Selle de Beauchamp, Albert Joseph de. ~ Souvenirs de la fin du dix-huitième siècle. Extraits de mémoires d’un officier des aérostiers aux armées de 1793 à 1799. Paris: [H. Picault for] Ledoyen et Paul Giret, and Picault in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1853.
8vo (171 × 105 mm), pp. viii, 92, engraved plate. Early quarter morocco, printed label to upper cover.
First edition, which includes an account of the Battle of Fleurus (1794) in which a balloon (as a means of reconnoissance) played a significant part in the outcome for the first time in military history