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Large woodcut broadside of an early unsuccessful Anglo-French balloon/airship, from the 1830s. ‘The Eagle, first aerial ship which will sail from Victoria Road, Kensington, early in August, with Government dispatches and passengers for Paris, and will return from thence to London It is expected to reach Paris in six hours Is 180 feet long, 50 feet high '
London: H Chance, Sold by W.Lowe - Large woodcut broadside of an early unsuccessful Anglo-French balloon/airship, from the 1830s. 27x30, framed 46x60 cms. ‘The Eagle, first aerial ship which will sail from Victoria Road, Kensington, early in August, with Government dispatches and passengers for Paris, and will return from thence to London It is expected to reach Paris in six hours Is 180 feet long, 50 feet high . London: H Chance, Sold by W.Lowe.’ It was built by Comte de Lennox, was powered with paddles, and when it failed to sail, destroyed by the mob, August 17 1834 (?). Similar broadsides are at the Smithsonian and Science Museum. In fair condition, split and folded, laid down, professionally mounted and glazed, in a neat black frame. From Lord Kings Norton’s collection of aeronautica. (1902-1997, engineer) [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Joseph Burridge Books]
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