An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England

Vincent Lunardi

An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni. Written under the Impressions of the various Events that affected the Undertaking. Signed by Lunardi.

J. Bell for the Author, London: 1784
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Frontispiece portrait of the author by Richard Cosway; two folding plates : "The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the Atmosphere." and "Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's balloon." Original sturdy full gilt ruled red morocco. Large gilt "A" to head of spine followed by title; gilt inner dentelles, gilt tooled edges. Tasteful bookplate of Revernd Richard Dickson to front pastedown together with small circular plate of Frances L. Dickson. Sixty-six oddly paginated pages (pp. 25-32 numbered 33-40, without loss & with proper catchwords) followed by Explanation of the Plates and one page of publisher's advertisements . A nicely bound copy without the usual losses. ; 12 mo; 67,[i] pages; 13 x 20.5 cm.; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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