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Genre Rare books Remove constraint Genre: Rare books Subject Balloon ascensions Remove constraint Subject: Balloon ascensions

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    • 1784

    From the "Explanation of the Plate of the Balloon" (page 67):
    1. Crown, to which the Rope was fastened
    2. Net-work
    3. Ropes, forty-five in Number, a Rope every four Meshes
    4 and 5. Nooses, through which the…

    • 1784

    The book consists of a compilation of letters, newspaper reports, and illustrations detailing the first aerial voyage in England: Italian Vincenzo Lunardi's 24-mile flight in a hydrogen balloon from the Artillery Ground…