1850 AVIATION 1ed System of Aeronautics by John Wise Balloon FLYING Inventions

WISE, John

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A rare first edition of John Wise’s treatise on American aviation and aeronautics!

 

John Wise was a 19th-century balloonist who helped develop innovations in aeronautics and air travel. In fact, during the American Civil War, Wise pined to be the Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army ballooning corps – a military organization that never materialized.

 

One of Wise’s books was ‘A System of Aeronautics’, an 1850 treatise on the discovery and advances made in air travel sciences, balloon and parachute flying, and experimental flying machines. It also contains reports on Wise’s own balloon voyages and how to pilot a hot-air balloon. According to the DAB,

“Wise’s demonstrations of balloons, his invention of the rip panel, and his long distance record of 804 miles finitely establish his right to be considered the first American aeronaut of any consequence.”

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1850 AVIATION 1ed System of Aeronautics by John Wise Balloon FLYING Inventions

 

A rare first edition of John Wise’s treatise on American aviation and aeronautics!

 

John Wise was a 19th-century balloonist who helped develop innovations in aeronautics and air travel. In fact, during the American Civil War, Wise pined to be the Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army ballooning corps – a military organization that never materialized.

 

One of Wise’s books was ‘A System of Aeronautics’, an 1850 treatise on the discovery and advances made in air travel sciences, balloon and parachute flying, and experimental flying machines. It also contains reports on Wise’s own balloon voyages and how to pilot a hot-air balloon. According to the DAB,

“Wise’s demonstrations of balloons, his invention of the rip panel, and his long distance record of 804 miles finitely establish his right to be considered the first American aeronaut of any consequence.”

 

Item number: #16363

Price: $750

 

WISE, John

 

A system of aeronautics, comprehending its earliest investigations, and modern practice and art : designed as a history for the common reader, and guide to the student of the art

 

Philadelphia: Joseph A. Speel, 1850. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xvi, 310
    • 13 plates
  • References: ESTC T 105570; Evans 23266; DAB vol XX
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9.25in X 6.5in (23.5cm x 16cm)

 

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16363

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

WISE, John

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete