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An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters  to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni.

An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni.

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An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni.

by Vincent Lunardi

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  • Hardcover
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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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William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
5400
Title
An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni.
Author
Vincent Lunardi
Illustrator
Cosway
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
second
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. Bell for the Author
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1784
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
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William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Plate
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Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
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