MANGIN, Arthur. ~ La Navigation aérienne. Tours: Mame et Cie., 1855.
8vo (180 × 104 mm), pp. , 188. Wood engraved frontispiece. Publisher’s glazed and gilt pink paper covered boards, with coloured lithograph inlay (depicting a balloon) to upper cover.
First edition, rare, in its original gilt and glazed paper pictorial binding. Part of the Bibliothèque des Écoles Chrétiennes series, this copy from the celebrated collection of Colonel Milon (dispersed 1991). Cf. Tissandier 28 (second edition only). OCLC lists a single copy of any edition, the 1894 ‘nouvelle édition’ (Harvard).