THROUGH THE AIR: A NARRATIVE OF FORTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE AS AN AËRONAUT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME. John Wise.

THROUGH THE AIR: A NARRATIVE OF FORTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE AS AN AËRONAUT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME...

New York: Arno Press, 1972. Facsimile reprint. Hardcover. Item #39949
ISBN: 0405037872

Continuation of the extended title reads; "With an Account of The Author's Most Important Air-Voyages and his Many Thrilling Adventures and Hairbreadth Escapes. Also, An Appendix, In Which Are Given Full Instructions for the Manufacture and Management of Balloons." An expanded edition of "System of Aeronautics," first published in 1850. This Arno issue reprints the 1873 To-Day Printing and Publishing Company edition. Wise was a pioneer in the field of ballooning making over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design. 650 pages with numerous full-page woodcut engravings of balloons in flight and of balloon types. Bound in light blue cloth with lettering and illustration in gilt. A fine and bright copy.

Price: $135.00