NADAR. [Gaspard-Félix Tournachon]. ~ Mémoires du Géant … avec une introduction par M. Babinet … Paris: [Poupart Dayl et Cie. for] E. Dentu, 1864.
8vo (180 × 112 mm), pp. , 439, . Modern half cloth preserving original printed wrapper. Author’s inscription to licence leaf ‘approuvé l’écriture ci dessus. Nadar’.
First edition, one of the few copies on chine, of Nadar’s own account of his famous experiments with a Géant balloon, with author’s inscription. The Géant was the most ambitious balloon ever attempted, with 220 yards of silk used in its envelope and a two-story gondola housing two cabins, a photographic studio, a print room, a lavatory and a storeroom.