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Turnor, [Christopher] Hatton (1840-1914)
Astra Castra. Experiments and Adventures in the Atmosphere
Chapman and Hall, London, 1865. First Edition. Illustrated with 39 full page plates of portraits of famous Aeronauts and their Ascents including Icararus as the Frontispiece and 51 vignettes in the text. xxiii, 530 pp. 1 vols. Folio. The fullest pictorial account of ballooning, containing good reproductions of many rare prints, a bibliography, and a chronological list of ascents from 1783-1848, and incidently giving an account of meteorological observations during ascents." Brockett 12110; Gamble 373; Liebman-Wahl 676; L'Art Ancien Catalogue Flight, #250; Tissandier p. 61; Zeilinger, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica 20759 Bound in modern quarter green morocco and cloth. About fine Illustrated with 39 full page plates of portraits of famous Aeronauts and their Ascents including Icararus as the Frontispiece and 51 vignettes in the text. xxiii, 530 pp. 1 vols. Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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