Title An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni. Signed by Lunardi. written under the Impressions of the various Events that affected the Undertaking. Signed by Lunardi.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London J. Bell for the Author 1784
Illustrator Illustrated by Cosway
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID 1554
Exuberant frontispiece portrait of the author by Richard Cosway; two folding plates : "The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the Atmosphere..." and "Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's balloon." Original sturdy full gilt ruled red morocco. Large gilt "A" to head of spine followed by title; gilt inner dentelles, gilt tooled edges. Tasteful bookplate of Revernd Rickard Dickson to front pastdown. Sixty-six oddly paginated pages (pp. 25-32 numbered 33-40, without loss & with proper catchwords) followed by Exlpanation of the Plates and one page of publisher's advertisements . A nice copy without the usual losses. ; 12 mo; 67,[i] pages; Signed by Author