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THROUGH THE AIR: a Narrative of Forty Years' Experience as an Aeronaut. Comprising a History of the Various Attempts in the Art of Flying by Artificial Means from the Earliest Period Down to the Present Time. With an Account of the Author's Most Important Air-Voyages. Profusely Illustrated.

Wise, John

Published by To-Day Printing and Publishing Company., Philadelphia, 1873
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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An enlarged edition of the author's "System of Aeronautics," first printed in 1850. Wise (1808-1879) was the most famous American aeronaut of his day. Lg. 8vo. 650pp. Profusely illustrated with full-page text woodcuts, including a color printed frontispiece. Orig. pictorial brown cloth, faded, stamped in blind, black & gilt, extremities of spine expertly repaired, spine strip a bit darkened. Gift inscription on a blank preliminary dated, San Francisco. July 1874. Bookseller Inventory # 6812

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Title: THROUGH THE AIR: a Narrative of Forty Years'...

Publisher: To-Day Printing and Publishing Company., Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1873

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: y First edition thus.

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