A system of aeronautics, comprehending its earliest investigations, and modern practice and art: Designed as a history for the common reader, and guide to the student of the art. In three parts. Containing an account of the various attempts in the art ...

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Names
Wise, John, 1808-1879 (Author)
P.S. Duval & Co. (Printer of plates)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: J.A. Speel
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: VDT (Wise, J. System of aeronautics)
Topics
Balloons (Aircraft)
Balloon ascensions
Aeronautics -- History
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Notes
Content: An enlarged edition was issued in 1873 under title "Through the air."
Physical Description
Extent: Xvi, [17]-310 p. front. (port.) plates. 23 cm
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Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13737993
RLIN/OCLC: 14270978
Barcode: 33433077896433
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3c067920-c623-012f-153c-58d385a7bc34
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x A system of aeronautics, comprehending its earliest investigations, and modern practice and art: Designed as a history for the common reader, and guide to the student of the art. In three parts. Containing an account of the various attempts in the art of flying by artificial means, from the earliest period down to the discovery of the aeronautic machine by the Montgolfiers, in 1782, and to a later period. With a brief history of the author's fifteen years' experience in aerial voyages. Also, full instructions in the art of making balloons
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