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1850 1ed System of Aeronautics Wise HOT AIR - John Wise - 1850. 
Philadelphia, J.A. Speel, 1850. - 1850 1ed System of Aeronautics Wise HOT AIR BALLOON Illustrated Flight Invention Extremely Rare & Important Aviation Comp@$2250+ An incredible 1st edition book on aeronautics, flight, and hot air ballooning by John Wise! John Wise (1808 1879) was a pioneer in the field of ballooning. He made over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design. His balloon, The Jupiter carried 123 letters to make the first official airmail delivery run for the US Post Office in 1859. Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 1799) were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first piloted ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. We find other examples of this same 1850 1st edition for sale elsewhere for over $2,250! Main author: John Wise Title: A system of aeronautics, comprehending its earliest investigations, and modern practice and art. Designed as a history for the common reader, and guide to the student of the art. In three parts. Containing an account of the various attempts in the art of flying by artificial means, from the earliest period down to the discovery of the aeronautic machine by the Montgolfiers, in 1782, and to a later period. With a brief history of the author's fifteen years' experience in aerial voyages. Also, full instructions in the art of making balloons . Published: Philadelphia, J.A. Speel, 1850. Language: English Notes & contents: 1st edition Illustrated with 13 full-page engravings o Includes frontispiece and an illustration of Montgolfiers Balloon! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all [xvi], 310 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Philadelphia, J.A. Speel, 1850. Size: ~9.25in X 6in (23.5cm x 15.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $950 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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