BALLOONING A bound volume of 12 engraved plates, and 3 engraved text leaves relating to ballooning, mostly concerning Blanchard
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BALLOONING A bound volume of 12 engraved plates, and 3 engraved text leaves relating to ballooning, mostly concerning Blanchard
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BALLOONING A bound volume of 12 engraved plates, and 3 engraved text leaves relating to ballooning, mostly concerning Blanchard
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BALLOONING
A bound volume of 12 engraved plates, and 3 engraved text leaves relating to ballooning, mostly concerning Blanchard, 2 hand-coloured, one double-page, all window-mounted, bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons, crushed blue morocco by Bumpus of Oxford, gilt lettered "Ascension de Blanchard à Nuremburg le 12 Novembre, 1787" on spine, g.e., folio, [c.1787-1801], sold as a collection

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  • A collection of scarce ballooning engravings, mostly depicting the ascent made by Jean-Pierre Blanchard at Nuremburg on 12 November 1787. Includes 4 plates (with the colophon and portrait of Blanchard) from "Ausführliche Beschreibung der acht und zwanzigsten Lustreise welche Herr Blanchard den 12 Nov. 1787 zu Nürnberg unternahm und glücklich vollzog" by Johann Mayer; a large plate of the ascent designed and engraved by A.W. Küther; a double-page hand-coloured engraved chart with 2 decorative vignettes (one ballooning) entitled "Zeitchart Geschichte der entworfen von J.H.W. Witschel", Nuremburg, 1801.
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