DescriptionJohn Wise. A System Of Aeronautics... Philadelphia: Joseph A. Speel, 1850. First edition. Octavo. 310 pages. With twelve inserted plates and a portrait frontispiece. Modern blue half morocco over blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Very good condition.
John Wise. 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. In Three Parts. Philadelphia: Joseph A. Speel, 1850.
First edition. Octavo. 310 pages. With twelve inserted plates and a portrait frontispiece.
Modern half blue crushed morocco over blue cloth, with red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, five raised bands, compartments and boards ruled in gilt. Top edge gilt.
Textblock edges lightly toned. Scattered foxing and staining to the fore-edge margin not affecting text. Plates mostly unaffected. Overall, a handsome copy of this important work in very good condition.
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