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Montgolfier Family Library Catalogue

Attributed name:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne, 1745-1799  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel, 1740-1810.  Search this
Associated name:
Tissandier, Gaston, 1843-1899  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1883
Summary:
At the request of an acquaintance, Alphonse de Montgolfier created Catalogue des Livres des Aérostats in 1883. Handwritten in French cursive, the catalogue begins with an introductory letter and then alphabetically records materials held in the Montgolfier family archives relating to Aérostats and their inventors - items likely amassed by his aviation ancestors Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one hardcover, bound book titled Catalogue des Livres des Aérostats on the spine. Created in 1883 by Alphonse de Montgolfier, the catalogue recorded materials in his custody that related to Aérostats and their inventors. When compiled, the term Aérostats described 1700s and 1800s ballooning as well as other lighter-than-air aircrafts. Items in this catalogue mostly consist of books and other published materials; however, some unpublished works such as correspondence, essays, and papers are also included and annotated. The inventory is listed on 40 pages and arranged alphabetically by the author's surname then title (or title if no author identified).

de Montgolfier also provided a four-page introductory letter noting the catalogue's inception for an acquaintance requesting aeronautics titles in de Montgolfier family archives. Although unidentified, it can be speculated that the acquaintance and recipient of this letter was French chemist, aviator, and editor Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899).

This catalogue is completely handwritten in French cursive. Two bookplates pasted in the inside front cover: one stating "Ex Libris Gaston Tissandier" and the other "The Library of Congress / The Daniel Guggenheim Fund."
Arrangement:
Alphabetically arranged by the author's surname then by title. If no author or title listed, alphebetically arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum Archives received this catalogue as a transfer from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, who first obtained it - as a gift or purchase - from the Library of Congress. This transfer likely happened in 1966. From its second bookplate, it can be assumed that the Library of Congress procured the catalogue with the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for Aeronautics. The Library of Congress used this fund between 1926 and 1930 to facilitate technical development, improve safety, and expand the popularity of aviation. In 1930, the fund purchased books, manuscripts, and illustrations of The Tissandier Collection from Maggs Brothers of London.

From the "Ex Libris" bookplate, it can be postulated that the bibliographic inquest resulting in this catalogue came at the request of French chemist, aviator, and editor Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) while collecting information for his aeronautic bibliography later published in 1887. The preface of this bibliography, titled Bibliographie aéronautique: catalogue de livres d'histoire, de science, de voyages et de fantaisie, traitant de la navigation aérienne ou des aérostats, further supports this conclusion when Tissandier cited consulting the catalogues of various private holdings and specifically noted the library of "M. le colonel de Montgolfier."

Alphonse de Montgolfier (1831-1897) was a lieutenant-colonel, public figure, and great-grandnephew of the aviation pioneers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier. As the head of the eldest branch, de Montgolfier became the heir of his family's heritage and memories, which he maintained at his historical property Varagnes-le Bas, colloquially known as Varagnes-les-Annonay, in their small ancestral town of Annonay in southern France. Although written by de Montgolfier in 1883, it was likely his aviation ancestors who collected the materials itemized in Catalogue des Livres des Aérostats.
Provenance:
Library of Congress, Transfer, Unknown date, NASM.XXXX.0955.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Hot air balloons  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Balloonists  Search this
Citation:
Montgolfier Family Library Catalogue, NASM.XXXX.0955, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0955
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23d11947a-effe-40e1-92ec-164f9ea386b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0955
Online Media:

Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier : et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu : suivie de recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le ballon du Champ-de-Mars ... ouvrage orné de neuf planches en taille-douce, représentant les diverses machines qui ont été construites jusqu'à ce jour, particulièrement celle de Versailles, & c...

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Former owner:
Brière de Mondetour-Valigny, Louis DSI  Search this
Printer:
Imprimerie de Chardon  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Evelyn Way Kendall Ballooning and Early Aviation Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 299, [7] pages, [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations (engravings) ; 21 cm (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1783
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F24 1783
TL617.F24 1783
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381750

Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier : et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu : suivie de recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le ballon du Champ- de-Mars ... ouvrage orné de neuf planches en taille-douce, représentant les diverses machines qui ont été construites jusqu'à ce jour, particulièrement celle de Versailles,& c...

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Former owner:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960,- DSI  Search this
Tissandier, Gaston 1843-1899 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. front., plates, fold. tables. 21 cm (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1783
1784
MDCCLXXXIII-MDCCLXXXIV [1783-1784]
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F25 1783
TL617.F25 1783
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72673

L'art de faire soi-même les ballons aérostatiques : conformes á ceux de m. de Montgolfier / Par M. Pingeron, de plusieurs académies

Author:
Pingeron, Jean Claude 1730-1795  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 42 pages, [1] leaf of plates : 1 illustration ; 21 cm (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1783
[1783]
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F25 1783
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481060

Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier : et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu : suivie de recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le ballon du Champ-de-Mars : sur la route qu'il a tenue : sur les différens degrés de pesanteur de l'air dans les couches de l'atmosphère : d'un mémoire sur le gaz inflammable & sur celui qu'ont em...

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Former owner:
Bruys des Gardes, Philibert DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [15] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 24 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F24 1784
TL544.F24 1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422004

Les premières expériences aérostatiques à Versailles (19 septembre, 1783-23 juin, 1784) ..

Author:
Hirschauer, Ch (Charles) 1888-1929 or 1930  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Pilâtre de Rozier, Jean-François 1754-1785  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. illus., plates. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Versailles
Date:
1917
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .H66
TL617.H66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75403

Descrizione delle esperienze della macchina aerostatica dei signori di Montgolfier : e di quelle, alle quali ha dato motivo questa scoperta : seguita, Da ricerche sopra l'altezza, alla quale giunse il pallone del Campo di Marte; sopra la carriera da esso tenuta; sopra i differenti gradi di gravità dell'aria negli strati dell' atmosfera : da una memoria sopra il gaz infiammabile, e sopra quello im...

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Publishers:
Graziosi (Firm)  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Virtue and Cahill Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Evelyn Way Kendall Ballooning and Early Aviation Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 320 pages, [14] leaves of plates (2 folded) : illustrations (engravings), portrait ; 22 cm (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F2416 1784
TL617.F25 I1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319030

Der Herren Stephan und Joseph von Montgolfier Versuche : mit der von ihnen erfundenen aerostatischen Maschine / ein Auszug aus der französishen Beschreibung des Herrn Faujas de Saint-Fond von C.G. von Murr ; mit acht Kupfertafeln

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Murr, Christoph Gottlieb von 1733-1811  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
[15], 4-140, [2] p., VIII [i.e. 9] leaves of plates (8 folded) : ill. (engravings) ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F2415 1784
TL617.F25 G1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319032

Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 204 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Call number:
TL544 .F4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159017

Versuch über die neuerfundene luftmaschine des herrn von Montgolfier, besonders in wie fern solche in der kriegskunst eine aenderung machen, und einem staate nüzlich und nachtheilig seyn könne. Von J.C.G. Hayne ..

Author:
Hayne, J. C. G. d. 1790  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
7 p. l., 352 p. 3 pl. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Call number:
TL516 .H42
TL516.H42
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_165540

Letters

Author:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Author:
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de 1732-1799  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
4 items
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1783
1783-1790
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001033 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178820

Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier : et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu : suivie de recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le ballon de Champ-de-Mars; sur la route qu'il a tenue; sur les différens degrés de pesanteur de l'air dans les couches de l'atmosphère : d'un mémoire sur le gaz inflammable & sur celui qu'ont empl...

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Former owner:
United States Patent Office Scientific Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 302, [2] p., IX [i.e. 10] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (etchings) ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1784
M.DCC.LXXXIV [1784]
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F24 1784b
TL544.F4 1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_137295

[Beschreibung der Versuche mit der Luftkugel, welche sowohl die Herren von Montgolfier, als andre aus Gelegenheit dieser Erfindung in Frankreich gemacht haben. Uebers. von Abbé Uebelacker. Mit einer Abhandlung desselben, wodurch erwiesen wird, dass ein deutscher Physiker vom XIIII. Jahrhunderte der Urheber dieser Erfindung sey

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Uebelacker, Franz  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
323, 16, 27 p. 10 plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1784
1784]
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F25 G1784
TL617.F25 G1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160341

Montgolfier'sche Luftkörper, oder, Aerostatische Maschinen : eine Abhandlung, worinn die Kunst sie zu verfertigen und die Geschichte der bisher damit angestellten Versuche beschrieben werden / von Friedrich Ludwig Ehrmann ... ; nebst einer Beschreibung der zwo ersten Reisen durch die Luft, und Hrn. d. Würtz Gedanken über die Ursachen des Steigens dieser Luftkugeln, welche er in dem Musee zu Par...

Title:
Montgolfier'sche Luftkörper
Aerostatische Maschinen
Author:
Ehrmann, Friedrich Ludwig 1741-1800  Search this
Würtz active 1784  Search this
Former owner:
United States Patent Office Scientific Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
1 preliminary leaf, 88 pages,1 leaf : ill., frontispiece, folded plate ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .E37 1784
TL617.E4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160339

Bulletin officiel / Comité d'Annonay pour le Bicentenaire de la première Montgolfière

Author:
Comité d'Annonay pour le Bicentenaire de la première Montgolfière 1783-1983  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1981
1981-
Topic:
Balloon ascensions--Centennial celebrations, etc--Periodicals  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .C733
TL617.C733
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_165688

Joseph et Étienne de Montgolfier

Author:
La Vaulx, Henry de 1870-1930  Search this
Tissandier, Paul 1881-  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 76 p., 2 l. plates (part col.) ports. (part col.) map, fold. plan, facsims. 33 x 27 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1926
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL540.M78 L3
TL540.M78L3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160388

Letter

Author:
Boissy d'Anglas, François-Antoine comte de 1756-1826  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (8 pages)
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1817
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000135 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_168976

The Montgolfier brothers and the invention of aviation, 1783-1784 : with a word on the importance of ballooning for the science of heat and the art of building railroads / by Charles Coulston Gillispie

Author:
Gillispie, Charles Coulston  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 210 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
France
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Balloonists  Search this
Call number:
TL617.M66G48 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178612

Des ballons aérostatiques, de la manière de les construire, de les faire élever: avec quelquesvues pour les rendre utiles. On y a joint l'histoire des ballons les plus singuliers, soit par la manière dont ils furent construits, soit par l'élévation où ils sont parvenus, & leur capacité.Orné de planches en taille-douce

Author:
Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819  Search this
Subject:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., XXXV, [1], 297 p. IV pl. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .F3 1784bX
TL617.F3 1784bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130408

Les Ballons aérostatiques, ou Recueil de divers écrits qui ont paru sur cette célebre découverte : contenant les moyens de faire des globes volans, suivant la méthode de MM. de Montgolfier, & suivant les procédés de MM. Charles & Robert avec un précis historique des plus belles expériences

Author:
Montgolfier, Joseph-Michel 1740-1810  Search this
Montgolfier, Jacques-Etienne 1745-1799  Search this
Charles, Jacques Alexandre César 1746-1823  Search this
Robert, M. N  Search this
Piroux  Search this
Former owner:
Naudet, Georges 1900-1983 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 156 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1784
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Call number:
TL617 .B18 1784
TL617.B18 1784
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244550

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