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    Group of Nineteenth Century Ballooning and Early Twentieth Century Aviation Ephemera, including an early newspaper accounts of 1826 balloon flights over New York City, booklets, sheet music, balloon departure announcements dating from the 1820s, diagrams, and more. This impressive collection of early air travel items is in very good condition.

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    Complete New-York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette. December 23, 1826. 8pp, containing a lengthy article entitled, "Narrative of the Eighth Ascension of Eugene Robertson, with a Young Lady".


    Sheet music: "Up in a Balloon", written and composed by G. W. Hunt and "Sung with Immense Success by George Leybourne".


    Booklet: Aeroplane, by Alexis Rogestvensky, 1909. 13pp of text with many pull-out diagrams of early aeroplanes. In French.


    Other booklets include Due Passi del Cardano Concernenti Leonardo da Vinci e L'Aviazione (1920, Italian) and Complete Story of the Slate All-Metal Dirigible (early twentieth century).


    With several other items announcing upcoming balloon departures (dated 1820s, 1840s), tickets to balloon events, and more; many items in French.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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