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Two Centuries of the Balloon in America Signed copy 1st Edition

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Two Centuries of the Balloon in America Signed copy 1st Edition

 The Eagle Aloft. Two Centuries of the Balloon in America. By Tom D. Crouch (curator, National Air and Space Museum). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C. 1983. First Edition. Signed. 770 pages. Illustrated. 10-1/4 Inches. Hard cover. Cloth binding. Dust jacket. Closed tear to the jacket. Light used. Overall very good condition. See photos.

- - - Inscribed to Carlisle H. Humelsine (former Colonial Williamsburg president) & signed by the author.

- - - A comprehensive history of the balloon in the United States, The Eagle Aloft is filled with new information gathered from a variety of primary sources. Handsomely illustrated, it is fully annotated and offers a full bibliography of the subject. The crowd-pleasing exhibition balloonists of the nineteenth century, long-distance aerial voyagers, Civil War ballooning, balloon racing, and scientific ballooning are all covered in detail.


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