Eduard Spelterini and the Spectacle of Images: The Colored Slides of the Pioneer Balloonist
Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini (1852–1931) lived an extraordinary life. Born the son of an innkeeper and beer brewer in a remote village in the Toggenburg area of Switzerland, Spelterini achieved international fame when he became the first aeronaut to fly over the Swiss Alps in 1898. Over the next two decades, Spelterini navigated his balloon through the skies of Europ...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published August 15th 2010 by Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess
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