Augsburg, Haas & Grabherr, 1931. Contemp. hcloth. 2 portraits as frontispieces. 128 pp., 50 illustrations after photographs on plates at end. Clean and fine.
First edition. With original papers by Piccard and Paul Kipfer. "Auguste Piccard attracted world attention when, on 27 May 1931, ascending with Paul Kipfer from Augsburg, Germany, in a free balloon, he achieved a new altitude record of 51,775 feet. The sixteen-hour flight, which ended on an Austrian glacier, marked the first use of a pressurized cabin for manned flight." (DSB).