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Lunardi, Vincent.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST AERIAL VOYAGE IN ENGLAND In a Series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni. . . [first edition, signed copy]

Printed for the author by J. Bell: London 1784 Folding plate, 8.5 x 5.5, later 3/4 green leather, marbled boards, 56 pp, covers unevenly sunned (to brown), with minor rubbing, contents spotted and soiled and browned, ink correction on page 12, folding plate ("Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's Balloon") misfolded and spotted with a couple of edge tears, MISSING CALLED-FOR FRONTIS PORTRAIT, but with a fascinating ink inscription on bottom of last page: "o the visionary fantoms of the world, how much better to mount up on faith's celestial wings." FIRST ED, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE.


Book Id: 98-4735

Price: $8,500.00

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