Tissandier, 1885, Les Ballons Dirigeables

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Gaston Tissandier. Les Ballons Dirigeables: Application de l'Électricité a la Navigation Aérienne. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire, du Bureau des Longitudes, de l'École Polytechnique; successeur de Mallet-Bachelier; Quai des Augustins, 55. 1885.

Online at Internet Archive.

Gives some historical background, then recounts the Tissandiers' experiments with using electricity to power an airship.

Henri Giffard and Henri Dupuy de Lôme are credited as the main pioneers to date in dirigible airship design.

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