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Creator Bell, John, 1745-1831 Remove constraint Creator: Bell, John, 1745-1831

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    • 1784

    Frontispiece portrait of Vincent Lunardi, the author of An Account of the First Aërial Voyage in England.

    • 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

    From the "Explanation of the Apparatus" (page 67):
    1. Net
    2. Balloon
    3. Crown to suspend the Balloon
    4. Barrels of Zinc
    5. Oil of Vitriol
    6. Backs, in which the Water and Oil of Vitriol was mixed
    7. Recipient of Oil of…

    • 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…