Scrapbook of early aeronautica / collected by William Upcott

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Binder's title Collection of prints, newspaper and journal clippings, mss., separately published tracts, and printed ephemera (in various sizes) connected with the early years of aeronautics, primarily ballooning Arranged in roughly chronological order, e.g., v. 1 has material mostly from ca. 1783-1802; v. 2 mostly from 1785-1837; and v. 3 mostly from 1837-1840. However, each v. also includes materials from dates outside of these ranges Page [423] is signed: "William Upcott of Islington, collector of engravings connected with aerostation." Text mostly in English, with some French language materials Originally unbound. cf. Cat. of the Library of W. Upcott, London, 1846.

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