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Baldwin, Thomas

Airopaidia : containing the narrative of a balloon excursion from Chester, the eighth of September, 1785, taken from minutes made during the voyage : hints on the improvement of balloons, and mode of inflation by steam : means to prevent their descent over water : occasional enquiries into the state of the atmosphere, favouring their direction : with various philosophical observations and conjectures. To which is subjoined, mensuration of heights by the barometer, made plain : with extensive tables. The whole serving as an introduction to aërial navigation : with a copious index / by Thomas Baldwin, Esq. A. M.

Additional Title(s):

Aërial recreation

Chester : Printed for the author, by J. Fletcher; and sold by W. Lowndes, No. 77, Fleet-street, London; J. Poole, Chester; and other booksellers, 1786.
Physical Description:
[3], viii, [1], 360 [i.e. 361], [1] p., [4] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TL620.B35 A37 1786
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Half-title: Airopaidia: or Aërial recreation.
Contains the first aerial views ever printed, representing drawings made by Baldwin from the air.
Engravings by James Heath, Sharp and William Angus; after Thomas Baldwin, Richard Newton and Thomas Stothard.
"Price, in boards, 7s. 6d."--Foot of t.p.
The roman pagination begins with p.IIII on a recto.
Page [361] misnumbered 360.
English short title catalogue, T93708.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 233
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 386
Selected exhibitions: “Pleasures and Pastimes" (Yale Center for British Art, February 21 - April 29, 1990).
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in full tree calf. Inscribed: Lunardo 66 pages, Baldwin 360, 426 total. Inscribed on recto of second free end-paper: Eliza Heath.
Subject Terms:
Aeronautics -- Early works to 1900.
Balloons -- Early works to 1800.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1786.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1786.
Fletcher, J. -- Printer.
Heath, Eliza -- Autograph.
Lowndes, W. -- Bookseller.
Poole, J. -- Bookseller.
Angus, William, 1752-1821, engraver.
Sharp, engraver.
Heath, James, 1757-1834, engraver.
Newton, Richard, ill.
Baldwin, Thomas, ill.
Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834, ill.
IIIF Manifest:

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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