliére, du vaisseau volant Divers utilités, du vaisseau volant.

Utilité particuliére, du vaisseau volant Divers utilités, du vaisseau ...

Two songs illustrated with humorous pictures of men using flying machines for various purposes. The left panel shows a man fleeing from his creditors, while the four vignettes to the right depict a clergyman, a... more

[Four scenes of men and women courting(?) while riding in balloons captioned with rebuses ]

[Four scenes of men and women courting(?) while riding in balloons cap...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lunardi's ascension, price three shillings

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lun...

Admission ticket to one of Vincent Lunardi early balloon ascensions, probably from London, England. Includes a picture of a balloon. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

The aerial steam carriage

The aerial steam carriage

Pictorial lettersheet shows British inventor William Samuel Henson's proposed steam powered flying machine in an imaginary flight over the Thames River, London, 1843. Attempts to fly a model of the aerial steam... more

Le diamant de bluze est une nouvelle découverte qui vient de jeter une véritable panique dans le commerce des vrais diamants ...

Le diamant de bluze est une nouvelle découverte qui vient de jeter une...

Advertisement for a Paris jewelry store depicting a man sitting in a ring tied to a balloon labeled "Palais des diamants." Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Ballon de cuivre. Ateliers de construction, impasse du Maine, no. 10, près le chemin de fer de la rive gauche. Tous les jours de 9 heures a 6 heures ...

Ballon de cuivre. Ateliers de construction, impasse du Maine, no. 10, ...

Admission ticket to an exhibition of a copper balloon in Paris in the late 1850s. Title from item. Text continues: "Cette machine aérostatique, de forme sphérique, de 10 mètres de diamètre, complètement en cuiv... more

L'Espérance en traversant l'espace vous portera mes plus douces pensées et mes meilleurs voeux

L'Espérance en traversant l'espace vous portera mes plus douces pensée...

Collecting card shows balloon "L'Espérance" flying over a landscape with two birds carrying a flower and a letter as passengers. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

L'Aigle et la Colombe

L'Aigle et la Colombe

Card shows boy wearing a crown sitting outside with a girl in a white dress. A balloon flies in the distance. Title from item. Text below title: Notre aigle donc, lassè des cieux. Descend sur un rocher, près de... more

La pensée s'élève, le souvenir demeure

La pensée s'élève, le souvenir demeure

Collecting card shows balloon flying over a bridge and waterway as letters fall from the balloon basket to birds on ground below. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Balloon "Columba" flying with two passengers]

[Balloon "Columba" flying with two passengers]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Ascension de la colossale Montgolfiére L'Aigle conduite par Eugène Godard, aéronaute de l'empereur ...

Ascension de la colossale Montgolfiére L'Aigle conduite par Eugène God...

Admission ticket to Eugène Godard's ascent in the balloon "L'Aigle" from a location in France. Includes a picture of a balloon decorated with flags and an eagle emblem. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[View of the Paris Exposition of 1867 showing waterfront, main exhibit building, and balloon flying in the distance]

[View of the Paris Exposition of 1867 showing waterfront, main exhibit...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Grand ballon captif a vapeur, de M. Henry Giffard [text].

Grand ballon captif a vapeur, de M. Henry Giffard [text].

Blank form for passengers to record "observations" (data) during ascents in Giffard's giant captive balloon from the Tuileries courtyard in the Paris Exposition of 1878. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le captif, grand ballon à vapeur, de la Place du Carrousel

Le captif, grand ballon à vapeur, de la Place du Carrousel

Advertisement announcing Henri Giffard's captive balloon ascension at the Place du Carrousel, Paris. Describes Giffard's previous ascension at the Tuileries in 1878 and includes a picture of a captive balloon. ... more

Grand ballon captif a vapeur de Mr. Henry Giffard, Cour des Tuileries ...

Grand ballon captif a vapeur de Mr. Henry Giffard, Cour des Tuileries ...

Admission ticket to the ascent of Henri Giffard's captive balloon from the courtyard of the Tuileries, Paris in 1879. Includes picture of a balloon within a bird's-eye view of Paris. Title from item. Tissandier... more

[Spectators watch the balloon "Le Monde" ascending over an open field] / MB.

[Spectators watch the balloon "Le Monde" ascending over an open field]...

Title devised by Library staff. The same image is printed twice along a circular sheet with a scalloped edge, intended to be pasted together along one edge to form a decorative cone. Tissandier collection.

[Collecting cards depicting a story about a Chinese governor of "Bac-Ninh," who, while relaxing on a hill with his rabbits, is frightened by an approaching balloon carrying sailors. The sailors land, capture the governor and his rabbits, and make rabbit stew]

[Collecting cards depicting a story about a Chinese governor of "Bac-N...

Title devised by Library staff. Sheet of 11 uncut cards, individually numbered from 1 to 10. Sheet includes duplicate cards for no. 7. French captions on each card. Tissandier collection.

Une expédition aérienne jeu instructif et amusant pour la jeunesse.

Une expédition aérienne jeu instructif et amusant pour la jeunesse.

Gameboard shows a varied landscape and waterfront filled with 21 numbered balloons. Chart at right illustrates 17 different combinations of numbers on a pair of dice. Title from accompanying game instruction sh... more

Le ballon rédaction et bureaux A. Brissonnet ... Paris.

Le ballon rédaction et bureaux A. Brissonnet ... Paris.

Clipping from an unknown book or magazine advertises the French aeronautical journal "Le ballon" and illustrates various means of flight including an ornithopter, early balloons and an airship. Title from item.... more

Le ballon bulletin trimestriel de toutes les ascensions, 6me année, janvier, févier, mars, 1883.

Le ballon bulletin trimestriel de toutes les ascensions, 6me année, ja...

Advertisement for the French aeronautical journal "Le ballon" shows a balloon carrying two passengers flying in the clouds. Clipping from a book or periodical. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Blank sheet of stationery with elaborate watermark for the French papermakers Canson & Montgolfier, including an 1883 calendar surrounded by a decorative border. Border includes a balloon in flight, a coat of arms, and filigree]

[Blank sheet of stationery with elaborate watermark for the French pap...

"Calendrier 1883," "Papeteries de Vidalon, Canson & Montgolfier," "Vidalon," and "Annonay" in the watermark. Probably produced to commemorate the centenniel year of the Montgolfier brothers first balloon fligh... more

Réunion annuelle des collaborateurs de "La Nature," premier diner offert a M. Gaston Tissandier sous la Présidence de M. Cailletet, membre de l'Institut ... / Poyet.

Réunion annuelle des collaborateurs de "La Nature," premier diner offe...

Illustrated menu for a dinner held in honor of Gaston Tissandier at the Hotel Continental, Paris, March, 1887. Includes a profile portrait of Tissandier. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1783 to 1883]

[Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1...

Title devised by Library staff. Sheet of 10 uncut cards; individually numbered and issued as "Collection 476", "1re série." Captions in French are printed on the verso of each card. Tissandier collection.

[Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1795 to 1846]

[Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1...

Title devised by Library staff. Sheet of 10 uncut cards, individually captioned and numbered; issued as "Collection 476," "2ème série." French captions on each card. Tissandier collection. Exhibited: "The Dream... more

Brevet de pilote aéronaute, décerné par l'Aéro-Club de France à Mr. Tissandier Paul, Paris, le 7 Janvier, 1904 / A. [...].

Brevet de pilote aéronaute, décerné par l'Aéro-Club de France à Mr. Ti...

Aviation certificate awarded to Paul Tissandier by the Aero Club of France in 1904. Includes illustrations of balloons in flight. Title from item. Artist's surname is illegible. Tissandier collection.

Ils font ce qu'ils peuvent air [text] : ou, allez vous Mr. l'Abbé & c. / par Boucault.

Ils font ce qu'ils peuvent air [text] : ou, allez vous Mr. l'Abbé & c....

Leaflet with song about balloonists l'Abbé Miolan (or Miollan) and Janinet's unsuccessful attempt at an ascent from the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1784. The title page illustration captioned "Le globe en fumée"... more

Ils font ce qu'ils peuvent air [text] : ou, allez vous Mr. l'Abbé & c. / par Boucault.

Ils font ce qu'ils peuvent air [text] : ou, allez vous Mr. l'Abbé & c....

Leaflet with song about balloonists l'Abbé Miolan (or Miollan) and Janinet's unsuccessful attempt at an ascent from the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1784. The title page illustration captioned "Le globe en fumée"... more

La frayeur de Gonnesse [i.e. Gonesse], contre-danse franc̜oise / mis au jour et gravé par Landrin, m[ait]tre et compositeur des Traits des contre-danses.

La frayeur de Gonnesse [i.e. Gonesse], contre-danse franc̜oise / mis a...

Contra-dance instruction manual with dance notation, a description of the dance figures, and music for bass and violin. Title page includes a picture of a man running or dancing near a flying balloon. Possibly ... more

La frayeur de Gonnesse [i.e. Gonesse], contre-danse franc̜oise / mis au jour et gravé par Landrin, m[ait]tre et compositeur des Traits des contre-danses.

La frayeur de Gonnesse [i.e. Gonesse], contre-danse franc̜oise / mis a...

Contra-dance instruction manual with dance notation, a description of the dance figures, and music for bass and violin. Title page includes a picture of a man running or dancing near a flying balloon. Possibly ... more

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