Lot 9 of 312:
Early 20th century record of balloon ascensions  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Balloon Ascensions - Europe and United States
Author:
Bigelow, Frank H.
Place:
Publisher:
Date:
1906-1913
Description:

186 leaves, completed by hand. Neatly penned tables with various measurements recorded, the data obtained from multiple balloon ascensions at various locations over a period of several years. (Folio) 35.5x22 cm (14x8¾") period leather-backed cloth.

Locations noted include Cordoba, Argentina; Lindenburg, Germany; Milan, Italy;  Lake Victoria, Africa; Omaha, Nebraska; Lake Huron; Indianapolis, Indiana; etc. Measurements include altitude, temperature, wind speed, etc. Frank Hagar Bigelow (1851 –  1924) was an American scientist and professor of meteorology working with the United States Weather Bureau.v

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding rubbed and nearly detached; pages a bit browned; very good.
 
Item number:
281587a
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