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The Vauxhall balloon

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The Vauxhall balloon
Wise, John, 1808-1879 (Author)
P.S. Duval & Co. (Printer of plates)

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

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: J.A. Speel
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: VDT (Wise, J. System of aeronautics)
Balloons (Aircraft)
Balloon ascensions
Aeronautics -- History
Physical Description
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13737993
RLIN/OCLC: 14270978
Barcode: 33433077896433
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ce0b5e0-c623-012f-63f8-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1808: Creator Born
  • 1850: Issued
  • 1879: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "The Vauxhall balloon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3f022f4-16d7-b4e7-e040-e00a18062807

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "The Vauxhall balloon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3f022f4-16d7-b4e7-e040-e00a18062807

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1850). The Vauxhall balloon Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3f022f4-16d7-b4e7-e040-e00a18062807

Wikipedia Citation

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The Vauxhall balloon